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“Wow, you sure know your Nietzsche and FBI crime statistics. Your future employers will be super impressed by your general knowledge!”

It seems that more and more young Western men are finding it difficult to find their place in the world. In the United States, men’s wages have stagnated over the last four decades, while women have been closing the gap. Perhaps not coincidentally, there has been a steady increase in both male and female involuntary celibacy (“incels)”, with a growing percentage of childless and never-married Americans. Half of Americans are either single, divorced, or never married.

The media helpfully observes that, with the economic decline of men, women are less and less able to find a man who meets their financial expectations. Simple observation would suggest that men have evolved to provide and women have evolved to care (or, as Schopenhauer and Gandhi pointed out, to spend). As a result forced economic equality between two different, to not say unequal, sexes translates into sexual and romantic misery for more and more Americans.

So much for the overall trends, but let’s not worry about them too much. The question is: How can you make the most of your personal situation and thus, improve both that situation and the society’s?

Personally, I had no understanding of the realities of professional life growing up. I hope this article can help at least a few men on their career paths.

First of all, forget the idea that your “education” is in any way supposed to prepare you for life or the workplace. Personally, I lean towards Michel Houellebecq and Ed West’s view that the schools need to be emptied and child labor reinstituted. The best thing would be to shut down most of the universities and, even, senior high schools, using the savings to provide tax cuts for companies hiring young people.

Do not think your academic (under)performance reflects anything of any relevance to the professional world. Study only as much as you like: either passionately because you find the subject to be of intrinsic value or just as much as is necessary to get any rubber-stamp diploma you might need. Either is fine.

On finding a job: get the necessary qualifications for whatever field you are looking into, be willing to move (ideally to somewhere where you have some relatives, family friend, or potential mentor, this can help enormously, both socially and professionally, or simply in terms of feeling at home), and go out and meet people. Find the people and organizations with money!

On actual professional advice, I tell everyone the same thing: read Hagakure. This book of samurai savoir-vivre has all you need. In short, never complain, criticize only to improve others or rectify a situation (never to injure), serve, and listen. Your little sacrifices and good faith will radiate to others, leading them to in turn listen to you, serve you, and promote you.

Try to join a field or company which is booming, the sooner you get in the faster you will rise. Don’t be afraid to “game” the system. It took me a long time to understand that professional success has little to do with merit or actual economic productivity. A promotion is often a question of being in the right place at the right time. In politics and bureaucracies, everyone is just waiting for their superior to die off or be taken down by a scandal.

If I were to sum up how I think a man’s career progresses, much boils down to two factors: Inspiration perspiration. By inspiration, I mean sincere and spontaneous pursuit of a goal of intrinsic worth, one which interests us as such, about which we are passionate, regardless of any immediate economic gain. By perspiration, I mean something more prosaic: reliability, serving others, hopefully having a useful skill, without any particular bells and whistles.

A “traditional” career path is realized through perspiration, game-changing is achieved through inspiration. Most people, being uninspired, will rise up either as useful practitioners or boring (“reliable”) bureaucrats. A few – a Jeff Bezos, a Julian Assange, a Donald Trump – will take the chance and change the game altogether. All really successful careers, ones that don’t immediately burn out in a glorious blaze, will in fact have episodes of exhilarating inspiration and longer periods of more humdrum perspiration.

My instinct is to tell young men to follow their inspiration as much as possible, but there is something to be said for a more straightforward career path, especially if one gets in on things early. This is ideal if you have a family tradition or a mentor in the field in question. It makes sense to study to be a doctor or an engineer if you have some spontaneous attraction to the field. You must enjoy what you do on some level.

I understand that if a young American joins the U.S. military at 16 or 21, he may retire with a pension at 36 or 41: certainly twenty years of service in the world’s most powerful fighting force (or its bureaucracy) will provide a man with character and insight into the ways of the world, and leave him the bulk of his life, if he so wishes, with the leisure to engage in patriotic politics.

I know people who managed to get their PhD immediately, secured a professorship, and produced three children before the age of 35, all the while providing copious, meticulous, and erudite written work for Western identitarian publications.

Then there is government, a career path long promoted by noted twitterati Second City Bureaucrat. In France, securing a senior post in the civil service is a preferred route, making one virtually unfireable. French civil servants are furthermore free to engage in politics and seek elected office: so long as they do nothing illegal (e.g. “hate speech”), their job will always be waiting for them at the end of their political sabbatical. Jean-Yves Le Gallou, Henry de Lesquen, and Florian Philippot all took this route, their civil service position giving them a secure base to work for the Front National or other nationalist parties, or indeed to setup an identitarian think-tank.

Similarly, the international civil servant Anne Kling works for the Council of Europe (not a body of the European Union), all the while producing important Judeo-critical and nationalist books (I have reviewed and summarized Kling’s work on Jewish lobbies in France at The Occidental Observer). Anyone who gets into the EU bureaucracy at a young age will soon be rolling in dough – paying virtually no taxes – if he is not bored to death in the meantime.

Protections for government workers vary. There was a remarkable case recently of a black Florida school principal who refused to acknowledge the holocaust. He was suspended but continued to receive a six figure salary.

If you feel some inspiration, I would generally recommend you follow that: experiment, travel, do what you think has intrinsic value. This is a very male thing. Men wish to impress, to compete, to achieve insight, to achieve genuine prowess . . . to achieve something worth showing off.

Sometimes a man becomes obsessed with a skill or a topic, and will pursue that till the end of his days, avoiding familial and social ties as so many hindrances to his calling. Has anyone tried to quantify volcel (voluntarily celibate) achievement? It seems to me many of history’s great scientific and philosophical achievers chose (?) to remain single: Leonardo da Vinci, Newton, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Tesla come to mind . . . From an evolutionary point, the childless genius can seem an aberration, although perhaps the loss of their genius genetics is compensated by their other contributions to the race.

More typical is for a meathead or nerd to succeed in a great project, secure money and prestige, and thus attract a female. In olden times, this was typically by a male risking his life in conquest, thus acquiring land and wealth (a typical Greek, Viking, or knightly pursuit). Today, the equivalent might be to found a successful tech company in a cutting-edge field. You’ll notice many of the successful tech entrepreneurs dropped out of college to dedicate themselves to their businesses. Always, it is a band of a brothers who undertakes such endeavors – welded together by honor, loyalty and mutual trust, driven by the same competitiveness and love of excellence.

If you do something inspired and excellent, eventually someone will recognize this and wish to support you. Of course, this could well be after your death. And you might not be so much an misunderstood genius as a weirdo.

Anyway, minimize your costs, experiment, make connections, don’t be afraid to make mistakes . . . but also be aware that your path might lead you, practically speaking, to a dead end. Be smart, see how your inspiration might click with some mainstream institution’s needs or, even, buzzwords.

A worthwhile technique: get a Western income in a country with Second/Third World cost of living. This is apparently quite viable for coders and language teachers. (I know one fellow who makes a good living in China teaching English online.)

We are all tempted to value inspiration and deprecate boring perspiration. But in fact, assuming you do not remain a lone artist, any inspired project will, with scale, degenerate into boring bureaucracy. It is striking that – in virtually every field – the more successful one is and rises in an organization, the more the work becomes office-based and unreal. This is so whether you are working in government, politics, a large corporation, the military, or an NGO. Meetings, PowerPoint, and paperpushing seem to make up the bulk of this professional activity.

This is particularly jarring insofar as this work, which is often fake or redundant, can be very well paid. People doing “real work” may have the satisfaction of knowing that their activities actually have an impact, but their pay is often miserably low: I speak of cleaners, fast food workers, Uber drivers and deliverers (a heroic profession), language teachers (if these are not in the public sector, with its artificially inflated wages), etc. I observe this unfairness in my city every day.

The educational system, government bureaucracies, corporate oligopolies, NGOs: everything is a vast conspiracy to secure and maintain the decently-paid and not-too-onerous office jobs . . . for ourselves and our posterity. Note that “ourselves” refers to office workers as a class, not the nation as a whole and certainly not to industrial workers, whose jobs must be shipped overseas.

And the thing is, these bureaucracies apparently produce results too. Take Western Europe, all these enormous governmental and corporate bureaucracies are quite successful on their own terms: money appears (legitimately or not) in hundreds of millions of people’s bank accounts every month and this money can be redeemed for desired (and often useful) goods and services from Carrefour, IKEA, EasyJet, or whatever. I do not discount this tremendous accomplishment.

And we also see the problems when there is a lack of bureaucratic rigor, when an artist is in charge. When you don’t have the boring committees regularly meeting to talk and discuss the same issues over and over again, somehow you greatly lose in reliability and consistency. This is quite evident in Trump Administration, where the reality-TV-star-in-chief is very good at running The Donald Trump Show and playing the (moronically short-sighted) media and Democrats like a fiddle. But Trump is not particularly good at enforcing any consistent and vigorous foreign and domestic policies (besides, it seems, massive support for Israel, where lobby groups and the corrupt foreign policy establishment are keeping things steady).

The value and risks of inspiration as against perspiration are also evident in the careers of men as different as Adolf Hitler and Charles de Gaulle, which I will cover in future articles.

To put things briefly: inspiration without perspiration (or reliability) will lead only to erratic and unsteady action; perspiration without inspiration (or sincerity) means being some insipid bureaucrat on autopilot.

Even those who patiently rise through the ranks of the mainstream may have their day however. Viktor Orbán was a mainstream conservative politician financed by George Soros, Vladimir Putin was a bureaucratic spook serving Russia’s most-drunk president as the country was plundered. Both, however, upon rising to the top, were able to “turn” against their makers: Orbán in making Hungary the only country with a government openly speaking of European identity and standing up for indigenous Europeans’ biological future, Putin in restoring Russia’s power and independence.

Today, more and more Western men are brutally psychologically bifurcated. On the one hand, a whole generation of men is being raised with access to heretical information, something which Boomer men were deprived of. On the other, the public sphere is more policed and hysterically egalitarian than ever. This means there will be a considerable body of “crypto” men in the system, but unable to voice or act upon their views without being professionally destroyed à la James Watson or James Damore. Some men will, if their circumstances permit, speak and act freely. Others can work faithfully, perhaps raising families, rising up in the system. Some of these loyal servants may even hope that should the right historical circumstances arise, they, like Orbán and Putin, will have the privilege of leading the renewal and restoration of their fatherland.

What do you think? What career advice would you give to young Western men?

 
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  1. Excellent article! I think you covered it all.

    Not sure there’s much good universal advice, since people differ so much physically, mentally, ideologically. (Much of this genetically determined).

    But probably can’t go very wrong with “lift” and “learn to code” as a basis.

  2. HUXLEY says:

    The modern workplace is WAY too dangerous for YT men. My advice to young men: Go your own way. Your only option left is a 1099 job. Sooner or later, you will come to this conclusion.

  3. It seems to me many of history’s great scientific and philosophical achievers chose (?) to remain single

    Except for the ones who married and started families, like Leonhard Euler, Benjamin Franklin, Denis Diderot, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Erwin Schroedinger, etc. Even Rene Descartes kept a servant girl as his mistress, and she bore him a daughter who unfortunately died young. We have plenty of real examples where the Men of the Mind don’t have to live as incels, but they can also flourish as husbands and fathers, just like regular guys.

  4. Great piece. We need more of these being written and more young men reading them.

    The amount of lost, struggling young people I meet all the time in university or working would be truly depressing if it didn’t also make me look good by comparison.

    When young guys actually do get their lives and priorities in order, the results are often inspiring and whitepilling for the future. I expect great things of the new generation.

    Either that, or the end.

    • Replies: @LoutishAngloQuebecker
  5. “There was a remarkable case recently of a black Florida school principal who refused to acknowledge the holocaust. He was suspended but continued to receive a six figure salary.”
    Would it have turned out different if the man was white? Probably. Many white professors, and many with tenure, who questioned the holocaust have had careers ruined and remain unemployable. Dr. Kevin Barrett, a contributor here at Unz, is a prime example.

    • Replies: @animalogic
    , @Saggy
  6. A while ago Jim Christian gave some excellent advice on this topic. I’ll summarize from memory. if you have the smarts to pursue a STEM career or maybe get a law degree from a top-flight law school, then by all means pursue it. I think this article is of most use to these men. But if you’re of average intelligence, forget the university/college route and learn a skill: welder, electrician, carpenter, plumber, mechanic. These jobs will always be in demand, are very difficult to outsource, and are unattractive to women, since they involve getting dirty and working in sometimes unpleasant conditions. (While I am, in general, opposed to young men joining the military, I cannot criticize a man who joins to learn a specific skill, and then leaves after serving the required time.)

    As far as attracting women goes, you might be surprised how many “professional” women are intrigued by a man who works with his hands, although they may shrink from marriage. Still, a young woman who sees the potential in a blue collar workingman is worth the effort.

    If Jim Christian is reading this comment thread, I’d welcome his thoughts!

  7. Biff says:

    Learn a trade, and contract your own labor. Fuck the banks and fuck the credit score and fuck debt. Invest in real estate and water. Keep an independent mind, but do not mix business with politics.

  8. anon[835] • Disclaimer says:

    Biggest two stumbling blocks I see affecting young white men:

    Drug use (and too much alcohol) and unemployment.

    Dont break the law, get a full time job (best one you can get), only drink one night a week. Make goals, personal and professional, and pursue them. The media is against you.

  9. A promotion is often a question of being in the right place at the right time.

    The biggest mistake my young colleagues make is to go to lunch together as a group every day. My best promotions came from going to lunch with people, often senior hiring managers, from other departments. The more senior, the more I let them talk, and, amazingly, the more they liked me and wanted to see what they could put me to work on. But how do you get that lunch (or dinner or drinks) appointment when you are low level? Volunteer your ass off for inter-departmental projects they get you in front of these people rather than you simply plugging away at your desk every day.

    It is striking that – in virtually every field – the more successful one is and rises in an organization, the more the work becomes office-based and unreal.

    You can’t lose sight of how many lives your work touches or the revenue (or cost) stream you influence; you get more money for abstract work because it has significantly more impact on the success of the organisation. If you feel the need to be creative with your hands, take up painting or pottery; who knows, you might me a cute artsy chick who wouldn’t otherwise give you the time of day, taking care of that incel issue.

  10. @the grand wazoo

    “….black Florida school principal who refused to acknowledge the holocaust. He was suspended”.
    He didn’t refuse to acknowledge it, he refused to treat it as a “fact” that has risen to religious belief. That is he referred to it (impliedly, perhaps) as a historical event which, as a public servant & an academic, he could not take sides on, especially given its controversial nature.
    He deserves to be congratulated, not condemned & sacked.
    His treatment: an utter disgrace.

  11. @Biff

    Agree biff. Might I add gold as an investment option? I still think (physical) gold is an attractive investment. Usually safe during crisis & (best of all) portable & universal.

  12. Pericles says:

    If you do find yourself in an ethereal bureaucratic position surrounded by the usual evil drones in the bowels of TechGiant or the equivalent, why not leaven your ennui by using your position to hasten their personal destruction? Do you, like many naive Googlers, find yourself in proximity to some hysterical Jew with a blacklist? Set a personal goal that he and his entourage will be discredited in a year or two. Is there a non-binary perv with a strong agenda? Lure them out into the darkness. And please, while it may be satisfying in the short term, avoid the naive Damore route. Your reward is instead the pile of enemy skulls (and, most likely, promotions).

    If you can find it within yourself, white man with sitzfleisch who does not mind perspiration, then get a position in HR and do likewise. Apart from helping your friends and cleaning up the department, the reward here is to sit by the river as your enemies float by, and give them poor evaluations.

    • Agree: utu
    • Replies: @Anon
  13. Some good advice here, esp’ re trades etc as good options (good point about how trades are hard to offshore).
    But the article is a bit of a “dog’s breakfast” — ie has a bit of everything chucked in.
    The author, under “professional advice”. seems to suggest that you be both really sincere (ie “little sacrifices” etc) & really cynical (don’t hesitate to “game” the system).
    I guess it’s possible … but don’t forget your bipolar med’s….

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  14. Sooner than later, Companies will realize that nobody of value will join their ranks (person of value defined as ethical, really educated and smart person).

    I decided that 40 years ago …. It was apparent to me the path to alienation working for some organization that I could not steer towards the right (as I perceived it) direction.

  15. As any actual survivalist will tell you, this is what you need to survive and prosper in 21st century:

    Learn English
    Learn another world language (Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Russian)
    Learn some profession or skill that is in demand worldwide
    Get offshore bank account and second (third, fourth…) passport so you are not locked in your country like trapped animal

    These are skills and things everyone needs, any Rambo stunts come dead last.

    • Agree: Alfred
  16. @advancedatheist

    Good point.

    I suspect volcels may have disproportionately contributed. Perhaps someone can crunch the numbers.

  17. @The Alarmist

    Strongly agree. Eating as a group means no networking, small talk, and – often – bitching about management (which I don’t approve of).

  18. unit472 says:

    I’d suggest not smoking weed or using any drugs. Its a waste of time and money and you get involved with the wrong crowd. Going to a bar after work to socialize is OK but don’t get a DUI. Its expensive and like a drug charge gets you a mugshot and an arrest report that, in many states, is available on line forever. These days I would also avoid social media. No point in making a stupid comment or post part of a permanent archive that can be used against you years later.

    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton
  19. Svevlad says:

    We literally have a faculty that’s quite literally only for networking, not actually research and other such academic bs. Seems like illiterate commie fucks that needed quick diplomas did something good, by accident.

  20. @The Alarmist

    The biggest mistake my young colleagues make is to go to lunch together as a group every day. My best promotions came from going to lunch with people, often senior hiring managers, from other departments. The more senior, the more I let them talk, and, amazingly, the more they liked me and wanted to see what they could put me to work on.

    This is something I failed to realize until well into my 30s. I also don’t feel as though I have the personality to make this strategy work for me. I would only recommend that any younger readers in their 20s make this discovery early and tailor their efforts accordingly.

    You can’t lose sight of how many lives your work touches or the revenue (or cost) stream you influence; you get more money for abstract work because it has significantly more impact on the success of the organisation.

    This is correct. I struggle with the concept because I prefer to be hands on with technical work. I struggle to delegate/let go/ask for help. I also get frustrated delegating to people who need every detail spelled out/constant hand-holding. To me, it makes the delegation pointless and I may as well do the work myself.

    If you feel the need to be creative with your hands, take up painting or pottery; who knows, you might me a cute artsy chick who wouldn’t otherwise give you the time of day, taking care of that incel issue.

    There is lots of value in having a hobby completely dissociated from your work. It can be a great help to one’s mental health. This is currently an issue for me because my role is expected to work 60-64 hours per week.

    On the other hand, some artists make quite a good living from their creations.

    As far as the artsy gals, say yes to the free-spirited ones with limited material needs and wants and no to the BPD ones.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  21. @animalogic

    Agree biff. Might I add gold as an investment option? I still think (physical) gold is an attractive investment. Usually safe during crisis & (best of all) portable & universal.

    I would go even further and add physical silver. 1/4, 1, and 10 oz bars and rounds will add flexibility to one’s ability to trade for various items.

    Just thinking from the perspective that I’d trade a gold coin or two for a good battle rifle, but I wouldn’t do so for a carton of cigarettes, package of toilet paper, or case of SPAM.

  22. @The Alarmist

    Volunteer your ass off for inter-departmental projects they get you in front of these people rather than you simply plugging away at your desk every day.

    This–for folks who work in the corporate world.

    Plus, be everyone’s sorta friend–listen, don’t talk. Try (really hard sometimes) not to act bored. 🙂

    One more trick–I call it fogging.

    When others are passionately involved in disputes on sensitive topics or if someone acts negatively towards you–do not react– you have a head cold, your hearing does not seem to be working, you need to step outside for a smoke, or you need to visit the men’s room.

    One more tip–do not drink around co-workers–ever. Just don’t do it.

    Keep your private life private–be boring at work–friendly boring, smile, relax, keep it low key.

    Just remember–you could have been born in the bush in Africa–and the enemy tribe could be chasing you deep into the jungle–every day be glad you are warm and comfy in the corporate jungle.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  23. @Diversity Heretic

    You nailed it.

    The skilled blue-collar guy can be an independent contractor, eventually starting his own business as a plumber, auto mechanic, welder, electrician or carpenter. And he won’t have the college debt that “more impressive” white-collar guys have, and his employment will likely be more reliable and steady given the inadequate supply of such people and the difficulty of outsourcing or automating away these jobs.

    The skilled blue-collar guy often can start earning more, sooner, while the “more impressive” white-collar guy takes longer in school and has limited acceptable options when he graduates due to massive debt (as is intended).

    The white-collar guy is also likely to meet, on balance, a rather nasty, dysfunctional, left-brainwashed group of women in college who have been trained to resent their very nature and role, and are not willing to do their part in the hard work of raising a family, caring for them and her husband. The skilled blue-collar guy doesn’t have to spend years of his life bowing and scraping before freak professors who hate him and his culture and values, nor cowering in order not to offend some faggot or some belligerent immigrant.

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  24. Anonymous[287] • Disclaimer says:
    @advancedatheist

    ‘A disproportionate number of geniuses seem to have remained single.’

    ‘Yes, but more than zero didn’t. Here’s an unimpressive list.’

    Absolute galaxy-brain detected.

  25. @RadicalCenter

    I had the wherewithal to get through a BS and MS in electrical engineering, but if I had to do it over again I would seriously consider going to mechanic, electrician, or HVAC school.

    I would do so for all of the reasons given above. I’d like to think that version of me would also be intelligent enough to save my money to open up my own shop and have people start working for me.

    In that timeline I would have a few dozen people working for me out of a couple locations by my late 30s.

    Skilled blue-collar work also opens up a lot of its own direct networking opportunities with the professional class. If you’re working in the right part of town and you do a good job solving the gremlins in that doctor’s/judge’s/lawyer’s home you will get a lot of great word of mouth and the possibility of asking for favors when you need them.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @anarchyst
    , @The Alarmist
  26. Dumbo says:

    I’m too old for these Polonius-like advices, but what’s a “fincel”? A celibate shark?

    • Replies: @Mike P
  27. @Justvisiting

    There’s a book here 😉

    When others are passionately involved in disputes on sensitive topics or if someone acts negatively towards you–do not react– you have a head cold, your hearing does not seem to be working, you need to step outside for a smoke, or you need to visit the men’s room.

    Or be prepared to fire back with all you’ve got, but make it good. I had a female director peer take a cheap shot at me over a business dinner, so I asked her in front of her clients how she and her toy-boy were getting along. The next day, our MD came to me and asked what I did to have __ in tears, and I just smiled and said, “You know what a ballbuster __ is … do you really think I could make her cry?”

    One more tip–do not drink around co-workers–ever. Just don’t do it.

    Or be prepared to literally drink them under the table without you losing control; fortunately, the military and, later, a few Russian friends, prepared me for that.

    Keep your private life private–be boring at work–friendly boring, smile, relax, keep it low key.

    Sure, nobody wants to hear about your garden or the sweater you knit last week; but even if I don’t blab about my life, my secretary does when having drinks with the team. That’s actually useful to create an aura of legend, so when I’m peppered with all sorts of questions about my chateau and things I do, like flying, I tell them these are things they can achieve as they navigate their way up the ladder. At some point, you can’t keep your head down, because you are the one who sets the tone, and keeping your head down is not the trait of a leader.

  28. @The Wild Geese Howard

    I also don’t feel as though I have the personality to make this strategy work for me.

    You get the personality by stepping outside your comfort zone … repeatedly. Nobody will hold it against you if you want to pick their brains for their insight or, better still, the secrets of their success.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  29. I’d say work as much as you can and save every dime.

    The SPLC, ADL, Antifa, and every human resources department in the country want to get you fired from your current job and prevent you from getting another job. In all probability, these groups will continue to become more powerful for the foreseeable future.

    For any right wing (ie nationalist and/or Christian social conservative) organizations which solicit donations from supporters, I’d say you have a moral obligation to be as efficient as possible. Those donations you are receiving are blood money, the meager savings of your overwhelmingly lower middle class supporters, the only thing that will put food in the mouths of their families when they get doxxed.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  30. Anon[147] • Disclaimer says:

    Nothing has really changed, except that reality is more obvious now. College is for professional programs or accounting. Liberal arts degrees are only useful for trust fund kids. That’s what they were designed for; keeping a robber baron’s kids under wraps long enough for a bit of reality to set in, and thus not pissing off daddy’s fortune as fast. The modern university has become a degree mill for lack luster nerds attempting to forego adulthood. An apprenticeship makes for a portable skill that is non-dependent on the economic situation; one can always be an expat. Try that with a law degree. In addition, there is no debt. Instead of facing an uncertain job market with 100k in debt, the elevator mechanic is buying properties and looking forward to an early retirement, or at least to be able to work at one’s own pace. The present ‘Tech’ slaves having to live in boxes in the Bay Area like coolies until their big break? WTF, how stupid is that. Smart money to to make 70k in someplace like Boise then 100k in a SRO in Silicon Valley. And don’t forget commuting is not only a life-sucking drain, but is not tax deductible unless one has a self-employment job on the side. Not likely with the 60 plus hour week of the modern office pogue.

    All because the schools sell them on the idea that they are just Too Smart to get their hands dirty. FOOLS.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  31. peterAUS says:
    @John Gruskos

    …..overwhelmingly lower middle class supporters….

    And there is The Catch.
    A bad one.

    Or, in practical terms, one layer at the time.
    Smart, a?

    The group above didn’t care when “they” came for the working class. Ah, yes, the working class didn’t care when “they” came for the underclass.

    Now, the middle, upper and definitely higher classes don’t care much for that in the quote.
    In a couple of years, the upper won’t care about the middle one.

    Etc.

    Promising, a?

  32. Miro23 says:
    @anon

    Dont break the law, get a full time job (best one you can get), only drink one night a week.

    Not bad. I’d add – Look around to see who’s making the money and get on board!

    Be positive and look to help – especially with the detailed stuff. Successful people are often overworked and want to unload work on someone reliable. Also 100% necessary to be friendly, active and keep pushing.

    • Replies: @fdgffg
  33. @The Alarmist

    Or be prepared to literally drink them under the table without you losing control; fortunately, the military and, later, a few Russian friends, prepared me for that.

    Correct.

    I was an expat working with an alcoholic Brit boss and the only way to gain his respect was to pace him in the drinking game.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
  34. @The Alarmist

    You get the personality by stepping outside your comfort zone … repeatedly.

    Again, you are correct my friend.

    I just seem to have this fear factor built into my mind that causes me to avoid taking social risks. This avoidant behavior has certainly limited what I have been able to achieve in my life.

    That said, I do have quite a good life compared to most people on the planet. My regrets are that I could have had an amazing life if I had managed my money better in my 20s and early 30s and taken more of the worthwhile social risks discussed above.

  35. @The Alarmist

    The one advantage of the affirmative action culture is that it is easy for straight white males to avoid being a manager–mid-level managers get fired in reorganizations or when something goes wrong–skilled workers are most likely to be around long term. Managers also have to supervise the affirmative action clowns–life is too short to waste your time with that garbage.

    In my career I turned down lots of promotions despite AA–only to see the person who took the job get fired within a year or two when they were the scapegoats for screw-ups from the higher-ups–or get overworked until they quit in disgust.

    Leadership means that people beg you for advice (which you offer sparingly and in private when you choose to do so). In my later years I could walk down the hallway of the corporate office and be treated like a visiting dignitary by my co-workers–even though many of the newer managers did not even know my name.

    You know you are a true expert with the big bosses skip multiple levels of management to beg you for (confidential) advice and technical expertise when things get really nasty.

    You don’t want the credit–you just want a regular paycheck and to stay below the radar.

    Final tip–find those other experts in your organization. Do favors for them. Then you will be able to call them when you need something done. That “network of experts” is a big secret in large organizations. It is amazing how many big bosses have no clue that they even exist–those are the big bosses that don’t last long.

  36. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    A large proportion of the population have no talent to learn coding.

  37. I would recommend generously investing in cryptocurrencies. Worked for me.

  38. Franz says:

    In the United States, men’s wages have stagnated over the last four decades, while women have been closing the gap.

    That would be the 1980s through the present…

    Wasn’t that the warning all those “protectionists” gave to the downsizers and outsourcers from the mid-70s on? The basic industry cutbacks started early, but the effects were not obvious till the 80s. Reagan’s “boom” was powered by financial services growing thanks to deregulation and prices from land to cars going through the roof. For non-Insiders, the Reagan Era was the Sticker Shock Era.

    Fell hardest on blue collar heads of household because it was meant to.

    Reagan’s real ace up the sleeve was millions of depression era and WWII retirees with bulletproof pensions pumping money downward. As fascists of the 30s were the first to note, fat pensions are the only true “trickle down” economics. Corporate tax cuts is money that goes overseas. Pensioners actually hire roofers and plumbers and keep the money wheel spinning.

    But rumors to the contrary, the “pension bonus” only happened once. The downsize years destroyed savings and repossessed homes. We have a record number of over-85 year old people in the workforce and we’ve known for years that most boomers will work till they drop. Most of them were non-college Generation Out, who have been scrubbed from history but not from Dollar Store stock jobs.

    I think it was Charly Reese who pointed out fairly early on that “if an enemy did this to us, we wouldn’t hesitate to call it an act of war.”

    True. But corporations did it, and they are the Neoliberal Masters of the Universe.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  39. JackOH says:

    Guillaume, superb, I have little to add.

    FWIW-I could have gone to law school, or earned a doctorate for a career in academe. I thought vaguely of the former, and very briefly of the latter. I am unequivocally glad I chose neither.

    Cultivate a consciously chosen and productive Plan B. Many folks have a Plan B that chooses them. Dope, booze, promiscuity, over-spending.

    If you’re a bright young guy out job-seeking or grad school-seeking, and you get a sense you’re getting fucked because you’re a straight White guy—cultivate a Plan B.

    Here are some guys I regard as successes:

    College roommate who went to Intel, invented a flash drive, and is now in some computer dude hall of fame.

    Boyhood friend, married high school sweetheart, reasonably well-paid corporate drone.

    An acquaintance, who, like me, was stuck in low-end white collar shit jobs. He was corporate; I was entrepreneurial. His big plus was marriage to a pretty extraordinary woman, who bore him three kids who are doing reasonably well, and who didn’t mind her husband wasn’t going to send the world on fire.

    Again, great job, Guillaume.

  40. This is quite evident in Trump Administration, where the reality-TV-star-in-chief is very good at running The Donald Trump Show and playing the (moronically short-sighted) media and Democrats like a fiddle. But Trump is not particularly good at enforcing any consistent and vigorous foreign and domestic policies (besides, it seems, massive support for Israel, where lobby groups and the corrupt foreign policy establishment are keeping things steady).

    He has been consistent and vigorous in appointing Federal judges, who are the real legislators of the United States. I suspect, after all is said and done, that his reshaping of the judiciary will prove to have been his most significant accomplishment.

  41. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Maybe your advice should be to not drink at all. Alcohol serves absolutely no purpose and in modern societies (excepting Eastern Europe/Russia/Korea) you usually will not be treated as an outcast if you don’t drink.

    • Agree: anarchyst
  42. Steve2 [AKA "StillStillSteve"] says:

    “Learn to code” Ok. I did and continued to learn including stats then data analysis. Managed about 30 years of sometimes-fun making money. Interesting topic if you wish especially if you take a broader view of it. Information, complexity, graph theory, stats. We live in amazing times.

    Due to H1-B and growing crassness of culture, maybe commercial/production career in someone else’s business not the best route for bright young person. There are many coding sweatshops with bad working conditions. Maintaining horrible dysfunctional drek is what most jobs actually are. Consider own business-good luck. Remember that you are only a head to them.

    They dump flaming sh•t on your desk; it doesn’t work, even though they won’t admit it; no documentation at all; users/customers self-trained to be assholes; absolute lack of awareness of objective reality in management; coworkers are space cadets whose main skill is introducing errors that cause delayed system crash; no test cases; coworkers stab each other over subliminal opinions; no build scripts or configuration information; location of libraries etc are secret; really bad cafeteria food; no training; you don’t need no stinking tools; blank documents in specification tool; source code gets lost and responsible person denies all knowledge; quality of code is profoundly ignored; original core FORTRAN program layered with C then with Java then with start up script then poops and dies; their people won’t maintain their own code, it is so bad; your fellow team guys write miracle code, it gets outsourced overseas to India; train your India replacements; train your Chinese H1-B replacement; all a result of learning to code after my blue collar job died in the 1980s.

    I did get paid and regard all of the above as a truly cosmic experience – I truly relished all of it. Consider learning to code for your own purposes, as part of other activity, not as dumb a** coding slave.

    • Replies: @Steve2
  43. Patricus says:

    Two most important points from the above: learn to really listen to people and curtail your own speaking; control drinking such as with the once a week indulgence (something is wrong with teetotalers).

    Listening intently produces an effect in the minds of the talkers. They will think you are the most brilliant person, even if you speak hardly a word. Listen to ordinary and dull people as well. There is alway an interesting story in anyone’s life. Ordinary people can turn out to be unexpectedly useful. This listening turns one into a true leader.

    We should resist kissing the asses of apparently influential people. They see right through that.

    • Agree: The Alarmist
  44. Steve2 [AKA "StillStillSteve"] says:
    @Steve2

    And Thanks to Ron Unz for learning to code sometime likely in the distant past, later creating this environment/site, and then making it better! That’s a big no sh•t thank you, Mr Unz.

    It is also an example of “learn to code” for your own purposes.

    [sarc] So, when/where will you outsource/offshore it. Elbonia perhaps. [/sarc]

  45. Buck says:

    If you don’t want to go to college, your goal must be to become the owner of the business. It doesn’t really matter what business except some are more renumerative than others. But employers always make more than employees as a rule. You need to learn enough to take over the business or start your own, preferably before 30.

    Don’t live in a large city. Smaller cities and larger towns are far less expensive, have plenty of opportunities and are easier to network. That network will become important to meet quality women. Every small city/large town in America has a college and a regional hospital, both inexhaustible sources of young women.

    Buy a small, run down house. Like employees, renters don’t make money, owners do. Interest rates are next to zero. Save as much as you can in a few years and buy a crappy house in the best neighborhood you can afford. Learn how to fix it up. Everything’s on YouTube and can be done piecemeal. Chicks dig homeowners.

    Learn to cook real food. Going out to eat is ridiculously expensive and fast food is poison. Learning how to cook young means a lifetime of good eating. Plus, cooking dinner for young women is a panty dropper and much cheaper than Chez Shithole.

  46. Biff says:
    @animalogic

    Might I add gold as an investment option?

    Very good investment option. I’ve got a bit of it around, and the wife a bunch more. It is what I consider old world Real money – it never loses its’ value. Where I live(East Asia) the gold shops are a busy place.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  47. anarchyst says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    With your “degrees” you should be able to enter the electrician field with no problem…

    In my humble opinion, you were “shortchanged” in your BS and MS in electrical engineering if you cannot perform your own electrical work.

    If I had my way, electrical engineers would have to work in the construction and maintenance field for a year or two before allowed to obtain a degree.

    I have worked with so-called electrical engineers that could not wire a simple single-pole light switch.

    This is not meant to disparage your accomplishments and successes, but to state a fact that there are many “engineers” who cannot grasp the practical end of their fields.

    By the way, I am a non-degreed engineer who got into the electrical trade on my own. My employers recognized my abilities despite my lack of a “degree”.

    Regards,

  48. @AltSerrice

    You see some well adjusted white men in church or in the military. Other than that, it’s certainly a mixed bag.

    I feel bad too, because they have been lied to their whole lives – by their liberal parents, by their liberal guidance councilors… wait until they graduate from that Criminology degree and 50k in debt. Hell it’s even getting rough for STEM guys with all these Indian hordes the government keeps bring in.

    On the one hand I feel bad, but then they start spouting off the usual anti-white brainwashing. Somehow the worst adjusted are also the most supportive of the system that is killing them…

    Just redpill, redpill, redpill. Drop hints when possible. Do what you can. Be careful.

  49. @anon

    Agree, except the drink one night a week part.

    One drinking night quickly turns into two quickly turns into three quickly turns into alcoholism.

    I will have a glass of wine at social functions. Mayyyybe 4 times a year I will actually get drunk. IF I’m having a good time with old friends AND I’m in a happy mood AND I have my shit together that month.

    Never drink alone.

    The less alcohol the better. Stop using it is a crutch, too. Life is hard and miserable. The Bible tells us this much.

    • Replies: @Brown boi
  50. JPP says:
    @anarchyst

    How the hell did you enter the ranks of engineering without a degree? I don’t disbelieve you, but I submit that becoming an engineer without an engineering degree is a non option for even some of the most high IQ, well studied, well motivated individuals who would like to do so. As a nonengineer with a STEM background, who currently practices in the rather over-hyped field of data science, I’ve looked into this possibility myself. The problem is, in the vast majority of US states, getting your PE license requires that you have an engineering degree. Not physics. Not mathematics. Not computer science. But strictly engineering. Even if one is capable of acing the PE exams, which I frankly think could do blindfolded, this point is moot since one is not allowed under most jurisdictions to even enroll in the tests without an engineering degree. The entire setup is overseen by a guild, which has used arbitrary licensing restrictions to restrict competition. Which is really a tragedy, given the number of physics, math, and computer science graduates who would like to contribute to something more material than, for example, selling targeted advertisements.

    As an aside, I would like to here dissuade any potential takers from pursuing ‘data science’ as a career path. If one is truly talented, one could hack one’s way in this area. But there are lots of poseurs and imposters, whose expertise consists of having taken some three week Python bootcamp, to compete with. And much of data science work pertains to rather immaterial subject material (eg, as mentioned above, selling advertisements) without which the earth would remain spinning on its axis just fine. And many firms where one may end up working indulge woke HR policies which artificially enforce equality and cap compensation for white / Asian males. As well, there transpires a frustrating asymmetry between the depth of one’s knowledge and the depth required to perform practical applications. EG, one may have studied three proofs of the Central Limit Theorem, or one may be able to prove the algorithmic preferability of some approach towards implementing a decision tree, or one may be able to couch properties of neural nets in terms of axiomatic proofs involving real analysis, but at the end of the day that doesn’t make one that much more effective at implementing these things than a charlatan who can deploy these gadgets by pressing the Python button out of the box.With one minute left to edit this comment, I realize that the final point of this paragraph is slightly in tension with the first point of this paragraph, but of course these contentions must be construed in their proper measure.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  51. Biff says:
    @anarchyst

    I have worked with so-called electrical engineers that could not wire a simple single-pole light switch.

    A good friend of mine is an EE that has a number of big money patents’ under his belt(a real know-it-all). One day he calls me up, because his furnace is out, and needed a little help – I get there and he has got the whole thing torn apart along with the electrical panel, and he’s stumped – can’t figure out the loss of power. I arrive and he says “If you figure this out in two minutes I’m gonna be pissed!” First thing I noticed is the SSU fused switch is mounted across the hall from the furnace, and it is switched off. I switch it on and said “Done”. “Now put your mess back together.”
    He didn’t want to talk about it ever again, and hated it when I would rib him about it.

    • Agree: anarchyst
  52. Salvatore says:

    Spend less than you make, have money saved up. If life delivers a set back or there is an opportunity you would like to persue, money allows one to control ones future rather than have it dictated by circumstances.

  53. This article is relevant for me and quite decent overall, although I still found it sort of underwhelming.

    I’m stuck doing a Finance degree (I’m not even sure what jobs are actually possible with this, I’m also not the greatest at math either, btw) with some debt, but I’m not sure whether I should keep going with it or just try my luck at some sort of private business. Problem is that I’m not really sure which type of private business to try for or how I could possibly make a successful private business. My efforts so far include only an a failed venture with a touristic affiliate marketing internet website.

    Anyway, I don’t really want to be the richest person in the world, but I want to be able to get out of the Western world and move to a certain country in advance while being able to earn money comfortably and slightly above the standard most locals earn there.

    That’s why I’d like to ideally be able to simply earn money on my own terms since working a job with a Finance degree (whatever that practically means) in my place of origin seems improbable.

  54. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Wow, that would make a great Toastmasters speech: “How my BSEE and MSEE prepared me to not be an electrician.” You should consider writing and presenting it somewhere, if only just to have a little fun with it.

    I’m a former aerospace engineer who got priced out of that line of work by cheap import labour, so I took the quant skills to Wall Street, then abroad (in my mid thirties). If you aren’t already in your sixties, you are way to young to look back with that much regret.

    https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2006/11/05/why-you-should-join-toastmasters/

  55. JackOH says:

    +1 to all who suggested a skilled blue-collar option, and a small business option vice college.

    Yes, with a caution. Capital requirements for a successful small business with legs can be daunting, and markets treacherous. There’ve been a couple of very expert small businessmen in my area who were kings of the hill for maybe twenty-some years. High-end cameras and related photo gear, audiophile stereo and shortwave receivers. One guy gave me a brief lecture on how difficult it was to disassemble, clean, lubricate, and reassemble the Zeiss Tenax camera. Those guys took a huge hit when audio and photo gear went mass market. They completely lost their retail sales revenues, and they ended up as the factory authorized service center at a fraction of their former incomes.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  56. anarchyst says:
    @JPP

    You are correct in today’s day and age, engineering requires a “degree”..

    When the PE field was first created, it was possible to sit for the PE exam without prerequisites. That door is now not only closed but slammed shut.

    In the late 1950s and 1960s, in the Detroit area, there was a proprietary non-degree granting institution that was highly valued for the electrical engineering program that it offered. RETS electronic school turned out competent engineers in two years. There were no “fluff” courses. Engineering was the primary focus. Graduates from this institution were highly prized as they could “hit the ground running”.

    This institution was so well-regarded by Detroit-area employers, newspaper ads for engineering jobs specified college degree or RETS.

    Yes, in those days, it was possible to gain an engineering position without a “college degree”.

    Regards,

    • Replies: @MarkinPNW
  57. Rich says:

    Great advice from everyone from the author to most of the commenters. Of the guys I grew up with, the one who did best was the one who married his boss’s daughter and ended up a multi-millionaire.

    I’ve been involved with the construction trades my whole life and I can tell you without a doubt, except for some very bad times in the nineties, union tradesmen un NYC did great. Trouble now is it turns out Mexicans and other Hispanics can measure and cut wood, work as laborers, concrete and brick masons, roofers and even electricians. They get paid about a quarter what the White, union tradesman makes and receive housing, food and clothing from various welfare agencies.

    Maybe the answer is, marry a rich guys daughter?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  58. Boone says:

    Great piece and serves an inspiring purpose.

    A little bit based on my experience: I’m a management consultant (fairly senior), so I am planted deep in the corporate world, and specifically in its “upper echelons” that pay very well and enjoy solcial prestige. If somebody wants to plug into that, the track is fairly simple but very structured: Get great grades in high school, score well on your SATs, get into the best college you can, major in Finance/STEM, get an internship with the likes of Deloitte, McKinsey, Bain, blah blah, and you are set. A fairly simple launch and forget.

    However, as simple as the track is, it assumes a certain focus at a relatively young age. You can’t spend high school trying to “find” yourself, you can’t smoke behind the gym with the cool kids, etc. You need to go by the book: Great academics, athletics, extra-curics, etc. Just the way it is. The only way to “correct” going off track is getting a prestigious MBA later on, which allows you to restart. Again, just the way it is.

    All that being said, years into it the fine suits, luxurious watches and the social capital are nice, but this whole kind of existence requires quite a bit of vanity and empty polish that traditional conservatives may find excruciatingly fake and nihilistic. But this is how you get into the upper echelons of ibanking, consulting, private equity etc. etc.

  59. @JackOH

    Good point! A lot of people who are good at what they do should never aspire to own their own business. Most people are, in fact, better off working for someone else as long as they have skills that are readily transferable. Being a super welder and managing a welding business are quite different and the skills set may not overlap much.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  60. 76239 says:

    “I understand that if a young American joins the U.S. military at 16 or 21, he may retire with a pension at 36 or 41”

    But will he be in once piece physically or mentally? Ah, but he will have that pension!

    Run, don’t walk away from the American military young man.

    • Agree: Alfred
  61. @Rich

    Trouble now is it turns out Mexicans and other Hispanics can measure and cut wood, work as laborers, concrete and brick masons, roofers and even electricians.

    Learn Spanish, supervise the Mexicans 😉

    • LOL: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  62. JackOH says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    DH, yeah. At the tiny ad company I helped grow, we were doing collections–in cash if possible–through Friday to make payroll on Saturday. And, we’d moved payday to Saturday from Friday because–you guessed it–our cash flow was awful. Sometimes for weeks at a time. You get to feel ugly and mean. Plus, that go-nowhere salaried or wage-paying job starts looking pretty good.

    I had an economics prof who said that everyone underestimates capital requirements and time needed to turn a profit. Well, I learned what that felt like.

    The psychological and time demands of striking out on one’s own are pretty formidable.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  63. Anon[248] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pericles

    Best comment on this board. Not enough people will read it, fewer will internalize it.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  64. @Diversity Heretic

    “. (While I am, in general, opposed to young men joining the military, ….)”

    I am too and have told my son if he does so he will never speak to me again, enter my house or inherit a dime. I have no wish to support or be reminded of my catastrophic failure to raise him correctly.

    I haven’t yet had a talk with him about the Coast Guard which might, I think, merit an exception,

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Mr McKenna
  65. @Biff

    Alas, Gold is bad luck for me.

    Whenever I accumulate any I lose it in a boating accident.

  66. Kanye gives the lie to Hollywood,
    Says save your kids from Satan’s lure.
    Money and fame are flaming wormwood,
    While they pose as poverty’s cure.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  67. peterAUS says:
    @Anon

    Not so sure about that.

    Only men with particular personalities and exceptional talent can do that effectively.
    The rest would find that either extremely hard to do, which will destroy them in the medium run, or, simply get them made and dealt with accordingly.

    The same talents/personality would be better used for, say, foreign service of certain outfits. Pays better.

    If I were (as I have, actually….) to advise a young man what to do it’s simple: find something you could be good at without too much effort and go for it, job/vocation wise. It should be enough to pay for moderate life and allow you to move around the world, if necessary. Quit in one country and start working in another, that is.
    Job/vocation is just a part of life in this paradigm. Not the most important.
    Stuff like that.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  68. @SeekerofthePresence

    Kanye and Joel–“The only Superstar is Jesus”…

  69. @anarchyst

    With your “degrees” you should be able to enter the electrician field with no problem…

    Well, there is the whole being on the wrong side of 40 issue.

    In my humble opinion, you were “shortchanged” in your BS and MS in electrical engineering if you cannot perform your own electrical work.

    Never said anything like that in my original post, not sure where you’re getting this from.

    And we all know what opinions are like…

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  70. Brown boi says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Puritanism is gonna work again just like the 20s.

    • Replies: @njguy73
  71. The only advice that matters.

    Find out what jobs will be killed off by automation, and stay away from them all.

    • Agree: Marshall Lentini
  72. MarkinPNW says:
    @anarchyst

    Many years ago when I worked in my Dad’s architectural firm most of our engineering consulting for mechanical and electrical went to a non-degreed PE who was authorized and also very well qualified to both design and sign off in both fields. His previous experience was as a mechanical (HVAC) technician and contractor, but he a was also very good at the engineering and design side. This was in the late ’60’s and ’70’s.

  73. fdgffg says:
    @Miro23

    “Not bad. I’d add – Look around to see who’s making the money and get on board! ”

    Those who print it.

    Shalom, fellow huwhyte peeps.

  74. Anon[138] • Disclaimer says:

    The wise old electrician told me

    Lay low

    Watch the show

    Collect the dough

    till time to go

  75. Sean says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    I can recommend lifting weights if you are looking for one of the most dangerous activities around. Unless you are a bit below average height, you will neither want or need to. The tallish with long arms and legs are much more likely to stick to training only long enough to wreck a knee, shoulder, elbow or vertebrae. There also a lot of inappropriate role models in gyms.

  76. The tone and general angle of this essay is well-intentioned, but troubling.

    Has anyone tried to quantify volcel (voluntarily celibate) achievement? It seems to me many of history’s great scientific and philosophical achievers chose (?) to remain single: Leonardo da Vinci, Newton, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Tesla come to mind . . . From an evolutionary point, the childless genius can seem an aberration, although perhaps the loss of their genius genetics is compensated by their other contributions to the race.

    This sort of thing drives me batty—this modern penchant for pathologizing genius; that somehow one can only be a genius by being prey to socially aberrant or deviant behavior. Of the aforementioned, the achievements of at least two are arguably of dubious merit. What use was their sacrifice as proto-incel heroes?

    Genius can spring from anywhere, mostly from individuals who are anything but virgins, and generally enjoy well-adjusted social lives. Johann Sebastian Bach was twice-married and sired close to two dozen children (a few of whom became highly distinguished musicians in their own right). He produced over a thousand works of stunning beauty and quality, nearly all cranked out on demand hewing to a tight schedule. Robert Schumann, one of the most original of the Romantics, pumped his wife Clara with nearly a dozen children. Frédéric Chopin was a notorious womanizer and left behind a number of naughty epistles as evidence. Speaking of dirty-minded skirt-chasers, what about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? The list of artistic geniuses who were highly successful with conquering women and/or establishing a family life is staggering.

    • Replies: @orionyx
  77. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    Since the II Vatican Council ( 1962-1965 ) , the american hippie movement and the french May 68 , the Revolution planted by the American ( 1776 ) and French( 1789 ) Revolutions came to plenitude . The Revolution has won in the west , it has arrived to dominate all aspects of society , public and private , at the service of the new gods : the State and Money .

    What can we advise young men ? . Given that the power , the State and Money hates your balls , young men , maybe you can pretend that you are homo , that you are a woman , maybe you can work for the Government or for the big Corporations , or convert to Islam ? , who knows . Your present and your future is bad , young men , gook luck , there is little advice your elders can give you , we were fooled and crushed by the system , we are defeated , we lost .

    • Replies: @haa
  78. @unit472

    In a similar vein, I’d suggest minimizing your intake of processed foods, especially white flour and refined sugar in all its manifestations. That way you are unlikely to get fat and hence prone to all sorts of concomitant diseases such as type-2 diabetes.

    Looking after your health generally (e.g. getting some exercise, taking no recreational drugs whatever and little or no alcohol – it’s a toxin) will provide the essential platform for everything else recommended here. If your health is ruined, so are your ambitions.

  79. Sean says:

    1. Can you do the job.
    2. Will you fit in.

    The best way to get taken on as a young person for a substantial job is to have, in addition to the relevant qualifications, any kind of job or part time job combined with education already, and relevant hobbies. Research the company and find the vacancy or approach them without knowing there is a vacancy. Show a little initiative.

    I tell everyone the same thing: read Hagakure. This book of samurai savoir-vivre has all you need. In short, never complain, criticize only to improve others or rectify a situation (never to injure), serve, and listen. Your little sacrifices and good faith will radiate to others, leading them to in turn listen to you, serve you, and promote you.

    In my experience it is very difficult to stay out of drama (I mean real drama) in a workplace. There is often at least one borderline personality.

    Also, if you stop to listen to someone they might well be talking about someone else. No one actually thinks that they are being talked about when they are not there and they do not like it when your remark gets back to them. Dogs that fetch also carry, meaning those who gossip to you will also gossip about you. Some people like to start apparently innocuous conversations then steer them into complaints about others and the way the place is run. It is therefore wise to be too busy for listening to the idle chit chat that is 95 % of workplace talk. Leave any negative assessment to the supervisors, so no criticisms ever, except in the instance the boss asks you to confirm a negative opinion that they have formed about someone.

  80. Alfred says:

    I realised early on that I was not made for the corporate world. I left the big firms. I started working independently as a software consultant in Europe for my previous employer’s customers.

    Microsoft and Oracle made a lot of IT formalised – so that they were the only options for management (IBM did the same earlier on). Indians started moving in with their incomprehensible code, cheap bids and very expensive maintenance. IT managers never think medium-term.

    I married a Russian lady doctor when Yeltsin was at his peak. She is 20 years younger. Brought her to London, taught her English and helped her qualify to practice in the UK. She was really smart. Had a couple of kids. Moved to Melbourne. She was a popular and successful GP. She no longer needed me so after 18 years I was given marching orders.

    After a year of contemplation in tropical Australia, I have moved back to another impoverished country in Eastern Europe (your guess is correct). I am seeking a new lady doctor/dentist to promote in the West. My current short list has 3 candidates. They are all 35+ years younger then my 69. They are even prettier then my ex. Women here, like everywhere else, want kids – but that has become economically impossible.

    Currently, I am working on a website of my own to help guys like me who have been ditched but have useful passports and some monetary capital. Many guys don’t really appreciate the value of a useful nationality. Those who believe that the pension system will feed them for another 20+ years are delusional. They should read the Martin Armstrong Economics blog.

    In Australia, after a divorce, 9 times more men commit suicide then women. 10% of Australian men who divorce have $1+m in assets – yet they cannot find a wife of child-bearing age. Men can have multiple family lives – I have had two. Women cannot. I really want to help these men and women – and myself.

  81. Anonymous[114] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    The tech workers don’t live like coolies. They are, for the most part, recently imported coolies. Thousands of them arrive anew every single day.

    If ordinary Americans knew the scale of coolie immigration (nearly all of it from India) trump’s “popular vote” loss would’ve been a win on the scale of his electoral victory.

    Whose idea was it to answer the college debt crisis by importing literal millions of young ish “tech” workers? These people are, for the most part, much dumber than the average American.

  82. teeth says:

    Unlicensed dentistry pays well?

  83. @anonymous

    This is where Anatoly has some boomer or shit-lib tendencies. Learn to code …. thanks, Democratic Party.

    Love much of his other work, though.

  84. teeth says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Does unlicensed dentistry pay well?

  85. @Biff

    That’s it in a nutshell.

    And never date a woman with a tattoo.

    • Replies: @Jim bob Lassiter
  86. Anonymous[308] • Disclaimer says:
    @Guillaume Durocher

    Kant was also volcel

  87. Unfortunately, I believe the caste of men and hopefully women who read these articles are not the ones in need of this sort of advice! A person under thirty reading these articles is probably in the prodigy bracket, wouldn’t you think?

    My problems are different. As someone who has achieved modest economic sufficiency in late midlife, I cannot find how to well dispose my energies. I fritter infocusedly from activity to activity, never achieving anything of worth. Cut off from normal social or family relationships, I spend my time studying various languages, but which is best for me? Would you guys think it worthwhile to learn Japanese? I have studied Spanish but find it rather boring. Should I study finance? What is the best disposition of ones energies?

    An article on this topic would be more useful to more of the readers.

    • Replies: @Mj
    , @Jim Christian
  88. JQ says:

    My very humble advice, I dont pretend this to be the absolute truth but it helped me a lot!
    I was an incel myself, in my mid 20’s there was a point in my life that I was sure I would
    spend the rest of my life alone. Just imagine being past your mid 20’s and not knowing
    what is it to kiss a girl?

    This is not exactly a career advice per se, but just a complement to it, you can have an amazing career and still feel like a loser.

    – No matter what your career or job, always give more than what is asked from you.
    Working nowadays seem like a right when it should be a privilege, so be thankful for that.

    – Read anything and everything possible other than your career specific material.
    It does not matter what, it could be politics, religion, history, or just any book.

    – Be fluent in at least 3 languages.

    – Dont follow fashion trends, they eventually go away but people will remember your stupid long hair, your piercings or your meaningless tattoos and you trying to look cool. Actually dont try to be cool. Just be original

    – Practice REAL martial arts. Start with jiu-jitsu!
    It gives you confidence, it shapes your body to show confidence on top of the health benefits,

    – Learn to dance, specially latin music, no girl can resist a man that knows how to dance.

    – Dont talk too much, keep an aura of mystery around you.

    – Always keep your reputation and do the right thing, people will trust you with their lives when
    you have a reputation.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  89. @Guillaume Durocher

    I do have some admiration for voluntary celibacy, despite Mr. Navarro’s claim that we are pathologizing genius.

    The greatest of all “volcels” was St. Thomas Aquinas.

    His family were horrified that he wanted to join the mendicant Dominicans instead of the more upscale Benedictines. They locked him in a castle – he wrote logical treatises to pass the time. Till one day his brothers decided to correct him by sending a whore into the room. Thomas grabbed wood from the fire and chased her away with the burning embers.

    Red-pilled and based AF.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  90. @Call Me Ishmael

    So what do you do with the woman of your dreams with the money shot bullseye tat on her back that you don’t find out about until that “special moment” arrives? I know that’s an appalling conundrum.

    • Replies: @Richard P
  91. Why would anyone bother with career? Most, though not all article’s advice, can be summed in the more expansive Joe Campbell’s dictum: Follow your bliss.

  92. WHAT says:
    @Sean

    That`s why you read the blue book and find an actual trainer, not barely functional gymbro.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  93. All great advice. I would also recommend young men, if possible and if they are comfortable with it, at least publicly appear to be Muslim (the sooner the better in their career). Regardless of what you are, for the sake of maintaining a career, establish that you are Muslim, go to the local Mosque, go to Jummah, etc. If you apply for a job, have something in their that indicates you are (be it membership in some interest group “National Muslim Engineers” etc). You are also usually free in most states to use whatever middle name you want, so on any resume, you can use “Ahmed” or whatever, and if asked later in the HR process, simply note that it’s your Muslim name.

    The other choices are (particularly if you have ANY Iberian DNA) choose to identify as Hispanic or lastly, LGBT. White men should absolutely game the system back and you have all the defensible positions available “do you think all Hispanics look like X?” “Have you never seen a so-called “white Muslims?” Put them on the defensive.

    If you are actually hired an in a PC workplace–which is pretty much everywhere-just wearing a Kufi, or any type of Islamic clothing (even now and then) will make you radioactive to criticism and inoculate you against the typical office stuff that goes on with white men (esp backstabbing from white women).

    It works, trust me.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  94. While the old half-naked fakir might have been curious about the spending habits of women, Mrs. Mahatma had been suffering from the want of it, as the grand old man had not been bringing in regular paychecks for the poor wife to spend…

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  95. Zuckerberg did drop out of college and it panned out just fine for him but ask his band of brothers, Cameron, Tyler and Divya, how well it worked out for them…

  96. Alfred says:
    @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    And Saint Augustine had a great time as a youth and a rake. His family was wealthy and he spread his seed far and wide. At this time he came up with his famous prayer “Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.”

    Later, he changed somewhat and was described as “a man who ate sparingly, worked tirelessly, despised gossip, shunned the temptations of the flesh, and exercised prudence in the financial stewardship of his see”

  97. Anon[233] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Cute artsy chick’: I can’t imagine any worse advice for men. Their scene is totally incestuous. She and her friends will have been tupped by most of the men in the scene and, not infrequently, started munching each others muffs. There are exceptions, and there are young men who make mistakes there, but it would seem to me that is usual post soixant-huits situation.

    They also compare notes on their sexual conquests. I have heard of men doing the same, but have not witnessed it.

    Better to look elsewhere

    • Replies: @Richard P
  98. njguy73 says:
    @Brown boi

    Puritanism is gonna work again just like the 20s.

    Did he advocate to reinstate Prohibition?

    No. He stated that it’s a good idea for individuals to avoid alcohol.

    There was no demand for collective action. Just personal responsibility.

    • Replies: @LoutishAngloQuebecker
  99. Your last para is soliciting counsel, so here it is: do not continue to build on the increasingly crooked order which has been stacked up on an otherwise a very solid foundation but tear it down that is unnatural and out of synchronicity which has been added in the recent past before continuing to erect straight and narrow any further… the leaning tower of Pisa might be seen as an engineering marvel but it serves no practical purpose of usefulness!

  100. Che Guava says:
    @Alfred

    From my reading, that million plus in assets is generally because your nation has ridiculous policies (like unlimited foreign buying) to keep the fixed asset price bubble in place.

    The place has just about no non-extractive industry except construction, sure, still, some ag., the economy in the population centres is based on real estate, with mainly non-resident Chinese investors keeping it soaring.

    I have been reading about it.

    Citizen of a Silly Country is at times of interest, I better understand both the u-name and posts after recent reading.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  101. haa says:
    @Anon

    The only sensible comment in this thread.

    Articles like this always make me laugh; as if being paid a few hundred extra dollars per week is going to stop your civilisation from collapsing around you, or change the fact that 99% of women today are completely unsuitable for any kind of relationship.

    It’s like giving someone who’s about to be hanged a manual on table etiquette.

  102. TKK says:

    Hate to be the hair in the ketchup, but this advice is all pie in the sky if any blacks or Latinos are in your workplace.

    You can be a samurai, with austere habits and work 60 hours weeks with nary a negative word falling from your lips while you pay for every lunch with upper management.

    But if a minority applies for the Team Lead, the promotion, the 2 week paid class- they are getting it. They also are allowed to cut up, arrive late, have filthy work spaces and produce about half as white counterparts. If you “constructive” criticize them, better have a good employment lawyer at the ready.

    They are untouchable.

    Your best bet is to live and work far far away from America’s underclass. That includes the Latinos.

    • Replies: @Boone
  103. @haa

    If you and Anon are gonna be black-pilled, telling us young men to despair, can you at least do something artful with it?

    When Johnny Cash was in a black mood, for example, he turned it into an amazing, beautiful song with a raw pride that is almost impossible to duplicate or understand unless you are a rugged man:

    • Replies: @Anon
  104. Richard P says:
    @Jim bob Lassiter

    So what do you do with the woman of your dreams with the money shot bullseye tat on her back that you don’t find out about until that “special moment” arrives?

    Pump and dump. No, I was joking — or was I? In all seriousness, a man of dignity should walk away from such a woman as it speaks volumes of her character and past. It’s more than likely that this woman doesn’t adhere to Traditionalism. Some women can and will repent for their sinful past, but very few do so. There are still many of respectable women out there who don’t mutilate their bodies as a form of self-serving vanity.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  105. Richard P says:
    @Biff

    Keep an independent mind, but do not mix business with politics.

    I’d generally agree with this, but what if one was to start a small business that caters to a niche market, such as right-wing political movements and everything else found underneath that umbrella? Working in a controversial industry such as the aforementioned can be a stimulating experience as it fosters change and is something bigger than oneself. Of course, the downfall is that many will look down upon you and opportunities will be limited. But wouldn’t it be wiser to stand up for what you believe in and pursue those passions rather than serving a globalist conglomerate who’s values are a polar opposite of yours? An example that comes to mind would be Richard Spencer’s National Policy Institute.

  106. anarchyst says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Apologies…

    No slights were intended.

    That is not my style.

    I must have misunderstood or misinterpreted your statements.

    I have to assume that you CAN perform your own electrical repairs and installations.

    It’s not “rocket science”.

    Best regards,

  107. anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s hard to give advice since future events are unpredictable. Who could have foreseen the internet/communications explosion only a decade before it took off? Who’ll be relevant and who’ll be redundant? Being in the trades is a good way to stay independent, as some here have noted. However, it diverts white men from the levers of policy making and power in the federal government which will become even more dominated by aliens of one stripe or another. They’ll regard the white working class as kulaks to be exploited and oppressed. They could flood the country with cheap third world labor (which has actually been done to some extent) to weaken the white tradesmen. We need white men everywhere to replace the cucks like Biden.
    Most of these strategies entail some form of personal disengagement. In that case the aliens will run the show even more than they do now. The idea should be to take it back. The Christians withstood horrendous persecution and yet persevered. The point is no more retreats.

    • Replies: @Richard P
  108. Alfred says:
    @Che Guava

    Che,

    I think you misunderstood my reasoning. Perhaps I did not explain myself well. 🙂

    An Australian with $1m of net assets is nothing special in Australia. In most of the world, that is a colossal sum. With such assets he has a choice of either keeping it in Australian property or whatever and risk losing much of it eventually, or he can marry a beautiful educated lady 20 years younger than him.

    He can invest $100,000 in helping her learn English and to qualify to work in Australia. That will within a few years result in an income stream of $200,000 per year and some smart beautiful kids. How about that for a smart and almost risk-free investment? IMHO, it is a heck of a lot better then some pension promises.

    I pointed out how all corporate and state pension schemes are going to go bust – because of negative real interest rates which have persisted for decades. Already, in the Netherlands, one of the richest countries in the globe and, with one of the best-funded pension schemes is on the ropes. The Netherlands has relatively honest actuaries which is not the case in the USA/UK etc.

    Dutch scheme giants expected to apply cuts in three-year period

    The article does not mention that pension contributions by those still working are going up by 30%

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  109. Richard P says:
    @anonymous

    It’s hard to give advice since future events are unpredictable.

    Well said. Let me add that one should always continue to learn and educate themselves. Don’t limit yourself to only pursuing higher education or the trades, but also become a bookworm, stay current regarding foreign affairs, politics, technology, critical thinking, and investigative journalism. Do you own research and always question everything. Don’t become indoctrinated or a complacent sheep. Stay active, on the move, and be the epitome of a Doer.

    The majority of our society are lost souls who can’t think for themselves. They’ve become zombie-like. Don’t become like them.

  110. Mj says:
    @Happy Tapir

    If you’re interested in Asian languages I recommend Korean. Hangul (the Korean alphabet) is easy to learn and this makes self study comparatively easier than is the case with other Asian languages.

  111. Richard P says:
    @Anon

    ‘Cute artsy chick’: I can’t imagine any worse advice for men. Their scene is totally incestuous. She and her friends will have been tupped by most of the men in the scene and, not infrequently, started munching each others muffs.

    This sounds like many of the women you’d find on OK Cupid. You’ll also find many of these types of women in “artsy” enclaves such as Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Portland, OR, Asheville, NC, Berkley, CA, Ithaca, NY, Madison, WI, and Boulder, CO.

    A couple of years ago I met an attractive, athletic woman who resided in Boulder. She ran her own business and had an active dating life, but expressed distraught because she couldn’t find a good man. As our communication progressed, she went onto telling me about some of her clients (she ran a Think Tank). This woman was so lost as she’d seek sexual encounters with her clients — many of them being women. She was open about her reasoning for such deviance, and explained to me it was largely in part due to the lacking of a good man in her life. Therefore, she’d target married men and women, clients, and more. Her parents resided in another state and she “escaped” to Boulder like many of others who are running from their past rather than confronting it like an adult. She had no relationship with her family as it was “broken”.

    My interest faded in her and she became infuriated when I spoke of seeing other women. I told her to find God and herself. Who knows whether she has, but hopefully she’s learned that you attract what you are. What kind of man would want to date such a trainwreck?

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  112. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    I did not pretend to despair the young men with my reflexion . Given the situation I wish young men , and young women , good luck , common sense , lots of common sense , and guts , a lot of guts .

    I love Johnny Cash music , I guess you know one of his last songs , if not the last ” Hurt ” .

    • Replies: @TKK
    , @Biff
  113. TKK says:
    @Anon

    Hurts a great song- its about shooting up heroin.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Sbin
  114. Mike P says:
    @Dumbo

    I’m too old for these Polonius-like advices, but what’s a “fincel”? A celibate shark?

    Good one 😉 – I suspect it is an involuntary celibate (incel) due to financial issues.

  115. Anon[487] • Disclaimer says:
    @advancedatheist

    Schopenhauer only pretended to be celibate and not harm animals; he had the usual actress mistress, and an uncontrollable love of sausages.

  116. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @TKK

    thanks , and sorry , I did not know it was about that , I though it was about old age and nostalgia .

  117. Hold your council, be circumspect. Don’t say errant things online like yours truly that mark as you as a fool.

    Don’t build an internet profile where you can be tagged and identified and tracked because you used VPN services based in Israel with owners that used to own data-mining enterprises.

    Then again, I believe Israel is the model country and indeed nation in the world, and I just wish I had a right of return, so whoever and whatever is tracking my comments should take them as the prognostications of a young man and with a grain of salt. This is fascination not hostility 🙂

    Lol.

    Learn how to convert will into action and have positive energy. I know that sounds gay, but it’s really amazing what men who can do this can achieve. Just having a bit of positive male energy can transform almost any situation.

    Get a routine. You will find this one of the hardest things in the world to do. But the most beneficial.

    Try to learn skills instead of playing video-games.

    Don’t comment endlessly at places like the Unz Review. That’s a Gamma trait. Opps.

    Go vegetarian. Again that sounds gay, but I’ve recently converted to this. Some of the strongest and best athletes in the world from Carl Lewis to Chris Paul to Novak Jokovic are vegetarian. The Roman Gladiators were vegetarian.

    Anyway I need to retire and mind my own business.

  118. @Guillaume Durocher

    There are different categories that show we cannot easily divide important people re these issues. For instance, some famous people seem to have been completely uninterested in sex (Jesus Christ (if he existed), St. Paul, Spinoza, Leibniz, Newton, Kant, Weierstrass, Noether (female), Gogol, ), some were perhaps gay, but we don’t know for sure (Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Schubert, ..). What is, in my view, more interesting- so many of them were childless, even when married (Lagrange, Maxwell, Riemann, Lenin, …) ; then, they had 1 or 2 children, when the norm was 4-8.

    It is even more difficult to assess people from ancient times (Plato, Democritus,..).

  119. Skeptikal says:
    @Bill Jones

    I do think the Coast Guard could be a lot of fun.
    Much more so than Army/Navy/Marines, etc.
    You get posted to interesting, picturesque spots on the coast, or maybe the Great Lakes (but, cold).
    You interact with some of the most intelligent people, namely fishermen, scientists, sailors, etc.
    You are out on the ocean, away from pollution and the daily news.
    If you do an online search for “US Coast Guard Stations map” you get a Google map of the US showing the location and name of every station. Very interesting.
    Join the Coast Guard!!

  120. Amon says:
    @The Alarmist

    So you sucked the dick of upper management to get a career boost while alienating the people who have to take orders from you later on.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @The Alarmist
  121. JackOH says:

    I’ll offer a final bit of advice that I’m actually qualified to offer to that young guy or gal. If you find yourself in 10th grade with some inner yearning and demonstrable talent to move in a particular direction—move in that direction as aggressively as you can. You will not regret that choice. You’re a whiz on the SAT, and classes bore you? Go for the highest-end college that’ll take you and that you find acceptable. Ditto, shooting hoops, commitment to the high school shop metal lathe, anything else where inner yearning and demonstrable talent push you. Formal education, mentorship, apprenticeships, whatever.

    I ended up in white collar shit jobs, but I don’t regret for a minute going to selective and then very selective schools. My income has been in the toilet for some time, but I’ve nonetheless exercised fairly significant local influence.

    And a final bit of advice I’m not qualified to offer to a young guy. If you find a young woman with whom you’re reasonably simpatico, and you’re sexually okay with each other, consider marriage and children.

    I’m in my 60s. The sexual and romantic suite of women available to me was awful from adolescence on. My affairs were very few. I’ve played the “what if” game many times. If I’d found a loyal, i. e., simpatico women in my early or mid-twenties, a women with whom I was sexually compatible, I’d have been a better man.

    • Replies: @Kim
  122. @Richard P

    Some women can and will repent for their sinful past, but very few do so.

    Heh, women lie, the biggest being “I don’t usually go to bed with a guy this fast”. As for repentance, well, when they get to 30 they re-write the history and start wondering if they’ll find someone. But they’re still slutty. They just need to find the right sucker who will ignore their tatts, piercings and increasingly, blubber. Plus, a chick that’s thirty, figure 15 years on hormonal birth control, booze, drugs, bouts of various STDs, herpes, warts, Guardisil vax that didn’t work but could have damaged her system, all of it makes a woman’s chemistry a toxic stew. I see a hell of a lot of ads for hepatitis/HIV meds from big Pharma on TV these days, too. THAT’s a major indicator of where our society is today and these ads focus mostly on women. Whole lot of fudge-packing going on, any chick that indicates a fondness for that needs to be shown the door immediately.

    That said, there are still a hell of a lotta nice chicks, you just need to get one of them before it’s too late..

    • Replies: @Richard P
    , @utu
  123. Realize that your employer is completely lying to you, at least some of the time. Really curb your tongue. Do make, market, and support something useful despite the environment. Eventually you will be replaced. Plan accordingly. Enjoy the ride.

  124. @Happy Tapir

    Become an electrician and buy a motorcycle. Nothing unfocused about either of those. Learn Japanese? For what? They’re dying faster than the United States. Earn a living, enjoy the decline. Trades will keep you in good shape, keep you out of the offices (and they are TOXIC), best part is, a different scenario every day. And, there are tons of chicks all over in offices, they run the offices, staff them, they’re all easy meat. Another best part is, if you don’t like your customer you don’t have to KEEP your customer, fire your customer if they’re A-Holes. Nothing better than working for yourself if you’re diligent, take care of your taxes and insurance, man, you can make a shit-pot full of money, even with a small operation.

    GFL.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  125. @OscarWildeLoveChild

    It works, trust me.

    Not with my last name. James Ahmed Christian. I like it! Christianstein, why not?

    • Replies: @OscarWildeLoveChild
  126. Anonymous[928] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alfred

    What is a good route for someone like me who is US-born but, having Polish immigrant parents, can speak decent Polish and has Polish citizenship? I know Poland is one of the few European countries which currently doesn’t have any large non-European minority populations and is probably the only large one at that with 40 million people.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Alfred
  127. @Franz

    “.. prices from land to cars going through the roof. For non-Insiders, the Reagan Era was the Sticker Shock Era.”

    AKA Inflation.
    Insiders always receive favorable treatment. The same people tend to be the Insiders, despite whichever of the two fake political parties is posing for photo ops in the White House.

    The Reagan era was when the credit bubble started expanding rapidly. The MIC build out leading the charge. Credit and Cocaine, bad mix. “Morning in America” was an expensive party. The hangover from the Morning hung on, and isn’t over, yet.

    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @Franz
  128. Sbin says:
    @TKK

    was written and performed by Trent Reznor

  129. Richard P says:
    @Jim Christian

    Whole lot of fudge-packing going on, any chick that indicates a fondness for that needs to be shown the door immediately.

    Absolutely. From my personal experience, this is often a sure indicator of the sluttiness of a woman. Those that embrace or associate with homosexuals are usually some of the most sluty women that you’ll find.

  130. Saggy says: • Website
    @the grand wazoo

    and many with tenure, who questioned the holocaust have had careers ruined and remain unemployable.

    Document one instance.

    • Replies: @the grand wazoo
  131. utu says:
    @Jim Christian

    US anal cancer diagnoses and deaths DOUBLED in the last 15 years – despite rise of HPV vaccine that prevents 90% of cases
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7701927/US-anal-cancer-diagnoses-death-rates-DOUBLED-15-years.html

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  132. @Richard P

    What kind of man would want to date such a trainwreck?

    Point taken. Didja screw her or not? Ya can’t just stir the pot to a boil and walk away. Inquiring minds want to know! Was she Da Bomb?

    • Replies: @Richard P
  133. roonaldo says:

    Bunch o’ responsibility freaks! Listen up, youngsters–first, learn to read, then study Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This Book for inspiration. Act sick and disturbed, claim gender dysphoria and that multiple discarnate entities inhabit your testicles, etc., amassing voluminous medical records. Don’t work. Get on SSI (welfare) Disability–keep appealing if denied. This’ll get you free money, food, medical, housing, and Obama-condoms.

    Make yourself as pathetic as possible. Put on your “Hillary is My Copilot” hoodie and panhandle from motorists and passersby. Keep abreast of disability/welfare rules and hide your cash. Travel, party, vote democrat.

    Disclaimer: non-attorney spokesperson. Not responsible for bad karma, spiritual distress, or legal consequences. Do not use advice if you have an ounce of pride, self-respect, or are susceptible to psychosomatic illness. For more, visit Freemoolafreakshow.com or call 1-888-GIMMEDAT

    • Replies: @Jpp
  134. @animalogic

    I agree with you that the way the principle was treated was treated is a digrace. However, my point is he was only “suspended”. And, I asked the question. Would he have been treated different if he was white? I just want to know other opinions, as I believe if he was white he would have been fired.

  135. @Saggy

    Saggy asked “Document one instance.”
    I did, and he’s a contributor here. His name is Dr. Kevin Barrett. geesh wake up troll. And, there’s hundreds like him, and some are even jews. Ex. Norman Finklestein. But you know this.

    • Replies: @Saggy
  136. Kanye and Joel–“The only Superstar is Jesus”… and I sell socks with the Jesus cross emblazoned on them for only $25.

  137. Richard P says:
    @Jim Christian

    Didja screw her or not? Ya can’t just stir the pot to a boil and walk away.

    Unfortunately, I elected to proceed without any kind of romantic relationship with her. She probably would have been amazing from a sexual perspective, but it wasn’t worth pursuing for a plethora of reasons.

  138. Jpp says:
    @roonaldo

    Kind of reminds me of how a particular Irish Times article I dug up on the internet conveys Houellebecq’s advocacy for surviving in modern society. An excerpt from the article:

    ‘ In a text that was first published in French in 1997, Michel Houellebecq offers some advice to those pursuing the writer’s vocation: “All societies have their points of least resistance. Put your finger on the wound, and press down hard.” He also recommends hitting the bottle as you are “tossed back and forth between bitterness and anguish”, and milking the welfare state in order to thrive like a parasite “upon the body of wealthy societies in a state of decay” ‘

    I think there could be some wisdom in that final prescription.

  139. @Sean

    I can recommend lifting weights if you are looking for one of the most dangerous activities around.

    I can’t really agree with this.

    If you are conservative regarding the amount of weight you lift and rigorous about proper form you can do a lot of good for your body over a very long period of time.

    • Replies: @Sean
  140. @utu

    Screening for anal cancer is not currently performed, except in certain high-risk groups, and the results of this study suggest that evaluation of broader screening efforts should be considered,’

    Good take, Utu. Goes back to my earlier contention that chicks lie about their proclivities. They’re in the high risk group, but the Doc has no idea because the chicks don’t admit what they do, so they don’t perform the screening. It’s probably an expense. Make the screening mandatory and they’d likely see an immediate drop in occurrence, it’s probably like a pap smear maybe, except for the ass. Gross, right?

    Meanwhile, they’re also fisting each other, down in Florida last year they were doing a FistFest convention in Fort Lauderdale. Howard Stern was taking calls from people that were at this depravity. Grossest thing I ever heard him do and that goes back to his WWDC-FM days back in DC in the 80s before he went to NYC. This fisting is a great thing too, resulting in permanent damage resulting in all sorts of nasty conditions, infections and prolapse for both vaginal and anal passages. It’s hideous and there’s absolutely no saying “don’t” because THAT would be judgemental. Or something. It’s un-fucking believable what people do. And it is a society in decline that people are so depraved.

    • Replies: @Richard P
  141. @Alfred

    I realised early on that I was not made for the corporate world.

    Excellent. I envy your percepetivness because mine does not seem to be all that great. Or, it is okay but my internalized sense of caution prevents me from acting on it.

    I am seeking a new lady doctor/dentist to promote in the West. My current short list has 3 candidates. They are all 35+ years younger then my 69. They are even prettier then my ex.

    I love it! Play on playa, play on!

  142. Kim says:
    @Sean

    Get some gymnastic rings and some latex (spear gun) bands. Cheap. Healthy. Portable. No need for weights. No need to go to a gym. Good for joints. No injuries (unless you do something stupid). Can use them into old, old age.

  143. Kim says:
    @JackOH

    A man and a woman who want to marry in this modern world need to have a very explicit talk – prior to marriage – about what will ultimately probably happen to their shared sex life. After a certain number of years of marriage, the sex usually goes off the boil. This should be understood. It doesn’t mean that love is over or that married life is boring or lacking in romance or that a divorce is required.

    Once upon a time such a talk wasn’t required. But nowadays we have frivolous divorce and a lot of sex fantasy propaganda – whether from Lifetime movies or from porn – and people have been taught that life without sexual gymnastics is a life not worth living. That belief needs to be flattened out early on.

  144. @The Alarmist

    Good idea to learn Spanish for the job market and for general safety and convenience in the future USA, for sure. But the construction supervisors are often Hispanic now, too, recent immigrants themselves, so that job role may become largely closed off to us too.

    But certainly any young person expecting to stay in the USA long-term should become fluent in Spanish. Try to get a job with it or at least have it as a marketable skill. More and more positions in the offices of doctors, dentists, hotels, and other businesses favor applicants who are fluent in Spanish, and not just here in L.A., South Texas, or Miami anymore.

  145. @JackOH

    You’re absolutely right.

    It’s all the more important never to get in debt, to save and invest whatever small amounts one can at a very young age (even from summer and part-time jobs on high school and college or trade school), and if possible to live with family while getting a biz off the ground.

  146. @peterAUS

    This might overestimate how easy it is to move abroad repeatedly and get a work permit? I don’t know.

    But the hopping from country to country may or may not be what you want for young children — and we should be hoping for many of our young men to be raising youngins fairly early in life.

  147. “Perhaps not coincidentally, there has been a steady increase in both male and female involuntary celibacy (“incels)”, with a growing percentage of childless and never-married Americans. Half of Americans are either single, divorced, or never married”

    It takes two to Tango. And BTW don’t tell me that all of the geniuses out there don’t have time for a little bit of tangoing. It only takes less than one minute for some men to send a bucket full of love to a willing female.

  148. Skeptikal says:
    @Jim Christian

    I agree.
    Learn a trade.
    Work for yourself.
    Keep a home office/workshop. Great tax breaks in the USA.
    Learn how to fill out schedules C and 8829 of the income tax return.
    Not hard at all. That is where the bennies are located for working for yourself and maintaining a home office/workshop.
    This goes for both men and women.
    If you are good at what you do—say, finish carpenter—you will always have work.
    Also, learn a trade that the rich need. Such as finish carpenter.

  149. Skeptikal says:
    @Anonymous

    Take a translating course and get a certificate as a translator; then join Linked-In and other such sites to present yourself as a Polish-to-English and English-to-Polish translator.

    You might be able to get work with websites that want both a Polish and an English version of their site.

    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @Miro23
  150. Biff says:
    @Anon

    I love Johnny Cash music , I guess you know one of his last songs , if not the last ” Hurt ”

    Wasn’t “his” song. It’s a cover of Nine Inch Nails who where the original artists.

  151. Richard P says:
    @Jim Christian

    Meanwhile, they’re also fisting each other, down in Florida last year they were doing a FistFest convention in Fort Lauderdale. Howard Stern was taking calls from people that were at this depravity.

    Did I read this absurdity, correctly? Wow, we’ve become a nation of decadence. It’s worse than Oswald Spengler predicted in his masterpiece The Decline of the West.

    Leftism – Not Just Wrong, But Evil

    “The Democrat Party is the face of the ancient Canaanite god Moloch, a cult of criminality and death. They take the side of chaos and destruction, crime and disorder. They operate from a hate-filled mob mentality, a bloodlust for power, and a complete absence of moral boundaries.”

    “Add to this the persecution of conservative students and visiting speakers in universities, the nihilist thuggery of Antifa, and the lawfare of LGBT activists out to destroy Christian bakers and photographers, and can anyone claim that the left’s collective heart is not, as Trump said of Hillary’s, full of hate?”

    https://russian-faith.com/culture/leftism-not-just-wrong-but-evil-n2568

  152. @JQ

    Boy are you right. Don’t bother with most customer-service and retail, long-haul truck driving, insurance claims adjusting/processing, mortgage origination, or radiologist, at the least (yeah I’m channeling Andrew Yang on this one).

    I’d encourage most kids, esp. boys, to top their list with well-paid trades that can’t readily be outsourced abroad or automated away — for a while — such as these five:

    welder,
    electrician,
    plumber,
    auto mechanic,
    and …
    dental hygienist (just looked it up, National average cash compensation $76 k, and I know one at a busy practice in orange county CA who told me he is “scraping 100 grand for the first time” recently, working only 4 long weekdays per week plus two Saturdays per month). Admittedly it is also useful to know the median salary, not just the mean, but still this is one of the promising ones without a really long period of post-HS schooling and onerous debt.

    “Auto mechanic” I especially like because in a prolonged economic downturn, demand for your services actually goes UP: most people keep their vehicles longer and repair them over and over, rather than buy new vehicles. Call it a countercyclical job, like bankruptcy lawyer 😉

    In the government sector, fireman would seem to be a good choice. Desperately needed public safety service with iron job security, while it Lacks the moral problems that some would say come with being a cop or prison guard for this kind of regime, it,seems.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  153. @Bill Jones

    I remember when there was news from the Mediterranean of some sort and mention was made of a USCG base in Malta. At that point I realized that the Coast Guard isn’t much more defensive than the rest of the so-called services. Disappointing to say the least.

    Looking it up, all I find readily is the USCG station in Lampedusa, which reverted to Italian control in 1994 upon demands from Libya. How things change.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LORAN-C_transmitter_Lampedusa

  154. Anon[184] • Disclaimer says:
    @Amon

    lick a dick a day you too can get foreman pay

    lick a dick a day you too can stay at reduced pay

  155. Alfred says:
    @Anonymous

    What is a good route for someone like me

    You have not defined your objective so it is difficult for me to reply. Please be more specific.

    FWIW, you should have no problem getting a Polish passport which allows you access to all of the EU (28 countries) for residence and work.

    https://nomadcapitalist.com/2014/05/01/get-polish-citizenship-descent/

    EU-citizens can now visit Ukraine for 3 months without a visa. For Russia, visas are necessary.

    I was illustrating how a guy from Australia with some capital can replace an insecure pension with a beautiful younger wife and a second/third family life. Taking a lady doctor to the USA does not work as they don’t accept foreign qualifications.

  156. Alfred says:
    @SaneClownPosse

    The Reagan era was when the credit bubble started expanding rapidly. The MIC build out leading the charge

    I was at the Amsterdam office of the American company I worked for at that time (Raytheon) when Reagan got elected. My American colleagues were ecstatic. They were high-fiving and yelling out things like “an imperial presidency at last”.

    I had no idea what it was all about. 🙂

    • Replies: @Pericles
  157. Alfred says:
    @Skeptikal

    I beg to differ. I have been on LinkedIn for over 10 years. I speak several languages and have some international skills. No one ever wrote to me.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Skeptikal
  158. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Judicious preloading well in advance will generate alcohol-digesting enzymes. Do it far enough ahead so that you’re just about sober or sober when the social drinking ensues. Just don’t make it too much of a regular habit- alcohol is a toxin.

  159. Franz says:
    @SaneClownPosse

    The Reagan era was when the credit bubble started expanding rapidly.

    This is not an understatement.

    WWII and Depression babies might have gotten a 25-30 year mortgage on a home when Kennedy became president. Payment per month maybe $125-165 a month.

    They could and did pay that off with funny money in the early 80s. Meanwhile their kids were paying rent that was double the old house payments. Then it got worse.

    Yup: Give me control of the money ane who makes the laws ain’t even a good joke.

  160. @Amon

    So you sucked the dick of upper management to get a career boost while alienating the people who have to take orders from you later on.

    If you call allowing myself to be taken to lunch, to be plied with martinis, and to listen actively to someone’s good and bad fortunes “sucking upper management’s dicks,” then that’s your take; but I never really had to suck on anything… they threw opportunities at me. It would be more appropo to see it as being a high-priced escort with no obligation to put out.

  161. @Alfred

    If you manage a couple billion dollars, you get no shortage of contact requests … people with language skills are a dime a dozen.

  162. For the tiny minority of western white males who visit this web site, the advice would be sound if it were still 1970. Today there is only on piece of sound advice: get out.

    Leave the western world while you can, before you become too old or tied down. The west is a corpse that’s still cooling down. It will be dismembered by scavengers, probably accompanied by violence disorders. Get out.

  163. @Richard P

    Did I read this absurdity, correctly? Wow, we’ve become a nation of decadence. It’s worse than Oswald Spengler predicted in his masterpiece The Decline of the West.

    Yeah, yeah! All true, these folks are connected via interwebs and mailings. But there’s more! Two fists, three, then the objects, bats, kitchen whisk on a power drill, then on a saws all, crowbars, apples, baseballs. Claw hammers too, they depicted on the radio a chick taking the entire short-end of a regulation-size hockey stick right where the sun don’t shine.. Any object you can imagine, it was all on display. Coming soon to a warehouse near YOU because they can’t get a permit. So they do a short-term rental and party on!

    Hilarious as presented by Stern’s show. But I dunno who the hell is supposed to care for these people afterward. And because it’s psycho-sexual, it is warmly welcomed and SSDI will pay for all.

  164. Pericles says:
    @Alfred

    My American colleagues were ecstatic. They were high-fiving and yelling out things like “an imperial presidency at last”.

    Seems legit.

  165. Sean says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Well you could, but almost certainly would not. It is as predictable as human nature that a young man will not be sufficiently well advised, patient, conservative, concerned about form or chary about unjustifiably dangerous exercises (more and more of the standard exercises are being discarded entirely) to prevent his burgeoning muscles overloading his joints. Injury is the exception not the rule and in the long term can have serious implications. The gurus are rarely honest about their own chronic joint problems.

    • Replies: @Plato's Dream
  166. Skeptikal says:
    @Alfred

    Well, congratulations Mr. Wuss!
    Just because you never got any work from Linked-In doesn’t mean it is Linked-In’s fault.
    Take a course in how to make the most of Linked-In.
    How about offering some constructive advice from your own experience instead of just grousing about what I suggested?
    Oh, no experience of being self-employed. I see . . .
    My estimation of the calibre of brains who post at UR just dropped a notch.

    Back to the orig. poster: There are many other ways besides Linked-In to get clients when one offers translation or other services.
    I am not on Linked-In and I have enough clients.
    The poster mentioned his/her special skill.
    He/she didn’t mention having a billion dollars to manage.
    If one wants to work for oneself, one has to have a bit of resourcefulness and ingenuity.
    If one does not possess the imagination and drive to parlay one’s skills into independent work, I guess one will just have to get a regular job.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  167. Alfred says:
    @Skeptikal

    My estimation of the calibre of brains who post at UR just dropped a notch.

    I am just offering gratis my experience.

    Perhaps you know more about LinkedIn because your profile is not on LinkedIn 🙂

  168. anarchyst says:
    @RadicalCenter

    You are correct about advising young people (especially white males) to get into the trades. However, that old bugaboo “affirmative action” shows up, even in skilled trade apprenticeships.
    There are “mandates” to hire (certain) minorities and women into the skilled trades apprenticeship programs ahead of more qualified white males. White males “ain’t in the club”.
    I would still encourage young white males to apply for skilled trades apprenticeships, but not to be disheartened when they are passed over because of “affirmative action”.
    Keep trying…

  169. Boone says:
    @TKK

    Hence the track:

    A little bit based on my experience: I’m a management consultant (fairly senior), so I am planted deep in the corporate world, and specifically in its “upper echelons” that pay very well and enjoy solcial prestige. If somebody wants to plug into that, the track is fairly simple but very structured: Get great grades in high school, score well on your SATs, get into the best college you can, major in Finance/STEM, get an internship with the likes of Deloitte, McKinsey, Bain, blah blah, and you are set. A fairly simple launch and forget.

    However, as simple as the track is, it assumes a certain focus at a relatively young age. You can’t spend high school trying to “find” yourself, you can’t smoke behind the gym with the cool kids, etc. You need to go by the book: Great academics, athletics, extra-curics, etc. Just the way it is. The only way to “correct” going off track is getting a prestigious MBA later on, which allows you to restart. Again, just the way it is.

    All that being said, years into it the fine suits, luxurious watches and the social capital are nice, but this whole kind of existence requires quite a bit of vanity and empty polish that traditional conservatives may find excruciatingly fake and nihilistic. But this is how you get into the upper echelons of ibanking, consulting, private equity etc. etc.

  170. SVarick says:

    Guillaume,
    I’ve enjoyed all other articles of yours that I have read, but this one gave me pause. Some of your cynicism, although understandable and well supported, I don’t think constitutes good advice for young men. To be sure, in the social sciences everything can be a social construct, thereby subject to the desires of the elite, and success is a function of pandering to that elite. But in the physical and technological world reality still rules. One could argue about the grey areas and those are many. But at some point, the building collapses – even if the narrative negates the science. I don’t think one can purport to ever draw the line between what is real/fact and what is a story/fiction if one doesn’t recognize there is one. Further, if you believe meritocracy doesn’t exist at any level, what inspiration is worth pursuing other than for the mere pursuit of money?

  171. orionyx says:
    @Nicolás Palacios Navarro

    You make me wonder why nobody has brought up the need to procreate. All this to-ing and fro-ing to make a living – for what end, unless it be to generate life anew?

  172. @Richard P

    Spengler saw the decline of Kultur,
    Yet not the collapse of culture.
    Mongoloids left a field of manure;
    Now there’s but carcass and vulture.

  173. JackOH says:

    Guillaume, thanks for your contributions here.

    I checked our local less selective university library for Hagakure. Four listings. I think one was Japanese, another some sort of commentary by Yukio Mishima in English, two translations. I was impressed. Our local Podunk Tech is a very troubled place, but its library is something of a gem.

    I borrowed a translation. I’m a sort of fan of the genre of aphorisms, maxims, brief essays, letters, and so on. Think Up the Organization. When they’re written by a man of substance, they can offer good instruction.

  174. renfro says:

    Advice to young people
    Live part of every day as if your life depends on what you do with that day…….live the other part of your day in sheer enjoyment of life as if you will never have another day.

  175. @advancedatheist

    Were Leonardo and Newton celibate? Certainly Newton’s contemporary Hooke, an unprepossessing but brilliant chap, had lovers, though admittedly they were all financially dependent on him, as servants or (in one case) as his 16 year old ward.

    Didn’t Bach produce 19 children as well as his music?

  176. Stopped reading when you mentioned joining the U.S. military at 16. Can’t be done so why should I listen to the rest?

  177. Saggy says: • Website
    @the grand wazoo

    I did, and he’s a contributor here.

    Baloney, he didn’t have tenure and wasn’t bounced because of the holohoax …. https://news.wisc.edu/archive/barrettissue/

    Finkelstein never had tenure and never denied the holohoax.

    Not one tenured academic has been fired because of the holohoax. They tried to fire Butz but failed.

  178. Mr. Durocher here puts forward the idea that young white men who would like to advance white racial interests should act like spies behind enemy lines, try to infiltrate the system, and await a suitable moment to spring forth as fully formed racial heroes, like butterflies emerging from chrysalis. He suggests Vladimir Putin as a good model for this.

    This is certainly quite a break from what in the past has been regarded as proper conduct. Whatever happened to standing up for yourself and your beliefs? What has happened to maintaining integrity, regardless of the cost; even at the cost of one’s life? Classical, pre-Christian civilization used to have that as an ideal, and Mr. Durocher has in other contexts lamented the decline of honor as a value in modern life. Is honor served by pretending to have principles that one doesn’t have?

    Then the question arises as to what role, if any, morality is to play in choice of a career and pursuing it. Putin, formerly of the KGB, over the course of his career is widely considered to have murdered a number of people, or at the very least to have authorized their murders. Shall young white men of the West do likewise, if necessary?

    If such actions are necessary, it’s best to be clear about what’s involved; what must be given up, and why. Then we can ask: If technological civilization requires psychopathy and the abandonment of any personal integrity to rise to the top, is it worth preserving?

    • Replies: @Miro23
  179. TRM says:

    The more people who can do your job the less you will be paid. It is that simple.

  180. @njguy73

    Thank you, sir. I normally don’t reply to paki drivel but I appreciate you taking the time to do so.

    • Replies: @Brown boi
  181. Anon[343] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean

    The best way to life weights is actually to use the Arthur Jones designed machines and their derivatives. They are much safer and much more effective than free weights. But they’re not fashionable these days. Free weights and particularly powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting style training is fashionable these days.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  182. Miro23 says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    What has happened to maintaining integrity, regardless of the cost; even at the cost of one’s life? Classical, pre-Christian civilization used to have that as an ideal…

    I’m not sure about that. Hermes (among other things) was the God of merchants, trade, trickery and thieves. And The Odyssey is full of deception and trickery. It was Odysseus who devised the gift of the Trojan Horse.

    It was the early Christians who were known for maintaining integrity, regardless of the cost.

  183. Miro23: “It was the early Christians who were known for maintaining integrity, regardless of the cost.”

    In histories written by the victors, that’s true. But modern scholarship seems agreed that the stories of Christian martyrs are mostly fiction. Rather, consider the pagan philosophers and priests who were murdered by the Christian mobs for refusing to abandon their beliefs. As with most stories originated by Jews, the Christian view is an inversion of reality. Mostly it was Christians who martyred the pagans, not vice versa. Also, I had in mind an incident from Roman history related by Epictetus in Book I of the Discourses. It embodies the ideal I refer to and is worth quoting at length.

    This is what Helvidius Priscus also saw, and, having seen, did. When Vespasian sent him word not to attend a meeting of the Senate, he answered, “It is in your power not to allow me to be a member of the Senate, but so long as I am one I must attend its meetings.” “Very well then, but when you attend, hold your peace.” “Do not ask for my opinion and I will hold my peace.” “But I must ask for your opinion.” “And I must answer what seems to me right.” “But if you speak, I shall put you to death.” “Well, when did I ever tell you that I was immortal ? You will do your part and I mine. It is yours to put me to death, mine to die without a tremor; yours to banish, mine to leave without sorrow.”

    Contempt for death and sticking to principle was looked upon by both the Greeks and Romans as one of the highest virtues. In fact, it was common for philosophers to contrast Jesus’ whining death on the cross (cf. Matthew 27:46) to Socrates’ noble, uncomplaining death as a matter of civic duty.

    Good point about Odysseus though. Sun Tzu makes the same point. Deception in war is essential. But strictly speaking, Mr. Durocher isn’t talking about war. He’s talking about living a false existence fundamentally based on lies, being a mole in the system as a way of life.

  184. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Jesus’ whining death on the cross

    A better choice of words than whining would be winning.
    Jesus’ sacrifice won the victory over sin and death.
    It won eternal life for those who love God and neighbor in Him.

    Noble as Socrates’ death was, he sadly became less than a footnote in philosophy books, since few read anymore and he was white and male.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  185. peterAUS says:

    He’s talking about living a false existence fundamentally based on lies, being a mole in the system as a way of life.

    The type of life nationalists from Estonia to Macedonia (North-South) and from East Germany to Kamchatka Peninsula (West-East) lived during the reign of Communists there.

    Not a big deal.

    The SMART race aware White Westerners just need to get used to it.

  186. @SeekerofthePresence

    He is raised up, the Life of the world…

  187. Miro23 says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Miro23: “It was the early Christians who were known for maintaining integrity, regardless of the cost.”

    In histories written by the victors, that’s true. But modern scholarship seems agreed that the stories of Christian martyrs are mostly fiction. Rather, consider the pagan philosophers and priests who were murdered by the Christian mobs for refusing to abandon their beliefs.

    It’s true that established Christianity did a good job of destroying the Classical world.

    However, speaking about EARLY Christianity (in the Classical World prior to Constantine) it was a different story. Christians were known for their uncompromising ethical standards, which, at the time, were often contrasted with the sleazy and corrupt society of the Late Empire.

    An excellent and detailed account (that needs reader commitment) is Robin Lane Fox’s “Pagans and Christians”.

    • Replies: @C.T.
  188. Miro23: “Christians were known for their uncompromising ethical standards, which, at the time, were often contrasted with the sleazy and corrupt society of the Late Empire.”

    When the Romans were trying to get rid of the social disease called Christianity, clergy that surrendered their Christian scriptures and the names of their “brethren” as a token of submission to Rome were called traditores, and were so numerous that it gave rise to the Donatist heresy.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditors

    When evaluating Christianity, it’s good to keep in mind that Christians are dyed-in-the-wool tellers of tall tales and hypocrites. It has always been so.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  189. If you opt for the STEM wage-cuck path, as so many of us do, I advise learning to live with all Asiatic foreigners you’ll inevitably get stuck working with. Try to get a look at the team you’ll be working with when you interview. Don’t join teams that are super majority either Han or Hindu, you want either a white team or a truly diverse team. One of the worst outcomes for a coder or data scientist is to get stuck on a team that’s >60% Chinese, especially if there are Chinese males who will tend to weld the group together and create a Chinese mafia.

    If your boss lets you help out with hiring, try to get a writing test put in place if you possibly can justify it. Say you want to use it to judge the clarity and organization of a new hires thinking. This will basically totally weed out Chinese, who are incapable of thesis-synthesis or otherwise original thought.

    Also, learning something about China and India can be good for building a basis for chitchat and building superficial report with your Asian scab colleagues.

    Oh, and be very careful about working for a Castizo from LatAm. Total cunts, never work for a Castizo; Mestizo, that’s ok in my experience.

  190. C.T. says: • Website
    @Miro23

    Even through ancient church historians you can glimpse the dimension of Christianity’s criminal history. The chronicler of Justinian time, Procopius, a model of Byzantine historiography, incessantly accuses the emperor of genocide (holocaust-dimension genocide of Germanics, actually). Procopius’s accusations culminate in his 18th chapter, where he used hyperbole like this: ‘It would be easier to count all the grains of sand than the victims sacrificed by this emperor’.

    Of Libya, of such extensive dimensions, he plunged it into such a ruin that even a long walk would hardly give one the surprise of meeting a person. And if there were at first 80,000 vandals in arms, who could estimate the number of women, children and servants? How could anyone enumerate the multitude of all Libyans (Romans) who previously lived in cities or engaged in agriculture, navigation or fishing as I myself could see far and wide with my own eyes? And all of the Numidia population, even more numerous, perished with women and children. And finally the land housed many Roman soldiers and their companions of Byzantium. So whoever indicated for Africa the figure of five million dead would fall somewhat short of reality [emphasis added.].

    And Justinian perpetrated another holocaust of Germanics in Italy! See the context here:

    https://chechar.wordpress.com/2019/11/19/christianitys-criminal-history-124/

  191. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    When evaluating Christianity, it’s good to keep in mind that Christians are dyed-in-the-wool tellers of tall tales and hypocrites. It has always been so.

    A gift for understatement!

    Really inspires confidence the truth is being told.

  192. C.T. : “The chronicler of Justinian time, Procopius, a model of Byzantine historiography, incessantly accuses the emperor of genocide (holocaust-dimension genocide of Germanics, actually).”

    This was a case of Christians massacring other Christians in the fratricidal disputes that historically have been so characteristic of that religion. The Vandals and Goths had both by that time accepted the Jew Jesus as God, but differed minutely from the Catholics on a point of theology (Homoousianism vs. Homoiousianism aka Arianism), and were considered heretics. It’s both ironic and very revealing that more Christians perished at the hands of other Christians in this single persecution than ever did under the pagan Romans, and yet it is the Romans who are now remembered as Christianity’s main persecutors. That’s just one more distortion of history in our modern neo-Christian culture of lies. I think it is no exaggeration to say that the culture of lies which surrounds us began with the triumph of Christianity over the old gods.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  193. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    The culture of lies imo began with the Deep State assassination of JFK and the Warren Report; continued through 9/11 and its fake report, and continues through the Russia Hoax and attempted lefty theft of the 2016 election.

    The new gods are the Deep State and neocons who rush to world domination and conquest like the Gadarene swine plunging into the sea. Many in this pantheon, sadly, are those who call themselves Christian, but are lovers of dominion, wealth, and power.

    Forsake the world and find the living God.
    With love and mercy let your feet be shod.

  194. @Anon

    This is not correct.

    Free weights force the body to use all the little stabilizing and connecting muscles that are not exercised by the machines.

    Again, as long as one is conservative about the amount of weight lifted and rigorous about proper form, free weights are one of the best fitness tools out there. They also cost far less than any of the machines.

  195. The root of the problem is the nature of work today. Work today shares very little with what people historically perceived as work. Much of this has to do with the cult of efficiency that was spawned by the industrial revolution and the abomination of mass production. For work to be deemed meaningful, it must meet 3 criteria –

    1) Be useful – A tailor or a blacksmith feels pleasure when he sees his labor directly satisfy someone’s need. A tailor feels useful when he sees someone wear the clothes he produced for example.

    2) Mastery – Work that allows for mastery is inherently satisfying. The blacksmith or carpenter spend their lives mastering their crafts and nothing gives humans more pleasure than displaying their mastery over their chosen vocation. They would then take on an apprentice and pass on their knowledge.

    3) Self expression – Tradesmen and artisans were able to express their individual styles through their work. Perhaps to the untrained eye two swords may appear identical, but to the blacksmith, he knows his work by just looking at it. His legacy lives on through his style.

    Most jobs today fail these 3 criteria because most work is structured around maximizing efficiency. Greater efficiency entails greater disposability of workers. An efficient machine is one where the parts are easily replaceable so that the machine doesn’t suffer a loss of productivity when one part breaks down, it can easily be replaced. The same is true of systems. The tedious and repetitive nature of most jobs ensures that anyone can be trained to do them. Such jobs do not require mastery. Repetition itself is utterly demoralizing because it signifies a loss of agency, that we aren’t in control of our own labor. Recall the story of Sisyphus and his boulder – and this is what the vast majority subject themselves to every single day. It is the worst kind of hell.

    Ofcourse what I’ve said above doesn’t apply to select professions such as medicine or programming, but the vast majority of people don’t work such jobs. They work dull jobs in admin or retail.

  196. @animalogic

    I agree with you completely… 🙂

  197. I’m Tyrone: “Much of this has to do with the cult of efficiency that was spawned by the industrial revolution and the abomination of mass production.”

    Quite true. Furthermore, people have entirely underestimated the impact of this on culture. For example, it’s no mere coincidence that both feminism and “civil rights” began their ascendancy at about this time, when work started to be reduced to something so simple even a monkey could do it. When workers become interchangeable cogs in the vast machine of production, a negro or a woman become the de facto equals of a white man, and de jure equality follows. Skill becomes irrelevant. Character too. With such changes, the old culture dies.

    However, this has to do with the structure of reality more than any sort of human desire or conspiracy. It is, as you say, simply more efficient to do it that way. Factory methods just produce more, and result in more luxury and wealth for the civilization as a whole. That they shatter man/woman relations and tend to mix racial differences away, effectively causing genocide, is an unintended consequence.

    The white man is quite proud of his invention of technological civilization though and is loathe to blame it for anything. He keeps looking for the culprit who has conspired against him to destroy his primacy, never thinking that the culprit can be found right there in the mirror, staring back at him!

    • Replies: @I'm Tyrone
  198. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    I don’t entirely disagree with what you’ve said, but you can’t discount the impact of a certain charming middle eastern tribe that has been subverting western civilization for the past 6 decades. Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore are also highly developed societies that show no inclination toward embracing globalist leftist values. I have visited China and while I’ve noticed women using their economic mobility to throw their weight around, the society remains irrevocably patriarchal, as it should be.

    • Replies: @Truth
  199. I’m Tyrone: “Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore are also highly developed societies that show no inclination toward embracing globalist leftist values. ”

    It’s pretty easy to get away with saying that in the West since the vast majority of white people have no personal experience to go by, but I’m not convinced they show “no inclination” toward Western values. For example, Article 14 of the Constitution of Japan states that all people are equal under the law, and they cannot be discriminated against politically, economically, or socially on the basis of race, belief, sex, or social or other background.

    Also, since those countries never had chattel slavery, they don’t face the problem of negroes or other non-Asians in any quantity. How they’d react if they did is pure speculation. They also aren’t Christian, and Christianity seems to have made the white man into maniac about enforcing racial equality. It provides a religious ideology to justify the de facto equality brought about by the technological system. An obsession with equality is the feature that makes Christianity racially destructive, but also makes it perfectly suited for a technological society.

    Wrt feminism, it’s hard to read this article on feminism in Japan and not see that the whole society is moving in a Western direction.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminism_in_Japan

    Japan has recently taken steps to bring in more foreigners for labor due to its aging population and low fertility rate. The fertility rate in S. Korea is even lower. These low rates are relatively new, are unmistakable signs of women’s empowerment, and are the effects of Western technology and values.

    I’m Tyrone: “I have visited China and while I’ve noticed women using their economic mobility to throw their weight around, the society remains irrevocably patriarchal, as it should be.”

    Whether it’s “irrevocably” patriarchal is what’s at issue. I wouldn’t just assume that. If they are throwing their weight around now, just wait and see what happens when the entire country modernizes. After all, even the “irrevocably patriarchal” Nazis had female test pilots such as Hanna Reitsch and Countess Bernadotte, and both were awarded an Iron Cross for their exploits. If they had had more female pilots, they would have been fools not to use them, especially towards the end of the war, when they were more short of pilots than planes. A technological society is forced to promote equality because not to do so means that “human capital” won’t be used to best advantage. Not doing it would just be choosing to fail.

  200. Truth says:
    @I'm Tyrone

    I liked you better before, Ty.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  201. Miro23 says:
    @Skeptikal

    Take a translating course and get a certificate as a translator; then join Linked-In and other such sites to present yourself as a Polish-to-English and English-to-Polish translator.

    Is this a joke?

    I need lots of translation work and post projects on Freelancer.com. I’ve contracted work from around the world but the best service I’ve found is from some guys in Pakistan who can do 1000’s of words into the main European languages (almost perfectly) in 2-3 days at a cost of 2 US cents per word.

    If I do a general posting I get pages of offers in a few days.

    This is the reality of globalization/internet, and the translation career has gone for good from the West.

  202. anon[103] • Disclaimer says:

    >More typical is for a meathead or nerd to succeed in a great project, secure money and prestige, and thus attract a female. In olden times, this was typically by a male risking his life in conquest, thus acquiring land and wealth (a typical Greek, Viking, or knightly pursuit). Today, the equivalent might be to found a successful tech company in a cutting-edge field. You’ll notice many of the successful tech entrepreneurs dropped out of college to dedicate themselves to their businesses. Always, it is a band of a brothers who undertakes such endeavors – welded together by honor, loyalty and mutual trust, driven by the same competitiveness and love of excellence.

  203. Men are going $100k in debt for a degree, so they can work for a woman manager whose entire MO is being a viper, especially to the evil hetero white man. They find a victimless mistake you made once and exploit it, or write a wall of text copying three managers the mistake your male subordinate made trying to associate you to him like it’s a life or death argument on The View. All drama, no solutions.

    Unlike your old school male (and even female) managers who demonstrated the skills and acumen to actually manage, the new corporate mentality is to immediately promote ANY woman who happens to graduate with a Masters or PhD to a manager role. There seems to be a 4:1 imbalance of women to men getting these worthless night class Master degrees. I am not just spouting. I have personally worked for both good and bad women as my superior. It’s just that now, it’s an automatic promotion, even if you are an anti-social bitch on the spectrum of BPD disorders.

    In one case I saw, you had four male engineers reporting to a female who was not even close in comparison to skill set. Not even close, like shouldn’t even be an engineer level. She was also a neurotic that nobody liked or respected. The dudes looked miserable every day. I always laughed, and thought these poor sumbitches went to school like good little boy slaves, kissed mommy goodbye, got married immediately after college, where they then have a female boss. Mommy boys on steroids, lol.

    Even worse if you get a MALE manager these days, they are either pussy-whipped married betas who love boobies and hate alpha males. So they shun the real men and have 3 hr meetings with the cute girls behind closed doors type shit.

    In other words, don’t waste your time with college. Not in these conditions. When I graduated, it was $950 a semester, at a big 10 school. Now the same place is $11,000 a semester, in state. That was my entire student loan debt for four years, 11k. The whole scam is off the rails, even STEM.

  204. I think young (White) men would do well to think more about how to live separate from non-whites.

    Figure out what needs to be done, or what could be done in places where there are far more whites than non-whites, and re-establish your life in those places.

    Figure out how to tightly control the levers of powers and maintain in-group control of those levers. Use your limited demographic effect to its highest power (in places where the addition of ONE white person has the greatest possible demographic impact)

    In other words, flee the non-white states such as CA and relocate and regroup in states like Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, etc.

    Most importantly come up with something extraordinarily critical or ubiquitously useful, which can be withheld from non-whites. For example, a new online app or service could be developed, and restricted from use in CA, NY, or other bastions of non-whites.

    Likewise, a small contingent of whites should remain in hostile territory but dominate some small but very critical aspect of services or products, controlling the supply of these services and being able to use monopolistic models to sustain punitive pricing.

    For example, I have noticed that none of these Asian immigrants (particularly the Indian ones) can do anything for themselves around the house – they can’t build anything, cannot fix anything, cannot even seem to come up with ideas on how to get stuff done. I see them on NextDoor all the time asking for help on the most simplistic of “problems” such as how to unstick a seized garbage disposal. Really? Charge that guy $200 to do it. And don’t tell him why it seized, so he keeps doing whatever it was that clogged it, and has to call you again. You can milk that for several service fees and then a replacement disposal once you get sick of going back there (or it finally does actually burn out).

    For a people that are so dominant in technical fields like computer programming, they sure don’t seem to be able to figure out how anything real actually works. Can’t fix a car either.

    So, young white men, there’s an opportunity for a small cartel to take control of services in a predominantly Asian community – get a specialist in each field, and just cover the entire community. Resource extraction is one way to weaken an opponent. The more of their resources you can divert to yourselves, the weaker they become. Have a lot of kids too, and get them all into the IEP process, and diagnosed with some kind of learning disability, (they will score lower than Asians on most intellectual tests as well as score lower on tests of academic achievement and knowledge) so you can also make the claims of “disparate impact” and racism simply because your kid is scoring lower, (because all kids are exactly the same, so all differences must be the result of racism) and thus disadvantaged and moreover, so are all the other white children…thus it is prima facie evidence of systemic bias against your group. You can use these techniques to engage in relentless lawfare against high-earning immigrants, and extract resources from them and from their municipal agencies.

    This is what THEY have been doing to us; it is time to return the favor!

    • Agree: anarchyst
  205. Boone says:

    Honestly, the best thing to do is infiltrate the elite. Score mightily on the SATs, get into the best college out there, join a consultancy, then get a fancy MBA and become an ibanker, a well-paid management consultant, or anything else of that kind. I mean, why not?

  206. @Sean

    I can recommend lifting weights if you are looking for one of the most dangerous activities around.

    Exactly. Plus it’s been definitively proven by randomized, double-blind, controlled trials that resistance training increases, not only strength, but “toxic masculinity”… and resistance to “progressive”/ anti-white propaganda.

    And we wouldn’t want that, of course.

  207. Ahphui says:

    In the my late teens, back in the 60s, the management guru Peter Drucker, stated in one of his books that the best business executives create their own positions. I had noticed that the rate of new technologies being released into the marketplace exceeds the education system’s ability to provide trained personnel. So I spent a busy working lifetime helping deploy new technologies well before the educators and regulators had adapted to support / control the people doing the work.

    Now at the age of 70, I’ve spent 50 years in engineering still with no formal qualifications. I cannot do any of the jobs I used to do in the 70s and 80s because I never bothered to acquire the certificates and licenses that are now required. No problem, the services I’m now providing didn’t exist a decade ago. Any sharp witted young person could follow the same career path today, as the rate of technical change is faster than ever.

    By the time the dullards wake up to what you are doing, you need to have already re-invented yourself and your services into new directions.

  208. Warrener says:

    Don’t waste your days jerking off to internet porn and learn a second language. preferably something esoteric like Mandarin, Russian or Arabic. Nothing will move you to life changing experiences and opportunities like learning a new language.

  209. Brown boi says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    You probably also don’t open your mouth Irl because you’re scared of violence. 😉

  210. anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @Guillaume Durocher

    I forgot her name, but Nietzsche had a crush on a woman. She did not want him.
    Have you seen a picture of Schopenhauer? Or Kant? They did not arrange marriages much among their social strata.

  211. @Sean

    I somehow managed to avoid the pitfalls that you mention. Never even paid for ab instructor.

  212. @Anatoly Karlin

    Lift Weights, Worship Weapons, Protect Cows.

    Russia will upgrade from protecting Mos Cow to All Cows as predict by Nostradamus.

    They won’t become Hindu Dindoos tho but part of Khalsa||

  213. AceDeuce says:
    @WHAT

    What’s the “blue book”?

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