1939. Filming the field hospital scene for Gone With The Wind.
The scene presents wounded soldiers at the railroad depot in Atlanta. Scarlett has come looking for the doctor to help with Melanie's delivery and is confronted with the magnitude of the war. Filmed on the Selznick backlot, the wounded in the distance were dummies, some manipulated by strings for small movements.
Francis Porretto at Liberty's Torch on why compromise with the Left is all but impossible:
The Left’s goals and its model of its adversaries make impossible a
lasting agreement of any sort with them, even if such an agreement were
morally acceptable. Indeed, the more candid ones have said that those of
us who can’t be “re-educated” must simply be eliminated – executed.
Their goal is absolute an unbounded power in perpetuity: a position that
absolutely forbids the toleration of even a single dissident.
They have already sanctioned the use of calumny,
harassment, intimidation, vandalism, and personal violence against us.
They will not withdraw the use of those tactics as long as they seem to
get them closer to what they seek – and therefore, they will take any
sort of concession or “compromise” as reinforcement for those tactics.
Really, really, really
long time readers of
Woodpile Report remember I used to dwell on how Appalachians are
demeaned and taunted without consequence. No insult is out of bounds, in
the media or casual conversation. And it's been going on for all of
Alas, instead of tapering off, it expanded
to include all white men. This phase happened quickly, it's pretty
much complete. Now white women are feeling the precursors.
Just as with Appalachia, the left's
problem with whites is our intractibility. We're not hated per se,
we're a menace to navigation. We don't "cling" to our values, we embrace
them and live them, despite the constant sliming. They hate it.
Donald Jr. and his family spends most weekends at his cabin in the
tiny Roscoe, New York, where they often take a meal at the Riverside
Cafe. He buys his ammo at Big Dog Arms and bait at Catskills Flies.
Downtown Roscoe—Stewart Avenue—is one block long.
Taki's Magazine - Incapable of the merest self-reflection, the modern
left merely ramps up the false premises and baseless moral histrionics.
It’s these levels of needless dementia and raging paranoia over a
nonexistent threat that are dangerous, especially when these perma-geeks
have been working themselves into justifying all sorts of violence
against their childhood enemies for years now. The fact that these turd
nuggets are so far down the Delusion Hole that they’re willing to start
bombing places because they lost an election is a sign we’re dealing
with the mentally afflicted.
Anyone who wishes that America would merely
have the same immigration policies as the rest of the world is a
“fascist” and a “white supremacist” and a “Nazi.”
American Greatness - The expulsion meme has become popular among the
naïvecons. They are increasingly frank about who they’d like to expel:
the more rural you are, the redder your state, the lower your income,
the more working class your background, the more you cling to guns and
God, the more you vote Republican, the more you deserve the boot. For
those on the actual Right, merely arguing that the United States enforce
existing laws is to be called a Nazi, heckled in public, and picketed
at one’s home. But the pro-illegal immigrant, anti-native-born Left can
vent their spleens and prosper. They despise you. They hold you in
contempt. They want you kicked out of your own country and replaced by
foreigners. They are your enemy.
Z Man - There may be rules, but what matters is who enforces the rules
and on whom the rules are to be applied. In this case, the wide ranging
criminal organization known as the Democratic Party will never let their
people get punished by the Republicans. Those rules about complying
with a subpoena from Congress only apply when the gangsters with power
can enforce them and they will only enforce them when it suits their
This is gang life. This is the gangster state. The people
inside these agencies have a primary loyalty to the gang, not to the
laws of the country or the alleged institutions charged with
promulgating and enforcing the laws. In gang life, you are first loyal
to the gang.
Tablet - For many, no defense or condemnation of cultural appropriation
is required, because such complaints are almost beyond the realm of
comprehension in the first place. Without cultural appropriation we
would not be able to eat Italian food, listen to reggae, or go to Yoga.
Without cultural appropriation we would not be able to drink tea or use
chopsticks or speak English or apply algebra, or listen to jazz, or
write novels. Almost every cultural practice we engage in is the
byproduct of centuries of cross-cultural pollination.
It is by
considering the power dynamics at play that the logic of cultural
appropriation starts to become clear.
National Interest - On August 23, 1939, Germany and Russia signed the
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In Allied eyes, the Soviet Union had changed
from Germany's nemesis into Germany's ally. So why not strike the Soviet
Union and kill two birds with one stone?
Thus was born Operation Pike.
Flying from Allied bases in Iran and Syria, as well as neutral but
anti-Soviet Turkey, more than a hundred British and French bombers would
continuously attack Soviet oil fields in the Caucuses in a night
strategic bombing campaign. This was more than idle planning. Unmarked
British reconnaissance planes flying from Iraqi airfields actually
photographed oil installations at Baku and Batumi in March 1940.