At the end of 1919, two hundred and fifty "foreign undesirable" left the port of New York, forbidden ever to return to the United States.
Among those heading off into exile was the "highly dangerous foreigner" Emma Goldman, who had been arrested several times for opposing the draft, for promoting contraceptives, for organizing strikes and for other attacks on national security.
Some of Emma's sayings:
"Prostitution is the greatest triumph of Puritanism."
"Is there anything indeed more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?"
"Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there."
"If voting changed anything, it would be illegal."
"Every society has the criminals it deserves."
"All wars are wars among thieves who are too cowardly to fight, and therefor induce the young manhood of the whole world to do the fighting for them."
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Men Accused of Sexual
Misconduct in 2017 (so far)
Morgan Spurlock Documentary filmmaker
Mario Batali Chef, restaurant owner and co-host of ABC show, “The Chew"
Ryan Lizza Writer for The New Yorker and political analyst for CNN
Alex Kozinski Federal appeals court judge
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In 1971 on this day, Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film "A Clockwork Orange" based on the book by Anthony Burgess and starring Malcolm McDowell premieres.
What's Jay have to say about Kubrick's film:
....Alex has an affinity for Beethoven, despite his predominate brutishness, which often plays over scenes of violence or sex, including rape. Alex and his "droogs" engage in "ultra-violence," and end up raping the wife of a liberal activist who opposes the state's draconian control measures. Later, Alex attempts to rape a wealthy woman who lives in a country estate and is caught. What we see here is a prophetic view of the future of man's world. A globalized, 1984-style slum, where a few elites and intelligentsia live outside the urban areas. The intelligentsia like the writer and the behaviorist therapist seeking to cure Alex have a faulty view of human nature, and this is the key. The film is full of sexual (and other bodily function elements) images which display the fact that most men are led about by their bodily desires, and contribute nothing to society. The liberal activists and therapists continually try to make Alex a "productive" member of society and seek to influence him with religion and other salves. However, the crucial point of the film is that Alex remains Alex.
(Read Jay's full article here.)