The 21 Convention – 2018

Well, as some of my readers know I spent last week traveling across the U.S. to set up a new property I just bought out in Florida. Long story, don’t ask (no, I’m still living in Nevada). While I was there I took a day to hang out with Anthony Johnson, organizer of the 21 Convention and we recorded this 2 hour video in his new dedicated studio. The first half of this show is dedicated to announcing the dates and speakers of the 21 Convention, 2018. I do some Q&A on the convention as well as various topics in the 2nd hour. (After which we went shark fishing off of Cape Canaveral and proceeded to catch the biggest fish of our lives).

Last year’s 21 Convention was something of a seminal turning for the convention. As I mentioned this time last year, for nine years the 21 Convention was what I’d considered a gathering of Purple Pill (at best) “life coaches”, each giving one-hour sales pitches for their various ‘systems’ or services aimed at the male self-improvement niche. However, to Anthony’s credit he took the chance on completely shifting the convention over to a Red Pill message (with a few holdovers from the past conventions) and the results have been nothing short of astounding. So, with the success of last year’s convention behind us, I’ve once again help Anthony with the lineup of speakers for 2018.

The following are the confirmed speakers/talks that will be at the 21 Convention this year:

  1. Anthony Johnson
  2. Socrates
  3. Rollo Tomassi The Rational Male
  4. Ed Latimore edlatimore.com
  5. Pat Campbell The Pat Campbell Show
  6. Jack Murphy Jack Murphy Live
  7. Tanner Guzzy masculine-style.com
  8. Goldmund Unleashed goldmundunleashed.com
  9. Donovan Sharpe
  10. Dr. Shawn T. Smith
  11. Hunter Drew The Family Alpha
  12. Alan Roger Currie Mode One
  13. Richard Cooper youtube.com/EntrepreneursInCars
  14. Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes
  15. Richard Grannon Spartan Life
  16. Jack Donovan Masculinity and Tribalism
  17. Rian Stone stonepimpletilists.blogspot.ca
  18. Eric Von Sydow (Hypnotica) hypnotica.org
  19. Ivan Throne Dark Triad Man
  20. Caleb Jones Black Dragon Blog
  21. Robert Glover No More Mr. Nice Guy

If you’re familiar with even half of the names on this list you get the picture – this event is now the one (and only) Red Pill Summit of its kind. Each of these guys has significantly contributed (and continue to contribute) to the dialogue of the Red Pill, contemporary masculinity and the manosphere in general. You simply wont find this gathering of positive-masculine minds anywhere else.

In involving myself in this event my concern has always been about avoiding the touchy-feely feminine approved stink of organizations like the Good Man Project or whatever other gathering of males that panders to and asks permission from the Feminine Imperative they defer to and are beholden to. Every guy on this list brings something unique to the conversation and none are Men who would moderate what they think and express according to what a feminine-primary social order would have them say or believe. No punches are pulled when it comes to Red Pill awareness – for men or women.

A lot of these men my readers are already familiar with and I think their reputations are pretty well known. Several of these guys have appeared (or will appear) on the Red Man Group podcast, so if you’re not familiar with them those shows would be a great place to start. There are also some brief bios of them on the 21 Convention website, but I’d also encourage you to have a look at their blogs too.

The dates this year are Thursday, October 11th to 14th, 2018 – 9am ~ 7pm daily, with night events on Friday and Saturday.

Early bird registration is $999 from now until June 1st at 11:59pm EST. Ticket prices will incrementally bump each month thereafter, until they hit the full price of $1799 just before the event.

With each ticket you’ll get full access to the event, +1 year digital access to 21 University to watch all the videos (including my two) from this event and last year’s, all ad-free. You’ll also have access to the convention’s grand dinner on Friday night, plus access to a private party on Saturday night where you’ll have one-on-one access to pick my brain personally. You will also have access to the complete panel discussion and Q&A event – which is a once in a lifetime opportunity this year.

Again, for increased security reasons I cannot divulge the location of this event, but suffice to say it will be at a 4 star resort hotel in Orlando, Florida with a truly amazing convention site. If you attended last year’s convention it will not be held at the same hotel this year so don’t jump the gun and book a room there yet. If you haven’t planned a vacation this year, this will be something worth considering. Once you’re confirmed for the event you’ll be given the site location. Last year’s attendance was so inspiring Anthony has booked a larger venue and has made room for a larger attendance this year.

As you might guess in our current social climate we want to ensure a safe and high quality gathering. This event is about men getting together for open and honest discourse about intersexual dynamics, self-improvement and a realistic discussion about the state of masculinity. This is a Male Space, it’s not a publicity stunt, there will be no press access and your privacy is always the highest concern.

Now, all that said, if you attended last year you know just how life-altering this event was for yourself and other men. I’d encourage you to give your review of last year’s convention in the comments here. As great a lineup as it is this year it would be a mistake to think that this conventions is only about the speakers. There is so much that goes on after and in between the talks. I actually spoke more off the stage than on last year in impromptu gatherings of men to discuss in-detail the topics you want to ask about. My talk may be about a Red Pill topic I think is important, but you get to hit me and other speakers up about what you want to know.

Last year and this year, I make it a point to deliver exactly the kind of access that you pay for. Honestly, a Red Pill Summit like this is very affordable, but I know that it might be out of reach for some guys. Maybe you’re on the fence about planning your one vacation week you get in a year around coming to Orlando to see these men speak; I get it, but just know that I and I think all the other men speaking this year want you to get the most out of your trip.

I want also add here that past speakers like Christian McQueen, Drew Baye and George Bruno will be in attendance this year and meeting with you. I know Christian will be doing his infamous clubbing infields after hours (on which I’ll also be a special guest), so if that’s your interest contact CMQ privately. That’s just one of the extracurricular events that will be going on. There’ll be a lot more happening that I’m as yet not at liberty to divulge.

I hope you’ll join me and the rest of the truly great panel we have lined up so far. I’m really looking forward to interacting face to face with my readers again. If you’re debating with yourself on the price, remember it’s a 4-day event with Red Pill writers, bloggers and personalities, many of whom (myself included) don’t do this sort of thing for a living, flying in from all over the country to interact with you personally. Then there’s the social activities to consider as well. Of course, I’ll be making myself personally available at all of these get togethers.

If this sounds like a great opportunity for you (possibly a vacation in Florida too) please click this banner link here for tickets.

I ask that you click this particular link as it links back to The Rational Male and lets Anthony know my readers are interested.


Edit, June 1st, 2018: Incredibly (but not unsurprisingly) the convention has had 80 registrations in less than a month. While this is great new it also means if you’re on the fence about going I feel confident in saying this year will sell out, so get registered now!

As if that wasn’t enough, Dr. Robert Glover, author of No More Mr. Nice Guy has confirmed to speak at this year’s convention as of this writing. One more name to ad to this year’s all-star lineup.

See you in October!

380 comments

  1. This event sounds so awesome! Great place to make some new contacts and pick the brains of some smart guys for ideas and strategies. Go to the event if you can possibly afford it.

    Rollo, how do people go about finding someone to share a hotel room?

  2. “For increased security reasons I cannot divulge the location of this event … Once you’re confirmed for the event you’ll be given the site location.” Have there been problems in the past? Is the threat level heightened this year?

  3. Thanks j. I see a lot of feminist rhetoric there, but what I’m wondering is if there’s some actual history of counter-demonstrations or other attempted repercussions against major manosphere meetups.

  4. Well the boss fella can speak better of it than me but the security issues are more for the participants than the speakers. The presenters are all on camera and on the videos, plus some free you toob clips. So clearly they are competent enough and secure enough to be Too DGAF to Fail. But they don’t want attendees getting doxxed by Vice News or cell phone Greenhairs, or the event no-platformed a la the Canadian Roosh fiasco a couple years back (though that was as much as stunt as anything else).

  5. Right Flange. The left is busily devising new ways to patrol people’s activities and control the web, not just opinions but the basic infrastructure and even services such as Patreon. A hotel chain might also face boycott threats — a handful of angry feminists can look like a vast movement online.

    So participant privacy is clearly a concern and I was wondering if events like this have been actively targeted in the past, because social justice warriors are getting crazier by the day.

    And just speaking as an editor, when I see “increased security … cannot divulge …” that’s when I walk over to the writer to discuss what he’s trying NOT to say.

  6. I went last year. I wasn’t aware of any security issues.

    I think every man should go at least once. It’s a great experience to be around that many men who have been “woke”. Men who you can speak to freely. Men who “get it”.

    In my Everyday life, I have only one red pill friend. Sadly, the rest of the guys I know are still in the matrix and probably will be for the rest of their lives unless they go through some traumatic event that forces them to open their eyes to the reality of women and the feminine imperative.

    You’ll actually get the chance to meet and talk with all the speakers if you want to. Hang out in the hotel bar and you’ll meet a lot of them. Over the course of the week, I had several discussions with Rollo, Socrates and Tanner Guzzy.

    If you go, you won’t regret it.

  7. Two inserts from me.
    1. It is sad that men have to go underground to make a meeting. How it could happen?
    2. Hearing some of your former talks I suggest one thing.
    Put some effort into way you guys talk.
    What I mean – 10% of style in which Marc Rudov speaks.
    Up, down, emoti(co)ons, exclamation points etc.
    You know what I mean.
    This is spice to meal and much more satisfying to listen than just talk.
    Content – the same.
    Delivery – higher quality.

  8. Some clarification.

    “As I mentioned this time last year, for nine years the 21 Convention was what I’d considered a gathering of Purple Pill (at best) “life coaches”, each giving one-hour sales pitches for their various ‘systems’ or services aimed at the male self-improvement niche.”

    This is accurate to a significant degree, with respect to dating coach speakers. However it does not sufficiently address the wide array of alumni speakers unrelated to the manosphere and PUA community, such as Dr. Yaron Brook, Dr. Doug McGuff, Dr. Paul Jaminet, Mark Sisson, Dr. James Steele, Dr. Ellington Darden, Dr. Mike Mew, and dozens more.

    These men don’t directly have skin in the purple/red pill transition of 21 Studios. Some are supportive (such as Drew Baye), others are critical, others are simply watching from the sidelines.

    What I am getting at is similar to what TRM readers/commenters from pre 2016 were also suggesting here on the blog, that 21CON has a rich and complex speaking history, and viewing it strictly with a blue/purple/red pill lens does not do the reality of its history justice.

    That complexity continues with speakers like Joe Navarro, Jim Flannagan, and Richard Grannon, which are positively contributing to the platform independent of the red pill transition and future.

    “However, to Anthony’s credit he took the chance on completely shifting the convention over to a Red Pill message (with a few holdovers from the past conventions) and the results have been nothing short of astounding.”

    The 21 Convention is The 21 Convention. Thanks to your work (and those you surround yourself with) we’ve completely shifted the intersexual dynamics component to a red pill message, as fast and fundamentally as possible, and yet the event is bigger than that.

    Hence the tagline this year, The World’s Ultimate Event for Men 🙂

    – ADJ

  9. Dropping this here just to vent and possibly get some advice. So it’s been about a year since my 5 year LTR ended and I am still getting those moments of missing that relationship. I feel like I have had ups and downs. Met a bunch of women, had some good sex, generally find it easy to flirt/get numbers and have been on somewhat of a hot streak but that’s where it stops. I have had no emotional connection to any of these women. It has been fun and one night stands are what they are but there has been no substance to any of it. The long holiday weekend just has me in some bittersweet fog missing what I had and thinking I will never have it as good in the future. I feel like the past few months have been all highs and lows and I am missing an even keel.

  10. @theasdgamer

    We create a Facebook group every year for the attendees to make arrangements like this at their discretion.

    @O.B.I.T.

    I prefer to not have problems in the first place. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Event location is revealed to speakers and paid ticket holders only, in addition to armed security and concealed carry. I’m not anticipating any problems this year, but if there are, we’ll be ready.

  11. @Waffles

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/107/432/i_hug_that_feel.png

    “I have had no emotional connection to any of these women. It has been fun and one night stands are what they are but there has been no substance to any of it”

    3:45 – 5:35

    https://youtu.be/aMZv1sAVrZ4?t=3m45s

    From my 4 years of pickup and observations from other guys who are similar to me, I’ve come to the conclusion that we need to have an emotional connection with at least one girl. Don’t get me wrong, the one night stands are fun and thrilling in the moment and you will feel really great that night (and possibly the following day as well), but then that good feeling will dissipate soon thereafter. Not having any fuckbuddies, (that, beside their banging bodies, have personality that YOU personally really like, can leave us feeling empty inside and missing that ex-LTR

    “The long holiday weekend just has me in some bittersweet fog missing what I had and thinking I will never have it as good in the future.”

    this too shall pass 😉

  12. Not having any fuckbuddies, (that, beside their banging bodies, have personality that YOU personally really like, can leave us feeling empty inside and missing that ex-LTR

    Girl game…bringing more than just a space inside her body….but you have to wonder if maybe, just maybe, there’s a program inside your head (put there in the past by your own feelgood hormones) that’s trying to make you want some feeeeelz. Maybe that’s just an addiction that you hamsterize into a romantic fantasy.

  13. Thank you Mr. Johnson. I guess that means that we have to create a trash acct on f-book if we want to preserve our anonymity.

  14. @waffles
    Give us more information regarding your situation.
    Based on what you’ve provided so far it appears as if you’ve a NEED for a deeper level of connection with a female partner. The need will likely be your eventual undoing.
    What you need to do is not be needy. It’s okay to want/desire a deeper connection with a woman. Needing this connection will turn you into an Average Frustrated Chump. I don’t think you’d be here if you wanted to be average, frustrated or a chump.
    Step one: Be completely okay being alone. Study being your own mental point of origin, you are enough alone and grow a pair.
    Step two: your deepest relationships will be with men not women. Women will never understand this (who cares). You had better understand this deeply.
    Step three: Stop banging women for a couple years. Even when they’re throwing it at you. Let them think your gay (who cares).
    Step four: think of your fathers going back through 10 generations. Did They need need need this deeper emotional connection with women? Were they probably everthing you wish you could embody?

  15. Waffles

    Try interacting with women without sex being the objective. After a failed relationship, it’s cool to just busy your nuts without any hassle, but for most men, this is no way to live the rest of life. Regret sneaks up on very advanced age when it’s too late/hard to go back or make changes.

    No regrets ( or regerts…)

    Don’t be one dimensional in any aspect of life when you.can help it, because 99% of us only get one shot. Women are not solely for sex ( many of them anyway ). Sometimes in life we have to wade through a sea of assholes to find people we can relate to and find with. Females are no different.

    I have about a dozen really good female friends and I’ve never fucked most of them…lol😂😂 A few of them have been some of my greatest relationship with another human being.

    Conversely, I’ve run into thousands of women that if they didn’t have a vagina, they should have been dropped into the middle of the Atlantic ocean. They had little value and were only serving to tax our general oxygen supply. Lots of them were cute as he’ll too. NEXT!!!

    Build a friendship with some chicks if you’d like. No stress. No worries. Keep zipper zipped.

    For the most part.

    Live.

  16. Sometimes in life we have to wade through a sea of assholes to find people we can relate to and find with. Females are no different.

    However, we men often expect to relate to women as if they are men with vaginas, but that ain’t the case, even for tomboys. Otoh, if we accept women as women we might find a few that aren’t half bad.

    Just a minor clarification, Blax, to your basic indisputable point.

  17. Waffles

    It’s normal. <1 year from a 5 year LTR is not enough time to break your conditioned brain's huge appetite for comfort and bonding chemicals. Especially around holidays, long weekends and changes of seasons.

    It's flat-out drug withdrawal. In my couple of painful post-XLTRs, it was always the same loss of appetite, obsessive thinking, ennui and emptiness. When I woke once or twice in a full night sweat, I knew 100 percent for sure it was my body going through brain drug withdrawal.

    Give it another 12 months without seeking an LTR/connection. Each time I've found a surrogate female to MTR/LTR-up to quell my addiction withdrawal, I was vulnerable to overlook shit-tons of red flags and it made the loss of the original LTR even more intense.

    But the most important thing is to keep your brain and body uber busy. The brain wants to wander back into dredging up "missing her blahblahblahs." This is most dangerous when you're alone and doing things like being in bed at night staring at the whoop-whoop-whooping ceiling fan.

    Travel. Exercise. Read. Find a hobby that requires tremendous concentration that busts you into flow. MPO, relentless self-care and finding your purpose in life is where the solution resides.

  18. …And, yes, by all means keep banging chicks. Just don’t LTR them up lol…

  19. When you’re trying to get over a LTR, it helps to be prepared…have a set of things you can do to distract you…listen to some music that gives you a rush…go dancing (dancing a lot gives you an oxytocin high) because dancing gives you some of the same chemicals as a LTR…do something extreme and physically taxing…make plans on Monday for socializing on the weekend…meetups…clubs…parties…drinks with friends…male hobbies

  20. “make plans on Monday for socializing on the weekend…meetups…clubs…parties…drinks with friends…male hobbies”

    This is shit you currently do, but you already have a LTR with a chick you have an emotional connection with (your wife)

    “Build a friendship with some chicks if you’d like. No stress. No worries. Keep zipper zipped.”

    This is shit you currently do, but you already have a LTR with a chick you have an emotional connection with (your wife)

    “Travel. Exercise. Read. Find a hobby that requires tremendous concentration that busts you into flow.”

    This is shit both my wings do very often…and get ONS every so often just like Waffles…what they lack, is an emotional connection with a girl…which in turn leaves them feeling unhappy. Convert those ONS into FB/MLTR (only girls you really like, girls with nice bodies but shit personalities just pump and dump them), and then go about your hobbies

  21. Waffles

    Come on now… Still going on about this?

    Look what you’ve written in the past what you had wasn’t all that, it was just what you had. Don’t romanticize the past. You won’t get over that fantasy…

    Do you deserve better? Yes or no?

    If yes… Move forward.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dOgB4aaZhZM

    If no, enjoy the misery.

  22. @ Waffles

    We all hear you, bro. I’ve also been trapped in a romantic illusion bubble since being a teenager, and am fighting hard now to recalibrate myself into really swallowing and absorbing the bitter Red Pill. And it is a bitter swallow. I’m also over shallow sex and would like a deeper connection with a woman, but i’m certainly not going to hold my breath waiting for it. So i’m just plugging away on my passion (music production) and trying to make something of my life. I’m also very fucking over going to events alone, sleeping alone, living alone, shopping alone, doing all the menial life tasks alone. I’m a rocking man who has fucked up parts of life (financials mainly) so i’m trying to turn that around before it’s too late.

    Women gotta bring more than just a pussy to get my attention now, though right now, just a banging body, nice face & good attitude would suffice…

  23. @j
    Agree to a point. Your wings probably aren’t dealing with <12 months out of a 5-year LTR. Different kind of unhappiness.

    The signal that tells you that you're ready for a healthy EC is when you stop thinking about your ex. Not sure where Waffles is, but betting she's still actively on his mind.

    Bleed that out and MLTRs are more doable without you backsliding into a bubbling emotional tampon lol.
    Otherwise, yes, FWB/FBs are great. But, even then, when you're still an addict, it is very very easy to over-cling to them (even though you absolutely know they are not LTR material).

    As you no doubt have also experienced, keeping FBs at certain arm's length requires a complete lack of EC neediness (i.e. former addict and not recovering addict still counting his days of sobriety).

  24. Live is.long, but sometimes it can seem twice as long than it actually is.😀

  25. The doctor gave this guy 6mos to live.

    The guy asked what he could do?

    The doc said get married and move to the outback.

    How could that help?

    It will make 6mos seem like an eternity.

  26. “When you reach the end of your days, and look back over the course of your life, you can either feel like you were just 18 yesterday and that the subsequent decades passed in the blink of an eye; or, you can run the tape on a seemingly never-ending stream of rich footage of your many adventures, your interesting everyday life, and the wealth of knowledge you accumulated. If the latter, instead of seeing your life flash before your eyes, you will enjoy the satisfaction of watching it languidly unfold and relish the sense of having fit several lifetimes into a single one.”

    https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/be-a-time-wizard-how-to-slow-down-and-speed-up-time/

  27. @Anthony

    Is there a way to pay anonymously, TPTB limit prepaid credit cards to $500?

  28. …or, you can run the tape on a seemingly never-ending stream of rich footage of your many adventures, your interesting everyday life, and the wealth of knowledge you accumulated. If the latter, instead of seeing your life flash before your eyes, you will enjoy the satisfaction of watching it languidly unfold and relish the sense of having fit several lifetimes into a single one.”

    If Waffles were to go to the 21 convention and hang out with the presenters and other guys, how would it be possible to recite what he did earlier? Do you think some of the presenters would look on him as a cute, suffer-able, done wrong young man, or laugh and tell him to get off his ass and start moving?

    Waffle’s mind is feeding him false premises. Feminine male premises at that. Wrong, wrong shit for a guy.

    Venting for about 6 to 8 hours is fine. After that it is time to move on. Certainly not for a year. WTF? Venting is weak. Venting is stuck in Groundhog Day’s of Denial, Anger, Bargaining and Depression. A bittersweet fog is no way for a man to go through life.

    A man thinking you will never have another relationship as good as that one that got away is clinically retarded and defeatist.

    Sure, you may never have it the same. But if you don’t get off your ass and find what you want, you might not actually find it. There is very little quality in the chaff out there, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, and what are you going to do about that? Vent and whine?

    Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good. Some things end because the deck is stacked against you and you have bad cards. Sometimes you fucked up a decent hand. Doesn’t matter. You still want to go on, you still have to go on, you still get to acquire a good hand of cards.

    Sometimes Hell Freezes Over, and you have to Get Over It.

    By the way, there is a cool documentary on Netflix in two parts History of the Eagles. Well worth watching. They flamed out in 1980, only to be reborn via skill and quality and choosing among the possibilities:

    Eagles song:

    Get Over It
    Eagles

    I turn on the tube and what do I see
    A whole lotta people cryin’ “Don’t blame me”
    They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
    Spend all their time feelin’ sorry for themselves
    Victim of this, victim of that
    Your momma’s too thin; your daddy’s too fat

    Get over it
    Get over it

    All this whinin’ and cryin’ and pitchin’ a fit
    Get over it, get over it
    You say you haven’t been the same since you had your little crash
    But you might feel better if they gave you some cash
    The more I think about it, Old Billy was right
    Let’s kill all the lawyers, kill ’em tonight
    You don’t want to work; you want to live like a king
    But the big, bad world doesn’t owe you a thing

    Get over it
    Get over it

    If you don’t want to play, then you might as well split
    Get over it, get over it
    It’s like going to confession every time I hear you speak
    You’re makin’ the most of your losin’ streak
    Some call it sick, but I call it weak
    You drag it around like a ball and chain
    You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
    You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
    Got your mind in the gutter, bringin’ everybody down
    Complain about the present and blame it on the past
    I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass

    Get over it
    Get over it

    All this bitchin’ and moanin’ and pitchin’ a fit
    Get over it, get over it

    Get over it
    Get over it

    It’s gotta stop sometime, so why don’t you quit

    Get over it, get over it
    Get over it

    Some non false premises:

    You have a burden of performance as a man getting a girl you actually want. Hope or luck aren’t a strategy but you can try them. And see what happens.

    Yes, engaging in new things does take your mind off lost things. Do that, engage in things. Actions that get you somewhere.

    Don’t seek a completion in life.

    Enjoy the criticism of those who you admire, respect, and might want to be like. (If you made buddy status with the presenters at the 21 convention, would they pacify you or would they press you, offer constructive criticism and push you to move on?) Feel free to ignore criticism from losers, douchebags, mona lisas and mad hatters.

    Acceptance of how things are is a useful tool.

    Imagine going to the 21 convention and venting. Where would get you? You paid to vent? Or to seek a masculine self-improvement path and wanted to collaborate? To be better? To work? To play? To fuck more value added women (value after fucking) in the future? (How do you figure that’s going to happen. Luck and a prayer?)

    I turned 57 this past week. I texted my red pill buddies that I felt 37 years old and via reference experiences I have the wisdom of and older 65 year old man. And time has been flying. And I can keep up. Moving through life in the zone is beautiful. (And not the zone someone allows you. A Zone that you created. Lol at Lebron James making self affirmation signs at the end of game 7 in the Eastern Finals. As if he needed affirmation.) And the last thing I can imagine is one of my buddies killing me with kindness. I’d rather the sharp point of a stick in my ribs.

    “This is shit you currently do, but you already have a LTR with a chick you have an emotional connection with (your wife).

    I call bullshit on that. That shit occurs independently of any woman. It has to. A woman is not the focus of your life, a good, value added woman is a complement to your life. Chicken and egg issue. A woman with value added sticks with you because you are attractive (in many ways) and you have value for her. And you stick with her because she’s a valuable asset.

  29. Hope or luck aren’t a strategy but you can try them.

    Sometimes people confuse luck with opportunity. Speaking of opportunity, that’s how I see The 21 Convention.

    And I have a request for Mr. Johnson. Could you hold The 21 Convention in a large metro area halfway between the coasts? Chicago and Dallas spring to mind. They are larger than Orlando and both are fun towns and you can go there on a budget and still have a good time. I’m sure you can do a deal with hotels in those cities as well.

  30. J, when I’m out walking, I sometimes get bored and then I just run the tape on a few of my adventures. It’s always a good time. You don’t have to wait until you’re breathing your last.

  31. I can count on half a hand how many times I’ve been bored since I embraced The Red Pill. The instant cure is to meet up or call one of my red pill buddies, of which I have more (3) than the times I’ve been bored (2). And the masculine number of masculine friends (and feminine women acquaintances) are myriad. Because they were cultivated with a sharp eye towards the 10th Law of Power. (Make no mistake, the people that are worth cultivating out there are few and far between, but they are there. You can’t collaborate with them if you don’t try. They don’t fall in your realm by accident or in your lap–in the case of women. They have value because of the work you put in. Value correlates with the work you put in. Work can be passive or active.)

    And I can’t remember a time I was ever mentally depressed. Or a time I ever had physical pain. (Although I did have that endocrine failure that one time, but they make insulin to correct that.) Except that time I sprained my ankle wrestling in 1979, and it wasn’t so much the pain as the lack of ability to perform.

    Not trying to brag, even if I am, but point out some things are a Choice on How to View Things.

  32. Very fortunate to never have been mentally depressed, SJF. Staying motivated and productive whilst struggling on the smell of an oily rag is often a challenge i face. I’m doing my best to smash on through but everything is just happening so fucking slowly, and that’s certainly not my choice now, though i have made bad choices in the past, obviously…

  33. @theasdgamer

    “when I’m out walking, I sometimes get bored and then I just run the tape on a few of my adventures. It’s always a good time.”

    Agreed. I love reflecting on past adventures. Good storytelling material. As Roissy wrote here:

    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/curiosity-women-and-game/

    “Do new things if for no other reason than that it will give you material to use during a pickup. Having trouble telling engaging stories to girls? That’s your subconscious telling you that you need a vacation to a place you haven’t yet visited.”

    It’s one of the reasons I will be traveling through Eastern Europe for the first time in a couple months!

    @SJF

    “Make no mistake, the people that are worth cultivating out there are few and far between, but they are there.”

    Ch 8 of Harry Browne’s How I found freedom in an Unfree World:

    “There are undoubtedly many, many people with whom you have nothing in common. But there are also plenty of people who see things in much the same way you do. If you haven’t come in contact with them, it may be because you’ve unnecessarily confined yourself to those with whom you’ve been associating. And it may be that you haven’t discovered ways of finding the kinds of people who could add to your life, instead of detract from it.

    There’s no one in this world exactly like you. But there are undoubtedly people who want many of the same things you do, people who look at things in much the same way you do, and people who want what you have to offer. The popular conventions of society might discourage you from breaking out of uncomfortable situations to find those people. Such hallowed traditions as one marriage, one career, one employer, staying in one place, etc., can cause you to feel that you must make the best of whatever situation you’re already in.

    But “making the best” frequently means giving up your own happiness or trying to change others. Neither way makes any sense.”

  34. It’s one of the reasons I will be traveling through Eastern Europe for the first time in a couple months!

    Woot! Props!

    And it may be that you haven’t discovered ways of finding the kinds of people who could add to your life, instead of detract from it.

    I’ve been on the lookout for people who know how to party without getting drunk. The improv group looks very promising. Those people are into self-improvement and they are a fun bunch of folks. Women as well as men.

  35. @The Silver Fox

    Anytime you want to stop mentioning your past mistakes and financial difficulties, go ahead and do so.

    Even though I’ve not had a depressive tendency, I’ve had plenty of frustrations and failings at what I considered critical times (that turned out not to be so fatal. And lord, they were scary.) that I’ve chosen to become more AntiFragile because of having them beset me. At times I’ve failed and yet put it behind me, cleared my head and vowed: Never Again.

    Other times, hassles find me saying no big deal. It’s not my nature to deal with frustrations. But I learned temperament by putting myself in conditions by leaning out to my edge. Leaning out to my edge by putting myself in harms way in order to move toward action and actions to accomplish things. Reaching for higher than I was before. Not judging myself by others, but where I was before and where I want to go.

    In Accepting The Red Pill, the thing to do is transform yourself, so the past failings don’t matter as much as you think they do. (Take any speaker at the 21 Convention. Ask them if they transformed themselves of their own work and action,–i.e. someone didn’t hand them their successes in life.)

    “You cannot be protected from the things that frighten you and hurt you, but if you identify with the part of your being that is responsible for transformation, then you are always the equal, or more than the equal of the things that frighten you.”
    ― Jordan B. Peterson

    Sure that’s a trite platitude, but is essence not standing still, moving forward in order to not become extinct. (The Red Queen hypothesis is an evolutionary hypothesis which proposes that organisms must constantly adapt, evolve, and proliferate not merely to gain reproductive advantage, but also simply to survive while pitted against ever-evolving opposing organisms in an ever-changing environment.)

    I liken it to golf. To enjoy golf and be successful at it, it takes a certain mindset. That mindset is similar to Game.

    I’ve played all my life since I was twelve. I was never that good for decades but loved the spirit of the game. Back in the early 90’s a golf psychologist wrote a book called Golf is not a Game of Perfect. It has many parallels to Game. I got better and better. I can’t even count how many times I flunked a duffed shot off the tee, and the next shot was a perfect three wood and ended up with a bogey.

    Essentially, talking and thinking about your last bad shot is a feminine thing–how it makes you feel. A masculine thing is: fuhgeddaboudit

    Here is one guys summary of some of the points in that golf book:

    https://martchap.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/my-summary-of-bob-rotellas-golf-is-not-a-game-of-perfect/

    I’m sure you can see the parallels to Game.

    1. Dream!

    2. Think your ball to the target, focus on it during your pre-shot routine and trust your swing.

    3. Keep a “hot-streak mentality”, remembering how you felt during a good phase of play – loose and confident.

    4. Don’t think about technique on your shot swing.

    5. Aim for a small, elevated, specific target (a twig on a distant tree for example) and keep it in mind as you swing. (This has been particularly effective for me).

    6. Your pre-shot routine is very important. He suggests: (Choose) Club, Target, Stance, Visualise, Grip, Practice, Waggle, Look at the target then at the ball.

    7. Short game practice should take up 70% of your time.

    8. Always aim to hole the ball. Believe the putt in going in but don’t care if it doesn’t. Be decisive. Visualise the line but make a straight putt to a target you judge the ball will turn from. Take practice putts with your eyes on the hole. (This has been a very helpful tip for me).

    9. Accept the bad shots and concentrate on the next.

    10. Allow yourself 7 mistakes a round (this is a Walter Hagen tip).

    11. Only think about what you want to happen (especially when there are obvious hazards!).

    12. Remember and savour your good shots.

    13. Be fearless.

    14. Be an artist not a scientist.

    15. Have a conservative strategy but a cocky swing.

    16. Have a game plan for important matches and new courses. Think backwards from green to tee. If in doubt, go for safety.

    17. Be loose, free and confident and stick to your routines and game plan.

    18. Try not to think ahead and think about your score or your opponent’s score. Don’t play shots you normally wouldn’t.

    19. 60% of your practice time (whether on long or short game) should be on acceptance, targets and routines, 40% on technicals.

    20. Practice putting to the fringe of the green (not to a hole) to develop pace and confidence.

    21. Before an important competition, imagine the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of winning it.

    22. Have an improvement plan and stick to it.

    And just to annoy those that hate what Jordan Peterson occasionally says to young men:

    “There’s a class of things to be afraid of: it’s “those things that you should be afraid of”. Those are the things that go bump in the night, right? You’re always exposed to them when you go to horror movies, especially if they’re not the gore type of horror movie. They’re always hinting at something that’s going on outside of your perceptual sphere, and they frighten you because you don’t know what’s out there. For that the Blair Witch Project was a really good example, because nothing ever happens in that movie but it’s frightenting and not gory. It plays on the fact tht you do have a category of Those Things Of Which You Should Be Afraid. So it’s a category, frightening things. And only things capable of abstraction can come up with something like the caregory of frightenting things.

    And so Kali is like an embodied representation of the category of frightening things. And then you might ask yourself, well once you come up with the concept of the category of frightening things, maybe you can come up with the concept of what to do in the face of frightening things. Which is not the same as “what do you do when you encounter a lion”, or “what do you do when you encounter someone angry”. It’s a meta question, right?

    But then you could say, at a philosophical level: “You will encounter elements of the category of all those things which can frighten and undermine you during your life. Is there something that you can do *as a category* that would help you deal with that.” And the answer is yeah, there is in fact. And that’s what a lot of religious stories and symbolic stories are trying to propose to you, is the solution to that. One is, approach it voluntarily. Carefully, but voluntarily. Don’t freeze and run away. Explore, instead. You expose yourself to risk but you gain knowledge.

    And you wouldn’t have a cortex which, you know, is ridiculously disproportionate, if as a species we hadn’t decided that exploration trumps escape or freezing. We explore. That can make you the master of a situation, so you can be the master of something like fire without being terrified of it.

    One of the things that the Hindus do in relationship to Kali, is offer sacrifices. So you can say, well why would you offer sacrifices to something you’re afraid of. And it’s because that is what you do, that’s always what you do. You offer up sacrifices to the unknown in the hope that good things will happen to you.

    One example is that you’re worried about your future. Maybe you’re worried about your job, or who you’re going to marry, or your family, there’s a whole category of things to be worried about, so you’re worried about your future. SO what’re you doing in university? And the answer is you’re sacrificing your free time in the present, to the cosmos so to speak, in the hope that if you offer up that sacrifice properly, the future will smile upon you. And that’s one of the fundamental discoveries of the human race. And it’s a big deal, that discovery: by changing what you cling to in the present, you can alter the future.”
    ― Jordan B. Peterson

    Most of us hide what we are clinging to in our blind spots in our cognitive brain. We don’t even know what we are clinging to because we hide it so deeply in the recesses of our psyche. The opposite of Know Thyself is protect yourself from knowing your failings at all costs. Don’t reach out to your edge, don’t take action to transform, tell yourself that is just who you are, don’t reach higher than you were before. And then we become depressed because our heart/soul wants something and the cognitive brain keeps cock-blocking that. And there is a lot of choice in that.

    And that’s what is cool about the 21 Convention, guys telling you there is something more out there that you haven’t gotten yet. You should go pursue it.

  36. @j
    May 28, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    You left out another two sentence paragraph in the Harry Browne Chapter 8 quote:

    After this: “But “making the best” frequently means giving up your own happiness or trying to change others. Neither way makes any sense….”

    Came this:

    You don’t have to stay where you are. You can look for someone who doesn’t have to be forced to love you, someone who will be enthusiastic about what you have to offer, someone who will help you get what you want because it will be in his self-interest to do so.

    One can also use Married Red Pill to Reconstruct a valuable association. A MRP guy can make his current partner (or LTR girlfriend) be enthusiastic about what he has to offer, someone who will help you get what he wants because it is her best interest.

  37. “Most of us hide what we are clinging to in our blind spots”

    Fear of success, fear of getting exactly what we searching for fucks guys up. So we settle for almost-success and the self-righteous underdog status of fighting an unjust world. Buffers.

  38. “Early bird registration is $999 from now until June 1st at 11:59pm EST. Ticket prices will incrementally bump each month thereafter, until they hit the full price of $1799 just before the event.”

    register early and then take that eight bills you saved and use it to run hard game every night you’re there

    not running game on those nights is like going to basketball camp, watching tape and talking theory all day, and then never even picking up a ball or stepping onto a court to practice everything you learned

    “Again, for increased security reasons I cannot divulge the location of this event, but suffice to say it will be at a 4 star resort hotel in Orlando, Florida with a truly amazing convention site.”

    an amazing convention site would be out on blm land where men brought and constructed everything they needed themselves, instead of having orlando resort staff do it. fewer rules too

    red pill burning (zeroed out) man would be dope

    “As you might guess in our current social climate we want to ensure a safe and high quality gathering. This event is about men getting together for open and honest discourse about intersexual dynamics, self-improvement and a realistic discussion about the state of masculinity. This is a Male Space, it’s not a publicity stunt, there will be no press access and your privacy is always the highest concern.”

    in ten years there will be some “red pill” women’s group that has conventions the same days at a very nearby competing resort hotel

    that way all the guests can mingle with like minded folk of the opposite sex

    is there a female version of Rollo out there? is that even possible? i never thought to look until right now

  39. @theasdgamer

    We held The 21 Convention in Austin Texas, 2012. For the American 21CONs I only build them in gun-friendly locations, specifically reciprocity with a Florida CCW so that I, and all relevant speakers/attendees can carry a handgun.

    Since we’ve already been to Texas and Tampa/Orlando/Miami in Florida, for 2019 I am looking at places like Nevada, Colorado, and Utah. Denver is the most likely candidate at this time.

    – ADJ

  40. Fear. Fear means different things to different men.

    Quick observation from last week:

    I had a late work night, which has been occurring quite frequently over the past 6 months. Lots of software and hardware upgrades, and the expected incompatibility between upgrades and ” home grown ” apps and modified software packages. Every week brings a new surprise, lol.

    Left work at 11 pm and made the your long truck filled journey home. About 10 city blocks from home, I encountered a black crown Vic ahead of me. City street speed limit is 25 uniformly, but this sedan was traveling at a blistering 10 mph. Sometimes slowing to almost a complete stop.

    I was stuck behind it for at least 6 blocks. I resisted the urge to blow my horn or flash highbeams, or any of that. I challenge myself to practice patience whenever the situation arises, because patience has never been my strong suit historically, and I’m an old man that wants that sage like patience I’d observed in the elders around me growing up.

    7 blocks into the creeping driving exercise, I happily came upon an intersection that would allow me to pass the snail. Passed the crown Vic on the right as the left lane was for left turns only, and proceeded over a small overpass.

    Crown Vic races up behind me and lights me up. Cops? Really? Wtf???

    I pull over, turn on hazard lights, turn on all interior lights, roll down all windows, and turn off engine. Practice makes perfect. Place both hands of steering wheel. Cops in my city rarely hassle, beat or shoot people during traffic stops, but I’m 100 yards from my city border and these are cops from the next city.

    2 cops approach, one on drivers side, one on passenger side. White officer and Latino officer. Latino officer on.passenger side draws weapon.

    Officer asks for license, registration and insurance. I open glove box and officer in passenger side shines light mounted on firearm into glovebox, then at my lap/balls. He seems just a little jumpy.

    Officer: ” you in a hurry? ”

    Me: ” not particularly “.

    Officer ” you passed me quick back there ”

    Me ” I didn’t go over the speed limit. You were practically stopped. ”

    Officer : ” would you prefer I drive faster than the speed limit? ”

    Me: ” nope. But it would be nice if you didn’t drive 15 mph under the speed limit ”

    Officer: ” wait right here ”

    He goes to his car and radios in my information. After a couple of minutes, he comes back and hands me my paper work.

    Officer : ” where you coming from? ”

    Me: ” work “.

    Officer: ” late shift? Where do you work? ”

    Me: ” X company ”

    Officer: ” where’s that? ”

    Me: ” X town ”

    Officer: ” where’s that? ”

    Me: ” exit X off of route X ”

    Officer ” that sounds like it’s almost in Pennsylvania ”

    Me : ” yup “.

    Officer: ” what do they do there? ”

    Me: ” X”

    Officer: ” what do you do? ”

    Me: ” I.T. ”

    Officer: ” where are you headed? ”

    Me: ” home ”

    Officer: you still live in X street? ”

    Me: ” yup. 4 blocks from here.. “.

    Pause.

    Officer on passenger side trains weapon towards my chest.

    More pause.

    Officer ” this is a beautiful car ”

    Me: no response

    He says something to the other cop that I can’t hear, and he holsters his sidearm.

    Officer: ” ahhh, I’m not going to write you a ticket”

    I wasn’t speeding….

    Me: ” well thanks you. I appreciate that ”

    Lol, I really have no fucks as I would’ve fought it I. Court anyway.

    Office: ” I like this ride… ”

    Me: ” no response “.

    Officer: * taps roof* ” okay have a good night….. I do that shit that you did all the time “.

    I continued home.

    It takes patience and practice to a) not be afraid when cops pull weapons, and b) when they ask you a half dozen questions that have nothing to do with why they stopped you, and c) when they stop you in.a deserted area for a completely bullshit reason.

    I’ve had cops ask me if I own or rent, if I bought or leased my car, how much I paid for it, how long I’ve worked at my job, if they could take a look in my trunk, if I thought I was a bad ass/tough guy ( when I had boxing gym sticker on window ), if I had my weapon on me or in my car… Shit like that. And in 40 years driving I have a grand total of 3 actual tickets.

    Fear? Nah never because the circumstances are beyond my control. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen, so fear is useless and stressful, and sometimes stress makes had shit happen.

    And, society doesn’t believe certain things, so nobody has your back accept your lawyer😀

    So JOB can talk about stuff. I’ll listen. But every man has a different description and level of fear. In any case, it’s his burden to figure out how to deal with it and keep living a life on his own terms.

  41. ” nope. But it would be nice if you didn’t drive 15 mph under the speed limit ”

    Nossir. Not my business how you drive. [Implication: I’m minding my own business…now how about you minding your business…and I have zero attitude.]

    Pro tip: Cops really like it when you address them as “sir.” (They also tend to not have much of a sense of humor when they are “doing business.”)

    So that’s why I wouldn’t respond to “you passed me quick back there” with “that cow in front of you has been holding up traffic.”

    Cops don’t like to be accused of impeding traffic by driving too slowly because that’s a misdemeanor.

  42. Asd

    In 40 years of driving, I could write a book about bullshit stops.

    No one is required to address police as ” sir “. That’s a ludicrous thought ( and in some circumstances it won’t help ).

    I have nothing against cops as a whole, as many of my friends are in some form of law enforcement. Doing business is perfectly fine depending on.what the motivation behind that ” business ” is.

    No traffic stop should involve gun pointing and light interrogation. Write me my ticket and let’s way goodnight.

  43. Blax

    I’m sure that you get stopped because you’re a zebra and cops are looking for horses. “If you hear hoofbeats, you don’t guess ‘zebra’, you guess ‘horse’.” Then cops verify that you are, in fact, an exotic animal. It’s probably a conversation piece for them.

    Jesse Jackson once confessed to racial profiling. “Look, if I see three white dudes coming towards me on the street late at night vs. three black dudes, I’ll cross the street to avoid the black dudes.” No one said it’s fair, but it’s human nature. If you expect it to go some other way, then I’ll place an order for fried ice with you.

  44. “Legal principles can be complicated, but in most courts, until eight months ago, there was a pretty simple one: Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Then came Heien v. North Carolina, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in December. Now the principle is: Ignorance of the law is no excuse — unless you’re the cop enforcing the law, in which case it is, or at least can be, depending upon whether your ignorance is reasonable or not, to be determined upon later review“

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/08/03/how-the-supreme-court-made-it-legal-for-cops-to-pull-you-over-for-just-about-anything

  45. Asd

    I love you man.😂😂

    Go back in time, say 50 years, and get harrased regularly for the next t 50 right up until last week, and let’s see if your perception shifts any.

  46. @Blaximus — New Jersey. That’s your problem. It’s not just you, it’s not just “black skin”, I’ve heard similar stories from men of various skin colors. It’s the fact that Jersey cops are arrogant and ignorant turdballs…or so I was told by a cop who had the misfortune to be sent there on official business, in uniform. He didn’t get a gun pointed at him deliberately, though. Just carelessly.

  47. Cops can be difficult sometimes, but as Blax illustrated, there is a way to deal with them and avoid getting into a “situation”.

    But here’s another shinning example of novel citizen being “harassed” by cops.

    https://heavy.com/news/2018/05/emily-weinman/

    Waiting for the body cam footage from the Police.

    Thanks Obama, people now have absolute no respect for cops.

  48. @ASD: Another Pro tip: Don’t kick the cops in the nuts or spit on them.

  49. “Go back in time, say 50 years, and get harrased regularly for the next t 50 right up until last week, and let’s see if your perception shifts any.”

    Men qua men have been harassed for the last 60 years. I’ll not question your perceptions though.

  50. Oh, sure, blame the cishetwhitemale for the fact that Soylo is flopping at the box office. Never mind the crappy plot or the now mandatory LGBTQMOUSE in-your-face, nah, it’s gotta be the whitemale. Disney’s SJW’s are killing a billion dollar franchise with their politics-of-the-moment. Walt is still dead, too.

    Not my circus. Not my monkeys. But the bid/ask spread on puts…hmm….

    https://finviz.com/quote.ashx?t=DIS

  51. I have been in beach towns like Wildwood, which like Seaside and Virginia Beach and Ocean City MD has a rowdy population of “bennies” (city/suburb folk who come to the shore, get regally snockered and join the cast of reality TV shows). I have seen takedowns like snowflake Emily’s, and when there’s too much beer or JW or pina coladas or long island ice teas these poopship destroyers happen. They can be a little scary to behold, you don’t know if it’s going to spill in your direction if you find yourself too close.

    For larfs here is the Opposite of Blax: another pro tip for getting out of a beach town road stop is to have a charming smiling 18 year old daughter be the one who rolls down the window to say hi how you doin’? to the cop before he can address her greybeard dad.

    Oh yes let’s face it we be white.

  52. Fred, I know a white guy who was arrested while drunk and the cops roughed him up and stole about $500 from him. He’s an engineer. Cops shot and killed quite a few innocent white people last year. A drunk in Vegas. An Australian woman. Those made the news.

    Being white may help, but not if you’re drunk. Being white helps until you open your mouth, just like being handsome when you approach women. Then you better act UMC. Not drunk.

    Game works with cops, just like with girls. I’ve used it on girl cops.

  53. It’s not supposed to matter ( in a just, society… lol ) what your skin tone is.

    But acceptance of anyone catching lead unjustly will spread to the point where it won’t make a difference.

    Then, there will be changes and riots in the streets and politicians getting canned and cops getting gunned down randomly in the streets and, and, and.

    Justice used to be ( said to be ) blind.

    Drunks not included, for sake of argument.

  54. @Rugby.
    Good piece on Peterson and the media. Mainstream media is in a feedback loop with the hysterical social media rather than doing it’s own working and thinking.

    The typical trajectory today is that the media tries to hop aboard a growing presence like Peterson, in a sad attempt to seem relevant and with-it. The eventual stage is to destroy the subject — out of PC politics or just mere jealousy — if he threatens to become too influential.
    Even Peterson, who could hardly be more measured and moderate.

  55. Keeping men at each other’s throats is a distraction tactic of TPTB. Today’s Western world is not the Jim Crow era world though it may feel that way to some as the pressure is on to divide and conquer men into less effective tribes. Easy to contain. Different tactics, same result.

    I don’t blame minority men feeling helplessness and pessimism as they too have been given false Hobson’s choices of BP indentured marriage servitude or second tier citizenship. They ask”Why try?” or “What’s in it for me?” Perhaps the single mothers is so high in minority populations relatively because those men are ahead of the game. They’ve gone their own way, in a way, long ago.

    Those above questions are being asked now by a lot of men today, regardless of rave. The BP culture answers with more enslavement.

  56. It’s not supposed to matter ( in a just, society… lol ) what your skin tone is.

    Swallowing the red pill is hard. But there is always Game. America is the land of opportunity, not the land of justice. Otherwise, what would the point be in being a SJW?

    I don’t blame minority men feeling helplessness and pessimism as they too have been given false Hobson’s choices of BP indentured marriage servitude or second tier citizenship. They ask”Why try?” or “What’s in it for me?”

    Opportunity for all. That’s no lie. Equal opportunity is the lie.

  57. O.B.I.T.

    Even Peterson, who could hardly be more measured and moderate.

    The MSM piling on should boost JPeterson’s standing with younger men. They will pay more attention to him, and avoid the groups he criticizes — like PUA’s, whom Peterson has said are “psychopathic”.

    Thinks that make me say “Hmm.”

    Ever watch pro wresting? What does “KayFabe” mean?

    What is the purpose of a safety valve on a water heater? Isn’t it to let out superheated water in a controlled manner?

    Hmm.

  58. Blaximus, I”m not saying that New Jersey should change its nick from “The Garden State” to “The Dumpster Fire State”, but it would be more accurate. I once added miles onto a drive out of Delaware in order to completely avoid Jersey. A friend who used to live in western Mass. told me he wouldn’t even stop to urinate when driving across NJ because his piss was too good for them.

    It’s just coincidence that the NJSP uniforms look like the STASI or the Gestapo. Really.

  59. asd

    Lol.

    I see advocates swearing on their kid’s lives that this is the land of Justice – superior justice compared to everywhere else on the planet. And that it’s a land overflowing with opportunity…where the average American has little savings, mass credit debt, 30 years mortgages, triple digit college bills and an inability to pay a 400 emergency bill without suffering somewhere else.

    Not me, and not you, and not most readers here – but that’s no excuse not to know and understand the workings of broader society and not be Blue Pilled to our cores. All my friends and I are on fairly equal financial footing. It would be very easy to fool ourselves into believing everyone has exactly the same chance to do what we have done ( at great sacrifice, sometimes inordinate sacrifice for the long game ).

    For me opportunity meant a 40 mile commute in order to earn. All the six figure jobs in my home town were taken by people that commuted in from somewhere else.

    But that’s neither here nor there….

    Eh

    Yes. Funny how the ” haves ” aren’t at each other’s throats.

    A couple of weekends ago, I was doing my biweekly talk with a group of men from all different backgrounds, talking to youth – mostly male but some females. And I’d addressed the ” helplessness ” issue, especially among millennials.

    The danger is in people living separated in such large numbers. Everybody seems to think that everyone else is either doing exactly what they are doing, or are ” losers ” somehow.

    Last gathering had 3 judges, 2 district attorneys, 2 police chiefs, 5 corrections officers, 2 reverends, 5 police detectives, 1 former DEA, 2 mayors, 6 various city council members, 2 CEO’s, 3 Labor reps, 10 business owners, 5 business professionals, 2 doctors and 4 lawyers.

    Each meeting is getting larger than the previous one. We will need a larger venue for the next one. The money comes from donations of guest speakers.

    The biggest problem is that the youth don’t know the people occupying the stage. We may as well be from Saturn.

    For my part, I tell the youngsters to get involved and get politically active, and I break down exactly what I mean by politically active . The Port in my city hired 1,000 people a few years ago, and only 10 were residents of the city. None of the hired had education above high school. Many were friends or relatives of people already working on the port – a kind of Legacy thing. With overtime, the average salary was close to or right at100,000 bucks. The more you worked, the better your pay.

    There’s that opportunity asd spoke of.

    … working on ” the docks ” so to speak, or in warehouses.

    Helplessness is a state of mind. If your not at the bottom of a 20,000 foot hole, there’s no such thing. These kids have to get ENGAGED and stop listening to the narratives. They have to vote and demand and stay active, else why would they deserve?

    And we are going to target the education system next. A dozen schools closed in my city over the years, and what’s left is untenable. And yet my tax dollars subsidize the fuckery. My daughter went to private college prep school, and I paid a pretty penny. I expect education to be serviceable at a bare minimum for the rest of the non-paying populace. They will be next up on stage to hear and answer and be held accountable.

    Or be removed.

    But hey, that’s 2019-2020.

  60. Blax, wherever you find opportunity, you’ll find predators who will take what you’ve accumulated. It’s really easy to be rich by age 50 without a college education if you have decent social skills. Insurance.

  61. @ar
    Kayfabe? … are you thinking Peterson is part of some kind of stage play here? (BTW I actually did watch wrestling as a kind — Argentine Apollo, Haystacks Calhoun and the recently passed Bruno Sammartino)

    New Jersey — the only charm it ever had was gas prices 30 cents below the norm. They’ve had to raise the gas tax now and almost entirely wipe out that advantage, a sign they are circling the drain. And all those roads with the concrete dividers down the middle …

  62. By predators do you mean State and Federal?

    No one has ever taken more from me than them, with very little in return.

  63. Yes. Funny how the ” haves ” aren’t at each other’s throats.

    You obviously haven’t been in the loop of the “haves”. The show “Dallas” gave us the inside scoop.

    The biggest problem is that the youth don’t know the people occupying the stage. We may as well be from Saturn.

    truth…one-to-one mentoring, switching mentors from time to time

    My daughter went to private college prep school, and I paid a pretty penny.

    My daughters were homeschooled…cost negligible…one was a National Merit Semifinalist and the other Commended…both received college scholarships and graduated with useful degrees.

    Separation between school and state! Kill the fuckery!

  64. You’re a success story.

    My brother-in-law is similar. Lifted himself up by seeing opportunity, maintaining strong relationships,, highly educated in IT, uni teaching even, black.

    He made it clear his family isn’t too.keen on his success, or more accurately, how he choose to live it out.

    I admire your commitment, Blaxinus. Those community leaders, do they see with RP. lenses? It’d make a big difference if they did as throwing money at it isn’t helping either. There’s no amount of cash that’ll help cultural sickness. Those on top, though present at your meeting, run in the sane circles and keep it that way. They’re incestuous.

    You’re correct that those doing well aren’t purging, though a lot more men on the fringes are killing themselves that a decade ago weren’t. One must conform to NO ideals to keep one’s rep clean.

    Change happens by subtle degrees and differently in different communities though the isolation of men is real everywhere.

    The rural communities around here are racially homogenous and poor and drug addicted. They suffer the most dysfunction, drug death, dependency.

    I’ve been a fan of the film “Traffic” for many reasons. There’s good people investing time, talent and treasure everywhere. It doesn’t take much badness to empty that account and bad actors are all along the way too.

  65. “For the American 21CONs I only build them in gun-friendly locations”

    So I guess we can forget about the show coming here to NY (or New Jersey) anytime soon

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