Welcome to The Red Pill. I'm going to address exactly what we're doing here, and shed a little light on our focus and motivations.
The Red Pill: Discussion of sexual strategy in a culture increasingly lacking a positive identity for men.
The Matrix metaphor might be a bit cheesy but we selected it because of what it represents.
"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.*"
We selected this metaphor because we discovered that there are two realities that most of us are living in. There's the politically correct narrative that we see and hear every day, and then there's the covert reality that govern people's actions and thoughts just below the surface.
That might seem a little conspiratorial, but it's apt when you take a look.
Reality One: The Feminine Imperative
Our politically correct reality is the illusion, a framework of rules, morals, and standards that align with the sexual success of women. It's the reason we have "women and children first" when it comes to saving lives in an emergency, it's the reason why movies and pop culture refer to men who won't commit as commitment-phobes or players, yet women who won't commit are free spirits, and they're realizing/exploring their sexuality. It's the reason we refer to men "getting lucky" when they are able to have sex with a woman.
It's essentially a double standard that serves women. The goal of the feminine imperative is to provide as many options and opportunities for women's sexual strategy, and it does so at the cost of men's sexual strategy, which I will go into a little bit here, but you can read all about it in our sidebar.
Now I want to take a second here to explain that the "feminine imperative" is largely a headless, faceless group of social norms and morals that rose organically due to the nature of the sexes. So before you write this off as a major conspiracy theory, and that we believe there's a cabal of women behind closed doors pulling strings, that's just not what we're talking about.
The reason we experience these gender imbalances isn't due to malice or because we believe women are just evil creatures. They're not. Women are human beings with similar evolutionary drives to men. We experience these imbalances because of the differing costs in reproduction that cost men very little (sperm are cheap and plenty), but they cost women quite a bit (gestation is expensive, takes nine months, eggs are few). The bottom line is, the physical maximum number of children a woman can have is considerably lower than the number of children men can have.
And so culture and gender roles evolve from these truths. Women become the selective gender, men become the selected. Men approach, women are approached. Men ask, women accept or decline.
But in the feminine imperative world- gender imbalances don't exist. In fact, we're told the genders are the same; there is no selective gender, people are all unique and everybody meets somebody the very same way. And you're nuts if you think otherwise. Which puts men at a strict disadvantage if they believe it. If you teach men early enough- as boys- then they will believe it.
We're taught that there is no sexual strategy. The term "sexual strategy" seems like cringey phrase, and if you started speaking in public about this the way I have here today, you'll quickly find yourself ostracized and the focus of a lot of scorn and anger. These are not politically correct things to say.
Reality Two: The Red Pill
As I mentioned, the very act of having this conversation makes you the focus of scorn and ridicule. And this is the first sign that there is a secondary reality.
When you realize that there are certain topics that can't even be discussed, you might wonder whether there's some truth to it. These discussions have earned us all ridicule- from the rest of reddit, from the news media here, or here, from friends and family. It's such a dangerous topic that many here are afraid of being exposed to family, friends, or coworkers, and thus we recommend everybody participating to use a throwaway. Pretty scary... The Red Pill must be wrong, then?
If culture is to be believed, what we discuss here on TheRedPill must be wrong. But if the conclusions are wrong, could we not come to those conclusions ourselves? If we could look at these topics objectively, surely what culture and society tell us would be evident: that there is nothing else below the first reality, that everything is as it appears. So why can't we have that objective conversation?
The feminine imperative does not want us looking at this reality, because when we do, it's much like the red pill in the matrix. You see reality for what it is. We don't conclude that these things may be wrong, but rather we open our eyes to what has been happening our entire lives. And once you take the red pill, there's no going back. You cannot unsee the truth.
The advice of the feminine imperative betrays it's goals, and if you look closely you can see exactly what the real motivations are behind actions. The double standards start revealing the purpose of the convenient lies culture tells us.
"Just be yourself" is a common refrain for advice for struggling singles. But it's this very simple piece of advice that can be used to pierce the veil of our blue pill conditioning. If "being yourself" worked, one might think, then why am I single?
Although it seems almost too simple to base an entire discussion group around this small phrase, it embodies exactly the problem that men today face, and the lie that they are told.
Now, this advice can be given to men and women, but as we understand, women can put forward just a little effort and still be in a position of having to reject unwanted advances. Men, on the other hand, have no such advantage, and must put forward considerable amounts of effort, and in turn, may experience many rejections with a much smaller chance of success.
As I mentioned above, women are the selective gender, men are the selected. In our culture, we learned the politically incorrect answer to this: Since the woman's best strategy to ensure high quality offspring is to reject as many people as they can (also known as having high-standards), a man's best strategy is to approach as many women as he can. Instead of "being yourself," we've learned that in fact- it's our self that is being judged, and it's the largest hindrance to success there is. We must become better to compete in the sexual market.
That means, learning to lift weights, get into shape, eat right, dress well, and learn the social games that women play so that you can become attractive.
I encourage anybody who is visiting to check out our sidebar, start with the "New Here" section, and once completed, read down the "Theory Reading" list.
You may come to your own conclusions about our content. You might come to the conclusion that it's wrong. But that means You came to the conclusion, regardless of what you were told is okay to think about or not. And that's your first step to swallowing the red pill. Analyzing ideas and facts based on their own merit, rather than what is or could be socially acceptable.
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