The red pill has been growing since its inception more than five years ago, to more than 201,000 strong (or quite possibly over 1.1 million). The driving force behind this growth is unfortunately the decline and eventual demise of the modern man.
The Modern Man
The modern man was good hearted, cared about others, expected good things out of the world and believed in equality for all. He believed in the golden rule, and believed that the rule of law would enforce it if push came to shove. He tried his best to make the world a better place for everyone. He expected his efforts to have an effect, and that society would reward him in kind. He believed that happiness was the result of good intentions. Sadly this man can no longer survive in the world.
The defining feature and ultimate downfall of the modern man was his desire to fit in. What was once an advantageous trait that generated group cohesion, built society and facilitated comradery has slowly become the greatest weapon used against him. Feminists and those who craved power recognized man’s shortcoming and exploited it. Men, it seemed, would attack other men at the behest of any female cry. They were so intent on saving women, they would even attack themselves.
The modern man tried his hardest to cast off his manhood to answer the cry of feminists. Men were evil, bitter, women-haters, oppressors, rapists, and dangerous. He thought he might find love if he made himself entirely inoffensive and nonthreatening. He failed to realize that he would never be absolved of the sin of being a man. The goalposts for “fixing” maleness were ever-shifting, and no penance paid could ever be enough to satisfy the reparations demanded by the “oppressed.”
We may think that we are better than this modern man. We have learned the lessons of his failure and progressed beyond his desperation. We know the psychological tricks that were used to benefit others at our expense, and we trained ourselves against them. We learned psychology for ourselves and used it for our own benefit. We had finally found freedom in a culture increasingly lacking a positive identity for men.
However, the recent doxxing of an alleged redpill founder teaches us otherwise. Knowing the truth and living by it was not enough to save that man from the wrath of vitriolic women. He stands as a testament to what happens to men who stand alone: They get torn down. Had he not built his own support structure, it could have been the end of his career.
What is coming to replace the modern man is not a better individual. It is not some new way to stand alone. Although we have spent years discussing enjoying the decline, it occurs to me that the reactionary individualism embraced here may be just what the powers that be had intended when they dismantled the modern man. Our blind cooperation was our undoing, but it was our individualism that kept us weak.
The future is going to be built by those who embrace and build power. The new man is a tribesman who builds his strength by joining with his brothers. It is a network of men who establish a fortified ground on which to build their lives, men who defend that stability from the chaos around them. It is men who know their own interests are best served by the success of the group.
In the past we have had the luxury of going it alone. The economy was strong, women were gettable, and men could mostly be men. Now financial independence is a receding glimmer on the horizon, long term relationships are sparse and low quality, and men can be cut down at any moment for offending an abstract morality biased against them. While some still succeed in this environment, it is only a matter of time until most do not.
The answer to this is to band together. Small geographically centralized groups of friends and family cooperating together in the way they used to. There is no point in trying to change the larger culture to accept us. That is how women handle their problems. Instead we will build ourselves up so that we are not dependent on the good graces of this culture. We will form our own cultures and steady ourselves against the slow descent into a fully feminized world.
Life after sex
The man currently accused of creating the red pill actually made me think about something I hadn’t considered until now. Our sexual strategy focus has been important at freeing minds from our anti-male culture, saving lives and teaching men to game, lift, and get laid.
But we have completely ignored the rest of the hierarchy of needs. Men who have conquered their own demons learn the basics of TRP, and get spit out on the other side. They are still missing the essential components to a fully realized male identity.
Men cannot exist as islands. It is comradery that we require. It is a tribe that strengthens us, that enables us to pursue the rest of our efforts and missions. Starting families, creating systems, selling products, creating artwork, exploring the galaxy. These are the men history will remember as great. And the way we’ve prescribed the red pill, these men will never be us.
Pride, honor, and a sense of duty were the driving forces of the modern man. He contributed to society because that was what was expected of him. In return, government and community supported his marriage and family, and a balance was found.
The red pill men of today resent this servitude, a broken social contract in which the stick of gender roles for men is firmly in place, but no carrots are to be found. In place of support, government and community encouraged abuse and exploitation. Divorce became the new norm. Families were no longer secure. Men worked to pay alimony and child support at the expense of their own happiness and lives.
Realizing there was no benefit, these men withdrew from culture. In Japan, these men call themselves Herbivore Men. In other countries, they call themselves Red Pill Men. Ian Ironwood dubbed them the puerarchy. The media calls us "Lost Boys."
But it is this resentment and aversion to exploitation that I believe has blinded us to the greatest factor in personal success: building power. Careful not to fall victim to our easily exploited male instincts, we forgot that not all duty with external benefit is without merit.
I believe there’s a new generation of red pill men coming, we’re seeing it begin today. We’re seeing the phrase “red pill” enter our culture’s vernacular. We’re seeing resistance to our feminized culture. And while I don’t think we’re in a position to overtake society, I believe that we are in a position to utilize what we know to gain a great advantage over those who do not share our knowledge.
I have always maintained that TRP is not an activist board, and I continue to believe this. It is sexual strategy and this has not changed. Today I am suggesting that we have narrowed our scope too far to see all of what sexual strategy really entails, and I believe we should broaden this.
So today we are introducing two new flairs, encouraging and embracing discussion to complete the circuit of the new man. The new man doesn’t simply find belonging and happiness in sex. His identity exists all hours of the day. In his career, his hobbies, his friends, and his sexual partners. His success is a summation of his entire life, and it is this that we can now focus on.
Culture – Discussion of men’s place in world cultures, and discussion of male interests that are our culture.
Building Power - Discussion and cooperation of creating your own power in your life, or building tools, networks, and tribes to engender growth of power and community.
What is it that allows us to succeed? Money? Influence? Popularity? Fame? Building your own success first requires a foundation. TRP teaches building confidence and muscle as the foundation for getting laid. Building power is creating the foundation for success in your life.
As always, sexual strategy, game, relationships, sex, and field reports are all on topic. Today we broaden our topics to discuss the new man's life.
In the spirit of today's announcement, we're going to be making some more announcements in the next couple weeks about new developments to help strengthen communications between men, and building foundations for men. A revised BecomeAMan will be launched this spring, as well as new tools on TRP.RED to help facilitate secure communications between like-minded men.
We are also going to be featuring ideas from the community to build tools to help men. Have ideas? Talk about them here, using the building power flair.