WHEN THE MESS MET THE PRESS
(Original Vic Berger Super Deluxe video taken private)
sounded very much like the “rusted out factories” Mad Max vision of
America from his 2017 Inaugural speech aptly labeled American Carnage.
It was delivered as if addressing and reassuring foreign Russian officials
that their economy, the size of Texas, couldn’t be nearly as bad as the
one he, Trump, inherited.
P45 assumed office eight years into an economic rebound. The slowest
economic recovery in modern times was, as my sister recently reminded me,
testimony to the depth of the Bush Great Recession of 2007. Nothing like
Weimar Germany or the 1929 Great Depression triggering WWII but with
many nasty lingering repercussions nationally and worldwide.
The Republican generated 2007 recession along with two foreign Afpac
Iraq occupations caused Dick Cheney of the *Cheney Bush* administration
to predict that the next President, #44 Barack Obama, would be a one term
President. Implying that anyone with the bad luck to assume power after
eight years of Republican induced hegemonic chaos would exhaust all
political capital in the act of recovery on both the foreign and domestic fronts.
Obama was elected twice. Cheney was not quite dead wrong. He’s still alive.
LET US NOW RESORT TO DEEP (state/ throat) THOUGHTS
(and even feelings) amid serious/ humorous comparisons between a
fictional movie and equally fantastic political reality.
Why do that? Because, among other reasons, both the movie and
the Trump reality were released upon the world the same month
and year, Nov. 2016. A particular famous actor co-stared in both.
The confusing jumping back and forth between fiction and
stranger than fiction reality might even be worth your time.
Starting of all places with David Chalmers PhD. Rhodes Scholar,
philosopher and cognitive scientist currently specializing in
the areas of philosophy and language.
Chalmers work inspired the recent Tom Stoppard play,
“The Hard Problem” (of Consciousness) that played in Europe
and was seen by me in late 2018 at Lincoln Center, NYC. The
relevance to the present Trump political farce will eventuate.
Dr. Chalmers famous thought experiments tried to track down
the hard problem of consciousness by drawing comparisons
with hypothetical entities that are by necessity without
* philosophical zombie. (pZombie) [or political zombie?]
“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.
“Fantastic Beasts” movie summery:
The movie depicts William Randolph Hearst (Citizen Kane) in the
guise of 1920’s NYC newspaper tycoon Henry Shaw Sr played by
Jon Voight. His fictional son, US Senator, Henry Shaw Jr, is an
unstated stand-in for former State Senator and NYC Mayor, James
Walker, the subject of the 1950’s Bob Hope movie “Beau James.”
(And no, for Wiki Fandom followers, Hearst and Walker weren’t
related. And yes, Fandom comparisons between the movie and
political reality are meant to look historically correct but it’s done
for the sake of convenience for those involved in making the movie.
Both the movie and historical reality deserve better. My job is to
accurately reconcile both.
Brooklyn neighborhood trick question, “wattaya want, pie or cake?”
This is the NYC Roaring 1920’s pie or strudel version...
Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) whose name in the
movie is pronounced as one word, “Misterscamander” suggesting
a plural personality. He has a “brother.” Newt comes with
paranormal powers, out of focus eyes, itchy face, duck-toed
walk with no apparent need for eating, sleeping or getting along
with ordinary humans. (Reminds me of myself except I love
eating and sleeping with toes pointing up)
Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), he of a suppressed destructive
monstrous id is an orphan with understated nasty abilities completely
opposite his look. (The bigger the front, the bigger the back.)
Porpentina “Tina" Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) is the rare
1920's career girl who is tall, shown wearing double-breasted
men's suit jackets and is a possible forebear across fictional
barriers of Emmanuel Goldstein the alleged underground
resistance leader of George Orwell’s 1984. No references to
Orwell necessary by anyone involved in the movie.
(Film makers keep referencing 1984, from Agent (Winston) Smith
of The Matrix to Orwell’s actor doppelgänger making a brief
appearance in Death of Stalin. Ready Player One’s ioi (Room 101)
bad guys and back to John Wick’s Winston, manager of the
Continental Hotel. The latter happened to be the name of hotel
where Orwell/ Eric Blair recovered after being shot or “plugged”
in the neck fighting Franco fascists and Stalinists in 1930’s Spain.
Then there’s the 1010 binary ominous dojo address that flashed
briefly in Jesse Eisenberg’s great 2019 movie, “Art Of Self Defense”)
Tina's sister, Queenie Goldstein, is a different sort of “witch.”
A “legilimancer” telepath who violates all rules of 1920’s propriety,
dress and magic by making eyes at “nomaj” baker-to-be, Jacob
“Muggles" Kowalski. She knows the quickest way to Jacob’s heart
is through her own 1920's version of fast food pie or strudel, “double-
plus ungood” flirtatious duckspeak fast-talk and telepathic powers.
existing in and out of “our” natural world space-time continuum.
MACUSA or 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 U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and his witch
hunting HUAC made into a Communist devil 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" and “Trumbo” about the Hollywood
blacklists of the 1940’s and 50’s.
Here is an excellent video of silent era star Buster Keaton. Ezra Miller's
resemblance to Keaton was acknowledged by author and screenwriter
J.K. Rowling. As mentioned characters of the movie have deliberate but
unacknowledged resemblances to actual well known historical personalities
of Prohibition Roaring 20’s New York City. Like newspaper tycoon and
America’s first media celebrity, William Randolph Hearst and NY State
Senator and NYC Mayor James Walker.
dance halls were typified by corrupt NYC Mayor Walker, the real-life
subject of the rare 1956 Bob Hope drama, “Beau James."
Walker is depicted in Fantastic Beasts as US Senator from NYS, Henry
Shaw Jr played by Josh Cowdary. The resemblances between the actor
and historical personage is obvious per old YT footage below.
(Wikipedia Harry Potter Fandom Fantastic Beast entries to the contrary)
when the movie takes place. His political mentor was the famed NY
Governor and 1928 Presidential candidate, Al Smith. Walker was the
fancy dressing corrupt populist thrown out of office in his second term
as NYC Mayor in 1929 by then New York State Governor and future
President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. (A Trump foreshadowing?) Just in
time for the 1929 stock market crash and Great Depression made
worse by Republican President Herbert Hoover. (A familiar scenario,
Republican deregulation into economic disaster and Democratic doing
the cleanup dirty work)
Even before assuming office in 1933 President elect Roosevelt
survived an attempted assassination in Florida. His VP elect was
an “America First” isolationist hailing from Texas. Roosevelt then
proceeded to take on the *unpossible* task of digging out of the worst
economic disaster in American history and then helping to defeat Nazi
Germany, Fascist Italy and Japan in World War II.
Below, complete with Chinese subtitles are You Tube scenes showing
Credence Barebone, his adopted family, the Barebones, U.S. Senator
Henry Shaw (James Walker), his powerful newspaper tycoon father,
Shaw Sr (W.R. 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."
(Orwell’s proles or proletariat) who can be bumped, taunted, mugged,
gaslighted, stepped on, made to trip over suitcases, be manipulated,
chased, humiliated, but unlike proles never killed. As seen above and
below, Senator Shaw Jr is the unhappy exception.
(It’s also no coincidence that the name Shaw also happens 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 had only 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 Obscurial unleashed on an unsuspecting Senator Henry Shaw Jr (Walker)
Wizard Graves, played by Colin Farrell, and fictional 1920’s New York City.
Pictures of Hearst are usually shown with darkened dyed hair. The
grey haired Voight bears a resemblances Hearst whose pre-WWII
1930's newspapers ran unopposed columns by Germany's Hitler and Göring.
In the movie Jon Voight’s newspaper tycoon character Henry Shaw Sr
gives a fundraiser for his son a U.S. Senator from New York and
possible future President. The fundraiser resembles the famous annual
NYC Al Smith dinners that in 2016 hosted Presidential candidates
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as seen in the video below co-staring
Cardinal Dolan, MC, Al Smith IV, Governor Cuomo, U.S. Senator Schumer,
ex-NYC Mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, ex-NYC and Presidential
candidate, Mayor Bloomberg, ex-NYC police Commissioner Kelly and, if
you watch enough of the video below, Maria Bartiromo’s weirdly cleaving
Judging by the laughs generated by candidate Trump together with the booing
he received no one should underestimate the mafioso-in-chief or the political
Party that, IMHO, arranged his Russian, Chinese and North Korean friendly
foreign policy (Chinese trade war or no trade war) years ago while assuming
what many including me seemed to forget, that they, the party out of power
would win in 2016.
My guess, the above was in place even before Ed Snowden gave away the NSA
software store to Russia in 2013. 2014, it was no coincidence that the year
after Ed Snowden took up residence in Russia we saw unelected Republican
proxies Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan and Franklin Graham publicly saluting Putin’s
Later in 2014 Trump’s now unofficial lawyer and shadow Secretary of State
Rudy Giuliani saluted Putin’s Ukraine leadership on Fox News over that of
his own President. *Showing uncanny restraint* candidate Trump waited
until 2015 to issue praise for Putin. Totally unrelated events?
Back to fiction. Like the Nov. 2016 election reality, the fictional movie fund
raiser for Senator Shaw doesn't turn out so well. Shaw Jr is assassinated in
front of his father, brother and rich fund raisers by Credence Barebone in
nasty Obscurial form in ways that would be impossible to describe in real
life Hearst newspapers of that time or any time.
In stranger than fiction reality, the real Jon Voight gave the introductory
speech prior to the 2017 Washington DC inauguration of the 45th President
of the United States, Donald J. Trump. This MAGA intro pic below replaced
the original video of Voight’s speech introducing the most obscure musical
talent to ever precede a Presidential Inauguration. Which is still being
investigated along with Russia’s successful American campaign manipulation.
As Mark Twain probably didn’t say, history doesn’t repeat but it always rhymes.
Not to push the metaphor too far but should anything like Credence exist today,
say in the persons of Evangelical pastors or reverends, former Trump official
Steve Bannon or White House aid Stephen Miller who is no relation, but in
the obscurant looks department much “Better Than Ezra.” Miller that is.
Let’s hope they show more restraint should they ever turn on their
“Blizzard Wizard of Lies, Autocrat45.”
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” had results similar to those in the movie wherein
Wizard Graves was unmasked for what he was, the nasty Grindelwald.
Except everyone, his administration, his voters already knew who and
what serpent Trump was which means the book’s exposé was muted and
further discredited by obvious erroneous assertions linking the President
with specifically named females in and out of the White House.
I doubt VP Mike Pence wrote the anonymous NYT “Deep (State) Throat”
NYT Op-Ed claiming to uphold true American conservative ideals
vs the mercurial anarchist and radical, President Trump.
My Guess: the above was a “Murder On The Oriental Express” Fox “News”
group effort. The Trump administration again had months to prepare
for the publishing of Bob Woodward’s book, “Fear, Trump In The
White House.” The subsequent NYT anonymous OpEd was probably
an attempt at Saturday Night Live humor via Fox “News” hosts Sean
Hannity, Geraldo Rivera, Greg Gutfeld and Lou Dobbs trolling the
non-Fox News MSM. A very loose version of Thomas Friedman
OpEd theories on the anonymous 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 he amplified for
war while on roidrage “stamina” or is it Miller Time showing off for his boss
watching from Casablanca(WH), DC? Miller is the point man on immigration.