The Very Proud Beta Male
Why it's ok to be a "beta male"
How many times have you heard that “the beta male” is supposedly a dweeb, and that “the alpha male” fucks all the pretty girls?
This rapid bullshit is like a virus among the public. Such myths include,
“If you’re a white guy dating Asian women, you’re playing the game on easy mode and you know it.”
“If they aren’t with their kind, they certainly aren’t alpha.”
It’s the “Chateau Heartiste” tradition of “game,” or “picking up” women and having sex with them, that has grown into a normative discipline of “saving the white race” over the past decade. F. Roger Devlin’s famous 2008 essay, Sexual Utopia in Power, helped stabilize and create the Manosphere we know today. The Manosphere believes that society is decadent, yet only “red-pilled” white men are willing to work with the ruins and become total sadistic douchebags like Roosh V or Med Gold.
The alpha gets the most sex, while “the beta” becomes the passive loser that gets nothing because he’s too weak to become the active rapist.
But how come is it, that there are so many Americans that are considered “beta” today? The dichotomy is between the red-pilled and the “blue-pilled.” That means only an enlightened few in our society can be “alphas,” while the rest must learn and hopefully emulate. Everyone should lift weights and get a body like Marcus Follin, who is arrogantly dubbed, “The Golden One.” Alphas must become douchebags that read Return of Kings, while betas stay at home and watch anime because they chose that life.
So why should betas, as a result of poor choices, even try and act like alphas in Redemption?
I once had this discussion with Micheal Bell, a blogger on Counter-Currents, in person. He told me, “You’ve got to strive to become the alpha!”
Honestly, I have been lifting weights in my gym, and I practice a steady diet. I sometimes get aggressive and talk about how I want to beat people up. I have extreme desires, and I go to church on Sunday. I enjoy going out once in a while for a special event, whatever that may be at an art gallery, a concert, a meet-up club, or seeing a friend. And to take all that consideration in, I am also NOT an alcoholic.
I don’t swear in my speech, I groom myself to look good, and I care about other people. You might call me “gay,” since I tend to write and talk about the male aesthetic on an intellectual level. But it’s not like that at all somehow, I’m weak, ignorant, and follow orders from the state.
I am not an extroverted meathead with a “bro” past. I am proud to say that I am polite honest, good, and handsome. The alpha advisor bickering on about how “you telling her you are afraid of breaking up will lead to her breaking up with you,” is an abusive paradigm to keep men away from Christ-like behavior.
That’s why I like to destroy their semantics, and proudly say that I am a “beta male.”
It’s not that I’m lame or “gay,” but I like hanging out with aesthetically pleasing guys who are authentically good people. I believe in a real-life Männerbund that cares about platonism and intimacy. It’s a guy thing, and women don’t understand this bond.
I have read Jack Donovan’s The Way of Men, and his critical work, Androphilia, and I understand the masculine culture of the male instinct and his fight against women. Men flock with stronger men they prefer to be with. In no way am I shaming the archetypes of “Donnie,” “Tony,” or “Vinny,” all who work as blue-collar plumbers and are what the gay community would call “daddies,” “doms,” and “bears.” I rather suggest reading the work of Warren T. Farrell, and his arguments for the rights of men to be men against the egalitarian and female spaces that try and control them.
I like a certain type of guy that I grew up around. I don’t like jerks who are obsessed with “scoring” and acting like wiggers. I like guys who are soft intellectuals and care about me like a brother.
I appreciate the men full of duty who are in the military, and the asexual athletes who care less about girls, and more about winning. You may be thinking I must be a closet homosexual for addressing these concerns. That’s because I love all handsome men who sacrifice their lives to be male role models, and thus, they are not “alpha,” but “beta” in praxis. The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard once wrote in Works of Love, that love is not superficial, but a power that loves someone for everything they are. Toxic masculinity seems to limit Kierkegaard’s actions and continues to destroy men as Christ-like models.
Not everyone playing sports, or holding a gun in the military, is “alpha” by mandatory action. Most of them are “betas” by definition, even so, that they follow the rules.
I will agree, however, that most “gays,” classified with the terms, are possibly confused with “betas.” The logic must assume there is no such thing as “alpha” gays, and all homosexuals by default, because of avoiding women, are “betas.” It could very well be confusion that is justified as being “alpha.”
If you ask about my best role models, I looked up to guys who wore plaid shirts, who were into avant-garde electronic music, who all had nice Asian girlfriends, who also cared about the family, and who didn’t follow what the mainstream says.
The family! That’s the first thing I want to hear! It is the higher moral ground to start an institution that cares about ethics and to push a legacy.
It’s like emulating Ronnie Martin of Joy Electric. It’s everything I want to be.
In this atomized society, “game” is popular because everyone has high expectations of one another. It assumes everyone is already isolated, and what we need is some power to break “the matrix” and return to sanity, through the ironic force of violence.
Aaron Clarey argues in his work, Enjoy The Decline, and Bachelor Pad Economics, that’s all on each man to learn about the realities of the world, while navigating the terror of neoliberal capitalism we live under. However, in the end, he suggests avoiding all conflict, and we should all strive towards a boring, fatalist life, with no real inwardly meaning. This is very similar to F. Roger Devlin’s stance, where men should pick up the wisdom from Chateau Heartiste, Return of Kings, Roosh V, Med Gold, and whoever gets to dictate the rules of, “this is how you are supposed to treat white women and win them over.”
So why go through all that machiavellian bullshit, when it becomes so obvious that American women are evil? They retort back, “You are taking the easy way out!” But is life supposed to be hard to get a subpar and dissociative wife that requires a “game” to get her in the first place? It sounds like decadence to me.
The Manosphere and game culture corrupt men, as Greg R. Johnson points out in his article, “Does the Manosphere Morally Corrupt Men?,” published in Counter-Currents. With that in mind, I put forward that I am NOT a douchebag that strives to fit in with all the other “normies” that try and be “Chads.”
I think my life is best summed up as being a weird hipster into Xiu Xiu.
I like strange stuff. That’s cool. But more importantly, I am also a good person. I’m not a spiteful Elliot Rodgers type, trying to get revenge upon the world for being different. No. I would even go so far as to consider myself a “queer” in a world that doesn’t want to understand me.
This “beta” behavior I am writing about is NOT bad at all! I believe being beta, in this context, is a good thing. As noted, being beta means the promotion of chivalry. All these are good traits, from being honest to being submissive, being creative, naturally being funny, naturally being average, trying to care, being hardworking, to being dedicated, all of it is what it means to just be a plain, authentic human being!
The alpha wants to make man into a pseudo version of some “intellectual,” or “cultural thug,” that contradicts its principles. While the beta, I can best describe, them as an honest man, like the protagonist from that old cartoon show, Doug.
Most Asian men, and their anime male counterparts expressed in cartoons, are natural “betas” by design. If this logic still applies, I should say to myself and others, “I love being a beta!” Why should I ever feel shame that I am one? If it is natural for Asian men, and Eurasian men, to be “betas” under the Western eye, so be it, because they can’t see the real power in it.
With that, comes confidence.
I love my body, I love my sexuality, and I love where I am now. I just wish I shared this world with other betas too. And again, when I say “betas,” I am not talking about most normie losers. No no no. Far from it.
You can be a board gamer, a pornography nerd, an edgy white nationalist, a sitar and chiptune musician, an alt-lit collector, a high school cross-country runner, whatever subculture title you may endorse and consume in, you are a proud beta male without any concern of alpha rule!
I believe the coming Eurasian futurism, or the anime-realist culture that is coming, is close to the truth in this reactionary society. Eurasian futurism is a path toward a real authentic form of happiness. It isn’t an “easy” path. It’s the best path forward.
I would argue and say that all Eurasianists will be beta. If there was an alpha mindset, all of it relates to the Socratic form of “the good life,” and what it means to do “the right thing.”
Beyond the dichotomy between “alpha” and “beta,” just like the political “left” and “right,” these terms and semantics are meant to divide people. Why should we strive to become one ideological term? We can’t all be some dumbass meatheads lifting boxes during the Home Depot night shift. We have to strive towards greatness.
Furthermore, women admire men who are good role models and represent “the good life” in model form. They say some foreigners prefer men for their money, or because of their innate social status. I would say this is a natural truth, and there is nothing wrong for a woman to submit to a higher power of the moral order of beauty. What does matter, is the distinction between toxic masculinity, and the righteousness of the man that lives through praxis. Praxis, I believe, means being a “beta” to these retarded date rapists.
So, …I love being a beta.
It’s the beta types that create Eurasian futurism for the good of humanity.
Revised on July 21st, 2023.
Originally published on May 1st, 2017.