Since this topic keeps coming up, I figured I’d make a post on it, to finally explain what I mean.
High status white male (HSWM).
These are people typically born into wealthy old-money families, or powerful people just like them so much that these dudes end up running things (promoted from MSWM status). Important to note is that when you are sufficiently high status, you don’t genuinely have to embrace the values of the system anymore. “Show up to work sober? Get out of my way peasant, I’m Jean-Claude Juncker, I can do whatever I want!” “What, I can’t grab my teenage maid’s tits? I’m Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands!”
Bill Maher is the rare example of a medium status white male, who became a high status white male. He can just get up there on TV, mock the most cherished value of the modern West and get away with it. Another example of a nouveau high status white male is Roman Polanski. He raped a 13 year old girl and everyone is somehow just ok with it, including the victim herself.
Medium status white male (MSWM).
The medium status white male is a social climber, willing to jump through whatever hoops necessary to appear as if he’s “going places”, even though he’s not. He may have a post-doctoral degree, he might be “committed to diversity”. If his daughter announces at the dinner table that she’s non-binary and wants to start injecting testosterone, he doesn’t flinch a muscle before announcing that he’s proud of her.
An important difference with the high status white male is that the medium status white male isn’t free. He’s just sitting in the train that’s driving off a cliff. This also makes him different from the low status white male, who is being dragged along behind it with a rope around his chest, while he complains that this “woke train” is driving off a cliff.
The medium status white male has a degree that got him into debt, a wife who nags him around and probably a mortgage. But most importantly, to become a medium status white male, the medium status white male had to internalize the values and beliefs of the system. And so even if he had the opportunity to leave, if his cage was open for a moment as the farmer sprays away the shit, he wouldn’t recognize the opportunity and he wouldn’t understand where to go. In the unlikely event where he tried to escape, he would simply wander into another cage. Because the medium status white male is like a pig who has forgotten what it means to be a pig. He doesn’t realize he’s supposed to lay in the mud, he has never known anything other than the cage.
Note: There’s a strange category, of low status white males who try to be medium status white males but fail at it. It manages to combine the most cringy aspects of LSWMs and MSWMs. Example: My old coworker was a big bulky meathead eager to become a manager, so he unironically started putting he/him in his emails. I’m not kidding. I swear this happened.
Low status white male (LSWM).
As a low status white male, you recognize at some level the system is rigged against you. But rather than playing along, you just spend your days bitter and angry about it. You have some shitty job, perhaps blue color or just a menial office job. You spend your days complaining in your local pub (old rural LSWM) or on Twitter (young urban LSWM) about the “woke mind virus” or the “libruls”, as you look for solutions by following low status white male gurus, who tell you to buy Dogecoins or shave your head bald (don’t do that, just microneedle). The low status white male is just unable to adjust to modern social norms, so he fades away into extinction. This is not new, it happens to many tribes of hunter-gatherers who come into contact with agriculturalists.
This is where ZSWMs like to hang out
Zero status white male (ZSWM).
Now we’re getting somewhere. The Zero status white male is unable to offer women the number one thing they expect out of men. Love? No. A sense of humor? No. Sex? No, definitely not. Protection? No. Validation? Close, but no cigar. Money of course!
Fundamentally, there is no difference between the man who has renounced the world and the man who is unable to be a low status white male. In fact, when you have truly renounced the world, you won’t realize you have done it. A guy who sits on the corner of the street in Philadelphia injecting opioids thinks he’s a loser. But in reality, he just chose not to play the game anymore.
In contrast, some guy who flies all across the world to join a monastery thinks he “renounced the world”. In reality, he is just another medium status white male, now trying to climb the “spiritual white dude” hierarchy. Once he leaves the monastery again (which he will), he’ll probably do a PhD. But when you truly renounce the world, you don’t need a guru. You don’t need structure. You don’t even need to meditate. It means to truly live in the here and the now.
Negative status white male (NSWM).
Negative status white male is an extremely rare category. So far, there is just one confirmed negative status white male. That white male is me. There may be others, kept in padded rooms in mental hospitals or rocking back and forth by themselves in dark caves. Negative status white male is an anomaly. It is what happens when the white male brain tries to divide by zero. It transcends all categories. It becomes everything.
The negative status white male is forever in the slaughterhouse. He is forever at the haunted carnival with the clowns. He zoomed out, saw the universe, experienced infinity and then came back. But he realized he didn’t like what he saw, when he thought it all through carefully.
The negative status white male has no goals left to strife for, except insight. He asks himself questions like:
What is real?
What does it mean to die?
Do I have free will?
Are other people real, or projections of my mind?
What is it all here for?
If you could look into his mind, all you would see is just a dead mall, stretching out into infinity.