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What Comes Next For the Manosphere

To begin with, what is the manosphere?

What is it that this disparate crowd ranging from worldly pickup artists to celibate shutins have in common?

It can be reduced to a very basic level.

We are the silent dissenters hidden in the crowd for hundreds of generations of civilization always isolated and powerless against an overwhelming majority. We’ve always been dragged along forced to do what everyone else was doing even as we marveled at their lemming-like behavior.
We were that guy who thought “What a stupid, senseless world this is…” his last thought as he joined the crowd in a mad rush over the edge of the trenches and out into no man’s land.
We were the guy who knew that the glory of serving the state was just a waste of life and understood the ‘fair sex’ were as much competitors in a great game with conflicting interests as they were companions.

The internet has changed everything. For the first time in history, we’re able to find one another and communicate on a large scale. No longer can we be isolated like before and beaten into submission by an insane mass society, wasting our lives on everything we know to be wrong and false.

In Mala Fide was an important medium for this new communication. Some might see it being taken down as a bad sign or a sign that the manosphere is going away.
But I think IMF is being taken down because it has served its purpose.
I looked at the dismissive attitudes and complaints of some people when the news first came out.
The number one complaint? “It got too repetitive in its topics. It was getting boring.”
This surprised me a bit at first because it was one of the few sites on the web I could visit and find a community that made sense to me.
But then I understood that this is a sign of progress.

Just a few years ago, the notion of a ‘manosphere’ barely existed. The typical fare on sites like In Mala Fide and Roissy was gritty, rough, revolutionary.
These outrageous views attracted legions of trolls and sparked wars with the sites of those who adhered to the orthodoxy. These were exciting times.
It is telling that this sort of style has lost much of its impact.

For a growing populace this kind of stuff is just tiresome
preaching to the choir.
It’s no longer radical or revolutionary because a critical mass of people now take it for granted as truth.
The orthodox invaders who made writing for shock value so exciting have given up trying to challenge dissent. They’ve been forced to concede the manosphere its right to exist within its territory. The dissenters have won their independence.

Now what do they do with it?

The first phase was simply forming a group consciousness over time through simple observation, shock value, ridicule, and an overall passive-aggressive attitude towards the orthodox order: “enjoy the decline.”
IMF embodied this attitude.
However, passive ridicule and nihilistic indifference is no longer enough.

Over time as more cohesive groups begin to take shape dissenters will begin to see the potential for accomplishing more, maybe even gaining the power to begin changing the world in their favor.

As we move into this second phase of the manosphere, we’ll start to see the formation of tighter, more organized groups with more concrete goals and at least the beginning of serious thought about how to achieve them.

The rebels have finally formed an orthodoxy of their own and we will see them progressively establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

-Your Obedient Servant,
Don Giovanni Dannato

Supervillains and ‘Losers’

or So You Think You’re Part of ‘Society’

For some time now, a certain segment of an internet counterculture, especially in the manosphere have started cheering for the villains.

Villains are the epitome of the anti-social, the outsider. While the villain may have a certain audacity and strength the audience can admire, he’s also supposed to have certain flaws that cause us to totally reject his cause and ultimately despise him.

Yet what happens when millions of young men are effectively invisible outsiders?

Does the villain still seem like such a bad guy?

To begin to answer these questions:

What makes a young man part of society?
What does society owe a young man, if anything in order to gain his commitment?

We might look at historical standards to get some kind of answer to these questions.

To have a place:

A man must have at least an ongoing apprenticeship into a trade(some prospect of a career) and at least betrothal by the time he is 18 years of age.

And this is an extreme proposition. By age 18, a young man has already endured 4-5 long years of endless sexual frustration and many grueling years of training.
Nearly any long-lived culture has made sure its invested young men have had some kind of outlet long before this point.
Where is our typical ‘modern’ young man at age 18, the age of adulthood, the age beyond which he should be productive and contributing as an adult?

He has no ‘real’ job, no prospect of a job, no concrete job skills, no prospect of children or marriage, no meaningful direction from adults about how to make any of these things happen.

Everyone tells him he must get more training, invest more years of his life and then ‘society’ will welcome him into its ranks.

Grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, ‘friends’….they give a patronizing pat on the shoulder and say their variations of the same thing.
“It will all work out.”

Years pass, achievements are achieved but no future, no membership into ‘society’ materializes.

The future offers void upon void.

A less young man turns to family and authority figures. “It will all work out.” they say.

So the man now presses onwards, still not knowing towards what, if anything.

One day a demon sits with him in the small room he lives in on his sub-subsistence income.

That demon gives him the first honest conversation he’s ever heard.

“You actually fell for all of it!” The demon giggles. “Don’t you realize! Everything you’ve ever been told is a lie! They will all keep telling you the same thing even as your hair turns gray! Do you think they are really on your side? Do they really care about you?”

The young man stares mutely and dumbly at the sinister shadow that sits across from him. The demon continues:

“Young men are a dime a dozen. Not all of them can be ‘winners.’ Don’t you know that!? The attrition of young men is just how biology, how ‘society’ works! Those people who are supposed to help you: they will gladly tell you ‘everything is all right’ even as the last fading opportunities in life slip by. Subconsciously, some part of them knows you are just more meat being fed into Darwin’s grinder. After all, ‘society’ is for women and the 1/5 of men women actually want. You’re kidding yourself if you think you’re actually a member of this society. You’re on your own.”

With that last, the demon vanishes.

The man wants to forget what he heard and dismiss it as nonsense. But he can’t. It tortures him by day and in his dreams. He swings back and forth between despair and rage.

Perhaps he’s heard of the Mormon polygamists who exile their “lost boys” into our larger ‘society’. Where then does this ‘society’ send its “lost boys?” His mind is blank at this question. That blank is his life.

This is a beginning to what some have come to call: “taking the red pill.”

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