Pariahs: Creative and Intelligent Men in America

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Take pride in being the black sheep, even when this culture heaps nothing but scorn upon you

They always make it seem like you’re the one that has the problem. Whether it’s family, or sheeple at work, or especially women, a man is marked for elimination from social circles and mating rituals if he thinks and acts in different ways from the herd.

You aren’t good enough for a fuck or a friend if you don’t pass what I term the “committee test.”

The herd only respects the herd. Even if the herd is figuratively wandering off a cliff and an astute observer tells them all there’s a canyon up ahead, the hapless individual who notices impending demise will be cast out of the social circle before the sheeple change course. Walter Lippman wrote of the herd instinct in the masses:

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

Indeed, studies have shown rationals, i.e. thinking people make up a minute 10% of the human population. The great masses are made up primarily of SJs and SPs according to psychologist Carl Jung’s work, later refined into the Myers-Briggs personality instrument. These are people who literally have to be told what to do, and are wired to groupthink everything they do.

Hence, the ongoing destruction of individuality in a socially engineered, 21st century America in which the power structure has realized this quirk of human sociology gives them almost unlimited power.

The elite have realized (for thousands of years, but with more clarity now than ever) the herd thinks in dualities: God vs. The Devil; good vs. evil, us vs. them, Republican vs. Democrat, right vs. wrong. There are no gray areas for irrational people. They want to attack something, and those who pull the strings in society tell them what to attack and what not to attack.

Nothing is more frightening in a culture that views men as beasts of burden and meal tickets than a man who thinks and acts in his own interest, and who eschews the life script commanded of him from childhood – one that tells him to unquestioningly prostrate himself before women and society and let them take full advantage of his productivity. A life script designed to exploit his body and his goodwill with nothing in return.

An intelligent and creative man will suffer enormously for his abilities in this culture. A murderer is, in some ways, less to fear.

I know this scenario well because I lived it. Identified in elementary school as a kid with high intelligence, and set aside from the rest of the class to learn at my own pace since testing revealed I was so far ahead of the other students, my “different” status initially earned me a lot of interest and intrigue. It was hip to be the smart kid.

I later learned to hide my intelligence to fit in, and did a damn good job of it as I became quite popular through about 7th grade.

Things were going well, that is, until adolescence and beyond. I don’t know what it is about Anglo culture, but it absolutely despises boys, and later, men who possess gifts of high intelligence and/or creativity. Encouraged to take the “safe” path by counselors and other school officials sold on the magic pill known as college, I basically ostracized myself and became a pariah for no longer hiding my intelligence and my tangential interests in middle school and high school. It was 4 of the most miserable years of my life.

Richard Wright’s Native Son summarizes my experience:

They hate because they fear, and they fear because they feel that the deepest feelings of their lives are being assaulted and outraged. And they do not know why; they are powerless pawns in a blind play of social forces.

Since everyone at my school knew I was “tainted” with the curse of being both creative and intelligent, I had to date girls from other schools in order to have any experience with the opposite sex. With them, I could pretend I was another average idiot. As college came and went, of course, it was high school all over again, as was the case with much of my media career. I did fairly well with women through my early 30s, with a notch count of around 30 women and some definite hotties in that time frame.

But sublimated underneath the social ostracization was the person I really was. The adventurer, traveler, the daredevil, risk-taker, smooth talker. I could never reveal those parts of myself in this culture because as soon as my mouth opened and I had interests outside pop culture, football, and the banality the masses obsess over, nobody ever took the time to get to know me.

That is, until I started leaving Anglo culture.

Something about being outside the anti-life and anti-living myopia I suffered through most of my life finally drew out my best qualities. And even though I am literally doing better now than I ever have in my entire life, pulling off things even I didn’t think was possible, nobody from Anglo culture even acknowledges my accomplishments or my love of life on social media. I am still the black sheep of the family and all the people I grew up with.

All the likes and comments I get when I share my experiences and adventures are primarily from black, Spanish, and Asian people. Literally. It’s astounding to me to witness Anglos still try to marginalize me when so many others encourage me and tell me they live vicariously through me. Machiavelli wrote of this unfortunate reality:

He who innovates will have for his enemies all those who are well off under the existing order of things, and only lukewarm supporters in those who might be better off under the new… partly from the incredulity of mankind, who will never admit the merit of anything new, until they have seen it proved by the event.

There is one humorous caveat to my ongoing exclusion from Anglo social groups. Since the more colorful parts of myself have been drawn out by exposure to more open-minded and libertine cultures, I have girls I went to school with who never paid me any attention now seeking me out on social media. It’s entertaining to witness. But, I don’t need them as any regular reader knows I’ve gone through 150 women and counting since becoming the devil may care asshole, rather than living the well-practiced façade Anglo culture foisted upon me for so long. (They still criticize me even though they’re drawn to me like a moth to a flame…ah, female psychology.)

I now know there was nothing wrong with me from the beginning. It was this damn culture I grew up in that nearly suffocated the life out of me. George Carlin touches on this pressure to conform in the Anglosphere:

The larger the group, the more toxic, the more of your beauty as an individual you have to surrender for the sake of group thought. And when you suspend your individual beauty you also give up a lot of your humanity. You will do things in the name of a group that you would never do on your own. Injuring, hurting, killing, drinking are all part of it, because you’ve lost your identity, because you now owe your allegiance to this thing that’s bigger than you are and that controls you.

I told you all that to tell you this. This isn’t an article about victimization. We are not simpering leftists. It is about realizing fitting in is not a lofty goal. Make use of your gifts, and fuck what other people think. If you find yourself a pariah in this culture, pat yourself on the back because you are probably doing the right things for yourself as a man and a human being.

Everyone else focuses on the asshole in front of them rather than getting out from behind the other sheep in the flock for a different perspective.

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7 comments

  • The Angry Outernationalist

    “Identified in elementary school as a kid with high intelligence, and set aside from the rest of the class to learn at my own pace since testing revealed I was so far ahead of the other students …”

    Most people don’t like it when Harry Potter wants to grow up so that he grows out of being Harry Potter.

    Being called “Little Einstein” is cute when you’re six years old, and most of these people act like being intelligent at that age is cute.

    Living as an INTP or INTJ in America is like being sentenced to your own private Solaris.

    I feel much better with Tarkovsky’s vision of the Stalker, for what it’s worth, and I can see you’ve made this choice as well …

    See you in The Zone.

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  • This was a good read and I can relate to many of your experiences. I agree that American schools are a root source of anti-intellectualism and alienation, as Rookh discusses. My own worst years in school were from ages 12-15, when I tested far beyond my grade, but remained stuck in required classes with various morons and bully types. However, after growing through puberty and involving in sports and activities, my intelligence became an asset socially. Indeed, my schools could have been worse. In my small conservative town, the public school atmosphere was certainly conformist but not too oppressive of creativity or individualism.

    As I currently live in central Europe, I have some familiarity with their schools. The systems are quite nice, but with a different set of issues. Schools produce well-behaved, productive citizens, but in many ways can be more conformist than American schools. Young entrepreneurs or creative geniuses are less likely to emerge from public schools here, for example. Looking back, I would not want to have been placed into a special government “smart school”, training to become a future leader, despite my aptitude. Instead, I really just didn’t want to be around those few real morons or bullies – mainly 20% of the kids caused 80% of the problems. A better solution would put the kids who are real inept, poorly behaved, bullies or young sluts, ill-suited for even a junior high education, into *their* own special schools. In another era, they would be put straight to productive full-time labor by age 12, maybe the best solution for everyone. Likewise, in another era, public schools would not be dominated by domineering, judgmental women. Feminized bureaucracy is an oppressive source of conformity, in schools, workplaces, governments – wherever it takes hold.

    Cheers!

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  • Eduardo the Magnificent

    Jordan Peterson makes an astute observation about this: the group exists to serve the individual, who the in turn supports the group. You need a group large enough to protect you, but small enough you can climb your way up it. Groups that get too large squash the individual, then collapse under the weight of parasites who use the group but give nothing back. This is the current situation in Europe and the US. 350 million is way too large of a group. Unless we fragment and place the best of us at the head table, we will be ruined.

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  • Rookh Kshatriya

    Part of the alienation experienced by the intelligent in the Anglosphere relates to the fact that the English speaking nations by and large do not have selective secondary education. In this cultural bloc, only the private sector selects students by ability. This is something that very clearly defines the Anglo nations – France, Germany and most other European countries have a selective state school system which divides highly intelligent children from sheeple at around the ago of 11.

    There are many benefits to selection – smart people do not emerge from school damaged and alienated, sheeple emerge from school fit for purpose as consumers/workers, super-smart people are properly developed as future leaders of socety. Above all, in nations with selective state education the naive, hyper-privileged products of selective private schools do not dominate law, medicine, media, politics and the other professions as they do in Anglosphere nations.

    I personally think the Anglo-American problems with school shootings and male alienation would decline dramatically if the US and UK introduced (or reintroduced, in Britain’s case) selective state secondary schools. In Germany, they look at the failed Anglo-American High School system where future scientists are educated next to moronic thugs with frank astonishment. Yet another area of life where the Anglosphere has got it completely WRONG.

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    • Rookh Kshatriya

      *age of 11

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    • Anglo-American private schooling is also highly overrated IMO. It mostly serves as a way to reinforce the economic caste system that dominates Anglo-America and generally does not select students based on genuine mental abilities.

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      • Rookh Kshatriya

        Absolutely. The dominance of private schools in the Anglosphere leads to mediocre people being over-promoted to positions they don’t really merit – hence the fiasco that is Anglo-American ‘government’. Additionally, it leads to people who know little about mainstream society having direct control over it, for example Betsy DeVos.

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