Here at Seraphic Secret we try to maintain an optimistic demeanor. However, after seven years of Obama, this becomes increasingly difficult, if not downright impossible. Cognitive dissonance is not our style.
IslamoNazis are on the march all across the globe. In Israel, the murder of Jews by IslamoNazis who call themselves Palestinians—a faux nationality invented by the KGB—is a cottage industry. Thanks to Obama’s ideological rigidity Iran edges closer to becoming a nuclear power. And ObamaCare, as we knew it would be, is a complete disaster. One for the most disturbing cultural trends is the shameless race baiting and Orwellian inversion of truth that has become the core of the postmodern Democrat party.
Three morally reprehensible movies released in 2015 exemplified the body of lies that are stock-in-trade of postmodern Democrats. Truth, a tediously earnest film about Rathergate, is one vast lie. The Big Short, clever but shallow as a child’s wading pool, deliberately omits the crucial role that government played in the housing bubble of 2008. Most repellant was Trumbo, a biopic of the Communist Hollywood screenwriter who was an unabashed apologist and propagandist for Stalin.
The Democrat Hollywood establishment self-righteously marinates in the victimology of blacklisted Communist screenwriters. But never a thought or a movie about the millions of innocent souls starved, tortured, imprisoned, raped and murdered in the name of that evil ideology to which these immoral screenwriters devoted their lives and craft. Shame on the talent connected to these dishonest pieces of Soviet style propaganda.
And so, as we move into 2016, we are, naturally, wary of what the final year of ObamaWorld will bring. Because everything Obama touches turns to ash and blood.
Seraphic Secret takes comfort in family, friends, and community.
And, as always, we are inspired by classical Hollywood movies that nourish our love of love and romance, movies that promise a form of eternity.
The only film released in 2015 that I can enthusiastically recommend is Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, the story of a robot who yearns to be a young woman. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander’s performance is nothing less than brilliant. A trained ballet dancer, she uses her body with exquisite precision. Vikander’s work reminds me of Machiko Kyō‘s stunning performance—she was also a dancer—in Kurosawa’s masterpiece, Rashomon.
To help usher in 2016, here’s a clip from one of our favorite movies, Waterloo Bridge (1940), starring Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor (b. Spangler Arlington Brugh), a tale of tragic love during wartime. Notice that once Leigh and Taylor start dancing there is no dialogue. The lighting, music, the movement and reaction shots, are all that’s needed to evoke a torrent of emotions.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a Happy New Year.