Masculine Model #1 – General Mattis

This is a new series I’m starting, 100% inspired by Jack Sheppard (Follow him on twitter @JSheppard4Prez his content is Gold) a dude who I’m hoping to get a guest post (or two) from in the coming year.

The series will be a response to the mediocre, weak, embarrassing examples of fathers, husbands, and men that are portrayed on TV, in movies, and pretty much in every possible avenue in society.

There are masculine men among us and each week I’m going to write about how you can take the view and aura of these powerful men and make your own version of it. Discussing how you can become the ‘General Mattis’ of your life and become the ‘Conor McGregor’ of your life. The purpose of these posts will be to shift you away from emulating people like Peter Griffin of Family Guy or Phil Dunphy of Modern Family.

The first Masculine Model, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise is General Mattis, Donald Trump’s newly selected Secretary of Defense.

General Mattis is a man’s man, a guy who is capable of both total obliteration of his enemy while at the same time ready to tend and care for those he loves most. He has the nickname ‘Mad Dog’ and has been described as a Warrior Monk. This is the type of man we could all learn something from.

Men are not conflict averse, they make waves when they feel it is necessary.

Men are not conflict averse, they make waves when they feel it is necessary.

I specifically chose this quote to start off with as it encapsulates the entirety of this man. He is a leader addressing his men, while at the same time he is directly confronting a problem he knows he & his boys are going to face (Protesters). During the brief quote he not only displays his confidence (direct hand shake) but also adds some humor (wink at the Mrs) while finishing with the ultimate slap in PC culture’s face (calling the war protester a pussy).

This is what men do, it’s who we are to the core. We lead, we laugh, we fuck, we fight, and we make it all look like it’s just another day. We don’t complain, we just do our job and we do it with irrational levels of self-confidence and limitless energy.

Set the bar from which all others will be measured.

Set the bar from which all others will be measured.

Mainstream media, those who support the female imperative, and all SJWs would like you to believe that Alpha (masculine) men are these hyper aggressive, compensating, less than average intelligence meatheads.

Read the quote in the photo above; this man is a fucking warrior, a real tip of the spear type dude who has faced the enemy and come back alive more knowledgeable because of it. He also carries a copy of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. Does a masculine man of that caliber strike you as a hyper aggressive, compensating, less than average intelligence meathead?

Of course not; with that understanding it’s important you recognize that nobody defines the masculine man but masculine men.

Gen. Mattis is a man who places as much priority on mental strength as he does physical; something you should be doing as well.

Masculine Role Model Traits

Irrational Confidence: People believe in Gen. Mattis because Gen Mattis Believes in Gen Mattis. People will support you when you support you. Believe in yourself and your mission, start acting like you might actually stay the course this time and others will come onboard.

Mental/Physical Strength: It’s not good enough to only have a hard body just as it’s also not good enough to just have a strong mind. You must have both; you must read as well as lift. Train the mind as you would any other muscle, some heavy days & some light. The key point is to have balance, masculine men are balanced in every facet of their life.

No Aversion to Conflict: Do not view this as any sort of promotion of pointless unprovoked physical violence. When I say no aversion to conflict, what I mean, for the average man, is standing up for your genuine self. Say no when you feel “No.” and “Yes.” when you mean yes. Stop agreeing to this or that in an attempt to please others. Stop telling your wife, “I don’t care what’s for dinner” when you do care. Now amplify that to every aspect of your life, stop being afraid to tell people no. Let the fear of being ostracized and judged dissipate, people follow the man who believes in himself and isn’t afraid to show it to the world.

In Closing

General Mattis is nothing more than a man.

You are nothing more than a man.

You both have 24 hours in a day to do everything it is you need to do. It’s time to start looking at how he’s achieved his level of success as a masculine man and to start removing the influence our weak society and weak role models have had on you. It’s time to become the General of your own life, to take charge and lead yourself and others to living a genuinely masculine life in an age where the world is filled with pussies.


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11 thoughts on “Masculine Model #1 – General Mattis

  1. Hi mate,

    The below post, like most of your work, is fantastic. Comletely agree with the premise of mental strength/Stoicism etc. Keep up the great work.

    The quote in the photo is a poor choice; ‘when you get home and face an anti-war protestor…’

    I’m not anti-war. Some wars are necessary (WW2) or geopolitically useful (Vietnam) but some are just fucking stupid (Iraq 2, Syria) and should be avoided at all costs. This opinion is an indictment of the decision makers, not the soldiers who went there and fought and died. You can be for the soldiers and against a particular war simultaneously.

    ‘We lead, we laugh, we fuck, we fight, and we make it all look like it’s just another day. We don’t complain, we just do our job and we do it with irrational levels of self-confidence and limitless energy.’

    Great quote but that’s not all masculine men do. If they choose they should see nuance, assess the bigger picture, come to their own conclusions and going against the prevailing perspective if that’s what they belive in. That includes assessing whether they believe in the decisions politicians make, including the decision to go to war. As you say yourself:

    ‘…what I mean, for the average man, is standing up for your genuine self. Say no when you feel “No.” and “Yes.” when you mean yes.’ This includes decisions to send our countrymen to war.

    Sure, most liberals are pussies, but protesting against war for well defined reasons is not a pussy act. A strength of your writing is you focus on broad concepts which are easy to digest and resonate well; my request/feedback is to not simplify it too much.

    Keep up the good work.



    • Tim,

             I’ve gone back & forth on how to respond to your comment. The delay was mainly due to your ability to straddle the line on the point of my post; I both agree & disagree with you at the same time. I figured I’d explain my stance and meaning in this post and see if it clarifies a few things for you.

      In the post I quote Gen. Mattis on his warning to his men who, once walking off their plane were going to be facing protesters holding up signs. How can you say, “You can be for the soldiers and against a particular war simultaneously.” When these protesters are picketing & holding anti-war signs in the face of troops returning home?

      “but protesting against war for well-defined reasons is not a pussy act”

      It seems as though you are putting the anti-war sign holders in the same category as ‘Tank Man’ from Tiananmen Square. 

      If you are truly against a war then why aren’t you leading boycotts of businesses?

      Why aren’t you leading mass walkouts from companies, disrupting the ‘comfortable flow’ of society, and making your voice heard?

      I’m not talking about the retarded shit ‘black lives matter’ was doing. I’m talking about you the anti-war protester, doing something besides holding a sign, drinking a Starbucks, and virtue signaling for the world to see?

      99% of ‘protesters’ don’t give enough shits about any war to put in real effort and try to make any sort of real change.

      I was told, as a 19 year old kid on my way to A-School that I was working for a baby killer and that I was an evil man that was a part of a military complex that was designed to kill innocent people. I’d just graduated bootcamp…

      Now, there’s a silver lining to this as the dude in front of this lady told her to fuck off and bought me a coffee, but the example is perfect, you can yell at the little man (sailor/soldier/marine) but you can’t inconvenience your own life by dedicating time and money to targeting those who are making the decisions to go into these wars.

      Some topics are a little more broad than others, but this one said what I wanted it to say. Protesters are pussies as all they’re doing is complaining about a problem without putting forth any real solution. 

      Activists, different level of men; they’re the ones who go after the source; they’re the ones who lead drives to getting the facts out there and making the public aware. Mike Cernovich is a great example, he isn’t going to picket outside a plane full of Sailors, and he’s going to find the stories, expose the reasons, and make the public aware of why that particular fight is one who should sit out.

      I hope this makes a little more sense.

      –       Hunter

      • Good reply, but I totally get what Tim was saying above.

        Governments and rulers have almost always sold the virtues of patriotism for purely selfish ends. Today we can affirm without the shadow of a doubt that all the pain and suffering of WW1 was for nought. Yet back in the day when it started the crowds were enthusiastic, with men voluntarily joining in droves. Men full of idealism soon to be butchered.

        I am no pacifist; you always have to be ready for conflict. However my model is that of a country like Switzerland: very old military traditions, including lifelong service for men in the army, but coupled with secular neutrality and non-intervention in the affairs of other nations.

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  3. As a military man, I love this post and love Mattis.

    However, piggybacking on your recent convo on Twitter about how military men turn beta when it comes to women – Mattis also demonstrates this as he was duped by Elizabeth Holmes and the whole Theranos fraud.

    Hope that I’m not coming off as a hater or a nitpicker but just saying we can learn from his mistake as well from his many, many strengths.

  4. Love it! Hope you don’t mind, but I’m definitely stealing that first picture. I’m in San Francisco which has been overrun by SJWs. Always a pleasure to read something written by real men for real men.

  5. “…it’s important you recognize that nobody defines the masculine man but masculine men.”

    This. All damn day. Reminds me of something my father has said to me multiple times is “Masculinity can only be bestowed upon men BY men.”

  6. This post reflects the author’s lack of life experience and misguided masculinity perspective. The so-called role model picked here is a criminal who invades countries that you can’t even point to on a map, terrorizing civilian populations, stealing their resources for the American trans-national companies. If you want to learn something about war, read Patton’s memories who at the end of his life said he had been nothing but a legbreaker for these people during his entire career. Lifting weight won’t make you a man, neither will going to wars whose purpose you don’t even know. No wonder your role model is mattis

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