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George Clooney: “There’s a dark cloud hanging over our country right now”

george clooney and libtards

Damon, Clooney and Moore: Bunch of angry libtards

Feel free to keep your butt in Italy, George.

Bonus: Julianne Moore wants “re-education” for everyone.

From NY Post: George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” has a timely subplot — based both on present times and a 1957 incident — about racism in white America. That subplot, however, resounded deeply during the Venice Film Festival press conference for the film, which stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore.

“I was watching a lot of speeches on the campaign trail about building fences and scapegoating minorities and I started looking around at other times in our history when we’ve unfortunately fallen back into these things,” said Clooney, talking about how the pic germinated.

While casting around for story ideas, Clooney found a 1957 incident that happened in Levittown, Pa., in which an African-American family moved into a suburban development; however, many white residents in the area reacted with violence. Then, while looking to try to make a film out of the Levittown story, he remembered that the Coen brothers had written a script called “Suburbicon,” so those two elements were meshed together.

Of course at that stage the Charlottesville, Va., race riots had yet to happen, noted Damon, who in the film plays a bad guy who goes all the way, to an extent that he’s “never been able to do so far” in his career.

“When we were filming we obviously could not have predicted the race riots,” said Damon. “We weren’t literally thinking that race riots would erupt in America right before this came out. But it does speak to the fact that these issues have not, and are not, going away. So there’s an honest reckoning in our country.”

As to the character Damon plays: “It’s kind the definition of white privilege when you are riding around your neighborhood on a bike covered in blood murdering people and the African-American family [who are his neighbors] is getting blamed for it,” he said.

Clooney pointed out that the film’s very dark tone reflects the anger he sees in the U.S. today.

“If you go to our country…depending on what side of the aisle you sit on, it’s probably the angriest I’ve ever seen it,” he noted. “There’s a dark cloud hanging over our country right now.” But he added: “I’m an optimist…I believe that we will get through all these things…but people are angry; a lot of us are angry.”

The “Suburbicon” director also underlined that the film “isn’t a movie about Donald Trump. … This is a movie about our coming to terms constantly with the idea that we have never fully addressed our issues with race.”

Moore, who plays a double role in the pic, made a clear-cut a statement on the issues being raised by Charlottesville.

“We are living in the United States where people are arguing about removing Confederate monuments: They must be removed,” she said. “You simply cannot have these figures from the Civil War in town squares and in universities for our children to see. As a parent and as a citizen I need to be active in the eradication of those, in the re-education of everyone. We have to take responsibility for it.”

Clooney joined her on a similar note: “This is something that is really festering right now in the United States: Talking about the Confederate flag, and the Jefferson Davis monument,” he noted.

“Now, if you want to wear it [a confederate flag] on your T-shirt or if you want to hang it on your front lawn…have at it. But to hang it on a public building where possibly African American tax payers are paying for it — and it’s a symbol of hate — that cannot stand.”

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Memphis theatre pulls Gone With The Wind after complaints that it is racially insensitive

Last time a movie was playing that I didn’t like, I chose not to go see it. Today’s SJWs are such demanding, sensitive snowflakes.

And does that mean that Hattie McDaniel’s family needs to return her Oscar for participating in this insensitive movie?

From Daily Mail: ‘Gone With The Wind’ has been pulled from a Memphis theater after patrons complained the 1939 Civil War classic is racially insensitive.

The Orpheum Theatre Group made the decision after patrons took issue with the screening of the movie starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara on August 11.

‘As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves’, the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population,’ the theater’s operators said in a statement according to News Ch. 3.

The classic motion picture revolves around the life and hardships faced by Scarlet O’Hara during the war. It was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book with the same title, by Margaret Mitchell.

The movie depicts the relationships between slaves and owners and has been previously criticized before for its portrayal of black slaves.

Hattie McDaniel, who portrayed a slave called Mammie, became the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role.

Racial sensitivities hit a fever pitch after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, NC ended in bloodshed when a woman who was protesting the rally was killed by a car that mowed into a crowd of people.

The white supremacist groups held the ‘Unite The Right’ rally to protest the potential removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a 2,308-seat venue.

People had strong reactions to The Orpheum’s decision to pull ‘Gone With The Wind.’

One Facebook user wrote: ‘We have literally lost our minds in this country! Let’s just erase all the history so we can rewrite it! Not me. I want to see every movie, book, statue, tribute, monument, memorial, and site of every concentration camp to ensure these horrors never happen again. If you don’t teach and learn from our past you will be destined to repeat it!’

Another asked if Wizard of Oz would be next as ‘it might offend “little” people.’

What has recently been deemed offensive enough to erase has expanded well beyond the Confederate statue of Gen. Lee in Charlottesville.

The ever growing list of things people find offensive enough to banish now includes various statues of Christopher Columbus, to a statue of New York colonist Peter Stuyvesant.

The general removal of Stuyvesant’s name, which covers two neighborhoods in New York and a high school, have been debated.

 ‘Gone with the Wind’ is the latest piece of history under attack. 

Read the rest of the story here.

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Bellingham takes a stand for civil rights by removing Confederate general’s name from a bridge

pickett bridge

The bridge and the city of Bellingham are now safe!

Glad the city thought to do this so quickly. Poof, racism gone!

From the City of Bellingham’s website:

In light of Saturday’s violent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia, between a group identified as white supremacist and counter-protesters, the City of Bellingham has removed signs identifying Pickett Bridge at Prospect and Dupont streets.

On Monday Aug. 14, the Bellingham City Council requested the administration to look into the possible renaming of the Pickett Bridge, in coordination with the Historical Preservation Commission and other local stakeholders. Some members of the community have expressed concerns that the designation is not truly historical and that it honors a military leader for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Captain George E. Pickett was a U.S. Army officer who built Fort Bellingham in the 1850s and supervised construction of the first bridge across Whatcom Creek. He left the area in 1861 to fight for his home state of Virginia in the Civil War. 

A motivating force behind the “Unite the Right” event organizers at Charlottesville was removal of statues of Civil War leaders. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is among those who have led removal of what he calls monuments to “the lost cause of the Confederacy.” He noted that a great nation does not “hide its history [but] faces its flaws and corrects them.”

Bellingham City Council members acknowledged local citizens and Western Washington University students who are uncomfortable with a local landmark named in honor of a military leader who served during a war marked as “a pinnacle of America’s racist history.” 

“Bellingham does not tolerate hate speech, white supremacy or the neo-Nazi movement,” Mayor Kelli Linville said. “We have heard reports of local businesses being vandalized with swastikas and hate speech. This is unacceptable. We are a city committed to civil rights for all people, and we need to stand up to hate and take steps towards healing our country and our communities.”

Until the Council takes final action, the Pickett Bridge signs will stay down.

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A scene from Resist Trump movement

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~Eowyn

Rumor: U.S. Army colonel on Obama’s martial law plan

I was forwarded a disturbing email from a “Bud Parker, U.S. Army, retired,” who claims that his source — a U.S. Army colonel — says Obama is planning to impose martial law under the pretext of restoring law and order, after America had descended into chaos and disorder that, in part, had been engendered by racial strife fomented by Obama himself and allies like George Soros.

I can’t confirm the authenticity of Bud Parker or what he claims. But, given blogger and radio show host Dave Hodges’ recent post on a recently retired Lt. General who told him [Hodges] of a coming civil war as a result of major portions of the U.S. military refusing to participate in the subjugation of the American people by force, I decided to publish Bud Parker’s email.

In so doing, my intention is not to cause fear or panic. Rather, my abiding belief is that to be forewarned is to be fore-armed. If there’s even a chance that what Bud Parker says is true, the best way to puncture Obama’s martial law plan is to expose it to sunlight.

Note: I did an Internet search for “Bud Parker, retired U.S. Army” and found a James A. “Bud” Parker on LinkedIn, where he identifies himself as a Chevron offshore logistics coordinator and a retired U.S. Army first sergeant. He’s also the author of an article on BeforeIt’sNews.

Below is Bud Parker’s email of May 23, 2015.

martial law in BostonOn April 19, 2013, during a manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, police and federal agents spent the day storming people’s homes, without warrants, in Watertown, a suburb of Boston, MA. (See “Boston Bombing: Getting the sheeple used to the police state”)

Email by Bud Parker:

When I asked my colleague the Army Colonel why he thinks Obama is doing this, the reply I received from this life-long soldier and Army leader shocked me.

Paraphrasing him, this is what he told me in a nutshell.

He said, most branches of the service routinely engage in war “games” and come up with strategies and tactics on how to handle every type of military conflict and scenario that can be imagined.  One of the big new battle scenarios being actively discussed in the military recently is how to handle civil unrest in the U.S. and fighting in the streets.  What will the Army do if called in to fight armed civilians in the streets of the United States?  How will that urban warfare be conducted?  Will troops be able to fire upon other American citizens when the troops take an oath to protect American citizens?

He said many in the military are discussing the very real possibility that Obama will attempt to stay in office beyond two terms.  It is being speculated that Obama will do this by declaring a state of martial law.  The easiest way to declare martial law is when there is massive civil unrest and riots throughout the U.S.  Thus, it is believed that Obama, and his regime, will intentionally create a situation of massive civil unrest.  Some believe he has already started to implement that strategy by forcing Obamacare on everyone (when the populace did not ask for it and less than 300 people in power voted for it). Perhaps the Obama Administration is not too concerned over the totally dysfunctional Obamacare website and the additional fact that millions will be dropped from their existing insurance policies which they already had and liked.  The Obama Administration may not care if getting health care becomes more difficult and more expensive because it is all leading toward civil unrest.  It is believed by some that Obamacare will only get worse and worse, and then in 2 to 3 years when people have a very difficult time getting medical treatment for themselves or their loved ones, people will get enraged.

Moreover, it is being speculated that around the same time when the frustration levels over Obamacare are hitting a critical point in 2 to 3 years, there will be a “glitch” in the welfare payment (or EBT) payment system.  The tens of millions who rely on EBT handouts to sustain themselves will be cut off.  The overwhelming majority of the EBT recipients are Black.  The Obama regime will then blame the “glitch” on the Republicans, i.e., Republicans froze government spending which “forced” Obama to suspension of EBT payments. (Obama will intentionally drive spending up and up uncontrolled knowing full well that one day the Republicans will be backed into a corner and finally vote for a freeze in spending.) Obama will create heightened racial tension by telling everyone that the White Republicans are racially motivated and did this to hurt the Black community.  This manufactured racial tension, combined with growing tensions over the then-collapsing medical coverage due to Obamacare, will result in race wars and civil unrest.  People will take to the streets.

By the way, you should know that my colleague, the Army Colonel who is telling me all this, is Black.  He specifically commented, and outwardly expressed his embarrassment, about how Blacks have become so dependent and enslaved by the welfare system and the Democrats that it would be very easy to create civil unrest and race wars merely by cutting off, or dramatically hindering, EBT payments for only a month or so.  He believes that most Blacks, who have a misguided sense of entitlement, will then take to looting stores and rioting. Once the race wars, civil unrest, and violence becomes pervasive throughout the U.S., Obama will declare martial law and take over.  Elections can, and will, be postponed under martial law.

My colleague noted that this possibility is clearly being analyzed and discussed inside the military because such a martial law strategy is nothing new.  Tyrannical and dictatorial leaders in the past have done the martial law strategy many times.  He noted that dictators such as Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler did basically the identical thing.  He went on to say that one of the most recent examples of this strategy was when Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines from 1972-1981 due to civil unrest.  The Philippines had democratic elections up until that time.  When martial law was declared, the Philippine constitution was suspended, its Congress dissolved, all elections were suspended, and Marcos remained in power for years beyond his elected term. The alleged “terrorist bombings” that occurred in the Philippines, which lead to Marcos declaring martial law, have always been questioned and never proven to be the acts of actual terrorists.

He concluded by saying that many believe this is the real reason behind the purging of military generals.  The older members of the military, and especially its generals and leaders, tend to be more conservative and they believe in the Constitution—and following the Constitution.  Thus, a tyrant and dictator needs to get rid of these military leaders before a state of martial law is declared if the rising dictator wants the military to follow along and do what the dictator says.  Due to the loss of many experienced military leaders the past few years, the military is now being run and guided more and more by younger, inexperienced leaders. The type who won’t really know what to do if martial law was declared.  Moreover, he noted that there is a growing mindset throughout the military now that every soldier needs to keep quiet and just follow along with what Obama says and wants to do or you will be fired and your military career ruined.  Again, I was told this is nothing new since removing strong military leaders in advance of declaring martial law is a historically-proven element of a rising tyrant and dictator.

*Bud Parker*
US Army, *Retired

On Obama’s purge of the military, see:

See also:

~Éowyn

Script writer of movie on America in martial law found dead in murder-suicide

Gray State

There’s a movie called Gray State that depicts exactly the dystopic future that many of us fear for America — one of societal breakdown, martial law, FEMA camps, and civil war.

Watch this trailer and tell me if you aren’t stunned by this movie:

Here’s the description on Gray State‘s official website:

The GRAY STATE Project

The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order.

Americans, quarantined to militarized districts, become a population ripe for tyrannical control. Fearmongering, terrorism, police state, martial law, war, arrest, internment, hunger, oppression, violence, resistance – these are the terms by which Americans define their existence. Neighbor is turned against neighbor as the value of the dollar plunges to zero, food supplies are depleted, and everyone becomes a terror suspect. There are arrests. Disappearances. Bio attacks. Public executions of those even suspected of dissent. Even rumors of concentration camps on American soil.

This is the backdrop to an unfolding story of resistance. American militias prepare for guerilla warfare. There are mass defections from the military as true Patriots attempt to rally around the Constitution and defend liberty, preparing a national insurgency against federal forces, knowing full well this will be the last time in history the oppressed will be capable of organized resistance.

It is a time of transition, of shifting alliance, of mass awakening and mass execution. It is an impending storm, an iron-gray morning that puts into effect decades of over-comfort and complacency, and Americans wake up to an occupied homeland. It is a time of lists. Black list, white list, and those still caught in the middle, those who risk physical death for their free will and those who sell their souls to maintain their idle thoughts and easy comforts. It is in this Gray State that the perpetuation of human freedom will be contested, or crushed.

Is it the near future, or is it the present? The Gray State is coming – by consent or conquest. This is battlefield USA.

Encompassing the world of conspiracy theory, economic collapse, global disaster, end-time prophecies, martial law, and growing civil unrest, GRAY STATE is a piercing look into the immediate future in which the withered remains of freedom are traded for an impression of security.

GRAY STATE is the reality that can no longer be ignored. It is coming – by consent or conquest.

Alas, the movie was never made.

David Crowley

David Crowley

Gray State was conceived in November of 2010 by David Crowley and Danny Mason, to be shot in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Crowley was Gray State‘s script writer. The movie’s website describes him as a “writer, producer, director, editor, VFX artist, composer” who “has been making movies since high school, and after getting out of the military in 2009, has been doing so professionally.”

As an independent movie project outside of Hollywood, the movie needed and was soliciting funding.

Now we know why the movie was never made.

The New York Daily News reports that two days ago, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, the decomposing bodies of a Minnesota couple and their 5-year-old child not seen since Christmas were found in their Apple Valley home in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

A neighbor discovered the bodies of David T. Crowley, 29, a screenwriter, director and Army veteran, along with wife Komel Crowley, 28, and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani, the Star Tribune reported.

The neighbor, Collin Prochnow, told the Star Tribune that he saw the corpses that “didn’t look human” through the front door window with a gun nearby after noticing the lights on and packages piled up at the home’s entrance.

Police found a gaunt family dog inside the home but offered no details pending an investigation.

Crowley served a tour of duty in Iraq during his five-year stint in the Army and met Komel, who ran her own dietitian business, while stationed in Texas. The couple bought their Apple Valley home in 2013.

David & Komel Crowley

David & Komel Crowley

Charles Hubbell, who had worked with Crowley on Gray State told Twin Cities.com, “It’s always great to have young, gorgeous people come to our house and look as happy as they are. They were gorgeous, and they had this happy and bubbly and talkative child.”

The NY Daily News article ends with painting Crowley as a gun nut — how he began “wearing fatigues” and cutting his hair short in the past year, and “had a fascination with guns” and a “passion for war gaming, including one that features a trunk with seven guns and even more ammo clips inside.”

So, was it a murder-suicide or were the “young, gorgeous” and “happy” couple and their “happy and bubbly and talkative child” assassinated?

You decide.

H/t John Molloy, Chairman of the National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition.

~Eowyn

University newspaper changes its name because it ‘propagated violence’

A scary newspaper that will incite violence, oh my!

A scary newspaper that will incite violence, oh my!

Campus Reform: The student-run newspaper at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) is changing its name from The Bullet to The Blue & Gray Press over concerns that its original name carried violent connotations.

“The editorial board felt that the paper’s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon (since when?), propagated violence and did not honor our school’s history in a sensitive manner,” the press release provided to Campus Reform states. “The board intends to remain faithful to the history our university stands upon, and we continue to honor this history both in a respectful and meaningful way.”

Alison Thoet, the paper’s editor-in-chief, told Campus Reform in an interview that the editorial board felt the old name was “a little outdated” and was more representative of the Fredericksburg, Va., community’s ties to the Civil War and not the school as a whole. “In this day and age, no one really cares about the Civil War. We wanted something that was updated,” Thoet said.

Fredericksburg, located midway between Washington, D.C., and the former Confederate capital of Richmond, Va., was the site of five major battles during the Civil War with several other battles fought nearby.

The Blue & Gray Press is representative of the university’s school colors—ironically representative of the Civil War as well—which Thoet, a senior at UMW, says better reflects the school and student body. “We want our students to be more involved and more intrigued by what’s in our paper since essentially it’s all about them,” she said.

UMW students also considered changing the name of the publication in 1971 during the Vietnam War. Thoet said that as a liberal arts school, UMW students weren’t enthusiastic about the name of the paper alluding to an artillery weapon.

According to the most recent report from UMW’s campus police, there was only one weapons arrest in 2012 and it took place off-campus and on public property. University policy prohibits any weapons—from rifles to toy guns—on campus.

The new name comes along with a complete redesign of the weekly student publication. When the new paper debuts on Sept. 4—both in print and online—it will have increased from 10 to 12 pages, be smaller in size, and have an entirely new logo.

“Observing the evolving era of journalism, which has seen a complete change of numerous university, local and national newspapers, the editorial board came to the conclusion that UMW’s student newspaper is in need of a major redesign in order to accompany the constantly developing world of modern journalism,” the press release says. “The board views a new name as an opportunity to propel the publication into the modern era.”

The name change won’t be official until UMW’s Student Activities and Engagement Office gives final approval, but the publication’s website has already changed its URL.

A representative from the Student Activities and Engagement Office did not respond to requests for comment from Campus Reform.

A spokesperson from George Washington University declined to comment on if the student newspaper, The Hatchet, would also consider changing its name as it’s an independent student publication. The editor-in-chief of The Hatchet did not respond to requests for comment from Campus Reform.

Wonder if they’ll outlaw these word/phrases on campus?

  • Bite the bullet
  • Silver bullet
  • Bulletin
  • Let the shots fly
  • Bullet proof
  • Shots rang out
  • Big shot

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