Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Grand Rapids blacks Assault High-Rise Condos, Firing Multiple Rounds at Them from the Nearby Expressway; Multiple Units Hit

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 10:40:00 P.M. EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (wood) — A high-rise condominium building in Grand Rapids was hit by gunfire early Sunday morning, police said.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. at River House Condominiums on Bridge Street NW near Scribner Avenue NW.

Multiple units were hit by gunfire, the Grand Rapids Police Department said. The department confirmed that no one was injured.

What led up to the shooting was not immediately known, but River House in a note told its residents that security was notified of gunshots coming from the highway nearby.

The shooting remains under investigation, the Grand Rapids Police Department said.

GRA: Let me ‘splain it.

1.) A test run for a future serious attempt;
2.) nigs being nigs. The city just gets more and more negrofied every day.

--GRA


The Real World of Crime vs. law enforcement and media Fairy Tales


War crime victim Jay Harrison Boughton


[Re: “Has ‘Road Rage’ become a law enforcement and media Code Phrase for Pre-Meditated, Racist, Hate Crime Murders? black suspect (Jamal L. Smith) in Minnesota Murder of White Driver (Jay Harrison Boughton) Decreed ‘too Violent’ for Even a Virtual Meeting with Counsel; Crazy Card Coming; yahoo Imposes Reader Silence.”]

N.S.: Rather than being a headline for one item, this has to be the name for an entire genre of corrective journalism that will, unfortunately, outlive us all.

By Grand Rapids Anonymous

Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 5:57:00 A.M. EDT

Very true. Many “road rage” incidents involve blacks shooting Whites. NOT a hate crime, though—let’s make that clear—in fact, Whitey probably provoked it by driving legally.

--GRA

By Eahilf Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 7:18:00 A.M. EDT

One gets the impression that nowadays all a black guy has to do today is say he was called a nigger and it’ll get reduced to manslaughter or even something less serious.

By Pax Romana
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2:50:00 P.M. EDT

With the great increase of anti-White hate propaganda spread by Biden/Harris and their Useful Idiots in the MSM and school system, there are many innocent White men, women and children who are walking around today, totally oblivious that their lives will eventually be cut short in some violent way.

There already is a big increase of White drivers being targeted and shot here on Detroit and metro Freeways, that the local Liberal news stations report as just “Another Road Rage incident….”

Nothing will change until things get so bad, that those that promote the Liberal lies, hatred, and animosity, start falling victim to their own anti-White propaganda, via violent assault, or worse, by their black pets, on a fairly regular bases.

N.S.: I’m afraid it’s worse than that, Pax. Going back at least to the racist, 1992, Christian Prince murder at Yale, this has increasingly been happening. There’s the UNC murder, robbery, and sexual molestation of pretty, White, leftwing, UNC school president Eve Carson in 2012. There’s the nation of islam rape and murder of rabidly anti-White artist Corrina Mehiel.  

War crime victim Eve Carson
 


Was war crime victim Corrina Mehiel herself a war criminal?


An old acquaintance raised a liberal Jew, Michael Berman, had his sister raped not once but twice by blacks, at least one time in her gym locker room in high school. Her solution: She married a black man.

By Eahilf
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:28:00 P.M. EDT

Search for and watch the video of Amy Comey Barrett’s confirmation hearing, where she tells the ridiculous lie about holding her adopted black daughter as they cried together after the death of George Floyd; it’s a real-life, modern-day “emperor-has-no-clothes” moment, as everyone pretends to believe that nonsense – she won’t be shedding any tears for Jay Harrison Boughton.

By Eahilf
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:41:00 P.M. EDT

“No commenting, losers!”

I have seen some publications selectively enable/disable comments – they know a story like this is bound to attract a lot of angry, “racist” comments (i.e., comments pointing out the lying hypocrisy of the media, when it comes to race and crime) – so they disable comments on those stories, but allow them on others – has anyone seen that on Yahoo? – meaning juxtaposed stories published on the same day, where comments are allowed on one but not the other?

By Eahilf

Monday, September 20, 2021 at 3:56:00 A.M. EDT

“All a black guy has to do today is say he was called a nigger.”

What did I tell you:

“Woman Accused in Carmine’s Vaccine Proof Assault was Called Racial Slur: Lawyer”

Even if an accused is too dumb to think of it, a lawyer will.

Suspected war criminal, Jamal Lindsey Smith




Monday, September 20, 2021

Now, Pfizer Looks Forward to Killing Five-Year-Olds! What Does This Mean? Pfizer Says, ‘Vaxx is Just as Safe for Kids as for Adults’

[Re: “Secret Holocaust: Are Millions of Vaccine Victims Disappearing into Mass Graves?”]

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 11:36:00 A.M. EDT

(ZH) Opening the door to FDA approval of vaccinations for children between the ages of 5 and 11, Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday morning that their COVID jab has been found to be just as safe and effective for grade-school children as it is for adults. The findings come from a large-scale trial offering some of the first insight into how well the jab works for young kids.

GRA: So kids can get the same side-effects and lack of protection as everyone else? Wonderful.

--GRA

Postscript, 9/21, 9:51 am.: N.S. And so Pfizer can make additional billions in profits, risk-free, because the feds have freed it from liability.


Gabby Petito Case: Cops Call Off Search for Murder Suspect Brian Laundrie in Florida Wildlife Refuge

By Nicholas Stix

Gabby Petito Case: Cops Call Off Search for Brian Laundrie in Florida Wildlife Refuge (nypost)


Asians Fight Back against White Supremacists in Dallas (Graphic Video)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix




87-Year-Old Woman’s Body Found in Refrigerator in Riverside; Daughter Detained

By R.C.
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 10:06 a.m.

87-Year-Old Woman’s Body Found in Refrigerator in Riverside; Daughter Detained

https://ktla.com/news/local-news/97-year-old-womans-body-found-in-refrigerator-in-riverside-daughter-detained/

R.C.: Wolf?

Or Sub-Zero fridge?

Probably a crappy old Kelvinator.

N.S.: Something tells me someone's been cashing the old lady's social security checks.


Yes, Gen. Milley Betrayed Trump – but Here’s the Real Reason

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Yes, Gen. Milley Betrayed Trump – but Here's the Real Reason

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The Secret Reason Gen. Milley betrayed Donald Trump

David Kupelian: Joint Chiefs chairman bought Dem narrative that Trump was a crazy, evil dictator


Dear friend of WND,

As you know, the big story right now is whether Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, should be fired, court-martialed or even charged with treason. Milley reportedly phoned the top communist Chinese general toward the end of Trump's term as president, warning him that Trump was unstable, but that he, Milley, would be sure to let China know ahead of time if Trump was planning any kind of attack. Milley also reportedly instructed the U.S. military not to take any orders from the commander in chief, Trump, with regard to deploying nuclear weapons, unless Milley was involved.

How could this happen in America where the Constitution clearly mandates civilian leadership over the military – so we don't have military coups every few years as in other nations?

I'll tell you exactly how.

Consider that the very same day Milley made the phone call to Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People's Liberation Army, he reportedly reached out to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who told him with regard to Trump: "This is bad, but who knows what he might do? He's crazy. You know he's crazy. He's been crazy for a long time."

Indeed, throughout Trump's presidency the Democratic Party and its media propagandists regularly characterized Trump as not just crazy, not just racist and evil, but as another Hitler:

* Joe Biden, in accepting his party's presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, staked his moral claim to lead the Free World on the premise that Donald Trump admires Nazis.

"Close your eyes," said Biden. "Remember what you saw on television. Remember seeing those neo-Nazis and Klansmen and white supremacists coming out of a field with lighted torches, veins bulging, spewing the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the '30s. Remember the violent clash that ensued, between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And remember what the president said when asked. He said there were, quote, very fine people on both sides. That was a wake-up call for us as a country."

In reality, what became widely known as the "Charlottesville lie" had already been refuted endlessly for three years by both the right and the left. Trump never said Nazis are "very fine people."

* When Portland, Oregon's Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse was under nightly siege from violent radicals attempting to burn down the building – while full of employees – President Trump had exercised his legal right and duty to dispatch federal law enforcement agents to help secure the federal building, since Portland's police were being restrained from doing their job by the city's far-left mayor, Ted Wheeler. In response, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: "The use of stormtroopers under the guise of law and order is a tactic that is not appropriate to our country in any way."

"Stormtroopers." Get it? Translation: Trump is Hitler.

* House Majority Whip James Clyburn made the same Hitler comparison in a CNN interview, saying, "This president and this attorney general seem to be doing everything they possibly can to impose Gestapo activities in local communities."

* Even before Trump was elected, throughout the election year of 2016, as I documented at the time, no fewer than five different Washington Post writers likened candidate Donald Trump to Hitler – including essayist Shalom Auslander's "Don't compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. It belittles Hitler" and a column by Richard Cohen, a Post political writer for five decades, headlined "Trump's Hitlerian disregard for the truth."

* "Hitlerian"? When Trump won the election and was sworn in, that's the very word MSNBC host Chris Matthews used to describe Trump's inauguration speech.

* For the next four tumultuous years, Democrat politicians and media hacks continually compared Trump to Hitler, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to Nazi guards, and border detention facilities to "concentration camps" where children – in the words of socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – were "locked in cages" and forced to "drink from toilets."

I could go on and on. There are MANY other examples, including CNN anchor Don Lemon comparing Trump to Hitler on-air, Jemele Hill, longtime journalist for The Atlantic, tweeting that under the Trump administration America is "as bad as Nazi Germany," and presidential candidate and moron Beto O'Rourke comparing the U.S. under Trump to "the Third Reich."

Is this reckless or what? Consider that the only truly moral and courageous response to the real Adolf Hitler during the real Third Reich was to try to assassinate him. There were 16 known plots to assassinate Hitler, and all of the participants, who were eventually executed by the Nazis – including the beloved Lutheran pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, hanged for his role in the "20 July plot" – are today universally regarded as heroes and martyrs.

Yet, understanding why top Democrats and their media allies continually likened Trump to Hitler, even though the comparisons were obviously deranged, reckless and evil, is easy: If you were truly fighting a crazy and dangerous leader, let alone a genocidal monster like Hitler, almost nothing would be out of bounds for you. Essentially there would be no rules. And that's exactly how the left likes things: NO RULES.

After all, if you had lived in Nazi Germany during the Third Reich, would you have illegally stuffed the ballot box to remove Hitler from power? Of course you would; any other response would have been immoral. Would you have lied, cheated and stolen if it would have defeated Hitler and saved millions of lives? Of course you would. Anything less would have been selfish and cowardly. Lying, stealing, election fraud, and worse, all morally repugnant during normal times, would be perfectly moral in such a context, to save millions of lives. All the usual rules would be suspended.

Friends, as I pointed out recently in another one of my email messages, to understand what's REALLY going on our country today and WHY – and at the same time take a firm hold of how we can survive all of this, both personally and as a nation – it's necessary that we go beyond the everyday secular jargon of "right versus left" and "liberal versus conservative." We need to view all of these things destroying our nation through the lens of God-given, scriptural Truth. What we're witnessing today in our nation is a massive rebellion against God and His laws of life, love and liberty. Recently mega-talk-host Mark Levin said Biden is leading most "diabolical administration" and "diabolical Democratic Party" since the Civil War.

"Diabolical" means "characteristic of the Devil, or so evil as to be suggestive of the Devil."

That's right. We're dealing with evil.

You know as well as I do that, whether on a personal or societal level, we can exist in peace, harmony and prosperity only if we're honoring God, His truth and His laws. Otherwise, everything turns to dust, and in a painful and often catastrophic manner.

May God bless you and yours,



David Kupelian
Vice President and Managing Editor, WND
Editor, Whistleblower magazine
Author, "The Marketing of Evil," "How Evil Works" and "The Snapping of the American Mind"




D.C.: How Many were at the Justice for J6 Rally?

By "W"
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 8:11 a.m.

D.C.: How Many were at the Justice for J6 Rally?

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/national/capitol-riots/hundreds-attend-revisionist-justice-for-j6-rally-at-us-capitol-while-trump-distances-himself-from-event-matt-braynard-capitol-riot-insurrection/65-d7de3a01-840a-4a6a-85ac-4a0d2aaf6a64


Sunday, September 19, 2021

D.C. News: Teen and Two Men Killed in Rash of at Least 8 Shootings over Weekend

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat
Sun, Sep 19, 2021 1:12 p.m.

Teen, Two Other Men Killed in Rash of Shootings over Weekend A 17-Year-Old Boy and Two Adults were among at Least [?] People Shot in D.C. between Saturday and Sunday




PGCE-P: So, Chocolate City suffering from "random" killings?




PGCE-P: Don't worry.

They can still vote.

Over.

And over.

And over again.




NYC News: "Brooklyn" man, 32, Caught on Surveillance Footage "Kicking Woman Down Subway Station Escalator after He Pushed Past Her" is Perp-Walked (with a Whole New Haircut)

By R.C.
Sun, Sep 19, 2021 1:22 p.m.

NYC News: "Brooklyn" man, 32, Caught on Surveillance Footage "Kicking Woman Down Subway Station Escalator after He Pushed Past Her" is Perp-Walked (with a Whole New Haircut)



R.C.: A Knee Grow?



Has a Remorseless Killer of One White Person Ever been Sentenced to Over 1,000 Years?

By "W"
Sun, Sep 19, 2021 2:51 p.m.

"W": Has a Remorseless Killer of One White Person Ever been Sentenced to Over 1,000 years?

Just asking:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10003613/Gunman-convicted-deadly-Colorado-school-shooting-gets-life-without-parole.html?ito=push-notification&ci=xtxxn6me2M&cri=RAjc2WKC_Q&si=27579298&ai=10003613


Memories, of the Purge Trials, Gulags, and Mass Murders! Of the Way of Gore: Barbara Streisand Sings “The Way We were,” from the Eponymous Communist Propaganda Movie (Video)

By Nicholas Stix

Based on the youtube comments, 99% of the people never saw the picture.

It was an exquisitely done, 1973 propaganda movie by director Sydney Pollack and screenwriter Arthur Laurents, idealizing Stalinists who’d supported mass murder, stealing most people’s property, and throwing millions of people into gulags.

This song won lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman their second Oscar, after “Windmills of My Mind,” which they’d co-written with their longtime collaborator, Michel Legrand, for the Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

The composer of “The Way We were,” Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012), had a year without equal. He won three Oscars, two for this picture (Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song) and one for The Sting, for Best Arrangement, for his charts of Scott Joplin’s ragtime music, “The Entertainer.”





“The Way We were”
Lyrics by Alan (1925-) & Marilyn Bergman (1929-)

Memories, like the corners of my mind,
Misty, watercolor memories,
Of the way we were.

Scattered pictures, of the smiles we left behind,
Smiles we gave to one another,
For the way we were.

Oh, can it be that it was all so simple then,
Or has time rewritten every line?
And if we had the chance to do it all again,
Tell me, Would we? Could we?

Memories may be beautiful and yet,
What’s too painful to remember,
We simply choose to forget.

So it’s the laughter we will remember,
Whenever we remember,
The way we were.
The way we were.



The Time Sarah Silverman Met Norm MacDonald (Video)

[Previously: “Quirky Comedian Norm MacDonald Dies at 61 Years Young”; and

“Norm MacDonald: ‘I Think We Should Get the Homicide Out of the White House, Because We Don’t Need Any More Murderers’ (Video).”]

By Jerry PDX
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 1:13:00 A.M. EDT

Can you stand another Norm MacDonald bit? Check out this video, as woke airhead Sarah Silverman goes on a weird, pretentious tirade about a comedy team being some kind of collectivist operation. Norm responds simply with: “No offense, but that sounds like a bunch of commie gobbledygook.”

The expression on Silverman’s face is priceless:

The Time Norm MacDonald Deflated* Sarah Silverman

[N.S.: Can I say that? It sounds obscene, under google/blogger's new community guidelines.]




The Back Story to the Alleged Murder of a White American Woman by a Somali “Refugee”: For Years, the Courts Had Given the Defendant, a Violent, Career Criminal, One Free Crime after Another; Otherwise, He Would Have been in Prison


Suspected war criminal, Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi, and attractive war crime victim, Megan Lea Gustafson, who embraced death

[Re: “Somali ‘Refugee’ Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of Young Mother in Grand Forks, North Dakota.”]

By eahilf
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 6:24:00 A.M. EDT

The victim was what’s known in the vernacular as a “coal burner” (who paid the toll), and a rather inveterate one: I heard her fb page had a number of fotos of her with blacks over the years – so she isn’t getting much sympathy in some corners of the internet.

“North Dakota: Courts Enabled Violent Career Criminal Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi to Murder Young Mother.”

At the link above is a foto of her holding her out-of-wedlock, mixed-race child – per info, the Somali charged with having murdered her was not the father – also, it seems, the cops knocked on her door the night she was shot, but she turned them away, even though her killer was inside with her – presumably she was trying to protect him from the law.

All in all, a very foolish woman who made very bad choices right up ‘til the end – another sad tragedy caused by the collapse of public mores in America.


Read the First National Exposé of “Broken Windows Policing’s” Fakestats

Letter from New York City: Crime Stories
By Nicholas Stix
Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture
August, 1996

According to former New York Police Commissioner William Bratton, New York City is safer than it has been in years. And if you believe that, I’ve got a great deal for you, on a slightly used bridge.

Last December, the NYPD announced that violent felonies had dropped 17.2 percent for the previous 12 months, their biggest drop in 23 years. Murder, robbery, and assault went down 26 percent, 18 percent, and 10 percent, respectively, while rape somehow went down only five percent. (Clouding the issue even more. Board of Education spokeswoman Lena Kim told me last February 21 that city schools had recorded a 16 percent increase in violent crime during the 1994-95 school year.)

Last December also saw two massacres. Telling the black customers of a Jewish-owned, Harlem clothing store under “boycott” to leave, Roland Smith (a/k/a Abubunde Mulocko) then set a blaze which killed seven employees and himself.

That the dead were all “persons of color,” while three survivors whom Smith/Mulocko had shot were white, outraged his conspiracy-sniffing supporters.

And in a botched robbery of a North Bronx shoe store, drug dealer Michael Vernon shot five people to death. (Citing “confidentiality,” the Housing Authority covered up much of Vernon’s violent past. Despite Vernon’s remorseless confession to the massacre, and to having killed two cabbies in 1990 and 1993, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson immediately decided against seeking the death penalty; it was Johnson’s refusal to seek the death penalty in the March shooting of a white police officer by a Dominican thug that led Governor Pataki to remove the D.A., a controversial act that will doubtless end up in court. [P.S., 2021: The Dominican cop-killer would ultimately commit suicide in jail.]

More typically, last September 22 in Lower Manhattan, a Mutt-and-Jeff team of “Crooklyn boys” tried to mug me, the only white on a full A train. “Manhattan makes it, Crooklyn takes it.”

All of the above assailants were black men.

Things weren’t always so bad. While visiting my sister during the wee small hours on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the late 1970’s, nobody even looked at me funny. In 1990, an octogenarian lawyer told me of the long, romantic walks he and his wife had taken from Manhattan to Brooklyn on Depression-era Saturday nights, without being accosted.

Today, some prosperous New Yorkers hand over their money on the street to black males on demand, as a black man did in Brooklyn’s affluent Park Slope area last January 20, without being touched or even threatened. The declarations of middle-class mugging victims—“Thank God, I’m alive.” “They can take my money”—are music to any potential robber’s ears. Well, they can’t have mine.

When black pundits and politicians are not affirming images of violent “black males,” they are accusing whites of racism for believing them. In fact, most middle-class blacks are also terrified of young black males. Educated civilians and journalists of all colors reflexively note the “rule” about not looking “anyone” (i.e., black males) in the eye. However, the times that I have gotten hurt—all since 1991—were almost always when I did not stare down a criminal. (Subway muggers will rarely undertake anything without first landing a sucker punch, or otherwise getting the drop on a mark.)

Playing on white fears, even black male noncombatants harass whites. Calling their bluff enrages them, whereupon they hope aloud for assistance from real “mopes” (cop talk for criminals).

Strangers bond or split over crime stories. Arresting two would-be robbers while off-duty in Brooklyn, a white cop saw his attackers cop pleas to misdemeanors and do two days of community service. A black mother from Far Rockaway complains that the police refused to arrest the 17-year-old black girl who had slashed her daughter’s chest. Working-class, black female “subway buddies” tell of unreported muggings. Yet middle-class black women I meet deny they are in any danger, and defend the black men who routinely attack black women as the victims of racist police.

Expressing upper-middle-class whites’ desperate hope for appeasement, the New York Times portrayed Smith/Mulocko as a man of principle, the Harlem Massacre as born of economics, not racism, and has misreported stories, in its search for violent crimes it could attribute to whites.

Often marked by “shank”-scarred faces and arms, and sporting jailhouse muscles, the black, and increasingly American-born “New Yorican” and “Dominicanyork” criminals in question were usually raised by mothers who neither wed nor worked. Of 7.5-8 million New Yorkers, 1.4 million are on the dole, including 300,000 whom democratic socialist Mayor David N. Dinkins (1990-1994) moved onto generous, federally funded “supplemental security income,” in cooking the books for the 1993 election.

Seeking to lure business back to the city, Mayor Dinkins’ police commissioners, Lee Brown [1990-1992] and Raymond Kelly [1992-1993], began reporting crime “creatively,” even by New York standards. Liberal Republican Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's former commissioner, William Bratton, evidently continued this practice. Last October 11, the Daily News published a memo by Deputy Inspector Anthony Kissik, commander of The Bronx’ 50th Precinct, which merely formalized the city’s unwritten policy of “defining down” many violent attacks into misdemeanors or no crimes at all. At the other extreme, on January 29, Newsday’s Leonard Levitt charged that the city had failed to disclose a recent double-rape, a shooting homicide, and the fatal shooting of a car thief by a cop.

Such non-disclosures mesh with my own experience of a shooting that officially never occurred on the A train last December 8. On February 8, NYPD Spokeswoman Officer Kathy Kelly insisted to me, “There’s no shootings on the eighth.”

The crime report reduction policy has enjoyed its greatest success with those whose knowledge of crime is limited to press releases. In the December 1995 Commentary, Irwin Stelzer celebrated a poll showing that 41 percent of residents believed the city was safer. Most such “suburban urbanites” live in buildings with 24-hour security. Some ride the subways only during rush hour, others pay through the nose for segregated, slow-moving taxis, and yet others drive to work.

The safest areas, however, are self-reliant, white, and immigrant working-class neighborhoods, such as Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst, where I lived from 1986-94. For 30 years, activists have hindered police in black areas with trumped-up charges of “excessive force” and “racial insensitivity” based on the premise that no white officer may arrest a black suspect.

In truth, white cops are often guilty of excessive restraint. When you handcuff the police, people die.

Last New Year’s Eve in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, my Puerto Rican host’s patrolman son observed that “in a rough neighborhood, you gotta be rough with the people. Either you’re gonna be in charge, or they’re gonna be in charge.”

Former Commissioner Lee Brown’s PR gimmick, “community policing,” portrayed cops in free-fire zones as social workers. Commissioner Bratton’s only real improvement, the crackdown on “quality-of-life” offenses (e.g., panhandling, public drinking, and urination) is being undermined by left-wing judges.

On January 10, the Daily News’ Miguel Garcilazo noted a state court report’s finding that “nearly 70 percent of all desk appearance tickets issued by police are either dismissed [in court] or that recipients never show up in court.” Bronx DA and former judge Robert Johnson is dismissing 25 percent of the summonses, before they ever get to court.

Judicial incompetence is so commonplace here that federal Judge Harold Baer had to outdo himself to gain national notoriety with his decision in favor of some drug dealers last January.

Police had observed a car with Michigan plates slowly circling a block in upper Manhattan’s Washington Heights area again and again, at 6:00 A.M. It finally stopped in front of an apartment building, from which four young black men came out, and wordlessly packed two duffel bags (containing 34 kilograms of cocaine and two kilos of heroin) and then, depending on whether you believe the confessed drug courier Carol Bayless or the cops, either walked away or ran.

Volunteering that she had made over 20 such trips since 1991, Michigan resident Bayless alternated between pleading that drug money was her “only means of survival” and bragging that she planned on buying a new Pontiac Grand Prix with her $20,000 courier pay.

Judge Baer ruled that the $4 million in cocaine and heroin police had seized from the duffel bags were the fruits of an illegal search in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Despite accepting the officers’ claim that the men had run away upon spotting them, Baer noted that since police were known to be “corrupt and violent” in Washington Heights, it was only natural for locals to run away at the sight of them.

In the ensuing cause celebre, even many left-wing journalists deserted Judge Baer. Critics noted that Baer, who lives in the luxurious Carnegie Hall district, had apparently confused the Heights’ relatively clean, “3-4” precinct with Harlem’s corrupt, “dirty thirty.” In the February 5 New York Post, Jack Newfield quoted Detective Jerry Giorgio as insisting of Judge Baer, “He was writing out of pure fantasy and ignorance. He referred to this neighborhood as a black community, but it is predominantly Dominican.”

Initially calling prosecutors’ attempts to change his mind a “juvenile project,” Judge Baer finally yielded to intense pressure from none other than Bill Clinton, rescinded his initial decision, and allowed the seized drugs to be entered as evidence.

Cop-bashing judges have lots of helpers. Since the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) went all-civilian in July 1993, complaints against “the job” have risen 50 percent. While keeping its telephone number unlisted and its findings secret, the CCRB’s supporters seek the independent investigative powers of a counter-police.

Last spring, CCRB staffer Lizette Navarro was caught making false “911” calls, reporting nonexistent “assaults in progress” at a West Village gay bar. (Only Navarro was fired, and neither she nor her boss was arrested.)

Speaking with me last February 13, pro-Dinkins CCRB spokesman Joe Catrambone denied that the board has an anti-cop bias, and blamed the rise in civilian complaints on an “in-your-face” attitude he said Giuliani and Bratton had instilled in police.

The Navarro case raised the specter of a gay activist-CCRB conspiracy to set up officers. The cop-bashing, gay activist New York Times refused to grant the scandal even a cursory reference. Note that cop-hating gays are guaranteed a response to all attacks against them, as bias crimes.

Encouraged by Eric Adams (the leader of the segregated, black officers’ fraternal organization), the Guardians, and by affirmative action, some young black cops are rankled by arrests of “brothers” for crimes against whites. A psychiatrist who screens Police Academy recruits laments, “It’s incredible, the pressure to pass people, just because they’re minorities. It’s all racial. They push, push, push with people who are inappropriate and are often antisocial themselves.”

Black thugs, however, do not always return the solidarity. In October 1992, a black policeman was assaulted in front of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Medgar Evers College by a student he had caught smoking marijuana. Cop-hating Brooklyn Councilwoman Una Clarke and Evers’ president got the student and his street scholar accomplices released the same night.

Prosecutors do what they can. In June 1993, an 18-year-old black girl, emboldened by her girlfriend and the ten black and Hispanic young men surrounding me, called me racial epithets before trying to “shank” me in the face with a scissors in Greenwich Village’s West Fourth Street station.

My bloody hand, a corroborating witness, and a satisfied crime-scene lieutenant failed to impress a young, white prosecutor named Kunkel. Admitting he only took taxis at night, Assistant District Attorney Kunkel thundered, “Because of you, two black girls spent a night in jail!” (He suggested I was a racist who swore out false complaints against blacks.) Upon hearing my story, a black bus driver who had fled Brooklyn for New Jersey asked knowingly, “Did you bring a lawyer?”

According to the Washington-based Sentencing

40/CHRONICLES

Project in 1995, 32 percent of black men ages 20-29 were either in jail, or on probation or parole—not counting those convicts who had finished their sentences. In areas such as Brooklyn’s East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Brownsville, and Queens’ Far Rockaway, the number tops 50 percent. However, white Queens College sociologist Andrew Hacker urges black men to perpetrate more violent crimes against white men. Insisting that authorities conspire to incarcerate innocent black men (including O.J. Simpson!), he interprets racial attacks as acts of political rebellion, and advises those same authorities to go easy on black racists.

Only 60 percent of all Bronx criminal juries hand down guilty verdicts (in contrast to a national rate of 75-80 percent). Bronx judges are even worse, with a mere 48.6 percent conviction rate in non-jury trials during 1994 and 1995. And yet, the D.A. Robert Johnson fought plea bargaining.

With black mopes nine times more likely to harm blacks than whites, racist jury nullification is self-destructive. As with white mopes who occasionally commit racial attacks against blacks, racism is but a pathetic rationalization for what violent people enjoy doing, irrespective of their victims’ race.

But, what do I know? The influential Thank-God-I’m-Alivers on Manhattan’s West Side struggle for gun control and for the release of convicted Philadelphia cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. (Having courageously routed smokers from public places, they soldier on against a Chinese restaurant distributing take-out menus in co-ops, and the proliferation of social service agencies in their own backyard.)

Many cops unofficially support citizens’ right to self-defense. One spring afternoon in 1990, I ran into three “uniforms” from Staten Island in the East Village. They had just swept some black “peddlers,” whose real business was breaking into cars in the adjacent parking lot. After some good-natured ribbing back and forth, the sergeant asked where I kept my (illegal) gun. When I nudged the leather attache bag at my feet, he advised me, “Be careful, vou don’t get the bag stolen on you.” I was too embarrassed to admit that I didn’t have a gun.

New Jerseyans may defend themselves with mace and tear gas. In early 1995, however, a 42nd Street store manager and his assistant told me they were jailed for three days by William Bratton’s police, for the sales of mace and tear gas that Lee Brown had tolerated. And pistol permits are awarded only to those civilians who least need them.

Returning to the September 22 attack on me, the two black cops who happened onto me spraying “Jeff” with tear gas, after he had broken my nose, were not at all happy about arresting him and “Mutt.” A sergeant had Mutt and Jeff booked for assault, attempted robbery, carrying an illegal weapon (a boxcutter), and possessing, with the intent to distribute, crack cocaine. He also had me handcuffed, charged with “possession of a noxious substance.”

Some white cops called me “Bernie Goetz,” after the notorious subway gunman. I had heard that compliment before, when I was the guest of the Fifth Precinct in August 1993, following my similar handling of a big, white bully.

Is the city really safer? Neither Shirley, a 30-ish, black home-health attendant from Bedford-Stuyvesant, nor Ylluminada, a 29-year-old Dominican fast-food worker from Sunset Park, buys the new line. Residents from Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, to Alexander Avenue in the Bronx rage that drug dealers ply their wares in full view of police precincts. A 40-year-old, black cabbie in Far Rockaway insists, “The city’s no safer than it was five or ten years ago. That’s just Giuliani saying that, because he wants you to vote for him. It’ll take 10 or 20 years to make this city safe again.”

You could hire more cops and fudge the facts all you want, but the city will not become safer until New Yorkers insist on living as citizens in a republic.

In Far Rockaway two days after the Harlem Massacre, a black teenager praised his 15 or 16-year-old girlfriend’s rap, “I got my Tech to your neck.” With the Commodores playing on the radio, I asked the 35-year-old cabbie driving me home what explained the deterioration of black music since the 1970’s. He answered, instead, an unspoken question: “We stopped loving each other.” It does not matter, if “we” meant “blacks” or “everyone.” Once ignited, the flames of violent hatred will not be contained.

Nicholas Stix is the editor and publisher of A Different Drummer.


"Enough is Enough": Lawmaker Pushes State to Secede from Biden's America

By R.C.
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 11:21 p.m.

"Enough is Enough": Lawmaker Pushes State to Secede from Biden's America

https://www.wnd.com/2021/09/enough-enough-lawmaker-pushes-state-secede-bidens-america/


How Asylum was Abused Beyond Recognition

[Re: “Del Rio Closes Border Bridge as Thousands of Haitian Migrants Fleeing Disaster and Unrest Seek Asylum.”]

By Eahilf
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 4:13:00 A.M. EDT

The standard phrase used to be political asylum – the concept came out of the 1951 refugee convention/treaty, which was motivated by the political/legal persecution of Jews by the Third Reich – nowadays the word “political” has largely been dropped, in a deliberate effort to expand who is seen as eligible for asylum/refugee status – poverty, lack of economic opportunity, an overabundance of ordinary criminality, etc., have never been, and should never be seen as, grounds for asylum.


Somali "Refugee" Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of Young Mother in Grand Forks, North Dakota

By R.C.
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 11:21 p.m.

Somali "Refugee" Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of Young Mother in Grand Forks, North Dakota

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/somali-refugee-charged-murder-fatal-shooting-young-mother-grand-forks-north-dakota/

R.C.: More “enrichment” courtesy of DIE-verse immigrants.


Fake President Joe Biden to Resettle Afghan Rapefugees in 46 States, Many Going to Swing States

By R.C.
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 11:20 p.m.

Joe Biden to Resettle Afghans in 46 States, Many Going to Swing States

President Joe Biden's administration is planning to resettle the first group of Afghans brought to the United States across 46 states.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/09/16/joe-biden-to-resettle-afghans-in-46-states-many-going-to-swing-states/


Merkel's Goon Squad 2: Antifa Torches "Young AfD" Head's Car in Berlin

By R.C.
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 11:21 p.m.

Merkel's Goon Squad 2: Antifa Torches "Young AfD" Head's Car in Berlin

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/merkels-goon-squad-2-antifa-torches-young-afd-heads-car-berlin/


Has "Road Rage" become a law enforcement and media Code Phrase for Pre-Meditated, Racist Hate Crime Murders? black suspect in Minnesota Murder of White Driver Decreed "too Violent" for Even a Virtual Meeting with Counsel; Crazy Card Coming; yahoo Imposes Reader Silence


War crime victim Jay Harrison Boughton


By R.C.
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 11:20 p.m.

Suspect Charged in Road Rage Shooting "too Violent" to Meet with Attorney, Attend Hearing

yahoo fake news: No commenting, losers!

"Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting"

https://news.yahoo.com/suspect-charged-road-rage-shooting-012000580.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=ma

Suspected war criminal Jamal Lindsey Smith is a proud black man


Nationwide Network of Moslem Female Genital Mutilation "Doctors"

By A Colleague
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 9:57 p.m.

Nationwide Network of Muslim Female Genital Mutilation "Doctors"

Because postmodern "4th wave" feminists are neo-Marxists first and foremost, viewing the world through the lenses of critical race theory and intersectionality, they see everything and everyone in terms of black or white, and all people as either oppressors or oppressed.  

Europeans and Christians have dominated Muslims and Middle Easterners for the last five centuries or so (in stark contrast to the previous nine centuries), ergo the Muslims are the oppressed, even if many of them have repugnant traditions and customs that are abhorrent to Western feminists.  So those silly feminists will tie themselves into knots and pretzels, trying to explain, for example, how the hijab, niqab, and burka are actually liberating for women, because they free them from the "toxic male gaze."

And they ostracize real feminists and humanists like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, whose "lived experience" of female genital mutilation and the like would have deflated pompous blowhards like Judith Butler in a minute.


Blaming Biden’s "Sheer Negligence," Texas Governor to Shut Down Border Crossing Points to Stop Migrants "Overrunning Our State"

By A Texas Reader
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 9:21 p.m.

Blaming Biden’s "Sheer Negligence," Texas Governor to Shut Down Border Crossing Points to Stop Migrants "Overrunning Our State" — RT USA News

https://www.rt.com/usa/535062-texas-abbott-closes-border-migrants/

ATR: Is this a feature?

Or a bug?

N.S.: It's not negligence, it's evil.


Grease Actor Eddie Deezen is Arrested after a Disturbance at a Maryland Restaurant Where He Allegedly Threw Plates at Cops

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 10:07 p.m.

Grease Actor Eddie Deezen is Arrested after a Disturbance at a Maryland Restaurant Where He Allegedly Threw Plates at Cops



Secret Holocaust: Are Millions of Vaccine Victims Disappearing into Mass Graves?

By R.C.
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 10:34 p.m.

Secret Holocaust: Are Millions of Vaccine Victims Disappearing into Mass Graves?



 


R.C.: Watch the bitchute video.

Will unnerve you.


Viktor Orban Attermpts to Use History to Teach Anti-Pope Francis a Lesson about Mass Immigration

By Grand Rapids Anonymous Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:58:00 A.M. EDT

(ZH) Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán asked Pope Francis not to let Christianity “perish” as he gave him a gift that challenged the Supreme Pontiff’s advocacy for mass immigration.

“At the meeting on Sunday, according to state media, Orban even handed the Pope a provocative gift: A copy of a letter from a 13th-century Hungarian king to then-Pope Innocent IV, asking for Rome’s help to defeat an onslaught of foreign invaders — an apparent reference to migrants in the 21st century,” reports CBS News.

Balazs Orban, Deputy Minister for the Prime Minister’s Office described the historical importance of the letter on Twitter.

“PM Orbán met Pope Francis and presented a letter that King Béla IV wrote for Pope Innocent IV in 1250,” he wrote. “The King warned of the looming threat of the Tatar invasion and called for the unity of Europe. He was ignored. 35 yrs later HU fended off the Tatars with great bloodshed.”

However, Pope Francis is unlikely to change his mind and this was emphasized when he told a crowd in Budapest that Hungarians should “extend their arms to everyone,” referring to migrants and refugees.

The Pope has repeatedly performed public relations stunts to advocate for mass migration from non-Christian countries into the west, including infamously when he met with the Rwandan refugee who later went on to kill a French priest and burn down a cathedral.

As we highlighted earlier this month, Orbán told a forum of leaders in Slovenia that “migration must be stopped” in order to preserve Europe’s cultural heritage.

--GRA


Saturday, September 18, 2021

One Year after the George Floyd Riots, and the Ruling Class Threw Its Support behind black thugs, Systemic De-Policing is the Rule, and Minneapolis is "a Gangster’s Paradise”

By R.C.
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 11:22 p.m.

Police Efforts in Minnesota Plunge in Year After Floyd Death

Police have been wary to serve the community of Minneapolis as crime skyrockets in the year after George Floyd's death

https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2021/09/14/minneapolis-police-plummet-stops-down/

Smith explained that “It’s now safe to carry your firearms legally, illegally. You can do that in Minneapolis. It’s a gangster’s paradise.”

R.C.: Is this a feature or a bug?

Asking for a friend.


Del Rio Closes Border Bridge as Thousands of Haitian Migrants Fleeing Disaster and Unrest Seek Asylum

By A Texas Reader
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 3:16 p.m.

Del Rio Closes Border Bridge as Thousands of Haitian Migrants Fleeing Disaster and Unrest Seek Asylum

https://www.ksat.com/news/texas/2021/09/17/del-rio-closes-border-bridge-as-thousands-of-haitian-migrants-fleeing-disaster-and-unrest-seek-asylum/

ATR: Why is Haiti the planet's only Fourth World country?

N.S.: But I thought that was us. The Fourth World as the worst of all others: The worst of capitalism, communism, and backwardness.


DC Saturday: Cops Say They are Tracking Jan6 Protest Groups (but not Ultra-Violent Communists and Anarchists)

By "W"
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 9:08 p.m.

DC Saturday: Cops Say They are Tracking Jan6 Protest Groups

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/national/capitol-riots/capitol-police-washington-dc-justice-for-j6-protest/65-07701d09-9824-46ac-88fe-f2b7de1cb527


Vaccines Killing More than Covid

By Jesse Mossman
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 11:43 p.m.

Vaccines Killing More than Covid

FDA panel member says,

"Steve Kirsch: 'Even if the vaccines had 100% protection, it still means we kill two people to save one life.'"



And Dr. Ryan Cole, a board certified pathologist, reports seeing 20 times more cancer since vaccinations started. This he attributes to the vaccine's destruction of "killer T-Cells" or CD8 cells necessary for proper immune function. Cole says that, "...he is seeing an 'uptick' of not only endometrial cancer, but also melanomas, as well as herpes, shingles, mono, and a 'huge uptick' in HPV when 'looking at the cervical biopsies of women.'" 

Official: US to Expel Haitians from Border, Fly to Haiti

By A Texas Reader
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 10:04 p.m.

Official: US to Expel Haitians from Border, Fly to Haiti


N.S.: I'm not holding my breath.





“Justice for J6” Rally Today in D.C.: GOP and Communist Media Both Mock Peaceful White Demonstrators Who Support the Constitution, Continue Fake J6 Story Line, and Give Racial Subtext to Demo


“Dozens of dump trucks form a barrier as security measures are put into place before a rally by allies of Donald Trump in support of the so-called ‘political prisoners’ of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.” ap N.S.: Note the racial subtext of the photo.

By Nicholas Stix

“Cops and Protestors Gather at US Capitol for ‘Justice for J6’ Rally”
https://nypost.com/2021/09/18/cops-and-protestors-gather-at-us-capitol-for-justice-for-j6-rally/



“Matt Braynard, the organizer behind the rally and a former Trump campaign staffer, talks to the media near the U.S. Capitol in Washington” N.S.: “Support Our Police”: So they can murder you.


Is Trump Responsible for the Current Border Disaster?

By Eahilf
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 4:40:00 A.M. EDT

It’s not popular to say this on some sites, but it’s true nonetheless:

The majority of these people will apply for asylum in a scam/tactic that began (and was encouraged by NGOs) with the “caravans” under Trump – it would be technically illegal for the US to turn away someone who wants to apply for asylum (no matter how bogus the claim) – NGOs and others would file lawsuits, and these would succeed.

Within the framework of current asylum law/practice, the only solution is what's called a “safe third country” agreement with Mexico – the US has one with Canada, but not with Mexico – with such an agreement in place, the US could turn these asylum-seekers away, telling them to apply in Mexico (they would be Mexico’s problem, and Mexico would quickly put a stop to all of it).

Trump had plenty of time and the means (trade sanctions, 50% tax on remittances, etc.) to pressure Mexico to sign a “safe third country” agreement – but he and his administration were too stupid, irresponsible, and shortsighted to get that done.

N.S.: But even if President Trump had gotten such an agreement with Mexico, Fake President Biden would simply have ignored it.


Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

By A Texas Reader
Sat, Sep 18, 2021 11:23 a.m.

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

https://www.chron.com/politics/article/Dan-Patrick-Texas-fox-news-immigration-16467512.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=share-by-email&utm_medium=email

ATR: The Lieutenant Governor went on fox news last night and accused Democrats of trying to...


Replacement History: abc news’ 20/20 Has Disappeared White Stanford University Murder Victims of the nation of islam, and Perpetuated the Blood Libel against Whites as Serial Killers

[Re: “A History of Murder at Stanford”; and

“The Nation of Islam Slaughtered White Students at Stanford and UC Berkeley.”]

By David in TN
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 4:40:00 P.M. EDT

Tonight (Friday) abc 20/20 has a show on the 1973-74 murders of three white Stanford female students. The two killers (both white) were ID'd by DNA.

A promo said other Stanford murders at the time will be mentioned. We'll see if they have anything about the David Levine murder, which had the NOI killers’ MO.

By David in TN
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:32:00 P.M. EDT

The abc 20/20 program tonight (Friday) said NOTHING about the noi/Zebra murders. The program began: “There were many well-known serial killers in the 1970s. All were white males.” This was repeated a couple of minutes later.


Brian Laundrie, Suspected of Having Murdered His Girlfriend, Gabby Petito, is on the Lam

By Nicholas Stix

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Brian+Laundrie%22&source=hp&ei=ff5FYaSdLMbl5NoP3NKRmAQ&iflsig=ALs-wAMAAAAAYUYMjTr9vDrKg6zHEmZYdr1MZeRaPLo8&oq=%22Brian+Laundrie%22&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyCwgAEIAEELEDEIMBMgQIABADMgQIABADMgQIABADMgQIABADMgQIABADMgQIABADMgQIABADMgQIABADMgQIABADOhEILhCABBCxAxDHARCjAhCTAjoOCC4QgAQQsQMQxwEQowI6EQguEIAEELEDEIMBEMcBEKMCOggIABCxAxCDAToLCC4QgAQQxwEQowI6BQguEIAEOggIABCABBCxAzoICC4QgAQQsQM6CwguEIAEEMcBEK8BOgsILhCABBCxAxCDAToICC4QsQMQgwE6DgguEIAEELEDEMcBENEDOgUIABCABDoKCAAQsQMQgwEQCjoFCAAQxAI6BggAEAoQAzoTCC4QsQMQgwEQsQMQsQMQgwEQClCeC1jdQGCnRWgAcAB4AIABc4gBlwqSAQQxNC4ymAEAoAEB&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwjkz-ez5IjzAhXGMlkFHVxpBEMQ4dUDCAg&uact=5


TCM’s Film Noir of the Week Saturday Night-Sunday Morning at Midnight and 10 a.m. ET is Fritz Lang’s Human Desire (1954), Starring Glenn Ford, with Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, and Edgar Buchanan

By David in TN
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:44:00 P.M. EDT

TCM’s Film Noir of the Week Saturday Night-Sunday Morning at Midnight and 10 a.m. ET is Fritz Lang’s Human Desire (1954) with Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford and Edgar Buchanan.

Film Noir Guide: “Ford is a Korean War veteran who returns to his stateside job as a train engineer.

"He becomes involved with Grahame, the wife of the railroad company's assistant train master (Crawford), after her jealous husband commits a vicious murder. Desperate to retrieve from Crawford an incriminating letter that can connect her to the killing, Grahame tries to convince Ford to murder him.

"Buchanan (TV’s Judge Roy Bean) plays Ford’s friend and co-worker.

"A tawdry remake of Jean Renoir’s provocative La Bete Humaine, which starred Simone Signoret, Human Desire is notable mainly for Grahame’s solid performance as the abused wife.”

David in TN: A mediocre film by Lang, in my opinion.

N.S.: Most of the movies Lang made in America were mediocre. Without his Nazi wife and collaborator, Thea von Harbou (1888-1954), the Jew Fritz Lang was just half a man.

Note that Edgar Buchanan played pivotal supporting roles in two Top 100 masterpieces: Shane (1953) and Ride the High Country (1962).


Shane: Victor Young’s Score, and A Brief Essay on the Picture

Shane (1953)| Soundtrack Suite (Victor Young)



Thanks to Soundtrack Fred for the upload!

By Nicholas Stix (Spoiler Alert!)

Shane is the greatest Western ever made, and George Stevens’ masterpiece of masterpieces. Not A Place in the Sun, not Giant, though they too are masterpieces.

In Jack Schaefer’s childish, eponymous novel, the title character is tall, strapping, dark-haired and invincible. Stevens’ genius started with the casting: He chose 5'5" Alan Ladd, who wasn’t considered a great actor, and had him play the role blond. And unlike other directors, who typically made Laddie look like a normal-sized man, Stevens surrounded him with cattle baron Ruf Ryker’s tall, strapping thugs, so as to emphasize Ladd’s diminutive stature.

Stevens’ Shane is also very much a mortal. At picture’s end, we’re not told if he is going off to die, or to nurse his wound. I suspect he is dying, but doesn’t want little Joey Starrett to know, and possibly blame himself. (Kids are funny that way.)

Meanwhile, Stevens takes the dullest, most mundane aspects of farm work, clearing a tree stump and, with composer Victor Young’s wizardry, turns it into an epic battle pitting man against nature, and an occasion for male bonding that will become a matter of life and death, and last a lifetime.

People always say, “The book was better,” and they’re almost always right. Shane is one of the rare, grand exceptions to the rule.

Postscript, September 18, 2021

I couldn’t figure this out, but The Boss figured it out for me. During the gunfight, cattle baron Ruf Ryker’s brother, Morgan, lays in wait for Shane on the upper level, in case the latter should outdraw Jack Wilson (Jack Palance). When Shane prevails against both Wilson and Ruf, he turns his back, not knowing of the backshooter. Little Joey Starrett warns Shane, but not in time. He kills Morgan, but not before Ryker shoots him in the shoulder.

The wound is serious, requires immediate attention, and Shane cannot attend to it himself. Joey begs Shane to come home with him, so his mother can tend to his wound, but primarily because he never wants to see him go. All of the Starretts love him (Marian is in love with him), and he loves them, but he can’t stay. In part, that’s because of the bloodshed, but more importantly, because the unrequited love triangle of Joe Sr., Shane, and Marian cannot continue.

And so, Shane goes off to die.

Thus, the denouement of the picture is more tragic and heartbreaking than the book, and represents the peak of the career of “the Super-Chief,” George Stevens.

I rank Shane as the greatest Western ever made (ahead of 1956’ The Searchers), and the sixth-greatest sound picture ever, after:

5. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946);
3 (tie). The Godfather, Part II (1974);
3 (tie). The Godfather (1972);
2. Citizen Kane (1941); and
1. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).


Amuggle15, whom I thank for preparing and uploading the (earlier) selections, writes,

One of the greatest westerns - both film and score. The selections are from the 1996 re-recording performed by The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with Richard Kaufman conducting. Score arranged by Patrick Russ. The selections here are: 1) Prelude 2) The Tree Stump and 3) Cemetery Hill.


Friday, September 17, 2021

Update (1100ET): Republican South Carolina Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy Said Friday that the FAA's Grounding of All Drones Near that Texas Bridge is Fulfilling the Biden Administration’s Goal to Hide the “Lunacy” of Its “Open Border” Policy

By A Texas Reader
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 12:39 p.m.

Update (1100ET): Republican South Carolina Sen. John Kennedy Said Friday that the FAA's Grounding of All Drones Near that Texas Bridge is Fulfilling the Biden Administration's Goal to Hide the "Lunacy" of Its "Open Border" Policy

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/faa-grounds-all-drones-near-texas-bridge-biden-admin-tries-hide-latest-border-catastrophe

ATR: Isnt' the role of the Department of Defense to actually defend the country?