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What happened to Moses’ wife? - 29 July 2016

The main difference between Terrorist Trump and Cackle Clinton is that Heehaw Hillary wouldn’t kill anyone intentionally.  Each of them is a liar and a thief, but Dingdong Donald’s supporters don’t care, while Borscht Bernie and his supporters do.  Most of Cackle Clinton’s supporters care, but most of them are desperately trying to talk themselves into thinking she isn’t what she is, while Bernie’s shriek against all of that.

But Bernie’s weakness is that he preaches taxes, while Trump’s strength is that he preaches killing people, and populism is the key to the Whitehouse.  And killing people is more popular than taxes, because most of us would rather keep our cash than accept Bernie’s insistence that we let our government spend it on our neighbors, and most of us are bigots.  Mass media sells bigotry to sell advertising to suck cash from us.

It’s the martyr pitch.  The Qur’an says nothing about martyrdom, but hypocrites calling themselves Islamic preach martyrdom, because Christians preach martyrdom.  We the people are more Christian than Islamic but not to be martyrs but to save ourselves from death and send ourselves to a city with gold streets.  Muslims prefer good company in a garden with rivers running through it.  To many Christians obesity is their martyrdom. 


Too late and too little - 28 July 2016

The DNC, by way of the Clintons’ Aunt Jemima Brazile, apologized to Borscht Bernie and all Democrats.  Let’s consider what an apology does, whether it creates a different past or guarantees a different future, whether it provides any predictable promise.  The reason the DNC railroaded Bernie was that he sincerely preached what the DNC has hypocritically preached since Camelot Kennedy faked the populism of civil rights.

The pretentious propaganda of political punditry is older than the literacy that’s history.  Winston Churchill said that all one must do to learn the weakness of democracy is to ask voters what they think.  And English for “Mein Kampf,” the title of Adolf Hitler’s autobiography, is “my struggle” and precedes a subtitle saying the struggle was against stupidity.  And Hitler says in his introduction to it that not writing but speeches create revolutions but that he wrote those two volumes to create a lasting record of his revolt.  But fact is that we the people perpetually prefer random prattle to records we’ve written.

And yet media and government pundits routinely tell us that what people say is what they believe.  Consider Charlie Chaplin’s movie Modern Times, and compare it to Borscht Bernie’s message and ask yourself what Camelot Kennedy’s family’s bootlegging labor unions do for anyone in our age of information technology and whether they ever earned what workers paid them.  Let’s apply the World Wide Web.


Spinning for the gold ring - 27 July 2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the Clintons’ Jewish grandmother while Donna Brazile is their Aunt Jemima.  Bubba Bill and Heehaw Hillary are in the tradition of Camelot Kennedy giving lip service to civil rights to suck votes from other than the good old boy WASP’s who set dogs on children and jailed hundreds of them in Birmingham on Television.  The only change in the Party of Jefferson Davis is its propaganda methods.

And, instead of owning up, it’s blaming the Russians.  Whether or not Russians hacked the DNC’s computer network, the problem is less who hacked it than what the hacking revealed, and we should expect Russians to try to hack our computer systems.  And blaming Terrorist Trump for what Russians do suggests Putin needs his prompting.

The tragedy in the situation is that defectors from the party of Jefferson Davis have perverted the party of Abraham Lincoln into being more overtly racist and sexist than is the tokenism of the party of Camelot Kennedy and Bubba Bill and Heehaw Hillary.


Charming cobras in the square - 26 July 2016

The phrase “twisted mind” is in the passive voice, and people who use it seldom try to explain what or whom twists minds, excepting that among them are people saying that ISIS “radicalizes” people with “twisted minds.”  And also among them are bigots calling themselves people of faith and people who say that the color of Africans’ skin is the mark of Cain.  And also among them are the people who say that people whose native language isn’t English speak gibberish.  And also among them are the people who say Terrorist Trump “tells it like it is.”  Such people twist minds through their ignorant bigotry.

The partisanship Judaic Debbie Wasserman Schultz captains suggested that Bernie Sanders isn’t Judaic but atheistic and suggested campaigning against him and his Christian wife by promoting that notion to evangelical Christians.  Besides the hypocrisy of Schultz, that points to the hypocrisy of hucksters like Huckabee, who promote the atheistic notion that firearms are a “God-given right.”  And Mike Pence is among them.

And Huckabee also promoted the “authenticity” of Tim Kaine’s “faith.”  Kaine took a nine-month break from Harvard Law School to help Jesuits operate a school in Honduras.  He’s a Roman Catholic while Huckabee’s a Bible Belt Baptist who helped raise funds for a “televangelist.”


Struggles against stupidity - 25 July 2016

The day after the close of the Republican National Convention, Heehaw Hillary said that the convention focused on her and that no one offered any solutions to any problems, and followed that with a long speech that focused on Dingdong Donald and Tea Party Ted and offered no solution to other problems.

Media and government pundits blaming Obama for ISIS are now blaming Merkel for neo-Nazis while the guy who killed the eight people at the Munich mall has an Arabic name and Iranian ancestry, and Mein Kampf is available for Kindle on Amazon while law proscribes publishing it or selling copies of it in the Federal Republic of Germany, because that nation has nothing like the First Amendment to the Constitution of ours.

But we the people often use the First Amendment to shriek for abolition of it, as many of us accuse the people of China of paying millions of dollars for dogs while also accusing them of eating dogs while ignoring that eating dogs is an indication of poverty, while the First Amendment gave us our wealth.


Mammon and mediocrity - 24 July 2016

Weird is how Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren are standing mute concerning Gretchen Carlson’s suit against Roger Ailes.  Perhaps their sexual orientation isn’t attractive to him, but another question is why other women didn’t speak out before Carlson did, and that may be easier to answer.  A girl has to make a living, despite people like Ailes and other arrogant sexists, like Dingdong Donald and Bubba Bill.

And that’s also a reason not to vote for Heehaw Hillary, a woman who rose to the nomination for the Presidency of the United States by standing by her man, and indicates each time she talks on TV that she hasn’t otherwise earned the position.

Neither robber Terrorist Trump nor beggar Cackle Clinton should preside.


Spontaneity and actuality - 23 July 2016

Heehaw Hillary “zinged” that Dingdong Donald is like the Wizard of Oz.  She was referring to his stage entrance at the Republican National Convention.  She said that behind the smoke was no wizard but only Dingdong Donald, but she preceded that by saying that she saw the movie “when they rereleased it,” presumably to let us know that she wasn’t old enough to see its original release.  Obama or Bubba Bill, and perhaps Dingdong Donald, might have adlibbed a joke instead of adding teleprompter text.  Cackle Clinton has hardly any humor or imagination as she has no integrity.

The choice isn’t between two evils.  The choice is between evil leadership and no leadership.  We should know that from the plain indications that State Department staff ignored Cackle Clinton at Benghazi and from her falling on her head to avoid explaining that.  A legitimate question is whether she knows that what she says isn’t true.  And that’s the main reason not to trust her.

Malala understands what Heehaw Hillary preaches, and she more competently adlibs in English while it isn’t her native language, and her speechwriters are more competent.


Who is writing your speeches? - 22 July 2016

Spiritually, the three most popular occidental religions are between the three most popular oriental religions and the religions of “the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome,” as Hercules had to hold Antaeus between Heaven and Earth to strangle him because the titan Antaeus regained his strength when he returned to being down to earth.

Obama and Trump have in common that neither needs a teleprompter, but the reasons for that differ in that Obama talks from intellect and knowledge and conscience, while Trump talks from prejudice and ignorance and fanaticism.

The difference between Jesus and Paul is like the difference between the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita.


Rhetoric and reason - 21 July 2016

Michelle Obama previously said much of what Melania Trump said at this year’s Republican Convention.  Because plagiarism is a crime only if it’s for purposes of selling the words commercially, Melania is less guilty of a crime than is Heehaw Hillary, but the question of trust remains.  The incident shows homage to Michelle, but it diminishes the apparent trustworthiness of the Trump campaign, which is waffling the question.

And compare it to the campaign calling President Clinton the first black President.  That essentially plagiarized an entire race, and Camelot Kennedy’s lip service for votes didn’t quite do that, and Melania’s speech favored African Americans.  But neither Bubba Bill nor Dingdong Donald is anything approximating either Doctor King or Honest Abe.

And integration and equal rights are more complete in the Union of South Africa than in the United States of America.  And that’s apparent not only in partisan politics but also in the justification for the Black Lives Matter movement.  Let Melania stand by Michelle.


White elephants and jack asses - 20 July 2016

Terrorist Trump, while announcing that Tea Party Pence is his candidate for the Vice Presidency, called Tea Party Ted, a good guy.  And, while sitting beside Protectionist Pence on 60 Minutes, he said that his reason for opposing invading Iraq was that Iraq hadn’t been complicitous in taking down the World Trade Center.  He called Ted Lyin’ Ted, and pundits aren’t accusing Iraq of 9/11, and yet people say he “tells it like it is.”

We the people need to rid ourselves of the Electoral College.  Current information technology makes it unnecessary, and it’s what makes probable that Heehaw Hillary shall slink into the white house as an evil lesser than Dingdong Donald, and it’s how what we call the establishment is the establishment.  But the problem is that doing that will require amending the United States Constitution by approval of the establishment.

But it will happen, because the Constitution of the United States permits it, and because we the people shall evict Terrorist Trump or Cackle Clinton four years from now and two years from now shall evict the pieces of the establishment who supported those two pieces of crap.  By supporting them, they taught us not to trust them, as we don’t trust the pieces they nominated.  Our Constitution shall save us as it has through centuries.   


Tradition, tenacity, trust - 19 July 2016

Goofy Gingrich is groping.  He may be the only person ever overtly to campaign for nomination to be Vice President.  And, when he lost his bid, he said that he’d advised Terrorist Trump against selecting him, saying that both of them were pirates and that we the people might vote for one pirate but not for two.  And Sunday he said he hopes he and Dingdong Donald shall agree on a cabinet positon for him.  He’s now history.

But he’s not alone in that.  Every person sucking up to Trump is flushing his political capital down his toilet.  And enough of them are doing it to flush the Republican Party down that toilet along with them.  And the same may be true of the people sucking up to Heehaw Hillary and Bubba Bill.  Our two-party electoral system may go down the tubes. 

We the people voting for either Terrorist Trump or Cackle Clinton may be like the Roman Catholic Church calling Louis the Crusader a saint because he bought the Crown of Thorns out of Byzantine hock but took it not to Rome but home to Paris.


Sacred Heart of Holy Wisdom - 18 July 2016

Mass media and government pundits radicalize the general public against Islam by calling people like that killing nutcase in Nice Islamic.  France is the most Islamic nation northwest of Turkey, and pundits are saying that peaceful Muslims go from France to Syria and return radical Muslims, as though ISIS is Islamic.  And we the people listen to that nonsense and watch TV and vote and feed media and government pundits cake.

It’s suicidal.  It’s the cake sale that killed Custer.  And the main sellers are the Judaic anchors of each of the three cable news networks.  Anyone who has read the Bible and the Qur’an knows that the Judaic Old Testament is far more bellicose than the Qur’an and is against anyone not of the Judaic race.  And anyone considering the news beyond the anti-Islamic rhetoric knows that ISIS is an Israeli counter-intelligence operation.

And the pundits are campaigning for Terrorist Trump.  A Judaic Las Vegas casino owner was the main supporter of Goofy Gingrich’s campaign for the Presidency, and Gingrich said he advised Trump not to select him, because that would put two pirates on the ballot.  As Camelot Kennedy gave lip service to civil rights, the Judaic mass media are giving lip service against Dingdong Donald, but also air his insanity.


Pricing princes and living lies - 17 July 2016

Why Judaic Christian Islamic materialism?

People calling themselves Islamic are killing people by killing themselves while people calling themselves Christian are eating themselves to death for lack of faith.

During the millennium following the founding of Islam, Christianity shifted from accepting Muhammad’s acceptance of the second commandment to materially wealthy Christians paying artists to picture them with saints in Cathedrals and on to the Church paying Michelangelo to paint an image of God on the ceiling of a chapel in the Vatican.

And now Presbyterian Terrorist Trump has hire the hypocrisy of the evangelical Christian 700 Club and the Governor of the basketball state Indiana.

In what shape is the spirit of God?


What hooks whom? - 16 July 2016

“Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of the African Americans and Latinos,” said Heehaw Hillary of the party of Jefferson Davis, as though their selves aren’t ours.  Stand by Your Man Clinton speaks as a Stepford wife, occasionally emulating theatrical anger or compassion but always bobbling her head while she does it and closing her speeches by grinning at herself, and she did where Honest Abe quoted Jesus’ saying that houses dividing against themselves can’t stand.  And she said there that Lincoln said that and not that he was quoting an evangel’s claiming that Jesus’ said it millennia earlier.

But let’s ask evangelical Christian pundits and other mass media and government pundits why they’re not pointing out that Jesus said that before Lincoln did.  One answer is that most of them support Israel while saying Jesus was a descendent of Judaic David while the Bible says David divided the house of Israel against itself.  And another answer is that evangelical Christian wives are the model for the Stepford wives.

And let’s consider some other oxymoronic asininity.  When most people smoked, people lacking funds to play pool or to buy cigars mingled in front of pool halls, but now people who have funds for cigarettes mingle in front of bars.  That’s because law now screens out their smoke.


Out of tune - 15 July 2016

The problem with everyone’s taxes paying for university education is the same as the fundamental problem with Hillameycare.  Hillamneycare, by requiring people to buy health insurance, lets healthcare providers charge anything they wish.  And universities, by not needing to charge competitive tuitions, could build a political network of back-scratching for shares of the wealth that no one would require any administrator to justify.

And that could make such as Timothy Leary the norm on college campuses, with wackos winning their share of the wealth and administrators supporting them, to split the wealth with them.

And we already have far too much of that sort of thing with government research grants.


Our faith in sociopathic apathy - 14 July 2016

The violent “protesters” aren’t protesting.  At best, they’re trying to avenge, and few of the people peacefully protesting take the trouble to know what they’re protesting.  Ask them what they think of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment or the Empire Theatre in Montgomery or the Little Rock Nine or the Children’s Crusade or the Edmund Pettus Bridge or what they think are the means necessary and feasible now.

But, to know why the problem persists, all one must do is think about Pokemon.  Pokemon is taking violent video games to our streets to pretend to kill each other for fun.  People wouldn’t play Pokemon or other violent video games if they didn’t feel that killing would be fun and wish they could take beyond the games the skills they teach.

Those games are a model for bellicose bigotry, and it extends to law enforcement and is fundamental to our religion, the origin of the word “bigot” being swearing by God in Old English.  What we’re calling the war on terror is a religious war.  And we insist on it.


United States of Las Vegas - 13 July 2016

Fox News, the day after the European American cop killed the African American for trying to show him his permit for his pistol, aired a young European American reporter gloating at learning that police were disagreeing with what the African American fiancée of the dead African American said happened.  Anchoring that report was Fox News’ Shepard Smith, and he gloated as he passed on the report to the public, but no network has substantiated the story.  Since then, Fox News hasn’t reported the story, but neither has it retracted it.  And Dingdong Donald said he ignores CNN.  He’s doubling down.

And MSNBC is siding with the Fox News attitude blaming African Americans for their response to centuries of European American oppression.  And CNN and MSNBC and Fox News promulgate hateful propaganda by reporting it, and none of them is asking the question of whether hateful propaganda can make anyone hateful, can “radicalize” people who aren’t radical.  And neither are Terrorist Trump or Cackle Clinton asking. 

We the people have a greedy bigot campaigning to preside over our government, and media and government pundits are saying he’s wrong, but not how.  And his opponent is an irresponsible similarly mealy-mouthing liar.  And mass media bet the split.


Same old crap - 12 July 2016

The first difficulty in developing a beneficial police department is hiring people whose motive is to serve and protect and not power or hate.  Each time a policemen murders or is a victim of murder, media and government pundits say that the solution is more police training for community relations, but the problem is murderous bigotry.  And the means necessary is to eliminate the hypocrisy that creeps past what we call training.

Part of the hypocritical hogwash media and government pundits spewed last weekend was suggesting that the killing of five police officers in Dallas was like killing Camelot Kennedy there.  The police officers were helping people protesting murderous police and hypocritical hogwash, and Kennedy died after nearly taking the Cold War nuclear to “make the other fellow blink” and ignoring civil rights, until he decided that lip service to civil rights was necessary for votes.  And Terrorist Trump is responding by faking being “presidential” while Cackle Clinton is responding by faking escalating her “femininity.”

And pundits are saying we should call the killing of the cops a hate crime, ignoring that police found methamphetamines in the killer’s home, and ignoring that every murder is intrinsically hateful.  And hate is ordinary for humans, and we prove that every time we “eulogize” a dead human by saying he was a sports fan, as though sports don’t epitomize bigotry.  Every football game is people fighting to denigrate their neighbors.


Pursuit of happiness - 11 July 2016

“Hurting people hurt people,” said the fiancée of the African American the trigger happy killer cop murdered in Minnesota Friday, and that explains a plain fact that mental health professionals conspicuously ignore.  People who hurt, as African Americans generally do after centuries of European Americans trying to alienate their unalienable rights, may be have as a cat in a corner.  And cops expect that and fear it and behave accordingly.

And you can be sure that neither Dingdong Donald nor Heehaw Hillary understands that core problem.  Terrorist Trump plainly doesn’t understand it in regard to the millions of Palestinians the Israelis has driven from their land.  And Cackle Clinton can’t keep up with what Bubba Bill creepily keeps calling what “is” is.

But we the wealthy people of the wealthiest nation on earth don’t care.  We’re too busy trying to avenge ourselves against any of our neighbors who have what we want.  Walk a mile with no shoes.


The horns of our dilemma - 10 July 2016

Tea Party Ted has helped Dingdong Donald finish turning the party of Abraham Lincoln into a party of hypocrisy as Bubba Bill has helped Heehaw Hillary finish turning the party of Jefferson Davis into a party of hypocrisy.  So James Comey has withdrawn his registration from the Republican Party as Condoleezza Rice has withdrawn from both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party into academia.  And we the people of the United States are calling goofy ignorant Newt Gingrich a historian.

We the people of the United States are in deep trouble.  Comey said that Cackle Clinton’s ignorance isn’t quite criminal, but that appropriate punishment would be to fire her, but she’s between jobs.  So that leaves the question of whether we the people should hire someone we should fire.  But, tragically, part of that question is whether we should hire Terrorist Trump.  Choosing I Like Ike after Horrible Harry was easy.

Our problem now is whom to call outside the parties of hypocrisy and how to call them.  I’m considering writing in Rice and Comey, but neither of them is likely to be willing to suffer the hypocritical slings and arrows, and I’ve heard no other call for them.  But we can use social media to barrage the hypocrites before their conventions.


Weaving wicked webs - 9 July 2016

A media pundit said that Truman’s killing 100,000 Japanese civilians by being the only person ever to deploy a nuclear weapon “saved a million American lives.”  Facts are that the Japanese had already lost the war and that fewer than a half million Americans lost their lives fighting all of World War II.  But, in the blood thirst in the United States since 9/11, we the people are buying such ignorant vindictive misrepresentation of facts.

And an element of that vindictive ignorance is religious bigotry that a former officer in the Soviet Army used to rationalize Lyndon Johnson’s trying to kill what he called little people.  He said that Johnson was trying to stop the spread of communism and that Kim Phuk, a little girl who ran naked from napalm with United States soldiers, is now a Christian in Chicago.  Most Vietnamese are Buddhist and wouldn’t start a war.

And a friend of mine died in Operation Baby Lift, a tacit admission by the Nixon administration of the harm the United States did to Vietnamese civilians, a reason Nixon ended the war.  Kim Phuk was grateful for the United States military’s saving her from what the United States military did to her home and her homeland.  And that Air Force friend of mine also helped Nixon make Afghanistan the Soviet Union’s Vietnam.


A long and winding road - 8 July 2016

The only way to end Islamic terror in the United States is to make United States aid to Israel contingent on Israeli compliance with the Camp David Accords.  But decades of trusting CNN and the other two main cable news networks, propaganda from such as Judaic Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash and Jeffrey Toobin and Jake Tapper and Andrea Mitchell and Richard Engel and Chuck Todd and Howard Kurtz, makes that hardly politically possible.  We the people of the United States have let them talked us into calling accepting the existence of hundreds of millions of Semitic Arabs anti-Semitic.

They’ve trumped Terrorist Trump’s anti-Semitism.  Dingdong Donald is against both Semitic Hebrews and Semitic Arabs, as he’s against Mexicans and women, anyone not like him.  And their trump card is that the scriptures of the 14 million Semitic Hebrews are part of the scriptures of the 2.2 billion Christians of innumerable races.  That permits them to hide the facts as Osama bin Laden hid in the Khyber Pass.

And now they’re saying ISIS attacked Medina to protest its vulnerability.  That’s to deny the obvious fact that ISIS is an Israeli counterintelligence operation.  Ask them whether they know the Khyber Pass is in the Hindu Kush.


Dividing ourselves against all others’ - 7 July 2016

Why, if ISIS is Islamic, would it attack Medina?  Medina is one of the three cities the Qur’an calls holy, the other two being Jerusalem and Mecca, toward which Muslims pray!  Mecca was Muhammad’s first hometown, and Medina became his second hometown when he and his followers fled there from Meccan hostility to the monotheism of what Muhammad said were revelations to him from God, and Jerusalem is holy to Islam because it’s the home of the religions of the Bible, and the Qur’an says it confirms the Torah and the Gospels, and calls Christians and Jews people of the book.

And, if al Qaeda is Islamic, relevant also is that Osama bin Laden and the people who took down the planes on 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia!  But media and government pundits, and especially anchors for dominantly Judaic CNN, ignore obviously relevant considerations!  And but one example is that CNN anchor Brianna Keilar ignored the fact that the star in Dingdong Donald’s TV advertisement isn’t overlapping triangles to say that it’s a Star of David because the words on it don’t say it’s a sheriff’s badge!

But bigotry is rampant among the people of the Qur’an and the Gospels and the Torah, and it’s a fundamental difference between those three most popular occidental religions and the three most popular oriental religions, the religions that together are the six most popular religions on earth.  Note that the New Orleans Café is a big popular bar in Kathmandu.  The Buddha’s birth was in Nepal.


Responsibility and ability to respond - 6 July 2016

“Journalist” Ted Koppel said that the United States are a republic and not a democracy because we the people are too busy being doctors and lawyers and carpenters and plumbers to pay attention to what’s important and said the job of mass media journalists should be to tell us what to think. 

And Koppel is Jewish and said that to Jewish Howard Kurtz on Fox News’ show Media Blitz, and now media and government pundits are accusing Terrorist Trump of “anti-Semitism” for representing sheriff badges in the shape of the Star of David in a TV advertisement calling Cackle Clinton corrupt, ignoring that Trump has Jewish family members and support from Jewish Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

But neither Koppel nor Kurtz asked why both Heehaw Hillary and our Attorney General referred to their husbands not by their name but by the phrase “my husband,” in response to Bubba Bill’s helping the Dingdong Donald campaign by boarding Lynch’s plane, the day before her FBI interview.


Passing our children through fire - 5 July 2016

A TV advertisement promoting Heehaw Hillary by promoting Hillamneycare depicts an African American kid with cancer showing tattoos the full length of each of his forearms proclaiming his cancer.  Tattoos, in the United States, are mainly a way European Americans respond to their disparity from other European Americans as they also do desperately with illegal drugs.  Hillamneycare is a drug-pushing insurance scam.

And a TV station serving rural Michigan aired a news story of a kid selling segments of history information for two bits each from a stand in front of his house.  And the reporter said Kennedy was the kid’s favorite President, and the kid concurred and said that “after Kennedy Died, Lyndon Johnston took over.”  And the reporter also said the kid’s father and grandfather were military and that the kid wished to “follow in their footsteps.”

And the kid was in a camouflage ball cap, and the reporter also said he’s giving the proceeds of his selling war stories and not lemonade to veterans and his church, suggesting that adults correctly convinced him that Camelot Kennedy and All the Way LBJ were about as “liberal” as Jefferson Davis and that the “war on terror” is and should be a war of Christiana against Muslims as Cackle Clinton contradicts Obama to claim.


Forgetting but fighting the battle of Jericho - 4 July 2016

Why, if ISIS is Islamic, would it attack Bangladesh?  Like Turkey, Bangladesh is an Islamic nation, a nation that left dominantly Hindu Indian rule with Pakistan after India left dominantly Christian British rule!  Again and again and again ISIS proves that it isn’t Islamic, and again and again and again United States media and government pundits promote its lie that it is Islamic, and try to lynch Obama for pointing out plain facts.

And we the people of the United States abdicate our First Amendment right by sitting on our couches filling our heads with sitcoms and sports and ignoring important facts while voting for people who do the same and claiming poverty while buying junk and growing fat and blaming anyone other than ourselves for our problems!

We, like the Biblical harlot helping Israel kill her neighbors and destroy her hometown for the sake of her private prosperity, keep ourselves too disparately desperate for common decency.


What sells what? - 3 July 2016

The campaign to preside over our government is going as one might have predicted.  Bubba Bill, having his wagging finger on the pulse of the lack of common sense of the masses, talked his pal Dingdong Donald into campaigning for it.  So, now, the campaign is between two brands of lack of integrity, and that makes the campaign a game with no rules, besides audacity.  And what he did to Obama’s Attorney General is an example.

Anyone who thinks his and his plane’s being on the Phoenix tarmac when Lynch and hers were was an accident is a sucker for both him and his pal.  It suggests more strongly than his speeches that he’s fully supporting Heehaw Hillary, and no reasonable person will think it will have any effect on Lynch’s conduct, but it diminishes her credibility.  His goal was to postpone an indictment until after the election, and the indictment might well be in a “news cycle” more in our memory than this one in November, and we the people vote on which of the two candidates is the slickest.

In the sixties, we the people were sick of our own bigotry, and violent results of it both at home and in Vietnam.  Now, the only complaint against Cackle Clinton concerning Benghazi is the effect of her responsibility on lives of United States citizens, and the only complaint against Terrorist Trump concerning water boarding, is its effect on international relations.  Check the pop charts for anyone like Joan Baez or Bob Dylan.


Barbary and barbarians - 2 July 2016

 Why do Marines have tattoos?

Why, if ISIS is Islamic, would it attack Istanbul?  Istanbul is the capital of Muslims who took it from people who were using it as a port for shipping armies across the Mediterranean to take Jerusalem from Muslims!  Its name was Constantinople, for the first Christian emperor of Rome, before Muslims changed it to Istanbul.

ISIS is not Islamic, and its propaganda videos don’t recruit Muslims but desperately disparate people, people with no religion nearly no other affiliation!  And, as Obama has plainly said many times, mass television media presentations supporting the ISIS claim that it’s Islamic are propaganda videos that help ISIS and harm Muslims!  And the United States government outside the Obama administration does the same!  

And how will Heehaw Hillary help?  A propaganda video of hers for promoting Hillamneycare pictures a kid dying of cancer with tattoos the whole length of both of his forearms proclaiming his cancer!  Tattoos are an indication of despair, not of cancer but of one’s ability to accept one’s general worthiness, one’s disparateness.

What’s our ship of state?


The Judaic state - 1 July 2016

Menachem Begin, the Prime Minister of Israel who signed the Camp David Accords but complied with none of their stipulations, was also a leader of Irgun.   And he led Irgun, the terrorist organization that’s governed the nation that’s called itself Israel since Truman pushed the United Nations to call it that after he and Churchill called it terrorist, in the bombing and killing of nearly a hundred noncombatants, most of whom were British nurses, at the King David Hotel.  So consider the appropriateness of the Bible saying his name was also the name of a king of Israel who ripped up pregnant women.

What we’re calling the war on terror is essentially 2.2 billion Christians supporting 14 million Jews against 1.6 billion Muslims.  Obama is correct in saying that terrorism isn’t Islamic, but the facts that most Christians think it is and that most Jews say it is makes that fact moot, and mass media support the ignorance of the masses.  It’s a war of bigotry.

And it started at the battle of Jericho, and it dominated what we call the middle ages, and it resumed at the King David Hotel.


Passing the bucks - 30 June 2016

Heehaw Hillary said that the infrastructure improvements during the Eisenhower administration indicated that Republicans then were more conscientious than they are now.  The Eisenhower administration was so cash fat after the Truman administration cost-effectively killed a hundred million Japanese civilians that it built an airport in Kandahar whose first extensive use was by the Soviets to invade Afghanistan.  Responsibility is ability to respond.

Dingdong Donald said that the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union shall be good for Scotland and his golf course there.  Most of the people of Scotland know that the European Union is a step toward the inevitable economic globalization that shall eventually profit all the people on Earth.  And globalization is how that golf course profits and how it’s there.

Truth is the whole picture.  It isn’t preaching some facts while ignoring other facts.  Terrorist Trump and Cackle Clinton are too myopic to preside reasonably over anything.  And both are more like Camelot Kennedy and Homicidal Harry than like Honest Abe or Tricky Dicky.  And history is a long and complex story.


What can I put in a song? - 29 June 2016

George Will said he’s left the Republican Party because it’s no longer as “conservative” as Barry Goldwater.  Goldwater campaigned against Lyndon Johnson, the President who increased United States involvement in Vietnam from about 14 thousand combatants to more than a half million, by saying Johnson wasn’t bellicose enough.  Since then, the Republican Party has morphed into the party of Tea Party Ted and Terrorist Trump, cannons as loose as Camelot Kennedy.

But Will was correct in two things he said.  He said that Paul Ryan didn’t endorse Dingdong Donald until after he called the Hoosier judge presiding over the law suit against his Trump University fraud a Mexican.  And he said he’s at a disadvantage against by being unable to say all he knows about anything in 140 characters.

But Bubba Bill and Heehaw Hillary are no John and Yoko.


Afghanistan without kings or communists or theology:

Ashes and Dust
Some memories and a novel available at :

Angels, a work in regress and progress .

Kim - a 1901 novel

Were all on Earth claiming or denying any sectarian religion to set aside their bigotry long enough to read this book carefully, they would lead the rest of us to understand and enjoy one another, and stop waging war.


The Red Tent - a 1997 novel

This is a beautiful book, a song from the spirit of bold-faced truth, selah.


Philomena - a 2013 film

A danger of this wonderfully accurate presentation is that other poor people might regard the heroine’s continuing loyalty to the Church as promoting such.  Saul of Tarsus suckered Jesus’ disciples into perverting Jesus’ ideals into the mammon mongering and power grubbing we now call Christianity.  And that perversion intimidated that poor woman and keeps intimidating countless others into paying to burn candles in fear for God’s eternal goodness to goodness.


Oranges and Sunshine - a 2011 film

This is a love story.  British and Australian government conspired to kidnap about 130,000 children and ship them from Britain to Australia for agricultural and sexual slavery.  This movie depicts the heroic efforts of one loving woman standing against all odds to return those children to whatever remained of what they’d loved.

What we the people of the United States call Jacksonian democracy was President Andrew Jackson’s telling the Governor of Georgia to ignore the United States Supreme Court’s support for the unalienable rights of the natives of the eastern side of this continent and kidnap many thousands of them and send them to the western side of this continent.

Decades after kidnapping the children, the British and Australian governments apologized to the children they’d kidnapped and enslaved and raped, but the United States government has never apologized to the thousands of men and women and children they kidnapped and killed by what reasonable people call the trail of tears.


Wrong is Right - a 1982 film

Every politician or soldier, every media executive or producer, every news media anchor or reporter, every sexist or racist or nationalist or Republican voter or Democrat voter, every Yankees fan or Red Socks fan and every other bigot picking one side against all other sides, for no reason other than putting his or her interests above all others’, without regard to history or common decency or other facts, should see this presentation and go back to school.


Modern Times a 1936 Film

Suddenly we live in a time long past the political issues of this film.  We have risen from all that to a complacency that has us calling communication tweeting and sexual companionship hooking up.  Such is how Greece and Rome fell.


Catch a Fire - a 2006 film

This film implies that white communists fronted Nelson Mandela and that he was sexually promiscuous, more than forty years after J. Edgar Hoover used the same approach against the junior Martin Luther King, and less than three years before Dirty Harry implied that a white soccer player saved South Africa.


Nixon - a 1995 film

This film begins with the correct caveat that it isn't the whole truth and may wholly misrepresent any truth, and the next screen quotes the evangel Matthew quoting Jesus, implying that Nixon sold his soul.  CNN calls Oliver Stone a controversial director, after his wife has turned the American Broadcasting Company's evening news into an all Advil Oprah drugh opera, like Stone's movies.

Whether or not Nixon told his mother to think of him as her faithful dog, a fact Stone tries to soap or drug is that Nixon ended Johnson's insane war.  History allows no excuse for either Nixon's hubris or stones.  Or Hirohito's or Truman's or Kennedy's or Hoover's.

History allows no excuse for Hitler or Netanyahu.  Democracy needs objective reporting from ABC to Hollywood.  Stone is at least as contra-factual as Nixon.


Avatar - a 2009 film

The weirdest thing about this film is that nearly every mass media critic said its point was commercial technological superiority.  The point fair watchers find from this film is that technology should serve democracy, not superiority or demagoguery, not alienation.  Families risk death to flee Mexico to pick fruit for the free and legally republican citizens of the United States.

And, instead of welcoming them, the people too lazy to do such work create laws to keep them out.  They say that those people who can't afford immigration lawyers should not be allowed to attend their tea party.  They call fruit pickers drug dealers to get them out of their faces.

America, the land illegal immigrants stole from its natives, allows a population that sucks up to advertizing that it should be all Advil, while calling people not on Face Book degenerate.


Network - a 1976 film

Netflix, a generation after this film appeared, bills it as a prediction.  What it is is a fact of human life, recognizing that Jewish gold and Arabic black gold are no different in their effect on the ecumenical economy, the power of abstraction to make humans value hubris more than their lives.  It sold Archie Bunker and Tide as it sells Oprah Winfrey and Tylenol.


The Devil's Arithmetic - a 1999 film

The Israelis should remember the holocaust when they do what they're doing to the Palestinians.  Arithmetic is that the Israelis keep building settlements while the United States tells them to stop building but never to dismantle.  The "com" in compassion means with, and so compassion is a two way street and not a path of vengeance, and the Palestinians are more Semitic than the Israelis and neither German nor Egyptian.  Nothing is more holy than home, and God made the land three religions call holy the homeland of  people of many religions, long before crusades or jihads or the unprovoked Jericho slaughter.  And the land of the free calls the Israeli theocracy, Irgun terrorizing Fatah, democracy.


The Celestine Prophecy - a 1993 novel and a 2006 film

The novel is one of the few books whose promise bore out so poorly from its beginning that I couldn’t finish reading it.  And the film was more inane, beginning with someone saying he was a history teacher responding to someone saying he was an archeologist saying that the early church had buried the title prophecy in the 6th century A.D., by suggesting that Franciscans might have done it.  Francis began his life in the 12th century A.D.

The title prophecy says that the present millennium shall begin with people’s recognizing the violence that has pervaded history and stopping it.  Instead, the new millennium has begun with the historical inaccuracy of the Da Vinci Code making it the most selling novel of the first decade of this millennium.  But maybe we can take hope from that.

The prosperity of the last decade of the second millennium after Christ caused the recession of the first decade of the third millennium after Christ.  We hope that that might force teachers and students and everyone else to work for all living for awhile.



The Ten Commandments a 1966 film

This film begins with its producer saying its basis is scripture and historical documents and that Moses’ accomplishment was to free people from slavery   Next, the film misquotes the Torah and says Pharaoh’s daughter named him Moses because she drew him from water.  “Moses” is from Egyptian for “son”.

Dan Brown admits The Da Vinci Code to be fiction and still has nothing on Cecil B. DeMille for hogwash misrepresenting the Bible and history, and so we have to ask why this film raised no Roman Catholic outrage.  We’re thinking that maybe it’s sexism, since nearly no female character in it shows any purpose other than to fawn over men to give them sons or suck.  But the next question, after how the Motion Picture Association of America ignores its violence to rate it G, is why no Judaic outrage.  We’re thinking the Chosen might still be choosing the golden calf over the Ten Commandments, with help called Christian. 

The Bible says  the Israelites did to the Midianites, the people it says took Moses in and gave him their king’s daughter, worse than what Egypt did to them and worse than what the Nazis did to the Jews.  Maybe Israel let the film slide because it glosses over that and what Israel keeps trying to do to the Palestinians.


On the Trail of the Assassins - a 1978 book

The author, Jim Garrison, Orleans Parish District Attorney, the only person to prosecute anyone for the assassination of J. F. K., is as crazy as Ann Coulter and the persons he accuses, if he wrote the book.  The book falls apart in many ways incidental to Garrison's hubris or paranoia.

One way is by its inclusion of the terms “false sponsor” and “sheep-dipping”.  The people Garrison tracked must have been sheep-dipped false sponsors, as he must have been on the other side of the coin his book flips like dice.  The people he accuses range from the CIA to Johnny Carson, as though that huge body of people could have kept such complicity from the huge body of people with whom they associate, and so on to all of Earth.

Another way is in its assignment of motive, a factor essential to any prosecution in court.  Garrison would have us believe that hundreds of people in a dozen government agencies conspired against Kennedy on the basis of their belief that he was going to prevent the war in Vietnam.  Besides the question of why anyone wouldn’t like that, a fact is that Kennedy sent more troops to Vietnam than Eisenhower had.  We suspect a more obvious motive for that assassination, far beyond New Orleans.

Kennedy killed those people at the Bay of Pigs, by changing the original CIA plan and refusing to accept responsibility.  Kennedy changed United States relations with the Soviet Union from checkers to the verge of nuclear destruction of all life.  So, a few genuinely concerned persons at top levels of the Soviet and United States governments killed him to prevent that destruction.  The false sponsors must have been after the fact.   

I have no doubt that the assassination was a conspiracy, as we agree that Oswald couldn’t have done all the shooting.  But the human resources management of the deed must have been more constrained, leaving the smoke and mirrors the book sells to people as crazy as Garrison.


Idocracy - a 2005 film

This film predicts a future when people try to grow crops with Gatorade, where the hero saves the world by watering the crops.  In the present, people calling themselves environmentalist are trying to save the world by putting corn into gas tanks, while people around the world are starving.

That hero's name is Not Sure, while in this day and age people claiming to be smart say they're not sure, when truth they know is that they simply don't know.  Those people are the people who say we should do something for the people of Darfur while saying we shouldn't have done anything for the people of Iraq.  They are people like Mitt Romney and John Kerry, like Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Those people are the people who put criminals above persons, who haven't had a chance to choose life better than crime and say their choice is compassionate, liberal.  As this film indicates, those people are already taking their world into the dust this film predicts.



Across the Universe a 2006 Film

The Beatles are a microcosm.  Kids sing about holding hands until they acquire power, and then they let go of their friends’ hands and their own minds, for what Solomon called vanity.  Like Greece and Rome, the United States were a world power before they alienated their kids in Birmingham and Vietnam, and those children turned their nation into an escape from everything.

The Beatles said they named themselves for the Beatitudes, before they turned to drugs, or after they rode them, to compromise, for fame.  Now, Lennon is dead, and McCartney is white bread, and the First World is all Advil.  Now, Lenin is dead, while Liverpool and the Irish suffer.  Viva Las Vegas, the ways of the world.

Irish and Iraqi suffer for no reason beyond the I in their names, as Israel suffers for no reason more than that humans prefer bigotry and drugs to the Ten Commandments, from the diamond minors in South Africa to the diamond merchants in New York, to you inactivists.


The Cotton Club - a 1984 film

My favorite lines in that film are from a white couple entering the club.  The white man says, “At least they don’t let niggers in here!”  The white woman asks, “They don’t let them into their own club?”

So Richard Gere gets billing over Gregory Hynes, two decades after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and now two more decades have passed, making more than forty years.  Bootleggers like the Kennedy’s owned Harlem in the roaring twenties, and now the Clintons have moved in!  How long, O Lord?

Now we’re engaged in a great civil war, to see whether Obama can run the Clintons out of Harlem, and the Whitehouse.  Cotton is white, while pickers are black, and now black has another fight to pick.


The Order of the Phoenix - a 2007 film

Harry Potter answered a question most of us think impossible.  The way to world peace is through the understanding that is friendship.

Nearly everyone claiming a religion claims it as a superstition, although every founder of every remaining major religion argued mainly one point, the sharing essential to prosperity, loving one’s neighbor.

Terror isn’t Islamic, as it isn’t Mosaic or Christian.  Terror comes from such as Crusades and Jihads.  Terror is in what Joshua did and in what Osama Bin Laden is doing and in what Hitler did and in what Israel is doing.  It's in what every bigot does, and it won’t stop until all of us stop trying to blame it on Moses or Muhammad or Jesus, on everyone but ourselves. 

It won’t stop until we stop making excuses to covet our neighbors’ land, until we stop perverting the teachings of the founders of our religions from the Rishi’s to Muhammad, into ignorance of them.

Only then shall we have something worth fighting for, and stop fighting.  The essential weapon for peace is not secret.  It’s plain.


The Last Hangman a 2005 film

Tolstoi said, in War and Peace, that the cause of the Napoleonic Wars was the first French corporal.  This film says the same, that the cause of killing is rationalizing some excuse for it, be it vengeance or following orders, or supporting one’s country, or one’s family, or oneself.  This film also says that we’re all in that craziness together, but it does not loudly enough say that, were each of us to refuse, it would all stop.  Snail darters would die of their own accord, and they and all else could rest in peace.  That Pierrepoint fellow was not the last hangman.


Meditation XVII - a 1623 sermon

John Donne, not Jack Kennedy or Ernest Hemingway, said this:  "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."


The Wind that Shakes the Barley - a 2006 film

This film shows that Ireland and Iraq are similar far beyond the fact that the names of both countries begin with "Ir" when written in the Roman alphabet.  Ireland means anger land, and anger dominates both countries.  And so does greed.

When an Irishman told us that the strife between Catholics and Protestants in his country has nothing to do with religion, we didn't understand.  This film explains.

And neither is the strife between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq religious, and nor is Israel.


Eight Men Out a 1988 film

Consider the operant steps in this plot.  A team conspires to throw the World Series because its members think they’re underpaid.  Late in the series they decided not to throw the series because the bookies aren’t paying them.  None of them considers his family’s welfare until a thug for the bookies threatens to kill one’s wife.  A judge a salary offer before accepting responsibility for correcting all that.  A kid asks one of the players to say the mess ain’t so about baseball.  Joe, it was so in all professional sports then, and it’s so now.


Palestine: Peace, not Apartheid a 2006 book

Although Mr. Carter writes from the point of view and with the tone of his claim to Christianity, sometimes uses words and phrases particular to popular expression of persons calling themselves Christians, and occasionally points out facts particular to such persons, this book is nearly all factual.  That is, rather than expressing opinions, it mostly points out circumstances and events verifiable through public records.  Yet, it has a reputation for being controversial.

Of course the reason is that few people bother to differentiate between facts and opinions, because most people are as opinionated and biased as some say Jimmy Carter is, and few people bother to research public facts, much less see for themselves, as Mr. Carter has.  In fact, if the book has any shortcoming, it’s that Mr. Carter doesn’t succinctly point out the most significant facts defining the situation.

Those facts are: that Israelites or Israelis have been oppressing Philistines or Palestinians since the battle of Jericho, an onslaught with no provocation whatsoever; that Israelis have killed far more people and broken far more promises than Palestinians have; and that the 1967 Israeli state was not one nation until 1949.

Moreover, if that former head of government of the United States of America were to carry religious metaphors in defense of the United States of America, he might have pointed out how David defeated Goliath’s superior physical size.

Now, Israel has nuclear weapons and air superiority through military aid from first world nations, as European nations took superior weapon technology on the Crusades.

So, now, Islam is continuing Saladin's jihad, against the world whose trade center is now Wall Street.

All a president needs to do to stop the terror is be fair.

Smart is truth, beauty.


The Sound of Music - a 1965 film

This film, set at the beginning of World War II, screened at the beginning of the United States presidency's escalation of Truman's advisory mission in Vietnam into a full scale war Nixon would would end.

Three years earlier, West Side Story screened, asking the same questions.  One film is about nations, while the other is about gangs while the only difference is scale, while presidents have ignored the politics of both.

Both films, in retrospect, should cause us to ask why they didn't change humanity's prospects.  That is, we should ask why we care more now about American Idols than about the ordinary people of Iraq or Darfur.

Both films have iconic weaknesses.  In one, a poor nun saves a family of aristocrats, and the other's title suggests that west is better than east.  But the two share an eminently importantly iconic question.

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

The Time of Your Life - a 1948 film

This film set the theme for the best of Hollywood since.  We had a problem with its epitaph, when the bar owner took the sign out of the window inviting folks in to be themselves and tore it in two, saying that enough is enough.  But then we remembered that integrity is always exactly enough and shouldn't need a reminder!  What's your dream?


Shinea 1996 film

Nothing is more important than music.  Nothing is more important than the harmony of inspiration.  This film says that.

The horror of the holocaust lives on, from the horror of the captivity.  This film tries to deliver a lesson to the Germans and the Egyptians, and the Israelis, all of us.  The holy land is hardly holy, despite how the sun shines on Karn Hattin.  Why don't Christians visit the Mount of Beatitudes?

In the sixties, when the great society sent millions of Americans to kill Vietnamese doing nothing but trying to live their lives as best they could, a popular song borrowed a melody from Rachminov s second piano concerto and assigned it the lyrics “When I was young, I never needed anyone.  Making love was just for fun.  Those days are done.”

Rachmaninov’s third piano concert is more difficult to play than his second while his second, played more in the film, is more sweet.  And popular music is more sweet now, in the war on terror that has made Bethlehem a combat zone.  How is Christ's birthplace in the shadow of death?

Astrology, psychology, stars and butterflies, what life comes down to is common sense.  This film is quite lovely.


somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond - a 1931 poem

A Harvard poet wrote that poem between the two world wars, between his imprisonment in France for driving an ambulance and German imprisonment of France for nothing.

Films we find near to that poem are The Painted Veil and The Tiger and the Snow.  Both films show what love between two people should be, as they show what love is.

Imagine Nero walking the Great Wall, if you wish such as that.  We all must remember that our enormous room is a small roe's chest.  Otherwise we cannot love.



Paradise Road - a 1997 film

"Oh, my dear, that's one to tell your grand children. . . .  Don't worry:  I love God, even though I sometimes don't know what he's doing. . . .  Love is like a flame; it burns and is visible to all. . . .  None of us will ever leave Sumatra. . . . Amen."


Bound for Glorya 1943 autobiography

This book is exactly an autobiography.  Other works in that genre try to explain the effect of the life in question on others’ lives.  This book tells succinctly how Woody Guthrie grew to produce his effect.  Woody and his story are works of dynamic integrity.  We need to listen, closely.

Woody Guthrie was communist, in the sense that we all should share God's bounty.  He was not a Marxist or a Leninist or a Stalinist.  Nor was he a Washingtonist or a Jeffersonist.

Nor was he an Amerigo Vespugian or a Paulist or any other kind of excuse for a name.


Reflections of a Cold Warrior and From the Shadows 1996 memoires

Both authors were at the top level of the Central Intelligence Agency.  One planned the U2 project and the operation Kennedy turned into the debacle at Bay of Pigs.  The other, recruited into the agency from college during the Johnson administration, worked his way up to directing the agency during the first Bush administration.  But the first declines to blame Kennedy for the mess he made, and the second hardly mentions the former Director of Central Intelligence who appointed him to that position while President, making both books smoke screens for coversion.  But any competent CIA analyst could synthesize truth from the details.


Jude the Obscure - an 1895 novel

"Because we are too many."


Babel - a 2006 film

With great technical and aesthetic prowess, this film shows how cheap and cowardly and stupid humans have become, the abstraction of the word “humanitarian”.  Many of its details and time lines don’t work together, but neither do many humans attend much to what’s in their faces, rationalizing private greed against public concern.  Journalists and politicians and doctors and lawyers keep trying to take advantage of the weakness of humans trying to be as suicidal, self-destructive, as they are.  One of the twelve tasks of Hercules was to kill the Titan Antaeus, the difficulty being that Antaeus regained his strength whenever he was down to Earth.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences keeps proving itself Herculean.  But most important are our children.  Note the dedication.


The Milagro Beanfield War a 1988 film

This was a Sundance production.  It’s set in New Mexico, the state of the united ones whose flag represents the sun.  Its theme is the power of the people, and it shows how humans can unite for the best of their life and love, against the power of humans who unite for smaller selves.

But it waves a rabbit dead to excuse firing to frighten humans.  Beans contain as much protein as animal meat, leaving killing cattle less practical than killing trees for golfing.  Humans eat like pigs, but we work harder at it.

This film promotes considering the lilies of the field, while it promotes eating sparrows.   It does not pass through the eye of the needle.  But it helps.


Hollywood Ending a 2002 film

In this film, Woody Allen closes his career by admitting the cause of his success, that he has catered to hypochondriacs, people who seek only pity.  Aristotle pointed out the technical difficulties of the staging of his time, and the French called those limitations an ideal and adhered to that absurdity long after Shakespeare freed the rest of us, and long after Eisenstein offered us Shakespeare’s best wishes, and now their pride is in ennui.  Cinema, at its best, goes straight to our hearts by opening our eyes, not by giving us more weak excuses.  In this film, Allen admits he has nothing on Eastwood.  And cinema is still beginning.  To show, to move.  Just see.


The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter a 1940 novel

Richard Wright said that Ms. McCullers accepted blacks.  More recently, linguists have called the non-white grammar and diction of blacks the “negro non-standard dialect”.  African Americans no longer wish to be called Negroes, and Ms. McCullers did not accurately represent their dialect.  But she did faithfully represent the lonely hearts of the down and out!  Can Mick ever rediscover her music?


The Last Samurai - a 2003 film

What’s the difference between a protagonist and an antagonist?  This film is a story of redemption, a story of love for the best and worst of us.  If one can divorce oneself from merchandising and violence, this film is beautiful.   In its beginning, the protagonist is a soldier who failed to die in battle, a person dead of his past and living without future.  In the end, his horse’s head is above his, as he bows to “the peace all of us seek and few of us ever find.”


Sister of the Road - a 1937 novel

This is another beautiful book. The man who wrote it must have been in love. Maybe a little as Mark Twain must have been to write Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.


War and Peace an 1869 novel

Tolstoy, while fathering thirteen children with a woman he married when she was half his age, is mostly about his love for her.  The last hundred-some pages of the book he wrote while she bore most of them try to justify the book otherwise, as an essay on war regardless of peace.  And, maybe so, he died leaving his wife, the mother of his children, to justify his thinking.  Many of us live and die that way.  We ignore our life.


"Nothing on Earth is worse than bigotry,
and bigotry cannot survive without hypocrisy."


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