Monday, October 17, 2016

Roosh's Journey

Newsweek chronicles the transformation of Roosh from pickup artist to political philosopher:
When I meet Roosh at a Starbucks in Washington, D.C., he’s early. That’s surprising, since he tells his readers to show up five to 10 minutes late to dates. (“She’ll have anxious feelings focusing on your arrival instead of the doubts she had about coming to see you.”) Less surprising is that he records the interview. “Your editor, is he part of the global conspiracy?” Roosh asks. [Editor’s note: Yes.] “No? But let me ask you this: Who hired him? [And] who hired him?” Roosh is tall and has a thick, bushy beard with gray patches. He’s wearing a red “Make America great again” hat and a T-shirt, jeans and black sneakers. He grew up around Washington and says he is back visiting his parents; he’s been bouncing between countries for the past decade and lately sticks to Russia, Poland and Ukraine.

Roosh’s focus has changed, and Free Speech Isn’t Free shows it. His previous books explained how to “bang” women, but his newest one turns to a topic likely familiar to Trump’s followers: how people from minority groups can say whatever they want while straight men cannot. “There are active attempts to silence men, to marginalize them, and at the same time to elevate all these far-left agendas and viewpoints,” he tells me.

That shift in thinking is occurring across the “manosphere,” the informal network of websites, blogs and online forums that deal with masculinity, dating and men’s rights. “Once you learn how to do well with women, then you start understanding the deeper political and philosophical issues,” Mike Cernovich, another unofficial leader in the movement and a friend of Roosh’s, says in an email. “Why are gender relationships so toxic, you start to ask, and from there you are down an entirely new rabbit hole.” Few are exploring those ideas as well as Roosh is, Cernovich adds. “Roosh is a welcome relief from the banality of pseudo-intellectualism that passes for ‘free thought’ these days.”
If you haven't read Free Speech Isn't Free, you absolutely should. It's highly informative and even modestly thought-provoking.

15 comments:

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Good for Roosh. I've been a supporter from the start. His journey was not difficult to predict, as many of of us have been there before. Best of luck to him.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

LOL @ "...and even modestly thought-provoking."

Elocutioner said...

I looked at the reviews. It seems in the days after release (June 14-17) they could only muster about 25 accounts to give him one stars, zero of which were verified purchases. Maybe I should start making a database of these fake reviewers and try tracing them back to a common source and cross-checking them against other one-star campaigns.

Bard said...

Only modestly?

Bard said...

Only modestly?

dc.sunsets said...

Gosh, I guess I must have missed the memo. You know, the one that says you have to pass through narcissism (bang your way through?) in order to get to the deeper level of philosophical insight.

I see so far because I stand on the shoulders of giants. To the best of my knowledge, those giants largely lived lives of honor from Day 1, and all of them are dead, their bodies long since turned to dust.

Les Sabines said...

His time on the carousel is over, then. Time to settle down to something more serious.
Not that his experiences didn't teach him valuable lessons. Better to know what did you disservice so you can settle in to what will keep you comfortable.

VFM #7634 said...

I'd be curious as to VD's take on Roosh's sociosexual rank, both now and how he was before he got into learning Game, particularly since AFAIK VD has met Roosh in person, or at the very least knows him on a personal level to some extent. Gamma-to-Alpha? Gamma-to-Beta? Omega-to-Sigma? Something else?

Daniel said...

I certainly hope your giants aren't St. Augustine, Martin Luther or St. Paul, dc.sunsets. Or Buddha, for that matter. Or, heck, Billy Graham.

Martin said...

@Daniel

You mean this Luther? :

"One spouse may rob and withdraw himself or herself from the other and refuse to grant the conjugal due or to associate with the other. One may find a woman so thickheaded that it means nothing to her though her husband fall into unchasteness ten times. Then it is time for the man to say: If you are not willing, another woman is; if the wife is not willing, bring on the maid. But this is only after the husband has told his wife once or twice, warned her, and let it be known and rebuked before the congregation. If she still does not want to comply, then dismiss her; let an Esther be given you and allow Vashti to go, as did King Ahasuerus."

Remo - Vile Faceless Minion #99 said...

Roosh recently said 'The reason that women excel in child rearing is because their brains are similar to that of a young child.'

I'm curious as to whether that statement will make it past the moderators on this board as these days any statement that equates female behavior to children gets deleted. The truth lives even if it offends and your moderators will have a time getting Roosh to shut up.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Thank God our ancestors weren't virgin Boy Scouts.

Aeoli Pera said...

It's like a case study for the SJWAL method.

Boab Coyle said...

Thank god our ancestors needed to pass through the "greasy sex tourist" stage before truly finding themselves.

James said...

Seeing Roosh grow so much and so splendidly as a philosopher and a human being brings joy to my heart. But I would like to disagree somewhat with the idea that non-white male cis-gendered Christians can "say what they want." The sad truth is that their speech is also carefully policed. They *seem* to have more lee-way because the SJW's use more caution when attacking the non-white cis-gendered people, but they do get attacked, sometimes more viciously, when they get caught wandering off the reservation. I would point to Clarence Thomas and Larry Elder and Jesse Peterson and even Bill Cosby as examples. Or Sarah Palin and Lauren Southern as female examples. Remember when Bill Cosby gave a speech and sounded like he was encouraging people of colour to take responsibility for their choices and actions? I pinpoint that moment to be when he became targeted for utter destruction.

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