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Best Casting EVER!

June 10, 2020

Today I sing the praises of a rarely-honored class of working person: The Casting Director. Matching the right performer to a given part takes luck and insight and, often enough, inspiration. Throughout Show Biz history we have seen marvelous, CLASSIC work by casting directors:

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce

Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice

Hattie McDaniel as Mammy in Gone With The Wind

Speaking of GWTW… This is Brilliant Casting

Then there is the unexpected: Taking A Chance On a “Cutsie” Television SitCom Actress…

So many more examples flood into my mind: Robert Preston in The Music Man… Putting Laurel with Hardy… Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday… All prime examples of casting work.

But for me, the winner of the all-time best piece of casting goes to either the unnamed genius of a Casting Director of, or Stanley Kramer, the producer of, 1963’s all-star comedy extravaganza: It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Why? No mere photograph will suffice. First a foreshadowing:

OUCH! Not only do my ears ache, but every bone in my body aches just to know the name of the unsung genius who listened to Ethel Merman singing and posed the question, “Can you imagine THAT coming out of… your MOTHER-IN-LAW?”

IMAGINE NO MORE! Here we go!…

In one fell swoop, whomever ’twas who cast Merman in this rôle nailed exactly how billions of married men feel. Listen to that husband! When brutalized by the World’s Worst Backseat Driver, he feebly mutters, “You’re right. You’re right.” Sigh…

Years later La Merman took a crack at killing Disco:

But for me, because of MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD, Merman is always and forever the quintessential termagant, shrew, harridan, virago, harpy… unrepentant battle-axe. Filled with certitude concerning the ineptitude of the man her daughter brought home and married.
This is the one performance that made men all over the world heave a sigh of relief and say, about their life, “Things could be worse.”
And once again, cinema communicates around the world…

While original “Road Show” release of this film ran three and a half hours, the film underwent ruthless cutting by theater managers, all to get in more showings. The standard theatrical version ran two hours forty minutes. Home video releases added some footage over the years. Not long ago CRITERION put together the most complete version extant clocking in at three hours and seventeen minutes – including some recreations with location stills accompanied by the original audio.

Is it a wacky comedy? Or is it a scathing look at American capitalism? Who cares! I just love that horrid Mother-In-Law!

If you can’t handle over three hours of visual and verbal abuse at one shot, try one of the trailers:

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Don’t Be A Mark

February 15, 2020

You think these people have changed since 2016?
The smirking fair-haired chap below is democrat stalwart RICHARD GEPHARDT – one of the founders of the Democratic Leadership Council, along with the odious Clintons and the world’s biggest hypocrite, that major pot-head Al Gore who helped wage the war on… pot smokers.

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THESE are the behind-the-scenes “Leaders” democrat voters support out of sheer ignorance, hatred, and baldfaced stupidity. And by “support,” I mean anyone in that party. If you participate in this nefarious group of neo-liberal money-grubbers YOU are part of the problem. Unless you honestly believe that electing democrats will make things better. In that case you may be well served by having a psychiatric team look into your symptoms…
(AND NOTE THAT IN 2016 WE WERE STILL TALKING ABOUT “SINGLE-PAYER”. Since that time these con-artists moved the whole conversation from Single-Payer to Medicare For All – which will leave the insurance companies in charge and still bankrupt millions of Americans annually, so they can apply for Medicaid just as the democrats start to dismantle the program. Thanks, saps! By demanding Medicare for All instead of SINGLE-PAYER, you helped Gephardt KEEP HIS VILE PROMISE TO THE INSURANCE EXECUTIVES.)

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THIS is the classic 1940 study of Con Artists – including politicians. Reading this book will show exactly how today’s millionaire democrats so easily shifted the conversation from SINGLE-PAYER healthcare to MEDICARE FOR ALL which is run by insurance companies. Medicare is USELESS without private insurance. And the Drug part is ALL run by insurance companies.
The hallmark of a con is that the marks REFUSE TO ADMIT THEY WERE CONNED.
And so today people justify their healthcare gullibility with such inanities as: “Bernie’s got a WRITTEN bill that’s CALLED Medicare but it is really SINGLE PAYER.”
The guy who sells the Brooklyn Bridge also flashes written documents… it’s an essential part of any con.
BTW, THE BIG CON is the book that writer David S. Ward plagiarized for THE STING. The case was settled in favor of the writer of The Big Con.

Up DateWell THAT didn’t take long… See below for an example of how a self-deluded mark suckered by “Senator BS” excuses his call for Americans to TURN IN people who work with the EEEEEVIL Russians. It’s no big deal because… IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYBODY. Guess that whole McCarthy Era was just a minor glitch… Coulda happened to anyone…

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A Civil Question About Brexit

February 6, 2020

It’s over. It’s done. IL FINITO. After a seemingly endless period of hemming and hawing, Britain has finally said ADIEU to the European Union. Well, we all knew this was coming. My question about this state of affairs is a simple one: Now that the Brits have left, when will the other European countries started bombing them? When do the invasions commence? After all isn’t that what happened in our own history when some Southern states left the American union in the 1800s? It always struck me as odd that a nation built upon seceding from England would go berserk when some of its own states wanted independence. What is the United States, the Mafia or the Central intelligence Agency? Once you join you stay in for life? Forever? You can’t leave? Why not? Even Ireland now has divorce. Cutting its ties with a “parent” nation is how this country was founded. Should we not have honored the Southern states request to do the same? The damage the Civil War did to the nation remains with us. We see it almost daily in the news.

In terms of carnage the American Civil War ranks right up at the top of the list, at #1 as our most brutal, bloody conflict:
405,399 Americans died in World War II.
25,000 died in the Revolutionary war.
The death toll in the civil war stands at 620,000.
America suffered 50,000 casualties at Gettysburg alone.

There had to have been a better way… Suppose President Lincoln and the Congress had said to the Confederate States of America: You want to set up shop on your own? Okay. We see your point. You’re free to go. Nobody understands better than us the concept of breaking ties with an existing government that you find disagreeable. We once wrote an entire document based just on that notion. It’s called Declaration of Independence: “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve political bands which have connected them with another…” So, yeah, we really do get it. Been there done that, right? So hasta la vista, Bubba. See you around campus. Um, there’s just one more thing. About those slaves…

You want your slaves? Go for it. But just remember this: as a sovereign nation you’ll have to have treaties with us. And we simply won’t sign treaties and buy your products if they result from slave labor. So good luck with your cotton harvest. It won’t do you a bit of good. Our factories will never use it. We will outlaw slave products and get cotton elsewhere. We can also live without peanuts very well, bless your heart. Oh, and we have treaties in place around the world which you will no longer be party to. So we will make sure that no other nation deals with you until you bestow full freedom and citizenship rights to those slaves.

Can you imagine what that would have been like? This is pretty much how the world convinced the repressive South African government to get rid of their odious apartheid system. And, while we’re on the subject, that was more of a plan than Lincoln had. Oh, sure, he delivered his Emancipation Proclamation. But that only freed slaves in the states that rebelled, and the CSA did not recognize the USA so the proclamation was a feeble gesture at best.

All Lincoln fixated on was “saving” the Union come hell or high water and nothing or nobody mattered. As Honest Abe wrote to newspaper man Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862.

“I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be ‘the Union as it was.’ If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.” (Emphasis in Lincoln’s original)

Now I ask you: Does that sound like a man who passionately wanted to end the horrid, unspeakable practice of using human beings as farm machinery? Not to me it doesn’t.

Europe has a barbaric history of almost constant warfare and invasion among its constituent societies. I did not refer to “nations” because war in Europe was a way of life even before the continent had nations. All the borders of the various European countries represent places where warring factions got tired of fighting each other and grudgingly worked out a truce. Till the next time.

Just think of the millions of soldiers and civilians who died in the so-called World War that started in 1914 and ended in 1945 (with 20 years off after 1918 to regroup). About 125 million got wiped out. In THUD’S own family, during the first part of the war my own Grandfather fought in the German Cavalry while his American Brother-in-Law fought “Over There” with the Allied Expeditionary Forces. And they loved each other! How twisted is that? It’s like the tales of brother fighting brother in our own Civil War. Twisted, yes, and utterly pointless.

The part of the 20th Century European bloodbath we call World War 2 killed off a staggering 3% of the entire world’s population. That’s as much as the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic wiped out. Something had to be done about that. The EU was it. The whole point of the European Union was to bundle all the historic European enemies together with a common monetary unit so there would, theoretically, be no financial profit from invading and conquering each other. That’s how little they trusted each other even at the end of the 20th Century.

So now after coy hesitation, Britain has pulled out. Already there’s talk of them returning to the fold – just as the CSA would very likely have eventually returned to the USA. But whodathunk that Britain would want to go back within a few months? Maybe bombing and invading is not necessary after all… whodathunk…




Since we’re tinkering with history here,
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A classic piece of vintage paranoia from 1947 – the dawn of Harry Truman’s Cold War. Just two years earlier, Soviet Russia was our ally. Then suddenly, they became The Evil Empire bent on taking over America. This comic book presents a wild fantasy on the theme of America falling to the dirty commies. A valuable look at a moment in history, painstakingly restored digitally and enhanced! No other version looks this good!
A must for understanding the roots of today’s lingering fear and hatred of Russia and the Russians.
It all traces back to our government’s Post-War need for a perpetual enemy in order to “unify” the people and keep America on a permanent wartime military footing. As we see to this very day, in the Pentagon’s bloated and ever-expanding budget as well the constant saber-rattling of elderly politicians and the more aged of the Baby Boomers… it worked all too well.

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January 14, 2020

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“Liberal” Lunacy

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What sour, negative, scared people conservatives were in 1965. Alas, after listening to this LP, and 11 others from the same company (see link below) it’s clear to me that today’s liberals have become just like the conservatives of yesteryear who they hated so much: Using childish nicknames to disparage political opponents… calling for the impeachment of every elected official they don’t agree with… hysterical about The Kremlin plotting to take over America… demanding the blacklisting of anyone merely accused of some “heinous” crime… shouting “TREASON!” when they hear an opposing point of view. I find it ineffably sad.

This LP set the template for today’s hysteria-laden politics. Back in 1965 cuddly, avuncular actor Walter Brennan recorded a screed to warn about how commies and beatniks are plotting to take over America through LBJ’s War on Poverty. That record was called HE’S YOUR UNCLE, NOT YOUR DAD, released by KEY RECORDS, the show-biz arm of the far-right JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY. Here is how the record is described on the back cover:

“Hilarious, yet completely factual, this record album finds Walter Brennan throwing a million-candlepower floodlight on the evils of imported and duty-free collectivism in our nation. Then, it brings into vivid focus the brave moves we must make if we are to preserve the dream of our founding fathers to save our constitutional Republic from the man-made nightmare it is becoming.”

So about this nightmare… exactly how will the commies destroy the United States? According to Brennan and his writer, they will accomplish this nefarious nightmare plot through (are you sitting down?)… Area Codes and Zip Codes! Yup. Area Codes and Zip Codes are a commie plot devised in the WATTS GHETTO by Adam Clayton Powell! (Then Brennan slyly shifts gears to praise PATRIOTIC NEGRO AMERICANS – he even names two! – so it’s ok. No bigot he.) Brennan then launches an attack on free-spending “DO-GOODERS.” I never got that about conservatives. To them, doing good is bad? Yes. Because then, as now conservatives hate poor people. The poor are spongers. The poor are loafers. They are all welfare cheats riding high. For a while there, I thought I was listening to a Mitt Romney speech from 2012, or a Bill Clinton “End Welfare As We Know It” con-job (remember “The Era of Big Government Is Over”?), Or Pres. Obama slashing the food stamp budget by almost $9 billion – not a political Neanderthal from crying voters1965. Here, in an LP undoubtedly owned by the disgruntled parents of today’s conservatives and neo-liberals alike, you will discover the seeds of our current whining form of politics – in which adult babies CRY when their preferred candidate for office loses. The fact that such deeply immature people vote explains a hell of a lot about the present state of our nation.

A few years after recording this diatribe, Brennan refused to support Richard Nixon for president, claiming Nixon was a “do-gooder” liberal. Nixon! Nobody escapes Brennan’s angry conservative stereotyping and vituperation. So we get Welfare queens with 16 illegitimate children. African “head-hunters” populating UN delegations. Farm worker unions are all controlled by Castro. Of course, Castro was installed by our own State Department, according to the delusions presented here. No mention of Batista, the corrupt dictator who raped and pillaged the island of Cuba. No. Instead we hear about the Free Cubans Castro overthrew. Brennan knew Batista was good because… his corrupt regime repaid American foreign aide with 20% interest. All this man cares about is money. At times Brennan’s harangue sounds more like a psychotic accounting lesson than a man talking about “The Greatest Country In The World.”

Naturally, since this record is a product of the John Birch Society, international communist plots abound, abetted by what Brennan calls lazy student beatnik agitators. It may seem funny today, but overall this exercise in political rage and hate makes Archie Bunker sound like St. Francis of Assisi. And then, today, look at all the “liberal” hysteria over Russia and how Putin controls the White House… Plus ça Change, baby…

Listen as Brennan reveals that the LBJ administration is, according to “sworn affidavits,” filled with IDENTIFIED COMMUNIST AGENTS. How does Brennan know this? Sources include “ACCORDING TO THE GRAPEVINE.” It’s a riot! And today, it calls to mind the utter lunacy of so-called liberals like Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and Charles Schumer, always announcing some new BOMBSHELL political disclosure that invariably fizzles before the end of the day. With Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, these “bombshells” all comes from “reliable unnamed sources”… When did these once-liberal Baby-Boomers morph into their conservative grandfathers? How did that happen? WHY did it happen?

Back to Uncle Walt… What would a right wing paranoia festival be without a rant against France? I’ll refrain from quoting that. It has to be heard. And get this… THIS WAS SOLD AS A COMEDY ALBUM. You know, like Woody Woodbury, Lenny Bruce, or Bill Cosby… So how are the jokes? Although the carefully chosen audience guffaws with wild abandon, most all of the alleged zingers just made me cringe. Witticisms like, “What did Italy ever give us? The mafia.” Yikes. He even tells a Jewish joke but, being essentially a coward as all conservatives are, he changes them to “Dutchmen.” I guess Brennan’s writers knew better than to screw with Jews.

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And what, I ask you, would a zany rightwing screed be without those homey but totally bullshit little stories that Paul Harvey once specialized in? This record does not omit them. For just two examples Brennan makes the utterly false claim that George Washington, as a result of his sacrifice to the nation, died broke. Old George was the wealthiest man of his time and at his death left an estate worth over $19 million dollars in today’s dollars. We should all be so broke. Brennan also tells the nonsensical story that Martha Washington had to melt down her silver tea service so the new nation could make coins. While there is no evidence whatsoever that she did this, what if she did? For a woman married to the richest man in America to give up her teaspoons hardly qualifies as a sacrifice. Now, had she given up all their slaves, THAT would have been a sacrifice for it would indeed have broken them financially.

MONEY IS ALL THAT MATTERS

This fixation on money and riches in this record is typical of the Goldwater republicans. As Brennan sums up his philosophy, he actually says that Life is merely a chase to get money to come in. How bloody sad! We all know that Life is so much more than that. But the creators of this thing dwell on money. This is all Brennan carps about: all the money being “wasted” on “do good” efforts. We get dollars and cents from him but nary a trace of compassion for the “loafers, spongers, welfare cheats, students” which all poor people must be. Stripping money out of government programs is justified, according to Brennan, because The Founding Fathers didn’t want a free ride. Tell that to their slave labor… In the world of this record, stealing money from the poor is designed to HELP them. But it is clear that what we have here is plain old greed, pure and simple. They crave the money in exactly the same way today’s conservatives DROOL when they think of the $2.7 Trillion surplus in social security. And yes, Brennan says that social security is a way to steal your money. This, again, is not limited to conservatives. Mrs. Clinton, in her disastrous 2016 campaign, promised to MEANS TEST Social Security while slashing its payments to elders. And she’s considered a liberal! How did we come to this state?

All the now-standard conservative and neo-liberal bullshit memes are here. This record is the acorn from which a rotted oak tree grew and now throws its feculent shade across the land.

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Read This, Please

November 5, 2019

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ATTENTION ALL IDIOTS!

October 15, 2019

I address today you PUDDING-BRAINED TRUMP-FIXATED MORONS who call yourself LIBERAL even while you smugly cheer the proposed federal law slyly called The Journalist Protection Act.
I know I ask a lot of you idiots but… THINK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOUR FUCKING LIFE.
If the federal government would pass a law to “protect” WORKING JOURNALISTS then the law HAS TO DEFINE WHO THE GOVERNMENT DEEMS “ACCEPTABLE” AS A JOURNALIST.
And WHO THEY DO NOT.

Under this law journalists will need FEDERAL JOURNALIST PERMITS. You think that’s GOOD?
(And no, you ignorant assholes, a Press Pass does not equal a permit)

Oh, you stupid, deranged, feculent, numbskulls!
Your insane hatred of Trump makes you CONSISTENTLY PUSH TO WATER DOWN THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

Look, shit-heads, I CANNOT SAY IT MORE CLEARLY:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Got that? NO LAW ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH OR OF THE PRESS.
NONE.
Not SOME laws.
Not ONLY A DOZEN LAWS…
NONE!

The Framers knew well the art of prose. They ably demonstrated their ability to write expertly. THEY FUCKING SAID NO LAWS!!! The First Amendment is all the protection journalists need AND NEOFASCISTS LIKE SENATOR BLUMENTHAL KNOW THIS or he would not promulgate a law giving government the UNCONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to decide who the First Amendment applies to.

And again, to you dimwits who fancy yourselves lawyers because you gaze empty-headed at your TV watching Law and Order: Yes, it says CONGRESS but your State government cannot do this because local governments CANNOT GRANT FEWER RIGHTS THAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

McResistanceHey, you infantile, certifiable twits who satisfy your Cosplay egos by branding yourself “The Resistance”: Face the fact that you refuse to accept that a corrupt, obese, alcoholic, belligerent, old lady who long ago earned the sobriquet “Congenital Liar”, lost the 2016 election. This rage, and your continuous tantrum, blinds you to EVERYTHING else. Now you want to further gut the Bill of Rights because you don’t like the way Trump mocks journalists. Well done, you sap-heads! You have now truly become what Stalin called USEFUL IDIOTS – doing the work of the very fascists you so loudly CLAIM TO OPPOSE. You have the brains of a salami. Here’s my suggestion to all of you… Go back to watching your endless stream of Star Wars sequels and:


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According to trust-fund baby Andrew Cuomo, a man of such low moral fiber that a KENNEDY divorced him, the 5th Amendment protection against DOUBLE-JEOPARDY is just a goddamn LOOPHOLE:
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Flaming FascistFrom an October 2019 NY Times comment thread about Trump. The fake-liberals don’t even bother to hide their disdain for the Freedom of Speech. They don’t like you? You don’t get to speak. Damn good they don’t have any real power…

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Yet another case of a self-described liberal (meaning CLOSET FASCIST) usingFlashing Penny our government to shit on the First Amendment. New York’s Cuomo Administration says that people LOSE THE RIGHTS TO FREE SPEECH IF THEY SPEND $5,000 OR MORE TO MAKE A STATEMENT. So much for NO LAW ABRIDGING “the freedom of speech right of the people… and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The victim of this travesty is suing. As she should. Spend $4,999.99 and you have legal rights? But ONE LOUSY PENNY MORE and you don’t? 

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Remember, hypocritical liberals are nothing new. Here’s Phil Ochs in the 1960s:

 

 

 

 

Decoding The Cult Of Thunberg

September 23, 2019

Ok. We need to differentiate between
CRITICISM and ATTACK.

So many people see a child and right away their BULLSHIT DETECTOR goes on the fritz. Well, pay attention, because today we’re getting heaps of manipulative bullshit from the child Greta Thunberg. The people who handle her have clearly seen to it that she is EXTREMELY WELL TRAINED in the art of deflecting criticism. With that in mind, I shall dissect her cheap rhetorical ploys.
Overall, Thunberg has been well-coached in the use of TWO FALLACIES OF LOGIC:

1) She opens her speeches with the fallacy of logic called POISONING THE WELL – by denouncing in advance anyone who takes a critical look at her, as A HATER.

2) Then, after characterizing all who dare question her as mean old adults, Thunberg employs the fallacy of logic called AD MISERICORDIAM. She does this by first saying, with voice quivering, “I’m JUST a child!” – an odd statement for a normal 16-year old. After that, Thunberg recites a list all her supposed infirmities: Asperger’s Syndrome… ADHD… OCD… Eating Disorders… High-Functioning Autism… and this winner: SELECTIVE MUTISM.
With Selective  Mutism, Thunberg suddenly loses the ability to speak to anyone outside her family. How convenient that she gets stricken with this “condition” whenever she is asked serious questions that challenge her narrative.

It’s all typical DEMAGOGUE bullshit, and if the gullible people who fall for it ever heard an adult speaking like this – someone like, say, oh, Donald Trump – they would denounce the speaker in a New York minute. Because they would listen critically.

People have fallen for this routine over and over.

Bana Alamed, the manufactured child savior of Syria, comes to mind.

As does the doe-eyed child who called herself Nayirah.

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Claiming to be a nurse from Kuwait, Nayirah went before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990, during the run-up to the Iraq Invasion. There, this child delivered completely fabricated testimony about Iraqi soldiers wrenching new-born babies from incubators (children again!) to die in agony on a cold hospital floor. Millions of Americans uncritically swallowed up that patent nonsense, and as a result thousands of people died and uncounted more were maimed and/or left destitute in a pointless war. This child’s parents (she is the daughter of Saud Al-Sabah, then the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States) in conjunction with script writers from the American PR firm Hill & Knowlton, turned this girl into a war criminal at the age of 15. Those who fell for it are equally complicit. And to this day, nearly 30 years later people keep falling for this tactic.

More recently, starting in 2014, we saw the horrific case of Devonte Hart and the rest of the children in his “extended family”.

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At the age of 12, Hart’s popularity peaked when he was photographed doling out hugs in the streets of Portland, OR, at a protest over the lack of an indictment in the notorious Ferguson, MO shooting case. At the time, I told people who fell for this obvious baloney that it was all a set up. Looking at many photos, more than that one famous one, showed it was clearly a manipulated event. For pointing this out, I was denounced as, you guessed it, a Hater and a Racist.

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Needless to say, I heard no apologies from those credulous people later, in 2018, when the whole sordid story came out. It turned out that a pair of heartless adults who acted as parents had used Devonte and a bevy of adopted kids to carve out a career for themselves by expertly shuttling the children from one public tragedy to another, all in the name of “Social Justice.” At each location, Jennifer and Sarah Hart would fabricate media glurge in the form of sappy, but reassuring, “interracial” Kumbaya photo-ops complete with tears and hugs. This scam came to an abrupt end when the manipulative women who had amassed this politically correct minority “family”… brutally killed all the children in a gruesome murder/suicide. Reporters investigating the family – only after the murders – uncovered more than a decade of abuses committed by Jennifer and Sarah Hart.

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Sarah Hart’s mug shot December 27, 2010, arrested for misdemeanor domestic assault and malicious punishment of a child.

The children, it emerged, were routinely beaten and starved when not on display to serve the whims of the adults. Why didn’t reporters investigate the family before this hideous ending? After all, records existed documenting the assaults on the children by the two women. The whole story was there for anyone to see. IF they bothered to look. So why did the story not come out in the press until it was too late? Because of… The Children. Anyone who dared to apply critical thinking to the obviously fishy situation prior to the mass murder was immediately denounced as a racist and a child-hater. See the pattern? It’s about squelching thought and discussion.

The immediate public acceptance of anything, no matter how idiotic, that issues forth from the mouth of a pint-sized Charlie McCarthy IS PRECISELY WHY the people controlling Thunberg have gone out of their way to use a child for their purposes. Children, properly trained, act as shields for their controllers as surely as the National Rifle Association provides cover for politicians. Children inhibit open and frank conversation, and conversation of any sort is the last thing a demagogue wants.

Judging from the jaw-dropping admiration children inspire, they are granted immunity from criticism – after all, they’re so cute. And honest. And far too many adults swallow it without giving what these children say a moment of critical thought.

That’s why this game pops up again and again and again. After “The Angry Greta Thunberg Show” has run its course, and it will as surely as you can say “David Hogg” or “Emma Gonzalez,” we shall undoubtedly be treated to another seemingly precocious pubescent pipsqueak filling the void with a Life-Or-Death message. In terms of marketing, having a malleable child deliver the pitch is the next best thing to finding a puppy that speaks. Woof Woof, y’all…

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With Thunberg, once again, FEAR gets trotted out – and once again through a child – so that you and I will get manipulated into UNCRITICALLY ACCEPTING a line of BULLSHIT that is used to sell us things we do not need. In this case, any product labeled GREEN. It’s the same way people not that long ago fell for OATBRAN in everything – and before that CHLOROPHYLL. Buy GREEN or… we will all die!!!
This kind of marketing works, especially when marketeers use children to pitch the horrors facing us. That technique, especially invoking THE CHILDREN, is an old –  dare I say VENERABLE? – technique. Why? Because… it works. Here is a perfect example of the way a swindling demagogue manipulates people through fear. Note the many appeals to the heart, from patriotism, history, morality, fear and… THE CHILDREN.

The more you know about THE MERCHANTS OF FEAR and their methods, the less likely you are to fall for their line of bullshit. Here is a book, written 100 years ago, that explains this. I have written the introductory material for a new version.

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Originally published in 1919, this book tells how to SHED THE FEAR that experts deliberately plant in our lives; experts who seek to control us for their own ends. If you have any desire to live a life FREE of FEAR, then this classic book is the book to read! Get one for yourself and get some for your friends. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS EVER PUBLISHED! And now, thanks to MOJO BROS. CLASSIC EDITIONS, it is back again. And considering the state of the world today, it is here just in time. Click the image to see this book at AMAZON.

EXTRACT FROM AN AMAZON REVIEW:

Please, everybody! Grab up a copy of UNMASKING FEAR! and read it!
Why? This book explains in crystal clarity HOW and WHY unconscionable individuals and organizations saturate others with FEAR every single day, which tactic is not new, it’s been going on as long as people have been thieves and hungry to steal the freedom and goods of others. This book was penned in 1919, and while the clothing styles have changed, the innards remain the same!
We are barraged with FEAR TACTICS daily by those who eagerly take money out of our pockets; usurp the freedom from our lives and keep us as slaves by clouding our thoughts with FEAR. In 1919, Lloyd Kenyon Jones framed his arguments against the rules of early twentieth century organized religions, and how they frightened many away from independent thinking by threats of devils and hellfire, but hypocritically altered their policies when parishioners backed away. Was God wrong when the Church said that anesthesia was the ‘work of the devil,’ and if so, why did God change his mind? I would ask in 2018, are all of the Catholic people who went to hell for eating meat on Friday stuck down there forever, even though the meat thing is no longer considered a sin, or did somebody make a mistake? Or, perhaps . . . eat a steak..?

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2001: A Mistake Odyssey

June 17, 2019

As we near the 50th Anniversary of the moon landings, we will see an increase in the number of articles about Stanley Kubrick. Some will claim he faked the moon landings (ever see the film MOONWALKERS? Few did…). Many articles will write about Kubrick’s landmark film “2001: A Space Odyssey”. All the articles describing this film will get a crucial point dead wrong. With that in mind, I repost perhaps my most popular (judging by the viewer hits) blog post.
(The original is HERE)

Why Is This Hard To Get?
2001: A Space Odyssey
Has Only THREE Sections.

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The film 2001: A Space Odyssey is
divided into three sections:

1) The Dawn of Man
2) Jupiter Mission
3) Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite.

That is it. Just Three sections. Yet many people mistakenly write that it is in FOUR sections, with the second section not named. This from the prestigious WikiPedia:
“The film consists of four major sections, all of which, except the second, are introduced by superimposed titles.”
Wrong. Totally wrong.
There IS a title introducing the “second” section, but that section is not what they assume it is. The second section is clearly labeled “Jupiter Mission”. The lack of a title before the moon travel sections INDICATES that this is NOT a new section. Despite the machinery and space ships, this is STILL the Dawn of Man. This is why Kubrick makes his stunning leap ahead in time from the apes right to the modern humans. Do you see it? It is crystal clear. So, why do so many people make the false assumption that there is a second section immediately after the Dawn of Man but before the Jupiter Mission? Why do they insist it is an unnamed section AFTER the Dawn of Man? Does it offend them to think that even here in the 21st Century mankind is still primitive? Still in our dawn?

About that flight to the moon let me say it loud and clear: THAT IS NOT A SECOND SECTION. IT IS STILL THE DAWN OF MAN. Kubrick even WRITES IT OUT for people and they still miss it. The section with the apes and the scenes showing the human on his trip to the moon ARE BOTH HAPPENING IN THE DAWN OF MAN. The whole point of the jump-cut from the ape-men to the space shots is that WE ARE IN THE SAME PLACE. We are STILL the same creatures… The time between the two ages means nothing. It is the most brilliant cut in cinema history (so important that I won’t use the word “movie.” You can’t get more important than that.) Shots in the moon section confirm this, because they so richly echo the ape scenes – including the scene of the two rival “tribes” (American, Russian) in conflict over the watering hole as they drink. Can it be any more clear? We are still the same apes, despite the veneer. Look at the moon flight part again and you will see several echoes of the ape scenes. Many are quite funny!

Want further proof? Look at the world around you today. Can you see why Clarke and Kubrick say despite our feelings of modernity and superiority that we are STILL in the Dawn of Man even though it is the 21st Century? Do we seem all that civilized to you? Can you see why the writers/filmmaker show that the Dawn of Man covers a period of millennia?

It is simply a baseless assumption to say the film unfolds in 4 parts, with the second unnamed.
Folks, we are STILL living in the Dawn of Man.
And we will be judged harshly for it by history, should there even BE a future for humans.

They’re Back…

June 14, 2019

And just in time! Did you see all the recent news about the Navy and UFOs?

Conditions seem just right in America for another wave of UFO sightings. And months before the above news report, that thought led MOJO BROS. PUBLISHING to prepare a new version of THIS volume: 

NEW EDITION!

In my introduction to this all new edition of a UFO classic, read what I have to say about the many parallels in conditions today to those of conditions the time of the first big wave of UFO sightings. 

Aside from my thought-provoking introduction, I have painstakingly translated the original text – a chilling WARNING from space! – into E-PRIME, the form of the English language that eschews the use of the verb “to be” in any and all of its forms.

COMING SOON TO AMAZON.COM!

Available now at a reduced price from the printing plant – and at a 15% discount! Just click the image… and use checkout code LKAB317CD.

 

Elections, Pt. 1

May 8, 2019

In which I introduce a 4 minute comment, by philosopher Manly Palmer Hall, concerning elections. Recorded in the 1980s, this extract comes from his talk on ANGER – so you can see how that easily led him to the topic of elections.

Part 2, in which I discuss the
endless election-cycle, coming soon!