Lately in the Manosphere, as endlessly repeated throughout society, I see the greatness of individuality misguided toward containment. Who wins the Supra-Bowl does not change the greatness of America. The parable of the Horatio Alger story is nothing new. To be king of the mountain, but to never grow that mountain, is worth what? There will always be some top-of-the-heap individual successes. Can they stay on top of fading stagnation without employing subjugation? Contained greatness is only relative. Greatness by relativity is no less true for pack animals and tribal thinkers than it is for the civilized. What makes civilization is growing the mountain. Relativism becomes less absolute.
There is a common good and yet individuality within a healthily functioning civilization. It takes wisdom to see where to make the divide, but let functionality be your guide. For each case which principle aligns with growth? Should a social behavior be reciprocative? Should a social behavior remove human impediments and dead weight?
Tell me, what good is it to be an economic and cultural success but a political failure? Rarely, very rarely, can someone have his cake and eat it too, but at what cost? Zero-sum greatness is mostly an illusion with just enough truth to feed cowardice. You are here: X. This is the Manosphere. We explore truth to pursue greatness. The truth is that a high percentage of men are expendable because men who fail to be great have failed the high-stakes natural selection that empowers and requires men to be great: instinctual hypergamy, save the women and children first, don’t cry, etc. The truth is that mortal life is expendable by design, all of it, by definition and by ecological design. The system changes, eventually advances, precisely because there are winners and losers. The common good must be neither too rare nor too common if it is to win. Lone individuals are too weak to win accept at the convenience of others.
Privilege and responsibility go hand in hand. Individual greatness in society without net benefit to society is just relative and is just relative social greatness, the uncivilized social greatness. Individual privilege in society requires social responsibility. First, we must define our terms with adequate precision and accuracy and cultural cohesion. That seems to be the raison d’être of the Manosphere at this stage of its development.
Cherchez la femme.
—‘Reality’ Doug, 14 December 2012