Culture Parasites

A culture parasite is a person or company who sucks away value from a culture for the sole purpose of making money. They decrease both the intellect, class, and even appearance of the population that it’s targeted against. Here are some examples of American culture parasites:

  • Kim Kardashian
  • Apple Computer
  • Gawker
  • Uggs
  • Jersey Shore
  • Chipotle
  • Jinjiang Jiaxing Group Limited (Chinese flip-flop manufacturer that exports to USA)
  • Facebook
  • Naomi Wolf
  • Most media companies

The above has done more than its fair share of contributing to the decline of American women, and therefore your happiness. Chipotle, while providing tasty 2,000 calorie burritos, has helped fatten the population. Apple’s iPhone, which has made it easier to stay connected to the web 24/7, has decreased the attention spans of women. Facebook, while allowing you to stay in touch with old friends, has made women into attention whores. Jersey Shore, while an entertaining program (at least for the first season), has propagated memes that have made women less funny and more vapid. And so on. If you’re in a bar and are annoyed that every woman is glued to her iPhone surfing Facebook, yet you have an iPhone and also use Facebook, who should you blame?

It’s okay to complain about the pussy hell we’ve found ourselves in, but if we go right ahead and support those which have helped create that hell, do we deserve improvement? We all have to hold up a mirror in front of ourselves, myself included, and ask if we’re giving attention or money to the very things that are degrading our society and making us less likely to find a quality woman.

Even if we stop supporting all culture parasites, we may not make much of a dent in our culture’s decline, but at least our demands will be congruent with our character. We will have a right to make those demands and have the expectation that they be met.

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Mark
8 years ago

One of the reason I read Rooshv is not for his advice on girls, but rather you do write well.

A good writer can write on any subject with eloquence and retain the reader’s interest, even if they disagree with the views.

I think you write well because you read a lot. I do not mean Internet Junk food from sites mentioned above but books.

Non-fiction books convey information, and literature conveys experience. But either way they increase your awareness about life. And awareness increases your ability to act on your free will as well as your writing style.

I am not a cultural elitist at all, but thanks for writing about how women (and men)in the USA gravitate towards the lowest denominator culturally, and are not even aware of it.

Jurko
Jurko
8 years ago

So, capitalism is the biggest culture parasite of all?

Andy Button
8 years ago

Not all culture parasites are created equal.

Like I’d put Kim K, Gawker, and Naomi Wolf on a different level than Apple, Facebook and Jinjiang.

The first group actively promotes shitty memes, whereas the latter just provides a platform.

I guess there are two different levels of cultural parasitism.

Jim
Jim
8 years ago

No capitalism is not the parasite. Consumerism and trying to keep up with the Jones is. Capitalist take advantage of it but don’t force anyone to partake in it. And it can be directly correlated to the disposable society we have become.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

The iphone is the worst invention of the 21st century. It stops people from having to think; I wonder how interesting the next gadget-addicted generation is going to be…

Jim
Jim
8 years ago

Let me add society is akin to my cousin. He has a BMW, a ZX-14, lots of nice toys but he isn’t content. His problem is instead of enjoying the technical and mechanical aspects and what makes those things cool and in turn that being a factor for purchasing them, he went for merely the status of owning them. Hence why the bike is rarely ridden and the BWM is slowly falling apart.

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
8 years ago

Yeah , Naomi Wolf, author of “The End Of America: A Letter of Warning to Young Patriot” … she really destroyed the culture with that book — an excellent primer about creeping fascism in America.

h ttp://www.ama zon.com/The-End-America-Warning-Patriot/dp/1933392797

Naomi Wolf is ignorant about many things (feminism in particular), but in posting this you show that you’re not too many steps above her.

chris
chris
8 years ago

“So, capitalism is the biggest culture parasite of all?”

Not capitalism, materialism.

k
k
8 years ago

be careful Roosh. You are no treading on thin ice and the wrath of the TPTB will definitely come after you if you continue this analysis. Take a look at the majority of your list

Kim Kardashian – who produces the shows and keeps it on the air ?

Jersey Shore – who produces it and keeps it on the air ?
Chipotle

Facebook – who owns it and runs it ?
Naomi Wolf – self explanatory
Most media companies – who owns them and runs them ?

aha
aha
8 years ago

Now you’re getting at something. Might as well also blame all the processed food and soft drink industry.

Marco T
Marco T
8 years ago

Roosh,
Love the blog, and Kim K does suck, but you being 1/2 Turk should be careful about publicly bashing an Armenian.

The Glee Manifesto
The Glee Manifesto
8 years ago

Does it matter that there’s a facebk link on this page?

Chipotle #1 Fan
Chipotle #1 Fan
8 years ago
Raptor Jesus
Raptor Jesus
8 years ago

Chipotle has salads. I’d rather girls eat chipotle salads than just about any other menu item from an American fast food shitbox.

LS
LS
8 years ago

Add to that list any and all hipsters.

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
8 years ago

Let me also add that Naomi Wolf is part of the group of journalists suing the government over the illegality of the NDAA (indefinite detention bill).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/mar/28/helping-chris-hedges-lawsuit-ndaa

Naomi Wolf (author of “The End of America”) joined Chris Hedges (author of “War is A Force that Gives us Meaning” and “American Fascists”) in the lawsuit, with backing support from Glenn Greenwald (Constitutional Scholar for Salon.com) in this anti-NDAA lawsuit.

Yeah, suing the government over illegal detention / torture/ rendition is such a real destruction of the culture. We need to go back to old-fashioned values — values like speaking ignorantly about topics one has not sufficiently investigated.

Fuck the poisonous ideology that is feminism — but also fuck general ignorance of the type found in this article — such as categorically denouncing an author without reading their works.

Good Luck Chuck
Good Luck Chuck
8 years ago

Chipotle is by far one of the better fast food joints out there. There’s one right in front of my gym, and thankfully so because it’s one of the few places I can go and get a decent 500 calorie meal with a balanced nutrient ratio that actually fills me up (two crispy chicken tacos and a side of pinto beans).

BK, McDonalds, Wendy’s, KFC….those are the real scourge on society.

Krautz
Krautz
8 years ago

I haven’t found facebook and phones to be much of a barrier in my dating life. It’s actually helped me a bunch of times. It’s just a new tool that you have to adapt to and if you just complain about the tool adapting, your falling behind like an old man.

You might as wel add google to your list, they make smartphones cheap!

Chipotle #1 Fan
Chipotle #1 Fan
8 years ago

It has nothing to be with being a fan of Chipotle. Rather, your claim about “2,000 calorie burritos” is outright false.

If you want to go after fast food places for fattening the population, that does make sense, but Chipotle is a very poor example.

Southern Man
8 years ago

What does it mean when the games on my iPad are more entertaining than most girls?

And
And
8 years ago

Why not Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme instead of a simple burrito joint.

Apocalypseman
8 years ago

I’ve only stayed on Facebook since I live overseas. However, I am getting closer to quitting it. It really does make me cringe. As I walked a long a try hard street in my hometown I walked past 5 girls typing furiously on their phones. All of them on Facebook. I really struggle to understand how hours on this site is good for society? I rarely witness it being used in a productive way. It’s 90% an attention seeking platform.

The G Manifesto
8 years ago

Chipotle is “Mexican food” for people that live in places with no good Mexican food. Or don’t know what Mexican food is.

Basically, it’s for the strip mall crowd.

No one goes to Chipotle in San Diego and I would assume no one goes there in Texas as well.

– MPM

kolovrat
kolovrat
8 years ago

Agreed with above. Not sure why you’d include Chipotle. As far as fast food is concerned surely McDonalds or KFC are far worthier of condemnation. At least at Chipotle you can get a healthy option like a burrito bowl w/out rice.