“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
“It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them [freedom and Constitution] to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.” -Samuel Adams
““If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” -George Bernard Shaw
Captain Capitalism points out that economics and the manosphere are but different sides of the same coin; the eternal battle between those who want to be their own masters and those who want mummy, in whatever form, to run their lives. Free Northerner asks what can we do, for to stand idly by is to seal our own fates.
If history has one lesson worth heeding it is that liberty is always eroded and government encroaches until it reaches a point where men who crave to live their own lives are forced to react. Are we of the manosphere unexpectedly and against our own wants forced to be such men?
The Captain notes that he was led to manosphere truths by studying economics, thus revealing their intersection at the issue of freedom.
The red pill is a bitter, slow acting anti hallucinogen that slowly removes conventional wisdom delusions, starting with the one you consider the most obviously suspect.
Yet the more red pill you swallow the more truth you are forced to accept. For many it becomes too much. Their entire world falls apart and they cling for solid ground, choosing some arbitrary basis of blue pill delusion to hang onto and rebuild their life around. These are the ones who know game but refuse to accept any other red pill truth or the ones who have found the reality of our feedlotted existence but refuse to examine their assumptions about the rest of the conventional wisdom they were raised on.
Many are so dependent upon blue pill reality that they will rage and fight to maintain their delusions rather than admit the reality their own eyes daily behold.
For those who continue to take the red pill you enter free fall, with every truth you took for granted falling away; your entire world crumbling, desperately searching for something to hold onto. As Free Notherner notes, its all connected. The rabbit hole goes so deep that it seems endless, that you will never find any truths to cling to.
I am no revolutionary and certainly no prophet. I am a hedonistic bastard, interested in my own freedom and graitification. Yet everywhere I turn the yoke of authoritarianism tightens. It has many guises; feminism, environmentalism, agenda 21, the war against terrorism, the war against drugs, compulsory health care, all of which lead to somebody else trying to run my life for me.
My health is destroyed by lab cooked experiments that pass for food on the supermarket shelves, my debaunchery is increasingly outlawed and socially conedemned (expanded definitions of domestic abuse, female regret becoming rape), my future is becoming bleaker with any attempts to secure wealth being undermined by government policies (lets hyperinflate the economy for shits and giggles), stolen by bankers (Barclay’s is only the tip of the iceberg), given to others (affirmative action) and if I wanted one, there is no chance I could have a marriage and family in the US.
I am a single young man, the greatest force on the planet, and I waste my time on my own pleasures while the noose tightens that will ensure my inescapable slavery.
I started off learning game because of my failures with women. That led me, kicking and screaming to self improvement and to the red pill. What began as hedonism ends with the realisation that my actions, multiplied by others, may affect the course of history. In short, short sighted hedonism is a trap, a way of enslaving myself and future men in the matriachy.
What then do I do?