Summary: Enough analysis. Now we look at solutions to end the gender wars. What will bring balance to to society? Inevitable forces are in motion, bringing both good and bad news.
The eight previous posts in this series described how the insights of Game and the Red Pill are dark knowledge, washing away the foundations of our current social order, which have been (and continue to be) molded by radical feminism. Now we come to the likely next step in America’s evolution. It is the usual result of dark knowledge: revolution (more precisely, a counter-revolution). This posts assumes some familiarity with the previous posts in the series.
The past 60 years of feminists’ changes to society are the logical evolution of western individualism (details here). Men’s awareness of these changes led to the counter-revolution now beginning. There are no white and black hats here, no good guys and bad girls or vice versa. Many factors created today’s precarious situation.
- Reduced gender polarization, now with commonplace unisex dress and unisex behavior (e.g., narrowing the drinking gap). To help make the next generation more unisex, we are naming girls with boy’s names at an accelerating rate.
- The shift of marriage from a life partnership to a contract bound by romantic love (Dalrock: “Embracing no fault divorce is the natural result of elevating romantic love to a moral force“).
- The rise of Girls’ Game: romance, party-of-her-life, marriage, kids, divorce, money, and independence. This became feasible after the reforming of marriage to allow no-fault no-stigma divorce with community property & child support (details here). She looks in your eyes and vows “until death” while aware she can easily dump you – and gain the independence (autonomy) she has been raised to value so highly.
- Women’s revealed preference for “bad boys” and dislike of “nice guys”. Taylor Swift sings for this generation of young women.
While well intended, these changes destroyed the patriarchal basis of gender relations (look at old films, in which much of guy’s behavior is harassment by today’s standards). But patriarchy was men’s reward for joining the rat race (see here and here). This makes marriage a high-risk, low reward bet for men. So hook-ups replace dating and marriage rates have begun a long fall (perhaps crashing in the next decade or two).
Marriage is the foundation of the Republic. It ties individuals into the whole of society and connects this generation to the future. Its decay will force radical changes to America. Perhaps larger changes than those of the past few generations. Who put us on this path? What comes next?
“Lyndon, you may be right and they may be every bit as intelligent as you say. But I’d feel better if one of them had run for sheriff once.”
— The great and crafty Sam Rayburn, Speaker of House in the 1940s and 1950s, speaking to VP LBJ about the all-star JFK cabinet. From David Halberstam’s The Best and the Brightest.
The feminist revolution was the product of an American class of mandarins, distant cousins of those who ruled China for 1300 years. Although trained in universities, they are more than intellectuals or the “the chattering classes.” They go directly into politically powerful fields (law, academia, government, think tanks). They have theories which they confidently impose on America using the courts, legislatures, and agency diktats – without testing or experimentation. We are their lab rats. For example, no-fault divorce (there are few conservatives in America: this radical change was signed by Governor Reagan in 1969).
Contrast this with previous generations of America’s leaders. Many were officers in the military. Sam Rayburn was a teacher. Hubert Humphrey was a pharmacist and ran a drug store. Men started on Wall Street doing menial jobs. While connections and wealth produced rapid advancement, they had at least some experience with life on the street.
A revolution run by academics, lawyers, and bureaucrats will eventually have results like the war run by the Best and Brightest. Fortunately, the last stage – helicopter evacuations from the only remaining base – is far off. We can still change our fate
“I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the Boston telephone directory than by the 2,000 people on the faculty of Harvard University.”
— William Buckley on “Meet the Press”, 17 October 1965.
Men standing alone
Almost all the institutions in America have joined the new orthodoxy, from the Boy Scouts to conservative Christian organizations. (see here and here). So the men who rebel are outlaws as they craft individual solutions, such as Game and MGTOW (men going their own way). Learning the body of lore created is taking the Red pill.
The bottom line: today misogyny provides a competitive advantage to men in the “dating” market (an emerged outcome in a market where women set the rules). This success has made misogyny respectable again in some circles.
As previous posts describe, these are expedients developed on the street. Like first aid, they are the best that can be done on the street. They work to varying degrees for individual men, but with a cost to them and society.
So far their effect on society is small, but their growth might follow an “s” curve. If so, they will become massive disruptions. Game is toxic to feminism. Red Pill knowledge is poison to marriage. Together they can destabilize society, but not create a new order. As Thomas Kuhn showed for science, social systems can be proven dysfunctional – but they cannot be abandoned. They will continue until replaced by new systems (details here).
Now for the bad news
Feminists’ revisions to marriage are serious, but another effect of the gender revolution is much more important. The new order provides few mechanisms to socialize men. Schools did it for most; now they wage war on boys. Marriage did it for most, but it might be dying. Sports teams do it weakly. The military do it for a few.
Boy Scouts does this well, but I suspect Scouting will decay from the coming massive influx of girls seeking to put “Eagle Scout” on their resumes. Troops becoming “Eagle factories” are already a serious and growing weakness in Scouting; this might push Scouting over the edge – becoming a different kind of organization, one less useful to society.
Worst of all, American boys that show spirit are often drugged into submission. At Scout camp I sadly watched the long lines of boys getting drugged every morning.
The results are already visible. Economists fret about the invisible men vanishing from the workforce. Educators worry about the increasing drop-out rates of boys. Those are indicators of a serious rot. See the rise of booze, drugs, sports, and games as alternatives to the rat race. We are creating crops of young men alienated from America society. No sensible society does this.
Now for the good news. And the worst news.
“Remember, night is always coming.”
— An important reminder, said by the great god Ra in Gods Of Egypt.
This is a self-correcting problem. The solution is pack formation. Packs are men standing together in a hostile environment. These new packs will attract women (that is part of their BIOS). These groups will form coalitions to push through social and political reforms. More important, from these groups will come new values and new institutions.
Pack formation is an automatic process. It is hard-wired into men. It is part of our BIOS (the core operating system in a PC’s permanent memory). This is a last resort safeguard for society. I believe we are already seeing it in action, on a very small scale.
Now for the worst news. Like all our core programming, this process is effective but amoral. It allows the group’s survival, but we might not like its solutions. They might horrify us, as they sometimes have in the past.
The next post describes this future, and how it means an end to the gender wars.
See the other posts in this series about World War G (Gender)
- As the Left’s social revolution wins victories, a revolt begins.
- The coming crash as men and women go their own way.
- Is a return to traditional values possible?
- Starting World War G: the gender wars.
- Men find individual solutions.
- Society changes as men learn the Dark Triad.
- Modern dating: is the only winning move is not to play?
- Game is toxic to feminism
- Red Pill knowledge is poison to marriage.
- The end to World War G (the gender wars)
- The coming counter-revolution in society.
- The next phase of the gender wars will end the gender wars.
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Two great books to help us understand our situation
Sex in History by Reay Tannahill.
Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty by Nancy Etcoff.