Well, a few months back, I had to deal with a guy I worked with who was a tweaker. And it sucked, but this post is not about that. Many in the manosphere call themselves “Red Pill takers.” There is this idea that “most guys” are “blue pill” white knight, nice guy beta’s. I think the reason for this is so a bunch of guys can go on blogs with an air of superiority. They can say “Well, I was at work today and my dumb co-worker, a blue pill guy…”
Yeah, I think it’s about creating “in groups” and “out groups.” It’s a little elitist and conformist. Truth is there have always been people out of step with the times and culture at large. Even in the hippy dippy 1960′s Hunter S. Tompson and the Hell’s Angles were some out there mofo’s. The difference is these days you have the internet connecting people with vastly different physical locations but maybe a few similarities in worldviews.
It’s kind of funny, the manosphere as a whole has a bunch of ideologies that don’t even mesh with each other. PUA’s think MRA’s are bitter old men while MGTOW’s think PUA’s are losers obsessed with sticking their love worms in as many places as possible. And do I even have to talk about the neo nazi’s who pretty much try to tag along on any blog where they don’t get called out within 5 minutes. Yeah, how can they even be for men’s right when they don’t even think that anyone with a slightly different skin pigmentation is even human. There’s allot of internet loonies that I’m glad I’ll never meet in real life.
Anyways, the whole concept of one group being “enlightened” by taking a red pill is absurd when the manosphere is not a unified group. As far as I can see there is not one unifying theme uniting all these different blogs. There is not a core ideology. There is not a single unifying belief.