In coming weeks, I was planning on publishing a post detailing the nature of the Manosphere in relation to the Reactosphere and the ultimately small-minded focus of the former. However, Bryce Laliberte over at Anarcho-Papist just offered up a brilliant rendition of about half of what I was planning to say. Go read it, it’s spot-on.
Admittedly, he probably put it better than I would have. Nonetheless, he stopped halfway, in my opinion.
The Manosphere is a starting point, nothing more. This is a truth that more men need to realize. Too many men are getting caught up in the Manosphere as some sort of final truth, and contenting themselves with Manosphere platitudes instead of pursuing ever high levels of intellectual and spiritual development.
There is certainly value to be had for the average male with Manosphere. Getting your life under control, taking responsibility for yourself, and learning how to talk to women are all transition points that every male needs to pass to be considered a man. Things like working out or picking up a martial art provide tremendous benefit to many. But where does one go once these basic accomplishments are achieved?
The Manosphere doesn’t have an answer for that. As such, it is inevitable that any man who really seeks greater things for himself will grow beyond the core concepts of the movement, and surpass it. Men need a higher ideal to strive for than chasing pussy and running themselves down on the hedonic treadmill.
(Now seems to be a good point to address the infantile argument that a man’s worth is in how many women he lays. Women attain status from male attention and validation. If you are male and you derive and assign status based on female attention and validation, you have completely missed the point of having a Y chromosome. Good job. Both Isaac Newton and Nikola Tesla supposedly died virgins. If this makes you think any less of them consider that a sign that you need to reexamine your priorities.)
As I said, the Manosphere has its use. After all, males today need to learn how to be men, and most red-pill and game blogs at least start them down that path. But the Manosphere can only take one so far. The thing that it seems that so many writers in the ‘sphere are missing is that you cannot treat the process of becoming a man as an end in and of itself. Doing so puts a cap on your capability to grow and develop as a man.
The process of becoming a man has to be a means to an end.
Player Burnout is a thing because too many men treated sex and women as an end. Pleasure is not and cannot be the end all and be all. Men need higher ideals to strive for. If the Manosphere is to continue to be relevant, it must find a way to transcend itself and give men a higher cause than it does currently. New writers must emerge who can build upon the lessons of the Red Pill and replace those whose focus on sex and game prevents the community from boldly moving forward to new heights.
This is where the Manosphere and the Reactosphere can come together. Reaction offers a nobler goal to pursue than vagina, and the lessons of the Manosphere are important to be heeded, as long as they are recognized as a building block, not a building. Imagine a Reactionary Movement populated by manly men who take direct action against the hegemony of The Cathedral instead of banging away at keyboards all day. A fusion of the best parts of both spheres, if you will.
Any serious attempt to combat The Cathedral is going to require at least some boots on the ground (in the manner of Golden Dawn). The windows of The Cathedral will not be broken without throwing a few rocks. Yet in order to get such a Legion together, it will be necessary to recruit those in the Manosphere who can see beyond weight-lifting, game, and sex, and transform them from men of the Red Pill into Legionnaires of The Dark Enlightenment, fighting not just against feminism with game, but against all manifestations of The Cathedral with the weapons of reason, truth, and unapologetic masculinity.
Ultimately, The Manosphere is fighting one battle in a much larger struggle. This is necessary, but what our side needs is warriors who can fight in any of the battles that need to be fought. We don’t just need men. We need Legionnaires.