A critic told me that my viewpoints in (a) agreeing with the Hobby Lobby decision and (b) supporting Israel in its war with Hamas and (c) strengthening the border were "not very beta."
I'm not sure how to take that - should I immediately alter my position to be more to his liking? Should I kowtow to his viewpoint? Should I be one of those people who seek applause for being neutral just to look cool?
Nope. Not exactly. Doubt it.
You see, this blog is for the ADVANCEMENT of Beta Males, not the persistence of a stereotype. This blog promotes self-actualization, which means, among other things, freedom and self-expression. It encourages its readers to stop blindly following the crowd and to be individuals. It encourages Beta Males to find themselves and embrace their true identities, and in doing so, make their own indelible marks on this world.
Unlike our dear friends, the alpholes, this is done without threatening or judging those who lack what we have. No action is taken to humiliate anyone else, or to deride that which they hold dear. It's just acting like you matter.
If they reach a different conclusion because they've set their offense-o-meter too wide, that's their problem, and not ours. Part of that offense might be because the notion of a Beta Male becoming Bold, standing out from the crowd, and succeeding, is just intolerable to them.
Tough. On. Them. They don't make the rules.
Of course, one downfall of this process is the possibility that some of these folks will need to be "let go from the firm." If you're a good guy, looking to do the right thing, that's tough to do. But if they are troubled by the transformation you make, so much that they try to convince you and everyone around you that you're wrong, misguided, or stupid, then they've outlived their welcome. They don't deserve to be in your circle.
And by the way, that doesn't mean that all my readers should have the same political philosophy that I do. You chart your own path, and that's fine with me. Just as long as you're Bold and Bulletproof, you can take any stand you feel. PROVIDED that the respect I give is RETURNED, as a quid pro quo, we'll get along fine.
As a tie-in to another great passion I have in life, this year, I'm running the NYC Marathon on behalf of all Bold Betas. The guys who are ready to come out of their shells. Who want to step outside the comfort zone. Who want to be more in life than someone else's second banana.
And I dare all of my critics to do the same!
I EXIST. I MATTER. I BELONG. I DESERVE.
I AM BOLD. I AM BULLETPROOF. I AM BETA.