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Monday, June 26, 2017

The Resistance pansies

Headline of the day:
Actor who played assassin of Trump-like Caesar tells of cast 'exhaustion and fear'

This big tough guy who was daring to defy the president (which is the most establishment thing an actor can do today) turned into a scaredy cat when someone shouted at him on stage.

Where is his safe space?

From the Guardian:
Corey Stoll, the actor who played the assassin Marcus Brutus in a New York production of Julius Caesar that was repeatedly interrupted by pro-Donald Trump protesters, has written of the fear such actions engendered among a cast left “exhausted and nervous” by the time of the final show, in Central Park last Sunday.
What a wuss.

Joe Resistance has PTSD over someone shouting at him.

The Public Theater production, which featured a central character dressed to look like Trump, was first interrupted by protester Laura Loomer, who shouted that “this is political violence against the right”. The incident was filmed by Jack Posobiec, a rightwing conspiracy theorist, who stood up and told the crowd: “You are all Nazis like Joseph Goebbels.”
Stoll, who said he was initially worried the decision to depict Caesar as Trump would make the play like a “Saturday Night Live skit”, pointed to the surreality of the moment when he wrote: “I swear I thought he said ‘gerbils’.”
So now he is afraid of gerbils?

You know what this is?

An admission that Corey Stoll and company thought they could cash in on this summer's new fad: bashing Trump.

It's 2017's Hula Hoop in Hollywood.

Mocking Trump was supposed to boost their careers.

Then Laura Loomer -- a real life Defiant Girl -- stood up to these bull artists, and he wet himself.

Stoll said threats to the production heightened after the Republican congressman Steve Scalise was shot at baseball practice in Virginia – an act that was seemingly blamed on the Julius Caesar controversy by Donald Trump Jr.
“Of the more than 150 mass shootings so far this year,” Stoll wrote, “this was the first that appeared to be aimed at a politician. Like most Americans, I was saddened and horrified, but when the president’s son and others blamed us for the violence, I became scared.”
Why was he scared?

He's not a Republican.

No antifa fascist is gonna try to hit him.

No Democratic Party activist is going to shoot at him.

But this blowhard does not get it.
“In this new world where art is willfully misinterpreted to score points and to distract, simply doing the work of an artist has become a political act,” he wrote. “A play is not a tweet. It can’t be compressed and embedded and it definitely can’t be delivered apologetically.
“The very act of saying anything more nuanced than ‘us good, them bad’ is under attack, and I’m proud to stand with artists who do. May we continue to stand behind our work, and, when interrupted, pick it right back up from ‘liberty and freedom’.”
They politicized the play.

Someone pushed back.

Suddenly, he's scared.


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  1. Laura Loomer was arrested for trespass after being "escorted" out. She is quite the counter activist. She is the one who put a Burka on fearless girl, the model that leftards hope some day to become, willing to face down a scary statue.

  2. He's got a home-town audience, and he's scared? Man UP, boy!

  3. He's proud to stand with other artists behind their work?

    Hardly, pajama boy. He is in the fetal position.

    They can dish it out but can't take even a fraction of it back.

  4. This kind of protest is really simply a way of asking the other side to play nice. We already know that they won't. What is really happening is the establishment of ground rules going forward. The rules will be developed by the actions of the left, the reactions of the right, and the responses of the authorities. These will determine where the battles will be fought and who the players will be, and whether it gets done out in the open or in the shadows. But this conflict will take place and one side will retire from the field.

    1. Yep. Asymmetry continues up to a point.

  5. You say pansy, I say asshole.

    Maybe we're both right!

  6. And these are the people we'll be up against when Civil War II breaks out?

    As Joe Namath said, I GUARANTEE you we're going to win.

  7. “Of the more than 150 mass shootings so far this year,”

    Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie

  8. Art as a political act has a very long history. If he didn't know that when he signed up to be an actor, then he's in the wrong profession. Perhaps he's better suited to work as a pretend Disney character at a Disney theme park?

  9. Hopefully the West's social bubble, gold fish bowl is collapsing (draining?). I found an example of the problem that really highlights this for me. I'm not afraid to admit that I've had run-in's with some very corrupt parts of the psychiatric system before. Psychiatry promotes "Electroshock" as some kind of high high quality "cure" for trauma. Then I discover the child soldiering phenomenon. The United Nations do some amazing work in rehabilitation centres for these horribly traumatised children. Do they use this amazing "Electroshock" procedure? NO ! All part of the "pansy effect" (if I may borrow). Causes. Actual battles that people have to fight everyday in this society get blanked because causes get separated from effects (you think they never heard of Newton, or "for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction") so real warriors get ignored, or even worse, seen as "mentally ill" for the crime of having resulting trauma from whatever battle. I see all this reflected in the history of the election of the "first non-ideological president" as Bill Mitchell put it. The people who have fought huge battles and won are the one's who are au fait with dealing with intense fear, even terror in some situations, frustration and delayed gratification. But other's form groups who protect themselves from any feelings that they have not learnt to manage. But as reality returns groups break down and psychological and emotions management has to be learnt again.

  10. More Bluto than Brutus.

    And it's spinach time.

  11. Brutus' mother Servilla, while married to another man, was Caesar's mistress for many years. He even received love letters from her during senate debates. While reading one of them her martinet brother Cato, clueless to the affair and hoping to trap Caesar undermining the accepted order, accused him reading secret correspondence from enemies of the state.
    Plutarch says Caesar believed Brutus was probably his son given the heated nature of the affair with Servilla and its timing. Before the key battle of the civil war that made permanent his power over his Roman opponents, he ordered that Brutus, who was fighting in the opposition with Cato, not be harmed. Brutus indeed was captured and pardoned, as as were almost all of Caesar's Roman enemies. Caesar was not a vindictive man, rather a pragmatist of the highest rank. His motto was if you were not his active enemy you could just as well be counted as his friend.
    Some years later Brutus was unsure about whether he should join others in the assassination plot.. He had many a sleepless night and bad dreams. His second wife, whose father was the same Cato mentioned above and had died a fanatical Never Caesarist by his own hand, could not sleep with all the tossing and turning. To get him to assent to the plot, she secretly stabbed herself and allowed the wound to become infected. Septic, but without telling him the cause, she used her illness to drive him to a decision for her own sake and that of her father.
    She and others then sealed the deal with flattery by harping on Brutus's family name, since his direct ancestor had overthrown the last king of Rome several hundred years before. Brutus was a much prized name to the Romans. He capitulated.
    Afterwards, Depressed, since he never received approbation for the deed except from other Caesar haters, who themselves rapidly became friendless in the ensuing murderous dictatorship they had created from allies of the still mighty dead, he left Rome for Greece.
    In Athens, the Greek philosophers praised Brutus as a tyrant killer, but did so only after he lavishly entertained them with money stolen from the Caesarian Party.
    Much later he committed suicide on another field of battle against Caesar's loyal and now ambitious successors. He knew in defeat no one of them would be as kind to him as the man he had killed.
    Actors are impressionable, and generally of low self esteem as they are rarely successful in their careers. This guy thought he was somebody because of the role he was asked to play and its reception by the critics. He just didn't want to separate himself from it long as he was getting applause. When it stopped he got depressed and afraid again.

  12. The guilty flee where no-one pursues them.