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Minimalism Squared

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Men have long been happier with less, a philosophy Seneca detailed two millenia ago

To me, there is no MGTOW without minimalism. But, beyond learning to live within our means and without the burden of modern women in our lives, what’s the next level of minimalism for the MGTOW? The ultimate level a MGTOW minimalist can achieve is no longer wanting anything the system tells him to buy. In finding its enticements to consume ridiculous. To find willfully enslaving ourselves with our own desires preposterous.

I have recently achieved this level of realization in my own life. I can truly look at anything the matrix is trying to sell me, and with an honest answer tell the salesman, “I don’t want that.” I don’t want what it will take away from me. I don’t want the problems it will bring me. I don’t want to be controlled by things I own, for it is the man who owns little who has the most control over the actions in his daily life.

The minimalist is the freest man. He doesn’t want to fall into their traps. He doesn’t want their junk. Not their privacy invading gadgets, their McMansions he’ll pay for 2-3 times with interest and never-ending property taxes, their high maintenance and totally ungrateful and financially predatory women, their ugly little plastic Socialist sedans and SUVs, their “education” which is really liberal indoctrination and clandestine indentured servitude complete with student loans that aren’t dismissable even in bankruptcy court, and their backbreaking and mind frying labor to support politicians’ continuous “we buy losers’ votes with your hard earned tax dollars” schemes.

The MGTOW minimalist knows all those consumer items only represent chains that are being sold. Nothing else. The simple, intuitive life outside the matrix is far superior to this monster our culture has created. I know, I’ve lived it. And, neck deep in the matrix once again I long to return to that more fulfilling lifestyle.

When this realization sinks in, the life of a man is forever altered. The only way for a man to be free of the matrix is through controlling his own desires. This is a truth Seneca knew 2,000 years ago.

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.

I am coming to realize his wisdom in my own life today. In voluntary poverty, there is strangely such abundance. Seneca once again echoes my own thoughts:

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

In foregoing the lifestyle sold to us by Madison Avenue, we regain our time and our freedom. In eschewing women, only can a man see what ravenous wastefulness their lives of consumerism and materialism represent. Once realizing this, there is no other way to live. It is only through this realization can men leave the plantation, and the matrix’s prison for their mind. Seneca knew:

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

Words of wisdom that resonate through time, even in this modern machine culture in which the gears are slowly grinding to a halt.

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Rel’s Nomadic Adventure Begins: San Antonio to Monument Valley, UT

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Rel’s epic spring adventure has begun

Hello, brothers.

I’ve been away from The New Modern Man for a couple of weeks getting myself mentally and physically prepared for a solo, nomadic journey around the sparsely populated Western states of the U.S. I’m happy to report my spring motorcycle camping adventure intended to put into practice and expand the core TNMM philosophies of minimalism and ghosting has begun, and the first leg of the trip from San Antonio, TX through West Texas into the sands of New Mexico and the heart of the American West is complete.

My first destination was Monument Valley, UT. It’s a place that has long captured the imagination of the adventurous man. Monument Valley exceeded expectations, and the ride up to this famous Western landscape was cleansing for the soul to say the least. The weather was nearly perfect with temperatures in the 60s and 70s for most of the day. Of course, as you can see I photographed some stunning vistas.

While most people got their selfie and scurried away, I sat there staring in awe of this epic landscape long after I had taken some photos.

I prefer to stay in free campsites, however I found some bargains with pay campsites in both Red Rock State Park, NM and Gooseneck State Park, UT. Both featured camping for only around $10-15 a night. It feels good to stay off the grid and go “primitive” camping with just a tent, some very basic camping gear, and a steel horse (my bike) joining me for the journey. I have intentionally distanced myself from the raging dumpster fire that is America’s political, social, and cultural landscape. I only check headlines for a maximum of 30 seconds each day and avoid all social media.

I’ve noticed my mentality improves drastically when I disconnect from that alternate reality created by media spinmeisters and social engineers. I wrote in my travel journal: I wonder how long it will be before these idiots become totally irrelevant as the rest of us go about our business and stop giving a shit what they have to say about how we should live our lives?

One thing you learn quickly is how unforgiving these majestic landscapes and lonesome stretches of highway can be. Luckily, I learned logistics quite well in my time as a “professional driver” managing an 18-wheeler for a year. There have been some long distances where there’s nothing but a road and tumbleweeds around, which can be challenging with a 4-gallon gas tank. My 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 has been performing spectacularly, and averaging around 50 to 55 miles per gallon. I haven’t run out of gas on the side of the road. Good news, there.

Along the way I picked up a National Parks pass for $80, which gives me access to all national parks in the U.S. for a year. With free camping, my only expenses will hopefully be fuel and food.

Come along with me as I begin this nomadic journey. There will be updates from the road as I explore the great American West alone. As always, your contributions to help fund this pioneering journey are appreciated. You can help me by donating through PayPal or GoFundMe. See you soon, from the road and the uncivilized parts of the world.

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Video: Less is More, The Philosophy of Minimalism

Colin Wright is a fellow minimalist who has been living out of three travel bags (like me) for years. In this presentation, he speaks about the freedom a minimalist lifestyle affords men and how society’s intense, laser-like focus on making more money at the cost of everything else that makes life worth living never brings lasting happiness.

As Wright showcases not only his own life but those of other minimalists, he shows us how customizable the minimalist philosophy is. I adopted minimalism so I could leave corporate America and have the freedom to roam the world where there are superior women and healthier, more libertine cultures. Others decide to move into tiny houses and spend their lives chasing their hobbies.

The important takeaway message is less can actually be more. Once purging Anglo-American cultural indoctrination from our minds – the idea that conspicuous consumption and materialism are the be all, end all of existence – we can be freed to be who we really are. To live the lives we really want to live rather than the doleful 9 to 5 existence everyone else accepts as normal.

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7 Steps to Become a Ghost

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Disappear into the ether by becoming a Galt-like ghost

As men are pushed to the margins of society by a misandrist Anglo culture and creeping Racial Bolshevism, becoming a “ghost” is the next level of civil disobedience for the Red Pill man who wants to give this crazy culture the finger. Since participating in the schemes of the Anglosphere is not worth the sacrifice for men any longer, many of us have decided to enjoy the decline poolside.

In my case, I quit my corporate job in the mainstream media over 2 years ago and have been working when I need to driving a big rig while roaming the world part-time. (Phase Two of my nomadic transition will include me becoming a “workamper” living in an RV rent-free, doing summer jobs for 6 months while spending the other 6 months abroad as I pioneer workable ghosting life plans for men who want to escape the system. Expect another book on these two methods of ghosting at some point in the next couple of years.)

When it comes to balancing work vs. pleasure as a ghost, the job isn’t what matters as much as resolve, self-discipline, and frugality. That trio helps transform ghosting from a pipe dream to a success story. The key to Galt-style ghosting is a paradigm shift in thinking away from a consumption mentality and towards minimalism. We are trained from childhood that the only way to be a competent adult and to lead a happy life is to consume more, more, and more. This just isn’t the case, as The Minimalists detailed in a blog, book, and documentary.

For us, it all started with a lingering discontent. A few years ago, while approaching age 30, we had achieved everything that was supposed to make us happy: great six-figure jobs, luxury cars, oversized houses, and all the stuff to clutter every corner of our consumer-driven lifestyles.

And yet with all that stuff, we weren’t satisfied with our lives. We weren’t happy. There was a gaping void, and working 70–80 hours a week just to buy more stuff didn’t fill the void: it only brought more debt, stress, anxiety, fear, loneliness, guilt, overwhelm, and depression.

What’s worse, we didn’t have control of our time, and thus didn’t control our own lives.

Indeed, the system thrives on trapping men (and control of their time) with promises of prosperity and material wealth that it continually falls short of delivering. But it never falls short on trapping them in a hamster wheel of debt designed to deprive them of all the hours of their lives. The system also thrives on teaching men to search for happiness from extrinsic goals like rewards, praise, money, image, and status rather than inherently satisfying intrinsic goals like personal growth, pursuing close and connected relationships with friends and family, and cultivating a desire to help others.

How do men make the change to pursuing intrinsic goals? Minimalism is the keystone to living a ghost lifestyle. Minimalism helps shift men away from extrinsic to intrinsic goals in the search for happiness. The genius of the minimalist/ghost lifestyle is less, less less.

Personally, I’d describe my post-corporate life living on $20,000 or less a year as a free spirit/world roaming nomad as far happier and freer than my life making $50,000 as a wage slave ever was. But, where to get started? How do men make the numbers work when making such a drastic change? Here are 7 steps along the path to the minimalist/ghost lifestyle.

1. Adopt minimalism. Minimalism is not about deprivation. It is about aligning your short-term actions with your long-term values. Becoming a minimalist is key to freeing your time and your wallet from the clutches of the consumer society. In my case, it was learning to live out of a carry-on bag, a laptop bag, and a suitcase. I’ve been living this way for 2 years, and would never go back to living a life obsessed with pursuing consumer items. Experiences and adventure are much more fulfilling. As a nomad, I can step into an 18-wheeler and drive while saving 90% of my take-home earnings. Eventually, I plan to transition from life as a seasonal trucker to a seasonal workamper who lives out of a small RV stateside while working, then takes his earnings abroad for adventure.

2. Get out of debt. Author Michael Mihalik put it best: Debt is Slavery. It is not a tool as much as it is a one-way ticket to bondage. Debt allows bankers and bosses to control your life. Think of it this way: If you didn’t have any payments and had $10,000 in the bank, would you be as willing to take shit from HR at your job?

3. Save up a Fuck You Fund. Once extricating yourself from the web of debt and adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you’ll find that money starts piling up. In fact, it piles up so fast you may regret having lived your life any other way in the past. Put this money in savings. You’ll feel lighter and freer with each deposit into your newly created Fuck You Fund. A Fuck You Fund is intended to give men the freedom to do just that – say “Fuck You!” to their soul-sucking GloboWorldCorp job.

4. Stop watching TV and quit social media. Television is influencing your mind and your desires far more than you think. In fact, television is so insidious those who quit watching cold turkey exhibit withdrawal symptoms. Worse, regular television watchers begin to think their own lives are unreal because they don’t match the illusions they see on television every day. Social media is also sucking up your time, anywhere from at least 2 hours up to a high of 9 hours per day going by “average” users. What will you be missing? Memes, pop culture, and gossip by limiting or eliminating social media? TV and social media are forms of thought control (especially in this age of shadow banning and overt censorship from Shiticon Valley) and the ghost banishes both from his life.

5. Develop a sense of courage and a healthy dose of self-discipline. Living life as a true ghost requires an enormous amount of courage. The religion of the masses is safety and comfort, but the ghost knows true inner strength comes from having the courage to take risks and accept the outcome – whether it be success or failure. There is a fair amount of risk associated with this lifestyle. Which is why you’ll also want to develop self-discipline. However, if you can learn to adapt to a life of frugality and sharpen your long-term planning skills, the ghost lifestyle will reward you with an enormous amount of freedom and personal satisfaction.

6. Quit your job. When I quit a job in the news industry I had worked so hard to get into, many thought I had lost it. Maybe I did lose it. But I look back on that decision – leaving a corporate world that had repeatedly exploited me – as one of the most important decisions of my life. If I didn’t quit, I would have never had two of the most fulfilling years of my life – with an eye on making the transition I’ve enjoyed permanent.

7. Start enjoying life. Many regular readers will know I’ve been to the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia in just the past couple of years – as well as 47 states in America and virtually every major city. I’ve been in brothels in Nevada and Germany. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Discotecas in Latin America. Banged hot chicks all over the world and even dabbled in some mild recreational drug use. I’m taking a motorcycle road trip with nothing but a backpack and a tent this spring. The result? A level of personal life satisfaction most men dare not dream of. It has certainly been more enjoyable than going in to lick the boot every morning and looking at the same sad sacks talk about fucking their next meal in between recounting the last episode of make believe they imbibed last night on Netflix.

What I’ve discovered since becoming a ghost is danger is overstated by Anglo society and the safety most people cling to is nothing more than illusion. The system wants men to believe there’s no way out, and if they try something new it will end in disaster. Wouldn’t you want a mass of serfs to think that way if you were their master?

You can become a ghost, free of the soul-sucking wage slave lifestyle. But, the ghost lifestyle isn’t for the faint of heart. It will be the most profound transition most men ever consider. That said, with no risk there is no reward. And if you fail in your pursuit of the technicolor lifestyle, you can always go back to the drab corporate world we all know and hate.

Metallica perhaps best sums up the minimalist and ghost philosophies in their hit Wherever I May Roam: The less I have the more I gain. 

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The Gender Tax Gap: Men Pay 200% of the Taxes Women Do

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It’s time for women to stop leeching off male productivity

Revised March 12, 2018.

The much-balleyhooed gender pay gap receives an inordinate amount of attention in the gynocentric mainstream media. However, the gender tax gap is completely ignored. Why? Because it paints a very unflattering picture of women and directly contradicts the Don’t Need a Man™ narrative.

It’s time once again to bring up the sordid subject of female privilege. We found numbers to back up the claim that women live priviliged lives suckling Beta male tax dollars from the government tit. The blog Judgy Bitch dug up some devilishly delicious statistics which prove Strong, Independent Women™ are actually a monstrous drain on government revenue.

It turns out Don’t Need a Man™ is quite the inaccurate feminist narrative. The truth is, without the government stealing tax dollars from men and redistributing them to women, feminists and other females would be destitute. The tab women run up using government resources over the course of their lives is quite shocking. Rampant female privilege in the Anglosphere costs society an average of $150,000 per female over her lifetime according to a New Zealand study. Of course, men pick up the tab for both themselves and women. Here’s how Judgy Bitch accurately phrased it:

Economically, women cost more to the state than they benefit. The government is literally paying women to be alive.

That statement isn’t just hyperbole. The following charts from a New Zealand study on the gender tax gap show what a drag women are on society, and on Beta male wallets.

  • Figure 5 illustrates how large the gender tax gap is, as the male share of the tax burden is immensely larger than the female tax burden.
  • Figure 16 illustrates how women receive more government benefits than they pay into the system during the course of their lives in all but a short window from roughly age 40 to age 60. Even then, women receive far more government benefits than men.
  • Figure 17 is the most damning, as it shows the cumulative fiscal impact per capita per sex. Women are a net drain on government resources (and therefore male taxpayers) from birth to death. Women end up with an average $150,000 lifetime deficit between what they pay into the system vs. what they take out of it! Importantly, men would wind up a net surplus at the end of our lives if Socialist governments didn’t force us to support women with our tax dollars! So, it can be said Western governments are broke because of women, and Western governments are wealth redistribution agents that rob overproductive men to pay underproductive women. It can also be said that if men didn’t have the burden of women and weren’t forced to carry both their weight and our own, we could work a lot less and enjoy life a lot more.

Without the monstrous, gynocentric governments now plaguing the West robbing men of our productivity, women would be in dire financial straits because the simple fact is women don’t produce much of anything (statistically speaking) except drama. That’s not an empty claim, it’s an economic fact. And self-evident if you’ve ever worked in an office full of YouGoGrrls.

Even in these post-feminist days, now that the red carpet has been rolled out with female hiring preferences in just about any field, women still can’t keep up with the juggernaut of male productivity. Female materialism also results in consumer spending that is 4 times higher than male spending, according to a well-known Harvard University study. These two facts combined – the tax gap and the juggernaut that is female consumerism – help illustrate the bottomless financial pit women represent, a pit men are expected to continuously and thanklessly throw money into.

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Women create an average drain of $150,000 on society’s purse over the course of their lives, according to a New Zealand study

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The tax gap proves how pointless it is to try and reinvent the wheel when it comes to the sexes. Rather than advising women to assume traditional female roles (roles that are more financially and socially prudent for the culture at large) feminism and its clandestine use of Penis Envy pushes chicks into jobs and men out of jobs. The result? A poorer, less productive society overall.

The fact that women consume more than they earn remains unchanged, despite tireless efforts by the left to turn women into wannabe men. The Anglo-American Androgyny Agenda is destroying society, not advancing it.

What’s even more insane is the fact feminists and America’s ultra-corrupt political establishment have the audacity to continue to tout the Big Lie about “poor, downtrodden women” suffering from a wage gap, when the fact is women are not paid less because of their gender. The wage gap results as a matter of personal choices each sex makes about which careers to pursue, women working fewer hours and fewer years of their lives than men, and men choosing jobs that are more demanding and therefore pay more…rather than jobs that let them wear nice clothes.

Donald Trump’s liberal daughter Ivanka pushed these tired, Marxist pay gap narratives we’ve heard for 50 years at The Don’s RNC coronation last year. But when the numbers are crunched, men end up paying twice the taxes women do while receiving a fraction of government benefits. Then, men get lambasted for supposedly making more money. When all calculations are complete, here’s the truth of the matter as phrased in Judgy Bitch’s writeup:

While the 77¢ for a dollar wage gap has been under the spotlight for the past years, the 200¢ for a dollar tax gap has, to my knowledge never been mentioned.

Indeed, where else have you heard about the 200¢ for a dollar tax gap, a tax gap that costs the male-funded government $150,000 for each arrogant Anglobitch walking around? It’s certainly not being covered in the corrupt media!

Even in these days of women at work pushing men out of a limited number of jobs, women only briefly contribute a small surplus to the tax system they avail themselves of. This, as they’re provided with everything from free abortions to WIC to food stamps to government mandated hiring quotas – designed to knock yet more males out of their jobs.

Women are a financial drag on society from cradle to grave, with the exception of a short period in their lives when they pay in slightly more than they take out. But, even then male contributions to the system eclipse female contributions. From Judgy Bitch:

In the brief period in which women generate more or as much tax money than they consume, men outscore them by at least 3 times.

Of course, statistically sterile Anglobitches can’t hide behind the fact they are a third as productive as men because they take care of children. Women are not having families anymore and that is killing the West, as birth rates among whites (and other ethnic groups assimilated into Anglo culture) remain well below replacement fertility.

There’s more. Women only work slightly less at GloboWorldCorp jobs than men do these days. Judgy Bitch writes:

The workforce participation rate gap between men and women doesn’t exceed 10% in either age group.

This certainly doesn’t explain away the massive tax gap, much to the chagrin of feminists. Women are enormous drains on public resources.

Once again, we find the lies of feminism have put women and society in quite a conundrum. Men have no incentive to support a system run by and for women who hate them, and women can’t carry the load when it comes to running society.

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It’s time to let women take care of their own financial problems

Go Galt, Become a MGTOW, or Become a Layabout PUA

In conclusion, we find female frivolousness, covetousness, solipsism, and irrationality will ultimately bankrupt any government that disenfranchises men and “empowers” women. Women spend and cost so much they can’t collectively pull their own financial weight.

After perusing these statistics, men should realize both the corporate-government complex and women are leeching off our productivity whilst giving us shit sandwiches in return. Anglo women are insufferable harridans who spit fury at men for even existing.

Men are treated like pariahs in this culture. Yet, we’re expected to work ourselves into early graves trying to feed a monster that does nothing but exploit our productivity for female benefit.

At the very least, in the interest of “equality” women’s tax rates should be much higher than men’s to make up for the drain they create on society’s purse. When the stats are examined, a Red Pill truth leaps out of the numbers: Women will suffer much more than men if each sex is forced to support their own Strong, Independent™ lifestyles, and women are not allowed to leech off male productivity any longer.

Don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, ladies.

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John Galt Gets Noticed: Feminist Media Complains About Men Not Working

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The loss of male productivity to leech off of has disturbed feminists as men drop out of the workforce

In this world, if you have a penis it’s damned if you do and damned if you don’t. This certainly applies to the topic of work. Feminists bitch and moan when men dominate workspaces, and they are now bitching and moaning because we’re leaving these vaunted “jobs” to let YouGoGrrls run everything.

Frankly, without women spending all our money on stupid shit men can live on much less. I’ve illustrated this with a world-roaming, minimalistic lifestyle over the past two years. Work becomes a secondary concern for men when we return to our spartan natures. The frugal man with a healthy dose of self-discipline can virtually free himself of the banality of the American sleep-work-spend cycle if he applies himself and stays away from predatory Anglobitches.

We John Galts and MGTOWs of the world are now being noticed by the bean counters, who are jealous of our newfound freedom perhaps, and who depend on our productivity to feed the corrupt system they oppress us with. As reported by The Globe and Mail in an article entitled America’s Hidden Crisis: Men Not at Work, Canadian propaganda spinner Margaret Wente writes:

Millions of able-bodied men have dropped out of society – out of working life, of civic life, of family life. Many of these men belong to the Trumpenproletariat. How to re-engage them may be the biggest domestic challenge the country faces.

Yes, we have dropped out of society, Marge. And many of us don’t plan on being re-engaged (re-enslaved is a better term) by coming back to the Anglobitch plantation. In fact, I’m settling into my post-corporate life quite nicely. Just to recap, since leaving corporate wage slavery two years ago I have:

Imagine, if I had a bitch tying me down and nagging in my ear all the time about her wants, I’d never have done any of that. I’d have spent all my cash on her addictions to materialism, consumerism, and eating out. And still ended up in debt paying for a giant house or apartment and some flavor of the month sedan I don’t need.

Best of all, this lifestyle is only costing me about $20,000 a year thanks to the power of minimalism. That success story doesn’t stop feminists like Marge for chastising men, even as our stake in society has been taken away from us. The long and short of the matter is the system can’t function without extracting male tax dollars, because women spend more than they earn over the course of their lives. Naturally, this alarms women who are only able to treat men so poorly because the government tit has historically been full of male-produced milk and honey for them to suckle. She writes:

Political economist Nicholas Eberstadt calls these men “the unworking,” to distinguish them from people who want work but can’t find it. “America is now home to a vast army of jobless men who are no longer even looking for work,” he writes.

Men throwing their sabots into the machine in a symbolic act of sabotage is what happens when incentives for men to work are taken away, men are pushed aside by government policy that targets them for displacement from their jobs, and hiring and promotions are based on diversity quotas and not talent. And now, in a #MeToo world one malicious cunt making a false sex charge can destroy a lifetime of work. Pretty soon, men figure out the toil isn’t worth the reward and start walking out.

I know that’s what I did as soon as I figured out how badly I had been fucked by the Anglo-American system. And you know what? I don’t miss the corporate life. In fact, I consider returning to one of those Office Space “jobs” women fall over themselves for to be my worst nightmare. So, how many more are bailing out on a rigged system?

“Roughly seven million of them age 25 to 54, the traditional prime of working life.” His new book, Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis, is essential reading for this election cycle. “For every prime-age man who is unemployed today,” he writes, “another three are neither working nor looking for work.”

Oh, the horrors! Men not wanting to drive themselves into an early grave to keep big retail in business. I’ll tell you why I left work, and adopted a corporate strategy in my personal life. Because it’s a rigged system. It’s designed to trap people in a cycle of debt and keep them beholden to their “boss” until he decides they’re no longer useful or profitable enough.

What’s more, doesn’t my exit from the male-dominated world of work help out with the pay gap, ladies? Why not focus on the positive? But no, Marge and her ilk go on to blame dropouts like me for the appearance of nationalists on the political scene in America and Europe.

A society where many adults are without vocation is prone to embrace toxic populist politics.

We’re supposed to just shut up and take the abuse. Marge, I didn’t vote for Trump (or Killary or anyone else) and have been one of his biggest critics. It’s the entire system I hate, not just one side of the corrupt political aisle that steadily takes all my liberty away and sends me the bill for it.

It does seem the central planners who dreamed up philosophies like feminism that have all but destroyed the West are finally taking note of the destruction it has wrought upon the landscape, but true to Anglosphere form they blame men for the problems.

At its root, the collapse of the working class isn’t so much economic as it is social, moral and spiritual. This means that economic remedies will only take us so far. Marriage rates for less-educated men have plunged – and unmarried men are far more likely to opt for unwork. The percentage of babies born to unmarried parents has soared. Working-class whites have largely abandoned church (while church attendance among higher-income whites has stayed relatively high). Family and community networks have dissolved.

Isn’t this aforementioned litany what leftists worked so hard to bring about for half a century? Now, they want all that patriarchal stuff back? Marge expounds on the moribund state of Anglo culture, a nation in which whites are quickly dying off post-feminism.

Meanwhile, opiate addictions are ripping through the Rust Belt like a plague. For the first time in history, death rates among white, less educated, middle-aged Americans are actually going up – mostly because of drug and alcohol poisoning, suicides and liver disease. Angus Deaton, the Nobel-winning economist who documented the phenomenon with his wife and fellow Princeton economist Anne Case, calls them “deaths of despair.”

Indeed they are deaths of despair in a society that has completely disposed of its men. My marginalization nearly got the best of me as I gained weight and become very bitter during my corporate years. It was only the Red Pill of truth that saved me.

Of course, nobody gives a shit when men are dropping like flies. But when Anglobitches succumb to their own vices, everyone stop the presses!

Women are not spared. “Across the country, middle-aged white women are dying at staggeringly higher rates, particularly from drug overdoses, suicides and excessive drinking,” reports The Washington Post in a harrowing investigative series. One reason: Women have gained a social license to drink and smoke like men.

But isn’t the fact women are drinking like fish, popping pills, cussing like sailors and sliding themselves under more men than a public toilet a sign of their sexual liberation? Marge’s confusing writeup reads like typical emotional hamster-wheeling from a woman who can see the destruction feminism has caused, but doesn’t want to admit her precious doctrine is at fault. We see female mental gymnastics on display once again.

This man is not working for this reason. Once I saw I was working 70 hours a week only to help the government dig my own grave, I dropped out of a system I once had worked so hard to gain access to. What makes kicking men out of their jobs particularly evil is the practice strips men of the only value we have in women’s eyes: utility value.

I don’t want anything to do with a rent-seeking system that implores me to give my best when the best things in life have been taken away from me by that very system. And with that, fuck off feminists. You will get no free lunch from me.

P.S. As with most empires that crumble and fall away to dust, greed will be the primary cause of death when historians do a post-mortem on Faustian (European and American) society. White women already had the most priviliged, coddled lives in the world when they began to think they could get more themselves and less for men by taking jobs away from men and becoming Alpha males themselves. But, they only killed the goose that laid the golden egg. Now, men rightfully don’t give a fuck what happens to women or the society at large. Women continue to be as avaricious as ever, but their feminist scheme is steadily yielding fading returns with each passing year. It’s a system disorder. And the disorder appears to be fatal to the system. Nice work, ladies!

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10 Essential Philosophical Quotes for the Minimalist

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“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” -Socrates

As a central theme of the TNMM philosophy, minimalism is a crucial concept for men who want to truly free themselves of the psychological, financial, locational, and vocational control of the matrix. However, adopting minimalism isn’t easy, especially in the wake of cultural currents constantly pushing people to upgrade, take on debt, and try to emulate the lives of emperors.

I began the journey years ago and I’m still finding ways to purge unnecessary things and people from my life, i.e. those possessions and people who only bring me down. (On a personal note, this is why I avoid Anglobitches like the plague. I know they’ll only trap me in their hamster wheel insanity and wanton consumeristic lifestyles.)

Becoming a true minimalist requires extensive deprogramming of the urges, habits, and desires programmed into our mind from a very young age. Perhaps even fewer men, fewer than those who swallow the Red Pill of truth will ever realize the genius that is philosophy of minimalism, properly adopted.

I am only beginning to realize its full potential as I am now traveling the world on a shoestring budget, and becoming happier and happier with fewer and fewer things. I have been living out of a carry-on suitcase and a laptop bag for well over two years. I live out of my suitcase as a humble truck driver in the States when I must suffer that imploding society to earn some money, and as a poolside, poon-pounding expat when I’m not working. And the only thing I regret is all the time I wasted chasing the illusions of the Great Marketing Machine when I worked as a wage slave inside the media ivory tower.

Often confused with being cheap, minimalism is actually quite the opposite of cheapness as it enriches our lives in the things that really matter. It frees us from wage slavery. It frees us from worshiping material things. It frees us from people who would destroy us or drag us down. Minimalism is about focusing on experiences, adventures, people, and relationships rather than consumption.

Josh Reuff, self-described bootstrapped digital nomad and fellow world-roaming nomad puts it all into perspective.

A financial minimalist doesn’t have the stress of debt and unpaid bills. A possessions minimalist doesn’t have to worry about the clutter of too much stuff. The psychological minimalist doesn’t carry around unhealthy emotions.

Realizing the power of all three concepts truly allows us to take control of our lives. When our finances are in order, our possessions don’t possess us, and the psychological damage done by suffering financial and emotional abuse from women is purged from our minds, we can then reach out towards our true potential.

Here are 10 quotes for the minimalist to not just read and appreciate, but adopt in his daily living.

  1. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” -Socrates
  2.  “Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.” -Epictetus
  3. “The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” -Elise Boulding
  4.  “Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.” -Henry David Thoreau
  5. “It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.” -Bertrand Russell
  6.  “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” -Lin Yutang
  7. “We really must understand that the lust for affluence in contemporary society is psychotic. It is psychotic because it has completely lost touch with reality. We crave things we neither need nor enjoy.” -Richard Foster
  8. “Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual.” -Linda Breen Pierce
  9. “There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” -Jackie French Coller
  10.  “Any half-awake materialist well knows – that which you hold holds you.” -Tim Robbins

Several of these quotes are from ancient philosophers. Others are from modern times, particularly the first half of the 20th century when the orgy of consumerism first began to spread like a cancer through Anglo culture and permeate the world.

Perhaps more than anything, adopting minimalism is a way of objecting to the machine culture the West (and particularly Anglo America) has become. It is a way of escaping the impoverishing idea that literally turning people into Happiness Machines (a term first used in the Adam Curtis documentary The Century of the Self) who do nothing but sleep, work, and spend their entire lives – in increasingly isolated, antisocial fashion is not the best way for humanity to live.

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