Haiku Review Challenge
After watching the short film Unpresidented . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]
If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.
The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.
Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley
Oops! You Voted For Who?
He’s the destroyer
Brexit screwed Britain . Shiva US
The world’s joke . laugh not
© j.kiley ’17
Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen
Unpresidented | Magic Squire Films
Ratings . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary
Length . . . 14m 29s
New Yorker Keith had a good feeling when he bet on Trump to win the 2016 Presidential Election, but as the inauguration looms he keeps on losing friends.
Anger, anxiety and depression in the time of cucks.
The Fifth of November
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England’s overthrow…
English Folk Verse (c.1870)
V for Vendetta – The Fifth of November
V for Vendetta – Ending
V for Vendetta is a film about a government who has taken everything away from the people. Their freedom and too often their lives. One hero stands up to the dictatorship and brings it crumbling to the ground one move at a time until the dramatic ending. As Shiva is to the Hindu religion, destruction must proceed creation. Governments don’t really want us to have freedom. They take it away so easily. They have the power we need to claim for everyone. – Maggie the Cat | Roars & Purrs | Vive la Révolution
The Fight has begun again to save #NetNeutrality. Our present government. [The Trump White House and all its cronies] (what a joke . they are the thieves in the night) they are trying to role back time and destroy the conclusive FCC determination in 2015 to proclaim protection of #NetNeutrality. And once again Trump is going after the destruction of another Obama initiative . this time #NetNeutrality . a protection which opens up the free use of the Internet by all . not just overstuffed conglomerates who want to rule the world with their greed and shut down the voices who want to expose the Truth of what is happening in the world. – j.kiley
The Open Internet rules put in place by the FCC in 2015 are based upon a solid legal framework that has been sustained by the courts. The FCC Net Neutrality rules effectively safeguard the open Internet as an engine of innovation and investment and as a global platform for free expression.
Net Neutrality is one of the most important free expression issues of our time because without Net Neutrality, ISPs would be able to charge content providers more to access the Internet or to reach other users, frustrating the free flow of information. Moreover, without Net Neutrality in force, ISPs would even be able to block content they don’t like, reject apps and content that compete with their own offerings, and arbitrarily discriminate against particular content providers by prioritizing certain Internet traffic over theirs. This is especially critical for smaller and noncommercial voices, who would be unable to pay a new ISP broadband toll for “fast lane” service. Relegating certain content to the backwaters of the Internet in second or third-tier status reduces the visibility and impact of important voices in the local, national, or global media mix.
Without the guiding principles of #NetNeutrality, it is entirely possible Twitter would not have come from a somewhat quirky experimental 140-character SMS service to where they are today, an international company with thousands of employees and a service that incorporates pictures, video, and live streaming and connects the world to every side of what’s happening.
July 12, 2017, is a Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality and we are joining other high tech companies and the netroots community to encourage people to let the FCC know their opinion. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #NetNeutrality. If you would like to submit a comment for the record with the FCC, you can click this link and click on “Express” to get started. Express is under the heading ‘Proceedings’ . go to the far right . it’s lettering is in blue. Click and fill in what is necessary and write the message you want to send the FCC.
KEEP #NetNeutrality in place. Keep it safe.
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554
As J.K. Rowling’s rich allegory reminds us, intolerance is an inner battle.
Tagline from this short film. What is written below the video follows the same path.
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Extremely important message carried throughout this short film and throughout J.K. Rowling’s writing and her lack of fear facing up to the bullies who aren’t brave enough to be the opposite of ‘Mean.’
For those Potterheads (like myself) . and for those not involved in this world . it makes no difference . the message needs to be heard . Beware of the Danger surrounding our world . it is Real as Real Can Be .
I am a member of The Resistance . being vigilant . not allowing myself to be hypnotized by the spewing rhetoric of the alt-right & the influences not-my-president is receiving from outside influences who through puppetry . rigged the election of the United States of America . allowing the wrong person to govern our Free Nation . someone who does not play well with others.
Just keep aware. Watch this video . see . hear . read the story it is portraying . in it’s honesty . wanting to safeguard our world from fascists who are attempting to usurp Freedom from every direction. Just watch & listen . Let your mind heart and soul be open. Imagine Peace. It would be possible. – j.kiley
Harry Potter and the Politics of Hate | Kaija Siirala
Ratings . . . PG (Violence . Evil . Fascism . Battle)
Short Film . . . 4m 18s
Scenes . . . Film clips from Harry Potter Films with words added over the visual proclaiming the levels of a growing intolerance surrounding everything and everyone throughout the (8) films produced from the (7) books of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Article & Film by Kaija Siirala
June 23rd 2017 | Fandor
Although the series was originally intended for children, many adults also have been drawn to the world of Potter. This crossover appeal is due to the fact that the story often works on multiple levels; creator J.K. Rowling has worked in a criticism of racism, intolerance, and xenophobia. In setting her World of Magic amidst a population of non-magic-wielding “Muggles,” Rowling creates an “Other” that the evil Voldemort and his cronies can target as they rise to power.
In this culture of discrimination, anyone who is “tainted” by non-magic blood is considered less than. There’s even a fictional slur—“Mudblood”—to show the hatred and vitriol that comes with this prejudice. Interestingly, as fans of the Potter series will know, Voldemort himself is “Muggle-born,” and his hatred stems from his own insecurity and self-hatred. The allegory is all too apparent as Rowling paints the ultimate evil (Voldemort) with the prime objective of obliterating those who are not like him. He even installs his own lackey in the Ministry of Magic, which begins to parallel a Fascist state. In June, Rowling posted an essay to her website, On Monsters, Villains and the EU Referendum, laying out the problems with the exclusionary politics that underscored the Brexit vote.
Harry Potter is indeed a tale of a magical world that parallels our own—one of coming-of-age friendship and humor—but the subtext clearly instills the values of combating injustice and repression of marginalized people. Judging from the trailers for Fantastic Beasts, Rowling has not shied away from these themes, and we can expect them in films to come.
#AlternativeFacts are dangerous
As we face the anniversary of these United States
It is most important to remember
Our Founders . Our Freedoms . Our Democracy
Our Declaration of Independence . Our Bill of Rights
No ONE has the Power to Trade these in on a Deal
For Money . Or Giving Away Our Rights to the Enemy
HAPPY 4th of July 2017
TWO-HUNDRED FORTY-ONE YEARS AGO
[ 241 ] Lucky 7*
*The number 7 is the seeker . the thinker . the searcher of Truth
The 7 is always trying to understand the underlying . hidden truths
The 7 knows nothing is as it seems . reality is often hidden behind illusions.
Waiting for turned tides
Breathing shallow – shouting loud
Rhyming with the word
Our minds merging in the roots
© j.kiley ’17