You certainly heard about these males behaving and thinking like women: the gamma males. You certainly also heard about the concept of virtue signalling, but what about value signaling?
To illustrate these concept, let me take a concrete example:
Three persons have an important meeting with a client. There is one manager, one woman and an expert, whose official status (and salary) is lower than the manager. The woman usually wears nice dresses at work, while the manager always suits up, even when no-one does. Right before the meeting, the manager asks the expert: what do you think we should talk about during this meeting? The expert answers with a full agenda, the key points to discuss and main output to extract. After all, he wants the meeting and the project to be successful. The woman acknowledges everything, and the manager adds no words. At the time of the meeting, the manager takes the lead and repeats everything that the expert said. The woman emphasizes whatever the manager says to show her presence, and also highlights the “diversity” and “environmental policy” of the company. The manager only makes one allusion to the expert at the beginning saying that he will be assisting them during the project. The expert has nothing to add to the conversation as the content was already his own thinking; he barely corrects politely when his colleagues show their lack of understanding the problem.
During the project, the manager shows absolutely no leadership, no skills, puts the blame on everyone but him, and avoids any rational talks. He lies, changes the topic, ignores, etc. The woman handles very little tasks, and often requires more time in support than the added value she provides in the project. As such, the expert ends up telling exactly what to do, when, and doing everything. He is not invited to any further meeting, even though the woman is, and even after mentioning the fact that he should be present. He mentions that the woman is not very helpful on this project, but gets shuts down for “sexism”.
In the end of the project, the manager gives a review to him, stating that his technical skills are “satisfying”, but that he should show “more initiatives”, “more leadership”, “more care for clients”, “develop relationships with clients”, etc. He also points his “sexism” and lack of “ethics”, hence blocking him for promotion or a salary increase. Later, he gets to know that all mistakes that happened during the project were put on him; when he was not present nor responsible. The manager and the woman both get a good bonus on the project, and he gets nothing.
What just happened? Does it sound familiar?
In case you hadn’t noticed, the manager is what we call a Gamma male. He has no leadership, but refuses to accept his position and his limits. He uses virtue signalling and value signalling to compensate his lack of masculinity and competences. On the other side, the woman is typical. She lacks, like most, technical skills and need to use someone else to go through. She won’t face nor challenge the manager, but rather stick on his side and use the expert knowledge for her to shine.
To me the best examples of Gamma males are Trudeau and Macron.
In short, virtue signalling was:
- Take the expert at the meeting and mention him, showing care for the team (message: “hey, look how a good manager I am”)
- Label the expert as “sexist”, signalling his support for feminism in general (message: “hey, look how a good person I am”)
- Mentioning the “diversity” and “environmental policy” in the company in order to setup a high moral ground where in fact, all the remaining is bad
Value signaling was:
- The manager repeats everything that the expert said in order to look smarter than he is
- The woman always dresses sexy and classy, but doesn’t do much. She is more about “showing” than “being” or “doing”.
- The manager always suits up, even when not necessary, showing that he wants to assert his status
What could he do?
Well, in fact the expert can’t do much in this situation. The game is setup in the company for him to be blamed. He is already checkmate since the beginning. Hence the only way not to lose the game is to get out of it. He should have left the company or the team as early as possible. Of course, the manager/the company might try to fuck his reputation up, but they will do it in any case sooner or later.
Gamma males are the real problem of our society, and today they are in control of most of the positions of power. In order to win this war, good men have to stand up together and start doing something to get this power back. It doesn’t necessarily imply violence. The crucial point to understand is that a company ruled by Gamma males, women and high diversity is doomed to collapse under its own weight. You know, in the end someone gotta do the job!
So, if the good men refuse to work these companies and instead go their own way, allying with good people, the power will naturally come back to them. Why? Because the real power is the core value that we bring to this world. Never be mistaken by who is strong. Bad people are always weak; shortly summarized by Vox in “SJWs always lie”.
What would an alpha do?
The alpha would show leadership and support both the members of his team. He would give the credits where they have to be, challenge the client when required, and put back his team member in place if necessary. He would show understanding, but also discipline, competences and honesty. He would value the work of everyone, and reward adequately each of the member. Wanna have an example? Putin when he faces billionaires and tell them how bad they are to screw honest poor people:
Virtue signalling is about pretending to be a good person in order to do something bad.
Vale signalling is about pretending have a higher value than you have in order to parasite others.