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Art and Culture 38: Throw Boston Globe off the Bus!

18 Apr

For the Uncensored!

It seems to be the next best thing to make fun of people while they are dead, because there forbearers can’t come back from the grave and sue them into the next life. But it makes sense why publications are against Shakespeare. Shakespeare is the father of all English language. William Shakespeare is the founder of modern speech that we know it, and while I do realize that the earth was in a Pangea before, and we all could walk across each other’s land, it broke off for a reason. If the earth had stayed where it was, there would be no mystery to life. Which is why the Boston Globe is the next publication that has joined in the hatred against William Shakespeare. I’m all for debating the merits and logic of Shakespeare’s work, but at the cost of throwing Shakespeare out of being taught in schools, or being called “racist” is a sign that society can’t deal with the past.             

When the opinion writer, Anne Bernays said in her Boston Globe opinion piece, which was updated on April 16th, 2021, “Styron should not have written this book, not because of a lack of talent but because he “couldn’t know” what it was like to be a Black man who was enslaved by another person.” (https://archive.vn/wS0Zx)

This is when the writer should have pulled back. William Styron knew what he was doing when he wrote the Confessions of Nat Turner, and the idiotic reminder of why Anne Bernays has no imagination to write a book from another person’s point of view.

            She does bring up something true: “Follow the specious reasoning employed by such culture warriors: Children’s stories can only be written by children. The only person allowed to write a cookbook is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. If you haven’t lived it, don’t go near it or we’ll come and get you. Throw Shakespeare from the train: What did he know about how a jealous Black husband feels?” (https://archive.vn/wS0Zx)

            This is what we call in the fiction world, imagination, depth, putting yourself in other people’s shoes.

            I mean, since millennials (not this writer here) can’t process the idea of a genius like Shakespeare because they need to complain about every little detail that they hate, and this boomer article writer, Anne Bernays, thinks it’s cool to pretend the animosity people feel toward a writer who writes from a black character is bad, just like Shakespeare’s Othello. It’s like your high school English teacher being there to remind you of how bad a job you’re doing. It’s why academia and journalism are the most mocked courses in all of human history. Btw, you don’t need a course in journalism to tell people what’s going on.            

 But to remain on topic, Shakespeare would have laughed at these comments, because if you destroy history you are putting yourself in the guillotine, and cut your own head off by choice. Millennials and there boomer counterparts who write articles like “Throw Shakespeare off the Train” is why I have little patience for there antics. But she does save herself at the end by saying, “One of the most harrowing of all war novels, “The Red Badge of Courage,” about a young Civil War deserter, was written by Stephen Crane, a man who had never taken part in any war. It is still deservedly in print after 136 years. He must have done something right.”

This article isn’t entirely about throwing Shakespeare off the train, but it does remind you that the Culture War of 2021 wants to take away every book that we love off the shelf. If people can’t find Shakespeare in a library or bookstore, it’s about censorship. Taking away books doesn’t mean people are safe. It only makes William Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Salman Rushdie, and every banned book a hot topic and people want to know what it is. 

            The left are gaining no traction, and the world we know is being threatened by communists who don’t like to read books. I think it’s time to read more books, and unsubscribe from Disney +, Netflix, and insert your favorite streaming service model here. But Shudder gets a break. 

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly, and where he will post one article a day (the bulk of his work will appear on substack officially). Also he can be found on Our Freedom Book https://www.ourfreedombook.com/thereallouistbruno17 His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

Also available on podcast too: 

www.breaker.audio/the-real-louis-t-brunos-blog

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MDA5ZDY3MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

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Art and Culture # 37: Hemingway did not have leftist views

14 Apr

For anyone who thinks Hemingway had leftist views, really didn’t know Hemingway. If you think Hemingway gender swapping in bed, asking his then wife to call him a woman’s name, that’s not having leftist views. According to Ken Burns, this portrayal of Hemingway should be a a damning expose of how a man like Hemingway acted in bed, is not that damning. The truth is, Hemingway really didn’t have leftist views. Any writer who thinks that he did actually can’t give Hemingway the chance to be who he was. A man’s man. If he hated your writing, he outright told you. It’s because he was unapologetic, and he wouldn’t expect anyone in the future to apologize for him, or explain away his actions (secretly leftists will do that all the time when they do something wrong). 

            I think this proves that Hemingway would have never  apologized for what he did. No one should, and I invite you to kill yourself if you apologize with a half ass attitude. In this poisonous day and age, 2021, where the media celebrates people’s faults because they need clicks and readers attention, it’s not hard to profit from misery and rage. While writing and craft do not matter to a dying form, like novels, art, Ken Burns wants to show all Hemingway’s flaws, and I can respect him for giving Hemingway depth and personality and showing his flaws. It’s not a “gotcha” moment to not have leftists views, but it’s rather freeing. 

The only smear I see is that leftists want to add in bullshit about Hemingway’s views that don’t add anything to the man Hemingway was. Hemingway served in WW1 and was a combat reporter in WW2, and joined in on the fighting and took pride in hunting. Hell, Ralph Ellison sings his praises in the Ken Burns documentary as well.

            If you really want to crucify the past, you must crucify yourself. Which I won’t do. If people are mad about the past, go complain and virtue signal to hide your own bad thoughts. Scream about it, because it doesn’t hide the lefts real racism on the inside. Because the past is not clean and it didn’t care about politically correct thoughts, and it still doesn’t. You can’t hide from the past, and you can’t erase or denigrate writers like Hemingway for having troubles and being who he was. The only crime Hemingway committed is being imperfect, and thought crime in 2021, is all the rave.

            For 2021, people want everyone’s rough edges to be refined, and people don’t work like that. Having people act in a pristine manner is against human nature. Hemingway will always be read, and even if I don’t like his writing personally, I will defend his legacy because I would want the same done for me. And just because Hemingway was published by leftists, it doesn’t mean he held leftists views. Hemingway was imperfect sure, but for a quote from Charlie Wilson’s war summarizes Hemingway the best: “You can teach a man to type but not to grow tits.”

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly, and where he will post one article a day. Also he can be found on Our Freedom Book https://www.ourfreedombook.com/thereallouistbruno17 His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

Also available on podcast too: 

www.breaker.audio/the-real-louis-t-brunos-blog

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MDA5ZDY3MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

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Art and Culture # 35: Cancel Culture is about Consequences and Pretenses

9 Apr

-For the Uncensored!

If Cancel Culture is the modern day witch hunts of Salem. It make sense. Witch hunts are made to create distrust in the community. Calling women witches and then trying them in a court of law because they were “evil” is the terrible price society pays when it will only believe and behave by one set of rules. 

            If Democracy should be about freedom of speech, ask Cuban political prisoners how that works when they are taught to read the crimes they are being convicted of. What is impossible to deny is that the Salem Witch Trials are still here. According to Global News on Meera Estrada on April 4th, 2021, “But cancel culture, or as I refer to it, consequence culture, serves as a means by which minorities and marginalized groups are demanding that public discourse shift from those historically in power, to include all members of society. It is about holding individuals and institutions accountable for their actions. It is about consequences for wrongful behaviour.” 

            But the thing is, Meera, if you thought about the Salem Witch trials, then people should have protected the witches right to practice being witches, but no one cared about the Salem Witches right to think and express “wrongful behavior.”

            The Germ of the Salem witch trials is still alive in America, and the left, who constantly blame white people for there problems but don’t take responsibility for their own lives. Art is about being an individual and not worrying about pretense or consequence.

            What CNN comments on everyday about “domestic terrorism” and “neo Nazi’s” is why the left are losing. There are no more white supremacists or people associated with the KKK, unless they are democrats, like Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, wearing black face at a party. But Cancel Culture didn’t come for him. 

            Cancel Culture protects the left and there repercussions, like Hollywood and there sexual molestation and rape charges. But the thing is, while Cancel Culture protects the left, the germ of the screaming townspeople yelling at women who were “witches” is where history must bear the weight of how modern culture pretends to care about freedom of speech. Art requires more freedom of speech. Art requires you to be daring when repressive moguls in Hollywood hate you for what you think. To think outside the box. But the left don’t want that. Think like the puritans during the Salem Witch trials as you hurt your family members by silencing there opinions or never speaking to them. That makes you a “genius level person” if you did that.

            The left are dishonest when it comes to freedom of speech, and Bill Maher sometimes has to be the one who calls his own party out, at some point. According to Glen Greenwald, once head of the Intercept remarked, “with Obama, the left’s view of criticism narrowed” causing them to shut down and never hear valid criticism. They cared less about freedom of speech and what people could actually say or ask.          

If the court had just laughed off the Salem Witch trials, there would be no dead women, hung after being found guilty of being “witches.” 

            It’s biblical. The action of consequence should not mean death or pretenses should not mean shaming or death would come with the ability to speak. Let’s all agree that idea should be left for dictators and warlords who commit worse crimes than any conservative star could do in a debate. Nor should pretenses mean that you can’t say anything either.

            What is sad is that Cancel Culture doesn’t allow the accused to be forgiven. It’s not the gulag camp, but eternal shaming. People shouldn’t be ashamed of opinions that offend people or be scared not to say anything. There should be no consequences for people asking questions either. 

People shouldn’t mind questions, but the more you question and mock, the left will hate you for it. Only leftists support Consequence Culture because they don’t mind being fired for no reason, and nor do they care about freedom of speech. They have no opinions, nor are they artists. But leave real opinions for free thinkers who don’t live in the idiot village the leftists live in. 

            But it’s fine. Everyone needs a villain. Villains do not always remain villains throughout the ages.

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly, and where he will post one article a day. Also he can be found on Our Freedom Book https://www.ourfreedombook.com/thereallouistbruno17 His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

Also available on podcast too: 

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https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MDA5ZDY3MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

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Art and Culture # 34: Why Protect Freedom of Speech (in Art and Life)?

6 Apr

For the Uncensored!

There seems to be no debate for all free thinking individuals who want to be able to be heard, but there are people out there who don’t want freedom of speech because they rightly have no answer to questions I or anyone else has. “Get that shot, because it will help you.” Oh yes, that’s what you hear in every single horror movie. The disease is the cure. But that idea and conversation all of a sudden is that you can’t have regular conversations like this. It’s not hard to have an answer, and even if it’s wrong, it can be debated with logic. 

            Logic is what makes us debate and how you phrase things can help people think like you. Emotional debates do not help logical discussions. It’s because someone has to be the grown up. They have to be better than the opponent. They can’t argue with them all the time, and in a logical debate, all you have to do, to puncture an emotional conversation is to use humor.

            Yes, humor in a debate can erase emotions. It calms the anger of your opponent. But today, the very idea of freedom of speech is protecting the very nature of art itself.

            Art can not be made by a committee. Art can not be made by a democracy. Art needs to remain singular and protected by Freedom of Speech. But today, no one wants to protect freedom of speech. It seems easier to just believe lies the television is telling you. Hey, vegging out on television is easier than reading a book. Some would rather take the Marvel films over Cinema, because they want to be entertained.

            Well, you can’t live off entertainment forever. It’s not bad to be entertained. But at some point, you have to graduate. And protecting freedom of speech is hard. No one wants to let an online argument go. Everyone thinks that’s real life. Think of social media as a honey pot for anger. Freedom of speech though should even protect us in the basis that saying things away from the work place has to exist or everyone will start eating each other up.

            2020 was a prime example. No one wants to fight for freedom of speech because it’s easier to blame people for problems instead of debating them, and putting the emotional left in there place. 

            If we don’t have freedom of speech, that means everyone could be crucified for what they say, as Jesus did for proclaiming he was the Son of God. Today, you would have just blown that person off, not crucify them. 

            Freedom of Speech means protecting those who you don’t like. It’s called being an individual in a mob mentality, on all sides of the spectrum. If no one is allowed to be taboo, no one can exist.

            Whether you are an artist or a regular person, freedom of speech means protecting art, words, images, and things you may not like. You can debate still, and if the other side doesn’t want to hear it, you won the debate. Logic is the key in freedom of speech. Getting rid of hate speech is not suppressing it either.

            Art is meant to let your darker images flow, and putting it down in Art will help you become a better person, and exercising demons in art help you relieve the will to attack people physically and emotionally. Whether through brush, pen, woodwork, all forms of art can help you become better.

            It’s why the left can’t debate because they have no will to create or be individuals, and while you have read many articles where I attack the left, I do benefit from art, images, language, that I find appealing. Most of the artists I read are leftists. I hold no apologies for what I like and dislike. I protect everyone’s freedom of speech because that’s what makes Art so great. 

            Instead of committing violence, writing it down in a story helps you relieve your pain and sorrow. Acting on violence only results in pain and agony. Innocents die because you can’t express yourself or say what you think. Art can help you better, and in art, with such trauma or idiosyncrasy, helps benefit your art and help you develop talent you didn’t think you had in you. Much like art, freedom of speech must be defended too.

            But here’s the whole deal of supporting freedom of speech. It’s sometimes an uneven fight. You may look like an asshole for defending freedom of speech, but those who defended freedom of speech, in the past, will die off, or sell out. You can have varying opinions on things, because people are complex, and being consistent is hard enough. Bernie Sander’s consistent support cf communism meant a deathblow in his chances to be president in 2020. He could have easily won the presidency if he hadn’t praised Fidel Castro. 

            I don’t take away his right to say what he wants. I mean, how could he be rich and support communism, is still a trick I would like to know how to do. I do defend anyone’s right to freedom of speech and sometimes, laughing at things can help you win debates too.

            I bring that up again for a reason. Winning the war on freedom of speech sometimes might not not just take facts, but also in how you deliver your words, and how you can win people over with logic and humor. They can go hand in hand. GK Chesteron is one person who managed to combine humor and philosophy together, with his work the Screwtape Letters. He had to make it interesting to outsiders. CS Lewis and Tolkien did it through story, and fantasy, using metaphors instead of outright theological messages.

            It’s about learning how to win arguments without getting emotional. In the digital world, freedom of speech, when you can’t see someone’s face, the humor and irony is missed with sardonic statements that can be used against people.

            Socrates was killed for his words, because they could use it against him. This is when government did not respect artists or philosophers and saw every means to destroy people and not have free and open discussions.

            America is not a democracy. It is a place where the oppressed search for freedom of speech. A truly open minded person, who cares about freedom of speech, has to let all manner of speech be heard. Or we are living in Communist China where Winnie the Pooh, the dictator of China, Xi Xi Ping, can limit freedom of speech however he wants, because he has a small dick.

            But freedom of speech, as I bring up Socrates, are those who died because they pushed back against the Oracles of his day, and questioned them. It’s easy to pretend that freedom of speech doesn’t matter when you don’t have any morals or principles to back up your lifestyle. 

            If you’re fine with living with limited speech, go there and find out what it means to be censored. Freedom of Speech means living with each other, in peace, and hearing what people have to say.

            Too many have died or been ostracized because they have expressed a different opinion. It’s hard to be better when you are demoralized all the time. America allows you the freedom to not hang around people you dislike. Which is good. You don’t and shouldn’t bother with people who want to commit physical violence, and I believe in self-defense (in both artistic forms, dialogue, and against a physical threat, too, which most countries forsake in order to have the safety of the government protect them, like Britain). 

            Because defending yourself physically is different than arguing with people, but today, both mean the same thing. It’s a dark time when lefties in general don’t care what you think, but if they can’t take a joke or listen to a differing opinion, they can get offline and stay in there bubble. I implore them to instead of committing physical violence against there opponents because you are only proving me right.

            Silence is not violence, and lefties view of “hate speech” is wrong, is false and disingenuous. But the phrase from Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman comes to mind, “What we have is a failure to communicate.” 

            Because communication is the bedrock of all speech, good or bad, and if socially distanced lefties are reading this, and still feel differently, I think you may have come to the wrong article. Art and freedom of speech are intertwined, and it must be fought for with logic and communication.

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly, and makes exclusive articles there. Also he can be found on Our Freedom Book https://www.ourfreedombook.com/thereallouistbruno17 His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

Also available on podcast too: 

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Art and Culture # 33: The Philosophy and Reality of the Digital Industry

4 Apr

For the Uncensored!

I don’t want anyone to be confused and think I’m talking about science fiction, but story telling has always been just about the medium as it is the words being written. Some writers, like William Gibson, talk about the future in plain speak, but put it in far off future worlds, but it seems to me that the death of science fiction is not from the settings or the way characters speak. It’s not just with a form either. Writers don’t have to use a typewriter anymore, because the accessibility of computers made it easier for creative people to achieve there dreams. But I think Naked Lunch is what I think of. The film, not the book. Bill Lee, who works as a roach killer (all based on William Burroughs life) but the film diverts as Bill starts taking the bug powder as a drug. Bugs start talking to him, and he runs to a fictional place called the Interzone after he shoots his wife, Joan, in a game of William Tell. The famous line from the film is “Show them our William Tell routine.”

Trailer for Naked Lunch

            Bill Lee escapes to Tangiers, but it’s another version of Tangiers, unlike what you read in Paul Bowels The Sheltering Sky. It’s dominated by mugwamps, and a typewriter that speaks to Bill, as it is his source of creativity but also a great enemy to him.

            What this does serve is that no matter what the form of writing or the place, it always does serve a higher purpose. 

            What the digital industry offers creatives is that we don’t need to be at a publisher to help us channel our own Interzones. We have the ability to write down our thoughts, and no matter the promise of money or wealth, our words are still our own. 

            In the digital industry, words and places are sometimes incongruent with each other. You don’t need to believe in a Matrix to understand that cyberspace exists. It used to be a very scarce idea, and it felt like you were apart of a cult that knew something that the general public didn’t know. It was fresh, exciting, as you could hear and see so many people chatting and thinking alike or differently. Disagreeing and debating. Talking all at once. People who weren’t online didn’t get it. Less people were online when the Internet and the Digital Industries started, and it felt like a special community. 

            What the Matrix gave us is the digital industries, something for all to help sell there wares but also help build a stronghold in the digital industries. Amazon wasn’t even on the periphery yet. During the early 90’s you had to use dial up, and hear the modem clicking, dialing in. It was like listening to a track from the electronica band, Daft Punk. William Burroughs would never have imagined this in his wildest dreams. The Interzone and The Matrix do share some things in common. Like how one person on drugs can be in an entirely different place, while cyberspace and the digital industries allow us to go there without taking drugs. 

            Digital Industries and the tools  that helps us see cyberspace are apart of what we see, and the Digital Industry allows us to set up our wares. We use social media accounts to give ourselves validity, and we can tell people what we think and see, and where we have information to spared. No matter false or true, information is made up of sentences that give us meaning. It still is our information to spread. 

            Just because it’s wrong doesn’t mean it needs to be censored either. Digital Industries have helped a lot of independent artists become superstars, but if we aren’t allowed to say what we want, then that Matrix’s is not free, then it is controlled. 

            All the hatred and bitterness sewn online by the legacy media can be hurtful, damaging, but you can’t censor the right to be heard and in the Matrix, what would you rather be? Neo, or the machines? Maybe we’re all Bill Lee high on our own drugs, living in another time, but then, maybe being on drugs and away from online is a good thing (jk, don’t do drugs guys, but if you do, don’t get behind the wheel. Be safe when using recreational drugs). We will heal, but not from big tech telling us it’s okay. The Digital Industry will adapt, but if America heals, it won’t be help from Big Tech, at all.

            Where it will come from? Tuning out, and relaxing. Because after this, it won’t be that hard. Nothing should be harder than what America has had to go through. But in the digital nomads, if we have no where to turn to, we might not have anywhere left. But we will find a way. As Jeff Goldblum character’s, Dr. Ian Malcom said in Jurassic Park, “life finds a way.”

            The people will find a way.

Also available on podcast too: 

www.breaker.audio/the-real-louis-t-brunos-blog

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MDA5ZDY3MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

https://pca.st/504t7jxr

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly. Also he can be found on Our Freedom Book https://www.ourfreedombook.com/thereallouistbruno17 His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

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Art and Culture 32: Shakespeare and the Translation Game!

1 Apr

-For the Uncensored!

With every article I write, I do have a curious inclination to Shakespeare and how much he matters in society, no matter what age, gender, creed, are all transfixed by the Bard of Avon. Born in April 1564 and died in April 1616, Shakespeare, in all of his poignancy, knew how to write and much so, that Shakespeare proved that with each play he was setting up not just classic characters, but also creating archetypes that many would copy so forth to this day. Shakespeare is very much a playwright who is allowing himself to matter long beyond just the time he was written in. Sure, to not read Shakespeare’s original language only to read the translation notes, is a disservice to the Bards work.    

Now, many of Shakespeare’s work has been translated into modern movies, and plays. According to EK Chambers “William Shakespeare: A Study of Facts and Problems, on pages 109-134, that the plays were written between “1589 and 1613.” All during his life and never posthumous. Considering that England was then the super power of the world, Shakespeare saw the rise of plays and the birth of the playwright. And even so, while Shakespeare was no stranger to translation. 

 Most famously, Romeo and Juliet, starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Claire Danes, and directed by Baz Lurhman as it was to me, added more graphic violence, and was more intense than the Franco Zefferili version, which in one scene, where Romeo and Juliet are in bed, Lurhman recreates the scene perfectly.

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnHHfCKd8XQ

            So, I have a big problem with the way translations often never get it right, or remain too loyal to the source material. Hamlet is over four hours long. There are so many soliloquies in it that it probably makes ones eyes bleed if they read it. Hamlet is when “the modern man arrives” and much of modern man relies on the moral questions we ask ourselves, and Shakespeare, always gives that perfect answer to his plays. And sometimes, it’s hard for the characters because they are so wrapped up in vengeance or power. You can’t think about Soliloquies unless you think about Hamlet. 

            According to Stephenfollows.com, it’s reported that over 294 feature film has been of Shakespeare’s work. There are too many to count, but the problem is that if the left are trying to take Shakespeare away, they might as well erase themselves and movie culture. 

            If Shakespeare was not as talented as he was, or as some assholes out there say “Shakespeare didn’t write those plays” are probably the people you should stay away from. Distance yourself from them.

            To be as asinine to think “Shakespeare didn’t write the plays,” takes a real “genius brain” to consider that Shakespeare spent much of his time rehearsing the play so that each line and word is drawn to hit each emotional beat that no playwright could ever live in the shadow of Shakespeare, without copying his work, consciously or subconsciously. I don’t think an author was as idiosyncratic as Shakespeare ever was.

            Cinematic translations of Shakespeare prove that no matter how long the play, the plays, prove that each translation, cinematic or otherwise, have to retain Shakespeare’s line of thinking or the movie in question would cease to be Shakespeare’s original intent, themes, and voice.

            It’s like trying to adapt one of my commercial novels, like the Disintegrating Bloodline, but not use any of the dialogue or the plot to help tell the story.

            With translation, there are always finer moments that you have to read into, when portraying a cinematic universe of Shakespeare. It’s never a happy ending, unless you are translating a comedy. So, each translation becomes a new experience but if the themes and dialogue remains, it’s still a Shakespeare story.

            Here’s to all the haters out there, as an aside from the article: I’m addressing you. If you really hate Shakespeare, it’s probably because you had some trouble figuring your life out. And this is to the English Majors right now who are reading this. I do mean to offend you when I say this. You hate Shakespeare because you want to outdo Shakespeare, but the only person who can kill Shakespeare is Shakespeare, so you get online and then state lies about William Shakespeare that are classically untrue.

            I don’t think William Shakespeare, if he was a racist, could write a play about a Moor, Othello, you dipshits. Or Shylock, a character who happens to be Jewish and part of the central conflict in Merchant of Venice  (I saw Al Pacino play Shylock on stage and it was beautiful). Please, stop virtue signaling and shut up for a while. Maybe you will be happy once you stop screaming about people greater than you, like William Shakespeare. But make us famous. If you hate his work, then you hate the human condition. And Shakespeare will never go out of style.

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly. His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

Also available on podcast too: 

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https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MDA5ZDY3MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

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Art and Culture 31: Dante Aligheri Vs. Shakespeare

29 Mar

-For the Uncensored!            

It’s always a odd debate when you pit Dante Alighieri and Shakespeare against one another. There’s always a cringe factory brewing on a legacy media site, like The Guardian, that wants to create conversation about which dead author is better. The Guardian states, “In a comment piece in Frankfurter Rundschau, Arno Wildmann wrote that even though Dante “brought the national language to great heights”, Italian schoolchildren struggled to understand the antiquated verse of his Divine Comedy, which was written in 1320.

The epic poem, which is split into three parts and traces a pilgrim’s journey through hell, purgatory and heaven, was written in the vernacular Tuscan dialect to make it accessible to the masses, instead of Latin. His choice had such a great impact on writers at the time that the Tuscan dialect formed the basis for modern Italian, hence why the poet is known as “the father of the Italian language.” (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/mar/29/italians-defend-dante-from-claims-he-was-light-years-behind-shakespeare)

            It’s almost a comment as to the southern writers and who really added more dialect to the southern writers oeuvre, as whether Faulkner, Flannery O Connor, and to be honest, Cormac McCarthy, who everyone thinks is a southern writer, is not by birth. He is merely a transplant to Texas. 

            Dante, according to Wildmann, “was beholden to French medieval troubadours, the poet-musicians who wrote verses on love. “One important difference tends to be overlooked,” Wlidmann wrote. “The troubadours were pop singers, of whose masterpieces only the lyrics survive; Dante aimed to achieve the same effect – without music. He always felt in competition.”

            Now considering the idea that Dante was in competition with anyone is beyond me because in the 1300’s Dante did not have Internet access. Yes, this may be an unfair point, it proves to me that anyone could make this argument if one was so willing, and if Dante was inspired by any outside influence, those influences had to be found by local distributors who allowed Dante access to read the French troubadours.

            It’s mostly about access, and not about whether Dante was in outright competition. To assert that Shakespeare was light years beyond Dante seems Wildman wants to create controversy rather than make real valid points between the two authors. 

            But between Dante and Shakespeare, it’s a debate of how two cultures see there writers as more dominant in the overall culture of writers and how they both offered different skills. Shakespeare. Shakespeare was an actor and Wildman’s reaction is like intellectual dick wagging at who is the better writer or not.

            I would argue that Dante and Shakespeare totally incomparable. Dante was a poet while Shakespeare was a bard, or playwright. It’s typical that Europeans are fighting about this, when we all know American literature is the best.  As Shakespeare said, “To thine ownself be true,” in Hamlet, and I think both writers are both great in there own respects (personally, I would say Paradise Lost by Milton is better than Dante, but that’s for another article).  This is a reminder why when trying to compare two completely different writers, in both form and style, doesn’t always make the best argument.

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly. His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

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Art and Culture 30: The Passion of the Christ and the Macrocosm of Cancel Culture

29 Mar

-For the Uncensored!

I guess readers are wondering why I would choose this film as part of an Art and Culture instead of Ancient Culture, because in terms of Jesus’s Last Supper all the way to the Resurrection, What better way than to tackle the 30th Art and Culture column than with such a topic as this. Mel Gibson’s film captured the grace and love of Jesus when his entire life was leading up to the moment of Salvation for the human race. Now, there are a few things to discuss. The film’s impact, its controversy, but also how the film represents the rise of Cancel Culture. 

-The Film

            Released on February 25th, 2004, by second time director Mel Gibson, and the screenplay written by Benedict Fitzgerald (his father Robert Fitzgerald adapted the Odyssey into its most well known poetic verse read today). The film stars Jim Caviezel (Thin Red Line and Person of Interest fame) Maia Morgenstern (as Mary, Mother of Jesus, in her only film role ever) and Monica Belluci as Mary Magdalene (Matrix sequels, The Apartment, Tears of the Sun, and even appearing in a small role in Bram Stoker’s Dracula). Now, let’s get the film and plot out of the way first. It As Mel Gibson said, “He knew this film would divide people” and I think no one was prepared for the way society would see the film. According to IMDB, the budget was “30,000,000” and in the first weekend of Mel Gibson’s Passion debuted at # 1 at the box office making over “83,848,082” and in the United States alone grossed “$ 370,782,930” and worldwide box office “$ 612,054,428.” It was a financial success, while critically it divided critics and the fans, while on IMDB it holds a “7.2” out of 10, which was not great, but it did prove that there was a market for religious films but also making sure it could captivate an audience or create discussion/word of mouth at the same time. (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335345/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2) That’s why you saw Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, and Ridley Scott’s underappreciated Exodus story, too. It helped raise awareness of religious films, and how you could show violence in religious films to create a strong purpose for the violence. And Entertainment Weekly, in 2006, June 16th issue, called The Passion of the Christ, the most controversial film of all time, at there number 1 spot. But why did this happen?

Mel Gibson faced unmanageable hurdles trying to make the film. No one wanted to distribute the film and studios thought it was “blasphemous” when in everyone’s mind, whoever has read the New Testament, knows this story backwards and forwards. With Icon Productions, Gibson’s company, he produced the film himself and set up distribution deals with theaters, himself. 

            What Mel Gibson did was shock the world. Many films focused on Jesus wouldn’t have taken such a bold direction in where Gibson showed us. He not only showed the horror of ancient culture, but how brutal it was, in film. It’s the film that proves, even with one viewing a year, you get more than you think. I watch it every year on Passion Friday, as I think it’s a film that serves as Jesus’s last will and testament to the people of the world who are suffering, and you would think, in the film, it serves as a time capsule to Mel’s devotion to Jesus’s Passion.

            What Gibson did is show the brutality and the sacrifice Jesus took upon, as it used the oldest trick of film and literary knowledge, In Medias Res, as it did portray not only a spiritual Jesus, but focused on the human side. It details Judas’s betrayal and suicide, as well as Peter betraying Jesus three times. It even shows Lucifer, who was tempting Jesus, to give up on his cross. What this film does different is play into the horror movie side of the Passion, as even Judas, is haunted by devils. There’s a moment in the film where Mary sees Satan in the crowd, and Lucifer’s smile is almost mocking Mary. 

            Even Pontius Pilate is given far more depth than any Passion play could produce. The scourging is one of the most criticized moments of the film. While many would say, “if the violence was not in the film, it wouldn’t highlight Jesus’s commitment to save humanity” and the other would say “it’s too violent.” But they give no reason as to why it’s too violent. It’s probably because those watching can’t face there sin, as even one of the Rabbi’s is disgusted by the violence and walks away. It’s probably what a lot of people did who weren’t prepared for it, but if you didn’t think scourging was bad, then you didn’t think to look up the term Passion. Passion, or Pati in Latin, means to suffer. 

            Satan, in the film, is bald, and is played by a woman. I think it’s interesting to say that Mel, casting Satan as a woman, and bald, plays apart of how Satan can be androgynous to most people. 

            With excellent cinematography by Caleb Deschanel and Gibsons Directing, and acting by all the players in the film, as we probably get one of the most intense falls in a passion play ever made. As she remembers a time when Jesus fell as a child, she runs to him, and he says the words, “I will make everything new.”

            To religious scholars, those words are not said in any of the gospels in the Passion Play, but spoken in Revelation, as Jesus sits on his throne in Heaven. It’s a scene that works every single time I watch it. I sit there, and I think “this is a debt I can’t pay.” 

            I think it’s impossible to understate the way the scene plays out. Everybody who watches it is affected by it. It confirms something deep and cerebral that Christians don’t talk about. At the second when all should feel hopeless, it even ties in the soldier who is to pierce Jesus in the side, as he says, “Who is that?” The scene plays out like someone watching it in real time, as the soldier then becomes a convert later on. 

            It’s hard to talk about this film without feeling emotional. It’s a film that doesn’t work on intellectual conversation, but showing through action of Jesus’s faith in what he must do in order to achieve his goal. 

            But even Mel Gibson shows what’s in front of him as he’s on the Via Delarosa. In Latin, it means the road of suffering. Even Veronica, who washes Jesus’s face, makes an appearance. It’s amazing how even I know that they didn’t pierce Jim Caviezel’s hand, it still works, every time. I get this feeling that I can’t owe the debt to which Jesus paid. 

            Jim Caviezel was in his peak physical shape to play Jesus. Another scene that people talk of is the end, after he is taken down from the cross, and Mary looks into the camera. It’s probably one of the most haunting stares in all of cinema. As Mary almost looks at us as we are to blame for what happened to Jesus. And in a sense, it’s right. But the Resurrection scene, as he walks up out of the grave, with a hole in his hand, and begins his journey into the underworld.

            And as the Rapper The Game said, on My Life, “hate it so much Passion of Christ need a sequel.” Reportedly, Mel is making a sequel to the Passion, as of today, the IMDB page, as of writing, is set for 2022 release.

-Themes of Cancel Culture in the Passion of the Christ

With the film out of the way, this s where much of the Cancel Culture aspect plays into life, not just the film. Consider being Jesus, when you are the Son of God, and nobody wants to believe it. Scorned, beaten, and crucified, and for being the Son of God. Even Pontius Pilate, when he’s asked the crowd of Rabbi’s and Jews to pick between Barabbas and Jesus, they choose Barabbas. It’s hard to consider this scene without thinking about how Cancel Culture is very much the same way.

            Peter and Judas are part of a larger scheme when it comes to Cancel Culture. Judas betrays Jesus, and he can’t take it back. When he tries to return the money, he knows that he can’t stop it. Peter denies Jesus three times, as Jesus told him he would do. Sometimes, we don’t even think about these things. 

            We turn on each other all the time, and at least Peter asked Mary for forgiveness. Cancel Culture today is not a physical death. It’s not a death that people face physically, but emotionally. Families are torn apart and they deny each other. With these two examples of Peter and Judas, they represent the gamut of how Jesus’s death represents a way of Cancel Culture, at its most ancient form. 

            Peter denied Jesus because of fear of being attacked by a mob. It’s no different when friends turn on each other today on social media. Cancel Culture plays a part of mob hysteria, and it’s no different when Jesus was betrayed. 

            Friends, and the disciples, except John, Mary, and even Mary Magdalene are the only three who follow Jesus to the end. 

            Ancient Cancel Culture meant far worse. If Jesus had just escaped and lived a happy life, it wouldn’t mean much. Much of suffering is created by a mob who want vindication and to be told what to think and feel. 

            It’s no different when the mob turned on Jesus. Social Media is no different. We praise the worst people over the innocent. It’s in human nature to turn against each other, but is it worse when you die a physical death, like Jesus. But today, the idea of praising someone like Barabbas is why Cancel Culture has always played apart of the human psyche. We chide what’s wrong and praise what’s right. 

-The Controversy and Society as a Whole

Yes, yes, I know, detractors always bring up Mel Gibson’s drunken rant to a cop, but to me, he didn’t break a law. He didn’t shoot someone. Now, for people out there who want to call Mel Gibson an “ant-semite” are the same people who never learned what it was like to forgive. Hollywood and the elitists canceled Mel Gibson, as to some imaginary reason that this film promoted anti-Semitism (which it doesn’t and you’ll probably find more anti-Semitism in a Phillip Roth novel than Mel Gibson’s film. Besides if Mel was drunk, he gets a free pass, but even I doubt the situation even happened). The media tormented Mel for years, and while he was exiled, this is when Mel faced more than enough harassment from the media. They didn’t care about the film in the end, but Gibson exile is apart of grand scheme of Cancel Culture, too. 

            Who made the media judge, jury, and executioner? This is when I saw what Hollywood really was. They exiled there most talented to promote people like an untalented sow like Lena Dunham. It’s easier to pretend why the controversy should matter, but it’s when Mel was treated worse than any movie star ever was. Brando made similar comments during the 90’s, about how “Jews controlled the business” and he went away for a long time, and then Hollywood accepted him again. 

            Today, it’s much different. Good thing Mel got in trouble when he did, but now, in America, we are facing persecution from liberal biased media that will go out of there way to ruin lives, but praise Cardi B for “WAP” instead of Dr. Seuss. Even Gina Carano’s exile from the hit Disney + show the Mandalorian, as it’s rumored she is coming back to the hit Star Wars show, but we’ll find out later.

            From 2016-2020, persecution in America by social media mobs, overrated dead celebrities with a career one foot in the ground, and musicians thinking they can go back to playing imaginary characters, need to be reminded of how if the American public can be cancelled, so can celebrities too. 

            But if you have followed Jesus, you know what it’s like to be persecuted. But to be cancelled, to be constantly reminded of your sin, and not letting you be able to recover, is part of a larger problem than just being whipped and crucified. Plus, the way the media attacked Mel over and over for 10 years was when I stopped paying attention to the media, and started following my own path. As persecution still exist, and cancel culture is accepted by the liberal media, 

Final Analysis:

            If Cancel Culture is not rejected by most of the world, then persecution will not only happen at a mental level, but physical as well. With this being the week of Jesus’s Passion, let’s all take time to reflect on how we should treat each other. If you didn’t learn anything from the Passion of the Christ, it was to treat each other fairly and not be judge, jury, and executioner. No one knows what we really go through, not from a Tweet, and people shouldn’t be exiled for what they say either.      

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly. His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

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Art and Culture # 29: The Stupidity of the Oscars 2021

23 Mar

-For the Uncensored!

-Editors Note: This is the 29th article, not the 28th. For those listening to this, I apologize. My mistake.

It’s hard to imagine if anyone will watch, because creators now do not have to enter Hollywood or a publishing office to make there dream come true. It’s worse when you have to fulfill some imaginary demands from a studio when there’s no creative expression involved in Hollywood. 

            I guess it’s not the most abhorrent thing you could say. Indie video game developers make just about enough money as movies do. I saw the trailer for Wonder Woman: 1984 and I thought it looked very bad. 

            The Snyder Cut of Justice League looks better and at least has a vision where Marvel films, after Ultron, failed to captivate me into a movie theater. It’s rather obtuse to think that movies are still part of the conversation. If I were being nominated for an Oscar, or anything, I would just come in plainclothes. 

            Trey Parker and Matt Stone went to the Oscars in dresses when they were nominated for “Blame Canada” for there mega hit film version of there hit Comedy Central TV show South Park. Plus, they were high, and when they came down, they said, “Oh no.” Going high to the Oscars wasn’t a good idea, but it might help, but then, if going to an award show, but I think that’s the last time I remember enjoying the Oscars.

            What is bad taste is even nominating Mulan for Costume Design and Visual Effects, after Disney filmed in a location that took place thirty minutes away from a Uygur genocide camp in China. It seems like the Oscars has to bend the knee to China at every second. David Fincher best director nomination for the period piece drama Mank, about Howard Mankowitz writing Citizen Kane, and the personal hurdles he faced writing the screenplay, suffering from alcoholism, drying out unsuccessfully, flashing back to his days in the movie industry, and his personal issues that created one of the greatest films of all time. It’s not kind to anyone except William Randolph Hurst. Jack Fincher, David Fincher’s father, wrote the screenplay, was oddly missing from being nominated.

            Oddly enough, Tenet was the best film of 2020, and it’s only nominated for its visual effects. Which doesn’t surprise me. I didn’t mind the film that much, but again, I thought it was a 5 our of 10, being that it did everything right, but it just seemed too easy for me to figure out with certain plot points. It is still the best thing Christopher Nolan has ever written. At least that should have been acknowledged, at least. 

            It’s hilarious that the sequel to Borat is nominated, as I couldn’t will myself to watch it, being that the first is still an inspiration in how comedy was taken to its ultimate nexus in that film. Sacha Baren Cohen has made such an interesting transformation with his dramatic acting, as I saw his portrayal of Eli Cohen, an Israeli Spy for Mossad, inspired me to like Baren Cohen more. After Borat, comedy just wasn’t that good.  

As a final note, t’s really hard to not pretend that movies mattered to me in the last two years. Last of Us, 2, and Days Gone, was by far the only thing that mattered to me, and Doom Eternal, but that was the dichotomy for gamers. For me, it was about finding myself and finding what the true meaning of an award means. If an award winning product is what we cared about, most people would never watch superhero movies either. There was something grand about seeing all the stars that were nominated for awards, dress up in ties, clean up, and make a little speech about it. But the way art has devolved into political diatribes is the pretentious BS Hollywood avoided for so many years.

            When someone yells on the stage “workers of the world unite” it only provides one set of context. It’s not about craft, how hard the person worked to achieve the award, but virtue signaling. It used to be about thanking the crew and the staff, and should be. Lots of money was spent to make there dreams come true. Having a political identity doesn’t mean you are the greatest artist ever. If you care about people, that should matter, but while Joaquin Phoenix speaks about meat packing plants, it also does serve as no more a defeatist nature to winning an award. But when an artist wins they usually have some bullshit message to spread, as it’s there time to win.

            If boomers and Gen-Exer’s were honest about the movie business, many screen writers would stick with plays or go into video games. If the Oscars wants to survive, they would nominate video games, because every time Hollywood tries to take a video game property and translate it into film, it never works out. 

            To me, Assassin’s Creed is lifted from this set of criticism, because the studio that made the game, produced and financed the film. But this year it’s not the same. Why dress up if you are only going to be in hotel rooms, accepting the awards. It doesn’t make sense, but nothing about Hollywood ever was or is supposed to make sense. 

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

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Art and Culture # 28: You’re not “Alt Right” if you hate the Disney Star Wars Trilogy!

22 Mar

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            Yeah, let’s not forget the Disney Trilogy of Star Wars was horrible, and yes, writer of Pirates and Princesses, you are to blame for it. I don’t care if you like these movies. Personally, if Rian Johnson had removed the anti-capitalist message in the casino section, I would not feel so much ire toward the Last Jedi. It’s worse when you blame an entire section of people for hating a film they are called “Alt-Right” when the films were tampered with by studios that don’t inspire filmmakers to be creative either. Let’s remember that the original directors behind Solo, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, were fired because they diverged from the monotone dialogue.

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            Again, this opinion shared by Thom Pratt, is another reason why the world is far more divided than he thinks. Again, the Disney Star Wars Trilogy is a goose egg. It was ill conceived, and it divided the fan base. I wasn’t against the idea of the Skywalker family coming back, and I’m not even the fandom menace’s greatest supporter, but I do support there right to hate the Disney Trilogy because this is America. America is built off the strength of diverse opinions. (And the recent Gears of War games handle women better than this trilogy did, be honest).

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            Unilateral, group think is what destroys art. If people don’t like what I have to say, that’s fine. American citizens are allowed to vote with their wallet, and show they can influence culture that way too. 

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            While much of entertainment is based in the time movies, games, etc, are released, it shows why people like Thom Pratt, has really no idea that people are allowed to dislike and not see what they want. Yes, those words make every Hollywood “artist” cringe because there vision is never going to be seen. 

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            And your idea of bringing other shows into question is why articles like this are archived:  “It’s not because Clownfish TV is “alt-right.” It’s because Clownfish TV resonates with disenfranchised Star Wars fans. And whether or not Disney wants to admit it, there are millions of them out there.” (https://archive.vn/NVcjP#selection-1737.0-1749.19)

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            Yes, Thom, there are millions of people out there who hate the Disney Star Wars trilogy because they didn’t like it. Yes, it’s that simple. Your article is why it lives in a bubble, and I’m here to pop it for you. To even bring another show into question is to why the show is popular, and if the show is popular, in your eyes, it must be “alt right.” Yeah, that old chest nut. Label people you don’t like with the words “bigot,” “racist” and all the words you have because you have no real facts to back up your claims.

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So, please, Thom Pratt, which is not your real name, pretend that people care about your article when your name is not even real. Pretend that people care, but if you can’t handle scorn, you shouldn’t write articles like this.

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            What is disparaging is that you, Thom Pratt, would blame an entire population for being “Alt Right” when it’s certainly untrue, and completely wrong. No, dear reader, you’re not “Alt-Right” for hating Disney Star Wars, and Mandalorian, too.

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            And whoever you are, Thom Pratt, you can shovel my snow. 

 -Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

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