Building PowerBuilding Power – 200,000+ Subscribers, A New Direction (self.TheRedPill)

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The red pill has been growing since its inception more than five years ago, to more than 201,000 strong (or quite possibly over 1.1 million). The driving force behind this growth is unfortunately the decline and eventual demise of the modern man.

The Modern Man

The modern man was good hearted, cared about others, expected good things out of the world and believed in equality for all. He believed in the golden rule, and believed that the rule of law would enforce it if push came to shove. He tried his best to make the world a better place for everyone. He expected his efforts to have an effect, and that society would reward him in kind. He believed that happiness was the result of good intentions. Sadly this man can no longer survive in the world.

The defining feature and ultimate downfall of the modern man was his desire to fit in. What was once an advantageous trait that generated group cohesion, built society and facilitated comradery has slowly become the greatest weapon used against him. Feminists and those who craved power recognized man’s shortcoming and exploited it. Men, it seemed, would attack other men at the behest of any female cry. They were so intent on saving women, they would even attack themselves.

The modern man tried his hardest to cast off his manhood to answer the cry of feminists. Men were evil, bitter, women-haters, oppressors, rapists, and dangerous. He thought he might find love if he made himself entirely inoffensive and nonthreatening. He failed to realize that he would never be absolved of the sin of being a man. The goalposts for “fixing” maleness were ever-shifting, and no penance paid could ever be enough to satisfy the reparations demanded by the “oppressed.”

We may think that we are better than this modern man. We have learned the lessons of his failure and progressed beyond his desperation. We know the psychological tricks that were used to benefit others at our expense, and we trained ourselves against them. We learned psychology for ourselves and used it for our own benefit. We had finally found freedom in a culture increasingly lacking a positive identity for men.

However, the recent doxxing of an alleged redpill founder teaches us otherwise. Knowing the truth and living by it was not enough to save that man from the wrath of vitriolic women. He stands as a testament to what happens to men who stand alone: They get torn down. Had he not built his own support structure, it could have been the end of his career.

What is coming to replace the modern man is not a better individual. It is not some new way to stand alone. Although we have spent years discussing enjoying the decline, it occurs to me that the reactionary individualism embraced here may be just what the powers that be had intended when they dismantled the modern man. Our blind cooperation was our undoing, but it was our individualism that kept us weak.

The future is going to be built by those who embrace and build power. The new man is a tribesman who builds his strength by joining with his brothers. It is a network of men who establish a fortified ground on which to build their lives, men who defend that stability from the chaos around them. It is men who know their own interests are best served by the success of the group.

In the past we have had the luxury of going it alone. The economy was strong, women were gettable, and men could mostly be men. Now financial independence is a receding glimmer on the horizon, long term relationships are sparse and low quality, and men can be cut down at any moment for offending an abstract morality biased against them. While some still succeed in this environment, it is only a matter of time until most do not.

The answer to this is to band together. Small geographically centralized groups of friends and family cooperating together in the way they used to. There is no point in trying to change the larger culture to accept us. That is how women handle their problems. Instead we will build ourselves up so that we are not dependent on the good graces of this culture. We will form our own cultures and steady ourselves against the slow descent into a fully feminized world.

Life after sex

The man currently accused of creating the red pill actually made me think about something I hadn’t considered until now. Our sexual strategy focus has been important at freeing minds from our anti-male culture, saving lives and teaching men to game, lift, and get laid.

But we have completely ignored the rest of the hierarchy of needs. Men who have conquered their own demons learn the basics of TRP, and get spit out on the other side. They are still missing the essential components to a fully realized male identity.

Men cannot exist as islands. It is comradery that we require. It is a tribe that strengthens us, that enables us to pursue the rest of our efforts and missions. Starting families, creating systems, selling products, creating artwork, exploring the galaxy. These are the men history will remember as great. And the way we’ve prescribed the red pill, these men will never be us.

Pride, honor, and a sense of duty were the driving forces of the modern man. He contributed to society because that was what was expected of him. In return, government and community supported his marriage and family, and a balance was found.

The Puerarchy

The red pill men of today resent this servitude, a broken social contract in which the stick of gender roles for men is firmly in place, but no carrots are to be found. In place of support, government and community encouraged abuse and exploitation. Divorce became the new norm. Families were no longer secure. Men worked to pay alimony and child support at the expense of their own happiness and lives.

Realizing there was no benefit, these men withdrew from culture. In Japan, these men call themselves Herbivore Men. In other countries, they call themselves Red Pill Men. Ian Ironwood dubbed them the puerarchy. The media calls us "Lost Boys."

But it is this resentment and aversion to exploitation that I believe has blinded us to the greatest factor in personal success: building power. Careful not to fall victim to our easily exploited male instincts, we forgot that not all duty with external benefit is without merit.

I believe there’s a new generation of red pill men coming, we’re seeing it begin today. We’re seeing the phrase “red pill” enter our culture’s vernacular. We’re seeing resistance to our feminized culture. And while I don’t think we’re in a position to overtake society, I believe that we are in a position to utilize what we know to gain a great advantage over those who do not share our knowledge.

I have always maintained that TRP is not an activist board, and I continue to believe this. It is sexual strategy and this has not changed. Today I am suggesting that we have narrowed our scope too far to see all of what sexual strategy really entails, and I believe we should broaden this.

So today we are introducing two new flairs, encouraging and embracing discussion to complete the circuit of the new man. The new man doesn’t simply find belonging and happiness in sex. His identity exists all hours of the day. In his career, his hobbies, his friends, and his sexual partners. His success is a summation of his entire life, and it is this that we can now focus on.

  • Culture – Discussion of men’s place in world cultures, and discussion of male interests that are our culture.

  • Building Power - Discussion and cooperation of creating your own power in your life, or building tools, networks, and tribes to engender growth of power and community.

What is it that allows us to succeed? Money? Influence? Popularity? Fame? Building your own success first requires a foundation. TRP teaches building confidence and muscle as the foundation for getting laid. Building power is creating the foundation for success in your life.

As always, sexual strategy, game, relationships, sex, and field reports are all on topic. Today we broaden our topics to discuss the new man's life.


In the spirit of today's announcement, we're going to be making some more announcements in the next couple weeks about new developments to help strengthen communications between men, and building foundations for men. A revised BecomeAMan will be launched this spring, as well as new tools on TRP.RED to help facilitate secure communications between like-minded men.

We are also going to be featuring ideas from the community to build tools to help men. Have ideas? Talk about them here, using the building power flair.

[–]Modredpillschool[S,M] [score hidden] stickied comment (9 children)

Since I'm being asked by a lot of people in PM, no the claimed doxx on me isn't me. Carry on.

(It is strictly against reddit rules to carry on with an attempt to doxx another user, so we're going to remove any conjecture from this sub on the matter, and I would hope other mods do the same on their subs).

[–]cellphon 297 points298 points  (44 children)

I would really really like to see more posts about "social game", as in, how to create strong tribes of like minded man. A lot of our readers are loners or have atrophied social skills. After you figure out how to grab cheap pussy increasing your social power is the logical next step.

[–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 140 points141 points  (11 children)

In order to have social power you need to have value to provide to other people. This value can the ability to provide positive identity or feeling to other people. This power can be the ability to provide opportunity or knowledge to other people. Value is quantified by the person receiving not giving.

A person who is not actualized can't lead because they don't have enough value for themselves let alone to provide for other people.

[–]CQC3 58 points59 points  (1 child)

This was a bitter pill for me to swallow some time ago. I don't particularly believe this belief has much to do with feminism and associated ideologies (for once) but rather it is and always has been a social red pill to swallow that people once understood naturally.

However, live in a comfortable society where it isn't immediately apparent that shit needs to be done, and this happens. People forget that it's only natural that those who provide some value or use are more pragmatic to associate with, but they are typically more interesting.

With as many forms of escapism and passive entertainment there are now, it is of no surprise that you find many people who haven't cultivated even one aspect of themselves to be useful or entertaining. The truth about people with value who are interesting is that they know intuitively that it only makes sense to hang out with people who are also those things.

Your experiences, skills and knowledge can be summed into what we call lifestyle or what "world" you live in. What people generally want out of friends is for them to be a part of their world or to bring a taste of another world with them. If you are an entrepreneur and have a decent amount of business contacts and you make friends with a popular local musician, then you now have a link to that world and it's subsequent people and events. Every time you shoot the shit with that guy, you get an insight into that scene and how it functions.

With the internet, we don't value or perceive these links as we used to, because information has become cheap, but GOOD information is still not cheap. The best knowledge is still right at the source.

In essence:

Take a look at your friends, you are probably not far off from there in terms of SMV or value in terms of PUBLIC perception. Internally you can be much more, but if you don't prove that it doesn't matter for shit. I used to always think, I wish my friends were smarter/more interesting, but I had to ask, what the fuck do I do?

Cultivate your own life, have friends but don't focus too much on their lives, let them worry about that.

[–]TeleportingToYerMoms 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is what I'm working on right now now. In order to live a full life through fulfilling connections with other people, I must become an interesting person who provides value to other people's lives. (Of course, becoming more actualized is also a goal in itself.)

My time should not be spent consuming mindless entertainment and content; instead, my focus should be on doing the hard work of deliberately making self-improvements.

[–]reecewagner 1 point2 points  (5 children)

A person who is not actualized can't lead because they don't have enough value for themselves let alone to provide for other people.

Can you expand on what you mean by "actualized"?

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Referring to Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, probably. https://simplypsychology.org/maslow.html

[–]francisco_DANKonia 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Seems unlikely because Maslow says you need friends to be self actualized. GLO is saying you need to be actualized to make friends.

[–]RPmatrix 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Can you expand on what you mean by "actualized"?

Putting what they have learned into action aka "walking the talk"

[–]epicness 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]AssMaster95 26 points27 points  (2 children)

This is something I've wanted to figure out for the longest. I can make friends and get laid, but I never feel fulfilled when I can't talk to like minded people, having to constantly filter myself.

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (1 child)

With you. In high school I used to feel like I could be myself. I would curse, point out girls' asses, fool around, lightheartedly mess with people, and stuff like that. But I was a good person. I don't know if the world's gotten more PC or I've just gotten older and more paranoid (can't lose job, can't offend women, etc.). But I'm in my late 30s now and feel completely unfulfilled in interacting with peers. I feel like everybody is so damn uptight and offended by everything. Even guys I work with get bashful and weird if I make a quiet comment about a girl in the office or something like that. It's such a buzz kill.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This. I pussy is just that, and a strong social life (not just people to party with) is what I want more than a wet hole and cute laugh.

[–]morphite65 23 points24 points  (11 children)

I'm currently in early stages of working on just that, a system for p2p interactions using standardized principles and practice methods for them.

[–]electricspresident 23 points24 points  (10 children)

Well I believe that there's multiple different issues over the range of loners like me, for example I'm social comfortably, I mean I work in customer service so getting people to talk comes naturally but for some reason I can't seem to make a friendship that results in meets, hanging out, social gatherings...looking back to earlier years I realised friendships and social groups were born out of daily situations like school classrooms, work, family friends, sports, clubs and luck.

But for our main age group here 22+ now things come down to value and this is where I'm stuck you know...being a new person in new town where people are cliquey makes shitt hard so u either have to be hot shitt or lucky to have a good & rewarding set of friends ...I hope your post will answer things like these

[–]jaxqatch 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Being the new kid in town gives you all the power. You can paint your reality in front of all the new people in your life. You can literally build your own frame from scratch. And no one will question it if you own it. Cliquey sounds like you still have a high school mindset where there are predetermined hierarchies of value when in actuality you can form that for yourself.

I have been the new kid In town and used this to my advantage. If you can write your own story you can make yourself the hero.

The new kid scares kids that I used to be like. Because he was possibly everything I wasn't.

[–]aanarchist 12 points13 points  (0 children)

sorry to break it to you dude but most people operate with a high school mentality. you can hold frame all you want but ultimately people will place you in the omega category unless you bring more value to the table than they bring to make up for you being an outsider wanting into their tribe. i've seen it time and time again in multiple age groups, you have to be better than them for them to want to let you in and keep you, objectively better by their standards and their perspective, not yours. i can say i'm a better basketball player than some 6'5 college sports star, and form my reality for myself, but that doesn't cut it in the real world. realz>feelz, objective reality is everything and only the truly feeble minded let themselves be manipulated by a stranger holding frame, he simply gets ousted if he comes in with little more than a big mouth.

[–]electricspresident 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Good perspective but not an answer to the question it's only half the equation of what I'm talking about

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I guess maybe to an extent, but if you paint yourself as someone super badass cool dude with crazy life experiences and your not that then people will find out... prettty quickly. And then you'll look like either a pathological liar or just a fake. Just switching towns and role playing the person you want to be isn't the answer. If you pretend to be tommy tough nuts in my town you get called out real quick and punched in the nose real quick by guys who aren't role playing. Yeah you can forge a new identity but that comes from hard hard work becoming who you want to be.

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