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You’re no longer allowed to be white, apparently.  Ghost in the Shell has provoked a backlash of endless whining about the specious concept of “appropriation.” If it wasn’t so tiresome and ridiculous I’d treat it seriously. It’s not. Cultures share. That’s the entire history of humanity.  Perhaps Japan can stop using Henry Ford’s good-old-American automobile concept?

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Some are gloating about “weak” box office for the film today. But is it?

The live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell died at the box office this weekend, bringing in $19 million in ticket sales [in the US alone] against a budget of $110 million. The film brought in $40 million internationally, although it has yet to open in Japan or China.”

So it took in half its budget in one weekend. The people who love anime the most haven’t even had a chance to go. But it’s being declared dead a bit prematurely. I’m ready to head out and see it for myself.

Two American studios financed the film. They decided on the casting. If a Japanese studio wanted to risk $110M, they could have cast whomever they liked. In the US, we have a population:

“Whites (including Hispanics who identify as White) constitute the majority, with a total of about 246,660,710, or 77.35% of the population as of 2014.”

Pure evil. We have 77% white people, and so probably should never make another movie, television show or anything else. White is evil by nature, don’t you know? Bad white people, for existing…

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“If that’s not allowed, then Darth Vader probably shouldn’t speak English, either.”

Original Ghost in the Shell director: ‘no basis’ for whitewashing anger

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Noam Chomsky and his smug, empty-headed cheerleaders have been making waves this week, apparently a full-blown conspiracy-theorist now. This is after Chomsky fucked up the US left for fifty years, denying the realities of the JFK hit and 9/11 attack, which was clearly allowed to proceed despite mountains of warnings. Noam completely ignores that the CIA knew the purported hijackers were inside the country for over a year! Where there’s smoke there’s fire.

But Noam would have none of it. Indignation and apathy were his M.O.

All that was pre-Trump, however. The rule book has been burned. Yes, Noam a false flag attack is a possibility. Of course it is. It always was. But since you had no interest in all the evidence, why should anyone care what you have to say at all? Phantom future attacks? By whom?

The people who can perpetrate a false flag attack are in intelligence, not in Trump’s parade of incompetent clowns. The intelligence apparatus has been not-too-subtly at war with Trump for months, over his Russia policy. They want Russia steamrolled back to Moscow, even risking nuclear holocaust to get there. Trump, for whatever reasons, likely corrupt business relations, didn’t want to antagonize the world’s other big nuclear power. He is out of step with the NATO encroachment agenda, and the CIA and their neocon warlords hate him for it.

So, is Chomsky simply stating the obvious?

We always live under the threat of false flag terrorism. The CIA pioneered it since the 1950s. Rulers capitalize on it, and so they are (always) motivated to get away with murder and Treason. See Operation Gladio.

That reality never changed. Only Chomsky’s (apparent) awakening is different. Like a thought leader of drones, his new affinity for the concept of false flag terror permeates through the left gatekeepers this week, those usual suspects. Sort of validates my entire critique, huh, Noam?

You ready for that debate yet?

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We are in dire straits with an all-out assault on science, evidence and reason coming out of the White House all day long, every day now. The direct attack on science is part of a much-wider trend.

Science is imperfect and the truth has no billionaire backer fighting for it. The deck is stacked in the other direction.

FUD

Fear Uncertainty Doubt:

Fear, uncertainty and doubt (often shortened to FUD) is a disinformation strategy used in sales, marketing, public relations, talk radio, politics, religious organizations, and propaganda. FUD is generally a strategy to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and a manifestation of the appeal to fear.

…By spreading questionable information about the drawbacks of less well known products, an established company can discourage decision-makers from choosing those products over its own, regardless of the relative technical merits.

President FUD is the living embodiment of these…

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The Love Witch – My Review

Posted: March 15, 2017 in Joe Giambrone
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Such a retro spectacle, I loved the look. Shot by the masterful David Mullens, they made an early 1970s witch drama. This is the type of niche film I’ve seen several times before, the original iterations, and the script plays like it came straight out of that time. It’s a trip of a story, with the insanely gorgeous Samantha Robinson taking us back to some vaguely familiar Technicolor hippie magick dreamworld.

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Needless to say I found many moments hilarious simply for the pastiche. On another level, the narrative is straight drama, not intended as comedy at all. It’s an odd blend.

Nearing the end it does sag a bit, and could have used a bit more moving along. I get why maybe it didn’t take off with audiences and remains more of a cult film. Would that I could have seen it on the big screen, but it never came…

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#Arrival – My #Review

Posted: March 13, 2017 in Joe Giambrone

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I’m really blown away by this, feeling much like I did at the conclusion of Europa Report. some sci-fi films go beyond the stupidity of the Hollywood system and manage to not be dumb vehicles for stars. But it’s a rarity.

Arrival manages to give us something new, in subtle hints that culminate in a big moment and a big ending. Obviously I can’t tell you what that is.

But I can mention another big idea and that is the glaring need for an evolutionary change to move humanity beyond war. Films like Arrival cast light on the real problems seething across the globe, and how the age of hydrogen bombs upped the stakes. Since the 1940s it has been a MAD world, where the nuclear powers threaten us all with mutually assured destruction.

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I’ll also mention the obvious move of making Arrival a female-driven story, with Amy Adams…

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The best Saturday Night Live could come up with is a parody of that godawful Independence Day nationalistic gibberish, the underdog America battling the overwhelming alien invasion. It’s so stupid and tone deaf, relying on fantasy aliens to provide your justification, that both the films and the sketch rank as tales of, by, and for idiots.

America is always the underdog for starters. The empire isn’t the underdog. Wrong sci-fi comparison. Then the slobbering militarism and nationalism, pledge of allegiance, etc. Get some intelligent satire, SNL.

The owners are playing right into the Chinese-are-coming and Russians-are-coming canned hysteria they’ve been manufacturing and peddling for the past few years. Unfortunately, that leaves the audience who buys into this nonsense about as dumb as Alec Baldwin’s Trump. But they’re real.

The propaganda barrage continues in plain sight.

Alec Baldwin is back as SNL’s Trump, and he’s not prepared to battle invading aliens
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In rhe real news, Trump just sent 900 troops into Syria, with 400 more requested and 2500 heading to Kuwait to also join in. That’s a very different narrative and reality, which SNL has nothing to say about.

 

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Boys and Girls,

I can’t even begin to explain how much good stuff is already here on this blog. You’ll see the sidebar and probably ignore it, to your own detriment.

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Eight years and approaching 6,000 vital news and film-related items. You’d have to search for a while to truly appreciate the scale.

I created this blog as a place to store all the news stories that got lost in the tsunami of propaganda, as the country is continually brainwashed to reject reality and to accept the dominant myths. That is the problem with America, make no mistake. Who are you going to believe, the talking head on your screen, or your own lying eyes?

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