Everyone seeks meaning, importance and community in their lives (Freud, who was mostly a nut, said everyone needs "love and work" to be happy).
Most people, the more normal ones, seek these things though love of spouse, family and children. Though religion, though work.
The far less normal ones - the leftists - since they have lost their faith in religion and in fact consider it a fraud, seek their meaning, importance and community though the (never-to-exist) utopia of politics. It has never worked and never will.
If you look at the history of the bizarre things leftists have done, start with the horrors of the French Revolution, which was fanatically anti-religion and thought utopia would come though murder and destruction.
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn goes so far as to claim the Marquis de Sade was the founder of leftism (which makes leftism a French import). De Sade, not surprisingly, was a fanatical atheist who considered people no better than insects, and was one of the main instigators of the French Revolution, which was an inferno of guillotines, torture, mutilation and necrophilia.
In the 20th Century leftists in the '20s and '30s and '60s and '70s went barking after Russia, Cuba, North Vietnam, Nicaragua...claiming each was utopia and far superior to the West. Utopia through politics and the creation of the New Man!
The West (at least the United States) was founded on political and economic liberty. You cannot get meaning, importance and community through those things. Even the Founding Fathers, to a man, were religious, although almost all of them were Deists.
Yet the first things leftists do is try to destroy religion and replace it with the belief in leftism. After all, in their minds, people are plastic and can be molded into anything.
Carl Jung once wrote that most of his patients had lost their faith. Bizarrely leftists such as Richard Dawkins and the late Carl Sagan thought people could find their meaning, importance and community through the belief in the religion of evolution (Dawkins once wrote that astrologers should be prosecuted).
Leftists hate the United States and seek their utopia in other countries. Since there are no longer any foreign countries for them to idealize, they have turned their hate and envy onto the U.S. and seek to change it - in reality, for the worse. Hence the hatred and envy we see on college campuses, including the University of Missouri (which I have visited many times when I lived in that area).
It doesn't surprise me at all that when Jesus went though his Temptations the Devil offered him political power over the kingdoms of the world - and he said no thanks! How many people pay attention to that wisdom anymore?
Paul Hollander, some years ago, wrote a book called Political Pilgrims in which he detailed the insanity of leftists as they ran from country to country, seeking utopia and the meaning, importance and community they thought each one offered.
It's one of the those books, like Kuehnelt-Leddin's Leftism Revisited, that everyone should own. I've owned my copy for a few decades.
I don't hate leftists. Mostly I feel sorry for them. How can you not feel sorry for such unhappy and self-deluded people, motivated by such envy and hate and the desire to destroy? Yet at the same time I'd deport them if I had the power (Kuehnelt-Leddihn said sooner or later the Right has to "knock the heads" of Leftists).
Leftism has even infected "libertarianism." Why else would so many support open borders? Do they expect utopia from importing envious and hate-filled Third Worlders? What sort of self-delusion is that?
It's a given that feminism is leftist, which means it's based on hate and envy and the desire to destroy. The Manosphere, obviously, is a reaction to this lefist, feminist assault on decency.
Unfortunately the Manosphere has gone off the rails with its misdefinitions of "Alpha" and "Beta" and "hypergamy" and its belief in "the Red Pill." Although its function is necessary, its beliefs are overwhelmingly adolescent.
The Manosphere is in many ways leftist, with its attempt to overthrow old established norms and definitions and replace it with new ones (just remember "neomasculinity" was the creation of a semi-white Third Worlder liar and fraud).
As it stands now, will the Manosphere bring meaning, importance and community? It seeks it, but does it truly offer it?
In some ways it's not hard to predict the future in a general way. All you have to do is look to the past, and the further you look into the past, the further you can see into the future.
The U.S. right now is badly infected with leftism. This means it's on its way down. Now as to how far down it will go...that is the question.
Someday, this leftism will get so bad there will be a reaction, and a bad one. Then, as always, we will get back up, dust ourselves off, and rebuild. And find our meaning, importance and community again.