Ted and Courtney Balaker, the filmmakers behind Little Pink House, announced that the film’s theatrical release will occur in March, 2018. Little Pink House — the story of Susan Kelo, a small-town nurse who fought against the eminent domain seizure of her home — has been touring film festivals throughout 2017 and has won several awards. More on the film here.
A recent episode of South Park, Holiday Special, took aim at modern focus on racial identity, “privilege,” and victimhood. “Turns out I’m not totally white. I am also part northern Asian and even some Kurdish. I’m a victim of oppression,’ one white character says.” Elizabeth Warren needs to see this.
Per the Guardian, “In Britain, early reviews of Armando Iannucci’s dark satire on the aftermath of Joseph Stalin’s death have been glowing. In Russia, nobody is laughing…The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw said The Death of Stalin was the film of the year and gave it five stars. Many in Russia are less amused, however, as the film threatens to reopen heated Russian debates about the role of Stalin as the centenary of the October Revolution that brought the Bolsheviks to power approaches.”
The Libertarian Republic reports that the Weinstein scandal is sending financial shock waves in the direction of Michael Moore: “Films by left-wing documentary producer Michael Moore and bloody movie director Quentin Tarantino are now in jeopardy, according to a number of Hollywood outlets. Talent agencies and actors are fleeing the Weinstein Company along with funds, and the company finances are now ‘dire’ as it braces for a flood of lawsuits, Deadline/Hollywood reports.”
The following are eight short films mocking social justice, political correctness, and attempts to restrict free speech. Warning: Those easily offended by may be triggered!
An innocent student enters the Orwellian world of a college classroom, only to find that his lack of indoctrination makes him unwelcome. [7 min] [If you like this, you may also like this short film by the same director, Neel Kolhatkar: #Equality.]
How to Get Offended
Comedian JP Sears explains in three easy steps how to be offended by anything. [3 min]
Ain’t No Rest For the Triggered — Social Justice: The Musical
Internet sensation and comedian Chris Ray Gun mocks social justice in a short musical. [3 min]
Remy’s Occupy Wall Street Protest Song
Musician/comedian Remy takes up protesting. [3 min]
Trigger Warnings | We the Internet TV
A woke college professor explains trigger warnings to her perplexed students. [5 min]
University of Missouri, Mizzou Campus:
PC Mob Uses Orwellian Tactics On Student Reporter
Brilliant video mixing of University of Missouri thugs intimidating a student reporter with South Park episode on PC-based violence. In less than 2 minutes see how the intolerant Left operates. [2 min]
Comedian Steve Hughes: I Was Offended!
Comedian Steve Hughes mocks PC limits on “offensive speech” in this short clip entitled: I Was Offended! It was taken from his While It’s Still Legal comedy act. [2 min]
Evergreen State College Controversy (HBO)
HBO has released a 7-minute short film on the shocking SJW takeover of Evergreen State College (WA), where student mobs demanded white people leave campus for a day of anti-privilege…and one besieged professor stood his ground. The college has Masters in Teaching (MIT) degree that specifically incorporates social justice into every aspect of its curriculum. [7 min]
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Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13th, 1925. She did more to roll back the State than just about any other politician of the last century, both at home and abroad. She is celebrated in the excellent documentary Margaret: Death of a Revolutionary. “SHUT your eyes and think of Margaret Thatcher (twin-set, hair-do, hand bag, smells nice) and Fidel Castro (combat fatigues, bushy beard, revolver, smells of backy). Which one is the firebrand working-class revolutionary? The answer, of course, is Mrs Thatcher. The vile tyrant Castro enslaved and impoverished the lower orders in Cuba. Thatcher enriched and liberated them in Britain.”
Actress Janine Turner (Northern Exposure) has launched an organization, “Constituting America,” to educate youth on the Constitution and its importance. Per Wikipedia, Turner “has described herself as ‘socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I’m almost more libertarian’…She has written 85 essays on the 85 Federalist Papers.”
Wikipedia describes her organization as a “right-wing propaganda group.” Among other things, Constituting America has a short film contest; in the clip below, one of the winners talks about her film. As you can see, it’s horrifying right-wing propaganda directed at young people! They talk about the Constitution! [h/t Instapundit]
An entrepreneur solves the post-WWII bubble gum shortage, bringing happiness and jobs to war-weary America — until he is destroyed by the IRS. Andy Paris: Bubble Gum King credits: [Dir: Dino Reyes/ Actors/ 65 min/ Documentary/ Creator-as-Hero, Pro-Capitalism, Anti-Taxation]
Shortly after the end of WWII, a young Andy Paris happened to see some kids scuffling. When he intervened, he was told they were fighting over a piece of bubble gum — there was a shortage at the time of pretty much anything that was fun for kids. Andy Paris decided to do something about it.
With a little investigation, he learned that the shortage of bubble gum had continued because global supply chain of one the key ingredients, latex, had been disrupted by the war.
Having frequently traveled to Mexico to buy candy for his parents’ store, he was also aware that the trees from which the precursor of latex was extracted were plentiful south of the border. So, he convinced some Mexican manufacturers to produce latex for him, from which he would manufacture bubble gum, and he set up a small factory in McAllen, Texas for that purpose.
His costs were so low that he was able to dramatically lower the price of bubble gum to just a penny a piece, and make money in spite of it – bundles of money. He was so successful so fast that by 1947 he was the country’s youngest millionaire, and was featured on the cover of Life Magazine, dubbed “Andy Paris: Bubble Gum King.” His fame even won him the attention of Marilyn Monroe, whom he dated briefly.
Unfortunately, his success also attracted the attention of the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS didn’t like the way he accounted for his latex purchases in Mexico, which were often paid for in cash, as the sellers preferred it. After years of tangling with investigators, the IRS managed to build a case against him and took everything he had. Emotionally exhausted and financially destroyed, Andy Paris never returned to his former level of glory.
His story is sympathetically told in this documentary tribute to him. I wouldn’t say this is an artful or powerful production, but it’s worth watching for sheer subject matter alone; it’s remarkably pro-entrepreneur and pro-capitalism. As it focuses mostly on his meteoric rise, it’s generally upbeat despite his eventual loss, and would make a good film to share with kids, the ultimate beneficiaries of Paris’s efforts.
External Reviews of Andy Paris: Bubble Gum King
“The Andy Paris story is a genuine rags-to-riches to IRS audits all-American tale.”
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Per the Daily Telegraph, “Society’s ‘stupidly politically correct’ sensibilities will lead to the ‘death of comedy’, the veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks has warned. Brooks, known for his plethora of acclaimed comedy movies, said political correctness was becoming a stranglehold on comedians.” A documentary on this subject, Can We Take a Joke?, won the Anthem Film Festival top prize in 2016.