“Red Pill” Marriage

A woman blogger I know, Ame, has collated some discussions she and I had about marriage and the “Red Pill”.

It is a bit unusual and special to have a man and a woman discussing these issues from the perspective of their own marriages and the “Red Pill” concepts which have been spread throughout the “Manosphere” in recent years.

Here is the post at Ame’s blog.


The poem for Trump by Joseph Charles MacKenzie

“Come out for the Domhnall, ye brave men and proud, 

The scion of Torquil and best of MacLeod! 

With purpose and strength he came down from his tower

To snatch from a tyrant his ill-gotten power. 

Now the cry has gone up with a cheer from the crowd:

 “Come out for the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod!”

 When freedom is threatened by slavery’s chains

And voices are silenced as misery reigns, 

We’ll come out for a leader whose courage is true 

Whose virtues are solid and long overdue. 

For, he’ll never forget us, we men of the crowd 

Who elected the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod!

When crippling corruption polluted our nation

 And plunged our economy into stagnation,

As self-righteous rogues took the opulent office 

And plump politicians reneged on their promise

 The forgotten continued to form a great crowd 

That defended the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod! 

The Domhnall’s a giver whilst others just take, 

Ne’er gaining from that which his hands did not make. 

A builder of buildings, employing good men,

 He’s enriched many cities by factors of ten. 

The honest and true gladly march with the crowd 

Standing up for the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod! 

True friend of the migrant from both far and near,

 He welcomes the worthy, but guards our frontier, 

Lest a murderous horde, for whom hell is the norm,

 Should threaten our lives and our nation deform. 

We immigrants hasten to swell the great crowd.”

Coming out for the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod! 

Academe now lies dead, the old order rots, 

No longer policing our words and our thoughts; 

Its ignorant hirelings pretending to teach

 Are backward in vision, sophomoric in speech.

Now we learnèd of mind add ourselves to the crowd 

That cheers on the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod!

 The black man, forgotten, in poverty dying, 

The poor man, the sick man, with young children crying, 

The soldier abroad and the mother who waits, 

The young without work or behind prison gates, 

The veterans, wounded, all welcome the crowd 

That fights for the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod! 

Whilst hapless old harridans flapping their traps 

Teach women to look and behave like us chaps, 

The Domhnall defends the defenseless forlorn; 

For, a woman’s first right is the right to be born. 

Now the bonnie young lassies that fly to the crowd 

Have a champion in Domhnall, the best of MacLeod!

(Joseph Charles MacKenzie)

I have copied the above from a newspaper source. I am not sure about some of the punctuation, but whether that is a problem in the original, or in the newspaper version, or in my interpretation, I don’t know.

Of course, the poem has been panned as “doggerel” and “terrible” by people in the media. Apparently the poet has had some previous success.

I think it is not bad as a Scottish ballad or call-to-arms. It has a certain rousing rhythm.

However bad or good it may be, it will inevitably be pilloried by the media.

Pretty pixie cut girl


The best “straight line” I have seen lately

This achingly liberal question from a liberal male, which I just found on Facebook, gave me a good laugh:

“Here’s a question: what do women want from men who are marching Saturday? During the march, and maybe even after?”

I assume he is referring to the women’s march to protest at Mr Trump’s inauguration.

He teaches at the “New School” in New York, which even an Australian like me recognises as a very liberal college.

When your “model of reality” fails

I have been watching, indeed enduring, the response of the many progressive or Left people I know on Facebook since Trump became President-Elect.

Even an Australian like me gets the backwash of the results of the election, not only directly from the Americans one knows on social media, but also because most people in places like Australia are inevitably America-watchers to some degree. If nothing else, we get a lot (though not all) of our political and cultural and social trends from the United States.

The level of rage and confused hitting out that I have seen recently from progressive and Left Americans has exceeded anything I have seen previously. I remember the bitterness and anger at Reagan (and a lot of the mockery of Trump reminds me of the mockery of Reagan as supposedly an ignorant, unlearned rube). But this seems to be something else.

I have seen somebody on Facebook seriously suggest that martial law should be introduced to prevent the President-Elect from taking office (and the ludicrous claim as well that the US Military would be prepared to do this). As I responded, it is laughable to see the Left calling for martial law.

The childish silliness too of the obsession with Trump’s supposed sexual habits has seen a reversion of the normal role of the Left as sexually liberal. The prurient interest in Melania Trump’s nude photo shoots in her work as a model also casts the Left in the historically unfamiliar role of prudes and scolds.

The absolute hysteria can I think be explained by the fact that the Left have been comprehensively humiliated. Their carefully constructed and maintained understanding of the world, their model of reality (a phrase which reading pundit Steve Sailer introduced me to) has proved to be a failure.

The Left, particularly the academic Left, do not pride themselves on being good at the mundane tasks of life: such as designing widgets, or maintaining widgets, or cleaning widgets, or talking about widgets. They pride themselves on having a sophisticated intellectual and mental model of How it All Really Works. The smug ironic tone of liberal TV comics and personalities is meant to convey that they and their viewers are the sophisticated people who really know how it all works.

They are the pollster class. Not the proles who are polled. But on this occasion, the pollster class got it wrong and the proles had their day when Trump won.

The smug tone has turned to snark and is getting closer to anger and despair.

CS Lewis wrote of the snide irony and knowing humour of the progressives something like, “the joke is never made – it is always assumed to have been made – they just know their opponents are ridiculous.” But on this occasion, the joke is on them and they are not happy at all. Nothing angers a man or woman, conservative or liberal, more than being laughed at.

How girls run


The girl I married 31 years ago

Our 31st wedding anniversary is next week.

My wife at about 25, holding one of our first cats.