There is a significant split between the "Red Pill" philosophy here and the perspective of the incel community known as the "Black Pill." The term for TRP, of course, comes from The Matrix in which "taking the red pill" will pull the wool from your eyes and wake you up to the actual reality around you, giving you a chance to fight back from your exploitation within the system. Specifically, the reality of being a man in the sexual market of modern society and how to improve your position therein.
When incels talk about "taking the black pill," they also mean an awakening, but specifically a nihilistic awakening into a bleak and immutable fate that lays before you. The sexual marketplace is predeterimined from the start, so if you can't win, don't try. This difference is key.
The Sexual Reality
We all know the Pareto principle: that the top 20% of a group typically reaps 80% of the rewards within a system. In the sexual marketplace, generally speaking, the top quintile of men are getting the lion's share of sex, with rapidly diminishing returns down the line.
This bears out in the stats: an American man at the 50th percentile (median) has had 6 sexual partners in his lifetime. A man at the 80th percentile has had 15 partners (and it must dramatically increase from there). Genetic history proves that, throughout history, a disproportionately small ratio of men were mating with all the mothers and passing their genes to the next generation. At one point in early-civilization human history, mothers outnumbered fathers 10:3.
...So, some guys get laid and others don't, and that's the way it's always been. Okay. But what's the difference between the Red Pill and Black Pill reation to this?
Black-Pillers are Game-Denialists
Elliot Rodgers is a grim hero to the Black Pill community. He regularly posted on PUA Hate, which was an anti-pickup artist, anti-game forum that made fun of the professional pickup artist community for, in their belief, selling something that doesn't exist. They basically believed that game can't get you laid, and PUAs are all snake oil salesmen peddling fakery.
This bears out in the Black Pill incel community, which essentially believes that your looks, height, and race will either make you a "Chad" by birth or be damned to a pitiful sexual existence. Anything else (money, personality, status, frame...) will barely move the needle.
The thing about Elliot Rodgers (besides his clear emotional issues) is that he came from a well-off family and wasn't an ugly guy. I guarantee, if he made different choices and learned game instead of denying it, he could have had a normal sex life. He was just an introvert who idolized those USC sorority sluts. Of course they rejected him for SoCal frat bros. In his game-denialism, he refused to see there were other options for him.
Black Pillers reject this argument because "as a normie, you wouldn't understand, and any girl you game will really just be pining for a true Chad..." It's a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure.
There are TrueCel men out there, of course. But if you are not physically deformed or mentally handicapped, game has the power to elevate your abilities and dampen whatever challenges you have (be it height, race, or what have you). Black Pillers overestimate these challenges to be impenetrable mountains when they are just hills and walls, and those can be conquered with the right tools.
The Red Pill moves past the anger stage
Because the Black Pill offers no solutions, and only bleak hopelessness, the progress moves something like this:
- Taking the Black Pill
- Awakening to harsh reality of "inceldom"
And that's it. Because their ideology does not offer any tools for moving forward, they are stuck at number 2 in the anger stage. If you ever read the incel forums, it is like lobsters in a bucket, dragging each other down so no one can escape.
Someone awakening to the Red Pill, on other hand, can experience something like this:
- Taking the Red Pill
- Awakening to the realities of the sexual market place
- Anger about being misled by society up to that point
- Learning how to cope, then navigate, then succeed in the SMP
- Improvement and success
You'll notice that the post flairs in TRP fall under numbers 3-5. Venting and Blue Pill Examples fall under 3, Red Pill Theory and Building Power falls under 4, Field Reports and Red Pill Examples fall under 5.
TRP offers the tools to deliver you out of the awakening and anger stage, and towards a more successful life. This is why there are no mass-murderers trying to further a "red pill revolution." The revolution is already occurring, individually, when you make those changes in your life, study and improve your game, develop your masculine and successful lifestyle.