The dissident right, manosphere, neoreaction, dark enlightenment, orthosphere, etc, whatever you want to call the giant tent of weird subcultures that are conservative-liking but not terribly conservative in thought all have the same problem.
They don’t appear to read or watch fiction made in the 20th century. And they don’t read fiction from the 18th and 19th centuries. They read and recite thirdhand commentary on commentary at best from three or four writers, and this results in many of them believing silliness such as PUAs being a brand new entity in the world, invented with the interwebs.
Alfie (1966) shows otherwise. It put Michael Caine on the map and it might as well be called “PUAs: Behind the Mask”, because it is almost half a century old and reveals all the general spiritual decay behind the PUA front of insouciance and skirt-chasing in a way that blows any of the blogs about such things right out of the water. It also reveals that the PUA pushing a guru system thing is hardly new, although Alfie certainly wasn’t making money off it.
But think about that one. “Red pill” info about women *and men* was known and put into a mainstream British film in the mid-1960s. If any of these self-proclaimed enlightened ones ever bothered to pay attention to media through the decades, they’d see that what they seem to think is a brand new round thing has been rolling along without them for decades.
Likewise, just reading fiction at all would reveal to them that a lot of the beliefs they have regarding how “realistic” they are about human nature are neither original, insightful nor true. It’s so strange. They are like very odd, very confused SWPLs. No history, no sense of the past, and no understanding of how utterly ignorant this makes their proclamations and declarations of wanting to restore and honor same look. At least the regular SWPLs think the solution is to keep moving forward and constantly redo the stuff that didn’t work. These guys don’t want to do that, but lack the historical grounding to propose coherent or sound alternatives.
It’s not like this sort of fiction is being kept under lock and key by the liberal cabal. It’s all hiding in plain sight.