My experience with game and gamers started out with gamers in the “Roissysphere”, gamer bloggers who followed the blog of Roissy, a gamer who now goes my the name of Heartiste. As a MRA (mens’ rights advocate), the only reason I cared about game was because of the gamers who had invaded MRM (Mens’ Rights Movement) blogs. All of them were Roissysphere gamers. I had no interest in game so I never looked at non-Roissysphere gamers except in the few cases those gamers expressed support for feminism. My picture of all gamers were that they were insane and in many cases possibly suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. I understood gamers to be this way in part because of the other things they were all obsessed with such as the paleo diet and conspiracy theory. Thanks to men like Alek Novy, a former gamer who had experience with the whole of the gamer community, I realized that my impressions of gamers didn’t apply to gamers who weren’t in the Roissysphere. (In fact, Roissy/Heartiste is a name that 99% of gamers have never heard of.)
A typical non-Roissysphere gamer is only interested in getting laid and improving his social skills. There is nothing wrong with this by itself. Game doesn’t exist so it will not help with those two goals. Getting involved with game will only make those two goals harder. (Remember that gamers get laid as much as I do. That is, they don’t get laid.) Having those two goals in of themselves does not make a man insane bordering on (or outright having) paranoid schizophrenia. While I disagree with them because there are no facts showing game exists/works, they are harmless because they aren’t connecting game to an ideology. The Roissysphere gamer is a different animal because he connects game to an ideology. (A lot of feminists are now attempting to connect game to feminism to create “non-misogynitic game” which has the same problem, but that is a subject for another page.) It is necessary to strenously oppose the Paleo-Game Cult because they are invading MRM blogs and derailing the progress of the MRM.
There is something very unique about the Roissysphere gamer. The Roissysphere gamer has an ideology that includes several other things. I call this ideology The Paleo-Game Cult. It is a cult because the paleo-gamers treat it like a religion and excessively enforce their ideology in a manner consistent with The Inquisition from the Middle Ages as much as can be done online. The Paleo-Game Cult includes the following in its ideology.
- Roissyite Game (this is distinct from most of the game community)
- The Paleo Diet
- Meaningless “Self Improvement” (This means self improvement without objective metrics.)
- Conspiracy Theory (This can include everything from 9/11 & New World Order conspiracy theories to conspiracy theories about individuals such as myself.)
- Collapse Porn/Compusive Doomsaying
- Ron Paul as some sort of “secular messiah” (This is distinct from the Libertarian Party and libertarianism as a political movement.)
- White Nationalism or some degree of racism and/or anti-semitism
- A belief that their “truth” is superior to science and an opposition to scientific inquiry and experimental evidence when it comes to their ideology (a similarity they share with creationists)
I will expand on these points as needed in future blog posts and link them here. Many of these eight things already intersect with each other to a high degree outside of the Paleo-Game cult (i.e. many conspiracy theories involve the Jews so that intersects with anti-semitism) so it makes sense that they would intersect here. The Paleo-Game cult adds the paleo diet and game to this intersection. The paleo diet is a form of opposition to modern medicine which is common with the conspiracy theory-collapse porn-Ron Paul messiah-racism/anti-semitism-anti-science intersection. It also allows members of the Paleo-Game cult to believe the delusion that they are fighting back against whoever they think is ruling the world without any real work on their own part. It’s similar with their belief in game.
Members of the Paleo-Game Cult have accomplished nothing in the real world. Unmarried members of the cult have failed to pickup women. Married members of the cult say that game has improved their marriages, but can’t show any evidence or difference in their marriages because they haven’t done anything. They can’t even setup simple scientific experiments to prove game. Despite being on the paleo diet, they can’t lose weight and get healthy. They can’t take any action against the “super evil conspiracy they believe runs the world” and come up with a myriad of excuses for their inaction on this front. Unemployment and severe underemployment is commonplace among members of the Paleo-Game Cult. They rant against the modern workplace (which to be honest has a lot of problems), but they are either stuck in it in low wage jobs or out of it via unemployment. They are incapable of escaping the modern workplace they detest by starting their own business because they can’t produce goods or services that have actual value. All they can do is rant on the internet.
Many members of the Paleo-Game Cult are running a scam by selling game books and DVDs. This is a scam because they are selling game which doesn’t exist. All of the game products out there, the books and DVDs produced by Paleo-Game Cult members are a tiny fraction in terms of sales. Compared to the sales of books by Neil Strauss, Mystery, or any of the other well known gamers, the products produced by the Paleo-Game Cult members are a blip or a rounding error. It’s likely that Paleo-Game Cult game products haven’t been sold to people outside of the Paleo-Game Cult. The sale of game products is effectively a pyramid scheme, and the Paleo-Game Cult is at the bottom of the pyramid that gets the most screwed by the pyramid scheme.
It is likely that there is a high degree of insecurity among Paleo-Game members. They feel a compulsive need to write reams of blog posts talking about how successful they are with game and the paleo diet and other subjects like conspiracy theory. Their insecurity is also present in the ossification and Inquisition like enforcement of their ideas against anyone who disagrees with them. If the Paleo-Game Cult was about the truth like they say, then there would be more dissenting ideas among Paleo-Game members whether the disagreements are minor or major. For example, look at how the Paleo-Game Cult treats conspiracy theory. Since they are not part of the conspiracy they believe exists, they can’t know for sure if that conspiracy exists or if it does, what that conspiracy is doing. There should be dissent among them about whether the conspiracy exists and about the nature of that conspiracy for those who believe it exists. Instead, it’s all “Here is 432nd way that the Rockefellers enslave us.” There’s no debate whether that’s true or whether the Rockefellers have anything to do with the conspiracy at all. The members of the Paleo-Game Cult have to convince themselves they know everything to deal with their insecurity even to the absurd point that they know all the ins and outs of a secret conspiracy none of them are a part of.
This page is a work in progress and a first draft that I wanted to get out there. I’m looking for some reasoned feedback. Already, I have realized that I need to discuss more about game getting connected to ideologies. Feminists have an interest in game to create a “non-sexist PUA” that effectively works in the same way that the Paleo-Game Cult treats game and is a weapon against the MRM. I also have realized that a page on the “female auxiliary” of the Paleo-Game Cult. I anticipate plenty of edits and additions and other pages covering related subjects.