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July 12, 2010

The Greatest Trick Hollywood Ever pulled

Via Big Hollywood, it’s quite good.

by John Nolte

It was either Kayser Soze or some French poet with an unpronounceable name who said something to the effect of, ”The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Not everyone believes in the Devil but we all know Hollywood exists, and isn’t six of one just a half dozen of the other? After all, the greatest trick Tinseltown (with the help of the MSM) ever pulled was convincing the world that a belief in a moral code is what’s abnormal because all the cool kids are into a collective degeneracy.

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Though liberals only make up 20% of the population, they’re still able to pull off this sinister bluff because conservatives took their eye off the ball and allowed the Left to infest the institutions in charge of documenting and portraying who we are as a society. Unfortunately, these socialist engineers aren’t stupid and figured out almost immediately that with a near-monopoly on sound and image they could make a majority of the population feel like the minority; with the goal in mind of using peer pressure to shape our culture into a godless orgy of anything goes hyper-sexuality.

The result is that those of us made nauseous by the idea of loveless sex are intentionally made to feel like the oppressive party-poopers – the weirdos, the prudes, the uncool outsiders lacking in compassion, enlightenment and sophistication. This devil has so perfectly executed this ruse that even those of us on to him can forget what’s happening until a genuine phenomenon like “Twilight” comes along to remind us.

Read the rest.

May 27, 2010

Media Defend Islam from ‘Sex and the City’ Jibes

The multiculti anti-Christian Left don’t like it when you criticize their little third world mascots.

There are some review snippets that likely won’t end up as movie poster taglines:

“an affront to Muslims” – USA Today

“breathtaking cultural insensitivity” – Washington Post

“cinematic Viagra for Western cultural imperialists”– Salon.com

Of all the criticisms that could likely be launched against Warner Bros.’ new “Sex and the City 2” movie, the media have latched onto the film’s reported depictions of misogynist policies in Muslim nations.

It was USA Today that called the movie “an affront to Muslims.” Reviewer Claudia Puig wrote that director Michael Patrick King “is out of his league attempting to comment on the inequitable treatment of Muslim women. He ends up mocking religious beliefs and making Carrie and her friends appear insensitive.”

Many reviews are quick to defend Muslim culture, or at least Abu Dhabi, which does seem a less-than-compelling example of a society out-of-touch with modern notions of gender equality. (Some reviews do take on the other questionable material including the sleaze and rampant materialism, but the media loved the first big-screen adaptation of the HBO series.)

The criticisms of “Sex and the City 2” as “blatantly anti-Muslim,” as The Hollywood Reporter described it, may be perfectly valid. But where were these defenders of the faith when moviemakers attacked other religions?

At the risk of appearing to compare “Sex and the City 2” with a comedic masterpiece, take the 2004 DVD release of Monty Python’s 1979 “Life of Brian,” a vicious satire of the Gospel stories.

The Washington Post found it “hard to believe that it was such a controversial film when it first came out.” Reviewer Ann Hornaday, the same person who accused “Sex and the City 2” of “cultural insensitivity” couldn’t understand how Christians would find it offensive to feature a Christ-figure, joined by a chorus of the crucified, singing, “Always look on the bright side of life.”

Or how about “Saved!,” a less-beloved anti-Christian movie released in 2004? The film, which depicts the lives of several Christian-school students as they deal – poorly – with an unplanned pregnancy, was far from offensive to Salon.com. The review complained that it was “conspicuously lacking both guts and well-sharpened teeth.”

The media double standard for entertainment is clear. Satirize – or just flat-out attack – Christianity and receive a resounding “encore!” or, at worst, a “try harder next time. Depict Muslim culture in a negative light in a film ostensibly about feminism and female empowerment, and prepare for two big thumbs down.

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While the hypocrisy here is so glaring it hardly bears mentioning because it speaks for itself, this is the beauty of political correctness and multiculturalism from the standpoint of the Left .  It’s the best of both worlds-  attack Christianity and the West in the name of “social justice” (their ultimate target is capitalism), while defending everything non-Western from any kind of critical scrutiny.  Keep in mind they are not actually defending Islam, per se (because they don’t give a rat’s @ss about Islam), but rather their multicultural experiment.  Criticism of Islam undermines cultural relativism, which is the bedrock of Multiculturalism and the New Left’s vision for the West.  Nor do they ever feel the need to respond on the merits when they come to the defense of misogynistic Islam, nor any other non-Western cultural depravity for that matter.  It’s enough for their purposes that the critics be attacked as “imperialists” and racists.  The argument thus instantly shifts from Islamic misogyny to Western racism.  Now you’re on their home turf and on the defensive.  But that ruse is beginning to wear thin.

April 19, 2010

Green Party Fems: “You are not born a man, you are turned into one.”

Culture-destroying, man-hating Radical feminists want to turn you into Richard Simmons.  From the Interested Participant:

(Bonn, Germany) At the Green Party National Women’s Congress this weekend in Bonn, the party leadership announced an anti-macho manifesto to achieve gender justice among all Greens. The new and stronger gender message is now proclaimed to be: “We no longer need to be macho!” along with “equality and male feminism.”

The signatories include several Green politicians from the European parliament, the German Bundestag as well as local Green leaders. “We no longer want to be macho,” it declares, “we want to be people. You are not born a man, you are turned into one.” The men’s manifesto makes two main points. First, men need to break out of their traditional gender roles. “We need a new awareness of a new masculinity,” write its co-authors Sven Lehmann and Jan Philipp Albrecht. Second, they argue that their fellow men need to realize that real equality will not happen without their participation.

“We want to live differently!” writes Lehmann, a senior member of the North Rhine-Westphalia branch of the party, and the European parliamentarian Albrecht.  They appeal for a slower pace of life, less focus on profit and more health consciousness. They want to start holding “Boys’ Days and gender-sensitive career-guidance sessions.”

Interestingly, while announcing a formal edict regarding suppression of testosterone in the male population, the German Greens also recently announced an LGBT Manifesto which formally declares that all people are to be treated equally and fairly. Maybe it’s just me, but in the fairness and equality arena, it seems that male heterosexuals lose.

Oddly, the Green Party was created to support environmental issues and now it seems to have developed a utopian agenda envisioning a world with only women, girly men and homosexuals. Lost during the transition is what, if anything, the matriarchal Shangri-La has to do with the environment.

In any event, I question the motivation for the anti-macho manifesto. Just guessing, my answer would be that some feminine-types need a formal policy and political party authorization for wide-spread demonization of men with balls.

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March 4, 2010

Real Courage – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has put her very life on the line to defend women against Islamic oppression.  She wrote the screenplay for Submission, the film for which Theo Van Gogh paid with his life.  Predictably, western feminists have largely ignored her for fear of upsetting the PC apple cart.  The Leftwing Coalition is a tenuous one held together, not by any common philosophy, but only by their mutual loathing of the Right and by how much of the public coin they can extract for their own individual special interest and identity groups.  Seen in this political context it becomes clear why the Vagina Warriors are more concerned with multicultural PC than they are with female oppression under Islam.  Recall these are the same harpies who made a bigger stink about Tim Tebow’s Superbowl commercial than they do about honor killings.  Remember, these are PROFESSIONAL feminists we’re talking about here.  And Tim Tebow is the best they can do?  Meanwhile Ayaan and her fellow islamophobes do all the heavy lifting on behalf of these witches, and then take all the heat for it.  It’s a fantastic arrangement if I may say so myself!  Her reward?  As you might have guessed, not a Nobel Peace Prize, but a fatwa!  Today she lives under police protection, but she refuses to be silenced.  And now for Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  You won’t be dissapointed.

Part 2 is absolutely devastating.

Part 3

Thanks: Andiros

January 2, 2010

PC Deconstructed

While there are some folks who don’t believe President Obama is fit to shine Sarah Palin’s shoes, there’s at least one person out there who does.

Fit to shine her shoes.

The latest 911 at Huffington Post. Someone at a state agency in Colorado is actually getting fired because he forwarded an email with this image.  He isn’t even the originator of that email, he just forwarded it.  Now he’s losing his job.

Is that image racist?  Or just demeaning.  I’m going with the latter mainly because the image would still make sense if he were white instead of black.  I’m going to give Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt that he’s man enough to be trashed like any other president.  I’m giving him that dignity.  Which leads me to my next question.  Is it possible that hypersensitivity by white Liberals to the lampooning of a black president is a form of unintentional racism?  A softer kind of racism?  I believe it is.  Because they won’t give him the dignity I just gave him.  Regardless of where you stand on that one, who got fired for this photo?:

Palin posing for Runner's World.

Clearly an effort to demean her by the folks at Newsweak.  And a sexist one at that, for it’s clear that image wouldn’t work if it were a man. Nobody got fired for it.  In fact, he probably got a raise.  Nevertheless it’s still comparatively mild relative to the vile crap they’ve dished on her to date.  From The Wilding of Sarah Palin:
They dehumanize her by objectifying her body.  They undress her with their eyes.  They turn her into a piece of ass.  Liberals do this by calling her a c__nt, ogling her legs, demeaning her with names like “slutty flight attendant” and “Trailer Park Barbie,” and exposing her flesh on the cover of Newsweek.

Indeed.

A few things you need to know about the political correctness game, gentle readers.  Racism trumps sexism (especially when the woman is a conservative), and Liberals can never, EVER be guilty of either.  Recall how they trashed Hillary during the Dem primaries.  PC is intended to regulate your behaviour, not theirs.  It only goes in one direction because it’s for the purpose of controlling you, not them.  That’s why a top Liberal figure in politics, entertainment or media (such as the Editor at Newsweak) who engages in blatant sexism is not deemed to represent the Left as a whole, nor will he pay a price of any kind.  While any random moron who forwards a questionable email about Barack Obama speaks for all conservatives, and loses his job.  Got it?  It’s really not that hard once you figure out the basic ground rules–PC is for the purpose of controlling you and furthering their agenda.  You already knew there was a double standard.  But now you know why.

UPDATE: The person who forwarded that email  is a registered Democrat. Ooops!

December 17, 2009

With Friends Like These…

Politically correct christianity.

If you’ve ever wondered why Christendom is teetering on the edge of oblivion, ask no more.  Your question has been answered.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A billboard at a New Zealand church depicting a downcast Joseph lying beside Mary in bed and the heading “God is a hard act to follow” provoked more than the intended reconsideration of the meaning of Christmas.

Church vicar Archdeacon Glynn Cardy said the billboard was intended to challenge stereotypes about the way Jesus was conceived and get people talking about the Christmas story.

“This billboard is trying to lampoon and ridicule the very literal idea that God is a male and somehow this male God impregnated Mary,” said Cardy, who described his church as having very liberal ideas about Christianity.

“We would question the Virgin Birth in any literal sense. We would question the maleness of God in any literal sense,” he said.

“We would see a billboard like that being used by an anti-Christian group to actually poke fun at the divinity of Christ,” Freer told National Radio.

More insanity here:

The miracle birth reduced to a roll in the hay.  By a priest, no less.  An atheist could not have levelled a more sacrilegious attack on the foundation of our Faith.  Gramsci would be proud.

And for what purpose?  Is it this good priest’s view that God’s “maleness” is the problem with christianity, or with society at large right now?  Does he believe “sexism” is what ails us?  Clearly, here is a priest who wants to stay relevant by keeping up with “the times.”  God love him for it.  But did it not occur to him that children growing up fatherless is also a sign of “the times”, and that perhaps God’s “maleness” might have some possible value to this generation in a way that it has never before in history?  Apparently not, so shallow is this worldview by politically correct “isms.”  Down with the patriarchy and all that jazz, I’ll take skim with that latte.

And is a less literal reading of the Bible also another one of his solutions to whatever problem this priest believes ails the church and/or society?  In other words the church needs even less literalism than what little it has left?  Really?  As if God’s Word hasn’t already been deconstructed to the point of irrelevancy by the forces of militant secularism.  Now we need priests doing it too?  All in a days work for neo-marxism’s long march through our culture and institutions.

December 13, 2009

Taboos Are to be Broken

In the clip below from a reality show called “Jersey Shore” we see a low-class thug suddenly turn around and deliver a closed-fist sucker punch to a loudmouth bar wench of whom he’d apparently had enough:

You found this jarring, my gentle readers, because you’ve been taught since the day you could pull your sister’s hair that boys don’t hit girls.  Ever.  Under any circumstances.  It is a cultural taboo.

This simple and immutable truth is apparently in dispute in the comments section at a prominent Leftwing website, with the traditionalists among them being called out by the feminist Discrimination Police so ubiquitous at places like that.  One poor guy is accused by one of the resident feminists of “sexism,” “gender bias” and seeing women as of a “lower class” because of his conviction that men, who are generally a lot bigger and stronger than women, shouldn’t go around punching out human females unless it was a life or death situation.  The Discrimination Police in question believes that equality between the sexes means everybody should be treated “the same”, and that includes women getting punched out by men.  As if “equality” and “sameness” are equivalent!  The simplisme of the Left on full display.  So the traditionalist guy I mention above, is denigrated by the defenders of the feminist orthodoxy, and accused of thinking he’s “bigger and better” than women simply because he expressed outrage at what he saw in the clip, and because he believes it’s wrong for men to strike women under any circumstance.  He is literally attacked for defending the interests of women!  The above are direct quotes, and they are in context.  To these feminist harpies of the far Left, the taboo in question isn’t the positive result of millenia of cultural evolution for the purpose of protecting the physically weaker female sex; no, it’s just another “social construct” probably imposed as an instrument of patriarchal oppression to hold women down.  Just another taboo to be deconstructed and discarded in neo-marxism’s long march through our culture and institutions.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the upside down world that has become modern Liberalism.  A Liberalism that has been hijacked by the far Left intelligentsia, which calls the shots, and everybody follows along, nudged ever Leftward, forever, if they hope to maintain their good standing in the “Liberal” club.  Where this runaway train is going nobody knows.  That’s why so many of us have jumped off at the earliest opportunity and now call conservatism our home.

November 25, 2009

The Wilding of Sarah Palin – Evolution of a Modern Feminist

Paradigm shifts don’t happen very often in a person’s lifetime.  What causes that internal shift is a mystery.  It’s different for each person.  For some people it might be a single event like 9/11.  Or an unexplainable religous conversion.  Or the wilding of Sarah Palin.

Like for most feminists, it was a no-brainer for me to become a Democrat. Liberal men, not conservatives, were the ones devoted to women’s issues. They marched at my side in support of abortion rights. They were enthusiastic about women succeeding in the workplace.

As time went on, I had many experiences that should have made me rethink my certainty. But I remained nestled in cognitive dissonance — therapy jargon for not wanting to see what I didn’t want to see.

One clue: the miscreants who were brutalizing me didn’t exactly look Reagan-esque. In middle and high schools, they were minority kids enraged about forced busing. On the streets of New York City and Berkeley, they were derelicts and hoodlums.

Another red flag: while liberal men did indeed hold up those picket signs, they didn’t do anything else to protect me. In fact, their social programs enabled bad behavior and bred chaos in urban America. And when I was accosted by thugs, those leftist men were missing in action.

What else should have tipped me off? Perhaps the fact that so many men in ultra-left Berkeley are sleazebags. Rarely a week goes by that I don’t hear stories from my young female clients about middle-aged men preying on them. With the rationale of moral relativism, these creeps feel they can do anything they please.

Laugh Out Loud.

Not a huge fan of Sarah Palin myself, but I am appalled at her wilding.  And it’s always fascinating to track a paradigm shift!