I'm asking you to reconsider, and to see things from outside the usual vantage-point:
The purpose of inviting the Puppies to meet the men of FetishMenSanDiego, is to confront and destroy the barriers between the generations.
The culture that we live in is entirely aimed at dividing men from each other, and depriving us of mutual support. As males, we spend our whole life yearning for mentoring, unconditional support and fully-expressed affection. We don't get a lot of that, normally, do we? It stinks.
The division between males is the biggest, when it's between the generations:
"Who invited the TROLLS?"
"Those guys are all empty-headed TWINKS"
"How can you have a boyfriend who's so OLD?"
"If you keep talking to those kids, then everybody will think that you're a PEDOPHILE"
This unquestioned bigotry is doubly tragic. Younger males (the future of our Tribe) suffer because they lack respectable, lovable, credible and admirable role-models, and older males suffer because we feel useless and cast-off. Everybody loses, nobody wins.
The younger men in these pics are delighted with their older brothers,
who are equally delighted with them. Ask any of them what their
experience has been, and you will find that it's NOT what
you might automatically assume.
Incidentally, our next Movie Night will be in May 2014.
The men of FMSD have been wonderfully successful at breaking down the walls between the generations:
- The younger men are thrilled to hang out with their older brothers, who love them, support them, teach them, learn from them, and support their ideas. There's a lot of wind underneath a lot of wings.
- The older men have found a purpose: to be "Loving Uncles". This is crucial, because society casts-off older men once we stop being so young and pretty. We are objects of suspicion ("Look out for the dirty old man!"), and it's a terrible way to live.
My theory about Puppy and Next-Generation groups is that part of the reason why they exist in such numbers is because nobody else will support them. They don't get much love from their older brothers (and vice versa) because we all buy into society's crap.
Let's leave all that aside, and just be affectionate and free tonight. Let's all show each other our best sides.
Let's break down the walls, and break through into new friendships.