I tried listening to liberal talk radio for a while. It was painful. But one thing I did take away from it, especially listening to the Ed Schulz Show, is how they define themselves via conservative talk radio.
Since liberal talk shows have no real core, no real depth or logic or intellectual honesty, and merely advocate "other people's money" as the solution to all the world's problem, the entertainment value, let alone the intellectually-engaging value is near zero. It is merely the radio-incarnation of a bum on the street begging for other people's money, and you can imagine how boring (and predictable) the bum's story is about why he needs "spare change." Because of this format around 70% of liberal talk radio is slamming on "republicans" and comparing themselves to Rush Limbaugh. And nowhere is this better displayed than the Ed Schulz Show where he can't go an episode without mentioning Rush Limbaugh, whereas I don't even think Rush Limbaugh has uttered Ed's name once.
However, I noticed something similar happening in the Manosphere. A plurality, and sometimes a majority, of the posts and articles being written are in response to, and thus being defined by, feminism.
This does not mean that The Manosphere is as vapid and coreless as liberal talk radio. It does have a core, it is founded in legitimate, genuinely, and completely new philosophy/thinking. And it does have a noble and altruistic purpose. Ergo, it can stand on its own. But what I've found after reading ROK and Viva, etc., is that it is becoming merely and increasingly reactionary to feminism or the latest feminist bint spewing the most idiotic of ideas.
Realize that while most of which feminism and socialism advocates is outlandishly stupid, and certainly deserves a response, the truth is their numbers and stupidity are staggering and incomprehensible. This has resulted in a limitless number of stupid ideas and stupid thoughts flooding the idea marketplace. And while your visceral reaction may be to shoot each and everyone of them down, I fear all it is doing is driving traffic to otherwise unremarkable and irrelevant feminists. Additionally, as you know, I believe the situation in America is unsalvagable, so why bother wasting your time rushing from fire to fire to vainly put them out?
Ergo, I am suggesting something for The Manosphere and all content generators within - a month where not one reactionary article or post is written in response to the latest idiotic antics of western feminists.
Not to say we'd be abandoning them forever and letting the rooster rule the roost, but for a month, instead of giving them an absolute value of attention, we dedicate our efforts and focus towards other more-productive topics. We already are covering health, working out, finance, economics, philosophy, etc., which can more than adequately compensate for the lull in feminist-related topics, but perhaps we can also discover new fields and pioneer new lines of thought.
In short, I'm done responding like a Pavlovian dog to the newest of the never-ending retarded ideas coming from the left. I'm going to focus on something else for a while. All authors, bloggers, and internet personalities are welcome to join me this month.