We live in a time when it is acceptable for a man to not really stand for anything. In fact, it is imperative that he remain in a precipitously fluid condition where he is sufficiently committed to the allowable opinions, but not so much that his views can’t quickly change as they do. The totality of Western institutions is undergoing a perpetual revolution in which what was the moral truth today was not the case yesterday and will not be tomorrow. Anything that retroactively violates that truth must be condemned and removed.
To cope with this continuous upheaval, men have by and large abandoned sincerity and authenticity, at the very least in their outward, public behavior.
One of the reasons that Masculine Geek exists is because there is a perception that certain hobbies, interests or studies considered “geeky” are also regarded as unmasculine. However, when one examines history, we find that these were often the passions of famous, powerful and unquestionably manly men.
So when and how did the disconnect occur?
There are many possibilities. Having watched Vox Day’s Voxversity on the socio-sexual hierarchy, particularly regarding gammas, I have one potential theory.
I have to start with a couple of stories before I get to my point. I would imagine that by the time I get to my point, you, Dear Reader, will have gotten the point. Let’s get going shall we?
Back in 2004 I met a woman online. This was before “swipe apps” and dating sites were really just starting to become a thing. If my memory serves me correctly, I met this woman on MySpace.
She and I begin a dialogue, which turns to checking out each others pictures, which turns into both of us sending each other more recent pictures, which turns into flirty texting, which turns into phone calls, which turns into Skype calls, which turns into both of us deciding to meet in Vegas for a weekend getaway.
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One of my favorite writers is Jack Donovan, author of “The Way of Men” and “Becoming a Barbarian.” His works have been an indispensable guide for men such as myself seeking to understand masculinity and build male friendships within the context of 21st Century, post-modern Western culture.
Recently I spent an afternoon reading his latest work, “A More Complete Beast.” Like his other books, it is a relatively short read, but each page seems to contain at least one if not two paragraphs of hard-hitting truths and observations.
In reflection, here are some key takeaways that are relevant for any man searching for meaning and purpose in the West.
Masculinity today is an option, and few want you to choose it