Saturday, April 18, 2015

It starts young

In fairness, if you consider how they have been raised and taught to relate with other people, it's a testimony to the intrinsic decency of the average pretty woman that she doesn't expect people to be skinned alive if they annoy her in any way:
Eight-year-old Ella Neumark said Saturday that in recent weeks she has become increasingly aware of how her adorable physical characteristics make her superior to unattractive girls.

Ella told reporters she has only lately begun to appreciate how her wide, expressive eyes, shiny blond hair, and flawlessly straight teeth cause her to be a far more worthy human being than her less appealing peers.

"I never really noticed it before, but my prettiness makes me better than every girl who isn't as pretty as me," Ella said. "The face I have means I deserve more attention than anyone whose face isn't as good."

"Mrs. Hothan calls on me all the time in class because my eyes, nose, and mouth are a certain way, and that's why she also gives me more time to answer questions," Ella continued. "She likes to look at me, so she's nice to me. Other girls don't get treated as nice because they aren't nearly as good to look at. That's so amazing."

Ella's growing recognition that her cuteness endows her with intrinsically greater value than girls who are overweight or possess thick eyebrows has reportedly caused her to see her friendships differently. The third-grader said she has begun to fully understand that she can in fact exploit her appearance to obtain benefits she believes she is entitled to.
Want to know why pretty women can be such unconscionable bitches at times? Look yourself in the mirror, Mr. White Knight Pedestal.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Feminism: the incoherent ideology

Fred Reed observes as much:
At Vassar some ditzbunny got blitzed, got laid, and a year later decided that she had been sexually assaulted. I guess she didn’t notice it at the time. You have to be alert to know when you have been raped. It can happen when you are distracted, maybe working on your laundry list, and you don’t find out about it for a while.

Congruent with the national fantasy that college girls don’t know about sex or the effects of beer, a conventionally imbecilic judge found the guy guilty. No surprise here. (“What part of “yes” don’t you understand, your honor?”)

But check out the astonishing email she wrote to the offender:

“I’m really sorry I led you on last night I should have known better then [sic] to let my self [sic] drink yet, I really don’t want this to effect [sic] our team dynamic or friendship. I don’t think any less of you at all I had a wonderful time last night I’m just too close to my previous relationship to be in one right now.”

Doesn’t sound very raped to me, but what do I know? I love her grammar. The child is semiliterate. I couldn’t have gotten away with such stuff in the sixth grade. Vassar? The national fingers drop. Drop, drop, drop they drop.

Next, in Stars and Stripes, we find that American Special Operations troops do not believe that women can succeed in their death-in-the-bushes outfits. The shame. How can they believe that women, who obviously can’t do certain things, obviously can’t do the things they obviously can’t do? This discriminatory position has no support at all, other than common sense, observation, and experience.

You see: Women, imperiled by frat parties, want to be SEALs. The only conclusion possible is that women are crazy.
The amazing thing is that you can still find men and women who think feminism is a good thing, not an incoherent ideology leading to an inevitable national collapse.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The unforeseeable future

Is apparently about 16 years:
We all wish we could return to the days when we were in our prime. When men did not look straight through us in restaurants, their reptilian brains discounting us as unworthy of note. When we were not just mothers and wives — invisible to all but our loved ones....

This is why women — especially those of my age — are so desperate to do everything to halt the rot. And why they — we — are so vulnerable to the siren call of the plastic surgeon’s knife.

When I was in my early 30s and liked what I saw in the mirror, I vowed that I would never mess with Mother Nature. I would grow old with dignity and grace.

I reneged on that promise several years ago. Not to any great extent — just a bit of help with those pesky frown lines.

But though I haven’t quite booked my first facelift, I’m not discounting the possibility either.

Because, you see, growing old is a bit like giving birth. People tell you how awful it is and you can look at pictures and read about it in books. But you never really appreciate quite how hard it is until it actually happens to you.

At which time you’d do almost anything to make it stop.
Now, consider how young women are making decisions that will have a significant impact on their ability to marry and have children with the same sort of self-insight.

What are the chances that the average woman of 34 is going to feel the same way about her perspective at 18 that the 48-year old Sarah Vine does about her 32-year old self?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Music as socio-sexual rank

Yesterday I talked about Alpha music. Now let's look at another very popular form of music, which is Gamma music. My impression, and it is little more than that, is that Gamma music is particularly popular with women because the Gamma mindset is most similar to the female one.

What is Gamma music? Well, I was driving in the car with a teenage boy the other day, thereby introducing him to some music that was hitherto unknown to him, and one band he rather liked nevertheless struck him as unappealing in one way. "Why is this guy always whining?" he asked.

One guess as to what band it was? Anyhow, my nominee for the most Gamma band of all time are responsible for this song:

I would say I'm sorry
If I thought that it would change your mind
But I know that this time
I've said too much
Been too unkind

Talks too much. Thinks too much. Calculated actions.

I try to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I try and
Laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes
'cause boys don't cry

Fake laughing, dishonest public postures, lies and more fake laughing, and reduced to tears by a breakup. Any doubts about what we're dealing with here? On a more subtle note, mark the reference to "boys" versus the Maroon 5 lyrics in the fake Gamma song yesterday.

I gotta be a man
There ain't no other way

Gammas are very uncomfortable with referring to themselves as men. It's a reliable tell. In fact, they can hardly say the words "manly" or "masculine" without sarcasm.

I would break down at your feet
And beg forgiveness
Plead with you
But I know that
It's too late
And now there's nothing I can do

And they wonder why women aren't attracted to them. And notice that the Gamma is helpless. Agency belongs to the woman, not to him. This is directly contra the Alpha perspective, where the mere act of meeting his eyes is sufficient to confer ownership of the woman.

I would tell you
That I loved you
If I thought that you would stay
But I know that it's no use
That you've already
Gone away

Gammas are manipulative. This is the second time he says his actions are guided by her expected responses. He can't act in his own right, but only in terms of her anticipated actions.

Misjudged your limits
Pushed you too far
Took you for granted
I thought that you needed me more
Now I would do most anything
To get you back by my side
But I just
Keep on laughing
Hiding the tears in my eyes

This is just groveling, or rather, applied pedestalization. She walked away, most likely in disgust, so he's assuming it was something he did, rather than something he wasn't. The last bridge is the most appalling; despite being willing to do almost anything to get her back, the one thing he won't do is be honest about his feelings because he's not guaranteed to get her back.

This song, by The Cure, of course, is a brilliant demonstration of the Gamma mind, demonstrating Gamma fear, Gamma pride, and above all, the core Gamma trait, Gamma dishonesty.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The musical key

I'm increasingly convinced that one can learn a great deal about the socio-sexual hierarchy through popular music. Music is a force multiplier for emotions, and emotions are, to a great extent, a reliable indicator of socio-sexual rank. And what I find particularly interesting is the way in which men of one rank find it difficult to correctly mimic the thoughts and emotions of a different social rank.

Now, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is a high Alpha. And the Maroon 5 lyrics often reflect that predatory alpha dominance.
Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
That's from "Animals". Then there is "Moves Like Jagger", in which he claims to be on par with one legendary Alpha.
My ego is big
I don't give a sh*t
I don't even try to control you
Look into my eyes and I'll own you
Want to know the alpha mentality? That is it in a nutshell. "I will own you without even trying to control you." This is all very obvious. But where it gets interesting is when Levine tries to mimic what he thinks is the Delta perspective in a song that has dutifully tame relationship overtones, "Sugar".
I'm hurting, baby, I'm broken down
I need your loving, loving, I need it now
When I'm without you
I'm something weak
You got me begging
Begging, I'm on my knees

I don't wanna be needing your love
I just wanna be deep in your love
And it's killing me when you're away
Ooh, baby,
'Cause I really don't care where you are
I just wanna be there where you are
Now, this is all very well, albeit tending more towards Gamma, but the note is false. The word "weak" is wrong. That's an Alpha term. The "deep in your love" note is a little off too; Alphas sing about sex and fucking, the more romantic Deltas and Gammas sing about love and kissing and hugging. Even so, Levine holds it together right up until the last verse, when the Alpha shows through again.
Don't let nobody touch it
Unless that somebody's me....

Don't give all that shy shit
No make up on, that's my sugar
Notice that it's not a jealous desire, but an open expression of control, followed by a direct order of how he expects the girl to behave. This tends to indicate that a self-confident Alpha attempting to play Delta/Gamma will be as unconvincing as a self-conscious Gamma trying to act the smooth Alpha with a girl on his arm.

Of course, given that the song plays off Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me", another Alpha song, it's possible that the entire song is sarcastic Alpha ridicule. The simplistic music, with its dah-dah-dah-dah-stop rhythm does tend to strike me as being possibly indicative of a musical expression of contempt.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Why women opposed women's suffrage

As is so often the case, the Left's historical revisionism of history would have us believe that women uniformly supported female suffrage. This is not true, in fact, a majority of women opposed it, and for the same reasons they should oppose it today:
The anti-suffragist organizations had the same numbers among women in America and the United Kingdom as the suffragist organizations, often even excluding men from joining. More women than men were opposed to women’s suffrage.... all of them feared the hell that would be spawned from complete women’s suffrage, namely the soft socialism we live in today.

Ultimate History Project writes,

    One year later, on April 3, 1914, [Theodore Roosevelt’s cousin-in-law Kate] Roosevelt’s diary mentions Mrs. Martin speaking at the home of Mrs. Henry Seligman, wife of the millionaire banker…According to the Times, Mrs. Martin proceeded to tear to tatters the great new cause. The audience listened to her demolition of the suffrage movement “We are not merely against feminism, but for the family. We cannot reconcile feminism and the family. We hope to hear the sound of women’s feet, walking away from the factory and back to the home.”

Notice the idea of suffrage is connected to women in careers. Ideas do not exist in isolation. The barefoot and pregnant Catholic housewife with five children is a far happier person than the sulky feminist writer who retires to squeeze out a retarded child in her late 30s conceived through in vitro.

Women often don’t transition well from the office to the home, becoming bored and listless after being used to the high energy (and germophobic) environment of work. Furthermore, the reason feminist writers think careers are fulfilling is because writing feminist literature is fun. Most women (and men) don’t have careers—they have jobs where they work at the grocery store and hate life.

This claim that women’s entrance into politics and the workforce would destroy the family was not merely the anti-suffrage position. The suffragists themselves admitted that a war between the sexes was a major reason they wanted the right to vote.

    Dr. Anna Shaw, President of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association called anti-suffragists the “home, hearth and mother crowd.”  Obviously, she was not interested in any of these identities.  When asked why there was no marriage in heaven, Dr. Shaw brazenly responded, “Because there are no men in heaven.” Like many suffragettes, she felt that men were not necessary and women, banding together could take care of themselves and live happily ever-after in a female-dominated world and after-life.
If you read the works of the anti-suffragettes and compare them to the works of the pro-suffragettes, you will rapidly reach the correct conclusion: the anti-suffragettes were right.

Voting is not freedom. And freedom is not best protected by democracy, especially not faux democracy of the sort that involve asking a majority female electorate which of the two con artists on offer they would most prefer to rule over them. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gamma solipsism

JW points out something it is important to keep in mind when dealing with Gamma males. And remember, most, though not all, SJWs are Gammas.
Speaking as someone who, much like the classic SJW, finds lots of things "triggering" seeing the picture of Vox with wife and also listening to his voice is jolting to me. I think its because, much like the SJW, I always suspect that deep down everybody is like me and completely insecure, and that this blog is actually written by somebody with deep insecurity. When it becomes clear that it isn't it is a mini-shock to me.
His comment about my voice is particularly interesting because I don't have a deep bass I AM ALPHA voice. I'm a tenor and I have a mildly sibilant S, which is why you'll never hear me reading my own audiobooks. It's quite common for people to be surprised by it after a radio interview, as these comments from last night's podcast about Sad Puppies demonstrate.
  1. Vox, your voice is very different then I expected. I always thought of you sounding like George C. Scott in Patton
  2. My son said "That's Vox? I always hear Darth Vador's voice when I read him."
And yet, JW still found my voice "jolting". Why? Because I am fundamentally at ease with myself. I'm confident in my strengths, I'm accepting of my weaknesses, and I don't have many illusions about myself. And most of all, JW could hear that I didn't have anything to hide and that I genuinely possess confidence in myself.

Confidence is so foreign to the Gamma that they can't imagine it actually exists. That's why their attempts to ape it are so often jarringly off; it is like a blind man attempting to draw a unicorn.

Gammas are insecure and solipsistic, so they will tend to project their insecurity onto you. Remember, they cannot distinguish between feigned confidence and the real thing. It's not a problem, at least not for you, although their inability to take you at your word can sometimes be annoying.