The Root of Male Depression

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I read this article about a young man who shot himself after using a drug (Kratom) for an extended period of time.  When things like this happen it is typically only a matter of time before people start calling for the banning of the drug, or the gun which he used to end his own life, but focusing on drugs and guns ignores the bigger problem.

The article mentions that the man struggled with anxiety, and it was this anxiety which let him to start using the drug:

In the months leading up to that day, she says, her son had come to her and asked for help with what he called an addiction to the substance, which he had initially turned to for his anxiety. 

Both suicide and drug use are escape strategies.  If there are more suicides and higher drug use now then there have been in the past, then we need to look at what has changed in society.  It’s worth noting that men commit most of the suicides.  Why is that?

The left often says that men kill themselves more because they are not able to talk about their true feelings.  They claim that there are cultural mores in place which attach shame to men talking about their feelings or what is bothering them.  This presupposes that men are essentially the same as women.  Typically when women are upset about something they will talk about it, and they often prefer for the other person to listen, and at most give an emotion laden complimentary speech of sorts.  Men are more interested in solutions than feel-good kumbaya speeches, which amount to empty rhetoric.

My grandmother lived through the Great Depression.  She told me that back then it was very common for men to shoot themselves and jump off of tall buildings.

Men draw their self-esteem from their accomplishments, not from the amount of friends that they have or whether or not people like them.  This is why when men meet for the first time in social settings they often begin the conversation by saying something along the lines of “what do you do?”  That is a reference to their occupation.  One of the most basic requisites for male confidence and mental well-being is the man’s ability to provide for himself.

A man who cannot support himself is almost never going to have a positive self-image.  It makes little difference whether a man is unemployed or underemployed due to a poor economy or institutional discrimination, because in the end he was still unable to overcome the situation and help himself.  There is no escaping the personal inadequacy, or the fact that there is no niche for him to fill.  He is a surplus male.  As things continue, the situation will continue to grate on him, until he either finally finds a way to overcome it or to cope with it.  Coping strategies revolve around finding a way to escape on some level or another.

A kumbaya speech is not going to fix the problem, as the problem was not caused by the lack of a kumbaya speech.  A kumbaya speech is not even going to function as a coping strategy or an escape, as it’s based on nothing and offers nothing.

It used to be that when men graduated from high school or college they would be able to get a job.  If they graduated from college they largely had their pick of the jobs.  A man would marry a woman who had probably never had sex with anyone, he would support the woman and whatever children resulted through his job, he would usually remain married to that woman his entire life, and he would retire and continue to live well.  Things are not like that anymore.

A high school degree is worth next to nothing, and the same is now true of many college degrees. All that awaits a man after college is uncertainty.  The situation is worse for white men, who are less likely to be considered for a job if a black man, Mexican, or a woman applies for the same job.  Marriage is also not what it used to be, as women in the west are no longer what they used to be.  Most marriages end in divorce, and the legal system is heavily skewed in favor of the women.

Many men are acutely aware of the situation, and perhaps an even larger number are aware of it subconsciously.  This is why men are turning in droves to a number of escape and coping strategies, including alcohol, drugs, pornography, excessive video-gaming, and even killing themselves in some cases.  The drugs and alcohol make a man feel happy, even though he’s not, and at the very least impair his ability to think to the point where his mind no longer has to dwell on the situation.  Pornography takes the place of navigating the pitfalls of a real relationship in order to achieve some feeling of sexual satisfaction.  A man might immerse himself in the artificial world of a videogame, where he can accomplish and overcome things.   Even though it’s only the illusion of accomplishment, it’s still more than he has in real life.  Suicide is the ultimate opting out.

I do not endorse any of these behaviors, but the root cause of their increase is the diminishing ability of men to be men.

I blame both the PC movement and the economy for this.  In order for men to be fulfilled, they must be free to be men.  They must be free to express themselves, even if other people consider what they are saying to be racist, sexist, or some other kind of ‘ist,’ and they should be free to do this without fear of losing their job and never being able to get another.  An economic recovery is absolutely essential.  A man with no niche is a man without a place, and no amount of kumbaya speeches is going to create a place for him.

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Radamanthes

I could be described as a libertarian monarchist with religious leanings and sympathies towards anarchy and nationalism. I have realized that a lot of my views are reactionary. Most of the time it's when I see something I don't like that I feel inspired to write. I'm basically like a badger being poked with a stick. I'm fairly ornery when poked, but I don't wish people harm provided that they don't seek to harm me either directly or indirectly. I don't at all care for the left, and I am not at all happy that they are out to destroy my way of life and undermine my freedom. But one of my goals is to spread awareness as much as I can. My Manifesto in Short.: 1. Dejure rights and positive liberty are invalid concepts. Man in his natural state is free. He is free to create what he wants, occupy and defend a territory he exists in, associate with who he wants, wear what he wants, say what he wants, follow whatever religion he wants, and essentially do whatever he pleases. Government is an artificial imposition which requires force both to come into existence and to exist. Therefore, government is not in a position to grant freedom or rights, as those already exist prior to the institution of government. Government can curtail freedoms, but it can never give them. The only fully legitimate function of government is to protect the natural rights of others from being violated by forces which they are incapable of combating, for example, protecting a farmer from the Mongol invasion. Protecting someone from having their feelings hurt is not a legitimate function, as never having hurt feelings is not a natural right. 2. Freedom of association and speech are more important than anyone's feelings. Feelings are subjective, and there is no reason why one person's feelings are any more valid than anyone else's. A law to protect one person's feelings from being hurt is certain to harm another person's, therefore, feelings cannot be a basis for law. My freedoms do not end where another person's feelings begin. 3. Democracy is a failure, and it is predicated on faulty premises. In order for Democracy to work, two criterion must be fulfilled, 1) those who tally the votes must do so honestly, and 2) those who vote must be moral and intelligent enough to make wise and proper decisions. The first premise is impossible to prove, and the second is not true of most people, therefore, Democracy is a questionable endeavor at best, and ultimately doomed to failure. In fact, under the best of circumstances Democracy is mob rule, but aside from that it also opens the door to demagoguery, tribal politics, and lobbying. 4. Communism and Islam are no less evil than Nazism. Communism has killed more people than Nazism, and in fact Stalin alone killed more people than Hitler. Islam has killed, and continues to kill more people than Communism and Nazism together. The only reason why communism and Islam are given a free pass is because Cultural Marxists are in charge of education, the media, and entertainment. Cultural Marxists have decided to institute communism by attacking the culture, and they have recognized Islam as something which they can use as an ally (for the time being). That is why both of those toxic ideologies get a free pass, but really they should not. Hitler worked with both Communists AND Muslims before the allies entered the war, and during the war he continued to work with Muslims. If some guy were to go around in a Nazi uniform and goose-step and Sieg hiel as he walked down the street he would never be able to get a job. His life would be over, and he might even be met with physical violence. If a white guy did it then things would be even worse. However, Muslims are able to walk down our streets wearing their terrorist clothing, their robes and hijabs, which represent thousands of years of slaughter, antisemitism, and persecution of religious and ethnic minorities (not to mention violence against women), and people just let them go. I want a complete and indefinite hiatus on Muslim immigration, and I want us to start repatriating the Muslims that are already here. 5. I utterly reject the concept of the "social contract." I did not ask to exist, nor did I have any control over what part of the world I was born in, which people group I was born into, or what other groups might happen to exist around me. Since my existence is entirely involuntary, I cannot be held responsible for the fact that I exist, nor is my existence sufficient grounds to argue that I owe something to someone else. I do not owe anyone money, goods, or services simply on the basis that I exist or that they exist. 6. Collective guild is a rubbish concept. No one can help what group they are born into, and no one is born owing anyone else anything. Debt is the result of borrowing resources on some level, and having just entered in the world one does not have the capacity to borrow, or really do anything beyond the most basic biological functions. Therefore, the notion that one baby is born owing something to another baby is absurd at best. 7. I thoroughly support Israel. I fully admit to supporting Israel for religious reasons, but if those were not in place I would still support Israel out of enlightened self-interest. Israel fulfills the real world equivalent of the function Gondor serves in Tolkien's Middle Earth. By that I mean they are close to the evil army, and draw a lot of it's attention and focus, and in doing so they protect the west. The difference is, that in Tolkien's world the west does not actively seek to import orcs and other members of the evil army, behind Gondor's back, whereas our moron leaders in real life do constantly import the evil army. Also, Jews are not a monolithic group, There are both left wing and right wing Jews. Those who are on the left are not motivated by religion to do what they do, but by the perverse Marxist ideology which they have adopted in place of their religion.

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2 thoughts on “The Root of Male Depression”

    1. Actually I heard that female depression and dissatisfaction exists at a higher rate than that of men. Maybe men kill themselves more because they are more decisive when it comes to taking action. Not sure, but when it comes to women, a lot of women are suffering from the effects of feminism. For example, the overall quality of the overall male-female dynamic has been undermined, and a lot of guys are opting out or relationships and marriage, which hurts women. Maybe I’ll do an entry on this, but as I’m not female I’ll have to write from a strictly external perspective based on what I have observed and seen.

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