I’m starting a new series of posts called Endgame about the end of the Paleo-Game Cult. (These posts will all be part of the Endgame category.) This week we have gotten the official announcement that Ferdinand Bardamu is closing down Inmalafide. He has already taken the content down. If you go there now, it’s nothing but a bunch of links to other blogs. This is nothing less than the beginning of the end of the Paleo-Game Cult. Soon we will see the end of other Paleo-Game sites.
Why is the Paleo-Game Cult starting to unravel? It fails to produce results. It makes a lot of promises that you will be healthier and get laid that just aren’t true. What has been keeping it going is a combination of an attempt to make money off the cult by selling paleo diet and game books and DVDs and doubling down with more insanity. Sales of game and paleo products by the Paleo-Game Cult are nothing but a rounding error compared to the sales done by the big names in those areas. It’s impossible for anyone in the Paleo-Game Cult to make any real money off it, and I suspect that this is one of the reasons Bardamu chose to leave.
Another reason the Paleo-Game Cult is falling apart is the gulf between them and the non-Roissyite gamers. While I think the non-Roissyite gamers are misguided, they are not insane. They are not interested in the racism, conspiracy theory, and collapse porn/compulsive doomsaying of the Paleo-Game Cult and the Roissyites. The Paleo-Game Cult has had to fight a two front war from the non-Roissyite gamers on one side and the anti-gamers on the other. That forces members of the Paleo-Game Cult to rethink their beliefs and gives them the option of one of two paths to do so. In documenting the end of the Paleo-Game Cult, I think this will be a recurring theme.
As time goes on a Paleo-Game Cult member has two options, leave (either by suddenly disappearing without explanation or with an absurd explanation like Bardamu did) or go even deeper. The have been many lesser known members of the Paleo-Game Cult who chose the leave option. Bardamu is just one of the most visible. Other Paleo-Game members choose to do even deeper. For example, Hawaiian Fat Blob has chosen to dive fully into antisemitism and begun the process of accusing various MRAs of being government or Rockefeller or Illuminati agents.
The most important thing is that this is good news for the MRM. Without the Paleo-Game Cult being an albatross around the MRM’s neck, mens rights can actually move forward.