Photo: Warner Bros. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person once upon a time who, hearing that Oliver Stone was making a movie called JFK starring Kevin Costner, assumed that it would be a biopic, with Costner playing the fallen president. When I eventually found out that the movie was going to be an investigation into the assassination itself, with the crusading New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison as its hero, I felt disappointment: Who wanted to watch another courtroom drama? We had courtroom dramas coming out our ears in the late eighties and early nineties. I needn’t have worried. Stone’s film turned out to be more than a legal procedural. First and foremost, of course, it was a controversy magnet. Stone endorsed (more than endorsed — magnified and dramatized and even melodramatized) Garrison’s elaborate conspiracy theory that Kennedy had been killed by a massive cabal involving the military-industrial complex, the U.S. intelligence apparatus, shady Southern businessmen, … [Read more...] about A Creation Myth for the Sixties: Does Oliver Stone’s
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." — Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland 1 A longtime patient of mine, whom I like very much, recently shared his views with me on the COVID-19 pandemic. 2 He expressed how disappointed he is with most people for being such unquestioning “sheep,” believing everything the government tells them about the virus. "I'm just so disappointed in people. They can't think for themselves." He, in contrast, does not trust the authorities and does his “own research.” He told me about how he had watched YouTube videos of certain experts on COVID-19, who disagree with the views and advice of public health officials. These “experts” explained that COVID-19 is no more dangerous than the flu, that widespread mask-wearing is unwarranted, and that mass quarantines and lockdowns are unjustified and are just intended to serve particular political interests. Source: GieZetStudio | AdobeStock My patient … [Read more...] about How Can So Many People Believe Such Weird Things?
Kindly Share This Story: …call for civility, sustainability By Gabriel Ewepu AS activities of kidnappers, bandits, ritualists, armed robbers, cultists, unknown gunmen and insurgents continue to be a thorn in the flesh of Nigerians, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Tuesday, threw their weight behind the establishment of regional security outfits to provide cover for defenseless Nigerians suffering the brunt. However, they cautioned governors not to use regional security corps to oppress perceived enemies and gag voice of citizens that will lead to abuse operations, but should allow them operate within the scope of the Act establishing them for professionalism and effective service to the people. Meanwhile, the CSOs also called for sustainability of the organisation in terms of good pay package, welfare, training, deployment of modern equipment and technology, synergy with federal government security organisations, and exhibition of patriotism … [Read more...] about Insecurity: CSOs back regional security outfits
If I had to boil down the political wisdom I’ve learned over four decades of observing, studying, writing, and debating, it would be this… Life in Rural America (which is where Republican Trump voters live and govern), is clean, safe and racially tolerant. Most places in America where life is dirty, polluted, dangerous, violent, and plagued with racial hate and race riots, are cities that are almost exclusively populated by and governed by Democrats. Outside of these Democrat-run cities, America is peaceful, safe, clean, and racially tolerant. What’s more, if you remove these Democrat-run cities from our national statistics, you will find an America that is overwhelmingly peaceful, safe, clean, and racially tolerant. Nevertheless, Democrats and their fake-media allies still blame Republicans for all of their problems. According to them, it is Republicans who are responsible for racism, pollution, and gun violence — even though, out here where we all live, our air, water, … [Read more...] about Nolte: Rural Trump Voters Already Live in the Safe, Tolerant Utopia Leftists Claim to Want
EXCLUSIVE : John Stamos is to explore the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. in a new true crime podcast for Wondery . The Fuller House star and exec producer will produce and narrate The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra , a series that looks at the circumstances of the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra’s son from Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. The series, which will launch on July 27, will uncover the event from the perspective of kidnapper Barry Keenan. Mastermind Keenan, was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze and pills, and his family was falling apart. One day, the voice of God came over the radio in his Chevy Super Sport and told him there was a simple solution to his problems: All he had to do was kidnap Frank Sinatra, Jr. Related Story The Sound & The Flurry: How Podcasts Are Becoming A Hollywood Gold Mine The kidnapping was riddled with profound incompetence and confusion, perpetrated by amateurs whose previous criminal experience had been along the … [Read more...] about John Stamos To Produce & Narrate True Crime Podcast About Kidnapping Of Frank Sinatra Jr. For Wondery