Saturday, July 22, 2017

Japan and the Importance of Game

Later that night, I was standing in my bathroom next to the immaculately white toilet while Fred lectured me on the critical importance of hanging toilet paper in the correct “over hand” position. I was nodding while reflecting that not all of the fault for my bad relationship with Fred lay with me. Fred was seriously OCD. Although he had actually made that work for him. His attention to detail was spotted early at UBCO. A personality flaw had been mistaken for virtue and he was started up the ladder.

UBCO was like that back then. You could indeed actually start at the bottom and work your way to the top if you were a loyal company man. UBCO was big and it would take care of you all your life in exchange for your loyalty. Fred had started on the loading dock when he was a teenager and now he was known as the company’s turnaround guy. In two years he was expecting a vice presidency. UBCO was like that... Or at least it currently was. In about a year, UBCO was going to be raided in hostile take over. 

A proud one hundred year old company with a strong and healthy corporate culture that encouraged and rewarded loyalty from it’s employees would be gutted like a trout. Every asset that could be sold off, would be in order to pay off the mega high interest junk bonds that had financed the takeover. The men who did it would walk away with pockets bulging, having built nothing, they would leave nothing behind but ruined lives. 

-- Living in America by Cataline Sergius

It says a shit ton about Japanese dating culture that their word for girlfriend is Gārufurendo.
Everyone was so focused on the salacious aspects of Japan's forty something percent of thirty year old virgins they missed out on the bigger issue.

Zero sex equals, zero babies.

Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago, there were fewer than 1 million births last year, as the country’s population fell by more than 300,000 people. The blame has long been put on Japan’s young people, who are accused of not having enough sex, and on women, who, the narrative goes, put their careers before thoughts of getting married and having a family.

But there’s another, simpler explanation for the country’s low birth rate, one that has implications for the U.S.: Japan’s birth rate may be falling because there are fewer good opportunities for young people, and especially men, in the country’s economy. In a country where men are still widely expected to be breadwinners and support families, a lack of good jobs may be creating a class of men who don’t marry and have children because they—and their potential partners—know they can’t afford to.

“The gender stuff is pretty consistent with trends around the world—men are having a harder time,” said Anne Allison, a professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University who edited the recent collection of scholarly essays Japan: The Precarious Future. “The birth rate is down, even the coupling rate is down. And people will say the number-one reason is economic insecurity.”

Populations shrinking aren't necessarily a bad thing in the long run.  As of yet we have no place else to live in the universe and even if we did, I doubt if we could get humans off of this planet fast enough.  Humans are mass produced by pretty unskilled labor.

None the less Japan's problems are real enough.  Part of it is cultural.  They were very big on arranged marriages right up to WWII.  They really don't have much in the way of societal mechanisms for arranging these things for themselves.  Sure the Alphas get laid but then they always do.  But Game as a concept is very difficult for Japanese Delta Males to learn because they are in a lot of ways a lot closer to Gamma.

Making an approach is terrifying to the Japanese male.

I had seen these problems developing myself when I was stationed there twenty (*sigh*) years ago.  The thing was back then Japanese males were still motivated to overcome their cultural barriers and break the ice with a girl because internet pornography didn't exist yet.  If you were horny and wanted to see something naked you got yourself a Gārufurendo.  

But once internet porn invaded Japan, a lot of the motivation vanished.  Self help was the path of least resistance.  I thought that dating apps would eventually bridge the gap but boy was I wrong there.  They are really looked down on in Japanese society.

If you are gaijin and White, good news you can still get laid there pretty easily.  Just head to Gaspanic Bar in Roppongi. 

You can't build a civilization on this

Getting back to the point at hand.

A lack of job security is a big deal when it comes to marriage in Japan.    Culturally speaking more so than it is America.  The Japanese as a people tend toward OCD.  Whether this is a cultural left over from the Tokugawa Shogunate or the result of actual selective genetic pressure that weeded out those that didn't conform to the Tokugawa's OCD regulations (which frequently did result in ear;y death), the result is the same. "Gotta catch'em all! Gotta catch'em all!"

 And so not having a secure job is a much bigger deal there.  Enough to put a Delta male (with Gamma tendencies) out of the running in terms of securing a mate.  Beta Bucks have to be secure bucks in Japan.

Other than re-establishing arranged marriages, I'm not sure what can improve the situation there.

The thing is, are we in that much better shape?

Men across the globe are accused of being shallow.  "Men only want one thing."  Not true.  I have been in situations where the only one thing I wanted was to survive.  Sex was of zero interest on those occasions.  On other occasions when my interest in la dance d'amour is more keen, my attentiveness was governed by genetic coding that predated my cavemen ancestors.  My genes wanted to know if the girl I was looking over, was likely to produce healthy babies and survive. Long lustrous hair, toned muscles and good skin indicate long term good health.  Good hip to waist ratio indicates a likely good breeder and so on.

Women are just as shallow as men but in different ways.  Despite the caterwauling of insane feminists and the ridiculous lies of the entertainment industry the average woman will never be much stronger than a fourteen year old boy.  A man who can make a girl safe is going to be higher on the sexy scale.  This desire for security doesn't always play to women's benefit.  Back when Deadwood was on the air, Ian McShane was getting voted one of the ten sexiest men alive. He was in his sixties at the time so it wasn't his clear skin and chiseled abs.   Women weren't voting for McShane they were voting for Al Swerengen who routinely stepped on his woman's throat but was the uncrowned, blood soaked king of Deadwood.  Logic doesn't matter in these situations, it's their genes that are talking to them.

Very roughly speaking, approximately one third of men have been pushed out of the "good jobs" market by women.  This is the reality on the ground. New jobs weren't created for women, they took men's jobs.  That one third cannot provide security that is a major blow to their SMV.  Some of those guys can make up for that in other ways but most can't...

Unless they learn Game.


Mark Magagna said...

Would Game actually help with more children? Or will it just result in more sex?

Cataline Sergius said...

@Mark Magagna

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Regardless, in order to learn Game you have to reject some very Big Lies. Specifically, those related to third wave feminism.

Call it a gateway drug.

((( bob kek mando ))) - ( more Natural Born Kekistani than if my mother was a native of Moorhead MN and my father came from Cockram Mill VA ... so to speak ) said...

an off topic that i'm only posting because you're ex-mil ...

Dunkirk is awful.

ghostfromplanetspook said...

That's depressing to hear I was gonna see it in Imax. I heard they even got some of the actual civilian boats that saved lives during the withdrawal to appear in the film too.

((( bob kek mando ))) - ( more Natural Born Kekistani than if my mother was a native of Moorhead MN and my father came from Cockram Mill VA ... so to speak ) said...

they've got a credit list of boats that recreated their Dunkirk voyage at the end of the movie.

let me put it this way:
they open the movie in Dunkirk ... with a coward, and he's one of the "protagonists" who makes it back to England at the end of the movie. mostly via deceit and finding novel ways to run away while most of the other soldiers stand around like cattle waiting to be shot. he is rewarded by people on the home island calling him a hero for making it back.

and the movie GETS WORSE from there.

i mean, the time spent on the Moonstone ( one of the private boats ) wasn't a complete waste, although the conflict with the shellshocked sinking survivor was ALSO poorly played out, but that narrative line is so hacked up with the other two narratives via MTV-style quick cut editing that it makes a complete hash of even that.

and i haven't even gotten into the technical stupidity that the movie is stuffed to the gills with.

for instance, the narrative line about the fighter pilots opens with them flying in a tight three plane formation. SO TIGHT, that the wings are actually over lapped with each other. then they perform a horizontal S ... for no reason.


later, there is an argument about throwing a single person off of a small trawler in order to enable the tide to lift it ... which is taking place in WAIST DEEP WATER ( the Germans have been using it for target practice so the hull has lots of holes in it ) in the hold.

uhhh, you fucking retards, throwing a ~150lb man over board isn't going to make a damn bit of difference when there are thousands of pounds of water sloshing around the hold.

the movie is FULL of idiocy like this.

ghostfromplanetspook said...

Guess ill wait for the DVD then.