REGISTRATION — Founder’s Day with Melissa Joe Peltier!
Bette Dangerous Founding members are invited to a Founder’s Day zoom salon with award-winning director Melissa Jo Peltier, whose groundbreaking film about former Trump supporters is must-see <3
This community has been so good and supportive of me and my work, that I am constantly trying to devise ways to give back. So as a thank you to my Founding Members — those who support me above and beyond the annual subscriber fee — I created a monthly Founder’s Day event. Our first guest for Founder’s Day was Keir Giles — author of Russia’s War on Everybody — and a vital member of the Bette Dangerous community.
Yesterday, when I was inauthentically ‘permanently suspended’ from Twitter, Keir rose to my defense, calling me a ‘counter-subversion campaigner’’. I don’t think I’ve ever been called anything more glorious in my life.
I am grateful for those who rallied to my support, and grateful for the platform formerly known as Twitter’s decision this morning that they had gotten it wrong.
Working with colleagues who are constantly targeted by the online version of James Cagney’s gang in ‘White Heat’, I am generally careful with my words, as I know I am behind enemy lines.
What a world.
BTW, if you are not joining Monique and Olga’s Kremlin Lounge chats at 9 am PT on Wednesdays you are missing out. I wish those women were leading the world so we could finally get the West to see that Russia is running ops on our brains.
I am so pleased to invite our Founding Members to meet Bette Founding Member Melissa Jo Peltier — an award-winning filmmaker — who will be joining us this Sunday, at 4 pm PT to talk about her incredible film ‘The Game Is Up’ — where disillusioned Trump supporters share their journey. Quite frankly, it is one of the most important films of the last seven years, joining Jen Senko’s The Brainwashing of My Dad in its importance as a key document of our times.
The registration link for Founders is below the paywall, and here are the details:
Sunday, September 17, 4 pm PT
Founders’ Day — featuring Melissa Jo Peltier, director of the award-winning documentary The Game Is Up — I have written about the brilliant film many times and have been trying to get Melissa to speak with us for months, but she has been film festival hopping to collect more awards and is also directing more films. Here is one of those articles.
Melissa is a veteran producer, who is among one of Bette’s first Founding Members, which is such an honor. She has been a featured guest on RadPod, and I can’t wait for you all to meet her!
Do me a favor and please watch her film — which is available on all platforms and free on YouTube — and here is the trailer.
Thanks to all the love I received from around the globe, I added a few more days to our 40% special on a first-year membership, so please consider becoming a member and joining our vibrant pro-democracy community.
And if you would like to become a Founding Member, it’s anything above the $60 annual fee, so for some of you, it’ll only be a few dollars. Although I must say, those of you who join at the default rate of $210 really allow me to do this work without worrying about keeping the lights on. I am truly indebted.
Registration below paywall xo
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“We just have to see that the battle for democracy is broader. It's deeper.”—David Pepper
“I need people to see they're on the frontline. Wherever you live, if you’re doing this work, you are the frontline.”—David Pepper
“The message should be a fair deal… fairness everywhere.”—Martin Sheil
“I say a silent prayer of thanksgiving as I walk upon the earth.”-Audrey Peterman.
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“Something Sacred never dies in almost all of us, who can hear the invitation of Truth…”-words from a Bette Dangerous community member
“Non-violent protest is a life-affirming activity as it seeks to promote a more humane society.”-Ellen Zucker
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FOUNDER’S DAY REGISTER LINK HERE….