But no one should be killed or tortured for their political beliefs.
A crime must be committed in order for rule of law to come into play.
It is not a crime to hold naive theories (like communism) on what is a good economic system.
A Marxist can only be punished insofar as they promote the overthrow of the government.
I do not think Joe Biden was duly-elected.
But I am not calling for him to be overthrown.
That is not my place.
I could play no role in that.
The only entity which could overthrow Joe Biden’s regime would be the U.S. military.
They should do what they think is right.
They do, however, have an obligation to NOT FOLLOW illegal orders.
Would all orders emanating from a President who was not duly-elected be illegal?
I would think they would be.
But it is not my role to decide that.
Our military will either let us suffer and cease to exist as a country (under the criminal leadership of Joe Biden), or they will make their voices heard.
Every time our military follows an order of Joe Biden, they are making the choice that that order is legal and valid.
And that is their choice.
History will judge them.
It is not my place to give the military advice.
Even though they work for me.
And Joe Biden also derives his (stolen) power from me.
I repudiate Joe Biden.
He is not the legal President.
But what can I do about it?
Here’s what I CAN’T do about it.
I cannot act like a Marxist and encourage the overthrow of the government.
I don’t encourage that.
But I do encourage our military leaders to think.
I do encourage our military leaders to take the situation and condition of the country into consideration.
And I do encourage our military leaders to be abreast of the “irregularities” (to put it nicely) of the 2020 election.
It is up to them to decide what to do.
If they think they are following legal orders by carrying out the commands of Joe Biden, then there’s not much I can do about that.
Joe is right.
We the people would need nukes and fighter jets.
But we the people will only allow our rights to be infringed UP TO A POINT.
An unjust law is no law at all.
I reserve the right to peacefully protest and to utilize my First Amendment rights of free speech.
I wish Biden well.
I hope he keeps us out of WWIII.
I wish he would get us out of NATO.
But I know he won’t.
Because he’s a corrupt moron.
I hope the 2022 midterms actually happen.
I hope Bill Gates doesn’t unleash a smallpox attack.
I hope the 2022 elections are actually free and fair.
I believe the 2020 elections were neither free, nor fair.
I am very disappointed with Trump’s stance on the COVID vaccines.
I am also quite disappointed that Trump called Zelensky a hero.
But it doesn’t change the fact that Trump won.
Would I vote for Trump again?
I don’t know.
I voted for him two times.
I might prefer Ron DeSantis, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Tucker Carlson, Candace Owens, RFK Jr., Robert Malone, Joe Rogan, Alex Jones…
I think any of these people would make a fine President.
And I am liking Tulsi Gabbard more and more.
Which brings us to NATO.
NATO is clearly (CLEARLY!) at fault in the Ukraine war.
NATO precipitated this war.
And the presence of the USA in NATO is unnecessary.
Being in NATO is an unnecessary danger for the United States.
NATO should not even exist anymore (because its enemies…the USSR and the Warsaw Pact alliance) no longer exist.
NATO is no longer a force for peace.
Was it ever?
That brings us to our current film.
Years of Lead.
Anni di piombo.
CIA using groups like Ordine Nuovo (fascists) in Italy.
New World Order.
Britain wants to maintain that MI6 are choir boys.
But what about SHAPE?
Gladio (Italy) reported (“responded”) to SACEUR.
It is GOOD to know how communist revolutions work.
It is GOOD to stop them before they happen.
But it is VERY, VERY BAD to murder innocent dumbasses who are wearing Che Guevara t-shirts.
And it is even worse to indiscriminately bomb banks and train stations to scare a population into not voting communist.
The formula was:
-NATO-led (right-wing) stay-behind networks commit terrorist attack on behalf of US/NATO
-attack blamed on leftists
-population avoids voting for communists out of fear
Children were killed in these operations.
All blamed on leftists.
And most (if not all) carried out by right-wing paramilitary groups under orders from US/NATO.
Daniele Ganser (whose article I posted near the top of the page).
Italian intelligence may have stolen the 2020 U.S. election.
Via the military/satellite company Leonardo.
In the days of Gladio, the prime mover within Italy was SISMI.
But Italy was hit the hardest.
Along with SISMI (which no longer exists per se), another suspect would be VSSE of Belgium.
Only the Vatican’s intelligence agency is older than VSSE.
VSSE is the CIA of Belgium.
Belgium also has a military intelligence organization (GISS).
Strategy of tension.
Look it up.
It dominated the USA in the years after 9/11/01.
And it has dominated the past two years of COVID (with biological warfare [disguised as a naturally-occurring pandemic] replacing higher-intensity forms of terrorism).
The W. Bush administration denies that the USA had anything to do with the terrorism of the stay-behind networks (like Gladio) which they set up in all NATO countries following WWII.
This same Bush administration says it’s just all “made up” by the Russians.
All evidence points to the various security services in Europe (Italy, Belgium, etc.) protecting these stay behind networks from prosecution when they committed these acts of terrorism.
So the Bush administration was (in 2006) relying on an implausible deniabilty.
It’s possible, but highly unlikely, that the United States didn’t participate in these terror activities.
And it is even less possible that they didn’t know about them and condone them.
It remains to be discovered just what just the U.S. and NATO played in this terrorism.
There is no question that NATO/US set up these stay-behind networks.
And there is very little question that these stay-behind networks committed acts of terrorism upon European civilians.
Indeed, the original mission of these stay-behind networks appears to have changed from “use in case of emergency [a Soviet takeover of Western Europe]” to “use for any purpose which will cause Europeans to fear communist political candidates”.
This violence should not have been committed.
When children are killed (as they were by a bombing in Munich at the Octoberfest), then the end does not justify the means.
Try telling the father who lost his young son and daughter to that bombing.
The girl was ripped open by the bomb.
The boy had bomb fragments which went through his head.
They both suffered.
They did not die instantly.
They both spoke to their father.
The girl said, “Please help me, father.”
The boy said, “I’m ok. I’m just cold.”
They both died soon after.
And that father had to live with that grief.
All so that communists would not be voted into power in Western Europe.
SDRA8 in Belgium.
Absalon in Denmark.
TD BDJ in Germany (where a former Nazi, Gehlen, was head of post-war German intel).
LOK in Greece.
Stay-Behind in Luxembourg.
I&O in Netherlands.
ROC in Norway.
Aginter Press in Portugal.
Red Quantum in Spain.
P26 in Switzerland.
Özel Harp Dairesi in Turkey.
AGAG in Sweden.
Plan Bleu in France.
OWSGV in Austria.
The name of the Finnish version is unknown.
Propagada 2 (Masonic lodge).
Nazis and fascists in South America.
CIA-backed Nazis in Ukraine.
The second or third richest person in Ukraine.
Who supports (and funds) the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion.
Most astonishingly, Dickopf was the head of INTERPOL from 1968-1972.
So here is one Nazi (an SS member) that the CIA paid.
And INTERPOL was headed by a Nazi.
And that particular Nazi, Dickopf, was also on the CIA payroll while he was head of INTERPOL.
What if there were Ukrainian Nazis that shared this kind of cozy relationship with the CIA?
You may know Operation Paperclip.
You probably think scientists.
But there was more (and less) to it.
People avoided Nuremberg merely because the CIA found them useful.
And what this movie points out is important.
How did the CIA control former-Nazis?
By threatening to reveal their past Nazi actions.
Such was the case with Dickopf.
His Nazi activities only came to public attention after his death.
After his usefulness had been gleaned by the CIA.
Of course the Soviets had an analogous program.
You probably know of Wernher von Braun.
A Major in the SS.
Major von Braun.
I believe my father crossed paths with von Braun at Redstone Arsenal.
They did not meet.
But they were there at the same time.
Strange, isn’t it?
Nazi Wernher von Braun worked with Walt Disney (the man) on a series of films about space travel.
Let me repeat, Disney worked with a Nazi.
For two years.
Von Braun took music composition as a boy from Paul Hindemith.
One of my texts as a music theory and composition undergraduate was by Hindemith.
There is solid testimony that Von Braun picked slave laborers from the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp.
There is solid testimony that this Nazi SS Major did nothing to help those who were being tortured and worked to death.
But to Von Braun’s credit, he was (supposedly) arrested by the Gestapo for “not being Nazi enough”.
He was considered a defeatist who knew the war wasn’t going well.
He complained that he wasn’t working on a spaceship.
And POOF, a young female dentist reported him.
Himmler, who was trying to angle in on the production of V-2 rockets, had him charged as a communist sympathizer.
There was also fear that Von Braun, who piloted his own plane, might defect to England.
There were 14 tons of paper (!) documents on the V-2 rocket which Von Braun hid in the Harz mountains.
These were located by Army Counterintelligence (who blocked and have me blocked on Twitter).
Wernher von Braun and his brother Magnus turned over the V-2 rocket technology to the USA (and not the Soviet Union) because they ostensibly perceived the Americans to be “guided not by the laws of materialism but by Christianity”.
To flesh out the story, I should mention that Wernher von Braun conspired to be captured by the Americans (and not by the Soviets).
Von Braun and his team were housed at Fort Bliss (near El Paso, TX).
Von Braun and team then spent the next 20 years in Hunstville, Alabama.
The war we are currently facing is a face-off between two nuclear powers (USA and Russia).
The USA owes its development of rocketry in a large part to a Nazi.
There are American satellites in space because of a Nazi (beginning in 1958 [Explorer 1]).
The idea and dream of traveling to Mars can largely be attributed to this same Nazi.
In 1946, this Nazi had become an Evangelical Christian after attending church in El Paso.
Pretty amazing, eh?
Makes for a good story, doesn’t it?
But is it true???
But let’s get another Nazi into the picture, shall we?
What about Kurt Debus?
The first director of Kennedy Space Center.
A NASA Nazi.
Debus joined the SA (Brownshirts) in 1933 and the SS in 1940.
By the way, Von Braun signed an affidavit where he erroneously said that he joined the SS in 1939.
He actually joined in 1937.
Debus was with Von Braun at Fort Bliss.
He was also with him at Redstone.
This roving band of merry Nazis.
In the summer of 1966-67 (southern hemisphere), Von Braun went to Antarctica.
And guess who came up with Space Camp for kids?
You guessed it.
So America (and the Soviet Union) took credit for “defeating” the Nazis.
But both countries pilfered important (and not-so-important) Nazis for various purposes.
And now Putin says he is fighting Naziism in Ukraine (which I believe).
Gerald Ford (a 33rd-degree Freemason) awarded the National Medal of Science in Engineering to Wernher von Braun in 1977.
The highest science honor that can be bestowed by the American government.
Good job, Nazi!
Von Braun is buried in Alexandria, Virginia.
Nazis like Von Braun were given American citizenship.
The U.S. Navy took Herbert Wagner.
The U.S. Army took 127 rocket scientists (including Von Braun).
The Bureau of Mines (pre- Department of Energy) took seven synthetic fuel specialists.
The USAF really liked the imported Nazis.
They took 260 of them.
Did Operation Paperclip continue until 1990?
If so, continue in what sense?
Paperclip wasn’t CIA per se.
It was run by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency.
So we could start by calling it an OSS (CIA’s predecessor agency) and Army CIC (counterintelligence corps) program.
Only problem is, the CIA came into existence in 1947.
So in what way was Paperclip NOT a CIA program?
Paperclip appears to have been overseen by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
So you would have:
Air Force Intelligence
For instance, Magnus von Braun (Wernher’s brother) had an INSCOM dossier.
Wernher von Braun’s dossier has never been made public.
The U.S. military helped Kurt Blome escape to Argentina to avoid trial for human experiments conducted at Ravensbruck.
But the CIA wanted assets.
We’re not talking about the commonly-known scientists like Wernher von Braun.
We’re talking more about people such as Paul Dickopf.
Let me reiterate, the head of INTERPOL (Dickopf) from 1968-1972 was on the CIA payroll.
We’re not talking about Camp Ashcan and the 86 Nazi leaders in Luxembourg.
But it falls somewhere in the realm of Safehaven, doesn’t it?
Let’s talk about Klaus Barbie.
U.S. “intelligence services” (CIA?) employed Klaus Barbie and helped him escape to Bolivia.
Barbie was a master of torture (as disgusting as that sounds).
This was applied in Bolivia.
Why would the United States support such a thing?
In an effort to “fight communism”, of course.
I agree that communism is bad.
And should be fought.
Indeed, capitalism and communism ought to fight each other (as ideological concepts) on the “battlefield” of economics.
But torture is unacceptable.
It is evil.
To what extent did the “U.S. intelligence services” simply (and cynically) “look the other way” in regards to Barbie torturing people in Bolivia?
We are talking about 1980.
The “Cocaine Coup”.
But you gotta go back to 1973.
To what extent were Italian Fascists allowed to set up camp in Chile by their “intelligence services” (DINA)?
To what extent were Italian Fascists (supported by the Kissinger State Department) responsible for the overthrow of democratically-elected socialist Salvador Allende?
To what extent did this 1973 coup rely upon Italian Fascists?
Where were these fascists coming from?
Were there any Nazis involved in Chile?
Where had these people been since the end of WWII?
In Francisco Franco’s Spain, perhaps?
When did Franco die?
What role did Italian Fascists (who fought on the same side as the Nazis in WWII) play in the Operation Gladio false-flag bombings in Italy?
When did this start?
If Gladio was a stay-behind network (and it was), when was it formed?
Immediately after WWII?
But the communists lost the first elections in postwar Italy.
Gladio didn’t really get kicking with their false-flag bombings (blamed on communists) until the 1970s.
And this is just one country’s (Argentina’s) commander for Operation Condor.
Same thing in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
Now you see why Uruguay called for Kissinger’s arrest.
Because Kissinger oversaw this program (apparently).
What time period are we talking about?
We are talking about 60,000-80,000 deaths under Operation Condor.
Who was targeted?
But also right-wingers who “weren’t right-wing enough”.
It seems the CIA had a big role in this.
U.S. government operation.
Support often “routed” through CIA.
The U.S. military was concerned about “perceived threats” and “subversives” in Latin America.
Similar to Operation Gladio.
The end justifies the means.
A brute-force way of preventing communist takeovers.
Fighting one evil (communism) with another (murder/torture).
But what brought Operation Condor into being?
It was a series of coups.
Uruguay (June 1973).
Chile (September 11, 1973).
That is SEVEN coups in 22 years.
And FIVE coups in FIVE years.
In five DIFFERENT Latin American countries.
How the fuck did that happen?
Did they all just spontaneously get infected with anti-communist fervor???
It seems our CIA was “watching” dissidents in Argentina and Uruguay.
And don’t forget about the Brazilian “death squads”.
With whom the CIA worked.
This communism thing must be really powerful.
Granted, it’s a fucked-up, inefficient system.
A perverted, perverse system.
But was it really necessary to “disappear” and murder all these people over???
Why not just let capitalism show its merits?
Capitalism is a value-creating juggernaut (it is!).
Why did the U.S. government feel so threatened by communism?
One reason was the USSR (which no longer exists).
All those Soviet Republics.
That giant monolithic block.
Let’s name ’em:
Georgia (Tbilisi, not Atlanta)
Moldova (Moldavian SSR)
How many is that?
The U.S. has 50 states.
So we are more impressive, right?
The USSR covered about 8.6 million square miles.
The USA covers about 3.7 million square miles.
The Soviet Union was twice as big as America.
And it was (WAS!) communist.
And it had (and HAS!) nuclear weapons.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Hell, they even have hypersonic missiles now.
And the USA doesn’t.
So Russia (the main successor) could definitely fuck us up (WIPE US OUT).
But that’s not what they wanna do.
They just want us to get the fuck off their doorstep.
Because if they wipe us out, they know we will also (simultaneously) wipe them out.
And we should understand this equation too.
But apparently we don’t.
Because we have led a NATO (Now A Terrorist Organization) that has continuously gobbled up former Soviet territories for the past 30 years (since the fall of the USSR in 1991).
But I understand why America was concerned.
I understand the concept of fighting communism in Vietnam.
I respect those soldiers who went.
Maybe that war needed to happen.
Maybe the United States was right for fighting.
But let’s be frank: what’s the strategic significance of Vietnam?
There is none.
Unless you’re in the heroin business.
Which may be the main reason we were ACTUALLY there.
Same with Afghanistan.
The pipeline across Afghanistan?
But that never materialized.
And why were we in Bolivia?
The “Cocaine coup” in Bolivia.
When the mafia took over the country.
With the help of Klaus Barbie.
Who worked for American intelligence (CIA?).
By the way, Russia is still the biggest country on Earth.
6.6 million square miles.
But they didn’t come to Mexico.
They don’t have a mutual-defense treaty with Canada.
They don’t have troops and military bases on our border.
Hell, they don’t even have nukes in Cuba anymore (Havana being 230 miles from Miami).
Tallinn (Estonia [part of NATO]) is 230 miles from Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Are there nukes in Tallinn?
But there are NATO troops in Estonia.
Right on Russia’s fucking border.
And same with Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Norway.
NATO was not content to border Russia with merely Norway for 50 years (since 1949).
NATO saw fit to add Poland in 1999 and the Baltic countries in 2004.
FIVE NATO members border Russia.
That is unacceptable.
Who founded Operation Condor?
Don’t forget about Orlando Letelier.
30,000 dead in Argentina alone.
Anyone even tangentially-Marxist.
I hate Marxism as much as the next capitalist (I am a proud capitalist!), BUT YOU DON’T FUCKING KILL MARXISTS JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE ADOPTED AN INEFFICIENT ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY!!!
Violent Marxists are another thing.
I have no tolerance for violent Marxists.
Whether they be BLM or Antifa.
But there should be a proportionate riposte.
If somebody commits and arson, YOU ARREST THEM.
You don’t just indiscriminately kill people.
Rule of law is the best way.
Rule of man is a pitfall.
There is, however, a problem.
The 2020 election was stolen.
And I believe Trump left office.
I believe he threw us to the wolves.
I believe our military leaders are pussies.
But Vladimir Putin, who was presented with an immediate threat on his doorstep (a creeping invasion by NATO that he personally oversaw and had patience for FOR 30 YEARS), actually did something.
So I respect Putin more than I respect Trump.
Putin, at this rate, is going to save Russia.
Trump, at this rate, will have no America left to save.
I respect Putin more than I respect the American military’s top leaders.
The American military, at this rate (if they ever decide to actually PROTECT the country), will have no America left to protect.
Taking dissidents out to sea by plane or helicopter and dropping them in the water.
Something the French also apparently did in Algeria.
Bodies washing up in Buenos Aires.
Babies taken to punish mothers who are in jail.
Don’t have a different economic philosophy.
Or we will kidnap your children.
Latin America as one big network of torture and psychological warfare.
DINA in Chile (Pinochet) and SIDE in Argentina.
Cultivate national pride.
I love America!
I really do.
But the best thing for America to do right now is to get the fuck out of NATO.
Operation Condor was going to murder a Uruguayan opposition politician.
And leaders of Amnesty International.
That’s pretty fucked-up!
Operation Condor really had a “if you see something, say something” mentality.
A big police state across the entirety of Latin America.
Number of dead as a result of Operation Condor:
Archives of Terror.
Archivos del Terror (Spanish).
Arquivos do Terror (Portuguese).
Found in a police station in Paraguay.
4 tons of documents.
[14 tons for V-2]
Operation Condor: 50,000-90,000 people killed in South America
Condor ended in 1983 after Argentina’s defeat in the Falklands War.
The military dictatorship was ousted and democracy restored.
Perpetrators of Operation Condor who were executed:
General Carlos Prats (Chile)
Uruguayan MP Zelmar Michelini
Uruguayan MR Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz
former Bolivian President Juan José Torres
Argentina was involved with the Cocaine Coup of Klaus Barbie in Bolivia.
Italian fascists in South America.
Two French nuns and several founders of Madres de la Plaza de Mayo disappeared.
Put on death flights.
Dropped in the ocean.
Remains washed up on beaches south of Buenos Aires in December 1977.
Crimes against humanity.
Kudos to writer Ernesto Sabato.
Getting to the bottom of the 30,000 dead/missing/disappeared.
Life in prison:
Jorge Rafael Videla (Argentina [d. 2013])
Emilio Eduardo Massera (Argentina [d. 2010]) P2 Masonic lodge member
Roberto Eduardo Viola (Argentina [d. 1994])
Armando Lambruschini (Argentina [d. 2004])
Orlando Ramón Agosti (Argentina [d. 1997])
Omar Graffigna (Argentina [d. 2019])
Leopoldo Galtieri (Argentina [d. 2003])
Jorge Anaya (Argentina [d. 2008])
Basilio Lami Dozo (Argentina [d. 2017])
In 1986 and 1987, amnesty laws were passed to protect military officers involved in human rights abuses.
No more prosecutions of the Dirty War.
In 1989-90, the leaders of the junta were pardoned.
An attempt at “healing”…
Massera was pardoned in 1990 and lived to be 85 (d. 2010).
Massera imprisoned again in 1998.
Viola was pardoned in 1990 and died four years later.
Viola served a mere seven years in prison.
Lambruschini pardoned in 1990.
Later came under house arrest (2003).
But here’s an interesting fact.
Lambruschini’s 15-year-old daughter was murdered in 1978 when a bomb was placed under her bed by an Argentine left-wing guerrilla organization.
All because one side loves communism and the other side hates communism.
But Operation Condor started in 1975.
So was this payback?
Either way, it’s disgusting.
Murdering children is the lowest of the low.
Convicted of eight counts of torture.
Served a mere three years and nine months.
Was accused of 88 murders.
11 abductions of minors.
Was pardoned in 1990.
Graffigna was initially acquitted.
2003 arrested again.
Was not sentenced until 2016.
Was found responsible for the abduction, torture, and murder of a married couple in 1978.
The woman was eight-months-pregnant.
The child was born and given to an Air Force Intelligence operative.
Galtieri was sentenced in 1986 to 12 years in prison for human rights violations during the Dirty War.
He was pardoned in 1989.
Still received an Army pension for the rest of his life.
Invited to military parade in 2002.
New charges of kidnapping of children and disappearance of 18 people brought against him in 2002.
Because of his poor health, he was allowed to remain at home.
Anaya was acquitted in 1985.
Spain intervened in 1997 because some of their citizens had disappeared during the Dirty War.
Dozo was acquitted in 1985.
1989 sentenced to eight years.
Pardoned in 1990.
Didn’t even lose his rank.
Came under same extradition request from Spain.
Lived until 2017.
Brazil’s military dictatorship lasted 21 years.
Brazil also had a bullshit amnesty law that protected the human rights abuses of the military leaders.
In 1978, the Uruguayan Army crossed into Brazil and kidnapped two activists and their children: ages five and three.
The Uruguayan Army made the mistake of capturing two Brazilian journalists during this operation.
This probably saved the lives of the couple and their children.
Otherwise they would have been tortured and dropped in the ocean on a death flight.
But the couple was tortured and imprisoned for five years.
The children were sent to live with grandparents in Montevideo because the whole operation had been fucked up by the presence and arrest of the Brazilian journalists (and the ensuing international attention of this particular case).
In the case of the Brazilian reporters, they were actually kidnapped by the Brazilian military regime.
Uruguay also passed a bullshit amnesty law.
No one ever got in trouble for torturing the couple.
It is likely that two ex-Presidents of Brazil were assassinated as part of Operation Condor.
João Goulart (“heart attack” )and Juscelino Kubitschek (“car accident”).
Goulart was likely poisoned.
Pinochet was arrested in London in 1998.
The “big wedding” was Franco’s funeral in Spain.
That’s when Pinochet met Italian fascist Stefano Delle Chiaie.
It is quite possible that Pablo Neruda was murdered by the Pinochet regime.
Reagan finally withdrew support for Pinochet after the Chilean Army set two protestors on fire.
We’ll end with this.
Internment, torture, and murder of dissidents in the underground tunnels of a farm known as the Dignity Colony (Colonia Dignidad).
During Pinochet regime.
Leader of Colonia Dignidad: Paul Schäfer.
Colonia Dignidad later changed its name to Villa Baviera.
This facility existed about 200 miles south of Santiago from 1961-2005.
Sexual abuse and torture of young children were committed there.
Torture and execution of political dissidents (under Pinochet) were committed there.
Schäfer spent a mere five years in prison at the end of his life.
He had been a rumored child molester (in Germany) since 1945.
He lost his job as an Evangelical preacher on account of this.
In 1959, he was charged with sexually abusing two boys.
The Chilean ambassador to Germany invited him to Chile.
He set up a cult near Parral, Chile (the Colonia Dignidad).
Schäfer had a bit of David Koresh about him.
A coup against Salvador Allende was organized at Colonia Dignidad by Germans including Roberto Thieme.
Schäfer began punishing children in his cult by electric shocks to their genitalia.
After the coup, Colonia Dignidad became a secret detention, torture, and execution center for DINA (the National Intelligence Directorate under Pinochet’s military government).
Then the biological weapons production began.
Nazis in Ukraine.
CIA protecting Ukrainian Nazis after WWII who should have been subject to Nuremberg.
Schäfer used sedatives on children and then raped them.
The farm contained “subterranean living containers”.
Schäfer was charged with all matter of crimes.
He was found in 2005 in Buenos Aires.
There was a plethora of military weaponry buried at Colonia Dignidad.
2006: Schäfer sentenced to 20 years for abusing 25 children.
He was found guilty on five counts of child rape.
The compound was surrounded by barbed wire and had searchlights and a watchtower.
There were underground prisons.
There may have been cooperation between the BND (Klaus Barbie’s employer from 1965 onwards) and Colonia Dignidad.
Only German was spoken inside the colony.
Children were “imported” from German.
Schäfer first arrived in the early-1960s with kidnapped children.
Torture in the tunnels.
Torture specifically tailored to their personality.
At least 100 murders at Colonia Dignidad.
A Soviet-born math professor from Penn State disappeared while hiking near Colonia Dignidad in 1985.
Escapees of the colony claim that the facility housed former Nazis.
But who did Chilean secret police operative Michael Townley report to about the DINA/Colonia Dignidad links?
Was the head of INTERPOL in 2005 also on the CIA payroll (as the head of INTERPOL from 1968-1972 had been)???
What Townley seems to have done right is expose Colonia Dignidad as a LABORATORY ON BIOLOGICAL WARFARE!!!
Biological experiments were done on political prisoners at Colonia Dignidad.
Now here is the fucking kicker.
The CIA and Simon Wiesenthal have both proven that Josef Mengele was at Colonia Dignidad.
This South American network for escaped Nazis was partially supported by Juan Perón in Argentina.
Was Klaus Barbie at Colonia Dignidad?
I would not doubt it.
Former SS and Gestapo TAUGHT torture methods at Colonia Dignidad to the Chilean secret police.
Just as Barbie would later do in Bolivia–teaching the Bolivian military.
Hartmut Hopp was Schäfer’s “right hand man” at Colonia Dignidad.
He went with Schäfer at age 17 to Chile in 1961.
Michael Townley, an American-born former agent of Chile’s DINA (wait…what?!? how the fuck did he get that job???) pled guilty to the 1976 car-bombing murders of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt.
There was a plea bargain.
He was not extradited to Argentina (where he was wanted for the 1974 murders of Chilean General Carlos Prats and his wife).
He was convicted in absentia in Italy for the 1975 murder attempt on Bernardo Leighton.
What was Townley’s specialty (apart from being a prolific assassin)?
Chemical and biological weapons.
And who did he develop these for?
For his employer DINA.
With the help of Colonel Gerardo Huber and DINA biochemist Eugenio Berríos.
Townley moved to Chile in 1957 at the age of 15.
His dad worked for Ford.
Townley came back to Miami.
Hooked up with anti-Castro Cubans.
Prats and his wife were killed with a radio controlled car bomb.
Enter Italian fascists again.
Townley was the go-between for DINA and Avanguardia Nazionale.
Enter Stefano Delle Chiaie again.
Connection to DINA.
Townley got a mere five years and two months in jail for the murders of Letelier and Moffitt.
Whether truthful or not, DINA’s now-deceased chief Manuel Contreras claims that Townley was partially working for the CIA when he murdered Letelier and Moffitt.
This was around the time that Lt. Gen. Vernon Walters was Deputy Directory of Central Intelligence (CIA).
Walters proposed an American military intervention in Italy in 1961 if the Socialist Party had won.
Townley give us the goods on the Laboratorio de Guerra Bacteriológica de Ejército (Bacteriological Warfare Laboratory of the Army) that was located at Colonia Dignidad.
Carmelo Soria (a Spanish diplomat) was assassinated in 1992 with sarin gas produced at Colonia Dignidad.
It is thought that Pablo Neruda was assassinated with an injection of Staphylococcus aureus.
The sarin gas was produced with the expertise of biochemist Eugenio Berríos.
Other bioweapons Berríos produced were anthrax and botulism.
Berríos also produced cocaine for Pinochet.
There is a suspicion that he worked for both drug traffickers and the DEA.
Former Chilean President Eduardo Frei Montalva was likely killed with a poison devoloped by Berríos.
Did Operation Condor continue as La Cofradia?
Don’t underestimate Chile’s role in Haiti.
Eduardo Aldunate Hermann.
Berríos producing “black cocaine”.
Gerardo Huber also worked on the DINA biochem program.
Awarded title Hero of Ukraine.
By Viktor Yushchenko.
Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia.
Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN).
And here’s the magic bullet, you fuckers:
Leader of OUN-B.
Responsible for the genocide of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia.
Died in 1998 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (aged 89).
Because he had “a relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency during the Cold War”.
His Prolog (or Prologue) Research Organization in New York (where he emigrated) was funded by the CIA.
Lebed gathered intel on the Soviet Union.
The CIA paid him for this.
The CIA shielded Lebed (as late as 1991) from prosecution for war crimes (aka “his wartime connections to the Nazis”).
How many people did Lebed massacre?
And the CIA hired him.
Putin is right.
Ukrainian Nazis exist.
And they have for a long time.
And we’re not just talking about the Azov Battalion.
Lebed was the chief of a Nazi Abwehr school for espionage and sabotage in 1939-1940.
Lebed took over Stepan Bandera’s faction in western Ukraine.
During AND AFTER the Cold War, the CIA supported the OUN.
What groups are we talking about?
Ukrainian National Assembly — Ukrainian National Self Defense.
Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists.
Babi Yar/Babyn Yar.
Ukrainian Auxiliary Police.
Made up of people from Ukrainian People’s Militia.
Svoboda. 2014. Euromaidan. Major role.
Yatsenyuk (installed by U.S./Soros coup) had three Svoboda ministers.
Sich Battalion formed by Svoboda for war in Donbass.
Why is billionaire Ukrainian Jew Ihor Kolomoyskyi an apologist for Svoboda?
He’s the second or third richest person in Ukraine.
Kolomoysky has triple citizenship: Ukraine, Israel, and Cyprus.
I had thought the 5G thing was probably a red herring.
Q group was behind the “Snow White” leak from the Jes Staley case.
It serves a dual purpose.
To put bad actors on notice.
To make them nervous.
They know what it means.
We MIGHT know what it means.
But also to encourage anons and autists.
If you have been living under a rock of fake news, you might not know that the CEO of Barclays bank (UK), Jes Staley, has resigned after it was discovered that he had lied about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
The two exchanged at least 1000 emails.
And the phrase “Snow White” was supposedly passed back and forth between the two (apparently without a common-sense context).
Any public figure (like AIDS activist Peter Staley) who leaves their Twitter profile set to public (as opposed to private) is inviting snoopers.
Because enquiring minds want to know.
You can tell a lot about a person from their Twitter profile.
You can tell the ORDER in which they followed people.
You can see who they have been following the longest.
And, conversely, who they have been following for the least amount of time.
You can also find interesting groupings.
Various people or organizations whom they followed in relatively quick succession.
Here’s the thing about Peter Staley.
He is Twitter “friends” with Ali Fauci.
Ali Fauci is the daughter of Anthony Fauci.
Ali Fauci has her profile set to private.
This indicates that Peter Staley and Ali Fauci may indeed know each other in real life.
As Anthony Fauci does not have a Twitter profile (as far as I know), this is the closest thing to Anthony Fauci making a trusted online connection with Peter Staley.
But Peter Staley’s interest in “medicine” does not end there.
[BTW…Ali Fauci is a software engineer for Twitter. Is she in charge of censorship? Or is that strictly the purview of Vijaya Gadde?]
Peter Staley also follows Peter Daszak.
Now that is a bit weird.
Daszak is the head of the EcoHealth Alliance.
EcoHealth sent National Institutes of Health (U.S. taxpayer) money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology where gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses was performed.
[to be fair, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (housed at Fort Belvoir) is STILL sending U.S. taxpayer money to the EcoHealth Alliance to study bat diseases in “western Asia”. How much you wanna bet that money’s going to WIV? And how did INSCOM not know about this??? https://www.usaspending.gov/award/ASST_NON_HDTRA11710064_9761 ]
In private emails, Peter Daszak THANKED Anthony Fauci for dismissing the WIV lab leak theory.
Because as we all now know, that theory is probably the most plausible.
Although China will not admit it.
Back to Peter Staley.
Sometimes you can’t tell the people.
You must show them.
OSINT is a beautiful thing.
Following the CEO of Moderna, eh?
Do you see how these data points are piling up?
Epstein’s friend’s brother is REALLY interested in the minutiae of this pandemic and the big pharma aspects of it.
[BTW…there is a good chance that Bancel is one of the ones who actually released the virus. Why? Because Moderna came up with their vaccine in 48 hours. https://www.infowars.com/posts/damn-you-to-hell-you-will-not-destroy-america-read-the-spartacus-covid-letter-thats-gone-viral/ The same suspicion falls on NIAID’s Anthony Fauci. And Event 201’s Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, and (now promoted by Biden to head the entire American intelligence community [ODNI]) Avril Haines (a John Brennan promotee within the CIA whose promotion was out of the ordinary [i.e. she did not, in any apparent way, even earn THAT position…didn’t work her way up to it within the ranks. Odd]]
Peter Staley (who is HIV-positive) LOVES him some good old fashioned gay sex.
And he also, around the time he was feeling horny (?), decided to follow one of the prime suspects for having unleashed COVID-19 on the world: the aforementioned Peter Daszak (who, as you can see, has me blocked).
Was it something I said???
Peter Staley also follows Deborah Birx.
The scarf lady.
Fauci’s right-hand woman (for many absurd press conferences).
You will also notice that Birx’s profile is set to private.
Which means at least two things are possible.
Peter Staley followed Birx before her profile was set to private.
Peter Staley ALSO knows Deborah Birx personally.
The second possibility is supported by the fact that Peter Staley follows Ali Fauci.
It is highly likely that Ali Fauci and Deborah Birx both had to give express permission to ALLOW Peter Staley to follow them.
Why would they do that?
Maybe because they know Peter Staley in real life?
Let’s pause for a moment.
Why does a guy, whose brother was emailing “Snow White” in over 1000 emails to Jeffrey Epstein, personally know two of the main players in the COVID-19 saga: Fauci’s daughter (a proxy for Anthony Fauci) and Deborah Birx (also, in a way, a proxy for Anthony Fauci)?
REMEMBER that Fauci was involved in AIDS research.
But Fauci is not necessarily highly-thought-of in this context.
Did Fauci run a program where experimental vaccines in the ’80s were given to gay men?
Did the AIDS pandemic break out RIGHT AFTER THAT??
What was in the vaccines???
This isn’t Anthony Fauci’s first rodeo.
He has tortured dogs.
Now he wants to give your kids vaccines (when the vaccines have been shown to be dangerous [particularly to young people]) even though kids do not get sick and die from COVID.
It is very rare for a child to succumb to COVID-19.
On the other hand, there are almost 10,000 (9,549) reports of death associated with the administration of the three COVID vaccines in the USA so far:
And in the process, the Northern Hemisphere (particularly the USA and Europe) will then be subjected to the same tyranny to which Australia has just recently been subjected.
Australia was the test run.
How much will people put up with?
The absurd “no tolerance” policies of Australia and New Zealand (and, to a certain extent, China) have been a pretext to unleash the most unseemly policing ever to be seen on this planet.
I believe that is coming to the USA.
It is already fairly well advanced in Canada.
And it will come back…even harder.
In the next two months.
Jes Staley might not have a Twitter account, but his brother (and one of his two daughters) do(es).
Meet Alexa Staley.
While Fauci is obviously the Mengele of this whole pandemic, who is gonna oversee the electromagnetic mind control of the Havana Syndrome/vaccine graphene oxide/5G synergy?
You’d think you might need a few physicists, right?
[N.B. Jeffrey Epstein likely had plenty of scientists (Santa Fe Institute) blackmailed. Why was Epstein so interested in underage girls…and science? I believe the science part was to make sure that this plandemic went off without a hitch. No (very few) whistleblowers. The big doctors are compromised. Harvard as an institution is compromised. Larry Summers (Harvard) most certainly rode on Lolita Express. Find his name. It’s in there. How many prominent scientists can you also identify?]
[N.B. Alexa Staley seems to have made her current employer a matter of privacy on her resume. I believe she has done that within the past 24 hours. Why? I can find no archived version of her website. That is a bit odd. Any good researchers wanna find one?]
She lives in San Francisco.
She wouldn’t happen to be friends with Ali Fauci, would she?
Alexa Staley appears to have gone to Colombia, while Ali Fauci went to Stanford.
But they’re both in San Francisco?
Where is Twitter HQ?
Are all their software engineers there?
Thank you for the help, Peter Staley.
Oh, BTW…he was also allowed to follow the personal Twitter account of Elton John’s husband David Furnish.
So that makes a third (Ali Fauci, Deborah Birx, David Furnish) instance where he appears to personally know some very powerful, well-placed people.
Two of those people (Fauci [through her father] and Birx) are intimately connected to this pandemic.
Our director, Franklin J. Schaffner, was in the predecessor to the CIA: the OSS.
At least the OSS were military.
Schaffner is better known for Patton and Planet of the Apes.
But this film is a masterpiece.
I’m just a Steve Guttenberg.
Fauci is most definitely Mengele.
Fauci Jesuit fascist.
[Bergoglio Jesuit communist…first Jesuit pope in the 500 years of the organization]
Fauci and Bergoglio working closely together.
The Fourth Reich.
Was his father really a Nazi collaborator like George Soros?
[N.B. There is certainly a possibility that the CIA released COVID-19 at the World Military Games in Wuhan simultaneous to releases in northern Italy and Iran. This would have been the coopted CIA working at the behest of the New World Order (just as they did in carrying out 9/11). If this sounds farfetched, consider the possibility that the CIA has been running North Korea for a long time. If that is true, it would not be impossible to release the virus in Iran. Indeed, it begs the question: is the CIA running Iran too? Where did all those planeloads of cash from the Iran deal go? Barack Obama???]
Nature AND nurture.
Follows exactly the brilliant, anti-CIA, Saoirse Ronan film Hanna.
This much-féted masterwork was not only released on television (which is to say, it was not a “theatrical” film per se), but it was accompanied by a soundtrack on the very erudite German record label ECM and further augmented by a book (text and screenshots) published by the most famous French publishing house Gallimard.
The soundtrack is very difficult to find on CD, but it is becoming less-difficult to find in the digital realm (unlike the film itself).
You can at least “listen to the movie” on Spotify.
And so for this film review, we will only be considering (to start with) the first section (which runs 51 minutes).
It is the section with which I am most familiar.
It is my personal favorite.
But it is important to note that the entire 266 minute film is essential to the “weight” of this creation (even if this first part is the most finely-crafted).
But we will reconsider as we go along.
The first section of the film (that which is under consideration) dates from 1988.
The book was not released till 1998 (when the film was completed).
So we have a sort of serial composition here (in the sense of Finnegans Wake).
It came out in parts.
It dribbled out.
And its influence spread.
We remember William S. Burroughs and his concept of the “word virus”.
That is certainly germane here.
But I return, again, to Finnegans Wake.
No film creation in the history of cinema is more like James Joyce’s aforementioned masterpiece than Histoire(s) du cinéma.
Indeed, the only other creation I know of which enters into this same sui generis realm is Walter Benjamin’s Passagenwerk (translated in English as Arcades Project).
These are DENSE works…these three masterpieces.
One (Joyce) a “novel”.
One (Godard) a “movie”.
And one (Benjamin) a philosophical book.
Two books and a movie.
And the movie eventually became a book (Godard’s Gallimard creation).
The reverse of the usual.
Here, book doesn’t become film.
And there is not “more” in the book than there is in the film in Godard’s case.
If anything, there is certainly less.
Which doesn’t make it any less poignant.
So, what Godard has created for us with the book is a perfect guide to REMEMBERING WHAT WE SAW.
Which is a big theme of Histoire(s) du cinéma.
Film preserves the holiness of real life (to paraphrase).
Film (and video…of which this movie makes extensive use) preserves a moment.
Film can be (and is, always) a document.
Godard outlines a very French dichotomy here.
Film can be either predominantly of the Lumière brothers’ tradition (what we might call “documentary”).
Or of the Méliès tradition (a doctored reality…a “staged” document…what we might call “drama” [and its various subgenres such as “comedy”]).
But this dichotomy is not strictly “mutually exclusive”.
And here Godard brings us the example of Robert Flaherty.
Known as a director of documentaries, Godard points out that Flaherty “staged” his documentaries (which blurs the lines between the Lumière/Méliès dichotomy).
And what of Histoire(s) du cinéma?
Is it a documentary?
In many ways, yes.
It is a history of film.
But it is also a history of the filmmaker who is MAKING that very same history of film (namely, Godard himself).
To add further layers of surreality, Godard must address his own contribution to the history of cinema (which is considerable by even the most unbiased estimation).
Which is to say…
Godard is important to the history of film.
Whether you like him and his films or not, he cannot be ignored.
And so we have here a very curious and “loaded” document indeed.
It is a matter of historiography.
Godard cannot (and indeed, does not even try) to remove his own opinion from this exercise of surveying the history of cinema.
That may be, ultimately, because Jean-Luc Godard never stopped being a film critic.
It was as a lowly film critic that he started…and it is as a film critic with his caméra-stylo (“camera pen”) that he continues to create today.
All of his films are, in and of themselves, film criticism.
From Breathless to The Image Book, he is always making a statement.
Pointing out how vapid Hollywood can be.
Pointing out what doesn’t exist in the marketplace.
Perhaps he is creating that which he would most like to watch…as a film lover.
His favorite film didn’t exist (except in his head–except as a vague concept).
No one had made it.
So, in order to watch it, he had to create it himself.
Then he could (theoretically) “enjoy” it.
I imagine he does this with each new film he makes.
It is always an attempt (“essay”…from French etymology…”to try”) to materialize what he would like to watch.
No director has his cutting wit.
No director’s mind pivots so nimbly.
So he must become his own favorite director…over and over and over and over again.
But this film is indeed a special case.
Ten years of creation.
Joyce spent 17 years on Finnegans Wake.
Benjamin spent 13 years on his Arcades Project.
And all of this which I have written is merely a preface.
That is how IMMENSE and pithy(!) Histoire(s) du cinéma truly is.
To be a creator is tiresome.
It makes one weary.
To always dream.
And to sweat in pursuance of crystalizing ones inspiration.
Jean-Luc Godard has always been a bitter sort of chap.
Bitter about Hollywood.
A love/hate relationship (LOVE/HATE…Robert Mitchum…knuckle tats).
And it is true.
Godard delves very early on into the parallel birth and adolescence of cinema and the Holocaust.
Cinema and the Holocaust.
Cinema was still young.
Cinema had a responsibility to document.
The Germans were very technologically advanced (particularly in sound and video recording).
They kept records of everything.
Even when they went astray during the Third Reich.
Germany had already produced great directors by the time of the Holocaust.
At the top of the list would be F.W. Murnau and Fritz Lang.
But they were not alone.
There were others.
UFA (which still exists till this day) was a giant.
So where is the documentation of the Holocaust?
[you can see what a “dangerous” question Godard is asking]
Is he “denying” the Holocaust happened?
I don’t think so.
But he’s asking a relatively simple and (I think) sincere question.
Where is the video record?
All that has been passed down to us of the concentration camps (and “death” camps) is the record made by American directors like George Stevens AFTER the camps had been liberated.
So what really went on there?
Are we to really believe the Germans shot no footage whatsoever in these camps?
And if so, why can’t we see it?
Wouldn’t it truly help us to “never forget” and “never again” and stuff etc. etc.???
It is a very inconvenient fact that, as far as the general public has been made aware, there are NO (and I repeat NO) films (NO FOOTAGE) shot by the Nazis in the concentration camps during WWII.
Surely it exists, right?
But where is it?
Who has it?
What does it show?
Godard is the ultimate enfant terrible here (and elsewhere).
He wants to know.
Because he’s a film lover.
And he ultimately blames Hollywood (which had, by WWII, become the global center of the film industry) for not truly DOCUMENTING what happened in the concentration camps (neither while the camps were active nor anytime afterwards).
But here Godard branches off into an aesthetic direction.
Godard flatly rejects the talentless Spielberg evocation of Schindler’s List.
For Godard, a directer as mediocre as Steven Spielberg has no business trying to tackle humanity’s darkest hour.
This is the conundrum at the heart of Histoire(s) du cinéma.
What Godard (I think) is saying is this: there is no way to “write” a history of cinema…because a large portion of contemporaneous history (1939-1945) was not addressed in any true way by the BUSINESS (ironically represented heavily by Jews) of Hollywood.
Godard seems to be saying that Hollywood’s Jews (which is to say, Hollywood) let down world jewry during the years 1939-1945…all for a buck (as it were).
It is a persuasive argument in many ways.
But let’s back up a step.
To reiterate, a history of cinema cannot be told…because there is a portion of that history which is MISSING.
This is a very important word here (and a very important term).
There are films which SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE, but weren’t (by Hollywood).
And there are films which may have be made (by the Nazis), but as far as we know (factually) were not made. They do not exist (officially).
Two kinds of films missing.
Hollywood was responsible for the Méliès portion.
Hollywood should have used its immense power (and magic) to save the Jews of Europe.
EVERY FUCKING FILM should have been about the plight of the Jews in Europe who had been rounded up.
But we know very well that that’s not what Hollywood did.
The Nazis were responsible for the Lumière portion.
As twisted as the Nazis were, there is no way in hell those sick fucks did not film (with their Agfa technology, etc.) what was going on in the camps.
No fucking way.
Of course they filmed.
Like a goddamned serial killer.
And it was of pristine quality.
So where the fuck are those films?
But, sadly, Godard is called an “anti-Semite” for asking about these films.
He is coming from a “pure film” stance.
He wants to see the films.
He wants the world to see them.
And so the history of cinema is incomplete.
There is a gap.
Irving Thalberg. Howard Hughes. CIA. RKO. Starlets.
Film directors have been projecting their fantasies onto the screen since the beginning.
Their perfect women.
Their dream lovers.
But you can’t approach film history without approaching Hitler.
Film was at such an important point in its development.
And along came Adolph.
Chaplin and Hitler overlap.
They have the same mustache.
The Great Dictator was a comedy…more or less.
But it was also an attempt (“essay”) to address Hitler’s presence on the world stage.
An attempt to repudiate Hitler.
And yet, Chaplin could not quite hit the right tones.
It is maudlin.
As a comedy, The Great Dictator is pretty superb.
But it hasn’t aged that well as a piece of poetic philosophy.
In that moment, the great Chaplin was powerless.
But at least he tried.
But something was missing.
Direct reference to the camps.
Addressing the problem with no beating around the bush.
We need to see the bodies rotting.
We have seen that.
But we need to see the gas chambers.
We need to see the German efficiency and precision.
We need to see their documents.
Their film documents.
No Hollywood recreation can convey what those mythical reels contain.
No backlot will suffice.
We have the propaganda films.
I think what Godard is saying is this…
Hollywood has, since WWII, had to live with the guilt of NOT DOING ENOUGH during the Holocaust.
At the time (while it was happening), it was not kosher (no pun intended) to address the camps.
The public needed uplifting fare.
And Hollywood provided.
Hollywood provided a service.
But Hollywood (as an entity) was permanently cheapened by not addressing the deep philosophical issue of mass death…mass murder.
Hollywood could have yelled, “Fire!” in a crowded theater.
And, indeed, the theater WAS on fire.
But Hollywood said nothing.
Hollywood told jokes.
No medium is perfect.
Hollywood is people.
But as an institution, Hollywood was exposed as being essentially artless and vacuous.
There were exceptions.
Hitchcock (British…but part of Hollywood). Chaplin (British…but part of Hollywood).
Nicholas Ray. Erich von Stroheim (Germanic…but part of Hollywood). D.W. Griffith. Howard Hawks. Orson Welles.
But WWII was also the death of European cinema.
This is a very important concept that Godard conveys.
Not only were European Jews liquidated by the Nazis, but European cinema was effectively liquidated by Hollywood.
Europe would never be the same.
Fritz Lang. Jean Renoir. Abel Gance. Jean Vigo. Jean Cocteau. Roberto Rossellini. Max Ophüls.
America won the war.
The Soviet Union also won the war.
France was “liberated”.
And as Europe was subsequently split in half (the capitalist West and the communist East), the hegemony of American film [Hollywood] spread.
At the end of the Cold War, that hegemony became complete.
And so Godard is lamenting the death of his national film industry.
Godard is Swiss.
But he is, in many ways, also French.
He is a French speaker.
His years of highest-visibility were spent in Paris.
And there is not really a Swiss film industry of which to speak.
French film died (“liberated”/occupied).
Italian film died (lost war…occupied).
German film died (lost war…occupied).
Scandinavian film died.
Everything was pushed out by Hollywood.
Europe was relegated to the the realm of “art film”.
European cinema was put in a corner.
The wrecked economies of Europe could not compete with the war-machine-rich studios of America.
America had the magic–the fantasy–the special effects–the Technicolor.
Weary Europeans wanted happiness.
And they bought into the American idea of happiness.
To the detriment of their own unique cultures and philosophies.
Europe became Americanized (at least in the realm of the cinema).
Isild Le Besco has the Kim Novak creepiness from Vertigo.
And this is a similar kind of “love” story.
Similar to Alicia Vikander in Pure.
Kind of like Blue is the Warmest Color meets Fatal Attraction.
There are some compelling moments.
Judith Davis is a convincing piano student.
She plays the role exceedingly-well.
Which is the main reason this film is even watchable.
Even the music hints at Vertigo here and there.
But mostly it is a smattering of classics.
This film should be easier to figure out, but for some reason it isn’t.
Which is why I kept watching it.
Kind of like the coronavirus.
I would normally have a theory of highest likelihood by this point, but I’m not sure I do.
Did the New World Order release the coronavirus as a smokescreen for imminent Deep State arrests in the U.S.?
Certainly a possibility.
Who can ride this thing out?
Those of his ilk?
Why has Seattle been hit hardest of all places in the U.S.?
And why in God’s name have the seemingly irrelevant locales of Iran (and especially) Italy been dragged into this to such magnitude?
Is this current coronavirus a naturally-occurring catastrophe or a bioweapon release?
Or is it somewhere in between on that continuum?
China would stand to gain from the surveillance crackdown after all of the previous year’s trouble with the peons in Hong Kong.
No mass gatherings allowed for health reasons, no protests.
But I think it must be more than that.
Some have theorized that the U.S. released the virus in Wuhan during the recent World Military Games which was held in that city.
But to what end?
At the present time, this plague appears to be crippling all countries about equally (in terms of fear, especially).
China’s economic base is surely being affected negatively.
And that is, in the short term, very bad for most of the world (including the U.S.).
In the long term, however, that might be a very good thing for the U.S.
Is this the impetus needed to actually “move” factories “back” from China to the U.S.?
Are we dealing with war here?
Is it China vs. the U.S.?
Russia has had very few cases (suspiciously).
But as false flags go (Pentagon), we know that these kind of stratagems necessitate casualties on the side of the terror’s author.
Wuhan has a very high-level virus research laboratory.
This has been pointed out to give credence to a U.S.-authored attack.
But I come back to Derrida.
What doesn’t fit?
Where does the text fall apart?
Upon which part of this grand story does the meaning hinge?
For me, that hinge is Italy.
Which might bring us to state terror in another age.
Let us ask this question:
does the American (globalist) Deep State still have enough supporters (particularly within the CIA) to facilitate an attack which usurps all news coverage for years to come?
I would guess that the answer is yes.
So are we looking at another 9/11 here?
Is this, once again, rogue elements within the CIA which have unleashed geopolitical chaos?
Certainly a strong possibility.
And there is another level.
We are seeing it in Italy as we are seeing it in China.
Forty percent of the Italian economy is dependent upon the production of Lombardy (Milan) and Venice (including the other regions in that area of Northern Italy now under a “lockdown” quarantine). Those cities and towns and their 16 million inhabitants (a quarter of the Italian population) will be hard-pressed to produce such value as they normally do because of this present hardship.
Italy has (ironically) also been the one area of Europe which has been up for grabs between the capitalist West and the communist East.
That was what Operation Gladio was all about.
Carry out terror and blame the communists.
Get scared voters to elect capitalists.
That is the simplified version.
In the past it was by way of bombings and kidnappings and assassinations.
Is Italy still that important of a piece on the grand chessboard?
I would think not, but I could be wrong.
Which brings us to a religious component.
Italy is The Vatican.
Though they are separate countries, they are inextricably intertwined.
And we have seen the trouble the Vatican has had with Cardinal Pell and other sex-abusing priests.
It has risen to a fever pitch in recent years.
Which gives rise to wholly different theory.
That the current outbreak is indeed authored by the U.S., but not by the Deep State.
Is the coronavirus bioweapon release truly a power move to “drain the swamp” globally?
It may very well be.
Which brings us back to Iran.
Hit China (who bears every indication of being an enemy of the U.S.). Hit Iran (which is quite vocally a self-avowed enemy of the U.S.). Hit The Vatican (which may be part and parcel of a larger, global child-abusing regime).
In the end, you will have to find the information for yourself.
Pieczenik is strangely silent.
And I will offer just this.
You Will Be Mine is not a great movie.
But it is not a horrible movie.
It is possibly worth watching.
It is also, possibly, worth not watching.
In the end, the crazy collapse.
And we are left with a smile.
Did she love her and just remember a happy memory (getting drunk on vodka at the kitchen table)?
I wasn’t sure I could handle the flood of emotions this film was bound to trigger.
But I went for it.
And it is, truly, a masterpiece.
In the U.S. we know it simply as Cinema Paradiso, but I wish to honor director Giuseppe Tornatore by reviewing it under the Italian title.
This film is full of fear and regret…because it is reminiscence.
Gone long from home.
Many years away from family.
Moreover, there are few films which portray a pure love for cinema quite like this one.
What we have is a mentorship. Alfredo, the mentor…and Toto, the mentee.
There are so many magical shots…so many jewel-like devices of cinematic deftness which make this picture truly special.
When I was a young man, this film taught me the potential of cinema.
And my fear at the time was losing my past.
But now that I have, by the grace of God, returned to my homeland, my fear tonight was reimmersing myself in the beauty of misery.
Or the misery of beauty.
In accounting, they teach you to ignore sunk costs.
But the human psyche still yearns for the one that got away.
We analyze our past decisions.
We lament our judgement.
But the costs of love, the economic costs of love (the totality of what was at stake) cannot be so easily dismissed.
Maybe it was not meant to work out.
But there are some very painful, lonely yearnings which age us like a bottle of scotch.
Perhaps our pain will be someone’s joy.
We cannot live with a “letter never sent”.
But a letter never answered can be so indescribably mournful.
And so we have come back.
Having tried our luck and worked our hands to the bone.
And we praise God for the opportunity to see Alfredo again.
The whole family.
It’s a trade-off.
And lost love still leaves us wistful.
Maybe we don’t understand the reverse culture shock we have been battling.
For several years.
Maybe we are yet too young.
To see our homeland with eyes of clarity.
This is what Philippe Noiret tells Marco Leonardi.
You’re not old enough yet…to be here.
Noiret is really the star of this film.
With his big mustache. And his close-cropped hair.
But none of this would have been possible without the child.
Toto. Salvatore Cascio.
His impish smile. His hunger to learn.
We see a filmmaker in the making of himself.
And while Jacques Perrin is quite special as the grown-up Toto,
there is one key personality I must touch upon.
This actress changed my life.
And I fell in love with her understudy.
Perhaps years later I did the same again.
Those blue eyes always kill you.
But it was when I first saw this. In 1998.
I fell in love.
And it didn’t work out so well.
It was too much.
Romeo and Juliet.
I felt I was lower-class.
I had no confidence.
It is these things which we regret.
How a word could have been different.
How a revelation might have changed history.
But we praise God for Pupella Maggio.
Thank you, God, for your blessings.
This film has made me very emotional.
Because it is a masterpiece.
And we shall sail on.
Into the night sky.
And remember how Ennio Morricone guided our every blessed footstep in our Garden of Eden. Over paths encrusted with tiny diamonds here and there…which would catch the reflection of the moon. We walked the path the best we could.