by John Nolte, Breitbart
So that there is no confusion, let me say this up front: Anyone familiar with my love of movies knows that I have long considered Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” (1992) to be a legitimate cinematic masterpiece, the best film of the 1990s (after Oliver Stone’s “JFK”). “Malcolm X” deserved the Best Picture Oscar over Clint Eastwood’s superb “Unforgiven,” and Denzel Washington damn sure deserved the Best Actor Oscar over Al Pacino in “Scent of a Woman.” Continue reading
by Patrick Poole, PJ Media
With the hostage situation resolved — hopefully with no innocent lives lost (reports just coming in – UPDATE: Reports say that one hostage as well as the gunman are dead) — and the release of the name of the hostage taker, Iranian-born Islamic cleric Man Monis aka Shiekh Haron, this seems to be yet another case of what I termed here at PJ Media several weeks ago as “Known Wolf Syndrome.” Continue reading
Chas. P. Justine, Mountain Finch Post
Freedom of speech – During the 1930’s in Germany after Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor, when the telephone rang the standard initial phrase uttered by the recipient of the call was “Heil Hitler”. Any other greeting would risk being reported to the government and a possible interment in a concentration camp.
Erika Mann wrote a book about growing up in Nazi Germany called, School for Barbarians. Here is an excerpt from her book:
Every child says “Heil Hitler!” from 50 to 150 times a day….. The formula is required by law… This Hitler greeting, this “German” greeting, repeated countless times from morning to bedtime, stamps the whole day….