An aging rock star called Harrison Butker this horrible name

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Liberal elites continue to condemn Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker.

Butker’s facing incoming from all directions.

And now an aging rock star called Harrison Butker this horrible name.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder slams Harrison Butker

One of Pearl Jam’s hits from the mid-1990s was “Can’t find a better man.”

Lead singer Eddie Vedder took that literally in his smear of Butker.

During a show in Las Vegas Vedder profanely attacked Butker from his commencement speech at Benedictine College.

“He was telling men, ‘Don’t forget to puff up your chest and be more masculine. Don’t lose your masculinity.’ The irony was that when he was saying that, he looked like such a [inaudible] p***y. There’s nothing more masculine than a strong man supporting a strong woman. People of quality do not fear equality,” Vedder told the crowd.

Most of the liberal chattering classes took aim at Butker for simply telling women raising children can be as rewarding a vocation as any career path they chose in corporate America.

Vedder fumed about Butker ripping into modern culture devaluing and emasculating men.

What Butker actually said

While Butker told female graduates they should ignore attempts by society to deceive them about the value of motherhood, Butker told the men in attendance that society also lied to them as well.

Butker condemned modern pop culture that treated father’s as irrelevant as best and deadbeats at worst.

The Chiefs kicker told the male graduates that the father’s place in the home was vital for establishing a stable and healthy culture.

Butker pointed out that other countries with much lower rates of absentee fathers also have less violence and lower crimes rates. 

“As men, we set the tone of the culture, and when that is absent, disorder, dysfunction and chaos set in. This absence of men in the home is what plays a large role in the violence we see all around the nation. Other countries do not have nearly the same absentee father rates as we find here in the U.S., and a correlation could be made in their drastically lower violence rates, as well,” Butker stated.

Butker declared that men should embrace their masculinity.

Butker also said the men in attendance could learn from his example and pursue paths that glorify God even if it took them down roads they thought might make them uncomfortable.

“Be unapologetic in your masculinity, fighting against the cultural emasculation of men. Do hard things. Never settle for what is easy. You might have a talent that you don’t necessarily enjoy, but if it glorifies God, maybe you should lean into that over something that you might think suits you better,” Butker remarked.

“I speak from experience as an introvert who now finds myself as an amateur public speaker and an entrepreneur, something I never thought I’d be when I received my industrial engineering degree,” Butker added.

Nothing Butker said was remotely controversial.

But it speaks to the hostility modern day liberalism holds towards family, children, and the role mothers and fathers traditionally play in society that the Left lost their minds.