Rollo Tomassi recently released the newest book in his Rational Male series. I’ve been a reader of these books for some time, and have shared them with many people over the years, so naturally I was curious to read the newest one. Unfortunately some life events got in the way of it, and I didn’t have time to read it until recently. Luckily I ended up spending a substantial amount of time in airports and planes and as a result I was able to read it.
The section of red pill parenting is not something that I have the experience to evaluate, however I find it to be a positive development that red pill theory is expanding outside of its traditional borders. The “General red pill theory” sections are very enjoyable and have very useful insights, but the section where I found Rollo making his most salient series of points was in the epilogue from which I’ve quoted below:
We have a blatant attempts to reinterpret what the “red pill” is really all about by conflating the Red Pill brand with being the opposite side of a White Knight® coin. And again, it’s packaged in TL;DR easily digestible feints at humor. Anyone versed in The Red Pill praxeology understands just how Blue Pill their assertions are, but this is the same Purple Pill sugar coating of Red Pill truths I’ve been warning against for years now. And it becomes potentially dangerous to men because it encourages them to follow the Children with Dynamite path with regards to Game. Learning Game becomes a quest of acquiring only enough understanding of the nature of women and intersexual dynamics (the ones that are palatable to the profit model) to achieve a Blue Pill idealistic goalstate monogamy that brought these men to look for their own answers in the first place. They believe they are selling the key to a Blue Pill dream.
This points to a statement I’m prone to using in my day to day life, “The person you have to worry about is not the person with a high level of competence, you can reason with them. It’s not the person with no competence, they will accept your advice. It’s the person with a little competence that think they have a lot of competence who is dangerous”.
I’ve talked about how recently reformed blue pill men are primed to be victims of cluster B women, for the primary reason that much of them is in a state of flux. They have made major improvements to their life, so when a woman suddenly treats them as they are the alpha of alphas, instead of becoming suspicious they attribute the attention to their recent work, rather than her inherent motivation.
Many very rich men have a 6th sense for gold-diggers. They have so much money that they by default have a suspicion when a woman shows a high level of interest very early. They are simply used to very attractive women showering them with attention and adulation and thus they have learned to be weary of it. The men who are the most prone to being taken advantage of by gold-diggers are men who are not “super-rich”, but well off, they may own their own business, make very good money, and may be multi-millionaires, but they are not in the “I have my own jet” class. These men are targeted more rarely by gold-diggers and as a result their radar is not as finely honed.
In the same way, the man who has had a high sexual market value over a longer period of time has learned from experience the manifestation of dangerous women. He has also developed discernment due to his exposure to a wide selection of women, in the same manner that a wine connoisseur has developed a refined taste in wine due to frequent and varied exposure. The man who is nuveau riche in sexual market value has yet to develop the toolbox to make an educated choice.
I have no animosity with men who desire marriage and children, nor do I have it towards those men who prefer other paths in life. However, make sure you are making that choice from the position of a highly competent person, rather than a person with a little bit of knowledge who think they are an expert.