Certainly the Art of Writing is the most miraculous of all things man has devised. Odin's Runes were the first form of the work of a Hero; Books written words, are still miraculous Runes, the latest form! In Books lies the soul of the whole Past Time; the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream. Mighty fleets and armies, harbors and arsenals, vast cities, high-domed, many-engined,—they are precious, great: but what do they become? Agamemnon, the many Agamemnons, Pericleses, and their Greece; all is gone now to some ruined fragments, dumb mournful wrecks and blocks: but the Books of Greece! There Greece, to every thinker, still very literally lives: can be called up again into life. No magic Rune is stranger than a Book. All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chosen possession of men.
"To have been always in the right and yet always on the losing side; always being ruined, always under persecution from a wild spirit of republican-demagogism,—and yet never to lose anything, not even position or public esteem, is pleasant enough. A huge, living, daily increasing grievance that does one no palpable harm, is the happiest possession that a man can have. There is a large body of such men in England, and, personally, they are the very salt of the nation. He who said that all Conservatives are stupid did not know them. Stupid Conservatives there may be,—and there certainly are very stupid Radicals. The well-educated, widely-read Conservative, who is well assured that all good things are gradually being brought to an end by the voice of the people, is generally the pleasantest man to be met."
- Anthony Trollope (in The Eustace Diamonds)
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
- H. L. Mencken
The more I see of men, the better I like dogs.
- Madame Roland
vox populi, vox humbug
- W. T. Sherman
Once there was The People - Terror gave it birth;
Once there was The People and it made a Hell of Earth.
Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, O ye slain!
Once There was The People - it shall never be again!
- Rudyard Kipling (quoted from Easy as A.B.C.)
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
- John Adams
[T]he first Whig was the devil
- Samuel Johnson
The people that awakes, first shouts, then gets drunk, pillages, [and] murders, and later goes back to sleep.
- Don Colacho
For “girl game” writing to become common, there would actually have to be a kind of ideological acceptance of the validity of men’s desires in terms of the female behavior patterns that keep them satisfied and stimulated. As opposed to constant hysterical complaints of “oppressive patriarchy” and attempts at eradication.
Not only that, but of the very idea there there exists certain male preferences originating from our very nature and held by a majority of the population, as opposed to these notions being some infinitely plastic and malleable portfolio of concepts susceptible to political brainwashing.
Look at how much feminist resistance there is to even mainstream game, the same idea that most average women are attracted to certain particular male behavior and personality patterns.
Well, at least they don’t have too much (and declining) influence over what men do, but their greatest weapon is propagating a high-pressure social-conformity judgment that women who don’t live their lives like men are “losers”. I wouldn’t predict much “girl game” writing in the future without the harpies going after it with both barrels.
I think there’s a chance that some good girl game writing would work wonders to bring about the changes you suggest. These recommendations would work – very well, I might add. It’s reasonable to think that acceptance would follow even if people still pretended not to accept it.
You make a good point. Is there a good example you can think of that sort of thing happening in another context?
Or just package it as “tips and tricks” and ignore the worldview. This is already being done by some mainstream books.
Team woman has an interesting quandry. There are genuine advantages on a political basis to maintaining current propaganda. They get things out of it, they don’t want to give them up.
However, actually applying that propaganda at a personal level is bad. You’re optimal strategy is to maintain a public stance but then act privately on a different worldview. This is a difficult process for people. And women don’t feel proud of being outside the mainstream the same way, you don’t see women talking about red pills all the time.
That said its not impossible. I know women that do it. The key is male guidance. If she loves a man that understands this stuff, she will come to understand it.
There should be more writing on girl game.
Really, Big F.? Of course I don’t want to discourage anyone from trying, but would women read it? I feel like this information is already bloody obvious and freely available to the people who would actually listen (although maybe that’s just my male mind projecting). For instance, what churches and Christian websites teach is pretty much a lot of girl game; they get the female prescription much more correct than the male.