Friday 10 April 2015

Sexual False Consciousness and the Blue Pill: Two Concepts, one Truth

What blue collar schlubs kid themselves they can have sex with...

Some of the funniest, most incisive writings on Anglo-American men’s issues can be found on the SlutHate forum (replacement for the ill-fated PUA Hate). These comments on the Blue Pill Nonsense Parents Tell their Kids show real insight:

"Stop worrying about girls and they will be more attracted to you"

“Females will flock to you when you get a good education and a stable job!”

"Money can't buy you love"

"There's someone for everyone"
"You'll find that special girl soon"

“Just be yourself”
“Looks don't really matter”

All well and good. But what the radicalized manosphere calls ‘Blue Pill Nonsense’ is really better described as Sexual False Consciousness. The latter concept has much greater depth and explanatory power because it is rooted in a long-standing body of discourse originating in the 19th century, not something recently devised to cope with the vagaries of female mate-choice.

What is false consciousness? For Karl Marx, false consciousness denoted the widespread tendency for low-status, exploited people to ‘buy into’ the values/ideology of the ruling elite. Of course, the elite use all their power to maintain false consciousness – compulsory state education and the mainstream media represent the two potent mechanisms of mass indoctrination. Not, of course, that Marxism is a viable philosophy; only in this narrow area has it value or significance.

Noam Chomsky has applied the concept to modern America, showing how the Anglo-American media ‘manufacture’ consent for foreign wars, coercive policing and other abuses. The Italian neo-Marxist Antonio Gramsci pushed the concept of false consciousness in another, more abstract direction: he argued that advanced societies were forged from ideological ‘cement’ called ’hegemony’. Consisting of language, laws, conventions and customs, hegemony represents ‘common sense’ at any given moment. Of course, national hegemony is subject to continual revision: in 50s America, marriage and heterosexuality was immutable norms, not mere lifestyle choices. And while provisional acceptance of a given hegemony represents a certain degree of false consciousness, coercion of the masses can never be total

The USA's projected global feminist Hegemony
Why am I explaining this? Because Blue Pill/Red Pill terminology is much better understood when redefined as false consciousness; or its opposite, revolutionary consciousness. Swallowing the Blue Pill means accepting the mainstream narratives associated with the prevailing hegemony; swallowing the Red Pill means rejecting such narratives and accepting one’s true, disenfranchised situation (and of course, acting to remedy it).

The manosphere has a specific interest in defining gender relations in Red Pill/Blue Pill terms, of course. However, even this development is not entirely new. The British crime writer Colin Wilson developed the concept of ‘sexual disenfranchisement’ several decades before the Manosphere even existed. He argued that men have traditionally displayed status via wealth, power or even spiritual standing. However, in the modern era they principally display their status via sexual conquests of the young and beautiful. In short, the American Dream has become the American Sexual Dream. Consequently, the nature of revolt has changed. When wealth was the principal source of social status, revolutionaries like Che Guevara clamored for economic equality. However, now sex is the chief marker of social status, revolutionaries see the equalization of sexual resources (typically young women) as their main goal (PUAs are a good example of this trend).

Young Women: the Glittering Prizes of Post-Modern Society

Hence, in the modern era ‘sexually disenfranchised’ men are the principal revolutionary force in advanced industrial nations.  According to Wilson, sex criminals are males who have seen through the hegemonic smoke screens erected by the mainstream media; and, having realized their sexual exclusion, set about remedying it via sex crime (or, more recently, game). In other words, they have rejected the Blue Pill of sexual false consciousness for the Red Pill of strenuous resistance. Wilson calls this process of realization ‘switching on the dark’.

Redefining the MRA Blue Pill as sexual false consciousness greatly expands its explanatory power.  The Manosphere is no mere collection of incel misfits – it is a counter-hegemonic movement. Males such as Elliott Rodger or Cho Hui Seung were not mere psychotics – before death, they achieved a certain insight into their sexually disenfranchised condition. And the Anglosphere's myth of universal sexual liberation/bounty is no mere chimera – it is a contrived hegemonic narrative maintained by the elite to nullify the male masses.

And so on.

Sexual false consciousness is the erotic expression of the American Dream and it serves the same purpose in neutralizing the masses as its economic counterpart. Low income Americans vote Republican because they spuriously believe they are only ‘temporarily’ poor; that someday, despite all evidence to the contrary, they can be rich. Like the American Dream, SFC encounters little resistance because most American males have bought into the delusion they can achieve it. And because the sexual rewards for success are so alluring (and the price of failure so catastrophic), they cannot accept that most of them will never have sex with actresses, models and other attractive women. Like the blue-collar schlubs who seriously think they have a chance with models and actresses, the average American male would sooner wallow in delusions of sexual success than accept his incel/landwhale-fucking reality

Blue Collar Imbeciles Wallowing in SFC
The dream of sexual success hangs before every American man like a shimmering mirage, binding his consent to elite narratives even as he studies and toils. In fact, SFC is now the true opiate of the male masses; their primary existential motivation.

Interestingly, Philip K Dick saw his sci fi novels as metaphors for false consciousness and counter-hegemonic resistance. The Pill trope had its first cinematic outing in Total Recall, a film inspired by one of Dick’s short stories. In short, the Blue Pill and sexual false consciousness have always been one and the same.

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