You don't have to be completely male to be an Alpha .. right?
Well, I made this for Realfield on the Haven, who also has a TG Blog you can find right HERE. I am not sure I ever made her a caption, since I don't usually have enough of a story to plot out an Alpha Males downfall in complete terms. In a way, this could be set in a 6 month to a year period after most of Realfield's captions end where she figured out her place in the world and how to get a leg up again.
Much of "success" and "power" is the artifice, or illusion, of what we define those two things to be. Each one of us has our own perception, and often we see a downfall and wonder, "they were incredibly successful, why would they do something stupid like THAT?" when in their head, they weren't there yet, or even worse, they were paranoid to think that others could take it away so they needed more! Nixon during Watergate is a good example of that as he did not need to have someone bug the hotel. Then again, if you have enough bodies buried, you want to make sure none of them get dug up I guess.
I think that is why everyone thinks that the "rich" should pay more taxes, but no one ever thinks of themselves as "rich" hence only people that make more money then them should have to pay more taxes! Its self-serving to say the least, but its the rationalization that lets "the rich" sleep well in that they are stimulating the economy by spending money on themselves instead of for the public good, whatever THAT means!
For me, making 250k a year salary would be a dream, as that is about 10 times as much as I bring home each year. Owning a home and being able to retire ever are things that are probably out of my reach, and my daughter is going to college through federal grants and some scholarships. My "new" car is 11 years old and ONLY has 125k miles on it, and is the newest car I've ever owned. To me, that 250k a year salary makes you a rich person!
However, that guy bringing home 250k is sitting there saying, "I own a house and have a vacation home in Florida where I go once a year for two weeks to relax, and hopefully retire there when I'm 65! How can I do that if they are giving me an unfair tax burden?!? I can barely afford to pay the 40k a year for private college tuition, while those brats are getting handouts to go to college with MY TAX MONEY! If their parents had a REAL job, perhaps they'd be able to support their offspring! Its not like I'm John Q. Moneybags at the Country Club who plays golf every day! I can barely find time to play a round or two on the weekend, like most blue collar workers!"
Yeah, I'm exaggerating a bit, but everyone under the earning capacity of Scrooge McDuck wants to be considered an Average Joe Punchclock who's getting screwed by "THE MAN" even though they are much more "THE MAN" than an actual duck!
Anyway, back to the actual caption. I took an Ann Rand approach I think that says, if you WERE an Alpha, you ARE one, just pick yourself up by your bootstraps (high heels here) and start over! Figure out what your best asset is, and exploit it for all you got! One of the key traits of "Successful" people is the ability to sniff out what is real and what is fake, and women usually are better at that, probably for reasons that I mentioned in the caption .. and she-males take that deception and amplify it twofold at the very least and rock that illusion.
In that sense, the only difference between a real woman and a she-male is the marketing. The surprise is what comes underneath, and is often unspoken. All the more reason to make sure that "what lies within" the person is what you want. You can always change the packaging, but the product inside needs to be exactly what you want. Let the shopper beware!
Tell me I'm right! Tell me I'm wrong! Tell me you enjoyed the caption anyway!