Gary Glitter’s classic song ‘Rock and Roll Part 2’ plays in a key scene of the new ‘Joker’ movie with Joaquin Phoenix. An outcry arises over its inclusion because Mr. Glitter (AKA Paul Francis Gadd) is a convicted pedophile. But that same iconic tune is on the playlist of nearly every high school and college marching band in the nation.
Stephen Galloway at HollywoodReporter.com offers praise for the near-pornographic violence in the new film, ‘Joker’ with Joaquin Phoenix. Like Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 ‘A Clockwork Orange’, which garnered an X rating, and a public outcry, the visceral impact of Joker sickens, yet packs a moral punch unlike anything in recent memory.
Marginalized, rejected, shushed, and demeaned by social justice warriors in Progressive society, young men enter the world of video games where they can live like real men. Brave, bold, ambitious, and rough around the edges, gamers develop characters who move at speed, act with courage, triumph against overwhelming odds, and revel in the reward, to become who they were meant to be.
Mayor Chuck Espy of Clarksdale, Mississippi, offers to pay drug dealers, gang members and other criminals to leave town…$10,000 each from his own pocket. Is this a good-hearted politician trying to give folks a second chance, or a fool offering a bad incentive with worse consequences.