A young man on the RooshV Forum had posted a question about resources that would help him determine his political orientation. Obviously a younger fellow and not fully versed in politics, economics, and ideology, he was noble in that he was at least open minded and wanted to find out for himself what his political leanings were and NOT let the government-education matrix tell him he was a socialist.
However, I found that kind of funny because if you think about it being a real man or a Manosphere adherent and being a socialist/leftist/democrat are pretty much mutually exclusive.
If you look at what men stand for (and the themes that are being written about in the Manosphere) they are largely traits of that of conservatives or libertarians.
If you look at our presumed opposite number (feminists or women in general) they write about/champion:
Equality in opportunity AND outcomes
Preventing hurt feelings by the elimination of success
The elimination of concepts like "best" or "better"
Now we can debate about the details, but frankly, it cannot be any more stark and any more clear.
Men champion ideologies themed around capitalism/conservative/libertarianism/freedom/the individual
Women champion ideologies themed around socialism/democrat/dependency/commune.
But there are many insightful ramifications for this "boiling down" of the two spheres' ideologies.
It goes a long way in explaining why women tend to vote democrat and men, republican. It brings up good questions about males vs. females aptitudes in logic and math versus emotions and feelings. It explains clearly how women view the government as a viable substitute for men. It even brings up some interesting psychological or sanity issues (in the case of fat acceptance). But if there's one thing it does point out, especially for a young man, it's that real men aren't socialists. Real men aren't democrats. Real men aren't egalitarians. Real men aren't communists.
Real men are freedom-loving individualists who want to achieve excellence.
The reason I bring this up is because there are a fair amount of young men who think they are democrat, discover the Manosphere, love what it has to say about courtship and dating, but then get confused (or even angry) when they find the political aspects of the Manosphere to be conservative or libertarian in nature. I imagine this causes some confusion where a young man would say, "Wow, I really dig this stuff on dating and girls, but WTF is with this capitalist, nazi, GW, racist, BS? I hate the banks, maaaan!"
So let me break this down to explain why there seems to be this disconnect.
1. You are too young and ill-read to know the history and economics behind the current political spectrum to be able to accurately judge and assess the correct political ideology. This is not a slam on you young men, but a correct assessment AND YOU KNOW IT. Have you studied the federal budget? Have you studied Keynesian vs. Classical economics? Of course you haven't. But you HAVE STUDIED GIRLS. The only reason you find the observations of the Manosphere spot on about women IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN WOMEN. Most 20 soemthing men have no interest in economics or politics. It's time you do your civic duty and un-ignorantize yourself about government finances, budgets, and economics.
2. The stuff you like about "dating" and "courting" and "girls" and "sex" derives from the exact same logic, reality, and truth that most men in the Manosphere derive their political ideology from. The common thread between them is one simple thing - "truth." Real men really don't have an opinion as much as they merely want to know what the truth is and then abide by it, even taking advantage of it to advance themselves.
Do women like caring sensitive men? No
Do women like strong, brutish men? Yes
Conclusion - hit the gym
The same cold, steely logic applies to all aspects of life.
Will majoring in poetry help me get a job? No.
Will majoring in electrical engineering get me a job? Yes.
Conclusion - major in engineering despite me wanted to be a poet.
Will lying around collecting a government check advance society or improve myself? No.
Will lower taxes and less government spending prompt people to get off their ass and work? Yes.
Conclusion - vote republican.
Women, on the other hand (particularly feminists) do the opposite. They find out what the truth is and try to change it or villainize it:
Will majoring in women's studies get me a job? No.
THAT'S BECAUSE SOCIETY IS SEXISTS AND PATRIARCHICAL!!!! I NEED GOVERNMENT MONEY!
Conclusion - vote democrat.
Will being fat and having short hair attract me a man? No.
THAT'S BECAUSE MEN ARE INTIMIDATED BY A REAL OR STRONG WOMAN!!!!! I NEED IVF!!!
Conclusion - vote democrat
Will running trillion dollar deficits ultimately destroy the US dollar and our economy? Yes.
HOW DARE YOU CRITICIZE OBAMA YOU RACIST!!!!
Conclusion - marry Barack Obama vicariously.
The choice is really up to you - do you live in reality or futilely fight against it?
3. Being a man it is in your nature to be conservative/libertarian/individualistic. as time goes on and you become more and more informed about government, politics, economics, and budgets, you will start to realize the BS you were fed in K-12 and college was precisely that. BS. Unless you have high estrogen levels in your system, your DNA and genetic programming will take over your social brainwashing, driving you to succeed, achieve and excel as well as maximize your freedom.
We could go on, but the truth is I am not trying to convince you. I kind of like keeping the Manosphere stuff separate from the political stuff, and I truly believe it is up to the individual to come to their own conclusions about their political beliefs. What I am trying to do, however, is explain to you the differences between the Manosphere's and feminists' political ideologies so that you can make a more informed decision on your own as well as clear up any confusion as to why the Manosphere seems to have so many republicans, conservatives, libertarians, etc.
Besides, the truth is, I don't have to lift a finger to convince you. If at any time you want to be a liberal man, go ahead.
Most real men are anything but.