Movie Review: The Red Pill


Producers:  Evan Davies, Cassie Jaye, Nena Jaye, Anna Laclergue
Director: Cassie Jaye

The Red Pill, based on that famous quote from The Matrix:

You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

was Cassie Jaye’s film on the Men’s Rights Movement (MRM). Jaye who was an ardent feminist and a director of feminist documentaries believed that she was investigating a hate group.

  However, after actually meeting both men and women who are involved in the MRM she comes to realize that what the movement is more about is looking at issues facing men and boys such as male suicide rates, workplace fatalities and high-risk jobs, military conscription, lack of services for male victims of domestic violence and rape, higher rates of violent victimization, issues concerning divorce and child custody, disparity in criminal sentencing, disproportionate funding and research on men’s health issues, educational inequality, societal tolerance of misandry, circumcision and men’s lack of reproductive rights.

As she investigates the group and it’s issues she begins to rethink her views about feminism and what it represents and who exactly is the patriarchy.  

My main problem with this film isn’t the subject rather it seems to meander a bit and at times I wasn’t sure what was going on.  But the film does bring up important issues and shows the way the MRM is protested against.  

This is not a family friendly film.  There is profanity, you see a circumcision done to a baby.  So be aware. You can find this film on some streaming services with the exception of Netflix.  I give this film three and a half stars.  

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Saturday Night Special


So here we are it’s Saturday night and I am sure that you are preparing for the first Sunday in Advent .  But if you want here are a few things I have collected over the week.

So with the current episodes of men being reprehensible the opponents of “the patriarchy” are rejoicing over the apparent fall of “the patriarchy” in fact some want “the patriarchy” to fall so much they are unconcerned if innocent men are accused.

 

 

But not everyone has this attitude.  Angela Lansbury said this:

There are two sides to this coin,” she said. “We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive. And unfortunately it has backfired on us – and this is where we are today.

“We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that. Although it’s awful to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped.”

Lansbury is not, however, suggesting that fault lies with individual victims: “Should women be prepared for this? No, they shouldn’t have to be! There’s no excuse for that. And I think it will stop now – it will have to. I think a lot of men must be very worried at this point.”

Candace Owens looks at her statement and in this article writes about “basic, daily acts of personal responsibility”.  Take a minute and read it.

Also here is an article from the opinion page of the New York Times that takes a look at a more balanced approach to what is happening.  The Limits of Believe All Women

Next we are traveling north, not to Alaska but our neighbor Canada.

PJMedia reports on the latest acronym you’ll need to use if you’re an elementary school teacher.

LGGBDTTTIQQAAP

So shall we parse this?

L is for Lesbian
G is for Gay
G is also for Genderqueer this is a new one so here is a definition: Genderqueer; denoting or relating to a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders.”
B is Bisexual
D is for Demisexual another new one.  So here’s the definition: A demisexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone.” This used to be known as monogamous love.
T is Transgendered. Now remember this means someone who are one sex but like to claim they “feel like” another sex.
T is also for Transexual. This is like Transgender but they have gone through the surgery that has mutilated their normal organs and are on a diet of artificial hormones.
T is also for Two Spirit. Which is a Native American gender that can only be used by Native Americans.
I is for Intersex we used to refer to this as a birth defect known as hermaphrodite. Which hardly ever occurs.
Q is for Queer but it can only be used by those who designate themselves by that term and anyone else is being insulting.
Q is for Questioning because they haven’t figured it out yet. Whatever it is.
A is for Asexual which means they are not interested in sex.
A is for Allies who are people who spend most of their time supporting LGGBDTTTIQQAAP
P is for Polyamorous otherwise known as multiple partners or adultery if you’re married.
P is for Pansexual which is bisexual for everyone else although with the invention of sex bots maybe something even worse.

And now finally Science.

What you’re seeing is the latest addition to culture of death.  The Sarco Capsule a machine designed to kill anyone who enters it using liquid nitrogen.  This capsule can be made using a 3-D printer.  This open source death machine designed by Australia’s Dr Philip Nitschke.  This execution device  uses no restricted drugs or any special expertise claims the inventor.   To download the device build instructions the person must pass an on-line test which  gives them the access code to allow them to build it.  Nothing in the article suggests that anyone can have a change of heart in the machine and stop the execution.  But the top pops off so you can have a sleek new coffin.

 

 

Frenetic Friday


Buckle up it’s going to be a bumpy ride.  More like a roller coaster actually.

Breakfast its important

Oh where to start, where to start.  How about breakfast?  It is the most important meal of the day.  Well unless you’re Kellogg’s Corn Pops then well then you are racist, at least your art on your cereal box is.

I am of two minds regarding this.  First  in the sea of yellow characters why did the artist have just one brown character?   And why a janitorial job?  But my other thought is am I reading too much into the back of cereal box?  Must we look for the hidden agenda everywhere?

Oh and while we are on this subject here is a helpful flow chart supplied by  1870 Magazine to help you decided if your Halloween Costume is racist.

Personally I am staying home and reading a book.

And now in barking mad news:

From the website of Campus Reform comes the story of a feminist professor by the name of Sara Giordano who claims that “traditional science” relies on “a colonial and racialized form of power,” and must be replaced with an “anti-science, antiracist, feminist approach to knowledge production.”  No I am not making this up click the link.  Of course my thought is that good luck on getting your computer fixed with that”anti-science, antiracist, feminist approach to knowledge production.”

Speaking of Science…

From the U.K.’s Independent: Scientists can’t figure out why the universe exists at all.  According to the current model in the beginning there would have been equal amounts of matter and anti-matter which should have annihilated each other completely leaving no matter at all. Christian Smorra, the author of a new study conducted at CERN said this:

All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist. An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but we simply do not understand where the difference is. What is the source of the symmetry break?

The latest possibility was matter and anti-matter’s different magnetism. But new research shows that they are identical in that way too – lending further mystery to the question of why the universe is still around at all.

My answer to this is:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15-17

Robotic Over Lord alert

Do you remember Sophia the robot that wants to destroy humans?

Now comes information from Saudi Arabia that Sophia has been given citizenship. however unlike other “females” that live in Saudi Arabia she won’t have to wear a burka, maybe. And it is unclear what citizenship will mean for robots in Saudi Arabia. Of course under Saudi law females can’t make important decisions unless given permission by their male guardians. Which should give humanity some breathing room.

And that is it for Frenetic Friday.

Frenetic Friday


I suppose it would help if I switched over to English instead of Esperanto for my keyboard app.  Welcome to Keachfan’s blog.  Still tidying up around here the theme needs a few personal tweaks to make it my own but let’s get to the serious stuff.

So the Las Vegas shooting.  You know better people than I have commented on this and frankly I suggest that you check out what Albert Kohler had to say about it.  An act of pure evil searching for meaning in the Las Vegas shooting.

Needless to say, yet I will say it prayers for the victims.  May the hope and comfort of the Gospel be presented to them.

And in other news the Archbishop of Canterbury can’t answer a question that previous Archbishops could.  Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Anglican Communion was asked in an interview whether having gay sex was sinful.  His reply is printed below.

‘Because I don’t do blanket condemnation and I haven’t got a good answer to the question. I’ll be really honest about that. I know I haven’t got a good answer to the question. Inherently, within myself, the things that seem to me to be absolutely central are around faithfulness, stability of relationships and loving relationships.’

He agreed that this could be between a man and a man or a woman and a woman.

But he added: ‘I am also aware – a view deeply held by tradition since long before Christianity, within the Jewish tradition – that marriage is understood invariably as being between a man and a woman. Or, in various times, a man and several women, if you go back to the Old Testament. I know that the Church around the world is deeply divided on this in some places, including the Anglicans and other Churches, not just us, and we are – the vast majority of the Church is – deeply against gay sex.’

‘Because I don’t do blanket condemnation and I haven’t got a good answer to the question. I’ll be really honest about that. I know I haven’t got a good answer to the question. Inherently, within myself, the things that seem to me to be absolutely central are around faithfulness, stability of relationships and loving relationships.’

He agreed that this could be between a man and a man or a woman and a woman.

But he added: ‘I am also aware – a view deeply held by tradition since long before Christianity, within the Jewish tradition – that marriage is understood invariably as being between a man and a woman. Or, in various times, a man and several women, if you go back to the Old Testament. I know that the Church around the world is deeply divided on this in some places, including the Anglicans and other Churches, not just us, and we are – the vast majority of the Church is – deeply against gay sex.’

Of course this is the same Archbishop who said that :

I draw the line in terms of respect for the other; in starting by listening before you speak; in terms of love that is unconditional and not conditional to one iota, to one single element on how the person responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about faith unless you are asked about faith,

So don’t talk about Christianity unless asked.   Makes me wonder what Latimer and Ridley would say to this as we are closing in on the anniversary  of their martyrdom.

And speaking of political correctness how about being denied a research application because it was politically incorrect?  James Caspian, a psychotherapist specializing on working with transgender people was denied his request to study transgenders who want to do “gender reassignment reversals” after finding out that their surgery didn’t in fact make them happy.   the United Kingdom’s Bath Spa University turned this down because it was “potentially politically incorrect.”  Caspian has worked extensively with gender variant people and has been a trustee of a UK charity “dedicated to education about and support of transgendered, transsexual and cross-dressing individuals.”  Caspian sought this research after speaking with a surgeon who specialized in transgender surgery who told him about “transwomen” coming back and asking to have their male genitalia recreated.  As Caspian investigated this he found more transgender people who regretted having gone through the surgery and wanted to go back to their original gender.   But still the university denied it siting possible criticism toward the university.  (see here for more)

And last but not least the kitchen of the future:

Frenetic Friday


So let’s talk about hairstyle:
HT: Billy Leonhart

Now just because this is the haircut my father and uncles wore when they enlisted and fought against the Nazis in World War II doesn’t mean anything.  Because history who needs it! However let me suggest some alternatives.

The Staliny yes comrades there is nothing that say antifa like the haircut of a man who slaughtered between 20 to 40 million people. (Accounts vary)

Ah the Che Che for the rough urban social justice warrior.  The head of Castro’s La Cabaña prison and responsible for over 1000 firing squad executions and the forced labor camps which imprisoned Jehovah witnesses, homosexuals, Afro-Cuban priests, and anyone else who opposed the revolution. And of course the Mao, the Pol Pot, and the Kim Jong Il.  You might want to select by the number of people they had executed.

Switching to the Evangelical world have you heard about the Nashville Statement?  Click on the link if you want to read it.  Needless to say this has caused the liberals/progressive “Christians” an apoplectic fit. You can read some of the responses:


We go to Iceland for some breaking news from the Culture of Death!

Down Syndrome disappearing in Iceland because of Abortion

Speaking of Science this is a few weeks old but worth noting:

Man plays God

In a news report from the MIT Technology Review scientists have reported that they have successfully modified human DNA and created a genetically modified human embryo.   Soon despite what scientist say won’t happen will.  Designer babies have entered the first stage soon the dreams of eugenics will take on reality.  And just so you know the method they are using known as CRISPR doesn’t create “mules” no these children will pass on their changes to future generations. Last year this technology was call a weapon of mass destruction by top US Intelligence services.

Finally I am taking a brief hiatus from the blog.  A minimum of a month a maximum of two months.  The catechism posts will continue to occur on Sunday.  Look for changes coming to the blog.

 

Frenetic Friday


And what a week it’s been folks.  Well we have a little bit of everything here even some Robotic Over Lords!

So this appears in my feed in the first part of the week

Now let’s state the obvious only one combination is going to keep you in your seat on a plane.  And frankly if the others are actually offered I’m not flying KLM I’ve been in turbulence.  But this is the best response I have seen.

HT: Doug Wilson

And then we have a new update from the culture of death featuring James Franco.

Pay special attention to Franco’s face as Princeton philosophy professor Elizabeth Harman gives her argument for aborting some babies.  No matter how she tries to justify it her argument just doesn’t hold water and Franco’s face reflects it. 

And in the culture wars a former soldier who is transgender warns about the danger of gender dysphoria in the military.   One of the most interesting quote of that article is this:

When a service member becomes nondeployable because of gender transition related surgery, they’re going to not only not be on duty in some cases, but they will also be on light duty for most or all of that time.

They’ll have a medical profile against either performing their duties at all, or one that limits them. Commanders are forced to respect these limitations. But the health and fighting capabilities of a military unit are determined by how many of its members are deployable. It’s that serious.

As a former platoon sergeant I know this to be true.

Think about that.  

And now our Robotic Over Lord’s.

First something truly terrifying.

Who thought giving the robot a sword was a good idea?

And now let us send the kids out of the room.

So there are these things called sexbots.  That apparently are being programmed to be used in rape fantasies.  And yes it is amazing just how depraved men are.  

 But riding in on the robotic white horse comes Professor John Banzhaf, a well-known activist professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School.  He is concerned about the sexbots being used in such a manner and he wants Congress to rule and regulate the sexbots industry.  (Click on the link if you want to read the article)

Now is it me or does he want Congress to regulate a type of sexbot prostitution?  

But on another note the thought of people having sex with robots reminds me of a quote from  That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis:

 There dwell an accursed people, full of pride and lust. There when a young man takes a maiden in marriage, they do not lie together, but each lies with a cunningly fashioned image of the other, made to move and to be warm by devilish arts, for real flesh will not please them, they are so dainty (delicati) in their dreams of lust. Their real children they fabricate by vile arts in a secret place.”

And this ends another Frenetic Friday.

Frenetic Friday


Here it is again Friday are you feeling frenetic? I myself am feeling that way and so let’s get started.

Well the Church of England is slowly but surely slipping loose from whatever moorings it had that attached it to scripture. The Church of England has announced that it will create special liturgical services for transgendered people. Now please let us take a moment and think what this means, they are creating a special worship service for people who think they are a different gender than what is their biological sex. A worship service. Let me say that again, a worship service. A worship service to welcome their transition. Now of course this wasn’t a unanimous vote there were those that opposed this but they were overwhelmed by those that have gone with the world. Read the full story here

And sticking to this subject seems that according to Zinnia Jones a “trans activist” and a “transgendered woman” straight men need to start dating “trans women” and if they don’t want to date “trans women” they should “try to work through that”. But what if straight men have no desire whatever to date these “trans women” well that is “misplaced and inappropriate” See the tweets here.

So it seems that Teen Vogue, remember this is a magazine targeted at teenagers, has written an article on how to do a specific sex act. Let me repeat what I wrote a few words ago, this is a magazine targeted at teenagers.

In the article the magazine used the terms “prostrate owner” and “non prostrate owner”. Well when YouTuber Laci Green used the terms “male” and “female” the Social Justice Warriors went ballistic. Seems terms like male and female, basic biological terms, are hate speech to the “trans activists”.  Story here.

By the way the Federalist has an excellent article entitled: Why you should intervene if your daughter reads raunchy teen magazines.  I suggest you read this if you have teenage girls.

 

And that is it for this Friday night.  Have a good weekend, go to church.

 

Frenetic Friday


Yes it’s true, at long last the first Frenetic Friday of the year.

So as regards to politics well frankly I am waiting until the old president leaves and the new president is sworn in before I start paying attention too much to all of this however, I do want to point you to this podcast by Mike Rowe.  He’s the dirty jobs guy in case you didn’t know and he has a podcast called The Way I heard it with Mike Rowe.  But I would especially point you to Episode 36 titled: “Oh Brother” it does put a few things in perspective.  Give it a listen.

So have you’ve heard of Camille Pagilia right?  She is famous or infamous for her critic of feminism but here in this video she points out that transgender mania is actually a sign of cultural collapse and points to history that shows this what happens before the culture ends.

Speaking of marriage let me introduce to the newest couple, I mean  single, I mean couple, okay I am confused what is going on here?  Erika Anderson stands on rooftop in Brooklyn and marries herself to herself.  What?  Yep it seems that the latest trend in marriage is not a same sex couple, not  multiple partners (polygamy/polyamory), nope the latest trend is marrying yourself.  Instead of two becoming one, the one is becoming one.  And as Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation says:  “It’s not a legal process — you won’t get any tax breaks for marrying yourself. It’s more a “rebuke” of tradition.”  No kidding.  But it appears to be a semi lucrative business as “on the website I Married Me, you can buy a DIY marriage kit: For $50, you get a sterling silver ring, ceremony instructions, vows, and 24 “affirmation cards” to remind you of your vows over time. For $230, you can get the kit with a 14-karat gold ring.”  <source>

BTW in 2013 in an blog post on the Pyromaniac’s Blog Frank Turk predicted this very thing based on the rise of same sex marriage.  See here

Also a sad good by to one of the more articulate and erudite bloggers Frank Turk.  He has decided to close shop and leave blogging and twitter.  His farewell post is here:  The End  I owe much to Frank he along with Phil Johnson and Dan Phillips alway made me think deeper and clearer even if I didn’t agree with them.  Farewell sir, God speed.

And good night to you all.

 

Frenetic Friday


It’s late, really late, it’s been delayed by one thing or another but no more excuses Frenetic Friday is back!

So let’s talk politics. Wait I know what your thinking, politics have been all you’ve heard since the end of the election. Well let’s see if we can change it up a bit. Besides we have a Robotic Over Lord a little bit later that is long over due.

So the electorial college. Why is it that every time that someone wins by the electoral vote but not the popular vote they immediately call for the end of the electoral college? You know there is a specific reason the founders of this country choose to create this institution and I think this explains it the best.

Also take a read of this article in the Washington Post by Allen Gulezo and James Hulme: In Defense of the electoral college

So have you heard of the “safety-pin movement”?  In short this little bit of social activism says that by fastening a safety-pin to an article of clothing it is telling the “maligned, threatened or intimidated” people that they, the safety-pin wearers are safe and that they are not people supported President-elect Trump. A few of my close friends refer to this as the diaper pin wearing group. And i will admit that has merit but another friend of mine came up with this pin:
Hand Grenade Safety Pin
Yes that is the safety-pin from a hand grenade. And frankly if we are going to be pinning safety pins to our clothing I think that is a better pin than one made for holding a diaper together.

Ok you wanted it, you have asked for it, it is time for the Robotic Over Lords!
And remember I welcome our new Over Lords.

So did you notice that all over the country they were raising minimum wage? What has this to do with robots? Funny you should ask. Because of rising wages and that the big golden arches are losing money they have embraced a new technology the automatic kiosk.

And while we are at it welcome to the new robot burger chef:

Sure there will still be a minimal crew to make sure the robots are working correctly and to clean up and put the money away but as the robots get more efficient stores that would have employed say ten people or more will only need two at the most.
And don’t think that MacDonald’s is the only one getting onto this gig. Behold the Froyo frozen yogurt robot!

That is right you punch in what you want feed it money and the robotic arms make it for you.
Franchises opening as we speak.
For this next one the kids will need to leave the room.

So in the book That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis there was a paragraph that always stuck out to me.

Ransom replied, “Sulva is she whom mortals call the Moon. She walks in the lowest sphere. The rim of the world that was wasted goes through her. Half of her orb is turned toward us and shares our curse. Her other half looks to Deep Heaven; happy would be he who could cross that frontier and see the fields on her further side. On this side, the womb is barren and the marriages are cold. There dwell an accursed people, full of pride and lust. There when a young man takes a maiden in marriage, they do not lie together, but each lies with a cunningly fashioned image of the other, made to move and to be warm by devilish arts, for real flesh will not please them, they are so dainty (delicati) in their dreams of lust. Their real children they fabricate by vile arts in a secret place

That phrase “a cunningly fashioned image of the other, made to move and to be warm by devilish arts” is by devilish arts coming true. The Daily Mail is predicting that by 2017 we will have actual Sex Bots with warm genitalia orifices and that talk and respond to touch. They will be configured to whatever the customer desires no matter how depraved. And that is all for the Robotic Over Lords.

And let me leave you with this from our weird and wonderful basket. Are you tired of people being behind you and flashing their high beams? Well someone in China has invented a stick that shows a ghostly image or words if you wish when illuminated by high beams. The idea is to scare the other driver and make them turn off their beam. However Chinese police say if an accident is caused by this then the owner of the sticker will be fined.

High beam Ghost
High beam ghost

 

Frenetic Friday!


Frenetic Friday or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sweet Sweet Meteor of Death.  

And a strange love it is indeed!

So it is eleven days until the election and I am not going to tell you whom to vote for frankly I think that people that tell you to vote for one person or the other because if you don’t then you’re the reason why (insert candidate here) didn’t/did get in to office.  Are part of the problem not the solution.  Your vote belongs to you and you must decide whom to vote for or not vote for and that is your right.

Speaking of numbers here is a report from the Duffle Blog that shows that amongst World War 1 veterans Hillary Clinton is heavily supported.

Oh and now a Public Service Announcement:  Last Living WWI Veteran dies in 2011

 

And I think Andrew Klavan directed me to this and frankly I almost wet myself laughing and you will too.

So do you remember that list of Prager University videos that I posted? Yes the videos that have been restricted by YouTube. Well they have done it again with the latest video. Take a look here:

Do you suffer from the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect? What is the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect? The late author Michael Crichton explains:

“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.

That is the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect. I’d point out it does not operate in other arenas of life. In ordinary life, if somebody consistently exaggerates or lies to you, you soon discount everything they say. In court, there is the legal doctrine of falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus, which means untruthful in one part, untruthful in all. But when it comes to the media, we believe against evidence that it is probably worth our time to read other parts of the paper. When, in fact, it almost certainly isn’t. The only possible explanation for our behavior is amnesia.” Gell-Mann Amnesia

It’s been pointed out to me that there is this holiday that is coming up that causes people to dress up in costumes. So as a public service we bring you this from Rebel Media:

Fred Butler over at Hip and Thigh was recently on Echo Zoe Radio and gave his opinion on Halloween and Christians it is worth listening.

And in honor of the 499th anniversary of the protestant reformation I give you the Lutheran Insulter