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


  1. Shreks November 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

    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.

  2. Hawk November 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

    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!

  3. Ralph November 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

    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.

    1. Der Mac January 14, 2015 at 4:46 am

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

  4. Anonymous November 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    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.

    1. Der Mac January 14, 2015 at 4:47 am

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

  5. Onder November 5, 2012 at 10:09 am

    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.

  6. Phinn November 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

    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.

  7. samseau November 5, 2012 at 10:44 am

    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.

  8. hamster November 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

    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?

  9. Anonymous November 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

    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.

  10. Riverph November 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

    #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’

  11. thecaptainpower November 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

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

  12. Riverph November 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

    @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

  13. Jay November 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

    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.

  14. JJ Roberts November 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

    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 !

  15. rivsdiary November 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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

  16. playmuc November 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    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..

  17. A.J. November 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    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

  18. Urbanite November 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    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.

  19. Pedro Cristiano November 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    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.

  20. Therapsid November 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    @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.

  21. Brandon November 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    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.

  22. Anon November 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    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.

  23. LS November 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    #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.

  24. Brian Mark November 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    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.

  25. Spike Gomes November 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    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.

  26. Cad and Bounder November 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    In general Italians have the best game and everybody knows this. Denying it is an act of self delusion.

    However, the pinnacle of game is the refined Englishman of the old school. He is a dying animal but some of us try and keep the flame burning.

    Nigel Havers. Peter Bowles. Terry-Thomas. George Sanders.

    Google. YouTube. Read. Learn.

    Forever in their shadow.

    ABC (Always Be Cadding)

  27. Ari November 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Interesting but known. Why not blame some of the males that populate this website and circle jerk about the evils of women day long? I bet 60% of the readers here have POF and OKCupid profiles. They try and get easy bangs that require no more effort than shuffling a mouse.
    I went to the mall on my day off today…approached 2 7’s…got a number from a Latina in a short dress and boots. The Asian said she had a bf.
    My friend who went with me was amazed. I told him “you snooze, you lose.”

  28. hater November 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I was going to insult you as usual but I can’t be bothered tonight.

    Just wanted to say that you should know as an ectomorph how important it is to eat after drinks.

    You are consuming a lot of calories but also burning a lot off, walking from bar to bar, dancing etc. Better to have a big greasy kebab before bed than nothing at all. I love eating before bed, I wake up feeling powerful

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  30. Joey Giraud November 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Since going to work in corporate America, I’ve noticed the iPhone social shield thing, but something else has been driving me nuts.

    Office men opening the door, running ahead to open the door, staying behind to hold the door, for other men. It’s ridiculous.

    My theory about why only sociopaths act alpha is that there’s a lot of job stress and being a conformist is safer. Most everyone with social sense feels the pressure to get along, even to the point of holding a door for 20 seconds so that another perfectly able man doesn’t have to open his own damn door.

  31. Joey Giraud November 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    And not to suggest a racial reason, but Indian men are the most extreme cases of Beta the world has ever seen.

  32. Bojangles November 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Right on about drinks. In London, shots were fucking half the size and half the strength, but the same prize as a club drinks in the US (Ie. 6 pounds = 10+ dollars). Same thing in Berlin. It is a goddamn scam. At least you feel like a boss downing shots back to back….until an hour has passed and you realize you are barely buzzed.

  33. prepman (JR) November 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm


  34. Johnny Guitar November 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Hey Roosh, you are the Hemingway of PUA man. Just don’t end up like he did. Book reading recommendation for ya:

    Ride The Tiger by Julius Evola

    and Men Among The Ruins by the same author. Enjoy.

  35. nek November 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    #11 on your list is the one that sticks out the most to me. If a woman simply doesn’t want you there for whatever reason, she can have you removed. They are not expected to have to deal with any discomfort whatsoever. They can simply say “get him out of here” to a bouncer and they’ll remove you, even if you’ve never interacted with her and the only reason she wants you removed is because your shirt is too grey.

    You can’t defend yourself physically no matter how much damage they try to inflict, because other men in the vicinity will immediately jump on you, ignoring the fact that she assaulted you first. If you’ve ever seen a women’s self defense course, they show you how easy it is to do severe, permanent damage to a person regardless of size.

    I always hear “but women are weaker, you can’t hit them back”. If I hit Ray Lewis and he hit me back, you know what people would say? “Nek, you’re a fucking retard”. And they’d be right. Somehow this doesn’t apply to chicks.

    Oddly enough, I don’t blame the women too much. It’s a power trip, and power is an addictive drug. I blame other men.

  36. EarthlyEros November 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    @ Phinn #6, you’re so right no brother.

    Roosh’s Number 11 is also right on!!!

    Born and raised in Chicago and let me tell you this town is full of Manbeast, walking around in pants strutting like peacocks, swearing, and fondling their beta-bitches… It’s rare to find a real creature of the earth a feminine beautify wearing a skirt…

    I make it a point to stare them down when I’m walking down the street or just treat them like I’m talking to a weird androgynous person if I’m in a meeting or business transaction with them (this really agitates them; you see they expect to be accepted as an equal; like a man but with the benefits of a women).

    My day game is fantastic and my night game even better I can walk into any bar get names, phone numbers and pussy whenever I want. Guys younger, better looking than me just sit there never approaching. It’s dangerous though you have to watch your back and find the sweeties in the room…

    The female manbeast is top dog here amongst the professional class, I’m a realtor and whenever I take out a couple in Lakeview, Lincoln Park or any place on the Northside (That is; in the more affluent upper middle class neighborhoods; this has now become their natural habitat) it’s obvious that manbeast is in charge and beta-bitch is just there to say yes honey and carry the handbag and coat.

    My office is full of manbeast acting like men, they all want to fuck me of course ‘cause I know the score and keep an aloof air of masculinity about me which is Kryptonite to a feminist. Of course I’m not your typical highly educated white caller professional; I’m a self made man, I can hold my own in the boxing ring and trades punches with the toughest Irish or black developers and have been up and down the worst of the worst ghettos on the Southside of the city.

    Guys, like Roosh said: if you’re in the game it’s the best time in the world to get plenty of pussy in the States; your competition is just plain not even in the ball park.

    Last and most importantly, it’s up to us to act like men and teach other men and boys how to act like men. Punish manbeast feminist and reward true feminine creatures of this earth. Believe you me the feminist are at war with us and they all stick together to punish any act of manhood they see! Public Schools are a brain washing feminist liberal incubator for manbeast and beta-bitches, don’t ever forget that.

    Let’s not back down from this fight guys and take this country back. It’s up to us, there’s no one left!!!

  37. Anonymous November 6, 2012 at 1:35 am

    It’s only a matter of time before the USA makes vasectomies illegal, just wait lol

  38. Days of Broken Arrows November 6, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Great stuff.

    To #38: men already need the permission of their wives to get a vasectomy. Google it.

  39. Turner November 6, 2012 at 3:42 am

    fuck Roosh.

    On point. As per 4 and 5. I used to think I had mad social skills being able to keep a conversation flowing even with boring fucktards, However, over the past few years (living abroad mostly), I began to feel like these skills were rapidly eroding. I get bored in many conversations I have with Americans and I began to question if I was losing my touch as I got older. Just becoming more and more cynical (a typically grumpy bastard). But upon reflection, I think I maybe it isnt me. I find myself now (particular with americans) pushing more aggressively into polarizing conversations, to force the hand to avoid getting into these boring, inane conversations.

    I have been going to these travel/travel blogging conferences http://aroundtheworldin80jobs.com/make-money-travel-blogging/
    A high percentage of bloggers are American, and I have found that with the people there, it is either a person I really vibe wth, or one who is really boring as fuck, generic as fuck, and gets super preachy and up their own ass. So, I guess I try to get polarizing sooner rather than later to try to eject myself from the incessant chattery.

  40. CJ November 6, 2012 at 6:48 am

    All of this is so true.
    One thing I’d add is the trend of gyms becoming downright hostile to people who actually lift weights (see the ‘I pick things up and put them down commercial’ and Planet Fitness with their lunk alarm). The other day some fat old bitch walked up and told me to stop making noise while I was deadlifting. I told her to write her Congressman, and kept doing my shit. It’s not a god damn library. Some gyms won’t even let you do cleans or deads at all. It’s like they’re trying to enforce mediocrity, fatness, and weakness.

  41. gavin madden November 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

    So Roosh, would you say it’s easier for you to get laid in the US or Eastern Europe?

  42. k November 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    wait until the manbeast feminazi start to attack us Rooshians by restricting travel and/or making it more difficult to escape ………………..

  43. Apocalypseman November 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    How about add the way women dress. White sneakers? UGG boots and lululemons? If I wore my under armour with some cool kicks it doesn’t escape the fact I’m wearing gym clothes as trendy wear.

    How about the office? Pants? I know there are a few women in London that wear this from time to time but it is rare. Even more rare if they are attractive. Always feminine skirts and dresses.

    The cougars in the US that are almost as cut as me? Seriously? Guys go for this look? It’s disgusting. Nobody wants a girl that looks like she gargles testosterone every day.

  44. Mr. Pointyface November 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    “Eurofags”? You’re getting older and more influential, time to reduce the gratuitous intolerance and meanness, so when you strike it counts.

    You can’t convincingly complain about the snobby dismissive rudeness of the Murkabeest woman when..well, when you’re doing the same thing.

    Don’t become the Rush Limbaugh of the PUA’s.

  45. Brandon November 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    My co-worker actually believes women are in their prime fertility in their 30’s. Probably something his older girlfriend is telling him (she’s a fat ug). Then he goes on to spew random political and theological diarrhea even though I’m sighing and giving zero eye contact.

    I have no interest in enlightening these men anymore. Too much headache.

  46. Giovonny November 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I’ve been waiting for these. I like these cultural insights.

    Roosh, what do you eat after a night of drinking?

    [Roosh: I don’t eat after drinking]

  47. William November 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    @ nek
    “They are not expected to have to deal with any discomfort whatsoever.”

    I’ve seen alot of articles that touched on this subject, all in favor of men changing their behavior so they no longer make woman feel discomfort.

    Just the idea of a woman distancing herself from someone who makes her feel discomfort is absurd to them.
    Woman should be able to do whatever they want without any consequence or changing of their behavior.

    I heard today that the bus driver who upper-cutted a woman got fired, so you have a bus driver getting fired because he defended himself.

  48. Mr. C November 6, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    If you are out and seriously gaming; you shouldn’t be drinking.

  49. Mark Minter November 7, 2012 at 3:20 am

    This is my analysis of the election. And this is my manifesto.

    Here you had a sitting president that had everything going against him in voter sentiment, ambivalent economic data, if not bad data, a general lack of confidence of his ability to be a significant leader, and still he could not be beaten by his opponent.

    This has been the on going theme of my comments. Women are winning. Women are going to win and impose the changes on society that they wish and there is nothing you can do to stop it.

    The reason Obama won this election and why the Republicans were not able to gain any ground in the legislature was women. Pure and Simply. This election was about women. And the men lost. If the economy had improved even by a few percent more, then the election would never have been this close. Obama appealed to women and would blown Romney away. Romney was only in the race because of his ability to run on the economy and the antipathy that conservative white voters have towards Obama. In the Senate races, Woman won every race except for Maine where an independent candidate won, and the woman came in second. The conservative came in last.

    The forces arrayed against you, socially, economically, and politically are insurmountable. You can scream, whine, blog, comment, whatever, and you will not turn back the march of history. Even if the number of Red Pill aware men increases ten fold in the next few years, it still will not stop the inevitable erosion of the position of men, not only in America, but throughout the rest of the world.

    Now, I am going to tell you in no uncertain terms, if you have a dick then you are on your own and the forces of the world are arrayed against you. You can expect no political support, no social support, no support in the workplace, no support in the courts, with the police. Whether you realize it or not, women are a bigger enemy to you than any Arab, any Iranian, any Chinese.

    Your last chance to even slow this march was just lost. Democrats made a lot of hay about the Clint Eastwood presentation during the Republican convention where he used a chair a prop and addressed a hypothetical Barrack Obama in the chair. It was said that was essence of the Republican party, angry, old white men railing in their anger at a black Democratic president. And more and more of are those old, angry, white men going to die and not be replaced in the pipeline. In 2016 there will be even fewer of them and more and more non-white voters will move onto the voting rolls to replace those white male voters that will die over the next four years. Obama received 93% of the black vote, 69% of the hispanic vote, and 74% of the Asian vote. Romney won 59% of white voters. There will a smaller percentage of white voters in every election cycle from here on out.

    But the real issue was the gender gap. Women favored Obama, 54 percent to 44 percent, while men chose Romney by an almost identical margin, 53 percent to 45 percent. Mothers were more likely to support Obama (55 percent to 45 percent), while fathers sided with Romney (55 percent to 43 percent).

    “Democrats effectively made the case that issues important to women, not just issues like abortion and reproductive rights but economic issues of equal pay and access to jobs, those issues resonated with women,” said Ron Schurin, a political scientist at the University of Connecticut. “The Romney campaign seemed at times to be tone deaf on those issues. They tried to make a case, they just didn’t do it effectively.”

    The key race in the election cycle, the bellweather indicator of things to come, was the race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren. Expect this formula to be repeated by Democrats in subsequent elections. Elizabeth Warren was an academic, a law professor from Harvard, with a specialization in Bankrupty. So expect more races where a female former professor without any political baggage or experience will run, and win, on women’s issues that are masked as issues for families, for the “middle class”. It is my opinion that Elizabeth Warren will run for president in 2016 and will become the nominee. And more and more women will move into elected office and those women will push issues favorable to women as their primary agenda masking those issues as “for children”, “for education”, “for families”.

    Also, the story of the next four years will be stagnation on issues involving spending, spending cuts, unless it is a measure that effects women. Then public opinion, the media, and the army of women will coerce the Republican legislature into caving. When there are cuts or spending deals to be made, expect the deal not to cut things would have a more direct effect on women and pushed towards cuts that will affect men. If defense is cut, that effects men, fewer soliders, fewer defense contracts. Expect less stimulus spending on infrastructure, again more jobs for men. Expect this ongoing deal, tax cuts for the wealthy or business in exchange for what women want. Expect head start, health benefits, food stamp progams, education, aid to dependent children to be untouched. Expect more legislation like WAVA and IMBRA. Expect an EEO interpretation that further broadens sexual harrassment and sexual discrimination.

    You all need to understand in no uncertain terms, women despise you, they think little of you. They believe you brutish and violent, bull headed, and fundamentally stupid. The see you as big children that must be controlled and disciplined in order make you useful to them. And if you are not useful to them, if you do not provide those things that they wish from you, actually, more correct to say, those things they need from you, then you will not be a part of their lives.

    And they are earnest and driven in structuring society and the law in such a manner that you are no longer needed.

    They are now avoiding marriage in droves, deferring pregnancy and motherhood, and using men, more and more, as forms of recreation and, less and less, as a necessary partner in the scheme of life as they are defining it. Their job and their female friends are more important to them than you are. They are celebrating and defining single motherhood as the form of child rearing preferrable to a two parent household.

    And you should expect the bad behavior of women in relationships and in social situations to only get worse. There is a massive demographic shift that has been occuring since the end of the birth control. Compare the dearth of child bearing age women against the number of men from 19-55 that chase those women, men that throw deals and enticements at the feet of those women, with the rise in social media mechanisms available today that permit women to be approached and have those deals thrown at their feet, and you have recipe for more trouble ahead for men. Pity the poor boy born in 2007 when there was a birth rate of 4.32 babies born per 1000 people to the birth rate in 2011 of 1.9. There will be no girls for 50% of those boys, given that men tend to pair with younger women. If you wish to see the impact of demographic discrepancy on female behavior, study the history of Wyoming. Men literally had to pay women to have relationships and she shopped for the best offer. She would go a dance with one man and leave with another because she received the better offer.

    So, I say to all of you, on this key date, this moment of national introspection that occurs every 4 years on election night when the character of our society unveils itself in the form of the ballot, we most certainly have entered into a new era of history. I call it the PostModern because I can only define it right now as what it isn’t and I am not yet able to define it for what it is. You can call it Post Industrial. You can call it the Third Wave, the first being agriculture, the second being industrial.

    But you can expect to see the world, society, and the relationships between men and women begin to organize in other means, other forms, other measures, than anything that has ever come before. The Modern Era, for as long as we have any sort of social memory has been organized along the lines of the family and the marriage between men and women. Everything was based on this, from work, to taxes, to even how houses are aligned along steets, neighborhoods are built, and how maps are drawn.

    You need a new paradigm, new thinking about how you filter the information that your senses provide you and what you make of it. You need to question any value, any moral, any religion, your patriotism, your chivalry, your male code of conduct, any generalization, any stereotype, any caricature, anything that is an artifact from the Modern Era. And you need to replace it something, something more PostModern. You can’t look back any fucking. Those days are gone and will never, never return.

    Start with this statement right here and make it the first declaration in who you are, what you will be, and will do, what you won’t be and what you won’t do, and how you judge and think about the world

    “I will be nobody’s fucking slave and nobody’s fool”.

    You owe nobody nothing. You owe women nothing. You owe society nothing. All of those things, those forces, those structures wish to impose a slavery on you and need begin to reject it right now. You need redefine to yourself, “What it means to be a man.” And you need to begin to live that declaration of what it could, should, and would to be a man if you filter that determination with the first filter.

    “I will be nobody’s slave and nobody’s fool”.

    We will stop being men that are useful to women, useful to society and start being men that live life on their terms. You have a power that you give away. We voluntarily let chains be placed on you because we think that is what “The Good Man” does.

    Re-evaluate everything.


    You cannot change where the world and society is going. But you have the power to change your life so that you live it on your own terms. There will no “macro” solution to the angst that you are feeling. There will be no grand social movement to correct the wrongs that you experience in your dealings with women and in how society views and what it expects from men.

    But you have the solution in your hands.


    Not just “Game” as pick-up lines, but “Game” as a way of viewing women, as a way of viewing life, as a way of reconstructing what is right and what is wrong, as a way of reacting to the changes that are beyond your control, as a way of dealing with the structural and social changes that already have come and inevitably are coming.

    Don’t worry about the world, worry about your world.

    “I will be nobody’s slave and nobody’s fool.


    So when future historians look back on this PostModern time and make generalizations of this age, let them say:

    “It was time when the men started being men, free men, that lived free, and no longer accepted the roles as slaves that society and women had imposed on them.”

  50. the passenger November 7, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Mark Minter- awesome post! Thank you.
    Funny, the very same message was delivered in movie “Fight Club” back in 1999. A new era of manhood.
    A man who lives the way he wants , not according to what society orchestrated. Fighter, fucker, free to do what he pleases. There was even a clue within the movie script itself, which predicted that most men won’t “get it”. Here it is:
    “the movie keeps right on going, and nobody in the audience has any idea”.

    This movie predicted 9/11, *exactly* 2 years before. Just observe the final scene.

    Somehow i view Game as a form of a secret technique quite similar to underground street fights. Kept away from dumb public, but those who know, know.

    Every guy on the planet should watch Fight Club at least 2 times. Its packed with hyper relevant observations about modern society and men place in it.

    * Self-improvement is masturbation. Now, self-destruction..
    * You are not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

    * We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear.

    * “We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”

    * !!! the things you own, end up owning you.

    * “The girl is infectious human waste, and she’s confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing and so she won’t commit to anything.”

    * “I say let me never be complete, I say may I never be content,I say deliver me from Swedish furniture, I say deliver me from clever arts, I say deliver me from clear skin and perfect teeth,I say you have to give up! I say evolve, and let the chips fall where they may!”

    * “I ran. I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped battery acid. Then I ran some more. ”

  51. the passenger November 7, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I must add an important comment to my post above about Fight Club message.
    To get rid of all material possessions entirely and constantly harm your body to feel “alive” might be a good shock therapy from the current state of insomnia where most guys are neither fully asleep or fully awake. However, it is NOT a good long term solution.

    We all have to find BALANCE. A harmony between living for yourself and service to society. You cannot go the extremes in any aspect of life. Its what Buddha discovered. “The Middle Way” its called.

    Roosh is making a huge mistake in my opinion.
    I’d not engage too much energy to bash and moan about american women. It will only feed the issue even larger. Focus on alternatives. Focus on what you *really* want to experience.
    How about starting a 2nd blog with the all positive attitude towards male-female relations?

  52. nguyenimproved November 7, 2012 at 8:45 am

    been waiting for these posts with the cultural insights. they’re like gold nuggets of truth.

    roosh you once said the current system has made men stopped men like you from doing anything for the greater good as it encouraged sexual self-fulfilment unlike in the past where similar men would be contributing to the medical/scientific/or literary sphere.

    maybe that’s true but you are indirectly helping by opening up a lot of guys visions on the real underlying workings of the western society circa 2010 with your scribblings.

    I think it’s really great that some wickedly accurate emissions came about as a by-product of your sexual journeying across europe.

    and i’m talking about these essays with the cultural insights …not your vodka-flavoured semen.

  53. Brandon November 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Minter seems to be popular today. Considering how shitty things are becoming for men, I’d bet there’ll be a market for Game for quite sometime.

  54. Mark Minter the Second November 7, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Mark Minter, there is an answer to men’s personal liberation against our feminist dictatorship, it’s not Roosh, Heartiste or any other lame pua fag, it’s

    MANHOOD101 . COM

  55. Cad and Bounder November 8, 2012 at 6:43 am

    ‘Obama received 93% of the black vote, 69% of the hispanic vote, and 74% of the Asian vote. Romney won 59% of white voters. There will a smaller percentage of white voters in every election cycle from here on out.

    But the real issue was the gender gap. Women favored Obama, 54 percent to 44 percent, while men chose Romney by an almost identical margin, 53 percent to 45 percent. Mothers were more likely to support Obama (55 percent to 45 percent), while fathers sided with Romney (55 percent to 43 percent).’

    Alternatively this could be seen as the difference between voters who know they are going to have to pay the taxes in order to pay off the deficit and those who don’t mind racking it up because they don’t think/plan on paying much it off anyway.

  56. Ryuen November 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    That’s why I jumped ship to Non-American girls about 14 years ago.(I’m 31). I’ve dated two American girls in between that time and it all went to batshit hell, especially with the points you noted above Roosh. American girls are on a downward spiral to the bottom and fast.

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  58. Sita Ram! November 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    “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?””

    Good point.

    The United States of America is, and has always been, cultureless.

  59. Anonymous November 14, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Recently visited the U.S. for 2 months after having not been there in over 6 years (American expat). Some of Roosh’s points are western problems in general, but are more common/severe in America.

    Some observations:

    – Customer service is terrible. Part time $8/hour job for dimwitted high schoolers, middle aged semi retards and FOB third worlders who speak little to no English. At some point I stopped bothering with common politeness; walk up, tell them what you want, complete financial transaction, walk away.

    – There is literally no point in talking to MOST females for any reason other than the possibility of a quick lay. Their life experiences, education, opinions, etc. are not worth hearing about, in the rare cases they’ve got any.

    – People are loud as hell in restaurants, and every “casual dining” place serves the same exact food. Is it possible to find a menu without some form of processed “buffalo” chicken with blue cheese dressing, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, potato skins, etc.? It’s to the point where I wouldn’t even be surprised to see these items in a Chinese restaurant. 50% of patrons leave with practically an entire meal in a takeout box.

    – People act dumbfounded when living in another country is mentioned. Me: Hey substandard, poorly trained Verizon employee. I need a cheap, temporary prepaid phone plan for the next 2 months. I just want the cheapest possible, as I’m just here visiting from overseas. Substandard, Poorly Trained Verizon Employee: Uhhh, I don’t get it. We have the iphone 5!

    – Many people stockpile huge hordes of food in their homes. Every kitchen cabinet and massive frige/freezer stuffed full, with emergency reserves stored in second freezer in basement or garage. I got the impression most people go to Costco once a month and spend a grand on non-perishables. Fruit and veggies have been banned.

    – EVERYONE has 400+ T.V. channels. You can literally sit in front of the T.V. 24/7 for 10 years and never watch the same show or movie twice.

    – NFL football has become such a prominent part of people’s lives that going out on a Sunday has a noticeably different vibe than any other day of the week. Pizza delivery wait times on a Monday night can easily be over 2 hours, even at the less popular places. At least 50% of males of all ages have an NFL jersey in their regular shirt rotation.

    And I’m not a bitter American. The place also has its many perks, but some of these things were a bit alarming.

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  61. Philip November 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm


    “There is literally no point in talking to MOST females for any reason other than the possibility of a quick lay. Their life experiences, education, opinions, etc. are not worth hearing about, in the rare cases they’ve got any.”

    When I realized this a couple years back it greatly simplified my life. If you take the prospect of good sex out of the equation…what’s the point of dealing with a girl?

  62. playmuc November 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I had some very expensive vodka the other day, but on the bright side, it was very good.

  63. Anonymous November 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    #60: Where are you? SEA? Been an expat for 3 years in Europe while traveling to every continent and I’ve found customer service is horrible compared to the US for anywhere outside of SEA and the anglosphere. You’re the first I’ve ever heard say that US customer service is lousy.

    In France, 3 weeks to get your internet installed in your apt for example. Stores, offices with summer hours, closed Sundays, etc. You can’t schedule a dentist appt sooner than 6 months in advance.

    I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but you can get almost anything anytime in the US. I miss this at times.

  64. Turner November 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm



    I feel you on the verzion comment. I go into tmobile everytime I am in the there and the conversation is always the same. Dumbfounded look and amazement at being out the the usa for more than 3 days and it isnt Mexico or Canada. They have to scramble to look up plans that dont involve some iphone 5 or long term contract.

    And yes, NFL attire is everywhere. And the people wearing them are massive and waddle.

  65. JM November 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm


    I find your complaint about customer service pretty curious. I’ve found in my travels that customer service is one of the only things America really excels at. I’ve spoken with residents of several different european countries who concur.

    where outside the US have you lived the last 6 years exactly?

  66. Ponto November 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    60 Anonymous –

    NFL Football is part of our culture. If you dont like how we unite around our sport, then I suspect you’re annoyed at public transportation in Barcelona during a soccer match, or were inconvenienced in London during the Olympics. If you’re trying to be alpha, be alpha. Be a sports fan.

  67. Billy Bob November 16, 2012 at 2:29 am

    ” If you’re trying to be alpha, be alpha. Be a sports fan.”


  68. Billy Bob November 16, 2012 at 2:32 am

    @Joey Giraud

    “Office men opening the door, running ahead to open the door, staying behind to hold the door, for other men. It’s ridiculous.”

    Oh my god, I thought I was the only person who thought it was bizarre!

  69. Anonymous November 16, 2012 at 11:45 am


    I’m in Australia. I’ve also spent a fair bit of time in the UK and New Zealand. I wasn’t referring to service times, business hours, etc. Those are very limited where I am as well, compared to the U.S. More so the demeanor and competency of customer service staff. Agreed on better customer service in the Anglosphere. I can’t speak for Southeast Asia, but in fairness, my (and possibly yours) experiences may have been better in Anglophone countries due to any number of cultural or linguistic factors. It sort of goes without saying that mainland Europe is a bit different when you’re dealing with an entire continent that serves as a year-round dumping ground for 18-25 year old drunk backpackers. I’d certainly get sick of being asked by tourists 100 times per shift if I speak English, being a German, Frenchman, Spaniard or whatever.


    I’m not speaking for global humanity, just myself. Opinions will always vary widely on the U.S. based on region/state/city/locale. Same with Europe. Customer service jobs in the U.S. attract a low class of people, and pay them a low wage. Do you want to deal with the high school dropout baby mama getting her G.E.D. and working at Walmart in bumfuck Jersey for $8/hour or an Australian university student who is literate, has an IQ in the triple digits, and is getting $22 an hour? I’ve had bad and good in many places, but the U.S. has been a stand out for the bad.


    Is this guy for real?

  70. tiggaling November 19, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I *almost* want to travel to America to see for myself how bad it is over there!

  71. Anonymous February 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    There is waay to many things about America that are wrong. I have to say everythings really wrong. I was born in America and I still live here. America at a point was a great place to live especially during the time of Bill Clinton and before him as well. Things really started to change after the tragedy of 9/11. It really just broke all Americans into pieces. Children these days are completely obsessed with sex, and they know too much about it at an inappropriate age. Women get abused by men. Even raped. I do not believe that women have more power than men. I believe that both men and women should have the same amount of freedom. Men should never have power over women. If women are making more money than men, its probably because they have the brains unlike some men. Women don’t need to stay home and take care of children all the time. So that I disagree with you. I agree people are getting fat and don’t care enough to do something besides eating more. I just have to say that the whole world, every single country, is having problems with everything. And its because everyones loosing hope.

  72. MELODY JOY January 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    you have some valid points… American’s love comfort.. and they do what they are told…
    However… some of your statements lack compassion. Yes people can be dumb, but they are still free to do what they please, and that includes being human & fucking up, picking their nose, scratching their ass, eating pizza after 15 shots of whiskey, and being an overly sensitive bundle of emotions.

    But hey, i’m glad you share your thoughts.

  73. Hunter Rose March 23, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Number 11. Is an important point. The paranoia Roosh expresses here is palpable and it’s not without reason. This is what it’s come to.

  74. Don Dressel February 5, 2016 at 1:34 am

    women here in America are phony as hell and catty as hell
    i see all these good looking 40 year old women on the dating sites but all they want in a man is how much money he makes!
    If I go on there in 10 years I will see the same women only in their 50s and older and less attractive