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Monday, March 20, 2017

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

03/17/17 - I'm not a Harry Potter fan and haven't read the books.  The movies aren't
made for my particular demographic but beyond that they're like the latest Star Wars
movies, pretty bad even with the fancy visual effects.

I've been seeing too many too many Credence Barebone types in real life NYC
completely apart from the movie, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them."
The much improve American prequel is centered in 1926 New York City.
These 2017 versions of Credence act out his passive aggressive look to perfection.

In the context of the movie Credence is the more destructive traumatized version of
Newt Scamander the main character played by Eddie Redmayne who is deliberately
shown to have aspy out of focus eyes when looking into the camera.  Scamander is
keeper of the metaphysical Fantastic Beasts loosed upon NYC from a forth dimensional
bottomless portal called a suitcase.  His Beasts are falsely blamed for the destruction
taking place in New York City which is in turn also falsely blamed on witchcraft.

Scamander looks totally out of his time and place especially in 1926 with his deranged
hair and off color long coat.  He doesn't eat or sleep and we see him walking duck toed
in his high-boy laced shoes of the time with Kowalksy the baker.  The Credence Barebone
character is an abused foster child with a nasty id completely opposite his look.  Both
are part of the Harry Potter universe of double ++ ungood magi metaphysical's existing
in and out of that and this time place and space continuum.  IOW, this is a fictional
reflection of or metaphor for events that take place in a metaphysical reality intertwined
with this one.  They are inherently the same reality.


Here is silent era star, Buster Keaton.  Ezra Miller was chosen for the part because of
his Keaton resemblance by the author and screenwriter for Fantastic Beasts, AJ Rowling.



Perceval Graves, played by Colin Farrell has a surreal "deathly hollows" scene in more
ways than one with Ezra Miller's Credence:




The political Roaring Twenties icon, NYS Senator, NYC Mayor, "Beau James",
Jimmy Walker was the real life subject of the 1956 Bob Hope movie comedy,
and the real life character behind Senator Henry Shaw.





The actor playing Sen. Henry Shaw in the clip below more than resembles NYC 1920's
Mayor, Jimmy Walker who was a New York State Senator until 1926 which is when
the movie takes place.  Walker embodied the roaring twenties.  He was the fancy
dressing corruption prone liberal thrown out of office as NYC Mayor in his 2nd term
in 1929 by then NYS Governor, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Credence, who Shaw calls a freak, resembles a young Buster Keaton, the 1920's silent
Star.  John Voight is a look alike stand-in for William Randolph Hearst the right wing
newspaper tycoon and America's first media star who over extended himself in real estate
by buying up and restoring old mansions and castles.  His newspapers of the pre-war
1930's ran unopposed columns by Germany's Hitler and Göring.

Here are some scenes depicting the movie character of Senator Shaw (Walker) and his
powerful newspaper tycoon father (Hearst) played by John Voight.  Poetic dialogue
from the youngest Shaw, "The people behind this aren't like you or me.  This is
witchcraft don't you see."

Is the context of the movie, nomag or muggles are humans who can can be mugged,
bumped, taunted, made to trip over suitcases, manipulated, humiliated but not killed.
Sen. Shaw is the exception because he insults Credence a freak in front of his family.
He calls him a freak.  These operating procedures also apply off screen in the mess
called reality.  "They" don't kill "muggles" types but don't mind mugging them visually
and even physically once or twice a year when stepping out of line which means
febble attempts at breaking out of complete social isolation and learned helplessness.





It's undoubtedly a coincidence that Voight's character in the movie gives a fund raiser
for his son the State Senator.  The fund raiser doesn't turn out so well.  Sen. Shaw is
killed by Credence in his no longer repressed Obscuret malevolent form.  So much
for fiction.

In stranger than fiction reality John Voight gave the intro speech prior to the
Washington DC inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Trump's now infamous inaugural speech in part depicted America as a barren
landscape of deserted factories like something from a Mad Max movie.  As if he were
playing to a foreign audience whose leader uses his RT state sponsored international
TV network to depict America in a negative light as part of Vlad Putin's and Russia's
very successful strategy to reverse the flow of internet information that paints an accurate
but unfavorable picture of closed authoritarian societies like Russia and China.  Their
systems of government leave them no choice but to employ Big Brother censorship
and control far beyond the many flaws of Western more open societies.

The U.S. full employment economy that greeted Trump on January 20th, 2017 was in
sharp contrast to the 800,000 job loses the month before Barack Obama took office in 2009.
For this we can thank the "excellent" chess moves of one Dick Cheney of the Cheney Bush administration and the Republican Party that left Democrats to their traditional role of
recovery and digging out from Republican deregulation which resulted in the 2008
second Great Depression/ Recession from which we still haven't fully recovered.
This was in addition to overseeing an Iraqi Afghan occupation and scheduled withdrawal.
Leaving America's first African-American President with options limited to bad and terrible.
President Obama had the audacity to sign the necessarily imperfect ACA Healthcare Reform Act.

Let's hope the updated version of Credence (in whatever form Steve Bannon or Miller takes)




has acquired some restraint should his metaphysical 2017 equivalence seek to make
movie fantasy into reality.  We wouldn't want want happened in the movie fiction
as John Voight watches as his son is mysteriously killed.  This should never to befall
our beloved 45, DJT whose promise as President is *unpresidented*.

(Is it true that right wing America thought the same of President Obama in 2008?
That he was going to take away their freedumbs and guns accounting for the increased
death threats.  How many actually believed something so ridiculous?  It doesn't matter.
Political power, oil, party over country are what matters per moderate Republican's
Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein.)


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