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@TakeHerToAGayBar Which is why time and again the advice to young men has been: live your life. Go out there and do something. Succeed, fail, whatever. Everyone comes to the realization of masculinity this way sooner or later, even if it is hard to isolate in discussion.
@ships The problem with masculinity is that its core it is a vessel of utility for SOMEONE ELSE - state, family, women, children etc.
It cannot be defined as "redpill" - as in you making yourself your own point of origin - because for the longest time the painful majority of all utility a man could provide was akin to "lighting himself on fire to keep others warm". He would go war and die for someone else's whimsy wishes and ideas of poorly-thought conquest. He would work himself to death so that his children and family wouldn't starve etc.
At the end of the day, the difference between a Spartan warrior and a classical representation of factory worker - if we're to strip it down to the basics, is non-existent - they're both drones working to elevate their hives. The only real difference between them is the necessity of their respective timelines, as one demanded warfare while the other demanded capitalistic productivity.
To digress back to your statement, it is indeed true that every time we discuss masculinity, it regresses into something very "un-masculine", and that is because we're basing our framework on a past that forced men to sacrifice themselves for the so called "greater good". This idea clashes with Redpill because TRP is inherently self-centered.Read More
@ships The conundrum TRP faces as it tries to pass knowledge unto other men while lots of our EC's seem to slip in quality and even into blue-pill states over time.
"Yet we all know something is there (or not there)."
And that part made me check my crotch. Yep, everything still there. Get out of my head.
@tchower Why do you fear defending yourself so much? I know with the St. Louis couple getting charges (luckily MO AG will drop them) for defending themselves is scary but that's a particular thing with the BLM/Antifa hellholes in America at this very moment. That is the atmosphere of fear being created in this current crazy environment we are in and seems to be by design.
Everyone shouldn't have a gun though, there are lots of people who equate a gun to instantly having be a tough guy or shoot down anyone who miffs them a little. Some people are truly so scared they will get jumpy with the trigger. Since you say it's easy to act with "overwhelming unreasonableness" I take that as a projection of how you think you would act. And that's ok, that's not how everyone acts with a gun though. I don't keep a torx screwdriver in my tool-box because I want to use it on everything, I only keep it in case I need it. I don't go around flashing it to everyone, bragging about it, or try to use it improperly. I only get it out when it's necessary. Some people can't handle that modest restraint. If it's not a choice for you then so be it.Read More
When everything is all boiled down, the entire world is a clash between Catholicism and atheism, nothing else — Heaven and Hell. All other religions are false because they are man-made and eventually splinter and disintegrate. Atheism is, of course, the diabolical deception that there is no God.
All other religions eventually lead to atheism. They take some circuitous routes to get there perhaps, and some arrive sooner than later; but one way or another, they evolve, splinter and disintegrate. All that remains is Catholicism because only Catholicism has the necessary staying power because of who its founder is, the Eternal Logos.
The Catholic faith exudes power, strength, glory, beauty and majesty. As such, it reflects its Savior. Those spiritual qualities spill over into the material world. They imbue the material order. They depart the realm of the eternal and find a voice in the temporal.Read More
@Elvis It seems like the instant one tries to define masculinity it slips away and is no longer masculine. It seems like if one tries to actively seek it, one becomes unmasculine. It seems like if one never tries, he never becomes masculine. It seems like if one places a feeling on it, it becomes unmasculine. Yet we all know something is there (or not there).