Men have gone their own way for centuries. Welcome to v.2019.
There has been much chatter about when "MGTOW" originated online as a recent social phenomenon, but one would really have to pull the camera back. Way back to Schopenhauer, Tesla, Beethoven, Galileo, or even Jesus Christ - if you're up to arguing that.
MGTOW is not as old as fire, but it's as old as a man's first discovery of it.
Fire always exists - even when you can't see it - and it only takes a spark or a bolt of lightning to ignite a blaze. MGTOW could be regarded as a reaction to recent cultural shifts, but the exact phrase "Men Going Their Own Way" can be found in print and newspaper clippings dating back to 1853, and spanning the 20th century.
If MGTOW is fire, then perhaps feminism is gasoline.
"For every action has an equal and opposite reaction".
- Sir Isaac Newton's 3rd Law of Motion
Survival and mating are the success model for animals in the wild. That's the best they will ever do. But marriage and children are not the highest pinnacle of success for Men. Some 60% of men who ever lived on Earth never had children, so what did they dedicate their lives to?
For millennia, men have accomplished and contributed far greater miracles of science, discovery and human endeavor, and thanks to men like Orville and Wilbur Wright, man is the only mammal that can't fly - that CAN fly. Man is also the only species that has the capability of deflecting an extinction-level event.
- Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)
- Wilbur Wright (1867 – 1912)
But today, in the current culture, TIME® magazine says science reveals "men are idiots" because men are more likely than women to take idiotic risks. Let's pause for a moment and reflect on that:
Men are more likely than women to take "idiotic" risks.
Idiotic risks, like attempting to break the sound barrier which cost the lives of many test pilots. Idiotic risks, such as lighting the tail end of a rocket on fire and catapulting himself into outer space. Idiotic risks, like building an armada of ships to cross the world's most tempestuous oceans in order to definitively answer the question for all of humanity that the world is, indeed, round.
These "idiotic risks" which men have taken afford women the luxury of boarding an aircraft and flying from New York to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours - while never once needing to take an interest in the basic operating principles of a jet engine. She can't explain thrust to weight ratios, but she will complain the flight was delayed 30 minutes.
Today, you can still see modern women contemplating the shape of the Earth... even though the question has been answered by men centuries ago, and most civilized 6 year-olds have already seen a globe in a classroom. Is this why anyone who says "women are smarter than men" will receive an automatic round of applause?
A modern man of mediocre intelligence can at least begin to speculate the world is round by observing the way the moon casts light and shadows exactly like a sphere. The shadow of the Earth on the moon is round during a lunar Eclipse, and when observing other planets, he will notice they are all spherical in shape. Our sun also appears circular at all angles, and so too is the motion of the night sky when photographed using an apparatus created by other men.
Modern men are not as exceptionally stupid as TIME magazine pretends. A growing population of men will refuse to subscribe to the utter nonsense perpetuated in the culture, the media, magazines, on television, or in society at large. They are passionately curious, will question everything, and are fundamental seekers of the truth - no matter how painful the truth may be. They are the men who will choose and prefer to go their own way, independent of what we are subjected to on a daily basis. Always have and always will, because if men didn't do it, who else would?
"Men are more likely than women to take idiotic risks".
Isn't that called a "wage gap"? Or is it an accomplishment gap.
- Galileo (1564-1642)
- Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727)
If scientific study reveals "men are more likely than women to take idiotic risks", then it must also be acknowledged that men are more likely than women to be congratulated on their successes as a result of taking those risks.
That kind of a pro-male acknowledgement will be often skewed by many to mean something "anti-female". The very same publishers at TIME® who proudly call men "idiots" will even say a man's right ( to stand up for himself and not be beaten down ) is somehow "toxic and misogynistic", and can be found in their very own "sexism" section.
Men are no longer revered or respected on a most basic level for their contributions and past sacrifices, and are now reduced to "idiots" for that. The recent cultural explosion of MGTOW should have long been expected in the face of this kind of nonsense which is force-fed to the sheeple who will buy it by the trough.
Men Going Their Own Way have now learned and adapted.
It is simply not worth taking idiotic risks anymore.
And since taking idiotic risks is the mark of an idiot, then NOT taking them makes a man SMART.
How ironic and appropriate that the very thing men have been accused of, is now something more men are quite happy to avoid. An ever expanding population of men have quite simply had enough of watching other men laying down their lives for pointless reasons, and giving their life's labour for some greater good that just doesn't exist anymore. Perhaps it never did.
Men have decided "the greater good" means something else, and it doesn't include their own disposability. When a cost/benefit analysis reveals there is no benefit, it doesn't take a genius to remove himself from the equation. In this kind of climate, a smart man does not effectively show his value by giving more, or by working harder. He shows his value by removing himself entirely. It requires no effort to make the same impact.
Great men of history have already given enough, so the modern man can afford to take a century off.
"Don't just do something. Stand there.".
- Clint Eastwood
The MGTOW first law of motion.
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
- Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)