Black Pill / Blackpilled.

Black Pill / Blackpilled

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The Black Pill or Blackpilled is a metaphorical term often used to describe a set of beliefs often linked to nihilism, fatalism and defeatism. Online, the "black pill" is commonly associated with incels and 4chan users described referred to as "doomers". While the red pill is often used in the context of men's rights or right-wing politics, the black pill is typically used in more general existential contexts.


On November 24th, 2011, user Paragon replied to a post on the manosphere blog Dalrock[1] with a comment about "taking the 'black pill'," defining the term as acknowledging that "there are no personal solutions to systemic problems โ€“ which can only resolve over evolutionary time."

Paragon says: November 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm @ Rmaxd "If your alternative is the MRA, the mra movement has ZERO applications for relationships with women" We need to talk about taking the 'black pill', meaning to reconcile that there are no personal solutions to systemic problems - which can only resolve over evolutionary time. And any solution will very much entail steep trade-offs, in that males can't have their cake and eat it too a prosperous population of deferred ecological pressures(like we currently enjoy), without an expectation that this prosperity will increase the mating latitude of females(dramatically perturbing the breeding population, to the point of near evolutionary instability) One will always follow the other, as male consensus on these matters is practically impossible in terms of inter-sexual competition(as opposed to the broad accord females enjoy through an abundant wealth of sexual opportunities, courtesy of their reproductively limiting function)


On November 27th, 2011, the blog Omega Virgin Revolt[2] published a post titled "New Name For The Blog: The Black Pill," which stated that Paragon "invented" the concept of the black pill. On August 15th, 2015, YouTuber First Last uploaded a video titled "Take the Black Pill"(shown below).

On October 30th, 2017, the news site Quartz[3] published an article titled "The alt-right is creating its own dialect," which incorrectly cited Omega Virgin Revolt as the origin of the term. On March 26th,2018, the /r/BlackPillScience[4] subreddit was launched, which describes itself as "a subreddit dedicated to dissecting and discussing human social and sexual behavior." On November 6th, YouTuber Vav uploaded a video about the set of beliefs titled "The Blackpill 101" (shown below).

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[1] Wordpress โ€“ Dalrock

[2] Wordpress โ€“ New NAme for the Blog

[3] Wordpress โ€“ Omega Virgin Revolt

[4] Reddit โ€“ /r/BlackPillScience

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