I am a girl who earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Math and a minor in Chemistry; one who has lived, studied, and worked in four other nations, and attended the University of Oxford. I am a girl who loves to read; loves politics; loves her country; fiercely supports the men and women in the armed forces; loves her family; is married to the most wonderful, sweet and thoughtful man (yippeee!); loves adventure; travels every so often; and finally, has come to realize that the people of the USA are in dire need of a basic Economics lesson as well as a review on individual rights and freedom.
I am a girl who is dedicated to filling that educational void. I will not sit idly by and watch as social democrats, socialists, or communists attempt to dominate this country. I am ready to do my part and fight for liberty. Join me?
Recently, Woody Allen was quoted by a Spanish language newspaper to have said it would good if Barack Obama could be a dictator for a few years. The story was carried by several internet sites including Gateway Pundit.
The utter reality-defying, dream-walking, finger-in-the-ears quality of Woody Allen's statement reminded me of an old but amazingly well-done movie entitled, "The Gardens of the Finzi-Continis". The movie is about a very wealthy Italian Jewish family in 1938 when Mussolini's racial laws are beginning to take force.There really was such a family. In an article in the The Jewish Weekly (November 19, 1999), Nora Contini (a family descendent) writes,
Contini is an old Italian Jewish name. The book on which the film was based was written by Giorgio Bassani, a contemporary of my father's. The book, however, is a novel, and like most novels it is a mosaic of fact and fiction. The name is ours, but the story is a blend of many families and many fantasies.
One movie reviewer summarized the story thus:
Like similar ones of his Nazi brethren, (Mussolini's) laws start to clamp down on the rights of people of Jewish lineage. The proscribed list includes no servants, no phone listings, no library privileges, no public schools, and no obituaries. And it goes on and on. As the show opens, however, the law's harshness seems irrelevant to our protagonists. Biking through spectacular scenery, a group of affluent (Jewish) college students is the embodiment of serenity.
Another review says:
Simply stated, THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS is a dream. Not a dream in any conventional sense, but a dream nevertheless. It is set in Italy just before and during the start of World War II. The aristocratic Jewish families in the story live in a dream world believing fascism will leave their plush existence untouched. [Emphasis added]
This seems to be the kind of dream world that Woody Allen and other Hollywood radicals like Sean Penn and Michael Moore inhabit. They embrace dictators like Venzuela's Hugo Chavez and pine for an American Dictator of their very own. Such a Dictator could accomplish SO MUCH GOOD! Of course, THEIR personal wealth, extensive and ostentatious real estate holdings, freedom of unfettered travel, unlimited consumption of energy resources and opulent luxury items, etc., would NOT be touched by any of the American Dictator's policies and actions.
THEY would be part of the In-Crowd. They would be standing at the side of or sitting at the feetof the American Dictator, occasionally whispering observations and tidbits of advice into his ears, patting his back and high-fiving the nationalization of industries, the expropriation of family ranches for redistribution to the landless, the rationing of consumer use of water, electricity, natural gas and gasoline (see the blog of a young woman living in Chavez's Venezuela).
This is the only possible explanation for the idiocies that emerge from the mouths of Woody Allen and radical left Hollywood. Of course, the same must be said about the feminists, the gays and lesbians, the jet set hedonists, the MSM "journalists", left-wing politicians, and even some christian church members who deny the existence of rabid radical islam and excuse any outrage perpetrated by adherents while screaming Allah Akbar!
Based on Woody Allen's personal life choices (such as molesting and then marrying an adopted daughter), one might judge his latest statement as just evidence of his personal mental imbalance...Oh, if it were only this one pathetic little man who is so deluded.