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Monday, December 21, 2015

Sociosexuality and the candidates

Over at Alpha Game, a reader has analyzed all of the candidates in terms of sociosexual rank:
Donald Trump: Alpha. His mug is featured on the dictionary definition of the term. And whenever the media (or Jeb) try to make him out as whiny or petulant, video footage of the events in question invariably show him remaining calm and cool, every single time.

Ted Cruz: Beta, with a bit of Sigma. Seems to be instinctively serving as a lieutenant to Trump in some aspects, by cornering certain voters who won't warm up to Trump, such as the evangelicals. Has a Sigma streak with his willingness to offend the Democrats and cuckservatives running the Senate, and which seems to have inoculated him against being an Establishment sellout, or at least less than Rubio or Rand Paul. Indeed, he seems to be rising above the less-"offensive" Rubio and Paul, despite Rubio's backers having spent far more money than Cruz's.
It will be interesting to see if there is much in the way of predictive value here. Read the rest there.

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Anonymous Wyrd December 21, 2015 6:54 PM  

Cruz is a beta with a scoop of sigma? That's very interesting as it may explain my "well, if I have to vote for someone other than Trump" reaction to my more moderate friends support of the man. A Trump/Cruz candidacy could be a mighty fortress, but not sure that is in the stars.

Blogger cavalier973 December 21, 2015 6:55 PM  

It looks like it will be Trump/Cruz. I'm a little disappointed about Rand, but it seemed like he was trying to balance two almost mutually-exclusive viewpoints ("strong" foreign policy and non-interventionism)

I'm guessing his dad is a Sigma.

Blogger Timmy3 December 21, 2015 7:03 PM  

Trump is an alpha from his name alone. Cruz could be an alpha if he exhibited more leadership skills like tried to be the Senate leader or tried to corral the Senate as a whip instead of being an outlier. It seems like the conservatives are largely not the leaders. I can't bring myself to believe Trump is a conservative, but he is definitely a leader and alpha.

Anonymous Olof December 21, 2015 8:08 PM  

Do Alphas whine like a little girl when questions are just to darn tough?

Anonymous Wyrd December 21, 2015 8:13 PM  

Olaf, metal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us1BH3dIxIo

Anonymous Hezekiah Garrett December 21, 2015 8:18 PM  

I don't know, do you?

Anonymous The OASF December 21, 2015 8:55 PM  

Lindsey Graham is a gamma/lambda hahaha isn't omega the lowest? If he isn't the lowest of the low I don't know who is?

Oh wait a moment...

Fat Bastard and his "Feckwiss Weakween"diatribe assuredly secured his place as nothing more than court jester. In fact I wouldn't even have given him a greek letter designation.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr December 21, 2015 9:03 PM  

I think Cruz is figuring on defeating Trump in the preference cascade as other candidates drop out.

Anonymous VFM #0189 December 21, 2015 9:09 PM  

Cruz has not got a Sigma streak - not a natural one. He is Beta straight up. His offense-making is completely done under the umbrella that Trump opened for him. Nevertheless, this is the duty of a Beta, and definitely solidifies him as Trump's running mate.

I didn't even know some of the candidates he listed - by definition they can't be Omegas, but sheesh. What the hell is John Kasich? A congressional page or something?

The list also left off a candidate:

Hillary - Alpha cismale.

What I found hilarious is that Hillary and Lindsey both have androgynous first names, wear the same pantsuits and have facial collapses that have ensconced them into the pantheon of Those Who Resemble Elderly Lesbians.

Anonymous KoranBurningFaggot December 21, 2015 9:20 PM  

Funny leftists learned from Trumps moslem comment not to talk about his comment about HilLIARy is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths in the middle east. Libya, Egypt, Syria.

I was hoping for Trump/Sessions.

Anonymous KoranBurningFaggot December 21, 2015 9:35 PM  

Hermione Granger the smartest wizard of her age to be played by niglet.
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/12/21/harry-potters-hermione-granger-to-be-played-by-black-actress/

Anonymous Rick Johnsmeyer December 21, 2015 10:02 PM  

I can't take Cruz seriously after his womanly snit last year while giving a speech to a group of Mideastern Christians then stomping off in a huff after they displayed insufficient enthusiasm for his vigorous and out-of-place paean to Israel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ZVihACwQ0

(That's the whole 5+ minute speech to provide full context)

It makes me think he's not actually "his own man;" he acts in the service of other interests and is more of a functionary/shill than an actual leader.

Blogger James Dixon December 21, 2015 10:10 PM  

> Do Alphas whine like a little girl when questions are just to darn tough?

You're the expert on that subject, Olof. Why don't you tell us?

Anonymous Takin' a Look December 21, 2015 10:24 PM  

Ted Cruz: Beta, with a bit of Sigma.

Vox, no, just, no, Sigma is either/or.

It's like saying "I'm just a little pregnant".

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother December 21, 2015 10:35 PM  

Ted Cruz does what his little blonde Svengali tells him to do.

Anonymous Vox VI December 21, 2015 10:41 PM  

@OASF
Omega is below the hierarchy. Shooter material. Think Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

Anonymous KarG December 21, 2015 10:46 PM  

Personally, I think Cruz has the pudgy-faced smirk of a pedophile.

Blogger Floyd Looney December 21, 2015 11:05 PM  

Just because Trump sleeps around with a bunch of mistresses and makes vows he won't keep does not make him Alpha.

Anonymous A Visitor December 21, 2015 11:18 PM  

Interesting take.

Blogger Nick S December 21, 2015 11:53 PM  

Cruz's strategy is brilliant. He's playing Trump like a fiddle.

Anonymous Soga December 22, 2015 12:44 AM  

@20 Parodying Nick Searcy? Heh, nailed it.

Anonymous Takin' a Look December 22, 2015 12:44 AM  

Nick SDecember 21, 2015 11:53 PM
Cruz's strategy is brilliant. He's playing Trump like a fiddle


OHHHH!!!! This is the new "he will flame out xyz, gather 'round chilluns' this crypto Red Sea Pedestrians who Cucks for Israel and the Chamber of Commerce is the Real-Deal"

No, seriously! He isn't ¡Jeb! Or magic negro, or sensible hispanic, or sarah jessica parker hawtttie(horseface back stabbing beee-yotch) fiorina!

Anonymous Takin' a Look December 22, 2015 12:46 AM  

My bad, Rubio is the sensible ladino.

Blogger Desiderius December 22, 2015 12:53 AM  

"Vox, no, just, no, Sigma is either/or.

It's like saying 'I'm just a little pregnant'."

Vox himself is Sigma with a big chunk of Alpha.

As strictly a writer talking about writing, he can even be pretty Beta.

Blogger Desiderius December 22, 2015 12:54 AM  

Rick,

"It makes me think he's not actually "his own man;" he acts in the service of other interests and is more of a functionary/shill than an actual leader."

Whole lotta dispensationalists in Texas. They've got their own reasons for loving Israel.

Blogger Angus Mackenzie December 22, 2015 12:55 AM  

Cruz strikes me as a high-functioning aspergers type who has to have his speech filtered so that the average man can understand it. He's dead earnest but comes off as slimy because the IQ gap forces him to be fake.

You can tell a lot about a man's sociosexual stature by looking at his eyes. Cruz is not a man who's comfortable, in charge, or in control where he is. He's a beta whose conscience has forced him to act the sigma and fight alone against a corrupt system. I know that if I were to meet him and shake his hand his body language would not be assertive or dominant.

O'Malley is clearly a gamma. Watch him in the debates when he goes after Sanders on guns; he's clearly ego-invested in the leftist narrative and the thought of someone being stronger or better-equipped to tackle a dangerous world causes him obvious psychic pain.

Sanders actually does a decent job of holding his ground when O'Malley attacks him but refuses to throw a punch at Hillary on her emails; classic beta. He strikes me as a misguided idealist rather than a bitter leftist; don't forget that his stance on immigration is more nationalist than many on the right, and his trade policy more protectionist.

Anonymous Takin' a Look December 22, 2015 1:01 AM  

What the heck is this Cruz the Cuban Canuck worship?!? it's just weird as hell. Is it latent Cuckservative snobbery at "white trash"? Oh, us working,blue,white collar peons?

Fuck.You. may the die-versity and SJWs converge and rape your wives and children, make them moan like whores, before they castrate your sons and you and slit your females' throats. Leaving you alive and dickless for decades.

Blogger Groot December 22, 2015 1:17 AM  

"Lindsey Graham Exits Presidential Race:
"Nor did Graham’s polling pick up in his home state, where he last drew just 1.7 percent support in the RCP polling average, ranking him ninth among Republicans."

Presented without comment.

Blogger Nick S December 22, 2015 1:19 AM  

He's a beta whose conscience has forced him to act the sigma and fight alone against a corrupt system.

I don't think Cruz would be in politics if Greg Abbott hadn't pushed him into it.

Blogger rho December 22, 2015 1:20 AM  

I'd disagree with Jim Webb as Delta or Gamma. Webb's debate performance wasn't stellar, largely because he wasn't wanted on the stage by the other candidates or by the media, but he was notable for not being cowed.

He's also more accomplished than the other candidates, and by far more qualified. It's a telling how far the Democrats have fallen when Webb becomes a never-could-be on the ticket. If Hillary has a brain, she'll at least try to tap him for VP. He's too old to consider a run after 8 years of Hillary, so he might actually show up and work.

Hell, Trump could do a lot worse in a running mate. Webb has flaws, but being ordinary (Delta) or broken (Gamma) ain't them. If nothing else, it would make the media dust off "gravitas" as a passive-aggressive insult.

Blogger SteelPalm December 22, 2015 1:26 AM  

I always found this site's rage and ambivalence towards Cruz alternately strange and hilarious.

The guy is easily the best candidate. Trump, much as I love some of his statements and bravado, might well be a double agent. He was an Obama supporter and former liberal Democrat encouraged to run by his buddy Bill Clinton.

For all we know, Trump's role might be to smoke out the nationalists so that the government can better track them.

Now, maybe that's wrong, and Trump has genuinely changed his entire political philosophy well into his 60s. Or he was faking it then and is finally genuine now. But every reasonable person should second-guess him.

With Cruz, there's no worry. He has been widely reviled and attacked by SJW scum and Republican establishment since he was elected Senator in 2012.

Also, enough with the bullshit about Trump "letting" Cruz rant about the problems afflicting the US. Cruz was saying making those same statements on the Senate floor while Trump was still stumping for Obama.

Anonymous Ahmad ibn Fadhlan December 22, 2015 1:32 AM  

Vox is Sigma. He leads a band of freebooters because they need so little care and feeding, and compensate for the annoyance of leadership by amusing him with surprises. Even that is right at the line of his tolerance for such activities.

Cruz... agree with @14, you are Sigma or you are not. Sigmas and Betas can understand and even appreciate each other, but actually living the other worldview entails giving up your own. Hence "kill your inner beta".

What our original analyst misses is that Betas need not serve a human Alpha. Agree with Angus @26 - if you want to understand Cruz, a monastic isn't far from the mark: a nearly unshakably loyal servant of anything he makes up his mind to serve. That looks Sigma sometimes because so many of his compatriots are traitors, and because he has a working sense of humor.

Blogger Groot December 22, 2015 1:37 AM  

@17. KarG December:
"Personally, I think Cruz has the pudgy-faced smirk of a pedophile."

I thought we weren't supposed to project here. Maybe I'm being ungenerous, though, and you're just lying. Oh, I know! Try doubling down. But why didn't the pointing and shrieking work?

You little bitch.

Blogger rho December 22, 2015 1:54 AM  

I always found this site's rage and ambivalence towards Cruz alternately strange and hilarious.

If you took a poll of the commentariat, I'd take the over on Cruz. It's a bit hard to pin down since everybody went all OPSEC after the Facebook debacle, but the general read is that Cruz is alright. After you filter out the stockpilers hoping for open war in the streets, Cruz might even get a super-majority.

There's little point in comparing Trump to any other candidate. The other candidates are the control; Trump is the variable. In the end, a Trump presidency will serve to prove or disprove a number of the regulars' pet theories.

If you want a surer bet, learn about pressure canning and handloading.

Blogger rho December 22, 2015 2:15 AM  

Sucking as hard as sloe-eyed Laura Bush isn't going to make Cruz's foreskin grow back.

You might have to back out the circumcision zealots too.

Blogger OneWingedShark December 22, 2015 2:19 AM  

@27 "What the heck is this Cruz the Cuban Canuck worship?!?"

That's a very good question. I suspect that it's a combination of how he looks/is presented and [IMO, baseless] optimism. -- He looks 'conservative', but when you look at his actions there's some severe dissonance.

For example, remember the Iran deal "fast-tracking"? He said something to the effect that the Senate should be able to look over the results... which is idiotic because the senate already has the power [ie treaty ratification] so all that was needed was to reject ceding the deal-approving authority to the president.

There's also the fact that by running as a serious candidate he's trampling the NBC requirement of the Constitution, which undermines any claim of constitutionalism that he'd make. (Personally I think the last several elections were engineered to have only candidates that would weaken the NBC requirement, as it's blatantly nationalistic... and we know how much the elites hate nationalism.)

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY December 22, 2015 2:47 AM  

"Do Alphas whine like a little girl when questions are just to darn tough?"
sad, it is. You can't do better than that? really ?????

Anonymous Guy December 22, 2015 2:54 AM  

You can tell alphas, because everyone talks about them. Typical post debate is 90% about trump, good or bad, little about other candidates.

Blogger rumpole5 December 22, 2015 2:54 AM  

re: "Vox is Sigma." The "I/we don't care" slogan would certainly support that theory. Most folks DO care, whereas Sigmas have to work at even being aware, let alone caring.

Blogger rumpole5 December 22, 2015 2:55 AM  

re: "Vox is Sigma." The "I/we don't care" slogan would certainly support that theory. Most folks DO care, whereas Sigmas have to work at even being aware, let alone caring.

Blogger rho December 22, 2015 3:01 AM  

The best part of neologisms is the lack of continuity.

Can't wait to hear the definitive definition of "cuckservative" is.

Anonymous Takin' a Look December 22, 2015 3:04 AM  

@37

Thank you OneWingShark.

I actually don't follow politics that much (being a member of the hoi-polloi white-trash) I have just enough brains to preserve my hide. It really is funny seeing all the snobbish commentors here Cucking out for their various bullshit. They really do not get VD and John Red Eagle or even David the Good. "Shrugs shoulders".

Hang on to your philosophical BS boys, your skin WILL be your uniform.

Anonymous Takin' a Look December 22, 2015 3:21 AM  

@42

That you have to ask with that little snobbish sneer....hehe, you don't get it and never will. Enjoy your shekels

Blogger rho December 22, 2015 3:22 AM  

Hang on to your philosophical BS boys, your skin WILL be your uniform.

Turns out, VD's coup is relative.

Anonymous map December 22, 2015 3:27 AM  

@31 Steelpalm.

The reason why Cruz is so ragged on is because he is just as establishment as any other candidate. Harvard law with a wife at Goldman Sachs does not inspire confidence. Mass legal immigration does not inspire confidence. Being hated by Democrats? So what...so was George Bush.

Trumps is basically a fixed oligarch. His wealth and ego is tied to the United States. operating out of New York City means he's surrounded by mobile oligarchs, people who can whisk their money all over the world with a lot of confidence. I have no doubt he finds that irksome and is probably using the presidency to go after this type of mobile oligarch.

I can back that.

It also must be equally humiliating dealing with fellow casino magnates like Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson who probably don't give him the respect Trump deserves.

This is Trump's FU to all of these oligarchs. He sees an undeveloped property in the American people...and exploits it.

I can get behind that.

Anonymous Takin' a Look December 22, 2015 3:36 AM  

@45

That's cute, somehow, I think Vox will be just fine. Oh? You still think this is strictly a "skin uniform" thing?

Hehe,bhu-hahahaha!

Blogger rho December 22, 2015 3:37 AM  

Count coup from Italy.

Anonymous Takin' a Look December 22, 2015 4:05 AM  

@ 48

Count coup from Italy.

Ohhhhhh, you're one of those.

Blogger VD December 22, 2015 5:15 AM  

Settle down, Takin' a Look. Your style is rapidly growing tiresome. Histrionics of any sort, in service to any ideology, are not encouraged here.

Blogger Samuel Nock December 22, 2015 6:11 AM  

Not a candidate, I know, but Obama? Lambda perhaps.

Blogger SteelPalm December 22, 2015 6:16 AM  

@45

Harvard Law and a wife who works at Goldman Sachs makes Cruz establishment how, exactly?

I have friends who graduated from the former and those who presently work at the latter. Some are as militantly nationalist and right-wing as Vox or anyone commentating here.

Cruz is not in favor of any kind of mass legal immigration; he has repeatedly spoken out and voted against expanding H-1B visas. I keep seeing your claim again and again in these comments; there was some website that claimed this, but it turned out to be horseshit.

And it baffles me that one would be more suspicious of Cruz than recently hardcore liberal and Obama supporter Trump for all the reasons enumerated above.

Also, it's not that Cruz angers the SJW Democrat scum. It's that he also angers the cuckservative, establishment GOP scum, too.

As does Trump, of course, but only recently, while with Cruz it's been over 3 years.

OpenID paworldandtimes December 22, 2015 6:27 AM  

Bill Clinton may not be an obvious easy one to rank. Not a Alpha: I don't see him as much of a leader of men. Not a Beta: not the reliable lieutenant type. Not a clear-cut Delta and certainly not an Omega on account of his preternatural confidence and charm.

Sigma maybe. One with weak self-control. I see his political ascent as largely orchestrated by a sponsor class that groomed him for the role. Had he never gotten into politics, he'd have likely at best have run a car dealership and remained content to rotate affairs with fat lower-middle class Arkansas housewives.

PA

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery December 22, 2015 6:45 AM  

Bill Clinton may not be an obvious easy one to rank. Not a Alpha

Wouldn't all presidents of the United States be alpha, almost by definition?

Using Vox's explanation:

Alphas - the male elite, the leaders of men for whom women naturally lust. Their mere presence sets women a-tingle regardless of whether she is taken or not. Once you've seen beautiful married women ignoring tall, handsome, wealthy, and even famous men because that ugly old troll Henry Kissinger walked in the room, you simply can't deny the reality of Alphadom. Example: Captain Kirk, Big from Sex in the City. Suggestion: Do you see a scoreboard? Right, so relax already!

So Bill Clinton managed to talk the US into making him their leader twice. He's a legendary poonhound who probably shagged as many women as Genghis Khan. Definite alpha.

Blogger Markku December 22, 2015 6:49 AM  

Bill Clinton is obviously alpha. Obama is basically an actor who has been taught to appear alpha, and has fooled some amount of women. But they are attracted by a character played by Obama, not the actual Obama.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery December 22, 2015 6:53 AM  

Obama is basically an actor who has been taught to appear alpha, and has fooled some amount of women. But they are attracted by a character played by Obama, not the actual Obama

That's my take on Obama too. He'd have a less masculine / more attractive wife if he was a natural-born alpha.

But... he's a brilliant actor. His delivery is spot-on. At what point does acting become being?

OpenID paworldandtimes December 22, 2015 7:02 AM  

At what point does acting become being?

At a point when the women in his life treat him like an alpha. Neither Michelle nor his daughters appear to be there, judging by the sulky, bitchy expressions they always wear on their faces when around him.

PA

Blogger Markku December 22, 2015 7:02 AM  

At what point does acting become being?

When you don't have to go golfing just out of exhaustion of having played the role for a few hours.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery December 22, 2015 7:11 AM  

paworldandtimes, Markku - ouch. Poor Barack.

Dunno if you've seen one of Will Smith's early films, Six Degrees of Separation, but it reminds me of Obama.

Smith plays an articulate, possibly sociopathic, gay conman who uses his natural charm and white guilt to insinuate himself into high society.

Blogger Desiderius December 22, 2015 8:40 AM  

"Cruz is not a man who's comfortable, in charge, or in control where he is. He's a beta whose conscience has forced him to act the sigma and fight alone against a corrupt system."

That system was constructed for the express purpose of destroying* (rival) alphas, and it is at this point ruthlessly efficient.

So from within the system, a beta like Cruz is the best that can be hoped for.

Alternatively, one can go outside the system entirely, which is what Trump represents, if not embodies.

* - or failing that of driving them out

Blogger Were-Puppy December 22, 2015 9:37 AM  

@27 Takin' a Look

What the heck is this Cruz the Cuban Canuck worship?!? it's just weird as hell.
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I like the rhetorical device Canexican :P

Blogger Were-Puppy December 22, 2015 9:38 AM  

@28 Groot

"Lindsey Graham Exits Presidential Race:
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This is kind of sad. Linda Graham was pure entertainment and a target rich environment for mockery on the BB forums.

Blogger Were-Puppy December 22, 2015 9:48 AM  

@45 map

This is Trump's FU to all of these oligarchs. He sees an undeveloped property in the American people...and exploits it.
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I was thinking this same thing when someone was pointing out Trump really doesn't have to be running for president. Why is he doing it? He loves the country or - And this was the "or" that I came up with. He's so competitive that he want's to kick the ass of the other billionaires for fun in his retirement age :P

Blogger Were-Puppy December 22, 2015 10:06 AM  

@50 Samuel Nock

Not a candidate, I know, but Obama? Lambda perhaps.
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For a recap on our pal Obama:

Joan Rivers

The hilarious Dr. of Common Sense

A painstaking and hilarious examination of Michael Obama


Blogger Were-Puppy December 22, 2015 10:10 AM  

@51 SteelPalm

Cruz is not in favor of any kind of mass legal immigration; he has repeatedly spoken out and voted against expanding H-1B visas.
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Please explain this to me. I really want to know. He is on video here calling for increasing H1B visas, giving us the blather about being a nation of immigrants, etc.

Cruz

Blogger Miss Carnivorous December 22, 2015 10:29 AM  

Lindsey Graham is like a combination of Susan Collins and Jimmy Carter. I do like him as a person, I think he is a good man, but it is impossible to picture him as the "leader" of anything. Well, maybe a vocal choir.

Blogger Red Jack December 22, 2015 12:20 PM  

That would explain why the GOP leadership HATES Trump. They are mainly gammas and low deltas.

OpenID sigbouncer December 22, 2015 12:44 PM  

I don't see a Sigma in the lot of them. The way Cruz reacted to Trump on stage at the last debate = definitely not a Sig.

Blogger SciVo December 22, 2015 7:45 PM  

PA, you're talking about Slick Willie that no attacks could stick to. That people of African descent celebrated as the first black president. That young women wanted to know the style of clothing that he wore over his penis. That let his alpha bitch wife run domestic policy because he didn't care, he was having too much fun wagging the dog and it was funny that she thought being domestic was feminist. (She eventually got the joke and went into State, but that was later.) He still has a foundation with his name on it that has world leaders lining up, telling him to shut up and take their money. And he never had any qualms about telling all the rest of us what to do.

And you're not sure he was alpha?

Blogger SciVo December 22, 2015 8:03 PM  

Sigbouncer, all we have to do is look at how none of them have provoked the kind of antipathy in Trump that a sigma would, only casual contempt for the most part, and Cruz with having the most congenial relationship is most definitely not one.

Blogger SciVo December 22, 2015 8:09 PM  

Actually, I take that back. The way he's gone after Carson hard lately could be an alpha/sigma conflict.

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