The greatest moment in Manosphere history was when prolific MGTOW commenter Mark Minter suddenly announced that he was getting married to a female commenter. After years of being the internet’s most strident anti-marriage voice, this attracted some blowback. He responded by pointing out how young his bride was and proclaiming, ‘Top that motherf*ckers.’
Wonder what happened to them. I wish them all the best.
Reading through old manosphere blogs is like dusting off relics from a distant past.
A lot of them are gone or have moved on. Chateau Heartiste got nuked and now reserves his snark for a small Gab following. Roosh realized he wasn’t going to be picking up Poles for a living into his sixties and found a new path. The Rational Male has largely monetized his esoteric hobby.
Remember The Spearhead? Go check out what happened to that domain. Actually I’d better translate: it’s now a site recruiting Japanese women for part-time ‘night work’ as entertainers in hostess clubs and that sort of thing.
Like The Spearhead, Dalrock suddenly ended under mysterious circumstances. So did The New Modern Man. His site has also been sold to an interesting new proprietor. HT to whoever sent me that, I can’t remember.
The Private Man died, throwing himself a massive party when the end was near. I hope to go one-half as gracefully when my time comes. I never knew him in real life or communicated much online but his courage had a real impact on me and I still think about him from time to time.
Some sites still exist but are no longer updating, like Kid Strangelove. Reading that blog and following the links is a jolly old trip down memory lane.
Recently, Jack had a post discussing the current state of the manosphere and I realized that most of the pure Game blogs have disappeared. At the time I made a trite comment that we’ve all grown up from our womanizing days and have progressed to other things, online or off.
Now that I think about it more deeply, however, I realize that the manosphere has changed because the world has changed.
To demonstrate, have a look at two old posts.
First, from Return of Kings:
A night with an ex-girlfriend (early thirties) sent her scurrying to her nightstand for some “help” when we disrobed. What “help”? Repugnant industrial chemicals she needs to put on lovers’ cocks because her exhausted pussy glands can’t lubricate naturally any longer. The night ended with me – lonely, horny, and desperate – humping her leg to climax because I refused the “help”.
That kind of thing’s hard to read these days. And who is still desperately chasing after nightclub cougars?
Next, from Rollo:
Men are the disposable sex, women, the preserved sex. Men would simply die in favor of a superior aggressor, but women would be reserved for breeding. So it served a feminine imperative to evolve an ability to cut former emotional ties more readily (in favor of her new captor) and focus on a more self-important psychology – solipsism.
At the time it was groundbreaking but now it’s well understood: men and women are different, both in their biological imperatives and environmental incentives. Today when German women greet Muslim refugees like heroes, we no longer need it spelled out to us.
Somehow over the twentieth century, men lost much commonsense wisdom about the fairer sex. Writers in the 1920s got it but after that, Western culture slipped into romantic unreality. Perhaps talkies and TV were to blame.
When the new millennium arrived and young men had trouble finding a girlfriend in the modern sexual market, we had to reinvent the wheel.
With that done, there’s not much else to say.
Heirs to the manosphere now apply this wisdom to their marriages or society. They are too old or too married to worry about awkward one night stands.
But what about the young blokes? Are they devouring circa-2010 manospheric lore in order to get da girlz?
While it’s now vanished, The Flaming Eyeball’s post about his Gen-Z peers paints a picture of socially inept young people often too physically and mentally unwell to bother much with dating.
Looking at incel forums, the one thing weirdly missing is the raging libido normally associated with healthy young men. They dream about cuddling a girlfriend, not pounding some hot lass.
I don’t fully understand it but I grasp this much: things have changed.
See for yourself. Read through old manosphere posts and you’ll notice it: irrelevance. Society has fundamentally transformed and our problems today are completely different.
There’s no longer a war of the sexes over dating standards or divorce laws. Rather, fewer and fewer are dating or marrying at all.
How much can you worry about snotty female attitudes when you are witnessing your very country disappear?
What’s most remarkable is how fast it happened. The manosphere was very strong in 2014 and blokes were discussing those traditional issues: picking up, avoiding false r*pe accusations, dodging divorce theft etc.
I can’t remember the last post I read on any of those topics.
This is not to say the manosphere was wrong. In fact, it became irrelevant because it was right: various disincentives meant a drastic decline in fertility, followed by wholesale population replacement. It was happening for a long time but we suddenly hit a tipping point and the doomsayers’ prognostications became correct all at once.
We’re now in the decline proper.