Grovelling at the feet of Le Grand Complotiste
I have just published an article on my friend Terry Glavin's substack. Terry is one of the finest journalists in Canada - his weekly column in the National Post is must-reading. I strongly recommend that people purchase subscriptions to his substack.
In the thick clouds of public-relations bumpf attending to this week’s big event in the cultural life of Quebec City, there is nothing to explain why this is happening. But it is, and from the reports on the CBC, La Presse, and in all the usual press-release redistribution platforms and ‘zines of the kind that masquerade as arts journalism in Canada, you would never even know what, exactly, is going on here.
So, for the record, this is what is happening in Quebec City this week.
A fantastically wealthy Hollywood has-been who has asked the bloodthirsty Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin to be his daughter’s godfather is being welcomed with open arms by some of the city’s more notable and lavishly subsized high-society personalities. A yesteryear darling of Oscar night awards ceremonies, his most recent contributions to cinema include an eight-part 2021 series titled Qazaq: History of the Golden Man. It’s an encomium to Nursultan Nazarbayev, the wilted, famously-photshopped and recently semi-retired supreme leader of Kazakhstan.
You would never know this from what the Quebec Film Festival has had to say about the splendid occasions they’ve managed to arrange for this superstar this week, and you will have learned nothing about the bloated gargoyle the city’s special guest has become since his last Oscar win in 1991, for the disgracefully revisionist JFK, for cinematography and editing.
The film was also nominated for best picture that year. It was also furiously protested by gay rights groups, because it made a truth-seeking folk hero of a corrupt and vicious persecutor of innocent gay men, and fabricated evidence to lay a trumped-up charge against a gay man for conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy. The real-life villain of the story wa New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison. The fictional hero of Stone’s treatment was played by Kevin Costner in the lead role.
Please read the entire article.
Over the past several months, I have shown in multiple blog posts how Oliver Stone's documentary series, JFK Revisited and JFK: Destiny Betrayed, misleads viewers. In fact, despite months of work, there are still many more misleading segments that need to be addressed. It's no wonder that the fact checkers of Netflix nixed the airing of the films.
There is a choice between four hours of tendentious nonsense (JFK: Destiny Betrayed) and two hours (JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass). As a handy guide for viewers, here are all those posts in order of their appearance in JFK: Destiny Betrayed and JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, preceded by some general critiques