On Incels Using and Abusing Culture
Incels become more introspective and intelligent than normies on average because the obstacles they come up against demand self-awareness and critical thinking, and when they find they cannot act in the outside world, they retreat into an inner-world of their own making. In cultivating these qualities, they open themselves up to indulgence in culture. Many incels have pretensions to culture, for example, reading Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, reading 'good books', watching 'good TV' and playing 'good videogames', and so on. It is common for incels to accuse normies of lacking introspection, intelligence and a sense of culture by the same measure. While these accusations have merit, we ought to look at why they're being made in the majority of cases. Indeed, it is uncommon for incels to accuse other incels of lacking these qualities, so what is it about normies that calls for critique?
Ultimately, many incels of this nature identify themselves with a higher order, proclaiming themselves above normies and their interests, and therefore looking down on them. They use this in order to comfort themselves by imagining they're too sophisticated to enjoy associating with normies, so thereby they will be isolated by society at large, but critically more self-isolated than before, isolated by choice, voluntarily isolated, and often they will strike out against normie preoccupations from the shadows, like popular videogames, movies, etc. Though the incels genuinely feel as though what normies like is all shit, and perhaps they are right, they anchor themselves to this role in order to make themselves superior to normies, look down on them, and reject them. This is essentially a small incel rebellion as I have envisioned it in my post history. It is an inversion of values that makes out qualities associated with strength and action as crude and cumbersome, while qualities associated with weakness and inaction are made subtle and intelligent. Although the pathology of these incels is that they only integrate themselves with culture to the extent that it allows them to be destructive towards 'the common'. They do not spend their time delving into the intricacies of culture and finding joy in it, and it does not invigorate their activity; it only enables them to tear down the cultural interests of successful and normal people out of pure resentment towards a world and its people that has not answered to their desires, so now they seek revenge against it and those who they're envious of. Many incels who think of themselves as cultured are actually not very cultured for this reason, they're only interested in using culture as a sword and shield.
TL;DR: Many incels become somewhat cultured to cope with not being successful in an 'uncultured world' so they can look down on it and regular people. They use their cultured sensibilities to snobbishly tear down happier and more successful people and their interests because they're resentful towards the world because it hasn't answered to their desires, and they're jealous of many uncultured people for being able to act in the world in ways they've failed to do. Incels enshrine contemplation because they cannot act.