You may think that reading books may strengthen one's humanity and feelings of belonging, and to a certain extent this is true.
I just finished watching the movie Spree and aside from a few problems I could recognise myself in the main character.
Let's charter or maybe diagnose the illness of Hollywood tackling of social issues which aren't apparent to 'successful' people.
Intelligent men who struggle with finding objectivity in the world can be devoured by nihilism and become little automatons of chaos whirring from place to place looking to depower.
Personally, I want to depower by becoming a civil servant. I think that's the closest path to bringing this ride to a good end. To have a little bit of money and to be able to raise a family.
However, what people are not understanding is that these sentiments of mine are mostly because of the degree of structure of the Dutch constitutional monarchy.
Since the 90s, feminisation has been regent. The smoothing over of sharp objectives that could give rise to absurdities like Nazism, Leftism and Islamism when taken to their logical conclusion and the installation of boundaries that people can't cross without kicking up a lot of dirt.
Yet this body of manhood kept stirring like a dead corpse pierced with jump cables. Countless incidents followed and countless of empathic films were made in response, often made by people who had 'made it'. People who have 'made it' cannot and will not understand that which people who have not 'made it' posit because it forms an existential threat.
People who recognise the boundaries for what they're worth are more likely to end up not making it, or killing themselves. As such a lot of influential authors whose literature is being read all around end up killing themselves. Japanese authors who sense the collapse of their homogeneity and the pristine distinction between oriental and occidental, American authors who are overwhelmed by the totalitarianism of neoliberalism.
Short anecdote in-between: Last year, I read The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea by Yukio Mishima. It is a very masculine book, the woman is in some ways scrutinised and the son is seen as an anti-hero with the sailor as the fateful Hercules who dies as a result of circumstance and not of one great challenge.
The female teacher hailing from Hungary didn't like the book after teaching it to the class. We would read The Great Gatsby and Alice Munro's short stories and they were praised incredibly despite regarding issues irrelevant to the male body or to the present times, but when people read TSWFFGWTS it was to be pulled from curriculum the year after.
That is because no matter what one's intelligence is, they cannot understand that which isn't corporeally theirs. Fascism is male. Feminism is female.
My initial feelings of contempt that a high school class was reading the same book I was have largely faded. Not entirely, ofcourse.
However I have come to an understanding: everyone will interpret from a work of literature, anything they wish. Language is very difficult for a lot of people and rather than a single, objective thing connecting people of 55 IQs to people of 180 IQs it is more like a lake where one person will swim across it with ease while another will sink to the depths and become tangled in the weeds.
At first glance, analysing the biological fascism that is inherent to men isn't difficult. I will go to an open day of an inner-city art school with my friend and the graphic design department will have, among various 'pepe' or terrorist attack Mandela Effect exhibitions one exhibition regarding school shooters and their backgrounds. I ofcourse knew all about it, surprising the art hoe who presented the project. I swear her voice hid contempt.
The reality is that language only means something when it is embodied. Someone who has read Nietzsche and someone who has watched a YouTube video on Nietzsche can say the exact same thing, word for word and the person who has read him will have said it better.
As such all of these observable things; Pepe, MDE, Mike Ma, Yotsuba culture, school shooters, ISIL, Breitbart can always be explained in excellent ways, however the spirit lacks and there always seems to be missing a set piece, something that will really hammer it in.
Something like this could be the suicide of the author, or their alcoholism or some other object which shows that there is a boundary crossed which allows the author to not just peek, but embody this feeling for acceleration, for pushing the sharp edges over the seminal membrane and introducing a new reaction, a new revolution.
However Fight Club's author is gay and Spree's director is a bald male feminist.
What I am trying to say is that there is a universal identity crisis among intelligent men and that this goes beyond scientific observation. I believe that in the years to come there will be social seismic activity the likes of which we've seen before in 2011, in 1977 and in 1942.
Consider this post a confession; literature betrays the status quo, if autistic men do not depower they will blow a fuse, Hollywood doesn't get it, sociologists do not get it, politicians are living in fairyland and I am a hedgehog suffocating in a pink condom.
TL;DR : We're DOOMED