I’ve never met a self-identified pessimist, but I’ve met many realists. I’ve never met a realist who thought he was pessimistic, but rather he was the only one who was smart enough or at least brave enough to see how things really are. I’ve never met a self-identified defeatist but I’ve met plenty of men who will shoot holes in every plan and shoot their allies in the back to prove their point.
Pessimism is easy
we live an imperfect world to say the very least it is simple to
default to pessimism regardless of the subject at hand. We’ve all seen
plenty of good ideas and good men fail at what they’ve tried, and many
of us have experienced it in our own lives as well. We’ve all seen good
organizations go corrupt, evil groups win, and people acting in terrible
ways to each other. Given that organizations tend towards bureaucracy,
corruption, and infighting over time, it’s easy to paint them with a
broad brush as all being corrupt. All one has to do is pick out ten new
ideas, businesses, and organizations, predict they will fail and you’ll
be right the majority of the time. There’s nothing to it. A child could
have the same level of success simply by being pessimistic.
Pessimism is lazy
every organization is corrupt, if every man has no honor, if every
woman will eventually cheat, if every idea is probably going to fail
given enough time then the easy thing to do is sit it out. Why donate a
cent to a charity? We all know that the SJWs will eventually take it
over. It’s inevitable. Why support a church, when you know there are bad
pastors in the denomination? The churches are all businesses and wards
of the state anyways. Why get behind an idea? It probably won’t work
out, and then if you are on the wrong side of things there’s personal
cost. It’s not worth it.
Defeatism is treasonous
some so-called allies on your side? Better watch them carefully for the
smallest misstep and point it out right away! In fact the best thing to
do when allies make a mistake or a bad choice is distance yourself from
them immediately, declare them worse than your enemies, and let
everyone know of their behavior. You told everyone it wouldn’t work out!
Why the hell didn’t they listen to you? It’s so baffling that nobody
listens to your realistic view of the world and instead of doing
nothing, go out and fail as you expected! Next time, be sure to shoot
down these “allies” immediately whenever they come up with some
harebrained scheme to fight and instead go present yourself as a
moderate voice of realism to your enemies. At least your enemies know
how to win, unlike your stupid, incompetent “allies”.
Defeatism is lonely
have a lot more friends if they didn’t constantly disappoint you. The
women you meet? They are all sluts and sluts in the making. None of them
are worth a damn, let alone your time. Better to be alone for sure! You looked into some
charities and churches, but they are worst of the lot. Those that aren’t
completely corrupted are filled full of hypocrites, and even being
associated with them would be a slight on your perfect record. Why
bother with things that have flaws or don’t live up to your standards?
You might be willing to run one of them if you were given complete
control and people would do exactly what you’d say, but you know they’d
never just hand it over to you like they should, and anyway, people
would just fail to listen to you and screw it up anyhow.
You aren’t the voice of reason
out the flaws, problems, issues and failures of everything presented to
you or going on around it neither reasonable nor productive. It’s
unreasonable and destructive. It’s cheap. It’s easy. Sure, it makes you
right most of the time since so many things do go wrong and fail, as if
that matters, but it makes you a traitor to the very causes you claim to
support. There’s a culture war going on, ranging from churches, to the
Red Pill, to GamerGate, to society, even to civilization itself and you
need to ask yourself the question: which side are you really on?
you shoot at your allies as much as the enemy? Do you support your
allies’ ideas and actions even if they are less than entirely perfect,
and less than flawlessly executed? Have you ever put actual money where
your mouth is? And most importantly, is your gun pointing at the enemy
lines, or at the guy wearing the same uniform sitting next to you in the
Pick a side, fight hard, and don’t ever shoot your friends in the back.