The two most popular PUAs in the manosphere have weighed in recently on a couple of subjects respectively very close to my heart – Roosh on ugly feminists and Roissy on the French novelist Michel Houellebecq.
I take half of my men’s rights nom de plume (schopenbecq) from the French author Michel Houellebecq. Houellebecq has always interested me. His novels explore the imbalances produced by the free market sex economy since the ‘sexual revolution’ of the 1960′s – in a quite staggeringly politically incorrect and sometimes laugh out loud manner. Don’t read his novels if you think there is something unseemly in narrative full of unapologetic descriptions of the flawless bodies of nubile 14 year old girls, frequently contrasted with the wrinkled and cellulite ridden bodies of older women – including ‘cougars’. He manages to throw in the odd big black cock there too. And if you think the idea of beta males getting sex through marriage as the bedrock of a stable non-hypergamous society began with the manosphere, you may be surprised to learn that Houellebecq was recounting it 20 years ago in ‘Whatever’, almost word for word as it appears in ‘The Misandry Bubble’.
If there is one criticsm of Houellebecq I would make, and it’s a big one, is that at the end of the day, he’s quite the hypocrite. Like the PUAs, he wants to gorge himself at the dinner table whilst only lifting his head up to tell everybody else how disgusting it all is…in a morally superior yet obviously nihilistic manner.
Nethertheless, Houellebecq is still a hero to me. Amongst other things, he is one of the very few novelists with the balls to discuss and condemn paedohysteria, something which he actually attributes chiefly to modern society’s hatred of old people (despite being, on the whole, very much an anti-feminist and recognising the ‘economics’ of sex).
Heartiste : Choice quotes from Michel Houellebecq
Show men endless images of beautiful models and actresses and singers, show them endless images of beautiful, slim, women engaging in sex with enthusiasm, tell them that a world of uncommitted and marriageless sex is the norm — then, for reasons they don’t understand, slam the door in their face.
This is not a prescription for long term stability.
Scenes from the German film adaptation of ‘Atomised’ :
In the novel the girl in the following scene is described as 15 years old, here she is 17. This is one example of how the director diluted and warped the original meaning of the book (or bottled out):