The convos that we do have on the internet. Anyone who reads me much knows I'm not really too stuck on the great alpha-vs-beta discussion that runs rampantly through the PUA, MRA, Red Pill, "buy my fucking self help book", "read my militant right-wing blog" DNA of the . . . whatever the fuck it is you even want to call the undersexed primal scream of young guys on the internet in the year 2013. The right-wing slant of these modern day aspiring men's movements has a tendency to open them to accusations of homophobia.
First off, let's just cut off the cancerous portions of the argument right from the start. The Reddit / Seddit / Red Pill subreddit stuff is all pretty much sour grapes from the 13-25 demo males who can't get laid. Just like any short bus full of fuck-ups who have too much testosterone and nothing to ejaculate it into besides their trusty socks, they're homophobic as fuck. Why? Because teenage boys use "smear the queer" as a social signalling behavior. It basically amounts to "I'm not a queer because I was mean to a queer". It's trading cheaply on cheap social signals, and like any such act should be ignored. Also: kids are fuckin dumb.
Second, the really right-wing shit . . . For those who know the subject, I'm talking Chateau Heartiste, basically. That shit? That shit is some fucked-up neofascist propaganda that has a deeper agenda than getting 17 year old virgins laid. Some bait is just feeding pigeons in the park. Some bait is fuckin crab trap. And that's what that horseshit is: it's a fuckin neonazi crab trap that's probably tied to some group of Tea Party fuckheads who fancy themselves to be Republican operative and would loudly proclaim that they're not racist at all!
The one thing that I always hate about this entire conversation is that I'm about as far left on the American political spectrum as anyone who has ever been willing to associate with PUA, MRA, etc. will go. The thing is, I see the division of gender as a meaningful fact that doesn't necessarily have to render me a completely hateful asshole. Or, more accurately, I don't necessarily have to translate my own personal and highly fucked up issues with women into a full political movement intended to deprive them of access to contraception and abortion. My fucked up life doesn't need to be the genesis of a fucked up political ideology.
Anyhow . . . more to the point . . .
It isn't very alpha to smear the queer.
Humor the idea of the dominant-submissive spectrum in human behavior, and yet please try to be mature enough to accept that it's just a framework to hang ideas on and not an incontrovertible truth of the universe. Alpha male behavior is, in this framework, the idea that you;re so comfortable in your dominance that it exudes everywhere. This is summarized in the notion that "confidence is sexy".
Homophobia, when you get right down to it, is an astonishingly tasteless act that displays a complete lack of confidence in one's own hetero masculine identity. It isn't confident and therefore it sure as shit isn't alpha. A properly and absurdly confident and dominant male could adopt a gay male orbiter for laughs if he wanted to. (Seems like a rather unethical form of cock-teasing, but there probably is a meet-up on Fetlife with a couple gay dudes who would devour that sort of submissive unsexed role play!! Ah . . . life in the year 2013 . . . sexual liberation and . . .still . . . no . . . flying . . . car.)
The well-formed alpha male should be confident against all possible iterations of the human condition. And he should not express revulsion toward anything that doesn't present any level of meaningful threat to him. Which, since he is after all the fully formed alpha male, basically means a grizzly bear with a samurai sword and a deep thirst for human blood.
The important thing to realize is that the pursuit of alpha-ness is a bit of a disordered behavior. In its ideal form, alpha should be something that you can only achieve through losing certain weaknesses. It should be somewhat zen-like. Would you rather be fast and effortless or slow and cocooned in armor?
The true alpha doesn't need shit like homophobia as armor to protect him from a possible queer encounter. He welcomes all comers to the party, and if he really, really just can't knock down enough booze and MDMA to fuck another dude, he's still gonna be chill enough to try to help his brand new queer friend get laid. Truth is, in a properly alpha world the Bro Code should require all alpha to help their queer friends hook-up just as readily as we find ways to help our straight friends hook-up. Hell, who are we kidding -- we have a greater obligation to help our queer friends get laid because goddammit they have a tougher load to pull in this world not being able to open up to every guy they might like! That's a shit deal that any guy trolling the PUA blogs trying to find ways to land pussy should be able to appreciate!
Homophobia among true heterosexuals -- yes, I know, a questionable concept in its own right -- is grounded in the idea that pussy is the measure of all things. Obtain pussy or go home. Is that really all there is to being a man? That's your entire concept . . . you're just a semen-delivery mechanism stuck on repeat? Wow. That must make a slow Tuesday evening with no pussy depressing as fuck.
Here's another way to put it. If you think Charles Manson or Mike Tyson is alpha, then you're probably a homophobic fucktard with some deep down fears about your own masculinity, virility, and heterosexuality.
There's gotta be more to being a man than just throwing a chart up on the wall and declaring someone the winner of the poon Olympiad. To be human is to be able to choose to shape your own reality and share that vision with others in a meaningful and productive manner. That's gotta count for something.