Just recently one of our fine mods posted a direct and somewhat abrasive post demanding that "The Red Pill is NOT About Self-Improvement. It's Not ABOUT Anything."
Now, if you take a second to react to this lovely title, you might be confused. Reading and enriching yourself is improvement. The red pill clearly has a subject. So what is he trying to say?
Well, some of you took the time to read his post and gather his meaning. But a lot did not. Rather, they decided to go off half-cocked and react in the comments.
Let's first get this out of the way. It's stupid to say that reading the information here doesn't lead to self-improvement. But if we actually read his post, we'll see:
Yes, there are a great many tools inside the Red Pill that can be used to improve your life. In fact, pretty much ALL of them do. But that does NOT give the Red Pill some kind of implicit agenda or purpose.
The information here does not fit the narrow mold of any particular type of self-improvement, nor do two people's versions of improvement necessarily match. In fact, some may be directly in conflict with each other.
I've covered it before. Upon reading this information, it's your choice what to do with it. Anything that helps you get closer to your goals is self improvement to you. But our goals may all be different.
It's the moralizing of goals that prompted this latest sticky. Users claiming that LTRs are the ultimate goal, and all other paths in life are wrong. I, for one, have always recommended spinning plates until you have quality game, and then deciding on whether you want to continue spinning plates or attempt a LTR. But that doesn't mean MGTOW are wrong in their own goals.
So is the red pill really about nothing?
Well, of course not. And if that's what you took away from the post, then you probably didn't read it.
It would appear that we had a number of people who didn't read the post itself, or were there to simply troll. People who jumped on the pedantic bandwagon and missed the forest for the trees, landing on the worst possible interpretation of the post rather than attempt to understand it for the meaning it was looking to give.
Rather than step forward in good faith to be constructive, they looked to detract and deconstruct. And we banned them by the dozens.
Now, I can't tell you how many of them were here simply to detract on purpose, and how many were inadvertently being dense. But it doesn't terribly matter to me. They all cause the same problem. Arguing pedantry over reason, adopting the worst possible interpretation rather than trying to understand the argument put forward.
These are the aspie rules of decorum on the rest of the feminized reddit, not TRP.
If you're worried about big bad mods banning dissent, just remember, we encourage disagreement as long as it's well reasoned, well intentioned, and respectful. If you got banned, don't call us Hitler because you lack the reading comprehension of a third grader.
And yes, before you say it, we sometimes post things that are a little inflammatory and hyperbolic specifically to weed out the trolls. It really works well.