Every MGTOW you know and respect is lying to your face, this is a simple undeniable fact because the current form of MGTOW is dishonest from the name alone. While I respect gentlemen like Stardusk and our gracious host Bar bar, lets be honest here, they’re lying to you every time they call themselves MGTOW.
This might be a little hyperbole of an intro, maybe even Buzzfeed or Gawker style of attention seeking, but I’m willing to act a little underhanded to get this message out there because it maybe the most important message we can spread right now. MGTOW as an idea, can only survive on the good will of others currently and that is not going to last very long with how our society is going.
In the early 90s when the Internet was finding it’s feet it was a wild west system, a pure capitalistic system that lived or died on your content alone. Word of mouth is how you got attention and if you couldn’t produce good content then people just wouldn’t pay the fees to get online at all. This along with the technical wizardry needed meant that the Internet was dynamic and able to organically fill in any flaws in the system. If one of the larger websites didn’t provide the content then someone smaller would and steal their market share.
That system is dead, we’re now in the era of multinational super companies controlling the Internet and the law. Companies like Google and Facebook dominate the landscape so heavily that we often lie to ourselves by considering our “Youtube channels” to be ours, and not Google’s property they let us squat on. If you’re truly going your own way, how can you rely on Google’s good will and hosting services? These two things are contradictory as many MGTOW find out when they get DMCAed into oblivion.
Google’s latest push for “anti-hate speech” community policies is the reaper knocking on MGTOW’s door. How is someone like Turd Flinging Monkey going to produce content saying women shouldn’t be allowed to vote or Stardusk going to produce videos saying women are inferior to men when anti-feminist theory is considered misogynistic and hence hateful? We know the women who met with Google ideas a month or so before these new rules got pushed onto Youtube, we know how they think and what they want to do to the manosphere. It is time to truly become a man going your own way and stop relying on faceless multinational companies to support you.
MGTOW, the MRM and even communities like the Alt right need to start building their own platforms. Platforms based on free speech and allowing anonymous contributions that admins take a hands off approach to moderating unless the content is illegal. This would become the true “Free market place of ideas” as Thunderf00t would put it, the place where we can explore evolutionary psychology without fear of a DMCA notice taking down our channels. It is the only hope we have of creating our own spaces that don’t rely on the good will of organizations willing to follow feminist propaganda.
We face 3 problems with this, which I think are all solvable if we band together and put our resources where our mouths are.
First problem is money. We know very few investors are willing to invest in anything pro-men. We know why this is and it’s a fact we need to accept and work around. The work around is simply crowd funding, we have a lot of men on the ground who could spare a couple of dollars here and there to support such a platform. Traditional crowd funding such as Kickstarter is dying because there is no accountability attached to it, but this is giving rise to a version 2.0 that’s just finding it’s legs. The second version will mean how much you invest in the project relates to how much of the profit you take home if the project is successful. Imagine this funding system and a Youtube replacement, filled with some of the smartest men in the MGTOW community. How much more incentive would they have to push better content if it meant they were directly helping one of their own investments? It’s not easy to make a profit in the media sphere, but there are still ways to do it and donations will always roll in through services like Patreon (or a red pill Patreon alternative 😉 )
The second problem is who do we get to run it? Every website needs someone in charge, but I’m sure we have suitable people in the MGTOW sphere as well. We have web designers, admins and men with the right hands off mentality that would allow them to create the platform while not wishing to control it. MGTOW’s strength is that it brings men together across all economic backgrounds and career paths. We have men who’s hobbies are exactly what we need to create these platforms, who can understand why they’re so important. Make no mistake, the Internet is closing in on all non-feminist approved content, the giants who control the majority of the land are looking for people to stamp on. The strength of the internet is that the smaller dynamic guy can evade these giants until they have enough rope to topple them and create their own giants on their corpses (look at Google and Yahoo). We’ve become complacent with the lowering standards of Internet usage, with blogs and video hosting sites making us need to know almost nothing about technology to produce this content. As MGTOW it’s your job not to be lazy, but to be alert and prepare for tomorrow, because you know if you don’t no one is going to care when you get left behind.
The third problem is two fold but is the simplest to resolved. These new platforms cannot become containment areas. We cannot just retreat to our pro free speech spaces and ignore the wider Internet. We have to network together to build original content people want to see, while using other platforms to point people towards it. As a writer (or trying to be), I am producing content for Bar bar to post, which helps him build Shedding of the ego, while also promoting my own blog. My blog’s focus is nothing to do with MGTOW but is something I enjoy working on and gives me a break from getting overwhelmed by the bleakness of life. This strengthens both his brand with quality content (I hope) but also creates a network spanning across genres. My pet hobby is watching B movies and reviewing them in a brutal and sarcastic way, how does this help MGTOW? When enough people care for my content I can start streaming events, which allow for networking, which then promotes other red pilled men’s content by creating more social connections. My original content brings in people outside of the manosphere, who can then go looking for my other work, finding Shedding of the ego and end up red pilled as well. This creates a funnel that eventually leads people into the manosphere and getting red pilled, but this is just on the platform of blogging. We can do the same on video hosting websites as well, where we share 90% of our content on Youtube and Vimeo, accepting these are temporary positions but the last 10% being hosted on our own platforms. Bane666AU currently has too many DMCA claims to upload more than fifteen minute videos, so he puts up a one hour video in the form of four fifteen minute clips. What if Bane only put the first three up then put the last on MGTOWtube and linked to it in an annotation?
Our quality original content and danger element will work to produce new platforms in a similar fashion to how 4chan grew. 4chan became known as “that edgyplace in the Internet” and stayed that way for quite a while, but eventually it’s original content started to leak into the Internet at large. Troll face being one of the most iconic memes in Internet history is purely down to 4chan breaking it’s containment and going mainstream. This lead to 4chan becoming one of the largest internet communities any where and while it became incredibly degraded by it, some of it’s core ideas have spread into the mainstream. Imagine what would happen if a red pilled community went viral the same way, we would lose the platform to “normies”, but the core principals of the red pill would become mainstream the same way memes have.
This concept is also one of the most important things you can take away from this article. MGTOW need to expand on their content production outside of anti-feminism and female nature based videos. As Rob of The Backlash fame often points out at the start of every video he produces he has been making anti-feminist and female nature content since the 90s, these articles are still as true today as they were back then. This content might make you feel justified in your feelings of frustration at the world, but this content is unlikely to produce results. Often you are preaching to the choir and that’s not going to get our ideas spreading like they need to. It’s ironic that many MGTOW’s content is gynocentric, while rejecting gynocentrism. This is something we can fix both on our own platform and on platforms we use as guerilla marketing.
The hook with a red pilled platform is that while we have say 10 featured videos, 8 of those can be Pewdiepie tier mass consumption, but 2 of them can be evolutionary psychology based or red pilled content. The kick at the end of every bite, that won’t ever make your mouth burn, but will expose you to trying something with a bit more heat to it until you’re too used to it to notice you’ve become a chilli loving shitlord like the rest of us. It won’t happen over night, but nothing ever does, this slow burn is the best way to push an idea on the masses, the slippery slope is real and we can abuse it just as well as Salon does.
We’re already late at getting these new platforms off the ground, by the time safe space policies are in place red pilled content is already standing in front of the firing squad. We can’t prevent that now, we have missed the best time to start, so it’s time to learn from that mistake and take up the second best time to start. Now. I want to make it clear that I gain no profit from writing this article so that when I ask others to share it as far as you can, I’m asking because I believe the community urgently need to discuss this. All red pilled communities are now in the sight of the giants who are working to destroy free speech, science and Western culture. If you have any sort of platform, now is the time to use it, to get people working together and get solutions to our problems set in place. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and time to create the spaces we need but the only other option is to wait to be stamped on, which I for one am not a fan of. Consider how you became red pilled and what platforms you used to catch up to speed on the concepts you had discovered, would that still be possible now many of them are becoming safe spaces for feminism?