Thursday, December 29, 2016

Movie Review: Sully

This was an excellent film.  I expected boring.  Very well written and all else, I think.

Reminded me very much of Capt Clyde, retired Eastern pilot, instructor and safety expert.  Also WW2 hero.   Somehow reminds me of him.  I've known some remarkable people.

My movie reviews have generally been whittled down to, "I think is is a good flick", or "what a lousy movie".

This one=good.

Was I Censored?

In coming months I plan to comment even less than I do now, on facebook.   I may have been censored, or maybe someone flagged my comment as being less than lockstep leftist kool aid material.  Not sure.

No one likes it if you question their third or fourth party info which appears to be a fakish news meme.

My friend, who has become absolutely obsessed with sharing every democratic party, progressive blurb, particularly if it is ridicule of Trump or supporters, shared from a site called liberal something, who cited moveon or daily kos as their source had a story of how Trey Gowdy admitted manufacturing Hillary emails to make her look bad.

Wow.  That would be big news.  Head an investigation, and make up evidence?  That is just awful.  

The headline post was presented in a way that made it look like today's news.   Rather than react from a headline like 90% of facebook does, I clicked it and read the big story at the koolaid factory site.

Turns out this was from October of 2015, and I guess it was largely fake because I think we'd have heard a bit more on this.  Contrary to general opinion, democrats do still wield considerable power.

All I asked was if this was real or maybe not so real, and was it real in 2015 or some such thing.  Someone liked my comment.  But when I clicked and got back to the story, my comment was gone.

I had some problematic fb experiences today.  Kept denying my login.  Very weird.  Then I managed to placate it and get back on.  

You can fear the Trump era all you want.  I already fear the possibility of algorithms designed to flush out malcontents and screw with them.  Nothing personal, just let it be an automated madness.  Seriously, ever since my days in public school, I have noticed that the governmentally privileged, power and tax dough, will crush others in the name of the greater good without even a twinge of conscience.

Actually "the war on fake news" is very probably just code for a war on dissent.  Where else can that sort of thing go?

Oh well.  My real concerns mostly exclude government.  We'll see if the zealots have sway when Trump takes office.  I consider much of what is called ultra conservative to be authoritarian and missing the point re freedom and life.  CBD oil and other cannabis items may have life saving value to people. Not up to government to decide.  FDA is mostly just Cronyville for big bucks.  BS organization.

If the population is too stupid to make their own decisions, then maybe the Darwin effect is beneficial.  Mostly though, I doubt the FDA saves any lives.  They do however make life a living hell for certain types of epileptics and others.

The insurance thing will be something truly bizarre if they aren't real careful.  It is now, but it is set up with booby traps.  What do you expect?  Written by insurance insider.  And it is the most complicated, impossible to humanly follow structure I have ever seen.  Most of it is left up to appointed clerks.

Oh well.  I may be better off now.  Maybe not. I expect no change for awhile.  If ever.  

But the facebook bit has me wondering.

Pundits, why? The Takei case

The guy was a supporting cast member in Star Trek.  A somewhat amiable actor.

Fast forward to the last few years--no idea where he was in between.  Now he is a professional hijacker of victimhood and facebook guru.  People often share George's semi thought out memes as if they are wisdom from God.

George is what I'd call professionally gay, and professionally Asian (sometimes specifically Japanese).  What I mean by that is that any time the most remote issue which could in some way involve lgbtq,etc. comes up, or anything remotely to do with race or ethnicity, he is there in his victim suit, "standing up" for his peeps.  Allegedly.

Now, he has claimed victimhood because he had relatives killed in Japan in WW2.  George, want to take on the Bataan Death March?  Can you pull some victimhood out of that?

Really, the guy is a genius for sure.  He has managed to create some sort of relevance purely out of manufactured victimness.  He has made more money than most of us.  He is listened to more than most of us.  Yet the content of his discourse is always well articulated half truths or pure nonsense, all used to support the idea that he has ever been the victim of America and its horribly cruel straight white contingent of the population.

But he does it in such a way that he is cool.  And to say anything against his demagoguery and feigned victim status is to cast one's self as homophobic, xenophobic and a horrible person.

Sometimes he is interesting. Sometimes he is so transparently hijacking victimhood where none exists that it makes me think those sharing his angst have absolutely no ability to think critically.  I think people just want things to fight, a villain to hate, and special attention for participating.  Like a trophy for showing up.

Gay?  Here's your trophy.  Not white? Here's your trophy.  On and on.

Now he is a victim because of nuclear weapons and Trumps incessant tweets which appear to happen without the slightest bit of forethought.

The Trump tweeting compulsion could be a form of Tourette's syndrome.  I just don't know.

But I cannot figure out how to play victim off of it.  Just not my forte.  Leave it to George to make it a fearful thing because the US decided the only way to get the Japanese to quit making war was to annihilate a city or two.   Poor George.  It must be horrible for him to have to be reminded that Japan was a brutal warring force which made life difficult for many.  All about him.

What utter and total nonsense.  But it is cookie cutter koolaid left in the reasoning and the fake outrage and hurt.

I wonder why it is that to me it always seems as if the abusive left is in charge.  To many, they seem to think something other than statists are running the show.  I don't notice that.

So we have outfits declining to do business with anything to do with Trump's inauguration yet they insist on forcing others to do business with themselves or their gay friends or whatever.  How does that work?

I always wondered what I'd do if asked to play.  My rule would be no one's campaign rallies.  But to be asked for an national event, I would do it.  Even though I think these tax paid DC entertainment events ought not exist.

Phony outrage from professional victims gets old.  So yesterday's radical chic.  What is happening though is that these manufactured cases of victimhood subtly give license to what now is classed as some sort of self defense--license to step on and ignore the rights of others, pretending they threaten you.  It has grown to a very dangerous point.

The whole heavy duty anti-Trump effort going on right now, fueled by the koolaid sites' talking points, half truths, and general attitude is one which tends to justify anything that might hurt what is perceived as Trumpian.  What may be hurt is the process, and maybe innocent people who believe Trump is less evil than those who have been running government for the last 20 years or so.

I'm undecided, but tend to think the entrenched class, Clinton, Kennedy, Bush, Rockefeller, etc. are very evil and dangerous, depending upon one's view of how society ought to operate.   But make no mistake, Trump is a crony's crony, so that aspect is not going to change.  It will be more crude and more transparent.  He'll be tweeting what he had for breakfast and every secret that crosses his attention.

The very best thing is how freaked out the control freak statists progressives and democrats are over Trump.  And I don't think the worry is really to do with what is good or bad for the country-right or wrong.  It is about them losing the control.  Republicans had played their part over the last decades.  Now this guy is not doing anything predictable. He is off their script.

Does not make him right, but it did get him votes--because of  Their outrage, not because of his values.  The more freaked the snobs and snarky news people became, the more attractive throwing Trump in their faces felt to many.  But dems refuse to see it because it boils down to one simple idea; the rulers and their shills became such jerks with so little respect for others that the people finally broke.

Plus people are really sick of the racist, sexist, non-empathetic left.  What we got coming in will get its due or straighten up.  We have liars protesting other liars.  Crooks against crooks.

And easily duped drones fighting the good fight on both sides.  Do not look to them for truth.  If you are smart like George, you can look to them to fuel your faux outrage and claims of victimhood.

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