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Victor Edward Swanson,


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    On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, I tuned into two programs that I have to tell you about, and the programs I saw while in the Detroit area.  The first program was a surprise to me because of where it was aired.  The program was aired on the PBS-associated station in Detroit known was WTVS-HD, Channel 56.1; the station supports at least socialism on a regular basis, and PBS pushes for socialism and communism in the country, as analysis of programs on it can easily show.  The program was entitled The Dictator's Playbook (part one of six), and the program was about the ways of communism in North Korea.  I joined the program while it was already in progress (it had started at 10:00 p.m. (Detroit time)), missing about the first ten minutes, and the program ran about one hour.  The focus of the program was on what can be called the family of rulers in North Korea starting with Kim Il-sun in the 1940s, who was followed by his son named Kim Jong-il, who was followed by his son called Kim Jong-un (the current supreme leader of the country).  A person who watched the program got to see how, through the years, the society known as North Korea became more dysfunctional and more oppressive, and the program showed how the people became more fearful of their government and more fearful of their neighbors, and it showed how the people have been taught crap and lies for decades, and it showed how, each day, people have to take up studies based on the lies of life from the government, and it showed how citizens have been required to report on the activities and behaviors--those that were anti-communistic and anti-government--of their neighbors to the government, and the program showed how the citizenry was put on rations (that is, food has been rationed to the people).  To me, the country came off as a sick society with highly sick people, who, for example, had to show great love--exaggerated love--for their leader when the leader died or be considered bad and be punished, and to me, the society came off as a society of horror, something that is constant--pressure, pressure, pressure.  When the program ended, I switched over to Channel 14.6 (broadcast), and a program (a film) was already in progress, and, for instance, the program was about Adolph Hitler (a socialist and the dictator of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s), who started World War II.  In essence, Adolph Hitler was like Kim Il-sun and Kim Jong-il, and Kim Jong-un is like what his father and grandfather were.  Both programs showed how the people--the citizens--were supposed to treat their leaders like a god [Note: That reminds me of what happened with some children at a school in the U.S. while Barack Hussein Obama was the U.S. president, and the children had to sing a song praising Barack Hussein Obama.].  The film about Adolph Hitler and also Japan of the middle of the 1900s was from the 1940s it seems.  Both programs made me think of numerous persons--"enslavists" (communists, socialists, progressives, Shariaists, and the like)--living today, such as U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (a hard-line communist, who honeymooned in the communist country known as the Soviet Union), U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and former U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama.  Those with the mind-set like that of Adolph Hitler, Kim Il-sun, Kim Jong-il, and Kim Jong-un are in the United States of America today--and a smart and good person knows Donald Trump is not one of them.  By the way, when a person looks at a satellite image of the world, a person can see darkness where North Korea is.  Although WTVS-TV and PBS show support for communism and socialism--the ways and themes of life for citizens in the minds of Socialist Democrats and the like in the U.S. government--The Dictator's Playbook was put on the air through PBS [Note: Maybe, PBS, for example, aired the program so that it could try to give the impression that the U.S. will become like North Korea since U.S. President Donald Trump is a dictator, as pushed through lies by communists and socialists, such as most of the members of the main media in the United States of America.].

    Since the 1960s, the "Feminist Movement" has resulted in a lot of stupid women existing in the country in positions of power and a lot hate of men by women, and the "Feminist Movement" has led to the break-up of the home in which there is a strong father figure and has led to many young men appearing to be feminine or being feminine.  On January 10, 2018, I was made aware of more "Feminist Movement" crap while watching The Nine (a television show) on WJBK-TV, Channel 2.1, and it was when Deena Centofanti, Lee Thomas, and Ryan Ermanni were hosting.  At one point, they took up talking about a new report from the American Psychological Association about boys and men.  Based on the vague talk from the three persons, I was still able to determine the report was idiocy, and I was able to conclude that, for instance, Lee Thomas and Ryan Ermanni were sort of supporting the document.  The three hosts mostly were talking about men not being able to "cry," and, for example, Deena Centofanti passed along the idea that she wished her son were "more emotive."  It was a segment of crap.  I note--Men are different than women are, and when you make men be like women, you end up with a crappy society.  Soon after I saw the segment, I went to look up information about the report and the American Psychological Association.  That association has a woman as the president (Rosie Phillips Davis), and the board of directors is made up of 10 women and six men, and the website for the association noted the names of the members of the board, but it passed along no real information about their backgrounds, which might have given me a better idea of their natures.  However, text from the report hinted to me that the members were basically rotten people and the report was rotten.  For example, the report--APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men--was against "traditional masculinity" (which has been around for centuries), and it noted--"..Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males' psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health...."  That is bullshit!  The report also noted that "traditional masculinity" involves "...anti-feminity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk and violence....".  That quoted set of words seems to be guiding the idea that men should be trained--trained--to be like women.  That is more bullshit!  When you have a society of feminized men, you have a society that can be enslaved by other societies easily or by bad people in the society, such communistic politicians!  It seems the members of the American Psychological Association believe a society run by women and women-like men will be a nice society, a society without violence, a society without conflict between men and women, a society of complacent people, et cetera.  To me, Deena Centofanti, Lee Thomas, and Ryan Ermanni helped pass along crap, and Lee Thomas and Ryan Ermanni came off a little boys, who would be useless in the long run to beat down such killers as communists and socialists.  I believe Lee Thomas and Ryan Ermanni would not be able to stand up to U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, whose daughter recently said that her mother could cut your head off and you would not even known that your bleeding.  Only a real man could take on such crap as Nancy Pelosi.

    A theme related to the paragraph about the two guys and the one gal on The Nine showed up before me on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  On that day, I heard about and read about how a company called Gillette (the maker of, for instance, razors) had a new commercial that was designed to put down "toxic masculinity"--the basic man in the United States of America, as I see it.  By the way, around January 2019, the president of Gillette was a woman--Patrice Jean Louis Louvet.  To me, the commercial was not really designed to sell the idea of the quality and such of any product--the commercial was designed to sell politics and feminism, and it looks to me as if there is example of another jack-ass woman in a president position.

   Announcement for the novice again (reworked in May 2017): To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, WorldNetDaily.com, "The Drudge Report," and CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), since the entities do not blindly support Barack Obama-type people (communists and Shariaists), as do CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV (Note: To learn about bad journalism, you might tune in to CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV from time to time to see how they differ from the better places mentioned).  I note that Fox News Channel is evolving into a rotten channel, becoming like those that I have put down in this paragraph.  If you are unclear of my intentions, I say in different words that you should boycott CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV and even now much of what is on the Fox News Channel and hope they lose more ratings and advertising revenues, since they are expendable, and it is time for you to find the guts to be mean and heartless and cancel them--since they are hurting you.  [Note: Everyone in the Democratic Party in the country is rotten, and the Republican Party establishment has shown itself to be socialistic and communistic within the last few years, and only a few of the rotten people are U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie.]

    There are a number of reasons why it is important for real men--strong men mentally and physically--to exist.  For one, they have to be able to stand up to enemies of good people, such as rotten women, examples of whom are females who support communism and socialism, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who officially calls herself a Democratic Socialist [Note: "Democracy" and "socialism" are not compatible political systems, so the label Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has for herself is defective.].  A strong man has to be able to tell such rotten women to go suck on drywall and have the ability to knock down such women verbally and orally.  Like the male, the female can sometimes be highly rotten and evil, and it must be remembered, like the male human, the female human is an animal, and if the female animal is bad, it must be dealt with.  The idea of "female animal" reminds me of an old movie, though the theme of the movie does not strictly apply to the theme of this paragraph so far.  In 1958, a film entitled The Female Animal was released to movie theaters, and it featured such performers as Hedy Lamarr (a smart women in relation to mathematics), Jane Powell (a well-known dancer), Jan Sterling, George Nader, and Jerry Paris (who would go on to be a famous director for television, especially comedy shows on prime-time schedules).  I did a little research, and I found the movie aired on television for the first time in the Detroit area on Monday, December 6, 1965, at 11:25 p.m., on Channel 7, WXYZ-TV.  In each edition of Television History and Trivia, it has been commonplace for me to give you a Looking at the Movies segment.  This is not that segment.  This segment, though, does offer you an old movie in which to see--a movie that aired on television for the first time in Detroit many decades ago.  For something different and probably better than most of what is offered new on prime-time television (broadcast and cable) today, go see The Female Animal through YouTube.  By the way, the film was originally released to movie theaters in "CinemaScope," which will be no use to you if you see the movie on a small computer screen.

    Announcement: Recently, I have added some new documents to the collection of my documents at the website for The Hologlobe Press.  One of the documents is entitled A Document that Dispels Myths and Nonsense of Science-Fiction Books, Movies, and Television Shows (A Logic Puzzle), which can be reached through this Myths link.  Another document is And So You Think You're Going to the Moon, Mars, or the Stars..., which can be reached by using this Moon link.  And yet another of the documents is entitled And the Stupid Women Shall Lead--and Lead Every Good Individual into Shit, Driven on by Communism, Feminism, and Defective Female Beliefs and Little-Girl Thinking, which can be reached through this Stupid Women link.

    Amanpour & Co. is a weeknight television show that is fed by PBS to PBS-associated television stations, such as WCMU-TV in Michigan, and it is a program that, in the past, I have shown to push out rotten things and ideas and push communism and socialism as good.  On January 15, 2019, I happened to tune into the program, and one of the guests whom I caught was U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, a Muslim, who represents the 5th District of Minnesota, and she passed along some nonsense and crap, but I shall not talk about her here.  The program also had a black woman named Linda Villarosa as a guest, and she is, for instance, a writer for The New York Times Magazine.  Linda Villarosa and Christiane Amanpour (the host of the program) talked about infant mortality related to black women in the United States of America, and the segment really came off as a propaganda piece.  Basically, Linda Villarosa and Christiane Amanpour worked to sell the idea to the audience that hospitals are racist against black women, leading to deaths of black infants and mothers.  It was all illogical to me.  The program pushed out the idea that black women are more like to die during child birth than white women are.  The program had nothing about black women being 60-percent more likely to be obese than white women are [as can be seen from data by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health document entitled Obesity and African Americans], and obesity can be a health risk.  The program had no information about black women being more likely to have high blood pressure than white women are, and that is a health risk.  The program had no information about whether or not black women have more children than white women have--the more times that a woman goes into child birth, the higher the changes that the women could have complications during pregnancy and die.  By the way, recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (a.k.a. the CDC) noted that the fertility rate for white women has fallen below the rate needed to maintain population and that the fertility rate for black women has not fallen [Ketatos, Mary.  "Fertility rate for white women plummets BELOW the limit needed to maintain the population in every single US state."  dailymail.co.uk, 10 January 2019 (00:00 EST) (updated 12:07 EST).]  I state that, through a television show, Linda Villarosa and Christiane Amanpour--who only presented fluff and feelings and vagueness--were being propagandists who were pushing more of the false idea that the United States of America is inherently a racist country.  I--who have the skill and willingness to beat up orally and verbally on communists and socialists and progressives and Shariaists (pushers of Islam law) in the form of women--state that Linda Villarosa and Christiane Amanpour taught shit and are shit people!
    [Note: Detroit is a city controlled by blacks, especially blacks who are Democrats (a.k.a. socialists and communists and progressives), and the city has been controlled by blacks for decades, and yet there is poverty (not caused by "whites"), and there is high illiteracy.  What is the general state of health for many black women in Detroit?  Whatever it is, it is not caused by "whites."  By the way, the hospitals in Detroit and near Detroit are loaded with black employees, such as nurses (as I have seen in "Ascension"-related hospitals).  I say in jest--All those black hospital nurses and doctors are working to kill pregnant black women of Detroit and their babies.  Linda Villarosa does not come off a credible!]
    [Note: On Friday, January 18, 2019, I happened to tune into Amanpour & Company while Christiane Amanpour was interviewing a man named Anana Giridharadas, whose current book is Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.  It was another segment of idiocy and flap doodle and crap, and it was a put-down segment on rich people.  At one point, Anana Giridharadas blamed the 2008 market crash on financial institutions.  It seems Anana Giridharadas is unaware of what really was the cause of the financial crash, which is shown in the book entitled Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon (by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner), and, for instance, the book shows how laws pushed upon the country by Democrats in the federal government, such as those related to mortgage loans, were the underlying cause of the crash.  Anana Giridharadas, always working to sound smart through his presentation on Amanpour & Co., came off as an idiot and a fool, a man filled with socialistic clichés.  In the end, a viewer could not repeat Anana Giridharadas's thoughts to other persons, since Anana Giridharadas's presentation had nothing concrete and made no sense in the end.  By the way, I found out that Anana Giridhanadas's is or has been a person teaching journalism at New York University, and based on Anana Giridhanadas's presentation of fluff on Amanpour & Co., I have to say that he must be a crappy teacher, given a teacher should teach facts and knowledge and something that can be understood and passed along.]

    On Monday, January 21, 2019, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a weeknight show offered by CBS-TV to the American public, and the program showed off a bunch of rotten things, such as the rottenness of the host, Stephen Colbert and how late-night talk shows have gone to crap since the days of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.  By the way, currently, repeats of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, such as episodes first broadcast by NBC-TV in the 1970s, can be seen on Antenna TV (a nationally distributed sub-channel network) on weekday evenings.  While Stephen Colbert was interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who showed herself to be an idiot, which is commonplace for her while in public and speaking, Stephen Colbert asked her in relation to whether or not she cared anything about her harassing elder leaders in her political party (the Democratic Party), such as Nancy Pelosi--"On a scale from zero to some, how many fucks do you give?".  [CBS-TV bleeped out "fucks".]  Years ago, Johnny Carson never used "fucks" in a question asked a guest (a word would have been bleeped out if used).
    [Note: Earlier on January 2, 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared in public at Riverside Church in New York City, and during an interview segment, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said--"...Millennials, and people, and, you know, and Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up, and we're like--The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don't address climate change, and your biggest issue, and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?....".  Once again, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez not only showed off her idiocy and little-girl thinking but also showed off what the Democratic Party in the United States of America attracts.  And such rottenness is all is!]

    Oh, I have this!  On Friday, January 18, 2019, Channel 4.1, WDIV-HD, offered viewers another North American International Auto Show Charity Preview show, and it will be the last one in January for a while at least, since the auto show is being moved out of Januarys.  One of the hosts on the program was Rhonda Walker, who can look cute.  This guy says that the dress she wore on the program was crappy, and the dress did nothing to make her look good or sexy.  By the way, the fashion reporter for the station--Jon Jordan--was on the program, and it seems to me he did not dissuade Rhonda Walker from wearing the dress.

    On February 3, 2018, another Super Bowl football game took place, and it was broadcast by CBS-TV.  The game was played between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.  The half-time show featured music by a musical group called Maroon 5 (which was headed by Adam Levine).  Also appearing with Maroon 5 were Travis Scott and Big Bog (a.k.a. Antwan Andre Patton).  The half-time show was a bomb.  For one, rap has been a crap style of music for decades, especially the "gangster rap" form.  I state that, in twenty or thirty or forty years or more, no one is going to want to hire rap stuff, since it cannot be sung and cannot be hummed to and cannot be understood (the words).  Travis Scott and Big Boi are rap artists, and their stuff is forgettable and useless.  The presentation by Maroon 5 had no songs worth remembering.

    Gladys Knight sang The National Anthem on February 3, 2019 before the Super Bowl would be played, and she looked quite pleasant, and she sang well, and she looked elegant, and, in fact, I say that Gladys Knight came off as a cutie, a "black doll," and I might even call her a "doll face" to her face, which mush-men Lee Thomas and Ryan Ermanni would probably never do.

    And now it is time for the Looking at the Movies feature for this edition of Television History and Trivia.  I just happened--just happened--to remember there was a movie called The Black Doll and the movie was shown on television in the very early days of Detroit television.  The Black Doll has no relation to Gladys Knight, except I thought Gladys Knight was like a "black doll" (cutie), as a man should say.  It was on July 28, 1949, when WJBK-TV, Channel 2, aired The Black Doll for television viewers in the Detroit area.   The movie is a mystery, which features such performers as Donald Woods, Nan Grey, and Edgar Kennedy (playing the sheriff).  The movie is a 1938 movie, and around the time the movie was made, Edgar Kennedy had already been acting in movies for about 27 years.  When you see old movies like The Black Doll, you can see what the insides of houses looked like years ago, such as around 1938.  By the way, I recently learned some history of an old house in Detroit, which for years as been the home of "United Sound Systems" (at least two different companies), and I now have a document about the house available on the Internet entitled "The Historic 'United Sound Systems' House of 1916" in Detroit Michigan, which can be reached through this United Sound Systems link; it was a little after 1938, when the house began to become one of the famous houses related to entertainment history of Detroit.  To see something different and likable, hunt down The Black Doll on the Internet, and pretend you are watching Channel 2 on July 28, 1949, some seventy years ago.
    By the way, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, I was sort of transported back to Sunday, February 22, 1948.  At about 10:30 p.m., on February 6, 2019, Channel 14.6 (broadcast) in Detroit began to air the movie entitled Cheers for Miss Bishop (which had been released to theaters in 1941).  That movie was the first full-length "feature" movie (as defined at the time of release and in 1948)--something longer than movie shorts or simple B-movies--to be shown on television in Detroit, which happened on February 22, 1948, airing on Channel 4, WWJ-TV.  Channel 4 is known as WDIV-TV today.  At about 10:30 p.m. on February 6, 2019, Channel 4 (officially Channel 4.1) was airing the NBC-TV pushed out series called Chicago P.D., which is one of three Chicago-based series aired in prime time on NBC-TV on Wednesdays, the communistic night (given Chicago is communistic-based city).  At 11:00 p.m., on February 6, 2019, Channel 4.1 aired a local newscast featuring Devin Scillian (the "Cuba Lover") and Sandra Ali (whose was subbing for Kimberly Gill).  I skipped Channel 4.1. and watched Cheers for Miss Bishop, which had first shown up on television in Detroit about 71 years previously.

    By the way, the next edition of Television History and Trivia will show more history problems with the book entitled From Soupy to Nuts!  A History of Detroit Television, which was written by Tim Kiska, a defective television historian.

    Remember: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s, and I urge you to find The Prisoner on DVD, maybe from a library, and watch it, and you should show it--all the episodes--to teenagers, or buy it as a present for teenagers.

Stay well!


    P.S.: You are urged to see my document entitled One of "The Rules of Man"--A Rule About Health Care that No Politician May Supersede with Law, which can be reached through this Rule1 link.  I have deduced that all the Democrats and most Republicans support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and have no intention of killing it, though it should be killed for violating, for one, "The Rules of Man."  For example, Republicans Jeb Bush and Chris Christie support the rotten law, and that is one reason that I define them as stupid men and not men who are good enough--in this day and age--to be the U.S. President.  I note that the "mandate"--which forces everyone to buy government-approved health-care insurance--violates one of "The Rules of Man," and it is a rule that is attacked in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  Anyone who supports the "mandate" is not a good enough person or a smart enough person to be the U.S. president--the mandate is "enslavism," and the "mandate" allows government people--who are often and usually bad people, as history shows--decide what health care a person can get, and that is bad.

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Date published: February 10, 2019

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