Last Week To Help Us and Our One Dollar Idea!

HUGE thanks to all the donors for pushing us to 70% funded. You guys are the best. We’re now within striking distance of our goal, and less $1,900 away from the 80% funded level where our project gets the green-light and we get to keep the funds we’ve raised!

Between the two real-world fundraising screenings of Pilgrim’s Progress that we’re doing over the next few days, a lot of we’ll easily be able to do that, and I really think we can make it all the way to our full $15,000 goal! So no matter what, our campaign is going to be a success.
.Unfortunately, the “follow” system is clunky and sending verification to incorrect email folders.

However, I’ve figured a pretty simple trick that completely circumvents this and actually makes it EASIER to follow our campaign: donating ONE dollar.

When you donate a dollar, you don’t need to verify your account or anything, you’re just automatically made a follower. And anyone can donate a dollar. So I’m going to be launching a big push to get people to donate just ONE dollar. We’re GOING to hit our goal and successfully fund our campaign. Now let’s see if we can’t get to 1,000+ followers as well!

If you know ANYONE who you could get to donate a dollar to a Christian film that doesn’t suck and is pro-gun, pro-family, and pro-liberty please reach out to them!

Here is the link to donate:
https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/itsotv

 

 

LIVESTREAM: The Need for Manly Pro-Father Films

My Husband and I did a livestream to discuss Some updates and answer questions on our upcoming movie! We also talk a bit about culture, family, guns, and faith. This was my first livestream EVER so have patience with the “likes” “umms” and incoherent sentences. We talk about “In The Shadow of The Valley”. We also talk faith, culture, family, and guns. We are reaching our last week of the fundraiser, so if you want to see this movie happen, Please donate soon! We thank you all for the support! .

Go to www.InTheShadowOfTheValley.com to learn more and donate to our campaign!

 

Failure to Take Initiative Leaves Women Wide Open To Predators.

Shanann Watts was telling a happy story on Facebook Live months before her murder. It was a brief explanation into how she and her husband met. She recalled she’d been at a rough point in her life when he reached out to her online after mutual friends suggested they meet. Despite her blowing him off more than once, he kept pursuing. Eventually they began dating and the rest is history.  Mere months after her video was posted, Shanann Watt’s husband of 8 years was charged with killing her and their two children. The same man she called “amazing” and referred to in the video as “the best thing to happen to her.”

It is one of the most common romantic tropes throughout history. A man finds a woman, (he usually doesn’t even know her at this point)…but anyway, he finds her “so desirable” that he pursues her despite initial objections. Until one day she realizes after he’s jumped  hurdles that he had been the man of her dreams all along!

“Play hard to get”

“Don’t let them know you’re interested”

“Never make the first move if you like someone”

“Stop looking. Sit back and one day the right man will come along and sweep you off your feet”

No. He won’t. 

This isn’t romantic,  In fact, why would anyone but a predator find a woman giving off zero romantic energy attractive?   Perhaps a few depressives, losers, and leaches can disregard a girl’s feelings and  continue to push despite rejection. But a stable desirable  “good catch” of a man wouldn’t waste time on someone who expresses disinterest, because hello! -A desirable guy is desirable! Meaning he has plenty of options and knows there are plenty of other women who’d be thrilled to go out with him (so why waste time on one who isnt?).   An inability (or unwillingness) to read social cues is a flaw stemming from a lack of awareness and empathy. It is no virtue or sign of courage. There is nothing to be gained from telling women the crucial life altering decision of who she spends the rest of her life, should be left up to “Whoever happens to approach you.”

Does society really think it’s good to teach young women to just sit around and hope by sheer “luck” her dream man will not only find her but select her? The most likely outcome  from such passivity is for a woman to either end up with no man at all or settling for the wrong one.  Thanks to this promotion of female passivity,  a woman is less likely to take initiative to select the man she wants – the one who sticks out from the herd  because he possesses virtues she admires.

Failing to select men, coupled with being taught to never take initiative upon identifying a great guy, can only result in more women interacting with a disproportionate number of predators; the kind of guys who hit on every girl. These are men who view women as interchangeable, see them as a commodity, and will try all the same dried up lines until (for whatever reason) they find a girl it works on.

It’s common sense that is becoming increasingly uncommon. Many women have suffered  through years of abuse. Others have lived their lives in loveless marriages, all because they weren’t taught to be an active participant in their own dating life.

Years of misery and trauma could be prevented by something as simple as a woman being willing to  start a conversation with the guy from church she has a crush on. After all, if a woman is busy dating great guys or already in a relationship with her dream man, she won’t even be available for the wrong guy to hit on.

These simple truths can prevent women not only from falling prey to a predator, but also from the tragic yet all too common possibility of  ending up with a life she wouldn’t have chosen.

Rule 1) NEVER date during a state of vulnerability. If you meet a man or get hit on by one during this time, remove yourself from the situation, and revisit the idea of dating once you are stable.

Whether it is a new move, a recent breakup, a family death, or a personal flaw you need to correct, it is imperative to deal with these issues prior to even thinking about dating. In Shanann’s case, she was dealing with a medical issue when her husband Chris made his move. This is not a coincidence. Predators can sense vulnerability, and they will go after a vulnerable target with everything they’ve got. Just from a personal standpoint,  I dealt with two predatory men during my dating years prior to marrying my husband, thankfully neither for that long, but even a few months with these people is enough to cause damage.. Compared to normal men, their shocking lack of empathy and disregard for the damage they inflict on others make them stick out like a sore thumb.   They remain unscathed while their exes (ie prey / victims) spend years in recovery and damage control mode.  Is it a coincidence BOTH these men happened to BOTH pursue me during times of extreme stress or trauma?

The first man (who I was initially uninterested in)  began to pursue me when I was living far away from family and friends. I didn’t know where I was moving next, I was in the middle of changing my career, facing homelessness from a housing shortage, my biological clock was ticking and almost no part of my life was stable.  The other predatory man I dated  began pursuing me shortly after 3 family deaths and not even a week after I ended an engagement!  DO NOT date during this time. You will be blind to red flags, you are more likely to excuse and more open to manipulation. If not for you, then do it for the fact that if this guy is really is your “dream man” he deserves to meet you when you are strong and can give him the best version of yourself.

Rule 2) As women WE are to be the selectors. Do not date a man you wouldn’t have chosen yourself. Only date a man if – given the power to choose the ideal mate – you’d still choose him. 

This is NOT suggesting a woman go up to a man and ask him on a date,. A woman should never be the primary one  initiating calls, texts, dates. The pursuit is something inherent in men. However, being the selector is inherent in us. It is uniquely female.

If you like a guy in your church, college math, or art class, whether it be a smile or a compliment,  do whatever it takes to very clearly let him know he won’t get rejected if he were to ask you out. Let’s say you are having a good conversation about art with someone you really like, you can very easily let him know you want him to ask you out by saying something  such as:  “That’s so cool you are into art too! We should hang out sometime, I’m dying to talk to someone about xyz art stuff, here’s my number!”

This isn’t saying a woman should be the one to set the actual date, ie (the one to set up a time/place/ specific day),  she merely needs to let a guy know that if he ever wanted to take her out on a date, she’d agree were he to ask her on one.  Once a guy is given affirmation  he will definitely ask you out soon after this interaction, he’ll call with a specific time and day to go out.  But the point is, when getting the exact guy you want is so simple, there is no reason for a woman to  ever deal with, let alone date men SHE did not/ would not personally select.  Most women aren’t going to be, and shouldn’t be the one leading the relationship. But a woman does have 100% say in what guys she gets into relationships with.

The women I see who are happily married, almost all tend to share a general commonality to their stories. That they expressed their interest to their spouse very early on in the dating process, and were very receptive.

3) You HAVE to have values. Do not even bother dating until you get them, because over time you will likely develop a worldview, deeply held beliefs, and a principle based perspective. If you start dating prior to realizing who you are, the values you develop later could end up being very incompatible with the person you are with and you’ll be screwed. Yes, you can just break up if you aren’t married, but you still will have wasted years of  each other’s time.  Also without values I don’t really see what you’d have to offer a man, beyond what anyone else could offer. This makes you very interchangeable within the context of a relationship.

Nothing a man says should be taken at face value (same goes for you). Upon realizing you’re very serious about something, a predator will say they are too. For example if you are very serious about your faith, he’ll suddenly mention he is a very devout christian. Really? Has he gone to church on Sunday for years? Did you meet him at a bible study that he was already going to before he knew you existed? Or is him being a “great christian guy” based only on things you’ve heard him say?  Because if that’s the case, you’ll find out once he’s got you trapped it was all b.s.

Be on guard for chameleons. If unaware of what to look for, your average person, given the choice,  is actually far more likely to go for a psycho than an actual good catch. Unlike a normal person, the psycho will agree with everything and appease  at every turn. Whereas the “good guy” is being his genuine self, disagreements and flaws and all.  Let’s say you are passionate about politics,  if a guy has worked on campaigns for 10 years and has a history of running a “libertarian blog” then he’s obviously not lying, when upon realizing you are a libertarian, he mentions he is as well.

It can go both ways. If a woman is a predator and a leach, and she’s trying to trap an outdoors man who loves backpacking, she may pretend to LOVE backpacking.  Despite there being no proof or history of such she’ll say things like: “I love hiking, no other joy like it! Backpacking is my favorite thing to do.” In comparison a genuine woman in his orbit will start to seem like a raw deal. A genuine person can’t compete with a girl who is actively pretending to have all his same passions to a T. Why mess with one who merely thinks his passion is fun, when another girl is claiming to love it as much as he does?

He will likely choose the well packaged train-wreck, and realize only later, once it is much too late that he would have been much better off had he chosen differently. Once the predatory woman has him trapped, he’ll find out she hates even going outside, and thinks backpacking sounds like torture. If you verify what someone says with past history, and believe only what you are shown, you can avoid these soulless life-suckers who believe and act however they need, to get what they want.  If you are actively taking initiative with admirable men who share your values,  you won’t be fooled or tempted when a phony comes along, pretending to be the real deal.  A dirty glass of water is only appealing to someone dying of thirst in a desert.

 

 

Help Us Make An Incredible Faith Based Film!

The Plot: Decades after the previous pastor committed a horrific crime, Mark Everest takes on the unenviable task of rebuilding a disgraced church. But when the town’s dark history resurfaces and evil forces threaten his family, Mark finds himself unraveling a conspiracy wilder than anything he ever imagined.

The Campaign: We just launched our crowdfunding video for the genre-bending thriller “In the Shadow of the Valley!” If you like what you see, head on over to our fundraising page at www.InTheShadowOfTheValley.com to learn more, donate, and follow our campaign!

We NEED to get at least 1,000 followers to qualify for the next level of the Hometown Heroes Contest that offers up to $50,000 in additional funding, So even if you can’t donate, just “following” the campaign will help us immensely! Go to www.InTheShadowOfTheValley.com and click the “follow” button on the site, you’ll then be prompted to register, the whole thing takes only a few seconds!

 

 

 

David West and Brian Josephson Gun Control Debate: Moderated By Talk Radio’s Bill Meyer

May 9th following the national interest in the topic of gun control, talk radio host Bill Meyer moderated a debate between March for Our Lives Coordinator and  presidential honor award recipient Brian Josephson, and Oregon filmmaker, and gun rights activist, David Kirk West (my husband). Brian was recently recognized as one of the top 160 students in the nation and David West is a christian, libertarian filmmaker and  the creator of many films advocating libertarianism and gun rights. He is also known for his confrontation with current national security adviser John Bolton on Fox’s John Stossell’s show and his ghost gun video breaking down the arguments of anti-gun California Senator Kevin De Leon.

Below is the live link of the debate, a full version with the audio of the audience questions will be up shortly and I will post it once it becomes available. In the meantime, here is the live link, we had about 4 thousand  folks watching online live as it happened last night, in addition to those in attendance.

Alex Jones, This Is What You Get For Supporting A Deranged Lunatic

Alex Jones is ASTONISHED that Trump betrayed the American people by attacking Syria on Friday, putting us at risk for world war 3.  How on earth could you be surprised by this?  Trump has acted like a deranged lunatic since day one, has surrounded himself with warmongers since day one, cheated on every wife he ever had, spent his life bullying anyone he could, openly bragged about “getting away” with countless business scams, and all this has been known SINCE DAY ONE.

Are you really that dense you are surprised this low life degenerate has no integrity? Wow, the fact people saw him as anything but the epitome of evil just goes to show how terrible and unchristian American’s values are. What were you expecting? Trump has supported an oppressive police state since day one, and rose to prominence by vilifying non violent immigrants and refugees fleeing certain death. You really all of a sudden expected him to have compassion for women and children in the middle east? HA!

Below is a clip of Alex Jones SOBBING after realizing Trump has been a con artist this entire time (DUH ALEX). And I hope you DO feel guilty. You played a crucial part in electing this monster, now millions of lives will be damaged because of your blind allegiance to a moral degenerate.