Nine days ago we set up a ‘crowdfunding’ campaign to raise £1,000 to fund another J4MB candidate for the 2015 general election:
The campaign has another 51 days to run (to 3 August) but donations have already reached £601. If we don’t reach the £1,000 target by 3 August, all donations will be returned to donors in full. If we pass the target before 3 August, any sums beyond £1,000 will go towards funding more candidates. We plan to field 30 candidates at the 2015 general election.
Earlier this morning we received a £200 donation from a pensioner, HS. His details aren’t shown on the website because he chose to stay anonymous, but his email address is visible to us, so I emailed him to thank him for the donation, and asked him if he’d like to explain the motivations behind it. He replied, and I have his permission to reproduce his reply here:
I’m a pensioner, and every year I set aside £200 from my pension payments to pay for a short holiday. I’ve got to an age – 84 – where I’m not as mobile as I once was, and I was in two minds about whether to have a holiday this year, or not. I decided I couldn’t think of a more worthwhile use for the money, than to help you fund another candidate at the next election.
I can barely contain my rage at what’s happened to British society over the past 50 years, and the past 30 in particular. A small minority of men-hating women declared war on men, and the state has helped them – and women in general – assault men (and boys) on so many levels. It continues to do so. I’ve seen a steady poisoning of relationships between men and women, which has led to the dysfunctional society we see all around us today. And it’s not only men who suffer. Most women and children suffer, too.
I’m sick to death of the constant assaults on men’s interests, and they get worse with each passing year. An example is the current crisis in the NHS, caused by a huge influx of female doctors (I believe 70% of medical students today are women). Most female doctors quit the profession, or work part-time, and refuse to work unsocial hours. The result is an ever-worsening service, for which the taxpayer pays ever more. The (Conservative) Health Minister Anna Soubry has the gall to say the ‘solution’ is to train yet more doctors (mostly women, needless to say) at a cost of £250,000 each. Most of the tax burden falls on men. THIS IS INSANE.
I see feminist thinking behind most, if not all, the assaults on men and boys. My grandson’s wife had an affair, the marriage ended in divorce, she ended up with the house and children – who adored their father – and while poisoning their impressionable young minds towards him, she denied him access to them even in the face of Custody Orders (which the courts wouldn’t enforce).
He’s been close to suicide quite a number of times (I can quite understand why the F4J member defaced a portrait of the Queen yesterday). We shouldn’t be surprised the suicide rate among British men is three times higher than that among British women. I don’t think most men’s suicides should be attributed to ‘failings’ on those men’s parts. Many of those men have simply reached the point where their lives have objectively become not worth living. The state tells men in distressing circumstances to go hang themselves. We shouldn’t be too surprised that so many of them do.
I’m a lifelong Conservative voter, but under David Cameron the party has been a disaster, following the feminist agendas of Harriet Harman and her like. Dear God, when you compare Cameron with Margaret Thatcher… I’ll end here before my blood pressure goes through the roof.
Thank you for all you’re trying to do for men and boys (and women and children in general). I don’t know if I’ll live long enough to see your party succeed in its aims, but I hope I do. Good luck.
I don’t mind admitting HS’s email brought a lump to my throat, and we thank him warmly both for his generosity, and for his explanation of why he donated the sum.
If you can make a donation to our campaign for more candidates in 2015, however small, I should be very grateful. We’re working hard to make the future brighter for men and boys (and the women who love them). Nobody associated with J4MB draws any income from donations. Thank you.