Movie Notes: Ida Lupino’s The Bigamist

In the pursuit of my goal to alleviate the burden of my cinematographic cretinism, I bought a book titled 1,001 Movies to See Before You Die. I opened it at random, and found a movie called The Bigamist from 1953. It starts Edmond O’Brien, Ida Lupino, Joan Fontaine, and Edmund Gwenn. I have no idea who these people are but they are very good actors. The plot is very simple, and there isn’t much to the movie but the acting, which I like. I vastly prefer movies that are held together by the acting. What I don’t get is why everybody speaks with a vaguely British accent.

The main character of the movie is a traveling salesman. Apparently, they made great salaries, $180,000 in today’s money. But it was a sad, lonely, peripatetic life. So the salesman cheated on his chic executive wife with a working class girl and tried to fix the whole situation by marrying her. But everybody was a very good, decent person. There’s no happy ending and no easy answers. Where did that movie industry of talented people doing good work even go?

One movie down, a thousand more to go!

Self-immolating Labor

The teachers unions advocate for schools not reopening even after 100% of teachers are vaccinated. They now insist that unless 100% of students are vaccinated, they won’t reopen. Given that the vaccines aren’t approved for children younger than 16, this means not reopening in the foreseeable future.

Does anybody have an explanation of why the unions are so rabidly opposed to school reopening? My union leadership is truly scary on the subject. What are they gaining from all this? It’s clearly a suicidal approach.

I’ve heard stories about how the labor movement self-destructed in the 1980s and 1990s. And now I’m seeing the last sad remnants of organized labor aggressively and eagerly self-immolating. Does anybody get this?

Fake Election

Here’s a great report explaining why millions of people see the 2020 election as illegitimate. Press on the link at the end of the article to download the whole report.

And the report doesn’t even mention another huge component of this fake election. People were unnecessarily locked inside with nothing but a constant drumbeat of ridiculous, insane propaganda to connect them to the world outside. That’s considered a real election in Russia but one expects better things in the US. Or one used to, at least.

How to End a Lockdown

California is reopening today! This is great news no matter what but the hospitalizations in LA County are 3 times what they were when the lockdown started (they went from 2,572 to 6,679). This was completely political.

The same thing is happening in Illinois. Absolutely nothing changed in my county in terms of any metric. Our COVID peaked and plateaued a long time ago. But the lockdown was removed three days after inauguration.

Of course, it’s proving quite hard to persuade the people who were purposefully scared out of their wits to come out now. I think it will take some heavy rhetorical artillery in the form of calling those who refuse to come out of lockdown racists.

Who Funds the T

For those who have been saying that Biden’s executive order enshrining gender dogma isn’t a big deal, here’s a great article on who funds the gender ideology and why.

This is not a trivial issue. This is one of the most important issues of our times. And it is a good idea to start noticing before it’s too late.

Link of the Day

A great article on the indomitable and talented Spanish writer and real feminist Lidia Falcón.

Please notice how many Spanish and even one British writer are standing up to the anti-woman lunacy. Does anybody know any writers in the US who even pretend to care? Anybody?

This is a country with the most subservient and pathetic intellectuals and artists.

OK, that’s not really true. Canada is slightly worse in this regard.

The Biggest Loser

Poor stupid Putin. He arrested Navalny to use him as a bargaining chip to wrangle out these concessions from the US. Then Biden just gave him all the concessions without asking for anything in return.

On second thoughts, Putin isn’t really the biggest idiot in this story.