Sitting here like uninvited company
Wallowing in my own obscenities
I share a cigarette with negativity
Sitting here like wet ashes with X’s in my eyes
And drawing flies

Bathed in perspiration drowned my enemies
Used my inspiration for a guillotine
I fire a loaded mental cannon to the page
Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
Sitting here like wet ashes with X’s in my eyes
And drawing flies

And I said “Hey what you yellin’ about
Conditions, permission, mirrored self-affliction?”

“Hey what you yellin’ about
Sadists’ co-addiction, perfect analogies?”

“Hey what you yellin’ about
Conditions, permission, mirrored self-affliction?”

Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
Sitting here like wet ashes with X’s in my eyes
And drawing flies

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  1. Dear Rollo,

    Having recently discovered your work, I would like to thank you on what has been a revelation, and will be, an ongoing revelation for me.
    I come from quite an interesting dynamic in that my appearance is now quite Alpha in traits (although this wasn’t always the case) and I get IOI’s and attention from very attractive women, sometimes overtly. However, growing up in a very fem-centric household my mindset has always been ultra Beta, to the point where I just bail on situations where I could fuck a very attractive women. I kind of freak out and bail. That’s not to say I haven’t actually followed through in the past and I do have a child with an attractive woman, 10 years my junior and she gave birth at 23 (right at the maximum peak of SMV). I’m currently 36.
    However, my question to the community is…
    How does the fact that sometimes you see an average/unattractive man with a HB9 when considering hypergamy? I can understand that you can have an ‘ugly’ characteristically looking Alpha with a HB9, but occasionally you can get an average Beta looking guy (who isn’t necessarily rich either) with a HB9. How does this happen within the concept of hypergamy?
    If this has already been previously answered then please direct me to the given post. Many thanks.

    Kind regards,


  2. Hi Rollo. I as listening to Candace Owens speaking on her March 10th show mention that radical feminism is the newest form of white supremacy. I am not sure if you would like to tackle that issue on your show given the political climate. It would be interesting to have a panel discussion with the regulars on your show. Thanks

  3. Just read “The Rational Male”. It took just two sessions of reading and it really resonates with this 69 year old Stoic. You really need to find yourself an editor though 🙂

    “The prime directive of feminism is:

    Never do anything for the express pleasure of a man.”


  4. Dear Mister Tomassi,

    I am an 34y old german man, teacher, who finally found the red pill content a couple of months ago. Your book has just arrived and I will start to read in the following days. Indeed my english skills are solid, but honestly I have realized that a couple of vocabularies I dont know. So I decided that my next project is reading your book and translating it into german simultaneously for myself.
    I would be honoured if you want to have the final document. So if you are interested, let me know. Many thanks in advance for your great valuable content.
    Best regards, Chris

    C.Schach [at] gmx . de

    1. Herr Chris,

      Viele jahren haben gegangen, Ich habe deutsche lernt in einem deutsche kinderschule.

      However, many decades have passed since then and my German hasn’t improved with age. 🤣🤣🤣

      I was reading that English has over 300,000 words. Since German has over 5 million, perhaps your brain is simply running out of space. 🤣🤣🤣

  5. Thank you for your books and your willingness to help men. In the last 6 weeks I have learned so much, I wish that this information was available
    when I was younger. Thank you sincerely!

  6. @Rollo , I saw a comment on Rule Zero That alluded to the passing of your mother. I offer heartfelt condolences for your loss.

  7. Rollo, unplugged artist. I unplugged myself after marriage and entering dating. I actually logged dates in cartoon form. They reflected the unplugged mindset and the feminine strategies used by women you have documented. My make single friends love them. Female friends ask me where I meet ‘these women.’ I reply, the general public. If you’d like to see them, let me know. They are real and red pill hilarious

    Sysiphean Cipher

  8. Hey, guys, this year I finished my University studies (I’m 22) and just found myself like awekaning from a kind of dream. Always been normie AFC, even had a LDR during my Erasmus year so you can imagine, but after I finished my studies and broke with my ex I found myself like in no man’s land, rethinking what has been taught to me and my views of the world and my role on it. I bought The Rational Male thanks to a friend’s recomendation and readed it like in 4 days, it was a crazy feeling like reading the most punk thing you could find, like The Book in Orwell’s 1984, and then came here to read and learn for more. But still find some lack of practical advise. So, I would like to ask Rollo (and open this question to everyone in the comunity) what tips (I don’t know, like 5 tips?) would you give to yourselves if you were in your 20’s again?

    1. @Carlos

      props on getting started on your adventure!!!…lol

      per @Sentient…

      Believe in your opinion

      Test that belief

      Avoid debt

      Avoid partnerships


      +1… all the way…

      those tips are mostly self-explanatory… but here’s a practical application tip for how to ‘test that belief’…


      also… (here are my 5… very similar to @Sentient’s bc those are solid tips…)

      1) AWALT… = girls are girls…

      they ALL follow the same basic programming… (see TRM for more info…lol)

      2) SEE what is right in front of you…

      (practical application of improving that… = test that reality through action (imposing your will upon the world)… = make a prediction of what you think is going to happen.. then act… then observe the results… incorporate that result into your overall expectations about the world… rinse and repeat…

      3) keep your MPoO in you… (essentially the same as ‘believe in your opinion’)

      4) understand the concept of ‘sunk cost’ bias/fallacy… and don’t get bogged down trying to ‘fix’ the world (especially wrt girls…lol)… if something’s not working, it might be better to cut your losses… take the lesson… and move on…

      (also, @IRL put up a link to cognitive biases in the FR section a couple days ago… worth your time to understand those too…)

      5) practice gratitude every day… and enjoy your life…

      good luck!

  9. @Carlos

    The one thing I didn’t fully understand was that most older men really don’t have your best interests at heart. Even close family.

    If you start to have ambition and work hard and take risks – as a general rule older men will hate and be jealous of your potential and they’ll try and clip your wings with “well meaning advice” to avoid risk – don’t do it etc.

    Don’t ask the advice of old losers or career salarymen that have never taken a real risk about taking a risk. They’ll say don’t do it, and they’ll try to talk you out of it.

    Do your diligence and make the decision and take the risk, and fuck them.

    If you fuck up then look yourself in the mirror and admit it to yourself. You don’t have to admit it or discuss it with anyone else if you don’t want to. Others will be desperate for you to fuck up. This validates their “decision” not to go for it. They were right all along.

    Don’t procrastinate on decisions, make decisions, even if they’re wrong, it doesn’t matter as long as you realise they were wrong, and make another decision to rectify the wrong one.

    Have more faith in yourself than you’ve got.

  10. @Carlos

    understand the concept of ‘sunk cost’ bias/fallacy… and don’t get bogged down trying to ‘fix’ the world (especially wrt girls…lol)… if something’s not working, it might be better to cut your losses… take the lesson… and move on…

    This is probably the same as my philosophy of “taking the first loss”

    So when it’s obvious you’ve made a snafu and got hit with a loss, swallow that loss right now. Don’t torch more money and resources trying to polish a turd.

    It’s a turd and the money is gone. Learn from it.

  11. Hello Rollo,

    I have yet to read your latest book about religion. Did you discuss Mormons and Mormonism? The divorce rate among Mormons married in their temples is extremely low, far lower than that of Evangelicals. I suspect this is due to the years of social conditioning and the strict rules of behavior required to be worthy of entering into the Mormon temple marriage covenant. And should infidelity happen, church discipline and shaming can be severe by modern standards. This helps to keep people in line, and to make them think twice about giving in to temptation.

    What do you think?

  12. Rollo,

    I bought both The Rational Male and Preventative Medicine. While most of your concepts I knew instinctively but never pondered, your detailed explanation of Frame really improved my rapport with women (and men to a lesser extent) for the better, as the Frame of the conversation is now always in my head during interactions.

    Keep up the good work.

  13. Just wanted to congratulate you on the occasion of your birthday, your books have helped me significantly in unplugging from the childhood trauma I grew up with, so once again A Very Warm Happy Birthday from a young man .

    Cheers man!

  14. The absolute ultimate Matriarchy Song

    in this proud land we grew up strong
    we were wanted all along
    I was taught to fight, taught to win
    I never thought I could fail

    no fight left or so it seems
    I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
    I’ve changed my face, I’ve changed my name
    but no one wants you when you lose

    don’t give up
    ‘cos you have friends
    don’t give up
    you’re not beaten yet
    don’t give up
    I know you can make it good

    though I saw it all around
    never thought I could be affected
    thought that we’d be the last to go
    it is so strange the way things turn

    drove the night toward my home
    the place that I was born, on the lakeside
    as daylight broke, I saw the earth
    the trees had burned down to the ground

    don’t give up
    you still have us
    don’t give up
    we don’t need much of anything
    don’t give up
    ’cause somewhere there’s a place
    where we belong

    rest your head
    you worry too much
    it’s going to be alright
    when times get rough
    you can fall back on us
    don’t give up
    please don’t give up

    ‘got to walk out of here
    I can’t take anymore
    going to stand on that bridge
    keep my eyes down below
    whatever may come
    and whatever may go
    that river’s flowing
    that river’s flowing

    moved on to another town
    tried hard to settle down
    for every job, so many men
    so many men no-one needs

    don’t give up
    ’cause you have friends
    don’t give up
    you’re not the only one
    don’t give up
    no reason to be ashamed
    don’t give up
    you still have us
    don’t give up now
    we’re proud of who you are
    don’t give up
    you know it’s never been easy
    don’t give up
    ’cause I believe there’s a place
    there’s a place where we belong

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