I have been studying what is called “the manosphere” for several months. I intend to make a number of short posts about what I have learned from internet postings, personal experience, and so forth, but I wanted to set up a post to permit comments and conversation.
At a basic level, the manosphere is a response to the feminization of American culture. Men respond to the situation in different ways.
But there is (almost always) a strong subjective, intensely personal element. Men have been through messy divorces; or their wives or girlfriends “cheated” on them. Or they have experienced very poor parenting from a single mother. Many believe, with some justification, that they were intentionally lied to by parents, or church, or society, about “what women want” or how women really are.
To start things off briefly: You will find that you won’t go very far in exploring the manosphere before you run into the “red pill,” and the experiences of men who “have taken the red pill.” (Yes, as in ‘The Matrix). I have included a couple of links here which talk about the “red pill.”
Let’s read up on these, and talk.
Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Reagan Administration, and author of the book, The Tyranny Of Good Intentions, has just writtten a dramatically worded commentary on what has happened at the G20 summit the past few days.
If what he says is true — that is, if the consequences are as severe as he foresees — then indeed the S has indeed started to H T F.
I have read Mr. Roberts’ book, and many of his posts, during the past several years. He is a good, sober thinker, and has a pretty good take on where we are, as a nation, and how we got there. I take him seriously.
My personal guess is that we will see a more-or-less managed-down-slide in the economy in the next few weeks. Though there could be outright financial disintegration.
Here is the link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36164.htm
Now might be a really good time to track back and find out what really happened on 9/11/2001, since we have been carefully avoiding doing so. Mr. Roberts provides some very clear statements, if you are paying careful attention.
Happy 12th anniversary of the 9/11 Lie, America.
Former Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich has posted a series of questions that need to be asked, given the 10 unproven claims that various high-level spokesmen for USgov have made in support of their decision to attack the Syrians.
The post, which I think began at his website, was carried by PressTV and Huffington Post.
I owe considerable thanks to Laurence Vance for strengthening and clarifying my thinking on the proper role of an American Christian and the responsibility to avoid war and pursue peace.
I was going to title this post, “Ok, Laurence Vance, tell us what you REALLY think!” after reading one of his recent ones, before I chose a more descriptive (though not necessarily better) title that I hope will head up a good long-enduring thread.
I hope that some others will comment on Laurence Vance, link to their favorite posts, and discuss them.
And who cares?!, you say.
In fact, I’ve spent a lot of time “orbiting the Manosphere,” researching various people and ideas who make up the “MRM – men’s rights movement,” “MGTOW – men going their own way,” and others. The Manosphere is deeply anti-feminist (of course). I hope to write something about it soon, probably here first, and later, perhaps, at Sycamore Three.
I’ve been staying in touch with Futurians, former students of mine, and my continually growing family. The large circle of good friends, both on and off the internet, continues to grow.
And I’ve started another blog, as you can see. My blog names keep the pattern of common trees and odd numbers.
Right now, the internet is intensely alive and flourishing, with good people sharing thoughtful and thought-provoking ideas. I fully expect it to keep right on growing and serving a good purpose — unless the government tries to shut it down. That could happen, of course, but I doubt it. I think a fairly free internet is here to stay, at least for a while. I hope so.
Right now, Doc is doing 3 important things:
1. Taking care of Mrs. Future and Pyro.
2. Working intensely on books (that is plural) he is about to publish.
3. Planning his posts and comments for Cedars Eleven.
Doc, and other Futurians, keep us advised.