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Comment: Re:You can't make this shit up. (Score 1) 774

About time someone told the truth.

For those who are unaware, Clarey is a blogger and writer and does not identify as an MRA. If anything he's more of a MGTOW than anything else. In fact, his book Enjoy The Decline is the antithesis to what MRAs stand for. Instead of trying to change things, he's advocating men stop investing in society and kick back and watch Rome burn rather than try to save it. It's his belief things are simply too far gone at this point for society to save itself by reengaging men and has little to offer in the way of marriage and traditional gender roles that see men as providers and protectors.

Comment: Re:You can't make this shit up. (Score 1) 774

Funny thing is, this has nothing to do with men's rights. The article is factually incorrect, and I suspect on purpose as a way of discrediting the MRA crowd since they do have legit grievances that challenge the status quo.

For those who are unaware, Clarey is a blogger and writer and does not identify as an MRA. If anything he's more of a MGTOW than anything else. In fact, his book Enjoy The Decline is the antithesis to what MRAs stand for. Instead of trying to change things, he's advocating men stop investing in society and kick back and watch Rome burn rather than try to save it. It's his belief things are simply too far gone at this point for society to save itself by reengaging men and has little to offer in the way of marriage and traditional gender roles that see men as providers and protectors.

Comment: Re:Sooooo...... (Score 1) 774

The grand irony is that the article is factually incorrect, and I suspect on purpose as a way of discrediting the MRA crowd since they do have legit grievances that challenge the status quo.

For those who are unaware, Clarey is a blogger and writer and does not identify as an MRA. If anything he's more of a MGTOW than anything else. In fact, his book Enjoy The Decline is the antithesis to what MRAs stand for. Instead of trying to change things, he's advocating men stop investing in society and kick back and watch Rome burn rather than try to save it. It's his belief things are simply too far gone at this point for society to save itself by reengaging men and has little to offer in the way of marriage and traditional gender roles that see men as providers and protectors.

Comment: The article is factually incorrect (Score 1) 774

Clarey is a blogger and writer and does not identify as an MRA. If anything he's more of a MGTOW than anything else. In fact, his book Enjoy The Decline is the antithesis to what MRAs stand for. Instead of trying to change things, he's advocating men stop investing in society and kick back and watch Rome burn rather than try to save it. It's his belief things are simply too far gone at this point for society to save itself by reengaging men and has little to offer in the way of marriage and traditional gender roles that see men as providers and protectors.

Comment: Re:So like Japan? (Score 1) 950

It's a good comparison, but I'm surprised people don't know why this is happening. All of this is nicely documented in the book Men On Strike by Dr Helen Smith from about 2 years ago. MGTOW is the west's answer to the herbivore movement. Men aren't opting out of relationships willy-nilly, but as a market response to the status quo male gender role of provider and protector no longer being a safe investment for them thanks in large part to draconian family courts.

tl;dr - Women have priced themselves out of the market, so men are latching onto the available alternatives (i.e. video games and porn). For those who do still want women, many have gotten involved in the pickup artist subculture.

Comment: Re:Agreed (Score 1) 950

Women's mating strategy that you're describing is colloquially referred to as "Alpha Fucks, Beta Bucks". This starts at the macro level in the types of men they tend to go for when they're younger and the world in their oyster giving sexual access to "alpha" men of society. Then as the age they change it up to going for more "beta" men who would be better dads.

This phenomenon also expresses itself at smaller level during women's menstrual cycle. When they ovulate women prefer more dominant male traits such as the chiseled jawline and big muscles, but when they are in menses they desire men with softer features and more feminine traits.

Comment: Re:Agreed (Score 1) 950

Yup, a lot of women aren't interested in the "beta bucks" personality type who would be good dads until well after these women have had their fill of who knows how many partners, and their fertility is coming to an end. Funny how that works. Then they have the gall to ask "where have all the good men gone?" My only response is, "In your 20s where you ignored them."

Comment: Re:Every 10,000 years? (Score 1) 42

by BobSutan (#49649285) Attached to: NASA Images Massive Solar Flare

Yes and no. It takes roughly a year to build and ship the big transformers power plants use. These things aren't something you can just whip together. If your entire grid shits the bed and gets fried, that's only a handful of power stations for the entire nation, and that's not taking into account transportation problems getting them out to the plants that need them. Should the grid ever get fried by something like this super flare, you're looking at at least 1 year of no power for the entire hemisphere aside from the couple of power stations right next to a generating source (eg Hoover).

Comment: Re:Every 10,000 years? (Score 1) 42

by BobSutan (#49649239) Attached to: NASA Images Massive Solar Flare

Case in point, had the flare/CME that hit Earth in the 1800s hit today, it would have likely wiped out half the world's electrical grid one moment. It would likely take several years at a minimum to restore power to the continental US, let alone the rest of the hemisphere, and millions would die due to lack of food, clean water, healthcare, and heating or cooling (depending on which season it were to occur).

People today are highly susceptible to a mass dying event due to just-in-time delivery of foodstuffs, electricity required for medical care, etc. And that's for healthy adults. The infirm and elderly would be even more at risk due to their fragile health and requirement for complicated medical care that would be impossible without electricity.

"Ahead warp factor 1" - Captain Kirk

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