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Why are likely Jan 6 defendants so nonchalant about going to prison?
I’ve spent some time thinking about this. Among some quick and easy answers: They don’t fully understand what they’re facing, because… They are appallingly ignorant about our history, our laws, our prosecutorial agencies such as the DOJ, and our conventions. … Continue reading
Posted in Fascism, Government, Judiciary, Law, suits and order, Politics, The Facts of Life, Trumpism Tagged Bolsheviks, Cheka, Jan 6 insurrectionists, Lenin, MAGA, Okhrana, Steve Bannon, Trotsky, Trump, Tsar Nicholas II Comments Off on Why are likely Jan 6 defendants so nonchalant about going to prison?
There are coded messages buried in the books I’ve been reading
A few months ago, I re-read Frederick Forsyth‘s first novel, The Day of the Jackal. In the 1970’s, when I was working at Paramount Pictures, the galleys of the book were rocketing around the major film companies. Everybody wanted the … Continue reading
Posted in Fascism, Judiciary, The Facts of Life, Trumpism, War, War on Ukraine Tagged Bolsheviks, Denzel Washington, Frederick Forsyth, Friedrich Engels, John Grisham, Lenin, Napoleonic war against Russia, Napoleonic wars, Paramount Pictures, Peter Bart, Stanley Tucci, The Day of the Jackal, The Pelican Brief, Tolstoy, Variety, Victor Sebesteyn, War and Peace Comments Off on There are coded messages buried in the books I’ve been reading
Putin sits at a long, long table…
…Far away from potential assassins. Russia once had another leader who commanded violence and death but stayed well away from it himself — Lenin. This, from Victor Sebestyen’s biography: As usual, where the violence was, Lenin wasn’t…In his circle of … Continue reading
Posted in Fascism, Politics, Propaganda, Trumpism Tagged Bolsheviks, Cossacks, January 6 assault, Kyiv, Lenin, Lenin cowardice, Nikolai Valentinov, Putin, St Petersburg, Tatiana Alexinsky, Trump, Ukraine, Victor Sebestyen Comments Off on Putin sits at a long, long table…