Revival - What can we do to appeal to new members?
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I think it is time to start reviving the CoAlpha Brotherhood. The idea is fundamentally good. The problem was that the execution was meager 3 years ago. I am abroad now, having escaped the rat race in the U.S., for now at least, and it has emboldened me with a sense of greater things that are possible. I am in China now, and will be going to more countries over time. One of my purposes is to find a home outside of the West. The 21st century belongs to Asia it seems, and in terms of jobs, dating, and just being able to make a life in general, Asia is the place to be. So being here in China gives me some perspective. In my 3 months here I have noticed how low the cost of living is and how much better it is socially than back home. Ultimately, I think CoAlpha should keep a focus on Asia, South America, and technically North America (because of Mexico and Caribbean island countries.) I personally am not opposed to including other places, such as African countries or Eastern Europe, but these are not points of interest for me. I have zero interest in Anglo countries, so Australia or New Zealand, for me, would be completely out, except perhaps as temporary places to work and save money for other goals.
This thread will be an update on my efforts, and I hope soon the efforts of others in taking steps to revive the CoAlpha Brotherhood.
For now, I can easily state the starting goals and the ending goal:
The start of revival will be in forming a better website, a blog, perhaps a Youtube channel, and various other outlets for communication and outreach. In addition, we need founding documents, a manifesto, and an oath. I will begin working on these things. The next step is outreach. We look for the one-in-a-thousand men who are moral, preferably intelligent/knowledgeable/skilled/talented, and begin building from there.
The ultimate goal should be to find a home (another country outside of the West) and set up a real community, helping each other get established, find wives, etc. That would be most difficult of course; I do not think an online presence and communication will ever be sufficient. We need the like-minded gathered together.
I would like you to find a solution, but I don't care where you find it. So as a way to help you, I'd like to critique you. This will result in you focusing your goals here or giving up and finding a better solution elsewhere.
The 21st century belongs to Asia it seems, and in terms of jobs, dating, and just being able to make a life in general, Asia is the place to be.
What about people who can't make money online or who don't have a bachelors degree to enter china?
The start of revival will be in forming a better website, a blog, perhaps a Youtube channel, and various other outlets for communication and outreach. In addition, we need founding documents, a manifesto, and an oath. I will begin working on these things.
There is no shortage of content, but you want to add more. What value does more content have?
The next step is outreach. We look for the one-in-a-thousand men who are moral, preferably intelligent/knowledgeable/skilled/talented, and begin building from there.
It's just that I think without a community of the like-minded and like-hearted, even going abroad will, alone, not truly be a solution. Alone, a moral man will still have to mate guard and somehow protect his family.
Anyone can make at least some money online. But relatively few have a knack for it. Part of the Brotherhood should include helping out members (particular sincere junior members who haven't accomplished much yet) find ways to make money online so that things like going abroad become easier. Also, having a degree is only officially needed for China. In reality, tons of teachers are here without degrees. A TEFL is fairly cheap and can be gotten quickly. More important than having qualifications, though, is being white and a native English speaker. If one has those two things, many Chinese schools will help out and get you there. They often rely on "guanxi," which is basically the Chinese equivalent of "it's who you know."
The content is partially for me. I love literature and want to create more that is in line with my values. Otherwise, having a founding document is for intangible purposes: inspiring like-minded men with good values to join, being a symbol of what we stand for, etc.
Outreach is fairly easy. It will take effort more than knowledge though. Fishing on message forums, creating a better website, a blog, perhaps a Youtube channel...all of these things and others will help a great deal. Staying just a small message forum guarantees the message will remain overlooked.
Humanity, I made you an admin here. If you make a website, you can embed this forum in that website.
It will be interesting to see what you think of China after a year. America is probably the worst country in the world socially, so the first thing one notices is how much better any other country is socially. But later you see that the other country has its own problems.
I am already seeing that China has problems. Already I can say that I don't think this is a place to live long-term. But I am very glad I came here; it's a good place to start. I'm in a richer province where there is more freedom. The cost of living is low, and if one put in much effort and could accept learning a difficult language and accept that he will always be considered a foreigner and never be able to assimilate, then a man could make it here. But this option is not for me. As a place to experience life abroad and save money, though, it's great!
Much closer already. I'm reorganizing the forum and have made new sub-forums and moved topics to them. Tonight I will continue doing this, remove any spam if I find any, and I may change the color scheme as well.
After that, more content, and a manifesto, checking on the members who were here 3 years ago and sending out emails, and polishing up the edges. Re-launch may be sooner than I thought. So far, so good.
[Edit:] Got a lot done tonight. Going more quickly than I thought I would. Tonight, I deleted what spam I found, organized topics into the new forums I made, merged some posts into similar threads, and changed the color scheme. This color scheme appeals more to me and is easier on my eyes. Blue is also the color representing males, for what it is worth.
Now, there's the matter of writing some more content, including a manifesto or constitution of some sort. I may also make a FAQ, but I'm not sure yet. Probably not needed since most who come here will know what we're about already. From there, I'll start advertising the forum around the "man-o-sphere," including Happier Abroad.
One last thing for now: I'm thinking about adding a CoAlpha dating forum in the future. Women should never be allowed to be members of the Brotherhood of course. But having women who post here who are interested in having decent boyfriends would be a great thing.
Something is very clear to me now: CoAlpha is a great idea that will probably never get off the ground. In my efforts to convince men to join, I have not gotten a single one to join and seek their solution to modern culture. Whining without taking action is the famous past-time of the internet and that's not going to change anytime soon. I'm just about ready to give up on this idea and use this site for other things. Even in only convincing some men to take action and just go abroad has not been successful.
Documents like a manifesto aren't going to help unless our size grows.
Here's my last ditch effort, and I'd like some suggestions. What CoAlpha needs is to offer something new members. Obviously the goals of CoAlpha are largely long term. We have a resources section that could be put to very good use by new members. But I think we need some immediate benefits to new members.
When CoAlpha started, it was a meant both as a place for free speech against modern culture and as a solution for moral incel men in western countries. I think returning to these roots and providing some immediate benefits for joining may be the last hope for this place. But we don't want to give everything away for free at the very start. So I've thought about an incentive system. This could, for example, be based on post count. Example:
Fulfill Initial Requirements: gain membership
10 posts: access to private forum
25 posts: free Spanish (or other) language lesson via Skype
50 posts: free consultation on how to expatriate, make passive income, and find a wife abroad
100 posts: matchmaking - free introduction to pre-screened girls who would make good girlfriends
And if a guy can't bother to put in such minimal effort as this would take, then he can fuck off. He isn't worth trying to help. If men are going to be that lazy in fulfilling their own lives, then they deserve the shitty life they have.
I'm posting this publicly because if anyone out there reading this has any ideas, please leave a reply. I'll consider anything.
Humanity, you are welcome try this. I don't have any suggestions, but I can offer help with whatever plan you do. I can teach Spanish, consult on whatever topic, and possibly help with matchmaking (with women in Juarez, Mexico).
I have zero interest in Anglo countries, so Australia or New Zealand, for me, would be completely out, except perhaps as temporary places to work and save money for other goals.
Australia is NOT an "anglo" country. That's what it may have been for about the first 150 years after British colonisation. Now it's a multi-cultural, multi-racial cesspool where you will see more asians in some areas or more africans in some areas (in the major cities) than caucasian people. There's a suburb near me where everything is written in vietnamese (all the grocery stores, restaurants, and other stores in the area are owned by vietnamese).
Re: Revival - What can we do to appeal to new members?
Australia is NOT an "anglo" country.
It is an anglo country in that it is run by the same evil cabal as other Western countries, with the same resulting problems. Immigrants seem to be rapidly integrated into the cult of feminism/modernity. Most government services such as police, fire department etc. seem to be still be white (well, Irish Catholic anyway) dominated.