The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha, Part 6

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 3.5
The Interlude
Part 4
Part 5

Some of the myopic and vision-impaired among you have been complaining that they can’t see the practical use of this series. This final installment will make it clearer for you.

Before we get started, let me get one thing out of the way that you should keep in mind throughout this article. Although I say being a pure alpha can be a bad thing in this society because modern society is so rigged against excessive alpha behavior, make no mistake about it, if you have to be excessive it’s definitely better to be too alpha than be too beta.

Now that we got that out of the way, I want to introduce you to the alpha fallacies.

The Alpha Fallacies

  1. Everything good a modern man can be must represent an alpha trait.
  2. Everything that represents an alpha trait must represent something good for a modern man to be.

These differences between these fallacies are subtle, but they aren’t exactly the same.  However both play a big role in much of the confusion men have when they debate idealized manhood.

The point of this whole series has been to point out why these two fallacies are actually fallacies, especially for middle-class men. For middle-class men in modern society, the best response to take in many scenarios is often the beta response.  And for middle-class men in modern society, many alpha traits can also be extremely counterproductive and even self-destructive.

Alpha Dissonance

Modern developed, monogamous societies are set up so that a model man is one that is not excessively alpha, and such societies are set up to curb any excessively alpha displays by use of alpha proxies.  (See part 4, linked above)  Alpha proxies aren’t limited to just governmental bodies but also social norms, etiquette, media mesages, public opinion and modern customs.  Our society has set us up to believe being alpha is the best thing for a modern man can be and that all things great about modern men are automatically alpha traits, yet at the same time our society discourages and punishes men the moment they engage in any excessively alpha behavior, whether it’s growing a harem (look at Tiger’s shaming), monopolizing resources (antitrust laws), engaging in fistfights (look at Ronnie’s arrest on “Jersey Shore”) or murders of romantic rivals along with other brutal, aggressive and domineering aspects of alpha male behavior.  These conflicting messages society sends us where alphaness seems simultaneously celebrated and encouraged yet is punished and discouraged creates what I call alpha dissonance.

Here’s an example of alpha dissonance.  A reader named Alpha Male left this comment in response to part 4:

My definition of an alpha male is really parallel to that of a leader and any truly great leader is not a jackhole.

Here we see the alpha fallacy #1 in play.  Modern men are discouraged from being assholes.  In fact, being an asshole can be very counterproductive, especially if you are a middle-class man, because if you do it on the job the good employees under you will leave the company and the supervisors above you may view you as a liability because of the sexual harassment and employment discrimination suits they can get hit with (again, note the use of an alpha proxy at play to level the playing field, in this case the legal system and courts).  Also, if you as a middle-class guy are an asshole in a social situations, even if you’re a leader among your peers, it can really backfire against you, because you’re not so poor that you have nothing to lose and no fear of consequences, and you are not so powerful you can just thumb your nose at the rules and buy yourself an out.

Therefore if you get too assholish the cops can beat you and lock you up, you can get hit with a criminal record that follows you around forever, you can get sued in a civil court and lose all your resources if the judge rules against you, you can lose your job and community social standing, you can win and court and still lose most of your resources through expensive legal fees and so on and so on.

So we learn from numerous examples and social conditioning that it pays nowadays for a man not to be an asshole even as a leader, especially if he’s middle-class.  Yet many of us also believe the alpha fallacy that everything good for a modern man is automatically an alpha trait.  Therefore a man will reconcile this dissonance by declaring that part of being an alpha male leader must also mean not being an asshole.

This however is not true at all.  Coming up with bad definitions like this is an example of what I call alpha rationalization.

Alpha Rationalization

This comes about when a man is faced with the alpha dissonance that comes from the alpha fallacies not matching up to reality.

Using the previous example: Not being an asshole has nothing to do with being alpha.  If an alpha male feels like being an asshole, he’ll be an asshole plain and simple.  If he doesn’t feel like being an asshole, he won’t.  The only constant in the alpha male’s behavior is dominating and feeling entitled and correct in doing whatever the fuck it is he wants to do at any given time. You think Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun were worried about leading without being assholes?  Or Napoleon?  Or John Gotti?  Or Bumpy Johnson?  Or Julius Caesar? Or Pablo Escobar?

The freedom of a man to engage in truly unrestrained alpha behavior is directly related to how free he is to not cooperate with alpha proxies, either because they don’t exist in his environment or he’s found a way to exploit them.  The rest of us in modern society, especially in the middle-class, are forced to strike a balance between being as alpha as we can while being beta enough to fly under the radar of the various alpha proxies around us.  In  other words, being a Renaissance, or Evolved, Man.

The commenter Alpha Male realizes that it’s good for a modern man to be a leader yet not an asshole.  But because he also believes the fallacy that everything good a modern man can be must automatically be called alpha, he has incorrectly rationalized that being a leader who is not an asshole is part of the definition of alpha male.

Many men giving advice out there, because of alpha fallacy #1, are polluting the minds of confused men with alpha rationalizations like the following:

  • Alpha males are always valuable, upstanding citizens who always “give back”
  • Alpha males always leave women better than they found them
  • Alpha males always smile and create good feelings in everyone around them
  • Alpha males are the most well-educated and intelligent
  • Alpha males motivate through inspiration and positivity rather than fear and bullying
  • Alpha males are morally superior
  • Alpha males are great team players
  • Alpha males sincerely love women (they may not have bitter sour grapes or judgmental, resentful attitude toward them that beta males do, but they don’t necessarily have to love them either)

Even though an alpha male can choose to be any of these things if he wants, none of them are mandatory for being considered alpha.  All that an alpha male needs to be considered alpha is to dominate and to be unafraid to do and say what he wants when he wants.  Whether he is empathic or sociopathic or whether uses these traits for good or evil is irrelevant to whether or not he is alpha.

In addition, there are plenty of times in modern developed society where alpha fallacy #2 comes into play and we discover that the most alpha response is the worst response one can take in response to a problem, especially when going head to head with alpha proxies.  Ask Rodney King or Ronnie from “Jersey Shore.”  Even though it’s a fictional example, watch the movie Scarface to see alpha fallacy #2 in action as well.  At almost every step in the game Tony Montana does the most alpha response possible.  At first it carries him far, but eventually it backfires and leads to his undoing because he hits points where he needs to humble himself or choose his battles wisely and he is just too alpha to accept that.

Alpha Anxiety

Alpha anxiety is the state most modern men currently exist in thanks to a lack of understanding of what modern society is.  Alpha anxiety comes when men are unfamiliar with concepts described in this Middle-Class Alpha Male series such as the Leviathan, alpha proxies, renegade alpha suppression and renaissance men.  Alpha anxiety comes  when men are exposed to media messages that celebrate being as alpha as fuck, for example heroes in action movies, yet at the same time are given examples of the consequences of acting too alpha at any given time (for example jail, ruined reputation, or lawsuits).   Alpha anxiety comes from having to constantly trying to create rationalizations for the dissonance that comes from reconciling the alpha fallacies with reality in modern developed, monogamous societies.

Alpha anxieties is why people are getting rich creating self-help products advising men on how to be men.  Alpha anxiety is why men’s insecurity buttons are easier to push than ever before.  Alpha anxiety is why so many men are currently clueless about human nature and what women want and how to seduce them.  Alpha anxiety is what creates this guilt or shame in men whenever they feel their response to a problem was inadequately alpha, even though logically they understand that in our society the most alpha response would have likely caused more harm than good.

And the point of this whole series Myth of the Middle-Class Alpha Male has to been both to explain to people how this current state of alpha anxiety came about and to make men realize that they don’t need to carry around this alpha anxiety anymore.  To realize that the alpha fallacies are just that: fallacies.  And that men not only shouldn’t feel bound by them but also realize that they’re often counterproductive and can impede their progress to becoming the ideal men for their modern era and middle-class environment.  And also to put the renaissance/evolved man advice in a larger context and explain why it’s not exactly the same as an alpha male.

For further reading, I recommend looking at a blog I recently found where the author Athol Kay actually shares my philosophy about how modern middle-class male life actually requires a blend of alphadom and betadom rather than being pure alpha, especially this post.

And this post.

Final Thoughts On Feminism

In part 5 of this series, I explained how feminism came about and how it related to the rise of the lower-status male.  As usual, many people assumed that because I was describing something, I was actually passing judgment on it.  In this case, a lot of guys thought I was joining in on the whole “feminism is evil and the world would be better for men if we abolished it” bandwagon.

I actually don’t think like this.  Feminism has its problems if you totally buy into it 100% because many of its fundamental tenets rely on delusions about human nature, but I think it actually can be helpful so long as you understand what it’s really about, don’t buy into it wholeheartedly, and retain a basic understanding of human behavior and sexual dynamics no matter what.

Assanova gives great insights in two blog posts about how feminism can be helpful to men once they get hip to the game:

Why I Love Feminism

How Feminism Benefits You

That’s it, all done.  And for those who haven’t been enjoying this series, be happy because it’s all done and we’re moving on to lighter topics for a while.

27 Responses to “The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha, Part 6”

  1. Great summary.

    The whole alpha thing strikes me as our equivalent of the psychotic fixation women have on body image. Both alphaness and female body image are idealizations of the perfect sexual being with regard to the other sex. Both conceptions are impossible to attain. Both are energetically promoted by members of the same sex, with almost no intellectual input from the opposite sex, indeed both are aimed squarely at the non-intellectual sexual psyche of the other – their Intellect only gets in the way.

  2. The problem is sexual relations in our society is a three legged stool, and if you remove one of the legs it all comes crashing down.

    If you give women the right to vote, it collapses.

    If you give free access to birth control, it collapses.

    If you are happy to see women make more than men, it collapses.

    If the government provides welfare, it collapses.

    Female equality is a like a black president, you don’t know what it is like until you actually see it.

    Usually by then it is too late.

  3. OhioStater is obviously another fucking HBD (pseudoscientific racism for those who don’t know) moron who’s made his way to my blog. Probably a Steve Sailer reader to boot. Don’t come back here.

  4. By George, he’s GOT it!
    — ‘enry ‘iggins
    Alpha Male

    (Overheard by Mary Scriver, who smiled.)

  5. This is truly the whole story, right here:

    All that an alpha male needs to be considered alpha is to dominate and to be unafraid to do and say what he wants when he wants.

    I’ve noticed certain professions–namely those where “if you don’t sell your product, you don’t eat tomorrow” truly reward Alpha behavior.

    And as my father would say, (1) Prosperity favors the Bold; and (2) It’s better to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission.

    This point here, “or murders of romantic rivals along with other brutal, aggressive and domineering aspects of alpha male behavior.” I found especially interesting for society has let in a small sliver for alpha reactions, namely–the crime of passion defense. Also, Alpha behavior is more extreme in the South. And the South’s legal systems–reflect this extreme. Refer to Gladwell’s Outliers here. “The triumph of a culture of honor helps to explain why the criminality in the American South has always been so distinctive. Murder rates are higher there than in the rest of the country…In the backcountry, violence wasn’t for economic gain. It was personal. You fought over your honor.” (pp. 168-169).

    AND lastly, T–I know you’re busy. But you could return my emails. Will there be a series on “Alpha Female Behavior”?

    -TLF

  6. “AND lastly, T–I know you’re busy. But you could return my emails. Will there be a series on “Alpha Female Behavior”?”

    Wouldn’t that be better addressed by a lesbian blogger?

  7. Mongo – Good analogy on alphadom among men and body image issues among women. Rosalind Wiseman in the book Queen Bees and Wannabes touches on this comparison in-depth as well, I highly recommend the book.

    TLF –

    AND lastly, T–I know you’re busy. But you could return my emails. Will there be a series on “Alpha Female Behavior”?

    Some advice: If you want to get someone to respond to you, you might want to leave out of your introductory email the slick, backhanded compliments (the sentence with the “beta male batty boy Nas” comparison). That was why I never responded.

  8. So wait, let me get this straight,
    you’re saying that, tonight, on my way home,
    I SHOULDn’t just beat up random strangers, loot small businesses, or do anything that might get me arrested?

  9. Don’t dole out advice. Does not suit you.

    You’re smart. Thus, you understand the power of alliteration, no? Hence, your remembering of my email line, verbatim. I did not know I needed to follow said line with “No Homo” in order to make you feel more at ease.

    Backhanded compliments-not my style. A compliment is a compliment. Period.

    All the best,

    -TLF

  10. I really enjoyed this series and it set your blog apart from the others. What is the next series you’re planning?…even though this kinda covers a lot…

  11. THE most interesting read on the net at the moment. Great work with this series, really eye-opening. I add this to the other Matrix-red-pills I have already eaten.

  12. great series. you’re right about this. so many people who comment on sites that deal with the alpha and beta categories like to believe that alpha=anything they like and beta=anything they dislike. these terms have meaning and the meanings don’t always break down to these convenient little parables about how someone thinks the ideal man should act.

    i love the wire. and i like watching documentary shows on gangs and prison. it’s fascinating. the thing that always strikes me is how some of these guys have no concern about going to prison. for me, on the other hand, prison is pretty much my worse nightmare. even if you can get past the actual conditions in prison, going to prison would ruin just about every other part of my life. everything that i’ve spent my life working towards would just disappear. my education, my work experience, none of it would matter once i got out. i’d just be an ex-con.

    the same way women ply themselves with SITC and romantic comedy fantasies; men often convince themselves that they’re big-time players and action-movie stars. it’s an illusion. in general, i don’t like to take shit. i’m willing to stand up for myself. i’m willing to fight if i have to. i’m willing to tell my boss to shove it, if i’m pushed past a certain point. all that being said, there’s a definite limit to how far i will take things. i own a gun and i might use it against someone who was attempting to do me harm, but i’m not going bust a cap in someone cause they verbally disrespected me. i would never forfeit my freedom for some street cred. it’s really an absurd tradeoff for anyone who has worked to aquire anything of value.

  13. RAWNESS: “The only constant in the alpha male’s behavior is dominating and feeling entitled and correct in doing whatever the fuck it is he wants to do at any given time. You think Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun were worried about leading without being assholes? Or Napoleon? Or John Gotti? Or Bumpy Johnson? Or Julius Caesar? Or Pablo Escobar?”

    Willy’s REPLY: Absolutely, all of these men worried about “being assholes”. An alpha male is one who leads men (and subsequently women), hoards resources and masters his destiny with his abilities. You seem to define Alpha behavior the wanton disregard for social cause and effect. None of the men above would have risen to their pinnacles of power had they been ineffective leaders and organizers. It is naive to assume their infamous behavior with their enemies is consistent with their behavior to their friends, family, allies and associates.

    The arrogant, dumb and disrespectful “alpha” you assume is relegated to an ignorant thug who will rise no further than street level. Ever aspect of an uber-alpha’s game must be in tact to rise to heroic levels. He is not a leader of men as he does not manifest a superior intellect. Humans have evolved to higher primates by appreciating, mimicking and following other humans of higher intellect. The thug alpha you describe will forfiet his resources to greater, smarter alpha’s who will defeat him with precisely what he lacks, intelligence. This forfieture will be enforced by those he leads.

    Pablo Escobar was the people’s benefactor as was Gotti, Capone and agruably everyone on your list. Even a cursory study into their apparent benevolence would illuminate their wise distribution of a portion of their resources to reinforce their position of leadership amoung those they lead. Their respect and support of their allies is likewise absolutely crucial to their priviledged position and these men know it. You miss these obvious facts and focus on their ruthless treatment of their enemies (external and internal) and assume these men make no distinction.

  14. Willy, your entire response rests on a fundamental misreading of my post. I wasn’t saying what you think I’m saying.

    However, before I respond in full, I just to make sure the problem is Willy’s interpretation and not the clarity of my writing. So I’ll leave it to the other readers first: can anyone spot and correct the comprehension mistake Willy made in reading my post?

  15. For the record, my comment is not a rebuttal to your entire post. I am addressing what appears to be an oversight of an Alpha males most critical and defining trait – leadership. To put a finer point on it, my comment deals specifically with the portion I quoted (and by extension the conclusion immediately following).

    QUOTE: “The only constant in the alpha male’s behavior is dominating and feeling entitled and correct in doing whatever the fuck it is he wants to do at any given time. You think Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun were worried about leading without being assholes? Or Napoleon? Or John Gotti? Or Bumpy Johnson? Or Julius Caesar? Or Pablo Escobar?

    The freedom of a man to engage in truly unrestrained alpha behavior is directly related to how free he is to not cooperate with alpha proxies, either because they don’t exist in his environment or he’s found a way to exploit them. ”

    You cite freedom from Alpha Proxies as a impediment to “unrestrained Alpha behavior”. I differ on the grounds of leadership irrespective of proxies.

  16. I hear what you’re saying Willy. I’m not attacking you or offended. I’m just curious to see whether other people who read my post got the same impression you did about what I was saying before I give a full response. That’s all.

  17. TLF – Are you a guy or a girl?

  18. Male. BTW, no offense taken or fomented. I enjoy the dialog.

  19. Willy – the Male or Female question was directed to another commenter named TLF.

  20. Hi there, thanks so much for the link love, much appreciated.
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  21. Pablo Escobar was the people’s benefactor as was Gotti, Capone and agruably everyone on your list. Even a cursory study into their apparent benevolence would illuminate their wise distribution of a portion of their resources to reinforce their position of leadership amoung those they lead. Their respect and support of their allies is likewise absolutely crucial to their priviledged position and these men know it. You miss these obvious facts and focus on their ruthless treatment of their enemies (external and internal) and assume these men make no distinction.

    Willy, the problem here is that you seem to think I’m either saying all alphas are total assholes all the time and are never, ever nice or diplomatic. That is not what I think. Plenty of alpha males, even of the sociopathic, genocidal variety, were capable of doing nice things and making grand charitable gestures on occasion. Even the ignorant street thug or Adolf Hitler, if you look through their past enough, you will find generous and charitable moments. But being charitable or making nice gestures wasn’t a necessary component of their being alpha. Feeling entitled to do whatever the fuck they wanted whenever the fuck they wanted is what made them alpha. It just so happened that at certain times when it posed little risk to their dominant status, they would chose was to do occasional nice things for people to build up their public image and cater to their own narcissism.

    Hence this part of my original article:

    Even though an alpha male can choose to be any of these things if he wants, none of them are mandatory for being considered alpha.

    Pablo Escobar was a brute and a gorilla. So was Gotti. Although they had a lot of cunning and boldness and thus were able to do meteoric rises, they were also undone by their hubris in the end as well. Napoleon was also one who was bold and cunning but in the end was undone by his hubris.

    Escobar may have occasionally done nice things for people in Colombia. Gotti may have thrown an annual barbecue and festival in neighborhood. But they only did these good things when they chose to it was at no risk to them and required no real sacrifice, and there were selfish, status-flaunting, self-aggrandizing motives to these grand gestures as well. They were done to help build their names and legends on an even grander scale.

    And the combined harm they did to people both on a micro personal and on a macro societal level far outweighed the good they did with their benefactor actions. They might CHOOSE to do nice things when their power and their family weren’t at stake, but never out of obligation and never when they felt it meant allowing themselves be in a dominated, one-down position. But guaranteed whenever the nice route would put their dominance position or resources at risk, they were not going that route. These were men who were willing to throw anyone under the bus or intimidate, rob and kill anyone they had to if their power, dominance or resources were threatened.

    I never said that alphas NEVER do anything nice or are assholes 100 PERCENT the time. Just about everyone is nice SOMETIME to SOMEBODY. My point is that being nice or diplomatic is not a REQUIREMENT to being an alpha, just a bonus trait he can choose or not choose to exercise. If an alpha does something nice, generous or diplomatic, it’s only because he CHOOSES to do so, not because he ever feels obligated to. And if he never does anything nice or never acts charitable or never acts like an upstanding citizen, it doesn’t invalidate him from being considered alpha.

  22. T, I can see how you could be disgusted enough to quit. You compose a god-damn magnum-opus and the resulting discussion is as deep as a puddle.

    I’ve directly experienced this shift. Grew up blue-collar lower-class, while I didn’t have a violent youth, was generally ready to throw out caution and escalate if I felt like fighting. Almost never had to, but the attitude and feeling was there.

    But having moved on up to the white collar world I know I can’t act that way. Last time I behaved a little bit alpha ( a year ago, ) my infractions were being blunt and direct, and a bit critical. My cringing beta architect found a way to cut my contract. I always have better luck the more beta I act. It’s corrosive to my spirit, don’t know how long I can keep this corporate crap up.

    Anyhow, I don’t like doing personal confessionals, much prefer broad thought. The trouble with your stuff is it’s so deep and dense ( that’s a compliment, by the way, ) that a proper response takes time and headspace. Most people who read it won’t understand it, most people don’t draw distinctions, confuse analysis with judgement, and don’t appreciate the philosophical approach. They want simple equivalences and practical advice.

    I think your theories are spot-on. When you listed the things that people think Alphas are, I cringed. Some people have no semantic chastity at all!

    My old man was ( is ) an Alpha; he’s an asshole. I can be an asshole too and sometimes make that choice. Sometimes I skirt legal lines, sometimes I pay a social price, but most of the time I play at being nice effectively enough to be nicknamed “lovable bumpkin.” If they only knew.

    ( aargh, another confessional! what the hell. )

    I’ve enjoyed Roissy’s site for it’s unconventional cynicism, but find his definition of Alpha to be “just-so.” The term ( not the Greek letter ) came into popular usage from study of animal social behaviour, mostly primates IIRC. Your definition is more in line with the science, IMO. After reading there for awhile, the word starts to feel like “kewl, dude!” and other such adolescent fist-pumping.

    I have a lot more to say, but for now; I’ll be bummed if you pull the plug. Your stuff is great and I wish I had a local bud like you to catch a beer with.

    I’ll be back to write more, if there’s somewhere to do that. Otherwise if you pull the site b4 I can wget it, your digital soul will be cursed!

    archive.org be damned, rawness must go into the Giraud Garage!

  23. Enlightening…
    I’ve been struggling with a definition of what Alpha is, to the point of analyzing specific behaviours and social interactions, in a quest to become a better person, only to find that what I was searching for was a wild goose.

    I’ll be reading your Renaissance Man post next.

  24. i just finished ur post and you have a very great write up however i think you did not fully appreciate chinweizus message. he wants total freedom for men not slavery ronnie is a slave the woman is not his its her body and she controls it not him. so to be an alpha male is akin to the macho chinweizu talks about and we need more masculinists men who are freedom loving bastards. so again referring to ronnie if his girlfriends honor meant so much to her she would have found a way to defend it herself. but other than that great post

  25. …as Pablo Escobar used to say: “plata o plomo”.
    Thanks – that’s an interesting article.

  26. I read the entire series and I am impressed. I beleive your thesis to be valid and worthy of series consideration within the pickup artist community, and even the more general society, as the issue of the “alpha” male is of universal interest.

    However, your point about alpha rationalization’s and alpha dissonance may be a bit off.

    First, fact of the matter is, a lower class “alpha” with nothing to lose really doesn’t pose much of a threat to the “middle class” alpha. When faced with the choice, the women will choose the middle class alpha over the working class alpha.

    This is because “alpha” isn’t just an internal, personality trait. As Darwinian theory would have it, the fittest, or the “alpha” is dependent on an interaction between genetics and the environmental context. In the context of a modern industrial society, intellect defines alpha; social prowess defines alpha; women are more attracted to class, manners, and polish than they are to a blithering neanderthal. The latter characters tend to be wierd loners that push people away due to their asocial behavior. In reality, women want someone socially competent, that draws them. Power is determined by how many social resources you command/have access to. Both men and women come flocking to such person because they want to be part of a community, where they will acquire more options for partners.

    I have known many a sad working class bloke whose wives have affairs with middle class and upper middle class men, or at least are playing the money issue to keep their tough guy partner’s ego in check. When it comes to alpha, middle class trumps working class.

    Now, you mention this elusive category of upper crust alphas (the super rich) who can also be alpha since they have so many financial resources. This social faction is so invisible to the lower 95-98 percent of the populous that they are irrelevant to the issue.

    In reality, the ideal alpha of today is a member of the upper middle class – a lawyer would be an ideal example. A lawyer conveys power, he can manipulate the bureaucratic environments, the legal/justice system being the most important one. Even the boldest violent alpha wouldn’t dare raise a hand against a lawyer who would have that individual locked in a cage like nothing. The lawyer has true power in the information age.

    See the paradox? In reality, any old citizen wields power over the “alpha” does the alpha threaten you with violence? Does he attack you? Well, exercize your ability to call the police and have the guy arrested.

    See today, typical aggressive alpha behavior is a crutch for guys that have nothing else. Why do they care so much about losing a status battle? Because that is all they have, that is, there own ability to physically intimidate. It is insecure, unalpha, and girls see right through it this day in age.

    Now, throughout your article you seem to equate middle class, with the “nice guy” or the “spineless doormat”. Complete overgeneralization – there are plenty of these types on all segments of the social ladder. Maybe they are more prevalent in the middle class, but when one takes charge and learns how to dominate with intellect, and learns to take advantage of the fact that they can call upon a police force to subdue the petty aggression then they realize they really don’t have anything to worry about. That’s how one can learn to stand their ground against any alpha. In the act of victimizing someone physically, that person actually surrenders any power they once had. The victim wins the fight.

    In sum, power in modern society isn’t primal; it is moral.

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  27. Is having a harem nowadays akin to just turning up your nose at most hotter chicks? like you could have a fleet of bitches but you skim the crem de la creme. Most guys hate on you and feed off your crumbs, like what you’re saying about the upper versus middle class..I love these topics and some of the responses…than you