We know that game is a scam, the paleo diet is scam, conspiracy theories are scams, and everything else the so called manosphere believes in are scams. The so called manosphere doesn’t just fall victim to large scale scams like game, the paleo diet, and conspiracy theory. It falls victim to small scale scams like the fake Georgetown admissions employee that was supposedly discriminating against men and photoshopping of faces on to underwear models.
On top of this there are other scammers which are trying to break into the so called manosphere. John Rambo has been trying (unsuccessfully) to get the so called manosphere to buy into his fake Indian bride scam. Peter Andrew Nolan (who is probably the same person as John Rambo) is running a scam known as “freeman on the land”. “Freeman on the land” is a conspiracy theory where there is a secret way to make yourself exempt from all laws, debts, and taxes (including alimony and child support). Of course, to get this exemption for all laws everywhere you need to have one of these “freemen” help you who conveniently charge a lot of money for their “help”. Peter Andrew Nolan has been trying to sell “freeman on the land” unsuccessfully to the so called manosphere. The only reason Rambo/Nolan haven’t been successful at conning the manosphere with their scams is because their method of selling their scams was to insult, harass, and spam the manosphere. If Rambo/Nolan had a more slick presentation everyone in the manosphere would be trying to get an Indian bride and trying to exempt themselves from the law. (I wish that Rambo/Nolan did have a more slick presentation at least when it came to the “freeman on the land” scam because anyone who has tried it has ended up in jail. It would have been a good and quick way to get rid of the so called manosphere.)
Why are there so many scams in the so called manosphere? Why does the manosphere fall victim Why is the “gullibleosphere” a more accurate name for the so called manosphere? Why are scams outside of the manosphere trying to get into the manosphere? There are several good reasons for this.
It’s the same reason the scam capital of the U.S. is in Utah. Scams are a huge problem in the Mormon Church to the point where the leadership of the Mormon Church had to directly address the problem. The reason why scams happen so much among Mormons is because of what is known as “affinity fraud“. People trust members of “their group” whatever that group is. In the case of the Mormons, a Mormon will trust another Mormon more than a non-Mormon. This makes it easier for scammers and con artists to do their job in the Mormon Church because they are already starting from a state of trust and a lack of skepticism. While the Mormons are the best known example of affinity fraud, it can and does happen in every other group whether its an ethnic group or even just a group of like minded individuals.
Affinity fraud is much easier to accomplish in fringe groups such as white (vagina worshiping) nationalists. Not only do the W(VW)N trust each other more than the outside world (even more so than say the Mormons), scammers and con artists have additional ways to deflect any skepticism of their actions with techniques like accusing skeptics of working for the Jews. The nature of W(VW)N makes it easier for scammers and con artists to scam them. A good example of this is the “redemption” scam/conspiracy theory. The “redemption” scam was a scam started by a white (vagina worshiping) nationalist named Roger Elvick. He told his fellow W(VW)N that the government created a secret bank account for each American worth $630,000. This was supposedly started when the U.S. went off the gold standard because the U.S. had to put up its own citizens as collateral to get loans from bankers. (Of course, these $630,000 bank accounts are managed by a Jewish cabal.) Elvick’s scam was that he told people you could access that $630,000 through some legal tricks to pay off debts. (I’m sure he charged for the service of this “help”.) Elvick ended up in jail, of course, but he was able to scam so many of his fellow W(VW)N because his scam was an affinity scam squared. Not only did all of the W(VW)N Elvick scammed trust him because he was one of them, but they trusted Elvick more because they thought they were constantly under siege by the government and the Jews. Their thinking prevented them from rationally analyzing Elvick’s claims. Plus, Elvick could shout down any skeptic by accusing them of working for the government or the Jews. Even scammers in the Mormon Church don’t have options like that.
The redemption scam didn’t die when Elvick was put in jail. It was repackaged by Mary Elizabeth Croft into its current version which is known as “freeman on the land”, the scam that Peter Andrew Nolan promotes. (When it comes to the redemption/freeman on the land scam, Roger Elvick is its Eben Pagan, and Mary Elizabeth Croft is its Roissy.) “Freeman on the land” continues to scam people because its an affinity scam spread among fringe groups who are more susceptible to affinity scams than more mainstream groups.
The so called manosphere is the fringe of the fringe so they are even more susceptible to affinity fraud than regular fringe groups like like the W(VW)N. The so called manosphere has already attacked scientific inquiry and rational analysis making a scammers job much easier before he even tries to scam the first manospherian. By their own admission manospherians evaluate things not on an objective analysis of the facts but on verisimilitude. In other words, the manosphere evaluates things on whether it appears to be correct to them. For something to appear to be correct to them, it has to fit their own biases and ideology. Manospherians determine if something is true or not based on their own feelings about it, not facts. This makes a scammers job much easier since any scammer can easily fool any manospherian by putting the right packaging around their scam. Unless you’re looking to make millions of dollars (because the so called manosphere doesn’t have much money), the so called manosphere is a wet dream for scammers, particularly small scale scammers.
I wasn’t joking when I said that the so called manosphere should be called the gullibeosphere. The reason why the so called manosphere attracts scams by the truckload is because it’s incredibly easy to scam them. A scammer won’t make huge amounts of money off the manosphere since they don’t have much money, but a scammer only needs to do a minimal amount of work to scam the manosphere. Given how little work a scammer has to do to scam the manosphere, the ROI (return on investment) on scamming the manosphere is higher than the ROI on scamming anyplace else despite the small amounts of money the scammer will be getting.