The Return of Kings international meetups were cancelled after a media shitstorm that blew up over false and hysterical claims that Roosh is an advocate of legal rape and that the meetings were international rape committees.
It centered on an article that Roosh wrote titled ‘How to Stop Rape’ that was wilfully misinterpreted by the media. The title is a clue right away that the thrust of the article is about stopping rape, not promoting it. You can read the whole thing here and decide for yourself.
A Modest Proposal
It’s written after the style of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, in which both Swift and Roosh take a deliberately facetious position in order to highlight a social problem. In Swift’s case it was the treatment of the poor, starving Irish. In Roosh’s case it was rape.
He concludes that if rape wasn’t a crime, people’s behaviours would have to change in order to reduce it. In order to reduce rape, and without big government, people would be forced to make better decisions. By using an idea so obviously ridiculous as decriminalising rape, he raises the question of why so many young girls make bad decisions and put themselves in situations where they could be raped. You might disagree with his reasoning or his conclusions but this isn’t a call for rape to be legalised. Roosh is no more calling for legalising rape than Swift was calling for eating children.
It has been a campaign of lies and sensationalism. Sensationalism is a word that only ever pertains to journalists. It is never used anywhere else because lying to provoke outrage is the journalist’s stock in trade and it is only ever done to promote the progressive narrative. They’ve been complicit in every scheme of the left. There is no leftist dissent. Journalists didn’t suddenly decide to become reactionary conservatives to attack Roosh and Return of Kings. Supposedly reputable media outlets like The Independent publish garbage like this and nobody was doxxed, threatened or lost their job over it.
Neither Return of Kings nor Roosh advocate for rape, but it is a convenient hook for the media to hang their hat and whip up a hysterical mob of proles who lack the critical thinking to see what Return of Kings is really about. Proles don’t want to be educated about the modern world’s broken society and they don’t want to listen to reason. They want emotional knee-jerk reactions to whoever is the latest figure of hate. The mob who posted obscene threats of violence, death, castration and even rape have revealed themselves to be far more vitriolic than anything that has been published on Return of Kings.
Return of Kings’ real crime is not advocating rape but challenging the prevailing leftist orthodoxy. They do it in an irreverent and sometimes crude manner but it works and they have brought a lot of men towards Traditionalist thinking. It was for this reason I was hoping to attend one of these meetings and encouraged others to do so.
A lot of the growing alternative right blogosphere grew up reading the likes of Roosh and Heartiste. Roosh leans heavily on outrage, but there are far more astringent opinions out there. Check out Jim’s blog if you’re tough enough. If the varied strands of the alternative right have a single unifying feature it is one of being rooted in painful truths and the failure of conservatism. Painful truths of race and sex differences which when ignored produce even more difficult problems. Most people would prefer to ignore this and react emotionally when their liberal worldview is challenged. The media won’t tackle these painful truths so it falls to independent websites like Return of Kings.
It’s easy to criticise pickup culture as degenerate, and it is, but question how and why it arose? Why do live in a society where there are so many men turn to a website like Return of Kings? Why do we live in a society where men like Roosh can sleep around without ever running into a shotgun and a church at some point? If you think that they’ll come for Roosh but not for you because you signal your distaste for him you’re dangerously wrong. They’re coming for all of us.
The media have revealed themselves to be wholly unburdened by truth or conscience and interested only in pushing the progressive dogma and hiding the full extent of the decline. Anonymous doxxed Roosh and left him and his family vulnerable to violence. Anonymous are not the masked champions for truth they claim to be, but sinister leftist activists who pick and choose their victims according to an agenda.
Groups like the Scottish Defence League, a regional offshoot of the English Defence League, promised to disrupt and attack the Scottish meetings. The SDL and groups like them are organisations which capitalise on anti-Islamic sentiment but only in order to defend the liberal orthodoxy. They oppose Islam only because it is a threat to the modern world, replete with its promiscuity, homosexuality, drug addiction and lack of faith.
The Reactionary suggests the modern world is the problem and that barbarian incursions are merely the consequence of a soft and dying culture which has forgotten its roots. Modernism is characterised by the idea that our ancestors who survived and overcame thousands of years of war, plague and famine were ignorant bigots. Reaction is the humble idea that they might have been right all along.
The histrionics of the mob, relying on hearsay and Chinese whispers and unaware exactly of what they were outraged about shows that the vast majority of people cannot be trusted with institutional power. If so many people could have been fooled so easily, what hope is there for democracy? What else do government and media lie about?
The truth will come out in the end. Some men will see the fallout of all of this: the media hysteria, the threats of protest and violence made against men who just wanted to drink and meet new friends. Libertarians will realise that the left will never leave them alone. Debating these people is impossible and pointless.
Return of Kings barely even deals with girl-chasing anymore. Look at some of the writers on there: Brother Aurelius, a Catholic monk who has taken a vow of celibacy. Michael Sebastian, a trad Catholic husband and father. Orthodox Christian Reactionary Mark Citadel. Quintus Curtius who shines a light on wisdom from classical literature. The writers at Return of Kings are far more conservative than some of the ‘conservative’ pundits attacking them. Some men will see this and start to ask questions:
Why are women, blacks, Muslims and homosexuals allowed to organise, agitate and bully but a simple meeting of men must be crushed immediately?
Why did the media go into overdrive to misrepresent these meetings while they have for years colluded with government and police in hiding and excusing urban black dysfunction, the invasion of Europe and organised rape and trafficking of underage girls in almost every city across Western Europe?
What is so threatening about straight, white, Christian men organising themselves? The fact that we are not allowed to suggests that it is all the more important that we do.