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.


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…


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.

121 thoughts on “Transcending the Red Pill”

    1. 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?

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

    2. 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.

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

          1. Yeah, something like that. Keith Koffler at 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.

          1. 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.

      1. 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.

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

            Entirely reasonable.

            I don’t care what Nabru Kuf says.

            Entirely reasonable.

          2. 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.

              1. 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.

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

      I’m shocked! SHOCKED I say!


  2. 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.

    1. 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.

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

      “We’re ALL mad here.”

    3. 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!

  3. 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. 😀

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

              1. 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.

                1. 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.

                  1. 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.

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

                2. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  6. 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.

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

    1. 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

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

  7. 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.

    1. 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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