Sizzle & Steak: Hustling the Hustlers

Hustlers and the Hustled

Today’s Hustle Economy is measured in market shares of ‘influence‘. How many Followers do you have? How many subs (subscribers)? Comments? Likes? Views? What’s your engagement like? In an age when anyone can have a free digital soapbox to prosthelytize from our egos become our brand. So, when you attack an idea you also attack the brand; and when you attack the brand you also attack the ego whose identity is the brand.

Our livelihoods, our wellbeing, are vitally connected to with a Brand of Me which in turn is intimately connected to the self. The separation between man and brand becomes more difficult when his revenue stream(s) is dependent upon man and brand being synonymous. That brand’s value is also quantified and qualified by the platforms (soapbox) it’s based on. Lose followers, lose viewers, lose money and lose self. As a result you get pathological hustlers grifting on other pathological hustlers by selling them access to exposure, influence and and insurance for their very precarious-but-lucrative brand of me. In turn, this “insurance” is a buffer against losing an equally precarious sense of self.

From 2000 to about 2015 organizing live events and conventions was a fairly lucrative proposition in the burgeoning Hustle Economy. Being a speaker at a TED talk held a certain gravitas for the Brand of Me who was invited to relate his very important, self-affirming ideas to a rapt audience. Today, not so much. The TEDx series saw to it that anyone could pay-to-play and thus debased any legitimacy the original TEDs started with. I remember the pay-to-play grift that destroyed the late 80s’ metal scene in Hollywood. Show promoters would buy out a classic venue like Gazzari’s or the Troubadour for a night and then talk “up-and-coming bands” into playing the gigs. All they had to do was sell enough tickets to cover their portion of whatever the promoter had paid to reserve the venue. Whether the bands decided to sell their tickets at a profit or a loss was irrelevant to the promoters – they just had to cover the rent on the club for that night. Most promoters were making their money on marking up that rent, and a percentage of the alcohol sales they’d arrange with club owners. It didn’t matter if the bands were great or they sucked, just that they covered the rent with ticket sales – usually to friends and family to come watch them play on the same stage that Van Halen and Ratt got their start on. The promoters weren’t selling actual talent, they were selling the fantasy of playing on historic stages in L.A. to guys who believed they were good enough to play them. By 1989 pay-to-play was killing what was once a vibrant music scene that naturally culled the talentless bands from the great ones.

Hustle Economy conventions today are following the same pay-to-play graft. It makes little difference what the niché is – masterminds, hotseats, summits, etc. – conventions have become Brand Showcases replete with (gumroad) book signings and the hot girl “Booth Candy” to prove proof-of-concept (i.e. Receipts). Convention promoters care less about the messages of the personalities who speak at their events and more about the gravitas it brings to their event (which is also part of their own Brand of Me). And the loudest most extroverted (pathological) brands of that year always draw attention.

What you get then is a competition of escalation. Punch the biggest guy in the face as soon as you arrive in the prison yard or you’ll end up as his bitch. If you want to make a name for yourself as a niché marketer (especially as a noob in the Manosphere) you have to punch up. Call the biggest name in that sphere a charlatan or a hack and some of his followers might defect to your cult out of spite. Grifters sell other grifters programs and templates to ensure their brand’s value, which increasingly is tied to their own sense of personal worth. Mastermind sessions and “hot seat” workshops become psychotherapy for the Hustle Economy “Guru“.

Insurance of personal brand value will be big business in this decade. It will be sold using the same perception marketing that Instagram influencers use. It will be based on the same insecurities the Hustler sells his products with. Image is all – the Hustler becomes the hustled – but image is fleeting. Even mediocre minds can figure out how to jump on a current trend. Copy & paste a viral tag, aligning with something trending; all that is easy to do, but most niché marketeers lack the talent and insight to understand (much less foresee) a zeitgeist. Good hustlers borrow, great hustlers steal, but the true “ideas guys” are exceptionally rare in the Hustle Economy. Innovators and New Thinkers are the carrion that draws the Brand of Me vultures out in the open.

Ideas Guys

Hustle Economy carpet baggers live a very insecure and unpredictable existence. They are not innovators – they are fast followers. Not only is their sense of self fused to their brand, but their brand’s success is their metric of self-esteem. Their (often tenuous) mental health is measured in Followers, subscribers, views, comments, likes, engagement, analytics and clicks-per-minute (CPM). It’s never quality of ideas that define value; it’s only numbers. Money in the payment processor or number of email addresses on your list. It’s never ultimate causes / effects, it’s only proximate causality. It’s the number of trees over the health of the forest. But the numbers don’t lie, so the new teachers give the Lost Boys cigarettes, candy bars and cheap booze – or their emotionally proximate equivalents (hope). It’s what they really want, it’s what makes you money and it’s what your ego-brand’s long term security needs. Besides, if you don’t give the temporary salve for their miserable lives another Influencer has already copy & pasted your tags to lap you on the Hustle Economy racetrack.

Insecurity in self, brand, livelihood, sustainable ‘lifestyle creep’, even family relations are what define the Hustle Economy today. Most personal brands rarely last more than two years – at least in their initial incarnation. As such, there is a constant need for belief pivots and “brand makeovers” for influencers. Reinventing one’s “self” becomes a vital part of existence for the career grifter. And there’s a lot of money waiting the clever guy who figures out how to cater to this pivoting need. Those unable to adapt, or those who miss the cues of the rapidly changing zeitgeist, will become extinct. Only true innovators – the Ideas Guys – have any kind of real staying power, and that’s if they can roll with the social changes; if they can put off the ennui of seeing their ideas cannibalized and bastardized by the next wave of hustlers who will plagiarize their work with impunity.

Continued in part III next week,…

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old bloke
old bloke
2 months ago

….but I LIKE Totoro – and I USE a deodorant..!

Fact
Fact
2 months ago
Poloyatonki
Poloyatonki
2 months ago

As an (insert whatever you call this space here) person are you achieving your goals or are just paying superchats, and memberships to see red meat. So glad Rollo is doing blog posts again.

Rugby11
Rugby11
2 months ago

“ Lost Boys cigarettes, candy bars and cheap booze – or their emotionally proximate equivalents (hope).”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UGxvnroYgt4

Hard work and patience lots of work and rejection become ingredients of importance to counter what’s free

ness
ness
2 months ago

Good to see you are back to writing. That is clearly your strength, and much better than the entertainment youtube shows that the manosphere is turning into.

Justin
Justin
2 months ago

I started reading here on the RM back in mid 2018 right before my marriage. Without having to say it you can assume it has changed things for me. I see the newer side of the RP and though the entertainment is there I can see the grift from most. Content like these blog posts and the books are what will enlighten generations to come. The videos are live streamers will make their money grab. We can only hope the exposure strengthens the message and it doesn’t get lost in the medium.

Olongapo
Olongapo
2 months ago

Like any human endeavor, true online grift, will surely separate the sheep from the goats annnnnnnnddd…separate the idiots from their money. It’s capitalism at it’s finest and will never go away. The only thing one can count on is that it will change with whatever technology is sexy that year. So, with that in mind, a consumer of manoshpere-ish praexologies must constantly be on the hunt for pearls in the mud and learn to ignore the dross. Newcomers these days unfortunately, are overwhelmed with a virtual firehose of dreck that is neither original nor, helpful. I think that the original… Read more »

Economist
Economist
2 months ago

Simps pay a feminist thot $1,000 for a pic of her unwiped poop stained butthole on OnlyFans.
Money printer go BRRRRR

Toronto manz
Toronto manz
2 months ago

5 in 10 Toronto men are incels.
7 in 10 young men from 18-35 are incels in Toronto.
Holding meetups is illegal, ask Roosh V what happened.
Toronto women will not settle for less than $500 an hour for escort services.

Drunk
Drunk
2 months ago

I’ve noticed that lots of health professionals like massage therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists and medical doctors are posting semi-nude and nude pictures on YouTube and Instagram.
The majority are women.

Fact
Fact
2 months ago

Is western culture approaching peak beta? Or has the internet just made that behavior more obvious?

Sentient
Sentient
2 months ago

I like what Rollo is doing on the videos. You’ve really got good Rollo, congrats. I just don’t have time for 2 to 3 hours.

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
2 months ago

Never Before The gyno-grifters and their feminist sisters Are hunting down the mister weightlifters While drifters with the jitters are rubbing out blisters Hoping to soothe their spat And the mob of the blind got left behind With no rewind from the new maligned While the unkind mastermind the frame of mind Somebody spank the brat Now the cuntocracy blames his toxicity With her itchy titty bitchy committee While this nitty gritty witty banditti lost all pity And fucked the plutocrat The preacher man’s playing his hand from his stand Selling his grandstand brand don’t you understand He’s just a… Read more »

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
2 months ago

What the fuck is up with all the crying on the Touré De France this year? Almost every stage winner has balled and squalled OVER WINNING. I’ve watched the tour for over 20 years. In years past, the winners were not criers. Last year they stopped the girls from kissing the men on the podium and they removed one podium girl and added a guy. Now most of the winners are crying tears upon winning. Is the tour becoming a beauty pageant? Are they putting estrogen in the water supply?

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
2 months ago

Added t more stanzas, more comprehensive. Changed a few words, more accurate. Finished. Never Before The gyno-grifters and their feminist sisters Are hunting down the mister weightlifters While drifters with the jitters are rubbing out blisters Hoping to soothe their spat And the mob of the blind got left behind With no rewind for the new maligned While the unkind mastermind the frame of mind Somebody spank the brat They’re all playing the game of fame with blame Having no shame they thought they could tame The man frame with their lame frame disclaim But they’re not admitting that Now… Read more »

PalmaSailor
PalmaSailor
2 months ago

@Toronto Manz

(5 in 10 Toronto men are incels.
7 in 10 young men from 18-35 are incels in Toronto.*

Are they really the stats?

To you think it’s down to Uber feminisation of the “men”?

Anonymous Reader
Anonymous Reader
2 months ago

My next book to read is “Smart and Sexy”, it’s been around since 2016.

https://atavisionary.com/free-book-smart-and-sexy-the-evolutionary-origins-and-biological-underpinnings-of-cognitive-differences-between-the-sexes/

The mean and variance of intelligence is not the same for women as for men, field reports often cosign this. But it will be interesting to see what the genetic factor(s) may be.

stuffinbox
2 months ago

AR,

Thanks for the link!

In this femprimary social order a man that doesn’t conform to the gynocoms style of relating will be labelled as cognitive dissonant.

PalmaSailor
PalmaSailor
2 months ago

@Anonymous Reader

Thanks for the link, I’ll read it when I have time.

People are being forced left right and centre for even daring to suggest it’s a thing.

This is just the first one I googled, but there was another much more prominent one who had a massive award (like a Nobel) removed for even suggesting it could be a thing.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/03/12/assistant-professor-says-hes-been-fired-because-he-dared-talk-about-human-population

There are a lot of variations on intelligence and they lead back basically to what was required on an evolutionary basis depending on your global origin.

That’s my $0.02 anyway

Toronto manz
Toronto manz
2 months ago

Many Canadian women are taught to dislike men.
Roosh was also castigated in Toronto, the feminist capitol of North America.

wahoo
wahoo
2 months ago
Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
2 months ago
Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
2 months ago

if objective examination, empirical considerations and rational discourse constitute “mansplaining”, then music and lyrics must be “godsplaining”. Whatever “god” is…. I added 2 more stanzas, renamed it and cleaned it up a bit more. Songs usually continue to be “a work in progress” until they are rehearsed and practiced by a band. But here it is… as it is now… Casualties The gyno-grifters and their feminist sisters Are hunting down the mister weightlifters While drifters with the jitters are rubbing out blisters Hoping to soothe their spat And the mob of the blind got left behind With no rewind for… Read more »

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
2 months ago

Maternal Wisdom (Mommy knows best) My dear I see how you try To be the slave of mine eyes To what putage are you inclined As you attempt to fool the blind Knowing your mother knew best That you must toil without any rest And embrace her pathology To exaggerate biology By scheduling all your appointments With various forms of ointment And lathering innumerous lotions While consuming copious potions To maintain ephemeral pretense With the chicanery you dispense And perform shameful theatrics From youth through geriatrics While preserving neoteny And speaking with cacophony All to nurture a schism From the… Read more »

Fact
Fact
2 months ago

This just happened. Sports Illustrated now using tranies for swimsuit issue cover. Beta males doing mental gymnastics to explain why there’s nothing wrong with it.

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
2 months ago

@ Fact

“Sports Illustrated now using tranies for swimsuit issue cover.”

Whats the cover headliner?

“Consorts Mutilated” ?

Sentient
Sentient
2 months ago
Anonymous Reader
Anonymous Reader
1 month ago

Red Pill on display @ the Olympics. https://nypost.com/2021/07/27/olympic-medalist-hayden-wildes-ex-girlfriend-says-she-regrets-breakup/ The one-time girlfriend of New Zealand triathlete Hayden Wilde made a bittersweet confession when the Olympian won the bronze medal on Sunday.“I regret breaking up with you,” the unnamed woman gushed to 1 News when asked about Wilde’s victory. “I’m so proud of Hayden, just like all the work he’s obviously done to get there, it’s just amazing.” Literally wishes she could be waiting for him at the finish line…literally. “I went to primary school with him and he’s grown so much; and yeah, real proud,” she added. “He’s grown so much”.… Read more »

Sentient
Sentient
1 month ago

I’m in a complicated Multi million dollar legal struggle centered around my mental health and decision making

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR2ABVkAcGs/

So… have you seen my tits?

Fact
Fact
1 month ago

Bumble, the feminist swipe app, has been sued for encouraging women’s hypergamous slut instincts. Class action. Men win 20 free Super Swipes, and approx $30 settlement.

http://www.bumblemessagingsettlement.com/?amp%3Butm_medium=Email&%3Butm_campaign=Notice

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
1 month ago

https://www.amazon.com/Sexually-Woke-Awaken-Secrets-Midlife/dp/1950934446 I met her many years ago. Many of her patients have left her…. for obvious reasons. But that is a minor adjustment to the larger sociobiological disparity that is yet to be reconciled. Nature will reconcile it. Nature always does. In reverse order, the communication data revolution, the birth control pill & sexual revolution, mass gentrification, industrialization, the agricultural revolution, civilization itself…. have all contributed to and gradually, yet periodically abruptly, increased the homo sapien female “status” to that of almost pure solipsistic narcissism. She is now so extremely self engrossed, self conscious, and self possessed that she cannot… Read more »

Mihc
Mihc
1 month ago

Continued in part III next week,…

Wrote you on July 2. Four weeks later, it hasn’t been continued.
Why are you shit-testing your readership so much and so hard for so long, Blog Owner?

Perhaps most deserves it, for failing the shit tests, but not all of us do.

Anonymous Reader
Anonymous Reader
1 month ago

Hey, everyone, it’s August 11 and that means Tomi Lahren’s birthday!

She’s turning Twenty Nine today!

We all remember her from last year’s rant, don’t we? If not, stroll down memory lane with Rollo.

https://therationalmale.com/2020/08/11/the-empress-has-no-clothes/

What kind of B’day greetings should be sent to dear, sweet, li’l ol’ Tomi?

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
1 month ago

https://youtu.be/wzs-lFuNluw We live in an era rapidly developing into a dynamic where virtually each woman can use the full power of the state against a man to destroy his life simply because he does or says anything that offends her or she disagrees with… including when he has no way of knowing she will disagree, be offended or how much…. AND even when his alleged offense occurred decades prior to the time she makes the allegement. All she has to do is lie to the police or lie to the court or lie to the sensational greedy media. We hope… Read more »

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
1 month ago

@ Mihc

“”Continued in part III next week,…

Wrote you on July 2. Four weeks later, it hasn’t been continued.
Why are you shit-testing your readership so much and so hard for so long, Blog Owner?

Perhaps most deserves it, for failing the shit tests, but not all of us do.””

The natives are getting restless.

When will the next bone be thrown into the hormone cyclone from the Rollo in the know while this scarred bastard bard throws more of his regards into the retard junkyard of blowhards?

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
1 month ago

Old World Man

What happened to the old-world man
Did he surrender his command

Hand his lady his liberty
To leave him with impotency

Did he trade it for a statue
For freedom to be misconstrued

By a grotesque new colossus
For the parasitic nauseous

To stand on the eastern shore
As a beacon like a whore

And relinquish liberation
As if every unearned nation

Is owed for free what must be fought
Ignoring truth that he once sought

Copyright ©2021 Woeful Bard all Rights Reserved

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
1 month ago

AH!

There is more.

There is always more….

Old World Man

What happened to the old-world man
Did he surrender his command

Hand his lady his liberty
To leave him with impotency

Did he defer to her justice
Neglecting his to corrupt us

Did he trade it for a statue
For freedom to be misconstrued

By a grotesque new colossus
For the parasitic nauseous

To stand on the eastern shore
As a beacon like a whore

And relinquish liberation
As if every unearned nation

Is owed for free what must be fought
Ignoring truth that he once sought

PalmaSailor
PalmaSailor
30 days ago

@HABD “bc it really shouldn’t matter HOW you get into the interaction with the girl…” Muh. I have absolutely no idea how many I’ve missed out on bc I’ve killed off anything remotely provider hunting rather than playing the game. When I first separated ten years ago I was unwittingly playing the game (blue pill) and was laying 2-3 every week from OLD/other. Ok so I’ll poast pictures of a yacht. Lol. Not mine though, mine is a very modest beast and they might as well fantasise in style lol… are these just examples of type?… or the actual girls?…lol… Read more »

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
27 days ago

BAD EXAMPLE ALERT!! https://youtu.be/J32L8RhLSqc J Waller is stiff and uptight. He comes across as very uncomfortable, frustrated, a bit angry and insecure. He seems very unconfident in himself and as if he is covering it up with a dogmatic “chivalrous” strategy and intimidation. He is like a stiff rider any horse gets very annoyed with right away. A horse can feel a fly land anywhere on its back. Women are that sensitive emotionally and they usually sooner than later see straight through the bullshit, if not consciously then at least subconsciously. Furthermore, women are far more complex, intelligent, dynamic and… Read more »

PalmaSailor
PalmaSailor
27 days ago

@Woeful Bard

He doesn’t sit right with me either.

He doesn’t have red flags over him like ADJ / all those other chumps did, but it’s not right.

My initial thought when he was describing how he gets on so well with with Stirling Cooper and how they “push” each other was he was gay.

Unknowns attaching themselves to Rollo’s covenant value isn’t a new thing.

It’ll clear down in time, it always does.

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
25 days ago

@PalmaSailor I agree. Waller may be gay. This may ultimately be his interest in Rollo. Don’t drop the soap. I had a friend in college who turned out to be gay. I college, we did not know. I suspected it. My wife suspected it. She said he was too nice and that all gay men she knew were “perfect gentlemen” holding doors, insisting on it, etc. My friend was VERY white knight and domineering about it. He loved his mother and hated his father. He was not a pushover but he was a “very nice guy” to women and held… Read more »

stuffinbox
25 days ago

Woeful Bard, Serious question, do you see JWaller as an existential threat? I wish him (J) the best of luck but IMO a natural should never give advice on women or try to teach game. It just doesn’t come off well as what works for a man with A & SP already DHV’d right out the gate won’t work for the average man. He just can’t pull it off and has to start from the beginning. A natural should also never try to redpill his friends , it will only alienate them. This caught my attention from rollos tweeter feed.… Read more »

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
25 days ago

@stuffinbox, I do not experience Waller as a threat. I see him as I see him based on my past experience. He is what he is. What I perceive could be inaccurate. However, based on experience…. Peterson is a blow hard. Peterson is only gossiping to himself about his own emotions and insecurities and projecting it into the world. He has been doing this for years, practicing it before his captive student audiences perfecting it and tweaking it to seduce as many as possible into his own little solipsistic psychobabble theater. He is so into his own bullshit that he… Read more »

stuffinbox
24 days ago

Glad I could help.

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
24 days ago

Somebody is trying to put me in the stuffinbox.

Noice!!!
Noice!!!
24 days ago

“As a result you get pathological hustlers grifting on other pathological hustlers by selling them access to exposure…”

Spoken like a true Boomhauer…noice!!!!

https://youtu.be/N7FVmeJXwCY

PalmaSailor
PalmaSailor
23 days ago

@woeful bard Firstly I just don’t care about much, never mind randoms that crop up and talk to @Rollo But My gaydar did ping with J Waller And I don’t even care about that ^^ I really DGAF. But you’ve assumed he’s a natural. I doubt it. Good enough looking to be swimming in 8’s & 9’s, yes. That does not mean natural by any stretch of the imagination. In fact guys like him actually get taken apart by fat 4’s because they’ve had it so easy all their lives that they have no game. But the photo for the… Read more »

IRL
IRL
21 days ago

@Rollo

Have you heard (of) Kfir?

don key
don key
21 days ago

You are a total failure if you do not address the covid nonsense and all of freedoms that have been taken.

NNN1
NNN1
21 days ago

@donkey

I think that’s up to personal evaluation but that’s not really closely tied to evo-psych or intersexual relationships. Rollo also does not address Religion or broader Politics which is perfect as it doesn’t correlate with his core message.

There are already too many people self-declared virologists, doctors and epidemiologists, your oppinion is set – why would you need more confirmation?

stuffinbox
21 days ago

@don key 16 hours ago “You are a total failure if you do not address the covid nonsense and all of freedoms that have been taken.” It is probable that the ones pushing the “nonsense” are sexually deviant in a blue pill manner that causes them to grasp at control. Sex is power. Keep in mind Rollo’s cardinal rule of relationships and ask yourself who needs whom. Go out and learn a marketable skill then use that as your bargaining chip. Change things from the ground up. Get laid so you don’t turn into one of those ^^^ guys. Look… Read more »

Fact
Fact
20 days ago

Women would lick their own butt-hole if it would get them more clicks online.

Once again the internet has revealed the true nature of female behaviour. AWALT

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
19 days ago

@ PalmaSailor

“But you’ve assumed he’s a natural” (referring to J Waller I assume).

What did I write that made you think I assumed J Waller is “a natural”?

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
19 days ago

Dr. Phil-A-Shit, disciple of Soapra Whine-At-Me, descended from Phil Flung Dung-At-You…

When will history dispose of, flush, this crap?

stuffinbox
19 days ago

Woeful Bard,

West Girl
She could have had a boyfriend dubbed Darrel
or took Niagara falls in a barrel.

She was a rich man’s daughter who didn’t get far.
She died filming porn in her self driving car.

No suicide not just some ballots to vote
and a vaccine loto ticket to mars.

Stuffin Box. all rights reserved.

PalmaSailor
PalmaSailor
18 days ago

@Rollo Everyone is a pickpocket today, but I guess you didn’t see today’s livestream: Well I’m not one, and I don’t think you are one either. Out of respect I had to watch the podcast before I replied. (I watch most of them anyway). But nothing has changed. Crypto is not a currency because it’s not: a system of money in general use in a particular country Nor is it: a medium of exchange for goods and services Neither will it become either of the above if the masters of the universe have anything to do with it – which… Read more »

liz
liz
18 days ago

Neither will it (crypto) become either of the above if the masters of the universe have anything to do with it – which they do. I suspect crypt will become a “masters of the universe” thing. For that reason. I gave up on crypto last year when they asked about it when we filed our income tax. They’re going to monitor transactions and tax them until it is no longer useful. But I do suspect they will come up with something like Fedcoin. And it will start as an income tax reimbursement… that will be required to spend in a… Read more »

Sentient
Sentient
17 days ago

ROLLO

FIELD REPORTS COMMENTS SECTION IS ALL WONKY.

Some comments can only be accessed from the TRM comments links, not the FR page. ?

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
17 days ago

A tangential subject… Reproductive Inequality Every woman is legally entitled to deny each and any man she copulates with his right to protect the life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness of his own child if she becomes pregnant with his reproductive cell. Every woman is legally entitled to deny any and every man she copulates with his right to his own life, liberty and pursuit of happiness regarding the reproduction of his own genetic heritage if she becomes pregnant with his reproductive cell. Women and the state effectively exercise total power and total control over every man’s life, liberty… Read more »

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
17 days ago

Am I bad for business…?

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
17 days ago

Do you realize that blocking commenters who increase traffic in your blog is not good for your business, especially as you claim to encourage open discussion and also claim that you do not filter out those who you do not fully agree with or those who you feel threatened by? Do you realize that you are effectively eventually rendering yourself and your message obsolete and irrelevant by excluding fully open discussion? Are you effectively isolating yourself to a shrinking subgroup that you feel comfortable with? Your original message was somewhat novel and you have continued to develop it. However, by… Read more »

foxguy
foxguy
16 days ago

Rollo, Interesting post, hadn’t really read a post of yours fully in years. I wondered years ago where you would pivot next with regards to the redpill, it was inevitable you would have to pivot somewhere. You have helped countless men, myself included and I regard you as an “ideas” guy, however the whole men and women red pill discussion has ultimately burned itself out as I suspected it would. There is only so much to talk about/explore there before you start hitting diminishing returns/nonsense/grifting/etc. Glad to see you are talking with the likes of Robert K.(a hustler but ultimately… Read more »

having a bad day
having a bad day
16 days ago

@Rollo

comments are messed up… nothing new is posting properly in main OP or FRs…

PalmaSailor
PalmaSailor
14 days ago

@Liz I’ve lost your post but don’t confuse CBDC (Central Bank of Digital Currency) with Crypto. We’re nearly there here. You lot over there may still be waking around with a load of Benjamin’s in your pocket, but not here. Very few people (almost nobody) carries cash now and once it’s all electronic then they have total control. In fact they’ve used da rona and a lot of places now refuse to accept it – because it carries infection obv… (As a side issue a lot of this bullshit is about to stop here. You can never believe the news… Read more »

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
12 days ago

@stuffinbox 6 days ago “Woeful Bard, West Girl She could have had a boyfriend dubbed Darrel or took Niagara falls in a barrel. She was a rich man’s daughter who didn’t get far. She died filming porn in her self driving car. No suicide not just some ballots to vote and a vaccine loto ticket to mars. Stuffin Box. all rights reserved. “She died filming porn in he self driving car”… Hmmm thought awhile…. Porn Stars With the body of Venus And the brains of a flea She’s sucking his penis As she squats on her knees If she does… Read more »

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
12 days ago

Comments being blocked.

The problem is most likely Disqus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disqus

But that is just the first curtain behind which there are other curtains concealing the ilk of oz…

Disqus is owned by Zeta Global. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeta_Global

Zeta Global is controlled by David Steinberg and John Sculley.

Disagree? Conspiracy theory?

Then why are certain words selected for blocking?

Why content control in a civilization ostensibly founded upon no content control?

Woeful Bard
Woeful Bard
12 days ago

@Disqus & Zeta Glogal

@David Steinberg and John Sculley

Why are certain words for which there is no legitimate impeachment selected for blocking?

Why control content of communication in a civilization ostensibly founded upon no control of content communication?

Why control content communication in a civilization in which such control is virtually illegal where the very foundation of that civilization is dependent upon open unmitigated communication?

Bard Woeful
Bard Woeful
12 days ago

Disqus blocked several of my comments.

They flagged the comments I attempted to post here as “spam”.

I checked my Disqus account and discovered the comments that did not post were “Detected As Spam”

I deleted my Disqus account, it was worthless because the orchestrators of Disquis are evidently dishonest and hiding their censorship behind their cloak of “spam protection” filters.

I am now using WordPress to post.

Sentient
Sentient
4 days ago

So much good stuff in this. In for the lols

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10017825/Wholl-love-blind-date.html

29 yo alpha widow “professional dater” cops free meal off 33 yo one prior year long relationship beta.

TLDR – she didn’t feel butterflies, loved the food – he paid.

having a bad day
having a bad day
4 days ago

@Sentient

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10017825/Wholl-love-blind-date.html

lol…

TRM-conforming example?… = 100%…

money quotes…

fungible modern carousel rider: “I’ve met plenty of potential husband candidates, but no one who gave me butterflies in my tummy.”

non-TRM reading BP dude: “Hopefully, that I’m good company. Romka doesn’t see me in a romantic way and I’m perfectly fine with that.”

somebody send that man a copy of TRM… STAT!!!…

lol…

good luck!

having a bad day
having a bad day
4 days ago

@Rollo comments are still broken… what happens for me is that the link from ‘recent comments’ takes me to the comment, which is at the top of the page in the yellow box… then i roll the cursor over the box and the yellow box goes away but that comment stays at the top of the page… if i just reload the page, it’s just like i originally clicked on it… the yellow box is still there again… but the ad page(s) don’t show up again… then that comment disappears when i follow the next link in the ‘recent comments’… Read more »

IRL
IRL
3 days ago

@Rollo

I suspect the missing/not displayed comments issue is theme & plugins related. Perhaps you could try turning them off and systematically fault finding by adding them one by one? Or leave it without them?

Although this blog may not be your main channel nowadays, it’s the most valuable asset in many ways and it’s worth maintaining. Perhaps even crowdfunding its maintenance?

Let us know if we can help in any way.

Sentient
Sentient
3 days ago
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