Archive for the ‘(All Things) CULTURE’ Category

There are some days when the sheer scope of the idiocy makes me want to not get out of bed.

If ever you needed proof of how many witless muppets are – hook, line and sinker – caught up in the ‘race war’ or ‘clash of civilisations’ psy-op, you need only witness the tedious #FreeTommy or #FreeTommyRobinson hashtag and the scores of ‘patriots’ or useful idiots protesting the former EDL leader’s arrest, both on-line and on the streets.

Either there really are legions and legions of dull-witted racists out there who wouldn’t know arse from elbow… or Wi-Fi access really should be limited to people who can pass some kind of basic intelligence test first.

But, to paraphrase a famous saying, a hashtag can be halfway around the world before reality has even gotten its boots on.

Contrary to what seems to be a carefully-contrived misconception, Robinson’s 13-month prison sentence has nothing to do with ‘freedom of speech’ or anything he has said, but actually stems from simple ‘contempt of court’ – due to the fact that Robinson live-streamed footage of defendants arriving in court to Facebook. (more…)

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The mysterious death of movie legend Natalie Wood might be the most troubling and tragic ‘Hollywood Mystery’ that there is.

It’s a case that hasn’t been resolved – and which conspiracy theories still circulate around – for over thirty years. And it’s a case that keeps resurfacing every several years; most recently with the news, in the last few months, that Wood’s two-time husband (and American film and TV star) Robert Wagner is again “a person of interest” in the re-opened case.

Natalie Wood, who starred in, among other things, Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story, was a massive star and icon of her age. (more…)

I noticed something curious recently, nestled away in one of the newspapers: that the Chinese government has apparently banned the classic book 1984  by George Orwell.

There’s something that kind of speaks for itself when an oppressive government bans not just any old book, but something as specific as 1984. Orwell’s Animal Farm has also been banned, for that matter.

But it seems fairly obvious that a state that functions entirely along 1984 lines would eventually need to make sure its citizens don’t get to read 1984 and notice the similarities.

This is apparently part of a massive online censorship campaign. Clearly, either Orwell’s books have been getting too much attention in China or the authorities want to make sure they don’t get any attention – or both. Makes sense, of course – if you’ve built 1984 in real terms, you have to make sure your citizens don’t realise it or at least don’t have such a glaring frame of reference. (more…)

Well, that was bloody insane – all of it.

But then we appear to be living in an insane asylum in which the inmates have taken control.

If you ever needed a more perverse and overt expression of the incestousness nature of the Trump/Netanyahu relationship – and indeed of the Zionist/End-Timers fanaticism that I keep talking about here – it was in the last couple of days, which saw the official ceremony for the new US embassy in Jerusalem, accompanied by the deaths of dozens of Palestinian protesters.

I don’t want to keep re-writing the same points over again, so I’ve re-posted below (in full) the older article on Jerusalem, the embassy move, and more importantly the Judeao-Christian Zionist plan to seize the Temple Mount and pave the way for the ‘rapture’, the Second Coming and the Biblical Apocalypse. (more…)

With the fiftieth anniversary of the My Lai massacre, it freshly occured to me that the harrowing subject of My Lai actually also sheds some light on the reality of the decline in real journalism in the modern age.

I would assert that you can track the decline in the integrity and purpose of mainstream journalism by tracking the standing of a specific journalist named Seymour Hersh.

So, firstly, why is Hersh regarded as such an important journalist?

Well, it was a piece of investigative journalism by Hersh decades ago that exposed the war crime committed by US forces in My Lai in Vietnam. The My Lai massacre was the mass murder of unarmed Vietnamese civilians (somewhere between 347 and 504 people) by American troops in South Vietnam in 1968. (more…)

Human beings aren’t just getting greedier, but stupider.

That’s according to Professor Stephen Hawking: and, really, it doesn’t seem like a particularly shocking statement or commentary.

Just simple observation seems to indicate a rapid stupidification process going on all over the place, for a whole host of reasons and manifesting in a whole bunch of different ways.

You see it in society. You see it in people. You see in politicians and political discourse. You see it all across social media. You see in the entertainment industries. You see it in the White House. I’m not even entirely sure when it started to happen – but we appear to be fast-heading towards the comedy-Dystopian future envisioned in the cult movie Idiocracy. (more…)

I haven’t seen the Black Panther movie yet; but I’m looking forward to it.

T’Challa, the Black Panther, has for a long time been one of my absolute favorite comic book characters – and I’ve been glad that his mythology has been given the cinema treatment: and that it appears to be doing so well and generating so much conversation.

But, amid all of that conversation (much of which, rightly, is focused on the subject of the first entirely black superhero movie), one thing that probably won’t be discussed is the subject I’m going to cover here now: which gives me a rare opportunity to talk about both my love of comic-book mythologies and my interest in real-world geo-political conspiracies at the same time.

This isn’t an article about the film or even about the character’s history. Rather, it’s about a specific perception I have of the Black Panther mythology and how it relates to particular real-life North-African nation that I’ve written a lot about in the past – specifically Libya, and more specifically the Gaddafi-era Libya.

Now, obviously, I’ll need to justify this – and I will. (more…)

The sudden and untimely death of the Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan made for another sad start to another year, with the loss of another great, iconic rock star of the last two decades.

Dolores, who was found deceased on January 15th in a London hotel room, was only 46.

As I noted at the deaths of both Chris Cornell and Scott Weiland, it has felt like many or even most of the best or most important musical voices from my personal favorite era of music have had short lives. (more…)

Is The Last Jedi the ‘worst Star Wars movie ever’? Possibly. Even probably. But what does that even mean?

Needless to say, this is my provisional review of The Last Jedi.

Writing this review – and thinking all of this through – has actually been a form of post-The-Last-Jedi therapy for me. And I needed that. A much longer version of this review can be found here. (more…)