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The Most Important Realization of Minimalism: The Awakened Man Doesn’t Need or Want Anything The System is Selling

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One of the most life-changing realizations of minimalism is this: They’re selling you chains with consumer debt and every consumer purchase; leaving the illusions of the Matrix behind gives a man his life and freedom back

The corporate-government complex has become arrogant. It believes it can work men like slaves, treat them like machines, and expect them to keep spending money hand over fist. It thinks it can plan men’s lives better than they can, sticking them on a financial treadmill of competitive, cyclical consumption they can never get off of once they step on it. It expects there will always be legions of mindless consumers lining up to:

  1.  Suffer abusive hours, low pay, and sacrifice ties with family and friends, just so they can…
  2. Buy all the junk the corporate-government complex pushes on them, waiting in line outside of Worst Buy or Hellmart like kittens lining up for a milking.

Thus revealed is the modus operandi of the American system of consumerism, so eloquently stated by Will Rogers half a century ago:

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.

Who wants to spend their entire lives like that? What a revelation when a man discovers he doesn’t need or want anything these smug bastards are peddling from their Madison Avenue enclaves, anymore. The awakened minimalist instead says:

  • I don’t want your ersatz, processed food in restaurants that echo Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag.
  • I don’t want your consumer debt slavery, I’d rather get a Visa to visit foreign lands, not have a Master owning me with a Card, I’d rather Discover freedom, and catch an Express flight out of the American dystopia.
  • I don’t want your oversized, overpriced, homeowner’s association-ruled McMansion that I’ll spend 30 years paying for 3 times (interest) only to end up paying endless “rent” payments (i.e. property taxes) on to revenue seeking overlords dunning me from their perches inside Big Daddy Government.
  • I don’t want an over-the-hill, IVF-needing, 30-something ex-cock carousel rider to frivorce rape me using the feted, misandrist laws of your lawyer-loving, family-hating court system while disrespecting me and hating me every step of the way for the crime of being a man. I want young, fresh, nubile, unbrainwashed pussy.
  • I don’t want your cheap tin can on wheels pulling around a massive payment book that robs me of my most important wealth-building tool – my income.
  • I don’t want to work 50-70 hours a week to have half my income stripped from my hands and gifted to people who won’t work at all, including women and minorities who have been taught to hate me by your propaganda.
  • I don’t want to be an indentured servant of the predatory student loan system.
  • I don’t want to live my life as a farm animal stuck inside the cages of school and work when there’s more to life than careerism, getting, and spending.
  • I don’t want to live in the cultural and social cesspool you’ve created through 50 years of Marxist social engineering.
  • I don’t want to live in a nation where the police are deadlier than terrorists who enforce laws that micromanage every aspect of a man’s life, even down to who he can fuck.
  • I don’t want any of it!

However, I do want:

  • A life of exploration, adventure, and creativity, while sampling every different flavor of poon imaginable.
  • A life full of colorful experiences rather than mass-produced, throwaway gadgets and other possessions saddled with endless upgrades.
  • Freedom from being controlled by GloboWorldCorp for a check that’s already spent before I get it.
  • Freedom from paying abusively high taxes to support a gynocentric state that spits upon me.
  • The ability to live an awesome life on $18,000 to $25,000 a year by keeping the State and Anglobitches out of my wallet.

It all sounds so revolutionary. And, in many ways, it is. But the Dalai Lama laid down this alternative path to true and lasting happiness long ago:

If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.

Bertrand Russel also know acquisition ultimately becomes a prison.

It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.

And 500 years ago, the great Leonardo da Vinci wrote:

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

So, we must make our Declaration of Independence from the world of careerism and consumerism. Fuck this shit! I’m leaving! This is the battle cry for men who have had it with a system that thinks it can keep pissing down their backs, and if it lies good enough, the guys will still believe its raining.

The solution to so much of what ails the modern man is to check out of this system at a his earliest convenience, thereby making him the new modern man.

You don’t need anything they’re selling! Really, beyond basics you don’t. Surprisingly, it’s not that hard to abandon the system completely (except for mercenary dealings to extract money from it). Then, a man can enjoy a superior lifestyle on less money if he adapts to the minimalist philosophy and has a good measure of self-discipline. I’ve been outside of the system for nearly two years, and these past two years have been the best of my life. As Rookh Kshatriya put it in a stirring writeup for The New Modern Man:

Today, all anyone needs for survival is a phone/tablet/laptop linked to the Internet, an online bank account, a place to crash (any motel will do) and a motor vehicle. Whores and food can be ordered as necessity requires. Thus equipped, the modern tech-nomad has all the far-ranging mobility of his Mongol forebears. Liberated from place and circumstance, he spits on the sheeple and their sedentary lifestyle as the Mongols despised their ‘civilized’ neighbours. And having no ties or responsibilities makes him impossible to coerce or corral, as modern authorities are finding to their cost.

How right Rookh is! It seems going back to nomadic lifestyles is not only possible, but infinitely more fulfilling than continuing life on the corporate plantation, existing as half a man being milked of his productivity, creativity, and passion while starved of sex, respect, and freewill.

Since abandoning the GloboWorldCorp dystopia, I’ve done things I never thought imaginable, like spending a full year in the Caribbean in 2015-2016, then visiting 47 states, visiting the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks, climbing Mount Washington, banging bitches in Mexico, Thailand, and Canada, and going whoremongering at the Bunny Ranch in Nevada – all in 2017. And the year’s not over yet! There’s still my return home to the Caribbean and a jaunt down to Colombia still on the agenda.

What’s more, you’ll be infinitely more interesting to women as a devil-may-care, world wandering, rootless vagabond than any of those guys with the shiny sedans they’re in debt up to their eyeballs for will ever be. You should see the way women’s eyes and faces light up when I tell them of how I’m living my life nowadays.

The system never expected men would start awakening to the fact they still have more control over their lives than they were led to believe, and then to start cutting ties with a system that uses them like farm animals, catching them up in the hamster wheel of an endless sleep-work-spend cycle.

But if you’re here, chances here you’re woke as fuck, like me. And ready to throw off the chains your masters have so skillfully placed upon you.

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Lessons from Genghis Khan and Subedei: Tech-Nomadism, Minimalism and The New Modern Man

Genghis Khan conquered much of the world, in part through the power of minimalism

Rookh Kshatriya is the creator of the Anglobitch blog, The Anglobitch Thesis and the author of Havok: How Anglo-American Feminism Ruined Society.


Relampago Furioso’s blog focuses on improving men’s lives in a practical way. The minimalist lifestyle is one of the most interesting concepts explored here – reducing living expenses to a bare minimum opens up enormous opportunities for men dissatisfied with Anglo-American life. From a recreational standpoint, the money saved by minimalist living can fund stimulating jaunts to man-friendly societies. And with persistence the enlightened man can ultimately relocate for good, as so many of us wish to do. There to taste soft, laughing lips and loving smiles on golden foreign shores…

While there are some interesting minimalist books and videos available, it must be said that far more inspiring models of applied minimalism can be found in the pages of history. For example, Genghis Khan conquered the largest land empire ever known. His army achieved this using extreme minimalism augmented by mobility and firepower. Each Mongol warrior was a one man army: he carried sixty arrows, a sword, his bow and even a needle and thread. He could live off mare’s milk and horse blood if no food was available, obviating the need for a costly supply train. And anything else he required could be acquired on the march by raid and rapine. Genghis Khan himself despised the hoarding of wealth or possessions, finding pleasure in only sex and conquest: one in every two hundred men alive today is his descendant, an astonishing genetic achievement.

The legendary General Subedei, one of Genghis Khan’s Four Dogs of War, was the ultimate embodiment of nomadic minimalism. His final campaign against Europe in 1241 involved marching thousands of miles before outwitting and destroying Europe’s finest warriors in a brilliant sequence of battles using rockets, creeping barrages and smoke screens – none of which the West had seen before. Subedei had been commanding troops since his teens and most of his officers had campaigned with him in many lands. The renowned Hungarian cavalry were crushed at Mohi on the Sajo River after decisive European defeats at Legnica and Transylvania. Only the death of the Great Khan Ogedei prevented the total subjugation of Europe at Subedei’s hands. Like his master Genghis Khan, the great general was buried in an unmarked grave now lost to history. For what mattered to these men was a glorious life, not raising futile monuments over rotting bones. Although derided as unlettered and barbaric, the Mongols had a tragic self-awareness far beyond that of their ‘sophisticated’ neighbours; for ultimately, everything is pointless in the face of eternity.

Yes, the modern world is corrupt and insipid; but if he chooses, a man can walk in the footsteps of ancient heroes. And since the rise of the Internet, nomadic minimalism has become a perfect lifestyle for the enlightened man. Today, all anyone needs for survival is a phone/tablet/laptop linked to the Internet, an online bank account, a place to crash (any motel will do) and a motor vehicle. Whores and food can be ordered as necessity requires. Thus equipped, the modern tech-nomad has all the far-ranging mobility of his Mongol forebears. Liberated from place and circumstance, he spits on the sheeple and their sedentary lifestyle as the Mongols despised their ‘civilized’ neighbours. And having no ties or responsibilities makes him impossible to coerce or corral, as modern authorities are finding to their cost. The instantaneous nature of the Internet allows him to move money, search out opportunities and communicate with the flick of a finger. He is the supreme minimalist, completely impervious to marketing, advertising and other consumerist brainwashing.

No wonder the Matrix trembles before us.

However, the Mongols offer lessons beyond radical minimalism. Their empire incorporated nations from the eastern Mediterranean to the Pacific, yet ruled them all effectively. This short-lived ‘Pax Mongolica’ linked east and west for the first time ever; some even call it the world’s first global civilization. And it was largely achieved by developing a flexible, internationalist outlook. Learning to think beyond one’s birth country and indeed, the Anglosphere itself, is vitally important for the Enlightened Man. The Anglo-American Matrix insinuates that nothing of note exists beyond its confines – or worse, that only Anglosphere countries have legal protections for their citizens (when the US locks up a huge percentage of its male population). Foreign travel quickly breaks down these lame assumptions; and bilingualism allows one to think outside the Matrix and build a lifestyle beyond it.

Beyond that, clear similarities between Thirteenth Century Asia and the contemporary Anglosphere make the Mongol revolution a valid lifestyle model for enlightened men. Both regions were/are ruled by weary, discredited elites ripe for overthrow. Both cultures were/are brittle, defined by alienated citizens, exalted women and low trust relationships. Both regions were/are living on past glories, folk memories of a lost golden age which can never return. These weaknesses make the contemporary Anglosphere ideal for exploitation using nomadism, minimalism and other Mongol methods. Like the vast Khwaresmian Empire shattered by Genghis Khan and Subedei, it is a lumbering giant easy to outwit.

Be about it.

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The Gender Tax Gap: Men Pay 200% More Taxes than Women

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

It’s time once again to bring up the sordid subject of female privilege. The blog Judgy Bitch dug up some devilishly delicious statistics which prove Strong, Independent Women™ are a monstrous drain on government revenue over the course of their selfish, carousel-riding, barren, materialistic lives.

It turns out “I Don’t Need a Man!” is quite an inaccurate statement. Ladies, without men you’d be bankrupt. The tab is shocking. Rampant female privilege in the Anglosphere costs society $100,000 per female during each YouGoGrrl’s lifetime. The bill, of course, footed by the legions of Beta males women hate. 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.

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.

Even in these post-feminism 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 spending that is 4 times higher than male spending.

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Women create a drain of $100,000 on society’s purse over the course of their lives

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The mythical “gender wage gap” is touted by feminists and politicians as the gospel. But, never is the “gender tax gap” given the time of day. Let’s take a look at it.

Rather than assuming traditional female roles, 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. Try as they might to imagine biology doesn’t matter, leftism, that plagues the West like a cancer hasn’t blended the sexes into an androgynous glob yet. The fact that women consume more than they earn remains unchanged.

What’s even more astonishing is the fact feminists and America’s ultra-corrupt political establishment have the audacity to continue to tout a Big Lie about “poor, downtrodden women” suffering a wage gap. Even Donald Trump’s liberal daughter Ivanka pushed the same, Marxist pay gap narratives we’ve heard for 50 years at The Don’s RNC coronation last year. Here’s the truth of the matter when examining who pays the taxes and who gets the benefit of taxes:

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, at least not by our supreme feminist leaders Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau. A quick glimpse at the data reveals a massive difference in taxes paid by men and women.

Yep, you read that right. Men pay at least twice as much taxes over the course of our lives than women do. Yet, the vast majority of public spending benefits women.

Women almost never contribute any surplus to the tax system they avail themselves of, as they’re provided with everything from free baby-killing abortions to WIC to food stamps to government mandated hiring quotas designed to knock yet more males out of their jobs. Women are a net deficit from cradle to grave, with the exception of a short period in their lives:

With the exception of the age group between 45-59 (a 15 year span) years old, women cost more to the state than the tax they provide. In contrast, men generate more tax revenue than they cost between 23 and 65 (a 43 year span). 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, barren Anglobitches can’t hide behind the fact they produce less than 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. Women only work slightly less at GloboWorldCorp jobs than men do these days:

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

Once again, we find the lies of feminism have put women and society in quite the 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 so much 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, fat hags. Men are treated like pariahs in this culture. Yet, we’re expected to labor and worry until we drop into early graves trying to feed a monster that does nothing but exploit us.

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.

Or, put another way: We’re not your slaves, anymore, hoes. Support your own damned lives. And we men will support our own and no one else’s.

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TNMM Review: Minimalism, A Documentary About The Important Things

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American men are figuring out “stuff” isn’t making them happy

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Minimalism is a frequent topic here at TNMM. In fact, as we shout our countercultural messages from figurative rooftops, the minimalist philosophy is one of the foundational building blocks of this humble abode. It goes hand in hand with the revolution in male thinking and behavior we are helping to bring about.

How convenient for those interested in financial and lifestyle freedom that a film about two corporate drones turned minimalists has been released. And, it doesn’t suck. The film is actually quite good. 87% of Google users liked it, it has a 4/5 star rating on Amazon, and a 6.7 out of 10 rating on IMDB.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things introduces us to Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn. Fed up with empty and unhappy lives spent working and consuming, they chart a new course in life. Their goal: Make more of their lives by living with less. After deciding their new lives are more fulfilling than their old lives of consumerism, the newly minted minimalists leave their jobs, create a blog, get rid of most of their stuff, and embark on a coast to coast tour spreading the evangel of minimalism.

The two decide (just like your host here at TNMM) there are more important things in life than making money and spinning like a rat in a wheel trapped in the insidious sleep-work-spend cycle. Naturally, a film documenting their journey arises out of the venture.

So, does the film both entertain and inform? In short, yes, it does. It does drag in a few places. Perhaps a “road trip” plot device would have been more fun. The “rags to riches” plot device of the duo, no doubt contrived by consultants and producers to sex up the film, does work but falls somewhat flat in that the Minimalists’ eventual, lukewarm embrace by those who inhabit the swampy vortex of consumerism, the mainstream media, is an odd, shotgun marriage.

The irony is we have two very smart guys preaching minimalism to vacuous talking heads at various local television stations, and the pseudo-glamorous but brain-dead harridans at the Today show. At least old media helped spread their message to the masses. Other than that odd juxtaposition, and some formulaic, emotional tugging at the heartstrings as Ryan tells a story of how his mom became a typical “empowered” Anglobitch who destroyed her family and her life after she left his father (no surprise to TNMM readers she behaved this way), and Josh tells us about his mom being abused by his dad, the expose on minimalism actually works quite well.

Naturally, it took two men to come up with a film about minimalism. Women, who make or directly influence 4 out of 5 purchasing decisions, will largely be alienated by such a film. The film is especially refreshing in that the gynocentric, extravagant culture in which we live squelches most questioning, or dissent of the religion of consumerism in America. Yet, in this film we have two 30-something men finally taking charge of their lives and their own happiness after boldly walking off the corporate plantation, saying to hell with the shopping mall, and setting off to try something new. It’s a film that challenges conventional wisdom.

Rolling the dice is the most effective part of their message, because that’s really what it takes to change a man’s life. When a man finally throws up his hands and cries out, “I’m not living like this, ANYMORE!” only then will he change his life. Although Nicodemus and Millburn are much more milquetoast about their message than anything you’ll find on TNMM, the spirit is the same.

They’re likable guys.

Nicodemus says he had his fed-up moment when the company he worked for pushed him to devise new ways to sell smartphones to 5-year olds. He’s right that it sucks living in a sellout culture. My fed-up moment was when the pencil-neck geek of a boss at the television station I worked for boldly proclaimed our college degrees and experience didn’t matter to the suits in the boardroom, anymore. I later ended up here writing for you guys rather than selling myself out on the idiot box.

Nicodemus and Millburn finally get their message out, sell some books, and realize some success saving people from the cesspool of consumerism in their noble and worthwhile pursuit. The film wraps up with timeless wisdom “Love people, and use things. Because the opposite never works.” Indeed, that is a message that’s so against the mainstream of this sick and decadent culture it will fall on deaf ears when it comes to most of the indoctrinated American populace. But for those of us who get it, regaining control of our lives, our time, and our freedom will be our reward.

Best of all, sentiment like this is arising naturally as men tire of being expected to service the bottom line at any cost. Hopefully, The Minimalists film and blog are only the beginning of the resistance to living lives as useful idiots for the corporate-government complex and its moneymaking schemes.

The film is recommended by TNMM.

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Eating on $5 a Day

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Sandwiches save big money if you make them yourself

Most people think getting a meal for $5 is a bargain. It ain’t. I figured that out a while back, and came up with what I thought at the time was a radical plan to make that much money cover an entire day. It worked wonderfully, and I enjoyed everything from steaks to eggs, bacon and homemade pancakes while at home. Every TNMM reader already knows Anglobitches won’t raise a finger to cook, so we have to “man up” (heh) and learn how make our own food.

Since adopting minimalism, and realizing I can buy experiences that will last a lifetime with my money rather than meals that will soon become excrement, I’ve slashed my food costs to $5 a day. And I have been quite happy with my arrangement. But trucking presented a new set of problems. Mainly, not having a full kitchen to take advantage of.

As I mentioned before, I’ve literally been eating on a budget like this for years. I’ve lost weight by planning meals. I’ve cut down on waste and aggravation by streamlining and simplifying. I’ve saved tons of cash. And I’ve adapted this plan to hyper-save while I’m in the throes of The Matrix, driving 3,000 miles a week earning that precious freedom money to power my mini-adventures here in the USA and my major adventures abroad.

In an orally fixated, obese culture, some will no doubt find the way I handle my food budget horrifying. I look at it this way. If you want to spend your paycheck on over-processed, over-seasoned food at Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag (yes, that’s a Simpsons reference) then be my guest. Your wallet and your waistline will take a beating. Enjoy yourself.

But here’s how I eat on $5 a day while on the road, and fatten my bank account.

Bologna, ham, and other cold cuts are part of the agenda. Sandwiches made with wheat bread are a staple, and cold cuts can be stored in the mini-fridge I bought for my sleeper. A spice rack help keeps things interesting when preparing tuna salad or chicken salad. There’s even some potted meat that actually goes will with mayo and mustard mixed together. Then there’s potato chips (always the store brand) alongside cans of chili, Chef Boyardee, and other canned goods.

Since I don’t have a stove, or a lot of time, everything I do on the road is pretty much ready to eat food. Some will say I should install a stove and a microwave and all this, but to me it’s not minimalism if I’m spending money unnecessarily. I’m only planning on being in the U.S. for 6 months or so at a time. Things have to work, and they have to work without needlessly spending money on comfort-maximizing accessories.

Bottled water and Walmart store brand sodas are my daily beverages, along with instant Kool-Aid and iced tea packets to keep things interesting. It’s Walmart brand Pop Tarts for breakfast. Celery sticks, carrots, cherry tomatoes and a big tub of ranch dressing for snacktime.

This all comes out to $3 to $5 a day for 2,000 calories. To me, the whole idea is cheap calories that are there whenever I need them. While food snobs will be aghast, I know I’m not missing anything by skipping the drive-thru and the sit down restaurants they worship. (I eat a fast food burger once or twice a a week to remind myself how bad they are, and reward myself with a proper meal at a nicer restaurant once a week.)

The good news is, I’m literally gaining $400-500 extra a month in my budget vs. other truck drivers (and GloboWorldCorp employees) who eat out every meal. Just the savings on food is enough to pay for a monthly excursion when I finish my 23 days on the road and take my week off.

And as a result of cost-cutting like this, I’m currently saving around 95% of my income to take with me abroad, where I’ll have hot Latinas and Asian women cooking up delicacies right in front of me that make ersatz American food taste like the crap it is. You know, to make up for the sacrifice I made eating on the cheap in my truck.

See, it’s not so bad after all.

Do you know how much you’re spending on food each day? How do you do things at home? Or, if you’re on the road how do you eat decently while saving?

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