Well I stopped posting for a bit, and found that I liked it. Alas! All good things must come to an end and so it’s back to the mind-stone. My plan was to continue my series on how things like TV shows, swimwear, and pop songs affect women, why they affect women, and how women actually prefer to be affected by them; that licentiousness is not something merely foisted upon them, but actually desired by them. (It’s an important bit of knowledge for a man who desires to lovingly wash a woman with the water of the word; as his own.)
Yet I was happily diverted from the specifics by a post Zippy made about the mathematical illiteracy often present in discussions about Game; i.e., how to “get” women. While Zippy’s intent is to explain a general truth, I found his statement to be precisely true, but actually inaccurate. It’s a short post, so with apologies to Zippy I’m going to copy the whole thing here.
Suppose a group of men hunts four-leaf clovers. With time and persistence they learn intuitively where to go, how to scan for them, etc. It gets to the point where these men are each collecting many four-leaf clovers in a given year.
Because of their success in collecting four leaf clovers these men go around pronouncing that most clovers have four leaves. For some reason lots of other men – men who, rather ironically, especially pride themselves on dispassionate logic and rational thinking – believe them.
I’ve made the same charge myself…with one important difference.
Zippy’s choice of the four-leafed clover as sluts in his metaphor is backwards both numerically and aesthetically. C’mon: Four-leafed clovers are lucky! They are a good and difficult thing to find. The Author of Proverbs says
Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.
WHO can find! As in it takes skill, perseverance, and diligence. Sounds like a four-leafed clover to me. The alternative meaning would be: She does not exist; at least not as found.
I assume Zippy’s choice to equate sluts with fortune and rarity was probably more an (ironically) unfortunate result of haste than deliberation, but it appears to reveal that manly bias (In the sense that men seem to be born with it; not that it’s good and desirable.) to assume most women are fine the way they are; instead of sin-full creatures who are each informed by a heart that is deceitful above all things…just like the rest of us. In Game parlance: It’s a form of pedestalization of women.
The truth is that four-leafed clovers don’t occur in the human wilds, and by human I mean spiritual. They are never found, but only cultivated…that is: lovingly washed. Roman Catholics celebrate the Immaculate Conception precisely for the fact that it took the Original, Ultimate, and Only Maker of Perfect Gardens to produce the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In one of his comments, Zippy opines on some of the tactics and signals a cad or pick-up artist would use to hunt for
four-leafed three-leafed clovers, and how Game math works (or doesn’t).
[W]e know that PUAs don’t hit on all women. They have various explicit (tattoos, dress, makeup, venue, companions, etc) and implicit (many of which they are probably not aware of themselves) ways of deciding which specific women to target – much as the clover-hunter has his implicit and explicit ways of deciding where to look for four-leaf clovers. While we don’t know what the PUA’s preselection filter is formally, we do know that the set of preselected women is a subset of all women. Another way to say this is that PUA use Game on a sample of women which represents less than 100% of all women.
We know from the self-reported data of PUA that out of all preselected women upon whom PUA attempt to apply Game, they succeed some small percentage of the time – 2.7% in the report linked in the previous post.
Given all that, we know that the set of women upon whom the PUA’s process – which we have labeled “Game” – actually works is something substantially smaller than 2.7% of all women. Given the preselection bias – because lets face it, he is going to approach the girl in tats and miniskirt before he approaches the modestly dressed woman, and the preselection function probably whittles down the pool by at least 10x – it is likely substantially less than 1%. [ed: some math redacted, but I have kept the meat of the excerpt. Follow the link above for the full text.]
What Zippy does not address (and what ties this back to my series on cultural detritus) is that virtually all women–even modestly dressed housewives–are imbibing fourth-leaf preventative; by TV show, after advertisement, after magazine article, after song, after movie, after TV show, after advertisement… each one dosing women to choose narcissism and sin while rejecting repentance and righteousness. The result is to prefer licentiousness and cads. Yes, I mean in most women, even among Christians.
The result is that we are both born into and confirmed towards a world brimming with three-leafed clovers, and so three-leafed clover tactics often work. Often especially on churched women with a modest appearance who are bolstered by that manly bias to pedestalize women; to assume innocence and goodness on no basis whatsoever. This is even more true once we admit that most men can’t differentiate a modest woman from a hole in the ground. More on that below.
The perversity of so much Game discussion is not a mathematical illiteracy which will not produce results; if by results we mean get a woman’s attentions. Game is reliable because the cultivation of four-leafed clovers is outlawed by our natures from birth, and by the tastes of our day..by the course of this age (some translations say “spirit of this age”).
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
The perversity (of many Game discussions) is actually two-fold. First, that the intent of the the great majority of Game discussions is how to prevent clovers from ever flowering that fourth leaf. It’s second intent is it’s Satanic twin: To condemn three-leafed clovers for their poverty.
The root of these foliage fooleries is best summed up by the blogger Rollo Tomassi, who accidentally struck gold while mining for pyrite:
The problem with your [Zippy’s] math is that everyone still wants a four leaf clover.
He meant to say that men want women of high value, but when we untangle the analogy, we see that what he said was entirely different, but more true: Most men believe sluts to be of high value, and do want them. It’s not surprising to me, but nevertheless still astounding because it not only flies in the face of the Scriptures, but–somewhat more stupefyingly–in the face of the evidence of our own eyes, and what the Game writers themselves preach!
From another angle: In contrast to the natural bias of most men to pedestalize women generally; to see them only as they ought to have been; never as they are. The bias of those who are enthralled with Game (as opposed to consider it, or even study it) is to see them as the sinful creatures they are; never as what they are meant to be. It is to confirm and retard women as sluts. As I said: Satanic. Christ came to redeem them.
While not all topics and discussions that are given the label Game is or has to be such, they largely are.
If this post interests you, it is definitely worth your time to follow the link to Zippy’s to read both the comments, and his immediately preceding (and also short) post.
 Not a subscriber, myself.
 To both of which I am most definitely subscribed.