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Emotional Terrorism Pt 2–The Age of Aggressive Prudery

They will pathologize you, whilst having their entire worldview ultimately born out of self-loathing… -Milo Yiannopoulos What is less often noticed is the regressiveness of popular religion in the Age of Enlightenment…I am inclined to conclude that one effect of … Continue reading

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A Message To MGTOW Pt 3: The Women Who Torture Me

In this third installment of a series intended to cleanse my inner MGTOW, we will move from pain to humor, feminism to humanism, but the repeated theme is this: things are not always as they seem and can even be … Continue reading

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Defending A Life Of The Mind

Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. -Mathew 10:16 My last post, “Against A Life Of The Mind,” warned that pursuing a life of the mind is … Continue reading

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Freeze Sucka! Pt 2 – Two Kinds Of Fear

I recently ran into a discrepancy in the research on the human adrenal response: some sources suggest that the weak-kneed feeling is caused by tons of blood rushing away from your head and core and towards your large muscle groups, preparing you … Continue reading

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“Alpha” or “Omega” Male? Pt 3 – Rise of the Nerds

Many people use the terms “Alpha Male” and “Beta Male” to refer to guys with machismo versus “nice guys.” This is a misunderstanding. I have known plenty of happy-go-lucky, sweet, innocuous guys who are terribly popular with both genders and … Continue reading

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“Alpha” or “Omega” Male? Pt 2 – Winning

Honor has to be asserted and claimed because nature does not make it clear to all concerned what truly deserves to be honored. -Harvey Mansfield I had a pretty domineering older brother and eventually learned the utility of cunning, misdirection, … Continue reading

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Planet Of The Samurai

This post is concerned with a single idea: perhaps extremely early weapon use was a major driver in the evolution of the human form. Aquatic Ape Theory and others propose explanations for the evolution of upright posture and bipedal locomotion, … Continue reading

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Freeze Sucka! On Cultivating The Fighting Spirit

Misunderstanding Fight/Flight: When I started my training I assumed that martial arts would teach me to fight instead of flee; would teach me aggression; would instill in me that killer instinct, that willingness to seize the initiative and attack. This … Continue reading

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I’m Gonna Kick Sam Harris’ Ass! (Or, How To Philosophize With A Hammerfist)

“Forgive me father, for I know precisely what I’m doing!” -Jeff Tkachuk 8-31-2012 Yesterday I hit somewhat of an emotional low where my reserves of willpower were all but used up; a situation that Roy Baumeister refers to as “ego … Continue reading

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Rousey vs Kaufman & Murky Rules

MMA competition has a number of murky grey areas in their rules and regulations, but the recent fight card featuring Rousey vs Kaufman highlighted many of these in a particularly pronounced fashion. This post is not a plea to amend … Continue reading

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