The Purple Pill

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Four years ago I wrote a post titled Could a Man Have Written This? I opened that post with a short, I thought positive, critique of an article by Mona Charen in which she in turn took a then relatively unknown Kate Bolick to task over her All the Single Ladies article. You can read the whole post; it was one of my earliest essays on this blog and, as I’ve come to realize, one of my more prophetic ones too.

My intent in that essay wasn’t to call Charen to the carpet, but rather to illustrate the point that only women are allowed to write an article that criticizes issues specific to women. It is an indictment of, and evidence of, the feminine centric social order we find ourselves in today that any man brazen enough to write verbatim the same offering would be dismissed and passed over as a misogynists at best – lose his long career and personal life at worst.

No man could write this critique and be taken seriously, and therein lies the danger in women co-opting the message the manosphere has been compiling for 12 years now. The environment is such that anything remotely critical a man might offer is instantly suspect of misogyny or personal (‘he’s bitter”) bias, however, couch that message in a female perspective, play Mrs. Doubtfire, and you’ll at least reach the audience beginning with something like validity.

Not surprisingly this element of message delivery is lost on most women. Adopting the male perspective seems novel, something that might set a woman apart in a sea of common fem-speak, but it’s important for Men to understand that anything positive a ‘pro-man’ female author has to offer is still rooted in her female reality. In girl-world, what directly benefits women necessarily is presumed to benefit men, so what we’ll see is a new wave of female bloggers bastardizing the world-worn ideas that the manosphere has put together and repackaging it in a female context. It’s Man Up 2.0; make a token push to “re-empower” men just enough for them to idealize the romanticism of the responsibilities required for living up to women’s expectations.

I daresay this last part is exactly what the manosphere is seeing now. Like any other Male Space the Feminine Imperative makes it its business to ensure that ‘overseers in the locker room’ – in this case the social awareness of the Red Pill –  are emplaced to control a narrative and a condition to suit its purposes. That may sound conspiratorial, but there is no need for a concerted effort when women’s natural, fluid interest in attention and indignation will motivate them to co-opt the narrative of Red Pill awareness.

From Male Space:

Overseers in the Locker Room

The second purpose in the goal of female inclusion into male space is really a policing of the thought dynamics and attitudes of the men in that space. When women are allowed access to the locker room the dynamic of the locker room changes. The locker room can take many different shapes: the workplace environment, the sports team, the group of all-male coders, the primarily male scientific community, the ‘boys club’, the group of gamer nerds at the local game store, even strip clubs and the sanctuary you think your ‘man cave’ is – the context is one of women inserting themselves into male space in order to enforce the dictates of feminine social primacy.

When the influence of feminine-primacy is introduced into social settings made up mainly by men and male-interests, the dynamics and purpose of that group changes. The purpose becomes less about the endeavor itself and more about adherence to the feminine-inclusionary aspect of that endeavor. It starts to become less about being the best or most passionate at what they do, and more about being acceptable to the influence of the Feminine Imperative while attempting to maintain the former level of interest in the endeavor.

Men unaccustomed to having women in their midst generally react in two ways; According to their proper feminized conditioning, they embrace the opportunity to impress these ‘trailblazing’ women (hoping to be found worthy of intimacy) with their enthusiastic acceptance of, and identification with, their feminine overseer(s), or they become easy foils of an “out moded” way of thinking that the new ‘in-group’ happily labels them with.

Once the feminine-primary in-group dynamic is established a ‘feminine correct’ social frame follows. This feminine correction restructures the priorities of goals, and validates any accomplishments, in terms of how they reflect upon the feminine as a whole. Thus any in-group success is perceived as a feminine success in male space, while in-group failures or simple mediocrity is either dismissed entirely or blamed on out-group men’s failure to comply with, or the rejection of, the Feminine Imperative’s ‘correcting’ influence on the in-group.

It’s very important for Red Pill aware men, manospherean men, to keep this dynamic in mind when they are assessing and evaluating the various messages and intents of the men from whom they’re considering taking advice from.

The Purple Pill

In the community, The Purple Pill is a euphemism for men who’ve become Red Pill aware, but for a variety of insecurities have decided to temper the uncomfortable truths of that awareness with their previous Blue Pill hopes. The harsh, ugly truths that the nature of women, the nature of Hypergamy and the natural selection process of intersexual dynamics presents to these guys becomes too much to bear. It’s all encompassing; when a man begins to see his surroundings with a Red Pill lens the difficult truth needs for an optimistic solution to counter what would otherwise be nihilism.

As I detailed in A New Hope, there’s a want for some sort of Red Pill solution in achieving Blue Pill fantasized goals.

Learn this now, you will never achieve contentment or emotional fulfillment in a blue pill context with red pill awareness.

I’ve included as my blog picture the first and last book covers published by former Frat Boy PUA Tucker Max. I could just as easily have used Neil Strauss’ most recent book, or Athol Kay and Married Man Sex Life as an example, but I think Tucker’s covers tell the story better than a thousand words. When women, women’s interests and women’s sexual strategies become an endemic part of that man’s previous message or a male-specific social movement, the fundamental, underlying impetus becomes compromised. It becomes a tool of the Feminine Imperative.

The present condition of the Mens Human Rights movement is a glaring example of this insaturation of feminine influence. At some stage along the evolution of this otherwise laudable movement its leaders recognized that their best messengers – really their only options – for their grievances were women. Our feminine-primary social order only allows women to be critical of other women, thus the only avenue became investing their message in the women who would voice it for them.

Although I’m cautiously optimistic about the production and release of The Red Pill movie in the coming year I have to temper that with the knowledge that a documentary about the MRM will, once again, owe its credibility to a self-identifying feminist, Cassie Jaye, to tell the story for them. For all of the reassurances and promises of objectivity on her part, the subplot of the documentary prominently features her self-doubt and questioning of her own feminist beliefs during the process of her making the documentary.

On the surface this female self-discovery probably seems like a confirmation of purpose to the men of the MRM, but from a Red Pill perspective – the true Red Pill awareness neither she nor the notables of the MRM are willing to acknowledge – this is yet one more example of the innate feminine solipsism we’ve dissected for a decade now. From Eat, Pray Love to Gone Girl, the female self-discovery script is almost cliché now, but I expect that the bulk of the publicity and interviews of Jaye that follow this film will be less about the MRM and more focused on her very predictable “personal growth journey”.

As I stated in Male Space, the purpose becomes less about the endeavor itself and more about adherence to the feminine-inclusionary aspect of that endeavor. This has been a constant bugbear for the Mens Rights Movement, and is the primary reason they must maintain an inclusionary egalitarian / equalist aspect to their message.

The present state of the MRM is just one of the more apparent examples of men’s groups inviting this feminine influence to ostensibly validate their message. There are others. Tucker Max’s most recent venture appears to be selling himself as a reformed cad who followed the romantic comedy script and is now appeasing his wife’s influence by helping men better understand how to better accommodate Hypergamy.

From The Script:

For women, the only thing better than experiencing this script vicariously through movies and stories is to see it happen live. David D’Angelo, Tucker Max are a few manosphere notable who’ve played the come-full-circle surrender to the script. There are far more guys who play it in a more visual sense (the repentant ‘Womanizer’ episodes on the Tyra Banks show comes to mind), but no one really remembers them, and certainly not in the ‘sphere. While there’s a sense of vindication for women to have a guy surrender his anti-social (i.e. anti-feminine primary) lifestyle and beliefs in favor of a feminine paradigm, and “settle down” into a feminine framed, normalized monogamy, surrender is still surrender. Essentially the strong vibrant man who posed such a challenge to her, the one who’s steadfast determination and conviction made him a man she was hot for as well as one she could respect, loses his status.

He’ll say, hey, you don’t know where I’m at in life, you don’t know the experiences I’ve had, life has taught me the value of compromise. Women fundamentally lack the capacity to appreciate the sacrifices a man must make to facilitate a feminine reality, but if there’s one thing women outright despise, one thing men foolishly believe women should be able to appreciate, it’s a man willing to compromise the beliefs he’s established his reputation and integrity upon in order to facilitate her feminine reality. That’s the definition of a sell-out.

As I said there are many other examples; Athol Kay and the revenue dependence he now has on his pandering to a female audience (and the inclusion of his wife and other women in his message). Evan Mark Katz’s pandering almost exclusively to upper middle class women bemoaning the same tired tropes of  “no good men” that led them to their spinsterhood in the first place. There are more, but in all these cases these men’s financial livelihood depends on their capacity to include a feminine-primary influence into their dubious male space.

This Purple Pill dynamic has also found its way into mainstream religion for much of the same reasoning these ‘Dating Coaches’ find it necessary to cater their message to a feminine-primary audience. Most will season-to-taste just a bit of whatever they’re peripherally aware of about Red Pill truth, but only enough to appear in touch with the burden of men’s performance owed to the women that make up their audiences. Like the Dating Coaches, the Purple Pill Pastor understands that his revenue depends on hold women’s attention and usually this comes in the form of playing to women’s inherent need for indignation.

And finally, there are the apologist,…

This is an old video, but it’s brought to you by the same faction that’s now fronting conferences like the Conscious Men Summit. It pains me to see Dr. Warren Farrell speaking/endorsing this new age masculine apologist movement, especially since he’s a featured interview in The Red Pill movie for the MRM. Farrell has always been an adherent of the same gender-equal fantasy he learned from 70’s feminism, but I do credit him with aiding in my own unplugging when I read Why Men Are The Way They Are.

I suppose I shouldn’t be too shocked, but the masculine apologists of this century also have a need to mix in just enough Red Pill awareness to appeal to, what they hope are the more dominant sensibilities of men. New age (really reheated 70s) masculine apologist still cling to the fallacies inherent in gender equalism, but they transition this into a restitution script they believe women will appreciate in an age where women despise their pathetic acquiescence to the Feminine Imperative they’re oblivious of.

If these guys’ message makes your stomach turn, well, I share in your disgust, but it’s important to remember that in the coming years men like this will attempt to co-opt into their message just enough of what the Red Pill as a collective has developed for the past 13-14 years.

After Roosh decided to set fire to the Red Pill community in an effort to create his own brand in neomasculinity he put out a video in which he laid claim to having ‘fathered’ the Red Pill. Now we have the MRM making similar claims of ownership to this collective with their upcoming documentary. The cover story is of course “only in name, because no one can really ‘own’ the Red Pill”, but their notables understand the conflation all too well. Furthermore we have the influences of the ‘overseers in the locker room’ effect with the likes of Tucker Max and other half-measure Purple Pill fence riders.

Back in 2011 I anticipated women writers co-opting the Red Pill and acknowledging what of it that serves their sexual strategy (Open Hypergamy) and in claiming authorship of the Red Pill they also claim the authority to define it in the ways that most fluidly serve the Feminine Imperative. The Purple Pill pushers will use what ever conveniently complements and reinforces their Blue Pill insecurities while sweeping the ugly, harsh, unflattering truth of the Red Pill aside or disqualifying them as the negativity of misogynistic complainers.

While I am humbled to be accounted as one of the Red Pill’s prominent writers I will never lay claim to having created it. The Red Pill in its truest sense belongs to the collective that has contributed to it as a whole. It belongs to the men who’ve fostered it, who’ve risked their livelihoods and families apart from it to make other men aware; it belongs to those who understand that its objectivity is what’s kept it open and honest, discussable and debatable.

At the Man In Demand conference in Vegas I opened my talk by asking those seated what they believed the Red Pill was. I did so because I believe that in the coming years there will be a concerted effort to claim authorship and definition rights to the “Red Pill”, and it’s important for anyone identifying as being Red Pill aware to acknowledge that what we’re a part of is a collective experience. We are, we become, the developments of a totality of men’s experiences across the world.

Beware of any man or woman attempting to lay claims of ownership of the Red Pill. Beware of anyone defining this awareness, distorting these truths, to accommodate their narratives.

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hank holiday
hank holiday
6 years ago

I had a huge rp moment recently. You understand a lot of this stuff, but it’s not until you run into extreme cases that really drive it home for you. I was talking to a girl who’s more or less a family member who I talk to from time to time and the converstaion turned to what all guys and galls have to do to get dates. Now, usually girls get that its a lot easier to get guys as a girl than it is to get girls as a guy. Its understood tht guys are the ones that have… Read more »

Kaminsky
Kaminsky
6 years ago

,

“It is self evident that a top down approach to societal gender conflicts is anachronistic.”

I like your ‘bottoms up approach’ thoughts about what to focus on. Very inspiring. I’m happily taking that idea around with me today like a new necktie or something.

I think I’ve been steaming too hard with a top down set of thoughts without even knowing it. Just the concept that you introduce here puts me in a tranquil, more enthused mindset. Good stuff.

cheupez
6 years ago

Blue Pill? Pink/Purple/Violet Pill? ( or whatever other hermaphrodite fukin color out there…) Whenever this comes up, it always gets down to negotiation…and all the posts on this blog that have had anything to do with that shit, for some reason the comments have always been loaded with implied negotiations. I wonder why?

It is a fact. Like Rollo said. Hots are not negotiable; Any negotiation proposed/implied immediately underscores the truth; That there are no hots.

A lot of this rides undercover though. It is not evident until sometimes it is too late.

kfg
kfg
6 years ago

” . . . for some reason the comments have always been loaded with implied negotiations. I wonder why?”

Hots cannot be negotiated. Power must be negotiated.

AurelianWay
AurelianWay
6 years ago

Dalrock wrote recently about some blatantly feminine themed christian doctrine that was being forcibly shoved down men’s throats & he summed it up by pointing out that all you have to do is follow the money. The trendy thing right now is the FI & these bloggers are just accommodating their readers. Same idea with these purple-pillers. They may be the biggest pussys or the Red-ist of pills in the privacy of their own homes but they put out an online persona that best identifies with what they hope or think will generate the most revenue. I remember awhile back… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

Well, hey Kaminski. The bottoms up approach is a simple distillation of Rollo’s approach to red pill awareness and game. I’m merely pointing out that fact. Rugby, that PDF file you linked to is quite interesting. I caught some of it on my three year old cell phone last night and this morning while sitting in my hunting cabin and currently sitting in a tree stand deer hunting. Bow today and firearms tomorrow morning. The stuff about female sub-communications is excellent not-too-long must read stuff. It is really great underpinning for game. It. Just gave me some great ideas for… Read more »

theasdgamer
6 years ago

@ YaReally In the summer, going for a walk hasn’t been a problem. FR: Last night I took a broad out on the patio outside the club and it was chilly. She didn’t want to go to her car to get her jacket. I talked to her about party games like Sardines and Grabass and she got freaky about Grabass. I told her that I’d seen people playing it at a club that I used to hit. Back inside later, I gave her a quick tickle once and she was Ok with it. Just experimenting with her weird ASD. Broad… Read more »

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Hey Rollo, ive been reading ur blog for about two years now and there’s no doubt it has changed every ascpect of my life. I wont get into detail but the “Hypergamy know best” was the nail in the coffin. I knew this apologetic video would be horrible but once i played it, my face turned sour within 2 seconds and i was trying not to puke finding the stop button. Thanks again

Roused
6 years ago

Oh yeah! Rugby’s PDF link looks good. Just read the author intros and now keen on digging into this. Going out tonight to celebrate a milestone in my self-mastery project. Feeling awfully good about myself. Digging all these comments and variety of links. @Andy, the open relationship does not work well and is highly complicated. The downsides out weighed the ups…however, my experience was years ago while in menagerie of naive purple pill with a blue pill chaser. Had some fun hooking up with some serious hotties, but it messed up my sense of boundaries with my steady and my… Read more »

YaReally
6 years ago

@Rugby’s PDF For what it’s worth, the authors of that PDF are highly respected in the PUA community aka they know their shit. Everyone should read that PDF, I’m pretty sure I read it back in the day but I’m grabbing it to re-read when I’m on the crapper now just to refresh. Joseph Went South (one of the authors, been in the community since 2003) wrote this about the book elsewhere: “We wanted PFP to appeal to a broad audience; not because we gave two flying shits about being politically correct, but because we were hoping to provide a… Read more »

447
447
6 years ago

Kfg: [Isn’t the fundamental concept of “game” itself of feminine origin? What is “game” good for other than managing the female as she cannot be managed any other way due to its nature being her own?] “Game” could be confused for being feminine. But it is not, because the roots for the success of game lie in the *incredibly specific* circumstances of feminine-primary socities (which are themsleves an anomaly that cannot last – “this” will be gone by barbarians, no way the current West does as well as, say, Egypt, Rome or other high cultures). The reason is this: All… Read more »

447
447
6 years ago

[Logic & reason means no poon Feelz = poon party!] Solution for the non-naturally gifted aka “ikky yukky logical, normal productive beta-citizen”: Part I: 1) Dissect “fun” and “poon” by PUA & TRP. 2) Apply knowledge gained by dissection. 3) Assimilate said knowledge. (e.g. rational male, approach & go out, build value) 4) Profit. Part II: 1) Discreetly inform your band of brothers, *if* (and only if) they are inclined to learn. (Triage, wounded, dying, last prayers etc.) Only tutor those willing to submit and learn. 2) Keep to Law 46 and first law of fight club in all public… Read more »

Striver
Striver
6 years ago

447:

Game is men loving opportunistically, which is what women do. In that sense game is feminine. Men would prefer to love idealistically. That does not mean oneitis, being blind to women’s faults. But most men probably want more than game-based loved. Even with game, men’s needs are not being met in 2015.

kfg
kfg
6 years ago

“Choosing the only available path to do something that is necessary is not feminine or “unmanly”, but rational.”

Taking the only available path is not rational, but thoughtless. Fortunately, becoming a “barbarian” is one of the available paths, and quite rational.

kfg
kfg
6 years ago

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I blazed a new road,
And that has made all the difference.

Blaximus
6 years ago

Game is men utilizing wit and common sense to adapt to evolving/changing circumstances in order to be successful and get what they want/need/require out of life. Idealism. I’d prefer to be able to earn a handsome living by putting in half of the effort that I do now. That would be ” ideal “. Men are naturally idealistic lovers, but this does not serve well, or at least it does not have the desired results. Therefore idealistic love is rendered superfluous and should be jettisoned from a man’s immediate consciousness. Proper conditions must be met before displays of idealistic love… Read more »

theasdgamer
6 years ago

@ 447

the roots for the success of game lie in the *incredibly specific* circumstances of feminine-primary socities (which are themsleves an anomaly that cannot last

No. Not incredibly specific circumstances. We know this because the Song of Solomon contains elements of Game, about which I have posted on my blog.

kfg
kfg
6 years ago

Although I will note that telling a contemporary Western woman that her hair is like a flock of goats might not be recommended.

Don’t ask me how I know.

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

@Rugby’s PDF For what it’s worth, the authors of that PDF are highly respected in the PUA community aka they know their shit. Everyone should read that PDF, I’m pretty sure I read it back in the day but I’m grabbing it to re-read Holy shit! Still reading it at my hunting cabin. Must read stuff! The info about screening and vetting–what most guys fail to do (and what it seems Scribbler did perfectly with the old hard body) is great. The stuff about LTRs and the stages of manipulation a women proceed through is mindblowing. How come nobody told… Read more »

lh
lh
6 years ago

Rugby’s PDF “Practical Female Psychology for the Practical Man” is indeed very good. Here is the link again: https://archive.org/details/pdfy-vXiSrVKID8X2y4pD

I do have some issues with the differentiations of High Self Esteem (HSE) and Low Self Esteem (LSE) and High Sexdrive (HD) Low Sexdrive (LD) though (I think those are mostly situational and not NAWALT) and I would like to hear Rollo’s opinion on those?

Luxocrat
Luxocrat
6 years ago

@YaReally LOLOLOL!!! “Fucking Gandalf up in here!” For real!! I was thinking the same thing!

Dutchman
Dutchman
6 years ago

Re: Social media validation

I’m wondering how this has impacted my wife. She posts cute selfies maybe once every week or two. She always gets a lot of likes and “You look hot girl!” shit from female friends. She doesn’t have male facebook friends other than family members. So it’s only really the women giving her the validation. Does that have much of an impact, or does it only really fluff their egos when it’s dudes complimenting them.

Roused
6 years ago

First attempt at a field report. Venturing out last night with my single good guy friends was a good time and resulted in much discussion and throughout the night about game and the women we kept meeting at a large beer fest. The place was packed, jumping good vibes and the most hotties I’ve seen locally in one place in a long time. We met about 8-10 women that were all HB6 and up with the ones we talked with most HB8. All were married. Every single hottie at the place was married, most with their husbands nearby. Most fun… Read more »

Dutchman
Dutchman
6 years ago

@Roused

Did the married dudes seem pissed or just clueless? Were they just passive as fuck?

theasdgamer
6 years ago

I looked very briefly at the PDF. It is not appropriate for newbies. There is some good stuff in there and some bathwater as well. Purple-pill Bathwater items: 1) “A Natural is a guy who belongs to a mostly-misunderstood sexual minority, just like gays or lesbians.” Just like? Bullshit. 2) “I slowly became conscious, in a rather tragic way, of the shocking fact that, given certain circumstances, I could be emotionally dangerous to women in this society.” Oh noes, da dainjewous natchewell. Save da wimmenz! 3) “women still suffer from culturally-induced biases that hinder them from truly enjoying their sexuality.”… Read more »

theasdgamer
6 years ago

@ kfg Although I will note that telling a contemporary Western woman that her hair is like a flock of goats might not be recommended. Don’t ask me how I know. I won’t ask. However, you need to include the whole quote” How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead. This is a neg. First, you have emphatic emphasis on her beauty. Her eyes are like doves. Hair is like a flock of goats descinding from the hills.… Read more »

theasdgamer
6 years ago

@ Striver

But most men probably want more than game-based love

Maybe because we have been programmed by the Matrix to expect idealistic love?

theasdgamer
6 years ago

Field Report I’m working on being more verbally playful and pinging girls’ emotions. Social and personal growth angle. Trying out not being so reserved. It was Saturday night at an occasional nightspot of mine. Country bar. I had been there about an hour. 9pm. Walking along and a girl (HB6) grabs my arm. “Hey, I know you…I think.” Me: “Yeah, you look familiar…are you 22?” Her: “No, I’m 21…did we go to Denny’s” Me: “No…did you just have a baby?” Her: “Yeah…I remember…you taught me how to dance.” Me: “Yeah, I remember…it was here a while back and you were… Read more »

redlight
redlight
6 years ago

@Roused

All were married. Every single hottie at the place was married, most with their husbands nearby

you are basically stamping their validation card. Do talk to the most hot, but at the same time identify any singles (or married with no ring, or married with no hubbie there) and switch to them, even mid-sentence.

kfg
kfg
6 years ago

“Do you see? And do your eyes hurt?”

Yes, ergo no. I said (as a joke) that it might not be recommended, not that it was wrong. I use it now and again just for the amusement of watching the hamster churn, but it’s been a long time since watching the hamster churn distressed me at all. Newbies might still be in that phase, or at least be unsure how to react when the turbo kicks in.

Roused
6 years ago

Dutchmen, most were passive. One was annoyed, but since the social circle was too close on that I chose not to pursue too heavily and told her to say hello to her parents for me and end the conversation cordially. Mostly clueless or passive though. One guy I know, works in same block of town as me, was so drunk I told him I was going to go flirt with his wife, and did so. He didn’t seem to care and walked away yucking it up elsewhere. I later flirted with her right in front of him but he was… Read more »

kobayashii1681
6 years ago

@Striver:

“Game is men loving opportunistically, which is what women do. In that sense game is feminine.”

I don’t agree. Game is merely a tool, one the FI has tried with some success to brainwash and delete from our bio-psycho-evo mechanics…It is used to as a way to get our needs met, it is not how we love….
Rollo has done a post on how men and women love….we do not love opportunistically, in spite of the fact that game may influence or prompt us to act opportunistically.

rugby11ljh
rugby11ljh
6 years ago
Reply to  kobayashii1681

@Blaximus “True love can never be reduced to performance art.” http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CSvFpBOe8eY “Men have to draw stronger lines between ” love ” and “lust”. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nfTTiKZemow When my sister first saw this I though having him die would have been great. But NO Disney is the ultimate example of that being the opposite. Got kicked out of the family activities or a week for pointing that out. At which point I know I was alone in how this would really turn out. “Game them for fun and pleasure. Game them right into your bed and firmly pin their ankles by their ears.”… Read more »

kfg
kfg
6 years ago

“It is the very mind itself that leads the mind astray . . .”

Psychology: The peculiar art of the mind trying to observe itself with only the vaguest idea of what it even is.

“I ran 50 miles yesterday without my dad.”

Yesterday I watched a few Chris McDougall videos about running 50 miles (and BEYOND!) Today I ran a mile. It’s a start. I’m over patterned on cycling and need to do something about it.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

@yaReally

“For what it’s worth, the authors of that PDF are highly respected in the PUA community aka they know their shit. Everyone should read that PDF, I’m pretty sure I read it back in the day but I’m grabbing it to re-read when I’m on the crapper now just to refresh.”

Let us know if you disagree with anything.

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

Andy, there is some real gold in that there PDF file. Unfortunately it is formatted terribly. None of this stuff is something that Rollo hasn’t touched on descriptively, but the authors here also give concise practical advice (prescriptive) on how to handle it. Here is a sample that I wished someone would have told me 20 years ago. God, only, knows how I survived this stuff with only my own wits for 27 years. This stuff, well understood, can make you very much better at being a man. It is a small section that pertains particularly to LTR/marriage with children.… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 years ago

I would also recommend you go buy this book in PDF on Amazon. I just did.
Pretty much one of the best books I’ve read in the last couple years.(Yeah, I’ve read a few.)
Very complementary to Rollo’s writing.

Read the reviews here ignoring the one mangina douchebag review.

http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Female-Psychology-For-Man-ebook/dp/B00RR6RNO6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

Doubter
Doubter
6 years ago

Yareally…….man, you are throwing smoke on these comments here.
Very well done, and keep it up. Always nice to hear your thoughts.

Interesting your take on the fading of online pickup……kinda like a real life approach is the new shit test for hot girls. I think there’s something to it.

Wais
Wais
6 years ago

-Red pill (name it however you want it) was there from beginning of humanity.
-Roosh wants to be some messiah/prophet. Whatever he and his ilk are peddling- it is BS.
-And the red pill is about making men aware of the sexual market place and your particular place in it.
-Down the ages Ppl forget the truth and have to be retaught, red pill is one of those truths.

lh
lh
6 years ago

: I found the part about methods of female manipulation especially good. Any man will definitely encounter these things in LTR’s and should understand it. “Shit Tests” or “holding frame” might be too abstract to get it in detail.

zaglossus
zaglossus
6 years ago

I feel like this is the perfect context in which to address the subset of online alt-right tradcons who simultaneously say PUA/Game “doesn’t work” or is fradulent, while also holding the opinion that it is contributing to the degenerate of society and that such men have no place in their ideal, functional world. Here is one such thread I found, on the forum for an alt-right site whose bloggers have a variety of opinions, some pro-game, but with a strong contingent who feel that is nothing but more moral rot. Just from watching one video that’s been linked to in… Read more »

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[…] for asserting their natural male traits.  A better description was presented by Rollo Tomassi here.  Essentially, Tomassi describes purple pill men as follows quoted from his […]

Stultus Sum
6 years ago

I didnt think it was possible to laugh and vomit simultaneously until I saw the “Dear Women” clip posted in this essay.

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[…] or integrity in mentoring other Blue Pill Beta men (the ones they hope to improve) in an acceptable Purple Pill fashion – just enough ‘self-improvement’ to serve women’s sexual strategies, […]

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[…] The purple pill refers to a type of faux masculinity where men take red pill truths and then twist or water them down to better serve women or society. Completely subverting the entire point of the red pill. It would be like being taught to be dangerous but then only against certain people. The red pill gives you power, nothing more and nothing less. It does not give you stipulations as in “These truths can only be used in the defense of women/society” or something like that. The red pill is the truth and the truth simply is, nothing… Read more »

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[…] The Purple Pill […]

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[…] In The Purple Pill I outlined the process by which previously Red Pill men degrade themselves back into their Blue Pill mindsets. Most do this in the same fashion as someone like Tucker Max. They renounce their Red Pill behaviors and, for the most part, make attempts to compartmentalize the harsh truths they know women would rather they didn’t know or expose to other men. Guys of this Purple Pill stripe still cling (or return to clinging) to their old Blue Pill idealism in the hopes that the goals their old conditioning taught them was still possible. […]

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[…] or hate directed at women in general. There are certain elements within the manosphere and Purple Pill commercial interests that would like to turn a profit from this mischaracterization. They would […]

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[…] I am not saying women can not contribute.  I just believe they should have been limited to a specific sub section for men who are specifically seeking their advice on something.  I would even have liked to see a sub forum for red pill women trying to get their beta husbands to man the fuck up and lead their families.  Women definitely should not have been given the title of forum moderator, lording over the thoughts and comments of men on a men’s site.  As every man knows, once women insert themselves into men’s spaces the atmosphere, language and dynamics change.  Generally killing the draw of men to… Read more »

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[…] The Purple Pill | […]

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[…] dating coaches with a PUA background are varying shades of purple pill. That some would get annoyed with red pill truths laced with too much dark humor is far from […]

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[…] Source: The Purple Pill […]

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[…] I’d seen some of the talk videos from the prior convention. A lot of what I saw was typical Purple Pill life-coach motivational speaking and I wasn’t feeling it. Anthony assured me that […]

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[…] The Purple Pill | The Rational Male […]

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[…] media today you often here about red, blue, and purple pills. Your father and I live in a purple world state because we believe that men need to go back […]

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[…] was a necessity in whatever it was he used to consider Game, or the idea that a lot of Purple Pill hacks like to cling to about men’s vulnerability being some foundation upon which a […]

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[…] was a necessity in whatever it was he used to consider Game, or the idea that a lot of Purple Pill hacks like to cling to about men’s vulnerability being some foundation upon which a “healthy” […]

Rafal
Rafal
4 years ago

Red Pill women, how it is possible, they are the Matrix creators and protectors.

The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
3 years ago

An earlier study by Cambridge University found that mankind is shrinking in size significantly. Experts say humans are past their peak and that modern-day people are 10 per cent smaller and shorter than their hunter-gatherer ancestors. And if that’s not depressing enough, our brains are also smaller. The findings reverse perceived wisdom that humans have grown taller and larger, a belief which has grown from data on more recent physical development. The decline, said scientists, has happened over the past 10,000 years. They blame agriculture, with restricted diets and urbanisation compromising health and leading to the spread of disease. The… Read more »

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[…] out of a lifelong commitment to one another. In media today you often here about red, blue, and purple pills. Your father and I live in a purple world state because we believe that men need to go back […]

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[…] a nice way of saying I thought his old format was essentially nine years of Purple Pill seminars which were exactly the kind of thing I wanted to avoid in a Red Pill summit. So I turned […]

Abelius
Abelius
3 years ago

The more I read into the article, the more the Purple Pill concept reminded me of how a vaccine works…

They want to “cure” men of their “toxic masculinity” by injecting them a weak Red Pill virus strand.

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[…] was fascinating to me, was the level of ego investment among the Purple Pill acolytes of one particular Purple Pill coach. The vitriol spewed back was […]

Bob the Centerist (@bobklosak)

Before I get into the Red Pill / Blue Pill / Purple Pill stuff I want to talk about what gave me an “ew” here reading this article. To me Rollo seems like he is ok with projecting context onto other men’s achievements. Oh a man is in a loving relationship with a woman. Oh but is it in Red pill context? Or is the man trying to do it from a blue pill context? Does he define “loving relationship” in a red pill way? Or a Blue Pill way? To me, that’s pretty fucked up. And now I will… Read more »

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