I’m now Associate Producer of the Red Pill, a documentary on the men’s rights movement. Thanks to your efforts to get the message out, I am on the hook for a $10,000 contribution. Thank you!
Yes, The Red Pill is directed by a woman. (Gasp!)
“Mike has lost his damned mind, and is going the white knight route,” many who should know better have said.
Others said, “It isn’t fair that women are heard on men’s issues!”
Let’s talk about the Red Pill and Cassie Jaye.
Then we are moving on from the catty comments.
I put the message above my ego.
(Life isn’t fair.)
I used to get a little whiny when Dr. Helen Smith would get to appear on FoxNews to talk about men’s issues. Dr. Helen would talk about issues we’ve covered for years.
Why can a woman say what we’ve said without being called a misogynist or bigot?
Why do women and gay men get a “free pass” to say what I say and still get mainstream appearances?
I am smarter and better looking than the “right wing men” they put on TV (other than Milo, of course). Isn’t it unfair that I am not on TV?
That’s petty – feminist – thinking.
As long as the message gets out there, it doesn’t matter who is spreading it.
I got beefs for days.
(Why I’m not an MRA.)
I make a list and check it twice. I know who has and has not had my back. I hold grudges for life and always get revenge. Why? Because people learn to not mess with me. Bloggers who write about me won’t even mention my name, due to their knowledge I will get even.
When Gawker and other social justice warriors attacked me last year, where were the MRAs? Did anyone send me an email to say, “Mike, it must suck to be attacked by the hate mob. Stay strong.” Hell no!
Instead many MRAs actively joined the pile on. “Mike’s an asshole,” they said, “Don’t associate us with him. We’re good boys. We dindu nuffin’!”
MRAs have never had my back.
They have never linked to me.
They have never written a review of Gorilla Mindset.
I am not an MRA.
I do not particularly like MRAs.
I am not funding the Red Pill to help MRAs.
The Red Pill will help all men, and all women, and all children.
At 38, I’m not that much older than most of you.
Even in my lifetime I remember when family mattered. Men and women worked together to raise children.
My dad coached my pee-wee league baseball team and was always there for me. He worked his body to half to death in factories. My mom had her issues but did the best she could. Life is hard and not everyone is cut out to live as I do.
My dad had that white male privilege nailed down!
Divorce was unheard of in my community. I didn’t know any kid growing up who had “two sets of parents.”
Parents worked it out for the betterment of their children.
Now children are leverage in divorce proceedings.
Men go to jail after losing their jobs and are labelled deadbeat dads.
Women who squander alimony and child support payments on a lavish lifestyle rather than providing for a child face no legal consequences.
Men – especially teenage boys – commit suicide at four times the rate of women.
Those are real issues men face. Those issues harm men, women, and children.
Mindset > Culture.
Change your culture, Change your life.
Danger & Play is committed to freeing your mind from a debased, slave culture. Gorilla Mindset gives you the skills you need to control your thoughts and emotions when the world is coming at you.
With proper mindset training we can overcome any adversity. We can thrive in hostile environments. Even a man-hating society won’t stop us from realizing our vision.
Wouldn’t it be nice, however, to be able to talk to a girl and not wonder if you’ll be expelled from school?
Can you image a world where you have sex with a woman without worrying about a false rape accusation? Until recently, men and women had sex. Everything was great. Men did not wonder if she’d regret her decision and falsely accuse him of rape.
How much more energy would you have if you could visit your kids and not have to pay alimony?
Mindset matters most of all, and stay the heck away from the culture war stuff until you have a strong, powerful mind.
When you are in control of your life, as I am, give back. Work to change the culture.
Women who speak out about men’s issues are attacked as savagely as men.
If you think Cassie Jaye is going to say whatever she wants about “our issues,” forget it. She is already under attack.
Cassie is going to have a very difficult year finishing this film.
- She will be lied about.
- Personal “friends” will unfriend her her on Facebook, call her names, and gossip about her behind her back.
- She will be accused of promoting hate speech.
- Hollywood types will threaten to blacklist her from the film industry.
Attacks on her have already happened, and of course these attacks lie about me while implying Cassie is guilty-by-association for accepting my pledge.
And it wasn’t just Men’s Rights and “Red Pill” Redditors who organized support for your film. One right-wing Red Pill blogger, notorious for his harassment of ideological enemies, pledged to match donations up to $10,000, describing your documentary as “the Movie SJWs Do Not Want You to See.”
In what world do you join that pile on?
I have Cassie’s back not because she’s a woman or even because we agree on everything. I have her back because her work matters.
“It’s just marketing!”
Whenever I do anything good people invariably claim it’s a marketing play.
You are wrong and right. Let me explain.
Go read Gorilla Mindset. (Nice plug!)
There is no better book like it on the market.
I am better than Tony Robbins, I am better than Grand Cardone, I am better than Tim Ferris.
Look at how those guys behave online. They are nice. They are politically correct. They apologize for saying the “wrong” stuff.
You need to be PC to be mainstream.
If it were all about marketing, I would:
- Renounce all of my mean tweets,
- Get a clean shave,
- Wear a suit,
- Tell everyone how much I love them,
- Avoid any controversial subjects.
I don’t raise hell to make money, I make money to raise hell.
I do what I do because it’s fun!
Fun comes first.
Marketing comes second.
(Fortunately fun and marketing can overlap, but again, stop acting like I couldn’t make my name far bigger by playing nice with everyone.)
Why did I fund the film? I’ll save you some time by asking you a question, “Where’s the Kickstarter for your documentary?”
Danger & Play is not for critics. It’s for creators.
Danger & Play began after I tossed a copy of Esquire magazine across my living room in 2011. “What is this male-hating bullshit?”
Criticizing a problem works only when you create a solution.
If you don’t like Cassie’s film, great. Go do your own. If it’s good enough then you’ll have a backer in me.
Every day you should make someone’s day.
Every day I try to make someone’s day.
Usually this mean’s leaving a larger tip. Sometimes I make conversation with someone who seems down. Other days I’ll answer emails.
Cassie spent hundreds of hours creating a film. It seemed like it wouldn’t be funded.
I went to bed on Sunday night discouraged. We were approaching our halfway point in the Kickstarter campaign and we were only about 26%-27% funded. Up to that point, our best days were the initial launch of the campaign and another spike in backers around my “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. I knew we were putting everything we had into it, but it was still a struggle.
Our morning “let’s get pumped” meeting started to sound like a eulogy.
As we sat there, both my producer’s phone and my phone started buzzing. First a trickle here and there, and then within 3 minutes it was a constant buzz!
Milo Yiannopoulos’ article went live on Breitbart.
Weeks ago I never imaged we’d reach this point in the campaign, but we have, and now we can do it!
Why don’t you go make someone’s day rather than cry on the Internet?
Congratulations to Cassie.
Her dream has come true, although the euphoria may not last.
The attacks are going to be brutal, and I’ll be there to help out.
Not because of the urge to be a white knight, because this film will add danger and play to my life while making the world a better place for everyone.