...long live teh Manosphere.
Several prominent blogs in this fringe sector of teh Interwebz have recently shut down, prompting several other blogs, bloggers and commenters to declare that the manosphere is dead, or dying, or failing or whatever.
Some folks even claim to be responsible for getting these blogs to shut down. lzolzlolozlzolzol.
Do I dare tempt fate?
There is only one way the Manopshere is ever going to die, and it has nothing to do with any particular blogger or group blog deciding they're done with it all and deleting their blogs.
The day the Manosphere dies, is the day the Government decides virtual free speech zones can no longer be tolerated and they flip the switch and turn off teh Interwebz.
That is the ONLY way the Manosphere dies.
Those who think otherwise are failing to understand the reason why the Manosphere arose in the first place, and what keeps it going...as some of our more favored bloggers throw in the towel and call it quits, others quickly arise with their own voices, their own stories and their own perspectives.
That is because the Manosphere is founded on people discovering and discussing TRUTH.
More specifically, it is an organic, grass roots response to all the deliberate lies, delusions and deceptions our mass media driven society has attempted to brainwash and blind us with since we were born into this Brave New World Order.
When folks like Mentu, Ashur, Mojo, Will, 7man, CL, Duncan, Solomon, Ferdinand Bardamu, and others decide to quit, other newcomers "take the red pill", and gain the tools to properly analyze their past and understand their observations of life in this feedlot we call "society."
Take this powerful testimony by Manosphere newcomer, M3.
I'm not excerpting or quoting any part of M3's post here. It needs to be read in it's entirety.
As Deti exhorts over at The Private Man's:
Go back and read it all the way through. And then go back and do it again.
Force yourself to do it. I did.
It’s that important.
It’s that important because right now, somewhere on this continent, a man writhes in agony, a victim of his parents and teachers who told him to “be nice.”
It’s that important because right now a man is trying to figure out why for the 17th time a woman has rejected him and said she “just doesn’t feel it”.
It’s that important because right now a man is preparing to marry a 28 year old former semi-professional cum receptacle. He thinks she’s the bee’s knees. She thinks he will be a great father for her kids and will soon buy her her house for nesting. He thinks she’s hot. She thinks he’s reliable. He is in love. She is planning how best to use him. He wants to make a life with her. She wants him as an accessory to her life. He thinks she’s a victim of failed relationships. She knows he is her last chance to lock down a man as she gets kicked off the carousel and The Wall looms large before her.
It’s that important because right now a wife is plotting her “I’m not haaaaappy” divorce from her husband of 10 years. It’s that important because he will not see it coming and it will flatten him like a Mack truck.
It’s that important because right now a newly divorced man, court orders in hand, is moving out of his 4 bedroom colonial in the suburbs, and into a studio apartment on the wrong side of the city with little more than what he could fit in his car. Tonight that man will eat a fast food dinner while sitting on a used recliner he bought with his last bit of cash. He’ll watch some TV before going to bed on the pullout mattress. As he rests his head, he’ll wonder how all this happened to him. He’ll fear for his children, and wonder when he’ll see them again. And he’ll ask himself how he will ever comply with the court orders he’s just been given.
Deti's comment is precisely right. It is why many of us do what we do. When any of us feel we have nothing more to contribute, or are in danger of losing something for speaking truth to power, others like M3 will inevitably continue to come forward and let their voices be heard.
As Ulysses remarked recently about all this turnover in the Manosphere: "The bards shall come and go, but the song remains the same."
To those who are newcomers to these fringes of Teh Interwebz, here's a quick rundown of how this place became what it is today.
The Manosphere is the bastard child of another blog that no longer exists.
That place was called "Roissy in D.C." The Manosphere arose from the comment threads of that place.
The Spearhead, In Mala Fide, and other blogs to numerous to mention have been inspired by both Roissy's blogging and the debates and commentary in the threads of his daily blog posts that regularly got 800+ comments. Til this very day, people discover the archives of Roissy in D.C. over at Chateau Heartiste, and they find THE RED PILL.
The byline to that blog was "Where Pretty Lies Perish."
That is the ethos of the Manosphere. The paradigm. The zeitgeist.
The most viewed post I ever wrote here at my own blog, was Game is the Red Pill.
I was wrong.
The Manosphere in sum total is the Red Pill. If you're reading this, you most likely have already begun your journey to see how far the rabbit hole goes.
As long as we live in a world for which lies and delusions promulgated by mass media indoctrination and institutionalized thought control systems are raising generations of deluded, unbalanced, sick and stunted sheeple, and we have THIS place where we can go to figure it all out, this "Manosphere" will exist.