I called Trump out on this (and on his vaccine stance in general) on his pathetic app Truth Social and I believe he banned me from the site.
I was polite.
I asked him why he had pushed these neither safe, nor effective vaccines for the past year.
I also asked him publicly about the cool mil. he took from Pfizer.
I believe Trump and his cocksucker son Don Jr. got me banned from Truth Social.
Not only that, I believe they blacklisted my home router (effectively banning my 80-year-old, U.S. Army-vet father from every joining Truth Social).
You are not allowed to criticise Trump or Truth Social on Truth Social.
This is an excellent film.
One of the best I have ever seen.
I would venture to guess that Tarkovsky is actually more important than Eisenstein.
And certainly more important that Dziga Vertov.
Just on the basis of his debut film: Ivan’s Childhood.
Nikolai Burlyayav is fantastic here.
Breathtaking black and white cinematography by Vadim Yusov.
But what really takes this music over the top is the music by Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov.
This may be the best and most effective film soundtrack I have ever heard.
Valentin Zubkov is like Jean Gabin.
Valentina Malyavina is excellent as Masha.
In a birchwood forest.
Forest for trees.
Dmitri Milyutenko has a small-but-priceless part.
He is getting the house in order.
For his dead wife.
Who will be coming home any moment.
And he locks the gate.
Even though there is no fence.
Tarkovsky’s wife Irma Raush does a nice job here.
Where was this film shot?
In central Ukraine.
When Ukraine and Russia were major constituents of the Soviet Union.
In the town where Taras Shevchenko is buried.
By the way, “the League of Ukrainian Fascists (Soiuz ukraïns’kykh fashystiv, SUF)” are the ones who “invented the fascist greeting ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ (Slava Ukraïni!)” [according to Grzegorz Rossolinsky-Liebe in his excellent book Stepan Bandera: The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Nationalist].
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.
It’s necessary to understand exactly how Avril Haines was promoted to her CIA position (by John Brennan) and what position she was rewarded (?) with soon after Biden took office (Director ODNI [head of entire American intelligence apparatus]).
CEPI and Moderna were working on a vaccine when there were only 600 cases and 26 deaths worldwide from COVID-19.
It turns out some of the greatest patriots in the United States of America are still to be found in the northeast.
They may be few and far between, but they are powerful.
Donald Trump of Queens, New York.
Rudy Giuliani of New York City.
And now Michael van der Veen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
You’ve heard of a “mic drop”.
And this is literally that (if not a “mic throw” [with a lavalier microphone, no less]).
But that’s not the important part.
It was a punctuation of disgust.
But what is important here is that “reality has erupted within the spectacle” (to paraphrase Guy Debord).
This is as close as many people are ever going to get to seeing Peter Finch in Network shout, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!!!”.
And this is as close to a real-world example of that famous filmic moment that any of us have probably ever seen.
Lana Zak has the condescending fake kindness of Jen Psaki and all the charm of a 1980s android prototype.
Kamala Harris is fake as fuck.
Lana Zak is fake as fuckity fuck fuck fuck.
She has to sound disappointed.
And no doubt, she IS disappointed.
That Trump was acquitted.
She has to speak in somber tones.
Because there is only one side to every story.
And she has a role to play in holding up that one side.
From the University of Iowa to Harvard–from ABC to CBS, Lana Zak has proven that she can be trusted (to let absolutely no news leak through the fortified establishment filter).
After many years, she has been rewarded with an anchorship.
She has to sound excited and inspired that seven Republicans in the Senate voted to convict Trump.
This is very hopeful to her.
Her voice rises…as if imagining a future where all dissent will be squashed and her point of view (which just happens to align perfectly with the establishment point of view) is the only view allowed at all…ever…at all times…in all places.
But in the meantime, she is indulging in gross agenda setting:
So it should come as little surprise that Michael van der Veen is mad as hell.
The people who stole the election in his city and state (Philadelphia/Pennsylvania) have spray-painted “traitor” on his front driveway in red along with arrows pointing at his house.
All for upholding the due process rights of Donald Trump.
But the very first link in this article, indeed the whole reason for this article, is that no one has so succinctly voiced the disgust that (let’s say) 78 million Trump voters (McInerney numbers) have felt and are still feeling.
We hear about the coup in Myanmar, but how many of you know that Biden and the National Guard are planning on being in D.C. continuously until March 2022?
That news was released today.
I’m not going to do all your work for you.
Don’t believe me?
Have no vested interest?
Not my problem.
The global media is non-critically reporting (amplifying) that protestors in Myanmar have the moral high ground.
The same media that told us Trump’s claims of election fraud were “baseless” (thanks, CIA) is taking that same show on the road.
All claims of election fraud in Myanmar (the official reason for the coup) are also “baseless”, we are told.
When the media is slightly less sloppy, they use the word “unfounded”.
“I’m not surprised to hear a politician say anything at all.”
Michael van der Veen: citizen.
Listen to the world “all”.
Peg and awl.
E pluribus unum.
“What happened at the Capitol on January 6th was absolutely horrific, but what happened at the Capitol during this trial was, uh, not too far away from that.”
“The prosecutors in this case doctored evidence.”
“The American people should not be putting up with this. They need to look at who, uh, who these House managers were, uh, and look to see whether these are the folks they want representing them.”
Here’s where Lana Zak goes into full-on #SuppressionNews mode.
She HAS to SHUT DOWN Michael van der Veen.
She talks to her viewers like they are children.
And indeed, anyone relying upon Lana Zak and CBS News for anything resembling the truth are mental midgets.
“TO BE CLEAR FOR OUR VIEWERS…”
“TO BE CLEAR FOR OUR VIEWERS…”
[don’t listen to what this man is saying]
“I want to be CLEAR…FOR OUR VIEWERS…”
“The media has to start telling the right story in this country. The media is trying to divide this country. You are bloodthirsty for ratings and, as such, you are asking questions now that are…already set up with a fact pattern [#AgendaSettingTheory ]. I can’t believe you would ask me a question indicating that it’s alright just to doctor a little bit of evidence.”
“And the media should be looking at that at a square, straight way. A straight way! When I watch the news, I watch one station and it’s raining. I watch another station at the same time and it’s sunny. Your coverage is SO SLANTED…it’s gotta stop! You guys gotta stop…and start reporting more like PBS does…rather than…uh uh uh uh uh…TV news show that doesn’t have any journalistic integrity at all. What I’m telling you is that they doctored evidence…and I believe your question says, ‘well, it’s only a Twitter check and, uh, changing a date of a year here.’ They switch the date of a Twitter A YEAR to try to connect it to this case. That’s not a small thing, ma’am. The other thing they did is they put a check mark on something to to try and make it look like it was a validated account when it wasn’t. And when they were caught, they didn’t say anything about it. They didn’t even try to come up with an excuse about it. And that’s not the way our prosecutors OR our government officials should be conducting themselves.”
At this point I lost power and was freezing my ass off for the past few hours.
I wrote a really great ending to this piece, but it’s gone.
I’m gonna go ahead and publish this before the power goes off again.
Two days later (after 33-straight hours without electricity or heat) I am adding tags to this.
The CDC declared war on the psyches of Americans when it started counting probable cases of coronavirus and probable deaths resulting from COVID as ACTUAL cases and ACTUAL deaths attributable to COVID-19.
CNN declared war on Donald Trump and waged this war for four-straight years by way of merciless propaganda.
In 1980, an anonymous group erected a mysterious stone structure in the United States which prioritized their stated desires starting thusly: “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.”
[the world’s population at the time was 4.43 billion (meaning that this anonymous group thought there were about 4 billion excess humans on the planet)]
In 1910, seven men met in utmost secrecy just off the coast of the United States on Jekyll Island to plan what would become the Federal Reserve System.
Jayne Mansfield was, in all likelihood, a Satanist.
She died when the car in which she was traveling crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer just east of New Orleans.
Did Hitler have tinnitus?
20 July plot.
Could we call those Nazis heroes?
They tried to assassinate Hitler with plastic explosives.
But they fucked up his ears.
Kevin Spacey embodies evil in this film (and some might say, in real life).
I avoided watching this film for a long time…strictly because Spacey was in it.
It is well known that he took a trip to Africa aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Express”.
Sexual assault charges have been filed against Spacey by multiple people.
And multiple accusers have subsequently died.
If there is such a thing as the New World Order (some might just call it the Bilderberg Meetings), then Kevin Spacey might well be the most thoroughly-connected Hollywood actor.
It’s just a hunch.
But one thing is certain: Kevin Spacey possesses an amazing thespian talent.
Which brings us to another point.
Do we have to approve of the lifestyles of artists?
Not necessarily so.
I love Pablo Picasso’s work.
I don’t judge his work based on the details of his life.
So I am somewhat remiss to say: Kevin Spacey is brilliant in this film.
And if he be evil in real life, then he had no problem channeling that force for this role.
For he is, undoubtedly, the villain.
And yet, he is human.
There is shading.
Like a Dostoyevsky character.
No one is completely good.
And no one is completely bad.
Which brings us back to war.
We must respect our enemies.
If they indeed demand our respect.
If the Central Intelligence Agency was to have a primary asset in Hollywood, that asset might very well be Kevin Spacey.
Again, just a hunch.
And so we can appreciate brilliance.
Brilliance in conception.
Brilliance in execution.
There are many battlefields.
Many geometric planes on which to do battle.
Kevin Spacey is an infinitely-talented actor.
It is almost scary how deft he truly is.
This movie may have saved my romantic relationship.
On again after four hellish days of arguments.
Because music saves us.
And we make music.
There is a connection which no one can get at.
Our DNA is musical.
Thinking back to Jayne’s measurements.
And songs I’ve written.
A timely shock of hair.
Thank you for your service.
Few industries are as sick and corrupt as the acting and music industries.
I know the latter firsthand.
There’s no such thing as a former KGB man.
When life was carefree in Austin, Texas.
Before Antifa ruined it.
Anything was possible.
Potential bursting from every moment.
A sensual heaviness to the air.
The 2020 election was stolen.
And Georgia was centerstage.
Ruby Freeman got caught.
And (apparently) paid no price.
But this travesty gave us at least one American hero: Lin Wood.
And now L. Lin Wood stands as one of the few remaining beacons in the darkness which has settled over America.
But there were other heroes.
Like Jesse Morgan.
What happened to his truck-full of ballots that he transported from Bethpage, New York to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania?
His truck disappeared.
The 2020 election was a heist of the most grand proportions.
Analog, digital…you name it.
Ask Phill Kline what happened to that truck.
Ask Anthony Shaffer.
The Amistad Project tried to preserve “one person, one vote” in America.
So far, not a single court in the land (post-election) has had the guts to look at the evidence.
And the evidence is embarrassingly-copious.
Jamie Foxx is excellent in this film.
Don’t underestimate the thug.
Street smarts and book smarts differ.
The latter can earn you a living.
The former can keep you alive.
Staying alive in the world of crime and secrecy (a deadly combination) is no small feat.
Especially when the stakes are high.
For criminals, cops are bad.
Unless the cops are corrupt.
In which case, the cops may very well be working to supply the criminals (among other things).
Which makes me think of the highly-questionable Eric Holder.
And the genre this movie emerges from.
A franchise and a genre.
Fast and furious.
We are the scum that keep it alive.
We are the 7 billion people who will not make the cut alluded to in the Georgia Guidestones.
But romance continues in war.
As love is more desperate.
And each moment savored more so.
A morsel here.
We get bold.
Nerds of the world.
Yes, we have no bananas.
Just writing songs.
A potential deserter.
Every man has his breaking point.
Ansel Elgort is also brilliant in this film.
Edgar Wright may be the most important film director working in the world today.
This film is a masterpiece.
The problem is (and it’s hardly a problem), all his films are masterpieces.
I watch them repeatedly.
Wright is truly an auteur.
He is truly an indispensable filmmaker.
I didn’t GET that at first.
Just like I didn’t GET the first Grinderman record when it came out.
Some things take time.
Each artist has their own language.
You must first learn the language.
Maybe you can only run so long.
Which is why an army is not one man or one woman.
That day will come when you are not so lucky.
If you only have one memory.
It is priceless.
Can bad people do a good turn?
And we pray that they see the light.
Can quiet nerds be bad motherfuckers?
You better believe it.
But they never stop being (simultaneously) fragile.
Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney talks about Italy’s role in stealing the election for Joe Biden.
Done through an Italian military satellite run by Leonardo S.p.A.
Coordinated by China.
Through an American computer/app which James Comey sold to the Chinese.
That computer and app being The Hammer and Scorecard (respectively).
The whole world has seen Ruby Freeman steal votes on CCTV footage out of Georgia.
If they haven’t, they should.
Along with her daughter (and boss) Shaye Moss as well as another superior Ralph Jones Sr.
Along with one other person (as yet to be identified), these four individuals ran Republican poll watchers (and all press) out of the State Farm Arena in Fulton County, Georgia by telling the lie that they were going to stop counting for the night.
But they didn’t stop counting.
The lie was buttressed by a tall tale about a water main having been busted.
It was a leaky urinal.
These four criminals then retrieved special ballots (there were other bins closer and more accessible) from under a table which was covered with a cloth.
The four criminals proceeded to runs these same ballots MULTIPLE TIMES through the Dominion Voting Systems machines in the State Farm Arena in Atlanta (Fulton County, Georgia).
The next morning, Joe Biden had pulled off a miraculous “win” in that state.
A similar thing took place in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Nevada.
But we are told there is no evidence.
And that Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud are “baseless”.
When presented with direct evidence (the CCTV footage of Ruby Freeman, et al.), the media use the “big lie” tactic of Joseph Goebbels.
And they continue to lie.
And in the face of truth, they lie more.
Creating a BIG LIE.
Which is then, gradually, unquestioned.
I will speak more later (God willing) on China’s untoward investments in ALL American media companies (aka “news” sources).
So now we come down to Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi calls up the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Mark Milley attempting to BLOCK current President Donald Trump from accessing the American nuclear arsenal.
Milley tells her this is not possible.
Because Trump is still President.
To even ATTEMPT to block him from protecting the country is AT LEAST the sixth coup d’état attempt the Democrats/Deep State have attempted against Trump over the past four years.
Why is Nancy Pelosi so FRANTIC to impeach Trump using the 25th Amendment (a farce…it would necessitate Trump being INCAPABLE of fulfilling the duties of President)?
Because (according to Mcinerney) U.S. Special Forces (SOCOM/USSOCOM) surreptitiously confiscated Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the “siege” of the U.S. Capitol.
But Mcinerney goes on to detail that there is a “songbird” (John McCain?) willing to spill the beans about the continual HIGH TREASON which has been directed at Donald Trump these past four years (six coup attempts).
Let’s just take the fifth coup attempt: the election fraud (stolen election).
All who have participated in this treason in an active role should be subject to prosecution under 18 U.S.C. 2381.
The penalty for treason is death.
So we are sitting here in America and wondering when Donald Trump will activate the Emergency Broadcast System.
And when Trump will make an announcement pursuant to his Executive Order 13848 regarding foreign election interference.
We know COVID-19 is a bioweapon.
China’s biological warfare against the world (and particularly against the United States) is in harmony with China’s stated policy of Unrestricted Warfare.
Find the book.
It was written by two Chinese Air Force colonels in 1999.
You can find an English translation even for the Amazon Kindle.
You can learn a lot by listening to General McInerney.
He is truly a brilliant intellect.
And an American hero.
You can learn, for instance, about tactical deception.
Digital soldiers must watch this video which I have posted above.
It is an important video document.
Are we to become a third-world country like Haiti?
We are if we let this election fraud stand.
Anthony Fauci is a false messiah.
Fauci outsourced dangerous “gain of function research” experiments on coronavirus to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
That’s right: one of the most guilty parties is parading as savior.
Look it up.
Times of India.
General Flynn is another great patriot.
McInerney and Flynn will go down in history as two of our greatest Americans.
But we must preserve the Republic!!!
McInerney was stationed in London when he was in the USAF.
He commanded the 111 ATKW.
3rd Air Force.
He knows, from his foreign travels, of GCHQ.
Britain’s equivalent of Fort Meade.
And so there has been, for some time, some funny business going on regarding this whole effort to slander Trump re: “Russian collusion”.
It is, in fact, the Democrats themselves who colluded with Russia.
This PROJECTION tactic is straight from Saul Alinsky.
Hillary Clinton has gotten away with this stuff for far too long.
Why did former President Obama have a SCIF installed in his D.C. home?
Does Valerie Jarrett live in Obama’s household?
Would this be considered a shadow government?
And so we have Biden.
Or do we?
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
Turn off Fox News.
It is utter bullshit.
They called Arizona ON THE NIGHT OF THE ELECTION for Joe Biden.
Biden ended up officially “winning” the state by a mere 10,000 votes.
The fix was/is in.
Learn about “counter information operations”.
McInerney advises not trusting the FBI.
What a sad state of affairs for the Bureau.
I quite admire Ted Gunderson (and others).
It is time for good Special Agents to STAND UP!
Mike Pence committed treason.
Another USAF veteran (Ashli Babbitt) was shot in the neck and killed by Capitol Police.
She was unarmed.
Was it a false-flag?
But now you have people like McInerney (who was THE SOLE DoD official who reported to the White House under AL GORE’S (!) Reinventing Government initiative) coming out and saying that the Democrats/Deep State (many, MANY Republicans as well) have committed and are committing HIGH TREASON.
This is the moment, patriots.
You are WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE.
Do not shirk your duties as digital soldiers.
Let freedom ring.
Let the truth be shouted from every mountaintop and housetop.
I WILL NOT BE SILENCED!
Do not be silenced!
Find a way.
I regret that I have but four social media accounts to give for my country.
Does Mr. Schmidt fear something in the United States?
Perhaps the former CEO of Google knows something we do not?
Might it concern impending public corruption trials?
And, just maybe, a reelection of Donald Trump?
Lapland Odyssey premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010.
That was the same year that Toronto-based company Dominion Voting Systems acquired not only Premier Election Solutions (an American company [Ohio]) from ES&S (Election Systems & Software [Omaha, Nebraska]), but also Sequoia Voting Systems [California] from Smartmatic [U.K.].
PES had only been acquired by ES&S the previous year (2009). Before that, PES was owned by Diebold.
Premier Election Systems was formerly known as Diebold Election Systems.
Before Diebold bought it, it was known as General Election Systems.
Before General Election Systems bought it, it was known as I-Mark Systems.
You get the picture.
Dominion Voting Systems is now owned by American private equity firm Staple Street Capital (which has extremely strong ties to the Carlyle Group [George H.W. Bush’s former benefactor]).
I’m so happy to be bringing you an actual film review today.
Even though I’m under the weather.
Yes, the airborne molds here in San Antonio seem to have brought on a nasty head cold.
[And before that it was the mountain cedar pollen. It seems my city is among the five worst in the U.S. for allergens!]
But nothing does the health quite as much good as a larf 🙂
And I must say, categorically, that Caddyshack is a masterpiece.
I suspected as much, but I never truly analyzed every bit of dialogue.
And let me just start off by saying, the screenwriters responsible for this film deserve immense kudos.
First, Douglas Kenney.
If you go to the Caddyshack page on Wikipedia, you will notice that Mr. Kenney has no hypertext love for his name in the “informatics” box.
[Correction, Kenney’s name under the heading “Writers” is not hypertext-enabled, but his name is linkable elsewhere on the page.]
The story of Mr. Kenney is sad.
The strangest part is, HE DOES indeed have a Wikipedia page!
So why no link to the Caddyshack page?
My guess is that this film (and its stakeholders) probably want to distance themselves from the late- Mr. Kenney.
And that’s the saddest part.
You see, Douglas Kenney died almost exactly a month after Caddyshack was released.
Apparently Mr. Kenney was depressed about the bad reviews Caddyshack had gotten.
It’s a tragic story.
But we’re here to celebrate this wonderful film!
And there are two more writers to credit.
Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014, is also credited with writing our timeless work.
And finally, Brian Doyle-Murray (who is thankfully still with us).
These three writers crafted a great story.
But most importantly, they should be revered for the fantastic banter which they concocted.
In its own way, the script for Caddyshack deserves a prominent place next to Ernest Lehman’s North by Northwest.
But to pull off great lines, you need great actors.
And Caddyshack is chockfull of masterful performances.
But first let’s take a look at the socioeconomic aspects of this story.
The action is completely set at a posh golf course in Nebraska: Bushwood Country Club.
While some of the allegorical caricatures are a bit crude (indeed, the whole film is gloriously crude), there is a nice message to this film.
Quite simply, it is the “haves” and the “have-nots”.
And the main, anarchist “have-nots” are the caddies.
Those lowly youngsters who schlep golf bags up and down green hills in lieu of golf carts.
The manager of the Caddy Shack (actually played by writer Brian Doyle-Murray) holds the specter of replacement over the young caddies’ heads.
Shape up, or you’ll be replaced by golf carts.
[Or something to that effect]
I can hear the same strains echoing from my local McDonald’s (though I never go there).
You want fifteen dollars an hour?
But these kids put up with a lot of shit.
And, though this film doesn’t get this in-depth, I feel for the youngsters who are out there working crappy jobs.
America is fucked up.
A cashier at a corner store shouldn’t be prevented from getting antibiotics for her infected tooth.
She shouldn’t have to miss work because we can’t figure out this problem.
I’m guessing she can’t afford the doctor’s visit.
Or the visit to a clinic.
But that’s pretty sad.
It’s like panhandling…
No one would dream of such an existence.
So we gotta be less cynical.
Yeah, panhandlers will try any trick in the book.
But in the final estimation, one must really feel sorry for anyone who has no better options than to spend their time begging (or, for that matter, hawking cigarettes for minimum wage at the Kwik-E-Mart).
But I digress…
The late- Ted Knight did a great job of playing the yuppie villain in this film.
You want to go to law school? And your parents can’t afford it?
Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too.
It’s a bloody-jawdropping line from our three screenwriters!
Ted Knight plays Judge Smails.
Yes, a real piece of work he is!
The “good-old-boys” network.
Even up in Nebraska.
Perhaps a jab at Warren Buffett?
We know, of course, that Mr. Buffett was having a very convenient charity golf tournament the morning of 9/11 at Offutt Air Force Base.
And Offutt is the central node of the U.S. nuclear deterrent.
And George W. Bush eventually made his way to Offutt on 9/11 (after stopping over at the second most important nuke site, Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana).
And then there was the jet owned by Mr. Buffett that was conveniently in the air near Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
And Ms. Anne Tatlock who would have normally been in her office at Fiduciary Trust Company in the World Trade Center, but was playing golf with Warren Buffett.
Fiduciary Trust lost 87 employees on the morning of 9/11 when Flight 175 slammed into the WTC.
But Tatlock was in Omaha.
Too crazy to be true?
And who were the other invitees at Buffett’s event?
Let’s return to comedy, shall we? 🙂
Chevy Chase is fantastic as Ty Webb in our film.
He has no editing mechanism.
Here is a guy so effortlessly-rich that he just says whatever is on his mind.
Remind you of anyone?
And if that pointed-allusion to our PEOTUS isn’t pithy enough, we then have Rodney Dangerfield’s ostentatious character: a realtor!
Remember, in 1978 (two years before Caddyshack) the villain of Superman (Lex Luthor) was also a realtor.
It’s an interesting meme.
Indeed, the word “meme” was coined just two years before THAT (in Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene).
So perhaps it was just the Zeitgeist, but our writers had latched onto something with the realtor trope.
However, as stated, the villain of Caddyshack is the venal Judge Smails.
Rodney Dangerfield (who was magnificent in this film) is very much an anti-villain: the enemy of our enemy.
Dangerfield’s character Al Czervik may be nouveau riche, but he has many redeeming qualities.
To reel in one of my favorite memes, he puts the disruptive in “disruptive innovation” (thank you Clay Christensen).
I mean, really…you gotta hand it to a guy with Budweiser on tap in his golf bag 🙂
But perhaps the most important character is Carl (played to genius proportions by Bill Murray).
Carl is the slack-jawed “assistant [head?] greenskeeper” whose internal monologue is just audible enough to guide us through this film.
Every film critic should identify with Carl (except, of course, the “successful” ones).
Here’s a guy who basically lives in the toolshed.
I mean, the scene where Chevy Chase “plays through” is just classic!
Carl eventually does a little housekeeping with a leaf blower (presaging the eccentric roots of Beck Hansen [whose dust-choking start was still a ways off in 1980]).
But Carl really makes this film tick.
He is the Fanfare for the Common Man.
And there are Bronx cheers in place of the timpani!
[Did somebody sit on a duck?]
Sarah Holcomb probably doesn’t get much credit for her role in this film, but she should.
Ms. Holcomb was born on September 11, 1958.
This was her last film (according to Wikipedia).
While her Irish accent is a bit grating (because, I am guessing, it is merely a plot device), she is a joyful presence in this film.
Ah, but Cindy Morgan really steals the show as Lacey Underall.
And she’s not just a pretty face!
Her acting (and chemistry with Chevy Chase) is really remarkable.
Plus, she has the best line of the film:
“BULLFIGHTS ON ACID.”
God, I love that line…
Which takes us back to our writers.
These guys were really something!
But I haven’t even mentioned the auteur of our film.
It was, indeed, one of the three writers: Harold Ramis.
Sure, there are cheap stunts (actually, $8 mil. worth…in 1980!).
But they almost all work beautifully.
For instance, the Jaws spoof with the Baby Ruth in the swimming pool 🙂
I mean, God…what a concept!
And even little touches…like Ted Knight hacking through the bathroom door with a golf club instead of an axe (à la The Shining).
The Shining, incidentally, was released about two months before Caddyshack.
[Jaws hailed from 1975 and Jaws 2 had dropped in 1978.]
It’s hard to say to what extent Bill Murray and Chevy Chase improvised in this film.
The same goes for Rodney Dangerfield.
These were/are comedic geniuses.
So no doubt a good bit of credit for the final product goes to these three gentlemen.
But Harold Ramis pulled it all together.
And so, dear friends, if you haven’t seen this film, then you absolutely must.
It’s not Gone With the Wind, but it’s a very significant milestone in the development of cinema.