Bound by Glorious Burden

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami

As it seems to be the case in many of my posts, this article is inspired by a rather heated debate that was happening on Twitter today between Rollo, aka The Rational Male, and Pat Stedman, but that actually isn’t what we’re going to discuss today.  What we’re going to discuss is an interjection by Ivan Throne within the exchange.  He brings up the topic of a man’s burden:

“Yes, it’s hard work for men.

Yes, MEN bear the burden of performance.

Yes, women do whatever the fuck they want with virtually zero consequence and absolutely zero accountability.

Guess what?

Who gives a shit?

Would you prefer to be a female?”

-Ivan Throne

This simple tweet encapsulates everything you need in order to rebut any of those within the red pill community still clinging to their bitter hatred.  It’s simplicity cuts through all the buts and stabs the soul of what makes a man a man.  We men earn our status in this world by our performance.  Our achievements are what makes us great or nobodies.

A woman can be mediocre in all regards and still have men flocking to her.

A man who is mediocre in all regards will be passed over by most women until they decide it’s time to settle down with someone “stable and reliable” (read into that how you will).

Men, you are bound by glorious burden.  What becomes of your life is dependent entirely on you.  You will not get pity from others when you are down.  Do not expect a helping hand when you are weak.  You will be mocked and ridiculed for your mediocrity.

And guess what…

Accepting this is what will liberate you.  The burden being placed on you is a glorious gift from God himself.  You create your own fate, fortune, and family.  You make of your life what you put into it.

To the weak, this sounds terrible.  No stepping stones?  No helping hands?  Say it isn’t so!

To the strong, we welcome the challenge because we know when we reach the top of the mountain, we can rest assured that we did so through our own grit and determination.

“I tell you this right now:

You were not put here on this earth to have an easy time.

What would be the bloody point of that?”

-Ivan Throne

What would be the point, indeed?

Would you want an easy life from cradle to grave?

Would you want a life of complete ease with nothing that ever tested you?

Again, the weak will give an emphatic “yes!”  This is a mistake by those whose thought processes usually don’t go past what they’re going to eat for lunch.  A life without challenges and trials is not a life worth living.  Some of those challenges you will have to choose for yourself while many others will be thrust upon you.  Do not run from these challenges.  Embrace them, for they will shape who you are.

Do not be bitter at the hand you are dealt.  Screaming into the wind and gnashing your teeth will not change your reality.  It will only stall your eventual growth.  That is the heart of our message here at A King’s Castle.  Men are blocks of stone just waiting for the chunks to be broken away to expose the statue beneath.

Recall back to Ivan’s question: Would you prefer to be a female?

If your answer is no, sack up and get to forging your destiny.

If the answer is yes, go visit a site like Jezebel or Buzzfeed.  A King’s Castle isn’t for little bitches.



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.