The Purge: Election Year - FLNWO #38

09/19/201623 Comments

The sElection is upon us and the tensions are rising as the summer of rage gives way to the autumn of our discontent. And wouldn't you know it, Hollywood is already programming purges, legalized murder and "anarchy" into the population. This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order James Evan Pilato joins James Corbett to discuss The Purge: Election Year.

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Wikipedia: ’The Purge’ (film series)

‘The Purge’: The #1 Film In America Is A Giant, Satanic Ritual

Violent Worship: The Hypocrisy of ‘The Purge’ Films

Wikipedia: ‘Straw Dogs’ (1971 film)

Last month’s episode and comments: Rambo III

Next month: Being There

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  1. m.clare says:

    1) HYPERBOLIC CONTRAST: Sure, “reality” is absurd, violent at times and pretty awful ….. but at least it hasn’t gotten THIS bad.

    (Sure, Hillary is greedy but….who isn’t? Aren’t we all ambitious? Don’t we all want to get ahead? Don’t we all want to be popular and win? Isn’t that what America is all about? Who doesn’t tell a little white lie now and then? Vote for Hillary and feel good about it.)

    2) BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: Don’t like the police arming themselves like some futuristic Schwarzennegar army? You want anarchy? Look what would happen if not for the benevolent centralized powers looking after our best interests.

    3) DESENSITIZATION: People scarcely react to news of bombs blowing people up in public places anymore. What? The Blue Jays lost another game? Jennifer Aniston stubbed her toe?

    This flick is but a hyperbole to make reality seem less absurd. As official “reality” becomes less believable, mainstream entertainments must become even more so.

  2. Nick says:

    Hi James, just my 2 cents on your commentary suggesting that even movies with an anti war sentiment still glorify war, while i totally agree in most instances, one of my fav movies Johnny got his gun i would say is an exception to this (maybe the only one?). i guess the thing that differentiates it is the sheer amount of time it spends showing the tragedy of war vs the time it shows glorifying it. So it can be done, but then i guess all we need do is look at the consequences for Mr Trumbo for making the film to see where it gets you. Would love to see an FLNWO on that film by the way, and the context around it and the film maker.
    Keep up the good work.

  3. sjbecker999 says:

    If Hillary Clinton is progressive, it is because Bernie Sanders got a hold of the Democrat party platform and his supporters were able to make some changes in exchange for his support. In my opinion, I consider Clinton to be a women’s choice, Wall Street, Bilderberg, NATO, warmonger (weaker nation asset stripping) candidate with the blessing of the Bush/Franklin Pierce Family.

  4. Moxa4 says:

    Thank you both for your amusing conversation about “The Purge”. I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit.
    I agree with you that this movie at the end of the day (I mean: at the end of the night;-) has to show how important it is to vote – in this case our vote should go to the “politically correct” candidate, of course.
    At the end of the film the senator and her body guard are able to convince even the resistance that they should go to “vote” instead of committing a political murder. Well, they maybe won’t go to vote, but at least they agree with the political strategy, not to help the wrong side by accident by killing the wrong candidate .
    Oh, didn’t we all secretly wish to see her craizy opponent die?
    – No, no, no! Vade retro! Bad, bad, bad diabolic thoughts! We spectators must be strong now. We have to try to purge those immoral wishes – and after all this enjoyable brutality – by humbly giving our vote to the politically correct candidate. And we want our candy now!
    (I hope my English isn’t to painfull to read;-)

  5. The purge is about the anger/revenge authoritarian or violence to solve differences or resolve problems, which doesn’t work, sadly this ‘show’ isn’t a comedy

    Rick and Morty – Time To Purge

    This is also the same theme to Terminator
    Anger in the past wants to stop it in its ‘future’, An anger filled memory physically ‘time travels’ to the past and destroys its ‘mother’ if what gave its anger
    The Terminator – Original Trailer (1984)

    Ozymandias – As Read by Bryan Cranston: Breaking Bad

    Frankenstein (1994) / Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

    Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory in 4 minutes

  6. taraba says:

    Hello James, very happy to be a new member. I started watching your videos a couple months ago and was very impressed with your depth of knowledge on so many topics.

    I very much appreciate your take on this movie “The Purge”. I appreciate the other gentleman’s opinion, but it is a bit naive. Hollywood is ALL about propaganda and manipulation, how else could we be where we are today if not for extreme manipulation, priming, and conditioning.

    Its not that everyone who works in Hollywood is “on the take”, it does not work like that. Its more about the reality that if you want your movie made, script considered, a role in a movie, you have to give them what they want. No movies about the evils of Wall Street, the real horrors of war (how it depletes nations of resources, and morality), you must always support the status quo, always, IF you want to work.

    You hit the nail right on the head when you mentioned the idea of the purge glorifying violence. Hollywood, like music and every other form of entertainment is a tool, a tool to establish reality, build a narrative. It is never the obvious, the assumed objective of the film, but something that rests below the general story. But when you look at Hollywood as a whole or the movie industry you see the narrative, its divisiveness, its use of violence to resolve conflict, its fear of the people who are “different”…all the while acting like it is doing just the opposite.

  7. taraba says:

    One other thought that is really starting to take hold in my mind, regarding what the hell is going on with this year’s election? You seem to be thinking is about building towards a violent conflict, and all signs seems to suggest you are right on the money.

    Yesterday I was listening to Trump in an interview and they were talking about how bias and evil the media is. Now I agree, the media, thanks to Clinton/Reagan and possibly the CIA, is pretty much useless, but the media has indeed taken this to an all knew level, and Trump seems to be playing right along. But the other piece of the puzzle is the idea that if he does not win, the election is rigged, stolen. Time and again the sympathetic interviewer (Mike Savage-a major Islamophobic pig) asked Trump what could he do if they stole the election? And Trump did not dissuade that line of thinking but supported it. That is very telling.

    There is absolutely no doubt we are being played, its determining their goal that is the only question. I watch movies with one eye on the plot, the other on the message. Whether it is overt building on racial tensions like Jango Unchained, or MLK, or endless feminist divisive drivel they dump into the American psyche, its all about attacking America from within. They frame the discussion, provide the question AND THE ANSWER.
    Race, gender, sexual preference, immigration, they provide the problem, then provide a malicious and divisive answer. “All white men are racists, all white men have privilege, Americans are ALL immigrants”…and these “truths” are then used to stifle honest discourse within the society. We can’t even question Israel theft of land because America stole the land form the Indians, or so I have learned from watching Hollywood movies.

    We are entering into a crazy time, more and more people are tuning out from the MSM, and we all know when the Zionists/oligarchs feel threatened, that is when things get really crazy: WW3 anyone…

  8. HomeRemedySupply says:

    — The Dallas Police Shootings — (going after the sources of “The Purge”)

    (30 seconds)
    “Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, a 17-year veteran of the force, is seeking between $500 million and $1.5 billion in the complaint filed in federal court, the Dallas Morning News reported.”
    “The defendants in the class-action suit include Black Lives Matter; President Obama; Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and billionaire activist George Soros.”

    FOX with video

    Dallas Morning News



    The Blaze

  9. russell.m says:

    The basic idea behind purge is not exactly new or original. Gene Rodenberry of Star Trek fame used a similar plot In a star trek episode “Return of the Archons” in 1967.

    As for the election both candidates are criminals , both promise economic slavery and will make the USA into the greatest gulag ever..

  10. Kedi says:

    I watched all 3 films in preparation!!

    Low level propaganda and dumb storylines aside, they were entertaining

  11. James,

    Your comment about violence and human nature reminded me of a critique you might be interested in exploring. David Graeber wrote a short book called, “Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology,” where he addressed the question of violence in anarchist societies.

  12. Mina says:

    I have no idea what to think of it, except that it would make a strange coincidence at least. Maybe you guys can make something of this info I just found and it immediately reminded me of this episode of FLNWO.

    Key info that made me go hmmm:
    – Jared Kushner starts Office of American Innovation
    – hires Jush Raffel, a PR for the Blumhouse Productions
    – “In an ironic twist, one of the production company’s current films is called The Purge: Election Year.”
    – “The tagline reads “Keep America Great”, the same slogan Mr Trump plans to use for a possible 2020 presidential bid.”

    There are multiple articles on it (and I have no clue which one is best to cite):

    Most informative though I find the compilation in the video I first saw it in, which adds some additional info. There are some headlines and articles citations which I didn’t explore further.
    Cca 1’15” duration from 7:06 mark:

    • Corbett says:

      Thanks for this info, Mina. I know Pilato cited this recently on the Morning Monarchy (perhaps last Friday?) but it would be interesting to follow up with him about it.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Jared Kushner “office at 666 5th Avenue…”

      (Comment – Geez!…go figure.)

      • Pablo de Boer says:

        At Kushners’ Manhattan Tower, Debt Payments and Losses Increase

        President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, as debt payments increased in 2016, according to documents filed by the managers of the loans.

        At 666 Fifth Ave., losses totaled $14.5 million after accounting for loan payments, from about $10 million in 2015, figures filed by LNR Partners show. Net operating income for the period grew 2.7 percent from the prior year to $41.3 million, while debt payments rose 11 percent to $55.8 million. Occupancy at the tower jumped to 80 percent at the end of 2016, a gain from 70 percent in September, the documents show.

        Repayment terms for more than $1.2 billion of debt on the Midtown property are growing more punitive as a 2019 due date draws near, Bloomberg reported last month. Kushner, now a senior adviser to the president, broke price records when he purchased 666 Fifth for his family firm, Kushner Cos., in 2007.

        Kushner has divested his interest in the tower to family to prevent conflicts of interest with his government role. His father, Charles Kushner, has searched for partners to convert it into a luxury residential property. China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co. had been in advanced talks to team up on a redevelopment of the building. Those discussions ended in late March.

        • Pablo de Boer says:

          Here is some information of Kushner’s former Dubious Chinese Interlocutors

          The Kushner moguls stopped negotiations with Anbang because members of
          Congress had raised concerns about Anbang’s ties to the Chinese government and about a conflict of interest for Jared Kushner, who is a senior adviser to President Trump and is married to Ivanka Trump.

          Anbang, a Beijing-based company with more than $250 billion in assets, is notoriously opaque. But we do know that Anbang, like many major businesses in China, is steeped in ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

          Its owner, Wu Xiaohui, was able to secure a set of difficult-to-obtain licenses when he created the company in 2004, in an industry mainly populated by government-owned enterprises. He’s married to the granddaughter of Deng Xiaoping, the former iconic leader of China who helped oversee major reforms to the country’s economy in the 1980s.

  13. Ayyub says:

    Youtube deleted the video? Is there an alternative?

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