Welcome to the Great Undoing, an experiment in media-induced social dissonance so fantastic for sanity’s sake it’s essential you date all notifiers to remind this is indeed 2017.
Yes, much more than an homage to the days of yore, America’s new model year president is a wholesale throwback to a time before your mother was born. Reference the archive under Cleaver, June; Smith, Kate; and Hudson, Rock… (somebody should probably tell the Chief about that last one…).
But, even more frightening than Mr. T’s medievalist social policy is the unmitigated unfettering of the monsters he and his fellow Frankenstein’s in Finance would loose on Wall Street and the World.
Joyce Nelson is an award-winning Canadian freelance writer, researcher, and author whose articles appear in the Watershed Sentinel and at CounterPunch.org. Her book titles include: ‘The Perfect Machine: TV in the Nuclear Age,’ ‘Sultans of Sleaze: Public Relations and the Media,’ ‘Sign Crimes/Road Kill: From Mediascape to Landscape,’ and, just in time the newly released, ‘Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism.’
Joyce Nelson in the first half.
And; this week Victoria hosts the 23rd Victoria Film Festival boasting a program of more than 120 theatrical features, shorts, documentaries, animated, Canadian, and international films. Just one of which is The Skyjacker’s Tale, Canadian director Jamie Kastner‘s documentary chronicle of murder and intrigue in the lower latitudes, and Ishmael Muslim Ali‘s desperate flight from the law. The genre-busting Kastner’s films, Secret Disco Revolution, Kike Like Me, Free Trade Is Killing My Mother, Djangomania!, Recessionize! For Fun and Profit! and The Skyjacker’s Tale have between them screened in London and Rotterdam, and Toronto’s prestigious TIFF among other places.
Jamie Kastner and The Skyjacker’s Tale in the second half.
And, Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news of the good goings on planned for the streets of our town and beyond in the coming week. But first Joyce Nelson, Beyond Banksters.