A Review of Snowden (2016)

Bryan Christopher Sawyer


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I’m caught in a whirlwind
I’m going to heaven
I’m standing on trial and it’s painted on canvas
An eternal testament to how we are so animalistic

– Ashamed, by Deertick

Oliver Stone has quite the track record when it comes to biopics. With three films based on former United States Presidents (JFK, Nixon and W.), and an additional feature about the man who is arguably the most influential leader in the history of Western Civilization (Alexander) he is no stranger to the complexity of the human spirit caught in flight between the firmament of absolute truth and the gravity of the world as it is, with mankind’s’ jealousy and corruption dragging down the state. These men all stood on the precipice of a great decline — a potential implosion of their societies — and in their own respective ways tried to arrest the social decay and abuses they saw eating at their population.

So too, Snowden. The character studies his previous films became have been criticized by some for being sympathetic. But for his own part, Stone has insisted sympathy was never his goal. In an industry that has relied on the formula of the Hero’s Journey, Oliver Stone has attempted many times to break the mold and create a fresh perspective for informed audiences of his historical dramas. With Snowden we finally watch this alternate narrative truly flourish. The audience isn’t left loving or hating Edward. Instead we gain an understanding of the weight of this man’s convictions. This understanding forces viewers to question themselves and in that way develop empathy for the subject. Could you stand up against the great beast? How would you endure, not knowing if you’d be destroyed by a seemingly all-powerful super state or exonerated by the people it was supposed to protect?

During a recent interview at the Harvard Institute of Politics Stone told Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind that he initially had turned down the option to make the film. It’s not usually a good investment to tell the story of someone who is still making headlines. The potential for us to come to a conclusion about the subject that will later be abrogated by some startling and unforeseen revelation is too great. If such details unfold, the integrity of the film you’ve made is irreparably damaged. It was only after being contacted by Ed Snowden’s Russian lawyer — who has also authored an untranslated spy novel about a conflicted whistle blower — he began to warm up to the idea. Meeting Snowden in Moscow several times the director learned there was an opportunity to tell a story that would persuade theater goers to question both themselves and the government. Read more »

Europa Exsurgo Stand Up and Regain Your Strength
Važda Marie Ladenburgerové: Život ohrožující nedostatek vitamínu „R“

Original article: The Murder of Maria Ladenburger: A Fatal Lack of Vitamin “R”

Vražda Marie Ladenburgerové: Život ohrožující nedostatek vitamínu „R“

 

Maria Ladenburger Hussein K.

Syndrom Amy Biehlové, kdy altruistické bělochy zavraždí lidé, kterým se snažili pomoci, a jejich rodiče následně vrahům okamžitě odpustí a projevují s nimi účast. Bělošská patologie par excellence.

Autor: Colin Lidell

Přestože neznám přesnou příčinu smrti dcery vysokého úředníka EU Marie Ladenburgerové, kterou před několika týdny ve Freiburgu znásilnil a utopil afgánských imigrant, vpuštěný do Německa politikou Angely Merkelové, troufnu si říci, že skutečná příčina úmrtí měla spíš než s přebytkem vody v plicích co dočinění s nedostatkem vitamínu „R.“

Kdyby vám to snad nedošlo, vitamín „R“ znamená „vitamín ‚rasismus‘,“ – ano, opět ono slovo, užívané k označení všeho od nacistických vyhlazovacích táborů až po tzv. „mikroagrese.“ 1] Jelikož ale už delší dobu žádné nacistické lágry – a dokonce ani lynčovací výpravy Ku-Klux-Klanu – nemáme, zpravidla se jím nálepkují lidé projevující byť jen lehké znepokojení či dokonce stín nedůvěry k lidem jiných ras a kultur, jejichž zvykům příliš nerozumí nebo se jim nelíbí.

Většině z nás to může za obvyklých okolností připadat jako vcelku banální postřeh, ale pro mladou dívku, která se pozdě v noci sama na kole vrací domů, to může být velice užitečné. Podle dostupných informací jela Maria domů z večírku po půl třetí v noci.

Podobně jako slavný Tygr Williama Blakea i tento zločin bezmála budí úžas svou děsivou symetrií, jakkoliv poněkud temného a nelítostného manichejského typu – zlu, nevděku a brutalitě Afghánce takřka zrcadlově odpovídá nevinnost, štědrost a zranitelnost „privilegovaného“ německého děvčete.


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Ke znásilnění došlo u cyklostezky, postavené Němci s cílem přispět k posunu k čisté, zdravé a funkční společnosti – jen aby ji někdo ze společnosti divošské a brutální využil jako odpudivě příhodné místo k jednorázovému ukojení své nízké žádosti. Způsob Mariina usmrcení je obzvlášť k vzteku – pohozená a utonulá se zjevným opovržením, jak se postkoitální islám a jeho falešná morálka znovu ujaly vlády nad vrahovou od chtíče načas oproštěnou myslí. Výsledkem pak byla hanba a znechucení znásilněným kufar masem.

Co se týče mladé Marie, byla podle všeho prostoupena duchem toho, co James Lawrence nedávno nazval kosmopolitismem svých eurohujerských rodičů, a tuto identitu a ideologii přijala plně za svou.

Studovala medicínu – jistě, Médecins Sans Frontieres atd. – a samozřejmě pomáhala v místním uprchlickém centru (ano, díky „Mutti“ Merkelové teď nějaké takové stojí v každém německém městě).

Tam možná padla do oka svému pozdějšímu vrahovi, nebo taky ne. Ale i tato skutečnost sama o sobě ukazuje její nesmírnou naivitu – mladé pohledné ženy se zblízka vystavují hluboké sexuální frustraci mladých muslimů oddělených od svých žen i náhražek za ně, které jim jejich kultura z chmurné nutnosti nabízí; Německo pak platí za roztomilé kurzy svádění Němek pro migranty. Ty ale spíš dávají na odiv slabost, než že by opravdu pomáhaly Mustafovi a Mohamedovi zaskórovat s Helgou a Hannou na místní eurodiskotéce.

Nedostatkem vitamínu „R“ netrpí jen jednotlivci. Německo a Švédsko ukazují, že může snadno postihnout i společnosti a státy, zejména ty určené k likvidaci. Nejbolestněji se ale projevuje v případě znásilněných a zavražděných mladých žen.

Marii zcela očividně úplně chyběl tento nezbytný mentální vitamín, časem prověřená protilátka účinkující proti naivnímu přijímání nebezpečí, kterým nerozumíme. Možná k útoku skutečně došlo bez varování, pokud ji imigrant přepadl z úkrytu, možná zastavila právě proto, že ho viděla. Ale na každá pád si byla vědoma celkové situace, tj. že její město je plné mladých cizinců.

Každé rozumné osobě by pozdně noční jízda po osamělé cestě jevila nesmírně pošetile. Ale pro lidi pocházející z Mariina prostředí, stižené těžkým deficitem vitamínu „R“ by podobná myšlenka byla urážkou nejen jejich protirasistického, ale i toho feministického smýšlení.

Kdyby nezemřela, její víra by ji dost možná jen zajistila odklad a odlišný způsob smrti: obětavá kariéra v neziskovce či veřejném sektoru ve službách vetřelců, sama však bezdětná nebo s jedním dítětem.

Bohužel, ale nijak překvapivě, vyznávají Mariiny hodnoty i její rodiče. Její otec pracuje jako vysoce postavený právník ve strukturách EU, jejímž hlavním cíle je nahradit původní evropské obyvatelstvo a kulturu. Člověk by se snad mohl domnívat, že by otce události mohly přimět k přehodnocení jeho oddanosti dovozu dalších „rapefugees“, ale on namísto kytek požádal smuteční hosty o příspěvky bangladéšské katolické církvi, na jejímž webu se dočítáme následující: „Podporujeme uprchlíky a žadatele o azyl s rodinami v uprchlickém centru Bissierstraße finanční pomocí na hledání ubytování a zaměstnání.“

Další nepochopitelný příklad toho, co Christopher Donovan nazval syndromem Amy Biehlové, kdy altruistické bělochy zavraždí lidé, kterým se snažili pomoci, a jejich rodiče následně vrahům okamžitě odpustí a projevují s nimi účast. Bělošská patologie par excellence.

Poznámka:

1] Pro obecnou současnou definici ‚mikroagrese‘ viz Sue, “Microaggressions, Marginality, and Oppression”: „Mikroagrese jsou každodenní slovní, nonverbální a environmentální křivdy, ignorování či urážky – úmyslné či neúmyslné – přenášející nepřátelské, pohrdlivé nebo negativní poselství adresátovi výhradně na základě jejich příslušnosti k marginalizované skupině“ (str. 3).

Úvaha Colina Lidella The Murder of Maria Ladenburger: A Fatal Lack of Vitamin “R” vyšel na stránkách The Occidental Observer 5. prosince 2016.

Philip Giraldi on the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

From Philip Giraldi, “Fake News Versus No News” on Unz.com:

… The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act is intended to give the Department of Education investigatory authority over “anti-Jewish incidents” on America’s college campuses. Such “incidents” are not limited to religious bigotry, with the examples cited in the bill’s text including criticism of Israel and claiming that the holocaust was “exaggerated.” It is a thinly disguised assault on the Boycott Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement, which is non-violent, does not criticize Jews as a religion or ethnicity, and is actually supported by many Jewish American who are concerned about Israel’s apartheid regime.

The Anti-Semitism bill makes Jews and Jewish interests a legally protected class, immune from any criticism. “Free speech” means in practice that you can burn an American flag, sell pornography, attack Christianity in the vilest terms or castigate the government in Washington all you want but criticizing Israel is off limits if you want to avoid falling into the clutches of the legal system. The Act is a major step forward in effectively making any expressed opposition to Israeli actions a hate crime and is similar to punitive legislation that has been enacted in twenty-two states as well as in Canada. It is strongly supported by the Israel Lobby, which quite likely drafted it, and is seeking to use legal challenges to delegitimize and eliminate any opposition to the policies of the state of Israel.

As the Act is clearly intended to restrict First Amendment rights if they are perceived as impacting on broadly defined Jewish sensitivities, it should be opposed on that basis alone, but it is very popular in Congress, which is de facto owned by the Israel Lobby. That the legislation is not being condemned or even discussed in the generally liberal media tells you everything you need to know about the amazing power of one particular unelected and unaccountable lobby in the U.S.

And there is always Iran to worry about. If the United States can successfully avoid a war with Russia, a conflict with the Mullahs could have major consequences even if the all-powerful U.S. military successfully rolls over its Iranian counterpart in less than a week. Iran is physically and in terms of population much larger than Iraq and it has a strong national identity. An attack by Washington would produce a powerful reaction, unleashing terrorist resources and destabilizing an economically and politically important region of the world for years to come. Currently, the nuclear agreement with Iran provides some measure of stability and also pushes backwards any possible program by Tehran to build a weapon. Iran does not threaten the United States, so why walk away from the agreement as some of Trump’s advisors urge? Or violate the agreement’s terms as the U.S. Congress seems to be doing by extending and tightening the sanctions regime with its just passed Iran Sanctions Extension Act? Look no further than the Israel Lobby. Hobbling Iran, a regional competitor, is a possible Israeli interest that should have nothing to do with the United States but yet again the United States government carries the water for the extreme right wing Netanyahu regime.

Israel for its part has welcomed the Trump election by building 500 new and completely illegal settler homes in what was once Arab East Jerusalem. Trump has surrounded himself with advocates for Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s expectation that he will have a free hand in dealing with those pesky Palestinians is probably correct. I would like to think that Donald Trump will unpleasantly surprise him based on actual American rather than Israeli interests but am not optimistic.

Indeed, deference to perceived Israeli interests enforced by the Israel Lobby and media permeates the entire American foreign policy and national security structure. Congressman Keith Ellison who is seeking to become Democratic National Committee Chairman is being called an anti-Semite for “implying U.S. policy in the region [the Middle East] favored Israel at the expense of Muslim-majority countries, remarks ADL’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt described as ‘deeply disturbing and disqualifying.’ ” Donald Trump and his senior counselor Steve Bannon have also both been called anti-Semites and several other potential GOP appointees have been subjected to the media’s fidelity-to-Israel litmus test.

The recently nominated Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who can hardly be called a moderate when it comes to Iran, has also been labeled an anti-Semite by the usual players. Why? Because in 2013 he told Wolf Blitzer “So we’ve got to work on [peace talks] with a sense of urgency. I paid a military security price every day as a commander of CENTCOM because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel, and [because of this] moderate Arabs couldn’t be with us because they couldn’t publicly support those who don’t show respect for Arab Palestinians.”

Mattis will no doubt be reminded of his remarks when he is up for Senate confirmation. A predecessor Chuck Hagel was mercilessly grilled by Senators over his reported comment that the “Jewish lobby” intimidates congressmen. But ironically nearly everyone who is not an Israel-firster who is involved in U.S. foreign and security policy knows that aggressive Israeli colonization of the Palestinian West Bank and its siege of Gaza contribute greatly to terrorism against the United States, since Washington is regularly blamed for enabling Netanyahu. When General David Petraeus said pretty much the same thing as Mattis back in 2010 he was forced to “explain” his comments, retract them and then grovel before he was eventually given a pass by the Lobby.

And there is considerable self-censorship related to the alleged sensitivity of “Jewish issues,” not only in the media. I recently attended a conference on the Iraq invasion of 2003 at which the role of Israel manifested through its controlled gaggle of American legislators and bureaucrats as a factor in going to war was not even mentioned. It was as if it would be impolite or, dare I say, anti-Semitic, to do so even though the Israeli role was hardly hidden. Former Bush administration senior official Philip Zelikow has admitted that protecting Israel was the principal reason why the U.S. invaded Iraq and others have speculated that without the persistent neocons’ and Israel’s prodding Washington might not have gone to war at all. That is apparently what then Secretary of State Colin Powell also eventually came around to believe.

So let’s stop talking about what Russia is doing to the United States, which is relatively speaking very little, and start admitting that the lopsided and completely deferential relationship with Israel is the actual central problem in America’s foreign policy. Will the media do that? Not a chance. They would rather obsess about fake news and blame Putin.

 

The Murder of Maria Ladenburger: A Fatal Lack of Vitamin “R”

I don’t know the exact nature of the death of Maria Ladenberger, the daughter of an EU official who was recently raped and drowned by an Afghan migrant, who had been let into Germany by Angela Merkel, but I suspect that the real cause of death wasn’t an excess of water in the lungs but rather a deficiency of Vitamin-“R”.

Vitamin R, in case you haven’t guessed it, is Vitamin “Racism,” yes, that word again, a word that is applied to everything from Nazi death camps to so-called “microaggressions,” and since we don’t have actual Nazi death camps anymore, or even KKK lynch mobs, it generally refers to people feeling slightly uncomfortable or suspicious of people of other races and cultures whose ways they don’t particularly understand or like.

This may seem somewhat trivial for most of us most of the time, but for a young woman cycling along a deserted path late at night, it has rather a lot of utility. She was apparently returning home from a party after 2:37am.

Like William Blake’s famous Tiger, this crime is almost awe-inspiring in its fearful symmetry, although it is a symmetry of a bleak and unforgiving Manichean kind  —the evil, ingratitude, and brutality of the Afghan is almost perfectly matched by the innocence, generosity, and vulnerability of the “privileged” German girl.

The scene of the rape was a cycle path — created by Germans keen to create a clean, healthy, and well-functioning society, only for it to be used as a sordid and convenient location for the throwaway lust of someone from a savage and brutal society. The manner of Maria’s death seems especially galling — dumped and drowned with apparent contempt, presumably as post-coital Islam reasserted its fake morality over the killer’s temporarily lust-purged mind and manifested itself as shame and disgust with the raped kufar meat.

As for young Maria, it seems clear that she had been steeped in what James Lawrence recently referred to as the Cosmopolitanism of her EU flunky parents, and had fully taken that ideology and identity to heart.

She was studying to be a doctor — yes, Medicin Sans Frontier. etc. — and was, of course, helping out at the local refugee center (yes, every German town now had one thanks to “Mother” Merkel).

This place may be where she first came to the attention of her rapist and killer, or it may not be. But this fact alone points out her glaring naïveté — a young, attractive women placing herself in the vicinity of the deep sexual frustrations of young Muslim men separated from their own women and the substitutes for women that their culture provides out of grim necessity; meanwhile Germany pays for cute little lectures on picking up German girls that succeed in sending out a signal of weakness rather than actually helping Mustafa and Mohammed score with Helga and Hannah down at the local Eurodisco.

It is not just individuals who now lack Vitamin-“R”. Germany and Sweden show that it is also states and societies, especially those marked out for destruction. But it is found in its most tragic form in cases of young women raped and murdered.

It is glaringly obvious that Maria was a person completely lacking in this vital mental vitamin, the age-old antidote to the naive acceptance of dangers we don’t understand. Maybe she had no warning of the actual attack, if her assailant leaped from his hiding place, or maybe she actually stopped for him. But she at least knew the situation, i.e., that her town was full of young male strangers.

To any rational person, it would have seemed an act of extreme foolishness to cycle alone along a deserted path that late at night. But for someone with Maria’s background and clear lack of Vitamin-“R”, to even think like that would have outraged not only her anti-racist sentiments, but probably her feminist ones as well,

Had she lived it is not improbable that her beliefs would merely have pushed her into a different kind of death — a self-sacrificing career in the NGO or public sector, serving the rising invader population, with one to zero children herself.

Sadly but not surprisingly, Maria’s values are shared by her parents. Her father is a senior legal official in the EU whose main goal seems to be to displace the traditional people and culture of Europe. One might think that he would rethink his commitment to importing rapefugees, but in lieu of flowers, he asked that donations be given to Bangladeshi Catholic Church whose homepage states, “We support refugees and asylum seekers with family sponsorships in refugee dormitory Bissierstraße in finding accommodation or employment transitions.”

This is another example of who Christopher Donovan has called the Amy Biehl Syndrome in which altruistic Whites are murdered by the people they are trying to help, followed by parents who forgive and commiserate with the murderers. White pathology indeed.