NowThis Politics got #BelieveWomen completely Wrong

Wow, what a year 2018 has been. I do not know which year was the worst, 2016 or 2018? My money has to be on 2018 because so much happened in 2018 that if I counted everything that went wrong, I would probably be whole night and I still won’t finish.

One of the biggest news that emerged this year was the Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford case. Brett Kavanaugh was accused of raping Dr. Ford when they were in high school. Because Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump for the position of Supreme Judge or something, the entire thing took a political twist very quickly and lo and behold, everyone on the American news was talking about it.

Among the propaganda that was being spewed out by the American media and the amount hate that was thrown at Brett Kavanaugh was astonishing, especially when considering that the verdict had not even been passed. He was immediately billed as a rapist and Dr. Ford was hailed as some hero who dared to speak against a man of power and challenge the “patriarchy”.

One of the propaganda videos that were spewed out was a video by NowThis Politics titled, ‘Men must make sure that other men believe women’.

The video was politically driven and I did not appreciate the approach the video was taking. For the uninformed, the video on the surface said that if a woman makes a claim, she should be believed because the repercussions are great when a woman speaks about her rape because she was very little gain.

But underneath all that, the video was trying to say that we should believe Dr. Ford because she is getting constantly harassed by Kavanaugh Supporters and she had very little to gain from it. Another thing about the video that rubbed me the wrong way was how the video was trying to target men but the real target were women, especially the ones who have been sexually assaulted.

Women saw the video and instantly connected with it and when such connection is formed, they stepped forward and defended any criticism lobbed towards the video. The video or the narrator did not have to defend anything about the video when there were rape victims out there defending the video and any criticism would be labelled as misogyny or hate speech.

I know because it happened to me. I made a rebuttal video to it and even though I kept a neutral stance throughout the video, it still did not sit right with some people. The video is embedded below if you want to see it.

I do put my hands up that the video could have been better because I forgot to include some bits of information. This is the beauty of the internet today. What I could not include in the video, I will include here on my website.

Dr. Ford’s GoFundMe account:

“Very little to gain”, said Allan in the NowThis video. Well, according to the Go Fund Me site,
Team Christine Blasey Ford managed to raise $647,610
. Yes, you read that correct. Now, truth be told, there was a fundraiser for Brett Kavanaugh as well but it was not as much was Dr. Ford. More information about both their fundraisers can be found here, which also clearly states that BOTH parties received death threats.

Two women admitted they lied about the rape:

Now, this does NOT, in any way means that Dr. Ford is lying, but two women who had previously accused Brett Kavanaugh admitted that they lied about the accusation.

Many women who support #MeToo don’t support Dr. Ford:

Yes, you read that correct too. To my surprise, when I tweeted out the link for my video, it was retweeted by a lot of women who support #MeToo.

Michael Avenatti got trolled by 4Chan:

Now, I do not know how much truth there is to this story but apparently, someone 4Chan user managed to troll Michael Avenatti, the legal representative of women who filed cases against Brett Kavanaugh into believing that he was speaking to a woman who was raped by Kavanaugh in high school. I am not going to elaborate on this but the video embedded below pretty much sums it up. Once again, I am not sure how true the story is but if it is, Michael Avenatti needs to reconsider his career options.

MCM Comic Con London | October 2018

For those who didn’t know, I was away for the weekend for MCM Comic Con London for October 2018. I was fun. I met a lot of cosplayers, filmed by vlog and just enjoyed the nice quite time away from the troubles of my life and in an environment where I was surrounded by like-minded people who shared the same love for movies, videogames, comics and manga as me.

This was the first time, ever since I have been attending Comic Cons that I cosplayed for two days. Since, it was a three day event, I was able to squeeze two days of cosplay and one day for filming. On the Friday, I was dressed as ‘Bloodsplatter Mafiaso Deadpool’ and on the Sunday, I was dressed as ‘Mafiaso Deadpool in Black’. I took some photos as well which you can see below.

Posted by Suneil Angel on Saturday, October 27, 2018

The last two times that I went to MCM Comic Con London, I used the trains because they were quick and the travel did not take a lot out of me. It was one Virgin Train from Manchester to London and back. There were no train switches, no hassle – just a straight non-stop journey from one end to another but recently, I have had some financial issues and instead of using a train, I decided to take a coach.

The two and a half hour journey on a train took me six hours to get into London. That does not even include the extra travel after that. I had to go from the coach station to the train station, navigate the complicated underground trains and tubes while making sure I catch the right one and then walk up to the house where I was supposed to stay. The entire journey took me about seven hours. I left from Manchester at 5:30 in the morning and checked in my Airbnb at around 12:30 noon.

The travel by coach was smooth and there were no issues there but because the journey took so long, I was beat by the time I got there.

It was worth it as you can see it in my vlog below.

On the Monday when I checked out, I did not reach my home till 22:00 and all I needed by then was my warm bed and some good night’s sleep.

But unfortunately, everything that has a beginning has an end and now I am back to the battle station and ready to resume my battles as usual. There are more videos I need to make. I wrote the script for one video before I left. I need to record the voiceover for it and work my magic in Shotcut to get it out on YouTube.

There are a couple of more videos that I am planning but they will take some time and I do not want to rush in.

I just wanted to share with you what I have been through recently and just wanted to let you know that I need be back to my rant videos real soon.

Peace out, people and stay awesome.

MCM Comic Con 2018 | London | May 2018

How’s it going, people? Now, I know I am super late with this blog post because I have been super busy with some personal stuff in life but I am here and just wanted to share this little post with all the lovely people on the net.

Well, I was off from my full-time workplace from week commencing the 21st of May and on that weekend, I went to MCM Comic Con London. Needless to say, I had an amazing time there. It was a three day experience filled with cosplay, masquerade and merchandise.

MCM Comic Con Friday

The first day, I cosplayed as Mafiaso Deadpool and even made it in the papers. I couldn’t see properly but it was nice to meet other Deadpool fans and cosplayers.

Posted by Suneil Angel on Friday, May 25, 2018

MCM Comic Con Saturday

The second day, it was business as usual and I went around taking photos and filming other cosplayers.

Posted by Suneil Angel on Sunday, May 27, 2018

The vlog is up for MCM Comic Con 2018 if you want to see the cosplayers in action and all the other highlights from the floor.

MCM Comic Con Sunday

By Sunday, I was a bit tired but nevertheless, I continued.

Posted by Suneil Angel on Sunday, May 27, 2018

So, that’s just about wraps it all up. Next con I am going to attending will be MCM Comic Con Manchester and am looking forward to it.