The Nicky Larkin movie about the Israel-Palestine conflict sucks

OK – I apologize:  I publicized the screening of this thing.

I take it back.

I really really really looked forward to seeing it.  Unusually, even my hubby was interested in seeing it.

So, we went.

The movie place was packed.

There was an expectant hum in the audience!

Fred’s introduction only built up the excitement!!!

Then, the filmmaker – Nicky Larkin himself – told us he could not stand to watch the movie again and went out for a beer.

That should have been a hint…

But, we were excited and wanted to see this fresh new balanced view of the Israel-Palestine conflict!

The movie opened up well enough, but then the narration started.  The sound seemed muffled – sort of like listening to someone speak through a really poor-quality speaker at a drive-through place.  Honestly, I still don’t know what language that narration was in – and I do speak a few… Perhaps it was Hebrew or Arabic, in order to ‘set the tone’.


Still excited.

That lasted for I guess about 10 minutes.

Not the excitement – the impossible-to-understand narration.

Then the movie went seriously downhill.

I don’t know what kind of movies this Nicky Larkin has made in the past, but – do you know how some people try to ‘artsy-up’ really cheap porno movies by sticking in very tacky audio-visual effects?

Well, this movie is chock full of them…

…without the benefit of naked people.

Many people were walking out – and looking nauseous.

I understood less than 10 percent of what was actually said in the movie – well, up until the time we walked out, anyway.

Perhaps the ending makes up for it…I wouldn’t know.

This ought to make religions think twice about hiding pedophile predators!

The recipient of this legal smackdown – to the tune of  almost 23 million USD – are the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In a precedent setting ruling, Candace Conti was awarded 28 million USD – 7 is damages and 21 punitive.  (The Jehovah’s Witnesses are to pay the 21 million in punitive damages and 40% of the 7 million in damages.)

‘A substantial part of her allegations dealt with claims that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York (the organisation that oversees the Jehovah’s Witnesses) had adopted a policy in 1989 that instructed congregation leaders to keep child abuse allegations secret. This meant that when Conti’s abuser from the 1990s, Jonathan Kendrick, was convicted in 2004 of molesting another girl, the elders at the North Fremont Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses did nothing to prevent him coming into contact with other kids at the church.’

Of course, he re-offended – and the ‘Church’ is being punished for not taking precautions as well as for not having revealed his history when he did eventually molest another child.

I suppose that making them financially accountable is the only way these organizations which hide behind piety and enforce silence on their congregation through ‘eternal blackmail’ will sit up and start paying attention!

We are not as gullible as we used to be!

We will not permit pedophiles to pray on children, just because they pretend to be ‘closer to god’ than the rest of us!

And, we will not let organizations hide pedophiles just because they play the ‘religion’ card!

As a matter of fact, let’s go a step further:  let’s let people believe whatever batpoop-crazy stuff they want, but let’s hold those who profit/make their living from marketing  it live up to the same consumer protection laws that every other commercial entity has to.

If you can prove the claims about your product (that would be your dogma) – continue to sell it.

If not – then let’s call fraud a fraud.

While you’re at it – start paying your fair share of taxes on your highly lucrative commercial enterprises!

And if you don’t think that religious organizations are highly lucrative commercial enterprises, then I have this bridge here I’d like to sell you.  It’s a great deal:  you pay me now, get the bridge after you die!

Oh – and here is an afterthought:  stop mutilating your children in the name of religion!  It is NOT your religious right to violate the bodily integrity of another human being!!!  (Plus being this obsessed with your kids genitals is seriously creepy – please, seek professional help!)

(Sorry – pedophiles make me angry.  Organizations that hide, protect and enable them make me angrier…  People who mutilate their own kids in the name of their own religion – they make me about as angry as angry can get!)

United States of Arabia?!?!?

It’s quite a proposition…