The Negative Dialectic (MGTOW)


As we have already seen, men are born with a complex series of conflicting drives. On one hand, a healthy man will naturally be drawn to women. Freud called this the life instinct. A healthy man will also have the impulse to compete, excel and assert himself on his environment. We’re calling this the renunciation instinct. Social forces in contemporary North America conspire to crush a man, once he enters into the socially constituted institution of marriage, which means that modern man is faced with a dilemma. This conflict is, by adolescence, largely constellated in the unconscious, due to the fact that any young man who even thinks about the reality of his situation is labeled a dangerous misogynist.

In short, if a man marries, he finds his freedom curtailed. If he seeks out his freedom, he must abandon his drive to marry and raise a family. There seems to be no middle ground without leaving North America. Moreover, while many men seek out foreign women in more traditional cultures (Communist Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America) local forces of global capital have steadily meddled to inject feminism into these once-sane societies.


Thus there seems to be no place that is secure for men to fulfill all their masculine desires.

Why is this, Boxer? Why have women become so evil and psychopathic? The answer is probably as simple as money. Global capital and corporate power has found that by reducing men to a neurotic and somewhat helpless state, they can paralyze his rational functions, make him more docile, and increase consumption.

That expensive Polo t-shirt you bought last weekend was purchased, at least partly, because it would make you look good to the ladies. Likewise your overpriced car. Women, too, buy things for women’s approval. The possession of expensive consumer goods suggest to a woman’s peers that she has a man who is willing to invest heavily in her. The female herd is hierarchal and centers around grotesque displays of wealth.


The MGTOW man finds one avenue of resistance in the theoretical framework that is colloquially called ‘ghosting.’ Despite the inherent ambiguities, this is a good term. Because he desires the benefits of modern society, without incurring the penalties, The MGTOW seeks to become a ghost.

“The revolutionary,” declared Chinese revolutionary Mao Zedong, “swims in the seas of the people.” This seems to be a solution to the dilemma of the competing masculine drives of renunciation and family. By ghosting, the MGTOW man aspires to enjoy the benefits of contemporary society (medical and dental care, technology, etc.) without entering into any of the suicidal institutions which necessarily curtail his freedom.

If the telos of MGTOW is the ghosting life, then the telos of ghosting is the resolution of the psychological conflicts aroused by social and cultural demands. One would think that this resolution would bring peace, but it rarely seems to. There are several reasons for this, and we should enumerate a couple of the most obvious.

  • In the beginning, the young man who realizes the totality of the fraud that is perpetrated against men like him is often very angry. He gives himself over to conspiracy theorizing, often imagining that women are inherently evil. This is often a temporary phase, as no one can be upset for very long. This initial anger is rarely resolved without sublimation into the second obstacle…
  • After he settles down, the young man convinces himself that he can overturn the present social order and liberate other men if only he can reach them ideologically. He subsequently imagines MGTOW to be a potential mass movement which will eventually achieve political power.

In the first place, the young man must realize that women are not inherently evil. They’re just women. The differences between men and women (whether biological or social in origin) are real. Women and men are endowed with different strengths, and have different aims. A woman’s aim is to have children of her own, and this is probably just as strong an impulse as the masculine desire for autonomy.

In the second place, the young man must accept the fact that the present social order is not the result of some bizarre conspiracy. Feminism is not a new ideological creation of the Freemasons, (((Jews))), illuminati, etc. As Black Pill has pointed out many times, This is a particularly damaging misconception in itself, as it shifts the ultimate blame of female bad behavior onto men (Jewish men, Freemasons who are by definition not female, etc.)

In the third place, the young man should recognize that the desire to re-order society is a function of his own feelings of inadequacy. Carl Jung used to point out that neurotics often projected their own helplessness onto the world, and the desire to “fix” or “cure” others is often an ego-defensive excuse for one’s lack of concern about himself. This is why one sees certain people (both women and men) in an endless series of bad relationships.

Of course, the MGTOW man might take some socially beneficial role, but he won’t do it at his own expense. The first order of business in ghosting is to take care of oneself. Solving other people’s problems is a convenient excuse for not confronting one’s own issues.

Note: This is the second in a series of three articles about the social movement: MGTOW. It might help to read the first (here) before asking questions.


Author: Boxer

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