March 26, 2017 Matthew

Review: The Red Pill Documentary by Cassie Jaye

The whole world is under the power of the evil one. 1 John 5:19

I sometimes wonder if Satan himself is an equal opportunity deceiver–that is, if he gangs up more on women or men. Does he care about laying snares and traps for both genders equally? I doubt it. But this simple (the world would say simple-minded) truth of the Bible seems to say it all. Women in the world are just as much under the power and control of the evil one as men. We can never forget that. The snares he lays are likely very different for each since what he cares about the most is our destruction and will go straight for our weaknesses which are different for men and women.

In a world presently offering its sacrifices on an alter of a foreign goddess, there is very (and I mean very) little room to even talk about male suffrage. Nor is it the most comely thing for men to reveal their vulnerability and pains to begin with. But when a feminist woman decently and respectably embarks on a journey to look into the men’s suffrage movements for herself there is room made like the parting of the Red Sea.

Cassie Jaye spent a year researching and studying for this film and it shows. I’m not sure how fully she understands the miraculous move she just made by speaking up for men’s issues. I say miraculous because of the sheer breadth of boldness to do something so counter-cultural like that. It is far, far easier for one to just ride the winds of the world’s affairs and fashions because it makes one’s life safer. Think about it. Most people just want to live their lives and not be bothered by others. They have enough things going on in their personal lives to care about all the craziness going on in the Chamber of Congress. If the ruling class and elites want to mangle the entire English language in a meat grinder so be it, just don’t bother me, the thought goes. But for one person to set their face against the winds means a sacrifice must be made. Sometimes a big one, just ask Martin Luther King Jr.

In the beginning of the women’s suffrage movements (we’re talking early twentieth century) their voices were few and it took a lot of courage to speak about women’s rights because the world was not behind them.  But you will also notice the women speaking out in those days still looked like women—wearing dresses, large flowery mushroom hats, and modest. Fast forward a hundred years when the women’s movements have way overstepped the lines into vitriolic, ego-boosting, goddess worship and the contrast is striking. It is an age old truth, and a clever tool of the evil one: boost the human ego enough, and it will eventually self-destruct.

1917 Women's Suffrage March

1917 Women’s Suffrage March. As far as signs go, there were respectable ones demonstrating over a million signatures had been obtained and ones such as this quoting then President Woodrow Wilson. In contrast, today’s women’s marches are flooded with signs too vulgar and vitriolic to repost here.

The title for this documentary “Red Pill” does not refer explicitly to the red pill movement I wrote about earlier that encourages men to quit relationships, up their game, and seduce women. In fact, Cassie notes a couple of variances on the “Red Pill” moniker. One represents ditching the system while the other represents exploiting it.

Intermingled with the documentary is Cassie’s own video diaries which allow the viewer to see how she’s handling her discoveries.

“The truth is somewhere in the middle….[but] I don’t know where it is……” – Cassie Jaye

A good observation. And what we say is in the middle is Christ—the Perfect, the Complete, and the one who restores the balance and harmony of all things. Truth can be found on both sides of the table, but there is only one way to unite it.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 1 Cor. 13:9-10

What particularly impressed me was Cassie’s humility and honesty on the subject. As a feminist she was willing to allow strangers of the world to witness some of her personal struggling as she thoughtfully researched and journeyed through the topic—all the way until she finally disavowed herself of feminism.

This documentary is highly commendable, and one of the best I have ever watched. It’s only $5 streamed over providers such as Vimeo, Youtube, or iTunes.

 

 

 

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