I’m afraid our good friend the Gaelic Norsemen is correct about the men of ‘nerdoreaction.’ If neoreactionaries want to be taken seriously, they are going to look the part of alpha male and they are going to have to start embracing their masculinity. Instead of merely talking about it, they will actually have to walk the walk. They are going to have to become alpha males. It is time to become the patriarchal figures of authority that they secretly envision themselves as. That means it is time to hit the gym and throw on some muscle. They say men who are physically strong are more likely to be right-wing. If you are a neoreactionary, you are already pretty right-wing but imagine how much more hardcore you can be if you can bench press your own weight. Plus, chicks dig a man with muscles because of the aura of confidence that is imbued in a physically strong man.
I know part of you kind of fancies this Revenge of the Nerds fantasy, where the techno-commercialists reign supreme. Do you think the barbarian hordes are going to allow a bunch of pencil-necked dweebs to run society? Besides, when singularity arrives and your robotic machinations turn on all of humanity, who do you think will be more prepared to stop Skynet?
Lifting weights will raise your testosterone! Nothing will make the panties drop of traditional Catholic women like a strong, muscular, high-T man. Besides, exercise is good for you. You’ll feel better about yourself. You’ll feel more confident. You may even turn a few heads from the ladies after a few months in the gym.
So it is time to man up! Let’s prepare for the age of Reaction. We are going to need you in tip top fighting shape to fight off the Brahmin hordes after we secede to form our neoreactionary nation-state. We are going to need strong warriors to hold the line!
First off, we are going to need to increase that strength. You have been typing so many long-winded blog posts about how you want to destroy modernity that your puny forearms have developed carpel tunnel syndrome. It’s okay though. We are here to help. Generally, a nice 5×5 program will be a great starting point in order to increase your strength. Assuming you are not much of a weightlifter, this will also put on a bit of muscle as well.
Great places to start:
- Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength
- Mehdi’s Stronglifts
- Victor Pride’s Body of a Spartan
- Elliot Hulse’s Strength Camp YouTube Channel
Secondly, it’s time to put down the sugary beverages and processed foods. It’s time to start eating clean. Contrary to popular belief, we simply do not need all those carbohydrates in our diet. A diet high in healthy fats and proteins will keep you lean and squelch your hunger. Have you heard of the Paleo diet? Check it out. If you like meats and vegetables, it should be a relatively easy diet to adopt. Read John Durant‘s book The Paleo Manifesto for more information.
So men of ‘nerdoreaction,’ it is time to step away from the computers and to embrace the barbell. It is time to build some muscle in order to fight modernity. As Jon Pall used to say, “there is no reason to be alive if you can’t do deadlift.”
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