Thursday, June 28, 2018

Trey Gowdy Lays into Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray

Demographics and Democrats

Head of prominent charity that campaigns against child abuse is arrested for ‘trying to arrange to rape multiple children as young as two’

  • Joel Davis, 22, was arrested in New York on Tuesday on child sex abuse charges
  • Davis is the chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict - an organization devoted to ending sexual violence 
  • He is accused of trying to set up sexual encounters between himself and children as young as two years old
  • Davis also allegedly solicited an undercover FBI agent to send sexually explicit videos of young children
The head of a charity that campaigns against sexual violence has been arrested in New York for child pornography and allegedly trying to meet with children as young as two for sex. 
Joel Davis, 22, is accused of trying to set up sexual encounters between himself and young children, as well as soliciting an undercover FBI agent to send sexually explicit videos of minors. 
The New Yorker was arrested on Tuesday on child sex abuse and child pornography charges.
Davis is the chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict - an organization devoted to ending sexual violence. 
Prosecutors say despite his involvement in the organization, Davis exchanged text messages with undercover agents over the course of several weeks earlier this month.
Davis allegedly told the agents that he was sexually interested in children of all ages. He is accused of sending the agents sexually explicit photographs of infants and toddlers, including some of the children engaged in sex acts with adults. 
The 22-year-old allegedly arranged to meet the nine-year-old daughter of one of the undercover agents and with the purported two-year-old daughter of the officer's girlfriend.
He allegedly went into detail in the text messages about what sexual activities he intended to engage in with the children. 
Joel Davis is the chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict. He attended a Human Rights Campaign gala in New York in February 2017. He does not work for the gay rights charity
Read More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5890179/Anti-child-abuse-advocate-arrested-trying-sex-kids.html

FARMLANDS (2018) Official Documentary

SHOCKER: LIBERAL NETFLIX UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER STREAMING THIS DISTURBING CHILDREN’S CONTENT

netflix obama desire

We all know that liberals control Hollywood. It’s why every single actor and actress has been coming out attacking Trump—because if they don’t, then the big bad Hollywood executives will make SURE that they never get a job again. In a disturbing twist of fate however, Netflix is now under investigation for what they’ve been caught streaming.

Silence is Consent previously reported onNetflix’s liberal tendencies, noting that they’ve taken a huge bias to Obama. In an attempt to make the Obama family look good to our youth, they’ve signed a multi-year contract with him, in order to make the liberal socialist President look “cool” to children.
Funny enough however, Netflix has been under huge fire recently, after they were caught streaming what appears to be child pornography. No, this is not a joke—in an Argentinian film called Desire, many users have been reporting disturbing content, which they believe should be banned from the video-streaming service.
Read More: https://silenceisconsent.net/shocker-liberal-netflix-under-investigation-after-streaming-this-disturbing-childrens-content/

Federal Shake-Up: Trump Reportedly Looking To Eliminate A Whole Department

President Trump is reportedly looking to reorganize the federal government and finally fulfill a conservative proposal which dates back more than 20 years ago. As Fox News reports, Trump could announce intentions to merge the Labor Department and the Education Department as early as Thursday morning.
The Trump administration is looking to finally complete an idea which conservatives first introduced in the 1990s. Previously, as Fox News reports Republican lawmakers introduced the idea to merge the Education Department, the Labor Department, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The idea was to have the new department operate under a new name, the Department of Education and Employment, but never materialized.
Any change to the structure of the federal government has to be approved by Congress.
Here’s more from Fox News:
According to the Journal, the Education Department is one of the smallest agencies of the federal government, with approximately 3,900 employees. The paper reports that its workforce has shrunk by 10 percent as the result of a hiring freeze instituted by President Trump soon after he took office.
The Labor Department has a reported 15,000 employees and has a variety of responsibilities, including compiling employment statistics and enforcing federal wage laws.

As Politico reports, the two departments are currently undergoing changes to their roles and responsibilities irrespective of the proposed merger:
The Education Department is in the middle of its own restructuring, including a massive shakeup of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
As part of its overall agency reform plan submitted to OMB last fall, the Education Department had proposed taking over a slew of programs that are currently managed by the Labor Department. It did not propose a merger with Labor.
That proposal from September, which was obtained by POLITICO, called for moving the Labor Department offices overseeing employment for people with disabilities, dislocated worker programs and youth workforce training funding to the Education Department.
Continued:
For example, the plan calls for redirecting funding for the Labor Department’s adult and dislocated worker programs into expanding Pell grants, run by the Education Department, for short-term training programs.
It also proposed sending H-1B visa fees that are currently used by the Labor Department for short-term job training programs to the Education Department to make competitive grants to “education and business partnerships” to boost high school science, technology engineering and math education.
The Hill reports that before 1979, the Health and Human Services Department had “welfare” in its name and was known as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In 1979, Congress implemented the creation of a separate Education Department and was signed into law by former President Carter. The HHS was subsequently renamed.
It is unclear what impact the announcement to merge the departments will really have as the legislative calendar is rather encumbered and prior attempts to restructure the federal government have gotten little traction. Republican lawmakers are still looking to address fixing the immigration system, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and overhauling the welfare system. Some or all of these initiatives could be affected if Democrats win back some seats in the upcoming congressional elections.
Read More: https://www.sarahpalin.com/2018/06/28/federal-shake-trump-reportedly-looking-eliminate-whole-department/

Sputnik takes an inside look into Ukraine's Security Services' death squads by Andrei Veselov

In an exclusive, in-depth interview with Sputnik, Sergei Sanovsky, a former training instructor for one of Ukraine's most notorious far-right volunteer militias, shared his story about how he went from being hailed a "hero of Maidan" to getting kidnapped and tortured by Ukraine's Security Service for refusing to run an extrajudicial death squad. 

'A Simple Hero of the Maidan' 

Sergei Sanovsky comes from a long line of career military men. Before 2014, he served in a Spetsnaz detachment of Ukraine's Internal Troops, commanding a reconnaissance group and working as a sniper instructor before leaving military service. 

Sergei participated in the Maidan street protests, which rocked Ukraine in late 2013 and early 2014 and culminated in the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych was ousted after he reversed course on the signing of an association agreement with the European Union. 

"This was like a breath of fresh air," Sanovsky recalled, speaking to Sputnik from Myanmar, the country he fled to after leaving his home country in 2017. "It seemed then that we could really change the country for the better." 

During the protests, Sergei and his friend tried to hide a group of protesters from the Berkut riot police. He was caught and received a vicious beating, with the police breaking his jaw and knocking out most of his teeth. He was unconscious for two days and required several surgeries. In the pro-Maidan Ukrainian press, he was sympathetically hailed as "A simple hero of the Maidan." 

Joining Azov 

After leaving hospital, Sanovsky enlisted in the so-called Azov Battalion, a volunteer paramilitary force consisting of extreme right nationalists and neo-Nazis formed in May 2014 to fight separatist movements in Eastern Ukraine, which sprang up after the Maidan coup d'état in resistance to the new authorities. 

Sergei told Sputnik that he didn't really identify with the group's ideology (defining his views as a cross between liberalism and socialism), but that he joined up because he had the sought-after military experience. During his time with Azov, he first commanded a sabotage and reconnaissance group, before being promoted to deputy chief of a training camp. 

"I created this camp practically from scratch. I also wrote the first program for Azov's recruits," Sergei said. 

Ukraine Sergei Sanovsky

Andrey Veselov Training ground of military unit 3066 'Kulchitsky's Battalion'. Sergei Sanovsky pictured left.

Read More: https://www.sott.net/article/389487-Sputnik-takes-an-inside-look-into-Ukraines-Security-Services-death-squads

DEMOCRATS THE PARTY OF DYING BOOMERS AND RISING TRIBALISTS


I think we can already call the 2020 US Presidential election. Donald Trump will win in a landslide.

Without credible opposition, there is no alternative outcome, and right now the Democrats are very far from being credible opposition. 

This has been underlined in a recent poll that shows Democrats still looking back, doubling down on past failure, and clinging onto old, discredited politicians to keep the capstone on the divisive politics that will define the Party's next -- and possibly last -- generation. 

The poll, carried out by Harvard CAPS/Harris, asked Democrat voters who they thought would be the favourite to win the Democratic nomination for the 2020 vote. 

Surprisingly 32% went for ex-Obama-VP and serial molester Joe Biden, who would become 78 a few days after the election, while 18% still believed Hillary (aged 73) was the ideal candidate to lead the Dems. Bernie Sanders (79) and Elizabeth Warren (71) were third and fourth with 16% and 10% respectively. 

Really, there is no escaping the obvious pattern here: Dem voters are clinging onto a dying cadre of ageing White politicians because they know this is their last, fading hope of uniting disparate groups to win again.

The next generation of Democrat politicians will quite clearly be tribalists, basing their power on appealing to racial minorities and victim groups, and on hating White people. While taking over states and cities will be possibilities, sweeping the nation will become an impossibility.

We already got a taste of this in the defeat of Democratic Party stalwart Joseph Crowley in the Congressional primary in Bronx and Queens the other day. Crowley was a White, 10-term veteran, who tried to build awkward coalitions and not piss off the wrong people. In other words, prime boomer. But that didn't mesh with the increasingly shrill tribalistic note in Democratic politics.

Read More: https://trad-news.blogspot.com/2018/06/democrats-party-of-dying-boomers-and.html

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jason Kessler and Unite the Right 2

Sweden’s Mass Swing to the Nationalist Right!!!

Jefferson's Biological Science of Equality, Race, and Slavery

I have argued that Thomas Jefferson's affirmation of human equality of natural rights and his condemnation of slavery as a violation of those natural rights can be confirmed by Darwinian biological science.  My reasoning for this is elaborated in my chapter on slavery in Darwinian Natural Right, and some of what I will write here comes from that chapter.

A common objection to my argument is that it commits the naturalistic fallacy by mistakenly trying to derive moral values from scientific facts.  Some people see Jefferson himself committing the same fallacy in assuming that the moral principle of human equality could be studied by science as a biological fact, which creates a contradiction in Jefferson's writings insofar as his natural science of racial inequality contradicts his moral teaching about human equality as a "self-evident truth."  This position has been argued, for example, by Daniel Boorstin (1948) and Jean Yarbrough (1991).

Against this position, I have contended that there is no naturalistic fallacy in seeing natural moral judgment as based on hypothetical imperatives that have a "given/if/then" structure: Given what we know about the nature of human beings and the world in which they live, if we want to pursue happiness while living in society with each other, then we ought to adopt a social structure that conforms to human nature in promoting human happiness in society.  So, for example, givenwhat we know about human vulnerability and human propensities to violent aggression, if we want to pursue happiness, peace, and prosperity in our society, thenwe ought to have laws against murder, rape, assault, and theft.  Consequently, the laws against murder, rape, assault, and theft are natural moral laws.  I have elaborated this thought in some posts herehere, and here.

The same sort of reasoning is implicit in Jefferson's writings about equality, race, and slavery.  Although readers of the Declaration of Independence have often criticized it for not condemning racial slavery as violating the "self-evident" truths that "all men are created equal," and endowed by their creator with natural rights, Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration actually contained a passage condemning the King for supporting the British slave trade:
"He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither.  This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of INFIDEL powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain.  Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.  And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people on whom he also obtruded them: thus paying off former crimes committed against the LIBERTIES of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the LIVES of another" (Jefferson 1984, 22). 
Jefferson reports that this clause was struck out because some of the delegates from South Carolina and Georgia wanted to continue the foreign importation of slaves, and because some people in the northern colonies had engaged in the commercial shipping of slaves.

Notice that slaves are identified as "men," and thus entitled to the "rights of life and liberty" that belong to all men.  Notice also the reference to the "market where MEN should be bought & sold."  Since female as well as male slaves were sold on the market, this must imply that "men" is being used in a generic sense to include women as well as men.  If so, then the affirmation in the Declaration that "all men are created equal" must include slaves and women.

Read More: https://darwinianconservatism.blogspot.com/2018/06/jeffersons-biological-science-of.html

Incredibles 2 - Steve Sailer

What proportion of the top creative artists in Hollywood, the heavyweight auteurs, are men of the right?
This old question has come up again with the box office triumph of the anti-egalitarian Brad Bird’s The Incredibles 2 and the comments about Donald Trump by David Lynch, director of Twin Peaks and Eraserhead.
Lynch’s work isn’t to everyone’s taste, but obviously he’s an American original who makes movies and television shows that nobody else could (or perhaps would). If you are as admired as David Lynch (his Mulholland Drive came in No. 1 in a recent poll of critics as the best film of the 21st century, although that could be an artifact of the survey methodology), you can, hopefully, continue to have a career after saying to The Guardian:
“[Trump] could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.” While Trump may not be doing a good job himself, Lynch thinks, he is opening up a space where other outsiders might. “Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.”
Trump joked:
“There’s David Lynch. Enjoy it because his career in Hollywood is officially over.”
The square-jawed Lynch, who identifies himself on Twitter as “Filmmaker. Born Missoula, MT. Eagle Scout,” has many obsessions, but few that overlap with those of the social justice jihadis. Fortunately for Lynch, much of the press can’t imagine that his assessment of Trump could be anything other than some complex aesthetic put-on. They assume: By definition, unique artists such as Lynch must agree with everybody you know.
Clearly, even the most valuable film directors are forced to tread carefully in today’s entertainment-industry political monoculture.
Read More:  http://takimag.com/article/review_emthe_incredibles_2_em_steve_sailer/print#ixzz5JcTGTQw2

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ben Rhodes Admits Obama Armed Jihadists In Syria In Bombshell Interview

Someone finally asked Obama administration officials to own up to the rise of ISIS and arming jihadists in Syria.
In a wide ranging interview titled "Confronting the Consequences of Obama's Foreign Policy" The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan put the question to Ben Rhodes, who served as longtime deputy national security adviser at the White House under Obama and is now promoting his newly published book, The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House.



Read More: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-24/ben-rhodes-admits-obama-armed-jihadists-syria-bombshell-interview

How Long Can The Federal Reserve Stave Off the Inevitable? — Paul Craig Roberts

When are America’s global corporations and Wall Street going to sit down with President Trump and explain to him that his trade war is not with China but with them? The biggest chunk of America’s trade deficit with China is the offshored production of America’s global corporations. When the corporations bring the products that they produce in China to the US consumer market, the products are classified as imports from China.

Six years ago when I was writing The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism, I concluded on the evidence that half of US imports from China consist of the offshored production of US corporations. Offshoring is a substantial benefit to US corporations because of much lower labor and compliance costs. Profits, executive bonuses, and shareholders’ capital gains receive a large boost from offshoring. The costs of these benefits for a few fall on the many—the former American employees who formerly had a middle class income and expectations for their children.

In my book, I cited evidence that during the first decade of the 21st century “the US lost 54,621 factories, and manufacturing employment fell by 5 million employees. Over the decade, the number of larger factories (those employing 1,000 or more employees) declined by 40 percent. US factories employing 500-1,000 workers declined by 44 percent; those employing between 250-500 workers declined by 37 percent, and those employing between 100-250 workers shrunk by 30 percent. These losses are net of new start-ups. Not all the losses are due to offshoring. Some are the result of business failures” (p. 100).
In other words, to put it in the most simple and clear terms, millions of Americans lost their middle class jobs not because China played unfairly, but because American corporations betrayed the American people and exported their jobs. “Making America great again” means dealing with these corporations, not with China. When Trump learns this, assuming anyone will tell him, will he back off China and take on the American global corporations?

The loss of middle class jobs has had a dire effect on the hopes and expectations of Americans, on the American economy, on the finances of cities and states and, thereby, on their ability to meet pension obligations and provide public services, and on the tax base for Social Security and Medicare, thus threatening these important elements of the American consensus. In short, the greedy corporate elite have benefitted themselves at enormous cost to the American people and to the economic and social stability of the United States.

The job loss from offshoring also has had a huge and dire impact on Federal Reserve policy. With the decline in income growth, the US economy stalled. The Federal Reserve under Alan Greenspan substituted an expansion in consumer credit for the missing growth in consumer income in order to maintain aggregate consumer demand. Instead of wage increases, Greenspan relied on an increase in consumer debt to fuel the economy.

The credit expansion and consequent rise in real estate prices, together with the deregulation of the banking system, especially the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, produced the real estate bubble and the fraud and mortgage-backed derivatives that gave us the 2007-08 financial crash.

Read More: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/06/26/long-can-federal-reserve-stave-off-inevitable-paul-craig-roberts/

Don’tcha Just Hate It When the Neo-Nazis Are Right? by David Cole

Did I ever tell you about the time I had dinner with a war criminal? It’s not exactly my funniest story, but it’s still somewhat instructive. It was September 1992. The United States was under aural assault from a multiracial triad of evil—Billy Ray Cyrus, Jon Secada, and Sir Mix-a-Lot—so I sought refuge abroad to escape the din. I’d decided to spend a few months in Europe for my second research expedition to the former Nazi concentration-camp sites. I had a busy schedule—Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia (Yoko hadn’t broken up the band yet), Austria, and Germany.

The previous month, Holocaust denier and Hitler fanboy Ernst Zundel had won a decisive victory over his Canadian government foes; his conviction for spreading “false news,” a criminal offense in Canada at the time (no, Mr. President, we can’t enact a similar law here), had been overturned, and the law under which he was convicted had been ruled inconsistent with Canada’s Charter of Rights and Poutine. For the first time in a decade, Zundel was free as a bird, able to travel with no restrictions.

So he decided to return to Germany, the nation of his birth, to take a victory goose-step.
In the previous years, I’d been corresponding with Zundel. In those days, if you were interested in Holocaust revisionism, you had to correspond with Zundel. His well-funded and exceptionally capable defense team had amassed the world’s largest storehouse of revisionist information, much of it available nowhere else. So dealing with Zundel was unavoidable. When he heard I was going to be in Europe the same time he was, he asked if we could meet. We agreed that we’d meet on the grounds of Auschwitz, so that I could share the results of my research, in return for all the info he had previously shared with me.

Read More: http://takimag.com/article/dontcha_just_hate_it_when_the_neo_nazis_are_right_david_cole/print

The End of Civil Discourse? by Patrick J. Buchanan

civil discourse
If President Trump’s supporters are truly “a basket of deplorables… racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic,” and “irredeemable,” as Hillary Clinton described them to an LGBT crowd, is not shunning and shaming the proper way to deal with them? So a growing slice of the American left has come to believe.
Friday, gay waiters at the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, appalled that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was being served, had the chef call the owner. All decided to ask Sanders’ party to leave. When news reached the left coast, Congresswoman Maxine Waters was ecstatic, yelling to a crowd, “God is on our side!” Maxine Waters’s raving went on: “And so, let’s stay the course. Let’s make sure we show up wherever … you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” Apparently, the left had been issued its marching orders.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled and booed at a Mexican restaurant last week, and then hassled by a mob outside her home. White House aide Steven Miller was called out as a “fascist” while dining in D.C. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was driven from a movie theater.

Last June, the uglier side of leftist politics turned lethal. James Hodgkinson, 66-year-old volunteer in Bernie Sanders’ campaign, opened fire on GOP congressmen practicing for their annual baseball game with the Democrats. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded, almost mortally. Had it not been for Mr. Scalise’s security detail, Mr. Hodgkinson might have carried out a mass atrocity.

And the cultural atmosphere is becoming toxic. Actor Robert De Niro brings a Hollywood crowd to its feet with cries of “F— Trump!” Peter Fonda says that 12-year-old Barron Trump should be locked up with pedophiles. Comedienne Kathy Griffin holds up a picture of the decapitated head of the president. To suggest what may be happening to the separated children of illegal migrants, ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden puts on social media a photo of the entrance to the Nazi camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Read More: http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/06/end-civil-discourse-right-left-pat-buchanan.html

Mattis arrives in China, first Defense Sec. to visit in four years


Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Bejing on Tuesday, marking the first visit to China by a U.S. Defense Secretary in four years.
The trip takes place amid growing tensions between the U.S. and China due to issues ranging from trade to China’s military coercion of Taiwan.

 Mattis is expected to urge China’s military leadership for continued cooperation on the denuclearization of North Korea. He stated his intent is to “have a conversation.”
“I want to go in right now without basically poisoning the well at this point,” he told reporters. “I want to go in and do a lot of listening.”

Read More: https://americanmilitarynews.com/2018/06/mattis-is-the-first-def-sec-to-visit-china-in-four-years/

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Was a Renowned Literary Theorist Also a Spy? The strange case of Julia Kristeva. By Richard Wolin


"Oh, I tried the Left Bank. At university I used to go with people who walked around with issues of Tel Quel under their arms. I know all that rubbish. You can’t even read it." — Philip Roth, The Counterlife
Illisibilité: During the 1960s, Tel Quel authors wore this epithet, which means "unreadability," as a badge of honor. It was the Age of Structuralism, an era of high intellectual fashion. Left Bank intellectuals who were less enamored of the journal’s supercilious brand of semiotic hermeticism accused the high-powered literati who regularly appeared in Tel Quel’s pages — a list that reads like a Who’s Who of French Theory — of practicing "theoretical terrorism."
A witticism that made the rounds of the Latin Quarter during the 1970s gleefully took aim at structuralism’s lexical pomposity:
Q. What’s the difference between a Mafioso and a structuralist? A. The latter makes you an offer that you can’t understand.
Unlike in France, among North American universities Tel Quel still seems to possess a solid coterie of reverential admirers. Be that as it may, there is no circumventing the fact that things ended rather poorly for the Tel Quel brain trust, as led by the prodigiously gifted, punctuation-averse, Philippe Sollers. (From 1974 to 1981, every issue of Tel Quel began with an excerpt from Sollers’s unpunctuated work-in-progress, Paradis. Sollers explained that his omission of punctuation was a form of rebellion against the "tyranny of metaphysics": "Punctuation is metaphysics itself and incarnate, including the blank spaces and scansions.") By the late-1970s, Tel Quel’s advocacy of far-left political causes, from Stalinism to Maoism, had become such an embarrassment that Sollers, along with his wife and co-editor, Julia Kristeva, elected to scrap the entire enterprise. In 1982, Tel Quel abruptly ceased to appear. The same year, with a few editorial tweaks, it was rebaptized as L’Infini. 

Read More: https://www.chronicle.com/article/was-a-renowned-literary/243719

Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO by David Thomson

In 2012, five years before the wave of accusations against predatory men in the movie business, the film critics of the world – as chosen by the magazine Sight & Sound – voted to give the accolade of ‘best picture ever made’ to a piercing dream of male supremacy and female servitude carried to the point of murder. It was Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and plainly the critics did not vote in pre-emptive defiance of last year’s outbreak of dismay at the way men have run movies at the expense of women. Nevertheless, as Vertigo has its sixtieth anniversary, it is worth re-examining the tormented meanings in the picture.

I was one of the critics who voted in 2012. I didn’t choose Vertigo, but since its release in 1958, I have never doubted the film’s fascination or its ruined mood. It always seemed to be a story told by a man struggling with his own authority. Vertigo is the work of a master in love with mastery yet confounded by its consequences. You could say it is a detective story, with a mystery that has to be cleared up, an example of Hitchcockian suspense. But that is inadequate as a tribute. This is a film about film itself, about the reasons we want to see and believe, and then it becomes an admission that the quest might be disastrous.

So it only seems to be a story about Scottie, or John Ferguson (‘Scottie’ is a curious name, like that of a small dog). Scottie is a police detective until, unmanned by vertigo, he allows a fellow cop to fall to his death in the course of a rooftop chase in San Francisco. Did the police force not know about his condition? Or was this the sudden manifestation of some deeper disability in Scottie? Had he known about it himself? He retires from the force but lives on in San Francisco in what may be masochism or self-loathing. As Hitchcock depicts it, San Francisco is a steep, perilous place – and a character in the film. If the city is not the best place for him, does Scottie’s vertigo speak to a deeper uneasiness?

Scottie is played by James Stewart (which would usually be comforting). He was fifty when the film was made. A man of that age should be mature, but Scottie is unresolved. He went to nearby Stanford, he showed promise of bigger things, but now he’s a pensioned-off cop, with cracks in his life. He tests his head for heights by standing on a footstool: ‘I look up, I look down …’ But he cannot manage even three steps. He swoons, and falls, and is rescued by Midge (Barbara Bel Geddes), a sympathetic pal from his past, a wistful wife-figure. She is attractive and she designs brassières; we can’t miss her coded readiness any more than we can ignore the risks posed by San Francisco. There is what seems like small talk between them, though nothing is casual in Hitchcock. We learn they might have been closer at one time, but that something intervened. Scottie claims that was her doing, but a hidden glance from Midge – a wonderful, bitter close-up – tells us that is not the truth. Something in Scottie was afraid to commit. So Midge is a vital corrective in this story: try thinking of the film without her and her sense of affection.

Read More: https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n12/david-thomson/diary

Saturday, June 23, 2018

NEW COLUMN: Trump Valiantly Tried to Save America

An excerpt:

By now most Americans, for or against, get the idea. All an individual or family need do to live in America, and off the avails of the American taxpayer, is to arrive at an approved port of entry and “lodge a legal claim to stay.”
That’s it.
The same understanding animates an entire, parasitical industry that has arisen to coach the claimants in their claims-making.
The refugee and illegal-migrant racket sprung-up on the backs of the American people is Third World cronyism at its best. “The Trump administration plans to pay a Texas nonprofit nearly half a billion dollars, this year, to care for immigrant children who were detained crossing the U.S. border illegally, reports Bloomberg.”
Did you vote for that?
Brazen border-crossers “rarely hide from border agents,” for they know the rules of the game are that there aren’t any rules. Not for them, not for the lawless.
The law-abiding pay.
The profits from the immigration industry, material and political, are privatized; the costs are socialized.
It has taken a president, in the person of Donald J. Trump, and his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to expose for all to see a shameful, likely irreversible, fact: American birthright has been frittered away for a mess of pottage.
In exchange for throwing America open to The World, Americans get crime, poverty, unemployment, depressed wages; environmental despoliation; overburdened public services, and zero comity and harmony across their communities.
Or, more like hate. For to oppose this transformative political give-away is to be branded a hater and be hounded, at home, by a Fifth Column of values-enforcers.

Read More: http://barelyablog.com/new-column-trump-valiantly-tried-to-save-america/

Sarah Sanders Refused Service at Restaurant Because of Trump

Why is it an issue for someone to refuse service to Negroes but perfectly fine to refuse service over someone’s politics?


Sarah Sanders the White House press secretary was refused service at a restaurant last night because she works for Donald Trump.
This same phenomenon which has been happening to the Alt-Right is now happening to members of the Trump administration. We’ve been banned from being able to use all sorts of services. Social media, payment processors, AirBnB etc.. This is blatant and unfair discrimination.
If there are going to be laws making it illegal to refuse service to someone based on their race, than there sure as hell need to be laws making it illegal to refuse service to someone because of their political views. Same should be said about hiring and firing practices. It’s only fair.
Read More: https://infostormer.com/sarah-sanders-refused-service-at-restaurant-because-of-trump/

Hassan Nasrallah: Israel Strives to Conceal Defeat in Syria, Final War to Liberate Palestine is Coming

Transcript: 

[…] Today, Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Palestine, as Imam Khomeini wanted when he instituted the (International) Day of Al-Quds, became a cause of (Islamic) dogma, a cause of faith, outside the (opportunistic) area of ​​politics and the political bazaar, they became a cause of dogma, faith, humanity, truth, values…
Young Palestinians (in Gaza) go out (demonstrating) with bare hands against live bullets, and in Sanaa (tens of thousands of Yemeni) demonstrated under the bombs, just like in Al-Foua and Kafraya (Syria), the besieged and starving population demonstrated (for this International Day of Al-Quds). And combatants and Resistance are ready to shed their blood on all fronts for this (inevitable) day where Al-Quds and Palestine will be returned to their people, their owners and their (Muslim) community.
Today, this is our generation, these are our people, and this is a point of strength. Today, the power of the Resistance Axis lies firstly and fundamentally in his generations, one generation, a second, a third… Those who count on the fact that these (new) generations… Some refer to them as the generations of the Internet, Facebook, etc. Do not count on the fact that these generations in our Arab and Muslim world will stay silent, collapse, abandon or withdraw from the battle. And it’s the same for countries.
I have two words to say about the countries.
First, Iran. Since the first day of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, it announced a resolute, radical and decisive stance on the Israeli-Palestinian issue (“Israel is a cancerous tumor that must be wiped out”), and pays the price of this position. And I want to tell you quite simply that the Islamic Republic of Iran would never have seen any hostility from the United States, Israel and the Gulf if Imam Khomeini had said from the first day: “We, Iran, just overthrew a tyrannical regime, we have poverty in our country, needy, hunger, underdevelopment, unemployment, etc. What do we care about Palestine?” It was not necessary that he recognize Israel, it would have been enough for him to say that he did not care about Palestine, that it was a cause that didn’t concern them at all, and Imam Khomeini and Iran would not have suffered this hostility, this collusion and these huge plots.
But the Islamic Republic, with Imam Khomeini, Imam Khamenei and its noble people, for 39 years, confirmed its resolute, radical and decisive position, of the magnitude of (religious) dogma, at the side of Palestine and the Palestinian people, and its absolute position with regard to Israel and Israel’s existence (illegitimate entity doomed to extinction). And Iran suffers the consequences of that position. It is natural, my brothers and sisters, that all those who oppose Iran find themselves allies of Israel. Excuse me (to emphasize this truth), but it is a natural equation. The hostility to Iran leads to embrace Israel, and it is a service rendered to Israel.
Also today, our Arab and Islamic peoples have the responsibility not to allow the United States, Israel and some of their instruments in the region to turn Iran into an enemy. Israel must remain the enemy, Palestine must remain the cause and Iran must be regarded as the fundamental, powerful, honest and truthful support. And this is what was expressed by His Eminence Imam Khamenei in his last speech, despite all Trump’s intimidation and threats, his withdrawal from the nuclear deal, US sanctions. And the US Secretary of State said Iran will face sanctions unprecedented in history. But these sanctions and threats, have they led to hesitation in the position of His Eminence Imam Sayed the Leader (Khamenei), officials of the regime or the Iranian people? Absolutely not. Today’s demonstrations in the streets of Iran confirm it.
Therefore, in our (Resistance) Axis, we also have a State, a regime and a people… Iran is not only a State and a regime. Behind us in Iran, stand a leader, a plan, a State, a people, religious authorities and a major regional power who support the Resistance, support Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the Palestinian cause and Resistance movements, who persevered for 39 years and are determined to persevere (in this direction), refusing subservience, submission, surrender or abandonment of any of their rights. Therein lies (another) point of strength.
And to all those who, as it happened just a few months ago, are betting on the fall of the Islamic regime in Iran that would cause a substantial disruption of the strategic situation, I tell them that their hopes are illusions, mirages. These people do not follow the Iranian media. I want to give them proof, since yesterday was the last Night of Decree in Iran. If they had taken some time, or if they had asked their media to collect photos of the Night of Decree in Iran yesterday, in Mashhad, Qom, Tehran, in other cities, (they would have seen the fervor) of this people, who fasts during the day, and stays up all night until dawn, for three nights, and reads (for a long time). And listen to me, listen to me, they read the Quran in Arabic, while we Arabs read very little of the Quran. They read (long) invocations for hours in Arabic. We see it on television. They read for hours invocations in Arabic! And the father, mother, children and grandchildren (the whole family, all generations) go (to mosques) for these occasions. Can such a people abandon its religion? Can it abandon its Islam? Can it abandon its Imam? Can it abandon its Islamic regime that it established itself with the blood of hundreds of thousands of martyrs (during the Revolution and the Iran-Iraq war)? In what illusory world do you live? On what mirages do you base your hopes? This Iran, despite all the blockade that has been imposed, has become increasingly powerful, present and active, both inside and in the region. Even if people could manifest here and there (in Iran) because of such excuse or such problem, it was fixed and it will lead to nothing (this is not an uprising against the regime).
I declare to Palestine in the first place, and to all the Resistance movements in the Resistance Axis, and the (different) generations of our (Muslim) community, our Axis: this great regional country (Iran) is powerful, influential (and stands) with resolve and decisiveness (with you).
Second, the upheaval that took place in Iraq in recent years (is another point of strength for the Resistance). In 2016-2017, Iraq was in grave danger, under threat of ISIS, this ISIS created by the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Wahhabi thought. But Iraqis have overcome it, and today in Al-Quds Day 2018, armed demonstrations and military parades are held in Baghdad for the International Day of Al-Quds, organized by those who participated in the victorious struggle against ISIS.
The Iraqi people elect their deputies, and we know the choice of the people. The position of religious authorities in the holy city of Najaf on Al-Quds and Palestine is very old, going back well before 1948, intangible, from Imam Sayed Mohsin al-Hakim, God have mercy on him, up to Imam Al-Sayed Khu’i, God have mercy on him, up to the highly active current authorities, (all denunced Israel as illegitimate and supported Armed Resistance). This is a well-known historical position followed by all (the successive authorities). The political forces in Iraq, the Iraqi people (are also on the same Resistance line). I do not want to attribute an official position to the Iraqi government, but I know well, thanks to my information, my contacts and my meetings, the true position of these people, and I know where they will be when the great battle (against Israel) will be triggered in this region. I will return to this point in conclusion.
This great upheaval in Iraq favors the Resistance Axis and the armed forces of the Resistance. Iraq, which the United States wanted to see busy and submitted, has not been submitted and never will be.

Convicted by his own words: George Soros

Before he kicks off and joins his father the Devil in Hell, George Soros appears to be desperately funding what is certain to be a futile media campaign to clear his name of the Nazi collaboration that he publicly admitted himself on multiple occasions. Even the likes of Joe Rogan have been trying to defend the elderly Luciferian, to no avail, as Alex Jones bitchslaps Rogan for adopting the globalist's false narrative.

The historical fact is that there is no question whatsoever that George Soros genuinely was a Nazi collaborator as a young man. He is a self-admitted Nazi collaborator, who freely volunteered that he found the experience to have been a positive and exhilarating one. Any claim or assertion that he was not a Nazi collaborator is a deliberate falsehood and should be called out immediately. The absurd thing about this historical revisionism is that in addition to all of the existing video evidence, the Hungarian government, which is obviously no friend to Soros, possesses all the relevant records.

Consider the evidence:

Soros: It was actually probably the happiest year of my life, that year of German occupation for me, it's a very positive experience. It's a strange thing because you see incredible suffering around you, and, and in fact you are in considerable danger yourself, but if you're 14 years old and you don't
believe that it can actually touch you, you have a belief in yourself, your belief in your father. It's a very happy-making, exhilarating experience.

Reporter: While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps George Soros accompanied this phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.

Voiceover: these are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros his friends and neighbors

Reporter: You're a Hungarian Jew 

Soros: Mm hmm

Reporter: who escaped the Holocaust

Soros: Mm hmm

Reporter: by posing as a Christian.

Soros: Right.

Reporter: and you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camp.

Soros: Right. I was 14 years old and I would say that that's when my character was made.

Reporter: In what way?

Soros: That one should think ahead one should to understand, and, and anticipate events, and one, one is threatened, it was a tremendous threat of evil, I mean, it was a very personal experience of evil.

Reporter: My understanding is is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted guy, so- 

Soros: Yes, yes.

Reporter: And helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

Soros: That's right, yes.

Reporter: I mean that's that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many many years. Was it difficult?

Soros: Not at all, not at all. It may be as a child you don't, you don't see the connection, but it was, it created no, no problem at all.

Reporter: No feeling of guilt? I know, for example, that I'm Jewish, and here I am watching these people go... I could just as easily be there... I should be there... none of that?

I note that by the standards of Soros's own tribe, 14 is not a child. According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions. It is entirely correct to hold Soros accountable for his, particularly when he is actively attempting to subvert entire nations and systems of government.

UPDATE: Apparently Soros has changed his mind about being indifferent to his reputation now that he is on the verge of facing the judgment of history without any ability to bribe or manipulate anyone. 

Read More: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/06/convicted-by-his-own-words.html