Going a bit retro here, a return to an article from the late, lamented and missed JustFourGuys. Sadly the links are broken, judging where I just ended up when trying justfourguys…maybe NSFW.
Last week we saw how women are heavily influenced by the feminist and pop-culture voices that dominate the message sent to the female herd. In this post, let’s dig deeper into the dynamics of the herd and get at the questions of who’s in control and, beyond technology (mostly invented by men), who has driven the recent great changes in society? Was it men? Women? Or some portion of each?
Hierarchy In a Sexual Free Market
- Apex Alpha Males
- Alpha Females
- Alpha Males
- Beta Females
- Beta Males
Note that in a more assortative and patriarchal society that the alpha males will move ahead of their female counterparts as will the beta males. Apex alpha males will still rule.
Apex alpha males have the most power of all. Though not invincible, they are the most independent of any of the groups of people, because of their wealth, charisma, status, fame, ability, looks or position. They are the men that most women fantasize about. Because of their intrinsic power, they are often the most difficult to influence. Many apex alphas are quite happy with feminism and raunch culture because it provides them with more workers, more consumers and more pussy.
Alpha females have more influence over the herd and thus more influence on society than alpha males (excluding apex alpha males). Interestingly enough, in a sexual free market, women often have more power than men. Alpha females have great influence over the bulk of women through their messages of what IS and IS NOT acceptable behavior for herd membership. The alpha females want power and many of them also want to mate with the apex alphas (look at how Hillary married and stuck with Bill). The main currency that a woman has to mate up is sex–hence the focus on sexy attire and giving it up easy before the higher-value man moves on. Or in the case of Hillary, she is a capable woman that helped form the Billary power couple and she let Bill philander on the side. And yes, once in while, women are apex alpha females, if they become the leader of a country like Margaret Thatcher or have a huge platform and wealth like Oprah. Hillary will become (more of) one if she becomes president.
It may surprise you that many non-apex alpha males are actually herd followers (they do what women demand for sex but in this case it’s more along the lines of being sexy or having power) and they have less influence on the herd, and thus on society, than alpha females. They are higher than beta females though because the beta females and some alpha females desire them. But if you doubt that these non-apex alpha males are herd followers, just look at how they are so circumscribed by today’s divorce laws, child support and general feminist thought. At work he has to be careful of what he says and not to offend the herd. And yes, alpha males are more free to fuck lots of women now but that is precisely because the herd permits and desires it and because birth control, less stigma and DNA testing make it easier for women. If a pregnancy results, he’s on the hook whereas in generations past, the fly-by-night alpha cad passing through town could knock her up and be gone before the shotguns came calling with wedding bells ringing. Though more powerful than the beta male, the lower alpha male is still very much constrained and shaped by the female herd.
Beta females are basically followers. They sacrifice some of their personal desires in order to satisfy their other desire of belonging to the herd, as we saw with women that wanted relationships or children but put them off to stay in the feminist herd.
Beta males have the least influence because they will generally respond to what the beta females demand in order to have a woman in their life and get sex. If the women demand loyal providers most men will bust their ass to do that. If the women change and demand sexy badboys then the beta men will respond as best they can and put less emphasis on being good providers and try to add some sexy to their game.
Because women have such an influence not only on what they do but also on what men will do in a sexual free market, the direction and control of the female herd is the most important element that can be focused on to change society. It’s the low-lying fruit. Yes, in principle, if you could influence the apex alpha males then that would give you the biggest change but since they are much more independent and difficult to influence there is not as much chance of success.
The war ON women is a bogus collection of demands for more power and entitlement for women but the war FOR women is one of the most important battles of our time. The feminists have had control for the last four or five decades but some women are beginning to realize that they were deceived by being told not to focus on relationships and children.Many women are ready to be told that they should have the freedom to choose their innate desire for love and children over conformity to the Fempire’s sole focus on career. The time is ripe to rip the reins from the feminist alpha mares and provide the narrative that women should truly be free to choose what they want instead of what some strawman-patriarchy-hating feminist tells her to want. A key part of this is for men and women to have the courage to live by and promote truth and real fairness. No more cowering beneath the scornful scold of the herd masters and mastresses.
I didn’t really mention omegas because they have such little power and impact that they’re not worth mentioning except that omega females have more power than omega males because low-value men will still seek omega females for sex.
Women Need The Herd
As we saw in the post on evolutionary incentives, women are physically weaker and especially vulnerable during pregnancy and when caring for young children. Women need the herd for survival more than men. Women tend to be more talented at, and concerned with, being part of the group, building and maintaining social ties, and communicating and spending time with others. And why the hell do they always have to go to the damn bathroom together?
Though not a perfect metaphor (as none is), the female herd describes a lot about the present day situation with women…and men. And lest you think I’m being solely derogatory about women, calling them herd-like and all, remember that most men are even “worse!” They’re herd followers! Doing what the female herd demands in order to get sex and companionship.
Most Men Are Herd Followers
Think of how much most men bend their will and sacrifice the dream in order to have women in their lives, either for the short term or the long. Look at how many men tried being the nice guy provider only to learn that the price had changed more to sexy badboy.
For most men, sooner or later, sex is an inelastic demand and they will pay whatever price the herd demands. If it’s “be a stable provider,” they’ll adjust. If it’s “be a cocky-funny jerk for a short-term fling,” they’ll adjust…at least as much as they can, eventually, after overcoming enormous inertia.
The Wild Horse Herd
Let’s look at a herd in the wild, a horse herd, and compare with some of the herd-like behavior in today’s society. A simple overview provides many interesting insights (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_behavior):
- “Bands are organized on a “harem model” in that they usually consist of one adult male and a group of females. Each band is led by a mare who is dominant in the hierarchy, called the “dominant mare,” the “lead mare” or the “boss mare.” The band contains additional mares, their foals, and immature horses of both sexes. There is usually a single “herd” or “lead” stallion, though occasionally a few less-dominant males may remain on the fringes of the group….Contrary to traditional portrayals of the herd stallion as the “ruler” of a “harem” of females, the actual leader of a wild or feral herd is the alpha or dominant mare.”
- “Studies of wild herds have shown that the herd stallion will usually drive out both young colts and fillies…. The fillies usually join another band in fairly short order, the colts driven out from various herds usually join together for safety in small “bachelor” groups until those who are able establish dominance over an older stallion in another herd.”
- “The edge of the herd is the domain of the herd stallion, who must fight off both predators and other males.”
So we see a clear hierarchy: the alpha stallion is the strongest horse (but usually lets the alpha mare run things), then the alpha mare does the day-to-day leading, then the beta mares, then the few beta males allowed to follow along with the herd. Many of the betas and the omega males are cast out, along with a few potential studs that might rise to be the next alpha. The young fillies that are driven out don’t usually flock to the beta outcasts. No, they find another alpha (that’s not their father) and hypergamously mate with him.
Human Hierarchy: Apex Alpha Males, Alpha Females, Alpha Males, Beta Females, Beta Males
Though not exactly the same, the human hierarchy is similar in a sexual “free market.” The apex alpha males are at the top and control many aspects of society. The alpha females want both primary access to the apex alpha males and to exercise control (together with their alpha apex male allies) over the female herd. Many of the beta females of the herd are hypergamous, often envious of the glamorous lives of the alpha females and their greater access to the alpha males. However, by dressing slutty and offering up easy sex they can have the alpha for a night or two themselves–they can feel the intoxicating power of being desired by the desirable. Of course not all women are hypergamous and many are happy with the beta males available to them.
As with the beta male horses, the lesser males in today’s society don’t have much say in things. They can shut up and get by but if they start to speak up too much against the received wisdom of the herd then the alpha mares, the beta mares, white-knight nags, and even the alpha stallion at times, will shame them and threaten to cast them out.
Yes, the apex alpha males deservedly get the limelight but the idea of the alpha mare is an often ignored but highly important role in human society, especially today’s. Women might not have quite the role of the equine alpha mare but the human version does have great influence, much more than they’re given credit for when men are seen as privileged while women are exaggeratedly portrayed as powerless victims. No, today’s women are very powerful since they control the price of sex. And the alpha mares are even more powerful because they have great control over the message given to the female herd and the herd female either complies or is punished. Finally, bringing up the rear are the majority of males that do what the herd demands.
Speculation on How Things Changed in Society
Apex alphas want the dollar, work, vote, and pussy of the female herd.
Due to technology, the main divider between men and women–physical strength–was largely removed. Also, many of the intense domestic labors were replaced with machines. This freed women up to be able to work outside the home, thus providing a larger and cheaper workforce to rich business owners. Here’s one example of where the interests of business apex alphas aligned with feminist women. Also, with women earning more there were more customers than ever. Women voting is one area where political apex alphas (often situational apex alphas) and other politicians have to be more responsive to women and thus aren’t quite as independent of the female herd as other more independent apex alphas are, like top athletes and rock stars that sell much of their product to men and are highly desired by women.
Also, apex and regular alphas want lots of sex and so they were happy to see the societal restrictions on women loosen up. Some foolish betas probably thought they’d be swimming in pussy too, only to see that pussy swimming the other way. And since women are now more self-supporting or government-supported then more of them are freed up to service higher-value men.
So we see that many apex alpha males, regular alphas, and even greater betas actually benefit from the current society where women are free to fuck up.
Alpha Females Mostly Allied With Apex Alpha Male Goals
What about the alpha females? Many of them want wealth and power. Many also want the best men they can get. Those that go for the rock-star type have to be sexy and famous and they often gain that fame through a combination of their beauty and selling their sexiness to some extent. (Think of Kim Kardashian and many of the pop stars who wear sexy outfits and sing about sex.)
The feminists wanted power but implicitly this made them want higher and higher value men because as women became more successful then that raised the bar of what kind of men could satisfy their hypergamy.
All of these messages of what the alpha mares wanted were sent to the beta mares by both word and example. The alpha mares wanted to justify themselves and impose their views on the rest to create the kind of world they wanted. The beta mares, followers as they are, followed along, with pockets of conservative or libertarian resistance here and there.
The politicians and businessmen went along with these trends for the reasons described above. The beta males sensed the movement in the herd and didn’t want to offend feminine sensitivities so they accepted much of the demands of feminism too. Only as the beta males started to lose out on sex and good marriage partners and divorce rates underwent a step change up did men gradually and belatedly wake up to the fact that the sexual revolution didn’t bring paradise island to all. And women are also realizing that being free to go for it all doesn’t mean you’ll get it.
Perhaps it’s time for a change.