We deserve a ‘Break Today’…

McDonald's Inc. has completely abandoned Russia and has pulled out; shut down some 850 outlets in the Russian Federation. When asked they said for humanitarian reasons, for the "humanitarian crisis", meanwhile McDonald Inc in Saudi Arabia continues. Do they expect obese people to rise against this in Russia and over throw the Kremlin. Do they … Continue reading We deserve a ‘Break Today’…

The Pirates remake…

Is this Depp trial fun or what? Eight hours of none stop reality television with few interruptions. Gladly lunch and coffee break come at the right time. And then back in again for another few  hours. Johnny and Amber are acting their pants off. Johnny hasn't looked at that ho once. Not once, now that's concentration. That is, good acting. He should play a part of blind man in his next movie, if he gets one...

Zelensky and, the United States and Canada and the rise of Nazism and Zoya…

"You hang me now, but I'm not alone. There are two hundred million of us. You can't hang us all. They will avenge me." -- Zoya  Members of the WEF's cabinet in the Canadian government; Trudeau, Freeland and Jolie meet with Voldomor Volodymyr Zelensky. The reopening of the Canadian embassy and raising the flag and promising more money for war. The United States gives $40 Billion; Canada obliges and gives another $40 million “President Zelenskyy is defending the values at the very heart of democracies. His courage and the courage of Ukrainians is inspiring, and we will continue to do everything we can to make sure Ukraine gets the support it needs,” Mr. Trudeau said." Yeah, pull my other leg its got bells on it...and he visited Irpin the place where Wali and the Shadow escaped with the skin of their teeth. And I thought there was snipers in Irpin...

Victory Day and the “German Instrument of Surrender”

Am I a pro Russian writer? A communist as if that would count here? Part of some Russian disinformation fifth column that aims to defeat the west from within by posting opinions and unchecked facts and disinformation about a thing? I am not. I don't like propaganda and I don't like not being able to see both sides and make my own mind up about the information supplied. In fact, basically I am apolitical, and don't really care about governments, unless I use a vote to help take out an unworthy incumbent...

I think Phillip K (kindred) Dick was right, and Nazis won the Second World War?

"The so-called ‘cancel culture’ has turned into ‘the canceling of culture’. [Composers] Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff are getting erased from concert programs. Russian writers and their books are also getting banned. Such a massive campaign to destroy undesirable literature was carried out last time by the Nazis in Germany nearly 90 years ago."  - Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin ...

Chrystia Freeland says we need to to stand up to bullies like Russia… what? 

"I think that it is incredibly important for all of us to understand -- you know, that Putin is not hiding what he's up to, he's been very clear including most recently in the FT. He thinks that the liberal idea, the whole way that we live, the whole notion of how we've built our society that's what he's opposed. He's opposed to rules based international order and multilateralism and he is doing a lot of things around the world. When it comes to the geopolitics of Canada's support for Ukraine and of Canada's firm position towards Russia, frankly it has nothing to do with our model on them, the reason that Canada takes the positions we do is, because we do not agree that the liberal idea is dead, we do not accept that the rules based international order should just be thrown away." -- Chrystia Freeland, deputy prime Minister of Canada...

CENSORSHIP

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness..."...

Propaganda and the “Great Narrative”

Propaganda: the spreading of ideas, disinformation; or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring and institution , a cause, or a person. Ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause.

During the Second World War Adolf Hitler created a 'Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda' to shape the views and the public opinion of the German people, and in the end the behavior of the German people.

He had just taken office, well, usurped office, and knew he needed to control the Great Narrative of Germany and the German people. He was not apologetic of what the previous German Empire under the Kaiser had done to the world. And was representative of an evil that was resurrected through him -- an antichrist of sorts and that had not been irradicated in the first world war. It was experienced now, and understood its enemy, and what was necessary to win this time...