My mother in law is with us, as she has been unwell. Like many of her generation, she gets her news from the media: from the newspaper, which she reads every day, and from the television news: she watches the state funded channel as she has all her life. Despite it being propaganda. Last night was all about the golden globes, and about sexual harassment. Further accusations of Australian Actors. Further examples of the fall, and how we are hypocrites, for all the stars knew that casting was corrupt, and they promote degeneration.
It is much easier to Virtue signal than talk about the fall, but this blog does not do the easy thing.
All the Hollywood women are showing up at the Globes dressed in black as a protest. Some have called it brave, but really it’s just herd behavior from them again. Bravery is hardly doing what everybody else around you is also doing.
Women do have agency. If they acted for real in concert as a cohort against the casting couch, they’d have an effect. Instead they decide to virtue-signal solidarity with their choices in dresses. It’s ridiculous, they are throwing all their real agency away here.
The problem they face is that enough starlets will go ahead and blow the Weinsteins of Harveywood in order to land the roles.
They can’t hold the line. Of course, they really haven’t tried to, either. It seems to be just a bunch of virtue-signaling. Great, more Holier-Than-Thou from Harveywood. That’s all we need.
Instead let us talk about why we do such things. Consider that when we were children we wanted to be the knight that the princess would love: we wanted to wed, be faithful, be happy and live together forever. We still want these things. The women in Hollywood — with very few exceptions — trade their looks for parts, and do not live lives with contentment and happiness.
The days when female actors retired in their early 20s to support their husbands and raise their kids are long gone. Jolie is now promoted as the epitome of motherhood — and she is bisexual, has had failed marriages, and supports her offspring becoming transgender. But she was pretty, and she says the pretty lies.
Like Oprah, she believes we can be as Gods. Which is the genesis of the fall: that we would not accept what we are, and the limitations of our created selves. This is taught by many gurus and experts in spirituality, and it is why when someone talks about spirituality I assume they are a spokeswoman for the pit of hell.
1Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; 3but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.'” 4But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die; 5for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
8They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” 11He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.” 13Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” 14The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. 15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.” 16To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” 17And to the man he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; 18thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. 19By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
20The man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21And the LORD God made garments of skins for the man and for his wife, and clothed them.
22Then the LORD God said, “See, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” ? 23therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. 24He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life.
We still lie. The tree of life is no longer available to us, but we teach that we eternal if we become less than human, post human, or converge with the spirit of the age. But the spirit of the age is envy, destruction, atomization, despair and the protection of evil.
I give it about six months before the media declares that anyone who cares about sexual harassment, rape, and child abuse in Hollywood is a) alt-right, b) sexist, c) homophobic and d) anti-semitic. We’ve already seen from Cat Rambo, the SFWA, and Worldcon that SJWs will tolerate even the most vicious sex criminals rather than accept the imposition of any moral standards on the deviants in their midst.
This doubling down in evil does not liberate. It oppresses. It is noticed. And the sane among us are ignoring such. Please note that there are 300 million people in the USA. Hollywood is not speaking to a minority.
The Golden Globes, airing on NBC, drew a 5.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 19 million viewers. That is an approximate drop of approximately 11 percent in the demo and 5 percent in total viewers compared to 2017’s final numbers (5.6, 20 million). The 2016 Golden Globes finished out with a 5.5 and 18.7 million.
In addition, in metered market households, this year’s ceremony drew a 13.4 rating, up slightly from the 13.3 from last year’s ceremony.
The curses that we have from the fall still affect us. The desire of women to rule over men has made the workplace toxic, and our political parties tyrannical. John Knox was more right than he thought. The sane response is to walk away, to be silent. Let the consequences of their actions be. For they have told us they will not listen.
Particularly if they have gone to an US college for the experience, and not for the skills. Which is not what I would suggest for any young person. Your soul is too precious, and they will charge you handsomely for the credential that certifies your corruption. Though that model of business is failing, outdated, and outmoded — a bit like Pervywood.
Women who graduate from college in non-STEM fields are especially progressive. In my experience, most young, unmarried women form their views by adapting to the dominant views of their community. On campus, their community is usually progressive. In my experience, men are more likely to construct a worldview through reasoning and evaluating evidence.
In my experience, young, unmarried progressive women are progressive because they want taxpayer-funded abortions, taxpayer-funded contraception, no-fault divorce, single mother welfare, student-loan forgiveness, etc. Taxpayer-funded bailouts for problems caused by their own free choices. They feel that if society is paying for something, then it’s “normal” and they don’t have feel guilty about making poor choices. Their primary concern about politics is being able to do what they feel like without anyone disapproving. Everything bad that happens is “unexpected”, and so society should have to pay for it.
Most men rightly disagree with leftist policies, because men believe in personal responsibility. But if men think that they will be falsely charged or otherwise sanctioned for being conservative, then it makes sense for them to not speak to women at all. Again, that’s bad for the minority of young, unmarried conservative women, but it’s safer to just avoid the risk. Especially as radical feminism becomes the dominant view among young, unmarried women. The point is that men are going to have to hide their political views from MOST young, unmarried women in the office, because progressive ones seem to be very intolerant of the conservative views that most men hold.
I don’t even speak to young, unmarried women about religion and politics in the workplace. It doesn’t matter if we have the same views or not. Feeling offended and going full totalitarian is just too widespread. The rational choice for men is to disengage. I can have conversations safely about religion and politics with men, even if they disagree with me. I realize that this isn’t fair to the minority of young, unmarried conservative women who are safe to talk to, but it’s just too dangerous to risk it.
What will happen now is that the witch hunt will burn out, but the mantle of heaven will pass. Actors will be seen as disreputable again. Acting will be a slightly embarrassing habit, like playing the bagpipes, viola or trombone. And the media will lose their audience as they move to a better place.
Where there is no fall, merely judgement, salvation, or convergence in death with the spirits of this Age.
Where we shall see God and realise we are not like him.
Far better to disengage from this rotten culture now. Support instead what is beautiful, true, and holy.
Social Matter has a post on rediscovering normality, that relates to how we get out of this. Read the whole thing.