“Politics is downstream from culture,” Andrew Breitbart famously observed, and until traveling to the birthplace of early Western civilizations I didn’t understand what he meant.
As men, we rarely sit around thinking about culture. What is culture? Yet we see politics daily. As a man the political system – which means the legal system – is rigged against you.
How did we begin living under an oppressive legal system where men are presumed guilty of rape, men are not allowed to see their children, and some men’s lives matter more than others?
Our legal system is downstream from our culture.
What is modern culture if not a celebration of the debased and defiled.
Ancient art work celebrates conquest, achievement, and force of will
“Magnificent structures were built after conquering a new land. Now we don’t dare use the word ‘conquer’ lest we offend the weak.” – Mike Cernovich
Visit the Louvre in Paris or Heroes’ Square in Budapest and you’ll understand in your soul what it means to be a man.
Men fight monsters, create civilizations, explore, meditate on truth, and seek to bring reason to a chaotic world.
Men seek strength.
Men seek wisdom.
Men seek the truth.
What does it mean to be a man?
Today men of all ages struggle, as traditions of masculinity have been lost. There is no culture of masculinity.
Well, that’s not entirely true. There are permissible safe masculine spaces in the West. There are some outlets for men. There was even a television program called “The Man Show,” which celebrated cartoon masculinity – what I call Bacon & BOOBIES! masculinity.
Put two girls on a trampoline jumping and men act as if they have never seen a set of tits. Become grossly overweight while using a propane grill because eating like a fat slob (so long as it’s bacon!) is manly.
Permissible Masculine Activities:
- Man caves
- Craft beer
Enjoy anything else and you’re an MRA, PUA, or worse!
What struck me as obvious meta-commentary on the state of masculinity led to a debate. Men thought I was being serious!
In 2015 as a man, “You get to be a dumb jock with a rainbow flag filter on his Facebook pic.”
You are allowed to talk about your new PR at CrossFit after shaving your body hair but you had better not fat shame.
How can the right be anything but cucked?
More often you’re hearing terms like the “cucked right” and the “alt-right.” Without realizing it, I had become part of the alt-right, which is more accurately labelled the masculine right, or what Roosh calls neo-masculinity.
The traditional right, as represented by National Review and the GOP, has no fight in its heart. The trad-right also lacks an understanding of masculine culture and what it means to be a man.
For example, Republicans have complete control of Congress. When hearings were held in the Senate about “rape culture,” not a single Republican stood up for men, the presumption of innocence, or due process of law. (Some wonder why I support Donald Trump over Ted Cruz. Here’s a hint: Senator Ted Cruz. Where was Cruz during the Title IX witch trials?)
- Read: Hardly any mention of due process at Senate hearing on campus rape by Ashe Schow.
National Review did not call out Republican lawmakers for being gutless.
When liberals were under attack by rabid SJWs, conservatives were nowhere to found. How could conservatives not join forces with moderate liberals to push back the same SJWs who for years have tormented the right?
The traditional right has no fight in its heart.
When GamerGate happened, I rushed into the fight. How could I not? Despite being a bunch of liberals, my brothers and sisters in GamerGate shared a common enemy – cultural marxists who seek to censor art.
Much to my disappointment, many of you spoke out against me for joining the fight. Like 99% of men in the West, you did not understand that politics is downstream of culture. If the SJWs censor art, they control the culture. Control over culture leads to control over politics.
While writers at National Review rage impotently against Donald Trump, we on the masculine right celebrate him as a fighter and example of masculinity. Masculinity always wins.
When Salon writes articles defending pedophilia, the cucked right plays defense. They attacked their own readers rather than recognize we have the radical left on the run. Now is the time to attack!
Masculinity is heroism and conquest.
Today is the worst time in the West for men, it is the best time in the history of the world to be a man.
Years ago I was a dopey schlub, as I had unconsciously absorbed cultural brainwashing.
To live a life others dream of, you must embrace your masculine nature.
Life is conquest and imposition of will.
There are no safe spaces for men. You will always be under assault and attack. You’ll be tested by women and attacked by society. You may be killed for your views.
You can run and hide or say, “This ain’t my fight.”
Or you can dig your heels in and put our enemies on the run.
We are living in a new era, and the men who create a new culture are those who embrace their gorilla nature.
“In the beginning, the noble caste was always the barbarian caste: their predominance did not lie mainly in physical strength but in strength of spirit. They were more whole human beings – which also means, at every level, more whole beasts. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.
I wake up every day excited and ready to fight.
Because I’m a man.
Embrace your inner masculinity.
Or live as a slave.
(If you liked this essay you’ll love this book, Danger & Play: Essays on Embracing Masculinity.)