Okay, at my work, I’ve been put in the “libertarian” box by co-workers. Truth be told my views are probably closer to an anarchist. But after a few quick questions such as my views on drug legalization, I am placed in the libertarian camp. If you listen to man-0-sphere tough guys, what they are pedaling is really a synthesis of traditionalism with some sprinklings of libertarianism mixed with a big heap of Nietzschean “might makes right.” Again, I might be more intellectually aligned with a true conservative, true libertarian than for what passes as one today but that is not the scope of this because what I believe will ultimately benefit MGTOW and society as a whole will look like “evillle socialism” to many…
Now most of you are aware of the schizm between Youtube MGTOW’s and M(h)RA’s from AVfM. Without getting into details, it’s quite easy to see this split was inevitable. Those interested in men’s issues SHOULD NOT make the mistake of feminist’s. Men are not one homogenous class. In fact men from different groups have interests that are diametrically opposed. Therefore married men and bachelors will have interests that at some point will be different and at another point be such a bone of contention that they will split into different factions. It is obvious that Elam just wanted recruits that would donate to his cause without questioning his poor leadership. That’s why you saw the PigTOW shaming. A married man has interests that are diametrically opposed to a bachelor-THIS IS WHY a MARRIED MAN CANNOT BE a MGTOW. (Yes Barbarrossaa went through some nice mental gymnastics but I am here saying it in a cut and dry way.)
As I’ve been reading more MGTOW material, I question if I am even a MGTOW at this point as I realize my views differ from “the community.” The reality was that I could rarely get through a 30-60 minute youtube video unless I was involved in multitasking such as restringing a guitar. Since reading sheddingoftheego.com almost daily, I have consumed more so-called MGTOW content in the past few months than in the past few years. If MGTOW is to survive, I believe it will transmogrify into something different than what it is now and will essentially advocate for the interests of bachelor men. And if this sounds strange, realize that MGTOW has already changed into something far different than when it was about “instilling masculinity in men and femininity in women.”
I believe that what is stated as “libertarianism” within men’s right’s and the man-0-sphere only helps a very small percentage of men who came from wealthy families or won the “startup lottery.” I’ll explain this further. Perhaps 30 years ago, a man with a strong back could make a good livelyhood doing factory work. Black men used to make more money than white women. People might argue that sexism was more rampant than racism. However the answer is much more simple. The economy moved from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. And the economy is shifting still…
We have seen two trends for workers-stagnation in wages and increasing worker productivity.
the stagnation may come from several things. More people willing to work or needing to work, thus increasing supply while lowering demand. Or from corporate interests lobbying congress for legislation hostile to workers. Now, increased productivity-how did that happen? A big part was technology. More access to technology meant more efficiency. What should have happened was employees should have seen shorter hours and increased wages. They are more efficient, right? Why aren’t they rewarded? I suppose the argument was that it was a more efficient assembly line and not a better worker. And when the recession hit, people dug in and were just glad to have a job. They were told to do more with less and not ask how it was lining their employers pockets. In fact, when I saw many so-called libertarians rallying against minimum wage, I knew this wasn’t an ideology that I would be signing up for.
Okay, so where does this leave us? Look around you, ATM machines and online banking are replacing tellers. Many supermarkets offer self-checkout. Eventually, drones will deliver your Amazon purchases and probably your groceries too. This means that many jobs that employ many people won’t exist tomorrow. Sure, there will still be jobs for engineers, at least for awhile. And, as you can get a coffee cheaper at 7/11 than Starbucks but many people go to Starbucks for “the experience”–Well, I suppose there will still be some service jobs. I suppose society can handle 10% unemployment, but will society handle 50%? History has shown that when large groups of people have little to lose, things don’t stay polite for very long. When someone like Hillary talks about wage inequality, do you think it is because she actually cares about poor people or is it because she does not want to be a “primary victim” if there is ever a revolution in “Murrika?
What might fix this? Perhaps a guaranteed minimum income. OMG-I must be a commie pinko with a socialist micropenis for even suggesting such a thing as I sit here in my pink boxers feverishly squeezing said micropenis with tweezers as I read Karl Marx and salivate over photos of Mao Zedong. Where is this money going to coming from? Currently, public companies pay their investors with (hopefully) rising stock and dividends–and yes I am guilty of vast oversimplification here. Keep up with me though. Corporate interests use infrastructures created by taxpayer dollars-roads for example. That means at the end of the day, these corporations are at least partially subsidized by the taxpayer-that’s you and me buddy. Is it socialism to expect something back when these companies make a profit? Did you know that Alaskan’s get an oil dividend? Perhaps things could be structured so that American’s get a share of corporate profit. And next time someone tells you to “pull yourself up by the bootstraps,” just take a look at some entrepreneurs and see how they had a wealthy family to help them get started.
Now, what gives individual bachelor men the opportunity to live the life they would like? A society with a strong safety net and a guaranteed income where they could become an artist or musician and dedicate 100% of their time to their craft? Or a society where young guys are forced into “careers” just to afford a small apartment and an old beater car? I understand what I’m proposing here sounds a bit outlandish and would mean drastic changes in law and the economy to occur. In fact, in contrast to this, an M(h)RA demanding that society “make marriage safe again” sounds much more reasonable. However, if a so-called “MGTOW community” is interested in the self-interest of bachelor men, shouldn’t these ideas be discussed more frequently?