Various things have happened that have convinced me that peak manuresphere has been reached, and that the manuresphere is on its way to imploding. First, Roosh is closing down Reaxxion, his attempt to suck #GamerGate in the manuresphere. Roosh says that it’s because Reaxxion was not getting enough views. While that is likely true, the few times I looked at that site, it always had the same crowd in the comments section that his other sites had. In other words, #GamerGate was not interested in the manuresphere, and Reaxxion only served to cannibalize traffic from Roosh’s other sites since it could not generate new viewers. Reaxxion’s failure is also a failure for Roosh when it comes to reaching out to younger men. Younger men aren’t interested in the manuresphere, as I talked about before.
Second, Mitchel informed us that AVFM has gone all in when it comes to joining hands with Roosh. Before AVFM could blame anything having to do with Roosh on Obsidian, but now they can’t. So why go all in with Roosh? AVFM has the same demographic problem that Roosh and the manuresphere has.
Third, these sorts of problems can be seen elsewhere in the manuresphere. The following comment describes the state of Roissy’s blog.
The comments at Heartiste nowadays deal exclusively with omega males whining that some colored men are sexually involved with white women, and not enough whites are angry about this. 99% of their ideology, at least going by the Heartiste comments, are of a ‘restrict outside competition’ nature by bottom-rung males, ironically on a blog that used to be about Game. Heartiste’s traffic is now only a fraction of what it was 5 years ago, as a result.
The manuresphere has already reached its peak and is in the first stages of imploding. This includes AVFM. AVFM and the manuresphere are trying to stop the bleeding by cannibalizing their assets and de facto mergers (such as with AVFM and Roosh). This will not work as it will drive away readership who were only interested in one or the other and not both. The manuresphere’s collapse will continue.
If there’s anything left of the manuresphere after the collapse, it will be owned by Alex Jones. (Roosh is already a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Jones.) If we’re lucky the collapse of the manuresphere will take out Alex Jones and other conspiracy theorists.