WHEN THE MESS MET THE PRESS
(Try watching till the air horn “stable political genius” ending)
Trump’s “drug infested nightmare” sounds like the “rusted out
factories like thombstones” Mad Max depiction of America from his
2017 Inaugural speech. Nothing like 800,000 jobless that occurred
in the single month before President Obama took office in 2009.
There’s nothing like assuming office eight years into an economic rebound.
The slowest economic resurgence in modern times is testimony to the
seriousness of the 08 Great Recession. It’s as if “weird shit” Trump were
playing exclusively to endtime evangelicals, Republican nativist or RT audience.
LET US NOW RESORT TO *DEEP DEEP THOUGHTS*
(The relevance to DJT will eventuate)
David Chalmers, The Character of Consciousness, 2010:
"Where physics is concerned with the microscopic processes that
underlie macroscopic reality, metaphysics is concerned with the
fundamental nature of reality. A metaphysical hypothesis might make
a claim about the reality that underlies physics itself. Alternatively, it
might say something about the nature of our minds, or the creation of
our world"...David Chalmers, PhD, Rhodes Scholar, philosopher
and cognitive scientist currently at NYU specializing in the
areas of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.
Serious/ humorous comparisons:
Wikipedia, David Chalmers' hypothetical thought experiments:
* philosophical zombie. or pZombie (**particle, political)
unlike the zombie of popular fiction, in philosophy of mind and
perception is a hypothetical being that from the outside is
indistinguishable from a normal human being but lacks conscious
experience, qualia, or sentience.
*behavioral zombie (bZombie)behaviorally indistinguishable from a human.
*neurological zombie (nZombie) has a human brain and physiologically
indistinguishable from a human.
*Put em all together and whattayaget?
The Nov. 2016 U.S. and New York City premier of “Fantastic Beasts and
Where To Find Them" coincided with the release of a different sort of
Beast, the Nov 2016 Presidential election of Donald J. Trump. Despite
one being fictional they have much in common beyond release dates.
“Fantastic Beasts” movie summery:
My grandfather frequently referred to his 1880’s Brooklyn tough neighborhood
trick question, “wattaya want, pie or cake?” This is 1920’s pie or strudel version...
I was never a Harry Potter fan. I saw the movies and was never impressed
enough to read the books. The movie version of Fantastic Beasts was exceptional.
The main characters: Credence Barebone, he of a suppressed destructive
monstrous id played by Ezra Miller (no relation to Stephen) serving as
counterpart to Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne. Along with
supernatural powers, out of focus schizy eyes, itchy face, duck-toed walk,
Scamander has no need for eating, sleeping or getting along with ordinary people.
Scamander is also keeper of the “Fantastic Beasts” loosed upon 1920’s NYC
from his 5th dimensional James Bond-like device-loaded suitcase. The beasts
contained are then falsely blamed by the MACUSA magical ruling class for
unexplained 1920's NYC mayhem which they deem needs stopping before
attracting attention and thus betraying the existence of supernatural beings
with the look of ordinary humans who intrude upon this world and have
the added advantage of hiding and existing behind a wall of disbelief.
The Credence Barebone character is a orphan with nasty abilities
completely opposite his look. (Bigger the front, bigger the back.)
Porpentina “Tina" Goldstein played by Katherine Waterston is the rare
1920's "career girl" who is tall, wears asexual double-breasted men's
suit jackets and is a possible forebear across fictional barriers of Emmanuel
Goldstein the alleged underground resistance leader of Orwell’s 1984.
Tina's sister, Queenie Goldstein, is a different kind of witch. She’s a “legilimens”
telepathic who also violates all rules of 1920’s propriety dress and magic by making
eyes at “nomag” baker-to-be, Jacob “Muggles" Kowalski. She knows the quickest
way to Jake's heart is through her own 1920's version of fast food strudel, double-plus
ungood fast talk and telepathic powers. Her inability to read Scamander’s mind is
due to his British accented encrypted thoughts. Suggesting atypical reasons for being
and out of a space-time continuum that intrudes on "our" everyday existence
everyday in every way. (The reality based “Personal Shopper" with Kristen
Stewart understates the intrusion and ends typically by attributing everything to
madness or hallucination) The MACUSA, Magical Congress USA is assigned
the task of making sure their kind remain on the borders of superstition held by
MACUSA, is also a play on the very real Professor Herbert Marcuse of 1940's -
50's America that Senator Joseph McCarthy and his witch hunting HUAC made
into a Communist bogeyman incarnate surpassing even that of Saul Alinsky
stupidly billed by today’s Republicans as Hillary Clinton’s evil “wizard”
subversive mentor. Prof. Macuse is depicted in two recent movies "Hail Cesar"
about Hollywood writers of the 40’s and 50’s and other recent 1950’s blacklist movies.
Here is an excellent video of silent era star Buster Keaton. Ezra Miller's
resemblance to Keaton was acknowledged by screenwriter J.K. Rowling.
Other characters of the movie have deliberate but unacknowledged physical
resemblances to actual well known historical personalities of Prohibition
Roaring 20’s New York City. Like newspaper tycoon and media star
William Randolph Hearst and NYS Senator and NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker.
subject of the 1956 Bob Hope comedy, “Beau James." Walker is depicted in
Fantastic Beasts as US Senator Henry Shaw played by Josh Cowdary chosen
because of his resemblance to Walker as shown in old YT footage and in
further FB video clips below:
when the movie takes place. His political mentor was the famed Al Smith.
Walker was the fancy dressing corrupt populist thrown out of office as NYC
Mayor in 1929 by then New York State Governor and future President,
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Just in time for the 1929 Great Depression made
so much worse by Republican policies of then President Herbert Hoover.
Here are scenes showing Credence, U.S. Senator Henry Shaw (Walker),
his powerful newspaper tycoon father, Shaw Sr. (Hearst) and JK Rowling
dialogue from #2 son, Langdon Shaw, “the people behind this aren't like you or me,
this is witchcraft don't you see."
humans (Orwell’s proles or proletariat) who can be bumped,
taunted, mugged, stepped on, made to trip over suitcases, be
manipulated, chased, humiliated, but never killed. As seen above
and below, Senator Henry Shaw Jr is the unhappy exception.
It’s also no coincidence that the name Shaw also happenes to sound
like polite slang of the times for something else. When cursing among
polite company in my grandfathers and fathers time or in science fiction
novels of the 1950’s you only had to put a silent p in front of shaw for pshaw.
As shown above Senator Shaw has the misfortune of calling Credence a
freak in front of his adopted family. The resulting uncontrolled rage
manifests as a free floating monster of the id called an Obsecuret
(or Obsecurus) unleashed on an unsuspecting Senator Shaw, Wizard
Graves, played by Colin Farrell, and New York City.
In the movie, John Voight plays Henry Shaw Sr. father of the US Senator.
Voight is a stand-in for newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst,
America's first media star. Hearst overextended himself and lost much
of his newspaper fortune in real estate by buying and refitting old
mansions and castles. Pictures of Hearst are usually shown with
darkened dyed hair. Aside from that there's a loose resemblance
between him and the grey haired Voight. Hearst newspapers of the
pre-WWII 1930's would run unopposed columns by Germany's
Hitler and Göring.
Voight's newspaper tycoon character gives a fund raiser for his son the Senator
resembling the famous Al Smith dinners given in NYC that in 2016 hosted
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as seen in the video above.
As with the 2016 real life election, the 1920’s movie fund raiser doesn't turn out as planned.
The Senator, Henry Shaw Jr., is violently assassinated in front of his father by
Credence in Obscurial form in ways that would be impossible to describe in
his fathers fictional or real Hearst newspapers of that time or any time.
In stranger than fiction reality, the real life John Voight gave the introductory
speech prior to the 2017 Washington DC inauguration of the 45th President
of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
Should anything like Credence exist today in the persons of former
Trump officials Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller (no relation but
in the obscurant looks department much *Better Than Ezra* Miller).
Let’s hope more restraint is demonstrated should they ever turn on
“Wizard Master, 45.”
Update January 2018:
Originally this posting was made shortly after actor John Voight introduced
Trump’s January 2017 inaugural celebration. As predicted above, Steve Bannon’s
January 2018 exposé via Michael Wolf, “Fire and Fury, Inside The Trump
White House” has had results similar to those in the movie wherein
Wizard Graves was unmasked for what he was.
Except everyone, his administration, his voters already knew who
and what Trump was so the surprise was muted.
It’s possible Stephen Miller is the anonymous NYT “Deep (State) Throat”
NYT Op-Ed author claiming to upholding true American conservative ideals
vs autocrat President Trump. Or the author could be the little General,
Beauregard Sessions, the recent object of Trump’s public criticism. I doubt both.
UPDATE 9/19/20: My Guess: this is a Murder On The Oriental Express scenario:
The Trump administration had months to prepare for the Bob Woodward book.
The NYT anonymous oped is probably an attempt at Saturday Night Live humorous
distraction via Fox “News” Hannity, Dobbs psyops media manipulation. Which is
a loose paraphrase of a recent Thomas Friedman NYT oped.
as SF novelist William Gibson noted on Twitter, doesn’t exhibit much of a
blink reflex when going at it with CNN’s Jake Tapper. Is it Miller Time
or amplified “roidrage stamina?”