Category Archives: Philosophy

Life is a Brief Dance in the Sun

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Even stars die – the Crab Nebula contains the remains of a supernova that blew itself up

Our lives are so small. In the West, we take the details much too seriously without seeing the big picture. We are lost amongst the trees without ever seeing the forest.

We never seem to live in the now, always focusing on delayed gratification rather than cherishing each moment as it happens. This attitude holds us hostage even as there are metaphors all around us that nothing lasts forever. Up in the sky, even the universe tells us existence isn’t permanent. Supernovae are testament that even something as seemingly unending as suns also die.

The universe is 13.6 billion years old. We only recently arrived on the scene. And the way things are going, we may soon exit stage right as the H. Sapiens knack for challenging our own survival becomes more worrisome with each passing year when compared and contrasted alongside our exponentially increasing technological prowess. Astrophysicist Carl Sagan knew the danger well:

We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

If it’s not a diabolical elite sucking the life right out of humanity as it seeks to socially engineer our species into an electronically chipped planet of masters and farm animals, we may yet blow ourselves up with a massive nuclear weaponry at the hands of a psychopathic elite. Who knows exactly what will take out humanity permanently, but with well over 99% of all the species that have ever lived on earth being extinct, we are at best a transitional species that will morph into something else given evolutionary pressures.

We seem to have lost perspective (if we ever had it to begin with) on what’s really important in life as we analyze and criticize without ever taking the time to enjoy ourselves. Unlike Rome, we don’t even seem to enjoy our sexuality anymore in the Anglosphere as latent Puritanism has morphed into virulent feminism. They sure knew how to live back in those days.

Our more immediate ancestors, who had much more difficult lives than us never forgot the importance of the human part of the equation of living. But the modern West is becoming bereft of culture and has lost its passion for being alive. We have made life into a problem to be solved rather than a thing to be lived. Western culture strives for the infinite, as Spengler knew, but this is an impossible goal.

Infinity is going to consume us if we don’t pull back and focus on the temporal.

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“I could have missed the pain, but I’d of had to miss…The Dance…”

La Vida es Una

The West seems to think it can live forever.

We don’t seem to grasp the fact everything dies. We die. Cultures die. Even Earth and the sun will die someday. As the sun continues heating up, the oceans of the planet will boil away in another billion years, if it takes that long. (That’s real global warming, caused by the sun – not man!) The sun will later balloon into a massive Red Giant swallowing the remains of our planet before it fades into old age as a White Dwarf.

We deny our mortality and the life and death cycles on the cosmic stage in a vain search for the eternal fountain of youth. One sees the longing for the infinite in Western culture today as our entire lives have become vivisected from the macro scale to the micro scale. The obsession with living a picture perfect life to sanitizing every last germ pervades the land.

The culture is now focused on problems and solutions rather than experiences and living. Philosopher Alan Watts knew the price of always worrying about every little detail rather than experiencing each moment for what it is:

No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now… Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever… You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now.

Indeed, a nihilistic mood in the West threatens our long-term prospects.

From childhood we are commanded to focus on the future rather than the here and now. School children are told to plan for college, adolescents to plan for careers, and adults to plan for retirement. Always living for some future moment that never arrives has created a sense of hopelessness and despair.

This poem reflects the situation in a culture that is always trying to get ahead of itself:

First I was dying to finish high school and start college.
Then I was dying to finish college and start working.
Then I was dying to marry and have children.
Then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school so I could return to work.
And then I was dying to retire.
And now, I am dying – and suddenly I realize that I forgot to live.

Dale Carnegie also lamented a culture that has forgotten how to achieve balance. Americans dedicate themselves to work and career obsession without enjoying the fruits of their labor beyond binging on shopping and eating indulgences. Carnegie wrote:

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

It might seem odd to those who haven’t analyzed their lives using this microscope when a man decides to abandon the life script everyone else goes by and proceeds to march to his own drummer, living a life of adventures, experiences, and sexual fulfillment rather than imprisoning himself in the McMansions and debt slavery everyone else considers to be the pinnacle of existence.

But if there’s any wisdom to be gained from the study of astronomy and cosmology, it’s that we aren’t going to be around forever, life comes but once, and we should endeavor to turn our lives into a self-creating masterpiece of our own unique design.

Life may be painful and difficult in many ways, but in the words of Tony Arata who wrote one of Garth Brooks’ most poignant hits, we don’t want to miss the dance known as life. In Latin America a popular saying is “La vida es una” or “You only live once.” Maybe man should start living that way since the West has taken his past reasons for living – a loving wife and family – away. He now has only his own pleasure to live for.

For life is a but a brief dance in the sun.

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Manosphere Philosophy: Lost in the Vastness of Space and Time

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Looking outward from our tiny world with a Red Pill philosophy

Looking beyond our world for clues as to what the true meaning of life, if any, there actually is, we awaken to find ourselves lost in the midst of a vast universe on “a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.” The universe is much older and bigger than anyone ever imagined, and it seems at times hostile and at times indifferent to human cares and concerns.

Men know this instinctively, while women never realize it. They never have to, for they’re not faced with the same challenges to survive and procreate that men are. Men must learn how cold and careless the universe is for there wil be no safety net to save him, but there will be men lining up to be White Knights saving a damsel in distress.

Focusing on our tiny world for a moment, trying to make sense of a world in which everything is a myth or a lie, in which women claim to be victims when they’re actually users and abusers of male utility value, and in which those who claim to have the loftiest aspirations for mankind actually display the most repulsive human behavior (i.e. the elite and political classes) is not easy.

Many find religion to be a refuge. For others, religions are only palliatives to ease the pain of living in a world in which survival at any cost has been the prime directive for 4.5 billion years.

For others, only rationality will do. Here’s a look at the hard and inconvenient facts science has revealed about the universe we have found ourselves fighting to survive.

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If the entire history of the universe happened over the course of one year, here’s how it would play out (click image to enlarge)

We’re New to the Scene

Humans haven’t been around very long at all. In fact, advanced life hasn’t been around long enough to be significant in the grand scheme of cosmic time. When one condenses the entire history of earth down into the equivalent of one year, the briefness of our existence is thus revealed. Carl Sagan pioneered this method with his concept of the Cosmic Calendar:

The Cosmic Calendar is a method to visualize the chronology of the universe, scaling its current age of 13.8 billion years to a single year in order to help intuition in for pedagogical purposes in science education or popular science.

In this visualization, the Big Bang took place at the beginning of January 1 at midnight, and the current moment maps onto the end of December 31 just before midnight. At this scale, there are 437.5 years per second, 1.575 million years per hour, and 37.8 million years per day.

We find ourselves making our brief appearance on the scene in the last minutes of the last day of the year of the 4.5 billion year Cosmic Calendar. Humans appear on the scene only in the last couple million years, or the last seconds of the last minute of the last hour of December 31.

A single human life equates to one blink of an eye when cosmic history is condensed down into a year for illustrative purposes.

We are just now making our brief appearance on the cosmic stage, on a planet in which well over 99% of all species who ever lived are extinct.

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Social engineering schemes designed by elites are just one of many ways our species’ time on earth could be limited

Are We a Flash in the Pan

Some call it evolutionary baggage. There is reason to believe our existence in the world could be abbreviated, thanks to a number of factors. Perhaps the most troubling of these is social engineering, which has reached a troubling level of manipulation of human behavior in the early 21st century.

We now have a state that seeks to groom worker bees and sexless androgynes from birth, as Cultural Marxism moves to break up the human family permanently and subjugate men eternally. This will no doubt weaken the human species, perhaps beyond the point of repair.

None other than Nikola Tesla warned against this troubling possibility, which modern social engineers working at the behest of the elite are foisting upon the West with rabid fervor.

Our civilization will sink to a state like that which is found among the bees, ants and other insects – a state wherein the male is ruthlessly killed off. In this matriarchal empire which will be established the female rules. As the female predominates, the males are at her mercy. The male is considered important only as a factor in the general scheme of the continuity of life.

Men indeed have become nothing but sperm donors and laborers rather than stakeholders in society over the past century. Male incentives and male ingenuity are also being extinguished by this plague upon humanity. Tesla continues:

Woman’s independence and her cleverness in obtaining what she wants in the business world is breaking down man’s spirit of independence. The old fire he once experienced at being able to achieve something that would compel and hold a woman’s devotion is turning to ashes.

We often hear violence will end the saga of the human species from liberals, but the threat from authoritarianism – which abuses science for personal profit and gain rather than using it to advance the human condition is perhaps an even bigger and more insidious threat to our long-term survival.

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“What is your advice to young writers?” Bukowski responds: “Drink, fuck and smoke plenty of cigarettes.”

Best to Enjoy What Time We Have

As we consider these grand ideas, realizing the odds are stacked against us as we strive for long-term survival, perhaps another way to glean philosophy from science is to realize the fact everything dies. Even the sun will die someday, as it becomes a Red Giant and fades into White Dwarf status.

The message I get from the cosmos is that it is best to enjoy what limited time we have on this planet, while trying to make a positive impact on the lives of others. I do this by attempting to tell the truth about things, rather than promulgating the myths that robbed me of half my life – that women are perfect angels, men are evil sexual predators, that the government is god and has all solutions to the ails of humanity.

The West takes life way too seriously, as it reaches out towards an infinity it likely will never reach. Spengler knew this when he wrote Decline of the West. Author Charles Bukowski sums up a worthy men’s philosophy when realizing the reality of our circumstances on the cosmic stage:

We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

More inspiring words I cannot find. Bukowski perfectly summed up the philosophy of the manosphere a full generation before it came about. Let’s endeavor to live those awesome lives, even in the face of a world and a universe not made for us.

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MGTOW Ghosting: A Way to Go Galt

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Refusing to participate in a society that dehumanizes men is an important topic

Whenever I return home to the East Coast of the United States for a short visit, if there’s one overarching theme that describes the entire event it’s the complete and total lack of desire to participate in society in a meaningful way. It’s really a sad place to me, compared to the warm and fun Latin culture I now live in.

Whether it was watching people walking around like zombies, going from a fix of crappy fast food and coffee milkshakes, Made in China shopping/competitive consumption at Walmart, or accidentally wandering into a white girl strip club and thinking just how piss poor the quality of American women is, there are just no incentives for male participation in this sexless clusterfuck anymore.

Juxtaposing Latin America alongside Anglo America is jarring, to say the least when a man jumps from one culture to the other. In one culture I feel totally invisible and worthless, and women treat me that way even though I am an attractive, well-traveled and cultured and successful man. In the other culture I am somewhat of a rock star wherever I go, and women treat me well. Guess which society I want to invest my time and energy into?

But, expatriation is not for everyone. Some people want to stay in Anglo America. For them, Going Galt or MGTOW Ghosting is the preferred means of removing the benefit of their participation from a society that at best doesn’t care about them, and at worst completely exploits them. Going Galt and MGTOW ghosting are related. While I don’t particularly identify as a MGTOW since I get more ass than a toilet seat, and could never give up women, I do think there is a lot of overlap in MGTOW ideology and the rest of the manosphere and I respect it.

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Women are for entertainment purposes only with this philosophy

How to Ghost

There are several ways men can ghost. There are varying opinions on how to Ghost. Here are some of the more pragmatic ones.

Live on your own. Don’t let women into your life in any meaningful way as most of them are financial predators. Learn the tenets of Game, and practice them well. Bang chicks, but never invest yourself in them or their problems. Know women can “smell” money and resources, and always keep them at arms length before they can financially rape you either through marriage, making you her baby daddy i.e. slave for an unwanted pregnancy, etc.

Live minimalistically. Live on the cheap and have a variety of cheap hobbies you enjoy. In my best friend’s case, he built a tiny home for around $15,000 and lives in it even though he earns about $50,000 a year and has no consumer debt. He has hobbies he enjoys, like fixing up classic cars – something he couldn’t do when he had a bitch around because, of course, she wanted to control him and his money.

Get a job that suits you, and work as little as possible. As marketing guru Clotaire Rapaille says, most of the time people have no idea WHY they’re doing what they’re doing. This observation applies to men working themselves too hard and consuming too much because they’re socially conditioned to do so. Your goal as a Ghost should be to get and stay out of debt and cut your expenses in such a way that you can work only enough to support yourself while enjoying the rest of your time living a lifestyle of freedom. This blog – particularly the Minimalism and Money section is here to help you learn how to do just that.

Stay mentally and physically healthy. By not participating in the follies of HR and estrogen-rich office spaces as much as possible, your mind will begin to cleanse itself of toxic and sarcastic Anglo culture and petty office politics. Just the realization I didn’t have to put up with a bunch of assholes every day once I started Going Galt and doing whatever the fuck I want to do was enough to take my bouts of depression and anxiety away. Exercise and eat right – track what you eat with MyFitnessPal or a similar app as a healthy body and fit physique is 70% diet and only 30% exercise.

Most important: Do things that make you happy and fuck what everyone else thinks about your life. Nobody is going to understand you and everyone you tell about your plan is going to try and discourage you from realizing it. Remember, most of these people are hopelessly dependent on the myths and fantasies of a system that exploits them. For that reason, don’t go approval-seeking as it’s not only Beta behavior it’s also going to destroy your Ghosting journey before it begins. I am quite possibly the happiest motherfucker I know and it’s only because I haven’t turned myself into a slave to consumption and a slave to pussy and a slave on the Anglobitch plantation that I feel this way.

In short, I totally understand why men want to abandon modern day culture in Anglo America and much of the West. It only offers a lifestyle of working and consuming until you drop dead, in an economic and cultural scheme that benefits females far more than it benefits males.

I encourage men to either Go Galt or MGTOW Ghost as a way of regaining control over their lives and their freedom. Male participation, cooperation, and utility have been taken for granted for much too long.

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Self-Interest Reigns Supreme on this Planet: White Men Need to Grow a Set

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Our history and pride in ourselves must not be erased

When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state. -Euripides. Great woes are befalling the American state and the states in Europe as political hacks play endless games of divide and rule, and scapegoat an entire race for all the ills of the world. They tell us to be careful not to label Muslims terrorists, but then Hillary gives a speech saying white people need to check their privilege while Marxist mobs burn down cities over baseless “protests” which are really riots.

Politicians promise a better world will magically appear when they complete their New World Order social engineering project, which effectively places everyone into a collective ethnic blender and presses puree. Meantime, those in the blender self-segregate to be among their own tribes. In mad pursuit of Utopian dreams, politicians destroy the world we knew and loved. The better world they claim to bring will be one of micromanaged, corporate-government tyranny. It is the hell Orwell, Huxley, and Bradbury tried to warn us of.

To stop this descent into Dante’s Inferno, it’s time for white men to stop being pudgy weaklings who mindlessly float around from corporate jobs to the buffet and then back to their air conditioned apartments in socialist boxes on wheels. Mindlessly taking orders and blindly pursuing an American Dream that isn’t there to collect for increasingly larger numbers, while obsessing over men tossing balls around. This is the path to destruction.

We need to forge an identity for ourselves, and join with rational people of all races to fight against the coming world tyranny.

As much as any other race, we have a right to identity and a right to self-interest. If there can be a Congressional Black Caucus, a National Council of The Race (La Raza), and Asian Americans for Equality, why is it racist for white people to organize in defense of their own self-interests? If we do not forge an identity for ourselves, it will soon be illegal for us to exist.

The days of being silent doormats must come to an end. We must have equal standing with every other race in a country in which we are fast becoming another minority. What other nation on earth would let other races tell them they need more diversity. What if white people went to China and told them they’re racist for seeing themselves as Chinese and they need to bring people from all over the world in to atone for the crime of having a national identity?

Or, we told those in the Middle East white people are going to start moving in because they’re not diverse enough…there are too many Arabs in Saudi Arabia, for example. As one can see, this is total insanity yet white people are expected to to the same, and do it with a smile on their face in the U.S. and Europe.

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Remembering who we are and what greatness we achieved has become an anathema in today’s world

Racial Bolshevism

What is effectively happening in the United States is a program of Racial Bolshevism pushed by the Marxist left. Under this narrative, white people, and especially white men, are to blame for all the evils in the world and they must be suppressed and eventually eliminated from society so that those with superior virtue (i.e. every other race) can live in perfect harmony. This is literally what one hears when a leftist politician speaks in America.

This narrative has been gaining steam for 50 years, so much so that whites have become suicidal politically and demographically. We are shamed into not having pride in ourselves and our past.

As we transition away from collective racial cuckolding into self-preservation, we should expect to be called every name in the book and have every road block tossed in our path for daring to stand up for our self-interest.

But righteous causes always encounter opposition. We are the world’s only race that is not allowed to take pride in our achievements and our accomplishments. Our children are shamed at school and our symbols are relentlessly attacked and our history rewritten to praise everyone else but ourselves. It is fast becoming a crime to even be white.

This is part and parcel of a growing tyranny intended to debase if not destroy us. Some call it genocide. Whatever it is, it’s most definitely aimed at reducing whites to being less than human and males to being less than a man. If one truly believes in equality, they must believe in the capacity of men to be equally evil. No race has superior virtue because we are all equally culpable. As soon as another race gains the upper hand, they’ll go on to be the oppressors.

In a real sense, that’s what the entire facade of equality is. The pushers of the politics of racial division don’t want to be equal as much as they want to have their turn being the oppressor.

White men need to grow a set and stop being weakling nice guys if they’re to have a future. We aren’t going to forge a future for ourselves and our posterity if we behave like wimps. It is often said the meek shall inherit the earth, but in reality the meek inherit shit. If we do not stand up for our self-interest, we will be marginalized by races who do assert their interests culturally and demographically. 

European culture is worth saving. We do have a right to be on this planet and we do have a right to push for our own well-being. All other races promote their own agendas and it is becoming increasingly suicidal for us not to do the same thing.

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George Carlin – Fuck Hope

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George Carlin, the ultimate cynical realist

George Carlin was twenty years ahead of his time with his comedy routine turned social commentary. Many of the things he would say that were edgy back in the 1990s are pretty mainstream today. Carlin repeatedly proved he was a fearless, freethinking pioneer exposing the The Anglo-American Matrix on stage, in what would later turn into an entire movement towards Red Pill truth seeking once the internet all but replaced the collective mass delusion of television in driving cultural narratives.

While we certainly don’t agree with some of his more left-leaning talking points, he was unbelievably astute as a social commentator. He also saw through the utter ridiculousness of The Political Game and the corrupt American media marketing machine.

This particular commentary of his from his 1997 book Brain Droppings falls in line with the attitude of historian and philosopher Oswald Spengler whose ideas are an integral part of The New Modern Man search for truth about women and the world: Optimism is cowardice. We are neck deep in a pile of shit in the West, and thinking things will get better on their own is the height of delusion.

Here’s Carlin’s entry to the Enlightening Quotes section.

I’m happy to tell you that there’s little in this world that I believe in. Listening to the comedians who comment on political, social, and cultural issues, I notice that most of their material reflects kind of an underlying belief that somehow things were better once, and with just a little effort we could set them right again. They’re looking for solutions and rooting for particular results, and I think that limits the tone and substance of what they say. They’re talented and funny people but they’re really nothing more than cheerleaders attached to a specific wished-for outcome.

I don’t feel so confined.

I frankly don’t give a fuck how it all turns out in this country or anywhere else for that matter. I think the human game was up a long time ago when the high priests and traders took over, and now we’re just playing out the string. And that is of course precisely what I find so amusing! The slow circling of the drain by a once promising species and the sappy ever more desperate belief in this country that there is actually some sort of an ‘American Dream’ which has merely been misplaced.

The decay and disintegration of this culture is astonishingly amusing if you’re emotionally detached from it. And I’ve always viewed it from a safe distance, knowing I don’t belong. Doesn’t include me, it never has. No matter how you care to define it, I do not identify with the local group, planet, species, race, nation, state, religion, party, union, club, association, neighborhood-improvement committee. I have no interest in any of it.

I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.

So if you hear something in this book that sounds like advocacy of a particular political point of view, please reject the notion. My interest in issues is merely to point out how badly we’re doing, not to suggest a way we might do better.

Don’t confuse me with those who cling to hope. I enjoy describing how things are, I have no interest in how they ought to be. And I certainly have no interest in fixing them. I sincerely believe that if you think there’s a solution, you’re part of the problem.

My motto: Fuck Hope.

P.S. In case you’re wondering, personally I’m a joyful individual, I had a long happy marriage and a close and loving family, my career has turned out better than I ever dreamed, and it continues to expand. I’m a personal optimist, but a skeptic about all else. What may sound to some like anger, is really nothing more than sympathetic contempt. I view my species with a combination of wonder and pity, and I root for its destruction. And please don’t confuse my point of view with cynicism–the real cynics are the ones who tell you everything’s gonna be all right.

And P.P.S., by the way, if by some chance you folks do manage to straighten things out and make everything better, I still don’t wish to be included.

— George Carlin

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