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Five Finger Death Punch: America is a Miracle and I LOVE This Country

Such a breath of fresh air to see anyone in the entertainment industry show such appreciation and love for the USA. Thank you, Zoltan Bathory, for your unapologetic expression of love for America.

Also, after you watch Living the Dream, tell me that mask-mandating, compliant-pin-providing scrunt is not based on Michigan Governor Wretched Whitmer.

Update: Ace at AoSHQ shared the video as well. Great to see these guys getting publicity for showing their love of America: Quarantine Cafe: Five Finger Death Punch Edition

Statement from Five Finger Death Punch guitarist on the video:

Official Statement (Guitarist Zoltan Bathory):

As much as some news sites used “anti-mask” as a clickbait title (And I must applaud the capitalist in them or I myself would be a hypocrite) Let’s make this crystal clear: In a fictional story, Amongst shopping cart zombies, Tide Pod eating fat superheroes and all the other metaphors, why would anyone think the mask scene isn’t one.

The scene in question is not about the masks… it’s NOT an Anti-Mask message…
… in fact you can go to FiveFingerDeathPunch.com

Right now and buy some cool ones…

If I must explain this… The whole video is in the frame work of fiction, a dystopian nightmare of one of the founding fathers – right before he signs the constitution.

Just as I prefaced it: “We as artists, have a unique opportunity to portray and ridicule the absurd to prevent it from becoming reality.

The mask segments are about hypocrisy on the highest level. When the rules are made for you but those who made them are exempt. Pretty much the standard in all dictatorships and totalitarian regimes (I had the displeasure of growing up in one) hence the reference.

I often say, ask us!!! The immigrants… the Cubans, the Venezuelans, the North Koreans, anyone from the former Soviet block… Talk to us and we will tell you …. WE were lucky, because we had a place to escape to. We are fortunate that we could come here…. but If America is gone, where will you go?

We immigrants also remember how our freedom slipped away, how our rights were ripped from us, how we were kept under the thumb and in fear of our own governments. So maybe, just maybe… we have valuable experience we can tell you about, we can forewarn you of the things we have seen before.

So We the people must do everything in our power to stay free as a society. We must prevent the rise of tyranny in all shapes and forms, we must resist the would be dictators and the totalitarian ideals. This is what the founding fathers worried about and tried to prevent by creating the constitution. Believe it. America is a miracle, and I LOVE this country… and I will never shut up about it

Anyway – not anti mask – and If you reduced this entire video to that scene and missed the metaphor behind it … Well… the good news is – It is STILL America so you have the right to have and even print your own opinion.

October 20, 2020 , 6:35PM Posted by | Capitalism, Conservatism, COVID-19, Music, Patriotism, Totalitarianism | Comments Off on Five Finger Death Punch: America is a Miracle and I LOVE This Country

People Who Have No Hopes are Easy to Control

By chance, I watched The NeverEnding Story last night. Loved this movie as a kid. Came out in 1984. And I did not realize until watching it last night that it has a “1984” message.

The scene where Atreyu talks to the G’mork towards the end of the movie. Imagine “Fantasia” as the United States of America. A world of human fantasy. A world where people from all over want to come to live their lives. A world where there are no boundaries for the hopes and dreams of mankind. And “the Nothing” as Communism. A despair, destroying this world.

The line about control and power is what got me.

G’mork: Fantasia has no boundaries.

Atreyu: That’s not true! You’re lying.

G’mork: Foolish boy. Don’t you know anything about Fantasia? It’s the world of human fantasy. Every part, every creature of it, is a piece of the dreams and hopes of mankind. Therefore, it has no boundaries.

Atreyu: But why is Fantasia dying, then?

G’mork: Because people have begun to lose their hopes and forget their dreams. So the Nothing grows stronger.

Atreyu: What is the Nothing?

G’mork: It’s the emptiness that’s left. It’s like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it.

Atreyu: But why?

G’mork: Because people who have no hopes are easy to control; and whoever has the control… has the power!

Atreyu: Who are you, really?

G’mork: I am the servant of the power behind the Nothing. I was sent to kill the only one who could have stopped the Nothing. I lost him in the Swamps of Sadness. His name… was Atreyu.

Atreyu: [the ground shakes again and Atreyu is knocked down. He grabs a knife shaped piece of broken stone and stands up, ready to fight] If we’re about to die anyway, I’d rather die fighting! Come for me, G’mork! I am Atreyu!

I see this movie in a whole new light now. I can see the analogy of the USA as “Fantasia” and Communism as “The Nothing”. And antifa and Black-Lives-Matter as G’mork. The never ending story of history is that Communism is always trying to take over and destroy the USA. And we will always need fighters like Atreyu and dreamers like Bastion (the American people, conservatives) to fight back Communism and their servants (antifa, Black-Lives-Matter, Democrat Party) time and time again.

August 3, 2020 , 8:00AM Posted by | American History, Communism, Conservatism, Hollywood, Liberalism, Marxism | 1 Comment

Looking Back at a Childhood Full of Wonder and Hope… from a Black Perspective

Interesting news found at Twitter…

ABC is making a pilot for a reboot of “The Wonder Years,” this time with a Black family in Alabama at the center of the story.

I grew up with “The Wonder Years”. Have the series on DVD. I was Kevin’s age during the run of the show and felt like I grew up with him.

If they make this Black remake wholesome with good messages like the original show, then good deal.

But if they turn this into “The Wonder Years” meets the ‘hood, then … ugh.

I wonder who they will get to do the voice overs.

I left the above in a comment at this post at Ace of Spades HQ and the following discussion occured:

223 I wonder who they will get to do the voice overs.

https://bit.ly/324ZEzE

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 08, 2020 05:08 PM

Samuel L. Jackson, or Morgan Freeman. No other choices are acceptable.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 08, 2020 05:10 PM

224 I grew up with The Wonder Years. Have the series on DVD. I was Kevin’s age during the run of the show and felt like I grew up with him.”

I was Kevin’s age as shown in the show, in those years, and I had a best friend who looked just like Paul. For me, it was the most autobiographical show I’ve even seen.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 08, 2020 05:10 PM

251

Gotta be Morgan Freeman. I remember Daniel Stern actually being a comforting voice. Not too intrusive to the show either.

Freeman would be a great choice.

And I wonder if they bring back the great opening Joe Cocker song, With a Little Help From My Friends.

They’ll probably do some stupid rap reboot of that instead.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 08, 2020 05:15 PM

293 The Wonder Years was great because it was fundamentally a decent show about a decent country.

They won’t be able to do that again. A black family in Alabama? It will be non-stop racism and “America is evil”.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 08, 2020 05:22 PM

321 261

You know it’s going to be a whitey is the devil extravaganza

Posted by: … at July 08, 2020 05:16 PM

I really hope not. Not that I’d watch it. Since the reason I loved the original series is because I was the same age as Kevin during the series run and saw myself in him.

But that’s why I think it would be great if they did it well with a Black family. There have to be so many good, wholesome Black families out there just wanting to see a wholesome Black family show, instead of the “typical Black entertainment” garbage.

But thinking back, this was a man (voiceover) in early 1980’s thinking back to his childhood growing up in the late 1960’s.

So the equivalent now would be early 2020’s thinking back to late 2000s.

Or they could redo it the exact same with a Black family in late 1960s.

Either way, if they keep true to the show title, “The Wonder Years”, it was always about looking back at his childhood when life was full of wonder and hope for the future. Really hope they keep that message only from the perspective of a Black family.

Wishful thinking, I know…

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 08, 2020 05:26 PM

367 321, 261- Either way, if they keep true to the show title, The Wonder Years, it was always about looking back at his childhood when life was full of wonder and hope for the future. Really hope they keep that message only from the perspective of a Black family.

Wishful thinking, I know…

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 08, 2020 05:26 PM

Splice “Everybody Hates Chris” with “The Cosby Show” and I think it’s the formula you’re looking for.

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 08, 2020 05:35 PM

July 8, 2020 , 8:56AM Posted by | Hollywood, Life | Comments Off on Looking Back at a Childhood Full of Wonder and Hope… from a Black Perspective

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Clooney Bird

So it occurs to me that since George “I heart refugees” Clooney and family are moving to Los Angeles, this leaves their mansions in the UK and Italy completely available to house at least 80 “refugees”.

Considering each mansion likely has about 10 bedrooms and you can probably comfortably sleep 4 “refugees” per bedroom, this means that George “I heart refugees” Clooney can personally take in 10 bedrooms X 4 “refugees” per room X 2 mansions = 80 refugees between his two mansions.

Now let’s expand that to all the celebrities out there who have either been activists for “refugees” or activists against the travel ban.

Let’s say there are 100 such ‘celebrities’. 100 X 40 = 4000 “refugees” that could be taken in by pro-“refugee” ‘celebrities’.

Better yet, Syria is surrounded by Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Wouldn’t it be easier to just ‘immigrate’ to those countries?

Well, how many billions of dollars are all these ‘celebrities’ worth? George Clooney alone is worth $500mil. Well, the cost of living in all these Islamic countries is extremely low. Which means they can stretch a little amount of money very, very far.

So let’s say each ‘celebrity’ ‘adopts’ 100 “refugees”. And gives each of them $10,000 to ‘immigrate’ to one of the surrounding Islamic countries. $10k X 100 = $1mil.
Giving $1mil for George $500mil net worth Clooney is the equivalent of someone earning $100k giving $200. SURELY George “I heart refugees” Clooney can afford the equivalent of an average person giving $200 to change the lives of 100 “refugees”?

Not to mention, all the other “I heart refugees” loudmouth ‘celebrity’ activists.

So, what say you, Clooney bird? Put your money and your mansions where your mouth is.

July 10, 2017 , 3:49PM Posted by | Hollywood, Illegal Immigration | Comments Off on Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Clooney Bird

Dropkick Murphys, Apparently a Group of America-hating Socialists

So I went on iTunes last night to see if there were any new songs/albums out. I came across Dropkick Murphys, whose new album just came out today. I like some of their music and, like many others, am a big fan of their song Shipping up to Boston. So I decided to check out their new album.

I listened to the title track Goin’ Out in Style and liked it immediately. Next was Hang ’em High. Liked it. Next was Broken Hymns. Really liked it. So, I decided I was going to buy the entire album.

Well, while waiting for the download, I decided to go through the rest of the songs. I played Take ’em Down. Loved it! Thought it would be perfect for the TEA Party with regards to what we need to do regarding the America-hating socialists and Marxists in the White House and Democrat Party. But then came the ‘sucker punch’…

As I was searching for the lyrics, I came across this: Dropkick Murphys Stand with Wisconsin

Hey Everyone the Dropkick Murphys would like to take a moment to acknowledge the struggles of the working people of Wisconsin and to pledge our support and solidarity by releasing the song “Take Em Down” from our upcoming album. We think it’s appropriate at the moment and hope you like it.

We have also created a limited edition “Take ‘Em Down” t-shirt which will be available for sale shortly at MERCH. Proceeds from the “Take ‘Em Down” t-shirt sales will benefit Workers’ Rights Emergency Response Fund.

We’ll see you in Wisconsin in a few days,

The Dropkick Murphys Stand With Wisconsin !!!!!

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 9:05 am

UGH.

So I immediately realize that I just purchased an album from a group of ignorant douchebags who stand not with the people of Wisconsin — who voted Governor Walker into office to do exactly what he is now doing and who are against the Fleebagger Democrats who refuse to do their civic duty for the people of Wisconsin — but a bunch of America-hating socialists.

Brilliant. You MotherF’ing idiots.

Go HERE to see some of the many YouTube videos already made with the song dedicated to the America-hating socialist protests in Wisconsin. Here are the lyrics:

When the boss comes callin’ they’ll put us down
When the boss comes callin’ gotta stand your ground
When the boss comes callin’ don’t believe their lies

When the boss comes callin’ his take his toll
When the boss comes callin’ don’t you sell your soul
When the boss comes callin’ we gotta organize

Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down
Let them know
We gotta smash them to the ground
Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down

When the boss comes callin’ you’ll be on your own
When the boss comes callin’ will you stand alone?
When the boss comes callin’ will you let them in?

When the boss comes callin’ will you stand and fight?
When the boss comes callin’ we must unite
When the boss comes callin’ we can’t let them win

Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down
Let them know
We gotta smash ’em to the ground
Let em know

We gotta take the bastards down

We gotta take the bastards down

When the boss comes callin’ they’ll put us down
When the boss comes callin’ gotta stand your ground
When the boss comes callin’ don’t believe their lies

When the boss comes callin’ his take his toll
When the boss comes callin’ don’t you sell your soul
When the boss comes callin’ we gotta organize

Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down
Let them know
We gotta smash ’em to the ground
Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down

Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down
Let them know
We gotta smash ’em to the ground
Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down

So apparently the “bastards” that need to be taken down are not the America-hating socialists and Marxists, but conservatives who are doing everything possible to try to SAVE each State of the nation and the nation as a whole from financial collapse created by the liberals in the Democrat and Republican Parties.

Again… brilliant. You ignorant Motherf’ing tools.

Also, take note… the “boss” of the public sector unions is THE AMERICAN PEOPLE… THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER. So what Dropkick Murphys is endorsing is taking down the American people. The American people are “bastards” according to Dropkick Murphys.

It’s too bad the Boondock Saints don’t really exist, because I’d like to enlist their services to kick the ever living crap outta the America-hating, Socialist-supporting douchebags of Dropkick Murphys.

March 1, 2011 , 10:50PM Posted by | Democrats, Economy, Fascism, Hollywood, Liberalism, Socialism | 27 Comments