What am I doing here? Why am I writing these articles that in many cases go strongly against mainstream culture? Am I just a bigot, anti-feminist, misogynist, cis-scum, hetero-scum privileged male?
Well, no. I am here to help take dominion. That’s the term I use and prefer. “Dominion” comes from the Latin “dominus” meaning “lord.” So to take “dominion” is to rule. I am helping to rule over a vast, unconquered world that seeks to conquer me. I do not use the term “dominate” because while it is etymologically correct and grammatically accurate, the connotation in “domination” is selfish abusive.
In taking dominion I am saying that I and other men are inherently kings. You are king of your home, co-kings of the world, and kings in your domains, which is whatever sphere of authority you possess.
If you are not taking dominion—if you’re a thief, or a cheat, or a liar, or you live on the productive work of others while not contributing you belong in one of two categories: a boy or a loser. Obviously, that is meant to be a generalization. Someone who cannot produce productive labor isn’t necessarily a boy or a loser (like a severely handicapped person who cannot work a regular job may live on the grace of someone else). But if you are fit of mind and body and waste your life not taking dominion, you are not a man. It’s the thought that counts. And all useful thoughts find a way to become reality.
So then why does HQ Atlanta need to exist?
My hope is to create a sanctuary for men in the Atlanta area, and eventually other places too. It’s supposed to be a bit of a man-cave, but more like a fortress.
I don’t actually like “man-caves.” The idea is usually one of retreat. We get to keep our masculinity, but hidden away where we pretend it’s a guilty pleasure. I don’t retreat. I conquer. I don’t need a man cave. We need a man-fortress. Advertised, out in the open, guarded, impenetrable—both a sanctuary for rest and a base for tactics.
It’s going to be a club—for men only, of course. You may come to do business or just eat in our restaurant; read and work in our library; smoke, drink and BS in our cigar bar; workout in our functional fitness center; plan conferences, watch movies, play games, learn new skills, or just plane old relax at our club: HQ Atlanta.
And we want to be affordable to a wide variety of men. Too many city clubs, or gentlemen’s clubs (classic ones, not ill-named strip clubs), cater to the super wealthy. I’m not condemning that; they are a business and they have their place. But HQ Atlanta is there to make every day men be encouraged in their masculinity in a culture that is increasingly unfriendly to that concept.
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