Transcending the Red Pill

To preface this article, I would not consider myself a Red Pill guru, though I have been part of the Red Pill community conversing with many knowledgeable men for 3 to 4 years now.  I still have many topics to both learn and master, but during my digital travels I have noticed something that has troubled me.

Throughout many sites and platforms, men gather to discuss issues such as game/frame, fitness, politics, religion, and finances.  This is all well and good, but there always seems to be an underlying cynicism on many of the sites – a defeatist attitude that typically leads to an “Enjoy the Decline” outlook on life.  This isn’t everywhere, mind you, but it runs rampant enough that it’s even penetrated my thick skull.

Now if you’re dead-set on living the nihilistic lifestyle like my good buddy Lolknee, then this post isn’t for you.  Go do your thing.  My issue is with the fellas out there who A) recognize the degeneracy running rampant in Western society, B) are disgusted by it and think something should be done, and C) shrug their shoulders and go on living a life of hedonism.

We have a word for that: hypocrisy.

I don’t care if you’re a father, husband, or just a single man, if you are complaining about the current state of the world, but aren’t lifting even one finger to improve our situation, you’re no better than those who seek to turn us into one big cesspool.

I’ve tagged this article under the Spirituality category because part of leading a truly fulfilling like is being charitable.  This doesn’t mean giving the bum on your street corner $5 so he can go buy booze.  I’m talking about paying it forward to the next generation of men that will one day take up the mantle.

This will mean different things to each of you.  Some of you might decide to form large tribes of men who bring in and mentor young men.  Others might decide to start their own troop of Scouts and teach them about camping, fitness, and other masculine skillsets.  Still others might just focus on their own family, raising their offspring to cherish traditional values.

How you pay it forward is completely up to you, but I encourage all men to find some way, no matter how small to do their part.

Sadly, much of this will fall on deaf ears.  So many men are perpetually stuck in the anger phase of their red-pill transition, that my encouragement to move forward will be met with snark and criticism.  Having your eyes opened to the cruel reality of the world is certainly cause for anger, but wallowing in that anger indefinitely is not something strong men do.  They harness that anger and use it to enact meaningful change.

Transcending

A lot of sites in the manosphere write primarily about a rather limited set of topics, only branching off sometimes to dip their toes into deeper issues.

  • Fitness
  • Money
  • Game
  • Politics

These are the four primary topics that every site seems to cover almost exclusively.  This is all well and good, but my mind always seems to circle back to the same question…

Why?

Don’t mistake my message here.  I absolutely approve of building your body, mind, and wallet.  My question for you to muse on is “What do you do with your new and improved life?”

What impact are you going to leave on the world?

Are you just going to travel, booze it up, slay lots of young women, and then one day go kaput?

I’m going to leave this post pretty short because it’s meant to provoke some introspection.  Take a good long look in the mirror and reflect on your plans and goals.

Where are you going?

How are you getting there?

Who are you taking with you?

What will you do once you get there?

Author: Jak

Jak, married and father of three, seeks to help the Red-Pill Community take its next step past the petty cynicism and ineffectual anger. While he recognizes that men are significantly handicapped by the modern legal system and culture, he doesn’t accept that traditional marriage is untenable in today’s social climate.

Rather, men must be willing to adapt to this new world by implementing new tactics and approaches to maintaining a balance of power. Jak is here to provide you with these lessons.

  • bem

    It is so refreshing to be free of any bullshit “commenting guidelines”

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      Oh come on, good buddy, there’s no need for that kind of negative-nellie talk. Turn that frown upside down. It’s a swell day in the neighborhood. Won’t you be my neighbor?

      • Banned as well, Mr Rogers.

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          That’s funny, I don’t feel banned. Oh well, all’s well that ends well. Have a swell day!

          • Oh that’s it! Now you’re double dog banned!

            • TheLastConservative

              Not the Double-Dog Ban! Anything but that! 🙂

              • Oh you getting smart with me too?! Don’t make me take off my belt.

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  Gay

                  • I’ll gay YO–wait…nope. Back to the drawing board.

                    • bem

                      I’m telling you – that gag aint for amateurs!

                    • That’s what she said.

                    • bem

                      Nice recovery!

    • Jak

      Banned.

    • Banned.

      • bem

        WTF are you talking about

    • iBooB

      Yeah that was pretty gay. Saw GoJs comment and now I’m here. Internet is the only place one should be free to take dumps in public.

      • bem

        I like where your head’s at.

        • iBooB

          I can be a shithead at times butthere’s no denying it.

          I’m King of Assholes.

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        Wilkommen.

        • iBooB

          Danke

  • bem

    This is actually quite a good essay, now that I’ve read it. “Wallowing in the anger phase”….That can be a very seductive form of what is basically sloth, inaction, one of the very cornerstones of blue-pill faggotry.

    • WTF are you talking about? Heh.
      I liken accepting the red pill to the 5 stages of grief. A man doesn’t become complete until he has finally moved onto acceptance. Most men get stuck in the anger phase and can’t seem to ever move past. This is perhaps the most common phase for men to get stuck in.
      We see some that try to bargain; accept some of the red pill truths while still trying to cling onto the comfort of blue pill lies. These people are known as purple pill.

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      bem, are you suggesting you’re going to actually start reading the articles now?

  • Ainigmaris Thales

    HEY YOU GUYS!

    • Murdoc34

      Yes?

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        Hey.

        • Murdoc34

          Oh. Hi. I thought … ah, never mind.

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            BANNED. Thinking is against the Comment Policy.

            • Banned! Banning others without my expressed permission is against the Comment Policy.

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                I’LL BAN YOU

              • bem

                Dont talk down to ME, shitlord!

  • Lou Skunt

    Is it safe over here?…

    • Murdoc34

      No. Take a look for yourself. Everyone has been banned. Even the site owner.

      • Yes, I was a victim of my own commenting policies, therefore I had no other recourse but to ban myself. Oh cruel twist of irony!

    • No safe spaces here, friend. What do you think this is? Jezebel?

  • UnreconstructedConfederate

    Comments section is a little slower here but, a lot of familiar faces.

    • We’re not nearly as big as ROK…yet.

      • UnreconstructedConfederate

        I plan on hanging around so you’ve got one more.

      • Murdoc34

        Consider dropping a new open thread every once in a while when you don’t have content to post, if you think it might encourage engagement.

        Besides, I’m pretty good at taking up empty useless space.

        • You mean just a blank post or a link to an article with a question to the readers? Something along those lines?

          • Murdoc34

            Yeah, something like that. Keith Koffler at whitehousedossier.com does this. I’ve seen those ‘open threads’ explode when there was breaking news during the day and he wasn’t around to write about it. His visitors fill in for him, having been given the space to do so.

            Now, that’s a political genre, so it works for him for a different reason than it may work for you. Or it might not work for you, I don’t know. Just trying to offer a suggestion for you to evaluate.

            • I’ll look into it and discuss it with the site’s co-owner, J. Nyx. Thanks for the idea.

              • The Conservative Treehouse does this every day. It’s a good way to shoot the breeze.

      • Atreides Plautius

        when ROK is destroyed you’d better be ready for the influx

        • They do seem to be in full meltdown lately, don’t they? Our IT guy is prepared for the influx.

          • Atreides Plautius

            yes they do courtesy of some outta shape liberal looking Waffen SS wannabes drawing the gaze of the all seeing eye of Sauron to the right.

  • TheLastConservative

    Well, what the hell have I been doing at other sites!? 😀

    • Dunno, but welcome aboard!

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      What other sites?

      • TheLastConservative

        No idea, can’t remember them now. 🙂

  • Nabru Kuf

    Sup faggots

    • Top of the afternoon to you Lolknee/Hipponax/Nabru Kuf.

      • bem

        Should start calling him “Sybil”…..

        • Nabru Kuf

          I don’t tend to no sheep

          • bem

            took a minute, but I GOT that.

      • Atreides Plautius

        i dont think he/she is the knee…

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      Well, howdy there, good buddy! How are you fine, swell day?

    • Lou Skunt

      Uckfay your Anbay?… Nice job!

      • Murdoc34

        I very nearly commented on some other site that “Nabru Kuf” reversed spells “Fuk Urban”. The follow up would have been: “Who the hell is Urban?”

        I’m pleased to have avoided that embarrassing situation.

        • I still think it spells “Fuck! U R Ban!” backwards. I don’t care what Nabru Kuf says.

          • Murdoc34

            I still think it spells “Fuck! U R Ban!”

            Entirely reasonable.

            I don’t care what Nabru Kuf says.

            Entirely reasonable.

          • Murdoc34

            Also, completely unrelated but related nonetheless… Do you realize, at this rate, Nabru’s “Sup faggots” comment will be next on the “Also on A King’s Castle” Disqus-featured section below? I’m personally looking forward to this.

            • Nabru Kuf

              I might drop a “sup faggots” every morning just for this

              • bem

                Reminds me of one of my friends in high school. Was late every morning. But every morning he walked up to the rest of us hanging out, all cool with a scowl on his face. And every single morning he’d hold it as long as he could and growl “whats up assholes” perfectly deadpan. And it was funny every single fukkin time.

    • TheLastConservative

      *clasps pearls* Are you TALKING DOWN to other commenters!?

      I’m shocked! SHOCKED I say!

      😀

  • Ainigmaris Thales

    OT: “Confederate flag ‘looking’ tiles to be changed in subway”

    NEW YORK (FOX5NY) – The MTA says it is going to “modify” tiles in a Manhattan subway station that people have complained look like Confederate Flags.

    The pattern of tiles have been in the Times Square station for almost 100 years. The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs.

    http://www.fox5ny.com/news/274589821-story

    http://static.lakana.com/media.fox5ny.com/photo/2017/08/18/Confederate_symbols_in_New_York_City_0_3933628_ver1.0_640_360.jpg

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      See, when it gets to be shit that just “looks like” the bad shit that has to be removed, that’s when you know you’re in deep shit.

    • TheLastConservative

      They need a new sign next to all ports of entry into the US now.

      “We’re ALL mad here.”

    • bem

      (((St. Andrew)))

    • UnreconstructedConfederate

      You know all those old pictures,busts and statues showed men with beards. Probably going to need to require everyone to shave because slave owners had beards…..oh,wait most of them were white too, seeing white men is going to trigger people to think of slavery, what now? Oh, the humanity!

  • TheLastConservative

    OK now for a quasi-somewhat-intelligent comment (haha) regarding the article. Sort of.

    Relatively recently I’ve been coming back full circle to the values I had before my psycho church went all pazzissimo and supported gay marriage. (Among other sins.) However I’ve been noticing that I’m a lot more fulfilled if I’m not -just- living for myself. Maybe it’s just me, but I really am starting to think that it’s a good thing to have a reason to get up in the morning that is beyond “What do I want to accomplish for myself today?”

    Then again, it could just be something I had for lunch yesterday. Hard to tell sometimes. 😀

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      I think a lot of Red Pill guys get to that point — the point where they have seen through the bullshit, built up their bodies, minds and wallets, taken steps to accomplish their personal missions… and then they hit a place of self-actualization where they start looking for what is next, so to speak.

  • The Champion

    Well. Now that I’ll never go to ROK again I decided to use my old account. Feels good to be back, man. Feels good.

    • The Champ is back!

    • Iattacku

      its good to see you again buddy. what made you not want to go on ROK again

      • The Champion

        Thanks, man. I got banned twice. Government Troll was my recent account. Apart from that, they banned bem too.

        • Iattacku

          Why did they ban you

          • The Champion

            First time, no reason. The second time, for trolling ROK’s silly comment policy. Lol

            • Constantin

              A really stupid decision. You, along with other fellows, were 80% of the reason why RoK was worth visiting.

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                Yeah, something is going on at ROK. Looks like some kind of purge. I wouldn’t be surprised if Roosh got bankrolled and now has to “clean up” the site. Just speculation.

                • Constantin

                  Might be the case. However, it would’ve been nice to contact everyone that was banned privately and explain the reason behind their ban. Or at the very least give a warning beforehand, especially since some of the people banned were long-time commentators on RoK. I reserve judgement, maybe it is all a mistake, but I find it a tad bit disingenuous that he doesn’t at least explain the mysterious bans. Some of them unjustified, in my opinion.

                  Thanks for the link to this site, btw.

                  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                    Agreed, as I mentioned over there a week ago, it’s the insidious shadowy star chamber type of thing that rubs me wrong. Ban somebody ok, but let the readership know what was done wrong so that they too don’t repeat the same mistake.

                    Welcome aboard man.

                  • The Champion

                    Just remember to bookmark this site and tell everyone you know. The site moderator promised to pay those who advertise their site!

                • razorhoof

                  Same thing happened at Zerohedge back in 2013 or so…. glad to have found you all again. I would rarely ever read the articles at RoK, I mostly scrolled right to the comments section.

              • The Champion

                Thanks for the kind words, man.

  • Iattacku

    Thank you man. I wholeheartedly agree with you. I’m honestly starting to get annoyed with debby downer behavior that is displayed by most of ROK commenters(thats what it seems like to me). One thing that is constantly being pointed out is the shrinking white population and i point out that no one is forcing whites to not have children. Whites are choosing not to have children. Then they come up with a million excuses on why they dont want to have children. Im of the same opinion as you. Instead of crying about a problem why don’t we work to solve it.

    • Apathy is modern society’s greatest enemy. Lot of people want to complain about society’s ills but don’t want to roll up their sleeves and do something about it. That’s not what we preach here. We’re men of action.

      • Iattacku

        Thanks I’m honestly gonna start coming here a lot more. At the end of the day we can blame whoever we want for our problems. But if we aren’t taking steps to solving them then we are no more than complainers.

  • Ainigmaris Thales

    Happy Eclipse Day. May all of your enemies stare foolishly into the sun until they blind themselves and cry tears of pain while you laugh at them.

  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    Bonjou tout le monde, dufuq is up?

    • Murdoc34

      Could someone please ban this guy for the commie-speak?

      • Say no more.

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          wink wink nudge nudge knowwhatImean, knowwhatImean?

          • People who ban commenters on their site all willy nilly sure do rok, don’t they?

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              Upvoted for the gratuitous use of “willy nilly” in a public place.

    • Marius Agrippa Regulus

      GOJ – perhaps its time to make your avatar a nice picture of one of the Founding Fathers, before Google does a rerite of US history & outlaws pics of racist Nazi Americans?
      just a thought

  • Consolation_of_Philosophy

    Greetings, friends!

    … I mean, Greetings, faggots!

    • The Champion

      Hey! How’s it going, dickhead!

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        Mine sounded better because I said it in French. Everything sounds better in French.

        • The Champion

          Что бы вы ни говорили …

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            Your father smells of elderberries.

            • The Champion

              Η μητέρα σου μυρίζει σαν αχιβάδα.

        • Old Goat

          Ich vorziehen Deutsch.

    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      Bonjour Monsieur Guillaume de la tête!

  • pauldrake

    Hello. I got banned by the great QC when I took him to the task over his love of Jerry Heller and NWA style gangsta rap. I think rap is crap and he was acting like a poseur wannabe. I expressed surprise because I think in general QC writes high quality stuff. Anyway, that was a couple of years ago and apparently no one mourned my being cast from the tribe. I have been learning in bits and pieces of recent purges at ROK which include some of the best and most prolific posters. It just depresses me that in the so called manosphere things often resort to intellectual cannibalism. Does everyone need a damned safe space in today’s crazy world? Anyway, here I am. I will do my best to get acclimated to this site, unless of course I get banned here too.

    • Banned!

      Jk. Welcome aboard.

    • Jim Johnson

      i still haven’t figured out what Roosh is trying to accomplish with this. Either way, welcome to the club man.

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