September 26, 2022 Beau Albrecht 5 comments
Two Classic Social Guidance Films
If you’re old enough to remember your teacher threading film from a small reel into a projector about the size of a sewing machine, chances are that you’ve seen a few social guidance films. You might remember the deep and authoritative voice-overs which often narrated these flicks. (more…)
August 25, 2022 Aquilonius 6 comments
Propaganda Firmware Updates
The propaganda is ripe today in my country, though it has been this way all my life. It isn’t until now, however, that it has become so flagrant and out in the open that everyone in their right mind can see it. Unfortunately, the number of insane people seems to be higher than ever, and an ever greater portion of people in the so-called “home of the brave” pretend to be asleep in the hope that, if they don’t see the monster, it won’t see them.
It’s gotten to a point where I have begun to ask myself: Do people actually believe this garbage anymore? (more…)
How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News and the Future of Conflict
London, New York, Dublin: I. B. Tauris, 2020
Pilate saith unto [Jesus Christ], What is truth? — John 18:38 (JKV)
Since 2016 Americans have been bombarded by a steady stream of accusations related to Russian disinformation. For the most part, these accusations were hysterical, dishonest upon its face (like the Steele Dossier), and ill-defined. (more…)
February 7, 2022 Anthony Bavaria 16 comments
Dr. Seuss, Wartime Propaganda, & Cancel Culture
Though it’s been almost a year since our crazed oligarchs decided that Dr. Seuss is racist and several of his books need to disappear, aspects of his cancellation are worth reexamination. Though it pales in comparison to other absurd proclamations from our deranged ruling class — most recently, the Anti-Defamation League schizoiding on the definition of racism, and yet more adults having to apologize for saying bad words –, what makes the Seuss fiasco so hysterical and ironic is that he was one of the Left’s own. (more…)
November 22, 2021 Travis LeBlanc 4 comments
In view of the spread of radical doctrine in our universities, the new photoplay at the Rivoli Theatre issues a symbolic warning to pacifist and liberal student organizations. If they persist in their unAmerican activities, Red Salute tells them, not only will Miss Barbara Stanwyck deny them her allegorical caresses but Mr. Robert Young will punch their noses. It is one of the weirdest exhibits to come out of Hollywood since that wartime masterpiece, The Beast of Berlin. With the subtlety of a steamroller and the satirical finesse of a lynch mob the film goes in for some of the most embarrassing chauvinism of the decade. (more…)
October 8, 2021 Greg Johnson 1 comment
Qu’est-ce que l’Alt Right ?
English original: Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here
L’Alternative Right n’a pas d’essence, mais elle a une histoire, une histoire qui commence et finit avec Richard Spencer. L’histoire comporte quatre chapitres.
D’abord le terme « Alternative Right » fut forgé en 2008. Puis le webzine Alternative Right fut lancé le 1er mars 2010 et dura jusqu’au 25 décembre 2013. Lorsqu’elle fut créée, l’Alternative Right faisait simplement référence à une alternative au courant majoritaire conservateur américain. (more…)
October 1, 2021 Travis LeBlanc 19 comments
Showbiz for Ugly People
An image surfaced this week which, better than any other, sums up the zeitgeist of our age.
A few days ago, Joe Biden was filmed receiving his COVID booster shot and the event was heavily promoted by the media. (more…)
August 4, 2021 Trevor Lynch 1 comment
The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp
One of my all-time favorite movies is The Red Shoes, Michael Powell’s 1948 Technicolor feast about a ballet impresario played by the great Anton Walbrook and his ecstatic, obsessive, and ultimately destructive relationship with his art—and one artist in particular. So you can imagine how eagerly I sought out Powell’s first foray into Technicolor, 1943’s The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, also starring Walbrook. (more…)
July 13, 2021 Travis LeBlanc 24 comments
PC at the Bat
The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
the score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
a sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game. (more…)
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If you have ever watched the History Channel for longer than five minutes, you have probably heard this quote from Hitler: “If international finance Jewry inside and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, the result will be not the bolshevization of the earth and thereby the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!” (more…)
June 29, 2021 Travis LeBlanc 5 comments
Hollywood & the Nazis, Part Three: Politically, Culturally, or Artistically Significant