Roosh considers how an intentional pursuit of hedonistic pleasure inadvertently led to neomasculinity and a quest for truth:
How did game serve as the gateway drug? Simple: I kept asking why, as if I was an annoying 8-year-old child.The answer is straightforward: Game involves cutting through the lies society tells its boys and young men. And once a man develops a taste for the truth, he also develops a sense for when people are lying to him. Following that path leads a man to philosophy, and eventually, if he continues to walk upon it, to the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
- Why are woman attracted to me when I dance and act like an entertaining clown?
- Why did my father not have to act like a clown to attract my mom?
- Why has society changed to encourage women to pursue exciting “bad boys” and clowns over good men?
- Why are institutions like the media and universities pushing women into behaviors which harm them and the family unit?
- Why is there a concealed group of elites who seem to control politicians and the most important institutions?
There wasn’t only one step from having fun into the nightclub to fighting back against social justice warriors and the media, but several steps that had to take place over the past 15 years. My path weaved through sex and gender relations, but there are other paths as well, which I describe in The 5 Paths To Realizing Truth. For example, minimalism is another point of entry:
- Why are those institutions attacking me for speaking the truth?
When you live below your means, you begin to see that most people are unnecessarily living above theirs. That leads to the conclusion that they were trained to live a life of excess by corporations with the complicit help of a government that wants to keep society in a neverending state of indebtedness and distraction so they ignore everyday injustices while losing any will or desire to fight the establishment. The easiest stepping stone out of The Truman Show is to realize that consumer lifestyles are not the path to happiness, and those those who chase material possessions are misguided.
More than a few people have asked me what I saw in Roosh, and wondered why I was so willing to stand by him and defend him. The reason is because I recognized in him something that I knew of myself: he was genuinely seeking after truth and knowledge. Game is the gateway drug to truth.
And more often than not, it is the hedonist who seeks it most sincerely, as the examples of men from Aurelius Augustinus to Siddhārtha Gautama suffice to demonstrate. I am not saying Roosh is going to be a saint or a buddha, but I will say that he is much more likely to end up as one than the average man.
Commenter John Freeman has witnessed the transformation from the start:
It's been a very interesting ride, watching the entire manosphere drift toward alt right politics. Back in the day, blogs like Roissy and Roosh were nothing but game. People got all butthurt and complainy when he would throw out the odd political article. Now it's mostly alt right politics with a little bit of game. But to anyone who has been reading this whole time, the transition makes perfect sense.It's all related. It's all various aspects of one grand deception. So, it's not a mere coincidence that "breaking the chains, winning the games, and saving Western Civilization" has been the tagline of this blog from the beginning.
The thing is, you start tugging at one little lie, and all the rest of the lies start unraveling. If they would lie to us about sexual relations, about families, about misogyny, about the pay gap...what else would they be willing to lie about?
Turns out, the answer is EVERYTHING.
Would you rather have a few more years of being a sexual libertine, or would you rather save your civilization? That's the stark choice before us now.