My Guesses for 2020

First of all, if you’re familiar with my YouTube channel I already did a version of this there. Which as of the writing of this, hasn’t been posted yet, more on this later.

2019 was well pretty much how I thought it would go. There were almost no gains made by the regressives even though they enjoyed almost the total support of the establishment and at times the blatant censorship of their critics. In the meantime, our side of the fence (I’ll call them The Deplorables for lack of any other term) Continued to grow and in fact, in some places this growth (i.e The Manosphere specifically MGTOW)  was explosive! The regressives did just well enough to keep deluding themselves into believing that they’re much stronger than they actually are.

2020 is going to be a telling year. While in my opinion, the 2024 Presidential election will likely be a key election not just for US History but for the world we’re four-plus years away from that and we have a rather interesting and what will likely be very fast-paced and increasingly conflicted and politicized situation in 2020. 2019 in an odd way is actually something of a primer for 2020. While it won’t be like the events that ended 2015, you can get a pretty good grasp on how things are going to go via how Christmas and the holidays went. Usually, this period is somewhat slow people (Present company included) want to slow down and take breaks. That didn’t happen in 2019 it did slow down but it clearly didn’t stop.

But without any further talk, I’m not into large exposition right now so let’s just dive right in. And yes this article will and probably is very different from the YouTube show

1. Politics Dominates the Year

This wasn’t the way I started out with the YouTube show. This is an election year in the United States. Now excuse me if you’re not from here and this upsets you, but that’s not my problem your problems with the United States are exactly that, your problem. Whether you like it or not whoever wins in 2020 will likely set the tone for how quickly things will change. Change by the way may not be positive. Expect things after about June to be very political and that will affect 2020 the same way the election cycle in 2016 helped staunch the bleeding that feminism had been doing almost uninterrupted from Mid 2015 on the last election cycle. Everything (In North America at least) sort of goes on hold until the November election. Which by the way is likely why you’re not going to be seeing other things, including one speculation I had for 2020 in last year’s post, to materialize this year. Which gets me to my next guess which I suspect is a pretty safe one as well.

2. Tulsi Gabbard and/or Andrew Yang hang on in the Democrat race almost to the end but won’t win the nomination

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No disrespect here, but if there’s a candidate that has an actual chance of taking down Donald Trump, Tulsi Gabbard is that person. Much like how only Bernie Sanders had that chance in 2016. It’s become clear though based on the actions of the Democrat Party that the lessons that they needed to learn in 2016 were not learned. Thus Gabbard or Yang will hang on almost to the end, only to lose to an establishment candidate. There may (probably) be more than a few examples of states throwing their nominations in for the establishment candidate in the Democratic Party.  People will shake their heads at this, possibly will learn their lessons finally but it’s not this that’ll probably kill the Democrats it’s the next one that will probably deliver the hammer blow

3. Kamikaze Impeachment either dies in Senate or gets dropped 

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This whole impeachment is clearly more symbolic than real. No matter what the house does it won’t turn out well for them. They need to flip 20 US Senators and hope that none of theirs flip in the Senate to even have a chance. Either way, Impeachment is dead and if The House does decide to turn things over to the Senate for trial? Well, can you spell bloodbath? Either way…

4. Donald Trumps wins 2020 Election (Probably)

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Not super solid on this one. But unless the economy somehow goes into a total nosedive in the next 10 months, Donald Trump is back in. Simply put there’s nobody on the Democratic side anywhere near the political weight to challenge him except Tulsi Gabbard and she won’t get the nomination. What might happen next will also be very telling.

5. Better than 50% likely the Republicans retake Congress

The one thing that does stand out politically in 2019 was the absolute and total meltdown of the Democrat Party. I especially love the video where Adam Schiff gets called out for trying to say that the impeachment process was bi-partisan when it was anything but that. Seriously though unless you have dogma shoved so far up your rear end that you can’t think past it. The Democrats should’ve been able to figure out that one step leads to another and that taking that step was going to require the next one, 2020 is likely the year they get that lesson, the hard way!

6. Censorship of Trump supporters during the campaign

We’ve already started seeing it. In fact, we saw early examples of it happening as the last spring! All stops and I do mean all stops are going to be pulled out in order for the Democrats to win in 2020. This will include censorship for pretty much any and all reasons, including stuff, simply being made up to justify it. Don’t expect anything resembling fair and balanced reporting from most of the sources for the mainstream media. Virtually anything that they can legally and in some cases illegally do to restrict the message will be done. This will especially be the case when the smoke clears on the Senate Trial.

7. Third parties don’t do so well this time around

In 2016 the third part vote was enough to swing the vote in some areas in Donald Trump’s favor. This time simply because of how the information is being controlled third parties won’t do nearly as well in 2020

8. Immediate violence and (This time) an immediate response from the government on it

In 2016 after Trump riots “Spontaneously” happened shortly after the election was over. This time I really doubt that the authorities will get caught unprepared, especially in a place like Portland where things appear to on the verge of getting out of hand. Clashes between the two sides are also possible in some areas.

9. Trump starts moving on the far left almost immediately after the election

First of all, this assumes that Trump wins in 2020.

Some of you may not understand the level of desperation that the far left/regressives are feeling right now. They’re losing, they’ve tapped all the conceivable areas of support and all of this literally just to hold on, not make gains but simply to even have a fighting chance this year in the Presidential election. Losing this election will likely mean the beginning of the end for them. Feminists for one will have a politically viable manosphere in 2024 to oppose them. Academia, Media and Hollywood will likely have taken so many hits to their credibility by then, that they’ll likely have to reform to a more balanced approach or lose relevance. Silicon Valley will also have lost it’s already limited ability to control the mainstream narrative because of media sites outside of the valley. The Environmental movement will also have taken some serious hits to its credibility. And most of the left-leaning parties will have either reformed themselves or will be in the midst of internal revolts (Including the Democratic Party). In short, the regressive left will likely not have nearly as much in the tank as they do now. They know this and that creates levels of unprecedented desperation.

That desperation will need to be brought under control by the Trump Administration quickly. Not to do so invites things like assassination. Which by the way would only turn Donald Trump into a martyr. So yeah state security forces will have full marching orders here.

Just another addition here by 2024? Wall is built, problem solved at the southern border for now

10. News both Domestic and International will be USA Dominated

Having gone through all the posts it’s very clear that while there will be other things and other elections happening in the world. This time in history especially this particular election is going to absorb a huge amount of world press.

11. Open talk about Civil War

Assuming the divisive culture goes the way it’s the initial talk I’ve been hearing about civil war will get more often and more frequent. This is going to cause more alternatives to literally everything. Cultural, Financial, Structural, etc alternatives will start to spring up in response to the establishment everywhere.

12. The Manosphere begins making some waves

Reddit is of course, not the best metric for judging numbers of people or amounts of supports. That being said though at some point before the election the combined moat of people on the manosphere Reddit sites will exceed the largest feminist group there. While this by itself doesn’t equate to political viability. What it will do though is perhaps cause some politicians, especially on the Republican side will start raising issues being brought up by the manosphere without referring to it directly

I fully expect attacks against various groups within the manosphere to start coming fast and furious. Not that they’ll have any effect though. Simply put you can attack the manosphere all you want. Unless you actually do something to address the issues being raised all you’re doing is giving people like me more attention. And let’s not forget that this type of attack that they typically actually causes MGTOW to get stronger, not weaker.

13. Very telling year for Manosphere

Not only will the attacks and censorship get more desperate and incoherent, especially against MGTOW but this year will also be a telling year as to how long it takes until it reaches political and cultural viability. If numbers grow but remain at the same level as they did in 2019 (14,000/month) then political viability will happen before 2022. If it increases or in the most ideal situation that numbers joining the ranks increase from 14,000/month to even more than that. It might happen even sooner. Unless numbers completely fall off you’re looking at the mid-’20s at worst. This one is hard to judge though and I won’t really be able to formulate a solid guess until the end of 2020 on this.

14. Deplorables start striking back

We weren’t even a week into 2020 when Ricky Gervais took shots at the Hollywood elite at the Golden Globes

Now, this may have been a flash in the pan, or it might’ve also been a man simply not giving a fuck. The bottom line here is that someone inside the circle called them out. Likely not the only insider who’s been feeling this way. As the Deplorable crowd starts to get bigger (Despite the censorship) more people in Hollywood are going to become aware that they’re no longer the only game in town. Thus as the year goes on you may notice that the polarization that’s been happening politically will start to filter its way into Hollywood. Slowly at first but as the internet and alternatives to Hollywood and Media start growing the ability of the gatekeepers in Hollywood to maintain orthodoxy inside Hollywood will lose their power.

14. Despite very clear attempts to reign it in Alternative Media starts to really take off in 2020

Yep the more they tighten the grip the more people will simply go somewhere else. In the end, not even the payment providers will be able to slow things up anymore. That, however, will not happen this year. In light of this, I really cannot see any group or faction on our side reducing in size this year. Bitchute and Subscribestar may especially see high growth and alternative payment provider will likely also emerge as well.

15. Restrictions will start coming down on Cryptocurrency

Part of the system of control that the people at the top will attempt. Again though this will have a limited effect as there’s simply too much money and opportunity here for people to not want to take chances here.

16. Another bad year for Hollywood

Based on what I’ve seen from the releases there will be at least as many flops in 2020 as there was in 2019, possibly even more. Late in the year though you may start to see some push back here. As I said earlier the gatekeepers in Hollywood are losing their hammer. They may though attempt to use it more as the revolt starts to grow.

17. More companies get in trouble over China

In 2019 Blizzard, The NBA and a few others started facing heat for applying Chinese style censorship on employees and other people outside of China to maintain the Chinese government’s goodwill and market access. These will be an increasing number of these in 2020. While this issue won’t come to a head in 2020. This issue will start becoming the Elephant in the Room. Simply put you cannot have a Chinese style government in The West and this issue will as the ’20s roll along start becoming the Elephant in the Room

18. Great Britain probably has left the EU

Check this with Great Britain now outside of EU control that will mean that there’s a place in Europe that’s beyond the control of the EU in terms of censorship. This will almost certainly start to lead to other countries making the push to leave as well.

19. Greta Thunberg will start facing scrutiny

As the opposition starts to grow both inside media and Hollywood and elsewhere the immunity that Greta Thunberg has been enjoying will start to erode. Especially when it becomes clear that extinction rebellion is simply just another version of Antifa and BLM. Again here the press has very limited ability to run interference and censor what happens now. f9861b2e-1c24-11ea-8971-922fdc94075f_image_hires_110946

20.The bleeding of credibility increases

Up until this year. The various segments of the regressive left (Feminists, LGTBQ, BLM, The Media, Academia, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Environmentalists, etc) Usually made their mistakes or series of mistakes independent of one another. Meaning that while CNN was getting nailed by Project Veritas, for instance, Silicon Valley wasn’t feeling the heat. What you might see is more than one of these factions start to bleed out at the same time. Carpet simply isn’t going to stretch out enough to cover everyone. Luckily (And Unluckily) for them there’s an election that’ll serve as a backdrop to divert attention away

21. Nationalism Increases in Europe

No shocker here. The EU will be in serious trouble as 2020 progresses. Especially if Great Britain fully exits it. Once again here we’re seeing another situation where people elsewhere are going to start saying. “Hey, I can do that too!”

21. Everyone holds their breath

This is going to resemble 2016 for the regressives in one way. There will likely be one or more of them taking large amounts of heat and bleeding legitimacy until the election happens. Everything will get put on hold after the start of the summer and will likely stay that way until the Presidential election. Again I’m not going to say with absolute certainty that Donald Trump will win I’d say that it’s highly likely though. What the 2016 election did with Feminists is that it gave them breathing room and time to reorganize and start hitting back. Not that it meant all that much, they got one single solitary victory and then proceeded to start shooting themselves in the foot. In fact, had they been the only ones doing this they’d be in trouble. They’re not which is what saved them. Once this election is over though, the gloves definitely come off. We know what they’re going to try and do should Trump win.

21. Alternative Media surges this year

This one is absolutely critical. As the various media outlets literally bend over backward to ensure that Donald Trump isn’t re-elected. The alternatives will see a boost along the same lines that the manosphere saw in 2019. This is the year that the culture war starts to get hot. Up until now, it’s been running cold mostly because the Regessives enjoyed almost unchallenged support from several factions within the establishment. This is going to change slowly in 2020 as more journalists, celebrities, etc start passively and in some cases openly supporting the deplorables. What we may see is someone like Ricky Gervais for instance, not only weather the backlash but come out stronger for it. The first time this happens that’ll send a clear and open message to others that “Hey, maybe I can do it too!”

So what does 2020 look like?

It looks like it’s going to a gathering of the forces for the first big clash. There probably won’t be the trigger event in 2020. The window for that closed at some point in 2019. You will see the rhetoric, censorship, calls for and open acts of violence as the year progresses. It won’t reach the levels of full-scale riots in most cases. This will increase right up until the start of summer and then will probably go quiet except of course for open intimidation of centrists and classical liberals to support the Democrats. Again though the use of goon tactics doesn’t work very well when everyone knows you’re doing it. After the election is over though it’s game on. Either the Democrats get in in 2021 and sweeping changes for the worse are made, or the Republicans get in and the culture war heats up really fast.

I have to add this part. There will be other events happening elsewhere Iran will also continue to be a potential problem and the continued issues with Nationalism inside Europe are going to surface openly to.

There are two themes coming out of 2020 as I can see.

One, people in areas controlled by Regressives will start saying “Hey maybe I can fight back!”

The other being the collective holding of breath this November for the Presidential election. Even if you don’t live in the US this particular election is huge for everyone. 2024 appears to be bigger in terms of its effects on the USA. 2020 though will probably set a tone for how the now looming culture and potential civil war will emerge. Or even if they emerge or not. What you have here is called a Mind Virus it’s the spreading of an idea or a concept from one person to another. If this concept, action or idea is valid then it’s adopted by the person who learns it who will then either actively or inactively spread this idea to another person. This process was before the advent of the Internet much easier to control. The President or any other head of state, for instance, needed to go to the media if s/he needed to address the nation. Such isn’t the case anymore. You can also control what people watch on TV, Read in Papers, Listen to on the Radio, etc. This method though has a limited effect when it comes to the internet. There’s always another place that can offer information and in many cases more accurate information than CNN or FOX for instance. Clamping down on social media sites in silicon valley? Why all you really need to do is start up another social media channel and it’s game on!

This is what’s happening here! 2020 is the spreading of information, preparing for the conflict up ahead and the now clear disintegration of older more established information spreading getting less centralized.

So nasty hostile 1st half for 2020, everything goes reasonably quiet over the summer and fall. Followed by a quick ramping up into something potentially nasty in 2021. Enjoy the quiet summer folks it could be the last one for a few years

Wait for it! Another Male Feminist is telling us how bad we all are!

Been a while since I wrote a blog on this site!

But when I took a look at this male feminist BS ‘article’ I felt a very strong need to respond. This article is so bad that I took the time to archive it because I didn’t want the writer of this piece gaining any more positive hits for it if you have to read it

https://web.archive.org/web/20190504063813/https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/7-reasons-why-patriarchy-is-bad-and-feminism-is-good-for-men/?fbclid=IwAR0ejOA0EJa28gs_a34e00chWjzcNDSIkR_B4rrcWYgjeNTjmvkNv7TxlDk

I did a YouTube response to this ‘article’ I use that term very lightly. I did a response to this article at YouTube which is below

I did find a brilliant response to this article at the Jordan B Peterson Liberal discussion group on Facebook. Which at least for now hasn’t been taken down by Big Brother yet

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Gus Barkley wrote a brilliant response that sums it up better than I could. In fact, it’s so brilliant I’m republishing it here so we can all enjoy it. Not just the people at the Jordan B Peterson group. Gus if you read this, yes this is absolutely incredible! I don’t know if this is something you do all the time or if this is just a one-off. Good job so here in Gus’s own words is his response to this terrible article

7 Reasons Why Patriarchy Is Bad (and Feminism is Good) for Men

Just going to skip ahead to where Gus’s response. There are a couple of intro paragraphs that I have a response to in my YouTube response.

1.Reflectiveness:

As we’ve talked about in other articles on TBINAA, there are certain aspects to the norms of masculinity that make men feel uncomfortable exploring certain parts of their own lives, minds, and personalities. A big aspect of upholding the norms of masculinity is that men often don’t put too much effort into questioning or reflecting on such norms, let alone how their own actions affect others. Rather than admitting faults or embracing vulnerability, men are told to “man up” or “stop being a p*ssy” in order to protect their precious masculinity, even if it means upholding harmful, destructive, and hate-filled norms that negatively affect those around them and, inevitably, themselves.

Feminism turns that idea of avoiding reflectiveness on its head. What many feminist leaders advocate for is that all people, especially men, be more reflective and introspective, and to be more comfortable with being called out for things that others may have an issue with. A big part of feminism is understanding how one’s actions and beliefs affect others, which patriarchal masculinity systematically avoids by upholding a more individualistic/man-vs-the world mentality. This aspect of feminism, especially as it has evolved in recent years, can help men understand that keeping up a persona of ultra-masculinity or machismo is something that not only make others uncomfortable, it can directly hurt those they love or care about the most.

Gus’s response:

Reflectiveness:
It is false to equate telling someone to “man up,” or “stop being such a pussy,” with suggesting that the man in question not be introspective. Rather, it is asking him to overcome what is for some people an inclination to give in to unreasonable fear or pain, and to accept responsibility for doing what needs to be done. For example, imagine a father of a small child who panics when his child is injured and sits there sobbing instead of taking the child for the help he needs. “Man up,” you might say. “Don’t be such a pussy. Do what needs to be done and get some help for your child.” This has nothing to do with being introspective or not. 

 

2.Competition:

One of the most negative aspects of the patriarchal norms of masculinity is the tendency for men to constantly be in competition with each other. Almost every aspect of many men’s lives is shrouded by the need to see themselves as better than other men, or other people in general. This includes physically, such as working out for the specific intent of having bigger muscles, better abs, or more strength than other men, or intellectually, where men will feel the need to “mansplain” a topic to women, even if the women they’re talking to are more knowledgeable on the topic than they are. So much of the actions men take and the way men think are related to the desire to be better than others.

It’s a much different story in the world of feminism. Despite the many stereotypes of women being overly competitive with each other, feminism has been developed around the notion of community and solidarity being pertinent aspects of achieving self-love and self-care. It is much more important for feminists to create a strong community of like-minded and caring individuals than it is to automatically push away or compete with others. Feminists are much more interested in creating a space that feels safe and comfortable for as many people as possible. This can be beneficial for many men who have trouble simply accepting others in their lives without feeling the need to be better than them—they can find a way to truly separate themselves from the competition that surrounds them every day.

Gus’s response:

Competition:
There is always going to be competition among people and there will always be cooperation. The issue is the right balance. Some men are too competitive, and so are some women, and so they see every interaction as a zero-sum game when most interactions are not. Some are not competitive enough and so they achieve much less than what they are capable of. Take team sports: The two teams compete to bring out the best in each other, but within the team, there needs to be cooperation for the team to succeed. But even within the team the players compete with each other for starting roles and playing time. This competition drives them to excel. This is a good thing. Sorry if I mansplained that to you. 

3.Status Quo:

It’s human nature for people to not like change. We like to be comfortable in whatever situation we find ourselves in, and we don’t like it when something comes along and puts us out of that comfort zone. We will find a way to stay comfortable, often at any and all costs. Unfortunately, this is exactly what patriarchy does for men. It enables men to remain comfortable in their privileges, in their dominance, in their reverence, while never having to question the issues women and nonbinary people have to deal with in relation to their comfort. For men, it’s easier to find partners who will do all of the things that men “aren’t supposed to do.” Although times have changed, many men still feel as though they are meant to be the main moneymakers in their household, while their partners should be the ones staying home, making them dinner, doing their laundry, taking care of their children, etc.

Feminism seeks to get rid of those archaic notions of what it means to be a “real man” or a “real woman.” Feminists would rather dismantle those norms and create a society that doesn’t let gender or whatever body parts you have dictate how people should or shouldn’t act.

What men don’t realize is that allowing themselves to fall into the trap of patriarchal masculinity is not only hurting the people they wish to be involved with in life, it’s hurting themselves by feeling as though they can’t truly explore themselves and understand that there’s more to life than keeping up with the status quo of gender.

What many feminists would rather see is men working alongside them to break down those barriers and norms and embrace a life of self-actualization that is free of baseless categorizations and judgments.

 

Gus’s response:

Status Quo:
“Feminists would rather dismantle those norms and create a society that doesn’t let gender or whatever body parts you have dictate how people should or shouldn’t act.” Let’s start with why those norms exist. Women must bear the children. Women on average are so much better at nurturing young children than are men. Left to their own choices, women are much more likely to want to work with small children as daycare workers or elementary school teachers. This is true in every society throughout all of history, and is still true today in modern sex-egalitarian societies such as Scandinavia. Women typically don’t desire dangerous or physically taxing occupations. Women prefer to work part-time much more than do men. The list of sex differences across all cultures and epochs is fairly consistent. 

4.Hierarchy:

Similar to the notion of keeping up the status quo, men often don’t realize how our society is built to put them ahead of women and nonbinary people. The patriarchy has supported this notion that men are inherently better than others, simply by virtue of being a man. Even if you identify as a man, if you don’t play along with the norms of masculinity, you’re treated as an “other” as well. More importantly, though, we see where men are put on a pedestal while others fall by the wayside. Typically, men are paid more, men are offered jobs more often, men pay less for products, men aren’t subjected to constant catcalling or sexual violence, men don’t have to face their insecurities, and men are happy about that. Unfortunately, women and nonbinary folks usually don’t have those same options, and they’re forced to be uncomfortable, feel unsafe, or face violence on a daily basis.

The solution that feminism has developed for this is leveling the playing field. That doesn’t mean men should have to deal with the same disadvantages as other people, rather men should both understand what others go through on a daily basis and also work toward eradicating those issues on their end, since much of it is perpetuated by men in the first place. Feminists strive first and foremost for equality, as well as healthy interpersonal relations. While striving for equality and giving up power and hierarchy sounds scary for a lot men, it actually presents an opportunity for men to put their effort into creating a society where women and nonbinary people don’t automatically fear men, especially cis men.

Gus’s response:

Hierarchy:
“Men don’t have to face their feelings.” Says who? Perhaps men face their feelings but, being governed less by those feelings than women, are able to act without always giving in to those feelings. For example, a man may be desperately afraid but still go into battle or chase down a dangerous criminal. Overcoming “feelings” is not the same thing as refusing to face those feelings. Perhaps men are not as vulnerable to sexual violence, but they are much more likely to be the victims of other sorts of violence. Men are much more likely to be murdered, beaten, etc. It’s crazy to say that men are put on pedestals. Men are criticized all day and every day in our current social environment. This article, for example. 

5.Ignorance:

Although the patriarchy benefits all men in one way or another, it doesn’t support all men in the same ways. This is one of the illusions the patriarchy tries to pull though: you’re a man, you’re better than women, and definitely better than nonbinary people. But what if you’re a black man as opposed to a white man? Or a poor man as opposed to a rich man? A trans man, a disabled man, an immigrant man, or an uneducated man as opposed to a cis man, an able-bodied man, a male citizen, or an educated man? What the patriarchy wants men to believe is that these other factors of race, ability, class, etc., don’t matter, that all men are equal, while it also supports the systems that oppress people who aren’t white, or rich, or able-bodied, or cisgender, or any combination of traits that are considered the “norm.”

Feminism, especially more recently, is focused on looking at everyone’s experiences through a lens of intersectionality. This means that as opposed to just looking at someone as a man, they recognize that man as also being black, disabled, and poor, for example. Intersectional feminism allows for a multi-faceted analysis of the various experiences, histories, and biases that affect a person. While the focus of feminism is primarily on gender, feminism with an emphasis on intersectionality can help men, women, and nonbinary folks alike understand where they are most negatively affected, how they experience various forms of oppression, and what they can do to eradicate those oppressive systems.

Gus’s response:

Ignorance:
“Intersectionality” supposedly requires us to look at a person and to identify all of his identities that lead to his oppression. But this is evaluating a person based on his group characteristics, and not by his personal circumstances, which is the dictionary definition of prejudice. Not all women, all black people, or all gay people are oppressed, and not all straight white men lead a life of privilege. Some of the latter are poor, mentally challenged, in chronic pain, and lonely. Intersectionality is just a half-assed attempt to recognize that people are different, but it stops at group differences instead of individual differences. 

6.Rape Culture:

There is no logical or reasonable way to deny that we live in a society that perpetuates rape and rape culture. Our society has been historically set up in a way that makes rape, sexual violence, or romantic manipulation not only possible, but rather a normal, expected occurrence for many people. For men, it is seen as a necessity to seduce women (or other potential sexual partners) to the point that they’re encouraged to force other people into sex, with little to no regard for consent. When men are questioned about it, it often gets played of as “boys will be boys,” or “uncontrollable sexual urges,” or “nothing that serious.” For the victim, however, they are often treated horribly, with outsiders calling them “sluts,” saying “they deserved it” or they were “asking for it” for one reason or another, and inevitably removing responsibility from the man who committed the act in the first place. And it goes beyond direct physical encounters too of course, with how women are objectified in every form of media, or how children and teenagers are sexualized to the point that they’re kicked out of class for clothing that’s deemed “too sexy,” so on and so forth.

Much of the recent focus of feminism is completely ridding our society of rape and rape culture. Feminism is focused on changing the conversation of “no means no” to “yes means yes,” providing services for women and other folks who have been affected by rape or sexual violence, and by looking at the very systems that exist to perpetuate the notion that rape is an expected and nearly acceptable occurrence. Feminism is out to protect everyone from the terrifying outcomes of rape and rape culture by making sure it can not only be talked about more openly, but it can also be more openly villainized and dismantled. Ultimately, that means breaking the patterns that lead men to think that manipulating, hurting, or raping women and other folks is okay and having men look at their actions and understand why a lot of people just don’t trust men in many situations.

Gus’s response:

Rape Culture:
Women are “sexualized” by the culture, but they are also kicked out of class for wearing clothing that is “too sexy.” Can’t you see the contradiction? Women want to be sexually alluring. They spend enormous amounts of time and money to make themselves alluring. This does not mean that they are inviting rape. But they are inviting male attention. The percentage of men who would commit rape is very small. Most are committed by the same few men. It is defamatory to suggest that rape is an epidemic among ordinary men. This is why we get the unbelievable statistics of 1 in 4 women on college campuses being raped. If this were true no reasonable woman would go to college. And if she did, she certainly wouldn’t go to drunken fraternity parties where she is most likely to be taken advantage of. 

7. Toxicity:

What all of this comes down to is the simple fact that the masculinity that patriarchy has bred and enabled is extremely toxic. It makes everything worse not only for those who are subjected to all of its negativity, hatred, subordination, and oppression, but it also makes things worse the men who benefit from it because they don’t have to question it.

Men are hurt by their own dedication to toxic, patriarchal masculinity by allowing themselves to hurt others.

While some men have definitely distanced themselves from the toxicity, most men are just fine staying in the positions and they’ll defend it no matter what, because they’re comfortable and safe. And just distancing themselves from toxic masculinity isn’t enough; men have to work to actually change their behaviors, and call out other men who are acting in toxic and horrible ways, who are acting in ways characterized by body terrorism.
This is one of the goals of feminism: to enable men to be less toxic and be more caring and supportive, to be willing to share and create safe spaces. But feminism is also important for men to achieve a level of radical self-love that patriarchy doesn’t allow in any way.

Men have to be more willing to understand themselves, their feelings, their insecurities, their needs, while also actively rejecting the notion that being violent or abusive or overbearing or condescending is normal. Men have to understand that you can’t separate gender from race, sexuality, ability, class, etc. Men have to be more feminist-minded when it comes to treating others with respect, with calling out toxicity, with fighting for social justice and equality, and with being good to themselves as well as those around them. It is pertinent to the betterment of our society that we can question ourselves, masculinity, and patriarchy.

Gus’s response:

Toxicity:
Masculinity is bad. Men are bad. If you don’t agree you are supporting the patriarchy. Who knew?

Having had to endure reading this ‘article’ there’s really no other thing for me to conclude that this is a propaganda piece that was written by a male feminist. What you’re seeing here is an attempt by feminists to try and get ahead of the Men’s Rights Movement when it comes to Men’s issues. I’ve been seeing and reading articles like this in increasing numbers. Much like how the Regressive left is using increasingly desperate tactics to censor their opposition on social media. What you’re seeing from Feminism specifically is that they’re using their willing male allies attempting to establish the rapidly incoming narrative from the manosphere. They know that their attempts at intimidation and censorship are starting to fail.

If you think I’m just reaching here I was able to find this little piece on Phillipe Leonard Fradet

Phillipe Leonard Fradet

I’m going to just say it though, nobody and I do mean nobody outside the SJW/Feminist echo chamber is going to buy this.

Although Philippe do tell, what’s it like being so hard up for female approval that you would throw other men under the bus to get it? Masculinity is not a disease that needs to be cured.

Review of My Guesses for 2018

2018 the year of Fire!

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I did a YouTube hangout at the start of the year where myself and two other people went took a look at 2017. Then took a look ahead to 2018 and Davis Aurini pretty much nailed it right on the head when he described 2018 as the year of the Paper Tiger (Dragon).

While it’s always difficult to guess the where and when of some particular event, The reason why this is called the GUESSES of and not the PREDICTIONS of is because there’s usually a wild card that comes out of nowhere and does to one degree or another upset the apple cart, pushing events faster or slower than I might expect. In 2016 that was Donald Trump, 2017 it was #metoo and this year it was the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings.

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The Kavanaugh hearing cannot and shouldn’t be underestimated for its historical impact there were a few critical things that changed with his nomination. One is that the Republican and nominally it means that whatever the regressives attempt to do in the future can now be challenged legally through the Supreme Court. The second thing it did and this cannot be understated Feminism as a movement took its first serious hit in over a century

Stop and think about that Feminism DIDN’T gets its way in 2018. In fact, while 2018 wasn’t as bad a year for Feminism and Regressives in general as 2016 was. There were some serious shots absorbed by Feminism as a whole that likely cannot and will not ever be recovered.

There were, of course, other things that happened in 2018. Europe is on the verge of having what looks like it’s version of an Arab Spring with one head of state already having been forced to resign. There was also the heads of various tech companies getting hauled into Washington to testify. Plus a couple of other regressives that also got hauled into Washington DC to testify. The results were mixed and the long-term results were more heavy-handed censorship.

Lastly, let’s not forget the immigrant accord and all of the issues surrounding that. Tommy Robinson being jailed, then released. It was a hot year. While I won’t get too much into 2019 I will say this 2019 looks like it’s going to be hot right out the gate this year.

But now though without any further talking from me let’s get into my guesses and how well I actually did. These were the guesses I stuck my neck out (sort of) to make. Let’s get started

1. 2018 The Culture War Gets Hot

How did I do on this one? The Culture did indeed start out a little cold as things progressed through the year. Things did get very hot just a couple of weeks before the Mid-Terms cooled off for the most part in North America only to have them get much hotter in Europe

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Giving myself a Ding for this one not bad so far

2. Silent Winter 

Yeah, that’s how I would define it. Regressives were a little tired and somewhat buoyant after what happened at the end of 2017. To a certain degree, they just thought or just expected that these events would give them momentum into 2018. This momentum was clearly gone before spring arrived and when they did react they did so too much and too soon.

Another Ding for me 2 for 2 so far

3. Hey, you Bastards I’m still here!

My guessing was that at some point in 2018 they’d start noticing that we deplorables were not only still around but had actually become stronger and they’d start in earnest coming after us. They did eventually do this but only after the Mid Terms and only after they’d lost all the momentum from 2017

Here’s my first mistake. I assumed that we deplorables would be the next ones up. I wasn’t expecting the total collapse of male feminists and Brett Kavanaugh coming along to sidetrack that. So, in this case, I’ll give myself a tentative bonk because I was right, just not right when

4. #Metoo Starts to slow down and backfire 

DING, DING, DING, DING!!

This, in fact, began to slow down even before the end of 2017. (Thanks Emily Linden). But in the spring of 2018, the number of Male Feminists taken down was staggering. Then there was the fact that 3 out 4 of the women that tried to capitalize on #metoo got hit with harassment charges themselves or melted down. Let’s not even get into the massive pile of false accusations that were exposed. They did manage to throw Bill Cosby in jail but otherwise #metoo had lost almost all it’s credibility by summer and then got crushed in the Kavanaugh confirmation. Especially when it came out that 2 of 3 of his main accusers were exposed as liars

Tomi Lahren

Yeah DING indeed

5. The Mainstream Media takes a serious run at the Alternate Media

This one started with Alex Jones. Who I guess was OK because he’s Alex Jones. It moved quickly into The deplatforming of several prominent people. Stripe and Paypal openly cutting off funding to the rivals of the Neo-Liberal Silicon Valley crowd. Including the temporary takedown and outright violation of rules to shut down Gab very temporarily. Then of all things, Patreon that had been staying above the fray got involved. When people began moving over to SubscribeStar that platform got it’s payment processing cut, even though they did nothing wrong

Yeah DING is dead on here

6. Alternative media starts to surge 

And despite valiant or villainous efforts to shut them down not only did they get larger. But now some of the larger platforms on the net are almost as large and get as many views as some of the smaller TV channels. Times are a changing,

DING on this one!

7. All the Groups in the “Manosphere” Get Larger 

All of them did indeed get larger except for Incel which in all honesty was only nominally connected to the Manosphere. It wasn’t just the Manosphere, Leaving the Left was briefly the largest of the counter movements out there and is likely still kicking. Blexit started out with promise but appears to stall at the moment. Had Leaving the Left stayed where it was on Facebook it would’ve come out as the clear winner on the deplorable side for growth.

That honor though had to go to MGTOW which saw it’s membership on all the Social Media platforms double. In fact, the MGTOW subreddit is set to pass 100,000 by the spring of 2019 at current growth rates. Why the serious growth of MGTOW? Just go up and look at what happened to #metoo that explains a large part of it.

DING on this one!

8. MGTOW faces serious attacks 

A rare BONK on this guess! There were extenuating circumstances for this. Male Feminists just got destroyed in 2018, shortly after that there was Brett Kavanaugh, then the Mid Terms and along came the Yellow Vests and the immigrant pact that also took attention away from MGTOW. MGTOW did start getting some attention via a CNN piece late in 2018 but the attention of the media and the regressives were focused elsewhere. Not even the actions of Alec Minassian strayed over the MGTOW that much. Although there were some attempts to tie Incel and MGTOW together. This also never really got any steam. I suspect that MGTOW will get the full spotlight at some point in 2019

9. Gearing up for Mid-Terms 

Cautious DING on this! The Regressives hit their peak too soon and focused on the wrong thing. It became very clear early on the Blue Wave was going to be like a Blue Puddle. The Regressives did take the house (Barely) but lost seats in both The Senate and in Terms of Governers (I think) The regressives TRIED to play this off as a win for them but considering how much support they got from The Media, Hollywood and Silicon Valley the results were disappointing for them.

Like I said cautious DING here Mid-Terms ended up being a non-event for the most part

10. Culture War Gets Hotter

For a brief period, it did look that way. Then Kavanaugh, The Mid Terms and now Yellow Vests and The Immigration Pact have pushed the Culture War into the Political War instead. That’s not to say it won’t heat up again. Much like how MGTOW benefitted from events in 2018. Hollywood also benefitted from these events as well

BONK on this one

11. Hollywood starts to feel the heat 

BONK look at the above, some people and some films did tank this year. I haven’t looked at the figures for 2018 yet. I will be after I write this through. Hollywood appears to have for 2018 escaped the worst of this. It should be duly noted though that one of the biggest box office hits this year Black Panther. The marketing department there resorted to blatant race-baiting for a movie that was strong enough and good enough to hold it’s own without it. This doesn’t bode well for any sequel that comes out

12. At least one of the Hollywood Studios gets in financial trouble

Lucasfilm did indeed find itself in trouble. Solo, a Star Wars franchise movie lost money. Kathleen Kenndy and Rhian Johnson both felt and the heat and in the case of Johnson, he insulted his audience. In the end, Kennedy kept her job (barely) but Star Wars was scaled back. Oceans 8 also resorted to insulting its audience and while it didn’t do as badly as Solo mostly because the production budget was low for the show the move also likely made the difference between being in the red and being in the black. Unlike Solo which was just a victim to the incompetence of the execs at Lucasfilm.

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But political and legal trouble isn’t financial trouble at least not the type that could potentially doom a studio. So BONK on this one

13. Comicgate will heat up and the SJW’s will wilt under the heat

Jawbreakers! That’s all that has to be said about this area. Comics creators that don’t want to to take the knee are no longer beholden to the big comic studios to get something out. You can simply market it yourself. Mark Waid in particular just couldn’t keep his mouth shut and actively attempted to inhibit sales and progress of Jawbreakers last year. Ending up with him now facing court time.

DING on this one

14. Title IX legislation and the meltdown on campuses

While there were a couple of notable people that were angry that DeVos got the Secretary of Education. Her tenure has been marked with her making an active attempt to reform Title IX an area that not only needed to be reformed but had it been allowed to stand unchanged it could’ve and probably would’ve brought down the entire post-secondary education institution in the US. This would’ve almost certainly boiled over into the west in general. Good on her and I wish her good luck in 2019

Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing

And yes DING for me!

15. Stage Four event happens

BONK! Didn’t happen. Events either happened too fast or didn’t occur at the right time or place. That isn’t to say that it didn’t get closer to happening. In fact, this year’s events have virtually guaranteed that it will. Especially when it becomes clear to the regressives how bad their situation really is in 2019

16. BLM and reverse racism slowly fade but Anti-Semitism raises its large ugly head

DING not only did BLM continue to fade in relevance. Something brought on by the fact that Barrack Obama is not clandestinely supporting them anymore. But a rival to BLM arrived on the scene. Yes, they did get off on the wrong foot but Blexit is likely here to stay.

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As for Anti Semitism, you need only to look at the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter in October to see the writing on the wall for this one. I routinely have to deal with and call out Anti Semites when I post up now. There were two separate times when I had to face down far right mobs. And there was also a right-wing attack on Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) earlier this month.

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On a personal note here. I’m going to suggest that we will likely have to put the kibosh on this group hovering on the edges of our groups. There was a Ying/Yang effect and the reason to a great extent why the left is so insane at the moment is in large part to a lazy response to this far-right, anti-semitic, white nationalist crowd. Lest we also forget how this crowd was also using intimidation tactics on the Conservatives (Vee being one of them) that challenged them on Andy Warskis show. This is the ugly underbelly of our movement and dealing with them effectively NOW. Will save us a whole lot of headache and aggravation later.

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So How Did I Do?

The raw score is 11 of 16! Slightly worse than I did last year but not by much. Where I got it wrong though was more in a case of me not expecting that the Regressives were literally going to direct all their energy into an unwinnable situation around the Supreme Court and thus allowing both Hollywood and MGTOW to a certain extent fall under the radar. This same thing also meant that while things did get hot, they didn’t get hot where I thought they would and when they did. Right now there’s a feeling like everyone is just a little exhausted and needs to sit out the rest of 2018 and recharge. For the people on our side, it was a good almost great year. In some ways, it went even better than 2016 mostly because the regressives this year simply couldn’t help themselves when they self-destructed. The one card that they did have this year was played to the point where it’s already starting to lose its effectiveness. Having Stripe and PayPal cut funding and shutting down sites is at absolute best a delaying tactic. They’re almost out of cards to play at this point. Alternatives will be provided people will move over. Websites will keep growing.

For the Regressives though this year with one, a couple of exceptions was terrible. Yes, they did take Alex Jones down a couple of notches but he’s still active and will likely start growing again. Bill Cosby got declared guilty but by the time it happened his trial was a moot point. Cutting off funding and site support worked but only in a limited kind of way. There were defeats for them everywhere this year Feminism, in particular, this year finally took a shot that going to eventually reduce them down to the fraction of their size sooner or later. There wasn’t a single area this year where the Regressives made gains. Even with the now overt help of Silicon Valley. It’s very likely that the leaders here realize this too.

2018 went well for us! Do keep in mind we need a few more years like 2018 and 2016 to deliver crippling damage to the regressive left. Where are we going in 2019? I’ll be going another blog on that on really soon. It was indeed the Year of Fire