Entries by Cherie Zaslawsky

The Covid McGuffin

The brilliant director Alfred Hitchcock often used the term “McGuffin” to describe one of his favorite plot devices—an object or event that set the plot in motion, while essentially inconsequential in itself. And while Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps and North by Northwest provide stellar samples, the ultimate exemplar of this phenomenon is The Maltese Falcon […]

Never in America—right?

In a recent broadcast, Tucker Carlson featured a story destined to send shockwaves throughout America. In discussing Canada’s new policy of mandatory detention of people who test positive for Covid in “government facilities,” Tucker referred to these “facilities” as “internment camps.” He’s right, of course, and using the correct terminology brings the euphemistically camouflaged truth […]

How Many Covid-19 Vaccine Deaths Are Acceptable?

In the early days of the controversial China Virus “pandemic,” President Trump was asked by a typically hostile MSM reporter, “How many deaths from Covid-19 are acceptable?” Trump, uncharacteristically snookered by the damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t question, answered, “None!” Of course you can’t prevent all deaths from any naturally occurring illness. But now let’s ask a more […]

April Fools’ Day 2021

California’s roundly despised Governor Gavin Newsom, known locally as “Gruesome,” has to win the prize for the funniest April Fools’ joke ever: He’s opening Dodger Stadium on April first, at long last—by allowing a grand total of 100 fans to attend. LOL! Hysterical! And get this: they have to all be Californians—no tourists or out-of-state […]

The New World Order’s Pied Pipers

If you’ve ever seen the quirky 1960 comic film Never on Sunday, you may remember Melina Mercouri’s character, Ilya—a free-spirited, happy-go-lucky prostitute living in a seaside village in Greece. An erudite tourist from New York arrives, and, attempting to give Ilya some culture, takes her to watch a Greek tragedy in a large amphitheater. He’s mystified […]

Attention Congress: A Plague On Both Your Houses!

Americans have long since felt that “something is wrong” in our country. You may remember the iconic movie Network wherein a mysterious figure explains that corporations own the world and control America, and the famous scene in which charismatic news anchor Howard Beale stops reading his script and urges the public to follow his lead, open their […]

Mr. President: You won! Don’t choke now! We’re at war!

Those with the stomach to watch the proceedings in Congress on January 6th witnessed a shameful display of cowardice, deceit, ignorance and treasonous collusion as most of the members in both houses, but especially the Senate, couldn’t sell out their country fast enough. And once again, our President—one of the greatest in American history—is apparently […]

Trump, the reluctant war president

While the hawkish NeverTrump NeoCons bemoan the fact that President Trump has not only refused to start any new wars, he’s also been steadily bringing our overseas troops home, most Americans likely view this as a positive accomplishment, whether they admit it publicly or not. But POTUS has perhaps been a trifle remiss regarding the […]