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MGTOW Ghosting: A Way to Go Galt


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.


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: The Need for White Identity


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.


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


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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The Buddha On the Art of Letting Things Go


As with many world religions, Buddhism offers age old wisdom

We in the West are obsessed to the point of madness over things we cannot change. Just go online and visit any comments section and you’ll find many people are angry to the point of boiling over when it comes to the opinions of other people. At least part of the problem stems from an age-old battle between the micromanagers and the free spirits in any society. Micromanagers want to control everything and everybody, and they’ve been gaining ground in the West as America shifts from a free republic to a socialist tyranny before our very eyes. Whether you watch the news, read discussions online, or walk down the street surrounded by prying eyes and the machinery of the police state, one can start to put the puzzle together revealing the fact two major groups of authoritarians, both on the right and the left, are battling for control over everyone in the middle.

How quickly we have forgotten the libertarian principles of live and let live our republic was founded on. As liberals gain an increasing control and an electoral lock on government through changing demographics, they turn into the fascists they claim to hate. Leftists want to control your money, police your thoughts and institute Cultural Marxism, and those on the right want to control your personal life and punish you for everything imaginable. This madness must end if any modicum of personal liberty and autonomy is to be maintained.

The loss of the patriarchal model of society has not come without enormous cost. One must wonder if the loss of family – as the West is now demographically sterile but materially rich – is leading to a lot of the hostility and the obsession over who gets control. Whereas in the past people would have focused their energy on family, that energy is now being spent trying to dominate and control other people.

The battle rages on daily. I, for one, have to take time to decompress from this insanity. Sometimes a man has to step outside, walk down to the beach, get a stiff drink, and forget about it all. I try to limit my presence “in the kitchen” to a few hours a day taking the heat and pressing the buttons of our enemies in the manosphere. Balance must be achieved or a man will tilt towards madness. I noticed people who have become so obsessed over politics – and control – they’re often neglecting other areas of their lives.

Whenever I feel the pressure from the mountain of problems that seem to be mounting as the foundations of the West slowly decay, in those moments we all experience, going from being on top of the world to the world being on top of us, I find many of the famous quotes from Buddha to be instructional and stress-relieving.

When visiting Asia I became interested in Buddhism. Not only is it a religion that preaches nonviolence, it has an interesting history. Guatama Buddha wrote down his teachings around 2,500 years ago, and the religion based on his teachings today has around 500 million adherents. I am not a Buddhist, but to paraphrase Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem, all men (and ideas) should count with us, but none too much.


Taking some of the best advice of the Buddha and personalizing it helps a man find balance

Philosophical Considerations

Some of the Buddha’s quotations provide a philosophical foundation for the man who is looking to find an alternative to the tightly wound, obsessive-compulsive, infinity-seeking vivisection and obsession with economic and political machinations in the big game going on in their corporate job and at their state’s capitol and in Washington.

If there’s one emotion that describes the present state of Anglo America, it’s anger. Anger and rage. People really need to take time to chill the fuck out and back off each other’s throats. Stop listening to the marionettes in the media as they tell you what to think, take a break from the rabble rousers, close Facebook, stop getting in arguments online, and just walk away. As the Buddha said:

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Righteous anger can be very good in small doses. But walking around ready to pop off at any moment is not good for a man’s health, nor is it very wise for a society to socially engineer its citizens to remain in this state around the clock. Additionally, the following quote shows us how it’s preferable to let shit go and pick your battles, rather than constantly being engaged in conflict.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

Remain in a state of self-confidence and self-control rather than approval seeking and conducting a thousand battles at once. Living abroad has taught me people in America have become combatants in a never-ending political cage match that only benefits the puppet masters in the media and the political game players. The masses get nothing out of it except increasing insanity, for the status quo won’t change as long as they keep electing the same assholes who deceive them and steal their money.

In the meantime, plan for the worst and hope for the best, politically. Traditional Americans are about to have their entire lives turned upside down in the coming years and decades. But, even while fighting in a Culture War there is much more to life than obsessing over political candidates and control. Tend your own garden. Think about other things and involve yourself with other activities that enrich your life rather than focusing on career, politics, and fighting with other people all the time.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

We have to control our thoughts or our thoughts will control us. Find a way to purge the sewer coming out of Hollywood and the media from your mind. For me, it meant eliminating television. I am going on a year without having a television in my home, and it has yielded nothing but positive results. I make my own adventures in life rather than watching someone else pretend to have them on a screen. The Buddha touches on shifting from extrinsic goals to intrinsic goals when looking for happiness, and eliminating television from our lives – a very extrinsic medium – helps a man find peace.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without…No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

And of course, blogs like this exist to give you one man’s and a group of men’s opinions. Our views differ 180 degrees from the Hivemind media. Even though we are here to help, nothing that has ever been printed anywhere should be taken as the gospel.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Be aware that the vast majority of what you see in the media and online is nothing but propaganda trying to sway you to think one way or the other. My goal is to break through as many of those cobwebs as I can.


I spend time decompressing at beach bars like this one since relocating to the Caribbean

How I Let Things Go

So, how do I let shit go? First of all, as I mentioned I have zero TV (other than YouTube) in my home. I read a lot. I spend a lot of time at the beach and in nature. I stopped overworking myself at a corporate job and went into business for myself. I drink a couple of glasses of wine and smoke a cigar almost every day while spending time in nature – alone – cleansing my mind and organizing my thoughts. Occasionally I’ll go completely off the grid for a few days and spend that time doing nothing but getting drunk, getting high, and getting laid. I call those times indulging my id, something all men should do once in a while.

The key – as with many things – is balance. Something we lose when we obsess over a 24-hour election cycle or have so much sex we get burned out from it.

I’ve written before that social engineering schemes have largely limited the ability of people to fulfill the demands of their Freudian ids to satiating them with shopping and eating out in the West. I’m lucky enough to be spending time in parts of the world where the wilder side of man is still allowed. Getting away from the insanity of the modern world and truly letting shit go is one of the most therapeutic things a man can do.

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J.D. Unwin Warned Feminism Would Destroy Culture 30 Years Before Women’s Lib


In Sex and Culture, J.D. Unwin found absolutely no exception to the consequences of loosening restrictions on sexuality

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Sex and Culture, the classic work of Oxford-educated anthropologist J.D. Unwin, that feminism and loose sexual mores are leading to cultural and civilizational decline in the West.

The West is repeating patterns that led to the downfall of every high culture studied by J.D. Unwin, which incidentally and independently echo predictions of decline published by Oswald Spengler. Though Spengler was looking at different factors than Unwin, the different schools of thought dovetail quite nicely. Sigmund Freud also discussed sexual restraint as a force that builds up civilization in his book Civilization and Its Discontents. Indeed, there are many similarities between the thinking of Unwin, Spengler, and Freud. The decline we are experiencing should have been expected by anyone familiar with the works of these great scientists and researchers. This article will explain Unwin’s findings, which were published 30 years before the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Thinking the laws of nature and concepts of sexual restraint no longer apply, just as our society does today, was a fatal error for each of the 80 tribes and 6 civilizations Unwin studied:

Convinced that the cultural process is a progressive development and that our own culture is the most developed of all cultures, we assume that every change in our cultural condition is evidence of a higher cultural development.

Some proudly proclaimed The End of History as the 21st century began, but historical cycles and what they tell us about the decline of cultures have once again become relevant a decade and a half later. Even as some biological consequences of a free-for-all sexual market have been staved off by advances in contraception and the legalization of killing unborn children, we have not been set free from the psychological, sociological and societal consequences of a feminized sexual marketplace. As cultural control of sex is abandoned and female promiscuity embraced, and any imposition of female monogamy condemned by feminism as oppression, inexorable decline sets in.


As fathers become passé, undesirable consequences set in for civilization

Every Race, Every Tribe

After studying cultures as diverse as the Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and dozens of other groups Unwin found a 100% perfect correlation between the practice of heterosexual fidelity and cultural development. As Unwin wrote, across 5,000 years of history he found absolutely no exception his rule:

These societies lived in different geographical environments; they belonged to different racial stocks; but the history of their marriage customs is the same. In the beginning each society had the same ideas in regard to sexual regulations. Then the same struggles took place; the same sentiments were expressed; the same changes were made; the same results ensued. Each society reduced its sexual opportunity to a minimum and displaying great social energy, flourished greatly. Then it extended its sexual opportunity; its energy decreased, and faded away. The one outstanding feature of the whole story is its unrelieved monotony.

Without exception, once restrictions on sexuality are lifted, especially female sexuality, a society destroys itself from within, and is later conquered from without. When not focusing mental and physical energy on buliding strong families, members of a culture lose the impetus for upkeep and innovation. In other words, The Law of the Jungle returns and Beta males eventually figure out they’re being shafted, figuriatively saying, “To hell with this!” as they rebel against carrying the weight of society. The current MGTOW movement is the modern-day manifestation of this sentiment, PUA is a male adaptation to this type of sexual marketplace, and expatriation is a movement by men to return to a culture in which they can utilize women’s natural hypergamous instincts and cultural enforcement of monogamy an advantage.


As Freud knew psychologically and Unwin proved anthropologically, the sexual market rules all other markets of man

Sexual Market is Grandfather of All Human Markets

The Sexual Market rules every other market of mankind. Men will go along with the demands of a society if there is a sexual incentive for them to do so. Leaving men sexless and powerless, as happens when women only chase the top quintile of men and abandon the other 4/5 of men means men have no incentive to work hard and participate in society. After all, it doesn’t take much for a man to live on, and what masculine man needs a decadent lifestyle? In the 21st century, Anglo culture is becoming more tyrannical in an attempt to keep men chained to the machinery that runs its consumption economy, but ultimately incentives matter. No puss, no participation. Author Daniel Janosik puts Unwin’s findings this way:

If the British anthropologist J. D. Unwin is correct in his assessment of society, this present generation in the Western world may be the last one. He found that when strict heterosexual monogamy was practiced, the society attained its greatest cultural energy, especially in the arts, sciences and technology. But as people rebelled against the prohibitions placed upon them and demanded more sexual opportunities, there was a consequent loss of their creative energy, which resulted in the decline and eventual destruction of the civilization. Remarkably, he did not find any exception to this trend.

The fact the world’s three major religions, which date back to the Bronze Age have been structured around the ideals of monogamy and sexual restraint for thousands of years should tell us something about tampering with the set and frame of civilization, then calling the resulting degeneracy “progress.”

Unwin concluded that the fabric that holds a society together is sexual in nature. When life–long heterosexual monogamous relationship is practiced, the focus is on the nurture of the family and energy is expended to protect, plan for, and build up the individual family unit. This extends to the entire society and produces a strong society focused on preserving the strength of the family. However, he found that when sexual opportunities opened the door to pre–marital, post–marital, and homosexual relationships, the social energy always dissipated as the individual focused more on self–gratification rather than societal good.

Since a woman is naturally fickle, dishonest, and disloyal, marriage evolved as a way of making it hard for her to monkey-branch to a higher status male or abandon her provider altogether when an exciting bad boy comes along. The term husband means house-band, in which a man becomes the “band” that holds the home together. It is a band or a “bond” that women can’t abandon in a patriarchal society because culturally they will be outcast and/or becom economically destitute. Unfortunately, these harsh (but culturally productive) realities no longer exist because women are insulated from poor choices by a gynocentric welfare state funded with the tax dollars of Beta males.

One commentator on a blog about Unwin’s Sex and Culture lays out some troubling statistics:

Looking at some aspects of that decline, in 2010, 51% of adult Americans were married; in 1960, 72% were. In 2010, 40.7% of births were to unwed mothers; in 1960, less than 5% were. In the US elections in 2012, 39% of voters were unmarried; in 1972, 24% were. According to a 2012 Pew Center study, 40% of American young people now believe that marriage is “obsolete.” Many young people no longer see a link between having children and being married. Cohabitation is gradually replacing marriage in the United States as the dominant household type. Marriage is declining in America, and in the West generally, and married people are less prominent and influential within our society, both culturally and politically. There will be negative civilizational consequences from these changes.

When cultural controls on sexuality are loosened, premarital, extramarital, and homosexual relationships proliferate. In some societies, like Rome, pedophilia became part of the sexual equation. Indeed, we are seeing a new push for the normalization of pedophilia in Anglo America. As old-fashioned as we think it sounds, heterosexual, lifetime pair bonding is the only condition which supports the growth of the human family and advancement of culture. Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World said Unwin’s work was “of the highest importance.” Huxley wrote:

Unwin’s conclusions, which are based upon an enormous wealth of carefully sifted evidence, may be summed up as follows. All human societies are in one or another of four cultural conditions: zoistic, manistic, deistic, rationalistic. Of these societies the zoistic displays the least amount of mental and social energy, the rationalistic the most. Investigation shows that the societies exhibiting the least amount of energy are those where pre-nuptial continence is not imposed and where the opportunities for sexual indulgence after marriage are greatest. The cultural condition of a society rises in exact proportion as it imposes pre-nuptial and post-nuptial restraints upon sexual opportunity.

As much fun as going from girl to girl can be, ultimately that type of behavior leads to the destruction of a culture. The West achieved undeniable and astonishing progress until the time of the sexual revolution. After feminism, the wheels have started falling off the wagon.


Restraints on sexuality, and especially female sexuality are the foundation of civilized society

Looking Ahead

It is exceedingly optimistic to think America and Europe will continue to prosper despite adopting sexual practices that are perfectly correlated with decline, and that have repeated throughout 5,000 years of history, especially when one looks at the demographic decline of the people who created the society and see the evidence of a civilization that is killing itself from within. (Before, perhaps being conquered from without.)

Technological progress has brought us an improving quality of life, but the price of maintaining that progress becomes higher as man has turned his focus to the fulfilling the physiological, sexual base of Maslow’s Hierarchy rather than higher aspirations on the pyramid. In simpler terms, constantly trying to find a woman to bust a nut with keeps man from pursuing higher goals in life.

Thinking we have surpassed the need for “outdated” sexual morality is a modern repetition of old, libertine philosophies adopted by other cultures and tribes that ultimately led them to their demise, even though liberals tell us we are “progessing” by doing so. Progressing, perhaps. But progressing towards what end?

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Achilles: Spengler on How to Live Our Best Lives


Spengler often mentions Achilles from Homer’s Iliad in his work

The New Modern Man | Spengler’s Decline of the West Series

The 3,000 year old epic Iliad by Homer, considered the first and best of the epic poets, boldly lays down what today would be considered the choice between being an Alpha male or a Beta male. Spengler presents the plot and gives us the choice in Man and Technics:

An ancient Greek legend tells us how his mother put before Achilles the choice of whether he wanted a long life, or a short life full of deeds and fame and he chose the second.

The safety-seeking, coddled life of today’s manlets would be blasphemous to the masculine men of history. From childhood, the innate behaviors that go with masculinity are drugged, shamed, and ridiculed out of boys. The result is a long, dull life where nothing of note happens for the average Beta male. He is indoctrinated with Marxism by the public school system, taught to hate himself by educators and the media, told he is a rapist for having sexual thoughts about women, turned into a corporate, tax-paying cog, and thereafter dulls his pain with weekly drinking binges and sex that excites rather than fulfills, going to his grave full of regrets. The top five regrets of the dying illustrate this empty lifestyle, foisted upon Western man by liberalism, corporate and government micromanagement of his conduct and choices, and a Puritanical, work-worshipping, sex denying lifestyle:

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This epitaph can be useful in guiding men to make better choices before our ultimate fate comes. We need to live lives true to ourselves and not what others (especially Marxists) expect of us; not work so hard to enrich others but to enrich ourselves; express our true feelings no matter how much the SJWs scream, flop around on the floor and foam at the mouth; realize the importance of friendship; and do things that make ourselves happy – to hell with what women and society think of us.


Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon

Explore, Dream, Discover

Author Mark Twain also knew the choice men have, again echoing the 3,000 year old wisdom of the Iliad that Spengler was so fond of.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

For shame, we men have allowed ourselves to be turned into shadows of our former greatness. Putting it all into historical perspective, today so-called progress is worshipped by the West even though history shows the entire house of cards we build up eventually falls apart. Moreover, what are we progressing towards other than authoritarianism and not being able to breathe without asking permission first?! Spengler writes:

World history appears very differently from that which even our own age allows itself to dream. The history of Man is brief in comparison with that of the plant and animal worlds on this planet, to say nothing of the celestial realms. It is a steep ascent and fall, covering a few millennia, a period negligible in the history of the Earth, but for us who are born with it, full of tragic grandeur and force. And we human beings of the twentieth century, go downhill seeing. Our regard of history, our faculty of writing history is a revealing sign that our path lies downward. Only at the peaks of the high cultures, just as they are passing over into Civilizations, does this gift of penetrating recognition come of them for a moment.

Indeed, we seem to be headed downward. Allowing ourselves to be tamed and turned into sheeple that are placed on a government tax farm and corporate labor farm has only accelerated our fall. Women want no part of men who aren’t bold, fearless, leaders and indeed they will not even breed with Western man in sufficient numbers to keep his society from crumbling. Some of us run away from this mundane existence while we still can.

In modern parlance, the choice Spengler gives us equates to living fast, dying young, and leaving a good looking corpse.

Faced with this destiny, there is only one worldview that is worthy of us, the aforementioned one of Achilles: better a short life, full of deeds and glory, than a long and empty one. The danger is so great, for every individual, every class, every people, that it is pathetic to delude oneself. Time cannot be stopped; there is absolutely no way back, no wise renunciation to be made. Only dreamers believe in ways out. Optimism is cowardice.

While “leaving a good looking corpse” is hyperbole, it is exaggeration that’s used to make a point. In the choice between liberty and security, we have chosen security and it has dulled us as men and made us controllable.


Men of history tell us better a short life full of deeds rather than an empty, long life of security

Live Our Best Lives

Rather than following the wishes of our masters and doing what is best for them, we men need to figure out what is best for us and then make concrete choices to make sure our wishes are fulfilled. Knowing that history shows us our wishes will not be granted to us nicely by those in positions of power leaves us with Spengler’s final paragraph in Man and Technics:

We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue. To hold on like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died because they forgot to relieve him when Vesuvius erupted. That is greatness; that is to have race. This honorable end is the one thing that cannot be taken a Man.

Our bellies may be full, but our spirits are empty, dulled by the browbeating from divide and conquer politics and the mediocrity of Socialism.

In this final chapter of Western Civilization, Western men have collectively chosen the long life of security and slavery, not the short life of deeds. Perhaps it would have been better to choose the honorable end, standing up against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man rather than adapting to today’s emasculating culture with the mentality of a slave. Even if as Aristotle said, slavery is man’s natural state, it’s better to hold on to the lost position of freedom to the bitter end rather than cowing before our corporate and government masters.

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The Last Act: The Rise and End of The Machine Culture


In Man and Technics, Spengler prophesized Western man would try to remove his biology and turn himself into a machine in order to become God

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The prophetic predictions in Spengler’s Civilization Model for the Western world have been discussed in previous articles here at The New Modern Man. In a later book he published titled Man and Technics Spengler went into further detail about how technology, Western culture’s main obsession would arise and further debase humans from their life-giving biology. This ultimately leads to the end of Western culture.

These predictions ring truer today than they have at any point in our history. Technology worship is everywhere, and people have certainly become debased from their traditions and their biology in service of the God of Technology and “the machine” in the modern age. As Spengler said would happen, life has become a problem to be solved instead of something to be lived. One of the trends representing this philosophical crisis, seen in all past High Cultures Spengler studied, is when people in a culture cannot think of a “reason” to have kids because their lives have become based only on economic theory and technical organization, rather than tradition and religion. After reaching this tipping point, the civilization sterilizes itself.

The reason a civilization moves away from tradition and religion and towards economic theory and technical organization are as follows. All High Cultures ultimately desire to see the fulfillment of their Prime Symbol. In Western civilization, the quest to realize Infinity has resulted in man attempting to turn himself into a machine to achieve perpetual prosperity. This will lead to catastrophe if history is any guide. Egyptian culture attempted to embalm itself to realize fulfillment of its Prime Symbol, The Path, a path that led to immortality in their minds. Of course, Egyptian culture now lies in ruins.

Looking back to see what history may reveal about where we are headed as society becomes based only on economic and theoretical philosophy, we learn the average life span of a High Culture in Spengler’s survey was 1,000 years. We are reaching the end of that period going by Spengler’s model. In the following excerpt from Man and Technics, he details the millennium-long long arc of civilizations and how, in the end of a civilization, the mechanical, technological city cannibalizes the life-giving population of the countryside:

On this soil from 3000 BC onwards, there now grew up, here and there, the High Cultures…each filling but a very small portion of the Earth’s space and each enduring for hardly a thousand years. This group of passionate life-courses invented for its Prime Symbol and its ‘world’ the city, in contrast to the village of the previous state – the strong city in which is housed a quite artificial living, that has become divorced from Mother Earth and is completely anti-natural – the city of rootless thought, that draws the streams of life from the land and uses them up within itself.

Indeed, today’s reality corresponds with this prediction as the vast majority of population in America and Europe has shifted from being a “Rural Intuitive” population to being a “Metropolitan and Uninspired” population today. As man becomes uprooted from Nature in the artificial environment of the city, he is no longer able to reproduce himself, he turns nihilistic and atheistic, and the end of his High Culture draws near.


Rather than live in harmony with nature, Western man tries to enslave it

The Beginning of the End

In 1931, when Man and Technics was published the “last act” of Western Man was just beginning. Spengler thought Utopian dreams of Western man that drive his technological development will never be realized as the last act plays out.

Every high culture is a tragedy. The history of mankind as a whole is tragic. But the sacrilege and the catastrophe of the Faustian (Western) man are greater than all the others, greater than anything Aeschylus or Shakespeare ever imagined. The creature is rising up against its creator.

Spengler saw man’s attempt at dominating Nature as futile, but saw no way out of that development.

Today we stand on the summit, at the point when the fifth act is beginning. The last decisions are made. The tragedy is closing.

Man’s lust for power makes him lose touch with his biology and the natural laws which he thinks do not apply to him, but still do, which leads to tragedy. This is a pattern Spengler saw in previous High Cultures, and prophetically predicted in our own:

The cultures of speech and enterprise – we are at once in the plural, and several can be distinguished – in which personality and mass begin to be in spiritual opposition, in which the spirit becomes avid of power and lays violent hands on life, these cultures embraced even at their full only a part of mankind, and they are today, after a few millennia, all extinguished and replaced. Man, evidently, was tired of merely having plants and animals and slaves to serve him, and robbing Nature’s treasures of metal and stone, wood and yam, of managing her water in canals and wells, of overcoming her obstacles with ships and roads, bridges and tunnels and dams. Now he meant not mere to plunder her of her materials, but to enslave and harness her very forces as to multiply his own strength.

It goes beyond enslaving nature. As the Final World Sentiment of Western man spreads (which Spengler said was the quest for a Socialist Utopia from the year 1900 onward) the Socialist longing turns into a desire to become God. This is a profound commentary on anti-religious Marxists of today and what they really want to accomplish by removing all biology from man. Cultural Marxism’s goal of stripping man of all traditions, individuality, religion, family, and even his gender – making both sexes androgynous as the sickness of feminism is attempting to do with catastrophic results – represents Western man’s longing to achieve infinity: He must become a machine himself in order to become God.

In other words, Marxists hate God because they themselves want to become God. To them, “progressing” into a Socialist Utopia would bring about an infinity; a heaven on earth. Spengler continues:

This last idea never thereafter let go its hold on us, for success would mean the final victory over God or Nature – a small world of one’s own creation moving like the great world, in virtue of its own forces and obeying the hand of Man alone. To build a world oneself, the oneself God – that is the Faustian (Western) inventor’s dream, and from it has sprung all our designing and re-designing of machines to approximate as nearly as possible to the unattainable limit of perpetual motion.

The quest for perpetual motion springs from this longing for the infinite in Western culture. Indeed, the search for infinity is what all art and knowledge in the society have been based on:

  • Architecture: Soaring cathedrals and soaring skyscrapers, rising towards infinity
  • Engineering: The search for perpetual motion and perpetual energy
  • Exploration: Manifest Destiny, exploring the universe/space exploration
  • Finance: Infinite economic growth, globalization
  • Music: Polyphony, or two or more simultaneous melodies, infinity-seeking sound
  • Mathematics: Infinitesimal calculus
  • Science: Infinities of space and time, evolution of biology and the universe
  • Politics: The quest for an infinite Socialist Utopia

Spengler says the quest for infinity which resulted in these achievements stretches all the way back to the beginning of the study of nature by empirical methods in Spring:

With Roger Bacon begins the long line of scientists who suffer as magicians and heretics.

Unfortunately, the more powerful and “magical” man becomes the more of a danger he becomes to himself. Machines begin to dominate his life and he eventually becomes a slave to the machines he created rather than the machines serving him.


Western man’s obsession with technology begins to conflict with his biology

Machines Extinguish Life

Life in the 21st century has definitely taken on a mechanical quality to it. Men often quip they are just another cog in the machine, but this statement actually has a profound philosophical implication to it. Continuing from Man and Technics:

All things organic are dying in the grip of organization. An artificial world is permeating and poisoning the natural. Civilization has itself become a machine that does, or tries to do, everything in a mechanical fashion.

As Western culture ultimately tries to turn not only society but mankind into a machine, people begin checking out of such a sadistic, inhuman system. Echoes of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged come to mind as man grows tired of an existence which micromanages every aspect of his life and his conduct and strangles his freedom with mechanical precision; he eventually abandons the Machine Culture.

The Faustian [Western] thought begins to be sick of machines. A weariness is spreading, a sort of pacifism in the battle with Nature. Men are returning to forms of life simpler and nearer to Nature; they are spending their time in sport instead of technical experiments. The great cities are becoming hateful to them, and they would fain get away from the pressure of soulless facts, from enslavement to the Machine, and the clear cold atmosphere of technical organization.

As he abandons the Machine Culture his accomplishments will wither and fade away, along with his once dominant culture. Someday, the West’s greatest accomplishments will lie in ruin as is the case with the Egyptian pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza, the Indian Pushpagiri Viharathe, the Chinese Great Wall, the Babylonian Ishtar Gate, the Greek Parthenon, the Roman Colosseum, and the Mesoamerican pyramids.


Just as other High Cultures’ achievements now lie in ruin, Spengler thought Western man’s great works will see the same fate

Western Technology in Ruins

It is reasonable to think that Western man’s tech gadgets and machines will not carry on once his culture reaches a tipping point. After passing that point of no return, his machines and technology will either not be used by other cultures, or they will be adapted to serve their own world views. From Decline of the West:

As the idea of the Babylonian or that of the Indian world was remote, strange and elusive for the men of the five or six Cultures that followed, so all the Western world will be incomprehensible to the men of Cultures yet unborn.

As Spengler saw it, the cultures who use the West’s technology see it as a luxury, it does not represent a cultural and spiritual necessity for them the way it does for Western man.

Only Faustian Man thinks, feels, and lives in its form. To him it is a spiritual need – not its economic consequences, but its victories.

Just as the West cannot understand the Point-Present Prime Symbol of Classical civilization, the Rhyming Time Prime Symbol of Mesoamerican (Mayan/Aztec) civilization, or The Path Prime Symbol of Egyptian civilization, the culture that supersedes ours will not be able to understand our Prime Symbol of Infinity and our obsession with limitless gadgets and machines. So, what to do when faced with an outcome that seems to be predetermined?

Faced with this destiny, there is only one worldview that is worthy of us, the one of Achilles: better a short life, full of deeds and glory, than a long and empty one. Only dreamers believe in ways out. Optimism is cowardice.

Spengler thought knowing about and bravely following the arc of civilization to its end would bring those who could understand his concepts to a better end than those who believe man can ultimately win in his battle against Nature find a way out of the monstrous drama of the rise and fall of civilizations. Indeed, thinking one can break out of cycles that have ended all past High Cultures is highly optimistic.

While the people comprising the culture go on to survive once it collapses, they will not dominate the world nor culture the way they once did.

The Egyptian denied mortality. Today, pathetic symbols of the will to endure, the bodies of the great Pharaohs lie in our museums, their faces still recognizable. On the shining, polished granite peak of the pyramid of Amenemhet III we can read today the words “Amenemhet looks upon the beauty of the Sun.”

The West is also attempting to deny mortality. However, according to the study of history no culture escapes its ultimate fate. The West’s rabid pursuit of a Socialist Utopia by attempting to turn human beings into perpetually running machines is its last gasp as it reaches out towards infinity, meanwhile while the soul and demographics of the society implode as it has lost touch with its life-giving religion and traditions. As the life of man is organic, so is the life of his culture.

An interesting footnote is Spengler thought Russia could be the next High Culture to arise. Russia’s Prime Symbol is The Plane Without Limit.

We can certainly feel an “elective affinity” between the Russian and the Magian souls, but as yet the Prime Symbol of Russia finds no sure expression either in religion or in architecture. It is not yet a style, only the promise of a style that will awaken when the real Russian religion awakens.

If this is correct, as the West fades a distinct Russian High Culture will arise. The epic cycle of the rise and fall of civilizations continues. The Machine Culture ends, making way for a new cultural pursuit.

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