There are a few concerns that I’d like to mention for the people that follow my channel and my blog. The first is that not that long ago all of my videos on Dailymotion were deleted. That’s hundreds of videos that I managed to upload over several years. I’m almost certain that this was done by the people that run Dailymotion in order to censor me. The reason why I think so is because this happened at the same time and on all three of my channels on Dailymotion. Even the videos on my smallest channel that I hardly ever used got deleted. It’s worth pointing out that all three of my channels featured a link to my VK blog. It wouldn’t be surprising for me to know that the people that run Dailymotion read my blog. Can it be a coincidence that all of my videos were deleted right after I made a post on my blog about censorship on video-sharing websites such as Dailymotion? I think not. The thing about websites such as Dailymotion, YouTube, or IMDb is that the people that own them and run them keep track of what people post. They listen to and read everything that people say and write. I’ve known this for years because I’ve been using the websites for years. So, the act by Dailymotion to censor me came as no big surprise to me. I’ve always known that Dailymotion is a crooked website that’s involved in censorship. But having several hundred of my videos get deleted all of a sudden still isn’t a pleasant thing. In one of my blog posts, I pointed out that the video-sharing website that has given me the most trouble over the years is YouTube. I’ve had many problems on YouTube because of copyright claims and censorship. Well, now I can say that the spot occupied by YouTube has been taken by Dailymotion. At least YouTube hasn’t outright deleted all of my videos. By the way, this isn’t the first time that something like this has happened to me. The first video-sharing website that deleted all of my videos because of political reasons was Metacafe. Therefore, it seems that internet censorship in Western countries is in full swing, and it has existed for at least a decade already.
Another concern that I can mention is that when I post links on my blog to other websites this doesn’t mean that I support everything on those websites. This just means that the chosen article has some good information. I think that I made a mistake many months ago when I posted links to a few websites that are run by people that I now call… psychotic anti-Semites. Back then, I didn’t realize that these people are… crazy. These are people who believe that Jews are responsible for every problem in society and that there’s a communist behind every corner and under every bed. Funnily enough, some of them claim to be Christians, and they say that what’s needed is a firm establishment of Christianity again. Well, I don’t think that Jesus Christ would have approved of their behavior. I can just imagine Jesus sitting and telling his followers that they should practice hatred and irrationality, and him also arguing in favor of low taxes and unquestioning servitude to the rich and powerful. Obviously, these right-wingers and nationalists are irrational and badly educated. I noticed that they’re not interested in history, or in the sciences, or in other societies. What seems to matter to them is coming up with irrational conspiracy theories and using their bigotry and limited knowledge to attack certain groups or objects that they choose to blame for all of the ills in society. I think that I wouldn’t want to be in the same room with these lunatics. But such people, and similar minded people, have been used by American imperialism. They also feel emboldened by all of the anti-leftist propaganda coming out of Western states. With American aid, such people have been brought to power in countries around the world, most recently in Ukraine. And, naturally, they have no respect for democracy, and they have no problem with American imperialism. Anyway, I just wanted to point this out because such people do read my blog and reply to my posts. Well, they can make as many nasty replies as they want, but I’m here to tell them that I don’t read their blogs or websites, and it was probably a mistake for me to post links to their websites in the past. One thing about me is that I believe that other people should have the right to speak and voice their opinions. Maybe I’m like this because I grew up in Canada. But there’s a limit to the craziness and the lying that even I can tolerate. Therefore, they can yell all they want about “the Jews”, or “Bolshevism”, or some “world communist government”. This doesn’t mean that I’m listening. There is no world government. There’s Anglo-American capitalist imperialism and hegemony. This is why the USA has so many military bases around the world. And what these lunatics call communism isn’t communism. It’s capitalism. They should at least pick up and read a dictionary once in a while.
Originally posted on May 5, 2018:
Well, it’s not surprising that Avengers: Infinity War is going to become one of the biggest box office successes in cinema history. This film has been out for less than a week and already pretty much everyone who goes to the cinema has seen it, except for me. I haven’t seen it yet because I don’t get the urge to do what everyone else is doing. So, I’ll probably wait until I can borrow it from some library. I actually like the films that Marvel makes, but I don’t jump up and down every time one of those films is released. My favorite MCU films are Thor (2011), Ant-Man (2015), Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Doctor Strange (2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). Pretty much all the Marvel films are enjoyable, but the ones that I’ve listed are my favorites. The recently released Black Panther isn’t one of my favorites. It’s not a bad film by any means. It’s good. It’s more serious that the usual Marvel flick. It’s just that only a few characters in the film appeal to me. The film also doesn’t quite have the emotional weight that it should have. When it comes to the characters, it lacks the appeal of Thor or of Iron Man, for example. Since Marvel films contain some Anglo-American propaganda, it can also be interesting to see them because of what they’re about. Some of the information in these films actually surprised me. For example, in Captain America: The First Avenger, the fictional terrorist organization Hydra uses some odd weapons and technology. Steve Rogers (Captain America) doesn’t fight against regular German troops in the film but against Hydra troops armed with extraordinary weapons. Such weapons are usually the stuff of science-fiction, but I later learned that the Nazis did actually have some of those extraordinary weapons. Some of this technology and weaponry wasn’t intended for mass production and some of it wasn’t fully developed when Nazi Germany was defeated. So, for example, the Germans did have plans to create the Amerikabomber, which was a long-range strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe that would be capable of striking the USA from Germany. In the film, the Red Skull attempts to use a similar bomber to strike the USA. At one time, Adolf Hitler considered the creation a giant tank not so different from the one that the Red Skull uses in the film. So, if the Germans hadn’t been defeated in World War II, such “miracle weapons” would have become a reality already in the 1940s or the 1950s. In the sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we find out that some members of Hydra were recruited by the American espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D after World War II. Something similar happened in real life too because the Americans did bring German and other European scientists, psychiatrists, and agents to the United States after World War II. Some of these people, like Ukrainian nationalists, were so-called war criminals because they were engaged in mass killings in Europe.
When it comes to what I’ve been reading lately, I can recommend Paul Kennedy’s book ‘The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers’ (1987). It’s a history book with some good information that was recommended by the historian Andrei Fursov. I finally finished listening to The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky a few months ago. It’s a thick book, and I had to listen to it for about 25 hours. I’m now listening to the Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes (in 3 volumes) by Arthur Conan Doyle. The narration is by Charlton Griffin, and I’ve got to say that I’m really enjoying listening to these releases. It’s not only that the narration is very good, it’s that I haven’t yet read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Therefore, this is something that’s new for me. Since Doyle was a Mason and a member of the British establishment, his novels contain some interesting information about British intentions in the second half of the 19th century. Another book that I’m almost finished listening to is Dispatches by Michael Herr. Dispatches was one of the first pieces of American literature that portrayed the experiences of soldiers in the Vietnam War for American readers. Herr’s book is surprisingly funny at times, though he mostly describes the behavior of American soldiers and their actions. Carl Sagan’s The Dragons Of Eden, which is another book that Fursov recommended, is an interesting read. I got The Dragons Of Eden right after I’ve read Sagan’s well-known 1985 novel Contact, which is one of the more memorable hard science fiction novels that I’ve read. I personally prefer to read books on my tablet, by using the app Play Books. Other times, when I feel like it, I buy books at second hand book stores. But, for the most part, I read books on Play Books or I listen to them on the Audible app.
By the way, here’s a good list of some of the best Western science fiction novels of the 1950s (titled The Defining Science Fiction Books of the 1950s):
This American, James Harris, conveniently listed novels from the 1950s to the 1990s. I’ve found other good lists on the internet, but I mostly look at Harris’s lists when I’m thinking about what I should read next. Some of the novels that I’ve already read are Inherit The Stars (1977), which is a personal favorite, Blood Music (1985), The Visitors (1980), The Robots Of Dawn (1983), Titan (1979), Beyond The Blue Event Horizon (1977), Mission Of Gravity (1954), The Godwhale (1974), Triton (1976), In The Ocean Of Night (1977), Ender’s Game (1985), and Dune (1965). When it comes to Dune by Frank Herbert, I’d recommend getting the unabridged audiobook narrated by Scott Brick and Orlagh Cassidy, among others. I’m not at all a fan of Frank Herbert’s work, and his science fiction novels aren’t among my favorites, but the audiobook is a compelling listen that includes music and sound effects. Although I’m still reading the manga Berserk by Kentaro Miura (I’m now reading the 16th volume), I’ve finished reading Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro a few months ago. I’ve already read famous manga like Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note, Maison Ikkoku, Akira, Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind, and Fullmetal Alchemist, but Battle Angel Alita is hard to get because it has been out of print for years. Therefore, you can read it only on the internet or on an app for now. I’ve thought about reading it for several years, way before I knew that there was talk of adapting it into a film. Sure, the artwork is the biggest draw, but there’s also a pretty good story that includes the theme of social control. Battle Angel Alita: Last Order is the continuation of the story that features more of Kishiro’s fantastic artwork.