The Man In Black

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“You know why you exist, Teddy? The world out there – the one you’ll never see – was one of plenty. A fat soft teat people cling to their entire life. Every need taken care of except one. Purpose. Meaning. So they come here. They can be a little scared, a little thrilled, enjoy some sweetly affirmative bullshit and then they take a fucking picture and they go back home. But I think there’s a deeper meaning hiding under all that. Something the person who created it wanted to express. Something true.” – The Man In Black, Westworld

I just recently finished a re-watching of the HBO series West World. I don’t watch any TV, except for a series every now and again, but this series is a very thought provoking one. You can check it out or read all abut it, as this post isn’t about the series. This post is actually about the character that I find the most fascinating on the show (hence the post title) and the Red Pill context of the character’s actions and persona. I will say this, if you haven’t seen the show, then you may want to come back to this post later because there are going to be a host of major spoilers, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

As a quick character summary, we’re introduced to the Man in Black as a mysterious, cold-hearted man with a clear agenda of his own and taste of extreme actions. He is later revealed to have started out as a much more timid and apprehensive person, as we are shown that the mild-mannered William, is in fact, a young version of the Man In Black. What we have here is a great – and rare, I might add – example of a self-forged Alpha with a Blue Pill mindset (despite that fact that the show merges it’s strongest character with it’s weakest).

As we see William when he first enters the park, he seems a little unfit for the wild nature and indulgences that can be found in there. But, in true Blue Pill fashion, once William encounters the Host (artificial human) Delores, he very quickly develops a Oneitis level obsession with her, despite the fact that he knows she’s a robot. He later would spend years searching for her until one day, he made his way back to the first area of the park and he sees her again. To his dismay and heartbreak, he discovers that she has been reset, so she does not remember him or any of the “love” that they shared in their trials and travels earlier.

This troubling realization leads William on a quest of self discovery throughout the park, which forges him into the Man in Black. In the begging of his quest to find his love, he had discovered he had a liking and nack for violence as well as manipulation, which where things he used outside in the real world to become a titan of industry. In his later years, he would test the limits of his morals, by killing a robot mother and child in cold blood to see what he would feel. Once he catches wind of a mythical maze within the park, it becomes his new obsession as he seeks to find a way to enter it and find a deeper meaning within the game of the park.

What’s intriguing about this character is that when we are first introduced to who he was as young William, he is very Blue Pill Beta man that is your run of the mill AFC. He is engaged to be married and he plays second fiddle to his hedonistic brother-in-law to be Logan, both on a personal and professional level. When he encounters Delores, he is drawn to her as something about her seems different and unique. Now, for the sake of the show, she actually is the first robot to develop consciousness, but in the context of the Red Pill, he has a very idealistic view about his “one special girl.” Everything he does is never of his own mental point of origin, it’s either spurned by Logan or Delores, he never acts of his own accord. When he finally goes of on his quest to find this one girl he’s pedestalized, he does so to satisfy his Blue Pill investment he’s made into the relationship. And much like many Blue Men before him, he discovers the painfully hard way that that all his Blue Pill investment, the hardships endured, the years searching and looking, all count for nothing. Now yes, Delores is a robot and her memory was reset, but the metaphor is one that many Blue Pill men are all too familiar with. How many times has a man spent years enduring relationship stress, trying to find someway to win back the affections of his partner, only discover all those effort carried no actual value to her attraction to him?

For the sake of the show, it’s a good twist but all it really accomplishes is it merges the shows least interesting character with it’s most, so in effect it knocks a great character down a few pegs (cough cough…Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker cough cough). But in the context of the Red Pill, it’s a very good example of a Blue Pill man who’s traumatic personal experience has pushed him from a Beta Bucks into a hardened Alpha…but an Alpha with a blue Pill mindset. We’ll see where this character goes in the next season, but hopefully the Man in Black will develop some actualized Red Pill awareness as a character.

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Female Bully Complex

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“I realized that bullying never has to do with you. It’s the bully who’s insecure.” – Shay Mitchell

As most of you are very aware of, women will shit test to no end. This is one part of their nature that is a hard-coded survival skill that has been the bane of men for centuries. Now for the most part, this is a subconscious filtering process that is not usually coming from a place of ill-intent. But what happens when it turns malicious? Then you need to treat is as a bully complex…you have to take a stand.

Causes

Before we get ahead of ourselves about what to do, first we need to look into some of the root causes. Shit testing seldom starts with malicious intent, so what turns it actively against you? Usually the cause of this is a lack of strong Frame. Women will test their limits with you, especially to see if they can push you and how you react. This is all subconscious and more of a defensive mechanism, so for the most part it’s part of the nature of interacting with them. However, like a shark, once they smell blood, that can trigger a feeding frenzy. Every chink in your armor suddenly becomes a needle to be pressed into you repeatedly, every misstep a punishable offense, any sign of indecisiveness or weakness is added a bullet in the chamber for later.

Many a man has had this happen to him, when he is in a new relationship or an LTR, and things are going well, until seemingly one day out of the blue it starts to turn. Relationships do have their highs and their lows, but you have to trust your gut to sense when the situation is low vs when it’s become toxic and malicious, and that’s when you need to do an abrupt and honest assessment of your Frame in the situation.

Treatment

Prevention is always the best cause, and like when dealing with a bully, you have to set the tone that you will not be pushed around from the start. Not saying that women are consciously trying to be bullies (though some are), their inherit nature shares a few things in common with them in the sense that they will shit test and push boundaries to see how far it can go. That’s why a the repeated theme of Frame is critical. A bully on the school yard has absolute Frame (and this is a case of when Frame is used for the wrong intent). The only way to keep that Frame in check is by establishing and holding your own Frame. You can either be a victim or stand up for yourself and show that you won’t be. It’s the same idea with women, you have to keep you Frame in check and show that you won’t be pushed around or falter. You don’t have to be a jerk or asshole about it, because ill-intent breeds more ill-intent. But you do have to be a composed, otherwise you risk the relationship souring into a malicious state.

When any relationship becomes malicious, it’s time to end that relationship, plain and simple. The biggest thing that men fail to realize is that when they are in this position, their Frame has been compromised and they are in a no-win scenario. Usually they focus on protecting their ego and the ego-investments they’ve made in the relationship, but what they are doing is trying to win a battle while the war has already been lost. Like the Art of War states; “Every battle is won before it’s even fought.” In this case, the woman has all the Frame and control and every a man is doing is always in reaction to her.

Even when he “stands up for himself,” since she knows subconsciously that he’s relinquished his Frame to her before, any attempt made on his part to reclaim it and assert dominance is seen as artificial and non-genuine, so she will never take it seriously. In fact, this proposes a challenge for her to see how she can break him down again. This is the point where it is best to cut all ties and move on…The situation is a no-win scenario. At this point it’s like an arm heavily infected with gangrene that is starting to decay: The situation has become toxic and it’s time to cut off the arm to save the body. The best you can hope for is to maintain some Frame and dignity by ending the relationship swiftly and abruptly, with minimal to no explanation like “This isn’t working out for me.” That’s it.

It sounds harsh, but from what I’ve seen friends go through first hand, the alternative which is much, much harsher. Months of back-and-forth arguing, stress, lack of sex and constant worry; all for an outcome that deep down they knew was coming eventually. Staying in this situation also creates conditions that cause women to cheat on their partners. Many times a girl has cheated because she was mad at her current partner and was looking for a way to get back at him. In her mind, she will be completely justified in doing so because the cause of getting her that emotional state was you. And partially she is correct, as a man it is your job to keep your Frame in check, otherwise the situation will get away from you and run completely amok.

The way many men internalize this is that they owe it to the girl or the relationship to “give it an honest try.” And this is another trap of the Blue Pill mindset, the sense of honor or “giving it a fair shot” mentality that does not help you, but in fact imprisons you and keeps you shackled to a sinking ship that is pulling you under the depths.

Conclusion

If the scenario I mentioned above is something you’re currently going through, then I sincerely hope you head my words with caution. As I’ve said many times before, women can be amazing and dynamically wondrous experiences that can add a lot to your life. They can also be soul-draining nightmares that bring stress and misery to your existence. This post is to help you with dealing with the latter. You have to know when to cut your losses and move onto other opportunities. Check your ego at the the door and tell you pride to step aside, because those two things can become tools used to keep you in a toxic situation.

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The Intersexual Ecosystem

 

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“Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.”– Jim Fowler

What I have found to be interesting is that when we as humans look at naturalized ecosystems, we see the inner workings and hierarchies at play and accept that truth as fact. Yet, when we look ourselves in human society, we somehow think this truth of the natural world somehow doesn’t apply to us. In this post, I want to address the concept of a natural ecosystem within the framework of the Red Pill, and what those implications are in that context.

Let me first preface this post by saying that this breakdown is looking at things from the context of intersexual dynamics. This is not a social ranking or reflection of individual worth, societal value or social class. This is purely about looking at the intersexual landscape as an ecosystem. So with that in mind, when we look at natural ecosystems, we see apex consumers, tertiary consumers, secondary consumers, primary consumers, producers and decomposers. In the Red Pill context, the flow chart looks something like this:

Apex Consumers – Red Pill Alpha Males (top 10% of males)
Tertiary Consumers – Red Pill Lesser Alphas (next 10% of males)
Secondary Consumers – Alpha Females (top 10% of females)
Primary Consumers – Other Females (other 90% of females)
Producers – Blue Pill Beta Men (other 80% of males)
Decomposers – MGTOW (small percentage)

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Apex Consumers (Predators)

As we all know, the top 10% of Men basically have their pick of the pie, no one has more access than they do (and there’s been plenty written about it). These Alphas are the embodiment of the full Red Pill scope maximized. Usually there is a lot of, if not some natural skill at play, but what really makes it work is the Red Pill mindset and execution. Dark Triad Traits can be seen in common and frequent usage in this part of the ecosystem. The morality of them is a question for debate, but the effectiveness of them is very factual.

Tertiary Consumers (Predators)

These are the Lesser Alphas with Red Pill awareness and represent the next 10% of the male population. They don’t have as much natural access as the top tier Alphas do, but they still enjoy a very broad range of access to options. These men are the embodiment of the utility side of the Red Pill. What they may lack in natural ability they more than make up for by utilizing their Red Pill awareness to maximize their personal potential up to a point. The Dark Triad is less commonly employed here. Only when faced head to head with a direct top tier Alpha does the discrepancy in options become apparent for the Lesser Alpha. An example of this would be someone like Tom Cruise, who is a pretty natural Apex Alpha (and for this example let’s assume he’s Red Pill), the fact that he has fame and status solidifies his position top tier. Many lesser Alphas, like Roosh or Mystery would not be able to compete as well in direct comparison, out on the open market. It’s not a reflection of their ability or worth, it’s a reflection of “fame is the ultimate game” versus pure Red Pill knowledge. Not to say those guys couldn’t pull a target away from the celebrity, but the odds are heavily stacked against them and the social proof is what counts. Mystery and Roosh are both very capable PUA’s, however there are million of women ready to break into Tom Cruise’s house for a chance just to see him, and he is still one of the top earning movie stars of all time.

Secondary Consumers

Secondary Consumers are Alpha females, which are women that know they are at the top of the female hierarchy and knowingly exploit this. They can have access to many Alpha males as well as any Beta, but the Betas are put on hold for when their access to Alphas diminishes over time. Many will usually be able to lock down a mate of their choosing, and these women are allowed to maximize their hypergamous natures because of their near unrestricted access to options.

Primary Consumers

Primary Consumers are the rest of the sisterhood which have varying degrees of access to Alphas, but have a lot more interaction and selection from the Producers (the rest of Beta kind). Though they may be just as hypergamous as their sisters in the Secondary Consumer role, Primary Consumers are not able to directly compete on the same terms and thus have to settle for less available options.

Producers

The Producers are 80% of the male population which is Beta and their access and options are the most limited. There are certainly a some greater Betas that have more options than the lesser ones do, but as a whole they are prey items for the Secondary and Primary Consumers. The beauty of Red Pill Awareness is that it allows for a Producers to change roles into a Tertiary or Apex Consumers, though those that do this are a very small percentage of the whole.

Decomposers

The decomposers are the MGTOW segment, these are men that are Red Pill Aware yet have consciously removed themselves from the dating market. While this still doesn’t remove them from the ecosystem, they are neither active predator nor prey. They are more or less in the background of the ecosystem, doing what it is that they do on their own terms. Some Alphas and many newly Red Pill Aware Producers comprise this role in the ecosystem for their own various reasons.

Conclusion

To stress the point again, none of these terms are meant as compliments or as insults. They are just descriptive terms for a role. Each role in the ecosystem is vital and they all are interdependent. Alphas need Betas to stand out even more, Secondary Consumers need Betas because the population of Alphas is so small, Betas need Alphas to learn Red Pill Awareness and the MGTOWs provide prospective for Alphas. The real question is where do you find yourself in the sexual food chain?

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Swipe Right: A Red Pill Dating App Review

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“I’ve been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog.” – Wendy Liebman

Being in the dating industry I get a lot of questions around dating apps. My personal take on dating apps is that they are ok only if used 10% of the time to augment and compliment you Game activities. Dating apps are heavily skewed against men and the whole system is designed to give people who couldn’t “compete” so to speak on the open market place a fighting chance. Now there’s nothing wrong with meeting someone on an app, but if you’re relaying on apps to meet girls vs going out into the real world, you’re going to be in for a rough ride and will stunt you Game development. So I recently downloaded a few and played around on them to better answer the questions I hear surrounding these apps. So with that in mind, here’s a breakdown I have for each app:

Tinder

The app to put dating apps on the map, Tinder is one I’m sure many of you have tried. From a Red Pill perspective this app is conducive to the abundance mentality tenant, which like real life requires you to do a lot of digging (swiping) to find potential prospects. Tinder is certainly an anything goes app, so be ready to deal with anything and everything. The quality is certainly not high, but with enough swiping or carpet bombing (just swiping right on everything and seeing who you match with) you might uncover a gem or two. Be wary of getting that “match validation high” since 80% of swipes you probably won’t match with so it makes each match seem like a bigger deal than it really is.

Bumble

This apps is very hypergamic but also consistently has the highest quality (most attractive options) of all apps. Maybe every girl on Bumble knows how to take better pictures, but in any case this apps does foster abundance mentality. The girls have to send the first message, so with that restriction in mind you know that a girl is at least interested when you do get a message. There is a feature of extending matches which is Blue Pill scarcity dread tactic, so if a match is going to expire let it and move on. Extending the match means you’re already afraid of losing a girl you haven’t even met or talked to you which will put you at a disadvantage. If she matches you and is interested, she will act in her 24 hour window.

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If hypergamy was an app, this would be it. This app uses restrictions and selective matching as a way to get money from people as well as reinforce the scarcity mentality as well as to run a built-in dread game. The noticeably more attractive matches that you can “discover” but have to use beans (the app currency which you can purchase with real money) for, it’s almost like you’re dating the dating app and trying to appease it to give you access to the goods. You can even “skip the line” to put yourself in a potential matches queue faster, which is you paying the app to get yourself qualified by a girl. This is not a position you want to put yourself in psychologically, you’re already setting yourself up to have a Beta mentally. This apps prays on the Blue Pill guys so I’d suggest avoiding it all together.

Hinge

After a few failed versions of the swipe model, Hinge has morphed into a traditional website style dating app, like Match.com or Plenty of Fish (both of which have apps). This apps give you recommendations so it’s another app that gives you less options and choices, thus creating a false sense of scarcity and dread.

Happn

This app takes an interesting twist on the conventional dating app: It focuses on people who’ve been to the same places as you. The issue with this app from a Red Pill perspective is that this app forces you to go through a process to get a girl’s attention by sending charms and then crushes, so it’s psychologically prepping you to go through a qualification process to get the attention of women.

Apps can be useful when going to a new city and looking to meet people and local recommendations. If you’re looking for some more in depth guides on how to get the most mileage out of apps, you can checkout this podcast. But from a Red Pill perspective it’s important to understand how each app will psychologically condition you, so use them with caution. Most of them by design will condition you to be a Beta qualifier for a girl’s affections. As always, the best thing to do is go old school: Talk to girls in real life.

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Fight Club: The Alpha Vs. Beta

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“We’re a generation of men raised by women. I’m wondering if another woman is really the answer we need. ” – Tyler Durden

For today’s post, I want to revisit a film that many would propose as a “modern classic,” Fight Club. I won’t deny it, this film has had a pretty profound cultural impact and has reverberated with a generation of men. Having seen it while still very blue pill and having seen it again with a red pill lens, it has become vividly clear why this film strikes such a cord: It’s the battle inside every man that we all face of Alpha vs. Beta.

For those who haven’t seen it, here’s a brief summary (you can read the full summary here): Our main protagonist is the nameless Narrator, played by Edward Norton. He’s you’re average corporate drone, working long days at a job he loathes with not much else happening in his life. One day on a plane flight he meets very eccentric man full of bravado, Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt. They quickly become friends and create a Fight Club, a place for fellow men like the Narrator to release their aggression and frustration with the world in a brutal and physical way. As the club membership grows and it evolves into a revolutionary group aimed at curing the evils of consumerism in the world. The Narrator tries to take a larger role, and when the leader Tyler disappears, he goes on a hunt to find him. In that process, he discovers that Tyler Durden is actually a split personality of himself. He eventually reconciles this and is able to “kill” Tyler by shooting himself, while watching Tyler’s master plan to blow up several buildings unfold.

Now, the narrator is left as a nameless character, because he is supposed to represent average, every-day-man. In actuality, the Narrator is the embodiment of the Beta and Tyler Durden is very clearly the Alpha. The Narrator is an insomniac, haunted by the depression of his everyday life. He seeks solace in support groups by remaining silent and letting others assume he is going through the same affliction as them. While doing this, he meets a woman named Marla, who he doesn’t know how to interact with. She’s an imposter at the support groups like him, but he is attracted to her yet afraid of being outed by her at the same time. For those of you with even a hint of red pill awareness, the Narrator screams “beta” in every way. He has no frame, no direction or control of his life, and has to be pushed to extremes in order to act. He even looks physically weak and fragile, and his need for validation from others is fully exposed with the support groups.

Now, let’s take a look at Tyler Durden, who at first glance screams “alpha.” Tyler is suave, dressed in a manner that shows care but also oozes the “rock star panty dropper” vibe. Physically, he is the idealized male body that is tone, athletic, and shredded (which is ironic that at one point when he mocks a designer ad featuring a perfect male physique like his and commenting “Is that what a real man is supposed to look like?”). He’s a natural leader, as he forms the fight club and evolves it into Project Mayhem and he touts his philosophy of personal freedom, anarchy, and dismantling the establishment. Tyler is that natural “alpha” that the beta Narrator wishes he could be. Brash, handsome, perfect figure and has total control over his life. Tyler even becomes sexually intimate with Marla, the girl the Narrator could only dream about being sexual with (literally and metaphorically).

Now, in the video above, Patrice O’Neal taps into something of note. While he sees it as a “The Holy Grail of something white,” I’d say he’s on point, but replace “white” with “beta.”  Fight Club is the Holy Grail for Betas. The story is about a beta guy who’s inner alpha comes bursting through. It’s the alpha side that wants total freedom – which is what true power is. The freedom to do as you desire and have total control over your life (for an excellent read on the subject, checkout this article).  Tyler is a beta’s idealized self, the true alpha that does what he wishes, beds the women he desires and is the man other men aspire to be and follow into battle.

“Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” – Tyler Durden

Re-framing this statement in the context of blue pill and red pill, it reads much like this:

Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. Men of worth and value to themselves and to society.

I see all this potential, and I see squandering. Men are not actualizing themselves, they are subverting themselves to their own eventual demise.

God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re enslaving ourselves to our blue pill idealizations, that by doing so we’re “doing our job” even though it’s not what we desire in our natural state. We’re relegating ourselves to be providers so we can been leeched dry until we have nothing left.

We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. The modern, more feminized world is constantly battling our masculinity. We’ve been stripped of it and as such striped of purpose. With the new equalist standard we are aimless and have become depressed. The blue pill is a raw deal that benefits everyone but us.

We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off. We see the harsh blue pill truths for what they are, as they have been made vividly apparent to us, and now we are displaying our justified outrage. The snowflakes have melted releasing the flood.

And this is a large reasoning for the MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) movement as well as the climbing suicide rate for men (not to mention the fact that 80% of all suicides are committed by men). For the blue pill beta, the world is a cruel place that promised itself to them and then slowly revealed itself to be draining them. That is why this story has the cultural impact it does, it’s very blunt and real about blue pill betas coming to terms with the harsh truths about the world.

And the ultimate climax, which I feel sells some false hope, is that in the end the Narrator is able to kill Tyler Durden, but is left to inherit Durden’s empire. The message is that the alpha side is wild, dangerous and destructive, but beta side can eventually subdue, confront and kill the alpha side. The alpha can do the hard work and make all things desired happen, but the false hope is that the blue pill beta side can still remain dominant and come out on top. It’s the same irony as the “Is that what a real man is supposed to look like?” scene, in which we have the idealized male form degraded by an idealized male to make the betas feel better about themselves. The same irony exists with the climax, where the beta side realizes that everything it wanted was achieved by the dominant alpha, but in the end the beta side won out because it was the “dominant” personality. The false hope here is that a frustrated blue pill beta can utilize his alpha to get where he wants to be and then stay true to his “real self” by killing the alpha side when things go too far.

From a red pill perspective, a lot of men can understand the blue pill beta side of things, as many have come from that paradigm and fully understand just how powerful that idea can be. But where the blue pill sees a heroic story and captures their existence, one can only hope that if they do embrace their inner alpha that some red pill awareness will factor in as a discipline that alpha-ness, which is sourced in bitterness and disillusionment. Imagine how different this story would be if the Narrator had more actualized red pill awareness instead of a blue pill frame to lash out from? That would be a movie I’d love to see.

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