A healthy culture allows people to create families, pursue prosperity, and experience fulfillment. A culture that is in the process of collapsing promotes sterility, hedonism, materialism, degeneracy, and mental insanity. In this podcast, I trace the seven steps of how a culture can decline, applying each step to what we see in the Western world. Because it’s so difficult to reverse a culture’s descent into sterility, our best option is to identity seeds of resistance and allow them to grow into a new healthy culture that brushes the broken culture aside.

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  1. temmy9 . April 5, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Its already dead. We dont live in the west. We live in the antiwest. The antiwest wears the skin of the old west, but inside its a shuffling zombie parasite that only knows how to consume and corrupt.

    1. Scott Jenner April 5, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Ya know what is funny is that I was like Roosh 20 years ago way before the internet and so forth. American women have been garbage for decades and the culture was toxic even back then.

      1. temmy9 . April 5, 2017 at 1:06 pm

        It died in ww1. Everything since then has been the thrashings of a corpse.

        Our job should be the destruction of the antiwest. It all has to go. Very little of it is worth conserving. We must plant the seeds of a new west, rooted in the best of the old, but firmly oriented to the realities of current age.

      2. d. michaels April 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

        As they push for war with Russia, I hear from young men that they feel more in common with the new Russia then the dead West. Our neocons might be surprised at the lack of enthusiasm to defend the crap we now live in. Shit, white men are the enemy and they want you to defend it? They didn’t think this through.

      3. temmy9 . April 5, 2017 at 5:16 pm

        Exactly. Russia was never fully in the west, but its closer to the real west than we are now. I have no intention of fighting for my ‘country’. i have no intention of serving it or permitting my children to serve it. I will plunder as much as i can. The antiwest hates me, hates whites, hates men, hates christianity. So fuck it. Let them fight the Russians with women, blacks, muslims and trannies.

      4. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        The whole Russia issue has been used to blackmail Trump.With his recent comments on Syria looks like its working.

      5. Blinko23 April 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm

        Yup, damn shame. Trump has either caved in to the Neocons or he was part of the con all along. I would like to think it’s the former – but at this point it makes no difference. As far as foreign policy is concerned, Trump is now Obama Part II.

      6. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm

        I think it’s more blackmail. The NeoCon mainstream media was fighting Trump tooth and nail.
        The Trump Russia scandal was concocted for him to go mainstream.
        With it all over the news there is massive pressure for him to assume the traditional anti Russia stance.
        So far he is going to fail to bring back the old America.
        Also Jews play both or several sides at once. They will pretend to be white one moment and minorities the next.
        America has become multiracial that a sides neutralize each other. The Jews love diversity but despise unity.

      7. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 6, 2017 at 6:02 pm

        I would say in all policies Trump is just like Obama. Not much different. The travel ban failed, the AHCA fell apart, and I doubt the wall is going to be built. We might get a “figurative” wall instead.
        In many ways US politics is fucked, but you got to wonder what people think these days, most of them are brainwashed beyond repair.

      8. Dirk Diggler May 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

        Bring popcorn! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

      9. Dirk Diggler May 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

        Nope. They didn’t.

      10. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 6, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        American women have been bottom of the barrell bad for years. Look at the historical divorce rates and obesity rates for American women.
        I jumped from the US to Western Europe in the mid 1990s. Before the Euro Western Europe was a world of difference from the US. Then Western European people adopted American style consumerism. France the home of gastronomy is the biggest fast food market after the US, bigger than Japan and China.
        French dress like Americans now, blue jeans, sneakers, and stupid t-shirts. Still if you avoid places like Paris and other tourist traps you still find good women there just not in the big urban and tourist locales. The same in Germany.
        I moved to Eastern Europe 8 years ago and it reminds me of Western Europe before the Euro and the invasion of Muslims. Women are very feminine and sexual but at the same time don’t act like prostitutes.
        I would still say some Western Euro women are better than Americans but the gap is narrowing. Eastern Europe is leagues superior.

      11. knuckledragger April 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        This was easily identifiable by the early 90’s. You are absolutely correct.

    2. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 6, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      That is pretty much it, the only thing that resembles the old Western world today is the consumer culture. Even then the old consumer culture was backed by a domestic manufacturing industry. Today consumers buy products made in third world countries, but the profits are remitted back to companies in the West.
      We have the bullshit assertion that all cultures are the same and equal but is that really true? Many people have bought into this way of thinking. That is why whole civilizations of people have disappeared from existence.

    3. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 7, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      What is the West? It does not exist anymore.

  2. Scott Jenner April 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    It died years ago. That is why I learned languages and started traveling 20 years ago.

  3. Edward Easterling April 5, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    How does it feel to live in a dying culture?
    First off, Roosh, this is the first podcast of yours I have listened to. Excellent.
    I was born in ’65. Raised in and brainwashed by the television age.
    Back then we were led to believe the government had our back. And they did. The government had our back in their sights for the knife.
    I watched the Vietnam War on tv as a child. A war the USA could have won easily. But the US government sent those men to that country to die, so arms makers and corporations could grow rich. And those men who fought and watched friends die were not allowed to win. The US government did a better job of defeating the US military than any other country’s military ever could have done.
    Liberals would deprive decent citizens of the right to defend themselves via gun-control laws, yet liberals are very courageous when it comes to slaughtering the unborn.
    I think this is enough from me for now.
    So, how does it feel to live in a dying culture?
    Answer: Like part of me is already dead. Like my service in the military was for nothing. Like I live in enemy territory.
    Find like-minded individuals, those who see what I see in a culture that’s dying?
    I’ve been looking for a couple of years now. Only in the mano-sphere have I come close. But I have never met anyone in person whom I exchange comments with online.
    Let me get out of here already. Love the podcast Roosh. I would delete these comments but my heart keeps stopping me. Ok, I guess I’m weak…lol.

    1. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 6, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Even back in the 60s you had a functional society. Even African Americans lived in stable two parent households. The government and massive immigration from South America and Asia buried the African American community.
      In 1960 black men without a high school diploma made up 7 percent of prison inmates. Under Obama they made up over 35 percent.
      So the odds of a black man going to jail went up 500 percent.
      So the whole civil rights movement actually wound up destroying African American men. Or was it feminism? Most likely both.
      White America now faces a similar fate. There is increasing degeneracy among whites today. The big culprit is that white families are resembling black ones with many children in single parent households.

      1. Edward Easterling April 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm

        I grew up, from the age of 4 or 5, in a single parent household. Raised by a woman. I say women have no business raising boys.
        All these people who glamorize single mothers are out of their minds. A woman needs a man who is a man to be head of the household. It is the best way.
        Only in the last couple of years have I nearly overcome the issues I had with women. I am straight, but that doesn’t mean everything is hunky dory!
        Anyway, Bang! by Roosh and The Seven Laws of Seduction by Troy Francis, help me tremendously. And reading the articles and comments here and at ROK.
        I have no idea what that is.

      2. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 6, 2017 at 10:25 pm

        My point was that more white families resemble black families where the parents are divorced or the woman is unmarried. It’s not a good sign for a society.
        I dated a divorced mother in the early 1990s and it ended badly. So bad I won’t go within 20 feet of a divorced woman. Most women in these situations place themselves above their own children, so any man is expendable in their eyes.

      3. Edward Easterling April 6, 2017 at 11:13 pm

        Yes. I see your point. And any man is expendable to divorced, damaged women is spot on.

      4. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

        Pretty much, many of the “Dating Advice” sites on the web by mainstream sources try to say that divorced women are not damaged goods, its total nonsense. There are so many issues with dating divorced women, her kids, her ex, her psychological baggage. A wedding and first union is an emotionally powerful episode in a person’s life, when that falls apart to divorce, neither party forgets, especially the woman.
        Many guys will eagerly date a divorced woman for one thing, easy sex. In reality the woman is using you as a emotional sponge because she feels like a failure. So for her its nice to have a man nearby, also she still needs sex. Once she tires of you she will move on. Also second marriages have much higher failure rates than first ones. The average failure rate for first marriages is 53 percent, and for second marriages its around 75 percent. The odds are against you with any divorced woman, and its particularly the case if she has kids. Those kids are not going to see you as their “Dad”. I think especially if they have sons, they want their true father.

      5. Dirk Diggler May 13, 2017 at 9:16 am

        Any marriage is a fool’s game.

  4. Lucius Clarus April 6, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Great post Roosh. It ties together your whole journey and red-pill world view. Raw sharing, informative and entertaining. I laughed out loud at a few parts.

    I didn’t appreciate until recently how our culture has been corrupted to discourage young people (and especially young White people) from coupling into traditional families and having babies.

    I bought into all the propaganda — “You miss all the fun by settling down in your 20s”, “Babies are fun-killers and too much work”, “Babies are too expensive”, “Interesting women have careers” etc.

    I finally got married to a traditional girl at 42 (she fits the ‘half age plus 7’ rule nicely). Now we have 2 kids and are planning a third.

    That propaganda turned out to be all nonsense to me.

    I was surprised at the manly, satisfying feeling I had assuming the natural position of a man at the head of a family unit. Having babies with a good woman who embraces traditional gender roles is a supremely manly thing to do. Watching them grow is a joy I cannot compare to anything else. And it’s an awesome responsibility to take care of and shape the character of innocent young children.

    If I had to do it again, I would have settled down with a traditional woman in my early 30s and made babies. Are kids a lot of work? Hell yes. And they are worth the work 1000 times over.

    I love it.

    1. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 6, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      You must’ve been on Mars. Degeneracy has been common for the past two decades. Only recently it’s now socially acceptable.

    2. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      I hear most modern Western women whine about babies and children being too expensive or too much responsibility. But every single Western country now has low birth rates, so much that the white population of the world is in permanent decline. Also you have the environmentalists saying that population growth is bad, but they keep quiet when they see countries in the East that have high birth rates. The result will be that the world will be very brown, it already is that way, but even the developed world will be the same in the not too near future. I think the developed world won’t even be considered developed by that point.

  5. L' Estasi dell' Oro April 6, 2017 at 4:47 am

    great podcast Roosh, intense, sad & depressing, but great.
    agree on waking up the men part +100

  6. General April 6, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Read Emilie Durkheim on anomie (normlesness). He predicted all this shit long time ago.

  7. fangface April 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    the rambling leaps roosh takes when discussing science and how all social science is crap is bordering on parody at this point. plenty of social science is useful. epidemiology is one example (knowing murder rates, AIDS rates, cancer rates, poverty rates, etc.). situational crime prevention is social science. hell, the birth and death rate stuff he references on this podcast is social science (demography).

    roosh’s grasp of marx itself derives from pop culture and internet dorks (hint: “cultural marxism” isn’t a real thing). the frankfurt school germans made many of the same criticisms of mass culture that roosh and many in the alt-right make, just 50-70 years earlier. marx was the original critic of capitalism and all its trappings, its environmental and cultural harms, the frankfurt school continued this tradition, and roosh is every bit the cultural critic they were. oh the irony. roosh, you’re part of the tradition of immanent critique. embrace it.

    roosh has been becoming an unhinged nihilist for a while now and its awesome, but a lot of the early rantings were sloppy and off base. the shit on dating culture remains dead on and hilarious. but capitalist culture has been heading for a cliff since it got going and its accelerated with the population boom and globalism. but as another poster pointed out, durkheim called this, as did marx, as did weber. much of social science remains focused on documenting this decline. zombie neoliberalism.

    1. MikeyG May 7, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Hi Fangface. Just a quick thought here:

      Do you truly believe that social “science” is a real thing? Or would you agree with me that it is a phony anti-concept because the following accurately describes social “science”:

      The results cannot be reproduced and verified.

      Key conditions & variables are not controlled or known while evaluating.

      Essential data and truth is not scrutinized for accuracy.

      The process is not documented in a way that can be subjected to peer review.

      The experimental method is not well-defined.

      It’s difficult or impossible to reasonably apply statistical quantification of significance, confidence, and/or error.

      Because the above bullets apply to social “science”, I would be surprised to discover anyone seriously claiming that it is a science.

      I understand that the same evaluation applies for our school system, govt dietary guidelines, all political “science”, all religions, hypnosis, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and other practiced frameworks which are accurately characterized by the above bullets. Perhaps we ought to think of all of these mentioned fields as working theories which are being implemented unscientifically, without practical repeatability, and with embedded conflicts-of-interest often shaping their marketing and our perception about them.

      I hope that you will agree with me that in order to qualify as being
      described as science, it must pass scientific tests for being valid and
      reliable, and therefore” social science” is not a legitimate phrase.

    2. MikeyG May 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Fangface.

      My understanding is that “capitalism” has never existed in the USA. It came close to becoming a reality during parts of the 1800’s, but it certainly has never been in operation during the 1900’s nor the 2000’s.

      In order to exist, capitalism requires an absence of coercive force. It occurs when all market participants are only ever using their own assets or borrowing assets at their own risk, relying on their own judgment to determine their own actions, and managing their choices based on the reality that they will bear consequences for being stupid and reap rewards for being wise. This describes capitalism, and I hope that you will agree with me that this has not been the reality.

      Regulation means force, and capitalism is incompatible with force. During all of the recent 120 years, all business activity in the USA has included armed force and an armed partner called the government. If you and some other unarmed friends formed a partnership with another person who carried a weapon and could forcefully prevent your freedom of making rational decisions, take your resources at gunpoint without explanation and without notice, limit your options by fabricating unlawful double-standards, require you at gunpoint to help your competitors, and at any moment confiscate your earnings and your commercial inventions without notice, it is incorrect to describe this reality as “capitalism”. But these descriptions do describe our framework of realities since at least 1913, and probably since 1891. Do you sense that I am correct about this?

      Capitalism exists only when there is no support for force, no support for coercion, no support for fraud, and no support for theft. Capitalism is a free market generated by the self-interested actions of free people who are using their own private property and investing their own resourcefulness at their own risk. Agreed?

  8. William Adams April 7, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Great podcast. While I was waiting at the hair dresser (ironically as you talked about the modern lifestyle) I listened to the part about squirrels and started LOL.
    However, I am not as negative to science as you are, even though I get your point. We need hard data and evidence; we need rational people in liberal arts and social science, and the intellectual pursuits – whether in university or autodidactically – is seldom a bad thing.

    With that said, we also have to:

    1) Stop worship science.

    2) Distinguish between junk and stuff that conform to the real world.

    3) Geeks, well those I do never listen to. Never trust a man who can’t get laid.

    With regard to Sweden, some things are great here, such as the nature, high standards of living, and murder rates are very low. But low IQ rape is a real thing. Moreover the largest Feminist party is becoming crazier as we speak.I might have to write about that.

  9. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 7, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Trump fell into the trap, and is now fighting a neocon war in Syria, droves of working class voters picked Trump for two reasons, he was anti-war and was for creating jobs. Looks like he is more like Obama than most people would like to believe.