If I think that there are no political answers to today’s big problems, and that political activism or action is useless, then why do I talk about politics?
It’s a valid question. And I have a valid answer.
Most content providers talk about politics in order to persuade you to take some kind of political action. They do this by either preaching to the choir about how evil the other side is (examples: Fox News on the right and Huffington Post on the left) or by attempting to persuade you to shift your position to theirs (examples: Stephen Crowder on the right and Young Turks on the left).
Either way, they’re hoping that by talking about politics, you’ll take some kind of political action on their side in order to Save Society™ from those psycho, authoritarian progressives, or those evil, greedy conservatives (depending on which side of the debate they’re on).
I talk about politics for the exact opposite reason. I talk about politics so as to educate you on how useless your political actions actually are, and that you would be far better served if you used your very limited time to better yourself rather than to Save Society™.
I talk about politics to show you that time and again, people try, and try, and try to solve problems societally and politically, only to have it blow up in their faces, continue the status quo, or even make things worse. From the Russian Revolution, to President Johnson and the Vietnam war, to Barack Obama, and even to Donald Trump, people keep enthusiastically supporting political groups or individual saviors who end up being massive disappointments at best, complete cluster fucks at worst.
Every time I talk about politics, I’m showing you the failure of politics, the failure of political actions, and the failure of political “solutions.”
One of the primary reasons I live such a good life is that I refuse to use systems that don’t work, even if society incorrectly tells me they do. Going to college. Long-term monogamy. Investing in the US stock market. Getting a “good” corporate job to rely on. These are all systems that don’t work, or at least don’t work anymore. So I don’t do them.
Voting and political activism also doesn’t work, or doesn’t work anymore, so I don’t do it. I don’t utilize systems in my life that don’t work. You shouldn’t either, assuming if you value your time and return on effort.
If you want to follow politics just for fun as a hobby because it’s entertaining to you, then that’s fine. But if you actually engage in any action (including voting in national elections) with the intent of actually changing anything meaningful in your life or the lives of your loved ones, then you’re literally wasting your time. Every post I’ve made on my blogs about any political topic shows this to be the case. In the long-term, you won’t accomplish a thing, and many times, you’ll actually be part of the problem by making things worse.
You don’t have very much free time. You only have a few hours each day. Within that time you have to address your appearance, address your health and physical fitness, spend many hours working to pay your bills, engage with your friends and loved ones, deal with all of life’s usual problems, eat, go to the bathroom, sleep, and all that other stuff. You don’t have very much time to improve your life, and if you instead spend what little free time and emotion you have on political crap, you are wasting that precious little self-improvement time.
This focusing on political solutions actually hurts you.
If you had 100 hours a day, then this would be different. If you’re already successful in all of the areas of your life, then this would be different. If you are 100% physically fit and make a lot of money and have zero or near-zero debt and you can get laid pretty much whenever you want and you have a solid financial foundation, then if you still want to spend time farting around with politics and Saving The World™, go right ahead.
If that doesn’t describe you, then you need to stop trying to Save The World™ and focus in improving your own life instead, until you can step back and say you’re “successful.”
The second reason I talk about politics is to show you how badly you need to create a solid foundation for your life financially, logistically, sexually, and in other ways. If we were living in the United States of 1952, we wouldn’t have to worry too much about these things; society was nice and stable back then. Today, society is anything but stable, and growing worse by the year.
The Alpha Male 2.0 lifestyle would be completely optional for a man living in the USA of 1952, but today, the culture, politics, and the world economy are so fundamentally screwed up (and getting worse!) that an Alpha 2.0 lifestyle, or at least elements of it, are almost required for the man who wants to live a life of long-term happiness.
If you focus on this political stuff and get deluded into thinking that Bernie Sanders, or Donald Trump, or Angela Merkel, or Nigel Farage is is going to save you, then you are less likely to take action to build a foundation for your life and your loved ones. Your focus should be pointed internally to your own life, and not externally to a bunch of corrupt, elite dickwads in which history has proven constantly make everything worse.
That’s why I talk about politics.