The Bad War (2d edition, 2017)

The truth never told about World War 2 (10/10)
by MS King (reviewed by Brian R. Wright)

The turning point book of the century?

One thing I can say right off the bat, if you give this (what looks like a coffee table book) to your friends next Christmas—unfortunately the printed book does not seem to be available with a color interior (yet)—be prepared for an upheaval in your relationships with those friends. Mike King’s book will radically change the way you look at international affairs, forever… even if you find his facts and points of view disagreeable. I did not. Indeed, I found the gist of what he says inspirational and restorative— though I do have some significant caveats. [Mainly these have to do with what appear to be different ideology: King being more comfortable with the nation-state life form and myself having decided that we the people have been victims of nationalism of any kind long enough. (Though the US Constitution and First Principles of the Declaration I deem sacred enough to accede to governments properly confined by them… so long as people’s independent grand juries are invoked to keep them honest.)]

The positives

Lately, I’m coming to find this iconic statement by the Father of Modern State Propaganda, Edward Bernays, to be pertinent across the whole of roughly the previous 170 years of so-called Western Civilization:

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who run this unseen mechanism constitute an invisible government, which is the true ruling power of our country.” (Propaganda, 1928)

In other words, we’ve been lied to from infancy, or at the very minimum, kindergarten. By whom? Well, the Men of the Power Sickness, of course (my generic term), or ‘the DIPs (Dominant Inbred Psychopaths),’ to use a more exact phrase from Islamic scholar and commentator on MOPS/DIPs false-flag terror acts, Dr. Kevin Barrett. Author King for the first time reveals to me just how deep and pervasive the cultural brainwashing has gone; I had always held as a basic premise the Main Construct (from the Bad War sales page): Continue reading

Movie Review: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

1936 novel set in London is strangely modern (8/10)

PettigrewDelysia: [during an air-raid drill] Guinevere, I’m scared!
Guinevere Pettigrew: It’s just a drill, I’m sure it’s just a drill.
Delysia: But it won’t always be, will it? We’re going to war, aren’t we?
Guinevere Pettigrew: Yes we are. And that is why you must not waste a second of this precious life. Listen to me. Once I too had ambitions. Not your grand ones, simple ambitions. Marriage, children and a house of our own. He died, in the mud in France. A good, solid man. You would call him dull, no doubt, but he smiled whenever he saw me and we could’ve built a life on that. Your heart knows the truth, Delysia. Trust it.

What a phrase, “… but he smiled whenever he saw me and we could have built a life on that.” Uttered by Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) to her strangely acquired mistress for a day, Delysia (Amy Adams), it comes toward the end of the movie in the context of an adoring piano player Michael (Lee Pace) proposing to Delysia that she accompany him to New York for song and marriage. Continue reading