This post is a continuation of Part I, Part II, and Part III. My idea will be presented in chunks until I’ve developed some sore of critical mass of discussion. I encourage you to comment and/or spread the word if you think this has any sort of potential.
I’ve not gotten many comments of my DBS idea so far, probably in part because there aren’t many links in those posts. That’s perfectly fine, for I want awareness of this to build over time. I’m considering going to this event to match some names with faces and to bounce this idea off people in person to see what they think. (I’m in Florida, so that’s probably my best shot).
The problem is that men willing and able to unplug are not common enough to support local brotherhoods. The consensus necessary for reestablishment of civilization will require a separation from the livestock majority for civilized non-elite men of today to predominate politically and culturally somewhere.
I agree, for now. Nothing will happen if we don’t start somewhere. Perhaps “community organizing” or something similar will be most effective, but how will we even know if this is possible? For all we know, there are fifteen highly capable unplugged males in Topeka who could easily form a group that would spread like wildfire with PUA training, workout support, and expert oneitis prevention. But how are they going to find each other? Once a critical mass is established, word of mouth will work, but until then, the internet is how we can best find each other.
It’s an uphill battle to be sure. It was also an uphill battle for the first Christians, Russian Communists, and just about every group that eventually turned things around. Eventually, we may have to go Galt. We’re not quite there yet.
There are forums and blogs geared specifically toward advice and support, but none (that I’m aware of) that are intended to go beyond those forums themselves. There may only be one unplugged guy in Lincoln who will have to drive to Topeka to get in with a group, but if that group helps him become the man he really is, he can use whatever framework they devised in Topeka to develop something going closer to home.
Doug offers free PUA training for newbies. I’m mentioning it, and others who stumble onto his blog find out about it, but I’m sure that there are guys out there who would be more than eager to attend who will never find out about it. Doug offers a service, there’s a market for that service, but how can buyer meet seller? That’s part of what DBS is for.
L.V.X. mentioned the profile. It’s obviously not set in stone, I just saw that as a basic framework for some sort of searchable database that we could use to match specific needs with skills. I’m willing to drop or add.
One thing I’ve since come up with is that we could “rate” each other. The two most pertinent would probably be “Effectiveness” and “Responsiveness”. If you claim that you’re the best Wingman ever but you scare all the girls away, perhaps we should be able to warn each other. Also, nobody wants to let their advice rot on some moron who refuses to take it. If Hank in Cincinnati has extreme approach anxiety and Fred in Houston did everything he could on the phone to help him overcome it, but Hank still won’t get off his ass, there should be a way to warn Brad in Denver not to make the same mistake.
Again, any comments or suggestions are more than welcome. And thanks for the support.