On September 23, 2019 Anthony Dream Johnson tweeted out the following sentence in the context of promoting his upcoming 21 Convention event in Orlando, Florida to be held October 24th to October 27th, 2019:
“We’ve even done the unthinkable this year: we’re openly celebrating and promoting fatherhood, family, marriage, and a new western patriarchy.”
These I think are historic words indicating the start of a new phase or a new era in the history of the Manosphere; the most important development in the Manosphere in the past 10 years.
Stage 1 of MRA (Men’s Rights Activist) or Manosphere development got started in 1977 with the founding of the National Coalition for Men. Then in 1993 Warren Farrell wrote his book The Myth of Male Power. Then in 2001 Mike LaSalle founded the website Men’s News Daily which became the main gathering point for MRAs for some time.
The Stage 1 MRA is focused on fighting against “unfair treatment” of men and tends to advocate for “true gender equality.” They tend to be rejectionist towards women; they are the MRAs and the MGTOWs (Men Going Their Own Way).
Stage 2 of MRA / Manosphere development got started on September 22, 2009 with the launch of the group website The Spearhead founded by W. F. Price. This is The Red Pill movement; this is the innovation that came from PUAs (Pick Up Artists) combining with MRAs who took “The Red Pill” of the “truth” of inter-sexual dynamics.
The Stage 2 MRA is focused on “getting laid,” how to enter into shallow non-committed relationships with women on their own terms. They are highly focused on avoiding and combating against women’s abusive behaviors and complain about “unfairness” to some extent but they are at least engaging with women and have some hopes and intentions towards how to be a good man and how to make a relationship with a woman work. Also they reject the concept of gender equality but at the same time are hostile towards the idea of “manning up” or having responsibilities towards women.
What I am claiming here is that Anthony Johnson’s statement on September 23, 2019; “We’ve even done the unthinkable this year: we’re openly celebrating and promoting fatherhood, family, marriage, and a new western patriarchy.”; that this represents the beginning of Stage 3 of MRA / Manosphere development.
This is not something a “Red Pill” typical manospherian would say; Anthony Johnson clearly being aware of this, that he is entering into new territory, by his preface that “We’ve even done the unthinkable this year:”
The “Red Pill” is all about “the true nature of women;” that women are out to get you, to take advantage of you, to leave you as soon as they find a better man, and of course “the system” is entirely stacked against you as a man so entering into any serious or committed relationship with a woman is dangerous stuff. Better to always keep your distance emotionally, make sure you have an exit, and use a variety of manipulation techniques to make sure you always keep the upper hand in your relationship with a woman.
Anthony Johnson is being more bold here, more socially constructive, more positive and more future oriented, and most importantly not just focused on his own interests as a man. This is just “not done” in the Manosphere, at least not until now.
The Stage 1 MRA or MGTOW views women as highly dangerous and exploitative without much to offer; better to just leave women alone and be a man “Going His Own Way” as the MGTOWs proclaim.
The Stage 2 Red Pill Man PUA still sees women as dangerous and exploitative but at least has confidence that he can learn “game” and deal with women on his own terms as long as he doesn’t get too close emotionally and avoids commitment or entanglements.
What Anthony Johnson is advocating here; “fatherhood, family, marriage, and a new western patriarchy;” this implies no longer being afraid of women, having confidence in ones ability as a man to be benevolently dominate over women, and furthermore to be able and willing to take on all of the different responsibilities that a man has towards women, towards children, and towards creating and maintaining the social order overall. This is a far more empowered and socially constructive and indeed moral mindset.
Fatherhood is men serving the interests of children, family is men serving the interests of women and children combined as a family unit, marriage is men serving the interests of women, and patriarchy is men serving the interests of the community overall; men, women, and children all together. All of these different things are idealistic with the man taking on an orientation of service and duty to others.
This is in stark contrast to the Stage 1 MRA or MGTOW whose only interest is in protecting himself from harm and punishing the woman for her bad deeds and the Stage 2 Red Pill Man PUA whose main interest is sex without commitment and “keeping his woman in line” so that the relationship is good for him as the man.
One might say it is foolhardy to commit yourself to a woman; that the woman has too much power due to the biased family law system and “you go girl” culture that always takes the woman’s side; that being idealistically oriented as a man makes no sense in the current anti-male environment.
What you have to keep in mind is that the current cultural and legal environment is both anti-male and anti-female; men are treated badly in that women are encouraged to be rebellious and disobedient and selfish minded and women are also treated badly in that men are encouraged to neglect and abandon women, to not take care of and provide for women as they should, and men are also encouraged to be selfish minded, to not place women’s interests first.
A traditional dominant man offers more to a woman than the average man and the traditional dominant man in turn demands more from a woman than the average man; this is why being a traditional dominant man works even in a feminist anti-male environment; because he gives more than other men he can successfully demand more from women in return.
Stage 1 – MRAs and MGTOWS – is characterized by the man being focused on punishing and avoiding the woman.
Stage 2 – Red Pill and PUAs – is characterized by the man entering into shallow relationships where he keeps his distance and the man is focused on serving himself in the relationship; his interests as the man comes first.
Stage 3 – Patriarchy and Family Orientation – is characterized by the man entering into deep committed relationships with women, ideally and hopefully marriage, and the man is focused on serving others; serving women, serving children, and serving the social order overall.
Stage 4 – Obedience to God or the Superior Power – is characterized by the man seeking marriage and following the moral rules of traditionalism, the restrictions and moral obligations and expectations of the past; the man is focused on obedience to God or the Superior Power or the Natural Order of Things; the man serves the woman as his duty to God, the man serves his children as his duty to God, the man serves the community overall as his duty to God.