One fundamental rule of pickup was broken by the PR machine (including myself), with the outbreak of the still sizzling hot Julien Blanc situation which has now spilled over into an all-out war against RSD: the pickup company which employs Julien.
Be as it may, there’s an old adage in the pick-up community which we hold fast to:
“Don’t tell anyone about this”!
The truth is, pickup wasn’t meant to hit the mainstream.
That was the mistake made by Julien who purposely posted inflammatory material to his Tinder, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages, in hopes that 1 day- it’ll go viral and mainstream would catch on and get pissed while simultaneously gaining him major recognition.
In essence: Julien trolled the mainstream into action.
Well, the backlash to such a move is quite evident now: the cat is out the bag that the once mythical-pickup world does exist.
Bear in mind the fundamental rule of pickup: “Tell no one about this”!
Pickup is sorta like the mafia of old, operating in the shadows of the underworld.
If caught by the authorities, a mafioso was expected to guard the secrets of the mafia by denying its very existence altogether.
Pickup should’ve been, and was always such a community where its members were expected to deny its existence in the face of public controversy and drama.
“It’s not meant to be digested by the mainstream’s consciousness”.
Not that we have anything sinister to hide. But outsiders wouldn’t understand. So why waste time trying to relate to them?
Julien let the cat out the bag, which indeed violated a key tenet of pickup.
With the outbreak in the global-social media world, the PR machinery of pickup was forced to engage the public on the public’s terms and their platforms [Twitter, social media, etc].
Problem is: Pickup was never meant to be discussed in the public eye.
Well, you may say, “But if that’s the case, what accounts for the many videos, blogs, forums and other pick-up related material on the internet? Aren’t those in the public domain”?
However, what usually happens is, the guys who find pickup related contents online, are usually looking for them. Or at least, they already know about pickup and what it entails.
Pickup is very much a niche market. Those who watch, read and purchase our stuff, are pretty much in the know as to what this niche market is all about.
Ok, so this begs the question: “why should pickup be guarded and kept from the masses of the mainstream world”?
Simply because the masses won’t get it.
They simply won’t understand.
Usually, when someone doesn’t understand something, he-she either fears it and steers clear of it, or they bash it!
It’s for this reason why we’ve always tried to avoid a Julien type situation where the mainstream becomes keen on pickup tactics and so forth, which would’ve had the potential to inevitably lead to major misrepresentation of what we do…which evidently happened.
Since they don’t and won’t understand: they’ll bash it to death by attaching to it all sorts of random-overblown labels such as: creepy, sleazy, rapey and unethical.
When something is too abstract for the average person’s brain to encompass and to decipher, they will almost always disagree with what they cannot wrap their hands and minds around.
Pickup/Seduction/Game, is just 1 of those abstractions.
Trying to explain and rationalize seduction tactics to the masses who are prescription junkies to the blue pill, will almost always be a lost cause which may cause more harm than good as far as public relation goes.
Hence the mistake I made, and other PUA’s who joined me in social media, was to rush to the front lines to expound upon an ideology [Seduction] that is just too complex and abstract for the average man and woman.
We should’ve just left it alone and let the crazies run with their wild ideas, propaganda and misconceptions of what it is we do.
It’s akin to trying to explain complex algorithms of Algebra to someone who doesn’t even know basic division in Mathematics.
Those outside of pickup, will never understand it!
Those on the outside, will never agree with it.
Hence, such common comments I’ve come across days ago in social media in relation to the Julian Blanc situation:
“No one needs to learn how to pick up girls”!
“You guys are losers! Should be ashamed of yourselves for taking classes on how to meet women”!
“Tactics? More like tricks and deception”!
No amount of edification, breakdowns, distilling of pickup theories, will ever get through to people whose level of consciousness is that of a zombie’s- aimlessly marching along in a state psychological retardation.
There’s nothing you can say to someone such as a white knight or an enraged feminist, that’ll convince him or her that it’s ok to try to actively sleep with a girl on the same day/night you’d met her.
Their brains just aren’t conditioned to process and comprehend this sort of doctrine which appears foreign to them.
With that, our PR machinery slipped up in trying to relate to these people, opposed to simply letting them be with their warped ideas and misconceptions about the Game.
Fellow PUA buddy of mines, David Kocher, was virtually mauled by Jennifer Li as he tried to present his case as to why Pickup is valuable, and to get her take on things.
He had to learn the hard way that there’s no reaching out to these people who are deaf, numb and blind, and lack any sort of foresight whatsoever.
Therefore, the old adage of pickup remains true to this day: “Keep this info away from the mainstream or they’ll ridicule you for what they do not understand”.
Hopefully, this will be my last post on this subject whereas I can return to business as usual; sharing tips with you guys on how to meet, attract, and seduce women on a consistent basis!