What is a Sheepdog Man?
It’s simple really.
The idea that men should protect and provide is not a new concept. In fact, it has been part of our societal structure for many generations. Boys are taught to protect their sisters. Men to protect their children and wives.
However, some people have abandoned this idea. Some have even declared it a male chauvinist ideology. One went so far as to say it’s racist.
But that misses the point altogether.
Sheepdog Men don’t want to rule, or devalue women, or purge other races. No!
The Sheepdog Mans Motivation is Love.
Many Fathers and Husbands are willing to do this. We think that’s a good thing.
It is also true of many Soldiers, Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters and others who commit to serving and protecting their country or community.
We believe that all men should seek to be Sheepdog Men.
To understand the concept better read this excerpt from Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s book, On Combat.
“Most of the people in our society are sheep. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident.” This is true. Remember, the murder rate is six per 100,000 per year, and the aggravated assault rate is four per 1,000 per year. What this means is that the vast majority of Americans are not inclined to hurt one another…except by accident or under extreme provocation. They are sheep.
“Then there are the wolves,” the old war veteran said, “and the wolves feed on the sheep without mercy.” Do you believe there are wolves out there who will feed on the flock without mercy? You better believe it. There are evil men in this world and they are capable of evil deeds. The moment you forget that or pretend it is not so, you become a sheep. There is no safety in denial.
“Then there are sheepdogs,” he went on, “and I’m a sheepdog. I live to protect the flock and confront the wolf.”
If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath–a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.
…If you want to be a sheep, then you can be a sheep and that is okay, but you must understand the price you pay. When the wolf comes, you and your loved ones are going to die if there is not a sheepdog there to protect you. If you want to be a wolf, you can be one, but the sheepdogs are going to hunt you down and you will never have rest, safety, trust or love. But if you want to be a sheepdog and walk the warrior’s path, then you must make a conscious and moral decision every day to dedicate, equip and prepare yourself to thrive in that toxic, corrosive moment when the wolf comes knocking at the door.
“There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.”
– Edmund Burke
What about women?
Now, before you tear us to pieces, please note that we are not saying that women can’t also protect and provide. Of course, they most certainly can! There’s nothing scarier than Granny sitting on the porch in her rocking chair pointing a double-barreled shotgun at you as she screams, “Not only do I know how to use it sunny, but I will use it!”
That said, we are trying to encourage men to step up — to act like men and be prepared to stop evil.
As it was once said,
The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing. ~ Edmund Burke, R. Murray Hyslop, Charles F. Aked, John Stuart Mill.
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