We here in the Manosphere explained all this was happening over 10 years ago but of course it is becoming ever more apparent as the decline accelerates.
Nothing new here other than that I'm seeing these videos appear on the alternative media more often. Personally I hate to see so many lives destroyed over this false pursuit of Liberation but could still care less about saving the current "Civilization" anymore as the video correctly pointed out that it holds no value for myself or most men even if it could be saved from itself. That doesn't mean I'm going to convert to Islam either, oh hell no, it just means I have gotten as far away from both as I can get. My pursuits now or mostly spiritual as I have gone from MGTOW to practicing Ghosting on a daily basis. Ghosting is the best way to detach from a system that seeks to place endless burdens on men with nothing to offer in return. If I could avoid it completely I would but at least this way I can make myself less of a target from the predatory manipulations. For those who are new to the MGTOW philosophy, this guy has a new series of videos up that can explain it better than I can.
Woe that dude is good, he reminds me of Thugtician.
Amen brother, he was good stuff back in my MGTOW days, ha. So anyway, for men who are waking up from the lies, realizing that nothing they are doing is working, is ever enough or even appreciated. Where it's all just blame, shame and more blame. You are not mistaken and you are not alone. Many of us have already figured out that the system is rigged and it isn't rigged in most men's favor. The only thing left to do is unplug from it, walk away and don't look back. Lest you turn into a pillar of salt. Just let it burn itself to the ground all on its own.
Fear not though, civilizations come and go. This one has run its course. New ones are always built by men who went their own way from the ones that were like this.
This is hilarious, for those of us who are watching it from a safe distance that is.
Haaa... questions are offensive... you're male and I don't like you... feelings are more important than facts... there was even a White Knight groveling for approval in the back corner. Oh man, if that doesn't sum up the current climate I don't know what does.
Now, take that video, which is supposed to be a joke and compare it to what is actually happening on Universities today.
Notice when push comes to shove the Fish needs a Bicycle to back it up, they always need the White Knights to do the dirty work for them.
And if you want to know what their idea of muscle is... Come and See.
That is a given here in the Manosphere because we have probably all tried at some point when the Blue Pill blinders were first slipping off and we began to look at the world in a different way. It becomes obvious very quickly that Feminists will not hear anything we have to say that even remotely indicates they may not be the victims they claim to be. Not only is trying to reason with them completely futile it is now moving into the area where it will come with legal liabilities.
This would also serve as a good example as to why we blog or comment as anonymously as possible. Even while we make no threats whatsoever, simply the accusation by them that we are is enough to cost us the expense of a defense lawyer at a minimum. Of course, in the meantime they can make real threats and even physically assault men publically with impunity. Hey, it is what it is.
Since basically all women are Feminists now particularly the younger, not so attractive ones, we have learned to steer clear of them in our personal lives. Any man with any ounce of masculinity left in him seems to pose as a threat to these professional victims. No amount of precautions can be too much when everything we say and do will be used against us to shore up their victim status.
I've had a few close calls myself but fortunately up until now the accusations were so asinine and exaggerated that they were rightfully dismissed without consequences. Playing dumb, disengaging and Going Ghost is still the option that works best for me. Others will say to Game these broads but my spidey sense tells me that tactic will only further entangle me with them which is exactly what they want and I don't.
So plan accordingly, it's getting hairy out there, it's been long said that the Feminists will double down before the fall and it looks to me like that is just what is happening.
Until then... Gone Ghosting
One can certainly understand the joy that LGBT Americans and their supporters feel today. But orthodox Christians must understand that things are going to get much more difficult for us. We are going to have to learn how to live as exiles in our own country. We are going to have to learn how to live with at least a mild form of persecution. And we are going to have to change the way we practice our faith and teach it to our children, to build resilient communities.
It is time for what I call the Benedict Option. In his 1982 book After Virtue, the eminent philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre likened the current age to the fall of ancient Rome. He pointed to Benedict of Nursia, a pious young Christian who left the chaos of Rome to go to the woods to pray, as an example for us. We who want to live by the traditional virtues, MacIntyre said, have to pioneer new ways of doing so in community. We await, he said “a new — and doubtless very different — St. Benedict.”
Throughout the early Middle Ages, Benedict’s communities formed monasteries, and kept the light of faith burning through the surrounding cultural darkness. Eventually, the Benedictine monks helped refound civilization.
I believe that orthodox Christians today are called to be those new and very different St. Benedicts. How do we take the Benedict Option, and build resilient communities within our condition of internal exile, and under increasingly hostile conditions? I don’t know. But we had better figure this out together, and soon, while there is time.
Just do what we do dude and get as far away from it as you can. There is no way to save a society determined to destroy itself. You are welcome to take your Christian-In-Name-Only wives with you but you already know what is going to happen to them when they look back not really wanting to leave it all behind.
Of course we will be happy to help you build that new civilization once the nukes have done their job burning up the last of it.
I like ROK, I really do. He is one of my favorite Pussy Beggars and I even link him here but some of you are having a serious WTF moment as to what this article is really all about. Why is this guy suddenly bagging on MGTOW? The answer is very simple, just follow the money.
Matt Forney is the editor of ROK's sister site Reaxxion and a Chicago-based author, journalist and entrepreneur. He blogs at MattForney.com and is also on Twitter, SoundCloud and YouTube. He is the author of Confessions of an Online Hustler and many other books, available here. Matt's work has also been featured at Taki's Magazine, Alternative Right, and other sites.
You see he has books and web sites to sell so he needs you guys out their begging pussy and extoling the virtues of pussy begging to young men. His site is also full of ads so he needs the clicks too. Not to mention the donations he is panhandling for. Now look at this page and others like it and you will not see any of that bullshit. Why is that? Because MGTOW and Going Ghost is free. Men don't need to buy something or join any groups to do it, they just do it. As proof that we have done it is that we don't need financial support from other men to continue going our own way.
I have never encouraged young men to go their own way either. It simply isn't practical for most young men to go their own way when they are hard wired to chasing pussy. At some point though they will do a cost benefit analysis and realize that the shit isn't worth chasing. Then the idea of MGTOW come into play. Why is that? Because not all of us old guys want to live out our lives as another Hugh Hefner selling girly magz to young men to pay for our mansions. Man, you want to talk about not growing up just take a look at that guy. When was the last time any of you even looked at a Playboy Magazine anyway? Oh wait! Let me guess. I'm just jealous right? Ok, whatever. Gone Ghosting... Sorry for the interruption... back to my regularly scheduled MGTOW lifestyle.
Here we go again with the Pseudo Male Crisis. I don't know what part about this society doesn't understand. When it offers men the choice between a Shit sandwich and Argentinian steak, it can't figure out why they pass on the sandwich.
Maybe it's because it isn't the men who are in Crisis but rather the society that is being rejected by them that is.
A leading psychologist has warned that young men are facing a crisis of masculinity due to excessive use of video games and pornography.
In an interview on the BBC World Service's Weekend programme, Zimbardo spoke about the results of his study, an in-depth look into the lives of 20,000 young men and their relationships with video games and pornography.
He said: "Our focus is on young men who play video games to excess, and do it in social isolation - they are alone in their room."
"Now, with freely available pornography, which is unique in history, they are combining playing video games, and as a break, watching on average, two hours of pornography a week."
Zimbardo says there is a "crisis" amongst young men, a high number of whom are experiencing a "new form of addiction" to excessive use of pornography and video games.
Zimbardo gave a TED talk in 2011 outlining the problems facing young men's social development and academic achievement, which he puts down to excessive use of porn, video games and the internet.
He cited the example of a mother he met while conducting the study whose son does not see the problem in playing video games for up to 15 hours a day.
Zimbardo said: "For me, 'excess' is not the number of hours, it's a psychological change in mindset."
Giving an example of the mindset of a gaming and pornography-addicted young man, he says:
"When I'm in class, I'll wish I was playing World of Warcraft. When I'm with a girl, I'll wish I was watching pornography, because I'll never get rejected."
Zimbardo claims that this relatively new phenomenon is affecting the minds of young men.
Yeap, I just can't imagine what the problem is. Gone Ghosting... Making the best of a very, very bad situation.
Or as Tom Leykis would say, never give them the key to your front door or your vault. The trick is (for you PUAs) is to keep them anticipating they will get those things. Because once they do get in, they stop working to get in, then getting rid of them becomes a whole new set of problems.
A Florida woman is facing a felony animal abuse charge for allegedly killing her boyfriend’s goldfish by pouring bleach into their tank, according to court records.
Angela Garcia, 32, was arrested Saturday after she allegedly trashed beau Norris Johnson’s Orlando-area residence following an argument.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the home by the man’s son. He told investigators that his father had gone to work following the argument with Garcia, but had told her to vacate the residence.
As detailed in a police report, Garcia (seen at right) destroyed a flat screen TV, other electronic devices, and furniture in the home, which reeked of bleach when her boyfriend’s son discovered the wreckage.
In addition to causing $1500 in property damage, Garcia also allegedly poured bleach into her boyfriend’s fish tank, killing five goldfish. Johnson’s son told deputies that Garcia was free on bond in another criminal case and that his father allowed her to live with them for a couple of days.
Deputies who subsequently apprehended Garcia near the crime scene reported that she was “visibly intoxicated” and “had the presence of bleach all over her clothing.”
Charged with felony counts of animal cruelty and criminal mischief, Garcia was booked into the county jail, from which she was released Monday after posting $1150 bond.
I guarantee you that guy's son is going to remember all this someday when some chick pushes to move in with him.
This comment was funny though, I didn't think about it from this angle.
Just have it deleted from YouTube. Once again the Feminists are their own worst enemies, I never saw this video until the news broke today that it got deleted, now others are downloading and reposting it.
Controversial clip showed men defending themselves against violent women
A viral anti-feminist video which showed men defending themselves against violent assaults by women was controversially deleted after YouTube deemed the video to be a form of “hate speech”.
Uploaded by a YouTube user called RedPillPhilosophy, the video received over 1.1 million views and over 9,000 likes on YouTube alone before it was taken down.
The clip showed numerous instances of women attacking men and men defending themselves in an effort to make the point that feminists don’t truly believe in “gender equality”.
“All the video ever did was document people defending themselves against bullies, aggressors (and) violent people,” commented the uploader, noting that the idea we live in a “patriarchy” is discredited if men defending themselves against violence was considered to be “hate speech”.
“Apparently we live in a society where a woman who is bullying somebody should get a free pass,” he added, noting that a video showing women defending themselves against men would have been celebrated.
Right again but they can't hide this stuff anymore, there are simply too many people catching on to them and exposing them for what they truly are. Thanks again ladies for making our points for us and helping me to screen videos, if you hate it, it must be really good.
Gone Ghostin'... Because it just keeps getting better all the time.
I recently assisted a young man who was subjected by administrators at his small liberal arts university in Oregon to a month-long investigation into all his campus relationships, seeking information about his possible sexual misconduct in them (an immense invasion of his and his friends’ privacy), and who was ordered to stay away from a fellow student (cutting him off from his housing, his campus job, and educational opportunity) — all because he reminded her of the man who had raped her months before and thousands of miles away. He was found to be completely innocent of any sexual misconduct and was informed of the basis of the complaint against him only by accident and off-hand. But the stay-away order remained in place, and was so broadly drawn up that he was at constant risk of violating it and coming under discipline for that.
When the duty to prevent a “sexually hostile environment” is interpreted this expansively, it is affirmatively indifferent to the restrained person’s complete and total innocence of any misconduct whatsoever.
In a related development, OCR increasingly implies that the only adequate “interim measure” that can protect a complainant in the Title IX process is the exclusion of the accused person from campus pending resolution of the complaint. To be sure, in these cases the accused may eventually be found to be responsible for violations, sometimes very serious ones. But advocates and the OCR are arguing that all complainants are trauma victims subject to continuing trauma if the persons they accuse continue in school: merely “seeing” the harasser is deemed traumatic.
Sounds to me like they are running insane asylums for women and then they wonder why men are avoiding those places.
Man Gone Ghost... Leaving the crazy were it belongs.
Over two thousand years ago the Greeks and Romans had a name for Ghosts and they were called Stoics or Cynics. Epictetus was one of the Greek Stoic Philosophers who's ideas were written down for us by one of his students in the Discourses of Epictetus. There are three books online that I could find with this guys stuff in it but they are more or less the same.
This Epictetus guy had some good advice. The idea was pretty much to focus on what is in our own power and be indifferent to what isn't. Even then, pursing or avoiding what is in our power should be done in moderation.
Ok by me, that's how Going Ghost is, a little bit of effort with a whole lot of pay off in the form of peace of mind, health of body and quality of life. It's all very simple. If I have to jump through ten plus hoops to make someone else happy so we can both be happy I'll just jump through no hoops, dump the other person and be happy myself.
If they don't like it then that is their problem. I'm not in control of them and they don't control me. I got better things to do than deal with their perpetual misery.
So anyway, here were a few of my favorite parts from all three of the books.
A man's master is he who is able to confer or remove whatever that man seeks or shuns. Whoever would be free, let him wish nothing, let him decline nothing, which depends on others; else he must necessarily be a slave.
You can be unconquerable, if you enter into no combat in which it is not in your own power to conquer.
Winning by not fighting?
But for you part, do not desire to be a general, or a senator, or a consul, but to be free; and the only way to this is a disregard of things which lie not within our own power.
Remember that it is not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts; but the view we take of these things as insulting.
If you ever happen to turn your attention to externals, for the pleasure of any one, be assured that you have ruined your scheme of life.
Be mostly silent; or speak merely what is needful, and in few words.
Avoid public and vulgar entertainments; but if ever an occasion calls you to them, keep your attention upon the stretch, that you may not imperceptibly slide into vulgarity.
There are certain things I can't avoid that are public. What goes on now days can be described as vulgar. The only way I can avoid all the BS is by going mentally Ghost even though I have to be there physically. Keeping my attention on the stretch until it is over with.
For be assured that if a person be ever so pure himself, yet, if his companion be corrupted, he who converses with him will be corrupted likewise.
You can say that again brother. Misery loves company and these Blue Pills love their misery. Oh man, it's a constant battle to keep moving and stay detached from all the negativity that goes down around me.
If anyone tells you that such a person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer: "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone."
Ha, good one, that blows the wind right out of their sails. What that person is trying to do is instigate fighting between others. Like the way chicks do to men. If they can keep the pot stirred by getting others to fight it will generally keep any scrutiny off of them.
If you have assumed any character beyond your strength, you have both demeaned yourself ill in that, and quitted one which you might have supported.
Oh yes let me tell you, if people have inflated expectations of you and you meet 100% of them but don't deliver an extra 10% on top of that, you are nothing but a bag of trash and a total failure. If you play down any expectations starting off as a bag of trash then give them only 10% of the 100% you are truly capable of then suddenly you have exceeded their expectations leaving everyone astonished over this unexpected progress. Amazing how that works.
Women from fourteen years old are flattered by men with the title of mistresses. Therefore, perceiving that they are regarded only as qualified to give men pleasure, they begin to adorn themselves, and in that to place all their hopes. It is worth while, therefore, to try that they may perceive themselves honored only so far as they appear beautiful in their demeanor, and modestly virtuous.
The more things change the more they stay the same. They aren't called mistresses now but "cool girls" and it all starts around that Hannah Montana phase which is about fourteen I guess. Now we can all see how that character turned out.
Never proclaim yourself a philosopher; nor make much talk among the ignorant about your principles, but show them by actions.
I already know not to reason with a Feminist but I need to keep reminding myself of this when I'm around Blue Pill men. They don't want to hear it and to try to unplug them can have it's consequences. Better to remain ambiguous than become the target of their animosity.
And if any one tells you that you know nothing, and you are not nettled at it, then you may be sure that you have really entered on your work.
Nettled? I think it means not annoyed or insulted by it. Perfect, don't mind me, I don't know anything.
Above all, remember that the door stands open. Be not more fearful than children; but as they, when they weary of the game, cry, “I will play no more,” even so, when thou art in the like case, cry, “I will play no more” and depart. But if thou stayest, make no lamentation.
And in some games the only winning move is not to play.
In theory it is easy to convince an ignorant person: in actual life, men not only object to offer themselves to be convinced, but hate the man who has convinced them.
Amen to that, never try to unplug anyone.
Nevertheless a man should also be prepared to be sufficient unto himself — to dwell with himself alone, even
as God dwells with Himself alone, shares His repose with none, and considers the nature of His own administration, intent upon such thoughts as are meet unto Himself.
No better companion than solitude, heard that somewhere before.
“But to marry and to rear offspring,” said the young man, “will the Cynic hold himself bound to undertake
this as a chief duty?”
Grant me a republic of wise men, answered Epictetus, and perhaps none will lightly take the Cynic life upon him. For on whose account should he embrace that method of life? Suppose however that he does, there will then be nothing to hinder his marrying and rearing offspring. For his wife will be even such another as himself, and likewise her father; and in like manner will his children be brought up.
But in the present condition of things, which resembles an Army in battle array,
(Sounds like the way things are today if he means what I think he does.) ought not the Cynic to be free from all distraction and given wholly to the service of God, so that he can go in and out among men, neither fettered by the duties nor entangled by the relations of common life?
Hmm... what to do. Should I just Man Up and... Naaah, I choose the freedom, lolololol.
If any of you, withdrawing himself from externals, turns to his own will, to improve it by labor, and if he has learned that he who desires or avoids the things which are not in his power can either be faithful nor free, but of necessity be must change with them and be tossed about with them as in a tempest and must subject himself to others who have the power to procure or prevent what he desires or would avoid, if in every matter that occurs he works out his chief principles, this is the man who has not travelled in vain.
Oh yeah, forget about jumping through all those hoops to make someone else happy. Which can never be enough or done anyway because they will just keep moving the goal post around on you once they do get you jumping. So I'm Going Ghost on my own power and be happy all on my own, thanks.
Why then are you angry with the unhappy woman that she has been bewildered about the most important things and is become a viper instead of a human creature?
Well that's what happened when I took the Red Pill. It made me kind of mad at first, that I wasn't able to see the viper for what it was. Once I accepted the fact that it was just a snake, I went Ghost and now I'm not angry anymore.
Courage is not inconsistent with caution. For by employing caution towards things which are really bad, it will result that we shall have confidence with respect to things which are not so.
Marriage 2.0 are really bad, Man Going Ghost are not so bad. Ok boss, got that one figured out already but thanks for validating it for me here anyway. *Note to TradCons, throwing oneself into a really bad situation in an effort to save a civilization hell bent on destroying itself is not my idea of courage.
[One Administrator says], "But I can throw into prison any man whom I please." - So you can do with a stone. "But I can beat with sticks whom I please." - So you may an ass. This is not a governing of men. Show us what is profitable to us, and we will follow it: show us what is unprofitable, and we will turn away from it. Make us imitators of yourself, as Socrates made men imitators of himself. For he was like a governor of men, who made them subject to him their desires, their aversion, their movements towards an object and their turning away from it. - Do this: don to do this: if you do not obey, I will throw you into prison. - This is not governing men like rational animals.
It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out but even back then the Greeks must have had their share of control freaks. I don't think he is saying it's ok to go do anything you want but rather not to force others to "Man Up" when it is not in their best interests.
That we ought with caution to enter into familiar intercourse with men. If a man has frequent intercourse with others either for talk, or drinking together, or generally for social purposes, he must either become like them, or change them to his own fashion. Since then the danger is so great, we must cautiously enter into such intimacies with those of the common sort, and remember that it is impossible that a man can keep company with one who is covered with soot without being partaker of the soot himself.
Another reason to Go Ghost is when I'm around Blue Pill men. They can't seem to build themselves up without tearing some other guy down. I try to get away from them as soon as they approach or else I won't come away without feeling dirty myself.
That we ought not to be disturbed by any news. When any thing shall be reported to you which is of a nature to disturb, have this principle in readiness, that the news is about nothing which is within the power of your will.
This one would apply to most media and some of the alternate media which is all doom porn.
The Hellenes are going to die destroyed by the Trojans. And why did you come hither? Was your desire in any danger? Was your aversion? Was your movement? Was your avoidance of things? He replies, "No, but the wife of my brother was carried off." Was it not then a great gain to be deprived of an adulterous wife?
Ha, that's how I feel about Feminism, it did me a favor in the end.
"Shall we be despised then by the Trojans?" What kind of people are the Trojans, wise or foolish? If they are wise, why do you fight with them? If they are fools, why do you care about them?
That's right, if they want them they can have them.
See God has sent you a man to show you that it is possible. Loot at me, who am without a city, without a house, without possessions, without a slave; I sleep on the ground; I have no wife, no children, no praetorium, but only the earth and heavens, and one poor cloak. And what do I want? Am I not without sorrow? am I not without fear? Am I not free?
Preach on brother Epictetus!
The man who is not under restraint is free, to whom things are exactly in that state in which he wishes them to be; but he who can be restrained or compelled or hindered or thrown into any circumstance against his will is a slave.
Precisely why shaming doesn't work on a Ghost anymore. It is an effort to throw him back into a situation against his will on his own power. I refuse to be slaves to Female Approval and it will take a great deal more than shaming to get me playing that game again.
To this matter before all you must attend, that you be never so closely connected with any of your former intimates or friends as to come to the same acts as he does. If you do not observe this rule, you will ruin yourself.
Personally I like to keep people a certain distance at all times. If they want to be friends, fine but if they start imposing on me, acting like I owe them something, get belligerent or disrespect me then it's Ghost Time.
The wise and good man neither himself fights with any person, nor does he allow another, so far as he can prevent it.
If other men are not being instigated by women into attacking me they usually try to provoke me into taking a swing at them. In either situation I don't argue or get flustered, I just wait them out until they realize it's going to be more trouble than it's worth. On other hand I don't get involved when others are fighting it out either, it's none of my business, I leave the area and Go Ghost.
Remembering this Socrates managed his own house and endured a very ill-tempered wife and a foolish son. For in what did she show her bad temper? In pouring water on his head as much as she liked, and in trampling on the cake sent him.
Filed that under the more things change the more they stay the same.
When a man has seemed to us to have talked with candor about his own affairs, how is it that at last we are ourselves also induced to discover to him our own secrets and we think this to be candid behavior? In the first place it seems unfair for a man to have listened to the affairs of his neighbor, and not to communicate to him also in turn our own affairs. Indeed men are often accustomed to say, I have told you all my affairs, will you tell me nothing of your own? Besides we have also this opinion that we can safely trust him who has already told us his own affairs; for the notion rises in our mind that this man could never divulge our affairs because he would be cautions that we also should not divulge his.
Now as this man has confidently entrusted his affairs to me, shall I also do so to any man whom I meet? No, for when I have heard, I deep silence, if I am of such a disposition; but he goes forth and tells all men what he has heard.
Very important, a Ghost says nothing to anyone that isn't strictly business and related to the job only. If he does have to say something additionally, he pretends like he doesn't know anything or throws out a bunch of happy-go-lucky fluff that doesn't mean anything. Be especially careful around Mr. Friendly who goes around getting in peoples business and bending anyone's ear who will listen. This type is looking for information he can use to stir up strife between others. Be friendly in return but Go Ghost at Warp Speed and stay away from them.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Well that's it then.
There is plenty more where that came from, some of it is a little difficult to follow though. Just as I thought I was on to something it spirals off into other things but those are the ones that did stand out for me and it all validates why I've Gone Ghost.
The life of a Ghost is pure freedom compared to that of a Blue Pill Beta Provider who's adulterous wife will cuckold him with some type of Bad Boy. Once that happens, she will turn on him in the worst posible ways. There is no way in hell I'm going to put myself in either one of those positions playing the role of the Bad or the Nice Guy when I can just as easily Go Ghost. The job pays better and you can't beat the hours.
Gone Ghosting... and maybe buffalo hunting, too.
If you are going to carry, don't let anyone see it. It will attract too much of the wrong kind of attention. Particularly that of White Knights always looking out for an opportunity to save the planet.
Clarence Daniels had just crossed the threshold of Walmart's front doors on Tuesday, in search of coffee creamer for his wife, when the gun in hip holster gave a well-intentioned vigilante the idea he was up to something more sinister.
From the Walmart parking lot at 11110 Causeway Boulevard, Michael Foster, 43, of Lithia had watched Daniels, 62, take from his car the handgun — for which he holds a concealed carry permit — and place it on his hip underneath his coat, Hillsborough sheriff's deputies reported.
As Daniels entered the store, a label for the coffee creamer in his pocket in case he forgot the brand, Foster tackled him to the ground and placed him in a choke hold, sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said.
"He's got a gun!" deputies said Foster shouted.
"I have a permit!" Daniels yelled back multiple times, McKinnon said.
The men struggled and were separated until law enforcement arrived on scene just before noon.
Foster was arrested and charged with battery.
"Unfortunately he tackled a guy that was a law-abiding citizen," McKinnon said. "We understand it's alarming for people to see other people with guns, but Florida has a large population of concealed weapons permit holders."
The Sheriff's Office recommends that vigilante-inclined citizens refrain from taking matters into their own hands, especially when an incident is gun-related.
"You better make sure there's a good reason," he added. "Otherwise you might be confronting a guy that is legally permitted to carry a gun."
Wasn't there a time not too long ago when no men went anywhere without being armed, ever? I don't know about you guys but it seems to me this White Knighting is happening with more frequency. Maybe men do need to start going around armed again. I have had a few close calls myself lately but they thought the better than to jump me and I'll just leave it at that. Probably a good thing for Clarence that no one did call 911 to report, gasp, my fingers tremble just writing it, "a gun"... eeeeek, there I said it. Then he would have had White Knight cops down on him. In which of course "fearing for their lives" they would have just killed him. MGTOW / Going Ghost... Your Life May Depend On It.
My knowledge of ancient writings has been limited to the Old Testament and the usual Greek and Latin classics that mainly had to do with history. There was enough in them though which mentioned the bad behavior of women and the worship thereof as goddesses that it reminded me of what we see occurring today in the form of feminism. During my research on Jezebel I was looking into the Pythia. A class of priestess in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Plutarch who's book I've read on Sparta was also priest there who was responsible for interpreting the omens of the Pythia (Oracle of Delphi).
I thought I would have a look into what that guy had to say about all that when something caught my attention. He was somewhat opposed to Stoics and Stoicism.... what, wait a minute. Was Stoicism a philosophy or some school of thought at one time? Isn't being stoic a manly quality kind of like the way the Spartans were and why would he be opposed to it?
Ok, let's take a look.
We do not possess a single complete work by any of the first three heads of the Stoic school: the ‘founder,’ Zeno of Citium in Cyprus (344–262 BC), Cleanthes (330-232 BC) or Chrysippus (279-206 BC). Chrysippus was particularly prolific, composing over 165 works, but we have only fragments of his works. The only complete works by Stoic philosophers that we possess are those by writers of Imperial times, Seneca (4 BC –65 AD), Epictetus (55–135 AD) and the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121–180 AD) and these works are principally focused on ethics.
Stoics were concerned with the active relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, and the belief that it is virtuous to maintain a will (called prohairesis) that is in accord with nature. Because of this, the Stoics presented their philosophy as a way of life, and they thought that the best indication of an individual's philosophy was not what a person said but how that person behaved.
Later Stoics such as Seneca and Epictetus emphasized that, because "virtue is sufficient for happiness", a sage was immune to misfortune. This belief is similar to the meaning of the phrase "stoic calm", though the phrase does not include the "radical ethical" Stoic views that only a sage can be considered truly free, and that all moral corruptions are equally vicious.
Stoicism was one of the most important and influential traditions in the philosophy of the Hellenistic world. It claimed the adherence of a large portion of the educated persons in the Graeco-Roman world. It had considerable influence on the development of early Christianity. The Roman Stoics, Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius were widely read and absorbed by the Western cultural tradition. Indeed, the very word 'stoic' has, in the popular sense, become synonymous with 'philosophical' and has come to represent that courage and calmness in the face of adverse and trying circumstances which was the hallmark of the ancient Stoics.
That Hellenistic period was time when the world was transitioning from a Greek to a Roman one.
The Hellenistic period is the period of ancient Greek and eastern Mediterranean history between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the emergence of the Roman Empire as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC and the subsequent conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt the following year. At this time, Greek cultural influence and power was at its peak in Europe, Africa and Asia, experiencing prosperity and progress in the arts, exploration, literature, theatre, architecture, music, mathematics, philosophy, and science. It is often considered a period of transition, sometimes even of decadence or degeneration, compared to the brilliance of the Greek Classical era.
The Stoa Poikile or Painted Porch, originally called the Porch of Peisianax was erected during the 5th century BC and was located on the north side of the Ancient Agora of Athens. The Stoa Poikile was one of the most famous sites in ancient Athens, owing its fame to the paintings and loot from wars displayed in it. The Stoa was the location from which Zeno of Citium taught Stoicism. The philosophical school of Stoicism takes its name from having first been expounded here, and was derived from the Greek word stoa. Zeno taught and lectured to his followers from this porch.
Stoicism originally emerged at quite a volatile period in Greek history, when Athenian city-states were being conquered by foreign empires. It developed as a way of staying sane amid all that chaos. An important part of the therapy of Stoicism was to remind yourself at all times of what you can control and what you can’t. We can’t control geopolitics, we can’t control the weather, we can’t control the economy, we can’t control other people, we can’t even control our own bodies, not entirely anyway. The world is beyond our control. It’s a rough and unpredictable environment that is constantly changing. The only thing we can really control are our own thoughts and beliefs. If we remind ourselves of that, and focus our energy and attention on our own beliefs and opinions, then we can learn to cope wisely with whatever the world throws at us.
Basically those Stoic Greeks were taking a look around, seeing the ship was sinking and coming to the conclusion early on that there wasn't anything they could do to stop it. May as well kick back, go their own way and enjoy the decline. They couldn't change the world they lived in so they opted to change the world that they could, their own.
This all sounds very familiar.
Getting back to Plutarch (46-120 AD), I can start to understand why he didn't like this Stoic way of thinking. Being a Greek and a priest in the Temple of Apollo in Delphi Greece that would make him a member of the state or ruling class. He would have had an interest in keeping the traditions going. He needed the male disposability of those Greek Warriors coming in consulting his Oracles on their way to fighting wars for the empire but was going out of business as they realized there was nothing in it for them anymore because it was all getting hosed away back home.
The idea of Stoicism moved on into the early Roman world but seemed to have died out as life began to get cushy again. Greek gods and goddesses were replaced by Roman onesall the while Roman Emperors were increasingly declaring themselves to be gods too. Come to think of it, if ancient hypergamy was alive and well and the women where thinking themselves as goddesses what is a poor mortal Alpha Emperor to do? He would have to one up them in their narcissism. Which they did, then proceed to play the bad boy with impunity, which they did that too. Once again though the Romans like the Greeks were not too happy with all this nonsense. New ideas of living removed from the world, away from a degenerate society and it's gods came in the form of Christianity in place of Stoicism. They were saying screw this by going off grid leaving the empire to collapse all by itself. Which it eventually did despite all the shaming language and persecution aimed at those pesky Christians determined to go their own way.
There are a few audiobooks out on YouTube that should make for some good listening on the subject.