Well, it's 2015, and in just over two years we've seen the community grow from a hundred subscribers to over 91,000 subscribers. It's been an incredible journey so far, and the growth looks nowhere close to stopping.
So what is the future of trp? What are our goals, and our predictions? What has changed in the past two years? What do we expect to see change this year?
As with the first year, we saw a similar growth in interest of TRP throughout reddit, to the extent that some subreddits have now banned reference to even our name. But nevertheless, curious souls continue finding their way here. Men who have been lied to, who have lost their ways in their lives, relationships, communities and careers. But this year was bigger than just reddit attention. This year we started seeing an increase in the number of mainstream media outlets now bucking the feminine imperative and asking questions. Is feminism still necessary? Is it ok to not be a feminist? What's happening to men? Why are they dropping out of society?
From the reaches of Time Magazine, New York Times, the Wall St Journal, the blow up of #gamergate in main stream gaming, and hundreds of smaller voices contributing, the tide is changing.
Now, these are baby steps, and they aren't without backlash. But what's important to note is that they're happening, and we've got front-row tickets to see the show.
As has been hammered again and again throughout the years, TRP is not an activist movement. However, what it is is a group of like-minded individuals who have a common desire to seek out truth and understanding in a culture that is operating against their best interests. The very need for TRP is inextricably linked to our social climate and the movements therein (not the least of which is feminism, but certainly it is not limited to this).
As observers, it would be disingenuous to say that these particular changes couldn't be used to our advantage. Though some here may say they prefer red pill knowledge be kept under wraps, maintaining the advantage of proprietary tips and tricks, the reality is that if the pendulum continues to swing as it is, we will be facing a climate in which men begin to make ground. You'd best learn to embrace it.
TRP has always put a great amount of value in adaptation. The mainstream adoption of a male-primary focus will require adaptation. It will put tools in the hands of other men, and it may increase competition in the short or long terms. However, with the cons, we may also see and address the pros that might come from this social change:
- Male Birth Control
- Divorce Reform (2.0?)
- Mandatory Paternity Testing
- Male-Primary Courtship and Dating
This list is incomplete, and of course quite lofty. The mere hope of a male-primary courtship may be well outside our lifetimes, if ever, but the reality has already begun that women, in their never-ending attempts to be unique and at the top of the hierarchy, have started denouncing feminism and embracing feminine traits as a strategy. In other words, red pill women are catching on as a novel trend. Much as hipsterdom strives to avoid the mainstream, women today are starting to treat cooking for their man as a positive accessory in their trendy, popular lifestyles. (Much like veganism, organic foods, winter boots, ipods, and starbucks).
Whether or not this will eventually serve us in a potentially positive way is yet to be seen. But the good news is that women prefer to adopt counter-cultures that they see other women adapt. Once it begins, we may see an uptick in potentially useful women. A long-shot, perhaps, but a possible positive outcome from the social changes taking place.
TRP is far from outdated, and plenty of the information here is timeless advice. But one thing is for sure: while the feminine imperative may not have changed much over the history of man kind, our cultures have changed to feminine-primary in recognition thereof. A change, however minor, back to our direction may make our lives that much easier, better, or more fulfilling.
These may just be the ramblings of an eternal optimist, but make no mistake, I embrace the change in either direction. It gives us something exciting to talk about, discuss, and dissect. No matter what the social climate looks like this year, next year, or in a decade, there will always be an objective reality beneath the surface of the social consciousness, just waiting for somebody to peel back the layers and discover the workings of human psychology pulling the strings. That discussion will always have a home at TRP.
On Content and the Direction of the Sub 2015
Occasionally, as the climate changes, and as we experience an influx of new members, we occasionally need to steer the ship to encourage new or different topics, or curb the over usage of older topics.
Some topics I'd like to see us focus on in the coming months include (but aren't limited to):
- Major political and cultural events, their psychological and evolutionary underpinnings and purposes
- Strategies for men to best reach individual goals (starting families, mgtow, spining plates, or other)
- Discussion on LTR methods and different personality types that may be conducive to LTRs/Plate Spinning
- Meta Anaylsis of Field Reports (covert communications taking place, motivations, breakdowns of communication)
A Reminder to all
As always, please concentrate on keeping the quality of your contributions high. The mods (as always) have been tasked with removing anything that we deem too poor for our standards without warning.
If you are going to post a submission with a field report, video, or experience, do so with an analysis of why you think these events transpired. I want to see discussion on why things are said and done. Why does a woman act the way she does? Not just a description of what she did and how you reacted, but what motivated her to act in that way? What principles were at play? Why did she think the action was advantageous to her? Why would your response counter her action? What communication took place without words or speaking?
Anything that lacks this depth will be removed. We've got enough posts telling us to "keep frame" but not a lot explaining the mechanisms behind human interaction. This is far more interesting and will help teach others not only to "keep frame" but what frame is and why it works.
And finally, the announcement:
NEW SUBREDDIT: GEOTRP
Something I've been very interested is collecting a compilation of the geographical analysis of local sexual markets, and gaming strategies. The fact is, some game tips work better than others in different places. Some cities and states have different ratios of men to women. Some places have women easier to game, others have women looking to settle down. Still, others have women impossible to game.
I want to map out the world, country by country, state by state, city by city what the local sexual markets look like, what the best strategies are, and where the best places to go for them might be.
I'd love for everybody to join us at /r/GEOTRP to add your information, your personal experiences in certain locales, and any census information you can dig up about age groups/gender ratios that you can so we can build a comprehensive map.
And with that, this has been our new year update. I hope you all have had good holidays, and are ready to get your lives on track for 2015. This year is going to be different, so let's make it a good one.