Antiochus Obama

Ever since Obama was elected we have said that he is a classic leftist Jew-hater.

Obama spent 20 years as a faithful member of Jeremiah Wright’s church because Wright, a proud and vocal Jew-hater, articulated everything Obama felt: hatred of America, hatred of Jews. Obama’s envoy in the UN, Samantha Power, has a history of Jew-hatred.

Obama and Power are problems from hell.

Friday’s United Nations resolution is Obama’s cowardly and disgraceful parting shot at the Jewish state.
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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn’t last long.”
—Shelley Winters

 

I would be remiss if I did not link to a splendid Christmas or Chanukah gift. You have my personal guarantee that this item is awesome. 

Also available from the Apple iTunes store.

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Flashback: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

Hollywood pioneer Mary Pickford makes Christmas official, 1920s.

Hollywood pioneer Mary Pickford (1892 – 1979) b. Gladys Smith, makes Christmas official, 1920s.

During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios, via newspapers, fan magazines, and trade publications, published photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood—though founded by poor immigrant Jews—informed the public that the motion picture industry was in harmony with Christian America.

Seraphic Secret—Karen and I—are Orthodox Jews. We observe the Sabbath and eat only kosher food. Our lives and values are built around the Torah, written and oral. But we enjoy this season, and honor Christmas. We shudder at the relentless postmodern assault on this most Christian of holidays. We want America to remain a steadfastly Judeo-Christian country, for without G-d individual liberty vanishes, replaced, inevitably, by a powerful centralized state, the cult of personality, and various forms of paganism currently exemplified by climate change (AKA the weather) fanatics.

We urge everyone to pray for the Christians who are being murdered, tortured and oppressed by genocidal Islamists all across the Middle East and Africa.

Here’s a sample of Hollywood and Christmas as it used to be.

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Road Rage in Germany

“A general view shows the site where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016 Reuters.”

An Arab Muslim refugee became upset at the gaudy display of infidel lights in Berlin and suffered a tragic case of road rage, killing twelve and injuring scores more.

And of course, the Turkish Policeman who assassinated the Russian ambassador is a case study in police brutality.

Obama never said these things. He was too busy playing golf. But this is classic Obamaspeak. It is the politicization of language whose goal is to self-righteously posture behind gated communities, thus not suffering the consequences of their own wretched policies.

At the same time the Democrats hope to harvest votes from the wider Muslim community by playing the victim card. Which is  why Obama is quietly accelerating the pace of admitting Syrian and Somali Muslims to America. You can be sure of two things about these “refugees.” They are pathological Jew-Haters, and among them are more than a few hard core terrorists thirsting for American blood.

But the Democrats have calculated a devil’s arithmetic: they will garner more Syrian and Somali votes in the next Presidential election. And to them, that’s all that counts.

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David Friedman: Trump’s Splendid New Ambassador to Israel

David Friedman was just chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be America’s ambassador to Israel. Mazal Tov.

Karen has an eagle eye.

She took one look at a picture of David Friedman and said: “Isn’t he Mark’s brother?”

Mark is married to Rosie, one of Karen’s oldest friends.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Mia Farrow on the set of Rosemary’s Baby (1968, dir. Roman Polanski)

“I appeared in every single scene of the film [Rosemary’s Baby], except when, during [the impregnated with Satan’s spawn sequence] a body double was used in my place. But I didn’t entirely miss out on the scene—one day I found myself—me from convent school, who prayed with outstretched arms in the predawn light – tied to the four corners of a bed, ringed by elderly, chanting witches, while a perfect stranger with bad skin and vertical pupils was grinding away on top of me. I didn’t dare think. After finishing that scene the actor climbed off me and said politely, in all seriousness, ‘Miss Farrow, I just want to say, it’s a real pleasure to have worked with you.’“
—excerpted from Mia Farrow’s What Falls Away

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Flashback: Vogue for Hillary

This is a simulacrum of Hillary Clinton by Annie Lebovitz.

No surprise that the ultra leftist elitists of Vogue endorsed Hillary.

But then let’s not forget that Vogue published a glowing article about the awesomely chic Asma al-Assad of Syria, which in full Orwellian overdrive, Vogue scrubbed from their website when the mass killings started soon after publication.

We saved the February 25, 2011, Joan Juliet Buck article, “Asma al-Assad: A Rose of the Desert”.

Read it. If you have the stomach.

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Election Deniers

If the Democrats are looking for a Russian stooge, behold Barack Obama in March 2012.

The totalitarian impulse which is foundational for leftist ideology is on full display as the Democrats continue to deny the legitimacy of President-elect Donald J. Trump election.

The Democrat party and their media lapdogs convinced, well, everyone that the Clinton-Trump race was no race at all. Hillary would win and the Deplorables would sink back into the guns and bible swamp, never to be heard from again.

When Hillary lost it was because of racism, because of Comey (Hillary put her server in the basement, not Comey), because the Electoral College is illegitimate (Dems had no problem when they held the alleged Blue Wall), because of fake news (as in the New York Times), and now because of the Russians.

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Netanyahu Wants to Scuttle Iran Appeasement, Thinks Trump Can Help

Most Israeli are hugely relieved that Donald J. Trump is President-elect. Obama was openly hostile to the Jewish state and Hillary just promised more of the same.

The following is a script from “Benjamin Netanyahu,” which aired on 60 Minutes, Dec. 11, 2016. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shachar Bar-On and Alexandra Poolos, producers.

On our recent trip to Jerusalem, we found a surprisingly optimistic Benjamin Netanyahu, who has served the longest stretch as prime minister in Israel’s history. He told us his country has never felt as secure or less isolated.  But it’s been a tumultuous eight years between Israel and the U.S. over the Iran nuclear deal and the expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. So part of his optimism relates to the election in the U.S. Netanyahu and his followers on the Israeli right, are greeting the idea of President Donald Trump with a resounding l’chaim.

Benjamin Netanyahu: I know Donald Trump.  I know him very well.  And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear.  He feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people and about Jewish people. There’s no question about that.

Lesley Stahl: With Trump, do you think that Israel will not be as at odds with the United States as you have been under the Obama administration?

Benjamin Netanyahu: Yeah, we had differences of opinion with– I had differences of opinion with President Obama and most well-known, of course, is Iran.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I don’t know that I’ve any style at all. I just patterned myself on a combination of Jack Buchanan [musical comedy star of the 1920s], Noël Coward, and Rex Harrison. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point. It’s a relationship.” —Cary Grant

“I don’t know that I’ve any style at all. I just patterned myself on a combination of Jack Buchanan [musical comedy star of the 1920s], Noël Coward, and Rex Harrison. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point. It’s a relationship.”
—Cary Grant

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The Death of God and Violence in the Movies

Fritz Lang during the filming of Metropolis (1927) On the increased use of violence in post-war films: “After the war, there was no longer a sense of family. We no longer loved our flag or honored our country. People no longer believe in hell and brimstone, or even retribution and therefore they do not believe in punishment after they are dead. What could we be afraid of? There was only one thing: physical pain. Physical pain comes from violence and I think today that is the only fact that people really fear. And when we are afraid of violence, then it becomes an element of drama. So, brutality’s now a necessary ingredient of dramatic development and denouement. We can’t avoid violence because it is everywhere. It should be present in films. But everything depends on the way it is shown. I detest violence when it is shown as a spectacle or when it is used to make us laugh. And that is how it is used more and more on the screen.” -Lang, in 1967 interview (via Brunnhuber’s Fritz Lang: His Life & Work)

Fritz Lang during the filming of Metropolis (1927)
On the increased use of violence in post-war films:
“After the war, there was no longer a sense of family. We no longer loved our flag or honored our country. People no longer believe in hell and brimstone, or even retribution and therefore they do not believe in punishment after they are dead. What could we be afraid of? There was only one thing: physical pain. Physical pain comes from violence and I think today that is the only fact that people really fear. And when we are afraid of violence, then it becomes an element of drama. So, brutality’s now a necessary ingredient of dramatic development and denouement.
We can’t avoid violence because it is everywhere. It should be present in films. But everything depends on the way it is shown. I detest violence when it is shown as a spectacle or when it is used to make us laugh. And that is how it is used more and more on the screen.”
-Lang, in 1967 interview (via Fritz Lang: His Life & Work)

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Ba-Ba Biblical Sheep

Gil and Jenna Lewinsky feed the sheep at their farm in Abbotsford, Vancouver, Canada, in this undated photo from 2016. (courtesy Mustard Seed Imaging)

Gil and Jenna Lewinsky feed the sheep at their farm in Abbotsford, Vancouver, Canada, in this undated photo from 2016. (courtesy Mustard Seed Imaging)

The sheep have landed. After three years of high-level negotiations between the Israeli and Canadian governments, 119 heritage sheep, which trace their lineage back 5,000 years to the Middle East, began arriving in Israel on November 30. It is the first time that the breed, called Jacob’s sheep, has been represented in Israel since biblical times.

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Keith Ellison AKA Keith E. Hakim, AKA Keith X. Ellison, AKA Keith Muhammed

Keith Ellison, Islamic radical, may head the Democrat Party.

Keith Ellison, Islamic radical, may head the Democrat Party.

In defeat, the ungracious Democrat Party is doubling down on the hateful rhetoric which helped propel it’s fall from power. Because Democrats cannot argue policy—their policies fail wherever they are engineered—they default to the charge that Republicans are racist.

In truth, as Seraphic Secret has argued for years, the Republican Party is a color blind meritocracy. It is the Democrats who are obsessed by race. They actually believe that the color of a man’s skin is who he is. Not since the Nuremberg Laws has a political party sliced and diced the electorate into ever smaller racial categories in order to gain and hold power.

When it comes to Jew-Hatred, which outpaces all other hatred by multiples of hundreds, it is the Democrat Party that has made itself into a safe haven for this the most ancient and most virulent of hatreds. Barack Obama spent twenty years in a church and with a pastor who was openly anti-Semitic. Obama’s hostility to Israel has been a centerpiece of his regime.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I have gone through such a time, and more, and survived. I traveled in a world that once was—Hollywood of the war and immediate postwar years. And I existed in a world that never is—the prison of the mind. If what I have learned from these experiences can be summed up in one sentence, it would be this: life is not a movie. But I do not make that point in a sad or regretful way. I can only wonder, if my life had been a movie, would a director have cast Gene Tierney to play the part? The bitter with the sweet makes for a better part.” —Gene Tierney

“I have gone through such a time, and more, and survived. I traveled in a world that once was—Hollywood of the war and immediate postwar years. And I existed in a world that never is—the prison of the mind. If what I have learned from these experiences can be summed up in one sentence, it would be this: life is not a movie. But I do not make that point in a sad or regretful way. I can only wonder, if my life had been a movie, would a director have cast Gene Tierney to play the part? The bitter with the sweet makes for a better part.”
—Gene Tierney

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Drama Queens and Faux Fear on the Left

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Endlessly and tediously we hear about the fear that grips the Hillary dead-enders. They are afraid, they announce, that Donald Trump is a fascist demagogue.

Which is quite weird because these are the same people who are grief-stricken over the death of fascist demagogue Fidel Castro.

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The Coming Islamist Fire

Israel set ablaze by IslamoNazis.

Israel set ablaze by IslamoNazis.

Yesterday, IslamoNazi Abdul Razak Ali Artan plowed his gray Honda into a crowd of innocent people on the campus of Ohio State University. Somali-born Artan then got out of his car and attacked people with a butcher knife. In about one minute, the Somali born terrorist was shot and killed by campus police officer Alan Horujko.

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The Coming Impeach Trump Movement

 

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The emotions from the left over Trump’s victory has turned from shock, to grief, to fury, to denial. They will never reach acceptance.

A kind of mass delusion has taken hold of the American left as the reality of the election has sunk in.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Philippe Halsman Sharon Tate, 1966 “Sharon is too nice. She doesn’t believe in her beauty. Once when I was very poor in Poland, I had got some beautiful shoes, and I immediately became ashamed of them. All my friends had plain, ordinary shoes, and I was embarrassed to walk in front of them. That’s how Sharon feels about her beauty. She’s as embarrassed by it.” —Roman Polanski

Sharon Tate by Philippe Halsman, 1966
“Sharon is too nice. She doesn’t believe in her beauty. Once when I was very poor in Poland, I had got some beautiful shoes, and I immediately became ashamed of them. All my friends had plain, ordinary shoes, and I was embarrassed to walk in front of them. That’s how Sharon feels about her beauty. She’s as embarrassed by it.”
—Roman Polanski

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Thanksgiving 2016: The Children of the Children of Israel

Studio photographers shot millions of still photos of their actors, often with holiday themes. This is the one of the few religiously inclined Thanksgiving stills I have come across. The actress is Barbara Kent, a minor star in the silent ear best known for starring opposite Harold Lloyd in “Welcome Danger” 1929. But her very best role was in a little known but quite wonderful silent film “Lonesome,” 1928.

Studio photographers shot millions of stills of contract actors, often with holiday themes. This is a charming Thanksgiving  photo. The actress is Barbara Kent, (b. Barbara Cloutman, 1907- 2011) a popular star in the silent era best known for twice starring opposite Harold Lloyd, “Welcome Danger” (1929), and then “Feet First,” (1930). But her very best role was in a little known but quite wonderful silent film “Lonesome,” (1928). Seraphic Secret wrote a memoriam for this lovely actress when she passed away. You can find it here.

As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope.

America and Israel.

And what was the hope?

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A Great Thanksgiving Movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1987.

Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, a great movie to watch on Thanksgiving.

Seraphic Secret usually recommends classic Hollywood movies to help celebrate our national holidays. But this year we’re going to switch gears and recommend one of our favorite Thanksgiving movies, Plains, Trains and Automobiles, 1987.

Not only is this one of the finest, most touching Thanksgiving movie ever made, but it’s also the best film written, directed and produced by the late, great John Hughes, best remembered for his legendary teen comedies.

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