Elvis in Concert (1977)

It had been only four years since Elvis Presley’s “Aloha from Hawaii Satellite Special”.  In 1977, “Elvis in Concert” was broadcast to shocked fans.  Recorded less than two months before his death, we see an Elvis we had never seen before.

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Timeline (1973-1977.)  Elvis and his wife Priscilla divorce.  According to his bodyguards Red West, Sonny West and David Hebler (from the paperback “Elvis: What Happened?”), Elvis orders a “hit” on her lover Mike Stone after a phone call with his ex-wife.  They (Priscilla and Stone) both suggest that his daughter Lisa Marie shouldn’t visit him alone, because of the “crazy atmosphere in Graceland.”  Eventually, saner heads prevail and the hit is called off.

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1974.  Elvis sings at the massive Houston Astrodome to a sold out stadium.

August 19, 1974.  Elvis remakes and sings an entirely new set of songs for a Las Vegas audience.  Because of what Elvis thought was a lukewarm reaction, he returns to the old standards after one night only.  This is a shame as his new set contained some of his most ambitious songs from the mid-70’s.

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Elvis turns forty and records an excellent album “Elvis Today” with the standout single “Pieces of My Life”.  Few notice it.

In 1975, Elvis was offered to play opposite Barbra Streisand in “A Star is Born” (1976.)  Initially accepted, Col. Tom Parker was outraged that Streisand would go to Elvis first without consulting him.  The deal:  Elvis was offered $500,000 plus 10% of the profits after the break-even point.  The Colonel’s counteroffer: $1 million with 50% of the profits, plus “removal of all drug references.” This effectively ruined the deal.  You could mark this as the beginning of the end for Elvis Presley.  With no challenges left; without a serious film role, everything went downhill from there.

Replaced by Kris Kristofferson, (who wins a Golden Globe), the movie becomes a major success, winning an Oscar for Best Song.

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Original poster art for the “A Star is Born”

The 1976 Elvis album “From Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, Tennessee’ produces the single “Hurt”. 

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1973-1977:  It was the last four years of his life where his addiction grew to out-of-control proportions.  Whatever the cause, (some cite his ’73 divorce), Elvis’ death is a reminder of the dangers of drugs, prescribed or otherwise.

1977 brings further changes.  Elvis fires key members of the “Memphis Mafia” (his bodyguards), who write a tell-all book about him.  (“Elvis: What Happened?”) Longtime live-in girlfriend Linda Thompson calls it quits, saying she would have a nervous breakdown, if she continued on.  She is replaced by Ginger Alden.  Elvis weight balloons, his health deteriorates and charges of drug abuse begin in the mainstream media.

Elvis becomes disgusted with a bad deal he’d made with the Colonel , selling off most of his song catalog (1956-1973) for a few million dollars.  Consequently, his new album “Moody Blue” has to be pieced together from live recordings and his last session in the Jungle Room.

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June 1977.  CBS offers to do a new TV special.  The Colonel accepts.  Two shows are videotaped on June 19 and 21.  After a four year absence from television, Elvis appears in two videotaped shows videotaped for CBS, ultimately titled “Elvis in Concert”.  The program aired twice and has not been seen since except for bootleg discs, tapes and uploads.  Elvis’ estate refuses to acknowledge it.

There are a number of songs Elvis doesn’t seem to care about anymore.  He forgets the words from “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”  He sleepwalks through “Teddy Bear” and “Don’t Be Cruel”.  He attempts to move during “C.C. Ryder” and “Hound Dog”.  The only highlight from the first show is “My Way”. 

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The Second Show.  Elvis manages to sing decent versions of “You Gave Me a Mountain” and “Hurt”.  The real standouts are “How Great Thou Art” and “Unchained Melody”. 

Perhaps, Elvis had a premonition of his own death.  His stepbrother David Stanley said he did.  Whatever the reason, Elvis invests his last energies into these songs.  It’s not hard to see why he died based on his appearance.  It’s hard to understand why there was no one to stop it.

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Broadcast Oct. 3, 1977

What can one say about “Elvis in Concert”? Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick comments from his book “Careless Love:  The Unmaking of Elvis Presley”…

“It is almost unbearable to listen to or to watch the obliteration not just of beauty, but of the memory of beauty, and in its place sheer, stark terror.  It was like he was saying ‘Okay, here I am, I’m dying, fuck it.'”

There are moments when Elvis pulls himself together just to let the audience know he’s still alive.  “How Great thou Art” that classic, gospel favorite stands out.

“Unchained Melody” was originally not shown until years later in “Elvis – The Great Performances”.  Peter Guralnick describes the last song.

“Ultimately, the song would prove too raw for network broadcast.  At the end of the show, Elvis sat down at the piano and with Charlie Hodge holding a hand mike, launched into “Unchained Melody” in which he seemed to invest every fiber of his being.  Hunched over the piano, his face framed in a helmet of blue-black hair from which sweat sheets down over pale, swollen cheeks, Elvis looks like nothing so much as a creature out of a Hollywood monster film – and yet we are with him all the way as he struggles to achieve grace.  It is a moment of what can only be described as grotesque transcendence.”  

What impresses me most is Elvis determination to get through this song no matter what.  Some have remarked that it’s a wonder he didn’t die of a heart attack while singing it.

Perhaps, Elvis had a premonition of his own death.  His stepbrother David Stanley said he did.  Whatever the reason, Elvis  his last energies into these songs.  It’s not hard to see why he died based on his appearance.  It’s hard to understand why there was no one to stop it.

August 16, 1977.  Elvis Presley is found by his girlfriend Ginger Alden, collapsed by his toilet, already dead.  The last thing he tried to do is crawl for help to the bedroom where she slept.

At the time of death, Elvis had fourteen drugs in his system, most notably Quaalude’s and Codeine.  [I.E., probable cause of death being polypharmacy; the deadly interaction of these drugs, mixed together.]  The official cause of death was listed as a heart attack.

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Tucker Carlson’s Home Attacked by ANTIFA

Nov. 7, 2018.  The residence of Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson was assaulted by a division of ANTIFA, known as “Smash Racism D.C.”  Group members threatened to blow up the house and began attacking the door.  Live video (recorded by the group itself) reminded me of the ghouls in “The Omega Man”.

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Carlson’s wife, believing she was under a home invasion, called 9-1-1.

Tucker’s weekday program was not broadcast Nov. 8.

Now is the time for Pres. Trump to officially declare ANTIFA  a domestic terror organization.

It’s no accident this occurred one day after the mid-terms.

Citizens, isn’t ANTIFA just a branch of the DNC?  Haven’t the Democrats become a party of gangsters?  Who do we have to thank for this kind of activity?

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Maxine Waters, who publically encourages violence and tells her obedient followers to chase down and harass Trump supporters and administrators.

The lunatic fringe has gone mainstream.

Regardless of anybody’s feelings about Fox News and Tucker Carlson, ALL Democrats must openly condemn this behavior before we have another Steve Scalise-type incident.

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Rod Serling’s Night Gallery

See the source image  Screenwriter and noted author Rod Serling, best known for “THe Twilight Zone”, continued his morbid expertise with a horror anthology TV-series known as the “Night Gallery”.  Broadcast on NBC from 1970-1973, these tales of the macabre have since lived on in reruns and now DVD.  When it began, “Night Gallery” received mixed reviews.  Critics unfairly compared it to the “Twilight Zone”.  Nevertheless, Serling received two Emmy nominations for “The Messiah on Mott Street”  See the source image (with Edward G. Robinson)

and “They’re Tearing Down Tim Reilly’s Bar” (a favorite of mine, starring that great character actor William Windom.) Indicative of NBC and producer Jack Laird’s interference, “They’re Tearing Down Tim Reilly’s Bar” was rewritten with a feel-good ending.  Still, it’s a moving portrayal of a middle-aged man’s lost dreams and regrets.

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“Their Tearing Down Tim Reilly’s Bar”

Some noteworthy segments from Seasons One and Two…

 The Caterpillar.  A man believing his wife is cheating on him, plots revenge.  If an earwig is placed into an ear, it will burrow its way into the brain.  Wait for the horrific payoff.

 The Doll.  A father returning from his sojourn in India, finds his daughter the recipient of an ugly doll that talks to her.

 The Academy.  Dark humored tale of a boy’s military academy,where those who enroll find themselves unable to get out.

 Lindemann’s Catch.  A fisherman falls in love with a mermaid, then tries to turn her into a woman with unexpected results.

 The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes.  How much do we really want to know about the future?

See the source image The Last Laurel.  A crippled man discovers he’s able to astral-project himself for the perfect crime.

 The Little Black Bag.  A medical bag is accidentally transported back into the past.

 Certain Shadows on the Wall.  An old woman who lingers in illness is poisoned.  After death, her silhouette remains.

     See the source image By Season Three, “Night Gallery” was shortened to thirty miniutes.  Some interesting segments were “The Girl with the Hungry Eyes”, “The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes” and “Finnegan’s Flight”.

Following cancellation, Rod Serling lectured at universities and narrated films with his distinctive voice.  A chronic smoker, he died shortly after heart surgery.  He was only fifty.  Text © 2018 – ERN

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Remember Fukushima? (The MSM doesn’t)

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On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami struck off the coast of Japan, causing three nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Big news at the time has faded into obscurity.  The Japanese government has claimed that, for the most part, radiation levels have dissipated.

In reality, this is the worst ecological disaster of the century.  Sea life is dying at an unprecedented rate.  “And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died…” (Revelation 8:9a)

Japan continues to pump out radioactive water into the ocean.  Contamination is spreading like wildfire.  The West Coast and Canada are beginning to suffer the after effects.  This may be of no concern to the fake news, mainstream media who continue to report on their favorite topics:  celebrity gossip and how they want to get rid of Trump.

Stand Your Ground Law

Definition of Stand-Your-Ground Law from Wikipedia

“A stand-your-ground law (sometimes called “line in the sand” or “no duty to retreat” law) is a justification in a criminal case, whereby defendants can “stand their ground” and use force without retreating, in order to protect and defend themselves or others against threats or perceived threats.”

In a mini-mart security camera video, a car pulls into a handicapped parking lot space, driven by Britany Jacobs.  A short time later, Michael Djejsk pulls up along side her.  Djejsk tells her to mover her car.  Jacobs says she can park wherever she wants to.  An argument ensues.

At this time, her boyfriend Markeis McGlockton exits the store and pushes Djejsk down.  It appears there is about to be a beatdown until the fallen man pulls out his handgun.  McGlockton stops and Djejsk shoots him through the heart.  McGlockton staggers back into the store and dies.

Under Florida’s STAND YOUR GROUND LAW, Michael Djejsk is released without being arrested.

Do you agree with the “Stand Your Ground” Law?  Or do you prefer “Your Duty to Retreat”?

Does race have anything to do with the final results?  (Michael Djejsk is white, Markeis McGlockton and Britany Jacobs are black.)

What could have been done to prevent this?  Could anything have been done to prevent this?

God vs. Satan

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LUKE 4, VERSES 1 – 13. 

  1.  And Jesus being filled with the Holy Ghost returned from Jordon and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
  2. being forty days tempted by the devil.  And in those days he ate nothing:  and when they were ended, he hungered afterward.
  3. And the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone that it be made into bread.”
  4. And Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”
  5. And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, showed before him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
  6. And the devil said to him, “All of this power I will give you, and their glory, for it has been given to me; and to whomsoever I will, I will give it.
  7. If you will worship me, all shall be yours.”
  8. And Jesus answered, “Get behind me, Satan:  for it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.”
  9. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down from here:
  10. for it is written, He shall give you angels in his charge, to protect you, to keep you:
  11. and in their hands, they shall carry you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone.”
  12. And Jesus answering said to him, “It is said, you shall not tempt the Lord your God.”
  13. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

As in Genesis, the devil tries to cast doubt in the same way he did to Eve.

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GENESIS 3, Verses 1-5

1Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

By not eating, Jesus is in the Spirit.  Satan attempts to break this divinity.  He questions Jesus authority by saying “If you are the son of God…”

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Verses 5-7.  If any part of the Bible illustrates where Earthly powers reside – this is it.  Jesus is promised all the kingdoms of the world, if he will worship Satan.  How many people throughout time immortal, have reached fame, success and power by, inadvertently or not, selling out to the devil?

Verses 9-11.  Satan attempts to destroy Jesus by telling him to jump off the temple.  How many times have we prayed for a miracle?  It is not up to us.  God already knows our needs.  Miracles happen every day, but not on our command.

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Christine Ford, CIA, Brainwashed Pawn of the Left

Christine Ford’s testimony in the Kavanaugh hearing was smooth, just like an actress playing out a part.  She played the victim beautifully.  To me, she appeared as a triggered puppet, fulfilling her role.  Not one senator asked her a hard question.  None.  There’s a hole in Ford’s testimony so big you could drive a truck through it.  Why can’t she remember who drove her home from her so-called sexual assault?

Image result for brett kavanaugh  Brett Kavanaugh was treated worse than Charles Manson and yet his testimony was impassioned and heartfelt.   I think he went too easy on Ford, by giving her the benefit of the doubt.  CBF is a pawn of the left.  (And what about Ford’s high school yearbook?  New info is coming out that she was a grade A slut.)

What really happened?  It’s been admitted that Ford went thru hypnotherapy from her psychiatrist.  What type of memory implants were placed there?  Since her father is CIA, who can say?  https://beforeitsnews.com/v3/politics/2018/3026017.html

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Link:  Kavanaugh’s mother presided over Ford’s parents home foreclosure in the 90’s.   https://www.mediaite.com/online/brett-kavanaughs-mother-presided-over-foreclosure-case-involving-accusers-parents/

Sept. 27, 2018 – Just when you though it was all said and done, Sen. Jeff Flake, King of the Fairies, caves in after being screamed at by a couple of SJW commie bitches.  Yes, we must wait another week for the FBI to investigate a claim with no witnesses and no evidence.  Q.  Was all of this staged?  How were these girls (who could’ve been armed) allowed to verbally assault Flake?  Would any of us be allowed to get that close in an elevator and scream at him hysterically on television?

See the source image   The Leaker:  What can one say about Sen. Diane Feinstein, whose face could scare off a zombie?

Surprise of the Day:  Sen. Lindsay Graham who must be on steroids.  He said what all the others should have said.

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Kavanaugh: “35 Years Ago…”

Welcome to 1601 A.D. when an accusation was as good as proof that you did it.  The Dems, the MSM and worst of all, #MeToo are the culprits behind the Kavanaugh witch hunt.

Feminists who are reading this, I will assume you know at least one man:  your father, your brother, a friend.  How would you feel if their reputation were ruined over an unsubstantiated charge from a loony (Christine Ford) and a drunk (Deborah Ramirez.)

Kavanaugh does not have to prove his innocence when the accuser has no proof of evidence!  There’s a reason why we have a statute of limitations.  After 35 years, people’s memories become unreliable.

Republicans don’t need a single vote from the Devilcrats, not one.  They could approve him today.  Why don’t they?  Fear of being “insensitive” to the MeTooers?  #MeToo is a sham.  A left-wing club designed to ruin those “evil, white men”, who, by the way, founded this country.

Amid all this horror is a bright side.  Dems cannot win this in the end.  Either the Republicans will find their balls and approve Kavanaugh  or Trump replaces him with Amy Barrett, a Catholic, pro-life conservative female.  What are ya gonna do about that, #MeToo?!

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Burt Reynolds/Barbara Harris Dead

See the source image Burt Reynolds, one of the last of Hollywood’s “silver age” movie stars died Thursday, September 6 at the age of 82.  Cause of death:  heart attack.

Reynold’s greatest fame occurred in the 1970’s with Deliverance (1972) and Smoky and the Bandit (1977.)  He received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in Boogie Nights (1997) as well as an Oscar nomination.  He would also win an Emmy award for Evening Shade.

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(Above photos from “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights”.)

Reynolds continued acting to the very end, appearing in “Defining Moments” (2018, posthumous release.)

  Barbara Harris, stage and screen star during the 1960’s and 70’s died August 21 at the age of 83.  Cause of death:  lung cancer.

Known best as a quirky comedienne, she appeared in A Thousand Clowns (1965), Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung you in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1967), Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things about me? (1971, Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Nashville (1975) and Freaky Friday (1976.)  Her last film was Grosse Point Blank (1997.)

Harris won a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical for “The Apple Tree” (1966.)

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Twin Towers replaced with a tribute to Islam

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After the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed by al-Qaeda, the question was “What shall we build to replace it?”  There were many suggestions.  Some said build it back exactly the way it was.  Lease holder Larry Silverstein said build four towers of the same height.  A few said leave it empty, because nothing could replace it or the lives that were lost.

Instead, we got the One World Trade Center.  (Originally called the “Freedom Tower”.  The name was changed because the word “freedom” offended the Muslim community.)

Big question.  Why didn’t George W. Bush rebuild it when he was president?  Wouldn’t that have helped his approval ratings, especially in his second term?  The reason why is – Bush knew what was replacing it – a tribute to Islam.

If you’ll remember, for years, people said, “If we rebuild the Twin Towers, won’t the terrorists knock it down again?  What shall be done?”  Closet Muslim President Barack Obama would approve of the new edifice.

What proof is there that the One World Trade Center has anything to do with Islam?

40 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Barack Hussein Obama On Islam And Christianity

Muslim leaders were involved in the planning stages.

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One of the main reasons the Twin Towers were chosen for destruction – a belief from the Arab world that the towers were symbolic of a penis – and that America was bragging that it had two.

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Post 9/11 symbolism:  The One World Trade Center – [the Arab penis] and the former Twin Towers [two gaping holes, an anus and a vagina.]

Reading this, you may not want to believe it, but most other cultures are centuries old, and have ancient beliefs in symbolism.


Obama signs the final beam for the new One World Trade Center – “We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger!” Acronym = WWW  (World Wide Web)  – Future tracking system for the VeriChip – a GPS hand implant that can locate you wherever you are.


Hebrew lettering W = 6. Three sixes. 666. Mark of the Beast. Revelation 13:16-18 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Obama and others have expressed interest in his permanent establishment as leader of the United Nations.  If something ever happened to the USA (nuclear war, e.g.), what would replace us as the world leader?  The U.N.

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Barack Obama address the United Nations.

Were the Twin Towers built to fall?  Were they designed for destruction to help usher in the Beast system?  Was it somehow known from the beginning that early in the 21st Century, our President would begin a “War on Terror”?  That he would be followed by a president who would help spread Muslim immigrants all over the world?  Will all of this culminate in a final showdown between Islam and the Western world?  WWIII?

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“No Access for Terror” (Chemnitz, Germany)

Chemnitz, Germany, August 27, 2018.  During a concert, two foreign Muslim immigrants, one Iraqi, one Syrian, viciously stabbed a man to death who intervened when they tried to sexually harass a woman.  Two other Germans were also injured.  Citizens of Chemnitz flooded the streets in protest of a government that no longer represents them.  The European press described them as “neo-Nazis and far right- wing extremists.”  Video of the event proves otherwise.  They’re just ordinary people fed up with seeing Europe being turned into a haven for terrorism and rape.

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has commented – not against the murder, but against the protestors – saying, “Hate will not be allowed on German streets.”

Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Angela Merkel, the U.N., the NWO, they are all paving the way for an Islamic Europe.  Leftist ideology is obliterating Western civilization.

My personal feeling is that the German people cannot wait for another election to remove Merkel.  She must go now, before it’s too late.  Send her away, far away, where this ugly, potato-faced fraud can do no more damage.

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Here in the U.S., the MSM have virtually ignored this news story.

Text © 2018 – ERN

Never Let Me Go (2005)

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“I was taken aback at how densely detailed each one was…There was something vulnerable about each of them.” by Kazuo Ishiguro

A Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

In an alternate world, disease is eradicated through the use of organ transplants.  These donations are from human clones.  The “special” people are kept in a protected environment, in boarding schools and government housing.  Most are accepting of their fate.  It’s understood that after three or four donations, they will die:  “completion” as they call it.

In what is the most telling part of the story, a teacher warns her students that, “You will never have regular jobs.  You will never marry or have children.  Your lives have already been decided for you.”  (She is immediately fired.)  The next day, the head of the school condemns her, calling this an act of “subversion”.

“Forward thinking always has its detractors.  We will not be swayed.”

The students applaud.

An allegory?

Here in America, we have Generation Snowflake.  The term “snowflake” originally began as a compliment.  “We may look alike, yet we are all different.”

As most of you are aware, there have been calls for the shutting down of free speech.  “Free Speech” according to Gen. Snowflake is “dangerous”.  Snowflakes want “safe spaces free of micro-aggressions.”

On Nov. 8, 2016, you saw the reactions from the snowflake crowds when Donald Trump won.

Alex Jones Portrait (cropped).jpg Two years later, we are witnessing right-wing commentators being deplatformed from the Internet.  YouTube, Facebook, Twitter are all guilty of shadow-banning.  Far-left politicians claim that “Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.”

Where is all this going?

What happens in ten years when Gen. Snowflake runs the world?  Will writers be arrested for articles like this?  Five years ago, you may have laughed at this suggestion.  Who’s laughing now?

First, comes the silencing of the opposition.  Next, there will be prison for anyone who speaks or writes something that may inspire a crime.  The truth is, anything may potentially inspire a crime:  a cartoon, a videogame, a film.  Shall we ban everything that’s potentially offensive?  Will TV programs made in the twentieth-century be removed for not being PC enough?  What about books?  All forms of media or art?

We are entering dark times, times where if we don’t fight for the right to be heard, we will lose this, our most basic freedom.


“Never Let Me Go” is also a 2010 film, directed by Mark Romanek and stars Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley

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The Day the Clown Cried (1972)

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Jerry Lewis portrays Helmut Doork in “The Day the Clown Cried”

Jerry Lewis unreleased film on the Holocaust has become something of a legend.  Filmed in Sweden, much of it with his own money, it remains an enigma, seen by only a few people.  What happened?

In 1971, producer Nat Wachsberger offered Jerry Lewis the role, plus the chance to direct.  Lewis agreed, believing it would put him in the realm of serious filmmakers.

Things started to go awry when he began tinkering with the screenplay, trying to make it “funny”.  At the time, Jerry Lewis owned a small theater chain with plans of releasing it in his own theaters.   These theaters catered to a family viewing audience.  How can you release a depressing saga about genocide for the kiddies?  So, Jerry Lewis set out with the impossible task of making a family-friendly Holocaust film – Rated PG.

1972.  During filming, producer Wachsberger failed to come up with the needed funding – Lewis was forced to pay for it himself.  Upon completion, the unpaid screenwriters (Joan O’Brien and Charles Denton) didn’t approve of the film and didn’t want it to be released.  Wachsberger kept the original print.  Jerry, having his own copy, took it back to the States.  Due to all the legal problems, ownership issues and copyright difficulties, “Clown” became unreleasable.  Because the writers weren’t paid, they retained copyright control.

Years passed,.  Jerry Lewis said “Clown” was complete or nearly finished, required some editing and that it would be released eventually.  Until…

Back in the late 70’s , D.J. Casey Kasem was one of the emcees for the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.  Jerry loaned Kasem a videotape copy of “Clown”, which he unwisely loaned to actor Harry Shearer.  Shearer leaked it to the press that “The Day the Clown Cried” was a turkey – wrong in every aspect of development.  Lewis outraged, fired Casey Kasem from the telethon and locked up his movie.

Towards the end of his life, Jerry commented that “Clown” had become an “embarrassment” to him, that he thought he “could pull it off, but couldn’t.”  For a while, he said he burned it, which wasn’t true.  “The Day the Clown Cried” was donated to the Library of Congress and won’t be released until the year 2024.

My personal opinion is that Jerry Lewis’ film is neither the best or the worst movie ever made.  It remains a curiosity item; a lost fragment of cinema.

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Omarosa’s Espionage

Did former reality show star Omarosa always have plans to betray President Trump?

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Didn’t he take a nobody and make her famous on his show “The Apprentice”?  In 2016, she was made Director of African-American Outreach for his presidential campaign.  In 2017, she was chosen to be Trump’s presidential assistant and director of communications.  A year later she was fired.  As it turns out, she was secretly recording meetings.

Pres. Trump needs a full-on investigation into anyone who could be backing her financially.  Was there a pay-off?

The MSM seems all on board with a “You go, girlfriend!”  Anything to bring Trump down.  Except, isn’t it illegal to record someone without their knowledge?  Didn’t the Nixon White House self-destruct over Watergate?

Trump needs to make an example of this Judas-fucking-traitor.  Stop with the tweets and bring out an arrest warrant.

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Sometimes a scene from a movie stays in your head.  Some examples…

Amadeus (1984)

Besides containing some of the most beautiful music ever composed, it perfectly casts Tom Hulce as Mozart and F. Murray Abraham as Salieri.  (Both nominated for Best Actor, Abraham won the Oscar.)

What’s so hilarious and so tormenting is how Mozart insults Salieri without knowing it.  He describes his earlier work to him as “a funny little piece”.  Mozart then replays Salieri’s music, changing it, drastically improving it, while Salieri’s face falls, realizing that he himself isn’t the great composer he thought he was.  (Video is from crazyman4985 on YouTube.)

Ordinary People (1980)  Contains spoilers.

Towards the film’s conclusion, Calvin Jarrett (Donald Sutherland) has to tell his wife Beth (Mary Tyler Moore) that he doesn’t love her anymore.  There’s tragedy in this, but there’s something brilliant about it.  It could easily have fallen into soap opera mode, but doesn’t.  Why?  Because of a very real performance by Sutherland and those magnificent words by author Judith Guest, adapted by Alvin Sargent.  “You’re so cautious, but your not strong.  Do you love me?  Do you really love me?”  (Video is from sagn on YouTube.)

The Birds (1963)

The birds are already on the rampage.  After an attack, Mitch and Melanie (Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren) go looking for his little sister, Cathy.  (Veronica Cartwright.)  They find her in her teacher’s house, crying.  Her teacher, Annie Hayworth (Suzanne Pleshette) is lying nearby dead, mutilated, her eyes pecked out.  Taking Cathy away in the car, she tells them what happened.  “The birds came and she pushed me in the house.  And the birds covered her…”  It’s made even more sad, because Annie is one of Mitch’s castoff girlfriends.

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Suzanne Pleshette, victim of “The Birds”

Text © 2018 – ERN

Lord of the Flies

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“The flies were black and iridescent green and without number.  In front of Simon, the Lord of the Flies hung on a stick and grinned.   At last, Simon gave up and looked back; saw the white teeth and dim eyes, the blood – and his gaze was held by that ancient, inescapable, recognition.”  From Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 1954.

A breakdown of civilization – tribalism – violence – murder.  Sound familiar?  It isn’t just part of William Golding’s novel.  It’s what happening right now.  Americans are breaking up into different groups.  If you’re not part of that group (or at least agree with their rules), you will be shunned or attacked.  So far, much of this has remained one-sided.  It cannot remain so.

On July 25, a Mexican attacked Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a pick-axe.  Leftists called it abstract art.  What do you think?

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Trump’s star: before and after.

Trumpers who wear MAGA hats or t-shirts face continued threats of violence.

When is lethal force required?  Will a man be forced to defend himself with lethal force, if an angry mob wants to kill him?

“But, doesn’t Trump preach hate and division?  Hasn’t he caused this violence?”

The left blame President Trump for their own actions.  They preach peace + tolerance, then want to kill you.

Much has been made of Trump’s immigration policies:  securing our borders.  The left want to disband ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and begin a new open border policy.

Next month marks seventeen years since 9/11.  Did you know that many school children don’t know how it happened?  They don’t know the hijackers were Muslim (mostly Saudi) and were here through illegal visas.  Some don’t know who Osama bin Laden was.  How’d that happen?  Isn’t this recent history?  When did 9/11 become a vague incident caused by unknown terrorists?

I noticed at the library, a lot of books on 9/11 have disappeared.  It is as Al Gore said, “An Inconvenient Truth”.

Former Pres. Obama called Muslim immigrants “pilgrims” – just like the ones who landed on Plymouth Rock.  Do you believe him?  After seeing what they’ve done to Europe, do you still believe him?   Text © 2018 – ERN

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Muslims immigrants swarm into England.




Alex Jones “Infowars” Censored – Who’s Next?

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Controversial news commentator Alex Jones has been permanently removed from YouTube, Facebook and Apple for alleged “hate speech”.  The mainstream media have fought Jones for years.  As the aged MSM fades, they seek to remove “Inforwars” platforms.  (And anybody else who is a perceived threat.)

Infowars.com remains on the Internet, however YouTube and Facebook control millions of viewers.  This is a major blow for the First Amendment.  The move to censor is a growing trend from the left, who think free speech is “dangerous”.

The far-left have dominated the major networks and cable stations for decades – until the Internet.  And now that an opposing viewpoint comes their way, they attempt to silence it.  The left preach fairness and tolerance – this is pure sham.  Hypocrisy in a nutshell.  Anyone with a opposing thought is at first ignored, then ridiculed, and finally terminated.

Make no mistake, those higher up on the food-chain have something to do with this.  They (the government, the NWO, the MSM, China) want full control of YouTube and Facebook:  anything normal, middle-class America watches.  They already monopolize television.

“Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.”  Hillary Clinton

Some of you reading this will say, “So what?  I don’t like Alex Jones!”  The problem with that is the domino effect.  Sooner or later, when you start picking and choosing which content is “acceptable” you go down that slippery slope of no return.  If everything that’s potentially offensive is removed, so goes Saturday Night Live, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and other satirical content.

The unexpected winner of all this is BitChute, an alternate video website, that’s growing by leaps and bounds.

I urge viewers to abandon YouTube.  They’re censoring free speech.

Text (C) 2018 – ERN

If Hillary Runs Again…

The sad fact that Hillary Clinton may run for president again has finally crept into the mainstream media.  (I’ve been saying it for over a year.)  Naysayers deny it by saying, “She’s too old, too ill, past her prime, the DNC doesn’t want her, etc.  Frankly speaking, if Hillary’s head were kept alive in a bottle of formaldehyde, she’d still run.  (And if you don’t vote for her, you’re a bigot – a bigot against disembodied heads!)

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The MSM will have to make a choice.  Will they back her or geriatric Joe Biden?  My prediction – it will be Clinton.  The MSM won’t be able to resist the “Rematch of the Century” headlines.  Yes, they know she looks awful, her health’s deteriorating, and she has the charm of a rattlesnake, but the Dems will overlook it.  They’re good at that.

Recently, Steve Bannon, Trump’s former right hand man, was harassed in a bookstore, by a psychotic woman who called him “a piece of trash.”  It turns out, the mystery woman is one of Clinton’s operatives.  If Clinton is paying a staff of thugs to go after Trump’s people, that means she’s running.

Important Note:  Never put your guard down around Mrs. Clinton.  We’re talking about America’s worst crime family.  She has no reservations about killing her enemies.

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Hillary is obsessed about getting even with Trump.  She thinks about it 24 hours a day.  She can’t get over it.  By 2020, she’ll be out campaigning in the rust belt, maybe in a wheelchair.

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Pres. Trump has a number of advantages.  In ’20, he could pass a voter I.D. law or take other measures in stopping the rampant cheating Dems do every election.  He could invalidate all votes from illegal aliens.  He could place surveillance cameras in voting areas.  I would also recommend no presidential debates.  Trump has nothing to gain from them.  No matter what happens, the MSM will say she’s won.  HRC will cry “Chicken!”  Let her.  She’s still a loser.

What do I take away from this?  HRC doesn’t care that she’s putting this country through hell.  She wants to be president and that’s all there is to it.  The thing of it is, she can’t win.  She’s spoiled goods.  She stinks.  And 2020 will be the final nail in the coffin of her political career.

Text © 2018 – ERN