Gene Wilder Dead – Again!: Why You Should Never Believe the Media

This post doesn’t directly pertain to anything to do with feminism and it has almost nothing to do with witchcraft, although, a lot of people think that the fact that Gene Wilder is being reported dead – again! – has something to do with quantum physics. The practice of witchcraft and quantum physics do have a strong relationship, but that’s not what’s going on here.

So, I just had another conversation in which someone tells me that someone has died who has already been dead for a while. This time I was talking to my mom, who knows I was always a fan of Gene Wilder. She told me that he just died at age 83. I said, “No, that can’t be! He’s been dead for years.”

Some people are calling this the Mandela Effect. This is supposedly a psychiatric disorder in which a person strongly remembers something happening that didn’t happen. This is absurd and really smells like a cover story to me. If this is a psychiatric disorder, then a whole lot of people are suffering from it right now, in unison, because a large number of people – like me – remember that Gene Wilder has been dead for a long time.

If you are a fan of a particular actor or actress, you tend to notice when something happens – like they die tragically of cancer! So, I remember the reports of his death well. I always liked his hapless, nice guy caught in an incriminating-looking situation themed movies. One of my favorites was “See No Evil, Hear No Evil.” I, also, loved “Haunted Honeymoon” and “Silver Streak.”

Gene’s record for dying is about every 8 years. I remember him being dead in 1999 and the special last movie production he ever made – a made-for-TV movie, called” Mystery in a Small Town” – was played in his honor. I watched it first run on television. It was pretty good.

Apparently, he was reported dead, again, in 2008.

Furthermore, there seem to be some discrepancies about his age at the time of his alleged death(s) because their are irregularities in the reports on his date of birth. Officially, it’s supposed to have been June 11, 1933:

What I think is happening is this: When a celebrity dies, his handlers, his accountants, and whoever else has a piece of him, rakes in a ton of dough. Celebrities are often worth more to the people around them dead than alive. So, they put it out in the media that he has died. They wait a few years, believing that the public is too stupid to remember anything, then they do it, again.

There’s a whole long list of these people, most are celebrities and my own short list of them includes Jack Palance, who I distinctly remember being reported dead in the newspapers, including The Enquirer, back in the late 1980s. (There’s a particular set of circumstances surrounding why I remember this so well, but I won’t go into it because it’s a long story.)  Palance reportedly died, again, in 2006. Here are a couple more who I distinctly remember being reported dead in the media, who are not celebrities: Bin Laden and Fidel Castro.

Bin Laden was supposedly killed twice before he was killed again by the fictional Seal Team 6 – I say “fictional” because that has to be the case, since it was well publicized that Bin Laden was already dead. Back in 2001, after the second World Trade Center bombing (yes, there were two, the WTC was, also, attacked back in 1993), it was reported that he was hobbling around in a cave somewhere in the Middle East attached to a kidney dialysis machine. While he may have had a kidney condition, I don’t believe for a second he was living in a cave. I do believe he probably died of kidney failure, if that part of the story was true, since most people on dialysis don’t live more than about 5 years.

Here’s Madeleine Albright talking about Bin Laden being dead on C-Span in 2007:

 

 

In one interview or another at C-Span, Albright said he was dead in 2003. But, he was reported dead back in 2001, as you can see from the following video:

 

Similarly, Fidel Castro was reported dead in 2011. I was surprised to learn recently that Obaama supposedly visited him in Cuba.

Here’s one more, which is very strange. Ted Gunderson, a former FBI agent who was billed as a superhero chasing after Satanist and alleged pedophile, Lt. Col. Michael Aquino (founder of the Temple of Set, high-ranking Col. and close friend of the Reagan family) was reported dead on July 31, 2011. A few months later, it was reported that Aquino was dead. Aquino seemed to have disappeared, no longer actively involved with the Temple of Set. Since he’s a character whose work, as such, I’ve followed for a long time, I was well-aware of the reports of his death. I dared to repeat it once in a comment section and was challenged to “prove it!” It freaked me out, frankly. I withdrew any further commentary. I still believed that he was dead for a long time because he seemed to disappear completely. Then, he re-emerged, looking like his old Satanic self, although slightly more bloated, in a bunch of recent interviews on Youtube. Apparently, he is still alive.

There are reasons why all of these people would want to appear dead or why someone else would want them to appear so. Aquino, for instance, has a lot of enemies and not for no reason.

There is no feminist purpose to this post, except to point out that you should take anything you see reported in the media with a grain of salt. They lie a lot and they have motivations to lie. There is one more thing – almost every one of them I can think of, whether celebrity or politician, who has been twice or thrice reported dead is male. Upon checking other people’s lists of dead and resurrected individuals, I see that not all, but most – strangely – are male. I have no idea the significance of that. I just noticed it.

 

The Power of Fiction to Rewrite the Patriarchal Narrative: Free College-level Writing Courses

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In several of my recent posts, such as, “Radical Feminist Analysis of Dark Shadows, The Television Series (1966-1971),” and “Men’s Propaganda War on Women: Television Sitcoms Designed to Groom Women and Girls for Male Sexual Depravity,” I’ve discussed the use of fiction, mostly in the media of movies and television, to create narratives about society and the relationships of men and women that support the patriarchal establishment and which is highly detrimental to women and girls. I have discussed the almost complete control that men have over the movie industry and how they channel the energy of the most powerful women to the service of males in films, such as in my blogpost, “A Radical Feminist Perspective on Witchcraft Movies: Movie-makers Throw Witches and Women a Bone.” I’ve discussed the television series, “Roseanne,” and how this is regarded as a feminist television show, although, the feminism of the characters is very limited by their social class. I’ve talked about how little has really changed in the portrayal of women in television, of which the television show, “The King of Queens,” is a good example.

Television shows and movies all rely on scripts. Some are originally written as plays while others are adapted into scripts from other forms of fiction, usually novels, novellas, and short stories.

I find that the power of fiction to influence people is generally underestimated. In particular, I’ve noticed that a lot of feminists (including radical ones) are aware of the power of non-fiction. In fact, most are brilliant at writing it, at telling their own personal stories about matters that are difficult to talk about and would be impossible to talk about without the relative anonymity of the internet. But, many regard non-fiction as being more important and may be quick to dismiss fiction.

In fact, this post is inspired by  an online discussion with someone who is a very powerfully influential and courageous exited-woman (one who was trafficked as a child and survived!) and I found she was quick to dismiss fiction as the construction of some far off ideal or the creation of a feminist utopia that can never be. While there has been some fiction that imagines life without men, such as Herland, published in 1915 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, there are other ways to approach writing radical feminist literature.

The examples of such writing are very few because, as I’ve shown in previous posts, fictional narratives must serve men or else they will not see the light of day. Historically, women were forbidden to write and those who did were regarded as whores, which is why they were rarely published, had to publish under masculine-sounding names, and when they wrote, they served men in their writing, such as was the case with Jane Austen, who was praised to high heaven in her time by the likes of Sir Walter Scott and the Prince Regent of England.

Writing, publishing and now movie-making and television-script-writing, producing and directing are still areas that men try very hard to keep women out of. Certain genres of fiction, in particular, science fiction, are very difficult for women to break into or to be acknowledged for their achievements. Sci-fi is notoriously male dominated and women who have attended sci-fi conventions, regardless of their level of achievement, have been subject to all kinds of sexual denigration by the men.

There are numerous articles and discussions online devoted just to harassment of women writers by the men, including men writers, at sci-fi writers’ events. Here’s a sampling of what women writers are subjected to, so you can see what I mean:

On Sexual Harassment at Conventions

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The above link makes reference to these particular events:

The Character of Sexual Harassment at Cons

You get the idea, of course, and if you’re still wondering just do an internet search on “Sexual Harassment at Sci Fi Conventions.” There’s a whole lot more.

Let me tell you the reason for this, if you don’t already know. This reason, also, spills over into the reason for the outrageous degree and number of incidents in which mobs of men attack women who create or critique games. The science fiction genre is very powerful. It is in some ways more powerful than any other genre of fiction because it is the one that can most be used to both illustrate the absurdities of society and to forge new directions – even to provide the foundation for new scientific discoveries and inventions.

The applied creative imagination is an aspect of witchcraft – truly. When we create fictional worlds and fictional characters we are at one with the creative forces of the universe.

Here are two examples of fictional novels, both written by men, as far as anyone knows, which illustrate the strangeness of our world, both of which were adapted into movies and one of them into a television series, as well:

The Man Who Fell to Earth, published in 1963, by Walter Tevis: This gives us a look at earth from the perspective of an alien from a distant planet. The alien is from a technologically advanced planet, which has run out of water. He has come to earth on a mission to save his dying planet, but is eventually caught, imprisoned, and treated about like you would expect men in white coats would treat any living creature they want to “study.” Their scientific study is an excuse for torture.

Logan’s Run, by William F. Nolan, published in 1967: This is one of my favorite science fiction stories of all time. It’s far better than Star Wars because it tells the truth about mind control in a way that could only be done in fiction. It illustrates how mind control, especially when the system has been in place for centuries, operates to imprison people in their own minds through belief – blind belief. In this story, there has been a nuclear event in the past and civilization only survived by living in the domed city. It looks like paradise, but it is a prison in which everyone must die at age 30, believing that they will be “renewed.” They believe that there is no outside and those who are not part of their organized civilization, which is actually a soft tyranny, are savages. Logan’s Run bears some similarities to Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World, but I actually think Logan’s Run is even better. Ideally, they should probably be read together because the relationship between the two works seems undeniable.

The men fight to keep this powerful genre out of the hands of women because it is through science fiction that their own evils can be most easily illuminated. The stories in which feminist author’s create utopias, in which men and their power over us is either eliminated or greatly diminished, would fall into this category of fiction.

But, there are other genres that could be just as powerful, if used in the service of women instead of males.

An example of this – and, as you know, there are very few in either books or film, especially since both have been entirely in the hands of men and very controlled by them until very, very recently – an example of how fiction is used in the service of women may be found in one of my favorite witchcraft movies, Season of the Witch, (aka. Hungry Wives or Jack’s Wife), which was made in about 1971, and supposedly the script was written by George A. Romero. Although, I have my doubts about how much he wrote of it, since it may well have been primarily the work of his wife at that time.

Season of the Witch, is of the horror genre, which is, also, a very illuminating one, as discussed a little bit in one of my recent posts on the television show, Dark Shadows. Horror probably does the most to tell the truth about the lives of women and about the nature of men. In Season of the Witch, we do not see a feminist utopia, but a terrible reality, which a woman (and her daughter, to a lesser extent) must somehow escape. She does this by renouncing patriarchal religion and patriarchal cultural norms (to the best of her ability) and embracing her true nature (symbolized by the Green Man chasing her through the house in dreams) as a witch. Eventually, she frees herself in a very real and unexpected way and we are left, as the audience, to decide whether it was witchcraft or not. (I think it was!)  This film is very valuable because its protagonist provides a role model to women. It is, also, a cautionary tale about marriage and the nature of men.

Romero, himself, has described it as a commentary on Women’s Liberation, but it is not something on a large scale, but rather something very personal in one woman’s life. It is one small victory for this woman, which if modeled would be a victory for all of womankind.

It, also, a story we can all relate to in some way, as feminists, because we have had to free ourselves one way or another from the mind control programming laid on us from the time we were infants, enforced by psychological and physical abuse. It takes courage to break free from that – and, unfortunately, it’s something most women never do.

The patriarchal programming of little girls and of adult women through fiction is so absolute. We are inculcated with their sick, twisted ideas about us and our nature to the point that we begin to believe it ourselves. There is so little for girls and women to grab onto as examples of how to plot a path to freedom – and this is where radical feminists writing fiction can make a difference.

I believe we can re-write the world, that we can – through the power of imagination – forge a way out of this dark prison and help lead other girls and women out by providing fictional models of women who have overcome male domination.

I’ve had my own ideas about this for a while, but I’ve never tried to actually write the story. Oh, I’ve put some things down on paper, but there is an art – a craft, a skill, and knowledge – that goes into writing fiction well. So, I have these ideas revolving in my mind. Every day I wake up with them and I feel like a caged animal, thinking, planning, every day how to break out and how to rescue my fellow prisoners. I think this is the answer. We are going to have to write our way free!

You can imagine an ideal world for women. That’s good. But, if that’s too unrealistic for your tastes, you can imagine a world in which one little thing has been made better for girls and women. You can take one little thing like that and run with it and see where it takes you. What if women had complete reproductive rights? What if women never needed to fear rape, again? What if women had as much economic power as men do?

You can take a situation, a single person, or a whole community of people, and use that as your creative experiment in freeing women in some way. What if there was a town – just one town – in which rape was taken seriously? What would happen to the women and the men in that town? What would little girls’ lives be like in such a town?

This one is for NoMorePaperTowels: What if the women in a community developed their own language that only they knew and understood?  How would that affect the people in the community, male and female? How would it change their lives? Would it alter the power dynamic?

Try to think about one tiny aspect of the patriarchy that could be chipped away at and make it happen in the life of a character or characters that you own.

I know activism is a big subject among feminists, especially the liberal feminists, but I ask you to to consider how much more change can be effected quietly, in the minds of people, moving them a little bit at a time, than by taking to the streets with megaphones and picket signs. What I am proposing is a very quiet, stealthy form of protest, in which we insist on our own creation and in which we take control of the fictional ideas that men have created to our detriment and have forced and enforced on us. This is where the real power is. This is why men get angry and attack women at sci-fi conferences, why the try to bar women from the writing and production of films and movies. But, they have had trouble controlling women writing books. They are having more trouble than ever now because the major publishing houses have lost control to digital and on-demand publishing.

Writing is an area in which women have always excelled. It’s an area in which radical feminists do phenomenal work although many of them have had limited educational opportunities, but this doesn’t stop them from being amazing, brilliant writers. I have never known a more talented group of people. I suggest that this is an opportunity, something that we should not leave on the table. We should seize it!

Free Fiction-writing Courses for You to Learn and Perfect Your Craft

Present and upcoming (soon) classes through Coursera on Creative Writing, which you can audit absolutely free!: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/creative-writing

The above courses, can be taken for credit toward a degree, but a fee applies. Of course, if you are working toward a degree at another university, you must check with them to make sure they will accept the credit or that it applies in a way that helps you accomplish the attainment of your particular degree.

But, you are free to audit the classes, which means you get to sit in on them, listen to the lectures and get the assignments, which you can complete on your own. The limitations are that you will not be able to participate in peer grading and will not be able to receive a grade.

I’m auditing a couple of these courses right now through Coursera from Wesleyan College (one of the few all-women liberal arts colleges still around) and they are excellent. I’ve previously taken similar courses from another all-women’s liberal arts college, but it has been years ago and it is wonderful to see how fresh the courses have been made. It is very enjoyable and I think it could really help anyone who is trying to write fiction.

Check Coursera often or sign up for email notifications from them (that’s what I’ve been doing for a long time!), so that you are the first to hear about exciting new classes you can audit. Some are taught by famous writers.

Men’s Propaganda War on Women: Television Sitcoms Designed to Groom Women and Girls for Male Sexual Depravity

Happy_Days_Cunningham_family1974As I mentioned in the previous post, much of what we believe about men is the result of male propaganda. Propaganda is a major aspect of any war. It is used to gain compliance from the enemy, to demoralize her and in the case of male propaganda against women and girls to groom her. This post has a lot to do with the power of fiction, which men understand very well – they live their lives in a fantasy world in which they are heroes and sages. Non-fiction is regarded as being more important by many people, but the fact is that fiction is by far more powerful than any non-fiction. I plan to discuss the power of fiction more in a future post. Propaganda through fiction is how men mold our image of them, of ourselves, and of the social order – it shapes what we see as being natural and inherent. But, it is only men’s fiction.

Men’s propaganda war against women and girls is a very broad topic because it is all around us. You’ll find it in literature, music, and art going back for century after century. You’ll see it in most of the supposed non-fiction on television and in film, such as news and documentaries (in which the propaganda war is sometimes far more apparent), as well as in all the fiction, such as movies and television series, whether they are dramas, comedies, reality television or virtually any other format. You’ll see it in the newspapers and now the online news – just take a look at an outlet like the U.K. Daily Mail any day of the week, especially look at the celebrity news and the Femail section – all you will see is anti-woman propaganda. You will see objectification of women and sometimes even little girls. You’ll see who looks good, in some man’s opinion, whether dressed or undressed, who had a “nipple slip,” who has a “baby bump,” and all kinds of reinforcement of the slave institutions of gender and marriage.

The propaganda war is perpetuated by individual men and sometimes women, too. They enforce gender restrictions on their own children and males enforce it on girls and women they don’t even know – all the time. If you go out in public, especially in a high-population concentration area, there will be a man who will remind you that you are nothing but a walking hole to him  in one way or another. He may do it in a “polite” way, even. But, the idea that there are certain roles for men and women is deeply ingrained and enforced, regularly and often, against women and girls.

In order to narrow the scope of this subject of the propaganda war on women, which is ubiquitous, I am going to limit my discussion to television. Since I don’t have television and have seen very little of it aside from clips and probably pirated posts of television shows on Youtube, I will describe the kind of programming I remember in television programs when I was growing up and the few that I have seen recently.

My favorite television series have mostly been sit-coms – in fact, I think comedies are the most insidious forms of propaganda against women and girls because they cause us and others to laugh at our oppression and abuse. I mention some examples of this in my review of the comedy series “The King of Queens.

Almost any comedy series you can think of is an offender: The Andy Griffith Show; I Love Lucy;  Leave It to Beaver; Bewitched; I Dream of Jeannie; All in the Family; Happy Days; Bosom Buddies; Three’s Company; The Roseanne Show; The George Lopez Show.

There are some older series I’ve seen only an episode or two of because they were so perverse and disturbing to me. Some of these are regarded as being very wholesome. For instance, there is an episode of Ozzie and Harriet, in which Ozzie, the ideal American father, is ogling a woman on the golf course.

There is an old television drama program called the Kraft Theater. I once watched an episode written by Rod Serling, featuring an appearance by Elizabeth Montgomery, from 1955, called “Patterns.” You can watch it at the link provided. This old program was very disturbing to me because I used to work in offices back in the 1980s and this is the same kind of mistreatment, dismissiveness, and sexism I frequently experienced. Serling often writes morality plays – many of his Twilight series episodes are modern morality plays, which deal with ethics and fair treatment, especially of oft maligned, oppressed individuals. This is the case unless, of course, the oft maligned, oppressed individuals are women – this is entirely ignored as if it does not exist and you will see that in this particular program. There is a question of a man’s business ethics in relation to other men – but, never in his treatment of women in the office, who are nothing but underpaid servants.

Other old drama series, in particular Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Perry Mason, and some other dramas include anti-woman propaganda. But, it is most insidious, and often more difficult to discern, in comedies that make us laugh – or, at least, make people who aren’t “humorless radical feminists” laugh!

Some of the nastiest comedies are those that are touted as “family” shows, in particular, The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, both of which featured a wise father imparting his “morals,” as such, to his sons. As I said two posts back, men are angry with women because what is moral to them is immoral to us – and vice versa. What is moral in a Christian-dominated, male-dominated culture is for men to have unfettered access to  and control over women’s bodies. Our resistance to this is immoral, according to them, because we are not obeying God’s command to submit to males. This makes the men angry; it makes them feel justified in raping, torturing, and killing us.

The Andy Griffith Show is extremely authoritarian. The sheriff is a gentle tyrant, who almost always knows better than everyone else. Usually, the only time he ever gets it wrong is when he over-disciplines his son, Opie. Then, he always makes good and apologizes to the boy. Girls and women are all secondary characters in this show. Aunt Bea takes the place of the boy’s mother and is the sheriff’s live-in cook and housekeeper. She’s a silly old woman, who makes bad pickles and falls for con men, which we see in several episodes.

Even though Andy is an ugly and undesirable old man, he uses his power and authority as sheriff to pick up on women, whether they are residents, have just moved to town, or are just passing through. His hilarious, bug-eyed sidekick. Barney, also, has a little gal of his own and many episodes are devoted to the sheriff and his deputies’ dating escapades.

I recall two particularly disturbing episodes of this show: “Andy and the Woman Speeder” and “The Manicurist.”

In “Andy and the Woman Speeder,” Barney and Andy pull over a woman who is speeding through town in a convertible. They take her to jail and the old trope of the attractive woman trying to use her feminine wiles to get out of a ticket unfolds. There are many sexually suggestive scenes, in particular, there is one in which the prisoner, a “stubborn female,” is shown undressing in silhouette while provocative striptease music plays in the background. The combination of patriarchal police authority and sexual situations involving male authority over an imprisoned woman make for a very perverse episode in the disguise of wholesome, all-American television viewing.

In “The Manicurist,” starring Barbara Eden, we see another testosterone-soaked morality play. The men in town all line up for manicures when a pretty, blonde, single woman, who is presumably hot for every old geezer in town, turns up in what she thinks looks like a nice, friendly town, in search of work. After all the women in town are inflamed by this woman’s existence (remember: men write these things, actresses just mouth the words they are given), due to the male’s undisguised, panting perversions, Andy advises her to go back to her possibly abusive boyfriend since that’s her rightful place – at the side of a man, not causing trouble and upsetting the system by daring to become an entrepreneur and trying to live as an independent person. She thanks Andy for his manly and fatherly wisdom.

The message is that men know best. Women have a certain limited place. Even the best, good, God-fearin’, folksy men cannot help their disgusting behavior toward women, which we see from long camera strokes up and down Barbara Eden’s legs in “The Manicurist.” It is man’s role to ogle women and it is women’s role to be ogled and to either ignore it (a big joke – and the message is that women are stupid and don’t see what men are doing to them) or to enjoy it (women are whores and love being treated as objects by males).

In Happy Days, we see a total reinforcement of “boys will be boys” type of behavior. There is the family patriarch, Mr. C, and his wife, Mrs. C, and both reinforce gender roles on their children and every one else’s. Mr. C  advises his son on how to deal with girls. The female characters including the wife and daughter are secondary to the male characters, as is common in almost every television show ever made. The Fonz is a pick-up-artist, who advises Richie and the other fellows on the show, including Potsie and Ralph Malph on how to pick up women, how to treat women, how to get what they want from these women. The Fonz is irresistible to women, as if he has some hypnotic powers – like Dracula. He snaps his fingers and women cling to him and they walk off together and it is often more than suggested that he is going off to fuck them. We never see this, but the suggestion and the assumption can be found in every show. But, the Fonz, far from being a villain, is the hero of the show who is pitied by the Cunnighams as a overgrown orphan.

One of the most disturbing episodes of this show I remember – and almost every episode is riddled with perverse filth in the name of family entertainment – is one called “Hard Cover,” in which Potsie and Ralph conduct a “panty raid,” at a local college dorm. Yes, felonious sex crimes are funny in TV Land. The two break into women’s bedrooms at night and terrorize them, chasing them around – women screaming in terror at strange men in their bedrooms at night, is humor – to men, anyway. This is a way of making sex crimes seem frivolous and funny. The victims are just humorless, falsely accusing bitches. The perpetrators are just boys having a little fun – boys being boys.

In every episode, we see the reinforcement of gender roles. We see that women long for relationships with men. They are unhappy when they are not in a relationship with a male. The goal of the young girls, all secondary characters, is to pair up with a man and the men – even those presented as the best, most wholesome examples of Americana – are sex predators, oglers, and PUAs.

There is an episode of Happy Days that I think of every time I’ve been harassed by a man in the produce section of a grocery store. In it, the Fonz teaches Richie how to pick up women at the grocery store by ramming his shopping cart into theirs and then starting up a conversation about melons and bananas. How much did this show influence males growing up in the 1970s? I would say quite a lot. I think it influenced girls, too – to look for a heroic male, however abusive, authoritarian, and perverse he is.

If you examine the television shows going back for several decades you will see a pattern of men and their sons as primary characters. The only exceptions are those relative few in which you see men fathering or foster-fathering daughters. Some of these examples are especially disturbing. For instance, if you haven’t taken a close look at some of those old shows that used to run on television featuring Shirley Temple, they are worth a second look to see the pedophilia programming. There is constant reassurance that old men can be trusted with little girls. Shirley sits on old men’s laps and tugs at their beards and the men are always gentle and kind. Statistically, we know that men who have access to little girls, especially those who are not their biological daughters, have a very high instance of rape and sexual assault of the girls. You would never guess it by watching these old programs, though.

Another one that always disturbed me – it’s not a sitcom, but a movie that always runs on television around Christmas time  – is the film, Miracle on 42nd Street, which involves a cute, little girl and a fat, old department store Santa Claus. Something is just not right about the old man in the little girl’s bedroom and his perverse interest in a fatherless little girl whose absentee mother almost makes her an orphan.

Most of the sitcoms I can recall feature men and boys, though. After all, girls aren’t good for much except sewing, cooking and being fucked by men. So we see in Lassie, My Three Sons, and the Courtship of Eddie’s Father. We, also, see that two men are very capable of raising a girl (and a boy) in A Family Affair, a 1970s sitcom. Would you trust Mr. French with your daughter? I wouldn’t. But, the message is that men are safe for girls and women to be around – and, not only safe, but this is a desirable situation. In fact, it is a dangerous situation, but this is something that no one discussed openly until, at least, the late 1970s or maybe the 1980s.

Often when I am watching a television series, I wonder about women characters who open their doors to whoever knocks. Is this something women really did back in the 1940s or ’50s? You’ll even see this in The King of Queens, in which Carrie will open her door – in Queens! in 2004! – to whoever happens to be knocking. She doesn’t even look out the peephole, but just throws the door wide open.

In both comedy and drama series, women who are concerned about men trying to kill them are portrayed as crazy – sometimes it’s even funny that women fear male predators. For instance, there is an episode of Maude, called “Maude’s Desperate Hours,” – a particularly funny one, in fact – in which Maude has hired a Greek painter, who made sexual advances at her, then threatened to kill her. The whole episode makes light and fun of her terror and that of her friend, Vivian, who quite perversely loves to hear tales of sexual abuse by men. This, too, is accompanied by a laugh track and appears in many episodes.

In this episode, Maude is shown being both sexually attracted to and terrified by the painter. The message is, again, that women secretly long to be abused and terrorized by men. Men threatening women is not a serious matter. Women who insist that it is serious, are hysterical, to be ridiculed, are over-reacting, are really wanting it, enjoy the drama, wanting the attention – all the things we hear from males whenever a woman is assaulted can probably be found somewhere in this episode. And, of course, it is all very funny – I can’t help laughing anytime I watch it, although I clearly see the programming and realize that it is at my own expense and at the expense of women and girls and it is all to the benefit of males who wish to harm us.

This the most insidious propaganda because we women buy into it, ourselves, all too often and laugh at it, despite ourselves.

The propaganda serves the purpose of numbing, desensitizing, and trivializing the abuse of women and girls, grooming us, making it easier for men to harm us, abuse us, kill us, and get away with it. It gains our compliance and the compliance of everyone around us.

This is the power of fiction. It is a demonstration of its power because all of this is simply a reflection of the male’s patriarchal system of abuse of females, which is, itself, predicated on a fictional story – a lie.

Men’s fictional propaganda goes back, at least, as far as their silly Garden of Eden story and everything we see on television and everywhere else in pop culture and all around us is a variation on this basic fictional story.

In my next post, I hope to discuss this a little further using a popular old, Gothic soap opera called “Dark Shadows,”as a further example of this propaganda and the power of fiction.

The White Supremacist Woman’s View of the White Man and the Question: What Would a “Good Man” Look Like?

This question, “What would a ‘good man’ look like?” and this entire post is inspired by another blogger, Orwell’s Daughter, who has been doing a lot of audio posts lately, as opposed to writing her blogs. She posts the topic and a description at WordPress and then double-tasks by doing an audio post while she gets in her cardio workout.

I’ve had a number of subjects that have come up that I want to blog about, but I’ve been very busy both with work and with taking care of some other important things involving dealing with contractors. I’ve only been able to check out the recent posts of my favorite bloggers and this is my first window of opportunity to sit down and write anything in a while. I’ve been keeping up with Orwell’s Daughter while fixing lunch or dinner. Audio (like radio) is a communication medium I’ve always greatly appreciated.

I think I first ran across her blog a while back when I was looking up something to do with why white males and, in particular the American white nationalists or white supremacists, hate white women so much. I’d had an experience at YouTube in which I left a comment at a video about the Muslim invasion that turned out to be some kind of white supremacist channel. That’s when I discovered how much they hate white women, how much they presume women – in particular, white women – are always hot to be fucked by any male with a functioning dick, and how they regard us as both whores and livestock.  I made what I thought was a supportive comment and, in return, received rape fantasies about me being gang-raped by Pakistanis (that’s a different twist since usually I’m told I should be gang-raped by Mexicans or niggers). The internet provides the opportunity to interact with kinds of people you’d never go near in real life! So, I had no idea that white supremacists or white nationalists were so nasty to “their own” women.

Then, I found Orwell’s Daughter’s blog, which provides some humorous and, also, undoubtedly offensive criticism and insights into this behavior. What I have learned since is that there are two main factions of white supremacists that you will find online. The have similar sounding names and I don’t recall which is which, but one of them got a leader (like all dudebros and demons they love hierarchy and look up to a leader) who is some kind of MRA (Men’s Rights Activist), which probably explains the massive crossover we see between the MRAs and their various factions and the White Supremacists.

But, all White Supremacists appear to be, essentially, MRAs and some kind of conservatives who are all about propogating “the race.” It’s just that there is one faction that is even more vicious and hateful toward women than the other group, if you can believe it. They all try to figure out how they can lure white women to impregnate and when they fail at this, they often seek Asian or Eastern European women to impregnate – Asians being a favorite choice for them. And, this is, also, very odd. To me they seem to be more of an openly racist faction of MRAs who have a special hatred for white, American women.

Just as there are a few women who are involved in AVfM or MGTOW and who call themselves FeMRAs (Female Men’s Rights Activists), there are a few (very few) white women involved in white supremacist groups. They are there despite the fact that they are subject to all kinds of abuse by the males of the group, which I have witnessed in their online discussions. I’m not sure why they are there, at all. This part is still baffling to me.

All of the world of white supremacy can apparently be divided into two other groups: Christians and pagans. The pagan ones seem to have their act together slightly better than the Christian ones. At least, they recognize that Christianity is a Jewish religion with origins in Africa, possibly Ethiopia (according to Tacitus), but most certainly Africa because, according to their own books, this is where this group of people, who had been kept as slaves, were led out of by Moses, using the power of their invisible man in the sky. The concept of White Supremacist Christians makes about as much sense as keeping the white, European race pure by impregnating large numbers of Asian women. So, at least the pagans are smart enough to figure out that hating Jews and Africans does not harmonize well with adhering to a Jewish/African religion. Most of the women involved seem to be Norse pagans, although, I’ve seen a few Christians who seem to be the breedin’-for-the-Lord type.

Again, why are these women there? I cannot say for certain, but it I believe it may be that they think the last hope for men is the white man. There are reasons why someone might come to that conclusion – all created by the white man, himself, of course.

According to white supremacists, everything good in the world was created by the white man – they sometimes say “white race” or “white people,” but they always mean the males – because, according to them, women exist only to serve men and to breed more of them, either for males to continue their wars or for males to have pretty blond girls to fuck and suck the life’s blood out of, according to the sex of the offspring. Women’s accomplishments have been erased and as feminists we are well-acquainted with this fact.

Men have always owned women and still do to a large extent. In the days even worse than the present ones, they owned us and in so doing, they owned all our property. They owned our bodies and all that we produced by them (children – which they still own under the law in most cases) and they owned all that we produced with our minds and our hands. All intellectual property, all inventions, all that we wrought – all of it was stolen by men and claimed by them as their own.

They barred us from studying at universities, stole our ideas, claimed them as their own and got prizes and awards for them – never giving credit. Such was the case with the Lise Meitner (a European woman who, also, happened to be Jewish) who first came up with the procedure to split the atom. Men stole her work, took the credit, erased her existence, then used her discovery to murder innocent women and children. This is only one such example. There are many more. For instance, Werner Heisenberg, did not discover quantum mechanics – Annie Besant did. Einstein, a complete Jewish fraud who was a patent clerk, stole every single one of his so-called theories – none of which stand up to the scrutiny of any rational, independently thinking individual. Some of the people he stole from were women – some sources say he stole ideas from his own wife, which is not unusual.

Men, also, have relied on the service of women while they did work in cases where they actually did their own work. Still, a remarkable number of household, automobile, and agricultural inventions were the products of the minds and hands of women. In the U.S., property rights for women were a little better early on, but in some other countries, like England, women could not file for patents, so anything they invented would have some man’s name on it because she was OWNED by a man and could not act independently.

Men have, also, forced women to hide our identities not only in the past – but right this very moment. We have to be very careful to protect ourselves because men want to rape and kill us simply because we exist and when we resist them, when we tell the truth, when we express opinions they don’t like, that makes them want to rape and kill us faster.

Many women in the past and even now must hide their identities to obtain paying work. Thanks to the internet, this has never been easier! But, the circumstances of our needing to keep our anonymity because of male violence has not changed, therefore, even now women and women’s accomplishments are being erased and being presumed to be that of males – because that is the only safe way for us to operate.

It is said that history is written by the victorious and this is very true. When you are looking at recorded history, especially the popularly accepted versions of it, you are looking at a propaganda machine. It is a machine run by men at the expense of women. It is run this way so that men can retain their dominance over women and ensure that they have someone to stick their dick in, beat, rape, and kill at will because this is how men roll. As TrustYourPerceptions says, this is their struggle for the human genome and when you look at history, you see the propaganda of this struggle.

The white man is especially good at, not only erasing women’s contributions to the world – women without whom they would not even exist – but, they like to ignore other people’s history and when that’s not possible, they dismiss it or ridicule it.

Recently, I saw a YouTube comment left by a white supremacist in response to a comment by an American Indian. It listed a bunch of things the white dudebro believed that Indians never accomplished. It was all lies – all white man’s propaganda, which the white man, especially, loves to believe. It was something to the effect that the Indians never developed a written language, or built anything, or did any of a whole long list of things. On the contrary, there is a great deal of evidence for the red race once being the technologically dominant people on the planet. Of course, you won’t find this in the white man’s history books. But, you will have trouble ignoring the evidence if you venture down to Mexico, south of the Rio Grande, where the European males did not destroy every single goddamn thing in their wake like they did north of the Rio. Down there, they just destroyed most of it. Still, you can see that these were sophisticated builders with a sophisticated mathematical system (still not understood by the W. Europeans), and a sophisticated system of language and medicine.

For instance, the Aztec language is written in pictographs, which don’t look like the Roman alphabet, but they are a written language system. In fact, it looks so unlike the Western way of writing that it is likely that a typical white man would see it and not recognize it as a written language, at all. One of the oldest surviving manuscripts of the North American continent is an Aztec herbal translated into Latin in the 16th century, called the Badianus (everything else was destroyed by white male agents of the Vatican) Manuscript, demonstrates the sophistication of both their language and their system of botany. Again, it is very different from how Western patriarchal doctors would organize plants and their characteristics, but there is a reason for the organization they used, which has to do with their sophisticated understanding of medicine. All of it was formally lost, due to the intentional and systematic destruction by the white man – who now claims that the dirty savages never accomplished anything, at all. Having survived the Mexican Inquisition (an extension of the Spanish Inquisition, which was horrible, despite the efforts of some to say it wasn’t so bad since they didn’t kill as many women as the German men did in the same period!) the old medical system is kept alive today by many women and passed from mother to daughter.

The Indians may have been the most remarkable builders on this planet. They built civilization after civilization going back for millennia. They are still the builders – I have to hire Mexicans because white men won’t climb up 3 stories! And, remember who built those skyscrapers in New York City? – it wasn’t Donald Trump or anyone who looks like him – it was Navajos with their long, black hair blowing in the wind 50 stories up walking around on 2′ x 4’s. It was, also, the Navajo language that helped the Americans win the war because the Germans, as intelligent as they are, couldn’t decode it. South of the Rio, the Indians built ancient astronomical observatories that look similar to modern Western ones. They studied the stars. All the indications are that they flew in some kind of airships or rockets. There are and were (many of these were wiped out due to European agriculture production) what appear to be aerial markers (visible only from high up in the sky) and landing strips all over this continent. You won’t find this information in the white man’s history books, though. He wants you to believe that his is the dominant race, the dominant genome.

Again, this is just one example. The white man continually ridicules or ignores the accomplishments of other people. Here’s another for instance: Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is one of the most amazing things I’ve run across. It’s an ingenious system that survived centuries in China. It is highly effective, tried and true, yet it’s hard to find a publication written by a white man who has gone to study this system, which isn’t full of arrogance and ridicule. Yet, the Chinese have remedies for many problems that Western orthodox science and medicine cannot begin to fathom.

By contrast, the white man’s medicine has accomplished very little. They are mostly purveyors of disease and pain. They set up not-for-profit companies and claim to be researching a cure for cancer or Alzheimers, or MS, or CP, or autism (which they probably created), while torturing animals and people and doing absolutely nothing else – except taking donations, of course! – and never finding a cure. When was the last time the American Cancer Society, for instance, found a cure for cancer? When did the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Parkinson’s Association or on and on in this vein – when did they ever cure any of these diseases? They say they are incurable! Although, most have been cured by ordinary people, by folk doctors, Mexican curanderas and brujas, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in many cases by American Indians (American Indians have multiple cures for cancer that give excellent results), who have proven cures that have existed for hundreds and thousands of years and they found these cures without torturing animals or people. But, the white man says – and many white women believe it, too – that the white man’s medicine is the best. The truth is that the white man’s medicine has always been bad in every respect, beginning with it’s foundation – it’s entire philosophy being one of materialism and making war.

Now, if you go to school, whether public or private (and I’ve attended both at various levels of my education), you will learn only about the white man’s science, the white man’s history,  his literature, his accomplishments (his buildings, his bridges, etc.), his philosophy, his medicine (biology), which is all told from his perspective, and those of other people, including white women, are carefully excluded. The accomplishments of women are almost entirely excluded – all I remember is Sacajawea and Betsy Ross! Sacajawea was taken captive, first by other Indian men, then by white men, and held as a “wife” and impregnated by a Frenchman. She had the baby with her while acting as a guide to Lewis and Clark. This must have been a great hardship and you can bet she never saw a dime or her freedom for having rendered this service. Betsy Ross, stitched up a flag, and this memory is truly a slap in the face to the contributions of white women in the early colonies, who were, also, slaves – the first white women being indentured servants and wives to particularly unenlightened Englishmen. White European women gave birth, often in the fields they were tending, and, if it’s anything like today, did the work of ten men while the men drank themselves into a stupor and masturbated. The Betsy Ross story is a cruel joke – a last laugh on white women- by the white, male historians.

At this point, if I were talking to a white supremacist, they would point out to me that a whole lot of what appears to be “white men” doing bad things is actually “Jewish men” masquerading as white and influencing the white men with their movies and Jewish propaganda designed to undermine the white race. Jews are running the government and the schools and causing all the corruption and perversion. White men aren’t really all this bad, they would say. They are made to look this way by Jewish impersonators and are being influenced by Jewish-run institutions. This is how the white man diverts attention away from his own crimes, his own degeneracy and the fact that he must be one of the greatest rapists on this planet – look at the Jews. Look at her, or him, or it. They’re the real culprits, he says. Or, at least, he says, they are just as bad as I am so why are you picking on me?

When Hitler cleaned out the Bauhaus in Berlin, they all went to the Los Angeles area and thus Hollywood was born. The first studios were owned by five Jewish families and many actors, directors, pornographers, and other perverts in Hollywood to this day are Jewish. It’s a fact.

It is very interesting. If you look at who owns any of the major media, whether publications like magazines or books, or news or entertainment outlets on television, or the movies, you will find that they are entirely male and overwhelmingly Jewish! It’s the same with the private Federal Treasury, which illegally prints the U.S.Dollar. Isn’t that interesting?

If you search further, you’ll find that they have done a lot of damage to white Europeans, including the males, but mostly it is women who have suffered, as always. For instance, an investigation of the circumstances surrounding the World Wars will lead any unbiased researcher to the conclusion that the official history is a lie told by Jews in order to extort money from the nations of the West and to form the essentially Communist state of Israel, which is a center of political power – not just in the world, but in the U.S. They are manipulating politicians – all of them, including Trump, as you will surely have noticed if you watched the recent speeches to AIPAC (a lobby belonging to Israel – a whole other country) during the elections. If a politician says and does what the Jews in Israel want, they send him a big, fat check! They are lining the pockets of all kinds of politicians, both Democrat and Republican.

The so-called Jewish Holocaust is a lie – an absolute, in-your-face lie – concocted by these same people to guilt and extort the Germans and anyone who even looks like a German! They even extort Switzerland, which was neutral during the war and didn’t have an opportunity to shove any Jews into any ovens, make-believe or otherwise. This Jewish Holocaust lie is perpetuated by the ADL and by the major Ivy League universities in the U.S., in particular, Yale. They are all Zionists. Not all Zionists are Jews (like Trump, for instance), but most Jews are Zionists. A few Jews over the years have blown the whistle on this thing and the whistle has been blowing for a long time, but nobody much seems to hear it. And, frankly, even knowing the truth about what I just wrote here is a little frightening. It’s another one of those things we’re not allowed to say or talk about in any way. But, if we don’t talk about it, we can’t get at the all important truth which will set us, as women, free.

I studied all of this stuff a long time ago. I read and studied the works of Marx and Hitler and I read the works of other prominent Germans, in the original language when I could obtain it. Still, I have a collection of these books on my shelves – things like The Zionist Connection, the Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion, the Truth About the Treaty (of Versailles), Der Bolschewismus von Moses bis Lenin by Dietrich Eckart (one of my favorites, which explains exactly what is going on in Germany and Sweden right now with the Muslim invasion. Eckart was a founding member of NASDAP and it was he who brought Hitler on board.), and multiple collectors copies of Mein Kampf, in English and the German. I, also, have lots of books on the subject of propaganda and the propaganda war because that was the essence of World War II and it is, in fact, the essence of any war.

The white man’s propaganda, which even black women and Hispanic women buy into, is that he is the best. If you are a black woman who can’t find a “good, strong black man,” you might turn your sights on a white man thinking that he is superior to the black man. If you believe the white man’s propaganda (put out by the Jewish media, which is supposedly the enemy and corrupter of the poor widdle, helpless white boys), you might find yourself a genuine Ward Cleaver or, at least, a Gilligan. Maybe he won’t hit you as hard or rape you quite as often. Maybe he can even hold down a high paying job and take you to the idyllic suburbs to live. But, this is a mirage – a false image of hope – for the black woman just as much as it is for many white women because the white man is a man just like any other.He’s just got a really good propaganda machine.

One aspect of his propaganda machine involves scapegoating. He scapegoats everybody and everything in an effort to distract from his own guilt, his own degeneracy. If you want to see some examples, just look at the news – just this past week or so, we’ve had a number of excellent examples of men scapegoating women, other men, a religion, and inanimate objects for their own wicked behavior. We had a white man at Stanford University who raped an intoxicated woman and blamed it on “party culture” and “alcohol.” Although, it doesn’t appear that he was drunk at the time of the crime (according to the two Swedish men on bicycles who caught him trying to kill a woman behind a trash dumpster) and it’s hard to understand what about the word “party” lends itself to rape and attempted murder.

We had another (undoubtedly staged event – one of many since Obama has occupied the White House, which don’t add up – literally, the numbers don’t add up on this one and there is no evidence of any actual killing presented) alleged mass shooting, this time in Orlando, Florida, in which a Muslim man somehow managed to shoot and kill 50 people at a fag bar and injure 50 more (this is where the story doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, at all – but most people don’t bother to investigate). In this obvious ploy to gain public sympathy for male perverts (and disarm victims, especially women), a religion has been blamed, American gun culture has been blamed, the 2nd Amendment has been blamed, the NRA has been blamed, guns (inanimate objects) have been blamed – almost everyone has been blamed except the shooter who is a man and, as we all know, it is men who kill.

The white man, especially the white supremacist types, like to blame the Jews for their own failings. While it is true that Jewish media, including Jewish porn, and Jewish universities have caused a lot of problems for white people, especially white women, who are most often the objects of the sexed up programming, pornification, and turning the white woman into the whore of the world, the white man has not resisted – instead, he has joined his Jewish brethren. Then, he’s like a little 5-year old with his hand caught in the cookie jar who points at his friend and says, “He made me do it!” But, the truth is no one made him do anything; he is simply exercising his own nature. He is a male being a male.

Increasingly white women despise men, especially the white man, and for this he blames not himself, but white women, the Jews, black men, Hispanic men, feminism and especially radical feminism (although they appear clueless about what it is). He never blames the real culprit – himself and his depravity, violence, and hatred toward white women. He is so certain we exist for him to rape and kill that  it never enters his mind, apparently, that he is too dangerous and despicable for any white woman to be in the same room with voluntarily.

Still, there are some women – some white women, in particular – who believe the white man can somehow be redeemed. They believe that we can work it out somehow (I don’t know how!). Perhaps this is the motivation of those Nordic pagan white supremacist women. Perhaps they believe the white man’s very old propaganda about life in the icy north before the arrival of the Christians. They say the women were warriors, too, who fought alongside the men. (They say this like it’s a good thing.) They believe that the white man, the brave Vikings – who, by the way, were terrors as much as they were traders the world over, raping and pillaging where they weren’t transacting business  – were examples of true and good men. (True as in troth – meaning loyal, loyal to the tribe.) There is a whole mythology about the All-father, Odin, and there are many female goddesses that figure into it and when it is placed next to Christianity, it is relatively less horrible for women. It is a way of romanticizing the white man, but it is just that – a romance, a fantasy, something that is not real and has absolutely no foundation in reality.

Some of them believe that the white male of the north was not such an asshole before the arrival of the Jewish religion, Christianity. They believe that without these foreign influences the white male could be somehow palatable to the white woman.

But, this is all a fantasy. It’s propaganda – old propaganda, dug up and resurrected for the purposes of the white nationalist movement.

I am familiar with a lot of it because I am familiar with Norse paganism. I used to wonder why having an interest in this subject would sometimes get me called a “Nazi.” After reading some of the writings of white nationalist women, I see where the confusion comes in. But, the fact is this: The Old Norse and the Vikings are a civilization with some merits to occultists like myself. We can learn from it. But,  like the civilizations that now lay in ruins south of the Rio Grande, they are a thing of the dead past and cannot ever be resurrected.

Romanticizing men is a dangerous thing for women to do. None of them are safe to be around and it’s the same story the world over. White men are not somehow inherently better because of their mythical Nordic ancestry. The truth about the old Norsemen is that they were uncouth. They bathed in their own filth, when they bathed at all, which was rarely. (The American sense of hygiene comes from the American Indians – not the white man, as I discovered personally when I visited Europe, where they have a completely different concept of such things.) The women were slaves within their tribe. When a man could not find a woman within his own tribe, he abducted one from a neighboring one. If the woman was suspected of being unfaithful, they shaved her head and beat her and did who knows what else, but I’m sure we can all guess because men always get around to it one way or another. Her children belonged to him and both she and they were given their owners’ name.

There is no redemption for anything this evil! Plus, I haven’t even started on the white man’s colonization escapades – right now, I’m just focusing on what he has historically done to white women, which is being romanticized – amazingly! – by these white supremacist women.

In one of Orwell’s Daughter’s audio posts, she says that she thinks it might be possible for white women to work things out with white men, if these foreign influences could somehow be extracted from them. If the Jewish perversion could somehow be exorcised, they could be good for women or, at least, something we could live with. I think this is what she was trying to say.

This, of course, caused me to recall many of the things I have written about above. It, also, caused me to wonder: What would a good man look like? What would a man have to be in order for me to be able to tolerate his presence – without keeping my hand on the loaded weapon in my pocket, at all times, that is? This is a little bit like talking about what a good snake  would look like. I once had a pet snake, so it’s all relative, I can tell you.

So, I thought that a good man, one who was tolerable, at least, would have to have the following characteristics:

  • Not be a rapist – meaning he can never have raped anyone, at all. This pretty much means he must never stick his dick in a woman or girl, at all, because we (or I, at least, and there are many women like me) don’t really want this and even if “consent” is obtained, as it frequently is through coercion, lies, false promises and misrepresentations (this used to be recognized as a crime by the law).
  • Not harass women and girls, not be a street harasser or a stalker
  • Not call women and girls cunts, bitches, and whores and otherwise insist that they long to be fucked by men.
  • Not hit, slap, punch, squeeze hard enough to injure and preferably not lay hands on women or girls, at all
  • Must not view porn, participate in porn, or visit strip clubs and similar establishments that rely on the exploitation of women
  • Must not deny economic, career, and other opportunities to women and girls

Now, this is a short and I think pretty fair list. These are some pretty bare requirements for not being a degenerate, a criminal, and a pervert, however, I can’t think of a single man I know who could pass muster, regardless of race, creed, nationality or personal relationship to me or lack thereof.

There is no way to have a really good relationship with a snake, either. They bite – unexpectedly. Even though you feed them and water them and dutifully clean their habitat, they might decide to wrap themselves around your neck and strangle you while you sleep. It’s the nature of the snake. When you take one into your home and try to make friends with it, these things are all in the back of your mind. It’s the same with men.

Based on my own experiences with men, as well as observing and reading about other women’s experiences, there is no way I could trust a man. I’d sooner have another snake in my house – really, I’d much rather sleep with a snake. If we’re taking calculated risks, the snake is a safer bet than the man is!

The question, I guess for these women, is: What level of threat is acceptable to you? For me, the answer is zero. This is why I do not ever advise women or girl to have relations or even friends who are males, if this is at all avoidable. Get away from men! If you value your health and your life, figure out how you are going to do what you want to do in life without them constantly trying to sabotage your work and kill you.

The idea that the white man is superior to anyone is laughable to me. I suspect that this is a romantic fantasy to these women who just cannot let go of men – they cannot stop loving men, even though it is as plain as the nose on your face that they are killing us! They are a grave danger to us. They are a terrible drain on our lives, on our energy, on our personal resources. Men are men and they are the same to women – all are death to us, either slowly or quickly, as they choose.

 

 

 

 

Gaslight Movie from 1940: Suppressed Version of the Famous Tale of Male Psychological Abuse

You are probably already familiar with the 1944, MGM version of the movie, Gaslight, which starred Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, but there is a chance you may not have heard of the 1940, British National Films version. Some people say it’s better. (I think it is!) It is more true to the original play and certainly makes a lot more sense,  relying on plot much more heavily than the newer version, which relied very much on the popularity of its big-name stars.

I like the style of this film, the way it was made, and the fact that the actors all seem to be English (it’s an English story, after all).The narrative in this version flows logically without gaps in the plot. We get a little more backstory on some of the secondary characters. I like the use of symbolism, both by the director of the film, and in the story, itself, which we see much more in this more balanced presentation of the events.

For instance, you will notice that after the credits of this film run, the camera focuses in on the number of the house: 12. It looks a little like the number on the face of a clock, signalling to the viewer that this is the final hour – although, it is just the beginning of the story. But, whose final hour is it? The next scene answers this question.

Inside the house, a wealthy woman is murdered by mysterious hands. We see his ominous shadow on the wall, as the dastardly figure ransacks the house, even cutting open the furniture in search of something – we know not what.

As you watch this film, which is a revelation of male psychological abuse and domination of women, you will notice that the master of the house is surrounded by different classes of women, each of which receive different types of mistreatment based on their status and their relationship to him.

Before each meal, the master forces the women to pray. He gives thanks to everyone except the servants! It is similar to how the master of the grange tried to wield his patriarchal authority in the book, Wuthering Heights.

Nancy, the maid, is the subject of a great deal of manipulation by two men in the story: The master of the house and one of her many boyfriends, who has been charged by his boss (a retired detective) with the task of using her as an informant of the goings on in the house.

One of the many things I preferred about this version over the former is that in the end, Bella’s rescuer (played by Joseph Cotten in the 1944 version) doesn’t seem to have any ulterior motives. He’s simply trying to uncover the truth and working for Bella’s benefit. (Now, there’s some programming in there, too, because we know that men rarely if ever selflessly help women. They usually want something in return, especially if the woman they are helping is attractive or wealthy and Bella is both. But, it’s nice to see this portrayed.) I always found the Joseph Cotten version of the character (which was a combination of the retired detective and his lackey) to be kind of predatory, giving the sense that Bella was still not really safe in the end.

I think this actress who played Bella, Diana Wynyard, is really a much better actress than Ingrid Bergman, who seems to over-act her part – something Bergman does in other films. Bergman’s overacting in the 1944 version is parodied by Jack Benny and Barbara Stanwyck in an old episode of the Jack Benny Show, posted beneath the film. It’s pretty funny!

Here is the film from YouTube. I hope you are able to view it outside the U.S. because not all YT content is available everywhere. I believe it may be in the public domain. There was an attempt by MGM to suppress  it so that it would not compete with their film. I think it is clearly a very much better film, despite the MGM version having the bigger stars and probably a much larger budget:

Jack Benny and Barbara Stanwyck do their own version of the 1944 Gaslight: