HBD: Game and Paleo


Within the blogosphere there seems to be an intersection of interest between HBD, Game, and paleo eating (and even paleo conservatism). If you, too, have noticed it, you might wonder why.

This HBD, game, and paleo interested blogger investigates.

This is one of a series where I discuss issues and elements of what is referred to as HBD. Similar to my Random Thoughts series these posts will be more personal and less scholarly. If you want deeply footnoted reference work, please look elsewhere. Disclaimer aside, I do hope to give a passable overview of the subject.

I suspect the intersection points share a common theme of red pill thinking. All revolve around reevaluating contemporary myths and received wisdom. All, to some degree, involve forbidden knowledge, or rejecting conventional wisdom while asking awkward questions.

Game chips away at the chivalrous idea of women as special and particularly virtuous creatures. It pulls back the veil on knowledge of what makes a man attractive to women; it reveals that it is not some indiscernible magic, nor are women indescribable ethereal other beings. HBD discusses thoughts and ideas that have been suppressed in recent times yet may explain vexing “achievement gaps.” Paleo eating tries to move beyond the promises of agriculture, business, and political interests and give us better health and increased vitality.

Curiosity is another force that holds these interests together: all three are attempts to understand how the world works. All three hold an appeal to those who like to puzzle systems and processes. Along with such curiosity comes a drive to explain or solve challenges unanswered by current conventional wisdom. Game helps men solve the eternal question of how to attract the ladies. HBD seeks to explain achievement gaps. Paleo eating offers a possible explanation for, and potential solution to, the rise of obesity and Type II diabetes.

All share some basis in a return to past wisdom. Game probably contains a lot of stuff your grandfather would have known. HBD involves the kind of ideas that polite society would have felt free to discuss years ago. Much of paleo advice sounds like your grandmothers cooking: meat and veg, natural foods, not too much sugar, and ingredients that do not contain a whole bunch of “ingredients.” Even paleo-conservatism seems like a retreat from the corporate, stage-managed, organization-driven form of conservatism towards something your grandfather might recognize.

Perhaps, despite our high-tech form of communicating, we are just old-fashioned guys at heart, yearning for the lost knowledge of our forbearers. It is not that we want to go back to “the good old days,” it is that we want to bring useful ideas to forward our present. Reclaiming parts of the past do not mean a return to it.


Regarding “old-fashioned guys”: Yeah, I know, some HBD and paleo discussants are women, but to me, it has always seemed more like a mixture of those old male pastimes of experimenting in their shed or arguing in smoke filled rooms.

Some paleo advice goes beyond your grandmother’s wisdom (I doubt grandma would fear dairy quite so much, and I am guess she never considered organic coconut oil). However, she would recognize the basic idea of simpler, local fare that does not come from a factory, and looks at least something like the original raw material.

6 Responses to “HBD: Game and Paleo”

  1. Keoni Galt Says:

    Thanks yet again for the linkage.

    I agree, DU, taking the red pill, is really just re-discovering knowledge from the past, knowledge that has been “hidden” due to the influence of our corporate-media-government complex.
    [DU: No problem on the linkage. Your site is one of my top referrers, so I am glad to be able to send a few (and only I few, I would guess) back.]

  2. Hope Says:

    I wonder why there’s no intersection with conspiracy theorists…

    My husband’s way into that stuff but not into HBD or Game or Paleo.
    [DU: Actually, I suspect there is, as such theories share a distrust of authorities and conventional wisdom. The comment directly above yours is from a noted conspiracy theorist (just kidding, Dave). It is the same drive to figure out how things work, while not fully trusting popular explanations.
    PS: I see you continue to maintain that your husband did not run game as per discussions on Roissy’s all those years ago.
    PPS: He does believe in HBD: he married an Asian.
    PPPS: Check his closet, that is probably where he hid the two gallon drum of coconut oil.]

  3. GulfofMexico Says:

    At this intersection, you will find a gathering of _NTJs, and similar personality types.
    [DU: That might be the true connective tissue. I suspect that it is all NT types, albeit with an NTJ tilt.]

  4. Hope Says:

    He and I are INFJs.

    Anyway, I’m not saying he doesn’t know those things. He just doesn’t investigate those kinds of websites. His blog/website reading list is all conspiracy, political and esoteric stuff, never game or paleo or HBD.
    [DU: My comments were in jest (those related to your husband). Is he a birther or truther? What kind of conspiracy stuff?]

  5. Hope Says:

    Look up HAARP and free energy. That kind.
    [DU: I am aware of both. BTW While I suspect more NT involvement, I realize that they might have appeal to NF types (fewer SJ and SP though I suspect)]

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