"And the Obsidian wants to paint it all black...as he is justified."
NOTE: Following up on my recent lecture on Dark/Sith Game, and in keeping in line with the theme of Mercury Retrograde (an excellent time to review that which has already been covered), I thought to post up a recent comment/"lecture" of mine, on Game and related topics and questions that some of the VSB members had. It was a great discussion overall, by the way, good peeps over there, and one Brotha in particular, Scipio Africanus, was ripping it. I'm gonna feature some of his insights here at the O-Files in the coming days, it was so good, so stay tuned...
Comment and reply, invited!
"where is O he seems like he will be up, on and around this topic!"
You rang, madam?
I apologize for my tardiness, but a Brotha needs his beauty sleep. OK then, onto to the show...
Champ, good post as per usual; you guys keep me coming back. Let's take things just a weebit further along now that you've set the table, shall we?
1. Game (noun; "to game" or "running game", verb): A complex of mating strategies designed to win the SEXUAL attraction of the Human Female. (Obsidian)
Game - that is, the Art of Seduction (Male to Female) - has always been with Humanity, going back to our ancestral past on the Savannah. Indeed, much of Game's underpinnings is rooted in the truths unearthed by Evolutionary Psychology, and serious students of the Venusian Arts are required to read books like Sperm Wars, The Red Queen and The Evolution of Desire, to name a few. Indeed, Mystery's odd and outlandish style of dressing emanates from the evolutionary world, both of human and mammalian mating - "Peacocking" - and it is in fact no stranger to African Americans. For while Mystery has his fuzzy hats and black fingernail polish, the players and pimps of inner city America have their flashy suits, cars and furs. Indeed, The Mystery Method is to White guys, what Iceberg Slim's Pimp (one of the most commercially successful books ever written by an African American by the way) is to the Brothahood; the latter was informal, never written down and rarely shared to curtail the potential for competition; the former was codifed, plotted out on a flowchart, and widely available for free on the Internet. In many ways, Game was instinctual for the Brothas, a learned, step by step process for our White brothers - think Fab Five and Duke, since that's been a hot topic of late. I'll have more to say about this over at my place soon.
So anyway, that's the deal with exactly what Game is. Now, let me drop something else on the crowd:
Game is AMORAL.
It is neither "good" nor "bad" in and of itself. One of the better known names of the Seduction community, David D'Angelo, coined the popular phrase, "Attraction is not a choice", and it is true - last year, the NYT released an article that discussed at length extensive studies that attempted to answer Freud's famous question "what do Women want?", and found that Women can indeed be sexually attracted to situations and Males that they had no conscious awareness of. Feeble attempts by the ignorant and evolutionarily unwashed masses to put Game into a "good/bad" box are just that - feeble - because they do not understand how sexual attraction works. This is why "good" Women can and often will be sexually attracted to otherwise "bad" Men - it isn't that the bad boy being a bad boy itself is a sexual turn on, but rather that he displays, either as a result of inborn traits or acquired behaviors and training, the traits that Women find most sexually attractive. Mystery's huge contribution has been to isolate what those factors are, and to plot them out on a flowchart. The results, are nothing short of devastating.
In my own presentation of the Venusian Arts, I often make allusions to the famed Star Wars series of films, since many of its themes and concepts work very nicely to explain much of Game's underyling ideas. Just like the Force has its "Light" and "Dark" sides, so too does Game, and it is dependent upon the user as to which way he will go. In the community today, and down through the ages, there are those who have used the Seduction arts for good or ill; in the present day, I refer to those who use Game in its worst light as "Dark Game" or "Sith Game". Roissy in DC, is an excellent example of this. For lack of a better way of putting it, "Jedi Game" is the morally right way of deploying Game; indeed, it is a tenet of Game teaching, both in the hood and in the burbs, that true players "manage expectations". Lying to a Woman in order to get sexual favors from her under false pretenses, is an example of Sith Game.
2. Why are so many Women averse to Game? Answer: Evolution. The evolutionary goal of the Female is to mate with the most fittest Male in the round. In the ancestral environment, when people lived in much smaller groups and errbody pretty much knew errbody else, this was a relatively easy thing for her to do, to seperate out the Best Man and mate with him. But in our time, where it is very easy to live in a city comprising multi-million numbers of people, moving in and out of the city all the time, it is very hard for her to determine who the Best Man is. The Alpha Males are such because they display the behaviors Women find to be the most sexually attractive, and if potentially millions of Men can figure out a way to display said behaviors, Women won't be able to determine the "real" from the "fake" Alphas. This is hugely important; the Female only has a limited amount of eggs, and a limited amount of time with which to "make good on them". If she mates with the wrong guy - in Game parlance, a Beta Male - it could prove disasterous for her. For one thing, she will have lost precious time being out of the mating market, due to pregnancy and at least a year of weaning the baby produced. But on top of that, she will also have produced, from an evolutionary standpoint, a lesser baby, with reduced prospects to carry on the genetic line. Sounds crazy I know, but the truth is that we human beings aren't all that different than we were 10K years ago, despite all our toys, bells and whistles. Despite the fact that Women in our time can earn for themselves, and can literally control when and under what circumstances they become a Baby Mama, the fact remains that sex is a very risky affair for them; everytime they laydown with a Man it is a crapshoot. And that's not even including whether the sex itself will be good for her (ie, whether she has an orgasm) or if she is raped (taken against her will; rape is a Male mating strategy as well) or STDs, which often has a much more profound impact on the Female than the Male all other things being equal. Simply put, eggs expensive and sex very risky for the Female; sperm cheap and sex very hard to get for the Male.
3. Game, ie, Seduction, Male to Female, is for all intents, Universal: There are indeed cultural differences (and some have argued even genetic differences, an idea that I am not necessarily averse to) between the world's Women, but the basic factors underlying Game are pretty much the same. Gaming Sistas - even those who like to think of themselves as urbane and sophisticated - is going to be a different kettle of fish in terms of degree than gaming their White counterparts - both the root of it all is the same, which is displaying psychosexual dominance. Game shines on the Pretty and Homely alike; the Young and the Old alike; the Black and the White alike.
4. Of all the methods and techniques of Game, why is the "Neg" so focused on/hated on/talked about by Women? Answer: BECAUSE IT WORKS.
I'll hold here. Good discussion Champ!
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