Coffee stores is NOT a good retirement.
Cappy's dream of riding around America visiting old, quaint bars.
Women love their politics more than orgasms.
Cappy dates a pacifist...unintentionally.
Cappy rambles as the morning gets ahead of him and he needs to post-pone his writing. He reads three articles about women making money through dating, even posting selfies, and doesn't want to hear about "the wage gap." He fields some superchat questions. Explains why you should never join the Wisconsin Synod. And more!
The reason why is this shows you what the end result or "final stage" of development is of a millennial. And not a millennial per se, but any kid unfortunate enough to grow up under poor parents, with marxist public school brainwashing, a worthless degree, and a world that bends over backwards for them.
It's very telling about the millennial generation, but is also very telling about raising any generation under such soft conditions in that they ultimately become a truly worthless person, only capable of self-worship and praise.
And after you're done listening to that, and you feel despair and no hope for the future, remember to purchase a copy of Enjoy the Decline, because you're going to need it.
The gift of Millennials keeps on giving as Cappy discusses how they:
1 - Are creating contracts for everything 2 - Get pissed off when sexual consent apps are made 3 - Are lured into banking through gimmickry and clowns 4 - Have dream jobs in cases, but seem incredibly depressed
5 - Have the most overpriced luxury apartment complexes in the world.
Elkins also joins the club and we field a couple Asshole Consulting questions.
Let me explain to you what I call "The Wyoming 3."
Whilst living in Wyoming you could reliably rely upon your fellow Wyomingians to never get it right the first two times. You would order a chicken sub and the "sandwich artist" would make you a steak and cheese. You would point out it's not a steak and cheese, return it, only to get back a turkey club. On the third try the "sandwich artist" would finally get it right, but then you'd have the wrong bag of chips or the wrong type of bread, in which case you'd give up and just accept that you're dealing with a mental retard Wyomingian.
Or perhaps scheduling a dental appointment. You would originally schedule your cleaning for 11AM on Thursday. There you are at 1055AM and the secretary then informs you they didn't have you down in the book. You would reschedule for later that afternoon at 2PM when there was an opening. But after returning a second time, there was yet another scheduling snafu. "Come back at 4 and I'll squeeze you in," which you did and the dentist was ready for you this time, though the cleaning job was so poor you knew you'd have to repeat this scheduling dance 3 months later.
I could go on, but the larger point is the amount of time we waste in this economy not doing things right the first ime. And not just our time, but the time of the businesses we're trying to do business with. Had the sandwich artist got the order right the first time, he/she would be able to immediately serve the next two customers in the same amount of time, producing thrice the GDP. Had the dentist had his act together, he could have easily eeked out two additional paying clients. And who knows what the customer could have done with the hours of time wasted on these peoples' mistakes? He could have worked some more. Spent more. Or just enjoy his life.
Now think about this. Be it somebody getting your order wrong. Scheduling problems. Somebody driving slow in the left lane. Or a woman ordering and returning a pair of shoes she "didn't like," what percent of our time (and thus economy) is wasted dealing with and remedying "mistakes?" What percent of our time is ACTUALLY DOING NEW, PRODUCTIVE, WEALTH-PRODUCING activities versus merely cleaning up the fuck up of others? And when you think about this, it's DEPRESSING.
In my days in banking nearly all my time was spent dealing with mistakes. I didn't spend my time on new loans, for new businesses that had their act together and were about to reliably employ 12 new people as they produced $40 million in annual production at a new factory. It was dealing with delinquent loans, loans in default, collateral that had never been maintained, dead beat clients, and in general "other people's fuck ups."
For you white collar workers in corporate America, AT LEAST half your time is dealing with other people's mistakes. Your underling didn't scan the documents in right. The data in the spreadsheet is wrong. Your boss forces everybody to attend a meeting that only is meant for 4 people. And yes even YOU make mistakes, as we are human after all. How much of your daily time is spent simply remedying mistakes.
And manufacturing or the trades. Oh heaven help you if a mistake is made. The basement gets flooded because some idiot plumber didn't plumb the pipes right. A fire ensues because a light was wired wrong. Or GM has to recall MILLIONS of cars costing BILLIONS of dollars because some idiot engineer designer never worked on a car, only designed them in his comfy white collar office. When you add it all up, I'd say at least half of our GDP is merely a broken window fallacy.
There is, however, another problem. An cascading component of mistakes that makes their costs exponential. For example, allow me to regale you with a tale that will be long and painful, but you'll understand why. A 2 Second Mistake Costs the US Economy $3,000
I needed to pay a Canadian some money for some services he rendered. All I had to do was mail him a check and it "should" work. His Canadian bank would accept American checks. Three weeks later we are wondering whether it was the US post office or the Canadian post office that lost the check.
Waiting on the mail wouldn't have been an issue, but my Canadian colleague had a rather large bill due that week and he needed the money. So I decided to cancel the check, and send him a wire transfer. Thankfully, I was traveling through Arizona at the time and my bank has branches there. But when I pulled into the Arizona branch of my bank, they were having troubles getting the wire to go through even though I had all the correct information. Soon it was an hour, then 2, and by the 2 and 1/2 hour that branch had THREE tellers AND the branch manager trying to get my wire to go through. That's 10 hours of all of our time working on something that should have been done in 20 minutes total time.
I was informed they could not get it to go through so I would have to return to Phoenix the next day because I would have to physically sign the wire transfer. I was staying in Tucson. So I drove the 2 hours to Tucson. Woke up the next day, DROVE BACK TO PHOENIX, and returned to the branch.
They still couldn't get it to go through.
After another hour of the entire branch trying to get the wire to go through, I figured out I could pay my friend via a combination credit-card-to-paypal technique, though it might cost me some fees. This actually worked (because yours truly was in charge) and I told the bank to cancel the wire, cancel the check, and that I would be reconsidering my banking relationship with them.
But it doesn't end there, because they canceled the wrong check.
Fast forward a week later and a vendor of mine is wondering why my check had been canceled. I said, "Your check shouldn't have been canceled!" Panicking I looked up whether I had enough funds in the account. He wasted his time going to the bank to deposit the check, and now I shamefully probably didn't have enough money in the account. After looking up my balance, no, there was plenty of money in the account. It was those incompetent bastards in Phoenix who canceled the wrong check.
Now, after all that, let me ask you this:
How much in total wasted time, money, and lost economic production did the ONE mistake of the post office not delivering ONE letter cost?
It's impossible to measure, but it's easily within the thousands of dollars.
One dipshit moron at either the US or Canadian post office made a 2 second error, and that 2 second error destroyed around $3,000 in GDP. And when you consider this cascading effect, it makes you wonder if damn well near 85% of our economy is merely cleaning up other people's broken-window-fallacy-mistakes.
There's Good News
There is, however, a silver lining to this "The-Economy's-Full-of-Morons" cloud. Because while politicians, democrats, republicans, socialists, and producers all focus on how to grow the economy and divvy it up, "mistakes" present a non-political opportunity to help grow and boost the economy. We needn't talk about lowering taxes, or increasing spending. We don't have to worry about deficit spending or debts. If we can just get people to make less mistakes and do things right the first time, I argue we could make the economy boom well beyond this paltry 3-4% RGDP growth everybody seems to get excited about.
There are other examples of this where there are "non-political" ways to boost the economy. Making American women thin again (no matter how distasteful you might find that...though men won't) would seriously make the economy boom. Men would wake up invigorated, work more, create more, perhaps colonize Mars next week. Eliminating worthless degrees from colleges and universities would free up trillions in spending from young people, not to mention prevent them from crippling their financial futures. And employers allowing everybody to telecommute from home who can would save us billions in unnecessary travel, inflated rents, and money spent on bridges and roads. But mistakes are so universal, so atomic, so endemic to the American people and American society, that if you can just get people to make 20% less mistakes, I'd argue real-non-broken-window economic production could easily go up by 40%.
And There's Bad News
But while I've just given you this glimmer of hope, this potential chance that we could solve all our economic problems by focusing on mistakes AND IT WON'T COST US A PENNY, let me snuff out that hope as I pull the rug out from underneath you. Because while we may like to whittle the Wyoming 3 down to the Wyoming 2, or the national equivalent of "The US 2" down to "The US 1.25," the truth is our country is going in the opposite direction. We are making more mistakes and will continue to make even more mistakes in the future. And the reason why is that your average American is becoming dumber, lazier, and less moral.
First, dumb people breed more than smart people. We are seeing Idiocracy in the making. You could also look at it as "smart people are removing themselves from society," resulting in a dumber average future labor pool overall. But whichever the case, with a dumb population comes more mistakes. Alas, I predict the US national standard will become the "Wyoming 3" (while Wyoming no doubt will have decayed to "The Wyoming 7").
Second, immigration. Immigrants are predominantly coming from more corrupt countries. I understand why immigrants would like to escape corrupt countries, they themselves may not be corrupt and would like to escape the corruption for a better future. But how did those countries become corrupt in the first place if they were democracies? Low economic growth, high birth rates, poverty, corruption, crime are at least a partial reflection upon the culture and the people from those countries. And when immigrants reflect their native population in terms of crime, welfare fraud, corruption, etc., in the US, well you've merely imported more mistakes. You can expect this demographic shift to cause more mistakes in the future.
Finally, the domestic population. Don't think that just because you were born in the Whitey-McWhite-White suburbs that you are somehow competent, sharp, and mistakeless. Matter of fact, you're probably worse. You're spoiled. You're pampered. You're lazy. You never worked a real job in your life. The millennials are the epitomal example of a mistake, wasting their youth on the most spectacularly stupid degrees and careers. Worse, they're more likely to sue you for "an unsafe working environment" or false sexual harassment accusation. You'll WISH they merely scanned the documents in wrong as you're facing a $50 million sexual discrimination suit. And you'll beg to make all you're employees Wyomingians.
In the end my economic spidey senses put the chances of a "Mistakeless Economy" on par with American women getting thin again - zero. You can fully expect a "Mistakeful Economy" where the US starts to represent a dysfunctional South American democracy where the people, on the granular level, are just too stupid, making too many mistakes, for anything to get done. You can expect corruption to increase, bribery to grow, traffic to increase, single moms to breed, talent-reality shows and everything else that comes with being California a solid, corrupt 2nd world country. And keep in mind, none of this can be prevented through taxation, spending, or any other traditional political-economic solutions. It's cultural and biological. It's doomed to happen.
So I suggest you kick back, pour yourself a drink, get yourself a vasectomy, and Enjoy the Decline, because that's all you're going to be able to do.
I don't think the English language is robust or thorough enough for me to convey my hatred, despisement, and loathing of English majors. They are first and foremost lazy people who decide to major in a language they're already fluent in by the age of 4. They are intellectual inferiors who think studying a subject to the point of atomic levels of anal retentive detail is a legitimate endeavor. And worst of all they are fascist tyrants who lord their technical, but impractical, knowledge of petty rules and laws of a "language" over the rest of us who use the language to live our lives, not make it our lives, because we have lives...unlike English majors.
I cannot overstate how inferior English majors are or how much I hate their loathesome and laughably inferior selves.
But they are getting their revenge. And in a way most of you have no clue about.
Normally and in the past English majors got their revenge upon society by torturing young children in the public schools. Completely unemployable and worthless elsewhere, America's English majors taught "English" to 100% conversant and fluent English speaking kids. Having no real value they focused on technicalities like the difference between adverbs and adjectives (I, as a professional author, still don't know the difference) and would likely masturbate themselves as they awarded C's and D's to young 10 year old children who were smarter and superior to them but still couldn't identify "dangling participles" or other truly irrelevant and pointless shit nobody ever cared about. Most of these teachers were females and spinsters because to be something of worth in society takes effort, and ergo it's no shock the majority of English teachers were fat, bloated, middled aged women because to be comely and attractive takes effort. But still, they got their retaliatory pound of flesh by essentially abusing the children of those who managed to breed, grating their skin over the pointless minutiae of the rules of English.
It wasn't fair, but these (predominantly) women ended up paying for their laziness and sloth. They were fat. They were miserable. No man loved them. No man wanted them. All students hated them. And truly, what society appreciates a nag, constantly pointing out your technical incorrectnesses? These women died lonely, alone, and unloved, and I cannot think of a better prison sentence than that. But do not think just because the last baby boomer English teacher spinster may be breathing her last breath at an unvisited government funded nursing home that the scourge of English majors has left us. They are coming back in force. And in an area you, I, and everybody else never asked for.
I was first tipped off to the return of the English majors when nearly every book I wrote was flagged as having "errors" when KDP (aka "Kindle") was merged with Createspace (AKA "Amazon"). Never mind some of these books have been published for over a decade. Thoroughly and adequately gone over by my wonderful staff of editors and friends. And never mind nobody who purchased the books had an actual complaint. No, some nitwit got a burr in their saddle and decided to go over ALL of my books and point out, via constant e-mail reminder, that there was a missing word, a missing comma, an errant "the" in my books. And so I had to waste precious amounts of my time going online and correcting these minor typos that nobody ever complained about except Amazon.
But then it dawned on me. It wasn't Amazon per se. It certainly wasn't my readers. But the anal retentive details, the complaining and nagging had the distinct genetic mark of my most loathed and detested enemy - english teachers. It hasn't been for 30 years I got so much lecturing, nagging, and sermoning that it dawned on me a horrific reality that Amazon is hiring English majors to go over every nook and cranny, every sentence and word, every punctuation mark and hyphen of my decade-and-change worth of literary work all to catch a mere fucking typo. And this, sadly, is an English major's wet dream come true.
Because if every book I've ever written is now getting the 3rd degree, where will it end? It's already well known that social media companies like Facebook and YouTube use "censors" to edit and audit nearly ALL social media posts (which I think is a pointless endeavor). Amazon is obviously hiring people to go over every word I've published with a fine comb. But my main concern is the caliber and type of people who they're employing and I'm afraid I have my answer. Because it isn't cool libertarian economics majors letting authors be to write what they want when they want. It isn't engineering majors who don't care about the details as long as the logic, message, and purpose of the book is right. It's the worst, most vile, most evil, and tyrannical group of anti-thinking people you could even put in charge of a Department of Censorship
And heaven help us.
Much as I appreciate Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media giants being private companies, I also am aware of the damaging effects of monopolies. And while I'm quite libertarian in allowing them to ban, prohibited or do pretty much whatever they want with their platforms, the concept of employing CENSORS is appalling and I think gives right to the government to break them up. But when you make those censors NOT freedom-loving-libertarians who value disagreement over accord, who are usually prone to letting people say what they want to say, but put the veritable antithesis of "social-nazis" in the form of English Majors as your censors, then go straight to hell. Because that is where your platform and company are going - straight to hell.
I would have liked to have seen nearly all English majors get what they deserve - unemployment. Miserable unemployment while working at a cafe or bar. Egomanics who are lazy on top of it deserve no better. But now there is an entire industry that will gainfully employ English majors and that is the social media "Censor Industry." The modern day STASI. The modern day Gestapo. You have a bunch of lazy ego maniacs who are now going to burden the rest of us productive adults, who are trying to convey concepts, ideas, thoughts, and visions, with their pointless technical knowledge of linguistic law. Us real adults who are producing real thoughts and production now have to be burdened and bothered with our adjectives, adverbs, dangling participles and "wrong-think." And what was once the truly great and truly open environment of the internet, self-publishing, authoring, and social media NOW we have to contend with a gestapo agent in our midst lest we have a minor typo in our book or speak something that is wrong-think and caused some precious snowflake to be "offended."
I hated my English teachers before in my K-12 education. They were truly evil women whose evil was only outdone by their worthlessness. I'm glad most of them are dead and I'm glad most of them were never happy. But you fucking English majoring nazis who are nothing more than modern day STASI are not only worthless, but evil on a whole new level. At best you put your English-majoring-egos ahead of ideas and value nitpicking irrelevant typos in true genuises' works. At worst you're anti-free speech nazis who comb over people's posts and comments on social media, eliminating them because you lack the intelligence to merely disagree with another person's opinion. In the end though that's all you'll ever be - English majors.
Worthless, lazy, pieces of shit who could never write a book, never come up with an original idea, and can only get off by pointing out the irrelevant mistakes of others.
I am not much of one to believe in fateism, destiny, or prescribed futures. I believe in the individual. I believe in choice. I believe that a man is more or less in control of his own destiny as long as you don't live under tyranny.
However, this doesn't mean I don't believe in the environment, genetics, predisposition, or epigenetics. I acknowledge our environment, our parents, and our genetic lineage set some hard rules, parameters and boundaries within our lives that we all must abide by simply because we have no choice. I will most likely die from cancer. My theoretical future children would be short. But at the same time they would also be spectacularly brilliant as yours truly. These external realities are simply the rules we must abide by and the sooner you realize, accept, and acknowledge that, the better you'll do in life over all.
But there is an interesting grey area that arises for every man out there (and perhaps women too, but I cannot testify to that). And that is where your genetic lineage and history has sculpted into your hard-wired psyche that there is the "perfect woman." A "true love." Where a girl of a particular affliction, demeanor, candor, and character waltzes is, strikes you dumb, and you are all but helpless to fall for her.
So let me explain my theory as to why your genetics betray you.
I have no scientific proof. This is merely a theory. But you, me, and everybody else is a product of millions of years of evolution, but more importantly, individual experiences of our thousands of forefathers. Thousands of our forefathers saw saber tooth tigers and developed and honed the INCREDIBLE AND IMMEDIATE response to go into a defense mode, an attack mode, and do all that is within our ability to avoid getting killed by saber toothed tigers. And just as those experiences repeated over time has resulted in an auto-matic genetic instinct that goes so fast we don't have the ability to understand it as it happens, so to do I argue somewhere in your lineage a great great great great grandfather of yours fell head over heels in love with some quaint, darling, dainty dame who was so beautiful, so perfect, so wonderful, your forefather had no choice to fall for her completely.
Normally, this is the point in time that we explain where the girl betrayed him. Pulled the rug out from underneath him. Pulled the ball out from Charlie Brown. And thus your fore father learned his lesson.
But that didn't happen.
Somewhere, along your genetic lineage was a man who fell in true spectacular love with a woman, and even if it was a one off event, it was so powerful, so amazing, so true, that his experiences were thoroughly and forever scorched into your genetic lineage and psyche. And if you think about the statistics and math of this nearly every single male has the genetic code of a forefather who found a true and wonderfully amazing woman. And so powerful was that experience, 200, 500, 3,000 years later this genetic experience is now part of your psyche. And not only part of your psyche today, but I would argue (as men are the eternal optimists) we now have part of our genetic code to go and find such a girl as they are so rare, but so valuable, we'll blow multiple generations of men to find merely one in a score of generations.
Every man reading this right now knows precisely what I'm talking about.
For example there was a redhead at a bar in St. Paul who, within the first 5 seconds of seeing her, an uncontrollable response came from my entire being saying "I need to have her." You no doubt have walked about the normal course of your day, minding your own business, when FLASH, BAAMM! ALAKAZAM! some girl who you hadn't even uttered a single word to commanded a psychological, physical, and uncontrollable emotional response from you. And perhaps it wasn't coincidence, but a tortured circumstance where you were working with, studying next to, or otherwise placed near a girl that fired your up by her mere presence. Not a single word needs be said. She has the traits, characteristics, and similarities to the woman your great great great forefather fell fore, and when you see said traits, his genetics fire up because that was the most enjoyable, lively, and purposed point of existence in ALL of your genetic lineage.
There's just one problem. Your genetics betray you.
The red head I met in St. Paul no doubt had the characteristics and mannerisms that at one time fired the passions of a great great grandfather of mine somewhere in the past. But she wasn't that amazing woman that forever scribed part of my genetic code. She was another hipster, St. Paul "artist" who was dating a tatted up, unemployed loser who could only afford a bike in Minnesota for transportation. She was a loser and constantly needed money from her elder sister.
The brunette you fell hard for, for reasons you can't understand, is also a single mom of three different fathers, loaded with student debt and an attitude that makes her insufferable today. Yes, perhaps she walks the way the woman from 500 years ago walked that enthralled your great great great great great great grandfather, but that is not the same woman.
And yes, that latina goddess has the same eyes and demeanor as some woman who long ago in your genetic past made a forefather of yours slay a thousand men and truly made him happy. But that is her eyes and demeanor. Not her communist voting, her love for the state, or her adherence to feminism. Like Afro-Samurai's dad, that is not your father. That is something else.
It is a guarantee that, like me, you will meet more than one woman who shares some kind of genetic similarities to a truly amazing and wonderful woman that made a man's life in your genetic lineage one of the best lives ever. The trick is to have your frontal cortex override your genetics and entire hindbrain and realize there is no such thing as "chemistry." That woman that you "must have" is NOT the genetic angel and goddess from many generations past in your life, but a symbiant, a doppleganger, and nothing close.
Men today need to have the intelligence and independent thought to not let their genetics betray them. YOu need to realize that the majority of women today are more concerned about their careers, educations, politics and themselves than you that it is nearly impossible to find the 1-in-a-million woman some past relative of yours had which prompts an idealistic epigenetic gene in you today. The key is to immediately check yourself once you undescribably start falling for a girl when you haven't even spoken one word to her. I'm not saying don't take the chance, but realize that what's happening is your forefathers genetics are speaking. Not the girl. Because once she does, you'll quickly find out she's not the goddess your genetics are screaming she is.
The trick is to be smarter than your genetics and assess her cooly and accurately. Not emotionally. And not genetically.
It also reminds me of how the democrats were wise to court the gay community, something at least libertarian republicans could have done had they not been beholden to the religious right. Even with Trump the republicans just can't seem to grow a pair and get simple shit done. Guess the democrats will win another one.
What I love about feminism is its contradictory nature. On one hand it claims to help women, but on the other hand what it advocates for women makes their lives horrifically worse, if not outright wastes of lives.
Education, for example, sucks. Yes, it may lead to higher incomes. Yes, it might make you "educated." But it still takes inordinate amounts of time and money to attain. It is not the panacea solution to all of life's problems, and more often than not leads to financial ruination, especially in the case of women since they tend to major in worthless subjects. So, yes, women may all get college degrees, but usually they're just wasting their youth, time, and money, while also going into life-impairing debt to do so.
Career is another example. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the biggest con in human history was convincing women that working, commuting, and paying taxes was fun. And not only fun, but the most important thing in life that gave you value. Not your children. Not your loved ones. Not your spouse. And not your family. No, it was your Assistant Reserve Vice Diversity Assistant Deputy Director position at a non-profit. Worse, at least a plurality of women's careers are completely pointless as they produce nothing of value. Yes, there are female accountants and engineers and doctors and dentists, but for every one of these angels there's a score of non-profit, make-work, government type employees producing not one iota of GDP or value for society. It's bad enough you've been duped into thinking work and paying taxes is fun. It's tragic when your job is just a welfare program, but you still think you're a "professional."
Feminism's take on kids is another interesting example. Since nearly all emphasis is on the individual, putting one's career and education first, everything else takes a back seat in a feminism-believing woman's life. But this does nothing to quench the biological drive women have to breed. Thankfully, they have all those aforementioned non-profit, social worker type women to raise and outsource their kids to, allowing them to scratch that biological itch, without having to actually raise their own children. Perhaps I'm getting soft in my old age, but I would have thought being able to raise your kids would be one of the most important joys in life. But apparently not because it's just the act of breeding, and then kicking the kids off to a nanny or daycare that seems to be all the rage with modern mothers. Besides, we all know your career and education is more important than your own children.
And then there's feminism's hatred of women themselves. What I mean by this is feminism does not celebrate being female or femininity. Matter of fact feminism and feminists hate femininity. And if you look at what feminists and women in general are pushing for, it is to become men. They want to be men, they want men's jobs, they want men's careers, they even want to look and dress like men. Which is all fine and good, but I ask "Well what's so bad about being a woman? Don't you like being female? I thought you were FEMINists. Where's the feminine part?" This irony I've never been able to figure out as women seem to hate being women. But once again, feminism does nothing but harm women as it confuses millions of women to become something they're not, guaranteeing failure, misery, and psychopathy in the future.
But out of all the contradictions, self-harm, and self-delusional lies feminism has fooled women into buying, it's been their reprioritizing of men in their lives I find most amusing. I say "repriortization" because not all women are the same when it comes to their feminist treatment of men. Some outright hate men, blaming all their failures, bad decisions, stupid choices and consequences on men. Slightly better is the mere villification of men where they are privileged, constantly oppressing women, and whose "toxic masculinity" make them the sworn enemy of women. Slightly better than that is the "competitive and adversarial" treatment of men where you have to prove yourself to them and compete against them rather than work with them and support them. And "at best" is the "accessory man" where they're needed to have a husband and family, but you don't value them any more than you do your children or your SUV, because afterall they are merely an accessory to your life. But regardless of where you are on this scale, the point is men have been reprioritized from what was traditionally the number one thing in a woman's life to 3rd, 4th, 8th, or 227th, or dead last. Men are rarely put at #1 any more.
But I have a simple question. And one that I think men need to ask themselves as well as women.
If not men...then what?
There is a distinct difference I've noticed between the Red Pill/Manosphere community and their ideological opposite, feminism. And that distinct difference is that these redpill men or "masculinists" still insist on working out, dieting, and improving themselves. And the primary reason they strongly advocate self-improvement is because they still like women. Women are still the number one thing in their lives. And though they have a great and many qualms, criticisms, and outright complaints about women, they have not lied to themselves about whether women were the number one priority in their lives. They acknowledge reality. They acknowledge their biology. They are true to themselves. And thus they set forth on the path of self-improvement.
Feminists/modern women on the other hand have completely removed men from their priority list and in doing so have nothing but themselves to reflect on. So the "self improvement" they pursue is not couched within the intention of finding a man or improving themselves as a woman (as that would be doing that for a man), but anything but. Career, education, travel, "finding themselves," prada shoes, masters degrees, etc. Warped and self-centered philosophies such as "fat acceptance" and body mutilation via tattoos and piercings. Joining political crusades such as feminism, environmentalism, socialism, and veganism. And like hell if they're ever going to hit the gym, join a hiking group, or put forth the effort to be classically feminine. The result is an entire world where they are unanchored, listless, directionless, and purely materialistic. But thank god, because at least you "didn't financially rely on a man" because apparently that is the cardinal sin of all young women today.
But my point is not one to highlight the obvious empirical evidence of women becoming miserable creatures since they put men in 985th place in their lives. My point is to ask a simple question and hope the simple answer makes women (and men) realize what is most important in life - if not men, then what?
Biologically men and women are hard-wired and designed to pursue, fall in love, and have sex with one another. Men and women are also designed PHYSICALLY to be complimentary to one another (I'd show feminists a penis and vagina diagram but that might be too complicated for them). Men and women are also PSYCHOLOGICALLY designed to be complimentary to one another (men are weak where women are strong and vice versa). And, I don't know if you noticed this, but when men and women get together little humans are usually the result. The entire universe is telling men and women they need one another, are designed for one another, and should help one another....but women seem to think their Masters in Sociology is more important, oh, and men are oppressing them and need to be viewed as the enemy.
The key difference between today's masculinists and feminists is that at least the masculinists are not arrogant enough to believe they don't need, want, or like women. They live in the real world. They admit they want women in their lives because they at least know "well, what's the point with out them." Feminists have not only convinced themselves, but nearly every western woman alive today that men are completely unnecessary. And not only unnecessary, but usually a net negative in one's life. And their indoctrination has been so thorough and complete I doubt this impasse will ever end within any of our lifetimes. If Baby Boomer and Gen X women are any indication, women will ignore their biology and their hearts and double down on their feminist indoctrination, making the Franza box with cats a standard and not a stereotype well into the 2040's.
This then means that nobody is going to get what they really want and most of our lives will be wasted. But this doesn't mean there won't be a clear winner and loser. There is a consolation prize to win - sanity. For while those men who acknowledged their biological reality and at least admitted they liked women, they may not get women in their lifetimes, but at least they will know why. They will continue to self-improve, work out, be men for men's sake, but they will acknowledge and know that this just isn't their time. Women at this point in history just didn't put men first, and so enjoy the decline for what you can. Women, on the other hand, who subscribed to the lies of feminism, and put something as vapid and pointless as a career or taxes or their politics above all else will never know why they're miserable. They will always think it's bad luck they "just can't find a man." They will forever go into debt for degrees with negative ROI's. They will alienate their children by divorcing their families and outsourcing their children. And they will always view men as the enemy/adversary/competition, instead of the only thing that could really give them joy, happiness, and purpose in life.
GI Joe was right. Knowing is half the battle. And since this battle will be a draw, knowledge and the sanity that comes with it is all there is to win.
Remember, your career and education are more important than anything else. Except your politics, which is the only reason you have value and should live. Put ALL of your value in your politics you were trained to have in school and make sure you have no other reasons to live beyond socialist politics.
Cappy scoped out the Horsetooth Reservoir outside of Fort Collins, CO yesterday. Slowly migrating back to the Northern Command. Posts will return to normal upon my return. A podcast with The Great One is being made.
This is an important interview because before the "Cortes Crisis" I used to think the percent of women that hate or outright disregard men as sentient, fellow human beings was very small. Perhaps relegated to the delusional misandrist 10% that populate the world of Salon, XOJane, and American Universities. But a simple list on female beauty propelled AJ into the global stage. A list that was at worst PG, and 100% truthful.
We discuss the consequences, ramifications, and what it means that the world has lost it's collective shit when ONE man ACCIDENTALLY listed what men wanted in women. Please share with other young men (and women) in that this conversation NEEDS to be heard so young men know precisely what the odds are against them.
With the left's triumphant success of constantly getting more and more of their stuff paid for by other people, they also detach themselves from the real world they would have normally had to have work in. Since there is no consequences to acting like a child your entire life (because the government or rich parents will pay for you to live anyway) more and more leftists are showing signs of simple insanity.
And I'm not joking. This is real insanity. The real world and its harsh punishments should you step too much out of line would keep you operating and sane in the real world. But since punishment (not to mention starvation) has been eliminated in the western world, our people are decaying into the adult children most millennials and leftists are today.
Economics has one goal in mind - to maximize standards of living. This noble and never-ending goal sits at the heart of economics and has, by consequence, driven the majority of financial decisions made by government, corporations, academia, and other institutions (at least nominally anyway). Our decisions are to get us out of poverty, increase our incomes, extend our lives, and drive towards the unattainable goal of unlimited wealth so that at some point in the future we attain a "Star-Trekkian" future where money is eliminated because wealth is infinite. And it is in this pursuit of unlimited wealth, the economics profession has settled on a measure by which we measure standards of living today - GDP or "income" per capita.
GDP per capita is simply the entire economic production of a nation divided by its population. The measure is very simple since it takes all the "stuff" we make in an economy and divides it by the number of people who will consume it as it is "stuff" that matters and not money. Some times this causes confusion because your modern day college graduate and American sheep can't understand why money has no value and it is only "stuff" that does. These are the same people who cannot explain why we "can't just print off more money." So we dumb it down for these plebs by renaming the metric "income per capita" so they can focus on the money and not the underlying production. Regardless, the modern standard we use to gauge living standards remain "GDP per capita."
As technology advances, economies become more efficient, and capitalism delivers to every practical whim and desire of people, the marginal utility we derive from perpetually increasing and varied selections of "stuffs" goes down. And while the majority of American sheep are obsessed about buying Ferraris, granite counter-tops, and the latest in 40-Something-New-York-Spinster-Hand-Bag-Fashion, minimalists have long ago made the philosophical epiphany that none of these things do much to technically increase standards of living, let alone happiness in life, above and beyond their basic, mundane counterparts. A used Kia Rio will deliver the exact same amount of transportation as a Ferrari. A Wal-Mart handbag will deliver the same amount of utility and fashion as a Nordstom's purse. A healthy home cooked meal will deliver the same nutrition as a $50 sushi dinner. And a small, humble mother in law apartment, the same lodging as a pimped out $700,000 suburbanite McMansion. When you add it up, the vast majority of people's incomes are spent on things that do NOTHING to increase standards of living, but rather feed their vanity, ego, pride, and arrogance.
But for those of us with our heads out of our asses, yes, the majority of money now being spent does nothing to improve standards of living. Matter of fact, the majority of spending harms people's long term standards of living in that it's mostly debt-spending. So for the few of us who live in the real world and are interested in economics a new standard of living metric is needed and called for.
May I introduce "The Percent of Life Lived Free?"
As we asymptotically erode poverty, hunger, strife, and economic hardship away, the amount of "things" we own become increasingly worthless. Yes we need food. Yes we need transportation. Yes we need lodging. And I will even admit the occasional indulgence in renting a Ferrari or eating sushi is called for in life. But soon (I would argue today) most everybody has all their material needs satisfied. You're not starving. You're not homeless. You're not even uncomfortable. The "biggest problem" you face in life is that your dad didn't buy you the latest iPhone as you major in Sociology at Middlebury. So if material things no longer matter, nor determine true standards of living, what does?
Specifically time lived free. And not just the nominal amount of time you lived free, but what percent of your total time on this planet you lived free.
Take for example, Steve Jobs. That man was infinitely rich, estimated to have had a net worth of $10 billion. I say "had" because he died in 2011 at the age of 56. Thusly, he epitomizes the merit and worth of using a metric such as "The Percent of Life Lived Free" measure.
First, he shows how material or financial wealth is a completely worthless measure. The net worth of your average American is $100,000. Steve Jobs' net worth was 100,000 times that. Do you honestly think Steve Jobs lived a life 100,000 times better than you? Like the sports car he drove was 100,000 times better than the Buick you or I drive? Or the food he ate at fine dining establishments was 100,000 times better than the Subway sandwich we ate today? That his toilet or his toilet paper was 100,000 times better than yours? Be you Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Bob Bobson or Jerome Jeromeson we all come out of the gate with the same 74 years of life expectancy, and barring poor health or truly tragic circumstances, our lives on the grand scheme of things are on par with one another.
Second, speaking of tragic circumstances, look at what all that money did for Steve Jobs as he passed away from cancer at 56. This harshly and starkly reminds us that while you're obsessing about your car payments or wifeypoo is obsessing about living in a posh neighborhood or junior is obsessing about having the latest iPhone, realize wealth doesn't ultimately determine how much of the world's most important commodity you get - time. Yes, on average you can expect to have 75 incredibly short years on this planet if you're a male and 83 if your female. But if you have bad genetics, poor health habits, or just plain get hit by a truck, the amount of that precious commodity can be snuffed out in a nanosecond even if you do have the latest in New York Spinsterwear-Fashion or you are Jeff Bezos himself. And since all your material needs are met on this planet, the only logical conclusion is to put "time" at the absolute top of your priority list and "things" at the absolute bottom.
Finally, what did Steve Jobs do with his precious 56 years of life?
One could argue revolutionize the world. Drastically increase and improve people's standards of living. Employ thousands of people. And all these things are true. But what did Steve Jobs get to do with his own life for Steve Jobs?
The answer is "work."
Steve Jobs worked his entire life.
Tragically, this is like the cop who gets killed 2 years before retirement. He busted his ass off all those years. Working the night shift. Going through training. Putting his life on the line. And just before he's about to actually retire and start living life for himself - blamo. Dead. Game over. No more quarters.
Both men are saints and martyrs of sorts in that they served society. But they tragically did nothing for themselves, save slave away for others. And this introduces the most vital part of "The Percent of Life Lived Free" measure - freedom. What percent of your already-bought-and-paid-for-by-technology-and-capitalism-life did you live free?
Admittedly, unless you're Mark Dayton, nobody can live their life 100% free. You have to at least work a modicum of hours to generate the income needed to support yourself and afford yourself a life. But you should minimize this as much as possible so you spend the majority of your time living life instead of working for it. And here Americans are in desperate need of an economic spanking epiphany because almost like an addict, they seem hell-bent on enslaving their entire lives away to unnecessary materialism.
The first thing to setting yourselves free and drastically increasing your standards of living would be to stop going into debt by buying egregiously stupid things.
What are these "egregiously stupid things?"
Most things you conformist sheep go into debt for.
McMansions you can't afford. Cars you can't afford. Designer and brand name clothes you can't afford. And let's not forget our millennial brothers and sisters - incomprehensibly stupid college degrees you can't afford.
Out of the $14 trillion in household debt, I would conservatively estimate $12 trillion of it is on vanity, pride, egotism, and other forms of "egregiously stupid things." And if you were to simply not borrow this money in the first place, you would not have to be a slave for literally decades of your life just to pay for the compounded interest on these debts.
The second thing, stop being careerists.
To this day the greatest scam ever pulled on humanity was convincing women that work was good. That paying taxes was great. Going into debt so you can be a slave to an employer was what gave you value in life. And to hell with the husband and the children. Those Jimmy Choo shoes are worth your $175,000 in student loans, the $3,000 a month New York apartment, and the 2 hour commute. To be intellectually honest, men also fall for this, but our roles have been traditionally to be the bread-winner and so pursuing a career or being a careerist made a little more sense. But here again, men are equally stupid to borrow money for a sports car, a boat, an MBA, and a "sweet apartment near downtown where all the action is."
Regardless, the point is, whether it is debt that forces you to be your employer's slave, or leftist propaganda that fools you into thinking being a careerist-slave is what gives you value in life, you're still a slave. You're still WORKING AND NOT HAVING FUN. You're Steve Jobs pissing away your life on a career and not enjoying your rapidly dwindling life For example at this moment right now Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) is no doubt making billions I will never have. But she is stuck in an office, a meeting, dealing with some incompetent managerial problem of the day, and is never untethered from her phone. But after I'm done writing this piece (which took two hours), I'm going to do what I did yesterday - golf, eat a good meal, go for a hike, hang out with some friends and podcast with some buddies. Oh, and I'll probably live just as long too. But even if I didn't. Even if I died tomorrow. I lived a higher percent of my life free, doing what I wanted, than pretty much all of the world's billionaires combined.
And finally, "how are the children?" As people put money, careers, and material things above everything else in life, they damn their lives to debt, toil, slavery, and work. But in doing so, not only do they damn themselves to waste their lives, they pass up on the most important thing in life - other people.
The most tragic example of this is parents who outsource their kids to daycare and school. Not only does this empirically prove they love their careers and themselves more than their own children, they are passing up on the only thing that can truly give them value in life - other people. Admittedly, it is awesome working 2-4 hours a day, from restaurants, bars, and cafes, only to knock off at 1PM to golf, ride motorcycles, adventure, hike mountains, and frankly, do whatever the hell I want to do.
But like everything else, novelty wears off even the most exciting of hobbies because all hobbies are finite. Humans and the human mind are not finite. They are infinite. They change and evolve and challenge and debate and everything else only humans can do which make them the only things you can truly love and cherish in life, giving life its ultimate value. And preferring things, money, stuff, McMansions, careers, education, debt, and yourself over other people is not only foolish, it is hands down the quickest way to ensure your standards of living are as low as possible. Therefore, I contend maximizing "The Percent of Life Lived Free" by spending time with loved ones (and your own interesting hobbies of course) and AS LITTLE AS TIME AS POSSIBLE AT WORK is not only the future of standards of living, but is so today...if you so choose.
Of course, this little article is not going to outgun the trillions of dollars spent annually by advertising agencies, the government, the education industry, Hollywood, and other American institutions, causing you to start valuing your time over things. And it's certainly not going to convince the mass of American sheeple to start valuing other people over themselves. But it doesn't have to. This article was written for intelligent people who want to think critically about life and economics and truly enjoy their time on this planet, however long or short that may be. And if you simply get rid of your stuff, spend within your means, put the love of your fellow man ahead of things, and avail yourself of the time you've been granted on this planet, I can guarantee you will not be on your deathbed wishing you spent more time with your kids...instead of being alone because you outsourced them to a nanny.
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Good news everyone! Starting in on my new book, titled "How Not to Become a Millennial: The Salvation Guide for Generation Z."
As indicated before in my podcast, it will be the defining book of the Millennial generation, yet ironically not written for them as I believe they are beyond hope and beyond help. No amount of reason, evidence, or empiricism will ever get through to them, so it's futile to try to "help them" or "save them." However, this doesn't mean the Millennial generation has no value. They have great value in that they can serve as the largest warning in the history of the world for others. Namely, people who still have a future - Generation Z.
As per the book description:
"The world's largest sociological experiment has failed right in front of our eyes and it's vital younger generations learn from it. That experiment was the Millennials. Bankrupt, broke, living at home, brainwashed, physically revolting, in debt, jobless, mentally ill, celibate, and no hope whatsoever of salvaging what remains of their lives, it's important Generation Z learn from this disaster of a generation so that they might not suffer the same fate and actually stand a chance at happiness and a future. But it will be harder than you think! The Millennials weren't formed in a vacuum or by accident. They were shaped by leaders, parents, teachers, media, counselors, schools, and other institutions in America into the failures that they are today. And those same people are the ones currently leading Generation Z down the exact same path of destruction, debt, misery, and failure. Be smart. Learn from the carnage that is the Millennial generation and realize you're being lied to right now. Look at the spectacular failure the Millennials have become and realize who made them that way. You only get one shot in life. For god's sake make sure you don't become a Millennial."
The description is subject to revision, however, while I'm good at words, I am not so good at art. Therefore I'm announcing a "Cover Art Competition" for any intrepid artists interested in designing the cover for my new book. It can be designed, drawn, painted, etc., it just needs to capture the epitome and essence of the Millennial generation, thus visually "scaring Generation Z straight."
If you have a submission, please contact me at email@example.com. But I am warning you now. I do not want any low-grade "copy and paste" crap that can be made in some kind of "cover creator" with shitty graphics that remind you of a "for profit college" commercial during daytime TV. I want a damn good looking cover that's clever, artistic, and looks professional. The winner will get his/her site and name cited in the book and $250. Please share this with anybody you think might be interested.
With body positivity, self love, and big is beautiful being so thoroughly ensconced into the minds of any woman younger than a boomer, why would you invest in a company that promotes thinness instead of lies?
I find it hilarious that Oprah, who promoted all this big-is-beautiful-bullshit over her career, would invest in something that NOW promotes traditional female standards of beauty. She was instrumental in eliminating traditional beauty standards, but thinks a business in "Making Women Thin Again" has a profitable future?
Oprah made telling a lies a multi-billion dollar empire. I suggest she sticks with what she knows.
T'was the part of my annual snowbird pilgrimage where after visiting my cabal of friends in the Phoenix/Tucson area, I would make my way west to visit my cabal of friends in San Diego. It was convenient that the ride takes about 7 hours, because that would be enough time to listen to Roosh V's latest book "Lady."
I wanted to listen to Roosh's latest book because I too have been contemplating writing a version of Bachelor Pad Economics for women. This was in part to diversify my reading audience, in part because it is sorely needed, but also because of posterity. Advice for men has been thoroughly produced and provided by red pill authors over the decade, yet there is a woeful dearth of it for women. However, I say "posterity" because I am no fool. It is highly doubtful women will ever read, let alone incorporate anything red pill today, especially when there are much sweeter tasting lies published by the likes of Oprah, Ellen, Sheryl, Michelle, and Hillary. So I was very curious to see what advice Roosh would provide to women, much in the same manner he has done for men.
The answer is - a lot.
"Lady" is a very good first attempt of introducing some red pill reality and olive branching to women. I said before that "Game" was the most pro-women book ever written by a man, but Roosh outdid himself this time by providing a practical and truthful guide to women who are serious about finding love, family, agency, and happiness in life. And that's the main selling point - it's truthful. It's honest. Roosh doesn't lie, he isn't sarcastic, he isn't intellectually dishonest. Like his previous works he is clinical and has the reader's best interests at heart. You may disagree with what he's saying, and even some red pill men would disagree with some of his tactics or advice. But there is no doubt that Roosh genuinely wants to help women with the advice, wisdom, and experience he has gained over the past 15 years. And any women who read AND ADHERE to this book will have more success in their lives than if they read 20 books by Oprah.
There are only three minor-to-medium problems with the book, none of which are the fault of the author, as much as it is what he's trying to accomplish with the book.
First, Roosh leads off the first chapter by adroitly addressing the key differences between men and women in terms of how they read, take advice, and problem solve. It was necessary as men and women are different and Roosh has written exclusively for men in the past. He points out that women think more emotionally, place more weight on feelings that cold hard logic, solve problems differently, and to that extent took it upon himself to read several female-authored self-help books to make his writing more conducive and receptive to female readers.
He then proceeds to lay down THE HARSHEST, HARDEST, BLUNTEST PHILOSOPHICAL TRUTH BOMBS WITH ICY COLD LOGIC SAUCE ON TOP THAT YOU WILL EVER READ. I'm not complaining about this at all. The prologue is some of the best writing I've ever read about the point and purpose to life, the reason for the sexes, and a brilliant economic connecting of materialism and unhappiness I ever read. But I found myself laughing aloud because he essentially promised these women he would use lotion and be gentle, but just went in raw on their brains. Sadly, I fear most women will not even get past the prologue (I honestly don't think they'll even pick up the book) thus never reaching his intended audience, but for a male-reading audience it was funny (and intellectually stimulating) as hell.
Second, though the book is essentially a guide (only about 150 pages in paper), it is too dense, too intense, and simply too much new (and revolutionary) information for your average western woman to digest and understand in one sitting. There is so much new and different thought in this book to your average woman, it would be like plopping her down in front of a table full of food and trying to make her eat it in 5 minutes. One of Roosh's main complaints about reading the female-authored books in preparation for his was that they took too long to get to the point, but perhaps that is precisely the speed at which women optimally enjoy and take in new information. If he really wanted to get red pill/realistic philosophy into the minds of women, he would have to amortize this mere 150 page guide out into what I fear would be a 4 book, 250 pages each, series. I know I wouldn't have read it. I doubt Roosh would have written it. But the amount of new information, theories, and philosophies he's trying to upload into the reader's mind would need to be drastically diluted and spread out.
Finally, the book was too tedious for me. This is 100% because I am not the intended audience and I am also fully aware of what needs to be done to "make women happy again." Of course if you're a woman, or you are not familiar with red pill philosophy, you won't have this problem. It will all be new material, the philosophies will be thought provoking, and it WILL give you AT MINIMUM a different opinion on life even if it is a bit much to digest. But if you are familiar with the red pill, "Lady" is kind of basic "Red Pill 101 for Women" and you're not going to learn anything really new. Thus, for most of my reading audience, I would just read the prologue for the aforementioned spectacular nuclear level philosophical truth-bombing, and perhaps pass the book onto a female loved one you wish to spare the fate of Sheryl Sandberg or Lena Dunham.
These three minor problems aside, the truth is this book would do more to make women happy than all the affirmative action, government programs, women's empowerment seminars, Oprah books, and liberal arts masters degrees combined. It does so simply because it's based in truth, whereas the latter are simply lies. The problem is, of course and as always, that women prefer lies over truth. And well-written as Roosh's book is, I doubt it will overcome the trillions we've spent over the past five decades brainwashing women to abandon being women and become the thing they hate - men. But let the record show that this book does prove something beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Roosh does not hate women. He actually cares about them and is trying to help them. You just disagree and hate the help he is trying to give you. Which is like hating a doctor who recommends treating your cancer with chemo, when you want him to instead recommend Tylenol, which is fine. Just don't expect your cancer to go away. And just don't expect to be happy in life.