Tuesday, 23 February 2016

THE AUTO-EROTIC ASPHYXIATION OF ROOSH

"...despite banging her it turned out to be a deflating experience..."
by Colin Liddell

Immediately after a sloppy attack from elements on our own musty-intellectual wing, the Alt-Right is now under attack again, this time from yet another one of our outlying feudal provinces, namely that part of the Manosphere called Return of Kings. Roosh V, the owner and main writer of that site has just come out with an absurd article titled The Alt Right Is Worse Than Feminism In Attempting To Control Male Sexual Behavior, in which the Alt-Right is compared to "feminism" on the basis of its patriarchal values.

Essentially, both of these recent attacks on the Alt-Right are identical in that they revolve around the question of money and the mistaken perception that attacking the centre of our movement will somehow improve revenue flows. In the case of Arktos/ RightOn, the attack was probably unconsciously motivated, driven by a visceral fear of high quality free content displacing and marginalizing Arktos’s paid-for content. In this sense, I would not characterize the Arktos/ RightOn attack as consciously malicious – just misguided – although Arktos/ RightOn have yet to disown the offending article.

However, the attack by Roosh is a different matter. It is clearly much more intentional, and is apparently driven by Roosh’s own frustrations, arising from his fractured identity (kebab that aspires to burgerhood), as well as economic factors.

While the Return of Kings site has been relatively successful in terms of hits, it is clear that Roosh has two main problems – failure to monetize existing traffic and falling or stagnant traffic as his audience is continually drawn off into the wider Alt-Right-o-Sphere. Both problems are serious issues for someone like Roosh, an unfortunate creature who has to get by solely on the earnings from his site, earnings which are clearly trending downwards if his dishevelled appearance when the mainstream media came calling is anything to go by.

Roosh’s main way to monetize has always been book sales, but the Bang books, in addition to being badly-written fantasies, possibly based on places he went to or researched online, are clearly dating fast and have zero appeal for modern audiences, who can find much better content on-line for free and without the rank smell of interracial cuckold porn. The lecture tours, if they actually ever happen (they always seem to be getting banned) probably have higher overheads than takings, and also risk Roosh getting the shit kicked out of him by angry girls and their beta followers.

The central and most important fact is that Roosh’s original business model had a limited shelf life to begin with and has now obviously run out of steam. This explains why last year he attempted to change direction by launching something called "Neomasculinity." This was an obvious attempt to rip off ideas from the wider Alt-Right in a desperate attempt to stop his audience going there. Neomasculinity even had its own grandiloquent manifesto, which stated:
"Neomasculinity combines traditional beliefs, masculinity, and animal biology into one ideological system. It aims to aid men living in Westernized nations that lack qualities such as classical virtue, masculinity in males, femininity in females, and objectivity, especially concerning beauty ideals and human behavior."
As part of this tack towards Alt-Right territory, Roosh even started to make noises about racial differences:
"For example, today’s left-leaning establishment deliberately conceals differences in sex and race in order to promote an ideal of equality that is meant to severely handicap men."
Roosh also dared to run articles like this one, which because of its strong anti-Jewish emphasis, oddly enough, just reminded everyone of how “kebab” he was.

Perhaps Roosh was encouraged to move in this direction because the Alt-Right is not necessarily an unwelcoming place for non-Whites or borderline Whites. There are people like Dota (an Indian) of Occident Invicta and Siryako Akda (a Filipino), here at our own site, who operate quite successfully within our broader milieu, and whose contributions are valued.

Whether it was the all-too-obvious change of direction or the fact that he continued to try and hawk his former wares, many Alt-Righters smelled a rat and started to attack him at his most obvious point of weakness – his conflicted identity as a half-Persian, half-Armenian, White-presenting kebab. ("Kebab" by the way is to Roosh what "Cuckservative" is to mainstream conservatives – a real kick in the nuts.) This prompted Roosh, with his typical hot-headed Middle Eastern blood, to come out with this ill-judged tweet, which, along with a video where he tried to troll Canada by identifying as a Muslim, basically finished his chances of getting a niche in or near the Alt-Right, with Greg Johnson’s article Roosh Really is a Rape Advocate marking the definitive break.

For this reason, he has now swung towards the kind of anti-racist position that antifa would approve of, using a selection of anonymous tweets and shitposts in order to mischaracterize the Alt-Right's attitudes on race:
"The 1488 mob of the alt right, consisting of white purity enthusiasts who assemble on Twitter and 4Chan, has gone from being a fringe portion of the alt right to the dominant, most numerous, and most vocal force that examines the blood purity of alt right members and that of their girlfriends and associates..."
So, what does Roosh hope to gain from attacking the Alt-Right in this way? My view is that his recent article is essentially an unrealistic attempt at inversion.

Roosh is a man of limited intellect who is defined by a simplistic idea – basically panty removal (whether fictitious or not). The Alt-Right by contrast is a wide-ranging intellectual and populist movement with numerous brilliant individuals producing effective critiques of Liberalism and the modern world and plenty of excellent free content. Roosh knows this because he has been ripping it off for years.

Roosh essentially wants to swap places with the Alt-Right, to be the one at the centre of a wide-ranging, potent and polymorphous intellectual movement, with the Alt-Right itself being pushed into a corner and defined by one, overused, simplistic idea.

Roosh thinks he can achieve this by taunting the Alt-Right with his kebabic nature and his rapey aura until it gets so incensed that it transmutes – in a white hot glow – into unalloyed 1488ness, leaving the field clear for him to broaden the appeal of his site so that it can continue to eke out the hits needed to pay the rent of Mom’s basement.

This is what Roosh is all about, plain and simple. But it is clearly an absurd and unworkable strategy. Sure, some elements of the Alt-Right are going to go all Andrew Anglin on the man, and that will be a pain in its own way, but other elements of the Alt Right are going to remain aloof and simply use their superior intellects to frame Roosh and dissect him as the insect he is by revealing his little game.

Appropriately enough, the best analogy for what Roosh is doing to himself is a sexual one: auto-erotic asphyxiation. This an act of self abuse in which the victim ties a belt around his throat and starves himself of oxygen in order to heighten his mastubatory pleasure before accidentally dying.

If we view Roosh’s failing business model as increasingly unrewarding acts of masturbation, then this attempt to antagonize the entire Alt-Right is analogous to tying a belt around his neck to starve his brain of oxygen. It may produce a short, euphoric buzz and even an uptick in traffic, but once it is widely known that Roosh prefers to view himself as an enemy of the entire Alt Right, including those elements that were prepared to cut him some slack in the past, then a lot of his supporters and fans will quite simply turn their backs on him and let him choke.

 

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