Sunday, October 28, 2007

Indoctrination Over Entertainment


October 28, 2007

Everyone has visited a theater to be entertained by the latest offering from our favored star or starlet. Many of us grew up watching westerns, where the good guys always wore a white hat and defeated the bad guys in the black hats by movies end. Saturday mornings were a favorite of mine as in the 1950’s and 1960’s, we had Saturday matinees, open only to children and that included contests for trinkets, some cartoons, an ongoing serial where every week, the hero was left hanging in a precarious position and to see how he escaped it, you had to return the next Saturday. Following that would be the main attraction, a full-length movie western, or war film displaying the heroics of our Troops throughout World War Two or even a version of Robin Hood.

Since the matinees only cost us 25 cents to get in, our return wasn’t always that profitable for the theater, other than candy, soda and popcorn sales. But our Saturday mornings were tied up in the local movie house.

We looked up to the Movie Stars for guidance and were mesmerized by their exploits on the silver screen, often buying magazines offering articles on their private lives, or so we thought.

Gradually, movies took over for reading books, giving us a visual and audio content that books couldn’t. The message wasn’t left up to our imaginations any longer, the movies director and producers gave us it. The actors played the roles and some were given awards for their work. It never dawned on us that we were being molded one way or the other, until I was older.

I knew the stunts and actions weren’t real, no one was that superhuman, but it never occurred that our very thoughts and values were being set for us. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing as we were taught to love America, to defend her and do right by others. We were taught to speak out and stand up to wrongs, to fight crime and not to steal. We learned to respect authority and obey the laws, to honor our Military and Veterans. We learned the values that made our country the great nation she is.

Somewhere along the line though, that all seems to have changed. During the 1960s we were treated to movies like Bonnie & Clyde, glorifying two of the 1930’s most cold blooded killer and robbers. Law enforcement became the bad guys, not the criminals.

Not too long after we were treated to 1970’s M*A*S*H*, a comedy set in the Korean War, but decidedly anti-Vietnam War, as it followed the cut ups and antics of three misfit Doctors drafted into the Army.

Soon we were inundated with anti-war movies, not always comedies. We saw Deer Hunter, Coming Home, Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, A Rumor of War, Casualties of War and a slew of others. All sent out the idea that defending America just wasn’t worth it. Catch 22 came along showing us the futility of World War Two, chronicling the tail of a Bomber Crew desperately trying to get out of flying bombing missions.

Not stopping at being anti-war, the movies began glorifying what we once considered deviant, such as was done in the movie Midnight Cowboy. Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid came along, once again, glorifying outlaws at the turn of the century.

Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand treated us to The Way We Were, glorifying leftist protesters during World War Two and after.

Michael Douglas gave us memorable performances in Falling Down, depicting a conservative defense worker who loses his job and who goes on a rampage and shooting spree as his life comes apart, and The American President, showing us that a President can indeed better the country if he listens to his lover and that the sexual escapades of a President isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Of course, in the movie, conservatives are shown to be at odds with that notion and out of touch with the country. Imagine that!

Thinking back I realized that movies have long been the choice tool of indoctrination of the left. Once they saw how the general public instantly believes what they saw on the silver screen without question, the indoctrination commenced. One glaring example was 1939's The Grapes of Wrath showing how evil things were during the depression, except for programs implemented by the father of modern Socialism, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Viet Nam Veterans became hapless victims, as was often portrayed in films like 1985’s, Cease Fire. New movies are currently coming out, such as Lions for Lambs and meant to sway public opinion even further away from the War on Terror.

We also have a child’s movie, The Golden Compass, due out that is based upon books written by an avowed atheist and due to be released at Christmas, teaching children that there is no God.

And on it goes. Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Danny Glover (who publicly supports Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez), Sally Field, Sean Penn, Rosie McDonnell, Michael Douglas, Barbara Streisand, Robert Redford, you name them, they all have either produced or appeared in movies designed to indoctrinate over entertain. All are decidedly leftists who would take from us to give to others while retaining their own, furthering the Socialist lefts agenda.

All have used their celebrity to lead the public down the leftist path with total impunity for any anti-American activities they may have committed. We surely haven’t forgotten “Hanoi” Jane Fonda and her visits to North Viet Nam and her advocating Communism, while she lavishes herself with unimagined wealth.

I have not gone to a movie in years now and will not in the foreseeable future because I will not add to the wealth of those who desire to take what little I have and give it away and who ridicule American conservative values.

Some of these celebrities threatened to leave America if George W. Bush were elected. Once he won the election, all recanted and denied ever making the claim. We don't call them Hollyweird for nothing.

Lew

15 comments:

Gecko said...

In the 50's I loved Tweety Bird but never really considered Sylvester a terrorists....until now.

Lew is correct. I should have stuck w/ "Covered Wagon Theater".

c

Anonymous said...

I hope all your readers will view the Google site for Manny Gonzales
the kid everyone forgot in the CA prison system! Currently there are about 20 different listings for this unique human interest story about a poor Mexican American kid
and President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.

Lew Waters said...

Anonymous, my readers are free to view as they please.

However, even those this has absolutely nothing to do with my post, I would recommend caution getting involved in this in any manner.

I read that Manny is convicted of "premeditated murder" of someone claimed to have only received a superficial wound, requiring no actual medical treatment.

Sorry, that doesn't add up. It isn't murder unless someone died.

What else are we not being told related to this kid?

I googled Manny and found all sites were basically copy and pastes of the same claim. No real information, either.

In the end, requesting any petition to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is a dead end, especially here. He has no bearing on American cases and I question why any American would even desire to involve a despot like Chavez in any American case.

If you really desire some support for this kid, perhaps you need to be more forthcoming with information and drop the association with Hugo Chavez.

douglas field said...

Dear Mr Waters,
I have been informed that you and your readers are
interested in finding out the true facts about the Manny Gonzales case here in Los Angeles CA.The
case # is LA046958 and #B1855550 in the Second appellate District Division One.
If you recall Mr. Waters, last winter Citgo donated $20,000,000 to poor Americans for their heating oil bills. At that time i do not recall anyone in this country upset that President Hugo Chavez offered our poor a financial windfall attempting to heat
their homes during the winter months. Since Manny Gonzales need $30,000 to have a appeal lawyer review and submit for him, I thought it only
logical that President Chavez also might have an interest to assist a poor Mexican American kid
in his attempt to seek a fair retrial. I hope all of your interested readers will have the chance to view
this case and if any are interested in assisting this kid please feel free to call me anytime or E mail us at lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com.
I hope after viewing this case yourself Mr.Waters
that you and I might have a chance to exchange
positive comments concerning mandatory prison
guidlines,public defenders and rouge DA's .

Douglas Field said...

Dear Mr Waters,
I have been informed that you and your readers are
interested in finding out the true facts about the Manny Gonzales case here in Los Angeles CA.The
case # is LA046958 and #B1855550 in the Second appellate District Division One.
If you recall Mr. Waters, last winter Citgo donated $20,000,000 to poor Americans for their heating oil bills. At that time i do not recall anyone in this country upset that President Hugo Chavez offered our poor a financial windfall attempting to heat
their homes during the winter months. Since Manny Gonzales need $30,000 to have a appeal lawyer review and submit for him, I thought it only
logical that President Chavez also might have an interest to assist a poor Mexican American kid
in his attempt to seek a fair retrial. I hope all of your interested readers will have the chance to view
this case and if any are interested in assisting this kid please feel free to call me anytime or E mail us at lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com.
I hope after viewing this case yourself Mr.Waters
that you and I might have a chance to exchange
positive comments concerning mandatory prison
guidlines,public defenders and rouge DA's .
Thank you for this opportunity to air this case to all your readers and I am looking forward to future
exchanges from yourself or any of your readers.
Sincerely Douglas Field 424-247-2013

Lew Waters said...

Mr. Fields, as I said before, you hurt your cause by linking your cause to Communist Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez. Many of us saw the gesture of Chavez towards our “poor” for what it was, an effort at endearing himself with leftists in America using them in what Vladimir Lenin once called “useful idiots.”

I find it strange that you would see him as such a great savior for this cause of yours when he is doing everything he can in Venezuela to gut and change their constitution to set himself up as the next Fidel Castro. Many spoke out about his “generous offer,” seeing it for what it is, a sincere effort at undermining America.

Linking your cause to him is making your cause an uphill battle guaranteed to gain you little support.

I might also add that after your last comment, I did a search on this and came across a lengthy comment by an attorney that credits his public defender with excellent work. I find little else on it other than cross posts of your original claims.

Your claims do not add up to me as you present them. But, with the case numbers supplied, if I can find them I will review them and see what ever it is I will see.

If all of this is sincere, do yourselves a favor and separate yourselves from the Communist Hugo Chavez. You will receive very little support from most Americans by aligning yourselves with him.

Douglas Field said...

Mr. Waters,
Thank you for posting this issue honestly and fairly so your readers can best understand what has happened to this kid Manny Gonzales.Your might be accurate in your opinion that some Americans could be upset that we at lawyersforpooramericans have asked President Hugo Chavez to assist Manny Gonzalez with the $30,000 needed to have proper legal minds write his future appeal with the CA Central Federal Court. I can only hope these same people who might be upset will attempt to correct our defective system where a poor kid like Manny
Gonzales could have a private lawyer defend him in a US court of law.Facing a 27 year sentence with a Public Defender and a rouge DA is a tough situation for any defendant to have to deal with.
Yes, the reach for outside financial assistance for Manny Gonzales should not even be needed ? How
in the world could anyone expect this kid to put together a proper appeal for himself to the Federal court by sitting in a CA prison cell? Your exactly correct Mr Waters that our poor should never have to reach out to others outside of our country for their financial aid,but we as Americans
are comfy with our current system of public Defenders for our working poor and we at Lawyers for Poor Americans sure would love to see it change so this continued outreach might encourage our Congress to better protect America's working poor in all our courts.

gary fouse said...

Ditto! I go to few movies now because I won't patronize so many actors like Sean Penn, Jane Fonda, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins- I could go on forever.

James Doner said...

America as a civilized country needs to take better care of our poor in our prisons or the rest of the real civilized world might find out the truth about us !
Manny Gonzales appears to be the
US Congressional poster child of neglect and allowed abuse within this countries judicial system.

Lew Waters said...

James, so far, nearly every comment on this thread has been totally unrelated to it. You people keep coming here with some claim about this Manny Gonzales, but none ever give any particulars about it.

From what I read, it doesn't add up, something major is being left out. I cannot and will not blindly support a cause without knowing the particulars.

If you all desire to build support, it is upon you to make matters know. Something more than he is in jail and shouldn't be.

Tell me WHY he shouldn't be in jail. From claims made elsewhere, he is a troubled youth and was convicted. It is also said he was convicted of premeditated murder, yet is also says the person he shot barely received a scracth. That does not make any sense.

Supply the particulars, all of them, or please post elsewhere. Supply some actual information on why he is a forgotten youth. It is upon you all to supply the information, not upon us to seek it or pay the county court for transcripts.

If none are willing to do that and persist in commenting about him on this thread, I will start deleting all of it.

Douglas Field said...

Dear Mr.Waters,
It has been quite awhile since I last posted comments on your site,but I thought you and your readers deserved an update on the Manny Gonzales Federal Appeal issue.
Your readers might now already be aware that Lawyers For Poor Americans has begun our lobbying effort for federal appeal legal counsel for all American prison inmates to be afforded proper legal counsel for their federal appeals if they themselves are unable to afford this tremendous expense themselves.Since our US Congress has never deemed American prison inmates worthy of federal appeal legal counsel,we decided to
begin enlightening the American people about this obvious injustice,
and have also been encouraging our national media to investigate this very serious snafu in our US judicial process.This
issue of our middle class and working poor Americans being denied
their equal opportunities of receiving their retrials granted them by out US Federal Court judges nationwide due to their inability of
being capable of ever
writing their own proper legal case work for their federal appeals, needs to be rethought and changed
so the Leaders Of The Free world can avoid falsely imprisoning anyone else in our great country because they were not even remotely capable
of being their own best federal appeal Lawyers!
Manny Gonzales and the tens of thousands of other poorer prison inmates who have very limited educational skills are being denied
their fair and just chances at receiving retrials from our federal court judges
many times just because they could not become their own best federal appeal lawyers!This being the wealthiest country in the world,we
can surely afford this meager cost of offering proper legal counsel to
be afford all Americans
when appealing in our US Federal Courts?
Again Mr.Waters we appreciate and commend your ability to allow various opinions to be expressed on this web site and we will continue to keep you and your fine readers updated on this national federal appeal lobbying effort in the future.

Douglas Field said...

The prison experts have reported that there are
100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the estimated
1,600,000-2,300,000 total US prison population Nationonwide
Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively shut the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves and regain their freedom through being granted retrials.
This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern states when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely railroaded into Southern prisons for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal retrial appeals.This unjust judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US Judicial System knows that without proper legal representation,these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful chance of ever being granted new trials from US Federal Appeal judges.
If anyone is interested in seeing first-hand a current victim of this federal appeal neglect by our US Congress,they can Google or Yahoo on the WWW Manny Gonzales the kid who everyone forgot in the Ca prison system!At this WWW site you will be also able to read about Timothy Atkins who also was never offered proper legal counsel 22 years ago for his federal appeal!As a matter of fact,our US judicial system has become so negligent with protecting our poorer Americans with this federal appeal situation,that a letter was actually written to President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela requesting his assistance in financing this Manny Gonzales kids federal appeal legal fees.By the way,Timothy Atkins was just recently released from his Ca prison in Ca after 22 years of being falsely imprisoned!

Lew Waters said...

It is tragic that worldwide, some innocents are convicted and imprisoned. But, one would be hard pressed to find a guilty person in prison, if prisoners were asked.

Just "who" are these "experts?"

While court reviews and appeals have exonerated innocent wrongfully convicted, they have also reaffirmed guilty ones too.

Douglas Field said...

WHEN THE US CONGRESS DENIED THE MASSES OF AMERICANS THEIR POSSIBLE FREEDOMS !

When the wealthiest country in the world continues to allow the enslavement of the tens of thousands of their own innocent Middle Class and Working Poor to decades of false imprisonment,it's time to ask for International help!Currently there are reported to be 100,000 falsely imprisoned Americans living along with the estimated 2,000,000 US prison population nationwide.America now has the very unique distinction of not only being rated the #1 in the World for having the largest prison population,but America also has the distinct rating of having the largest wrongfully imprisoned prison population in the World as well.Our US Congress affords themselves all the perks and salary most Americans could only dream about,but ask anyone of these Leaders Of The Free World to protect our Middle Class or Working Poor Americans from continuing to be falsely imprisoned endless decades due to the lack of federal appeal legal counsel being afforded them, and you just might be thought of as being crazy?
The masses of the American people could never come close to ever being able to burden these federal appeal legal costs for themselves or for a family member,and should not need a lobbying group for this basic right of legal protection to be afforded them! Our Poster Child of this exact neglect by our US Congress is this young man named Manny Gonzales.Anyone interested in reading first hand how our US Congress is willing to allow our judicial system to continue keeping this now 21 year old young man imprisoned for 27 mandatory years for frightening someone with a hand gun(not even injuring the so called victim,) without affording him federal appeal legal counsel to properly be able to defend himself in our Federal courts of Appeal? Manny Gonzales The kid that everyone forgot in the CA prison system can be entered into any WWW search engine for the judicial ride of ones life! Tens of thousands of other Americans being imprisoned in the US are facing this same lack of legal counsel everyday,and with this lack of legal counsel being denied their right to new retrials,which in turn forces thousands to remain endless decades in our prison systems of the wealthiest country in the world!
Just like the German population prior WW2,the American people and our National Media have not felt any concern or interest to speak out about about our country having so many of our fellow Middle Class and Working Poor citizens being falsely imprisoned and not even being afforded the proper Federal Appeal legal counsel to assist in their attempt at exonerating themselves! This situation with the lack of federal appeal legal counsel has gotten so serious,and because it's affecting so many innocent citizens in America, that President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has even been asked to finance the federal appeal legal fees for the Manny Gonzales federal court legal appeal taking place at the Central CA Federal District Court in Riverside California.

Lew Waters said...

Currently there are reported to be 100,000 falsely imprisoned Americans living along with the estimated 2,000,000 US prison population nationwide.

By whose account are there that many "falsely imprisoned?"

America also has the distinct rating of having the largest wrongfully imprisoned prison population in the World as well.

By whose account are they "wrongfully imprisoned?"

Our Poster Child of this exact neglect by our US Congress is this young man named Manny Gonzales.Anyone interested in reading first hand how our US Congress is willing to allow our judicial system to continue keeping this now 21 year old young man imprisoned for 27 mandatory years for frightening someone with a hand gun

I find it very curious that so many want to take guns away from legal, law-abiding citizens by any means possible, yet you excuse this persons use of a gun in a crime.

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has even been asked to finance the federal appeal legal fees for the Manny Gonzales federal court legal appeal taking place at the Central CA Federal District Court in Riverside California.

Therein lies why you can't garner more support for your cause.

You once told me to get a copy of the court proceedings for this trial. Sorry, but it is incumbent upon you to supply the necessary documents to the public if you want support.

Still, those sitting in prisons may deserve to be there. Does the fact of their committing a crime escape you?

If it were up to me, a crime involving guns who get the criminal an automatic life sentence with no possibility of parole.

If Manny Gonzales deserves better representation, why doesn't some bleeding heart attorney give it to him pro bono? Why isn't the ACLU all over this? This is what they love to do, undermine our legal system.

Maybe they know or realize something you don't.

When do you present evidence of Manny Gonzales's innocence instead of whining that he has been forgotten?

And don't forget, he did use a gun to fire three shots at his intended victim, something gun grabbers have been clamoring about for eons to get under control.

Please explain how he is "wrongfully imprisoned" after firing three shots at another person? Does it make it any lesser just because he missed?

If he didn’t actually do the shooting, where is the evidence of such? Does the fact of the victim choosing another from a picture lineup first prove innocence, or just a mistake from photos?

Why not just lay out the actual evidence?