The Best of The Rational Male – Year 4

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Four years ago on August 19th I finally took some SoSuave friends’ advice, stopped procrastinating and began organizing and building upon about 9 years worth of writing I had done on that forum and in my university work. Back then all I wanted to do was flesh out the forum posts I thought might make for some interesting reading. I had so many members and newly unplugged friends ask me to collect all of these essays in one place I had to make some sort of effort.

Four years later I think I’ve moved beyond just the core Red Pill ideas I had then. I don’t keep a personal journal. I do have a small notebook I write ideas into as they hit me, but my only way of reviewing my writing is looking back through these notes and searching back through 4 years of writing here. Even if I’m just going back through the previous year’s work it’s an interesting review of where my life was at as well as where the manosphere in general was too.

Even if you’re just peripherally aware of the events in the sphere you know that things have been more than a bit unsettled for the past 5 months. I really dislike involving myself in the manosphere’s PR, but as one of the primary writers (one of the three ‘R’s as it were) I’m sometimes compelled to do so. I would much rather be writing about what I do than writing about the ‘sphere itself. I don’t do this for a living, nor do I have any plans to ever make it my vocation. I enjoy the freedom of being able to focus on issues I believe are important to making men Red Pill aware unencumbered by any concern about how my writing  might affect revenue generated by web stats or advertising.

As of today I have 452 published posts. My posting has gone up a bit more this year to 1-2 per week. I’m getting a bit more comfortable with this schedule as it allows me to craft a post over the course of a week and give more thought (and counterthought) to what I’m mulling in my head. I like doing the weekend discussion questions too so I’ll be upping these for the weekenders here in the coming year.

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In 4 years the view traffic is fast approaching the 13 million mark. My monthly views are averaging almost half a million now. I might be a bit off, but I think this is pretty impressive for a Red Pill blog that doesn’t advertise and has never been monetized. I have a stake in a couple of liquor brands that would kill for half of this traffic.

I’ve been a bit more public in the last few months. Since the last ‘Best Of’ post I’ve done 5 interviews, and in a couple of weeks I’ll be making my first in-person appearance at the Man in Demand conference in Las Vegas. I’ve got some high hopes for this event, but I should state for the record that it’s the first and only appearance I’ll be making for at least a year. I have no plans of ‘going public’ in the foreseeable future.

Obviously I think the best thing about the past years was publishing the second book Preventive Medicine. I now own the trademark for The Rational Male (just to be official and protected) and I do have plans for a 3rd installment of The Rational Male series, but this wont be until Q4 of 2016 at the earliest. I should also say that I’ve been entertaining the idea of writing what I call Red Pill fiction. Not to go into too much detail, but I’m toying with the idea of writing some down to earth, gritty fiction that’s firmly rooted in a Red Pill perspective.

Beyond all this, Sam Botta has just recently finished the audio and editing of the first book in Audible format. The plan is to have it available by mid-September, but I’ll be announcing it officially when it’s available.

The following are links to the posts I felt had the most relevance and impact for the year. The comment volume has increase exponentially this year which I’m very happy about. Open, unmoderated, discussion has always been the strength of this blog and it’s encouraging to see the interaction stepped up this year.

I have a love-hate kind of feeling with the Best Of posts. I want to highlight what I think were great, but I do so at the risk of marginalizing the posts I think had great merit, but just didn’t make the cut. These selections aren’t necessarily the most popular or the most commented on, but I thought they deserved some consideration as the most significant (several were even included in Preventive Medicine).

The Rational Male – Preventive Medicine

Interviews

Series

Social

Red Pill / Game

Hypergamy

SMV

Personal Development

Love

Thanks for another great year!

 

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Lucien
Lucien
6 years ago

“So one would need to be objective about aggregate phenomena in order to lift, or to eat better, or to have better quality of life? That is for individual change to occur, you think being objective about aggregate phenomena is a precondition?” Yes, that’s correct. You have to be objective about aggregate phenomena to lift (correctly) and to eat better. If you are trying to improve yourself individually, you have to know what improvement is and what leads to it. That means you have to be ruthlessly objective about what works and what doesn’t. Your own life is usually not… Read more »

bo jangles
bo jangles
6 years ago

I think you should make a red pill whiskey or bourbon. I dont think there is anything wrong even with advertising something you made your own. Nothing is more authentic. Red Dosis? Red tail?

Scribblerg
Scribblerg
6 years ago

@IndiscreetLoser – I love when guys try to explain probability to me – a guy who plays wining tournament poker and did thing like sell AIG their derivatives risk management system (have to know just a little about statistics to do that). Let me school you pseudo-intellectual pussies on how fucked up your thinking is. Can you affect the probability of any given outcome by your behavior? Answer in this case is absolutely. Are the probabilities wrt single events or lifetime experience? If you have a 10% chance of fucking a girl then if you approach 10 of them, you’ll… Read more »

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

Just a comment about the blog. I know you don’t do any marketing, but I would just like to point out that I found theRationalMale last.

I found Return of Kings, Athol Kay, every blog with red pill in it’s name, Heartiste, Red Pill Reddit(which is how I found this blog). I found them all first. I sometimes wonder if there’s more people like me that get turned off by the racism, homophobia and hate and leave the manosphere completely before they find this place.

I have no solution, just an observation.

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

Lucien, I asked those questions in order to get the answers you supplied. (And truth be told, I am riffing off of what I am reading in “The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida) “Suffice it to say that my purpose is very clear. I am very dedicated to my work and I have been successful at it so far. And I am also very committed to my family, and feel a strong affection for my larger community. Those are the sources of meaning in my life.” It seems that your core purposes are focused on external mental… Read more »

scribblerg
scribblerg
6 years ago

@Andy – Absolutely. I find the racism and homophobia of those other sites to be vile and indicative of the intellectual weakness of the folks who run them, which is why I shit down the throat of the likes of Roosh here. It’s also because his other general ideas about economics are shit too, just typical superficial libertarian garbage (I’m a libertarian and many of us are neither racists or anti-corporate, anarchists). The Red Pill has nothing to do with being a racist. We do have a few of them here but you are free to tell them to fuck… Read more »

scribblerg
scribblerg
6 years ago

@SJF – Again, mind fully blown. Deida is profound will have to look into him more deeply. The unrestrained heart and full out feeling one gets when confronting danger is more than adrenaline rush-seeking. I have raced sailboats, rock climbed, done back country alpine stuff and there is nothing like exerting skill and judgment in a dangerous situation to make one feel more alive and masculine. Bringing that full on way of being to the present moment is what happens when I get fully present to the possibilities of the present moment and play my best to make the most… Read more »

rugby11ljh
rugby11ljh
6 years ago
Reply to  scribblerg

@Andy “I found them all first. I sometimes wonder if there’s more people like me that get turned off by the racism, homophobia and hate and leave the manosphere completely before they find this place. I have no solution, just an observation.” To oppose is to support the deo this blog was given to me under the condition I don’t ever bring it up in public. I found the others after but I think see where your coming from. It can be a huge turn off. It would be for me. Even in a blue pill state Rollo got through… Read more »

redlight
redlight
6 years ago

@lucien “You have to be objective about aggregate phenomena to lift (correctly) and to eat better. If you are trying to improve yourself individually, you have to know what improvement is and what leads to it.” You don’t need to know what everybody is doing or what a bunch of fools are doing or what is popular. You don’t need the aggregate. You need the correct knowledge. For the red pill you don’t need to know what all the guys in your town are doing, but you do need to know what Rollo is saying. Rollo is not an aggregate… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

“If You Don’t Know Your Purpose, Discover It, Now Without a conscious life purpose a man is totally lost, drifting, adapting to events rather than creating events. Without knowing his life purpose a man lives a weakened, impotent existence, perhaps eventually becoming even sexually impotent, or prone to mechanical and disinterested sex. The core of your life is your purpose. Everything in your life, from your diet to your career, must be aligned with your purpose if you are to act with coherence and integrity in the world. If you know your purpose, your deepest desire, then the secret of… Read more »

fleezer
fleezer
6 years ago

RM is a modern-day miracle.

The distillation of thousands of men’s experiences available for all, for free, led by a man who cares more about our true well being than many of the people we would call friends and family.

This place is the definiton of service to the community.

4 years = undergraduate degree in manhood.

I’m sure grad school will be even more enlightening.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

(I’m a libertarian and many of us are neither racists or anti-corporate, anarchists).

I would say I’m libertarian in many ways. Economically I’m a Keynesian.

Badpainter
6 years ago

Andy – “Economically I’m a Keynesian.”

Nobody’s perfect.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

Nobody’s perfect.

Getting way off topic, so I’ll just say this one thing.

Where’s the inflation? The Austrians wait for hyper inflation like Jews wait for the messiah. It is. not. going. to happen.

Badpainter
6 years ago

Eventually the Chinese won’t be able/willing to finance Western debt.

Keynes was a genius a man of his time. A time that ended in September of 1939. Much like Friedman and Stockman were geniuses and men of their time, a time that ended in October of 1993.

The worry isn’t inflation. It’s deflation.

Softek
Softek
6 years ago

@ SJF re: Children with Dynamite Thanks for sharing that. I’d forgotten about that post. Hits home way harder now that I actually have something going on with a girl regularly. That’s the first time this has ever happened in my life. I just remember Rollo saying somewhere something like, “If you make her the center of your world, she won’t be in your world for long.” All the things she’s into about me, and what drew her to me, were direct results of effort I put into building my life. My body is a result of painstaking attention to… Read more »

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

@Badpainter

Sorry, I assumed you were a gold hoarder.

I appreciate that you thought that I was perfect up until this point though. Thank you. Just keep up the work and eventually you’ll come to agree that I am indeed perfect!

Badpainter
6 years ago

@ Andy

lol

Scribblerg
Scribblerg
6 years ago

@Andy – But of course inflation isn’t about rising prices, it’s about the money supply. “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.” If you can’t see that we’ve created a shitload of money over the past 7 years, you haven’t been looking. Even worse is the trite attempt to dismiss Austrian economics with such a comment. In fact, ZIRP has been a real world experiment in Keynsian economics and the results are in, it doesn’t work. Even worse for you, this entire period proves the most central tenet of Austrian business cycle theory, that the boom creates the need… Read more »

rugby11ljh
rugby11ljh
6 years ago
Reply to  Scribblerg

@Scibblerg
“20 trillion to 60 trillion in less than 15 years, maybe”…
Is there a math equation for paying all 60 trillion off? I know the US is at 18. Was thinking about paying that all off my using innovation.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

But of course inflation isn’t about rising prices, it’s about the money supply.

Oh God, here we go. I have to hand it to ya. You continually live up to my expectations. BTW, I figured out who you are in real life.

http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2014-11/7/17/enhanced/webdr12/anigif_enhanced-buzz-24324-1415398104-4.gif

Sorry for outing ya buddy.

Scribblerg
Scribblerg
6 years ago

@andy – My quotation was from Milton Friedman – a leading monetarist economist and not an Austrian. The statement is considered a non-controversial statement in the field of economics By responding as you did you only reveal what a juvenile sophist you are, not anything about me. But alas you do nicely exemplify the triumphalism of many pseudo-intellectuals today who glibly prattle and see themselves as superior for no reason at all. Keep it up, you are sinking your own ship.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

@Scribble

Let’s get a beer and fight about it.

rugby11ljh
rugby11ljh
6 years ago
Reply to  Andy
jeff
jeff
6 years ago

Rollo,

On another blog you had mentioned the fact, and I agree, christian women act as if they are anit-feminist up until they have specific questions asked about the “sisterhood” of feminism or the FI. I agree whole heartedly, but for the life of me I cannot come up with 5 questions.

Do you have a few of those? Or do any of you have some? The only ones that come to mind are submission/authority. I am talking specifics of NAWALT toward the guise of anti-feminism.

Jimmy
Jimmy
6 years ago

Keep up the good work!

scribblerg
scribblerg
6 years ago

@Andy – Deep, and quite impressive. But since you’ve decided to be such a flaming fucktard about this, and think you can just cruise above me and fling turds at me like some retarded monkey, let’s talk about inflation. Why are monetary authorities concerned about inflation per se? Hint: The Fed has a mandate to pursue “price stability”, and also have an additional role to pursue full employment. For a full write up on how much of a disaster that has been for our society, I direct you to the Fatal Conceit by Friederich Hayek, here’s the .pdf so you… Read more »

Highwasp
Highwasp
6 years ago

jeff ~ you asked: “Rollo, On another blog you had mentioned the fact, and I agree, christian women act as if they are anit-feminist up until they have specific questions asked about the “sisterhood” of feminism or the FI. I agree whole heartedly, but for the life of me I cannot come up with 5 questions. Do you have a few of those? Or do any of you have some? The only ones that come to mind are submission/authority. I am talking specifics of NAWALT toward the guise of anti-feminism.” Consider forming questions based on points of law: Divorce, Child… Read more »

longgone
longgone
6 years ago

Rollo, Thanks for the insight and tools needed to begin to recover my game. Congratulations on 4 years of putting it out there, and especially for the last 6 months that I’ve had the privilege to benefit from your work. scribblerg, Your comments over the past months were key to my approach and getting a date with Kid Jupiter’s grocery store girl tonight! Many thanks…I’ve not made out with a woman under 30 since at least 1986…..Maybe I’ll have a FR for you to critique when I can make some more progress and have more of a story to tell,… Read more »

benfromtexasBenfromtexas
Reply to  longgone

From Longgone’s quote. scribblerg, Your comments over the past months were key to my approach and getting a date with Kid Jupiter’s grocery store girl tonight! Many thanks…I’ve not made out with a woman under 30 since at least 1986…..Maybe I’ll have a FR for you to critique when I can make some more progress and have more of a story to tell, or maybe I’ll just enjoy it. But props to you for your example. Solid 8+! (possible touch of BPD, but that’s just the spice of life!) Held frame and she beggged me for my number. Kid, it… Read more »

Liz
Liz
6 years ago

“The only people who falling asset prices are bad for are those who hold debt based on assets. Housing is the perfect example of this, and when prices fall, it’s those who are mortgaged to the hilt who get hurt. The person who owns his house outright without any debt or has only a 30 or 50% mortgage? He isn’t materially hurt at all. In fact, in an economy with a fixed amount of money, productivity improvements would result in constantly lower prices. Why doesn’t this sound good?” You say you do startups and the vast majority of businesses fail,… Read more »

lh
lh
6 years ago

“Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.” Even if it’s Friedman speaking, it’s still wrong. Inflation happens when demand exceeds supply, especially in labor. Monetary policy is relevant for that because it can increase demand (I think Friedman thought it wouldn’t too). “In fact, ZIRP has been a real world experiment in Keynsian economics and the results are in, it doesn’t work.” Compare that to Europe where there wasn’t any ZIRP and you’ll realize: it worked. The US recovered fairly well while Europe didn’t (except Germany, which did even more Keynesian fiscal policy. It payed people do ditch their… Read more »

scribblerg
scribblerg
6 years ago

@Liz- Just look at much of 19th century, early 20th century U.S. We had falling prices for many goods – this increasee prosperity. Your comments about startup equity financing seem to conflate debt with equity. There is no doubt that businesses with high levels of debt are “fragile” and may not be able to respond to changes in prices/assets as well as a business with a lower level of debt. But that’s an argument against insane levels of debt. The levels of debt we have currently are ridiculously high – personal, govt and corporate. I’m old enough to remember when… Read more »

scribblerg
scribblerg
6 years ago

@LH – I’m done with economics here after this. All we need to know about you is this: “ZIRP worked” – lol. Wake up. Do yourselves a favor and read David Stockman’s The Great Deformation to get a sense of the monetary history of the U.S. and how badly our political masters mess with the economy to serve their political ends. None of what they do works. It’s not like some college textbook – it actually goes through episode after episode of the actions of policymakers, what their motivations were and the outcomes realized. It’s sobering, and terrifying. Our economy… Read more »

scribblerg
scribblerg
6 years ago

@Longgone – In it to win it – that’s the spirit. Check him out @Indiscreet – see the glee in his tone? Another old fuck like me getting some young ass, while you sit on the sidelines and come up with excuses. Who would you rather be? Let me also reiterate for those who don’t read here all the time. I fail most of the time with young women. I only get laid occasionally – my plates require a tremendous amount of wrangling as they are mercurial and really only fuck me when they are in the mood and come… Read more »

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

But since you’ve decided to be such a flaming fucktard about this, and think you can just cruise above me and fling turds at me like some retarded monkey, let’s talk about inflation.

hahaha, okay Mr. Money Supply. Sounds like you subconsciously look up to me. Let’s talk about that instead of inflation. 😉

lh
lh
6 years ago

@scribblerg: “None of what they do works.” There are those saying “capitalism works and the politicians are making it worse (It’s usually the view of the rich, they already earned their money) and there are those saying “capitalism doesn’t work sustainably but with some help from government it can work quite well”. After the Great Depression there weren’t many economists left in the first camp. Hayek was one and lost all credibility as an economist by it. Friedman actually acknowledged capitalism doesn’t work without government help. He just thought it would be enough if the central banks do it. Anyway,… Read more »

longgone
longgone
6 years ago

Ben, I’m not talking shoppers here, but staff. Takes a couple visits and soon they’re shopping for you. You: “Hey babe, pick me out your best cut of veal for scaloppini”….and she does. You get compliance and she knows you cook. The next time she asks what cut you’re hungry for, but then she already knows doesn’t she? (Has it ready for you.) The time after that… You: “Nothing really, I just stopped by to see you….” Next visit at the end of her shift (which you’ve figured out by now) you’ll know what to do. Pretty rudimentary. Good luck.… Read more »

benfromtexas
benfromtexas
6 years ago
Reply to  longgone

Longgone, thanks. Great info.

thedeti
6 years ago

Many, many congratulations Rollo. And many thanks, too.

deti

Shiva
Shiva
6 years ago

@lh While I would not conjecture on benefits of inflation vs deflation, increasing the monetary supply by govt. is in-essence a breach of contract. I understand that there are other factors in play like confidence in currency, exchange rates and even the espoused goal of expanding the money supply to reflect the growing wealth of the nation. I also understand that repaying debt in a non increasing money supply is a nightmare but that does not mean we increase the money supply to profit a few elite cronies while spreading the pain every where. But even here the debt keeps… Read more »

Shiva
Shiva
6 years ago

“2) Due process for false DV and rape accusations, with penalties for false accusations.” Due to a false molestation incident(Jasleen vs Sarabjeet) broadcasted across India, the public anger has been such that once Sarabjeet(man) is proven not guilty in court of law, people want Jasleen(female) to be held accountable for false complaint and all the emotional and monetary damages of Sarabjeet. This despite the media and the Feminists siding with Jasleen and harrassing Sarabjeet to apologize for the alleged crime he did not commit. There are too many eye witness accounts as well as Facebook and twitter feeds confirming Sarabjeet’s… Read more »

scribblerg
scribblerg
6 years ago

@LH – Lol, “Hayek lost all credibility” – methinks you don’t know jackshit about the Great Depression. Read Amity Shlaes The Forgotten Man and Stockman’s The Great Deformation and get back to me. None of what FDR did worked – at all. It made things worse, not better. Even worse for you is Truman after the war. Keynesians were warning of the great dislocation that would happen when all the military men returned and production went down after spiking during the war and Truman listened – and then did nothing. The economy reorganizes itself to due to prices, the profit… Read more »

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

Great comments, guys. Very thought-provoking. I even read scribbler’s comments until he started with the insults and arrogance. Then I just skipped over them.

@longgone

I don’t think they understood the sarcasm. I did. Good stuff.

longgone
longgone
6 years ago

Kid, Not sarcasm and I couldn’t lie about something that outrageous. It was hard to maintain frame IRL because it played out like the script I’d semi-planned well in advance. There were really about two more visits for her two fetch my by now familiar requests, (compliance)… for a total of four or five rather than the three in my shortened version above. A little side-routine was that some of the other managers and co-workers also know my preferences in food and fetch them as well. Like Ben I always thought there was some potential for p u in the… Read more »

longgone
longgone
6 years ago

Kid,

I’ll tell you all about her tongue piercing when it’s worked it’s magic…

rugby11ljh
rugby11ljh
6 years ago
Reply to  longgone

Been getting into deep aspects of red pill thinking today while getting over myself and the traumas and demons of my past.

Learned a few things about myself.
I have specific trauma with shit test because of the constant comparison to Jesus.

My mental point of origin is finally starting to come back to me.

My buffers are stuff that keeps me away from growing.

Glad to be here.

Badpainter
6 years ago

rugby11ljh – “I have specific trauma with shit test because of the constant comparison to Jesus.”

Just remember, your dad ain’t God, your momma had to fuck your dad, so she ain’t no virgin, and your doing pretty well inspite of that.

Not Born This Morning
6 years ago

Two years have transpired since I first began reviewing this blog. On a consistent conscious level my red pill awareness began approximately 10 years ago. I am 52. Reflecting all the way back into childhood, I realize that awareness existed on a subconscious level beginning at a very early age and continued with sporadic episodes of conscious awareness overshadowed by social conditioning. I doubt any male growing up in America during the sixties and seventies could avoid feeling at least some vague dissonance regarding natural instincts and sense of self-preservation vs. the social conventions initiated and imposed during that time… Read more »

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

@longgone

Good for you, glad you got that going. I actually saw the supermarket girl yesterday for a second. Said, what’s up, how you doing? She replied, what’s up. I was in a hurry, had lots to get done. When I was walking out, there was a nerdy dude chatting her up, rambling on about something. She looked at me and I just smirked and walked out.

BTW, the Chris Rock tongue piercing bit is great…

longgone
longgone
6 years ago

Kid, Ben The check-out girls are probably the least likely prospects because they’re worked like dogs and have to keep up the pace, deal with nasty customers in a hurry, maxed ebt cards, etc. In addition, if cute she gets hit on all the time. Last thing she needs is meaningful eye contact with you while the rug rat behind you loots the candy rack. They’re good practice for your one-liners for confidence though, if you need it. The back-room gals – deli, meat, pastry have mind-numbing jobs too, and less contact with the public, so more moody and open… Read more »

Badpainter
6 years ago

Not Born This Morning – “I am pointing out the fact that this model is based entirely upon what men think women think of men and the only reason a man would indulge is because he cares about what women think of him. The entire construct is based upon concern for what she thinks. Why should you care? If you do not care, then why read this blog, participate in the manosphere, etc.?” These are excellent questions. The only answer I can think of is that the Redpill path is the path to finding my true self, and pursuing my… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

@ Rugby “I have specific trauma with shit test because of the constant comparison to Jesus.” Wtf does that mean? Rule #1. Recognize it is a shit test Rule #2. React unemotionally. Rule #3. Skillfully respond with the appropriate words. Or don’t respond. I’m pretty sure Jesus would have and did pass shit tests well. Mentors are good for you learning the above three rules. Get a mentor. What man can’t look at how another man reacted to a shit test and not improve upon the response because they were not the target of the test? Furthermore Rugby (and I… Read more »

redlight
redlight
6 years ago

a lot of decent advice here, including cashiers!

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/3j9hxa/youre_gonna_like_the_way_you_approach_and_open_i/

notice the terminology, not sets but groups etc. and none of this is original

Day 1 at the Deli
I’ll have the sausage

Day 2 at the Deli:
I’ll have the sausage

Day 3 at the Deli:
You’ll have the sausage

longgone
longgone
6 years ago

redlight,

Didn’t find the cashiers, and went through twice.(?) Agree, nothing is original.

redlight
redlight
6 years ago

In the section “Banter – HAVE FUN. Little Sister mentality”

right after:

Student ?

“Oh my god, are you cutting classes right now?”

nek
nek
6 years ago

This may not be as eloquent a thanks as you’ll see here, but thanks for helping me realize I’m not crazy after all. It’s amazing the social stigma that’s attached to understanding the social realities of our time.

rugby11ljh
rugby11ljh
6 years ago
Reply to  nek

@Badpainter Just got done with rugby practice I helped a guy out with his solieus and told him cool ways to move dated without getting hit and way to increase mobility. Woke in cold sweats this morning and had a mixture of numb pain emotional and open careful attention to my feelings and emotions. I am disgusting the fact that the world love was always one sided. I’ve come to love women more an a profound deep spiritual level because of Rollo work. Rugby is still the only male outlet I really have. I play next to a female team… Read more »

Mr.C
Mr.C
6 years ago

Detective Rust Cohle (True Detective Season 1) drops some crimson deep Red Pill thinking here; no?

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

@Not Born This Morning September 1st, 2015 at 7:21 pm You either forgot to mention or forgot to read “The Way of Men” by Jack Donovan. There is redeeming value in his exposition of the masculine way in today’s feminized society. Whether it be a small, intermediate, or larger group of men exclusively (working in concert with the feminine, the old and the young), a gang of men can propel your masculine self-improvement with principles of strength, courage, mastery and honor (men’s honor among men). The trap of the dead end loop is broken by men’s advancing their cause (the… Read more »

TheWolf
TheWolf
6 years ago

4 years of brilliant posts that are truly eye opening. I never truly understood red pill and “PUA” concepts until I found this blog. Congratulations Rollo and looking forwards to several more years of your insights

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longgone
longgone
6 years ago

redlight,
Thanks, I saved that, even old know-it-alls are tongue-tied sometimes w/ young hotties. I’ve got just the place to try out the butting in line routine…..

Ben,
“.. thanks. Great info.”

Something my son said rarely if ever.

You’re welcome of course….

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

But a woman who is comfortable being a woman and lives her femininity full out is a thing of beauty, and a wonderment to behold. It’s just that most of them aren’t living this way anymore. This is mostly men’s fault in my opinion. Women that don’t have a real man to fulfill the masculine necessities of life aren’t able to relax into femininity. I think you can look at our situation at a macro level like you would with an individual woman. Women as a whole subconsciously resent us for even giving them the option to be men in… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

@Softek Do you want some advice? “#09 – Put yourself first at all costs. If you don’t love yourself nobody else will. If you don’t put yourself first, she won’t. If you put a woman first, she won’t appreciate that shit and ends up taking you for a sucker. But if you’re like “fuck it I don’t care what you need” they’re grateful for any little thing. Stop using the W words, “who”, “what”, “when”, “why” – stop giving a fuck, you know what happens if you ask them W words? You’re getting taken in and then you feel like… Read more »

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

Wow, I have a really bad memory.

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

@Andy “This is mostly men’s fault in my opinion. Women that don’t have a real man to fulfill the masculine necessities of life aren’t able to relax into femininity.” I agree that Western men in general have slowly been wussified and pussified over the last several generations. However, concurrent with this has been the masculinization of women, fed by the ubiquitous feminist “empowerment” narrative, whereby acting feminine invites “oppression” and is somehow less dignified than acting like a man with no penis (i.e. an inferior facsimile of masculinity). Of course, this is all part of the androgyny objective – feminize… Read more »

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

Witnessed an example of open hypergamy the other day. The Hulu Series Difficult People. Basically the main character dates the most Beta guy that ever existed. I don’t know what to make of it because the show is actually satirizing open hypergamy. Either this show is way ahead of it’s time, or open hypergamy is already so blatant that popular culture is mocking it.

Here’s a key scene. Main character invites alpha over for dinner with herself and beta boyfriend. Tries to manage a three-way:

https://youtu.be/FL_ZP_QXBrI?t=11m46s

Blaximus
Blaximus
6 years ago

Boy, that was hard to watch. This seems like an awful, shitty show. I’ll be glad when it vanishes. Anyone here think that potato chip boy was an Alpha? If so, how so? I see 2 betas being manipulated by one broad. Am I wrong? ( Hell no I’m not wrong. ) Open hypergamy is blatant in society. Examples abound in popular media and culture. The few times I watch commercial television I’ve noticed how viewers are bombarded with a constant hypergamic drum beat. Rollo posted this earlier, but it bears repeating as 1 example… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxd49IRu02E?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360%5D Being blue pill… Read more »

rugby11ljh
rugby11ljh
6 years ago
Reply to  Blaximus

@Blaximus
Oh Brad…
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-_2XOCww6-w

What a hell of a day.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

If the shit tests become too numerous and intense, and the rebelliousness, stubbornness, and intransigence starts to resemble a teenager (or worse), most men – even the most ‘masculine’ – will eventually say, “fuck it” because it’s not worth the time and effort Yeah, I get it. At that point a spanking is necessary. Even then the risks are high and “consent” gets all complicated. I really only see one option. Force the Red Pill down society’s throat. “Take care” of our women and girls at an individual level and inform people about what makes women happy, and what doesn’t.… Read more »

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

@Blax

From an RP perspective, would she be an Alpha Widow to ‘Brad’? I’m just not getting the open hypergamy connection in this commercial. Didn’t get it when Rollo first posted it, either.

However, the open hypergamy in this commercial that Rollo posted a while back is clear as day:

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

@Andy

“Yeah, I get it. At that point a spanking is necessary. Even then the risks are high and “consent” gets all complicated. ”

Good luck with the spanking if she doesn’t view you as ‘dominant’ and ‘worthy enough’ to spank her. Then it magically becomes domestic violence. And if she’s taking the shit tests and bad behavior to 50,000 RPMs, it’s not clear she views any man as dominant and worthy enough to submit womano y mano.

BTW, how do I italicize text when typing a comment? I can’t figure it out.

Glengarry
Glengarry
6 years ago

Thanks for your contributions, Rollo. I’ve stopped by every now and then since I saw your comments at Roissy’s. I consider you the “brains of the manosphere”. (The heart of the same is someone else, and Heartiste is of course the dick.)

Blaximus
Blaximus
6 years ago

@ Kid,

Nah, she’s not an Alpha widow. Notice her spiel about ” ..Loved Brad..” and all the qualifiers – ” Nothing can replace…Brad..”

Then liberty mutual calls, and you break into your happy dance. Like, oh..fuck Brad.

Takeaway: Women ” loovvveee ” you, unless they find something they consider better, or something they perceive as benefitting them.

For me the kicker is the silly grin.

I’ve watched women interact with one another in my life with similar giddy indifference to their proclamations vs. their actions.

Happy Dance Indeed.

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

@Kid Jupiter

Only after you are your own mental point of origin, agree to a bottoms up approach to the red pill and agree to always follow the Iron Rules of Tomassi, will Rollo grant you special HTML privileges to italicize.

Euro Death Knot (@EuroDeathKnot)

rollo props on year 4 – you might think abt linking to your prior best of posts – for easy reference here they are

http://therationalmale.com/the-best-of-rational-male-year-one/

http://therationalmale.com/2013/08/21/the-best-of-rational-male-year-two/

http://therationalmale.com/year-three/

Not Born This Morning
6 years ago

@ rugby11ljh – SJF – Badpainter Thanks for your responses. I am certainly not abandoning red pill, game, alpha – beta, etc. as they are true. The mechanics of them are undeniably in effect. However, the context within which they are referenced is vitally important. A completely realistic context must be maintained or we deceive ourselves Really when I think more about what I wrote above in the earlier comment, I’m now at a place where I have completely disconnected from the “matrix”. I now comprehend the fact that the “matrix” has no real value for me whatsoever. Based on… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

“It is really a path laid out for us…… it is a path of self denial.

I’m not sure. I feel my path is leading me to wide open self fulfillment. And no one laid it out for me. I took it.

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

Meant to say I’m not so sure. I think I need to pass a few more levels until Rollo will give me the edit codes.

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

I’m working on these things of which you speak. I look forward to the day that I have the option to italicize. Then I’ll know I’ve come a long way.

Not Born This Morning
6 years ago

There is a difference between “following your path” and blazing your own trail. This is the distinction I’m attempting to explain.

Not Born This Morning
6 years ago

If you “took it”, then it was pre-established. Otherwise, it would not have been available for you to take.

Tam the Bam
Tam the Bam
6 years ago

@Kid. Normal html tags. Left anglebracket/letter i/right anglebracket/then your text whatever bla bla/ left bracket/forward slash/letter i/right bracket
If you’re a shouty sort you can have fun replacing letter i with b; e.g. lolzllzilllzz. See?

I usually fuck mine up good and proper, if I don’t accidentally delete the whole comm. first. Such is life.

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

….semantics…..

rugby11ljh
rugby11ljh
6 years ago
Reply to  SJF

@Not Born this morning Your welcome A path can be built and perhaps returned to. https://m.soundcloud.com/sohesado/tool-10-000-days-01-vicarious If it takes 10,000 hrs to master something Robert green pointed out. If we have 10,000 days if we are lucky since birth. Are culture and circumstances places a huge part in how we operate in the world. I think the way you use the red pill is increasing your humanity by your masculinity. The way you handle rejection the way you handle the knowledge you have of yourself the way you dream create personality while evolving into the greatest aspects in all regards… Read more »

scribblerg
scribblerg
6 years ago

@SJF – You are on fire, buddy. Keep it coming. The whole “if you are not where you want to be in life, don’t get in a serious relationship” – wow, just a mindblowing truth that I always knew instinctively. The bit about acting as if your Dad is dead – when my Dad died a year and a half ago I felt a profound sense of freedom. He was a nasty prick, and I thought I was free of him long ago. If only I’d known that pretending he was dead would be so empowering… Last, “Women do not… Read more »

The Diplomat
The Diplomat
6 years ago

[i]italics[/i}
[b]bold[/b]

Thanks, Tam. I wanted to know that, too.

The Diplomat
The Diplomat
6 years ago

Nope. I must have read the instructions wrong. lol

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

Regular HTML uses the brackets. WordPress uses the greater than or less than symbols above the comma and period on the keyboard.

Try it again.

The Diplomat
The Diplomat
6 years ago

Okay. I reread them VERY CAREFULLY.

italics

bold

The Diplomat
The Diplomat
6 years ago

Thanks, SJF!

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

And sorry about the kidding Kid re: italics. Just shit testing you.

If you really get fancy Diplomat try [del] [/del] to really fuck mess with the occasional comment interlopers.

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

No worries. I can handle good-natured ball busting.

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

I can dish it out, too…

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

“No worries. I can handle good-natured ball busting.”

That is the the correct answer proper red pill/game reply.

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

I still can’t even figure out the italics and bolding and you’re going to throw the cross out shit at me? WTF, man? More study needed.

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

[i]italics[/i] On the left of the words you want you want to italicize put an i surrounded by the less than sign on the left of the “i” letter and a greater than sign on the right of the “i”. Then just after the words you want to italicize put a forward slash then “i” enclosed by the same symbols. What you type to enclose should look just like the brackets surrounding the word italics above but with the greater than an equal signs instead of the brackets. This is “code”. When you post it the symbols and the i’s… Read more »

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

I can’t right now. I’m out drinking. On a Wednesday night. That’s fking red pill all over the place. There’s some chick here with words tattooed on the side of her foot. I can’t read what it says, but it’s a good thing I read the 24 Signs She’s A Slut post on ROK. Now I know… She’s a little fat, cute face. Foot tattoo.

The Diplomat
The Diplomat
6 years ago

WTG, Kid! Pretty much everyone here gets all of his spurious awesome red pill advice from ROK. Their insightful articles (and particularly the neo-masculinity discussions on the ROOSHV forums) have really honed my LARPing game.

Now go get yourself a piece of that fatty dime.

**apologies to SJF for abusing his gift of these new HTML superpowers.

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

Diplomat, this place is like Octoberfest. Lots of bratwurst on the grill. She’s got the sausages three deep right now. I wish I knew how to attach a pic, but I can’t even figure out how to do italics right now so pics would be like advanced calculus. I’m just hanging with a couple of buddies.

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

Is LARPing a Dungeons & Dragons reference? Because there were some guys doing their fantasy football draft in the back room and it looked like a D&D convention.

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

I would like to say a thing or two about myself. I started posting here a year or so ago. I decided to change myself around because I had a few things that weren’t congruent with who I was as a disciplined, skilled, intellectual by design kind of person. I jumped into the fast waters and started paddling furiously as therapy. Therapy is a poor word for a man trying to improve himself. It implies weakness so I have taken to calling it masculine self-improvement. Most of what I posted up until recently was me trying to find myself in… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

I know Rollo already posted a new essay just now, but I already typed this up and it didn’t fit there, so: Back 12 to 15 years ago or so I had read Deida’s “The Way of the Superior Man”. I couldn’t fathom its insights back then and I dismissed a third of it as un-doable. But that was because I was a lesser man. A lot of this stuff now after partially mastering red pill and game is much more doable. I hope some of you go out and buy the book. It will make me feel less guilty… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

Oops. Above everything after “Check this out:” and starting in bold should be in quotes.

Kid Jupiter
Kid Jupiter
6 years ago

I understand what you’re saying, and I think your reasoning is sound. You’ve definitely thought about this, and I’m not in your shoes so I’m not going to judge right or wrong. I definitely understand the issue of complications arising from the natural male desire to have multiple women when you’re in a committed relationship.

But you might be trying to rationalize a necessity into a virtue. It’s obvious you’re questioning some things. But I’m not in your position, so I’m just commenting as an observer.

Lucien
Lucien
6 years ago

@Blaximus

“Being blue pill means that the message in this commercial will escape you.”

I shit you not, when that Liberty Mutual commercial came on my roommate was like, “haha. this commercial is sooo sexist!”

I’ve tried challenging him to see this shit that exists in almost every TV show we watch, where there are open, frequent themes of male emasculation and humiliation as major parts of the storyline. But he resisted viciously. It’s depressing on a very deep level.

I’m going to say it here because I can’t say it anywhere else: the guy is a fucking loser.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

Thanks RT,

Like many here, I wish I’d heard about RP 30 years ago. It’s explained many puzzling things in my life.

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