I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore! That timeless line rang out on silver screens over 40 years ago in the film Network, an Academy Award winning story about a news anchor who loses his mind and starts telling the truth to everyone. He makes a valiant effort to awaken the masses before he is used as a pawn to gain the network high ratings, then is literally killed off by the corporate power structure.
In many ways, I can relate as I’ve done a lesser version of the same thing as the Editor of this publication. I am a former newsman in the mainstream media who saw the evil behind the messaging I was force-feeding to the masses, so I decided to leave that industry at any cost. My mission is to awaken as many men as I can and make them “Mad as Hell” as they should be for what’s being done to them. I’m doing this with the venture known as The New Modern Man.
My writing could be seen as way of me becoming Howard Beale, minus the insanity. Well, maybe I am a little bit crazy as I know I’m up against forces in the world which regularly create “accidents” and pitfalls for truth tellers. As Waylon Jennings put it, I’ve always been crazy, but it’s kept me from going insane.
The genius of Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film is that it resounds 40 years later in 2016. The film was a dire warning about what the end result of generations of mass media brainwashing would be. The first Howard Beale monologue reads like it was written by the modern day manosphere, rather than in 1976.
I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth. Banks are going bust. Shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
It’s amazing how prescient the preceding part of the monologue was, as we have seen all those things happening in the past decade. What’s more, Ghosting MGTOWs and men Going Galt were foreshadowed.
We know things are bad — worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is: “Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.”
Enter the truth tellers who are trying to awaken men to the realities of their coming enslavement before it’s too late!
Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get MAD! I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot — I don’t want you to write to your congressman, because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad.
Indeed, getting mad then acting upon that anger in a positive way changed my life. It has the power to change other men’s lives, too. The mission of this humble outpost, like so many other men’s blogs can be boiled down to this statement – we are encouraging men to collectively say:
I’m a human being, goddammit! My life has value!
What a powerful statement. It’s one men the world over need to realize. We are human beings, goddamit! Our lives have value!
Men’s Lives Have Value
What a bold and terrifying thing for those who make their living and their fortunes on our backs, and for those who profit from the $50 billion a year frivorce industry. Men, en masse realizing the value of their lives and their labor and choosing to invest them as we see appropriate.
We are not pawns in a gynocentric game, used to power rampant female materialism and consumerism while literally being enslaved by the court system to pay women for the rest of our lives with alimony and divorce settlements. We are not going to allow ourselves to be reduced to mere sperm donors as women claim all rights to the next generation via the force of the government mafia, and we are relegated to enslavement by the child support system.
This is why men should Go Galt until the value of our lives is recognized by women and the system. Our labor and our contributions to society measured in everything from tax dollars to ingenuity go unnoticed and unappreciated by both women and the system, that is, until they’re gone.
The price of our participation in the Ponzi scheme known as civilization is that we are afforded meaningful roles in society, and that we’re not treated as utility objects to be used and discarded by women and the State. Also, our sexual needs must be fulfilled, as sex is one of the most basic instincts and requirements of Maslow’s Hierarchy. Relegating men to sexless lives is inhumane.
For many of us, realizing how used and abused men are by a gynocentric society was enough to make us seek out happier and more fulfilling lives in diverse cultures abroad. Others are deciding to go hang out poolside. And many more are still unawakened.
The power of the manosphere will come from it causing action and reaction to the injustices men are dealt on a regular basis in Anglo America and Western Europe. We encourage men to Go Galt if they believe their participation fails a personal cost-benefit analysis. We encourage men to walk off the Anglobitch’s plantation. We encourage men to rediscover minimalism and realize consumerism will never fulfill them with its extrinsic goals. We try to enlighten them to the fact their money and their labor go farther elsewhere in the world than in the ungrateful Anglo American society of today. We encourage them to pursue their own goals and ambitions in life rather than the ones programmed into them by a system designed to exploit them.
This simple treatise is enough to cause an entire men’s revolution is enough souls are awakened by it. The alternative will be to sit idly by while everything that makes life worth living as a man is taken away.
Men don’t whine, bitch and moan and form support groups and play the greivance racket like women. We assess the situation and take action. Which is what Going Galt is all about. Boldly getting up from the poker table and walking out the door once we learn the table is tilted and the game is rigged, and we are only human batteries used to power the excesses and ridiculousness of the game.
Are you mad as hell yet?
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