Martin Scorcesese contribution to the art of fake documentary/history: Rolling Thunder revue

I just finished watching at Netflix (Netflix! That should have tipped me off.) Martin Scorceses’  ‘documentary’ Rolling thunder revue about Bob Dylan. My first impression at the end was ‘what a pack of pretentious and unlikable people’. Then I got curious about how Scorcese made the ‘docu’. That’s when my hope for this new millennium tanked.

You see, I discovered that this 2019 ‘docu’ is Scorcese’s intentionally made as a fake documentary about Bob Dylan. As the article in Variatey magazine says, Scorcese “prank the public”.

Maybe Scorcesese, a wealthy man, finds it cute to use his wealth, all of which comes from us, the consumers of his movies, to make us waste our time (and pay him for it too) watching something he is passing as ‘history’.

So Sorcesese joins Trump in debasing our culture and history just because they can. But here is one negative consequence of his prank.

From now on, the field of documentary-making has lost its credibility. Why? Because a documentary, as Scorcesese has demonstrated, can be like counterfeit money: made totally indistinguishable  from a real one. History has always been told from the eyes of the victor, but passing counterfeit history is worse: it is circulating fake information out of open greed and disrespect for the public.

This practice of counterfeiting history is Hollywood’s trade mark, but we have known it and learned to not believe everything it passes as history; we know is fictionalized history, purposely made to be consumed as entertainment, not as fact. But now, the trend is to actually tell you that ‘this is true, it did happen as described’.

The same thing happened with the Cohen brothers movie Fargo. As a consequence of labeling the movie as ‘based on real events’, one real woman (mindless, true) died trying to find the money “buried in the snow”, because she thought it was true that the money was still there. But we learn in ‘the making of Fargo’ that the story is totally fiction. Again, the directors decided that it is cute to tell the public that what they are watching really happened as told in the movie, when they know it’s not true. Total disregard to the social value of honesty, no regards to consequences.

From where our millionaire Hollywood men get the idea that we, the consumer, are looking forward to be lied to and fooled about history for entertainment, I don’t know.

All I know is that my list of movies by Hollywood directors and actors I would go to see in the future is getting shorter by the minute.

Scorceses joins the Cohen brothers in my black list of directors to ignore and not give my money to them.

My final thought goes to Bob Dylan himself: why did he agree to participate in this faking of his own history? Was it the money? The same goes for Joan Baez.

Bob Dylan is seen as a god by his fans. I see a god with feet of clay.

 

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Update on Bernie Sanders (he is still trying)

I wrote on this blog after the Russian/US oligarchs’ 2016 elections coup that Bernie Sanders would disappear from our political scenery, eventually blamed and ignored by the pseudo American leftists.

Truth be told, yes, he was later blamed for not joining the Russians/GOP on their attack on Hillary over her ‘dangerous emails debacle’. Had he join them, he would have certainly defeated her and be the president today instead of el sucio (pervert) Trump, say the zombie leftists.

But the taste of the-power-almost-won and the human ego left good ol’ Bernie berning with the continued desire of getting ‘there’, and getting all the donations with which to buy more mansions.

So Bernie wants to run again.

He thinks he can run again as a GOP mole to defeat the Democrats by, again, giving arguments to Dump and the GOP against our candidates. He is counting with the media elevating him again to sainthood, as they did to him during the past presidential elections.

Do you remember these memes?

 

 

 

 

 

Or articles at the Washington Post like this, reviewed by me on this blog, of conservative WaPo reporter and Brookings Institute praising Sanders ‘socialism’ in the open? https://crazyusaelections.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/sanders-at-brookings-institution/

February 9, 2015, The Brookings Institution hosted Sanders for a ‘conversation with Senator Bernie Sanders” (transcript).

Poor Bernie.

He still doesn’t get it. The media will NOT be there for him this time because they never liked him. They just used him as the ‘cleaner’ tool against Hillary. You see, it was not the same thing to have only the GOP attacking her using character assassination; the public would have recognized the GOP propaganda. So they (all members of the perfect storm against us -media, Putin, GOP, male oligarchs, male decrepit zombie leftists, Assange, Comey, i.e) enlisted a non-democrat independent to run on the Democratic ballot but attacking the democratic candidate using misogyny and character assassination. Let me refresh your memory: It was him and his bernies who poisoned the campaign with the ‘lock her up’ chanting, for which later Dump expressed him his gratitude.

THE MEDIA WILL NOT BE THERE FOR BERNIE THIS TIME.

Nor will the zombie leftists.

The Washington Post, one of the most fervent manipulators of Sanders’ campaign against Hillary, have been publishing articles against him. Of course, they are not going to come out with a pipe to hit him over the head. No. You don’t do that to a saint. YOU SIMPLY CRUCIFY HIM. Now, his ‘socialism’ is a problem, despite crowning him a saint for the glorious deed of ‘making socialism mainstream’ during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The pseudo leftists are already rumbling against him too. NOW, not during the 2016 campaign, they are pulling out how friendly he is with the warmongering armaments corporations. I was talking about this at that time, of course I got insulted for portraying their saint in such bad light. But not now.

So this is the latest article crucifying Bernie. I’m just saying.

Sanders could face more scrutiny for socialist leanings

 

What happens when the GOP accuses Dems of being racists?

We are back at it again, at racism, i.e.

This week is about a recently elected democratic governor in the south with an unbeknown-to-voters history of racist attitudes. The WaPo says

  Northam mum about his plans, after a flood of calls for his resignation for ‘racist and offensive’ photo

But is this a healthy discussion about the evils of racism? What happens when the GOP and the media accuses democrats of being racists? As I will conclude later, Racism Invictus.

One would have to first define what “healthy” in this case means.

I, personally, would define  “healthy in this case” from the negative: as long as the GOP is not involved in the discussion it is “healthy in this case’. Why? In addition to the obvious reasons consider the following.

The Politics of Racism

It’s not only that republicans are being “dishonest” and guilty of hypocrisy (as Rubin correctly discussed at the WaPo), we know they are that and much worse. The problem is that, in meddling in the discussion between democrats about this particular instance of racism, they are intentionally politicizing the issue.

Politics is about power, not about philosophies of good and evil.

They don’t bring an honest discussion about the immorality of racism because they are incapable of talking about something they are not: moral human beings. They are the opposite of that. So  what is their goal in paying someone to find in others the dirt that is in themselves and  in the person right next to them and whom they admire, on their own president Donald el sucio Trump, i.e?

“Of human bondage”: The power of racism to grab political power

That’s the height of immorality. Their goal, not that you didn’t know it, is to find ‘moral stains’ in democrats already in positions of power to stir public outrage and force us to politically defeat ourselves. The GOP lost the governorship of the state? No problem, they will make YOU remove your elected official. It’s a temporary victory for them, but a victory, non-the-less.

Finding moral stains on anyone is as easy as finding a MacDonald because ‘moral stain’ is the motor that propels human beings into the search for redemption via religions, philosophies, and mystic paths. Every human being is born with the ‘curse’ of moral stains; we all have sinned in the past and are on our way to do it again in the near future. Most humans feel the ‘call of the flesh’ as a heavy burden, and most of us have an innate desire to cleanse ourselves as much as possible of that stain.

But the amoral human beings don’t have that imperative in life. Theirs is the opposite: how to live a life of hedonism, of sensual self-indulgence at the cost of trampling over other human beings.

Racism Invictus

So the answer to the question What happens when the GOP accuses dems of f being racists is: racism itself remains untouched: racism Invictus. The discussion about racism itself is flipped over and we are forced instead to act, to prove that we do as we preach, but the ONLY proof or evidence accepted by the republicans and the media is that we remove the person in question, even if that person has shown concrete political benefits to society or if he or she has shown remorse. (I am definitely not defending Northam here.)

The racist GOP divide us and make us lose political power when they enter our discussion about racism. The same doesn’t work around for them.

When we accuse republicans of being racists, the accused person is actually leading a life of amorality: they have shown hatred of women, of people of color, of the poor and the immigrants…and they are PROUD of it. They call it ‘not being liberal’. Their policies are aimed at dividing and hurting us, while benefiting the white male racist oligarchs. When we succeed to remove one of them, racism remains untouched because their racist policies remain untouched, their racist agenda continues to live in the rest of the party.

Michael Ertel, Florida’s Secretary of State.

As long as one believes that racism has to be dealt with as a  knee jerk reaction, we will be at the mercy of the republicans’ emotional manipulation machine; victims of their experts in the arts of propaganda and opinion-shaping.

Then it is not a moral issue any more, it’s a political issue.

Find alternative solutions to racism in politics;  it doesn’t always have to be relinquishing political power.

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Rockwool panels for apt. windows a success on today’s winter storm

I live in da Bronx, NY. Tired of the outside noise (mostly ambulances, fire trucks and police cars) I ‘researched’ how to sound proof the windows. The intention was that the panels would serve also as cover for the wind drafts in the winter. I never imagined this would work. BUT IT DID!

I made the panels removable, but left three of the panes covered and kept the bottom one on and off to let air and the cats in and out to the balcony. It works reducing the noise. And today, Feb 30 2019, in the middle of the ‘polar vortex’ winter storm the panels have withstand the wind so far. I just came to my apartment (7:30 pm) with the wind that almost blew me away as I was entering the building. Anxious about finding the panels all over the place and the apartment freezing…YEAH!!

TOASTY apartment!

If you have issues with outside noise and drafty windows, do what I did.

I bought a bat of Rockwool R23, and Owens Corning R-3.0 insulating sheath boards (1 inch is better, 1/2 is fine too). I cut the boards to the size of each window pane (from frame to frame). Then sliced Rockwool insulating material at about 2 inches thick. I used 3M Super 77 glue on the board and put the insulation on top (on one side only). THEN i covered the board with fabric: 3M is good for fabric too. Then put the glue on the window frame where each panel would go. Put the panels and …voila!

It’s my first time. I made a mistake with the door panel: the insulating should go facing the glass.

BUT IT WORKED!!!

There is salvation, my friends. Just SAVE YOURSELVES. lol

Now I have to make panels to put on the walls. It will further  reduce the noise by absorbing the bouncing noise waves. You can use fancy fabric. I used cheap one thinking that the project wouldn’t work. Now I’m changing the fabric and use beautiful ones for the walls.

That’s it.

 

Trump plans invasion of Venezuela: US pseudo-Marxist left is silent

US Marxists. You know them, they are ‘internationalists’ and ‘anti-imperialists’.

Not any more. Now they stand by their Putin-loving president Trump, so, sorry third-world people, Marxists can’t attack Putin-loving Trump. Don’t expect the Marxist- left marching out in front of the UN to protest US imperialism in Venezuela as they used to do a couple of decades ago. That’s passé. Save yourselves, third-world.

I have been talking and demonstrating on this blog how the American left died and became a ‘zombie left’ since the 2015 primaries when they went all out for Trump and against Hillary Clinton.

Now the evidence is out there that the American Marxist-left disappeared as such and merged with the alt-right: for Trump, against women, racist and against democracy. To see the evidence all you have to do is navigate the usual ‘Marxist’ websites and see the lack of in-depth coverage on the situation in Venezuela.

The World Socialist website has one article today at the bottom of the website, not denouncing Trump, only ‘describing’ the situation there. Counter Punch, the official alt-right website passing as Marxist, had no articles last week on the topic; it has one very short article today to basically say that, nah, they can’t condemn Trump:

both sides, American politicians and Maduro are right”.

A tough situation for Counter Punch to take side if it means attacking Trump. They are so blinded by their love of Trump that they, Counter Punch,  forgot how to do a Marxist analysis of US imperialist attacks on a third-world nation. Oh they are so ‘balanced and fair’ now, as Fox Friends are toward Trump.

If you navigate these websites, notice that they don’t discuss Trump, they discuss EVERYBODY else but Trump. They name Pompeo or the ‘warmongering’ Democrats as planning the coup, I mean, the “intervention”. But absolute zero criticism of Trump himself. [Update: Counter Punch added a new article the day after this post to criticize, not Trump, but Bernie Sanders. I’m no fan of Sanders;  the point is that they accuse everybody except Trump.]

The pseudo-American Marxist left responds to Putin. Putin is having a romance with Trump. The pseudo-American Marxists have their instructions from Putin: DON’T YOU DARE DENOUNCE TRUMP.

And thus it was that the pseudo-Marxists threw anti-imperialism and socialist internationalism under the bus out of love for Trump.

If these are not the strangest days of our existence, I don’t know what is.

Basically, progressives, colored people, women, immigrants and workers are on their own now, especially if they denounce Trump.

Not looking good out there, is it?

weird lights over NYC

I was watching MSNBC online when the lights in the apartment flickered and stayed dim. I thought it was in my building. The fan I have running stopped, then I could hear a strange humming, like electrical or electromagnetic. I looked outside the windows and saw the area as if it were day light. I went to the balcony and saw the sky to the south of the city with weird white and blue colors. It kept changing color, white to blue to violet. It covered a large area of the sky and I could hear the humming coming from ‘out there’.  I went to get the cell phone. When I returned to the balcony this is all I could record. The light stopped as when you turn the switch off. The second video is the best I found online. The first one is mine, poor quality. I’m trying to rotate the video at Youtube. Hopefully will fix in an hour.

The story that it was an explosion in Con Ed is pure COVFEFE.

 

Update: Unfortunately, Youtube eliminated the enhancement that allowed for vids to be rotated. I have tried everything. WordPress allows vids to be uploaded for a fee, which I’m not paying. So there you have it. The second video is excellent.  Thanks for visiting. UFOs are out to get Trump. LOL

 

The whole experience was AWESOME: beautiful and scary at the same time.

 

Counter punch magazine: the new GQ for the pseudo leftist male elite

Counter Punch magazine has become an all-male for men website, like CQ or Penthouse, but for the pseudo leftist male elite.

Heck, they have ditched all pretenses of being ‘for women rights’ and now don’t include articles by women. Why should they? They have judged the modern women’s movement, in their fascinating ‘Marxist’ male dictum,  as a white right-wing women’s movement, all of it. So women now are  not allowed or invited  to publish articles in their male-controlled magazine; and if, for appearances, a woman is ‘invited’, she is not allowed to write about ‘male testosterone’ ‘real’ politics, only about feminine  issues like  ‘women’s contribution to science’.

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Just thinking while eating my meal and surfing the net.

 

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