House of Spergs

I’ve made a little bit of a comeback to the soyosphere as of late after going through a few things in real life, that makes this somewhat difficult to write. It’s been quite a while since I’ve written in Carl’s voice, so I’m a bit like bambi on the ice here trying to catch my footing and collect my thoughts for this post. There isn’t any new knowledge in here, quite frankly, it’s been a long time since there was any content in the manosphere that isn’t a re-statement at best or straight plagiarism at worst, alternatively, “Red pill take on” which is more like commentary on the news using the basics.

In my time spent in this space off and on for going on 2 decades, I’ve seen the same cycle play itself out again and again, and I’m starting to get that “Red pill prophetic” vision. Right now, I estimate that the “sphere” is at the storming phase, just as it was at the performing phase before the great upheaval of 2019. The cycle repeats itself, every time there is a dark age, then a Renaissance, then an enlightenment, but before we can make it to the industrial age, someone spergs the fuck out, and we have to start over again.

I think this is good to some extent, as it cleans out the space, so that new plants can grow, but it’s also bad, because in my experience the people who make their “fuck it, I’m out” calls, are never the ones you want to fuck off. The people who stay are often the ones with no other options, the ones who leave are often the ones who have other options.

So against my better judgement, I thought I’d rip off a movie title (I really wanted to go with The Big Sperg to stick with a financial theme), and guess what the downfall is going to be this time.

Focus on Receipts over Content

This is sort of obvious for me as an anon, who is also quite a prolific writer and content creator in this space. However, if we look at the most recent example of sperging out, it didn’t come from anons, it came from men who in their own words “Put their face, livelihoods and families” out there. There wasn’t a single anon in that group, and early on the “face out there” heavy hitters (in terms of original content production) such as Rian and Rollo, rapidly withdrew their association. Prior to this there had been wide condemnation of anons within this space, for some reason I’m the exception to that rule. Anyone who disagreed with the widely accepted strategy were condemned not on the basis of their content being of poor quality, but rather because they failed to show receipts.

My stance on this has always been that content speaks for itself, if the content has a certain level of quality, contains enough insight, teaches you something and inspires you to action, then that content is good. If that content is of questionable quality, contains no original insight, doesn’t teach you anything you couldn’t get from the bargain bin at walmart and doesn’t create a desire for action in you, then that content has no value. Action is the most important part, because no-one ever got laid by being able to quote Rollo, Rian, myself or any other content creator. They got laid by going out into the world, fucking up simple shit, going back out into the world, nailing the simple shit, fucking up the more complex shit, then repeating that until they get the hang of it.

My continued insistence and support for content creators and members of this community retaining their anonymity is that I know many of the men who participate in this space, and among them there are among others:

  • Directors at major companies who influence corporate policy.
  • Lawyers working inside the family courts to change the currently pro-female bias.
  • Psychologists working on the inside of the establishment to influence the DSM in a positive direction.
  • High ranking military men seeking to “Make the Military Great Again”
  • Owners of small and medium businesses who have great influence in their domain.
  • Politicians, elected officials and people within the political space.

These are all people who can influence the direction of society in a beneficial direction for men, much more so than a random guy building his personal brand from a cheap rental, who spent his ramen budget on a professional photoshoot on instagram so he has glossy marketing photos.  However, the men that actually have something to lose meaning they actually have jobs, families and livelihoods, as opposed to people with a twitter account, rented instagram models who are going broke, require anonymity in order to participate in this space.

Oversaturation of the Market

I wasn’t sure I wanted to mention this, but to make a WWE analogy, it used to be that you could only watch Wrestling at occasional local shows and once a week on television. Now there is:

Raw on Mondays

Smackdown on Tuesdays

NXT on Wednesday

Main Event on Thursday

Superstars on Friday

Monthly Pay-per-views on Sundays

Just keeping up with all of this is easily 20 hours a week, add other brands of Wrestling, dirt sheets, news, and other programming it could probably reach 40 hours a week. Same thing with the content in the sphere, I know bitching about there being “too much content” is a bit strange, but I do actually believe in that. Between weekly posting schedules for long-form articles, 2 – 3 hours of daily podcasts (probably more), the marathons starting with Red morning at 9 am Est. and Ending with Red Evening at midnight, that’s a full 14 hours of almost continuous content. Add to it the back catalog of hundreds of content creators, hell I’m pretty sure just reading all of Rollo would take you close to 6 months .When are people supposed to go the gym, get laid, eat nothing but meat/vegetables/raw/boiled/steamed, build their personal brand, build their business and tan their asshole?

Continued Commercialization

Another sacred cow… back when Illimitableman wrote his “Monetization of the manosphere” essay, he caught a lot of flack, and was misinterpreted to a great degree both willfully and by second-hand reports. The main takeaway from that essay for me was that if commercialization becomes too easy, and anyone with a domain, twitter account and 5 hours of time can create 50 posts, spam links on twitter and make a few hundred a month from it, then that becomes a threat to the intellectual integrity of the space, and it makes this niche very attractive to scam artists. He was right in that, the onslaught of derivative brands I ran into when I logged back into my account after 6 months without logging in was not so much an onslaught as an avalanche.

All of them with the same 3 word intro, all with the “I teach you how to live life more X by Y contact me at Z” all following the same post-post-pitch pattern, all using the “dick-ride bigger accounts” strategy, proves that in retrospect Illimitableman was right in a lot of what he said in that essay. This space has been invaded by snake-oil salesmen and clout chasers all out to market products they do not have, with content they haven’t created, on websites with the same wordpress theme, through social media profiles that look more like 1 guy running a massive pyramid scheme than authentic individuals.

These will be the cause of the next “sperg the fuck out” phase, as the tradcons using the exact same tactics were the cause of the last. When their easy money made for little work, becomes threatened, expect the same thing to happen that happened with the trad-marketers.

Closing thoughts

I marked Storming as green in the graphic, because I think that’s roughly where the space is right now for the main content creators as I see them. I’m by no means calling all of the soyosphere spergs, just observing that in this space they probably make up the majority, if not a sizable minority of the population.

Post-spergopolypse Rule Zero was formed and I was happy to be there for the forming and most of the norming phase, and the guys seem to be storming on very well and will move into performing very soon. I’m very happy for them, and hope they’ll have me on as a guest whenever I can jump on, though my involvement in this space will be somewhat limited for some time to come due to issues in my real life.

I hope to be a more frequent guest and work more with Rian on Day Drinkin’ and Shit Talkin’ erm.. Red Morning, because I genuinely enjoy doing the show with Rian in our “We have a general  idea of where we’re going with this, but for the most part we run our mouths” format, because I think it demonstrates that fluidity and flowing with topics is a necessary skill for human interaction.

Lastly, I hope to continue to write here as the fancy strikes me. I originally stopped because of real life issues, but then I didn’t come back to it because I felt like I didn’t really have anything original to write, and I don’t want to lower the quality of this site by repeating myself over and over again just to keep up with a posting schedule I created.

 

What is The Red Pill?

There have been a couple of very good essays written in the past few weeks, the two I want to call-out by name is Troy Francis’ “Reclaiming The Red Pill” and Rian Stone’s “Container words”, the reason why I link these specifically is that they point to a similar, issue, one that I believe is the cause of much of the conflict surrounding The Red Pill and manosphere community in the past couple of years.

Everyone has noticed what Troy pointed out in his essay, that especially since the 2016, there has been an influx and mixing of “The Red Pill” as it pertains to intersexual dynamics with a lot of other supposed Red Pills, “Red Pilled” about politics, finance, news, and countless others. Add in the attempts to mix “The Red Pill” as it pertains to intersexual dynamics with various other things, whether philosophy, Myers-Briggs type indicator, Astrology, Numerology, various occult topics, and ways of “Woo-woo” thinking and many others. Ultimately, this serves not only to dilute, but also to obscure what has been the core message of this space.

Ultimately, I think this is a bad thing, for the same reason that a lack of will to make strategic choices ultimately kills a business; doing too much, to please everyone and instead ending up alienating everyone. The more tangential things that are added, the more controversial things that are added, the higher the probably of a product being rejected, simply because the side-effects are too many and too severe.

So, for this reason I’m going to ask a simple question: “What is The Red Pill?

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A Statement

I was hoping I wouldn’t be required to write a statement on this issue due to being a more tangential associate of 21 Convention due to being a frequent panelist on Red Man Group, rather than alumni speaker. However the volume of DMs and questions, do necessitate that I make a statement of my position.  

I do not want to add more fuel to the garbage fire that has been raging through this space for the past 12 – 18 months. Where various disparate groups of men who do not create content or any value have competed to pour the most fuel on the fire to establish their kingdom of ashes.  

Sometimes you find yourself having to defend something, not necessarily because you want to, but when caught between a rock and a hard place you weigh value propositions and select the least problematic one.

Caught between an event that included some of the men I respect the most in this space, among others Rollo, Rian, Rich, Donovan, Ed Latimore, Hunter Drew, Goldmund, Dr. Robert Glover, Dr. Shawn T. Smith and Pat Campbell (list not exhaustive), I defended the men who consistently produce content of value, from attacks that came from men who do not. However, with the recent situation between Rollo Tomassi and the 21 Convention, I’m not going to maintain an association with the 21 Convention.

I’m also going to suspend my association with The Red Pill Reddit, I respect Red Pill School and the work he does, there are some good content creators that still post over there, many of us have participated there for years. However the lunatics have been permitted to run the asylum for too long. I’m not going to close the door on future cooperation from my end and I would be happy to work with The Red Pill reddit again, if they elect to clean the place up. I’d rather not get racism and antisemitism on my shoes.  

As of now, I’m working to maintain my association with the content producers I listed earlier and others. I enjoy consuming their content and will happily cooperate to create more great content with them, I hope this feeling is mutual.

My stance on this is always going to be Rule 0, I’m here to talk about intersexual dynamics, and to help men build their value so they may live the lives they want. 

Status in a group of men is based on production for the group, whether that is who is the best hunter, warrior or salesman, in this space, it is contribution to our shared body of knowledge.

Best Regards

Carl

Of Criticisms, Complaints and The Red Pill

I normally do not make it a habit to address various Twitter and other forum beef in long-form essays, for the most part I attempt to keep the blog separate from other forums, except for sharing content. However, I find that there are a few complaints and a bit of criticism that is often launched on other forums that I feel should be dealt with on here.

Now, before I go into that, if you are a Gendernomics or Gendernomics: Building Value owner, I welcome all feedback on the books and my twitter DMs are open, specifically as customers, I want to hear and appreciate your feedback. Continue reading

Of Clubhouses and Civilians

One of the phrases I’ve coined in my time back in this space was “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, but for a man to take the red pill requires a kick in the balls” , I’m sure a lot of people just assumed this was a funny turn-of-phrase to highlight how difficult it is to get a man to take the red pill, however the serious meaning behind it, is that The Red Pill has a very narrow market appeal. Game, Pick-up material, work-out advice, style advice, grooming advice, hell even a cooking show for men has a huge broad market appeal. After all, what guy doesn’t want to look good, feel good, get laid and eat well?

However, the “Red Pill lens” is a very hard sell for one simple reason, it requires accepting some very harsh truths about men, about women, about intersexual dynamics and about the world at large. In many cases, it requires you to accept that you’ve put years, maybe even decades of effort and resources into investments that never had any value. The right mindset to be willing, and even grateful for the opportunity requires a man who has been pushed to a limit where he is feeling so much pain, frustration and anguish that he is willing to try literally anything to improve. Continue reading

Of Carrots and Sticks

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve received a couple of really interesting reader questions that I think have some synergy. One gentleman spoke of how he as a red pill men can find other red pill men to hang out with, because he finds it very tiring to only hang out with “blue pillers” and secondly, he would like to have a group of men who can support each other on the journey.

The second gentleman asked me a fairly straight forward question of how I manage to both work in corporate and be red pilled. The implicit idea being that as a red pill man you have to employ law 38

“Law 38: Think as you like, but behave like others” Robert Greene

The reason why I view these questions as having much synergy, in that they are both reflective of the same desire, in the case of the former question, being able to be surrounded by men who share your perspective, have similar goal and act as a tribe, in other words; being included. In the case of the latter, the balance between being your authentic self, while you are surrounded by people who do not share your perspective, and would be likely to exclude you, if you reveal your authentic self.

Inclusion vs. Exclusion, feeling united by a common bond and shared goals vs. feeling alone and frightened in the crowd. Continue reading

Meta: Game and Manipulation

Ever since I got into game many years ago, I’ve been told that “Game” is manipulating women to have sex with you. When I looked up the term “manipulate” I found two definitions that are both applicable to this context:

  1. control or influence (a person or situation) cleverly or unscrupulously.
  2. handle or control (a tool, mechanism, information, etc.) in a skilful manner.

The former is clearly what the critics of game are referring to with their accusation, and I can understand their perspective. After all Game is a collection of tools that allow men to become more successful in the sexual sphere and in relationships, thus one could easily argue that a man who employs game is not being his genuine self, he is using a framework in order to be a better version of himself or a different person all together. Continue reading