Friday, July 27, 2012

“Tyranny is Colorblind” - We All Need to be Runaway Slaves

Today, a documentary is being released titled Runaway Slave.  The documentary, which is “a film about freedom,” follows the travels of Reverend C.L. Bryant, founder of One Nation Back to God, and the film is briefly described as follows.

In RUNAWAY SLAVE, an intriguing new documentary that opens in theaters this summer, Rev. C.L. Bryant journeys across America to find answers. A one-time NAACP local chapter president, Rev. Bryant discovers that by buying into the entitlement mindset of “progressives,” the black community has traded one form of tyranny for another.

Using leading black conservatives as “conductors,” Rev. Bryant believes it is time for a new Underground Railroad to help liberate all Americans from the Government plantation that has left the black community dealing with a new form of slavery: entitlements.

I’ve watched the trailer at the web address About Runaway Slave (3:32), and another at InfoWars, which is posted under the heading Pastor C.L. Bryant: Runaway Slave (5:12), and I found both intriguing, and I am quite sure that certain members of the black communitiy will be utilizing the epithet Uncle Tom in close conjunction with Rev. C.L. Bryant’s name and this documentary.

Americans are, in large part, under the heel of entitlement slavery, not just the black man, as Bryant correctly points out, and all Americans, whatever their color, should join Rev. C.L. Bryant in the “run from tyranny to liberty.”

I’ll be looking for a showing of the documentary here in Grand Rapids, MI.

Thanks to reader D. for the heads up on this documentary.

Posted by John Venlet on 07/27 at 01:28 PM
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Fantasy Summit

In the wake of the Aurora, CO shooting, movie moguls Peter Bogdanovich and Harvey Weinstein are both offering up mea culpas for their alleged roles in influencing the shooter of the individuals attending the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

Bogdanovich’s mea culpa was offered up in a piece headlined Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich: What If Movies Are Part of the Problem?, while Weinstein’s mea culpa comes to us in the form of a call for a summit, in an article headlined Harvey Weinstein Calls for Filmmaker Summit on Violence in Movies After Colorado Shooting.

Do these confessions make them accomplices and potential lawsuit targets?

In actuality, what these two men are doing is perpetuating the Hollywood fantasy, your “100% pure entertainment…source for movies”.  They are so wrapped up in the Hollywood fantasy that they naively believe that the entertainment they produce in the form of movies has crossed the threshold of amusement and diversion, fantasy, to active radicalization of individuals, much as claims have been made that the internet radicalizes Muslims.

In reality, what Weinstein and Bogdanovich are attempting to promote is gun control fantasy, as Weinstein himself acknowledges.

But Weinstein—an avid supporter of President Obama—suggested the No. 1 culprit is the lack of gun control and said it is time for politicians to “put up or shut up” on the issue.

“If we don’t get gun-control laws in this country, we are full of beans. To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It’s time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties.

Yes, Mr. Weinstein, it is most definitely time for you to shut up about gun control and stick to creating amusing and diverting movies.

Posted by John Venlet on 07/27 at 09:55 AM
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Long Range Black Powder Match

A good friend just dropped me a note via email informing me that this weekend, July 28 and 29, 2012, the The 22nd annual long range black powder artillery match will be held at the Camp Grayling Military Installation.

For those who are interested we recommend the annual Historic Long Range Artillery Competition sponsored by Loomis Battery, Inc.- with the cooperation of the Michigan Army National Guard. It is held on the third weekend of July each year. The program is open to the public as a free spectator event at Camp Grayling, Michigan, about 250 miles north of Detroit.

Participation as a competitor is by invitation. The program features competition with pre-1898 field guns and mortars at ranges up to 1200 yards. Up to 24 full size field guns and a dozen mortars can participate in this program.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend, but I do wish that I could.

Posted by John Venlet on 07/27 at 08:22 AM
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