Hannah Arendt Interviewed, October 28, 1964 (German TV; English Subtitles)
I'm currently listening to an audiobook of the third part of Hannah Arendt's excellent and terrifying Origins of Totalitarianism. I highly recommend you read it. When she talks about what happens with alienated physical masses in economic upheaval, and the underestimation of the conservative parties who think they can use fascists as a temporary, disposable tool to hold their own power, she's describing what has just happened. We've learned nothing. And I really hope I'm wrong.
A Carol For Another Christmas (Rod Serling, 1964) An obscure TV-movie classic written by Rod Serling, originally aired Dec. 28, 1964 (same year as he wrote the screenplay for SEVEN DAYS IN MAY). Starring, among others, Sterling Hayden, Ben Gazzara, Eva Marie-Saint, Peter Sellers, and Britt Ekland.
There is some argument it actually comes from a play at the time, but most--certainly Breitbart's editors and audience--think of it as Göring. The point is what it signifies to them, not its actual origin. And what they're trying to say by calling back to a quotation that, by now, is loaded, to say the least. It's not meant to slip by you.
It's even phrased in a way that presumes intimate familiarity with the original German. The "Browning" is usually translated as "revolver." The whole phrase you may have heard as: "When I hear the word 'culture', that's when I reach for my revolver." It's a fairly famous quote and they riffed on it in this headline.
Deconstructing Comics: Emmet & Me Talk Politics in Comics
That goddamn election just sneaks into everything! Emmet O'Cuana and I just can't seem to stop talking. Post-election, we commiserate and kvetch, and then discuss the treatment of politics in comics, covering V FOR VENDETTA, PREZ, AMERICAN FLAGG!, NAT TURNER, MARCH, the works of Pat Mills, and much more in a freewheeling discussion. Give it a listen!
And of course it's long, I'm talking. And stammering, sorry about that.
Bond villain scale his revenge would take.
If you think it's too much
to imagine Putin would actually want to break up the United States and
remove its superpower status(and isn't this how HUNGER GAMES begins?)
you're forgetting we've been proud to brag WE did it for 25 years. How
we put in people that would dismantle them, how we broke them, made them
beg, how we broke their union into separate republics and knocked them
off the world stage almost to the present day. We did all this. We
disabled them and exacerbated their problems till they were too consumed
by them to think outside Russia anymore. We made the modern Russia. And
we have never shied away from taking full credit. So why should we be surprised?
I'm not saying that we should let it be done to us, because we all
would suffer, and Putin is a fucking terrifying autocratic beast. I'm
just saying it's being done. And we're not recognizing the full picture
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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