"...turns tyrant and makes his subjects his prey to devour and to destroy..." - Jonathan Maythew (1750)
"Power is pleasure." - William Hazlitt (1826)
I've pointed out before more than once that the Manosphere definition of an "alpha" is that of a narcissist/psychopath - and there is nothing good about being one. They have no conscience, no guilt, no remorse, are incapable of love, and are motivated by an immense sense of entitlement, greed and a desire for power. Superficially they can be charming - a talent which they use to manipulate people, whom they consider things that exist for their sadistic pleasure. They're more monsters than human beings who always blame their problems on other people - use them as scapegoats..
And as I've also pointed out before, the word "monster" comes from the same root words as "demonstrate" or "warning."
By the way, you cannot turn yourself into a sociopath. And even acting like one will always have negative effects. Those who say they are "Dark Triad alphas" are lying - oftentimes (in fact always) because they don't know what those things are.
The dumber psychopaths/sociopaths end up in prison or executed (all serial killers are psychopaths) and the smarter ones become politicians (think Hillary Clinton, who shows a lot of sociopathic characteristics).
These characteristics have been noticed for a long time - and the Founding Fathers, who knew their history, well understood them. That's why they tried to found a country with the separation of powers, with a weak, divided government. It worked pretty well for a long time and even today works fairly well - compared to the rest of the world (which Richard Maybury refers to as "Chaostan").
This country was founded on political and economic liberty, which, for all its flaws, created the greatest country ever. And that is why half the world wants to move here.
Speaking of history, the past has shown that these conscienceless, power-mad people have always crushed the average man and woman into abject poverty - they've ended up being that "1%" living in idleness and luxury, living like vampires on the blood/taxes of their impoverished subjects. Remember - monsters?
Such people, I'm sure, would have loved using the concepts of the Manosphere to support them. "We're Alphas and all those disgusting, stupid, unwashed masses are Betas and Gammas and Omegas - we deserve what we've got and they deserve their horrible, wretched lives!"
The same rationalizations can be used by the believers in the mentally-ill, left-wing anti-Christian Jew atheist "Ayn Rand," with her beliefs in "producers" and "parasites" (how about "alphas" and "omegas"?) The latter which deserve to die by the billions (read Atlas Shrugged sometime. She blamed the world's problems on her "parasites" and used them as scapegoats to he human-sacrificed.).
It's most unfortunate that so few in the Manosphere know their history (I've found that that most of them are historical ignoramuses). Because if they knew their history they'd give up their beliefs in "alphas" and "betas" and "gammas" and "omegas" in a heartbeat.
Which, unfortunately, isn't going to happen. For now.
Being an "alpha" (ridiculous adolescent word) should be about being the best version of yourself you can be - that's why the Greeks, as I mentioned several times before, noticed that excellence (arete) leads to well-being and flourishing - (eudamonia). And the temporary, up-and-down nature of pleasure is not happiness and well-being).
Instead it's right out of a '60s copy of Playboy (or a '70s book titled How to Pick up Girls) - get girls any way you can! Dread Game! Aloofness! Lift weights! Chicks dig insane confidence! They can't help but love "Dark Triad psychopaths." Ridiculous. Narcissistic. Worse than that, it's pathetic.
"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature." - James Madison
"The blackjack mentality stops progress." - Richard Maybury