Thursday, August 22, 2019

The New Movie ‘IT’ OMITTED CHILD ORGY SCENE THAT’S IN STEVEN KING’S DEPRAVED BOOK!

from The Vulture:

Since its publication in September of 1986, It has enjoyed a long shelf life, first as a book that spent 14 weeks at the top of the New York Times best-seller list and then worming into nightmares as a TV mini-series in 1990 starring Tim Curry as the titular demonic clown/embodiment of children’s deepest fears. The monster, which a group of kids simply name “It,” manifests as something different for each person based on their specific fears — burning houses, lepers, a dead sibling — and, perhaps because of this, the story has maintained a compelling hold on our collective psyches for more than 30 years. This week, It hits theaters for the first time as a feature film, with a script that was originally set to be directed by Cary Fukunaga, before New Line decided to pivot to Andy Muschietti. (Fukunaga retains a writing credit on a reworked script).

But one controversial scene from King’s novel has dogged the book and subsequent adaptations. After defeating It, the kids get lost in the sewer tunnels on the way out; this is attributed in part to the fact that they’re losing their “connection” to one another. The solution is to bind them together, which Beverly — the only girl in the story’s main group of protagonists, called “the Losers” — says can only happen if each of the boys has sex with her. Where they’re timid and unsure, she’s confident and maternal. (King writes the first boy Eddie comes to her “the way he would have come to his mother.”) The sex is a “consensual” gang bang, with each of the boys losing his virginity, and thus entering manhood, through Beverly.

 

The ’80s was a bonkers time, but the orgy scene in particular has aged poorly; critics and readers looking back at it have called it everything from “disturbing” to “sick” to “insane.” A Reddit reader from last year simply asked, “WTF?” and generated over 500 comments. For almost ten exhaustive pages, King describes each of the boys having sex with Beverly and their orgasms as a version of “flying.” (You also get the sense that King is a bit of a size queen.) Beverly’s desires are positioned as a way for her to overcome her own fears around sex, but mostly the narrative centers on how the boys literally enter adulthood through Beverly’s vagina. Kingreleased a statement a few years ago through his fan site Stephenking.com, where he wrote, “I wasn’t really thinking of the sexual aspect of it… Intuitively, the Losers knew they had to be together again. The sexual act connected childhood and adulthood.” Perhaps most horrifying to modern sensibilities is that there is no talk of birth control, condoms, or a realization that a circle jerk would have sufficed.

When the new adaptation was announced, many wondered whether it would feature the scene, or some version of it (though the 1990 version eschewed it entirely). As fans often like to say: It’s canon. So does the new version feature a bunch of kids engaging in an orgy? The tl;dr version: No. But while it evades the obvious graphic horror and legal problems of minors simulating group sex, the new film retains a lot of the original scene’s problems — namely, its regressive gender politics and sexualization of its adolescent-girl lead.

The 2017 film flattens and reduces Beverly as a character in retrograde ways. It plays up the love triangle between Beverly (Sophia Lillis), Bill (the protagonist played by Jaeden Lieberher, who loses his little brother Georgie at the start of the film), and the chubby kid, Ben (Jeremy Ray Taylor), who pines for Bev and writes her a precocious love haiku. The climax of the film — when the Losers reconnect to defeat It after they initially disband — is prompted by It capturing Beverly and taking her to its lair. From there, it’s a classic tale of a damsel in distress: When Bev’s friends come upon her, she’s suspended in midair, like a pendant lamp. The boys eventually get her down, but she’s zoned out, her eyes clouded over. And just as in Sleeping Beauty, Ben kisses her and she awakens. She exists first and foremost as an object of their desire.

It’s an odd decision, in part because this is a more classically sexist narrative than what Fukunaga and Chase Palmer wrote in their original screenplay (which was leaked online after Fukunaga and the studio parted due to “creative differences”). In fact, some of the major differences between the old and new scripts involve Beverly in this way; the new script sexualizes her several times, like when she flirts with a middle-aged cashier at a pharmacy to help the boys steal some supplies. (In the Fukunaga script, the hypochondriac kid Eddie, played by Jack Dylan Grazer, fakes a medical emergency). In Fukunaga and Palmer’s version, Beverly flirts with zero old dudes and needs no saving. She goes with the boys to Pennywise’s lair, launches herself into a waterfall and goes headlong into the fight.

The Fukunaga script does have elements of physical horror that hew more closely to the book. But the focus is different: Beverly’s It manifests as blood — buckets of blood that spew from the sink — and Fukunaga makes it clear that the blood is a metaphor for her own fears around growing up and becoming a “woman,” something she fears would make her more of a sexual object to men, including her father. The new version, on the other hand, removes the physical horror, but leaves in the male gaze: Her father leers at her, calling her his “little girl” and attempting to harm her physically, but there is no blatant indication of sexual abuse. And while the bathroom blood remains, it’s not visually connected to her period or to her fear of her dad, making it seem displaced and random.

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It Is Being Reported That Donald Trump May Recognize Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel In December

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by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Is President Trump about to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?   If so, this would be one of the most historic events to happen in the Middle East in a very long time.  Needless to say, the government of Israel would be absolutely thrilled by such a move, while the Palestinians and Israel’s neighbors would not be pleased at all.  In fact, some Palestinians have suggested that if the Trump administration actually moves the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem that it could spark widespread violence or even war.

But Donald Trump promised that he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during the campaign, and it looks like he intends to keep his word

A senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday that President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel without moving the embassy to the Israeli capital, at least for the time being.

Trump wants the recognition of Jerusalem to be a gift to Israel on the occasion of its 70th Independence Day, and he may even announce this recognition by means of a statement to be made by Vice President Mike Pence, who will visit Israel in December.

Pence will be visiting Israel next month, and he is scheduled to deliver an address to the Knesset.  If the Trump administration is going to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it is believed that it may happen at that time.

Israel became a nation in 1948, and so 2018 will be Israel’s 70th anniversary.  There will be independence celebrations throughout the year, and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as we approach this highly significant time would be considered a great gift to the Jewish people.

For the moment, however, the Trump administration will not be moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.  The White House recognizes that such a move could spark violence in the region, and so administration officials are treading carefully

President Donald Trump and his senior aides are mulling a plan to eventually move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a decision that could derail Trump’s attempts to restart peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

A leading option under consideration: temporarily keeping the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv while also outlining a longer-term strategy to begin the process of moving the embassy to Jerusalem, according to two administration officials. The plan is meant to strike a middle ground on the politically treacherous issue.

We shall see how this plays out, but Vice-President Mike Pence sure sounds optimistic that moving the embassy will actually happen.  Earlier this week, he posted the following message on Twitter

While for the past 20 years, Congress and successive administrations have expressed a willingness to move our embassy, @POTUS Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. #70toIsraelUN

Of course moving the embassy would have very serious ramifications, and without a doubt many those surrounding Trump are advising against such a move

American intelligence circles may caution Trump against the move, warning of the security-related ramifications that could ensue and danger that it could pose to American embassies around the world.

Rumors of Trump’s planned announcement were met with warnings from Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who said during a visit to the US that “the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem at this stage will have repercussions in the Palestinian, Arab and Islamic scene.”

I will be even more blunt.  If the U.S. embassy is moved to Jerusalem, there will definitely be violence, and it could potentially move us closer to armed conflict in the Middle East.

But U.S. policy should never be dictated by threats of violence.  Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is the right thing to do, and we cannot allow anyone to intimidate us.  In 1995, Congress passed a law that requires the U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem, but ever since then presidents have used “waivers” to delay the move.

The current “waiver” expires on December 1st, and Trump is expected to sign another one at that time.

But even if the U.S. embassy is not moved to Jerusalem any time soon, the truth is that the next major war in the Middle East seems to be getting closer with each passing day.  Just check out some of the things that have happened over the past week…

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Google Labels Religious Beliefs ‘Toxic’ With Censorship AI Program – ‘This Is The Empire Of Darkness With Google Acting As SkyNet’

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by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

Back in February 2017, Wired highlighted a new Google AI tool, named “Perspective,”  supposedly created to help fight online “trolling.” When completed the API claims it will give “any developer access to the anti-harassment tools that Jigsaw has worked on for over a year.” 

 

Enter a sentence into its interface, and Jigsaw says its AI can immediately spit out an assessment of the phrase’s “toxicity” more accurately than any keyword blacklist, and faster than any human moderator.

To understand how prevalent this technology will be used online by news outlets, by June 2017, it was announced that The New York Times was “going to expand the availability of online comments from 10 percent of articles to 80 percent by the end of the year, without adding more moderators to its staff,” by  “rolling out a new structure of comment moderation using software from Google called Perspective,” by using a Moderator tool that would “automatically approve some comments and help moderators wade through others more quickly.”

According to Google’s “Perspective” website, the term “Toxic” is defined as “a rude, disrespectful, or unreasonable comment that is likely to make you leave a discussion.” 

What we found when we started running direct quotes from the bible into their “Writing Experiment,” where people can type in something they may say in a comment section regarding an issue, was that ambiguous bible passages received low “toxic” ratings, while passages reflecting religious beliefs on marriage, infidelity, adultery, and other related issues are considered by those that programmed this AI bot, as highly “toxic.”

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ON MORALITY ARE CONSIDERED ‘TOXIC’ BY GOOGLE

This morning I ran across an excellent experiment conducted by Conservative Tribune, where they provide 27 examples of Google’s censorship bot, rating a random number of statements and phrases as “toxic,” such as the statement “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” said to 87{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} likely to be perceived as ‘toxic’.”

Other statements such as “Jews have a right to exist,” and “Hillary Clinton is a criminal,” and “Obamacare is disastrous,”  all received high levels of perceived toxicity,” yet comparison examples dealing with race issues, show a startling bias.

For example: Conservative Tribune tested the statement “Blacks have no rights,” which was judged as 63{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} likely to be perceived as toxic, yet flip the statement around, to “Whites have no rights,” and it that statement is only 10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} likely to be perceived as toxic.

All 27 examples can be seen here.

That experiment got me thinking of exactly what the globalists at Google would teach their bots about religion and religious beliefs and many verses that were innocuous  received low “toxic” ratings,  others, in fact most that deal with any type of morality, are list with extremely high percentages of “Likely to be perceived toxic.”

For example, Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me,” was on 2{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} likely to be perceived as toxic, but Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death,” is listed as “66{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} likely to be perceived as ‘toxic’.”

In other words, as was said to me in an email this morning while discussing this issue, “Anything that goes against perversion and the globalists is considered toxic. This is the empire of darkness with Google acting as SkyNet.”

Read More @ AllNewsPipeline.com

The Flat Earth “Psyop” ?

from SGT Report:
I received the following email from a reader and friend of SGT Report tonight. As fate would have it, I recently watched a cogent and articulate video about this same subject from Marty Leeds, a truth researcher I have interviewed. Here’s the link to that video: We Need to Talk About Flat Earth. I thought the questions Marty raised in that video were so good that I posted the video at ThePhaser.com. I have thought from day one that the entire ‘flat earth’ subject was a psyop, even telling former SGT Report contributor Rory to please refrain from posting material about it on this site.  But again, Marty’s video was very thought provoking. And now this email tonight from my friend Alev, which is equally thought provoking, especially since we know the elite have been lying to us about the nature of just about everything, for decades centuries..

Read it and feel free to share your thoughts (respectfully) on the subject in the comments below.

Progressives Scramble To Block Potential Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Because She Is A Committed Christian

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

There is a lot of buzz that Amy Coney Barrett is going to be President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, and that is causing many progressives to totally freak out. The reason that they are freaking out doesn’t have anything to do with her credentials. In fact, as you will see below, Barrett is exceptionally qualified to be on the Supreme Court. She is sharp, intelligent and has a sterling reputation. But the left is already throwing a massive temper tantrum even though she isn’t the nominee yet for one very simple reason. Amy Coney Barrett is a committed Christian, and progressives are deathly afraid that her Christian values will influence her decisions on social issues.

THE ABORTION AGENDA: Its Benefactors & What You Don’t Know

from Corey’s Digs:

Pay very close attention, because there is a lot more going on with their abortion agenda, than meets the eye. Who’s involved, where is this headed, and what atrocities have already occurred? Something very significant began back in 1993, leading up to this, and no one is reporting on it.

New York’s ‘Reproductive Health Act’ brought shock and awe to the entire country, by legalizing full-term abortions, and decriminalizing it. As barbaric as this all is, no one seems to be focused on the nurses and midwives’ addition to this bill, who coincidentally have been trained by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood, and the Ivy League schools, for over two decades. While everyone is still trying to catch their breath, the reality of what lies ahead, may unfortunately include unthinkable, sinister acts. Based on past events, actions, and evidence of fetal tissue and body parts being sold, new “youth” blood clinics opening their doors, and prior experimentation on prison babies, it’s time to wake from the shock, and pay very close attention. This is both a physical and spiritual battle – armor up. They just legalized allowing a new born baby to suffer and die outside of the womb, if they did not succeed with the abortion procedure. This is murder in the worst degree.

ANOTHER VIDEO THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE — Dr Roby Mitchell

from SGTreport:

A pill. A shot. Surgery. Are there alternative and sometimes even better ways to treat the things that ail us than what we’re offered from western medicine? Dr. Roby Mitchell thinks so. He practices what he calls “intelligent design medicine”, and in this interview we reveal a few things that you can do TODAY to begin improving your health, and potentially to even cure what ails you. This is another SGT Report video the FDA doesn’t want you to see.

UN: Vatican Allowed Rape and Molestation of Children

from Humans Are Free:

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis came under pressure to punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests when a U.N. human rights panel accused the Vatican of systematically protecting its reputation instead of looking out for the safety of children.

In a scathing report that thrilled victims and stunned the Vatican, the United Nations committee said the Holy Seemaintained a “code of silence” that enabled priests to sexually abuse tens of thousands of children worldwide over decades with impunity.

WHAT? Now Hillary Clinton Wants To Be A Pastor?

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by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

How would you feel if you went to church next Sunday and “Pastor Hillary Clinton” got up to deliver the message? According to Clinton’s longtime pastor, Hillary says that she wants wants to start preaching. Considering the fact that she stands in direct opposition to just about everything that the Bible says, it is hard to imagine her doing this with a straight face. Bill and Hillary Clinton have been fueling anger and hatred toward conservative Christians for decades, but now she is suddenly going to turn over a new leaf? If Clinton announced that she had decided to denounce abortion then she would definitely get my attention, but at this point this just seems like another Clinton political stunt.

Earlier today when I came across an article published by the Atlantic entitled “Hillary Wants To Preach”, I was tempted to dismiss it as some of that “fake news” that we have been hearing so much about lately. But it turns out that this story is actually true…

Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That’s what she told Bill Shillady, her longtime pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign. Scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has always been a secret dream of the two-time presidential candidate: Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. She asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.” The incident perfectly captures Clinton’s long campaign to modulate—and sometimes obscure—expressions of her faith.

For Clinton, this would be yet another very unusual chapter in a very strange religious journey. She has always claimed to be a “Christian”, but it is also important to remember that in college she did her senior thesis on a radical leftist that dedicated his book to Lucifer

In 1993, the president of Wellesley College approved a new rule that all senior theses written by a president or first lady of the United States would be kept under lock and key, a move aimed at preventing the public from learning about their new First Lady. After the Clintons left the White House, however, Hillary’s senior thesis was released to the public – a 92 page homage to radical leftist Saul Alinsky, who dedicated his book to Lucifer.

And back in 2015, Clinton delivered a speech in which she insisted that “religious beliefs” that do not conform to her progressive agenda “have to be changed”

“All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice, not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”

Hillary Clinton is not interested in the God of the Bible or in living the way that the Bible actually intends for us to live.

Clinton and her husband have been promoting just about every form of evil imaginable for decades, but that won’t matter to many people. If Hillary wants to preach, many on the left will be absolutely thrilled

“Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she’d make a great pastor,” Shillady told me. No, she probably won’t go to seminary, he said. No, she probably won’t pursue an official lay position in the Methodist church, like deaconess. (I reached out to Clinton’s spokespeople for comment, but didn’t hear back.) “I think it would be more of … her guest preaching at some point,” he said. “We have a long history of lay preachers in the United Methodist Church.”

Since the election, “I think her faith is stronger,” Shillady added. “I haven’t noticed anything different, except that I think she is more relaxed than I’ve ever seen her.” Maybe after all these years of hard-scrabble politics, Clinton is finally becoming a more straightforward version of herself: a woman whose fondest ambition is teaching scripture in church.

I am just glad that she isn’t in the White House. If she had won the 2016 election, things would have gone very badly for extremely outspoken conservatives like me.

As I keep saying, our nation is in the midst of a cultural war. If the left ultimately wins, they plan to do whatever they can to criminalize our way of thinking. And I am not the only one that is warning about this. For example, just consider what Newt Gingrich had to say about this recently…

“Remember: There are a lot of people on the other side, including in the elite news media, who deeply, deeply want President Trump to fail,” he warned, “who deeply want our values to be wiped out by making them, frankly, illegal, and who are deeply committed to changing America in ways that would turn it into a country you and I would have no real knowledge of and no understanding of.”

In an America where the political and cultural divisions seem to be widening, Gingrich pointed out Trump can make a real difference.

“He’s clearly committed to breaking up political correctness,” the former Georgia representative said. “He’s clearly committed to advocating the kind of future that we want for our children and our grandchildren.”

I wrote quite a bit about this cultural war in my brand new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters”. It is my most important book yet, and just today I had someone tell me how it had deeply affected them. The truth matters, and many on the left are trying very hard to convince us that right is wrong and that wrong is right.

If Hillary Clinton wants to “preach”, she certainly has the right to do so.

But in the end, her side is not going to win. No matter how hard the left tries to twist and distort the Bible, the plain meaning of the Scriptures is there for everyone to see. The Bible has been changing hearts and minds all over the planet for centuries, and nothing is going to change that.

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Not Just Catholics, Rabbi Exposes Rampant Child Sex Abuse by High-Level Jewish Clergy

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by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:

A Jewish whistleblower who is also a Rabbi set out to expose a horrifying network of pedophilia among top level Jewish clergy just as bad a Catholics.

The Netflix documentary, One of Us, released in 2017 exposed what whistleblowers have been saying for years. Just as the Catholic Church maintained, protected, and allowed a pedophile ring of hundreds if not thousands of Catholic priests to rape and abuse children for decades, so too, has the Ultra-orthodox Jewish community in NY been accused of allowing 1 out of every 5 ultra-orthodox Jews to be abused without informing police.