12 Things Wrong With America

Here are some things that I immediately noticed upon returning to Washington DC after being away in Europe for twenty months:

1. There are a lot of girls in the 5 range. These are girls who would be 7’s if they lost weight and purchased a beauty kit. Oftentimes I’d see a girl in a coffee shop or in a bar and say to myself, “Yeah, I’d bang her, but I wouldn’t approach her.” In some situations these girls actually do approach men, setting the stage for an easy one-night stand that you hope is not witnessed by anyone.

2. Everyone is a slave to their phones. The need for Americans to be constantly distracted with smartphones is a result of their perverse need to keep pace with whatever technological device Silicon Valley shits out. I noticed that only blue-collar Mexicans on the bus are able to sit still without playing with their phone or MP3 player.

3. There is no unifying culture, but everyone talks the same. The next ten people you see can be from completely different backgrounds and styles, with no obvious pattern to their character, but the second they start talking it’s obvious they consume the same mass media. Americans value individuality but only when it comes to appearance. A preppy Georgetown lawyer and H Street hipster can actually have identical speech. “Really?”

4. Strangers are too friendly. If I talk to a person it’s because I want to have sex with them or exchange information, but Americans view conversation as a means of entertaining themselves. Since most people (not just Americans) are not interesting or funny, you have to endure the populace and their poor attempts at being social. It’s so obvious to me why I naturally evolved indirect game—it wonderfully hacks into the American communication style.

5. The signal-to-noise ratio in conversations is abysmal. Americans know how to speak, but they don’t know how to have a conversation. Their typical chatter is so inane that most of my conversations are trying to figure out how to end the conversation. Sometimes you just want to say, “You gotta shut up!” European people can be shy on the surface, but they generally talk about interesting things and know how to calibrate their audience. Americans are so clueless that they continue talking even when you stop making eye contact and focus on something else.

6. There’s no concept of boundaries. During my first trip to a Starbucks, I overheard an employee recapping her weekend. Within a couple minutes I knew what guy she liked, how drunk she got, the guy that her friend likes, and who she has ongoing beefs with. I’ve heard people talking about medical issues on the phone while riding the Metro. You get the feeling that people want you to notice them. This is even more extreme with urban youth who are loud and physically encroach on your space so that you have no choice but to recognize their existence.

7. People worry about the most insignificant things. With all their survival issues solved, even among America’s poor, there is a sad amount of energy put on mundane problems. For example, I overheard a woman telling someone, “Did I tell you I broke my nail?” She went on for five minutes to explain how it happened and how much it hurt.

8. Female interactions are dominated by fake compliments. Women greet each other not with a hello, but a compliment based on appearance, even though that compliment is in no way warranted. I lost count how many times I heard, “You look great!” I’d turn my head to see a woman who absolutely did not look great. I suspect that insincere complimenting is another drop in the bucket to account for why American women have large self-esteems that are above their actual worth.

9. The level of game among men is going down. I may have to recant my earlier sentiment that American guys have the best game, because with nights out in DC and Baltimore, I saw game that would make some Eurofags look like players, and that’s if I saw guys even approaching. It also appears that guys are getting game material not from reputable sources but popular television programs. The game or PUA movement—whatever you want to call it—has peaked. This is good news if you’re in the game, because you will develop specialty skills that the younger generation simply won’t bother to learn.

10. People stuff their face after a night of drinking. It’s disturbing to see so many people eating greasy food after consuming several hundred calories from alcohol loaded with juice. Most of them are overweight yet they eat pizza or artisanal burgers right before they go to bed. It’s like they want to be fat.

11. Society is being constructed to protect women at the expense of men. In America, women are treated like porcelain dolls that must be treated gently. Great work has been made to ensure they are more educated than men, and women under 35 now make more than them. This protection has entered the nightlife sphere. Now you enter a popular bar that has five burly bouncers equipped with ear pieces to field any bogus complaints from women. It has become a risk to even verbally bitch out a girl. In America I feel like just walking around is a trap, and that some woman, somewhere, will use the state’s power to inconvenience me or ruin my life in some way. The amount of power they have over men is absolute.

12. Boys in public schools are being brainwashed with feminist ideology. My little brothers are being trained to act like women—to care, share, be polite, and blindly follow authority. The vice principal at my 9-year-old brother’s school called my dad because he laughed when his friend was teasing another kid. They also made him sign a contract saying he would no longer hang out with that friend during recess. It’s just a matter of time until they suggest ADD drugs for him so that his female teacher isn’t inconvenienced with normal boy behavior.

On a brighter note, here are two good things about America…

1. Drinks are expensive, but they’re extremely strong. I thought I was becoming a man in Europe because I could take down eight or so vodka drinks and still keep it together, but after just three vodkas in America, I need to slow down. My alcohol tolerance hasn’t gone up as much as I thought.

2. Game is made for feminists. It’s so deadly effective on them that I understand why I proclaimed America to be the best place to get laid. More than any other woman in the world, feminists want excitement from men, something that modern game teaches them. Unfortunately, after too much time abroad, trying to get laid with American women feels like dumpster diving.[culturewar]

Read More: A Conversation About What’s Wrong With America

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Shreks
Shreks
7 years ago

The insane addiction to smart phones is a huge issue. I’m guilty of it, but I am making a conscious effort to stop it. Saturday night I was out with four friends (one girl) and everyone had their phone except for me. Its an avoidance behavior.

Hawk
Hawk
7 years ago

Excellent insights from you. yes you are correct as well that the whole smart phone / social networking infrastructures are seriously changing female behavior. The point about the nighclubs is spot on. In fact some chicks just enjoy making up shit out a guy in the club they never met and send the dogs after him (read: bouncers) and of course these oversided pin dick fags will always side with the women. Your assertions about the publics schools are true and becoming something out of an Orwellian sicence fiction story. Its scary. If I was a father i would home school my kid, until of course the STATE makes it illegal. In a nutshell, AMERICA SUCKS!

Ralph
Ralph
7 years ago

I deeply respect the Americans for being guarantors of our freedom (I am European), but boy do they get on my nerves, especially the fakeness – as u say. And the girls are just bitches from hell.

Der Mac
Der Mac
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

Guarantors of your freedom?!? Ever heard of TTIP? For Godsakes, don’t swallow U.S. propaganda in any form.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

If you don’t like it get the fuck out..it’s not America’s fault your poor and have qualities that prevent access to the millions of million plus+ 8,9,10s that walk the street.

Der Mac
Der Mac
5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

He definitely needs to learn how to spell bad enough for whorez like you.

Onder
Onder
7 years ago

I would argue that this is a common problem all over the world. Every girl, regardless of culture or location, wants to be gamed.

The point you also made about the smartphone is also very true. If you want to know how extreme this is, download the ‘Whatsapp messenger’ app on your iphone or android phone. It gives you the ability to see when a girl’s last log in time was…

I kid you not, every girl i’ve ever tried gaming in the past and failed, all have an average log in gap of 10 minutes from 9am up until 1am the next morning…

It’s no wonder i was able to game these girls… Far too much competition and distraction.

I honestly think the only way to a girls heart in the near future is a same night lay or a a same day lay if meeting her on the street.

This will mean having perfect logistics as part of your game plan.

Phinn
Phinn
7 years ago

Roosh is right — game works like crazy on American feminists.

It works because there are so few educated, middle-class and upper-middle-class men who behave in a way that’s truly masculine. (I’m talking about “class” in the sense of distinctive sub-cultures, with similarities in backgrounds, life experience and family structures, not in terms of incomes.)

Among working class American men, it’s still fairly common to see men behaving in a masculine way. Feminism didn’t penetrate that group, and is still rattling around in the group where it began — as a white upper-middle class phenomenon. As long as you are a contractor or fireman and drive a noisy truck, it is still socially acceptable to be masculine. But most college-educated and professional American women will not consider dating those men, and those men often don’t want to date educated women either, because of all the headaches they bring to the table.

But in post-1970s America, the Most Endangered Species is the educated white-collar male who acts like a man, asserts his authority over women especially, and wants a woman who acts in a feminine way.

That’s why Don Draper, a fictional character, became an instant cultural icon — he doesn’t exist anymore. He’s been shamed out of existence.

I know it’s anecdotal, but I see this in my social circle, too. I live in an upper-middle-class small town. All of the wives are college graduates. All of the men are highly successful. (They drive much nicer cars than mine.) In this group, almost all the married men I know are goofy. They defer to their overbearing wives. In social situations, they are easy-going, self-deprecating and make fun of the fact they are dominated by women.

In my circle of acquaintances, there are only two counter-examples of genuinely masculine men. These two men are plainly dominant over their submissive wives (both of whom are hot for their age). However, both of these men are clearly sociopaths, who have no discernible emotional lives, no close male friends to speak of, and spend all of their time entertaining themselves on their various meaningless time-wasting, unproductive diversions. They are not social leaders. They are both smug, self-interested pricks who exhibit almost nothing in terms of social warmth. Neither of them does anything outside of their jobs that amounts to a long-term project or interest of any kind. All they do is work (in solo business enterprises, not surprisingly), and when they’re not working, they’re vacationing or watching TV. They have nothing interesting to talk about that’s not work or vacation-related.

I don’t fault them for living their lives as they choose, but I do think it’s interesting — literally ALL of the men I know who have some functioning ability to connect with people socially and an active inner life are clear feminized, deferential betas, and the ONLY two alphas are essentially dead inside.

That’s what feminism has done — extinguished Alpha behavior, except where it survives only in (a) social classes outside of upper-middle-class circles, and (b) in the very few number of men who, for deep psychological reasons, have no interest whatsoever in anything but themselves and therefore don’t give a shit.

The educated man who acts like a genuine man, but still has a soul, is so rare that women are now desperate. A man like that will pull so much female attraction nowadays, he wouldn’t know what to do with it all.

samseau
samseau
7 years ago

I was at a house party over the weekend, full of bro’s and Britney’s.

The only people they would talk to were ones they already know prior to the party.

I tried to have a conversation with some of them, but people only resorted to acting excited with each other before the conversation fizzled out. They then pulled out their smartphones and started looking at shit.

It was so pathetic.

The only thing bringing them together was drinking alcohol, and at the end of the night a ton of them got pizza’s and stuffed their faces.

Thank god I don’t need to date girls from that crowd.

hamster
hamster
7 years ago

You are literally the most pathetic attempt at an anthropologist I have ever witnessed in my life. Your ability to draw conclusions from experience signals abysmally low intelligence. You make generalizations about the third biggest country in the world that maybe a retarded ape would, most of which are not even logical. My favorite bit was the bit about Americans being bad conversationalists. You’re a shitty writer, I guess all Americans are?

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

A relation of mine is one of the world’s preeminent gender workers and I have to say that she agrees with the fact that women have absolutely no problems in america and that men are actually getting the short end of the stick. Send the women empowerment to Africa and India. Over here in America we need male empowerment.

Riverph
Riverph
7 years ago

#1 Wrong: A middle aged bitch drugged and raped an underage 16 year old boy and her punishment was PROBATION. A man who did the same thing to an underage girl would have gotten 50 years in buttfuckers prison. Feminism will destroy America, it’s already broken the ‘men’

thecaptainpower
7 years ago

Roosh, would you say that American men are the best, American women the worst?

Riverph
Riverph
7 years ago

@8 Anonymous, NO the poor Africans and Indians don’t need your MENTAL ILLNESS shipped to them. They have enough problems to deal with without adding loudmouth feminist cunts to that list

Jay
Jay
7 years ago

Funny post, good observations- except, in my opinion, the one about game being good for feminists. Not because it may not be accurate, but who in their right mind would even be down for gaming these androgynous, snarky, man-hating amoebas? Gotta be a bottom dweller stoop that low.

Sure some of them have fuckable bodies but God forbid that would mean you would have to talk to the nasty things.

JJ Roberts
JJ Roberts
7 years ago

I wondered how many days it would take you after your return to write your things-wrong-with-america post.

Two things amazed me though

1) You did not mention flip flops once – I am genuinely amazed

2) Alchol is strong in America?! Hmmm, well this Bud is for you !

rivsdiary
7 years ago

man roosh you have become a fucking good writer and cultural critic. not exactly at the de tocqueville level, but close.

playmuc
playmuc
7 years ago

perhaps smartphones are a good filter for uninspiring, boring people? a cool, interesting person doesnt get boring, just because he or she has a smartphone..

A.J.
A.J.
7 years ago

Hey, when is your next meet-up Roosh? Would like to come out with some of my friends who have been learning and practicing the game for about a year

Urbanite
Urbanite
7 years ago

So you base your opinion on just DC? That hardly seems fair. America is a huge country. Would you generalize the same about all European countries?

I have no problem with people using smartphones while sitting in the bus. There’s not much else to do. Anyone who checks it while I’m out with them and I’m gone.

Pedro Cristiano
Pedro Cristiano
7 years ago

Yeah, this is all linked with excessive social stimulus and being out of touch with real life issues. Always consuming information through TV or smart phones doesn’t give the brain a chance to relax and idle. People get momentum doing this and never relax their brain, leading to lack of concentration, brain drowsiness and an attention span inferior than a chicken. With bad food, lack of exercise and a boring job you get a very reactive and shitty mind.

Therapsid
Therapsid
7 years ago

@15 If smartphones are a filter for boring people, well, guess what? Almost everyone under 60 in America must be uninspiring dullards because they’re all on smartphones whenever their busy lives are intruded upon by a moment of free time.

Brandon
Brandon
7 years ago

About # 12…my little brother in highschool has it waaaay worse than I did. Now there’s security at every corner, and once they threatened to put my mom in jail because my legal 18 year old bro missed too many days. Back in my day they just called it senioritis and said the hell with it.

Anon
Anon
7 years ago

Roosh, have you spent much time in other American cities? Would be interesting to see what your experiences are of other places in America besides DC are, such as NYC, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, West coast…DC is probably an exaggerated example of all the parts you hate the most about the US.

LS
LS
7 years ago

#5 & 6, seriously. We may have a rise in social media, but a decline in social skills. People don’t even pick up on body language cues anymore. Me turning away from you means I’m done listening to you. Then there is the fake “gotta take this phone call” way out if you want to be polite. But fuck it, now I just walk away.

Brian Mark
7 years ago

Coment to Roosh. I’d have to say this is a great article too. Being away from the USA for a period of time gives you perspective to see changes much easier than someone that stays local. I was away from the USA a lot over the last 5 years, and each time I came home I was shocked by the changes. What I’ve seen is that Women are getting fatter and uglier in the USA. It’s a steady slide. 99% of females are addicted to their phones and they can’t live in the moment. 5. The signal-to-noise ratio in conversations is abysmal. Women can only talk and not listen. It’s pitiful to try to have a conversation, and they are just talking about nothing. 9. The level of game among men is going down. It is worse than it has ever been in my lifetime. 12. The schools are brainwashing boys to be Feminist. My cousins have told me that I’m racist, sexist, and not progressive! It’s a sad state of affair now for men in the USA.

Spike Gomes
Spike Gomes
7 years ago

Too bad you sold the motorcycle, Roosh.

I’d love to see a “Motorcycle Diaries” slash “Bangs Across America” segment. I’m one of those who agree with those who say your conclusions about America are a bit overdefined by the Coastal urban experience. Time to see what flyover country offers, and even if there ain’t much to fuck in Baton Rouge, there’s probably a lot to see and talk about.