Why MGTOW is the best strategy for men

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born on August 27, 1770, in Stuttgart, in the Duchy of Württemberg in southwestern Germany, and he died on 14th November 1831. He was a divisive figure, but his philosophical ideas have towered over Western politics ever since. In particular, his Hegelian principle – or Hegelian dialectic – describes the dynamic behind a process of social change that has been at work for many centuries, and is increasingly the weapon of choice for politicians and social engineers, and particularly feminists, who would conform us all to their ways. 

Simply put, the Hegelian principle is: thesis-antithesis-synthesis. Someone, or some group, puts forward an idea, or set of ideas, which they want society to take on as its guiding principles – this is the thesis. The intention is to provoke a reaction by way of an antithesis – a set of ideas that stand in opposition to the thesis – then, through a dialectical process of discussion, dialogue, and argument, those who promoted the original thesis force their opponents to take up a new position – a new social order – passing it off as an apparent reconciliation. This is the synthesis of the two opposing views.

One of the key techniques used by those who have used the Hegelian dialectic to significant effect to change society in the past, is the cynical process more commonly called ‘problem – reaction – solution’, which manifests like this:

  1. Identify an alleged enemy group and marginalise it by implying that the rest of society is in danger from it

  2. Create a climate of fear, casting the enemy group as the source of that fear

  3. Use the fear to rally support, presenting your ideology as the answer to the problem, and pointing out that powers will be needed to deal with the problem, even though that might mean that people have to give up long-held values or freedoms

  4. Use the power you have falsely gained to oppress and eventually stamp out the ‘enemy’ group

This is what Hitler did in the febrile social climate in Germany in 1933 when the Reichstag, the German parliament building in Berlin, was burned to the ground. He used this shocking, fear-inducing event to frighten the German Parliament into making him Chancellor, granting him absolute dictatorial power, which, he claimed, was necessary to stabilise the nation at that critical time. He then set about creating a totalitarian state in which, inter alia, Jews and any political opponents were first declared undesirable, then marginalised, harassed, imprisoned, and finally murdered en masse in the Final Solution.

Two thousand years before that, the Roman Emperor Nero did something very similar. He ‘fiddled while Rome burned,’ leaving the conflagration to rage and traumatise the people, blaming it all on the Christian sect. The atmosphere thus created was all he needed for the wildfire of persecution which he unleashed on the Christians. Even today, we see the same principles at work when governments constantly remind the people that they are under attack, and seek wider powers, far beyond normal peace-time powers, to protect the people’s freedom even though those powers actually take away their freedom. Thus, one form of totalitarianism is replaced by another.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that this is what is happening in the name of women’s rights and equality. The evidence lies in the fact that anyone who speaks against any of it is immediately named as a misogynist or sexist and subjected to an hysterical whirlwind of social reaction, often resulting in character assassination, premature career termination, or social ostracisation. For decades, feminists have peddled their false narratives about women’s oppression and men’s patriarchy, etc., and, having succeeded in embedding these ideas in key nodes of our society, they are now whipping up moral panics about rape and domestic violence, and creating widespread suspicion of men – even fear of men – in many sections of society, particularly millennial women who have been indoctrinated into it in their universities.

Public opinion has been wound up to such a degree that the feminists’ draconian seizure of power over men in order to rule them, is rapidly becoming a walk in the park.

And all of it is being actively aided and abetted by the feminist fifth column in the media,  the National Union of Students, Rape Crisis, and Women’s Aid who offer their feminist solutions to the ‘problem’ with men, and who seek more and more government money and intervention for their activities, ‘working together until women and children are safe’, according to Women’s Aid’s strap line.1https://www.womensaid.org.uk

Feminists have long been called ‘feminazis’, a term coined in the 1990s by Rush Limbaugh, the American TV talk show host who first used it about prominent feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Susan Sarandon, Christine Lahti, and Camryn Mannheim, and their fascist utterances about abortion. And, given the current social situation in the UK in which power is held almost entirely by radical feminist women, we are seeing that term become a reality.

The degree of power feminists now have in our land is astonishing, and they are using that power to put the finishing touches to the feminist totalitarian state of their dreams, brought about through the Hegelian process, which they have used to remarkable effect. That process is now very near to  complete, and the dangers men as a class now face in their interactions with women – and with the feminist driven state – are extreme.

You just need look at the way that the law on sexual offences and rape has been reengineered to victimise ONLY men. How men, young and old, are being falsely accused and put through the mill in what amount to show trials: their names placed in the public domain, while their accusers enjoy legal anonymity for life, no doubt pour encourager les autres. We see it in new, far-reaching laws on domestic violence hidden inside the Serious Crimes Act 2015,2http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/9/contents/enacted a catch-all set of provisions which mainly deal with the proceeds of organised crime, such as drug dealers’ and money-launderers’ assets, in which we find a small section entitled ‘controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or family relationships’, whose wording bears a striking resemblance to that used by Women’s Aid,3https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/ that feminist-driven organisation with a seat at the top table of policy-making, which has long enjoyed the ear of our current Prime Minister, Theresa May when she was Home Secretary, who clearly slipped these laws in under the radar of wider public scrutiny.

The net effect of this is that men are invariably deemed to be at fault in domestic violence situations – as in the long discredited4Intimate Partner Violence:The Gender Bias Against Men in England & Wales. Published by Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them) pp 18-19 https://j4mb.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/141026-submission-to-home-office-improved-layout.pdf 5The same is true worldwide according to the Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project (PASK), summarised here: http://www.sciencevsfeminism.com/myth-of-oppression/violence-by-women/domestic-violence-partner-violence-statistics-worldwide/ Duluth model,6http://www.theduluthmodel.org/about/index.html which is Women’s Aid’s and our government’s driving ethos – and summarily dispossessed of their home and their children, often on the simple say-so of a vindictive wife who is immediately believed by our once dispassionate police who automatically call in Women’s Aid who wrap themselves around the woman, preventing any possibility of reconciliation. The man is then thrown upon the not-so-tender mercies of our now ideologically-driven criminal justice system (also in bed with Women’s Aid)7http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/vawg_report_2014/, and our formerly admirable courts, all of which believe women are utterly innocent victims of men’s patriarchy, in line with Women’s Aid’s, and feminism’s, standard party line.

This institutionalised feminism has created a draconian régime in family law in the false name of equality for women, and men are its victims. Men no longer stand equal before the law, which is one of the fundamental principles of a free society, and it is all part of the Hegelian process that is being used to move us to a new form of society in which men become legally subjugated, and women rule.

No matter how much men’s rights activists speak out, in classic Hegelian fashion, feminists are just playing them like fish on a hook, inexorably moving them to the place they have always wanted them to be: new men, soft men, emasculated men; men who stay at home and nurture children while women, liberated from men and the social and biological obligations of motherhood, pursue selfish self-fulfilment.

Feminism’s thesis is not assailable by common sense, or decency, or truth, because it is being driven by a latent jealousy of men in women, and by a politically motivated desire on the part of increasingly powerful women to take over society from men. It is a classic Hegelian ploy, and engaging with it, and the a state that is besotted with it, is playing straight into its Hegelian hands. Men’s rights activists must wake up to this and realise that the time for trying to counter the hypocrisy with rationality – with essentially male arguments, using facts and truth, in the hope that sense will prevail – is not going to make any difference to the relentless feminist long march on men. Neither is it sufficient to be simply keyboard warriors: a cyber-age equivalent of the Samizdat press of the communist era. Keyboard warriors don’t change society. Nor is cooperating with feminism: going along with its relentless creeping ooze, rationalising its outrageous propositions, buying into them and trying to see it all as progress. It is not progress, it is regress, and all it amounts to is men being enticed to their certain ruin, and broader society with them, like turkeys voting for Christmas.

After thinking about it long and hard, I believe men now need to put clear blue water between them and the powers that are being ranged against them, because those powers are now embedded close to the beating heart of the state, and the state has irresistible power over individuals.

I believe that in the current climate of hostilities, men going their own way (MGTOW) is the only viable strategy for men’s safety and prosperity. Like Brexit, men need to bail out and go it alone, freeing themselves from the systematic assaults on them by the feminist-dominated totalitarian state, taking back their autonomy, reasserting their personal freedom,  reclaiming their lives, which are being systematically dominated and diminished.

In my view, MGTOW is not just men simply walking away into a life of aimlessness, refusing to buy the bum deal that is on offer. It is not a sullen response, it is an empowering and freeing re-assertion of manhood, and it has a strategic value too. Rather than men simply proposing an antithesis to feminism, MGTOW is a counter-thesis. It is turning the tables on feminism, breaking the Hegelian dialectic. It is men drawing a line, but in a responsible and manly way, laying down their non-confrontational challenge through passive resistance, to which feminists and society will be forced to respond.

Passive resistance is the most powerful resistance known to man. It is an even more powerful force for social change than Hegelianism. It is what Ghandi, and Mandela, and Luther King did – all of them men – and what the French, Belgian, Dutch, and Danish resistance in World War II did. They just went underground, dropping off the enemy’s radar and going to work behind the scenes, refusing to grant the sanction of the victim, as Ayn Rand put it in her seminal and prescient novel Atlas Shrugged, which should be required reading for every man today.

I develop this idea in my book Their Angry Creed, relating it to men’s current situation and to the practical outworking of MGTOW, particularly for young men whose futures are now very much in danger in the current culture.

From the first page of Atlas Shrugged, Rand has her characters ask ‘Who is John Galt?,’ and it is not until the last third of the book that she reveals his identity. John Galt is the central character who leads the wealth creators, innovators, entrepreneurs, medical specialists, etc. – all of them men – in what amounts to a strike from an oppressive, restrictive, increasingly totalitarian society which seeks to exploit their strengths and talents in order to favour those who have none, leaving it all to its dystopian destiny. In the absence of being able to influence a tidal wave of madness, Atlas just shrugs, walks away, and gets on with his own life, which he is uniquely equipped to do as a man.

After all,  feminism, which is cultural communism, has always been about destroying marriage and the family by creating the ‘legalised community of women’. You can read that in the Communist Manifesto 1848.8https://www.marxists.org/archive/draper/1970/07/women.htm Why not just go along with that?

If men eschew committed relationships with women: if they refuse to marry or get into situations where they can be used as cash machines for children they don’t get to see – and open cheque books for greedy women who game the divorce system for all it is worth,  aided and abetted by lawyers who do the same; and by the state that gains by dividing society so it can rule it. If men leave the state to pick up the tab for the social brokenness, and refuse to fund it and their own oppression. If they refuse to defend the society that attacks them and takes away the rewards of that sacrifice, which is their freedom. If they take responsibility for stopping the endless damage to children that women and a feminist society is perpetrating on those innocent victims by refusing to sire them, and the birth rate plummets even more than it already is doing. If men create their own social spaces and tell women to stay out. If men concentrate on enjoying for themselves the fruits of their own labour, refusing to let those fruits be used and abused by anybody, then the worm will turn.

If men re-embrace that once-admired and independent status of bachelordom, creating and getting on with their own lives, working for themselves in all meanings of that expression: ‘counting all men, but none too much’, to paraphrase Kipling,9http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_if.htm who was very much a man of that era, then men can have a good life.

Through a simple unilateral declaration of independence, they can free themselves from the shriek of demanding, nagging, unwomanly competitiveness – from the greedily aggressive, entitlement-ridden, special snowflakes that women have become. Women have totally lost the social and biological plot because they have stupidly allowed themselves to be used as useful idiots by malevolent ideologues who have duped them into believing that centuries of social progress, built on millennia of evolutionary development, can be turned over in a couple of generations, and that all will be well. It will not. If men bail out, it will be worse for women, not better.

I mean, who needs it for god’s sake? Go MGTOW – go Galt – get a life. Live long and prosper!

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  • Craig Martin

    Awesome piece, Sire, thank you.

  • honeycomb

    Seems to me .. being a professional bachelor .. has been good for me.

    And, as a man whom refuses to submit to a modern woman, I enjoy life fully .. except in one way .. taxes.

    I’ve been a high earner for years and years. Now I have a chance to reduce my income and still be happy. Less money going to the evil government .. to which subsidizes the modern womans life.

    MGTOW / Red Pill over thirty years ago. Now choking the ever-living life from the evil we call the USofA government / woman.

    Live single my friends .. live single and free from slavery. Liberty is yours .. if you don’t marry a modern woman.

  • chaoserrant

    It is not that easy. There is sex… being MGTOW means you can have sex with someone who also does not care about marriage or long term commitment. Such women may be hard to find. There is paid sex but feminism (most of it anyway) is fighting hard to make it illegal and to implement the absurd Nordic model where buying sex is illegal but not selling it. If cohabitation becomes the norm, there are already countries (Canada I think) that are considering the idea of “de-facto” marriage in the sense that if you live 2-3 years with the same woman under the roof as a couple, then you are, for all legal purposes, considered married.

    bottom line: never think that the State will not have the means and the will to react if something like MGTOW grows to significant levels (which I hope it will). And that reaction, will be a new weapon and not an apology.

    • disqus_QL05BqU79X

      Indeed. As crime falls and men back away from any kind of conflict with anyone, the state will react as it always does: it will write more Statutes and weaponise them via oathbreaking police and courts (all of which already stand at treason).

    • Gnostic

      Simple if the state try to squash MGTOW, pretend you are gay and marry another like minded man, with a prenup of course.

      If not hoard your wealth overseas and escape to Asia

      If not, there is a convert into Islam option, you will have preferential treatment.

    • RockNRollinHoneyBadger G

      There are varying degrees of MGTOW. Yes there are those who still have sex but on their terms. But the eventual progression is where they simply swear off sex because it is more simpler to use a fleshlight jerk off and move on. There is no pregnancy scare and there are no complications associated with it.

  • Nikola Reljic

    MGTOW is purifying fire and that’s good!

  • Robert Tinckler

    Hi, Feminism and MGTOW. Have you met Islam? He’ll solve those pesky demographic problems of yours.

    • RockNRollinHoneyBadger G

      Islam has no laws controlling men who simply refuse to marry or even engage in any relationship with women. Women on the other hand???

  • MGTOW is a lifestyle choice of men because the risks of a mortgage + marriage greatly outweigh the rewards. Men will increasingly choose a minimalist work hours because of high taxes that support the feminist welfare state.

    • Alex Chaudhari

      Citation needed

      • Currently in the UK, men contribute almost three quarters of income tax. Source: Table 3.3: Distribution of total income before and after tax by gender, 2011-12 – Taxpayers only Survey of Personal Incomes 2011-12 Updated January 2014. United Kingdom Office for National Statistics.

  • Bobby Stranger

    I’m happier going my own way, as women nowadays have too high standards (and seem up themselves). By avoiding them, I’ve managed to save a vast amount in time and money. Btw, if you need a women, just get a hooker.

  • DollarPound

    Well said, Mr. Purdy.

  • DontTakeWhatsMine

    Dear Mr. Purdy,

    your essay is definitely a worthwile read!

    However I fear that you don’t go far enough and fail to answer a crucial point I’ve never really seen adressed by MGTOW: How do you intend to fight the welfare state with its handouts for lazy single-mothers and forced redistribution for working men through outragously high taxes?

    Merely staying single and keeping the fruits of your labour is a first step but not enough when a totalitarian state forces more than half of your income to be redistributed to what essentially amounts to women through various forms of handouts.

    I hope that you check the comments under this article and have a recommendation ready because this situation in which I’m essentially forced to fork over my money to support a state and society that go against my every conviction seems unbearable to me. At this moment only 2 options come to my mind:

    1. Permanently resettle to another country with vastly lower taxes.

    2. Stop producing entirely and get on the dole with all of its disadvantages.

    Kind Regards.

    • Whothehell Cares

      For many men, after they’ve ‘paid their dues’, they would be better off on the dole. With many more single men on the dole, and more single women working, the state would just shift the cost by taxing whoever is working, so women will pay the price.

      They’d make up for the short fall of births by encouraging ever more immigration. Ha! Before long they’ll all be wearing burkas.

    • Victoro Odmanos

      I think both your options are viable.
      Once men have established their assets or at least paid off their debts, they’d be better off going on the dole and living in the hills.

      Also women need to realise that as they feminise the men, the muslims keep their women chaste. They will eventually take over the west and these stupid women will end up living in a hell of their own creation.

  • Kanaris

    OK. Bye bye! No-one will miss you in the slightest……

    (In fact, we’ll be quite glad you and yours have gone)

    • boilingpoint

      lol just wait another 10 years…

    • RockNRollinHoneyBadger G

      That’s funny because none of these men need your permission to do what they want to do, nor do they care what your feelings are about the matter.

  • Walter Lawrence

    So many people miss the point. As a MGTOW, I do not HATE anyone. We are just a group o men who, mostly through previous bad experiences, have decided to avoid putting ourselves in the situation where it may happen to us again. I am fortunate in that I never had children with my cheating ex-wife, but the experience has taught me that maintaining a professional distance is the best route for me. Life is quite good…..a substantial income, the freedom to work the hours I want…..the freedom to go on adventure vacations…..the freedom to gamble when I wish…and, most important, the freedom to NOT have to answer to anyone.

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  • ChrisHani

    The best strategy for men in this current gynocentric society is indeed MGTOW. Dont marry and refuse to enter into any long term relationships with women. Dont cohabitate. Pump and dump. Women today are simply not worth commitment. Let them die alone with their feminism. Our power lies is walking away.