So my comment section on my last post has once again devolved into another iteration of the Gamers vs. Anti-Gamers debate that happens all over teh MAndrosphere. (some prefer the Manosphere, others, Androsphere. I don't particularly care who calls it what, so I'll just apply the Hegelian Dialect and go with the Synthesis, Teh MAndrosphere TM from here on out. lozlzolzol)
You're missing the point. It's not about giving or getting credit or status. It's not about appointing Roissy (or anyone else in these fringes of teh interwebz) as some sort of authority figure, hero or Godfather.
It's not about whether MGTOW or PUA, or MRA or Married Gamers or Paleo Diet adherents or Christian anti-Frivolous Divorce Crusaders, or White Nationalists are all part of this movement or that movement, or that we need to purge any or all of these factions from this so-called MRM in order to finally get together with common cause and "fix" the problems we all deal with by going mainstream.
There's nothing to fix in terms of society, the political system or pop culture. It's working precisely as it was designed to, in feeding our minds lies, half-truths and delusions, so that we embrace our slavery without even realizing it. Every niche and faction in Teh MAndrosphere has it's own contribution to attaining Red Pill clarity.
There is only truth.
Everyone thinks they understand "THE RED PILL."
But most are only focused on one or two areas of our modern life in which they believe the red pill has made clear for them. Sex. Relationships. Sexual Marketplace Value. Marriage Market Place Value. The Divorce System meat grinder. These topics are essentially 90% of the conversation of teh MAndrosphere. It's all good and necessary truths that need to be discovered and explored by everyone who happens to stumble upon our little virtual revolution out here on the fringe.
But the only true red pill, is the one that helps you see the entirety of the Matrix for what it is.
We have been assimilated by the Borg of Global Governance Incorporated.
The dysfunction of modern human mating and familial relationships is a state of affairs purposefully and deliberately socially engineered into our mass consciousness.
Mind control. Brainwashing.
For what purpose? For many, it's some grand conspiracy of the entire Female Gender following the herd led by professional class Feminists, to subjugate the male gender into perpetual subservience to the Feminine Imperative.
This is missing the forest for the trees. The "feminists" at the top of the movement, are in fact useful idiots and/or mass culture change agents. Usually both.
The Feminine Imperative is simply a program used by the social engineers who have a true understanding of human nature, who use this understanding to deliberately manipulate the masses, to herd us all into desired behaviors.
Population CONTROL. Human Resources Management.
Why does our public school and mass media driven society emasculate young men, pedestalize women, and incentivize the destruction of the Patriarchal Family as the base building blocks for society?
Why are the near limitless tales of these things occurring in countless lives across the globe, the ceaseless grist for teh MAndrosphere grill?
The answer is simple, really. We the Sheeple are human resources for the profits of the Global Corporate State's Shareholders.
All these things we discuss, debate and derogate in teh MAndrosphere, all stem from this agenda of control of us all, teh Menz and they Womynz alike. All of our wants and needs that used to be served for us by our familial structures and social bonds, have all been outsourced to our Corporate Overlords. The subsidized single mother household has been subsidized to assure future revenue streams for our Corporate society.
John Taylor Gatto served for 30 years as a human resources programmer.
Here's his red pill:
Our schools are ... factories in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned .... And it is the business of the school to build its pupils according to the specifications laid down.
It's perfectly obvious from our society today what those specifications were.
Maturity has by now been banished from nearly every aspect of our lives.
Easy divorce laws have removed the need to work at relationships; easy credit has removed the need for fiscal self-control; easy entertainment has removed the need to learn to entertain oneself; easy answers have removed the need to ask questions.
We have become a nation of children, happy to surrender our judgments and our wills to political exhortations and commercial blandishments that would insult actual adults.
We buy televisions, and then we buy the things we see on the television.
We buy computers, and then we buy the things we see on the computer.
We buy $150 sneakers whether we need them or not, and when they fall apart too soon we buy another pair. We drive SUVs and believe the lie that they constitute a kind of life insurance, even when we're upside-down in them. And, worst of all, we don't bat an eye when Ari Fleischer tells us to "be careful what you say," even if we remember having been told somewhere back in school that America is the land of the free. We simply buy that one too.
Our schooling, as intended, has seen to it.
Now for the good news. Once you understand the logic behind modern schooling, its tricks and traps are fairly easy to avoid.
School trains children to be employees and consumers; teach your own to be leaders and adventurers.
School trains children to obey reflexively; teach your own to think critically and independently.
Well-schooled kids have a low threshold for boredom; help your own to develop an inner life so that they'll never be bored. Urge them to take on the serious material, the grown-up material, in history, literature, philosophy, music, art, economics, theology - all the stuff schoolteachers know well enough to avoid.
Challenge your kids with plenty of solitude so that they can learn to enjoy their own company, to conduct inner dialogues.
Well-schooled people are conditioned to dread being alone, and they seek constant companionship through the TV, the computer, the cell phone, and through shallow friendships quickly acquired and quickly abandoned.
Your children should have a more meaningful life, and they can.
First, though, we must wake up to what our schools really are: laboratories of experimentation on young minds, drill centers for the habits and attitudes that corporate society demands. Mandatory education serves children only incidentally; its real purpose is to turn them into servants. Don't let your own have their childhoods extended, not even for a day. If David Farragut could take command of a captured British warship as a pre-teen, if Thomas Edison could publish a broadsheet at the age of twelve, if Ben Franklin could apprentice himself to a printer at the same age (then put himself through a course of study that would choke a Yale senior today), there's no telling what your own kids could do. After a long life, and thirty years in the public school trenches, I've concluded that genius is as common as dirt. We suppress our genius only because we haven't yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women.
The solution, I think, is simple and glorious.
Let them manage themselves.
Feminism, socialism, cultural marxism, liberalism, neo-con imperialism. All are -isms designed to get us to plug ourselves firmly into the Matrix of Human Resource Control. The red pills we discuss in teh MAndrosphere are all related to all these aspects. How we eat. How we sleep. How we fight, how we fuck, how we breed. How we parent.
To reiterate Gatto's primary point:
"Well-schooled people are conditioned to dread being alone, and they seek constant companionship through the TV, the computer, the cell phone, and through shallow friendships quickly acquired and quickly abandoned."
If Gatto where to write this article today, I'm sure he'd have included the cause of the Palm Zombie Apocalypse: MADs - the Mobile Affirmation Devices. (credit to Farm Boy and an Observer for that one!)
The system was designed to make us go mad. Deliberately so.
Teh MAndrosphere is the grass roots, counter-cultural push back...a movement of speaking truth to power. In there own ways, each niche or variation of Teh MAndrosphere contributes to this quest for these ugly truths in a world of beautiful lies.
The PUA lifestyle is not for me...but that doesn't mean I have nothing to learn from their own experiences they share here. Same goes for the White Nationalists. Same goes for the MGTOW, the anti-feminist MRM perspectives. Take what knowledge and experience each faction offers can contribute to your overall knowledge, and figure out the ways to make the best of our own individual situations.
To attempt to change the mainstream is like trying to use a fan to blow away a hurricane. To get swept up in some kind of collective movement...to place your hopes for change in any kind of collective action through mainstream approved courses of action are all destined for failure to make any meaningful changes.
Go your own way.
Let us manage ourselves the best we can, to find the ways and means to live life as best we can given our individual situations and circumstances where ever we may happen to be in this Brave New World Order.