Neil Strauss, author of "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists" has decided that he needs to absolve himself of the "sins" he committed against womankind by conducting an interview with The Guardian and advertising his Beta Bux status, throwing other would-be PUAs under the bus, and trying to write off natural attraction as "sex addiction".
Neil's interview with The Guardian confirms what many of us knew about him and pick-up artists for the longest time - the man, despite being able to bed women, is firmly ensconced within a blue-pill point of view. He needs their approval, and without it, is unable to value himself.
The story starts off with how he has tried to distance himself from the days of his book which sold 2.5m copies, and pseudo-glorifies how before writing it he was a kissless virgin ("he’s a husband, and a father, and stupidly in love on both fronts").
We then shift to how he doesn't hit on an attractive young woman in her 20s and how reformed he is because now only "interesting" people grab his attention.
The Guardian's next step is to emasculate him and imply that he was mentally ill for being a Beta attracted to women presumably out of his league as he is "no switchboard-illuminating beauty himself. 'Shorter than I’d like to be,' he wrote in The Game. 'My eyes are small and beady... To say my hair is thinning would be an understatement.'" and also that "ten years on, it is difficult to read this without anxiety. In an age of consent lessons on campus and school education on the harmful effects of pornography, the conversation has changed. So has Strauss. He tells me that, without knowing it at the time, he was a pretty troubled man when he wrote The Game"
Strauss now begins his apology in earnest by claiming that he feels "a healthy sort of shame" at publishing his book a decade ago and admitting that he "would sometimes browse mail-order-bride catalogues" (See how much of a loser I am?! See?! See?!). Next, he admits to banging his girlfriend's best friend in a parking lot and thereby allowing his bitch to bully him into treatment for "sex addiction". He goes into rehab and "discovers" that he has "anxiety syndrome, depressive disorder, two forms of sexual disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder" (cough bullshit). How was it decided that he has sex addiction? Well he masturbates and looks at porn you see....
Strauss and the girlfriend who forced him into rehab are now married. He's her Beta Bux as she's well past her expiration date, and needed to get him nailed down. He spends most of his time apologizing apparently. To whit - "I think that a lot of guys who read The Game, they think that they’re fooling or tricking women. But most women are smart enough to know exactly what you’re doing. They just might like you enough to go along with it. I think one of the misconceptions is that someone else can be tricked into doing something they don’t want to." We here at TRP know that that's the salve he applies to his sense of Beta Pride in order to convince himself that NAWALT.
Neil Strauss never swallowed The Red Pill, but instead did what Betas do and developed a "formula". In this case, his simulates Alpha-ness. Women flocked to him, and, disgusted and unable to deal with the true nature of "woman", he retreated into apology and prostration. Now he is married and has a kid and presumably expects not to be fed into the grinder when his usefulness expires.
Pick-up artistry is fundamentally Blue Pill, because you are staking your self-worth on female approval. Strauss never moved past that mindset and now feels like men discovering how to be attractive for women are horrible people for "tricking women".
Take the Red Pill and you won't spend your life apologizing for wanting to have sex.