On Keeping Morale High

 

This past January, I took a new position at a very large company.  It is a high stress, very demanding job that I knew I could get through if I dealt with it and didn’t give up.  At times I was very irritable, tired, and generally wiped out.  Being a leader means keeping morale high when things are going crazy.  Today I’ll share my experience on how your behavior, mood, and demeanor affect those who look to you as a leader, and shine some light on what I did to get through the stressful times.

The job I described above is the job I still work at today.  The same responsibility, the same coworkers and boss, but it feels completely different than nine months ago.  I was the one who changed myself in the beginning, and I am the one who changed back to who I was prior to taking this position.  This all ties into controlling your emotions and keeping frame.   I had let it slip and I felt like shit.   I skipped workouts, ate shitty food, and had a pretty negative outlook on most things in my life.  I felt like a different person, and in a way I was.

Then one day, I said “fuck this, I’m done feeling this way” and started analyzing what it was that was stressing me out.  It wasn’t the job, but how I was handling my stress that was making me feel like shit.  To sum it all up, putting up with that level of stress was crazy and I felt crazy, but I decided that I wasn’t going to let some external force such as a job cause me mental turmoil.   I stuck with it, changed my attitude and I ended up getting promoted and handed even more responsibility, but my head was right so I didn’t feel the way I did back in January.

Why am I telling you all this?  So what, no one likes work and people deal with stress all the time. While that’s true, I hadn’t realized the effect it was having on my family.

Figuring It All Out

Once I decided to take charge of my stress levels, everything changed.  I was thinking correctly and thus acting correctly.  I was motivated at the gym, eating right, reading more, and just feeling great in general. This naturally had spillover into my personal relationships.   My wife had a conversation with me saying “You seem like yourself again.  I cant imagine you stressing out the way I do.”  Even my kids seem happier and more responsive than before.

When you take the role of a leader (in any type of group) you take on the role of keeping morale high even when things are out of control.  The truth is, you may feel overwhelmed but that’s okay.  The pivotal point is right here.  You can let your emotion and stress get the best of you and freak out, or you can stay calm and collected.  The first option lands you with a mental burden, and ultimately no results.  The second option lands you with a bit of temporary discomfort, but you will find a way out of it.  Compounding on that, the feeling of accomplishment will boost your confidence and thus that of your group.  In times of complexity, the people you are in charge of will need and rely on you to keep shit in order.  I’ve even noticed, in a crisis people will be better equipped to handle a task you assign to them, rather than left to their own devices.

So now we can see the benefits of keeping your cool in a stressful situation, and how your emotional state dictates that of those who depend on you, but how do you apply it to your life?

The Method

When I started implementing this method, things became so much clearer.  When faced with a stressful situation, I ask myself:

Is this a problem I can fix?

This is the first thing you should ask yourself because wasting time trying to fix something out of your control is pointless.  For example, so many people get stressed out by the weather.  We can’t fix this, so why care?  Sure rain, snow, and cold suck, but being bitchy about it will get you nowhere.  If you cant fix it, don’t waste time trying.  If you are able to fix it, it leads to the next question:

Is this an external problem or internal problem?

You have to ask yourself this because the methods to fixing both of these are different.  An internal problem was like the one I was facing above.  It was how I was handling my stress that was  causing even more stress.  External problems can usually be a little easier to fix.  Things like job responsibilities or fixing something around the house.  There is usually a clear set deliverable that is the result of handling external problems, but it may not always be the case. Trying to solve personal issues for other people will always result in failure.  Which leads to the final question :

What can I do to make sure I’m handling my emotional level while boosting morale of those around me?

As cliché as it can be “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem” is applicable here.  Even if you’re not the leader of a group, you can apply this question.  The guy gathers all the tools for the ones who will use them is more valuable than a guy who runs around screaming when shit hit the fan.  As men, we have to stay calm in daunting times, it’s kind of a defining feature of men overall.

Conclusion

I’ve shared this with you guys because I found it to be beneficial in my life.  I know everyone deals with stressful situations and while I think most of the time we can handle it, everyone has the potential to slip a bit.  Try your best not to let stress get the best of you and utilize the questions I posted above as they’ve really helped me feel better in every area of my life.  Comment below if you have any questions or insights.

 

-J. Nyx

Author: Jnyx

J. Nyx is a father of three and co-owner of akingscastle.com. He understands that there is something missing in the community and that you can be a traditional, masculine man in our current age as well as a dedicated leader of your family.

  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    Good article. Fretting about things you cannot change is in fact pointless. When people in real life start complaining about the weather my standard response is “Yeah, it sucks, I put in a complaint to Management, He said He’ll get to it in a few days” and drop the topic.

    And remember, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.

    • Iattacku

      That’s what the red pill is about. Knowing the truth about the world and moving forward. And also the second part i whole heartedly agree.

    • Art

      “It’s sedimentary, my dear Watson” – Sherlock Holmes

  • Ainigmaris Thales

    Good article, good advice. “Frame” is a concept that transcends just picking up chicks. In fact, game itself transcends just picking up chicks. It’s really applicable to almost every area of your life and your relationships.

    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      Frame (and Game) are taught first to new men entering the manosphere because, I think, it’s where you can see immediate and repeatedly consistent results when applied correctly. Real life, it can take a lot of time sometimes and you really don’t get the immediate payoff that you would with using it for PUA purposes. I think it’s an excellent observation though because really it does apply to literally every social human interaction at some level or another. Get Frame/Game with PUA and then start using it on everybody outside of the topic of pickup/sex and you’ll see very, very good results.

      • AkingsCastle

        Agreed GOJ. In every social interaction there is one person who submits to another persons frame. One leading , one following.

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          This is very true. Now go make me a sammich.

          • AkingsCastle

            lol Reminds me of this. Dont know if you know anything about computers/linux but it is pretty good https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4783823101d25016c499de485a20d0ca0d27aee6542200ca68d632659a9c7f03.png

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              Wait….you don’t know if I know anything about computers or Linux? Wait…wut? You’re on Telegram channel so…..wut?

              • AkingsCastle

                Thats like a computer nerd dad joke…….brilliant!

                • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                  Computer Nerd Dad Joke – A thing that has never been possible in human history until the early 21st century.

              • Jnyx

                lol

              • bem

                I got a root for ya…..

                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  I thought knee-max migrated over here already?

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    Last I heard, he was busy improving our great country’s long-standing and well-respected relationship with young, hot jewish chicks.

                    EDIT: Maybe it was Russian chicks. I’m not sure exactly what time it is. Could be Romanian chicks by now.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      good thing he knows how to cook, because they dont

                    • bem

                      just never NEVER consider marrying or mating with one.

                    • Murdoc34

                      Especially if you are Jewish yourself.

                    • bem

                      Better than them fukkin up MY gene pool!

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Yeah, it’s pretty evident the bem gene pool is immaculately pristine and pure.

                    • bem

                      the larger pool, dik.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Same comment applies to both pools, vagina.

                    • bem

                      Any pool will do as long as you’re tied to a engine block at the bottom….

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Damn, son. We’re trying to have a nice, pleasant conversation here, and all of a sudden you go get all violent on me and assault me with your hate speech.

                    • Art

                      It’s the ‘roids acting up.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      I knew a guy who had the local chinese restaurant by his apt memorized- give him any number, and he could bust out the meal assigned to it

                    • Murdoc34

                      And yet he would only ever order number 24, no MSG.

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  Gay

              • La’darell Luthor

                Sudo?

              • Art

                Check your privelege.

          • Art

            AT put all the shit in the washing machine already, sorry.

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        I find it really interesting to go back and look at how “game” developed. It really had almost a scientific method of development. A group of different guys were having little to no success with women, so they stepped back and tried to figure out why. They realized all the things that they had been told to do (i.e.,. “just be yourself”) was bullshit and didn’t work, and that the nice guys were going home alone while the assholes and meatheads were getting laid all the time.

        So basically they just started testing shit. They came up with little formulaic routines and tested it on multiple women in different situations over time. The things that worked, they emphasized. The things that didn’t work, they scrapped. They begin to compare notes with each other and test each other’s theories, merge strategies and build a body of assumptions based on hundreds of different tests of these routines by many different guys across a spectrum of times and locations.

        Then the formulaic routines became more complex. They realized it was less about saying certain specific words, and more about creating the emotion that the words conveyed. They picked up on the differences in communication between men and women, and how to exploit that.

        Then they began trying to control for the variables by focusing on self-improvement. They realized certain looks (muscular, stylish, wealthy, etc) improved their results, so they focused on either actually improving themselves, or on peacocking to make up for their lake of self-improvement.

        But they still kept trying out different approaches — testing different hypotheses, if you will — and then refining their results, posting them for what was essentially peer review in the manosphere, shit like that.

        Eventually, over a long period of time, the developing theories of game were examined by guy willing to think through them from a deeper point of view, and game developed into something closer to a philosophy than just dumb party tricks to pick up sluts.

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          I’ve actually explained Game to my daughter (and son) almost in exactly those same words. Trying to inoculate her against most of it if I could. She is 100% anti-feminist out of the gate of course, and I wanted her to understand how men solve problems as opposed to women who just feel a certain way. Hopefully it helped.

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Best of luck, my friend.

  • bem

    LOTTTA good stuff in here….Well done.

    “You can let your emotion and stress get the best of you and
    freak out, or you can stay calm and collected. The first option lands you
    with a mental burden, and ultimately no results.“ An act without results is a wasted effort.

    A long time ago I heard the following: “You can’t always
    control what’s around you, but you can ALWAYS control how you react to it.”, or
    some variation thereof. Naturally I immediately dismissed it as psychobabble pablum, but it turns out its true; in fact it’s integral
    to this ’frame’ we discuss so often.
    Like the drunks say – change what you can, accept what you can’t….blah
    blah know the difference.

    “The guy gathers all the tools for the ones who will use
    them is more valuable than a guy who runs around screaming when shit hit the
    fan.”

    Absolutely. This speaks to action, which is a man’s purview – do SOMEFUKKINTHING! Sure, not everyone can always be the leader in every situation, but once have the mental discipline to identify who is,
    there is ALWAYS something YOU can DO (not think bout, worry about, consider…)
    that will contribute to the solution.

    • AkingsCastle

      Bem, thanks for the comment. I just read in a book the other day

      “Sure, some things are out of your control, but you are still in control about how you feel and react to these uncontrollables”-Kenneth W. Royce

      • bem

        thats IT!

        • AkingsCastle

          His Modules for Manhood books are excellent. No bullshit.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            I know somebody who got modules on his manhood once, but a trip to the doctor cured that.

            • AkingsCastle

              Ha! On point. Only so few are immune to stds

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              Glad to hear that “your friend” got that situation cleared up.

              • AkingsCastle

                KEKT

    • Consolation_of_Philosophy

      There is Churchill quote along the line of, “Its always better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing at all.” I find that both the big and little regrets in life stem from inaction– far, far more than they stem from active mistakes.

      • bem

        Couldn’t agree more.

      • Art

        And the Butthole Surfers said, (at least according to Jane’s Addiction), “It’s better to be sorry for something you did than being sorry about something you didn’t do”.

        Furthermore, the old adage, “It’s better to ask for forgiveness later, rather than ask for permission first.”

  • SYO

    Jnyx, I’m in a similar situation. There is a point to accepting what we can and cannot personally change. As a manger I understand that, but it can still be a challenge in the whirlwind. My mood has been suffering lately I’ll admit and it’s not healthy.

    • AkingsCastle

      You have to step outside of it all. Your stresses at work are simply that. Recognize you’re internalizing something that you should not

    • Art

      Kratom could probably help there.

      • bem

        Somebody mark the time and date: First Kratom reference. The asylum OFFICIALLY has a new home!!!

        • Art

          I noticed a dearth of Kratom here. It was needed. Now, ‘scuse me whilst I kiss the sky…

  • Murdoc34

    Rather than find ways to handle stress more constructively, I have this tendency to brute-force the source of the stress out of my life. I don’t necessarily recommend this method, however, as it comes with certain risks. You might find yourself walking around with pre-written resignation letters.

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      Does this involve beating people who stress you out with a tire iron?

      • Murdoc34

        Sure, there are some positives to it.

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Good cardio, too.

    • The Vigilante

      Sometimes that is the only solution to deal with the problem.

    • Consolation_of_Philosophy

      Time to look into entrepreneurial endeavors. Your attitude is the right one for it, and you can ditch the pocket full of resignation letters.

  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

    keep morale high by going into a powerball pool with your underlings- that should last 24-36 hrs until you lose. you know what Im gonna do if I win? two chicks at the same time

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      Shit, if I win that much, I’m doing 7 chicks at the same time.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        Office Space reference…

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Yeah, I saw your Office Space reference, and I took a big fat shit on it.

          • bem

            ANGRYmaris fukkin Thales….

            • Ainigmaris Thales
              • bem

                There’s a guy here who bangs angrily at his keyboard. I always say “dont type angry!”
                and he always replies “is there any other way?!?!?!”
                Been doing this routine for about 12 years.
                Its not easy to stay in a rut of this magnitude I can tell you…

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                “Im not gonna play by THEIR rules anymore!”

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  Bill Murray has to be among the funniest individuals to have ever lived in the history of all mankind.

      • NemesisEnforcer

        Should have read further down to find your comment. You’re on the right track.

    • bem
      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        banned. but you can come on over to my new UFO website- I dont ban no one bc I dot even get any hits

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          “hey sweetcheeks, wanna come over to my UFO website and play alien abduction?”

        • bem

          how d’fuk do YOU get banning privileges here?!?!?!?

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Banned.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            Some days you get the ‘burger, some days the ‘burger gets you.

            • bem

              that some kind a eastern thing?

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                I met the real Lebowski once. overrated.

                • bem

                  the dude in the wheelchair?

                  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                    no the guy the Dude was based on at a lebowski festival. when i was talking to him, i was hoping he’d interrupt me and say “mind if I do a J”?

                    • bem

                      didnt know there was a real one.
                      I try to use that line judiciously – cuz I generally don’t have a j to do at any given time.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      it used to be fun until it got corp sponors like Kahlua…they are all over the country now

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      cheese, you totally seem like the kind of dude who would go to a lebowski festival.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      dressed up too!

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Oh, I figured you dressed like lebowski every day.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      you know how many stares i get rocking jellies on the subway?

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      No. Like 12?

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      9.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      YES, I WIN!

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        I’m offended by that guy’s mullet.

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          only Nic Cage can rock the Con Air mullet

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Fucking Nicholas Cage. Raising Arizona was some brilliant, classic shit. But somehow he parlayed exactly zero acting talent into a major Hollywood career… that suddenly and inexplicably imploded.

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              if youre part ginzaloon, I’d say check out moonstruck…vampire’s kiss too…thats a weird one

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Now Nic Cage is part of what I think of as the “Hollywood Ex-Husbands Club.” There is a whole spate of once-famous (some even respected) actors who now seem to be willing to make any movie, no matter how bad or straight-to-video, just to get a paycheck. I suspect they all have really big alimony payments they are trying to keep up with.

                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  well the upkeep on castles, private islands, and castles on private islands is pretty big

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    Very true. And once you bring a woman into a fairy wonderland, you must keep her in the style to which she is accustomed, even while you live in a cardboard box and she fucks entire football teams at once.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      and I think he named his son lex luthor or some shit- ballsy move

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      He would have made a shitty Superman.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger
                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      That is dangerously close to a Pabsting. It’s marginally relevant because we were discussing Cage… but you better watch it, buddy.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      you ever think that clip was for the other 9 guys on this site who may have never seen the movie? its not always about you pal

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      I am the other 9 guys on this site.

                    • AkingsCastle

                      Its true….

            • bem

              I hat to say it but I agree with you 100%

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Fuck sake, you can’t even spell out “hate” now?

                • bem

                  nah that was pure incompetence.

                • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                  You two really need to just a room, or a mountain camping trip, and get it over with.

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    Why so jelly, GoJ?

                    • AkingsCastle

                      Jealous of your bromance with Bem since lolknee isn’t here

            • NemesisEnforcer

              That Buford’s a sly one. Already knows his ABCs. Hit the deck, boy!

            • Art

              The explication was simply too much bad drugs.

        • bem

          jealous….

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Jealous of the stache… maybe. The hair? Never.

            • bem

              c’mon…..you remember the 90s!

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        ONE powerball winner- 700 mil+. how long til he blows all that cash? 5years?

    • NemesisEnforcer

      If you win the powerball, you are a complete fucking omega ass loser if you don’t do at least Four chicks at the same time, while they all call their moms to tell them what they are doing as it is going on, and you drink whiskey and shoot a machine gun while fireworks explode in the background. With that kind of cash, you better make it happen.

    • Our office does a monthly powerball pool. I don’t participate as I’m against throwing my money away.

      • bem

        Lotteries are a tax on the stupid.
        (second only to smoking! heh heh heh)

        • Thanks, Dave Ramsey.

          • bem

            you know I spell AND pronounce my name differently.

        • Murdoc34

          Well, I was planning on sharing a few million with you when I win, but not anymore.

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            money better spent on buying out everclear, hawaiian punch, and the garbage pail industry…corner that market

            • AkingsCastle

              Jungle Juice LTD

            • Murdoc34

              Pft. This is your solution to everything.

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Its a good solution, though.

          • The Vigilante

            I win a small amount every week – by not playing the Lottery.

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              Yes!

        • Art

          Shit, no carton of Luckies in your Christmas stocking this year.

      • Consolation_of_Philosophy

        Does anybody really win? I’m half convinced the “winners” they roll out every once and awhile are just actors. Then it rolls off into some urban legend to explain why we never hear from those people again…

        Besides, even if the lottery is actually legit, your odds of winning are statistically zero. That is not an exaggeration– it’s math. The probability of a lottery win is a number that rounds to zero, with several decimal places to spare.

    • The Vigilante

      If you win the jackpot, fair play to you. However, you surely realize your chances of winning that are the same as the chances of you seeing a blue unicorn, getting hit by lighting and seeing D.Trump walking down in east Detroit – all at the same time.
      Good luck.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        most literal-minded poster on the internet folks! take a bow!
        and yeah, i didnt win, so all of us will go back to hating each other today

    • La’darell Luthor

      I’d unmask if I won.

  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

    asian espn broadcaster robert lee shifted from a football game this weekend…he should just change his name to Pol Pot

    • Heard about that last night. This slippery slope of lunacy is quickly turning into a cliff.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        I have no doubt management is pressuring him to change his first name; also have no doubt gay men with the first name stonewall will be changing their names too

    • The Vigilante

      Robert Lee, not Robert E. Lee – however it is still unlawful to sack someone for his name alone.
      The broadcaster should take the TV channel to court for unfair dismissal. He will probably win.
      P.S As much as I dislike the Confederacy and its legacy, the current circus around it is getting really pathetic now.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        he didnt get sacked, shifted to another game in another part of the country

        • The Vigilante

          oh, good for him.

        • Still pretty stupid as this will open the door for increasingly extreme measures to be used in the future.

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            this game will be brought to you by comrade145 and comrade1590- that shouldnt offend anyone- right?

            • bem

              numbers are culturally biased.

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                dude….

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        oh no, do you know a mr kersey?

        • The Vigilante

          This is not the ROK, don’t get silly now.

  • The Vigilante

    Don’t ever let stress take over your life and have damaging effect on your health. Find a better job/business opportunity. Even during today`s difficult economic conditions there are still opportunities in you have the right kind of mindset and the right work ethnic.
    Your health and family life always should come first.

    • Art

      You meant work ethic, but you said work ethnic. Hmm…

      • Marius Agrippa Regulus

        if only the Knee were here, he could flush ol’ Kersey out

  • The Vigilante

    Is it only me who discovered this site via “ReturnofKings” and never looked back?
    If you are over 30, red-pilled and married the articles on this site seem to be more relevant tot you than the articles on ROK.

    • bem

      I think many of us got here via ROK.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        he may have gotten here via haiti…

        • The Vigilante

          Relevance of your comment? Trying to dreg down this site to the level of ROK?

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            not at all, not at all…you have kids, so you belong here more than me…just hope youve lightened up a bit in the past few months

            • The Vigilante

              Fair enough.
              I have no problem with you, btw. Just keep the discussion on this site polite and sensible as it should be, if that’s not too much to ask.

              • bem

                So now YOU’re waving the ban hammer, Kersey AIA?!?!?
                this is anarchy!!!!!!!!

                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  it was peaceful around here for a few days

                • The Vigilante

                  Excuse me?

                  • bem

                    sigh……
                    Just a little humor, it only burns for a second or two.

                    Your avatar. Its Paul Kersey from the movie “Death Wish”.
                    You’re commanding CB as if you were in charge.

                    You really are starting to remind me of someone……

                    • The Vigilante

                      Fair enough.
                      I was not threatening anyone with a ban, by the way. I don’t know where did you get that from.

                    • bem

                      nah I just took it up a notch, again for the sake of absurdity.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Banned.

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            why do you edit you posts? the passive/aggressive stuff is not needed. I was being nice to ya, and then you have to go and imply somethin’…

            • Now boys, play nice or I’m going to have to use my patented PTBH (Paper Tiger Ban Hammer) on you both. It doesn’t really do anything, but damn if it don’t look scurry!

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                its a lot of pressure to wield that hammer.

              • The Vigilante

                Noted.
                Hopefully you won’t need to ban anyone.

                • It’s a bit of a running joke here. We all “ban” each other, but are immediately back shitposting each other. Enjoy!

            • The Vigilante

              Cheeseburger – no need to escalate this argument any further.

        • bem

          crossed my mind….

        • La’darell Luthor

          The Ukraine, actually

    • “If you are over 30, red-pilled and married the articles on this site seem to be more relevant to you than the articles on ROK.”
      That’s the general plan. There’s not a whole lot of big, well-known sites on the manosphere truly dedicated to married men, so we decided that needed to change. I’d also recommend The Family Alpha. He has some fantastic content for married men.
      http://www.thefamilyalpha.com

    • AkingsCastle

      You mean we shouldn’t be posting articles blaming jews and feminists for everything instead of focusing on making ourselves better? Nonsense.

      • The Vigilante

        With all due respect..did I mention feminist or Jewish people in any of my comments?

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          sarcasm man…sarcasm

          • The Vigilante

            I am not good at that.

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              clearly!

        • La’darell Luthor

          Oy Vey, Pabst.

      • Murdoc34

        I don’t see much value in assigning blame to feminists (or anyone else) as it doesn’t get one any closer to solving problems. Blaming seems to be more of an emotional outlet.

        However, I do like to think there is some value in mocking feminists, as a form of cultural disapproval.

        • bem

          Mocking, like its cousin Shaming, is actually constructive if done in the right vein.

          Blaming is for girls.

      • AkingsCastle

        Pabst, I was being sarcastic. I was making fun of how ROK seems to just post about whining about feminists and jews all the time anymore.

        • bem

          great. now you’re responding to yourself…..

          • Murdoc34

            Check the comment policy. I think that’s an automatic ban.

          • AkingsCastle

            WHAT IS REAL LIFE ANYMORE!

      • 0bsoleteMan

        Blaming is a lot like whining. It gets nothing done and it makes the person doing it look weak and stupid.

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          The need to assign blame is weird to me. There are a lot of situations where something happens and people start trying to figure out whose fault it is. I generally don’t care whose fault it is, I just start trying to figure out how to fix it.

    • 0bsoleteMan

      I saw a comment on that other site indicating that some of the best commenters were banned.

      That’s why I’m here.

      • Welcome! Welcome! Make yourself at home.
        Beers are in the fridge and bathroom is down the hall and to your right.

        • Murdoc34

          To the right? I thought.. you said left..

          • ….You shat on my bed, didn’t you?

            • Murdoc34

              Shat is such an ugly word..

              • Answer the question, Mr Murdoc.

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  I shat in the washing machine, but that was just for fun.

        • 0bsoleteMan

          Thank you sir.

        • La’darell Luthor

          Shheeeeeeiiiiiiitttttt

          • Luthor! Welcome!

            • La’darell Luthor

              Received, avatar I don’t presently recognize. Lolknee? Porcer? Tom? Unabashed? Is Albionic American supposed to be Unabashed?

              • I formerly went as Unabashed, none of the others.

                • La’darell Luthor

                  Yeah, I looked at some stuff on the site after I posted, figured Unabashed was the most likely candidate. Did you get banned from ROK? I feel like all your posts got deleted, or something.

                  • I deleted my account once and recreated it. I was banned from ROK much later for trolling a troll, go figure.

                    • La’darell Luthor

                      Interesting

                • Chip Baskets

                  O snap!
                  Good to know.
                  We’ve had some convos over the past couple years.
                  Great articles and site , man!

      • Same, this is a nice site, too.

  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    And gentleman, the shark has been jumped at ROK. Today, 8/23/2017, I was banned from ROK. I was being insightful, non-combative neither to the membership nor the authors/management, and I log on after lunch and boom, banned. The only article I commented on today was the Male Actors Paid More Than Females, all on topic and relevant and non-confrontation, and boom, banned.

    ROK has officially convinced me that they are purging all members who have made it successful over the last year or so. It is utterly out of reason, with no explanations given.

    So yeah, anywho. Fuck’em.

    • bem
      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        Hey, at least the Krauts pretended to have a reason (“We hate Juden!”). As with everybody else, no reason given.

    • The Vigilante

      Considering what ROK has become, you are not going to loose out on anything by getting banned from that site.

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        Who you is?

        • The Vigilante
          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Pabst?

            • The Vigilante
              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Motherfucking Waldemar Pabst. Did the Peach Bandit get banned?

                • Murdoc34

                  I’m doubling down on Kersey. Paul “Kersey”, Charles Bronson in Death Wish.

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    I’m going with mutant love-child of Kersey and Pabst.

            • Murdoc34

              I’m going with Kersey, due to the ‘I’m not good at (sarcasm)’ exchange.

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                It’s like the mutant love child of Pabst and Kersey… all the rage, all the sperg, but still no sense of humor.

                • BecomingTheMonolith

                  So an Asian guy with AIDS?

            • Marius Agrippa Regulus

              cant be Pabst, he’s still flooding ROK with Peaches

    • Murdoc34

      I made a comment several weeks ago on the matter, suggesting the bans couldn’t be an intentional attempt to change the culture. This is one of several events since then that has made me re-think that position.

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        It has to be. I wasn’t trolling and outside of when we all get to bullshitting an hour after an article is posted, at least attempt to enter an article with something insightful. This has to be some kind of purge. But why?

        • Murdoc34

          Although if you posted any comments there inviting people to go to some other alternate website, I can see where that might have rubbed someone the wrong way. 😉

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            There is nothing in the posting guidelines that says that this is a bannable or even frowned upon offense.

            We’re all in the manosphere, shouldn’t we help others in our camp? I’ve mentioned The Rational Male, with links, countless times there too, btw. No ban.

            • Murdoc34

              No, not necessarily, if we consider that it was being used as an income generating vehicle. Banning you might be solely to protect profit.

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                Well then if that’s the case, fine, but the guidelines should note it as such. Invisible offenses against unwritten rules is how women work, not men.

                • Murdoc34

                  Go take a peek at your profile history for the past few days, see if any of your posts have a ‘removed’ tag. While it wouldn’t be conclusive if nothing had been removed, it would be instructive if something had been removed.

                  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                    I may, I may not. In all honestly I’m not sure I want to put any effort into being arsed to investigate on my own behalf, when it’s the mod’s who should be explaining themselves. If this is my new home, then I’m in good company and have no complaints.

                    • Murdoc34

                      Okay, but watch your step here, too. I was banned twice here yesterday in the span of four hours. Fortunately, though, the ban didn’t prevent me from posting, nor did it have any other apparent consequences besides having the word BAN shouted at you.

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      The bannings here are harsh, but impotent. I will tread with caution.

                    • Banned!

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      Ban Reflector Shield was already activated, you took the Corbomite! Now you’re banned!

                    • Ah…you THINK you’re BRS was activated, but we secretly hacked it beforehand and rendered it inoperable before launching our Ban Strike. The original ban still stands.

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      You fell into the trap of hacking our shell VPN exterior OS, when in fact underneath that we had the subliminal OS that actually activated the BRS while you were monkeying with the fake BRS.

                      I so banned your ass bro.

                    • Oh yeah? Well……
                      ….
                      ….damn.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      BANNED

                    • The Vigilante

                      Don’t worry about getting banned from ROK. That site has changed beyond recognition anyway.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      if you were smart, you would ban the moderator- thats what i would do

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      One of the nice things about AKC is that you get Administrator rights on sign up.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      I’ve banned him like 6 times. And that’s just today.

                • Art

                  Maybe they snorted some bad Kratom?

                • Boothe

                  Screw enough different women over enough years by learning how to get into their heads, don’t be surprised when some of it rubs off on you.

              • KingEdward

                True………… but if these guys are solely looking at (the pitiful) profit they make, then they lack character and authenticity. F… em.

            • Boothe

              When Jon Anthony posts an article, he posts his site link. Other authors do this too. So I don’t think it was just about posting a link to AKC. I believe you are seen as one of the “ring leaders” in the comments section…well…because you are, lol. I suspect someone is feeling threatened and is culling the herd, past loyalties notwithstanding. There’s only room for one alpha. Take the ban as a compliment as well as a nod to your status. 😉

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                I strongly suspect that this is the actual case. It probably hurt Roosh’s feelings that my comments generally got as much or more upvotes than his comments. Heh.

                • KingEdward

                  Yep….. he should have been thanking La Diosa Fortuna for people like the KneeMan and yourself…. instead, he seems to be butthurt…. and Forney…. he’s “fallen and can’t get up”

        • Petruccio

          Why not post on rooshv.com? I’ve never seen you comment there. Test the waters and see. I had mildly criticized Roosh there by saying he was wrong on one of his statements on women. I wound up getting 30 likes within a day or two. I later commented in that thread about myself being way too good at asshole game and dread game only to be insulted by some jerkoff with the handle ‘Anti-Gnostic’. I couldn’t help but wonder if AG was Roosh’s alter ego, but I figured he’s not the type to be easily butthurt.

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        So…
        — Hipponax
        — Porcer
        — bem
        — Ghost of Jefferson
        — Unabashed
        — Champion
        EDIT:
        — Tom Arrow
        — Pabst (although he definitely deserved it)

        Who else?

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          Tom Arrow
          (lolknee, although that’s the same account as Hipponax)

          • Murdoc34

            The original. As far as my memory goes back.

            Used to think it was Forney getting bent out of shape and not appreciating context, but it all became too random.

        • Murdoc34

          And only one of those really deserved it.

        • Iattacku

          Pabst is a damn zombie. He keeps coming back to life.

          • Petruccio

            I could have sworn that he became The Peach Bandit.

            • Iattacku

              he reincarnates more than Buddha

        • Marius Agrippa Regulus

          jz95?
          read somewhere he was banned

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          was going sane banned or did he just stop posting?

        • So what the hell happened?

          I dont pay much attention to the comments section, but I wasn’t aware of any purge. If a purge is taking place, it should target the whiners who keep bitching about how the white race isn’t producing enough kids, but said whiners kept telling me how stupid I was for getting married and having kids.

          I wrote an article for ROK called, “Do You Really Want To Be A Patriarch?” and some of them kept bitching about how marriage was terrible. It’s not like I didn’t talk about the risks.

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            We don’t really know what happened. But you should write an article for AKC.

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      That is actual, literal, total bullshit.

    • Lou Skunt

      Damn Ghost, that’s wild man. In many ways, the commentary was oftentimes more insightful and hilarious than the articles themselves. Very strange…

    • John Galt

      WTF?!

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        Wish I knew, man. Like all the other bans, it was done quietly and passive aggressively for no known reason. I checked the guidelines, I didn’t post anything outside of them. Guess it’s Purge Season at ROK. You’re rather long in the tooth there too, you might be next, heh.

        Meanwhile a few hard core commie/nazi/Leftists roam there with impunity.

        • John Galt

          We had a short email exchange about this not long ago. I’m right about my hunch me thinks.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            I’m inclined to agree. It appears that he may well be bankrolled and is now following orders. I can see getting rid of spammers like Pabst (who still posts there and spams with impunity, meh), but I’ve contributed what I hope are a lot of really high quality comments, insights and stories to the site. While I’ll get in debates with people I rarely get down into the hardcore ad hominem (rarely, not never). Seems like whomever really owns ROK now wants that kind of thing gone, given the list of who they’ve started banning.

            Any site that can find a reason to ban BEM is a site that has gone fruit loops.

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              There were plenty of comments from people who specifically said they came just to read comments from people like you, Bob Smith and lolknee.

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                Well, now they can come here for that.

                I know I brought over some people from BreitBart who followed my posting history. Now it can happen here.

            • bem

              bem was kinda starting to be a dik…..
              But only after they starting banning his crew!

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Yeah, bem was always pretty worthless.

                EDIT: Oh, wait, sorry — that was me!

                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  should just change his name to bum I say!

                  • bem

                    thats what it says on my linkedin

                • bem

                  funny how you never got banned…..
                  spook!
                  spy!
                  informer!!!!

                  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                    Hey, wait…..you know, Ainigmaris has never been banned at ROK but posts the same as us…..

                    Hmmmmmmmm……….

              • John Galt

                Bem was always a dik. He’s irish.

            • John Galt

              More likely he sold but maintains a face while new moderators run the show. The purge will continue and new articles will gradually devolve away from what made the site popular.

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                He seems to be on it as a mod fairly often.

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                Seems an odd way to play it. Nailing your top draw commenters who bring a lot of people to the site seems like the opposite way to build more membership. Unless the goal is to totally abandon the manosphere and go in some weird new direction.

                • John Galt

                  The goal would be to change the messaging and kill the original content while pretending it still has cred. Time will reveal all.

            • TerminallyChill

              You think Roosh sold out? I just caught on to this stuff going on. Noticed something was afoot when lolknee went AWOL

        • bem

          That’s fine we’ll always have the sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods,
          wastoids, dweebies, and dickheads in OUR corner

    • Bart Manson ✓ᵂʰᶦᵗᵉ

      That’s screwed up, man.

      I haven’t posted there for a while, but your posts were always good. If they’re banning people like you, it most likely means they were bought and want to change directions.

      Will have to check around here a bit now.

      • Marius Agrippa Regulus

        if a new article pops up soon with the title “Islam is your friend, you can trust us” we will know you are correct

    • Reyngout

      Pretty sure he did it basically to be a dick because you pointed out that some of the others were commenting here. Shit is petty.

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        Sure is man. “Be a man, be confident and self reliant, be strong, be stoic, silently ban people for no good reasons and act like a Jezebel site owner”.

    • KingEdward

      Un-flipping believable. LOLKnee was better than the ROK site itself….. and GOJ Banter…… classic. Roosh as an outsider….. turning on the people who helped make him (somewhat) successful…. wow!

    • Seth Falconer

      On topic, you’ve boosted my morale by calling out something that was left unsaid. Accounts are dropping like flies there. Good to see some fresh articles and familiar names somewhere else.

  • Lou Skunt

    Wow, more comments here in the last 7 hours than any of the last 6 articles on ROK…

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      Mr. Skunt, how are you?

      • Lou Skunt

        Very well, sir. How are you? I’m treading lightly as to not get banned too soon…

        • Banned!

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          Banned!

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Treading lightly gets you banned here.

        • Consolation_of_Philosophy

          Hey, I’m kind of self conscious because I *didn’t* banned, despite my opinionated philosophizing, bad attitude, and affinity for the word “fuck” (and all variations thereof). Makes me feel like I have no hair on my balls. I don’t trim ’em that close…

          • bem

            ghost said somewhere it seems like they’re going after the all-day lurkers…..kinda purging the old serial commenters. to what end who knows?

    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      Yep, did a quick tally of the last few articles. ROK is floundering, this site is exploding.

  • The Vigilante

    Has anyone noticed that Roosh Valizadeh tends to post sensible articles on his own website but he has gone full-retard on ROK, doing everything to please a crowd with some unsavoury political affiliations…
    ROK is a sinking ship right now.

    • I don’t understand his end game in this. There’s been some speculation down below as to a few different reasons why, but who knows?

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        My question: who cares?

        • Touché

        • Murdoc34

          I’d be lying if I said I didn’t, at least a little bit. Perhaps in a selfish sense, someone thinks I did something wrong, but I don’t really know what it is.

          I don’t wish Roosh any ill will. Humanity itself is better off the more people realize those on the left and the media that attacked him are the real ‘enemy’. So to that extent, and otherwise where our beliefs still overlap, I hope he remains visible and successful. I guess I just don’t have the will (or invitation) to actively support his efforts anymore, though.

    • bem

      That’s a good observation. Now I see the pattern. Maybe he’s offering ROK as a sacrifice to the censorship gods, so that his personal site might live on.

      • Consolation_of_Philosophy

        I had the same thought– using the site as a big, juicy, irresistible target to distract from his blog and whatever else. A succulent sacrifice to the gods of “advertiser friendliness.” He is obviously very nervous about something. Which makes me nervous. Does he know something the rest of us don’t?

        • bem

          I wouldn’t lose sleep over it. He’s just one of a million writers who’ve found their audience through the internet.

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      I like Roosh and I don’t think RoK is a sinking ship. But I do think some of the shit the mods have pulled the last week or so really sucks. I also think AKC had a lot of potential and I’m interested to see where it goes.

  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    Well, I may be banned at ROK for no apparent reason, but I will sally forth, suck it up, keep a stiff upper lip and move on in life, specifically, to bike night tonight where I will be surrounded by lots of scantily clothed, skinny, loose women of ill repute and no small amount of guys whose idea of a handshake is to try to knock the living shit out of your lungs with two solid hits to the back. Which end of the day is likely twenty times more masculine than I’m bound to find on the ROK comments section as of late.

    • Consolation_of_Philosophy

      Amen.

    • Iattacku

      Yea all they do is cry and complain. How many articles are we gonna have complaining about feminism. How many articles are we gonna have complaining about decreasing white population. It’s like damn instead of crying do something about it. I still remember when you told them the best thing for whites to do is to go out, get married, and have a big brood of children m. But instead of taking our advice they would rather cry and complain about muh women being taken. Most of those guys are stuck in the red pill rage stage. They need to get over it and start living.

      • Marius Agrippa Regulus

        and also since the C-ville debacle & the DS was shut down, a shite load of Stormers have flooded the comment sections, could also be FBI agents … hmmmmmm

        • Boothe

          If it wasn’t for FBI agents, cops and paid informants the KKK and neo-Nazis would have dried up from lack of funds a long time ago. I do think that after all the sh!t Roosh has been through he is probably a bit (or a lot) paranoid. But that still doesn’t explain a lot of the regulars that got banned. But after posting here I suppose I could be next.

    • Doxx NoMore ReeLee

      You were banned!? They’re crazy! I mean, along with the kneeman, you were the living juice of that place…
      I’d prefer not to join the defamation of rok bandwagon, but perhaps question why they are doing this. New sponsors’ preferences? Threats? New moderators (or new affiliations)?
      This is really sad. There are not that many good gathering places on the internet. Pc free I mean…

    • jz95

      Jesus Christ.
      YOU got banned from ROK?

  • Prometheus Is Pissed

    All good points. If this article resonated with you, I suggest reading the Stoics. I find Stoicism one of two of the most useful applied philosophies in trying to have a good, tranquil life. Check out Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Also, I just finished a recent publication, titled “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy”, which was a decent modern recap.

  • Lou Skunt

    All jokes aside, this was a very good article and rather timely… Sometimes all one need’s to Boost Morale is a “Change of Venue”…

  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    Got a response from Roosh personally on this via email.

    You’ve been subverting ROK for weeks and I’ve finally had enough. You’ve
    spread rumors about bannings, made false allegations about bans that
    didn’t happen, and have now hijacked the top comment in an article to
    steer readers away to an alternative site with the intent of harming
    ROK.

    I wish you the best with your new community,

    Roosh

    My Response, which I’m sure will go unanswered.

    What horseshit. You (or a mod) did in fact ban lolknee/hipponax (same
    account, he just changed the screen name but the underlying account ID
    is the same. You can change your own screename too without it affecting
    your underlying account in Disqus, we all can) I saw him try to post
    with my own eyes and it told him he was banned. Maybe you ought to
    learn how to either control your mods or use your own forum software or
    grasp that a screename is not “the account” and search instead for
    Hipponax instead of lolknee. I told no lies at all. Ever. I saw it
    with my own eyes and the same exact thing happened to me now.
    Meanwhile, you let “The Peach Bandit” aka Pabst continue to destroy
    threads, and women muck up threads with impunity.

    But whatever. Your comments are very quickly dwindling to a trickle, I’ve
    been keeping track of the articles the last couple of days. Troy’s last
    article (great writer) got 21 comments. 21. For a quality writer.
    Meanwhile same day AKC’s posted article with all of the regulars hit (so
    far) 293. You’re mass banning most of the regulars and you *know* that
    I contribute quality, on topic and highly upvoted comments regularly
    and have for well over a year or two now. Do I bullshit? Sure. So
    does every single other poster except maybe Kersey (stick in the mud).
    You’ve either been bought out and are cleaning the site while trying to
    retain the brand for financial purposes (merchandising I’m guessing), or something else.

    Further, there is nothing in the rules forbidding commenting on or posting links
    to other sites. This is all manosphere stuff, not “competition” as AKC
    makes no money and has no sponsors. We should help each other grow, not
    snarl and retreat and play passive aggressive power games like little
    girls. It is your site, but you seem to need a bit more growing up to
    do in order to learn to distinguish friends from enemies based on more
    than a financial calculation.

    At this point it doesn’t really matter much though. The site is being
    overrun with Stormfront types a lot lately and really damaging the
    credibility not only of ROK but of the manosphere in general. The
    insidious silent bannings is rather off putting to me on a personal
    level, outside of any context of it happening to me.

    Thought you were better than this Roosh. Best of luck with all of the Stormfronters.

    Slainte Mhor,

    GhostOfJefferson

    • B1k3_Ch41N ®❻❾®

      “What horseshit”! lol what happened to “Dear Sir/Madam”?

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        That’s too old school for me.

      • bem

        you must’ve never gotten a Christmas Card from GOJ…..

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          “Hey, Merry Fucking Christmas, asshole”

          It keeps the holiday real.

          • Boothe

            Hear! Hear! Great minds and all… Mine says “Money’s tight and times are hard, here’s your fukking Christmas card!” Of course I don’t celebrate pagan holidays…

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              Yesss!

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      I hate how this has turned into an ROK versus AKC thing. It’s not about that. Roosh might be using that as an excuse to ban GoJ but the bannings did not involve AKC when they first started. People who were banned just came to AKC because they were banned at ROK, to vent and stay in touch with each other. I posted here a few times before the ROK bannings started, but started coming here more regularly to catch up with the guys who were banned.

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        Exactly correct.

      • B1k3_Ch41N ®❻❾®

        ROK vs AKC turf battle. Diss tracks to be released soon and remember not to ride with any of the site owners in a convertible in Vegas.

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          What do you have against convertibles?

          • B1k3_Ch41N ®❻❾®

            Convertibles are the transgender of cars.

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              Hur hur. Some convertibles are quite nice and very pleasant in the proper context.

              • B1k3_Ch41N ®❻❾®

                It was a 2pac reference, home dawg!

                • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                  You know, I never actually listened to a single thing of his. Not even the gunshot that ended his life. Strange, wot?

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          AKC gang sign is just two middle fingers.

          • bem

            on ONE hand….

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              We’re not all mutants like you, bem

              • bem

                I don’t believe you.

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  Yes you do

          • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

            Only two?

    • Nabru Kuf

      A very telling comment from Roosh and an excellent response from you. However, I think your anti gay slur against Kersey was uncalled for. Just because he has aids doesn’t mean he is a homosexual. He claims he got aids from his African wife and I am inclined to believe him. What kind of men are we if we automatically assume that he is a sodomite as your comment clearly says https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0a55ac5c769f29273f6c24a4d67197a3118b7f0e0cefa39a582bbf0573e0f53.jpg

      • bem

        o fer christs sake…..

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        You are the wind under my wings…

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        Wait I thought Kersey got that Ukrainian AIDS

      • B1k3_Ch41N ®❻❾®

        Yo, you throw yourself in the lions den like Kersey did and expect to come out unscathed?

        • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

          Better the lions den than the wolf’s lair. At least kersey liked girls…aids riddled Ukrainian girls

          • bem

            hey! Tampax, er, I mean Hipponax, is back!

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            No, wait, it was Haitian AIDS. He loved those big black Haitian chicks with huge foreheads that look like ugly dudes.

            • bem

              nah you’re thinking of Barbados

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Barbados is in Haiti.

                • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                  I am currently listening to this in the office

            • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

              Loving them is one things, marrying them is another!

              In the meantime, a woman from Haiti once told me I had the gris gris. I may or may not have been drinking homemade rum at the time

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                That shit will make you go blind.

        • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

          @theghostofmrkersey:disqus came out fine. Oddly enough 4 lions had full blown aids.

      • The Ghost of Mr Kersey

        GoJ/Lolknee’s homosexual tendencies are being revealed again…

    • The Ghost of Mr Kersey

      GogJ, how typical of you. I have left ROK month yet you still cannot resist to insult me. You clearly have no life. You have been bitching on here since yesterday about the fact that despite of your 46 000 (mainly nonsensical, I would add.) Roosh probably banned you because your comments had done more harm than good to the website. You and your other alter-ego lolknee , hijacked every thread, littered the comments section with things irrelevant to the topic, tried to intimidate every other commenter who dared to have a different opinion.
      You are a twelve year old school kid who is using the internet unsupervised. Only 12-year old (very stupid 12-year olds) would find your silliness (“If you are married to an African woman, you must have aids”) remotely funny. Adults don’t.
      It was also clear that you have homosexual tendencies – your obsession with blowjobs, rectums and aids is a dead giveaway. Your overcompensating comments on your workout, about you attending biker gatherings etc plus you constantly accusing others of having aids – you are a classical case of a the Freudian objection. (When people deny their own unpleasant tendencies by attributing them to others)
      Real men don not whine about getting banned from a website. Real man have lives offline. You can ask Rooshj to let you back, but if he still refuses, bitching about it for days and throwing insults in all directions – a real man would never do that.
      It is also funny how you accuse other ROK reader as “stormfronters” – yet it is only you who constantly talks about living in in a “100% White town of Ohio” and calls White Midwestern Landwhales “Viking Princesses” (What a joke). and called Haiti a “veneral disease capitol of the World” (sic). How very stormfront of you.
      When I found this site, I hoped it would remain an intelligent forum for more mature, red-pilled, married me. Instead, your kind has invaded it. It is just matter of time before it will end the way ROK did.
      You should really grow up and address you psychological problems. I’ll leave this forum to you, let it be your little kindergarten – hopefully it will make you feel better.
      This is my last visit here, and unlike you -I don not care if I get banned from here. I have life outside ROK. I am a married man with a wife, children and a successful business. These are thing you don’t have and never going to have.
      Any real men can see who is the real winner in this argument.

    • The Ghost of Mr Kersey

      GoJ, how typical. I have left ROK months ago, yet you still cannot resist to try and insult me.
      You are clealry a 12-year old child who is using the internet unsupervised.. Only 12-year old (a very stupid 12-years old ) would find your comments (“You are married to an African woman, so you must have aids”) remotely funny. Adults wouldn’t.
      The ego has been bruised by the recent ban. Roosh probably banned you and your alter-ego lolknee from ROK becasue your many (mostly nonsensical, I may add) had done more harm than good. You and your other account(s) littered the comment section with irrelevant, hijacking th thread and trying to intimidate commenters who dare to have a different opinion.
      It is also clear that from your comment that you have homosexual tendencies – your obsession with rectums, blowjobs and aids is a dead give-away. Your overcompensating comments about your workout, clubbing and attending biker gathering won’t help out here. You are a classic example of Freudian objection. You deny your own unpleasant tendencies by attributing them to others. You thought other would not see through it.
      Real men don not whine about getting banned from a website. Real man have lives offline. You can ask Roosh to let you back, but if he still refuses, bitching about it for days and throwing insults in all directions – a real man would never do that.
      It is also funny how you accuse other ROK reader of being “stormfronters” – yet it is only you who constantly talks about living in in a “100% White town of Ohio” and calls White Midwestern landwhales “Viking Princesses” (really degenerate). and called Haiti a “veneral disease capitol of the World” (sic). How very stormfront of you.
      When I found this site, I hoped it would remain an intelligent forum for more mature, red-pilled, married men. Instead, your kind has invaded it. It is just matter of time before it will end the way ROK did.
      You should really grow up and address you psychological problems. I’ll leave this forum to you, let it be your little kindergarten – hopefully it will make you feel better.
      This is my last visit here, and unlike you -I don not care if I get banned from here. I have life outside ROK. I am a married man with a wife, children and a successful business. These are thing you don’t have and never going to have.
      Any real men can see who is the real winner in this argument.
      I hope your life will get better, kid.
      Bye.

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        The winner? The one stalking the other’s post, seems to me, to be the one on the low value side of the equation.

        Besides, you just proved my point. Men, actual men with testosterone, poke at each other and call each other asshole all the time. It builds comraderie. You, on the other hand, get all offended and snarky and get the vapors after stalking my posts and then come in with a three page wall of text showing *precisely* what I was talking about regarding you being a stick in the mud.

        So…thanks for that. 🙂

        I’ve never claimed any town in Ohio is 100%. Attention to detail, child, remember Readers Are Leaders!(tm). Lolknee was the one banging on about you having aids and being married to an African woman. Christ dude, it’s not my job to remember things for you, get a grip. Heh.

        • The Ghost of Mr Kersey

          You and lolknee are the same. Be man enough to admit at least that much. for once in your life.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            Lol, oddly enough, there is like half of ROK on our Telegram channel who can tell you otherwise.

            This is my last visit here

            Apparently you aren’t good at telling the truth. Hold to your word. Banned!

            • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

              “Lol, oddly enough, there is like half of ROK’s readership on our Telegram channel”
              Yeah, but only the good ones and Bem

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                This is true. All of the really cool members, and Bem, are on our channel.

          • No they are not the same person. As I’ve mentioned countless times now, we have a Telegram channel with many members from ROK and chat on a daily basis INCLUDING sharing pics and videos. The following (Disqus names) are part of this channel and can back up my claim:
            Bem
            Ainigmaris Thales
            Cynic in Chief
            The Savage Lifestyle
            A King’s Castle (this site’s co-owner, J. Nyx)
            The Champion
            Clark Kent
            Red Hood Assault
            This unsubstantiated claim you keep making without any proof is becoming tiring.

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              Even Troy is on our channel, although he doesn’t say much.

              • Nah, he was removed because he went like 1-2 months without coming online.

                • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                  Ah, didn’t know that. Well ok then, but he WAS there, unless we’re dealing with some kind of quantum timeline.

            • bem

              dont DOX me motherfukker!

            • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

              I think all those guys are the same.
              EDIT: except Bem. He is a dik

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        Fag.

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          Damn it, I should have went with that instead.

        • The Ghost of Mr Kersey

          You certainly are one.

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            I know you are but what am I

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              Oh shit, it’s on like Donkey Kong!

              • Boothe

                Foccck! Not again… SMH

        • Boothe

          Yeah I think he’s a bit too obsessed with GoJ. I wouldn’t drop the soap around him. We had a little go round at the site that shall remain nameless once. It’s guys like him that inspire me to always pack heat and practice CQB drills. I’ll bet the fat little bung hole bandit has never even had a gun in his hand…Kersey indeed, lol! I’d also bet he’s had more than one cock in his mouth though.

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        Banned!

        • The Ghost of Mr Kersey

          You are not a moderator here.
          After all, Roosh was wiser than many thought by banning you.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            Double banned!

            This is my last visit here

            You should, well, you know, not make yourself out to be a fool AND a liar, man. You returned. Weak willpower. Work on that.

            • The Ghost of Mr Kersey

              Unlike you, I have a life off-line.
              You could not resist to mention my username in your whiny letter to Roosh – despite the fact I left ROK months ago.
              Good luck with your new virtual kindergarten playground.

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                This is my last visit here

                Then you should stop, well, responding and keep to your word. You know, like a man and not a little bitch.

                • The Ghost of Mr Kersey

                  Is part of my last visit being here. Just to remind you who is who and what is what.

                  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                    Lol! You can’t stop answering me! This is GREAT! You’re obsessed! Oh man, I love breaking in new stalkers!

                    Such a thin skinned little dweeb you are dude. Me, I would have agreed and amplified. Here’s how you do it.

                    “Stick in the mud!? You better damned well believe I’m a stick in the mud! In fact, that’s MISTER stick in the mud to you!”

                    See? Then I wouldn’t come off sounding like you, which is to say, like a silly little thin skinned dork.

                    Go ahead, reply. You can’t help it. You NEED to get the last word. 🙂

  • KingEdward

    Jnyx…. great article. Every man will face this dilemma in their career.

  • Chip Baskets

    Jak, it seems the crux of this tyoe of thing is when you say you made up your mind.
    ..
    Right thinking leads to right actions, and on.


    This fits perfectly with the 8 fold path to end suffering. Look into it if you aren’t already familiar

  • Good to see so many familiar lads rallying here. I truly believe Roosh is trying to destroy ROK in order to validate his own neurotic conceptions of the world and cultural decline.