Donald Trump Follows Chateau Heartiste Poon Commandment VIII

October 10, 2008, Chateau Heartiste:

VIII. Say you’re sorry only when absolutely necessary

Do not say you’re sorry for every wrong thing you do. It is a posture of submission that no man should reflexively adopt, no matter how alpha he is. Apologizing increases the demand for more apologies. She will come to expect your contrition, like a cat expects its meal at a set time each day. And then your value will lower in her eyes. Instead, if you have done something wrong, you should acknowledge your guilt in a glancing way without resorting to the actual words “I’m sorry.” Pull the Bill Clinton maneuver and say “Mistakes were made” or tell her you “feel bad” about what you did. You are granted two freebie “I’m sorry”s for the life of your relationship; use them wisely.

September 11, 2015, Donald Trump:

“I think apologizing’s a great thing,” [Trump] said. “But you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I’m ever wrong.”


Chateau Heartiste, as usual, is way ahead of the curve. Donald Trump may or may not be a CH reader, but he’s putting CH principles into action, and it’s paying huge dividends.


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  2. Apologizing is so harmful, makes you wonder why it is done at all. You would think it shoulda been weeded out of the gene pool.

    There is one moment in the WWE were McMahon apologizes to CM Punk and the latter punks him (heh) afterwards.

    It’s the ultimate gesture of vulnerability.


  3. I always feel a viseral sickness in my stomach when I apologise. Must be an evolutionary rebuke at myself for showing weakness.


  4. Isn’t really relevant in this case, unless he’s trying to sarge Bush, lol

    Apologizing to women is not the same as apologizing to men.


  5. Vox Day’s “gamma” concept is an extremely important supplement to the original CH alpha-beta understanding of male rank. The “delta” or the normal man, is the starting point for male self improvement. It’s helpful to understand even if you already are an alpha.

    Being a Delta, or the baseline man, is the point from which people, men specifically, respect you. A gamma is below that. Men don’t respect gammas, who are habitual liars and cowards. A delta and higher will apologize if he did something wrong, to the party he wronged. A gamma will either not apologize when he should, or he will overdo it when he does.

    Apologizing in appropriate circumstances feels good in the “truth sets you free” way. I’ve rarely had to apologize, and never for genuinely hurting someone I value, or for something like fucking up something important at work. But there are those rare occasions when you have to sincerely, briefly, and ONCE say “sorry.” That’s what probably how Trump understands a legitimate apology.

    None of the above applies to a political aplogy, which is not an apology, but an entrapment into a Communist-style false confession. SJWs should be treated like gammas — good-faith interaction does not apply to them.


    • I always thought Alan was a good example of that in 2.5 Men. He never knew his place, would challenge superiors, and supplicate to inferiors, fail at bluffing. And of course always a coward. Even as Alpha as Charlie was, he still knew instantly when to back down, and even gain the other guys respect with a challenging joke(they can’t hate you if you can make them laugh). Makes me think of this old guy I knew, once started picking a fight with this tough biker, and then told him to hold on, he had to grab his son because his son handled his “light” work.


  6. Commented on the wrong post.

    You got a secondhand shoutout in National Review. Nice. Occam’s Razor blog quoted you and then that blog got quoted in NR. Coulter is going to find this blog shortly -if she hasn’t already.

    “As Heartiste notes, they’re race-cucking their own families.”


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