Roissy, another typical gnostic god-man of our time
I’ve just heard that Roissy’s identity has been revealed. I’m not going to provide links or anything, as it’s not something I want to get into here, except to note that it revolves around a very nasty (on both sides) personal conflict between Roissy and a blogger named Lady Raine. I only mention the subject because two days ago I had an exchange about Roissy with a reader, which I quote below.
Why do I call Roissy a gnostic god-man? Because he fits the gnostic pattern to a “T”: (1) He says the whole of modern society is a vast, complex conspiracy and sexual power structure designed to keep down beta men, meaning your average guys who are the backbone of society. (2) He has acquired the knowledge of the inner workings of this power structure and conspiracy, which is hidden from most people. (3) He has developed and teaches the techniques which enable the oppressed beta men to overcome this conspiratorial universe and become its sexual masters, or at least to compete on a more level playing field with the alphas. (4) His techniques involve the complete inversion of ordinary morality, the replacement of normal human behavior and relationships by Roissyist techniques of manipulation and contempt. (5) His followers worship him for his epistemic and pragmatic mastery of contemporary reality.
The analysis of Roissy in terms of the gnostic paradigm shows once again how gnosticism is a (perhaps the) key concept of the modern age, manifesting itself in a wide variety of different forms that range from Communist collectivism to Randian individualism, from Nordic-worshipping Nazism to white-hating multiculturalism, from man-despising feminism to woman-despising Roissyism, but always following the same basic pattern of rebellion against the divine and natural order and its replacement by a gnostic dream world, with the gnostic seer as its master and god.
Here’s the exchange from two days ago:
I noticed you have a sizable section on Roissy. I’ve been reading it, but even at this time, I’m pretty lost on exactly what the big deal with him is- why he garners such immense popularity, why he’s even so strongly associated with the general hereditarian blogs.LA replied:
Look, I’m criticized by Gamers for not understanding Game and Roissy, so I’m not the person to ask what Game is. We did have it out pretty completely in the discussion last summer.Dylan I. replied:
Personally, I haven’t seen Roissy say much about hereditarianism either. Now that I think about it, he’s said extraordinarily little about it overall. I guess I just got that impression due to the huge popularity he has amongst hereditarian blogs.LA replied:
“Personally, I haven’t seen Roissy say much about hereditarianism either. Now that I think about it, he’s said extraordinarily little about it overall. I guess I just got that impression due to the huge popularity he has amongst hereditarian blogs.”
Tina A. write:
Roissy Is confused, terminally, about the difference between ends and means. Per Kant, we are to treat all humans as ends in themselves; he inverts this and quotes Darwin as his justification. But he also consciously admits to deception as his M.O. That is because, although he will never admit it, morality evolved too. Women worth bedding don’t want to bed with degenerates, because they represent a looming negative in the form of abandonment.Steve N. writes:
I think you pretty much have him nailed. There are plenty of secular rightists (and not a few HBDers) who recognize the societal benefits of religion and are not therefore in a rush to remove it or sthe natural restrictions it places on society (I’d put Moldbug in this camp: who in fact views secular liberalism as by far a greater danger than traditional Christianity); but Roissy ain’t one of ‘em. He’s basically conceded the ground to the Left, and taken up the (entirely logical) nihilist position, basically saying, “So if that’s the way it’s going to be (partriarchy is dead), then I’m going to game the system and get what I (my baser instincts) want.” I think if he thought patriarchy had any chance of returning, he’d work for it, and sing a correspondingly different tune.LA replies:
If Roissy urged that all women be reduced to sex slavery, that would drive liberal Crime-Think meters much higher than 11. Does that mean we should find anything in his favor? The fact that an evil person offends the left is not a reason to praise him. I don’t agree with the view that the enemy of my enemy is thereby automatically my friend.
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