Friday, 13 January 2017

THE FIGHT FOR HITLER'S BIRTH HOUSE

This time, we are on location in Braunau am Inn, as we take a look at the controversies surrounding the political football that is Adolf Hitler's birth house. Why is it that last year, the building suddenly came back into the news with talk of its destruction? Who wants to destroy it and why? What does the building really represent? In this video, we find out.

 

 

Saturday, 7 January 2017

STILLE NACHT: FROM LAUFEN TO OBERNDORF

I'm out on location in this video, as we take a look at Laufen in Bavaria and Oberndorf in Austria, crossing the magnificent early 20th century bridge over the river Salzach.

 

While making this video, my hands froze so much that I couldn't feel them any more and couldn't put my mobile phone back in my pocket. After blowing on them a few minutes, I managed to get enough feeling in them to get my key out and into the car, where I warmed them up over the heaters. I've never experienced such pain in my hands as they warmed up. By the time I got into the car, it was -16°C.



Thursday, 5 January 2017

GEORGE MICHAEL: CHOOSE LIFE

We on the Right could easily dismiss George Michael. I myself have ridiculed him on numerous occasions - and with good reason; the life he led for the last twenty-odd years of his life was ridiculous, was worthy of satire, even if only as a warning to others about the dangers to both one's physical and mental health posed by such a lifestyle. Indeed, one can see both a physical and mental degradation over the course of his life.

1981: Fit and well on the rise to stardom

Of course his sexuality immediately comes into focus, for all his problems stem ostensibly from here. Indeed, his decline rather paralleled his increasing willingness to self-define and be defined solely by his sexuality. In many ways, like so many in the postmodern age, he became little more than a cypher for Leftist politics that has used sex as a weapon against traditional society.

 

Monday, 26 December 2016

WHY I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE SNOOPER'S CHARTER OR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

In Saturday's Sun newspaper, Jeremy Clarkson, a motoring journalist who has been elevated to hero status and low-cultural icon beause he has mouthed a few mild utterances in favour of civic nationalism and, it must be said, due to his wit, humour and televisual acumen, used the fullness of his column inches to make a serious point about the legislation being brought in by the British government to curb freedom of speech and expression. This act has been called the "Snooper's Charter", although its real name is the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

RED ICE INTERVIEW

 

This is the complete interview I did with Red Ice Radio. I have waited a year before posting the second part, as it is in the members section and I think people ought to subscribe to Red Ice, as it is a valuable resource. This is Red Ice's introductory text to the interview:

Thursday, 22 December 2016

THE WICKER MAN AND IMPLICIT WHITENESS

We are of course concerned here with the 1973 classic of British cinema and not the 2007 remake, which should never be mentioned by anyone ever again. In fact, the only noteworthy aspect of the remake was Nicolas Cage's performance, as only he had realised the film was a parody. The original was largely the vision of three men: writer Anthony Schaffer, producer Peter Snell and actor Christopher Lee, who clubbed together to buy the film rights from the author of the novel Ritual David Pinner. The three were joined by director Robin Hardy, who also had a hand in the film's writing. A self-proclaimed conservative, Lee often stated that it was the best film he ever acted in. It is also, sadly, a film of which we will never see the director's cut, for the film was cut short by fifteen to twenty minutes and the footage edited out lost. Lee always maintained that there was a film ten times better than the one shown in theatres, if only the cans of reel could be found. That said, some of the lost scenes have since been recovered, which certainly give more of an insight into the premise of the film.

 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

FILM REVIEW: EGON SCHIELE: TOD UND MÄDCHEN, Screening Paedophilia

 

Austrian arthouse film Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen is perhaps most disappointing in that Egon Schiele led a very interesting life, yet the scriptwriter Hilde Berger and director Dieter Berner have succeeded in making it appear rather dull, in the same way as Mike Leigh served up a snore-fest about J M W Turner a couple of years ago. Perhaps the two most interesting aspects of Schiele's life, his trial for paedophilia and his experiences in the First World War, are completely glossed over in favour of a superficial overview of more or less his entire adult life. There are of course reasons liberal fans of Schiele would want to avoid these issues, which we will address.