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TNMM Review: Minimalism, A Documentary About The Important Things

Minimalists

American men are figuring out “stuff” isn’t making them happy

Minimalism, A Documentary About The Important Things
Relampago’s Rating: Star16Star16Star16Star16StarBW16

Minimalism is a frequent topic here at TNMM. In fact, as we shout our countercultural messages from figurative rooftops, the minimalist philosophy is one of the foundational building blocks of this humble abode. It goes hand in hand with the revolution in male thinking and behavior we are helping to bring about.

How convenient for those interested in financial and lifestyle freedom that a film about two corporate drones turned minimalists has been released. And, it doesn’t suck. The film is actually quite good. 87% of Google users liked it, it has a 4/5 star rating on Amazon, and a 6.7 out of 10 rating on IMDB.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things introduces us to Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn. Fed up with empty and unhappy lives spent working and consuming, they chart a new course in life. Their goal: Make more of their lives by living with less. After deciding their new lives are more fulfilling than their old lives of consumerism, the newly minted minimalists leave their jobs, create a blog, get rid of most of their stuff, and embark on a coast to coast tour spreading the evangel of minimalism.

The two decide (just like your host here at TNMM) there are more important things in life than making money and spinning like a rat in a wheel trapped in the insidious sleep-work-spend cycle. Naturally, a film documenting their journey arises out of the venture.

So, does the film both entertain and inform? In short, yes, it does. It does drag in a few places. Perhaps a “road trip” plot device would have been more fun. The “rags to riches” plot device of the duo, no doubt contrived by consultants and producers to sex up the film, does work but falls somewhat flat in that the Minimalists’ eventual, lukewarm embrace by those who inhabit the swampy vortex of consumerism, the mainstream media, is an odd, shotgun marriage.

The irony is we have two very smart guys preaching minimalism to vacuous talking heads at various local television stations, and the pseudo-glamorous but brain-dead harridans at the Today show. At least old media helped spread their message to the masses. Other than that odd juxtaposition, and some formulaic, emotional tugging at the heartstrings as Ryan tells a story of how his mom became a typical “empowered” Anglobitch who destroyed her family and her life after she left his father (no surprise to TNMM readers she behaved this way), and Josh tells us about his mom being abused by his dad, the expose on minimalism actually works quite well.

Naturally, it took two men to come up with a film about minimalism. Women, who make or directly influence 4 out of 5 purchasing decisions, will largely be alienated by such a film. The film is especially refreshing in that the gynocentric, extravagant culture in which we live squelches most questioning, or dissent of the religion of consumerism in America. Yet, in this film we have two 30-something men finally taking charge of their lives and their own happiness after boldly walking off the corporate plantation, saying to hell with the shopping mall, and setting off to try something new. It’s a film that challenges conventional wisdom.

Rolling the dice is the most effective part of their message, because that’s really what it takes to change a man’s life. When a man finally throws up his hands and cries out, “I’m not living like this, ANYMORE!” only then will he change his life. Although Nicodemus and Millburn are much more milquetoast about their message than anything you’ll find on TNMM, the spirit is the same.

They’re likable guys.

Nicodemus says he had his fed-up moment when the company he worked for pushed him to devise new ways to sell smartphones to 5-year olds. He’s right that it sucks living in a sellout culture. My fed-up moment was when the pencil-neck geek of a boss at the television station I worked for boldly proclaimed our college degrees and experience didn’t matter to the suits in the boardroom, anymore. I later ended up here writing for you guys rather than selling myself out on the idiot box.

Nicodemus and Millburn finally get their message out, sell some books, and realize some success saving people from the cesspool of consumerism in their noble and worthwhile pursuit. The film wraps up with timeless wisdom “Love people, and use things. Because the opposite never works.” Indeed, that is a message that’s so against the mainstream of this sick and decadent culture it will fall on deaf ears when it comes to most of the indoctrinated American populace. But for those of us who get it, regaining control of our lives, our time, and our freedom will be our reward.

Best of all, sentiment like this is arising naturally as men tire of being expected to service the bottom line at any cost. Hopefully, The Minimalists film and blog are only the beginning of the resistance to living lives as useful idiots for the corporate-government complex and its moneymaking schemes.

The film is recommended by TNMM.

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Weekend Reading | April 7, 2017

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Here are some of the most politically incorrect, incisive, interesting, or original links from around the web for the weekend of April 7, 2017.

Manosphere


Pepsi Ad Celebrating Social Justice Warriors Backfires Spectacularly

On the third of April 2017, the PepsiCo brand released an ad focused on the core values of Social Justice, depicting a demonstration of its usual defenders. The video reaches its climax when ultra-rich SJW Kendall Jenner saves the day and hands a can of Pepsi to an oppressive-looking White police officer. Everyone cheers.

British DJ Sentenced to Year in Prison for Remixing Muslim Prayer Call

A British DJ has reportedly been sentenced to one year in prison in Tunisia for creating a dance mix of a Muslim call to prayer. According to The Telegraph, the DJ is a Londoner by the name of Dax J. He was reportedly performing at the Orbit Festival in north-eastern Tunisia. Footage from the event shows the moment of his ‘crime.’

Nonlinear Seduction

Chicks HATE HATE HATE boring men.
Worse than they hate unemployed bums.
Worse than they hate pygmales.
Worse than they hate nümales.
Worse than they hate neomaxizimdweebmales.

Beta or Codependent

During the early days of the Manosphere our objectives were simple and straightforward: figuring out what sort of behaviour attracts women, and what sort of behaviour repulses them.  This was the cauldron which gave rise to the terms Alpha and Beta, a simplistic (but useful) metric where young Lotharios would ask themselves if they were behaving like A) a simpering dweebo, or B) Like a Boss.

FEED Inc & The Corporate Campaign Dialectic

Seems to me like the “Paleo Diet” bubble on teh Interwebz has popped. Or jumped the shark…or run its course or whatever other cute term you want to use to refer to a fad that has passed and now generally viewed with condescending amusement by those who “now know better.”

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Are Toxic Chemicals Turning Boys Into Girls

In the dark warmth of the womb, a miracle unfolds silently and inexorably. An unrecognizable glom of cells begins to take shape according to a master plan laid down eons ago. The tiny mass that will soon form a priceless treasure burgeons into human form with fingers, toes, and a minuscule nose. It is female, and only nature can read the instructions that determine whether the being remains female or transforms into a male.

5 Signs the Justice System is Hopelessly Corrupt

The entire statist system is beleaguered and reeling from inherent problems and issues that are grossly out of balance with natural order and cosmic law. The justice system is one aspect of the statist system that is especially corrupt. From the bottom-up/top-down from the lowly street cop at the bottom, counting quotas, to the entrenched supreme court judge at the top wielding absolute power (that tends to corrupt absolutely), the justice system has never been more oppressive and overreaching. One has to obsequiously walk on eggshells, staying within rigid lines like a good little statist-pawn/debt-slave/propaganda-puppet, just to get through the day without getting locked up for a petty crime. And all of this within a so-called “free” country.

Michael Savage Warns on War with Russia: Who Got to You, Mr. President?

Noting President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany 100 years ago Thursday, plunging the nation into a costly war, talk-radio host Michael Savage said history seemed to be repeating itself as President Trump considered taking military action against Syria, which is allied with Russia and Iran.

Trump Goes to War: Bombs Syria

President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against a Syrian regime military airbase, in response to a chemical weapons attack carried out by the regime earlier this week.

Feds Fund “How to Be a Good Muslim” Lessons for Students

A Christian organization has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding the department pull its support for what it calls “an Islamic Sunday School program” for public-school students.

Book of the Week


In The Forty Years War, authors Len Colodny, author of the New York Times bestseller Silent Coup, and Tom Schactman, offer an eye-opening exposé of the history of the neoconservative movement—from its little-known role in Richard Nixon’s downfall through its ultimate expression in the preemptive war in Iraq. Groundbreaking and provocative, The Forty Years War documents the neocons’ undermining of the Nixon White House, their success at halting détente during the Ford and Carter years, their uneasy alliance with Ronald Reagan, and their determination to eventually take the U.S. all the way to Baghdad.

“Absorbing…a must read….illuminating and deeply provocative….The Forty Years War is a book that deserves to have a much higher public profile as Colodny and Shachtman are marshalling new evidence to challenge conventional interpretations of late Cold War political history and foreign policy.” (Zenpundit.com)

“[Colodny and Shachtman] tell the story from Nixon to now, and they do it in meticulous and interesting detail.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“A rigorous and critical examination of the neoconservative movement and the bureaucratic, ideological battles over American foreign policy from 1969 to 2009.…[A] captivating chronicle. Highly recommended.” (Library Journal)

“A well-reported, fast-paced history lesson on the eternal conflict between ideologues and policymakers and the hubris that always accompanies success.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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Weekend Reading | March 31, 2017

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Here are some of the most politically incorrect, incisive, interesting, or original links from around the web for the weekend of March 31, 2017.

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Talk Show Radio Host Michael Savage Attacked on Street, Mainstream Media Says Nothing

Michael Savage, the popular talk radio host of the Michael Savage show, was assaulted by a man at a San Francisco restaurant this month. According to reports, the tall man knocked away Savage’s ten pound pet poodle, Teddy, and knocked the 74-year-old Savage to the ground. A Good Samaritan arrived to help, but was also met with the ground from the violent attacker. The man fled and police are still investigating.

The Modern Woman is a Witch Under a Spell

In today’s degenerate slime bucket called the west, we have coteries of differing weirdos, freaks, scumbags and skanks.  The one gender that straddles all of those deranged groups like the mother whore of Babylon is, you guessed it.  Females.  As the most easily manipulated and emotionally twisted group of humans.  Their minds were most efficiently funneled into directed paths which are dysgenic and colossally destructive for society as a whole.  As modern technology reached further and further into humanity.  We see through the use of globalized social media and widespread use of online streaming video that women now have limitless supplies of thirsty men at their disposal.

Questioning the r/K Theory of American Politics

Agnostic has some biting words for proponents of the theory that (White) conservatives are K-selected and (White) liberals are r-selected.

Ten Observations from Living in America’s Most Notorious Neighborhood

In late February/early March 2014, I was put in a rather uncomfortable position. My roommate at the time informed me that he would not be able to sign a year’s lease with me. He was having difficulty finding steady work, and the situation was heightened by the fact that the rent for our two bedroom slice of comfort would spike by nearly 20 percent for the new lease.

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Putin Blasts Euro-Western Culture of Pedophilia and Satanism

Recent events have sparked renewed interest in an explosive speech given by Vladimir Putin at the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club On September 19, 2013, addressing a number of challenges faced by contemporary Russia. In doing so, he also took aim at the moral degradation creeping through Europe and the West, in a rare – by normal political standards – display of candour.

Cop Records Himself Ignoring Cries for Help to Flirt

It was only after the department became aware of several videos Fennell made, which demonstrated he was guilty of “dereliction of duty,” did they start to put two and two together and launch an investigation.

Hannity Sides with Freedom Caucus Over Trump (So Does TNMM)

President Donald Trump has forced some of his most ardent supporters in conservative media into an awkward position as he searches for a scapegoat to blame for the Republican-controlled government’s failure to repeal Obamacare this month.

Army Intel Officer Lays Out Why the Elite Are So Scared of Infowars

Survivalist expert and author James Wesley Rawles explains why the global elite are threatened by the impact Infowars is having on politics around the world.

The Ticking Time Bomb that Will Eventually Wipe Out Every Pension Fund in America

Are millions of Americans about to see the big, juicy pensions that they were counting on to fund their golden years go up in flames in the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history?

Book of the Week


The attacks of September 11, 2001, were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects—finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government—by showing how they acted in concert to guarantee that the attacks produced the desired result.

Crossing the Rubicon is unique not only for its case-breaking examination of 9/11, but for the breadth and depth of its world picture—an interdisciplinary analysis of petroleum, geopolitics, narcotraffic, intelligence and militarism—without which 9/11 cannot be understood.

The US manufacturing sector has been mostly replaced by speculation on financial data whose underlying economic reality is a dark secret. Hundreds of billions of dollars in laundered drug money flow through Wall Street each year from opium and coca fields maintained by CIA-sponsored warlords and US-backed covert paramilitary violence. America’s global dominance depends on a continually turning mill of guns, drugs, oil and money. Oil and natural gas—the fuels that make economic growth possible—are subsidized by American military force and foreign lending.

In reality, 9/11 and the resulting “war on terror” are parts of a massive authoritarian response to an emerging economic crisis of unprecedented scale. Peak Oil—the beginning of the end for our industrial civilization—is driving the élites of American power to implement unthinkably draconian measures of repression, warfare and population control. Crossing the Rubicon is more than a story. It is a map of the perilous terrain through which, together and alone, we are all now making our way.

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Weekend Reading | March 3, 2017

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Here are some of the most politically incorrect, incisive, interesting, or original links from around the web for the weekend of March 3, 2017.

Manosphere


6 Types of People Who Deserve the Cucking Stool

Dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries, “cucking stools” were specially made chairs used to punish disorderly women and dishonest tradesmen in medieval Britain. Large crowds would gather to watch and ridicule the recipient, who would be repeatedly plunged into water for a set number of submersions that were predetermined by the local magistrate.

Study: Men and Women Have Different Regrets

The Chateau was out there early laying realtalk on the stubborn ears of the eunuchracy about the male enthusiasm for no strings attached sexual release and the opposite female preference for sex swaddled in the comforting confines of commitment.

False Equivalencies

One of the more persistent questions I get asked about Hypergamy is if there’s a parallel to it in men. I’ve answered this in several comment threads both here and in other forums, but I’ve never really addressed it in a post. When I was considering this I remembered a couple of comments from manosphere luminaries Deti and Novaseeker who I thought summed up this (often deliberate) misconception.

Waking from the Fever Dream

Pizzagate will be the Rosetta stone of this era on the world stage of politics. It’s already had a tremendous effect…were it not for Pizzagate and the subsequent connections of the Clinton machine to spirit cooking, the Haitian economic development opportunities for indigenous youth charity work; the emailed queries about pizza related maps and pool parties with underage kids as the featured entertainment and other such lurid details brought to the attention of the public…well, in all likelihood, Trump probably would not have won the best election ever.

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64 Ways Obama is Sabotaging Trump

It might seem outrageous and unprecedented that a newly departed president would devote himself to overthrowing his successor, but that is exactly what a mountain of growing evidence appears to indicate. “Obama’s goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment,” the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

Attacks on Independent Media in Unprecedented Wave of Censorship

In an unprecedented wave of censorship, multiple leading independent media outlets have been hit with modern-day guerrilla tactics by globalist corporations in collusion with the deep state. Both Natural News and InfoWars, and even Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, have faced intimidation, harassment, and economic sabotage solely because they publish content which discredits the mainstream media and the political establishment.

Former CIA Agent Explains How Trump Can Destroy the Deep State

David Robert Steele has a few ideas about how to dissolve the two-party tyranny that has taken over our country. If you haven’t heard of the ex-CIA activist yet, he once ran for president on a platform of electoral reform, a balanced budget, an end to all taxes aside from an automated payment transaction, and full employment for all Americans. Steele also believes in a “debt jubilee,” or debt reconciliation, and that Wall Street should start paying for America, instead of America paying for Wall Street.

Megabank Caught Laundering for Terrorists and Drug Cartels and Feds are Keeping it Secret

When a bank is found guilty of doing business in countries where they’re not supposed to be, and when the same bank is found guilty of helping drug cartels launder money, shouldn’t the public have a right to know about the banks’ efforts at correcting such actions? That’s the question being raised with respect to HSBC’s 1.92 billion dollar settlement with the U.S. and oral arguments are taking place in federal court this week on whether or not the compliance report should stay sealed.

Mississippi House Kills Divorce Reform Bill Without Vote

“Given our high divorce rate in this state, the floodgate is already open — we don’t need to completely tear it down.”

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Every Four years, tempers are tested and marriages fray as Americans head to the polls to cast their votes. But does anyone really care what we think? Has our vaunted political system become one big, expensive, painfully scriped reality TV show?

In this cringe-inducing expose of the sins and excesses of Beltwayland, a longtime Republican party insider argues that we have become an oligarchy in form if not in name.

Hooked on war, genuflecting to big donors, in thrall to discredited economic theories and utterly bereft of a moral compass, America’s governing classes are selling their souls to entrenched interest while our bridges collapse, wages, stagnate, and our water is increasingly undrinkable.

Drawing on sinsights gleaned over three decades on Capitol Hill, much of it on the Budget Committee, Lofgren paints a gripping portrait of the dismal swamp on the Potomac and the revolution it will take to reclaim our government and set us back on course.

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Get Them While They’re Hot! The New Modern Man’s First eBook Series

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