Today we’re going to cover a video that solidified my beliefs in what we’re trying to do here at A King’s Castle. You could call this a part 2 to my article on Your Levels of Influence. Nature is a powerful force and very adaptive to many things thrown at it. That being said, it is like any other machine and if a cog is removed, the whole system suffers or begins to fall apart.
Take a minute to watch this video describing the effects on Yellowstone Park when wolves were reintroduced back into the ecosystem. Unless you have already heard of this story before, the results of one small change is no less than astounding.
Take a moment to reflect on this. Wolves, the apex predator of the region, brought renewed life and stabilization to an entire region. To the simple-minded, they would be seen as nothing more than a force of destruction and death, hunting and killing the more “peaceful” creatures of the region.
As I watched this video, I couldn’t help but think of these misunderstood predators and the parallels they share with us “toxic, masculine” males. All over social media and the news, we are demonized as forces of destruction with no redeemable qualities, yet we see the decay of our own societies as the herbivores come in to consume and propagate with no regard to the balance. The wolves have been chased out and our own ecosystem is crumbling into degeneracy.
Men, we are the wolves. On the surface, our “toxic masculinity” is seen as the root of all problems, yet we are in fact the cure. Our strong influence shapes the world around us like ripples on a pond, starting out small and increasing in size the further out they go. Where strong, capable, and benevolent men go, renewed life and stabilization follow. We step forward to root out the imbalances in our ecosystem and bring forth life where there was once decay.
This is not an easy task and will require courage and sacrifice on the part of us men. Like wolves, pick your battles wisely focusing on those you know you will win. If you see a person who is teetering on the fence about an issue, take a moment to give them a little red-pill guidance. If someone sneers at you because of your beliefs or how you live your life, laugh at them openly and show to all around how insignificant they are and why you are proud of your accomplishments.
The goal isn’t to defeat the zealot. Rather, it is to convert the bystanders who aren’t sure what is right and good. Naturally, this requires a few key tools in order to be successful:
- Competence – If you aren’t well-versed in what is being discussed, it might be best to sit out on the fight.
- Confidence – Never let your opposition control your frame. Always remain in control.
- A Proven Track Record – A bum living in his parents’ basement shouldn’t square off against a successful businessman on the subject of economics.
- Image – Much like a proven track record, looking like a winner makes others more willing to follow your lead.
Treat the zealots like you would any other shit test. Smile and enjoy the preposterous claims being laid at your feet before lightly brushing them aside. Don’t become emotionally engaged with the zealots as they are worth your time about as much as a mouse is worth a wolf’s. Laugh, pat them on the head, and go back to your life. Your example with spark the spirit of the wolf in others that see the exchange and soon there will be many more predators out there keeping the deer population in check.
As the number of wolves increase in our society, the deer will slink back to their protected areas, afraid to venture out to lusher areas.
Good, let them be afraid of the big bad wolves. We might be misunderstood and maligned by our opponents, but we know what we are.
We are husbands, fathers, protectors, and providers.
We love those within our tribe and will viciously fight to protect them.
In our wake comes balance, restoration, and harmony.
Go out and be wolves.