Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wrapped in blue ...

It's a BOY!

Well, it's wrapped in blue ain't it?

Who Are ISIS Recruits?

The punishment for riding on the same bike as a boy

"Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves." Hoffer

New mass movements require zealots; "true believers." Eric Hoffer described them as people who feel lost; have low self esteem,  and  a need to escape into fantasy. 
Hoffer was describing Hitler's SS.  Given the emergence of ISIS, which vicious zealotry have now defined Islam itself, it seems fair to think that any person who today announces a conversion to Islam is 90% certain to be an ISIS recruit. Stalking the streets of small town America, awaiting instructions.

Any Ideas?

"The Mafia Kills Only in Summer"

cinema à la carte  

        "The Mafia Kills Only in Summer"       

The Mafia only kills in the Summer tells the story of Arturo, a young boy growing up in Palermo - the fascinating and terrible city ruled by the Mafia- in 70s and 90s. He falls in love with his school friend Flora when they are still in primary school. In his eyes she is a princess and he makes many clumsy attempts to conquer her. This tender and amusing story spans a 20 year period whilst in the background terrible events unfold. The film narrates with subtle but never trite irony the dark years of despicable murders by the Mafia. It mocks Mafia Bosses and restores the generosity of the great heros of Antimafia.
I loved this movie; lots of fun. Sort of reminded me of Cinema Paradiso.  Based on true events. (Subtitled)

Trumps Court???

From the Roman Catholic perspective. Bottom line; all conservative

The Marshall Court

The Marshall Court

Tom Richey is a fabulous teacher (Although he does remind me of Eric Stratton in Animal House). The Marbury v Madison case was key to allowing today's courts to effectively become an oligarchy. This is how it happened, in plain English.