Monday, May 7, 2012

Reverend of Misogynyville

There’s a fun new video making the viral rounds on YouTube of Reverend of Misogynyville, Jesse Lee Peterson, called Exploring Your Destiny: How women are building a shameless society. He’s the founder of an organization called BOND: Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny. If that doesn’t sound like the black version of the KKK, I don’t know what does.

Want to get in on the fun? Watch the video, but I warn you, what is seen cannot be unseen…

Amidst the semi-lucid drunken slurring, we get this gem:

“Women cannot handle power. It's not in them to handle power in the right way. They don’t know what to do with it. An-and then secondly, it’s not real power anyway. Power that the world give you is not power anyway – it’s all ego-building. Real, true power come from God, and God is the one that gave man the power and authority – uh, uh over the wife, and uh – to spiritually guide the world in the right way to go… But most men did not make mistakes in the past and when men were in charge, things were tougher, you know, and more solid. And it’s not like that anymore.”

Soo… when men were in power, we’ve never had a problem. Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Muammar al-Gaddafi, Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong Il, Saddam Hussein, Omar Al-Bashir, the Castros, Mussolini, Pinochet… Any of those names ring a bell? None of these men made mistakes? 

Also, living in a liquid-state now, got it. Or maybe gaseous?

Then he continues to express the insidious hate-filled view of men’s rights groups from all over Reddit:

“I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote. We should've never turned this over to women. [...] It was a big mistake. [...] And these women are voting in the wrong people. They're voting in people who are evil who agrees [sic] with them who're gonna take us down this pathway of destruction. And this probably was the reason they didn't allow women to vote when men were men. Because men in the good old days understood the nature of the woman. They were not afraid to deal with it. And they understood that, you let them take over, this is what would happen.

He flutters his hands about effeminately here and there, occasionally shoving them in his pockets in his best “aww shucks, well aren’t I just the cutest bigot you ever seen…” and probably continues on with his barely-coherent and ignorance-laced mumblings for several more minutes, although I gave up and couldn’t stomach any more of his shit.

Unfortunately this guy is not an anomaly – he’s just a little more brazen about letting his acrimonious nonsense get broadcast to the public.

So on a whim, I posted a comment in response to the video. I rarely comment on YouTube, because if I wanted to engage with that many grammatically-inept trolls, It’d be more fun to go sit in on some Republican debates.

I got quite the response and a ton of likes/promotions. But all but one comment posted in response to my comment completely missed the blindingly-obvious sarcasm of my statement. They all then proceeded to point out for me that actually, the Bible is really misogynist, so … let’s just fuck this whole separation of church and state thing and go back to the good ol’ days of slavery and women-as-property and turning people into salt!

Assuming these are actual people (and not spambots), they can or will eventually be able to vote and hold jobs and reproduce. I just… it boggles the mind. 

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