Focused Action: The Male Imperative

Action is the path of masculinity. Women wait. Women react and respond to the world around. As a man, you must act. The current situation in the west is very hostile to masculinity. It promotes a version of manhood that is broken in spirit from disassociated work, who comes home, kills the spiritual pain through alcohol and numbs the mind through Netflix and video games. We men are constantly bombarded with images of manhood that presents men as weak, lazy, stupid and ruled by superior women.

Another show about an incompetent pussy? Amazing Idea!

By contrast, all images of genuine manhood are painted as misogynist, violent, outdated, medieval. Fuck that. We need more of the medieval. Men need to get their collective head out of women’s vaginas. Time to cut the cord boys. This isn’t about hatred towards women. I love women and have been very happily married for years. But I do not walk around my house on eggshells clinging to my wife’s apron. I take action. How do you spend your time as a man? You cannot fall back on the “I work X hours a day…” Who gives a shit. That equates to the minimum duty of a man. There are 24 hours in a day and it is time to act, to use your time. Here I will list some masculine imperatives.

Lift and lift heavy

As a man, strength is your most dominant physical trait. Maybe you think you are already strong. You aren’t. As it happens, raw strength is one of the traits that women find most attractive in men. But who cares about that. If you are getting strong merely to impress women, you are doing it wrong. You don’t lift to appease some pseudo-image of your mommy-wife or mommy-girlfriend. You lift because you are a man and strength is your birthright. When you lift you increase your testosterone and gain the power to perform the actions that men are born to perform. Saying that lifting heavy is for “juiceheads” and people with low IQ is a weak excuse and complete bullshit. I am about to finish a doctorate and you better believe I lift heavy.

Martial activity

Putin is in his 60s and still a badass.
“Man shall be trained for war, and woman for the recreation of the warrior: all else is folly.” – Nietzsche

There is a reason that the symbol of manhood is the symbol of Mars. Men are born for war. Now, there are many kinds of war in the world. The war of the mind, the spirit, and the body. Today we live in an information age that often prizes the skills of a computer programmer or economist over that of physical capability. It is an easy trap to fall into, to simply focus on what seems most effective and practical in today’s world. We as men tend to be pragmatic creatures who have little use for surface value or mere sentimentality. But engaging in martial activity (and lifting) have deep psychological and spiritual effects. You don’t train martial skills with the aim or goal of going out and beating someone’s ass. You should do it because you are a man, and to contest other men, even in play-fighting or sporting ways fulfills a deep biological and mental need. I’m not going to get into debates over the various styles and ways. It doesn’t matter. Train Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Judo, wrestling, boxing or anything else you want. Those gyms that engage in a lot of sparring or practice matches are to be preferred, because this is what puts your brain and your blood against another man. As per Tyler Durden: “How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?”

Gratuitous inspiring movie clip:

Have a male circle, and do things

Men nowadays spend too much time around women and in mixed-sexes scenarios. Most professions men work at now are full of women. These men then come home and spend the rest of their night with their wives. This is far too much estrogen boys. Time to come play with the men. Too many guys get married, have kids, and then let their wives cut their balls off. Get the hell out of the house and around some other guys and do things. And no, I don’t mean go over to a buddy’s house to play video games. If you have let your male friendships lapse because of marriage then reforge those friendships or make new friends. Meet people at the gym or at your dojo (you should be going to these, remember). Go out with some buddies for drinks. Go hunting, fishing, rock climbing, bowling, whatever. Just set aside some time for male activity. Don’t plan to just “hang out.” This will lead to you sitting around like women. Always plan for action. Go hike on a trail–this costs nothing and wakes you up to the world around you.

But…muh wife and her feelz!

You need to help with the dishes!

Some of you might think wistfully, “man I wish I had time for that, but the wife…blah blah blah.” Fuck that. Fuck her. Seriously. Do me a favor. Go find your wife’s purse and dig around in there until you find your balls, then reattach them. The truth is, while I think you should engage in the activities above for the sake of your own manhood, these activities are very attractive to any woman who isn’t fat and insecure. Don’t be fooled by this “be yourself” garbage. Women don’t want you to be yourself, they want you to be a badass. Don’t listen to what women say, pay attention to what they do. Women are attracted to men who can lift, fight, and who go outside and do things. Think about the images of manhood that women are attracted to. It isn’t a fat dork crying at a lifetime movie. The pictures generally show men who are dirty, working with their hands, who are strong a physically imposing.

By Odin’s Beard!

There is a reason so many women were attracted to Chris Hemsworth in the movie Thor. He is a viking walking around in a world of beta males. He drinks his coffee and smashes the cup. He saves the girl and then GTFO to go do other manly things. He doesn’t sit around on the couch hoping that his woman will give him pity sex. Instead he smashes things with a huge hammer.

Fatherhood and Commercials

Lately I’ve seen a few ads that are honoring fathers. They really stood out to me, because in this feminist-brainwashing society we live in, men are typically vilified and the traditional role of fatherhood is completely crapped on. It is good to see at least in some quarters people haven’t forgotten the absolutely essential role of a father.

Countless studies have shown that children who are raised with a father present in their lives do better in school, are healthier, are much less likely to get in trouble or go to jail, and are much more successful in their relationships with others (both romantic and otherwise). Fathers are needed to raise normal, healthy boys and girls. Feminism wishes to dismiss this, but biology and science don’t lie.

8 Things women just don’t do anymore (that they should!)

Watch your mouth woman!

I was really surprised to see this article in a mainstream media source, and written by a woman. This is part of a trend lately of many women realizing that feminism has brought them nothing but misery. Basically it says that women need to:

  1. Cook
  2. Clean
  3. Fix his plate
  4. Watch your mouth
  5. Dish out compliments
  6. Keep yourself up
  7. Dress up for dates
  8. Anticipate his needs

A lot of this really aligns with what I wrote in Mind, Body, and Soul for Women, and it is nice to see a woman pretty much agreeing with me. The comment section on the article is a riot, with all the feminists screaming for justice. That’s okay though. Because those women will be alone and miserable, while the women who follow these principles will have much happier marriages.

The only one I don’t really agree with is #5. Any man who needs to be complimented to keep up his self-esteem is weak. A man needs to be self-motivated and drive towards his purpose. A compliment to a man from his woman is fine, but I have never sat around thinking, “gee, I really hope the wife tells me my shirt looks nice…” That is just Beta.

You can read the original article here.

Mind, Body and Soul for Women

I have already said quite a bit about Mind, Body and Soul for men. Now it is time to consider how women fit into this idea.

Female Development

Describing and detailing female development and optimal modes of living is not something that I have written on much in the past. Primarily this is because I am a man and I simply figured that such writing would be best left in the hands of other women. But I have come to the realization that most of what women tell other women today is the worst sort of advice imaginable and leads to lonely, childless lives of quiet desperation. Recently this trend has been reversing in the United States as women choose to leave carers to stay home.

Mind

I consider the proper place of a woman to be in the home, taking care of her husband and children. This being the case, some might think that I would not press for the development of a woman’s mind, that I would desire a empty-headed bimbo who just piddles around the house. Nothing could be further from the truth. The idea of the empty-minded housewife is ridiculous, because a good wife and mother needs to be mentally developed to a degree that might surprise you. Where a man’s basic focus is on mechanical aptitude, a woman’s skill set must draw from many areas. Just as we often don’t think of mechanical aptitude as “knowledge,” a traditional woman often doesn’t get much credit for the information and skills she must master. The Bible instructs the older women to “admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God will not be discredited” (Titus 2:3-5). Now let’s break those skills down into modern terms:

  • Cleaning / Organization – Harder than it sounds for some people, a woman should be able to organize her house in a way that it isn’t messy or cluttered
  • Nutrition – A woman is the gatekeeper for her family’s health. Understanding what eating healthy means is especially important in today’s world of garbage foods, and understanding all of it requires a lot of reading.
  • Education – A woman should be able to homeschool her children, at least through the elementary stage. She needs a solid understanding of mathematics, English grammar, history, and other basic subjects so that she can educate her children.
  • Cooking – Being able to prepare food that is economical, nutritious, and tasty is no small feat.
  • Interior Design – Women bring grace and beauty to the world.
  • Clothing Construction – Being able to make and mend clothing is an ancient female craft.
  • Child Development – As a woman will spend a great deal of time raising her kids and preferably homeschooling, understanding the stages of growth is critical.
  • Personal Finance – While men should oversee the overall budget, a woman manages the household funds and needs to understand finances.

While many women will specialize and gain very high skill in one or more of these areas, basic mastery of all of them is essential. I mean, who cares if a woman can sew really fancy dresses if she can’t even cook a pot roast?

Just as with men, a woman should never be satisfied with her aptitude in the above skills. She should read up on scientific breakthroughs in nutrition and child development (for example). She should use her free time to hone her clothing construction skills or better understand organization.

While most men under 40 weren’t really taught the traditional skills of manhood, the situation for women is much worse. It is actually rare to find a young women today who knows how to cook or sew. What is even more preposterous is that I have seen a few of these women become “housewives,” but lord only knows what they do, other than throwing some frozen lasagna in the oven.

Body

She sees a spider on the ceiling.

Unlike a man, a woman doesn’t need to focus on projecting physical power (it would be a waste of time anyway). Generally, a woman needs to focus on staying slim and flexible. While there is nothing wrong with women lifting, I think a good combination of cardio and yoga provide the optimal benefits for a woman. Besides the obvious benefits for health, a woman who stays fit and attractive will have a healthier marriage. Men dread the idea of tying the knot with a cute girl and then after ten years coming home to this:

Now I won’t even get into the retarded current idea of SJWs that “fat is beautiful.” Fat women are not beautiful, they are fat. The same goes for men, but there is this current idea, especially among modern American women, that they should just accept their bodies and joyfully accept their fat rolls. Let me tell you something. You may fool yourself, but you aren’t going to fool men. And you aren’t going to fool biology when you die of obesity-related health problems. This doesn’t mean that men want you to diet until you look like skeletor:

For the love of…get that woman a feeding tube!

 

There is a nice, healthy range for women and it doesn’t take a genius to figure this out. But if you want specific figures, most men are fine with a woman being anywhere from 16%-30%:

Anything over 32% is considered obese in a woman by the medical community. That 16%-30% body fat range is also synonymous with what is most healthful for a woman. And this of course makes perfect sense. When men desire a fit woman, it isn’t degrading to women. A man’s biology tells him to select a healthy mate. A man’s preferences are actually beneficial to women, as it puts pressure on her to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Soul

A woman’s connection to the divine is most often found in her self-sacrificing nature, in giving of herself to others. Despite the idea that men are the more active and women the more passive, in terms of spiritually, a woman is typically much more active than a man. As Scripture says, “Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control” (1 Tim. 2:15). For a mother who truly cares for her children gives her life over for them in so many ways.

But this same principle can be extended to others as well. It is no coincidence that the majority of elementary school teachers and nurses are women. Women have a more caring and nurturing nature. As neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine has said of her research:

Being a woman is like having giant, invisible antennae that reach out into the world, constantly aware of the emotions and needs of those around you.

Embracing this nature is the best way for women to get past their own ego, their own selfish nature, and to make the world a better place. This was the spiritual path of women like Mother Teresa or St. Brigid, and although few women would reach that extreme, their selfless caring is a perfect example of the feminine soul blazing a bright reflection of the divine. But you don’t have to move to India and become a nun in order to show the love of God. Even helping friends or neighbors, caring for others with humility and patience, this is truly a way to draw towards God and away from the transient.

 

 

The Fine Tuned Universe

Universe fine tuning is a very interesting scientific idea. I have been often asked by people how I “know” that there is a God. I don’t. But I do think that the existence of God is the most reasonable explanation there is for what I see around us. As I often say: if you were to find an exquisitely crafted watch with perfect engraving in the middle of the woods, it is indeed possible that it “fell together” by pure chance and chaos. But it is far more likely that there is indeed a watchmaker. The level of complexity and perfection in our universe so far outstrips this watch that the human mind cannot even grasp it. We can try to symbolizing it with preposterously huge numbers and mathematics, but even here the numbers are so vast and improbable that the human mind cannot contain it…only glimpse at it. It is as though we are staring at a small corner of a mountain and we can begin to imagine what it might look like from its many sides but really all we can do is see our small perspective.

As a theist, I am not at all troubled by the many recent discoveries in science, whether in physics, biology or otherwise. On the contrary, the more I learn about the physical organization of our universe, the more strongly is my contention that there must be an intelligence behind all of it.

Mind, Body and Soul for Men

The development of the mind, body and soul should be the goal of all human beings. This is a central concern of mine and a topic that I have thought about quite a bit. I want to outline some of the main ideas here. That will serve as sort of a “preface,” if you will, to many of the topics that I plan on writing about. The development of the self is the key to all human happiness and success, and the failure to develop the self is the real cause of all human misery. I know many will disagree with that last statement. But I say again: despite any situation a person may find themselves in, the real cause of misery is a failure to develop the self. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).

One key point here is that the path of development is quite different for men and women. Despite all the nonsense the SJW‘s would have you believe, men and women are fundamentally different at their very core. Men and women work completely differently.

Male Development

Men are logical creatures who rely on their perception and actions to get things done. Men work well with clearly defined simple goals, with clear goalposts. For example: I am going to keep pushing myself until I can bench press X amount of weight. Men tend to be very competitive, aggressive, and ego-driven. While these traits can become negative, if channeled correctly, these same traits can be used to furiously push towards excellence.

I. Mind

A man should always be learning. This can take many forms, but one aspect that is particularly suited to the male psyche is craftmanship and mechanical aptitude. This is an aspect that was once considered synonymous with masculinity, but all too often is ignored today. It doesn’t matter if you make $100k a year and can easily pay others to do these sorts of things for you. Self development is not about cost-efficiency, it is about manifesting your potential. A man should be able to fix his car, perform first aid, build a doghouse, install a sink, build a computer, etc. You notice that all of these involve the hands. A man is geared towards active knowledge, knowledge that gets his hands dirty, knowledge that busts his knuckles. Too many men nowadays are useless pedants who can tell you trivial facts but then have to call a real man if the lawnmower breaks. Do you think this person will have the respect of his woman? Of other men? Too often today such knowledge is considered “blue-collar” and lowly. But when you understand the mechanical systems that surround you, you become the master of your world. You become a stable force that others can depend upon. Because if you are in the middle of nowhere and your car breaks down or your kid gashes open his leg, your ability to name all of the characters in some anime doesn’t have much value.

There are many other things it is useful for men to know (such as personal finances or how to fish) but I think that mechanical aptitude is the core masculine knowledge that every man should strive to master, regardless of his circumstances.

II. Body

A man’s body should be defined by strength and the ability to project force. Again, it doesn’t matter what you do in life, what your profession is, etc. Every man should strive to develop his body, especially his raw power. I know that nowadays its becoming popular to be a cardio bunny. Leave that for the women. If you are a fatass and need to lose weight, then sure, do some cardio. And yes, a bit of cardio is good for the heart. The point is, which of these two would you rather be, the runner or the lifter:

skinny-man-woman-runner-cardio

If you picked the runner, smack yourself now. A woman wants and desires a man who can project power. In fact, the ability to project power is even more important than “being in shape,” although it’s not really that impressive if you can lift 300 lbs but then get out of breath from going up some stairs. Being in proper physical condition means that you can handle situations. This can range from some dude trying to mess with those that you care about, to being able to carry that kid that gashed open his leg without rest. Beyond this, being in good physical form can help you to succeed in your career and other aspects of life because of the Halo Effect. In the end, your body is a part of you and needs to be developed. To ignore it is to become a lopsided tool (and I mean that in both senses). If you are unsure about a lifting routine (most of them are garbage), I highly recommend you follow the guidelines on A Workout Routine.

An extension of the body is all the physical things that have to do with it, especially the clothes that you choose to wear. I have written before on how to dress like a man and why you should polish your shoes. It is a mistake to consider clothing as merely superficial or an effeminate concern. Our physical nature feeds into and affects our mental and spiritual nature and affects how other perceive and treat us as well, because of the Halo Effect.

Finally, the care for both body and general appearance is important to a healthy relationship with your woman. An important fact that far too many fail to realize is this: sexual competition does not end with marriage. If you have a good wife she won’t go out and cheat on you. But regardless, if you are sitting around looking like the guy below, your woman probably would rather look at the guy above (hint: not the runner).

This man just won a free cheeseburger.

 

III. Soul

This one is the most difficult to generalize about. I am a religious man, and my beliefs are a core part of who I am and how I live my life. I am not here to try and convert you to my particular religion. But the man who is unconcerned about God or the state of his soul is a fool. The divine is real and everything we do on this earth is part of a much bigger story. There are books that teach you something, like historical knowledge or a skill, and then there are books that develop the soul. You should always be reading one of these books. No matter how busy you may think you are, most of the things we deal with in life are but trivial nonsense compared to the reality of God. If you are a father and a husband, you are the priest of your household. Your wife and children will be looking to take your cue on this matter. That is not to say that women do not have their own very deep spiritual development (because they do), but rather the overall frame of reference must be established by the man. This gets into a lot of issues that I will cover in more detail later.

If you feel you are spiritually undeveloped, there are two primary approaches that a man can take: the active and the passive. Optimally a man will engage in both of these.

The active represents moving off into solitude and really contemplating what you are doing in your life at this particular moment and why. It is looking inward in order to understand why you do the things you do. It means looking at the past and the path your life has taken and striving to understand it as part of a greater narrative. Such active meditation is often best facilitated by going out in nature, like in the middle of the woods, where you are truly alone. Such reflective moments are essential to well-being. Another good activity is to keep a journal where you reflect upon your life and what you are doing with it. This can be very useful in terms of seeing where you have been before and having a “conversation” without actually having to talk to anyone (because men don’t typically like sharing their inner thoughts and feelings with others).

The passive approach is just as, if not more, important to spiritual development. And this basically entails engaging with books that will catalyze and push those meditative moments of solitude. There are many choices here, but I would advise staying away from the New Age claptrap, as these are generally written by hacks who have no self-awareness or true spiritual understanding. Many of the books on my list, books every man should read, would be useful in developing the soul. But I will list out a few that I think are particularly useful:

  1. The Bible
  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
  3. Thoreau, Waldon Pond
  4. Plato in general
  5. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
  6. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  7. Augustine, Confessions
  8. Descartes, Meditations
  9. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

I could go on and on, but reading these would be a good start. My list is obviously very Western based because I am a man of the West.

I Like this Guy

You might wonder why. You might think this guy comes across as a complete tool. Yes, he does. And that is the point. Here is this newscaster cunt trying to get him to beg forgiveness, take off his sunglasses, and all this other bullshit. This guy doesn’t budge. On national television. And he sported a nipple ring while doing it. In time this guy is going to be running a company.