Thursday, January 30, 2020

A Southerner’s Movie Guide, Part VII


9. Confederate Hollywood 

From the beginnings to rather recent times portrayals of Confederates have been a mainstay of American cinema.  After all, the Confederacy is a rather large and interesting slice of American history.  Given the virulent malice today against everything Confederate, it might surprise many folks
to see that during Hollywood’s Golden Age an astounding number of major stars of American cinema have had no objection to portraying Confederates, usually as sympathetic characters.  Many of such films showed Confederate flags in favourable contexts and sometimes in glorification.  What has changed in recent times is that there have been evil Confederates appearing more often on the screen and the once popular theme of good Southerners oppressed by Reconstruction has disappeared.

The list below presents Northern and foreign actors who have played more or less attractive Confederates.  The list does not include 1) those who portrayed very villainous Confederates;  2) those who were Southern-born or have Southern background; and 3) portrayals of Southerners not in the Confederate period:

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Rudy Giuliani Common Sense EP. 2 The Trial: Opening Statement | Bombshell Documents

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Graham GOES OFF On Democrats and Media Over Impeachment Trial

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Justice Roberts blocks Sen. Paul from naming whistleblower, source says – and Paul may force the issue

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Gallup Poll: Race Relations See Double-Digit Increase Since Trump Entered White House

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A new Gallup poll indicates that satisfaction with race relations and the position of minorities in America have significantly increased since President Trump took office.

The findings deliver a significant blow to the media-driven fiction that Trump is a racist.

Gallup’s survey demonstrates numerous categories in which the President has improved the lives of Americans since relieving Barack Obama of his duties in January of 2017.

The polling indicates double-digit improvements in how Americans view the nation’s economy, security from terrorism, military strength and … the state of race relations.

Gallup also reports increases in “the position of blacks and other racial minorities, the distribution of income and wealth, and the opportunity for a person to get ahead through hard work.”

Michael Flynn Just Called the Former Special Counsel’s Bluff in a Big Way

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Michael Flynn Just Called the Former Special Counsel's Bluff in a Big Way

Believe it or not, remnants of Robert Mueller’s team are still on the job. Though the special counsel itself has been disbanded, these are careerists within the DOJ who have continued to service cases.

One of those involves Gen. Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI years ago at this point.

The problem from the beginning has been that it’s not clear Flynn did anything wrong. We now have proof that the FBI (under the command of Andrew McCabe) altered the 302s at a later date. We also know the agents who interviewed Flynn did not feel he was being dishonest. Lastly, the question of intent was in play.

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"Two More Reasons To Vote For Trump"

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Dick Morris: Bernie May Win the Democratic Primary, But He Can't Beat Trump

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks to reporters before attending the Senate impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 29, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

As Paul Eldridge wrote in “Maxims for a Modern Man,” ‘All things are impossible until they happen, and then they become inevitable.”

And that’s where things now stand with Bernie Sanders’ quixotic candidacy for president.
He is propelled not by a campaign but by a social and political movement.

It’s a movement that has the power to take over the Democratic Party, but not — thank God — enough to take over the country.

Social movements are hard to stop.

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Fired Ukrainian Prosecutor Viktor Shokin FILES FEDERAL COMPLAINT Against Joe Biden

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After leaving office in 2017, Vice President Joe Biden Bragged about strong-arming the government of Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor.

Joe Biden made the remarks during a meeting of foreign policy specialists. Biden said he, “Threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.” Biden suggested during his talk that Barack Obama was in on the threat.