By Larry Leonard
February 27, 2013 — Mariners navigate by the north star. In the early 1940’s, Sam Goldwyn made a movie starring John Huston, Dana Andrews and Anne Baxter. (It was released in ’43.) I’m writing this in the middle of the night as I’m watching it. The story began in a happy Stalinist agricultural commune in the Ukraine. There was nothing but plenty in this place. The girls all had flowers in their hair and during their many dances included the happy, healthy old people in their frolics. They drove their healthy hay wagons across the healthy land while Dana Andrews in a Soviet military uniform played chess with the healthy and happy young student who had just won a scholastic award and would soon be going to university to study Lenin and Marx.
Outside the morning windows in this film the happy, healthy birds sang in the day and the healthy, happy children set out to walk to the city, four days away, for a vacation. The Young Socialists healthy walking club will be guided and protected by the uniformed and armed soldier of the Soviet Socialist Republic.
Happily the marching children sing that they are the new order and the future of the nation. They sing this as they stride vigorously past rows of happy socialist cattle. The film is called “The North Star.”
If you want to see why there was a Hollywood Blacklist, and the evil Senator Joe McCarthy made speeches about a subversive sickness on the Left that was polluting the movies with propaganda tripe, this is the movie to get. If you can visualize a rat feces cake covered with two feet of icing — as in the MSM treatment of Obama — this is the WWII Hollywood propaganda version. (Ahh, there’s Walter Brennen, I think. A bit part? I wonder if the Duke knew about this role?)
Nazis are now bombing sheep, children and simple Russian herdsmen. That is what caused happiness to be defeated in the Soviet Union, apparently. The early 20th Century in Russia was a worker’s paradise until then. (Kind of makes you wonder why Joseph Stalin signed a peace pact with Hitler in the Thirties. He must have been a stupid leader to not have known Hitler was not to be trusted and wanted control of some northern ports, plus some nations up there which in the past, like California and Texas, rightly shouldn’t be included in the Russian influence, geographically-speaking. Just the other day, a Hispanic speaker said Texas and California actually were stolen from Hispanic Mexico. (This speaker neglected to mention the name of the people the Spanish stole Mexico from in the first place. There are also various historic treaties I think we should give California back to them.)
There’s Joe Stalin on a horse wearing a genuine union shirt. His union fist is in the air. The villagers are offering support to Joe and his domestic guerrillas. The villager says he understands they would have to fight for their land, just like before. There is no irony in his voice. As everyone knows, at the time of WWII, there was no land to fight for in Russia. There is no private ownership of property in any Communist nation. That is about the borderline between communism and socialism, where private property is technically recognized but taxed so heavily that what you have is property leased from the government. Then, when you shift into political high gear, actual Communism, the facade of property ownership disappears and people become serfs who own no property to tax.
Ah, the Germans are crossing Russia, introducing evil to this utopia. There is a Jew who is afraid. You’d think Sam Goldwyn would have been aware that Stalin, like all Communists, brutalized Jews, just like Hitler — and in fact Stalin killed more of them. Here, this should help if you went to college. The difference between Hitler and any Communist leader anywhere and at any time is that Hitler was similar to Islamic hard cases. There is one proper religion, and it is theirs. Communists outlaw all religion within their borders, except when it is temporarily useful.
Thanks to legal abortion, America will one day not far off have a total of murdered innocent humans that is larger than them all combined. (Or would, if not for Mao’s nation-forming death toll and the subsequent slaughter of female babies in the one-child population control era. Nancy Pelosi is on tape admiring Mao.)
The North Star.
Is that Gary Merril? Singing the evils of Fascism compared to Stalinist communism? In God’s name, what’s the difference? Slave work communes, no private property, no free speech, no ownership of guns by citizens — what the hell is the difference? Fascism and Communism are identical. Could Hollywood have been so stupid they were unaware of this? It staggers the imagination, just like the people who lived next to Hitler’s death camps being unaware it was going on. You say, “Is it possible for people to be that blind?”
Yes, it’s in the Turner Classic movie collection. Maybe Henry Fonda’s daughter made sure it was saved. It kind of reminds you of present-day journalism by the New York Times and NBC. Pure crap.
The North Star (also known as Armored Attack in the US) is a 1943 war film
produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures.