I’d like to thank Justin Garcia, also known as “Master Chim,” and in Middle Earth, “Gimli,” for including me in the 100th episode of his bold and unapologetic Pressure Project podcast. Garcia had me on one of his first episodes, and since then has tirelessly devoted his efforts to talking about the failing state of American manhood and other taboo topics from a pro-strength and masculinity perspective. To put it simply, he and his guests approach the issues of the day like a man would approach them. Episode #100 is one of the best podcast conversations I’ve been a part of, on par with the Art of Manliness podcast and Mating Grounds with Tucker Max.
The other guest on the show was Thomas Kier from Sayoc Tactical. I’ve met Tom in person, so it was good to see him again at least on-screen and talk about tribalism, violence, multiculturalism, feminism, masculinity and self-reliance with him.
One thing that stuck with me after the podcast was Tom’s discussion of “feeders” and “receivers.” He uses the concept to teach an aggressive mindset, but it certainly has broader applications. In particular, it made me think of our relationship with “the media” and how, as I mentioned in the podcast, people who we wouldn’t respect in person are able to drive our discussions. I noted this a year or so ago in my piece “I’m Sorry, I Just Don’t Keep Up With The Ladies’ Magazines” for Counter-Currents. Since then, while I sometimes agree to write about a “hot topic” or get caught up in the outrage of the moment, I’ve tried to avoid “reacting” to the daily clickbait. I would never pay attention to someone like Lindy West or Micheal Moore or Anita Sarkeesian or Jessica Valenti or any of he finger-wagging SJW fags at Gawker media. Their opinions have zero value to me, and their interests are in conflict with my own. As long as we remain “receivers” of their “attacks,” we will always be reacting and defending — even when we are “mocking” and “criticizing” them. They are still calling the shots. I want to be a feeder of ideas, not a receiver. I want to produce and demonstrate and take action, not merely “comment.” To create meaningful change, those of us who see the world differently and who want to live differently need to become feeders.