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The Tragedy of Looks Maximus and its Implications for Society

The content creator Looks Maximus is quite popular among the readers of my blog. His main theme is that modern men are cucked and that society should be “androcentric” instead, which would allow us to live like men and “whoremaxx” whenever we feel certain urges. I quite like his material and have listened to a good part of his videos on the side. He is rather entertaining.

From listening to his videos, I learned a bit more about his background. He is Canadian but moved to Poland some years ago. He is in his late 30s. Instead of chasing a corporate career, he “creditmaxxed”, i.e. took out unsecured loans from Canadian banks, and disappeared. He mentions that the statute of limitations for this is only two years, which means that the banks whose money he took can only legally fight to get it back if he returns to Canada within two years. Looks Maximus mentions that he works about three hours a day, which is enough for him to get by as he already has an apartment. If I understood it correctly, his dad bought him that apartment.

The tragedy for society here is that a guy like Looks Maximus could be a really productive member of society. He is not some kind of loser. Listening to him, it is clear that he is sharp and well-articulated. Also, with his height of 6’3″, he would enjoy natural authority in business settings. I could easily picture him in consulting, high finance, or sales. There, his looks would give him a distinct advantage. He could do all that. Instead, he works the bare minimum and bangs cheap whores in Eastern Europe.

While Looks Maximus goes on and on about steroids, that seems like an unproductive detour. He would get a similar level of excitement from his whores with his 10 to 20 pounds of newbie gains from year one in the gym. Afterwards, you’re rapidly hitting diminishing returns anyway. You won’t walk around with your naked upper body much in Europe, so with a bit more fat instead of muscles he would look about as intimidating with his clothes on. Anyway, this is just a side note on where I think his priorities are a bit off. (Article continues below.)


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In any case, a guy like him could have enjoyed a fruitful career and have advanced society. He could have paired up with a young, fertile woman, had three or four kids, and raised them well. Society has taken this option away from him, however. It is one thing when some losers drop out who would not have much of a chance to compete in the labor market anyway. If your only realistic option is living off welfare, it does not matter much for society if you angrily accept this lot in life or embrace it. It makes no difference at all. However, if a guy of high intelligence and above average looks throws in the towel we all lose. The job he could have had has been taken by someone less qualified. Similarly, the kids he never had have been replaced by some other father’s less capable brood.

Now we need to only extrapolate this. One guy is bad enough, but there are more and more guys who would have happily chased after a career but decided that it is not worth it. Why work your ass off if your reward is a Western harpy and kids the government will try to turn into trannies? Of course, another issue is that men have to deal with a lot of artificial obstacles in their career. You could excel at your job, yet never get promoted because management has decided that at the next level there need to be 50% women instead of 10%. Thus, you will see a lot of women move past you. (Scott Adams wrote that this was one reason why he left engineering, and that was a few decades ago.) If anything, the silver lining is that men dropping out will only hasten the decline, and the sooner we get there, the sooner we can rebuild society. Yet, I think a slow, painful decline is much more likely, so I don’t think any of us will really benefit from this. Consequently, if you want to maximize your happiness, you are probably better off following in the footsteps of Looks Maximus.


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30 thoughts on “The Tragedy of Looks Maximus and its Implications for Society

  1. I agree he is a little bit too much obsessed with mog maxxing (as he calls it).
    On the other side, if he had very low self esteem when he was younger (which he talked about in one of his videos) and it makes him feel great, don’t really see a big problem with it.

    I also think it is quite important that you fuck at least a few “normal” women before you can really enjoy the whoremaxxing lifestyle. And the gym certainly helps with that. Otherwise you constantly have this voice lurking in the back of your head “but real sex would be muuuch better!”. You see it with Lisbon.

    But other than that, the ROI of the roids and gym is quite bad after the initial gains.

    But he also said it makes him more horny and he enjoys the feeling because it makes him feel alive, so, hard to say if it is really irrational from him.

    I think the next 20-30 years are going to be very interesting. More and more men are going to become red/blackpilled, and won’t have any incentives to be productive members of society.

    Add to that that the majority of men don’t have any good role models anymore. Fathers are either absent or beta cucks.

    You also have to think about, high income earners are even more punished in the current gynocentric society.
    For example in Austria alimony is percentage based. A friend of me has to pay 40% of his income in alimony. (which is much more than would be required to raise a single child) It is totally insane.
    So why should anyone aspire to make a lot of money only to get it taken away by an ungrateful cunt?

    Also think that most likely it will be a slow and painful decline.

  2. “the kids he never had have been replaced by some other father’s less capable brood.”
    .
    Do you,Aaron,believe in this Eugenics or something?
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    Plus I wonder how this Looks Maximus guy gets sleep at night with his unsecured loans.

    1. Eugenics is clearly a pseudo-science. Selective breeding in order to improve the genetic quality of a race works only on mammals like cats, dogs, or horses, but the human brain stopped evolving on 14 July 1789. (The human brain probably isn’t an organ anyway.) We are all the same, which is why there are 40 million IQ130+ engineers in Africa. This also explains that the African countries should be the most advanced countries in the world. If they are not, and you are a racist if you think so, it is only because we have magic soil in Europe and our white supremacy keeps suppressing the kangz.

    2. At the moment actually we are doing eugenics in the west, but a negative dysgenic version by importing low iq people and rewarding stupid people to breed, while punishing successful people.
      Intelligent women aborting their babies is also a form of eugenics.
      So the question is not if you should do eugenics, but what kind of it.

    3. The “eu” in eugenics means “good”, so it is more correct to call this dysgenics or, possibly, “negative eugenics”.

    4. @Aaron
      “human brain stopped evolving on 14 July 1789”
      Sorry but I didn’t get your sarcasm.What does it mean?

    5. This is the date of the storming of the Bastille, which was a key event in the French Revolution. As you know, the philosophers of the French enlightenment poisoned our collective minds with bizarre ideas about the equality of all people. (If we are all equal, then how come that we have always observed enormous differences among and between nations?)

  3. Do you condemn his action though, that is literally stealing.

    Of course, you could say that modern banking in modern capitalism is designed to steal from you, but I wonder how valid is that counterargument.

    1. I just reported this as fact. You could make a good argument that he simply played according to the rules whereas fractional reserve banking is indeed a form of legalized theft. Also, when a bank or hedge fund goes under, chances are pretty high that it just gets bailed out. Considering that fractional reserve banking has led to the US dollar being worth less than 1% today than it was 100 years ago and that Wall St. routinely gets bailed out by the tax payer, I find it a bit difficult to condemn our boyo here for taking out a few k in unsecured loans and bailing.

    2. I don’t see any problem stealing money from rich bankers.
      The entire banking system with fractional reserve lending and inflation is basically designed to transfer wealth to the elites.
      Stealing from your fellow man: immoral
      “stealing” from corrupt and immoral elite: good

    3. But isn’t fractional reserve banking is inevitable?
      It would be a huge mess if we base our monetary system on some precious metals. Economy has changed dramatically since the last century.

      “Also, when a bank or hedge fund goes under, chances are pretty high that it just gets bailed out.”
      Take the 2009 economic crisis for example, I know that big banks fail and they are all bailed out. But what are other choices we can make if we don’t bail them out? Their collapses would cause tremendous chaos in our societies. If we don’t bail them out, that will affect even common people as well.

      “I don’t see any problem stealing money from rich bankers.”
      Aren’t you stealing from fellow citizens as well? The money that you steal is the deposits of someone else? Am I not correct?

    4. The “huge mess” of a gold standard would be that banks could no longer conjure up huge amount of money out of thin air.

      Look into wealth concentration. Banks get bailed out because we live in a society in which there is socialism for the rich. It just cannot happen that a billionaire loses a few billion dollars.

      The money was not stolen. Looks Maximus took money that was conjured out of thin air by the magic of fractional reserve banking.

    5. “The money was not stolen. Looks Maximus took money that was conjured out of thin air by the magic of fractional reserve banking.”
      Nope, the money that was lent to you is the deposits of companies and normal people.

      “The “huge mess” of a gold standard would be that banks could no longer conjure up huge amount of money out of thin air.”
      If it is not a huge mess, why China or other non-Western government don’t attach the value of their money into gold standard? It is a global trend to move to fractional reserve banking.

      “It just cannot happen that a billionaire loses a few billion dollars.”

      https://www.investors.com/etfs-and-funds/sectors/warren-buffett-lost-nearly-billions-stocks-2020/#:~:text=Warren%20Buffett's%20Worst%2012%20Stocks%20Lost%20Nearly%20%2411%20Billion&text=That's%20a%20rough%20loss%20to,in%202020%2C%20says%20Wilshire%20Associates.

      Buffett lost money as well.

      Also, Trump, the former president of the US would not fare any better as his main business interest is in hotel management. So this is something you are making up.

    6. “Look up Bezos and Gates.”
      But from the way you said it, it sounds like you portrait our societies as a place where big billionaires are allowed to gain massive gains and minimize their losses, while small businessmen or struggling self-made entrepreneurs take all the losses themselves. This is clearly an extreme view. As I have shown, billionaires also suffer from the consequences of the epidemic as well. We don’t know how many billionaires or millionaires suffer from losses. Granted, they may not make a headline to the newspaper but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

      As with many of your posts, at least your style of writing, it shows that it has only one-dimensional look at most social problems (also with male-female problems). It also risks being a carricature.

      Sadly, most of your writing also shows a kind of pent-up angriness towards the supposed conglomeration called “elites”. One of the few things one learn when minoring in History is that there are no universal masses or conglomerations that can exist without rifts or divisions. The political alignment landscape is usually temporary, and may switch due to the shifting balance of benefits existed among concerned party. As such, I refuse to believe that there is a whole class of “elites” who act in every evil possible way to oppress and destroy the lives of the common men.

    7. Sure, and it is absolutely not the case that we have banking dynasties that have existed for centuries. I would encourage you to read a bit more. I don’t know how else to describe our system than that it is run by a cabal. Politicians are little more than puppets for the moneyed elite. Maybe look into the machinations of George Soros for starters.

    8. You are not directly addressing my answer to your post. I am talking about your point that billionaires are taking all the benefits while minimizing losses. I have successfully countered your point by showing at least 2 billionaires who suffer losses.

      Read again what you wrote:
      “It just cannot happen that a billionaire loses a few billion dollars.”

      It can happen, but you fail to notice. (Obviously, if one just follow news leisurely, one can miss out important news, I have a feeling that you only selectively follow some marginal news outlets, and make comments on those, they usually come from weird sources like zerohedge).

      “Sure, and it is absolutely not the case that we have banking dynasties that have existed for centuries. I would encourage you to read a bit more. I don’t know how else to describe our system than that it is run by a cabal. Politicians are little more than puppets for the moneyed elite. Maybe look into the machinations of George Soros for starters.”

      I don’t understand why this has anything to do with all your original points. But I will play along, It seems that you are insinuating the Rothschild dynasty. It has become a rather convenient scapegoat for all the wrongdoings in the world. What is the current state of existence of Rothschild is also a mysterious question.

      “. Politicians are little more than puppets for the moneyed elite.”
      This seems to me to be another caricature of reality. Politicians are another conglomerations that are not homogenous. There are many classes of people who can be defined as “politicians”. Some fight for the common men, some allow themselves to be bought by money and power. Grouping them together and brand for them a label is hardly insightful.

    9. The Rothschilds are alive and kicking. They are just a bit less visible. Look up who owns Rio Tino, for starters.

      Regarding the point of the ongoing wealth transfer to the elites: is it not obvious that Amazon has benefited tremendously from the Covid lockdowns? When I exaggerate for effect, you should not understand those statements literally. Thus, referring to one billionaire who lost a few billion or one bank who went under does not invalidate the general statement.

    10. “The Rothschilds are alive and kicking. They are just a bit less visible. Look up who owns Rio Tino, for starters.”
      I see, thanks!

      “Regarding the point of the ongoing wealth transfer to the elites: is it not obvious that Amazon has benefited tremendously from the Covid lockdowns? When I exaggerate for effect, you should not understand those statements literally. Thus, referring to one billionaire who lost a few billion or one bank who went under does not invalidate the general statement.”

      You haven’t done much to establish the generality of your statement either. You gave 2 names, I gave 2 names, what does this mean? Isn’t it clear that there are winners and also losers among the richest people on this earth? Those who specialize in technology, in particular in online retailing, will benefit tremendously, while those who invest in travel-related, hospitality and hotel management will suffer (think of how Airbnb does, or how Uber does, and no, I haven’t heard them receiving any bail out). Those are just 2 among many contrasting fields that perform well or worse during the time of Covid. What does this lead us to? A general picture where the “elites” are divided between losers and winners. It’s not the case that they all gang up to demolish the wealth of small business owners, then take huge profits from it. Some become wealthier, some become less. That’s the general picture, a much more realistic depiction than portraited in a black and white manner by you.

      Apart from this, what helps big businesses to navigate much better is their ability to mustering resources and diversify. Think of uber, the revenues brought in by drivers fall sharply, but the food delivery salvages part of it.

      https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53687422

      The reason why banking business is highly protected by governments is because how important they are to the economy of any country (sure, they have been greedy and reckless, but they perform a tremendously important task in facilitating transactions, and that is just from a perspective of an average man like me). They are the hearts of a nation, and if they collapse in droves, the entire economic structure of a society will be destroyed. It doesn’t take much common sense to note that. Is it fair? Probably not, but it is not fairness that helps the world function. You can lose a limb and survive, you may lose a finger and survive, but you will die immediately due to a heart-attack.

    11. Overall, small businesses have suffered during the plandemic. Also, millions of workers have been furloughed. I find it amazing that you want to dispute those claims just because not all billionaires managed to double their wealth in one year.

      Furthermore, you are setting up a straw man with your argument in favor of banking. Surely, you do not seriously intend to claim that we need to endure the looting of our economies to the tune of many billions per year. Can you really not think of an alternative?

    12. On top of this, there is a weak proof for the continuous efforts to build fear among people from which to benefit either. This disease is clearly dangerous with many side effects. If it is just “common flu”, countries like China and Vietnam would not enforce lockdowns either.

    13. “Overall, small businesses have suffered during the plandemic. Also, millions of workers have been furloughed. I find it amazing that you want to dispute those claims just because not all billionaires managed to double their wealth in one year.”
      You paint an uneven picture, big businesses also suffer. The reason why the plight of small businesses sound more tragic is, again, due to scale. Not all small businesses suffer from the epidemic either. Many prosper as well. Many bubble tea and restaurants in downtown Philadelphia see a sharp rise in customers after the vaccine being rolled out anyway.

      Likewise, delivery services such as Grubsouth from Alabama prospers https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/coronavirus-successful-businesses

      “Furthermore, you are setting up a straw man with your argument in favor of banking. Surely, you do not seriously intend to claim that we need to endure the looting of our economies to the tune of many billions per year. Can you really not think of an alternative?”

      I don’t understand why I have committed a strawman. I offer an explanation for the bail out of big banks because here is what you posted: “Also, when a bank or hedge fund goes under, chances are pretty high that it just gets bailed out.”

      I offer a clear explanation why it gets bail out. The stark contrast inequality between small businesses receive no help, while big businesses get assistance from the government is just a caricature you made up yourself.

      I have pointed out that the government in the US do have at least a program to prop up small businesses, and offer an explanation why banks get bail out if they failed massively like in 2008.

      Not all hedge funds receive bail out either. From what I read from Nassim Taleb, many hedge funds like those found by former professor of mathematics went under. There must be some key criteria for hedge funds to receive bail out. And what is looting anyway?

    14. “Of course, you could say that modern banking in modern capitalism is designed to steal from you, but I wonder how valid is that counterargument.”

      Cuong Quoc Vu, you are such a cuck. Go back to Vietnam, moron.

    15. Showing up on this blog and throwing insults around is not a good look, buddy.

  4. I think there are tons of intelligent men now days who’s talent is not utilized and appreciated in the global economy. Here is a clip from A Bronx Tale. This part is based in the 1950s. When more young men had a shot:
    https://youtu.be/HTdnGcd_yls

    The young boy is actually based on Chaz Palmintari. He played the head gangster in the neighborhood and wrote the screen play.

  5. Ayn Rand predicted the downfall of society 50 years ago. People laughed at it back then, but they are probably not laughing now.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBjii8RnIz0

    Full speech:
    https://courses.aynrand.org/campus-courses/ayn-rand-at-the-ford-hall-forum/a-nations-unity/

    “So your children are bused to a distant town…this you are told will achieve racial intergration. You have never thought of it before but you become race
    conscious and try to untangle your own ancestry. You find it so it means that you cannot qualify for any of the groups… the afro americans, the chicano americans,
    the italo americans, the jewish americans, the irish americans etc and you are just a mongrel american. A title which you would have been proud at one time but which is
    becoming dangerous. If you lose your job there will be no preferential quota to help you get another one and no way of knowing how many ethnic applicants
    will be pushed ahead of you…the first thing to go is your future. You can barely keep up with your expenses. You have no way to plan ahead, if you try to say it you do not know which demand of which groups will eat up your savings in the form of new taxes and higher prices. Why study to develop your skills. You do not know whetever you will ever get a better job or what new obstacles will spring up overnight or whetever there will be anyone left to hire you.”

  6. If a man is under 6ft or bald, society consider him a subhuman, so I don’t understand why I should be a ” productive member for society”. For what? For raise african thugs’ offspring? For incentivate female promiscuity with chads? For crack addicted single mothers’ welfare?
    Fuck society, the west deserve to become like Somaliland, I even heard faggots who support radical islam, what a clown world

    1. Yeah no reason to contribute to a society which hates you (which includes 90% of men in the West). Let it all burn down and enjoy the decline.

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