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by denman705

Life or Death (PART 1)



 


Life or Death (PART 1)


 



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Kato, how come you become so serious?  Are you thinking of killing yourself because Donald Trump has become President of the States?



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Oh no, I'm NOT... I definitely want to live at least four more years to see the demise of the Trump administration.


What if he goes for the second term?


Then I'll live on for another four years.


Anyway, Kato, what makes you jot down the above title?


Good question!  Well..., I've recently watched the following movies at Vancouver Public Library.




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"Actual List"



On January 5, I watched "the Book Thief."



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This is a 2013 American-German war-time drama directed by Brian Percival, based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Markus Zusak.



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A young girl living with her adoptive German family goes through hard times during the Nazi era.


Taught to read by her kind-hearted foster father, the girl begins "borrowing" books and sharing them with the Jewish refugee being sheltered by her foster parents in their home.



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It is a well-crafted story that focuses on the consistent thread of humanity.


Superb is the performance of Sophie Nélisse as Liesel Meminger, the titular "book thief."


With incredible acting and a gripping, heart-warming yet chilling story, this is one of the best war-time movies.


A warmth of humanity will probably nestle in your mind long after the end of the film.



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Another Holocaust story?



No, not really... Although a Jewish man is sheltered by the girl's foster parents, the film focuses on the ordinary German girl and her friend as well as the war-time situation under the Nazi.


What impressed you most of all?


Well..., you see, nobody wanted to die even under the Nazi resume, but some people had no other choice even if they desperately wanted to survive.


I see...


Hitler was elected under the so-called democratic system as Doland Trump was elected in the States.


How come Hitler was elected in the first place?


...'Cause German factory workers were unhappy and unsatisfied with the on-going goverment because of the high unemployment rate.  And Hitler took advantage of the situation and blamed the Jews just like Donald Trump blamed the Mexicans and illegal immigrants.


So unhappy German factory workers supported Hitler as unsatisfied US factory workers voted for Trump, huh?


You've got it, Diane... Besides, Trump seems to mimick Hitler.


Why is that?


Trump is thretening Mexicans as well as illegal immigrants.  And now comes Trump's immigration ban against nationals from seven countries where Muslims make up the majority of the population.


Another day, another anti-Trump protest, huh?


You're telling me, Diane.  Trump might just as well order a Muslim registration.  It's a good time to remember German Chancellor Adolf Hitler began his reign of terror by first registering Jews.


So the United States is no longer democracy's leader, huh?


You're right on, Diane... A corrupt political system by corporate interests and money, a militarized police force, increasing racial tensions, and an ever-increasing track record of human and civil rights violation don't sound like pillars of a nation built on democratic ideals and personal liberty.  Anyway, after the above movie, I happened to watch the following documentary.



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This is a 94-minute documentary about suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge produced in 2007.


In 2004 alone, 24 people jumped to their deaths from the bridge.


Three bodies have never been recovered.



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Other people tried to jump but, fortunately or unfortunetely, intervened by somebody else who happended to walk by.


Miraculously, one of those jumpers has survived the fall and talks to you about his feelings before and after.


We all experience moments of despair.


For most of us, the sun comes out, and then tomorrow is another day, and our days continue as usual.



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Some people, however, chose the bridge.


More people have chosen to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world.


This is a profoundly thought-provoking documentary.



Diane, listen to this!  More people have chosen to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world.



Amazing, isn't it?


Diane, have you recently heard that some Vancouverites jumped to their death from the Lions Gate Bridge?



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No, not that I know of.



You see, Diane, so many Americans feel lost.


Why is that?


...'Cause many Americans don't trust the US government and establishment any longer as the following clip shows:



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Are you saying that some Americans lost their hopes and got so depressed that they jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge?



Yes, I think so because no Vancouverites have tried from the Lions Gate Bridge in these days.  Apparently, Vancouverites and Canadians in general are happier here than in the States.


Canadians appear happy enought to live on as usual, I suppose.


I believe so, too.  That's the reason Donald Trump won the election.  You see, the major media predicted Hillary Clinto would be the next president, but most media ignored so many unhappy and unsatisfied American factory workers, who chose Trump rather than Hillary.


Kato, are you saying that some of the unhappy, unsatisfied Americans jumped to their death before the election?


Yes, I believe so.  That's another reason so many young Americans applied for Canadian universities and many Americans decided to move to Canada after the election.


I know... Some Americans and even poeple overseas protested against Trump presidency.



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A great number of New Yorkers were protesting in Manhattan when they got to know that Trump had been elected as their next president.



I don't think I've ever seen such an angry protest in the previous US presidential elections.


As a matter of fact, there were some other protests:



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Downtown, Los Angeles





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In Portland, USA





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In London, England





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Worldwide Reactions



So many people in the whole world aren't happy to have Trump as US president, are they?



No, they are NOT...


But why not?


Well..., if anything goes wrong, Donald Trump is likely going to press the nuclear button.  That's the reason, I suppose, many people protest Trump's presidency.


Many people in the world don't like Trump's ideas at all, do they?


No, they do NOT.



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Besides, many people know about Trump's shortcomings and dark secrets:


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10 Shocking Donald Trump Facts



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(To be followed)


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by denman705 | 2017-01-31 04:07 | アメリカ政治・文化