Sunday, July 14, 2019

Make Your Monday Suck Less

By tuning into THE CLAREY PODCAST!
Tune in and do not regret.
Perhaps share with a friend so that their Monday may suck less too!!!

Price Controls Do NOT Compensate for a Lazy Population

I'll explain ALL of inflationary bouts in the history of economics:

Lying socialists tell the population they deserve free shit.
The dumb population believes this because they are both lazy and dumb.
That lazy dumb population does not work, engage in hard disciplines, and waits for their gubmint check.
Nothing is produced, which means no tax revenues are coming in, so the government prints off more money.
With more money chasing fewer goods inflation or even hyperinflation sets in.
Dumb and lazy population complains about prices increases caused by their own laziness and parasitism.
Socialist politicians "solve" the problem by enacting price controls arbitrarily fixing prices.
Artificially low prices further deters what small percent of the population is working, from working more.
Less goods enter the market.
Store shelves are empty.

This is what's happening in Argentina (again).

 If you are too stupid to understand the simple economic process described above you should:

1.  Not have the right to vote
2.  Not have the right to run for public office.
3.  Should plainly shut the fuck up on anything in terms of politics and economics.
4.  Live the life of a completely boring, ordinary mass produced human who will do nothing noteworthy in life.

Enjoy the Decline.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Liberal Women Who Play Stupid Games

Win stupid prizes.

To quote Hannibal from The A-Team, "I love it when a plan comes together."

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Clarey Podcast #300 - The "Wife Gave Me Permission" Episode

Cappy and TJ Martinell talk about:

American men should NEVER marry.
Asking your wife permission to go out.
Save only who you can.
Millennial girls becoming nuns.
"Guns or knives, Butch!"
Female journalist denied interview because of fear of sexual harassment accusation.
Female journalist exposed as political operative.


in THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!

Direct MP3 here.
YouTube here.

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The "Guess the Price of Bitcoin" Competition

My buddy Kerry Lutz has put together a little fun game called "guess the price of Bitcoin."  It costs nothing, but if you win, you win 40 silver quarters!  Check it out and see if Bitcoin breaks $20,000!

Girls Should Go to the Gym, Not Liberal Arts Colleges

Who knew.  Beauty and sex pays more than your Sociology or Communications degree.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

How Millennials Lost the Value of a Dollar

I Don't Get Patreon

I don't get Patreon.

Oh, I understand how it works.  I have an account.  I even make some decent beer money off of it monthly.  But I do not philosophically understand how it's even a success.  The reason why is a simple economic principle my brain just can't ignore - you're paying for nothing.  You get nothing in return.  It is true charity and cannot possibly benefit you except for perhaps the warm fuzzies that come from helping out somebody you endorse.

Even accounting for the irrational "warm fuzzies" people get from wasting their money on problems that will never be solved charity, I additionally don't understand how Patreon is successful when there is an infinitely superior way to monetize you content while not costing your followership a single penny - Amazon's affiliate program.  Amazon's affiliate program is drastically superior to Patreon because it doesn't cost your followers anything, but you get paid a 6-7% commission on all their Amazon purchases.  I use the program myself, and in my podcasts I always recommend people use my Amazon Affiliate program before merely donating Patreon money, but some diehard fans insist on donating to Patreon (of which I am eternally grateful).

Still, despite Amazon being a superior way to monetize your content, I am factually, mathematically, and empirically in the wrong when it comes to Patreon, because everybody seems to love patreon.

Even as a disbeliever in patreon, I make a tidy little $123 a month through my Patreon account.  This is nothing compared to a much more popular podcaster, Dick Masterson, who makes $22,000 a month on his patreon account.  There is Park Seo-yeon who makes $9,000 per month merely eating food online. I recall a young woman who was a webcam model who made over $200,000 a month (but could not find the article).  And then there is the recent Belle Delphine who was made famous for selling her used bathwater online for $30 a bottle.  She has a patreon account, but does not list her monthly income (of which I'd conservatively estimate to be over $100,000).  Everybody loves Patreon and are willing to put up the money to provde.  Ergo, once again, I am wrong and society is right.

I Don't Get Used Bathwater

But let's talk about bathwater for a second.  Matter of fact let's talk about used women's panties.  Off color as these topics may sound, it is a fact that many women make thousands (likely millions) of dollars every year selling personal items to desperate men online.  I don't condemn these women for doing so (matter of fact, I cheer them on), but it does bring up a question I have for the men spending millions of dollars on these useless items - why in The Patron Saint's Name of Frick are you spending your money on this crap?  What do you possibly get out of it?  Even with Patreon I can see the ideological philosophy of wanting to support an artist, an author, a creator, or a simple intellectual renegade whose online activities will prevent him/her from ever working a real job again.

But used bathwater?
Used women's panties?
Ever paying for an ASMR video?

Aside from mental illness there is no rational explanation for parting with your money for these things.  Still, people do, and I am once again in the factual, economic wrong.

I Don't Get Superchats...Well "Bacon Maldito"

And then there's "superchats."  If you are unaware of what a "super chat" is, it is a way for listeners of YouTube livestreams to donate money to their favorite hosts.  I host my podcast on YouTube and while streaming live, listeners can donate money in the chat room which allows them to send me a question or a comment.  It is customary and courtesy that the host read the question or comment of the listener and answer it.  I've used superchats on my show to allow people to send me some quick questions where I give them quick advice instead of a longer, more costly consultation I would charge them at my consultancy, Asshole Consulting.  So from an economic standpoint this makes sense to me.  They are paying me for a a quick consultation.  They're getting something of value in return.

But then there's a regular listener of mine, Bacon Maldito.

Bacon runs his own fledgling podcast called "The God Damn Bacon" and very regularly drops into my show.  But what I don't get is why he (and a couple of others) donate money without asking a question, apparently just for shits and giggles.  Occasionally he might have a question, but usually he doesn't, and so most of his donations are just charity.  Charity I don't understand.  Still, like used bathwater, ASMR videos, patreon, and eating food online, people are spending their money the way they spend their money, and rational to me or not, superchats are right, I am in the wrong.

Signs of a Larger Disconnect

Be it Bacon's irrational superchats, Belle Delphine's used bathwater, some random women's used panties, or $50,000 monthly patreon donations, these are signs of what I believe to be a fundamental change in people's spending habits as well as a perception of the value of money.  This is not to accuse any of my fine listeners/followers who donate to my patreon or send me superchats of irrationally spending their money (trust me, you are spending it VERY WISELY), but to highlight that something has changed on a nationwide level where more and more people are willing to spend their money with no real expectations of something in return.  And while without a doubt the advent of the internet along with websites that allow for the ease of donating to charity (PayPal, Patreon, GoGundMe, etc.) have enabled this behavior, there is something much more sociological and economic that is getting people to so quickly and easily part with their money.

That sociological and economic phenomenon is that we have decoupled people from the value of a dollar.  i.e. - young people no longer know the value of money.

The Four Horsemen of the Decoupling of the Value of Money

There is no doubt that the Millennials and younger grew up with the internet and thus have no apprehension to spending money via it.  There is also no doubt "Say's Law" is at play which states "supply creates it's own demand."  In otherwords I'm sure that had the internet existed before there would have been demand for "used bath water" and "AMSR videos."  But these two items do not fully explain, in my opinion or to my satisfaction, why young people are so quick to part with their money.  Additionally, there is the fact it is predominantly younger people donating to "instagram models," patreon pages, and purchasing used bathwater.  And so I posit four sociological variables or trends that have severed the Millennials' (and younger) generations' ability to value a dollar.

1. Parental and Governmental Money

Whether you came from a rich suburbanite family or grew up in the ghetto there was always either enough parental money or government money to make sure you didn't have to work.  In the 1980's a "Go Fund Me" campaign was shoveling people's drive ways, raking people's yards, mowing people's yards, or a lemonade stand.  I remember my first job was actually shoveling shit for $3.10 an hour, while other of my Gen X colleagues baby sat or worked at McDonald's.  But today this is unnecessary as anybody under 35 never had to work a job as an adolescent or a teenager because either their parents or government just gave them the money.

This is important to note because it destroys what I like to consider "the rubber hitting the road" in terms of self-supportation.  If you just give your kids everything or never make them work for anything, they will grow up to become the age of 18 and expect everything to be given to them.  Furthermore, they will never truly know what it takes to support oneself since parents and the government are constantly providing shelter, food, clothing, health insurance, transportation, etc.  Not that a 16 year old should be paying for his own apartment, tuition, car, and cell phone plan, but if you can't teach your kid to work up the money over summer to pay for his XBox One, he sure as hell isn't going to have the work ethic to pay for rent when he's 18.

2.  College

Speaking of rent, let's talk about college.  College is merely an extension of children's parasitic adolescence, under the guise they're getting education.

Never mind the 13 years of education they had before.
Never mind they're studying the exact same crap they studied through most of high school.
And never mind most of them are majoring in subjects that will make them no more employable than whenst they graduated from high school.

Nope, "now" this time it's serious.  This time it counts.

Regardless, the truth about college is it is nothing more than a postponement of becoming an adult under the lie that you're getting educated because nobody would be hiring you anyway.  But what makes this possible is something that further disconnects young people from knowing the value of a dollar - college debt.

In borrowing the money to pay for everything, young people - once again - are shielded from the "rubber hitting the road" aspect of self-supportation.  They lollygag in worthless classes.  They party and drink, solving all the world's problems with the same, tiring socialist solutions.  And they actually think that' they're getting educated and prepared for the real world.  All that's really happening is they're avoiding work and postponing it into the future.  This has the effect of further cementing what they've grown to expect during childhood - never having to work.  And since they've never had to work, all those thousands of dollars they get from their parents, government, scholarships, or student loans, really start to lose all meaning.  The lights are on.  They're getting their three squares a day.  Books and tuition are covered. It starts to cement the idea that everything is the world truly is "free."  And thus, if everything is "free" money really has no meaning or value.

Student loans, however, also have a nefarious dark side that further severs young people's ability to value a dollar, both now and into the future.

I truly believe young (and old) people today are too stupid to know how debt works.  Like the difference between a million, a trillion, and a billion, most "college graduates" do not know that loans are other people's money that needs to be returned.  And I doubt more than 5% of student loan debt holders can even begin to explain how "compound interest" works.  This is in part because most college graduates truly aren't smart.  It's also in part because most college graduates are lazy and never bothered expending the effort to understand how compound interest works.  I would also say it's because by this time their life long laziness and sloth has solidified into their permanent psyche because they've never faced starvation, cold or hunger.  Regardless, since most people don't comprehend what a loan is, let alone the amount of time it would take for them to work up the money to pay it back, most young people again have no clue what the value of a dollar truly is.

"Compounding" this problem is that their interest is...well...compounding.  And this is where an element of hopelessness and desperation kicks in.

Once students leave college, it is the first time they are quasi-introduced to the real world.  They have to apply for jobs. They have to look for work.  And most will find they're qualified to do nothing more than work as a barista or a barhand.  It is also likely the first time they look at their first paycheck and have to ask their parents "what's this difference between gross and net pay."

Here, reality finally dawns on them.  Oh sure, they might go and try to find a job that "pays a fair wage" or "appreciates my masters in social work."  But rejection letter after rejection letter, and the occasional $30,000/yr job after $30,000/yr job, they actually look at their student loan debts and get the first inkling of just how much work it's going to take to pay them off.

To be honest, most people, like when leaving home, just throw up their hands and go "meh, I'm not going to pay this off.  I'm not going to have to support myself.  That's other people's problems.  Nobody is going to let me starve" which is likely true.  But since they borrowed tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, lived for free off of other people's money, and are now approaching the age of 25, and now in their mind have forgiven themselves of that debt, they once again are completely removed from the value of a dollar.

3.  The Return Home

Unable to support themselves (no matter how "strong and independent" they'll claim to be), they will return home.  Some will not PHYSICALLY return home (because it would be too embarrassing), but will still live off of their parents, even the government, in some sort of way.  Either direct handouts, cars being given to them, "help with rent," "help with insurance," government assistance, whatever the case, they are still parasitically dependent on their parents.

When these people "move back home" this is one again an extension of adolescence as well as a delaying of growing up and self-supportation.  And, mark my words, the day is rapidly approaching that millennials who live at home will in their 40's will be common.  By this time you will have lived HALF YOUR LIFE and ALL OF YOUR FORMATIVE years never having to support yourself.  NEVER visiting that point in life where the rubber hits the road.  And with your aging, decrepit parents bailing you out, or co-signing on your worthless "Masters in Public Health Administration" degree (once again making sure you go to college and not WORK), you could live damn well near 75% of your life without ever knowing what it takes to work up the money to support yourself, pay back your debts, and save enough for retirement.

4.  Futility in the Future

By this time, the "not so young" person has no hope nor ability to achieve some basic financial benchmarks in their lives.  Matter of fact, they are practically condemned to be parasites their entire lives.  Thusly, they have no reason to save or invest for their retirement, homeownership, let alone eliminating their debt.  A "YOLO" mentality takes over, and this partly explains why the largest type of debt millennials have is their CAR LOANS, not student loans.

When you take away the incentive to save or invest, you once again further sever people's ability to value a dollar.  This is not a sin solely of the Millennials as currently only 30% of baby boomers have enough to retire, but at least the MAJORITY of the loathed baby boomers will have enough to retire.  Millennials will be the first generation who will die with debt as a whole and the minority will achieve something as simple as homeownership.  In this case, with death approaching you, most millennials will simply avoid their debts by dying, which once again frees them of the responsibility of paying back the people they stole money from to afford them a cushy lifestyle (and let's not forget "amazing college experience.")

At this point, they never had to know the value of a dollar because their lives were largely parasitic. They never had to pay for what they consumed.  They never had to work up the money needed to support themselves.  And yet they still fashioned themselves the victims.  But regardless of their warped entitled mentality, is it any wonder ....

Girls can sell used bathwater for $30 a bottle?
Girls can make $1000 a day doing "ASMR" videos?
Go Fund Me campaigns get funded but the product never delivered?
And instagram models can sell freaking used panties on the internet?

Millennials have no clue what the value of a dollar is, so they have no problems throwing dollars at such pointless, worthless things in life.  There's never been a generation who is so easily separated from their money.

"Cappy Cappites, Learn the Value of a Dollar"

The moral of this story is one I am only going to convey to my audience.  And the reason why I'm only targeting my readers/listeners/followers is because they have the intellectual honesty and horsepower to listen and abide by it.  The rest of the normies, conformies, and inferiors won't listen to this lesson because they simply lack the courage and work ethic to face the reality of their dire financial situation.  They are the types of people who only want to listen to the democrat presidential candidates promise they'll forgive their student loans, allowing an entire generation to steal $1.5 trillion from the taxpayers, just like the banskters.  So to my readers understand this lesson well.

It is VITAL you learn the value of a dollar.  And the only way to learn the value of a dollar is to work up enough money to:

1.  Support yourself
2.  Amortize (payback) your debts
3.  Save up enough for retirement

You cannot do this with the "YOLO" life, new cars, new-used cars, $8 avacado and toast, and $75,000 MBA programs.  It requires budgeting, sacrifice, minimalism, and hard work.  And if you do the above, you will quickly find out what you can and CANNOT afford.  More importantly, however, is you will know what it takes for an individual, and thus society, to be successful in this life, providing you an objective measure of just how much effort is required to attain "success."  You will also appreciate your fellow man's time as you'll understand just how much of it is required for that individual to support himself.  But above all else, you will not become a thief like the majority of democrats, leftists, and socialists in this country because in knowing the value of a dollar you won't dare steal other people's money because you'll know just what they had to go through to get it, as well as how much they need it.

Finally, while I doubt any single one of my listeners is buying "used bath water" or are "pay piggies" to instagram "conservathot" models, please make sure you can personally afford to donate to content creators, send superchats to livestreamers you like, or be patreon members to authors you like.  I absolutely appreciate every donation and superchat I get.  But do not do so if it sacrifices your own self-supportation, you retirement, or your ability to pay off your debts. And if you'd still like to help, but not impair your finances, there's always my books to buy (which will teach you how to get out of debt) and my Amazon affiliate program (where you were going to spend that money anyway).  There's a way to help out your favorite content creators AND come out financially ahead in the process.

Check out Aaron's other cool stuff!!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Never Be Left Alone with a Female Journalist

I love all the "screeeeeeee" that is coming from this, when it is the exact same people who brought it upon themselves with Kavanaugh and Ford.  If only there was a book written about this type of thing.  OH WAIT!

"The Rational Choice of Post-College Social Life"

"The flip side is that college men will often marry women who previously “put out” to better looking men in college. The married man might consider this a form of intertemporal cuckoldry; he may feel that he has bought the cow, where others have gotten the milk for free.[1] This resentment is likely to be acute for the married man who is now a successful professional and/or the primary breadwinner.[2] In this instance, the married man (who perhaps forewent “partying” opportunities in college) will feel that his wife has gotten the better of this arrangement."

Monday, July 08, 2019

The Older Brother Podcast #49 - The "Women's Povertyball" Episode

Cappy and Chad talk about:

Nephews, nieces, and uncling.
Ugly white people in Portlandia.
Getting revenge on a cheating ex.
All jobs suck.
Women's Povertyball


in THIS EPISODE of The Older Brother Podcast!!
Direct MP3 here.
Youtube here.

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Why the Red Pill Will Replace Religion

Radio Towers are Expensive

Radio towers are expensive.

They cost millions in steel to build, millions more to power and send out a radio signal.  Hundreds of thousands to maintain and operate.  And millions more in electrical equipment housed in the radio station below.  It's no wonder radio show hosts are paid so little, yet the advertising fees cost so much - radio show companies need huge margins to simply cover the huge physical investment costs necessary to run a radio station.

But then the internet came and fundamentally changed everything.

With a mere $100 used laptop, a $50 microphone you can get on Amazon, and internet access, a sole individual can broadcast to the world, potentially reaching billions across the planet, while a radio tower AT BEST can reach millions in a 50 mile radius.  Throw in smart phones and (if you're like me) you rarely listen to radio any more, because why would you?  You can download the latest episode from your favorite podcast, listening to what you want, when you want, from anywhere there's internet in the world.  And thus, not only is radio dying, podcasters are flourishing with every Tom, Dick, and Harry starting their very own podcast.

But there are other industries that the internet and the near-free transmission of information and media has obsoleted.

The education industry, for example, simply should not exist.  We should not be forcibly busing millions of kids every day to concentration camps schools where at most you can pack 50 kids at a time to listen to one overpaid and obsolete teacher.  We should not be sending millions of kids to "college" where 80% of the classes can be learned online for free, but we will charge them $500 a credit anyway.  Nearly all education should be conducted over the internet, allowing one teacher to potentially teach millions of students, saving the taxpayer and students trillions of dollars, not to mention:

parking fees
dormitory costs
cafeteria plans
and student loans.

Legal and accounting services is another example as well.  I have a friend who is a partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in the Twin Cities.  She and her other younger partner colleagues cannot wait until the old guard retires or dies off so they can get rid of their expensive downtown lease, allow all lawyers to work from home, saving them millions in rental costs, not to mention the horrific commute Minnesotans consciously vote in.  My colleague Chad Elkins had one-upped this law firm with his CPA firm, working from the comforts of his own home because the service he provides is nothing more than information.  Information that can be commuted over the internet, just like 100% of all legal work done in the US today.

I could go on, pointing out different industries that have been obsoleted/revolutionized because of the internet, but the short version is "if your product is a service or information, you no longer need a physical presence"....enter in "Podcast Pastor."

Podcast Pastor

Podcast Pastor is a brilliant idea I have and can potentially make me (and any pastor willing to work with me) millionaires.  And the concept is very simple:

Why spend millions on physical churches, pews, hymnals, day care facilities and staff when sermons and the Word of God can be conveyed over the internet?  Not only will Tilly who is in a nursing home, or Bob who is stationed in Iraq, who both cannot attend church physically be able to get a sermon, but millions, even billions of younger people today are glued to their phones, preferring to take in everything digitally instead of physically.  Overnight churches could reverse the loss of members in the church, bringing the church to them instead of forcing people to commute to the church.  And what's brilliant is to cover the costs of spreading the word of the lord over the world would be a collection plate that links to a PayPal account.  I take my Heath-Ledger-Joker 50% cut, and the pastor has a handsome compensation and budget by which to fund whichever church initiatives he'd like.

Of course there is a problem (because there is ALWAYS a problem).  And that problem is finding a pastor who has the vision to see how this digital version of church is drastically superior to the brick and mortar version of church.  Pastors also don't like paying out 50% to me since I am not religious (though they will happily pay out 70% of their budgets to a soulless bank for their mortgage).  But none of these hurdles change the fact that the internet has fundamentally changed the religious's just the industry hasn't realized it yet.

Podcast Parallels

However, the parallels between churches, radio stations, law firms, and schools do not end there.  And it is also no coincidence that I'm a podcaster who came up with the idea of "podcast pastor."  But how I came up with the idea of podcast pastor was NOT having the epiphany that the internet has obsoleted traditional means by which to convey information, and I could profit off of it by turning churches digital.  It was realizing instead that the "Red Pill" community operated nearly identically to a church, and in a sense I already had a congregation.  It would merely be applying the same skills I learned having an online presence to that of a digital church.

For example, like a church I have a "congregation."  You can call them "readers," "subscribers," "listeners," "followers," "fans," etc., but the thousands of people who tune in regularly to my podcasts or read my posts effectively form a congregation.  And other online personalities or "Red Pill Pastors" have their own congregations.  Rich Cooper, Terrence Popp, Roosh, Rollo Tomassi, Donovan Sharpe, all have "congregations" unto themselves, congregants who tune in regularly to hear their message.

There is also the message itself.  Like a religion, these "Red Pill Pastors" convey terabytes of information and wisdom about life, careers, family, love, women, dating, finances, philosophy and more.  And if you take a secular view of religion, this message serves a very "Leviticusian" purpose in explaining how to go about living your life, managing your life, and being successful in life.  One could argue most religions are simply the wisdom of "life management," but with all the added fat of singing, pointless ceremonies, the afterlife, and "believe in me or die" type threats that forces you to believe.  Still, most red pill podcasts are nothing more than sermons from older men trying to pass on life-wisdom to younger ones.   

And there's even the donation plate.  Though there are many ways to monetize these metaphorical Red Pill Churches, a quick click on somebody's PayPal link is no different than dropping $5 into the collection plate, just as becoming a Patreon member is like becoming a member to the church.  Having a red pill channel is really no different than the theoretical "digital church" I wished to create in Podcast Pastor.

A More Practical Message

There is, however, one major difference between the "The Church of the Saint Red Pill" and all other major religions. And it's also the reason why more and more men will replace their traditional religions (if any) with the red pill - practicality.

The message of the red pill is infinitely more practical to young men today because it addresses the thing they want the most - women.  Cheapened as you might find this, it is true.  Men, above all other things, want women. It's why the lions share of material you'll hear in the red pill community is about women.  It's why the majority of time, effort, and resources in the red pill is about marriage, dating, sex, and love.  And whereas you can barely get a traditional church congregant to stay awake for a 15 minute sermon about salvation or Christ, you can get thousands of men to fully-tune in for 4 hour podcast extravaganzas on how to get a date with a woman.  It's no shock that while membership in churches are declining, the red pill community is growing exponentially because the message the "red pill religion" conveys addresses the most important issue young (and old) men have in their lives - women.

Red Pill, Black Pill, God Pill

The problem with having the Red Pill supplant religion is that it is somewhat short sighted.  Yes, it addresses the number one thing in life for men - women.  Yes, it addresses all other aspects of life that most of modern day religions don't (career, education, health, etc.), or at least in modern, more practical terms.  But while men have the horse-blinders on in their pursuit of women in the here and now, the day will come you either get married or simply get old and face your own mortality, which will then necessitate you seriously revisit traditional religion.

This is the "red pill, black pill, god pill" transition that I CANNOT CLAIM to be the originator of (it was somebody else who, if you can inform me, I will gladly provide credit here).  But the basic evolution of these pills is such:

You are introduced to truth through the red pill. This requires a (roughly) decade-long journey undoing all the lies and propaganda you've been fed to simply get back to square one, and reorganize your life so you make the most of the remainder of your life on this planet.  Your decisions are based in truth and reality, they become more effective, and you start to have success in life.

This will then lead you to the "black pill" or "nihilism."  In part because you will be so angry at how society lied to you and itself, but also once you do base your life in reality and get back on track, you will have success.  This success will come in the form of solving most of your major problems.  And once these major problems are gone, you will be forced to look into the future ask what is life all about.  Those stuck addicted to the blue pill are too busy slaving away as debt slaves, stuck in traffic, never having the time or luxury to contemplate the meaning of life. They're too busy just treading water, spending every second dealing with the mistakes they made in the past be it student loans, divorce, illegitimate children, etc.  But you get to stare the monster right in the face and contemplate your existence on this planet.

This will then lead to the "God Pill" as exhibited by Roosh's recent conversion to religion.  It is not coincidence that Roosh sought religion AFTER he had completed his journey conquering women and gaining all the wisdom the red pill had to offer.  It was what was foremost on his mind as a young man, and will be what is on the mind of most young men today.  But the day is coming either through success with women or by forfeiting the pursuit of women, your focus will no longer be on women, careers, educations, travel, philosophy, hobbies, or life, but the after-life.

It is because of this both religions (traditional and "The Glorious Church of Saint Red Pill") will play necessary roles in all men's (and women's) lives.  You cannot deny your nature or programming, and for the first half of men's lives, the Red Pill will teach them the vital lessons needed to navigate this all-important part of your life.  But the day is coming you will either get married, commit to a woman, or simply tire of them and throw in the towel. And once that happens the only other major problem you will face in life is that it will end.  This will be a choice up to you to decide whether you want to take the "God Pill" and become religious, or take a more secular view that you will return to "nothingness" existing as you didn't before you were born.  That choice I cannot make for you. But if there's anything I've learned about humans it is that we need two things in life - vice and religion.  Take the time to resurface from your consumption of the Red Pill religion to occasionally contemplate traditional religion, even if they are stuck in the dark ages, forcing you to attend a physical church, when Podcast Pastor could make it so much more convenient.



Sunday, July 07, 2019

Asshole Consulting LIVE with Special Guest "Rob Says"

Rob and Cappy talk:

Summer grilling meats.
Posers and "Flash in the Pans" in the Red Pill community and internet in general.
Rob and Cappy's preferred drinks.
And some Asshole Consulting questions!

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The Clarey Podcast #299 - The South Dakota Episode

Cappy and DT do their first podcast from DT's NEW HOME in South Dakota! Topics include:
Choking up...Cappy hasn't.
Cowboy Bebop.
Winning at life.
Making kids with fat chicks.
Asshole Consulting.


In THIS EPISODE of the Clarey Podcast!!

Direct MP3 here.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Rich Parents Who Spoil Their Kids Get What They Deserve

Which includes:

Raising your grandchildren because your children are too busy having fun
Constantly bailing out your children
Your children living at home
Co-signing student loans at the age of 68
Oh, and death when you cut their allowance.

I cannot emphasize enough that you rich people keep spoiling your children.  They're royal cunts to deal with when we have to grow up, date, and tolerate them in our generation. But the results are hilarious when they come back home at 34.

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Clarey Podcast #298 - The "Catch Up" Episode

Cappy and Chad get through a backlog of articles, fan mail, and misc, as they set a $5 MINIMUM for SuperChats.
  • "The" Carlson School of Management
  • Poor parenting = Dead webcam girls.
  • Can wisdom be taught, or must one suffer for it?
  • "How Do I Get Da Guyz?"
  • And more!!!!
in this 3 AND A HALF HOUR EXTRAVAGANZA Episode of The Clarey Podcast!
Direct MP3 here.
YouTube here.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Why AOC Will Target "Too Rich STEM Men"

A Great Annoyance

I faced a great annoyance.

After switching Asshole Consulting to a new server my e-mails started ending up in people's spam folders.  This is of obvious great concern because if people don't get my e-mails, how is the Captain supposed to make money pimping harsh truths to the brainwashed and propagandized masses?  So after some rookie trouble shooting - and consequential failure - I decided to go forth and find an IT guy who specializes in e-mails and e-mail filters.

But something interesting and depressing happened.

After talking to two of my IT buddies to see if they could refer a specialist, they informed me they would unlikely be able to find anybody because of my site and its politics.  When I said, "Why, is it too extreme for them?"  They said, "No, all the IT guys I know are extreme leftists and would either refuse to work with you, or, sabotage your e-mail."

At first I couldn't believe this.  IT GUYS?? The ones making all the money?  The six figs guys who worked hard, majored in STEM, pay 50% taxes?  They're LEFTISTS? And not only leftists, but radical leftists to the point they'd bigotorially refuse service, perhaps even sabotage my e-mail?"


Thankfully my friend found a colleague who was only a "moderate leftist" and had enough of a moral compass that he would help me out and NOT sabotage my e-mail, but it still stung as much as it confused me.  How could one of the hardest working and highest-compensated group of people in the US be leftist AND so radical that half the population can't trust them simply because of politics?

We could ask about how this came about, but I think the point is moot.  Yes, no doubt, despite being highly intelligent, like all other young people, they were brainwashed and indoctrinated in school.  Some probably wanted to "get da gurlz" and thought espousing the same leftist beliefs women did would inevitably get dem "da gurlz."  But a much more interesting thought is the price they're going to pay going forward when their leftist ideology becomes reality.  Because if there is an instance where one's politics is diametrically opposed, even destructively so, it is IT guys subscribing to radical leftist politics.

"Too Rich STEM Men"

The reason why can be found in what I like to call "Too Rich STEM Men."

For the most part the Millennial generation is a spectacular failure.  It's a train wreck, a nuclear blast site, an abortion of a generation.  It will be the first generation as a whole that will never achieve the American dream, let alone get out of debt and have a positive net worth upon death.  But in addition to brew pubs another silver lining to this generation is their contingent of highly successful and well-compensated "IT guys."  Be you a programmer, an engineer, a software developers, or just your standard ol' IT guy, there are millions of young men and women who did major in the right thing, paid off their debts, worked hard, and are now making 6 figs with 6 figs in savings. 

The problem is, despite developing a hard work ethic and owning higher-than-average intelligence, they did not escape the purposed brainwashing where leftist politics was installed as part of their core, ethical and life-philosophy "moral code."  Despite aluminum being (about) the only thing environmentally and economically worth recycling, they all recycle.  Despite women predominantly choosing worthless degrees, they all believe in the wage gap.  You can slap on a sticker claiming something is "organic" and they will buy it.  And the fashy (or is it "fasc-ist-y?") trend of corporate virtue signalling indicates the millennials (6 figure earning or not, STEM or not) will part with their money over this pre-installed religion of leftism...because they were simply told to.

What these high income earning "STEM Men" don't realize is that there is a financial component to their leftist politics. One I don't think they consider because (like most people) they never bother to look at the difference between "gross" and "net" pay on their paychecks.  I also think they've been successfully brainwashed to value status of their life/time, being willing to sacrifice years in terms of commutes and overpriced rents to live in "hot" places like "Silicon Valley" or "Austin" or "New York."  But regardless of how they're being blinded to it, they essentially turn themselves into "Silicon Valley Slaves" where the majority of their time at work is NOT invested in themselves, but merely used as a socialist trough to support parasitical others.

Again, I don't know how you can work when 50% of your income is simply given to others, when you are slaving away half your working days to support others, but they do.

Here Comes Da Boom AOC

Like a leech, democrats and socialists numb their hosts first before sucking out the blood.  Leeches do this with a topical numbing agent, democrats do it through pay-as-you-go taxes, sales taxes, and rationalizing why their constituents are entitled to your money.  But the day is coming where 50% of "Rich STEM Men's" money is not going to be enough.  And with the new AND MILLENNIAL generation of politicians, they're not going to numb you up before they make a claim to more of your money.

Enter AOC.

Not that AOC personally is going to make a grab for more of "Rich STEM Men's Money," but she epitomizes the generation, the psychology, and the politician who will. And it is here the diametrically opposed (and destructive) leftist politics of IT guys will ram head first into their own financial interests.

To be short, you "Rich STEM Men" just make too much damn money.  I've seen it through my clients and other (non-leftist) STEM Men who majored in the right thing, worked hard, saved their money and make six figures with six figures saved up. As time goes on and you accrued more in wealth and income, your non-STEM millennial counterparts will have their student loans grow exponentially, not make any tangible economic progress in life, and will start to look at your small cabal of successful "Rich STEM Men" with increasing envy.  And as per the way your generation was programmed to vote with politics, they will demand "Too Rich STEM Men" pay MORE than the already 50% you're already paying now.  You will have "benefited unfairly," and "owe it to society" by the mere fact you busted your ass off, learned to code, learned to subnet, learned calculus, and didn't go out and party, showing up hungover to your "sociology classes."

Worse, I cannot emphasized the "MEN" part of this enough.

I don't know if you young STEM Men have noticed this in the working world, but employers, government and media sure do place a lot of emphasis on women, women's empowerment, the wage gap, me too, etc. etc.  And while there certainly are some highly compensated, successful women in STEM, the VAST majority of the field is still populated by men.  Whether you've realized it or not, that is a political sin unto itself in leftist politics, and will only redouble the case for taxing "Too Rich STEM MEN" because again, you benefited unfairly with male privilege.

The question is how much do you want your leftist politics to bite you in your current and future ass?  What percent a slave to others do you want to be?  What percent of your life:

Going to school
Getting certifications
Overpaying rents
Getting masters degrees
Studying hard subjects
Putting in 40 hours a week
Putting in overtime

would you like to dedicate to other people who simply didn't want to work as hard as you, let alone work at all?

It will be a curious world for those of you "Too Rich STEM Men."  By my libertarian values you have every right to refuse service to whoever you want, vote however you want, and slave away your personal and finite life as much as you want.  But I will find it very interesting watching you vote yourselves and your freedoms away for your politics, especially in light of the fact you're smarter than that and at anytime you can start to study economics if you wanted to see just how much of a slave you already are.

Oh well, Enjoy the Decline.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Older Brother Podcast #48- The "DIE, MBA DIE!!!!" Episode

"Doing what you say."
Pondering Turd Flinging Monkey
Sex Doll Better Than Cuddlewookums???
Charging your girlfriend rent.
Accomplishments vs. beauty.
The CMA certification.

and MORE

In THIS EPISODE of The Older Brother Podcast!

Direct MP3 here
YouTube here.

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Father Could Not Be Reached for Comment

How many times does America need to be reminded:

We don't need no STIIIIIIINKING fathers!

Do Women Like Men or Not?

So I posted an original video that introduced a simple question - Do women really want men.  In that video I opine about - given women no longer need men (government checks, created make-work industries) and their preference to put careers and educations over family formation - did they ever really want men in the first place, or was it out of begrudged necessity to breed and survive they merely tolerated them. I didn't subscribe to one theory or another, but merely offered the theory.

It created a minor backlash, if not critique. 

However, one intrepid listener paid a handsome fee to address some of his questions, concerns, as well as some of his colleagues outright disagreements with what I said.

This is the response video to that request, where I try to focus (towards the end of the video) why this is the ultimate and most important economic question men will face, and the conclusion is not unicorn farts or chocolates.

Monday Morning Podcast Extravaganza

John Steele interviews Doc Perrodin about his new book coming out:

Cappy also gets interviewed on the Jack Napier Show where we talk about "Operation Evil," minimalism, "Enjoy the Decline," Ballroom dancing, and more!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Clarey Podcast - The Last Podcast from the Hunker Bunker with DT

Helps DT load up his moving truck as DT moves out to South Dakota.  They do one final broadcast from DT's family home in the famous Hunker Bunker.  They talk about:

DT's inoordinate amount of crap in his house.
"Cappy the Walking Turtle"
Missing your first house.
Dog ownership
Cappy's needed level of fuck you money.


in THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!
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Youtube here.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Academic Composition is Always Hiring

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Friday, June 14, 2019

The Clarey Podcast #296 - The "Give Up the Fucking Hope Already" Episode

Cappy regales the tale of a friend of his who's an 8, but got rejected by a girl with a birth defect. YES, IT IS THAT BAD.
Cappy then rambles about other things and then goes to bed early in the Southern Command.

In this episode of The Clarey Podcast!
Direct MP3 here.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Crushing and Depressing Reality of "Our Team"

30 Legitimate/70 Posers

Many years ago there was a little girl that the ole Captain may have had a soft spot for.  She hailed from a divorced home, her father a complete prick, but she had enough sharps to spar toe to toe with Cappy which made him view her as a kid sister.  Like every other child in the history of children she was doing well until she became a teenager, and now whatever wisdom Cappy tried to pass on to make her future bright or better is largely dismissed and falls on deaf ears.  The Captain has exercised incredible amounts of stoicism accepting what will likely be a mediocre fate for this surrogate kid sister and it is completely outside of his influence.

Not too many years ago, the Captain also had a couple "associates" or "colleagues."  These were up and comers on the relatively new-frontier of the internet, and he was impressed with many of them as they demonstrated independent thought, intelligence, and an entrepreneurial passion to make a go at being truth-peddlers on the internet.  That was until he realized - that though intelligent - they were ultimately lazy more than anything else, and were perennial losers who merely looked to co-opt and parasite off of the philosophical, red pill, and political movements on the internet, thinking their ship of a work-avoidant-life-ship had come in.  Some would boast conservative or libertarian politics, while never holding down a real job and living at home. Others would claim to be "pick up artists," while in reality they were very likely all virgins.  It all didn't happen in one day, but over the years, it became quickly and very apparent who was legitimate, and who were posers, a ratio of which was a shocking 30/70%.

There's the capital flight that SHOULD be occurring from Minnesota to anywhere else.  I get a daily barrage of e-mails, facebook posts, and twittergrams from "conservative Minnesotans" who just complain, complain and complain.  But once you recommend (even to close friends) that they should follow you out to South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, or Vegas, the majority of these roaring lions become sheepish sheeple, kicking the rocks below their feet and meekly whispering "well....they do have good schools here...and my family is here....maybe some time in the future."

And finally, there was Silver Dollar Bikini.

Oh, mock the Captain if you must, but my entrepreneurial venture into selling essentially a string bikini made of silver and silver dollars (and *ahem* strategically placed Mercury dimes) was well worth the effort in that it told me so much.  Not only did I make a small profit off of it, but I realized that for all the bragging and bravado from "strong, conservative alpha males" about their "hot wives who would do whatever they wanted sexually" there wasn't a single true Alpha Male out there.  Most "conservative" husbands were hen-picked, weren't alpha, and were not having the "hot sex life" they claimed they were.  They were not much better off than the soy boy leftists whose wives were hyphenating their names. 

I could go on, but the examples all above have one thing in common - they are the most disheartening and defeating force I face today.  And the reason why is that all these failures, all these let downs, all these defeats are on my team.  They are loved ones, colleagues, friends, and allies.  Family members, associates, compatriots, even mentors.  And whereas I completely understand that the left is going to left, the socialists are going to socialist, and the parasites are going to parasite, when you look at your team and realize there are so many posers, so many frauds, and so many "mail-it-in-'ers" it makes you ask "What am I fighting for?  Why bother fighting?  And are ANY of you people coming with???"  It makes "Enjoy the Decline" an even more important and poignant piece of philosophical work.


With no team to fight for, no tribe whose members ALL are willing to put in the work, truly exceptional men have to ask themselves "what's the point of pursuing excellence if nobody else is there?"  Truly exceptional men (and you guys know who you are) may argue that the pursuit of excellence is the reward unto itself (and I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, as it may be the ONLY thing to pursue), but until you've "Wandered the Desert of Excellence" for enough years, this loneliness and peerlessness will grow on you, even depress you as you not only suffer the normal psychological toll of loneliness, but a larger philosophical depression/realization of "Why the fuck aren't more people pursuing excellence??"  It goes well beyond a mere treatise on observations of intelligence on a bell distribution curve, becoming more of a damning and depressing testament to the human race.  It becomes doubly depressing when you realize just how few and genuine peers you actually have in life to make it worth living.  And it becomes TRIPLY depressing when those people who you thought were on "Team Excellence" turn out to be posers, frauds, theoreticians, or just plain normies too lazy to take action and execute excellence into their lives.

You yourself may be an excellent man or woman.  And you may be thoroughly enjoying your life, finally enjoying the fruits of your labor.  But I cannot emphasize this enough.  The time will come you will have wandered "The Desert of Excellence" enough and get mighty bored with the lack of peers in it.  And if I were to make a bold prediction, it is going to be the single largest problem truly exceptional people will face.

There is No Solution

It is here I would normally give some kind of sound advice or wisdom, either outlining a solution in whole or theorizing where one might be.  But there is no solution to this problem.  Once the years, even months, of the original euphoria wear off, and you go "yachting" for the 8th time that year or run your 12th marathon, you will inevitably realize that though physically surrounded by people you are indeed alone.  The "marathon runners" are one-time marathoners who will quickly return to their sedentary office job and put the 26 sticker in their car.  The yachters will do...well...whatever it is yacht people do.  And while you may have engaged with these people in an instance of excellence, realize that's all it was - an instance.  Less than 1/100th of 1% of the population have attained and achieved excellence in every aspect of their life, and everyone else will be forced to go back to working for somebody else at a physical location, removing them from the pool of potential genuine peers and colleagues.  Thus, like all hard things in life, you only control your reaction to a problem you don't control.  And this leaves you with your only "option" - returning to normie conformie land.

Sadly, this is not a solution since once you attain excellence you won't be able to go back.  Yes, it sucks seeing peer after colleague turn out to be a poser or not really have the ladies he claimed he could scrounge up like he said.  It's even worse when some of them ask to borrow money!  But a peerless day in the life of an exceptional person beats a 57 commute to a corporate office where all the sheep are forced to take diversity training.  It's just a matter of realizing and reminding yourself of that fact daily.

Still, you may believe the tone of this post is a bit too dour, perhaps even black pill.  You may think having no debt, being a minimalist, and bumming around the country on a bike is the dream.  And it is!  But mark my words, especially those of you who are learning from the red pill community, majoring in the right things, and avoiding the mistakes your older brothers made.  If you just avoid HALF the problems we made, you are well on your way to a path of excellence.  And you will no doubt be a much happier man/woman when you do.  But you will be forced to walk in the Desert of Excellence.  And you have been warned.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Older Brother Podcast #47 - The "Defense of Women in STEM" Episode

Cappy defends women in STEM per the request of Adam Piggott.
Twitter's professional victims go viral over Cappy's tweet on corporate virtue signaling.
Escaping your Cameroonian parents.

in THIS EPISODE of the Older BRother podcast.
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Monday, June 10, 2019

Cappy's on Praxey

Praxey is back and Cappy is on it.

If you do not or did not know what Praxey is/was, it was an app you get for your phone that allows you to contact various specialist and consultants directly for their advice.  When it's Version 1.0 was rolled out, it was predominantly used as "emergency Asshole Consulting" for people who had a quick question or issue come up. 

It's pricey as hell as I charge a $25 minimum and $3/MINUTE after that, so if you're going to use it BE BRIEF and get to the point.

Also, if you happen to be in the industry and have a readership/viewership that might want to contact you personally, consider getting the Praxey App and offering your services.


Friday, June 07, 2019

The Clarey Podcast #295 - The "Old Man Wisdom" Episode

 Don't mock old people. Emulate them!
Fat, Old, Ugly female congressman submits law to make Fat, Ugly, and Old the law.
Minneapolis makes a grab for landlord's property.
Millennials BORROWING to pay for rent of luxury apartments.
Your race and genitalia have no value.
Mexico - pros and cons.


In THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!!
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YouTube here.


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Thursday, June 06, 2019

Worthless Degree Awareness Month!

Tis June and what better way to ring in Worthless Degree Awareness Month than by my interview with "Parent Pump Radio" where *hopefully* I convinced some parents that sending your kids off to school BLINDLY is a VERY VERY BAD IDEA!

Making "Big is Beautiful" the Law

Massachusetts is tendering a law that would give financial incentives to advertisers NOT to alter model's images in an attempt to make ugly women happy.

And as you would guess she is old, ugly, and simply jealous.

I cannot emphasize enough for any young women willing to listen, but your female, feminist democrat/socialist elders DO NOT LIKE YOU.  They do not want you to be happy or beautiful.  The blew their chance back when 1968 was "really great" and cannot abide that fact.  They now need to make sure ALL of you women are as hideous, ugly and miserable as they are.

Oh well, Enjoy the decline.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

3 Days O' Podcasting

Greetings all,

After a whirlwind tour of Louisiana and putting the finishing touches on my move, I managed to squeeze in a bunch of podcasts, none of which I heavily promoted.  You can find them on my two YouTube channels at:

Aaron Clarey and Older Brother.

The following are links to the MP3's of the multiple podcasts:

The Clarey Podcast #294 - DT and the "Mmmmm the Coffee's Good Episode.
Asshole Consulting Live - With Special Celebrity Guests Adam Piggott and The Great One.
The Older Brother Podcast - The "Demons from Your Past" Episode with Chad Elkins.

All podcasts can be found at the Sound Cloud account here.


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Monday, June 03, 2019

Why Superior People Should Never Work for the Public Schools

Admittedly, RT is a bit of a fake news site, but they did link to the actual court filings, so I'm more inclined to believe this story.

The short version is this:

If you are smart, have a brain, have hustle, and simply an IQ above 100, there is no reason you should ever work in public education.  It's not only no longer a meritocracy, but it's petty squabbling and office politics.  It is also CATTY which is an unfortunately by-product of it being a disproportionately female dominated industry.

Like Corporate America, you take a "pass" on this "career" and get your ass into contracting, entrepreneurship, self employment, shit even welfare is better than working in this insane asylum.  Do not subject yourself to these types of industries.  And certainly to not become financially dependent on them.

Asshole Consulting LIVE with CELEBRITY GUEST ADAM PIGGOTT! hiccups.
Poisonous snakes in Australia.
The "Hemispheric Differential"
Women at best can be "superior."
Amish chicks now hotter than your average American chick.
Veins popping out of Piggott's head.


In this Celebrity Guest Asshole Consulting LIVE episode!

Sunday, June 02, 2019

"The Lord Has a Plan"

"the only thing that will make the pain of this reality bearable is if younger women make the same mistake."

Friday, May 31, 2019

How Aspergers and Autism Ruined Dungeons and Dragons

Stop Faking Mental Illness

There are three types of people in the world:

Those that are mentally healthy.
Those with legitimate mental illnesses.
And those who fake mental illness for attention and government checks...which also makes them mentally ill.

For example, nearly every American man will date a girl who seemingly is bi-polar.  She will go hot and cold.  She will create drama.  She will rock your world in bed, and then the next day slash your tires.  At that point whether she actually has bi-polar disorder or not is moot.  "Da bitch be crazy" and effectively is mentally ill regardless and you should leave her ass immediately.

But there is a much larger segment of the population that this real-vs-faking mental illness plays out, and that is the two most popular mental illnesses to have today - Autism and Aspergers.

I need to be very clear here because there are two groups of people that are going to get their panties in a bundle and be highly offended. And the reason they're going to be highly offended, even apoplectic, is because I'm exposing their biggest hypocrisy in life. And those two groups of people are:

1.  People who fake having mental illness to garner attention, value, meaning, givemedats, and lower standards in their lives


2.  Shitty parents who did a shit job raising their children, and need to RUSH to blame their failure on a made-up mental illness their children don't have.

None of you nor your children have a mental illness.  You are lazy people who did not want to work for a living or put forth the effort to actually raise your children correctly.  You are an offense and an affront to those people who actually do suffer from legitimate cases of mental illness, and you are not fooling the rest of us that 25% of the youth today have "Aspergers," "Autism," "Social Anxiety," or "depression."

You are a sad group of people who lack the work ethic to go forth and accomplish things in life, and instead are so sad and pathetic, you will blame a made-up mental illness for your loser-performance in life because it spares your ego AND conveniently qualifies you for a world of special treatment, government hand outs, lower standards, and a life of sloth.

But, as I pointed out before, whether you have an actual mental illness or are merely faking it, the results are the same - you're mentally ill.

Now because it is "popular" (and I cannot emphasize that word enough, because it is the PRECISE word that describes people's use of mental illness) POPULAR to have a mental illness, this means a larger percent of the population are people faking mental illness who don't have it.  And these people then permeate into society, ruining it for the rest of us mentally healthy people.

Safe spaces.
Uber-nazi politically correct speech.
Irrational and pampering levels of accommodations.
Body mutilation as a substitute for meaning and agency.
Fake rape accusations.
Demanding recognition of a never-ending number of made-up genders.
You even have adults setting up play dates for their "adult" college age children.

Whatever the societal symptoms are of these mental-illness-fakers, the rest of us sane and healthy people are forced to walk around the eggshells they've laid out before society.  And if we don't, they will throw a temper tantrum. They will be offended, file reports, file complaints, drag you in front of an HR/Title IX circus court, all of which is arguably the only thing they have in life - to perceive CONSTANT offense and oppression, allowing them to masturbate and wallow in their self-created victimhood, while "fighting the evil injustices" of society, which is at the core of every pathetic SJW in existence.

Thankfully, my life is minimized to the point I no longer deal with these people.  I'm not in school.  I don't work in corporate America.  I don't watch TV.  I don't even watch the news.  I surround myself on the micro-level where weakling hypocrites who fake and co-opt mental illness to begat pity and an easier life from others are simply not in my environment.  But dare I ever leave the "Cappy Plantation" there are times I occasionally run into them.

Enter Dungeons and Dragons.

Dungeons and Dragons

In the 1980's and 1990's I was no stranger to Dungeons and Dragons.  Matter of fact it is one of my favorite pastimes that I thoroughly enjoyed, and continue to this day.  But admittedly, the caliber and character of young men it attracted to it was not exactly your most sociable or George-Clooney-esque.

RPG's like D&D attracted the nerdiest, most socially awkward boys like moths to a flame.  WITHOUT FAIL, there would ALWAYS be at a D&D game:

The fat guy who had three Mountain Dews he would drink in a 4 hour session, likely getting more.
The long haired, trench coat wearing kid wearing sunglasses indoors.
The also obese "rules" guy who knew the rules of D&D inside and out and would flaunt this "talent."
The guy who stank.
The token nerd girl of questionable attractiveness that every guy would inevitably pursue.
And a smattering miscellany of rank and file nerds.

These were no doubt the rejects of society.  They were the boys nobody wanted to hang out with.  These were the boys who would grow up to become men that would not lose their virginity till their 30's.  But for all their social flaws, psychological flaws, and hygienic flaws, there was one thing they all had in common:

They could keep it together during a game.
They could actually play the fucking game.
Even if they had a genuine mental illness, we were still able to play some fucking D&D.

And that is no longer the case today.

Meetup Groups

I winter down in Las Vegas at my "Southern Command."  I can afford to do this, not so much because I have the money, but because I have the freedom.  I have no kids.  I have no debt.  And so for some annual house maintenance, I am allowed to stay for free at a buddy's place in Las Vegas.

But once the work is done, or the golf courses golfed, the sun sets and I have to figure out something to do in the evening.  And a couple years back I decided to go dust off my dice, buy the 5th edition rule book for D&D, and attend several of the many Dungeons and Dragons games being offered on Meetup.

It had been a while since I played in person and was getting kind of excited about playing D&D in person again.  There would be intellectual banter, some sharp joshing, an intriguing story, some clever strategizing, and good old fashion getting my geek on.  Yes, I'm sure there would be the Mountain Dew guy, the Stink Guy, Rules Guy, and the token 4 on a scale of 1-10 girl, but that is what made D&D endearing and I would expect nothing less.  But what manifested in actuality can be summed up in one word:


The first D&D game I played indeed did have the retinue of Rules Guy, Stink Man, Mountain Dew Guy, and Marginally Attractive Girl.  I was almost excited to see these stereotypical, classical D&D characters that I saw in the late 80's.  But when we started to play the game, it quickly became apparent these were not the same people that played some 30 years ago.

Instead of playing the game, everybody placed their role and themselves above the game itself.  Rules Guy did not care about the game, as much as he cared about singling people out on their technical errors and mistakes.  This made for a start and stop, lethargically slow and jarring pace to the game. Every decision, every dice roll, every perception check was went over by this anal retentive creature with a fine tooth comb.  The Token Girl was married to a rank and file nerd, but they forced their cute little inside jokes on the game and the players.  Trench Coat guy and his equally scrawny friend would just do the dumbest shit imaginable in the game, making any kind of team work impossible.  And Mountain Dew guy had to make a joke out of every fucking thing possible that was not funny.  It became quickly apparent that "we" were there to play D&D, but "we" were there to showcase our shitty talents through a D&D catalyst because we had no real other talents in the real world.  This was a stage, not a game.  And the play fucking sucked.

Figuring it could have just been a bad batch of people, I tried another D&D meetup at the other end of town.  This was even more of a shit show than the previous one as NOBODY was actually playing the game, but cracking inside jokes about the previous campaigns they had played.  The dungeon master (referee) had no control of the players, people were spending more time talking about "crazy" moves they could make rather than sitting down and strategizing legitimate ones, the number of potty and food breaks (cheesy nachos of course) slowed the game to a snail's pace, and the only progress that was made in the game was when we left the tavern.  It had gotten so bad that when it came to my turn and the token "Rules Guy" started to open his mouth I looked at him and said "Shut your god damn mouth," and then turned to the dungeon master and said "You, roll your dice and tell me if I hit."  The table went silent not because I went stern, but because I was the only one who insisted on playing the game.

If you didn't think it could get any worse it did.  And this time I was back at home in Minnesota.  Hoping it was something to do with Vegas, I quickly found out it was not when I tried my third and final time at a physical D&D game.  This time it was at a comic shop in the Twin Cities suburb.  Dice bag, rules book, and character sheet in hand, I found the table advertised on Meetup and sat down.  Immediately, I was beset by one of the regular players who was saying I had to sign up online to register a slot so I could get assigned a seat so I could draw from the pool to get put on a list, until the dungeon master pulled him aside and said, "I should be able to get you into this game."

I was kind of hoping this dungeon master had control of the game, but it quickly became apparent it was more of a baby sitting operation.  Across from me was the 7th grader who weighed 80 pounds and had his headphones in.  To my right was the high school kid who wanted to talk instead of play the game.  To my left was one guy who might have actually seen a vagina and had his own apartment.  But then there was the 27 year old who was on the verge of tears because we didn't let him cast his spell first.

The game was a complete and total disaster.

The DM, rightly, let these "kids" play the game to see if they could figure out team work on their own.  They simply could not.  A logical course of action was recommended and each person would nitpick every possible detail as if they were all "Rules Guy."  Outlandish, irrational course of action were recommended which only begat further laughter and mockery of such ideas, rather than sitting down and playing the game.  Spells were being cast which had no bear on the game, simply because somebody wanted to cast the spell.  And meanwhile the DM had been hinting very clearly at a course of action that should be taken.

Running out of patience I simply took command and said, I'm going this way, I don't care if anybody else comes with.  People came with, but nobody wanted to get with a game plan or do what I recommended.  Every possible permutation and possibility of the course of EACH of our individual actions were hemmed and hawed over.  Irrational question that had no bearing in reality were posed.  And what would have only take about 2 minutes in the real world (had the game been played out in reality), took 90 minutes just to knock on a door and find out that, yes, indeed "thar be monsters."

I left more pissed off than when I walked in.  And when I realized that attending physical D&D games was not making me happier or more relaxed, but angrier and desiring nothing more than to physically beat people, I decided I would never attend a physical game of D&D ever again.  Life is too short to NOT to play D&D.

Aspergers and Autism - Faked or Not - Ruined D&D

Just as my psycho-ex may or may not have had bi-polar disorder, it doesn't matter.  Her behavior was unacceptable

And just as modern day physical players of D&D may have a mental illness, are faking it, or were just raised really shittily by really shitty parents.  It doesn't matter, their behavior is unacceptable.

Because whether you have a mental illness or are faking it, you can't play Dungeons and Dragons, let alone any other strategy RPG.  Because if you actually DO have a mental illness, well then it's obvious you're not going to be able to play a social game effectively since you are indeed mentally impaired.  But if you're faking mental illness for attention, you're also not capable of playing Dungeons and Dragons (let alone anything else) because playing a strategy game requires team work and selflessness.  And people who fake mental illness are 100%, completely self-absorbed, weak hypocrites, incapable of team work because they value themselves above all others.  It's why everybody at modern D&D games are "on stage."  It's why they're always trying to impress other people with shitty jokes or antics.  It's why Rules Guy tries to lord his supremacy of the rules over you.  It's why some players obsess about their "non-binary" gender of their characters over the game.  And it's why some dipshit players will do the dumbest things possible in the game.

It's all to garner attention.
It has NOTHING to do with the game.

Alas, if you're a mentally healthy individual, and you would like to play Dungeons and Dragons, there is really only one place for you to play D&D - the internet.  You can choose who you play with.  You can choose people who have jobs.  You can choose people who are there to play.  And you can choose people without Aspergers or Autism, faked or not.  It will result in an enjoyable game and a lot less stress than if you show up in person.

But sadly, gone are the days of physically showing up with your Tahitian Treat, dice bag, character sheet, and rule book.  Gone are the days of creating a character and sparring with others.  The world of D&D is filled with dysfunctional people who abuse the game for their own self aggrandizement.  Please do not be one of them.
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