The Jante Lawification Of America

In the past I’ve described Jante Law, a Scandinavian cultural norm that aims for true equality. Efforts to show off, brag, or display value in Jante Law-affected societies cause revulsion and public shaming. Disagreeing with acquaintances are frowned upon. Heated debates are unacceptable.

The result is a comical avoidance of generalizing, giving strong opinions, or attributing personal success to hard work instead of good fortune or being raised by the “village.” No one is stupid, just disadvantaged. No one is lazy, just lacking in educational opportunities. Running game is a delicate concern because you have to show value without showing value while simultaneously not offending the girl and her pro-equality and ultra-liberal views

The Jante Law virus—when applied in the realm of gender equality—is increasingly infecting America as women consolidate their power over men. Things I saw in Denmark a couple years ago are more noticeable in the States, and I predict that in ten years we’ll develop a ‘roided Jante Law that is even too extreme for Scandinavians, mostly due to the militant and aggressive nature of our empowered females.

There are ten rules of Jante Law immortalized by a popular Danish author. It’s not hard to share examples of how it’s being applied to American men, with arguments you can easily find on women sites…

1. Don’t think you’re anything special.

“Men are essentially sperm donors. Soon, technology will make them superfluous.  Society doesn’t need them, and limiting their masculinity through new laws so they can’t hurt people would eradicate all crime and mass shootings. The world may very well be a better place without men.”

2. Don’t think you’re as good as us.

“Women excel in clerical office jobs while men flounder. It’s obvious women can communicate clearer and make for better team players. They are also very skilled at managing men to make sure they stay on task with whatever engineering or programming tasks they have to finish.”

3. Don’t think you’re smarter than us.

“Men have become intellectually lazy. They don’t even have the focus and commitment to attend universities anymore. The proof is in high enrollment rates for women. Their brain is becoming increasingly facile and better suited for the virtual world of video games.”

4. Don’t convince yourself that you’re better than us.

“Besides being physically stronger than women, you hold no advantage. Evolution has stopped at the neck and given female brains all of your strengths and none of the weaknesses. It is therefore a tragedy that more women are not CEOs when they’re obviously qualified. Quotas should be enacted to correct this.”

5. Don’t think you know more than us.

“In the past we used to allow our brains to atrophy at home by cooking and cleaning like a common slave, but now we read a lot of books. Eat Pray Love, 50 Shades Of Gray, and whatever that wonderful black superwoman Oprah tells us to read are enriching our minds and filling our souls. We don’t need to major in psychology to understand the human condition better than you to be more successful in life.”

6. Don’t think you are more important than us.

“You’ve been important for long enough. To squash the artificial superiority that has for some reason existed since the dawn of time, policies and laws must keep you down so the natural order of your inferiority and unimportance are allowed to freely flourish in society. Women must be given a head start to handle the patriarchal influence you’ve polluted our world with.”

7. Don’t think you are good at anything.

“You’ve failed to become a man who earns high wages, and now women are stepping up to fill that role. Important cultural commentators have predicted The End Of Men thanks to your inaction and laziness. The fact that women can so easily out-earn you is testament to your failure, and now these accomplished women have no choice but to entertain themselves with a string of bad boy lovers to experience the excitement that you utterly fail to provide.”

8. Don’t laugh at us.

“We are not fat—we have healthy body weight. We don’t have attitude—we are independent with strong and passionate opinions. We are not slutty—we are exploring our sexuality. Our tattoos are not trashy—they’re unique and a reflection of our individuality. We are not spinsters or cougars—we are confident women who know what we want and can easily get it while you have to travel to poor countries to sleep with dirty sluts who have herpes.”

9. Don’t think anyone cares about you.

“It doesn’t matter if little boys are floundering in public schools, if men are committing suicide at high rates, if men are being locked up for one of a thousand crimes, or if Middle East war veterans are coming back without limbs or a sound mind. It doesn’t matter if you can’t find work and are pushed to the margins of society. As long as homosexuals can marry in wonderful ceremonies with beautiful flowers and single mothers get money from the state to help them be independent, society is functioning as it should, and you better open your wallet and pay taxes to ensure this progress continues.”

10. Don’t think you can teach us anything.

“There’s nothing you know that we don’t. Just because you built civilization and all the gadgets we use, absolutely nothing you say will make a difference in our thought. By the way, even if you agree to everything we say, we still won’t put out for you, but we appreciate the support. Maybe you can also tell all the misogynists to man up and see the error of their ways and accept that equality is the true way to societal happiness.”

There exists some hypocrisies with Jante Law in that it’s applied more strictly with males, but the Danes seem almost genuine with their aim of gender equality, no matter the grotesque creation of an androgynous society where it can be hard to tell the difference between men and woman and straights and gays. In America, however, the borrowed ideas of Jante Law will only have one purpose: to put men down and give justification for programs, laws, and re-education that make men second-class citizens in a country that they built. It’s happening as we speak.

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Anon
Anon
7 years ago

Things are looking up in the UK at least.

UKIP is on an unprecedented rise.

catcakks
catcakks
7 years ago

dont be too sure about the uk. It has a giant albatross called the BBC which dictates thought and general discourse. Generations of young people are brought up thinking Al-Beeba (BBC)is the truth and what they say is right. So if Al-Beeba describes someone as right wing (tory) or far- right (UKIP), it is taken as gospel. of course the biggest gospel is that you should be caring (left wing) and tolerant (i.e. loving feminism, immigration and political correctness.

Look out for them trying to impose an internet fee so that everyone in the UK pays them a licence fee for accessing the internet (as they currently do with tv)

Mariana
Mariana
7 years ago

About item 5: there have been a gret deal of female writers, philosophers, etc, like Hannah Arendt (her “The Origins of Totalitarism” is an amazing piece of work, as much as her studies on Education), Ayn Rand, Virginia Woolf (who has been wrongly taken as a feminist icon; while in fact she was a pure modern writer), Camille Paglia, among others. I believe women are perfectly capable of being great writes and also great readers, whilst they seem to prefer to read third-class literature or the same feminist BS, by their own choice.

And as being an randian myself, I couln’t be more shocked for such coletivist and draconian Jante Laws…

beta_plus
beta_plus
7 years ago

@ catcakks

I believe the preferred term is Al-Jabeeba

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Al-Jabeeba

Mebus
Mebus
7 years ago

When a society spits on logic and reason, then you know something’s terribly wrong. When the entire educational system from grade to graduate school is marinated in Jante Law-ism, when masculine virtues are shamed across society, and when the game is rigged against you in every way possible. It’s kind of ironic that cultural norms like Jante ‘Law’ are enabled by weak-spined males.

Totalitarianism will raise its ugly head in the next decade or so, that’s for sure. Femcentric laws will be enforced by armed males in service of the state. I say: let it burn. Build something anew.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Efforts to show off, brag, or display value in Jante Law-affected societies cause revulsion……….

This was true in a lot of places and it pre-dated feminism. It was just considered lower class in England and you had to be more subtle about things.But make no mistake there was a clear class difference and everyone knew who was who on a subconscious level while sort of pretending that everyone was equal.
Ever read Babbit? There may be a lot of bragging or showing off in the US but the people think and are pretty much conformists.
I think that a lot of this Jante Law stuff is just very subtle and as an American you’re misinterpreting it because you’re not used to it.

But let’s hope that your version of US Jante law never takes hold because in the US it would be a disaster in a country that is so diverse and people wouldn’t pick up on the same cues and customs as in a more homogeneous place.You can see some of it now just between different classes and ethnic groups and races.

Carlos
Carlos
7 years ago

Bull crap! We all know all those laws are not applicable to the elite currently in power.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

@Marianna-I can tell if something was written by a male or female writer with almost 100% accuracy. I have never read anything written by a female, even the best writers, that even vaguely had an original idea. I have thousands of books and while some females are technically good writers there’s nothing really original about their subjects and they’re just mimicking male writers in a female way.
Even in the crime/detective genre a top writer like the female P.D. James who actually worked in the police business can’t compare to the doctors Conan Doyle or Chekhov who dashed off short stories to make a living when they had no patients to attend to and needed an income.
The fact of the matter is that females in general really can’t do anything that a man can’t do better even in fields that are considered their domain whether it be cooking, decorating or designing clothes etc. Any field that a man takes an interest in he will do better than the female.
We’ve always practised this “Jante” type law when dealing with females so they don’t get their feeling hurt and sulk.

Hispanic_Reasoning
Hispanic_Reasoning
7 years ago

I don’t think Jante Law could be applied to the US. the US if far too diverse ethnically for that to happen. Instead, something far worse is being applied, a system that will cause men to just about revolt and destroy everything that we know. So much for stability…

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Bull crap! We all know all those laws are not applicable to the elite currently in power.

And what do you mean by the “elite” in power. Are you sure that the people that you think are the elite the real elite or just their employees while they stay in the background. Out of the 1000 or so billionaires in the world how many can you name. And remember that Forbes doesn’t print the names of the old line elites or does it know their wealth. Outside of a few who want to be politicians or something the general public wouldn’t even know who they are.

gfly
gfly
7 years ago

Right on ladies, now go forth and forever change your own flat tyres.

not all is lost
not all is lost
7 years ago

Not all women are embracing the specious appeal of the West:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvtp6s-RWYU

Vincent Vinturi
7 years ago

There’s something more complex going on in the U.S…It’s not merely an issue of “equality” taken too far. And although it’s most prominent in the US, people from other countries act cray too.

In my travels I’ve encountered many self-proclaimed feminists with very strong opinions on gender politics but who were nonetheless very feminine and sweet on an intrapersonal level.

This include girls from Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and many others.

I generally have zero interest in arguing with a woman about this stuff (or anything, really) and none of the women I’ve met had pushed the issue.

…except 2 American girls.

One started an argument with me about whether or not a fitted white blazer would look good with jeans because I was looking at the GQ guide to suits on my laptop (thanks Rooshvforum!)

She the proceeded to aggressively demand that I google a picture of the guy from Miami Vice, a show I’d never seen. She then said something like “I probably COULD be convinced but you’d have to show me an example!”

I curtly replied that everybody’s idea of style is different and I’m really not trying to convince her.

I honestly think she was just trying to flirt with me (in a very misguided way) but it just got me really annoyed and I politely told her I’m going back to working on my computer. Sheesh!

But you’ll find jaded, messed up women everywhere. Just like you’ll find jaded, messed up MEN everywhere.

I remember spending the entire night flirting with this really gorgeous young German girl. The connection was there, chemistry was good but something felt off. My spidey sense was tingling.

Sure enough, at the very apex of our conversation’s intensity and sexual tension, when she saw I was putting myself out there and totally vulnerable, she shut off like a light switch. She told me, with a cold glee in her eyes that she has a boyfriend (yeah like either of us give a crap).

So some women enjoy the power trip. Some want it to be legislated. And some are just messed up people who haven’t figured out how to untangle all those psychological knots.

In the grand scheme, my feeling is that we’re all in this together. The “us vs them” mentality just creates animosity between men and women. You see this taken to the extreme in the US but it isn’t the only place.

I believe that just like seduction, it is incumbent upon the MAN – from approach all the way to lovemaking – to move things forward with purpose and firmness and yet with a control and reassurance.

So this is a small a seduction. Every one of us a man can show up in the world as a seducer of LIFE and bring a little more awareness, beauty, laughter, love, carefreeness to our interactions with women.

I don’t know about all the intellectual stuff. I know arguing with a woman, or even with a man, is the wrong way to persuade. Even for a super logical person. But I know that being a light unto yourself and inspiring those around with your very presence and the way you move through the world, can create a PROFOUND impact.

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

Equality and Social Justice and Fairness:

From each according to their dicks.
To each according to their pussies.

John Rambo
John Rambo
7 years ago

“as women consolidate their power over men.”

Women only have power over men when men GIVE AWAY that power.

Nowadays, men do not have to give power away to women, in order to satisfy their physical lusts.

We have porn, and within a couple more years we will have virtual reality sex. And within 20 or 30 years, we’ll have robot girls that can be used for sex.

Women do not respect men who give away their power. Thus, any man who is pathetic enough to “give away” his power to a woman, deserves to suffer.

It is not a very good day when Roosh sounds more like an MRA than even John Rambo.

Technology is what is going to change the world. Not politics, not cultural arguments, not religion. The scientist who creates robot girls will have done more to fight feminism than every single MRA combined.

CaptainCaveman
CaptainCaveman
7 years ago

Jante supercedes kindergarten in America now.

John Titor
John Titor
7 years ago

John Titor here. I am a famous time traveler, in case you don’t know who I am.

I just got back from the year 2034, and I’d like to share with you all what I saw there.

Female robots just got released and are being sold now in all major electronic stores. I saw lines of hundreds of men lining up to buy them.

As the men were walking into the electronic stores, there were vast numbers of furious and angry women shouting and screaming at the men. The women were screaming “YOU SEXIST PIGS!!! YOU CAN’T HANDLE A REAL WOMAN!!!!! YOU ARE SUCH A LOSER THAT YOU ARE BUYING A FEMALE ROBOT!!!!”

This type of angry feminist protest is taking place at virtually every location where Female Robots are being sold. But, they are not having an effect. Female Robots are the biggest technological success EVER. 5 MILLION Female Robots were sold in the first two days alone.

So that’s it. In the year 2034, real women will begin to be replaced by Female Robots, and real human women will become obsolete by the year 2038.

John Titor here, reporting out..

indian_hotguy_Bholu
indian_hotguy_Bholu
7 years ago

Finally i have given up chasing and the girl has taken me to cleaners , i have no option than to die.

I am dying ,thanks to every one , I have lost money and time , worse i was humiliated time and again

And now i have no choice to live this wasteful life

Revo Luzione
Revo Luzione
7 years ago

“Equality and Social Justice and Fairness:

From each according to their dicks.
To each according to their pussies.”

Fucking brilliant, bruh. I snorted.

A lady
A lady
7 years ago

Just looked through my list of books that I’ve read in the last couple of years I admit the majority of the authors seem to be men. But then I’m no feminist I’m a woman that needs a man like all women do apart from lesbians perhaps. I can’t wire a plug or fix shelves and I don’t intend to learn my four brothers did all that for me and now I’ve got a husband to do it. But I’m good at cooking, housework ,beautifying myself and pleasuring my man. I’m happy with this role. Why would I want to do mans work aswell as woman’s! These feminists are complete lunatics! Admit it women can’t live without men and vibrators are no substitute for the real thing

doclove
doclove
7 years ago

As a U.S. Army veteran of the “Middle-East” Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, thanks for number 9 pointing out that no one cares what happens to us. If they did, we would not be more likely to be homeless and jobless than just about everyone else. we finally replaced Vietnam Veterans for homelessness and joblessness. Vietnam Veterans were more likely to be insulted and attacked from strangers than us Middle-East Veterans, and we’re more likely to get token gratitude. However, I’m convinced that our family lives are more messed up than theirs and one of the main reasons of the radical feminization of society, and that the American public is not serious about helping the Veterans plus the politicians are even worse despite their false platitudes.

ken
ken
7 years ago

When the woman says, “I have a boy friend.” You should say, “I do too. Let’s fuck anyway.” Like in Cabaret.

lolbrazilian
lolbrazilian
7 years ago

very well.

Theres also a last non-written law:

11. “Don’t think we don’t know anothing about you”.

Its about police-state aparatus, e.t.c. things like this -> Sexist joke’ web developer whistle-blower fired http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21896442

Mark Minter
Mark Minter
7 years ago

Of course, the cure to this, for men, is to universally as a gender, raise the level of testosterone in men.

Women cannot withstand it. They are attracted to it, despite themselves. And they cannot compete with the men that have it.

It causes more than just muscle mass, it feeds thought processes, and causes men to think that split second faster than women think and over the course of the day, thousands of split second decisions occurring continuously, are what make men far more effective, and far more competitive than women.

And lastly it makes you competitive, it makes you fight, to push, to press, to desire to excel.

So the research is starting to surface about it, and it is our job, our task to get that word out, how to develop it, how is effects you, and how to fortify yourself to deal with it, both the good and bad of it.

So basically, the solution to Jante Law is to be men, and fight back as men fight.

And to shame and humiliate those men that will not fight back as pussies.

Mark Minter
Mark Minter
7 years ago

@indian_hotguy_Bholu

Listen to me. You are not going to fucking die. So you better start planning to live because in the end, you are going to live.

This will pass. Never despair. Even in your darkest moment. Never despair.

I have been where you are. I have been at the lowest valley. And I tell you that it will pass.

You can find me on Return of Kings. Click on my name and it will give you my Facebook profile. Write me.