As anyone who has ever studied the field of psychology knows, there are no easy answers. You could study and work in the field your entire life and still be baffled by the things that people are capable of doing. A couple of months ago I was with my husband’s aunt and we were re-arranging things and talking. I said something about my husband “running his mouth” about something years ago and she just turned to me and said “Oh, honey, that’s all men!” We both then had to share a good laugh over that one. Of course, any woman over a certain age and with any experience dealing with men knows that to be true (that men run their mouths), and smart women pass this information on to their daughters, as well. But it did get me to thinking about things, and the current state of society, as well as man’s need to feel important and validated, not only by women, but by society.
It’s a need that I can say I have never truly felt as a woman, it’s true. As a woman, I desire inside to be validated, yes, but in an entirely different way. To be loved, cherished, looked upon with desire as an object of beauty and value. These thoughts overtake the fantasies of every woman, and always have.
Recently I have been doing a lot of research into criminal activity, and the subjects recently have delved into the frightening world of terrorism. I will say that there is only so much any sane and healthy-functioning person can take at once before becoming ill and needing to look away and re-focus on something else. It’s unbelievable not only what humans are capable of doing to one another, but also the lengths that some individuals will go just to inflict harm upon others- upon those that they perceive to be an enemy to fight against. These individuals will literally destroy themselves, risking life, limb, and serious harm and bodily injury (not to mention imprisonment and a host of other negative social outcomes) just to target and destroy their perceived enemy.
And, yes, any “normal” person (whatever the heck “normal” is anyway) would say that these people are “evil,” “sick,” and “deserving of whatever is coming to them.” All these things are true, of course. They do deserve to be stopped- and punished- for the protection of society and innocent individuals. There is most definitely something wrong in their minds and hearts. But what is more striking is the psychology behind all of this. People aren’t necessarily born “good” or “evil” any more than they are born as a “blank slate” where everything they are or will ever be is solely a product of their environment. Again, it is more complicated than that. Again, nobody knows as there are really no answers.
One thing that does stick out, however, is a deep sense of pain, rage and hurt. Many isolated individuals and individuals who feel marginalized- especially by the mainstream society- are easy targets for terrorist groups and organizations. Some people whose loved ones get drawn into criminal and terrorist organizations think that appealing to their sense of reason will bring them back. But then again these individuals have no idea the power of human emotions to override all reason and sense. There is no reasoning where the human heart is concerned.
International terrorist organizations such as ISIS have even been known to recruit individuals using red pill/blue pill terminology from The Matrix. They tell them they understand their hurt, their pain and can show them the truth and the way. They offer them a place of inclusion to these individuals who have mainly been excluded and rejected all their lives and suck them in. Before long, the individual is lost and willing to believe most of anything. They reject loved ones, family, willing to destroy their lives for a place of inclusion and the annihilation of their “enemy.” Sometimes the evil comes from a need for self-preservation and sometimes from loneliness and pain that overrides all else until hatred seeps in. Only the slow return of human love and feeling can ever bring them back- if they can ever be brought back at all. The real cost and consequences of their actions are unimportant to them. All that matters is their rage; their mission and belonging to the group. Even those who act alone without belonging to a specific group oftentimes are found to follow and believe in the ideologies of these global terrorist organizations.
And it was this that really got me thinking. We are all really just human underneath, right? Even the psychopath- the dreaded all-maligned creature of evil held up for veneration and in fascination by Hollywood for decades- is still human underneath, as studies have demonstrated that diagnosed psychopaths even have the ability to feel empathy and love- if their brains are triggered to. The only difference being that, in contrast to normal individuals, their brains generally operate in a I don’t give a **** mentality from day to day.
The point of all this, you ask? Well, it got me to thinking about the truth about society today and the relationships between men and women. It got me to thinking about the manosphere and the “red pill.” It’s the same common recruiting technique. Modern men feel marginalized, like there is no role for them anymore. Then you see a lot of these men- in particular young men (and most terrorists are still young men)- having no success with women or getting “used” by women or rejected (that’s what you get for being a “nice guy!-” You beta!”).
Enter The Red Pill. They’ll show you the “TRUE NATURE OF WOMEN” and “ALL WOMEN ARE LIKE THAT” so just come and get red-pilled and open your eyes to the truth and the light! Women are your enemy and it’s OK to “game,” manipulate and abuse them no matter the devastation you cause to society or individual lives. All that matters is the mission and that you remember AWALT. They’ll give you a purpose and identity in a world and society “lacking a positive identity for men.”
Of course, a lot of men come out of it when they finally wake up. I’ve seen a lot of men saying that they joined because they were just looking to be loved. Yes, that is the human condition- to love and desire to receive love in return. I’m not saying that these groups are right- they are not. The Red Pill is trash and I hope one day it’s nothing but a bookmark on the pages of history, but in truth it will probably always exist to some extent in one way or another so long as men are looking for identity and validation in society (and from women).
The problem is that we as women are not giving them that validation. No, you’re not his mamma, but underneath he still wants to be seen and validated as a man. There’s a hidden and silent nurturing that a woman does. Red-pill men are in the wrong and women need to be protected from them and their abuses, but they are still coming from a place of hurt and pain. I know how hard it is as a woman sometimes. There’s a reason for the old adage of the “long-suffering wife.” It’s no myth. It’s a very real reality.
No, women are oftentimes ignored and not believed- it’s true. Men do try to knock women down oftentimes. But we have power and importance in that we civilize and greatly influence our men. We give them meaning in this life. We give our men a reason to work, to believe in themselves, to achieve. Did you know that some of these men will spend hundreds and thousands- give these PUAs and Red Pill cult leaders (who themselves are often one breath away from the very definition of clinical insanity) hundreds– just because they hope to land a woman (either for the night or for a lifetime)? If you’re hurting bad enough- or desperate enough- you’ll be easy prey for the lies and promises of riches, women, grandeur, validation, fame, etc. You’d believe and go along with anything.
So what makes some people immune? Only a deeper understanding and resiliency separates those who succumb to the hurt they feel inside and the hardships they experience in life- hardships everyone experiences- and those who overcome. Only with understanding and resiliency does reason triumph over emotion.
And you think women never had worth? Men have built and torn apart civilizations because of women. If you want them to be men, they will be. If you don’t, they won’t be. It’s as simple as that. That’s the power of a woman. The power of a woman isn’t conquering, fighting, competing. Our power is more subtle. Women have told modern men that they don’t need them. While on the surface most men seem to be going “Great! Sex! Fewer responsibilities! Let her go to work every day instead of me! You wanted equality!” on the inside these men are angry, suffering, feeling as though they have no purpose and their relationships are crumbling to pieces.
And yes, there are women terrorists (an increasing number, in fact, showing that women are becoming more hostile and aggressive and themselves lost and confused), and there are some effeminate and gay men to whom this doesn’t apply. But to normal, heterosexual males, it still does. And the ones who say it doesn’t? Well, look closer. They are generally either single, red-pilled, divorced (isn’t everybody?), drunks, lay-abouts, living with mommy and daddy until middle-age and generally failing in everyday life. Some can’t even hold a job (a problem which goes far beyond the realm of the political).
So, considering, perhaps it’s OK to understand why he runs his mouth. He wants to feel superior. He needs to feel important, stronger, achieving. What does my husband like about the things I write or the way I am? That he’s in charge, he says. Ah, but smart women know better, because we know they do it all for us.
He just wants to know that he’s good.