NRATV correspondent: “Men were made to create, they were made to conquer … men were meant to be dangerous”
Chuck Holton: “When it comes to boys ... you’ve got to play to their masculinity”
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From the January 15 edition of NRATV’s Stinchfield:
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GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): My son is nine, he was playing a basketball game over the weekend, and they got smoked 35-5, okay, in this basketball game. I mean they utterly just got obliterated, they looked horrible. So the kids were gathering with the dads and moms, and my kid was there. I walked up and I said that was brutal, what a shellacking that we took. And one of the moms says 'Oh yes, but they still had fun. They still had fun.' And I responded. I responded, I said, 'You show me a kid that has fun losing, I’m going to show you a loser.' Well some of the parents loved it, some of the parents hated it, your thoughts.
CHUCK HOLTON (NRATV CORRESPONDENT): I’m sure that statement did not go over well. You know the culture we have in America today is everyone is a winner, everyone gets participation trophies. You know, this is what has spawned this generation of mealy-mouthed young men who -- any metric you want to measure, men are getting less masculine today and the crazy thing is the culture says that’s a good thing. Well, it’s not a good thing. Men were made to create, they were made to conquer, and if they don’t have something to conquer, if they’re told by their culture 'just sit back, just be comfortable, don’t do anything dangerous' -- no, men were meant to be dangerous. And that’s why there’s such a clash between what I preach and what I espouse when it comes to manhood and what some of those clowns on the left like to talk about. And, you know, that’s just the way it goes. I think you’re absolutely right, we need to teach our sons to be upset when they lose because competition is a good thing.
HOLTON: You know I think the science of motivation, Grant, especially when it comes to boys, means you’ve got to play to their masculinity. You’ve got to help them understand, this is what men do. Men try harder, men do the dirty work, men get out their and fight, they stay in the fight, they don’t give up. And unfortunately there are far too many people who are doing just the opposite today.