Apt Pupil Outruns Mentor

DATELINE: Crypto Nazis in Suburbia

Bryan Singer, director of Apt Pupil,first ran into hot water, not because of the subject matter that indicated Nazi youth were living in American suburbs, but because he filmed teenage boys in the high school shower after gym class.

This 1998 film should not be forgotten for more important reasons.

High crimes differ in every culture. Singer’s point made Stephen King’s novella more horrific than the original story where the FBI could identify your garden variety mass killer with a profile. In this film version an All-American boy on a bicycle discovers the old man in his neighborhood is no innocent immigrant, but a fugitive Nazi killer from Auschwitz.

It was an era when immigrants were welcomed into the United States at the border, no matter how dubious their credentials. After all, safe haven is often de rigueur for evil-doers.

Instead of turning the reprobate into authorities, the kid wants to be tutored in the fine art of Nazi supremacy. It was a wild idea twenty years ago, but today with neo and crypto Nazi supporters all over the landscape, we might discover this budding monster wins some sympathy. How many shooters in recent years were teenagers with MAGA caps?

Performances make this essential two-character drama into something special. Ian McKellan plays an older Nazi and Brad Refro is the innocent-looking teen. The sophistication of Refro’s work makes his early death a far greater loss to acting. Each star is brilliant as we watch their subtle sexually charged father-son jamboree.

At one point, Refro as Todd buys a Nazi uniform for his pal to see him march around. McKellan dryly announces, “I see I have been promoted.”

The revelation that Refro’s youth may be worse than the Master comes at different points for some audience members. You could think that the kid is a victim of a powerful influence, but his treatment of his high school teacher Mr. French who discovers the ugly secret is far more stinging than the headlines of today’s child abuse cases.

Who can you trust in this world? Everyone uses a façade to shield their hideous criminal intentsions.

Up to the ending, McKellan’s Nazi thinks he can outsmart the American Nazi, but the freedom of choice in the United States makes for a far more dangerous brand of Fascism, as we now know from Trump’s campaign for a second term.

This is a chilling look at Nazis, homegrown and imported.

American Presidents & UFOs

DATELINE: New Stuff from Ancient Aliens

 Kucinich & Nick Pope

According to Ancient Aliens, one third of all American presidents have had encounters with UFOs. They even mention that Thomas Jefferson, as vice president, wrote up the first report on a UFO crash in Louisiana before 1800 for the American Philosophical Society.

This is a more in-depth look at a subject they have touched upon many times over a dozen years.

The series takes on all the encounters beginning with Washington being given a vision of the future. It seems that the Americans were the chosen people of these aliens—until we dropped the nuclear bombs on Japan.

Since then, it has been touch and go with whatever is out there, perhaps even with orders to shoot them down. Is that what happened at Roswell?

There is a considerable time spent on President Dwight Eisenhower’s three meetings and agreement with the UFO creatures in the early 1950s. The series brings in Eisenhower’s granddaughter who firmly believes this happened.

There is the old story about Richard Nixon and Jackie Gleason going to look at alien crash victims in Florida. Gleason had a large UFO library and even had a house shaped like a flying saucer. As a treat, Nixon brought the Honeymooner to see dead alien bodies.

It seems Nixon was fully briefed on ancient aliens, but not all presidents were given that privilege. Nixon’s breach of security may have led to a clamp down on all future presidents being given info.

The series also starts with Tucker Carlson confronting Donald Trump who said he had an open mind about UFOs—five seconds after saying he was a disbeliever! Hmm.

The series proposes that pro-military Republican presidents were more likely to be briefed on UFOs than Democrats like Clinton and Obama.  George Bush I was actually a CIA director who had access to the MJ12, and likely was a member.

The show said that Dennis Kucinich’s admission as a presidential candidate that he saw a UFO was a career killer. So, Nick Pope takes Kucinich back to the house where the UFO encounter occurred. His private sighting may have undone him.

It is Ronald Reagan who was one of the most vocal and enthusiastic about UFOs, and it did not damage his career or presidency. He wanted to talk about ancient aliens, but his aides kept him quiet, which seems an impossible task. Reagan was allegedly (according to Linda Moulton Howe) about UFOs by CIA.

 

 

National Enquirer, Catching and Killing Bad News!

 DATELINE:  Laughing Pecker?

Laughing Cavalier Cavalier Enquirer?

Pick a peck of David Pecker.

Not since J. Edgar Hoover have we heard of “secret files.”

Well, they’re baaack!

David Pecker picked a peck of pickled poodle politicians. The peck of Pecker picks were pols who parlayed their hidden scandals into political careers, like Duncan Hunter (R) California, and Chris Collins (R) New York, your typical corrupt Congressmen now indicted and refusing the resign.

It appears that the owner of American Media, the National Enquirer dirt rag, and friend to Donald Trump, has a safe filled with signed “catch and kill” contracts. Mostly they are used to pay poor Pecker ploys and protect Trump loyalists.

Yes, the Laughing Peckerhead collects salacious stories and kills them by paying big bucks to whistleblowers—who cannot then publish their truth anywhere. It is how he protected Donald Trump from hookers, payoffs, illegitimate baby-momma stories, and heaven knows what other Russian mob ties.

Recently, Special Prosecutor Robert Meuller picked on Pecker for immunity for his pretty poison pens.

Now we learn that the spineless, gutless Congress may be filled with people blackmailed by Mr. Peckerhead who has dirt to keep them quiet. Yes, he catches and kills a scandalous tale and then turns around and sleazily demands obedience to him, not the United States Constitution.

It sounds like he has taken a page out of Putin’s compromising videotape series of Moscow nights with potty pee players.

Hoover was said to have files of recordings, depositions, and other evidence of wrong-doing at the FBI for decades, insuring his power.

If you have a whistle to blow, Pecker protects by paying to kill the catch and then turns around and demands a favor—like support Donald Trump (or be ruined by his private stash of stories).

Now we learn that David Pecker has picked a peck of peccadilloes out of the pockets of pusillanimous politicians.