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Once again, this post was inspired by Pat. Check out his latest post, The Way Forward.
What do Jordan Peterson, Trump, and Rollo Tomassi have in common? Each one has shown us the never-ending battle between the individual and the collective in their own way. The ideas of evolutionary psychology, political philosophy, and male-female dynamics are evolving together at an unprecedented pace.
The Evolution of Cooperation
We evolved to cooperate. The sum is greater than the parts. Jordan Peterson has explained how individual characters play out in the animal kingdom. Wolves are social creatures. When two wolves fight for Alpha status, the loser still remains part of the pack. The Alpha still needs the losing member to be part of the team. Which means, it is still strategically better to have your former foes as part of your team. It is not a zero sum game. Individual interests compromise for the betterment of the pack. Fights occur, but the overall pack remains intact.
Cooperation in Modern Times
The last election demonstrated a big battle between the individual and the collective on many fronts. Leftists ideology is a paradox. The ideology has the vision of a global utopia where everyone is the same. On the other hand, the ideology tries to blow apart the existing social structure by ramping up as many differences between the individuals as possible. It exploits individualism as a means to squash individualism.
The election of Trump brings back the desire for both personal freedom and a desire for American tradition. How do we get more Trumps that understand both ambition and societal well being? Channeled correctly, individual success helps society as a whole. How do you channel that individual ambition to maximize societal gain? For countless generations, people have been thinking about this question.
Cooperation within the Family
The idea of individual interests and collective goals is further expanded with gender differences. Enter Rollo and The Rationale Male. The Rationale Male in essence explains to us female behavior when finding a mate. We see how women try to maximize their individual interests. The intersection of male and female interests creates the stable collective family unit. A stable family unit leads to a stable community which eventually leads to a stable civilization.
This is the big question most guys are wondering about. How do I create a wonderful family? How do I take this knowledge from The Rationale Male and apply it to my life? How do I avoid the traps and minimize the red flags to give myself the best hand going into this marriage?
The best CEOs know how to delegate, not micromanage. The family should also be treated like a business. What is your mission statement? Let the male show the masculine side of the family so the woman feels free to bring out her feminine side. This doesn't involve controlling your woman. You set up standards for her based on the standards you give yourself. It always comes back to the question of how individual interests can come together for a collective purpose. How can two individuals make a family?
In Defense of the Rationale Male
Jordan Peterson made a good point, there is difference between science and ethics. Science can only tell us what is. Ethics tells us how we should act. The Rationale Male is a praxeology. In other words, it is only a science and can only tell us what is. The Rationale Male has been getting heat for turning men into angry self-absorbed hedonists. To pin Rollo as responsible for how men are now acting is shooting the messenger. On the other hand, Rollo is seen as leader of men whether he likes it or not, because men are starving for answers and Rollo has provided some big answers to why things are the way they are. They will be looking to Rollo for guidance for the next step. Where do we go from here?
The Never-Ending Battle between the Individual and the Collective
To expand on some of the points Pat made, in today's society, pure individualism does not result in the passing of genes. Birth control and condoms prevent the propagation of genes. It is an evolutionary dead-end to just fuck everyone nonstop. We are social creatures. We have communities to raise children. Communities require compromise. Remember Maximus Decimus Meridius' first battle in the Colosseum? It was the reenactment of the Battle of Carthage. Maximus could not win on his own. He needed everyone to act as one.
We need the restoration of the local community. We need the restoration of the family unit. We need some semblance of a collective. And there lies the constant tension. At what point does individualism become counter-productive to a society? At what point does the collective kill the individual?
A question Pat asks that all of us are trying to figure out in this time of chaos (as Prof. Peterson often says), Where we go from here? Prof. Peterson explains how the Bible came to be. Over countless generations, communities would pass on stories to the next generation. The next generation only remembered the parts of the stories that had the most meaningful impact on their lives. As a result, we had this distillation of information. When we finally put these stories in writing we got the Bible.
Evolving The Masculine Code
We are witnessing the evolution of a Man's Bible in real time. The power of social media has accelerated the distillation process. What took thousands of years to develop can now be achieved in a lifetime. The Bible is one of the oldest known open source pieces of information. It was written by many people. So I'm calling our new open source book, The Masculine Code. This will be an updated set of morals and ethics that will lay the new bedrock of civilization. If the Bible was the Stone Age bedrock, this new Code is the Bronze Age foundation.
A lot of people, I'm sure Rollo included, are wondering about the future of Western Civilization. We need a Code of Ethics. A Masculine Code. This code needs to be able to evolve in real time like a Wikipedia article. Since Wikipedia is becoming SJW converged, I will recommend people check out Infogalactic. Not only does this Code need to set some guidelines for how to behave, it also needs to do a good job explaining the why. Jordan Peterson has done a great job explaining why the lessons of the Bible make sense. Maybe coming up with our own stories is the key to ensure this knowledge is passed on. All of us have shared female experiences. To be able to distill down the common experiences into a set of core stories would be immensely useful.
Not to get overly religious, but we are approaching 2000 years since the death of Christ. How neat is it to be witnessing a new Bible forming, a new era arriving. The Rational Male is the Genesis story. The Apple of Knowledge allowed Man to see Woman for the first time. Why do my eyes hurt? Because you've never used them before...