Yes, this is a stereotype and not every Bugman is going to hit every point, but most bugmen will represent some concentration of most of the following, including bugwomen:
- Childless, even if married
- At least one bad physical consumption habit (drinking beer, starbucks, smoking, etc.)
- At least one purposefully unattractive physical choice, such as colored hair or messy beard
- Lives in a city
- No real religion
- Carries a large amount of debt
- Seemingly large amount of disposable income and budget for entertainment
- Somehow always has a new phone and other gadgets
- Low long-term planning and investment ability
- Moves between apartments, etc. frequently
- Personal obsession with franchise properties – very often Star Wars or Marvel movies.
- Perpetual deferment to popular or “expert” opinion
- Doesn’t take personal responsibility for life outcomes. Views all negative outcomes as systemic problems.
- “Ally” of LGBTQPRXYZ++
- Uses pornography extensively; has sex infrequently
- Obession with state solutions to every personal problem
I think you can get the point. There’s such a significant comorbidity of these factors I probably didn’t need to go to 20. You could probably sum it up with three:
- Low personal mastery
- Obsession with consumption of all things
- Love of the state and megacorporations
Form these all the others flow.
The defining characteristic of the Bugman worldview is a belief that he is in no way responsible for his life outcomes. Although he may believe that good outcomes are a product of his unique abilities, usually he will express that it is a product of “privilege,” and his benefit is some moral negative.
This is why he is so obsessed with state solutions to every problem. He has a totalitarian view of the state and also assumes all other people are like him – a victim or privileged beneficiary of things beyond individual control. The state is everything because the state is the system, and the system is what creates all outcomes.
This is why he is called the Bugman, because he thinks and acts like a bug. He’s a colony creature, part of a large amorphous workforce of interchangeable drones frequently shuffled around to different meaningless tasks. He has no clan or tribe, so there is nobody mediating his behavior except the queen.
Bugmen are latecomers to the LGBTQ movement because the urban collective has only in the last 20 years imposed that moral vision on them. It wasn’t popular before, so the bugman didn’t pay attention to it. He was against masks and quarantine measures when it was “conspiracy theorists” who suggested them, but adopted their universal goodness as soon as the “experts” changed their opinion and all the bugmen around him started wearing old knickers on their faces.
Of course, this process doesn’t stop. There is no position so absurd that the bugman will not adopt it, so long as the rest of the hive is doing it. The bugman is the reason there is no such thing as a “slippery slope” fallacy. He will happily proclaim “Love has no age” as soon as everyone else around him agrees, just like polyamory, trans rights, kid drag queens, etc. etc.
What’s left is what to do with the Bugmen. If one is capable of altering culture, the bugmen will go along, eventually, but only if they perceive it. Social media keeps them effectively controlled by allowing them to live in an artificial reality bubble. They profess care for animals, but have never been to a farm. Eggs are delivered to the local store for them. They talk about the environment, but have never been to the dump. Trash men take their waste away to be buried.
Since the bugmen are obsessed with the system, eventually they will have to have their reality bubble popped, since the state cannot grow forever. What then? We shall see.
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