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A proposed new anti-Anita Sarkeesian "documentary" promises to give voice to the loudest "silent majority" the world has ever known

I don’t usually post raw videos from the insufferable assholes I write about on this site because, well, they’re insufferable assholes, and listening to them smugly opine about shit they’re completely ignorant about is generally about as entertaining as, you know, GirlWritesWhat videos. (I know, that’s a bit circular, but I really couldn’t come up with anything more insufferable than that.)

Anyhoo, I’ve broken my rule and posted this video because the two guys who made this video — the would-be filmmaking duo of jordanowen42 and Davis Aurini — are so over-the-top in their insufferable assholism that it’s actually kind of perversely charming.

You see, these two woman-hating YouTube blabbers — the first a belligerent doofus whose apartment is nearly as unkempt as mine, the other a sort of PUA version of Anton LaVey — are pitching what they claim will be an important new documentary exposing the evil “Social Justice Warrior” agenda of evil women and traitor men like Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, and, well, I can’t remember the names of any of the men. It’s called The Sarkeesian Effect. And they want your money to fund it.

Their promised “feature-length documentary” will be a powerful work of investigative journalism that will give a voice to the voiceless — to the “silent majority” of, well, angry white dudes who spend whatever time they don’t spend playing video games posting obnoxious and abusive comments about Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn to YouTube and Reddit and eleven zillion other websites that cater to them.

In other words, this is the loudest “silent majority” I’ve ever run across.

But these are guys who love to pretend that their bold thoughts are being silenced, and PUA Anton LaVey Davis Aurini happily panders to their persecution complex:

Don’t let these people silence us. Your contribution will be a defiant strike against the degeneration and corruption that is going on in this world.

The word “degeneration” helps remind us that Aurini considers himself a part of the neo-Nazi-lite “Dark Enlightenment.”

Anyway, they argue that you should send them lots of money, because PUA Anton LaVey’s suits can’t be cheap you’ll be striking a blow for every dude who’s ever called Anita Sarkeesian a “whore” in a YouTube comment. Well, they don’t literally put it that way, but, you know, come on. That’s what they mean.

And hey, who wouldn’t trust this dude with their hard-earned cash?

Send me your money! Heh heh heh heh heh.
Send me your money! Heh heh heh heh heh.

I found this video hilarious from start to finish. Stick with it at least until, a little after 6 minutes in, PUA Anton LaVey Aurini lights up his second cigarette, showing what a devil-may-care attitude he has by mumbling his lines with a cigarette in his mouth as he fiddles with his lighter.

Yep, that’s the kind of quality investigative  journalism you can expect from these two.

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Lee
Lee
7 years ago

I’m thinking Cheetos and basement mildew. Or is that too trite? Maybe it’s microwaveable burritos and stale cigarette smoke clinging to 1970s shag carpet.

Ham and cheese Hot Pockets, and Mountain Dew Game Fuel. They act like 12-year-olds; I suspect they eat like them, too.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

OK, I didn’t realize they’d post as giant images. Sorry.

GrumpyOldNurse
GrumpyOldNurse
7 years ago

Much more realistic than the other giant images we had on here, recently!

Cassie's Major Domo
Cassie's Major Domo
7 years ago

Ah, sorry to have missed the troll fun!

No, wait, no I’m not. Wow, I actually miss Woody.

Ah, the “Dark Enlightenment”! Every time I hear about this semi-fascistic bowel movement, I want to urge its members to watch the 2010 movie Black Death. Because that is a pretty good idea of the Medieval-era “enlightenment” they espouse: a wonderful world of intolerance, torture, cruelty, ignorance, and early death.

Cassie's Major Domo
Cassie's Major Domo
7 years ago

Wait, is that Aaron Clarey book cover just taken from one of those quickie online inspirational poster generators? Hilarious! Wow, this fellow is probably the next Thomas Ligotti!

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
7 years ago

I have limited HTML knowledge and I can’t see anything in the links you posted that would make the images pop up like that. Obviously WordPress has some code going on behind the scenes that we mere users don’t have any control over.

I think “Enjoy the Decline” has shown up on my Amazon recommendations. I enjoy a good post-apocalypse, but outside of teen lit, the genre is inundated with preppers writing about what they hope think will happen “WTSHTF”. And I’d even read one of those, if I ever found one with decent reviews. But looking at those takes you to “also boughts” which are actual prepper books. I read some prepper stuff back when I was having major anxiety about global economic/ecological collapse, and they apparently skew heavily to the right politically.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

Waiting? For days?

Please tell me that snipers still take breaks for breakfast! Second breakfast? Elevensies? Tea?

That’s… Horrifying!

…Add in that it’s in camouflage and paint. But yes. That’s why they deliberately sleep-deprive people in bootcamp.

GrumpyOldNurse
GrumpyOldNurse
7 years ago

What’s really funny is that the link for “The Way of Men” has the last sentence in the review asking if the reader had ever wished for one day as a lion. If you had ever watched a nature documentary, I think you’d be thankful for NOT being a lion…

Quick! Someone smarter than me, post that GIF of the lionesses attacking the male lion!

Ken L.
7 years ago

This reminds me of that guy who “exposed” The SPLC a few years back. Granted that guy was a actual professional at some point. The Bald guy looks like the love child of Lex Luthor and Stephen Moylenex (or whatever is name is.) also David you could not find anything more insufferable because a GirlWritesWhat videos is the most insufferable thing in the universe..

GrumpyOldNurse
GrumpyOldNurse
7 years ago

The “Dark Enlightenment” phrase always makes me think that I should be looking out for a Sith.

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
7 years ago

Blahtastic: (…It would make more sense if her boobs were much longer and much stretchier, she could simply beat people up with her breasts, then…) (TRIPLE BOOB ATTACK! HAI!)

Ask, and it shall be shown to you

Cassie's Major Domo
Cassie's Major Domo
7 years ago

I think “Dark Enlightenment” sounds like an excellent dark chocolate confection with a smooth taste that goes very well with Shiraz.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

Oh, and outdoors, in whatever weather, no fire.

GrumpyOldNurse
GrumpyOldNurse
7 years ago

@ Cassie’s Major Domo – I like your insight and wish to subscribe to your newsletter…

GrumpyOldNurse
GrumpyOldNurse
7 years ago

@ blahlistic – isn’t that part of why the USSR trained so many women as snipers for WWII? They thought that women would be more cold resistant?

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

This is the description of Enjoy the Decline

The “End of America?” Most likely. The “Demise of liberty?” You betcha! The “Destruction of Western Civilization?” Of course! But why let all of the above get you down? Learn to “Enjoy the Decline!” “Enjoy the Decline” is mandatory reading for all conservatives, libertarians, Americans, and lovers of freedom who are mourning the slow, but sure death of their culture and their country. America is over. Freedom will be curtailed. Liberty is dead. And above all else, it is inevitable. But the answer is not to get depressed and give up hope. The answer is to change your attitude and learn how to “Enjoy the Decline.” You get one life on this planet and Aaron Clarey explains how to get the most out of it even though socialism and tyranny are all around you. From learning how to adapt your psychology to learning to let go and take advantage of the socialist system, “Enjoy the Decline” carries the freedom loving American through the 5 stages of grief and puts them on a path to enjoy their life regardless of what is happening to their beloved America. Dark, macabre, and morose, but truthful, helpful, and practical all the same, it is guaranteed to make you happier than your socialist counterparts even though they have everything they want. Make leftists, liberals, and progressives miserable. Enjoy the Decline!

Lol.

Here’s the misandry lioness gif
http://media.tumblr.com/ed749a8637eaea0f05cfa38fc60bc0cf/tumblr_inline_mid93zOts71qz4rgp.gif

Cassie's Major Domo
Cassie's Major Domo
7 years ago

It’s a broadsheet called The Off-White Enlightenment, published biannually and advocates an autocratic government composed entirely of ragdoll cats.

YOUR OVERLORD

Cassie's Major Domo
Cassie's Major Domo
7 years ago

Ah, there’s was supposed to be a photo there. Can’t do the HTML thing accurately all the time.

cloudiah
7 years ago

Okay, I need to read this thread but this made me laugh so hard:

a sort of PUA version of Anton LaVey

That now I need to watch the video.

Cassie's Major Domo
Cassie's Major Domo
7 years ago

Dark, macabre, and morose, but truthful, helpful, and practical all the same, it is guaranteed to make you happier than your socialist counterparts even though they have everything they want.

Look, I already read H. P. Lovecraft. You got anything else to offer me? Then Yog-Sothoth off.

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
7 years ago

I like this shiranui from okami. It’s a great game!
http://youtu.be/bcHWkDKq_RQ

GrumpyOldNurse
GrumpyOldNurse
7 years ago

SQUEEEEE!!!!! Thanks, WWTH!

Cassie’s Major Domo for new Overlord!!!

sparky
sparky
7 years ago

I’m actually a little disappointed these guys are for real and aren’t doing a parody of MRAs. They act and talk exactly like they stepped out of a Mr. Show skit.

Ken L.
7 years ago

Two questions, Why do MRM and right wingers lover western civilization so much, I mean it clearly is not any better or worse then Eastern Civilization?

also less seriously why have MRAs not picked up on the hyena as their go to misandry animal ?

GrumpyOldNurse
GrumpyOldNurse
7 years ago

@ sparky – Poe’s law in reverse? S’eop law?

Cassie's Major Domo
Cassie's Major Domo
7 years ago

I’m actually a little disappointed these guys are for real and aren’t doing a parody of MRAs. They act and talk exactly like they stepped out of a Mr. Show skit.

The beginning of it really does feel like a parody, doesn’t it? It’s certainly better comedy than anything I’ve seen the AVfMers do when they actually attempt to be funny.

sparky
sparky
7 years ago

Ken L.:

Because Western Civiliazation(tm) is clearly the work of Manly-Man Traditional White Men(tm). Eastern civilization is the work of non-white people, so clearly it doesn’t count.

/sarcasm

contrapangloss
7 years ago

@grumpyoldnurse:

The only tall one I know is Gandalf. Since he stuck me with these dwarves, I’m starting to be skeptical about the wisdom and strength inherent in tall ones.

Really. Don’t leave saving the world up to Gandalf. He’d probably find out something really important and just sit on it for a good few decades, and then wonder why the darkness is starting to rise, and come up with some ridiculous method of fixing it.

Eagles would fit in somehow. I just know it. Probably swooping in to save the day at the very last minute. Or something. At least hobbits have sense!

Although, baking does sound like it would be nice right about now.

There’s one problem: the elves would catch me. Thorin (the fool) ticked off the elvenking quite well. Angry elves are really scary.

contrapangloss
7 years ago

I suppose I should stop being Bilbo now…

GrumpyOldNurse
GrumpyOldNurse
7 years ago

Please don’t stop! You’re a very good Bilbo.

sparky
sparky
7 years ago

GrumpyOldNurse:

@ sparky – Poe’s law in reverse? S’eop law?

I like it. S’eop law: When a sincere expression of extremism or fundamentalism is so ridiculous or over-the-top it becomes an unintentional self-parody.

redpoppy
redpoppy
7 years ago

You guys, we totally don’t understand that Shiranui is a KUNOICHI. And a *real one* at that. Baka gaijins like us wouldn’t understand. (Note: I am an anime fan)

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/072/265/1237917779613.jpg

itsabeast
itsabeast
7 years ago

I think that book review might be (kind of) subtly making fun of the book.

itsabeast
itsabeast
7 years ago

Jacket blurb, whatever.

Diogenes
Diogenes
7 years ago

Neo-reactionary turds have a very limited repertoire. It’s usually some variation of “I’ll try to seem intellectual by writing many needlessly convoluted pages to have my tantrum because women are oppressing me with communist miscegenation.” It’s hard to be scared of a group whose bravest adherent was Elliot Rodger.

MaudeLL
7 years ago

fruitloopsie – Aw… Okami was fun.

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

Dark, macabre, and morose, but truthful, helpful, and practical all the same, it is guaranteed to make you happier than your socialist counterparts even though they have everything they want. Make leftists, liberals, and progressives miserable. Enjoy the Decline!

LOLwut? We have everything we want? Um, NO. I’m a socialist, and I definitely see our civilization in decline…as a result of conservative, libertarian and fascist forces combining to fuck the environment, human rights, and anything else that’s good in this world. Yet these guys think their “dark, macabre and morose” vision should give them pleasure by making us miserable? Just for that, I’m gonna fight harder to thwart them and make THEM miserable. Ha, ha.

vaiyt
7 years ago

“Dark Enlightenment” = privileged nerds who want to make their selfish entitlement sound like a phylosophy.

Orion
7 years ago

The sad thing is that just as there’s a legitimate conversation to be had about men’s issues — which these guys are ruining — there’s a serious conversation about the problems with the Enlightenment — which these guys are also ruining.

kobun37
7 years ago

As a woman and long-time gamer, it really annoys me when misogynist assholes try to claim video gaming for themselves.

I’m not sure if this is still the case today, but back in the 80s marketing in the toy industry was highly gender-specific when it came to products companies calculate would only appeal to one gender. There were ‘boy toys’ commercials where only boys appeared and ‘girl toys’ commercials with just girls. You’re not going to see many commercials where girls play with GI Joe or He-Man toys. ONLY toys they thought would appeal to boys and girls had both in the commercials. I’m not saying this is a good thing, just that’s the way it was. (is?)

So the question is, if video games have always been this exclusive club for boys only, why do so many classic game commercials shows girls? I’m not talking female video game characters. I’m talking girl players playing them, or appearing in a mixed group of kids. Here’s some examples, but I’m just going to leave them as links.

Video games were definitely thought of as toys when these commercials were made. A lot of the idiots complaining about girls ruining everything weren’t even alive then.

kobun37
7 years ago

Oops, didn’t realize they would show up as actual videos.

Sorry about that!

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

@ blahlistic – isn’t that part of why the USSR trained so many women as snipers for WWII? They thought that women would be more cold resistant?

Not being historically familiar? I would guess it’s because, ideally, a sniper’s not engaged in hand to hand fighting.
They’re moving fast, traveling light, and sneaking quietly into and out of position.
This as opposed to carrying a lot of heavy munitions and such. Will have to look up why and or ask my LDR guy why the Russians would have preferred women snipers.
LDR guy was a sniper. Has residual insomnia and a freakish ability to blend into shrubbery.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

I actually remember that Mario 3 ad. It’s my favorite all time game. And yeah, in the early 90’s when I played a lot of Nintendo nobody thought it was unusual for girls to play. Most of my friends were into Mario and Tetris.

Kakanian
Kakanian
7 years ago

>The truth is, Anita isn’t saying anything other people haven’t said, or being particularly deep or radical in her views. As far as feminism goes, her videos are outright sedate, and her merit is just to present lots of information (THAT WAS ALREADY THERE) in one place, in an easy to digest format.

This. The rage her videos have cause online is so goddamn out of whack considering their actual content. I can only explain that via people being really mad about her reminding them of stuff they already were perfectly aware of, but chose to ignore.

Scabz
7 years ago

I’ll be honest, there’s a part of me that wonders if this isn’t really just one huge con to get money out of a bunch of angry dudebro gamers. I’m envisioning countless “technical problems” and “outrageous attempts to censor us” in the future of this project.

This…maybe?

ai’m new around here and yeah, HTML means “How to Meet Ladies” in mai tiny universe…
But what is up with the “dudebro gamers”? Why they haz so much hate?

and fuck u wordpress; why can’t ai sign in?

strivingally
7 years ago

So true, Kakanian. I have no idea where anybody is getting this idea that Anita Sarkeesian is trying to “silence” anybody or take away anybody’s games. She’s essentially saying “hey, let’s mix it up and not rely constantly on the some old clichéd ideas which denigrate women”. Asking for more variety and originality, and giving a different perspective on things, is somehow being misrepresented as a cusade to detroy Games As We Know Them. I seriously have seen Sarkeesian referred to as an “extremist” more than once, as if she’s about to charge into Bungee Studios wearing an explosive vest or something. It’s ridiculous.

Scabz
7 years ago

Maybe relevant, but does give some insight into American gaming culture. ai found it…well… it just explains a lot.

http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1016446/5-Things-About-American-Online

anyways, glad to see folks who game here.

Orion
7 years ago

I don’t think we’ll ever be able to tell whether this was intended as a con. You’d have to really hate women to make this, even as a cynical money-making con. If it were a con, you’d pretty much have to hate men too, but most of the MRM already does. There is a 100% chance that the project will be delayed by mysterious technical problems, but we won’t know whether it’s because they’re scammers or because they’re grossly incompetent. It’s quite likely to be both!

At some point they’ll disappear, taking most of the money with them and leaving behind one terrible half-finished video, but we’ll never know whether that was the original plan or they just got lazy.