Pointing out the not-so-obvious.
Theme: Redemptive Headship and Masculinity
Length: 1,000 words
Reading Time: 6 minutes
Scott is unlike the others
Scott has often been characterized as being Black Pilled. But here, I’ll describe why this is a gross misnomber.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Scott, he’s a retired Major from the U.S. Army. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology and specializes in counseling. Currently, he runs his own business offering clinical services, Treasure State Psychological Services. He’s 50 years old, lives on a huge ranch in rural Montana, and he’s happily married with several children. He’s been around the Manosphere for at least 10 years. He was the author behind the blog, American Dad (now closed down). From 2013 to 2015, he hosted a weblog promulgating institutionalized courtship procedures for Orthodox Christians. That site was called Courtship Pledge (archived ca. 2015). He started writing at Σ Frame in early 2020, and has contributed posts on an irregular basis since then. Recently, he opened a new blog on Substack entitled, The Age of Subjectivity. His biggest contributions to the Red Pill lore concern (1) the Meet Cute phenomenon, (2) implications of the Meet Cute, and (3) Life Trajectories. A full listing of his posts on Σ Frame can be found here.
In addition to all these accomplishments, Scott maintains a Tingly Respect Headship within his own marriage, and he is rather vocal about this reality, unlike many other Manosphere authors who claim to be happily married but who say nothing about their personal lives.
My point here is that if anyone is qualified to signal status, it would be this guy. This puts him in the ideal position to be a mentor who offers guidance, grace, and forgiveness to others.
One of the things I like about Scott is that he’s an educated and articulate truth teller, and even though he is fully qualified to signal status, he doesn’t. He empathically reaches out to the common man and tries to help him wherever he might stand. He’s met or corresponded with several men pro bono, including some originating from this blog.
All in all, he’s developed a Redemptive Purpose that transcends any personal interest in grifting or status signaling.
Why do people think Scott is Black Pilled?
To answer this question, I’ll let Scott speak for himself. A couple years ago, he wrote,
“I believe that the Red Pill content creators (the big ones, Christian or not) are full of crap if they believe that true, visceral attraction can be created in a woman who never had it for you in the first place. Like within the first meeting.
Some of them have a conflict of interest in trying to create this fiction, because they sell books and have monetized YouTube accounts. It is in their best interest to make this seem possible.
But I have never seen a woman go from being luke warm about a guy and then become [truly] hot for him. She may settle and convince herself that she is attracted to a man who is the best she can get, but hot crazy in love? No.
If you are not getting really obvious IOIs right from the start, move on. If that makes me “black pill” so be it. I want men to find women who cannot keep their hands off of them, otherwise they risk terrible destruction later on.”
Elsewhere, Scott explained,
“Those guys on the Red Man Group or Rule Zero or whatever have no incentive to talk about distributions and what they really mean because they will never make money that way. So they call guys like me “black pill”, which translated means, “He thinks you are a loser and he has no ideas for how to help.”
Of course, “help” means “get laid by multiple chicks from now until you are a 70-year-old Pick Up Artist.”
Note here that getting laid, or in some cases getting married, is a specific goal set up by Scott’s antagonists. This is an extremely narrow minded approach, and a fleshly one at that. Scott made light of the arrogant and selfish motives behind these perfunctory goals when he wrote,
“But their product is not much different than what they label “Black Pill”. Watch a couple hours of it and see.
I mean, I kind of get it. I don’t talk like they do because I already have job.
Essentially they have to sell their thing like a carrot on a stick.
“Here’s all the stuff you need.”
“I tried that and it didn’t work.”
“You didn’t do it right. / You have not internalized game.”
–> Buy more books. –> Pay 300$ to come to this retreat. –> Get a super special membership so your chats will be first! (on these videos where we keep telling you are a loser and you don’t even know it.)”
If a man is not attuned to the incentives behind the motivations, then he is susceptible of falling for the faux-narratives and thereby backsliding to the initial stage of self-awareness.
I need to point out the obvious here. Scott himself is not Black Pilled. Like the saying goes, Pay attention to what they do, not to what they say.
Scott’s personal domain of influence (i.e. career, counseling service, marriage, and so on) is well established. He’s happily married. He doesn’t signal his status outside of an introduction, and he’s reaching out to other men on a regular basis. His purpose is to help other men.
The claim that Scott is Black Pilled arises from the psychological projection of those who are Black Pilled themselves, or who fear the Abyss. Thus, Scott’s statements are interpreted as a confirmation bias. IOW, they can’t find the power of God necessary to pull through the local minima and escape the Abyss.
As Dark Brightness used to say,
“Do not be them. Do not be like them.”
- Dalrock: No Respect (2017-12-14)
- Σ Frame (Blair Naso): Red Pill Political Correctness (2019-3-17)
- Σ Frame (Scott): Probabilities (2020-2-24)
- Σ Frame (Jack, Scott): Opportunities (2020-2-26)
- Σ Frame (Jack, Scott): Trajectories (2020-2-28)
- Σ Frame (Jack): Hopelessness (2020-4-6)
- Σ Frame (Jack): Looking at the Essentials (2020-6-12)
- Σ Frame (Jack): Some like it Hot (2020-7-3)
- Σ Frame (Jack): The Red Pill and Blue Pill as Paradigms of Sanctification and Defilement (with a mathematical analogy) (2020-11-15)
- Σ Frame (Jack): What is the Christian Red Pill? (2020-11-27)
- Σ Frame (Jack): Is the Christian Red Pill a Black Pill? (2020-11-29)
- Σ Frame (Lexet): Charting the Red Pill World (2021-3-26)
- Σ Frame (thedeti): The Unsolvable Problem of The Modern Sexual/Relationship Market (2022-2-7)