Saturday, January 9, 2016

The New American Weimar


25 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

Merkel has certainly outdone Chamberlain! sheesh..have a beautiful Sunday my friend xoxoxox :)

-FJ said...

Thanks Angel. She not only gave away her own country, she gave away all of Europe.

beamish said...

The all of Europe let her. It was a mistake for America to withdraw from Europe after World War 2 before we could introduce and integrate them to Western Civilization.

FreeThinke said...

Do you realize these now-standard images we have of German decadence between the two World Wars is largely the product of a Jewish interpretation of those times? Though raised a Christian, Fritz Lang was in fact an ethnic Jew. No true Christian could have come up with such grim, morbid, futuristic fantasies characterized by feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and utter despair.

To be fair what-became Cabaret was based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Diaries, and was then made into a now-all-but-forgotten movie called I Am A Camera with the young Julie Harris in the lead as Sally Bowles. Cabaret, however, –– always a grubby, unsettling, partially demented, invariably depressing work –– was wholly the product of Jews. Isherwood was no Jew, of course, but he was a homosexual, –– another traditionally despised, rejected, abused, generally spiteful minority ––, so the whole thing is sort of a double threat –– a gleeful thumbing of the nose at what had been the West.

The West, however, had already made a travesty of itself with the advance of Hegelian-Marxian-inspired Progressivism - Socialism - Liberalism - Statism –– whatever you want to call it. Once that sort of thinking got into our system, we simply rotted out from within.

The West received its Death Blow more than a century ago; it's just taking a very long time to die –– a process no one seems able even to imagine trying to stop.

FreeThinke said...

PS: I never realize before what an ordinary, flat-faced, dumpy-looking little broad Marlene was at the beginning of her career. She looked better at fifty than she did a twenty.

By the way I have always found The Blue Angel, the movie that made her world famous, to be as terrifying as it is depressing.

These things are more a matter of of self-flagellation than of entertainment. Wallowing in decadence and depravity tends to have effect on all but the most beetle-shelled of cynics.

-FJ said...

The Nazis tried to fill a cultural void, only the cure was worse than the disease.

beamish said...

Ah yes, the great German Volk just needed to get back to praying to trees. :rolls eyes:

-FJ said...

No they just needed a new "instrument of the people" to self-identify and represent them (13:52- 14:42, the mythical Tea Party people). Can you spell D-o-n-a-l-d-T-r-u-m-p?

Gert said...

"It was a mistake for America to withdraw from Europe after World War 2 before we could introduce and integrate them to Western Civilization."

Amazing someone should believe that. But then you always were stark raving bonkers. And definitely more out to 'shock' than say anything that may even have merit.

Gert said...

"Can you spell D-o-n-a-l-d-T-r-u-m-p?"

Comparing US'16 to Weimar is inaccurate. But Trump does play the part of the Nazi party in this part of Americana theatre. Another depression in '16 and Trump probably wins the WH...

-FJ said...

I liken Trump to Italy's Berlusconi...

Gert said...

Quite a good comparison but does Trump do a YOOOGE good 'bunga bunga party'? ;-)

Joe Conservative said...

YOOOOOGE! Only he wears gold camouflage to prevent being photographed indulging

Gert said...

@Joe:

Definitely a bit of a Louis XIV style 'man-of-the-people' then?

When people are so easily deceived they bare responsibility to. Shame me once...

Gert said...

Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas.

Gert said...

Besides, I really draw the line at Damasc bog paper!

Gert said...

Finally definitive proof of the decline of Western Civilisation! And it wasn't Da Joooos after all... It was all there, in the little boy's room at Trump Tower!

Gert said...

"Do you realize these now-standard images we have of German decadence between the two World Wars is largely the product of a Jewish interpretation of those times? Though raised a Christian, Fritz Lang was in fact an ethnic Jew. No true Christian could have come up with such grim, morbid, futuristic fantasies characterized by feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and utter despair."

I'd call you a Neanderthal if that wasn't a Neanderthal libel...

Thersites said...

Definitely a bit of a Louis XIV style 'man-of-the-people' then?

It's the dream of every welfare cheat in America to own a bathroom just like it.

ps - As PT Barnum once said, "no one ever went broke underestimating American intelligence."

Gert said...

"It's the dream of every welfare cheat in America to own a bathroom just like it."

That or an air conditioned penthouse on the top floor of a NY skyscraper with a large, rustic-looking open fire in it. You know you've finally 'arrived'!

Thersites said...

It's the gold plated faucets that can't be beat!

Gert said...

Saddam Hussein oppressed an entire people for them! ;-)

Thersites said...

:)

FreeThinke said...

I would appreciate it very much if contributors to this blog would be kind enough to write in English. Whatever secret code is being used is unintelligible to us poor benighted ignoranti.

The persistent use of INSPEAK is always rude in a public forum.

Thersites said...

The code key is, "ALL my niggas love BLING!"