I was never quite sure who Andrew Tate was until I watched the full length documentary.
I discovered that the individual, a four-time kickboxing champion, achieved his success not only through his athletic prowess but also by offering young people a 50% profit share for bringing others into his class.
Interestingly, one of these classes was controversially titled “Pimping Hoes,” where he taught them how to strategically suppress others’ growth for personal gain.
Over and over, we see that some of the most successful businesses in this morally ambiguous world involve teaching others to adopt manipulative tactics — how to transition from slave to slave owner.
This controversial approach is likely why he was celebrated as a hero. He effectively demonstrated how to excel within this complex system by embracing and internalizing its cunning principles. As the saying goes, don’t hate the player; hate the game.
In earlier times, deep enlightenment, and even deeper conviction was required to grasp the nature of the universe. To understand our interconnectedness.
Today, however, we can simply question whether the behaviors we exhibit, such as promoting classes like “Pimping Hoes,” are in line with the principles we would want artificial intelligence to embody.
Sure, Andrew Tate offers us a weapon that we can use to shortcut our way through the matrix. But how does one truly calculate the ends and justification of the means?
As the record of this siren song spins in my mind, I try to remember to be cautious and…
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster” -Friedrich Nietzsche
As we navigate our lives, let us be mindful of the impact our choices have in the collective gravity well of thought. As above, so below.