You people are gonna kill me...
Dave, I love you. We need you. And you need us. What do you live for, but to serve as a Light unto us Gentiles? You have what the Germans call Mitteilingsbedürfnis, the need to talk, to explain. Need for an audience. For God's sake don't blow it with Takimag. And, BTW, I hope that Taki has a succession plan. He's in great shape for a hard partier of 87, but....
Anyhow, take care. And don't worry about pissing me off. If you ain't pissing somebody off, you ain't doing your job.
Sorry about your troubles. I sent three beers your way. I'm a first time donor and glad to help!
I hope you enjoy Lucky Lager (piss in 2-litre bottles drunk by Injuns up here in Canada)!
Anyway, I think Mr. Kirkpatrick is generally a reasonable fellow who also writes at AmRen. I enjoy his work there.
That said, this foray into Holocaust 'qwestchining' is highly unnecessary and unwelcome. It seems that so many people on the far-right feel that 'racism' is the most extreme thing one can be, so they dart off into all sorts of insane and inane conspiracy theories that can help them avoid the awful taint of the 'hard R-word.'
We saw this with COVID. "Oh, this is not the fault of the Chinese people at all. They would never have unsanitary dietary practices! It must have been caused by Fauci working with the CCP to bring the world to its knees via a REALLY bad cold!"
See? Racism is avoided, and batshit insanity is given a Donatella Versace-sized kiss on the lips.
If Mr. Kirkpatrick is just making some reason to not support Israel, he should be direct.
"I don't care how many times you say 'never again.' We don't owe Israel, Palestine or any players involved in the Forever Wars our help. Sort your own shit out and keep your refugees in the unfortunately way too Fertile Crescent!"
It's that easy.
What is the single worst horror movie you have ever seen and why was it The Blair Witch Project? Also are there any "so bad it's good" horror film you would recommend?
Since it's October, favorite horror movies? Favorite guilty pleasure movie?
And have you seen Black Dynamite? I only bring it up because I saw it again recently, forgot how funny it wasgood blaxploitation spoof film. Speaking of black, have you seen the original british Death At A Funeral? They made a black version in the US that I haven't seen but the trailer looked terrible which surprised nobody.
Oh & thoughts on Dark City? Just watched that recently too, the directors cut is a must since the theatrical treats you like a moron & spoils the movie in the first 30 seconds.
Dave is a ramblin' man, and frequently entertaining. I especially enjoyed his pointed restraint in responding to Kirkpatrick.
> This is especially true when the formerly-traumatized people now find themselves secure and prosperous
People often forget the role of economic prosperity in influencing this. It wasn't just prosperity for Jews. In the 1930s, many on the Right turned to Oswald Spengler's thesis that Western civilization had gone into decline. On the Left, Karl Marx seemed to be vindicated with his forecast of a crisis of capitalism. Even when the war ended, many people failed to realize the type of economic boom which was about to grow out of the war's aftermath. It seemed to a lot of people as if these were the last days of what has been the West. The Great Depression had followed World War I after 11 (1929 - 1918) years. It seemed in 1945 as if a new Great Crash was going to come a lot sooner after this latest war. Today, such a forecast seems absurd. But it was easily accepted by people across the whole political spectrum.
The Great Depression of the 1930s had fed a lot of what was called "World War revisionism" where people who were disappointed with the economic catastrophe looked back with disgust at the war to make the world safe for democracy. German officers exercised even in the 1920s (before Hitler) exercised a tight censorship over the publication of documents. Any documents which showed a less than benign picture of Germany's were withheld. Meanwhile, the Allied states saw a huge demand for the release of documents which portrayed Allied war aims in a cynical light. The result was a sweeping disillusionment with the last war.
After 1945, the issue hung in the air of "how will the postwar economy affect views of this latest war?" Many Jews were implicitly wary of the chance that if they shouted a lot about how important Jews had been to Hitler, and if an economic depression created a new disillusionment with the war, then this could backfire on them. It wasn't until the 1970s, a quarter-century after the war, that Jewish groups became willing to assert the central importance of Jews in the view of Hitler.
By that time, the West (and especially the USA) had already lived through a great economic boom, and this rather created a strong tendency to fondly reminisce over the war. Stagflation hit during the 1970s, and the economy threatened to turn really gloomy again. But this did not lead to disillusionment with the war, as had happened in the 1930s. Songs with lines like "well our fathers fought the Second World War" reflected a tendency to fondly view the wartime era. In that new climate it suddenly became useful and wise for Jewish spokesmen to begin saying out loud "Hey guys, the war was all about us Jews!" Once that took off, the ball went on rolling from there for a few decades.
Very valid point about those autobiographies and memoirs of leaders -- those are rarely reliable and never do they tell the whole picture, of course. The H-deniers using texts like that as evidence of anything reminds of when Alex Jones would go on a rant about how fake the media is and how the CIA controls them, then in his next breath, will use a media source as backup for some claim about [insert theory here]. He'll literally say, "You don't believe me, well here's the New York Times reporting in 1993 about FEMA camps being constructed!" To them, Cognitive Dissonance is 1980s new wave band.
Among many other reasons, I believe the Holocaust occurred because dear old dad, on his grand European tour under the famous guide George S Patton, Jr, helped liberate a concentration camp, and he told me about it. Short version - it wasn’t good.
Dave, you rock. Re: Movies, Apocalypto was one of the best movies I've ever seen. I'm 71. (Even better than Dirty Harry). I detest Mel Gibson's psycho meltdowns, but I love that movie. Waddaya think? Mike from La. (Louisiana that is)
I’m also amused that the title of this post references a film/book about lesbian cowgirls.
I’ll defend your good (?) name after you’ve dropped dead of a heart attack, or more likely, been assassinated.
Leave some cash to me in your will and I’ll even throw in quarterly cleanings of the urine from your gravestone.
Change your pitch to Buy me a bourbon and I might consider it
Not into the horror genre
But here’s one your subscribers should consider - Baby Doll
From the web:
Elia Kazan's Baby Doll, adapted by Williams from his 1946 one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, was condemned by the Legion of Decency and banned in several countries upon its release in 1956. Carroll Baker plays "Baby Doll," a child bride whose husband Archie (Karl Malden), a middle-aged man with an alcohol problem, is anxious to consummate their marriage. Eli Wallach made his big-screen debut as Archie's conniving business competitor, who torments his rival by flirting outrageously with Baby Doll and eventually manipulates her into compromising Archie's business.
What is the best modern (last 10 years) horror movie?
I rewatched Barton Fink, having walked out on it the first time. Holy Christ, turns out I bailed just seconds before the murder!
Still, I have to give it a thumbs down; it hits too close to home
Dave, movie question for ya if you like: As I write the actors are still on strike, with the writers having just settled their dispute last month with the studios. Much like the ancient animosity between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Talent vs the Suits conflict in Hollywood will keep going until one side is dead -- probably both -- but in the near future what do you think the affect will be, if any, on not just the business but the product that's being made? I think I recall you saying this year has been an opportunity to shake off some of the deadweight around the place with these strikes and now these companies like Netflix will be a bit leaner and meaner, hopefully resulting in better quality content. Thoughts?
Movie Question: Are you aware of / have opinions re movies / tv series that were never made
? Movies that woulda coulda shoulda been made? Or movies that we dodged a bullet to our soyim sensibilities by not being made?