"Robopaths" editing notes



Not everything listed below was ultimately used in the movie. This just shows the list of A/V materials initially chosen as materials-to-possibly-be-used & shows the notes I made about the excerpts chosen to help me make editing decisions.

5000Fingers01: Dr. T tries to soften up the plumber who's skeptical. - :34

5000Fingers02: A sortof parade of the thugs - good to cf to Nuremburg nazis & the like. - :47

5000Fingers03: Arrival of the school buses & the kids. [cf to sheep at beginning of Chaplin movie] - :25

5000Fingers04: Dr. T addresses the piano students who raise their hands - good to cf to Hitler's speech about the Volk. - :40

A01: Cult members watch the tv report about the 'master's' trial & then one member says he doesn't care if it's true he still believes in the 'master' etc.. - 1:56

A02: Harassment of cult members on the streets. - 5:35

A03: Robopath cult members harassed by robopath normals. - 1:35

A04: "Where will you be in 30 years?" "We'll be toughing it out with Armageddon." - cf to Hitler's annihilation speech(es). - :22

Amen.01: SS Gerstein informs the pastor about the death camps & gets discouraged from doing anything about it - 2:25

Amen.02: SS Gerstein hangs in his cell - 1:01

AnacondaTargets01: quote from Paul Virilio - :17

AnacondaTargets02: preparation for & launching of 'smart' missile at Arab target(s) - 1:21

ArchitectureOfDoom01: discussion of nazi government consisting of artists & then showing of Hitler's artwork - 3:14

ArchitectureOfDoom02: mass rally - :34 "The myth of the "Body" of the German "Volk"

ArchitectureOfDoom03: the workers & cleanliness - 1:55

ArchitectureOfDoom04: doctor's forms deciding who gets executed - :58

ArchitectureOfDoom05: Hitler: "Isn't Paris beautiful?" - :30 [follow w/ Speer spectacle]

ArchitectureOfDoom06: has "Arbeit Macht Frei" Auschwitz gates that can be connected to WorkWillMakeYouFreeTrade01 - :53 "The death factories were anthropological sanitation facilities, instruments to beautify the world."

ArchitectureOfDoom07 has footage of portraits of nazis found in cellar - 1:32

BackwardsMaskingInRocks01 has tENT as "Saul" accusing "Samuel" of using religion to create robopaths for slavery - :18

billboard01: installing the billboard from up on the roof - 1:55

billboard02: from the roof to the ground to the roof to the ground interviews - 17:15

billboard03: nighttime footage where the text's more readable - :11

BoysFromBrazil01: investigator discusses genetics w/ researcher & realizes that Mengele is cloning Hitler - This section will have to be broken up into many smaller excerpts - 9:26

BoysFromBrazil02: Mengele discusses Hitler clone & his art w/ adopted father - can be linked to section of nazi art & Hitler art - & then pretends to've been the guy who located Eichmann - can be linked to one or more of the capturing-Eichmann movies & to Conspiracy - :59

ComeAndSee01: The nazis arrive in Perkhody & the main boy character looks terrified & is kicked by a nazi soldier - to the amusement of his fellow robopaths - unfortunately, the transfer is jittery - :44

ComeAndSee02: The nazis arrive in Perkhody & get everyone to sign paperwork - bureaucratic cruelty - intercut w/ similar nazi footage such as the forms filled out to condemn the 'mentally retarded' - unfortunately, the transfer is jittery - :24

Conspiracy01: Eichmann's namecard being written & placed. The sound is way too low & will have to be boosted outside of FinalCut. - :39

Conspiracy02: The breaking of dishes & Eichmann's reaction. The sound is way too low & will have to be boosted outside of FinalCut. - :32

Conspiracy03: Eichmann & Heydrich introduce themselves. Heydrich tells everyone that the meeting is secret, gives a brief intro to the way that Jews were handled thru the Nuremburg Laws & then says that they must be "eliminated". The sound is way too low & will have to be boosted outside of FinalCut. - 1:34

Conspiracy04: Eichmann tells his tale of learning Hebrew. The sound is way too low & will have to be boosted outside of FinalCut. - 1:26

Conspiracy05: Heydrich orders sterilization. The sound is way too low & will have to be boosted outside of FinalCut. - :13

Conspiracy06: Classifications of Jews. The sound is way too low & will have to be boosted outside of FinalCut. - :40

Conspiracy07: Eichmann gets congratulated on a good meeting. Heydrich tells the anecdote about what happens when you successfully get rid of the thing you hate. The sound is way too low & will have to be boosted outside of FinalCut. - 2:51

Conspiracy08: Text panel about what happened to Eichmann. The sound is way too low & will have to be boosted outside of FinalCut. - :11

CrookedE01: The main character's childhood introduction to the philosophy of crooked-dumb. - :12

CrookedE02: Elevator tv propaganda. - :21

CrookedE03: Enron's hiring of strippers. - :59

CrookedE04: Kenneth Lay bullshitting the employees. - 1:05

CultOfThe SuicideBomber01: Anti-Americanism in Iran. - 2:14

CultOfThe SuicideBomber02: Sunis vs Shi'ias. - :22

CultOfThe SuicideBomber03: Iranian combat footage w/ shouting out "God is Great!" - :28

CultOfThe SuicideBomber04: Boy prototype of the 'martyrs' + the 'martyr''s graveyard + 'martyr''s mom. - 1:37

CultOfThe SuicideBomber05: Khoumeni's shrine + feeding the tree of Islam w/ the blood of 'martyrs'. - 1:00

CultOfThe SuicideBomber06: Imprisoned Palestinian bomber + bombings + parade of people in robes w/ bombs strapped to them. - 1:17

DegenerateMusic01: Intro voice-over re 'degenerate music' accompanied by footage of nazis. - :26

DegenerateMusic02: Loads of robopathic nazi behavior - cf to 5000 Fingers of Dr. T?, Hitler's rousing to hatred, hatred against the avant-garde. - 1:20

DegenerateMusic03: Entarte Kunst exhibit - contrast w/ Hitler's own art & art preferences? - 1:00

EichmannTrial01: Actual footage of Eichmann on trial in Jerusalem. Unfortunately jittery but absolutely essential to compare w/ fictional portrayals of him. - 1:49

EYE-TRACKING01: My long commentary on the Military-Industrial Complex & the government's protection racket tactics. - 2:47

EYE-TRACKING02: "Targeting how the Government uses the Mass Media" w/ Reagan. - :39

FlockOfDodos01: Scopes Monkey Trial w/ William Jennings Bryant & Clarence Darrow - intercut w/ "Judgment at Nuremberg" defence quoting Holmes? - :53

FlockOfDodos02: Starts w/ dodo animation & goes into Evolutionist PHDs talking about the dishonesty & dangers of ID promoters. - 1:10

FlockOfDodos03: More Evolutionists discussing the danger of ID around a poker game. - 1:45

FlockOfDodos04: Evolutionist: "Humans like a simple answer". - :15

FlockOfDodos05: complex media environment leading to oversimplifying talking points leading to scientists vs PR firms - :45

For the Love of...Part I (sound piece): Starts w/ 19th c sounding piano. A crashing sound comes around :41 & a deep voice says: "Behold the day of the lord comes, cruel both with wrath & fierce anger..terror" this echoes out around 1:09 - might come in good as an intro to any section about religion as an excuse for war. "Whoever believes in the son has eternal life.." "Eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love" There's an interspersing of 'scripture', some delivered by preachers, & electronic sounds - around 3 minutes electronics + machine-gun sounds + fanfare followed by an effected soundtrack from some Xtian movie about the trumpets in some biblical story - I recognize the voice - it might be the same narrator as something from Stang's collection. 5:20ish: "We're gonna win this fuckin' war!" goes into funk & then "There is a mean, violent streak to the true Christian life" 5:50ish: news report on South American priest being on trial for his participation in assassinations & tortures - that ends around 6:20 - this is followed by reports on priest child molestations - 8:39

Free Trade (rubber stamp): Work will make you Free Trade

Hell'sGround01: Starts out w/ cartoon panel: "& baby came out to play..." then someone in a burka comes running in & stabs a guy to death & drags his body off. - :45

Hell'sGround02: Girl screams when she sees her friend's decapitated head. She's then chased by the burka wearing murderer who's swinging one of those spiked metal balls on a chain meant to be thrown. - :56

HerrR01: Herr R & his wife & her friend, Hannah (the actual name of the actress), at a bar. The friend complains about being bored - basically by the stuffy bourgeoisie. Herr R then says that Hannah's "free" but that he & his wife can't act as she does. - 1:50

HerrR02: Family sitting around & joking about women needing men for their money - :31

HerrR03: Herr R's son reading to him: "I saw an eagle in the zoo, Locked up in a cage it is sad & doesn't move." - :15

HerrR04: Herr R's wife's friend is talking about skiing & her "clique". Herr R tries to tune it out by turning up the tv. Eventually he clubs the woman, his wife, & their son to death. - :52

Hitler01: HAMBURG 1933 - over images of dock workers: "Since the end of the 1st world war, the German people have been living w/ the consequences of a catastrophic defeat. Almost half of the work force is unemployed. [this latter over scenes of people walking on the streets] One of them is laborer Hans Bakker (sp?): 'Thousands of factories closed their doors. Many an honest German had to resort to theft to obtain food. [these latter have shots of a policeman - including a patting down] All of us yearned for better times. Like many, I've lost all my possessions. So I have joined the National Socialist Party.'" - :58

Hitler02: Street scene w/ hackencross banners: "At home in Germany, the Nazis have stamped out all political opposition. The police & courts are placed under Nazi leadership. [troops w/ rifles march by] All power is concentrated in Adolph Hitler: 'Not everyone of you can see me, yet I feel you & you feel me. [shot of Hitler Youth] The miracle of our age is that you have found me [raising a Nazi flag w/ citizens saluting] & Germany's fortune is that I have found you.'" - :44

Hitler03: VIENNA MAY 1938 - "W/in wks, the Jews in Vienna are feeling the real impact of Austria's failure. 24 yr old Jewish student, Edith Hann (sp?): 'The Nazis are putting up signs on Jewish shops warning people not to buy there. [image of defaced Jewish shop] Anybody who resists is beaten up, killed, or taken away to a concentration camp. Everyone around us has gone mad. [anti-semitic billboard] They were born hating us, raised hating us - & now the veneer of civilization wch had protected us has been stripped away.'" - 1:08

Hitler04: OFFENBURG 1939 - more marching troops - "All over Germany, thousands of new recruits swear allegiance to their Führer." - :12

Hitler05: Hitler surrounded by other men, possibly at his villa - "Some of Hitler's generals are beginning to doubt his leadership. Deputy Chief of Operations, General Wallermont (sp? cdn't find him online): 'This means that we are bringing on ourselves a war on 2 fronts that up to now we have been lucky to avoid. What we need is someone to oppose the Führer - but there is no-one.' A war to destroy Communism has been Hitler's dream for the last 20 yrs: 'Communism is an enormous danger for out future. We must forget any idea of comradeship between soldiers. This will be a war of annihilation.'" - :49

Hitler06: brief snow scene followed by street shopping scene - "The people of Germany are preparing for Christmas. [little girl] Some of the families of soldiers trapped in Stalingrad have letters brought out by air. Private Werner Brunnermann (sp?): 'My dear son, I hope that this is the last Christmas that you celebrate w/o me. [kids opening presents] The Russians have dealt us a nasty blow. It is now minus 30 degrees here. [shot of baby followed by war toys - cut in Zappa song?] How nice it must be in warm rooms. Next yr, I will hopefully be back w/ you. Love, from yr father, Werner' [boy wearing helmet] 5 wks later, 90,000 surviving German soldiers in Stalingrad surrender. 80,000 will die in Soviet captivity. Private Werner Brunnermann is one of them." - 1:05

Hitler07: UKRAINE 1942 - soldier blowing whistle, mostly scenes of young teenage soldiers - "W/ Hitler's war claiming more & more German lives, even old men & boys are now called up to fight for the Fatherland. The diary of 15 yr old, Wolfgang Vindeisen (sp?): 'We have replaced the men so that they can go to the front. Soldiers have manned these camps until now. It's very exciting. I like this much more than school. We are now on duty 24 hrs a day. We are boys no longer, now we are men.'" - :47

Hitler08: lines of people walking under American soldier supervision - "The Americans round up people from the nearby town & force them to witness the horrors that've been committed in their name. 18 yr old Renate Simone: 'I cd hardly believe what I was seeing. [civilians filing past piles of naked starved corpses] They had piled up the corpses of people who had died. The smell was just too much. I cdn't take it anymore, but the GI shouted at me: 'You, Hitler Fraulein, here, look, LOOK!'' The nazis have murdered 6,000,000 Jews." - :56

HolySmoke01: 2 Australians talking by outdoor big cage of budgerigars: "What do you believe in?" "Safe sex." "Sex?" "I'm an anarchist. My parents subscribe to their magazine. The Lord's Prayer is minded by paranoid traumatized worms groveling for a meager existence." "Traumatized worms?" "Traumatized paranoid worms." - :24

HolySmoke02: "I think we shd say the Lord's Prayer." [mother carrying cross] "Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed by thy name" "Oh, God, is the Valley of Death in this?" "No, it's the Daily Bread." [singing of Lord's Prayer starts by previously silent woman] " - :42

HouseOnGaribaldiStreet01: children filing out of bldg - "Some of those who gave & executed orders to kill have escaped & never faced trial. [shot of oven] Among those was Adolf Eichmann. Into his hands had been placed the implementation of the infamous Final Solution. For 14 yrs, all of our leads to this monster have been exhausted. Then, in 1960, we rc'vd information that Eichmann was living in Argentina under the name of Ricardo Clement. My name is Isser Harel. It was my responsibility, as head of Israeli Intelligence, to determine whether this information wd lead us to Eichmann or into still another blind alley." Text appears over head-shot of Eichmann in SS uniform: "I will leap into my grave laughing, with the knowledge that I sent six million people to their deaths..." - :49

HouseOnGaribaldiStreet02: Actor pretending to be Mossad agent talks to actor pretending to be Eichmann in order to get clandestine fotos of him - shows one version of hidden camera set-up. - :39

HouseOnGaribaldiStreet03: Waiting for Eichmann at bus-stop & subsequent kidnapping. - 1:23

HouseOnGaribaldiStreet04: Eichmann in boxer shorts w/ blindfold on being inspected by Dr. - checking for correlation in medical data for IDing. - 1:59

HouseOnGaribaldiStreet05: Questioning continues from last scene: "Do you maintain yr name is Ricardo Clement?" He admits he's Adolf Eichmann. - 1:38

HouseOnGaribaldiStreet06: Tape recorder turned on: "I have the greatest admiration for the Israelis. I knew you were after me." [..] "Have you been in touch w/ any former SS here in Buenos Aires?" "Yes." Contacts w/ Argentine secret police confirmed. - 1:06

HouseOnGaribaldiStreet07: Eichmann being shaved during interrogation. "I witnessed a shooting of 6,000 women & children but I had nothing to do w/ that." He describes a bubbling mass grave & then requests a special meal b/c "my stomach is not good today" w/o, of course, any self-consciousness of the implication of this. The woman stops shaving him during this obviously exercising self-restraint & then goes off to make his meal. - 1:35

HouseOnGaribaldiStreet08: Tape is recording, Eichmann is in bed. "Did you state that you wd 'leap into yr grave laughing having killed 6,000,000 people?'" "This was taken out of context at Nuremburg. I sd this in March, 1945. We were in my headquarters in Berlin [..] My staff was demoralized. I made this statement to cheer them up. I never personally killed anyone, only transported." Eichmann discusses getting Zyklon-B for "humane reasons". Discussion of Eichmann's not following Himmler's order to cease all gassing at Auschwitz b/c "Himmler's order was verbal & I needed it to be written." His 'humanitarianism': "I let the children have a chocolate before they entered the gas chamber. I even had an orchestra of inmates playing a Strauss waltz as they waited in line to be gassed!" - 3:36

HouseOnGaribaldiStreet09: Getting Eichmann ready to be smuggled out of the country. "When did you 1st hear the words Final Solution?" "January, 1942." - cut to Wannsee Conference? (ie: "Conspiracy") - A somewhat lengthy description of the Wannsee Conference (somewhat different from "Conspiracy"'s) leading to: "But in the end, I was betrayed" b/c he didn't get a 'good enuf' promotion. As usual, w/o any sense of proportion between his petty problems & the huge destruction he helped implement. Asking Eichmann to agree to go to Israel for trial: "I am prepared to let the world know that I am innocent. I was only a small cog in a big machine." While Eichmann is reading agreement letter: "Where were you working in Buenos Aires?" "At the Mercedes assembly plant [..] I polished the chrome." - 4:29

Human Leech (sound piece): Coyle & Sharpe doing street humor by trying to convince a 'man-on-the-street' to have a larger-than-human alien parasite attached to their head for the rest of their life. - 4:40

HuntForAdolfEichmann01: This is the docudrama w/ Gregory Peck narrating: "It was early morning in Tel Aviv when a secret meeting of intelligence agents had finally concluded." Headshot slide of Eichmann in SS uniform - intercut w/ previous appearance? "In April, 1960, the hunt for the nazi fugitive was on. Israel's secret service was closing in on one of the most notorious war criminals still at large, the SS officer, Adolf Eichmann. Since the end of the 2nd world war, even before the establishment of the Israeli state, [slide show images w/ slide projector shown] Jewish agents have hunted for this target, an obscure German solider who advanced thru the ranks of the SS to become Hitler's Jewish expert of the 3rd Reich, a man who made a career by studying the very people he wd attempt to destroy." The headshot keeps reappearing & can be edited taking advantage of this. - :57

HuntForAdolfEichmann02: "Nazis proclaimed the Jew an enemy of the German state. In his new position as the head of the SS office of Jewish affairs, [rare fotos of Eichmann] Adolf Eichmann visits Palestine in 1937. [back to the headshot again] His examination of the Jewish people becomes a personal obsession. Eichmann analyzes the Jewish social structure in Europe & the principles of Zionism. His research will be valuable for his career in the Reich." This over images of Jewish culture. - :36

HuntForAdolfEichmann03: "January 20th, 1942. [shots of Wannsee mansion] The enchanting setting of this mansion in Wannsee conceals the subject of the meeting inside. Here, in a quiet suburb in Berlin, the problem of what to do w/ the Jews is resolved. High-ranking nazi officers meet to decide the fate of nearly 11,000,000 persons. [interior shots of Wannsee followed by the usual Eichmann headshot] A plan is presented by SS officer Adolf Eichmann: 'As a specialist on Jewish affairs in office 4B4 of the Gestapo & Reich Central Security Office, I am in charge of transporting the Jews. According to our guidelines, the operation is executed as follows: [shots of walking refugees] Once a Jew is detected, registered, & segregated, he is arrested. He signs over all his possessions wch become the property of the Reich. [shot of people loaded into railroad cars] W/ one suitcase & 50 marks in cash he proceeds to a remote railroad junction where he is placed into a boxcar & taken to his final destination.'" More intercutting w/ "Conspiracy" called for. - 1:10

HuntForAdolfEichmann04: Overhead shot of concentration camp model. "At the height of his power, SS officer Eichmann is the driver of an extermination machine that systematically turns the lives of millions of Jews into ashes. [footage is jittery] [back to slideshow w/ picture of 5 children] The eldest of 5 children from a devout Protestant family, Otto Adolf Eichmann was born in Solingen, Germany on March 19, 1906. [modern day winter street scene] At age 8, Eichmann's family dies & the family moves to Linz, Austria where his father remarries. They live in a 2nd floor apartment at 32 Landstrasse. [shot of bldg - presumably the one just described] Eichmann's stepmother is a stern & domineering woman. His father works for the tramways & electricity company at 6 Museumstrasse. [more slideshow type images w/o the projector this time] Adolf Eichmann is withdrawn, a loner w/o friends. At school he is ridiculed for his dark, almost Semitic-looking, complexion. Teasing classmates call him 'der kleine Jude', 'the little Jew'." - 1:17

HuntForAdolfEichmann05: Dancing soldiers: "At the age of 28, Eichmann receives approval from the SS to marry: [scanning of papers written in German but read here in English translation:] 'January 23, 1935. There is no objection to giving Adolf Eichmann approval for his marriage to Veronika Liebel. After examining Fraülein Liebel's racial background, she has been found fit to become the wife of an SS officer.' [wedding bells & fotos] Veronika Liebel is a devout catholic from Czechoslovakia." - :41

HuntForAdolfEichmann06: Concentration camp ruins. "As the war ends, the nazis attempt to eliminate evidence of their crimes. Eichmann destroys his records & photographs & disappears." - :16 [intercut w/ scene from the Stranger where Welles talks about doing the same thing]

HuntForAdolfEichmann07: Shot of checkpoint. "At the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, Germany, the vanquished are judged by the victors. The name Adolf Eichmann is made public as one of the principle architects of the Final Solution. Knowing that he is a wanted man, Eichmann seeks refuge in the Austrian Alps, fleeing from one hiding place to another. His fellow officers want nothing to do w/ him, he is a curse to their own future. W/ no place to run, he is picked up by an American army patrol & imprisoned in a POW camp. Using the name Otto Henninger, Eichmann deceives the allies about his true identity. W/ the help of his fellow inmates, he escapes. Posing as Henninger, he is given a contact w/ a lumber camp in Northern Germany & secures a job. At the edge of the forest, isolated from the outside world, Otoo Henninger lives a life of obscurity for nearly 4 yrs. [interior shots of a Catholic church] In 1949, Eichmann learns that he can obtain a new identity thru the assistance of the Vatican. [intercut w/ "Amen."?] he arrives in Rome & obtains sanctuary in a Franciscan Monastery on the Via Frascatti (sp?). Eichmann contacts the St Raphael Society, a Vatican organization wch helps refugees - including nazi fugitives. St. Raphael is still in existence & has offices in Cleveland, Ohio. Eichmann meets Father Anton Weber who supplies him w/ the documents needed to flee Europe. Father Weber was interviewed for a bk by author Gita Sorreni (sp?): 'Well, he was a.., he was a, uh, Palatine (sp?) priest & he, um, was the representative of the Raphael Society in Rome - & it was in this capacity that he helped Eichmann & many others, many others.'" - 2:28 [intercut w/ AMEN.]

HuntForAdolfEichmann08: "The Nazi fugitive is now a displaced refugee traveling on a Vatican passport. He is granted a visa to Argentina. From July 14, 1950 at the Italian port of Genoa he joins the steamship Giovanna See (sp?) w/ a new identity. He leaves the European continent behind for the freedom of a new life in South America, confident that he will no longer have to hide." - :30

HuntForAdolfEichmann09: "Christmas, 1950. In Argentina it is the beginning of summer while in Austria winter has settled in. At the Eichmann home in Linz, Veronika Eichmann receives a letter from Tuchemon (sp?). It is the 1st signal that her husband is alive. Veronika keeps his existence secret from her children for 2 yrs. Then she prepares them for a move to South America where they will live w/ their 'uncle' in Argentina. After a 4 wk journey, Veronika Eichmann & her sons arrive in Tucomon (sp?). 7 yrs had passed since she had last seen her husband. The remote region of Tucomon (sp?) offers Eichmann & his family obscurity - but, in 1953, Capri's government contract runs out & the company is dissolved. Eichmann leaves the sanctuary of the mountains & plains for a more conspicuous life in the city. The family moves into a simple house in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Eichmann opens a laundromat but the business fails & he is forced to sell. He lands a job in the warehouse of a metal factory but is soon fired. He moves on to manage a rabbit farm wch goes bankrupt. The once-mastermind of the Final Solution is unable to find steady work as a civilian. Finally with a job at Mercedes-Benz of Argentina, he begins to feel at home." - 1:43

HuntForAdolfEichmann10: "Lothar Hermann is a German Jew, a survivor of the concentration camps, & blind. he lived in the Buenos Aires suburb of Olivos w/ his wife & their only daughter, Sylvia. [picture of them] As a teenagre, Sylvia meets a young man named Nicolas Eichmann. he resides w/ his mother & brothers on Chacabuco St. Living w/ them is a man Nicolas only refers to as his uncle. Mistaking the Hermann family as Germans like himself, Nicolas speaks freely about his father's role in the SS & how the nazis shd've finished off the Jews. [picture of Nicolas looking deranged & w/ a rifle] As Lothar Hermann listens, something about Nicolas's last name Eichmann is familiar. Suspicious, Hermann writes to a Jewish public prosecutor of the Hessen district of West Germany. Dr. Fritz Bauer receives Hermann's letter in October, 1957. Determined to bring nazi war criminals to justice, Bauer informs the Israeli Mossad that Adolf Eichmann may be living in Argentina." - 1:16

HuntForAdolfEichmann11: "W/ rumors circulating about Eichmann, Harel treats this latest sighting w/ guarded optimism. He sends Ephraim Hofstadter, a German-speaking investigator of the Israeli police to Argentina. Hofstadter believes that Hermann & his daughter are reliable. They have traced Nicolas Eichmann's home address to a house at 4261 Chacabuco St & found 2 names on an electric meter: one is Clement, the other is Dagusto." - :42

HuntForAdolfEichmann12: "It is 1959, 2 yrs later. In West Germany, Dr. Fritz Bauer receives information on Eichmann from an unnamed source. He sends another message to Harel. Bauer has discovered that Eichmann's alias in Argentina is not Schmidt but Ricardo Clement." - :19

HuntForAdolfEichmann13: "He waits until Eichmann is observed coming out, then sends Rendi (sp?) toward the house to meet up w/ him. [more hidden camera in a briefcase footage - slightly different from the other telling in the "Garibaldi St" version] The camera lens peers thru a tiny hole in the lock. A hidden trigger releases the shudder. Aharoni (sp?) watches from afar as Rendi approaches Eichmann & his son Dieter. According to the plan, Rendi is to inquire if there are any houses for sale in the area. Rendi releases the trigger. The results are shots of the 3rd son Dieter & the 1st clear images of Adolf Eichmann seen in 15 yrs." - 1:02

HuntForAdolfEichmann14: "In a late evening meeting at the main safehouse, the agents finalize their capture plan. This original map shows the bus-stop on route 202 where bus 203 is expected to arrive at 7: 45PM. The target will walk toward his house along Garibaldi St. The kidnappers will wait for him here w/ a back-up car parked several yards away. After the target is seized, both cars will leave the area along a pre-designated route to the safehouse." - :33

HuntForAdolfEichmann15: Bus 203 shown pulling up at nite. "8:05PM, a 2nd bus is coming. 'The bus stop & the man came off the bus & then our man, our subject, left the bus & started walking down the road & I immediate-, I had binoculars, it was night-vision, I reported to Rafi (sp?), I reported to Checker (sp?): 'The man is coming'.' 'He, eh, walks on the street, on Garibaldi St, about 50 meters from his home. There I waited, there I was far away b/c I didn't want him to see me immediately when I come, eh, when I come.. when he comes down.' Agent Zvi Malkin waits for the moment he has been rehearsing for. As their target approaches the car, Aharoni notices something he had not seen before: [I can't always understand what these Israeli guys are saying] '..& put my head out.. & then I sd: 'Hand in his pocket, watch out for a gun.' 'You know it goes into yr mind, you can't stop it & I made the small change that I have to hold hid hand & hold him w/ one hand. & I start to move. He is one way walking & I walk on the other side. It mattered exactly that I meet him not far from the car & asked him a question - only, only sentence I knew in Spanish is 'Uno momentito, Señor' We looked at each other & I saw fear in his eyes & I say 'Uno momentito' even didn't finish the question & he retreated. I jumped on him, he fell into a pit there.' 'The men started rolling & screaming & shouting wch I thought can be heard a mile away wch was most unpleasant.' 'Didn't want to harm b/c, y'know, when you harm him, it cd be, y'know, you cd break his neck or something, so I, uh, gave him a chance to breath & he took the chance to shout.' [another guy, shown in shadow, starts talking, presumably in Hebrew, & an English translation is heard overtop:] 'I left the car, he resisted, I grabbed him by the legs, Zwicker (sp?) held him, & we all struggled.' '& then CRN [my 'best' phonetic translation of whatever the name was] told me: 'Avi (?), you shd help them!' 'The 3 of them dragged him, still holding, into the car, put the blanket on him, & the race was off.'" - 2:51

HuntForAdolfEichmann16: "The prisoner is examined by the dr for any poison capsules hidden in his mouth, a nazi tradition. 'We put him naked & then we saw the scar of appendicitis, we saw the scars of the SS #s, & I, uh, measured his head. & I remember up to this day that all these 3 signs were there & only then I gave Aroni sign to ask the questions.' 'What's yr name? He sd: 'Ricardo Clement' I sd: 'What was yr name before that?' He sd: 'Otto Henninger' - wch was true, wch we didn't know at that time - but, of course, it gave me a little bit of a shock - I thought, phew, 'We are in a bad mess - He will never, never admit that he's Adolf Eichmann, he knows, he knows the meaning. So I start interrogating him about his family, about, about, eh, 'What is yr size in shoes & shirts & hat?' b/c we had all this from the file. I asked him: 'What's yr # in the SS? SS?' He give me the correct #. 'What's yr # in the party?' [says what sounds like party initials] He gave me the right #. 'What's yr date of birth? & he gave me the right date: 19 of March, 1906. That was a very awkward time. Then I asked him: 'What was yr name at birth?' He sd: 'Adolf Eichmann'." - 1:32

HuntForAdolfEichmann17: Back to the slide show. "The nazi, Dr. Joseph Mengele, the Angel of Death of Auschwitz, is believed to be residing in Buenos Aires. Inspired by his success thus far, Harel hopes to escape Argentina w/ 2 prisoners. [voice-over in Hebrew heard underneath translation in English:] 'While I was still in Israel, I got an address, very discretely, of a certain apartment in wch Mengele was supposedly living. He also a business of some kind, a factory in Buenos Aires. I knew we wd have no time for a secret operation. I found out that he was there & when I found out that Eichmann was already in a safe place, meaning inside the plane, we will perform a commando-style raid. We'll go into the apartment w/ guns drawn, if Mengele's there, we'll take him by force & that's it.' An inquiry at the local post office reveals that Mengele had moved 8 times in the past few yrs. [good place to intercut Peck as Mengele since it's his voice that's the voice-over here] His last known address was 3573 Cahiers Pallanon (sp?). 'I oppose for that completely. Nevertheless, Isa, uh, made the, uh, search for the man &, uh, fortunately, fortunately enuf, uh, Isa didn't find the man &, therefore, uh, he-uh, a collision between me & him was prevented.' Fleeing, after a West German request for his extradition, Mengele vanished just a few mnths before the team had arrived. The operation to capture a 2nd nazi fugitive is aborted." - 1:58

HuntForAdolfEichmann18: News footage of Eichmann trial (somewhat different from the other news footage I have) w/ Hebrew voice-over, presumably from the trial or the newsreel, followed by Peck: "Prime Minister David Ben Gurion addresses Israel's Parliament w/ the news that Adolf Eichmann has been captured & is under arrest in Israel. 'I stopped, in the street, I , uhhh, didn't even buy the paper, I actually stopped. I cdn't move. I was a friend & the friend looked at me, he sd: 'What happened?' I sd: 'Look, Eichmann was caught' & I felt, what I later felt in other locations, that, uh, Jewish history had a tremendous sense of imagination. Who wd've thought, really, who wd've thought that Eichmann, who symbolized in many respects what happened to the Jewish people, what he had done to the Jewish people, the Jews caught him & bring him to justice. They didn't kill him, they cd've killed him in Buenos Aires. [shots of the captured Eichmann - Eichmann reading in bed in prison, eg - intercut w/ "Mother Night"?] No, they brought him to Israel to the very place that, uh, in the mind of Eichmann, represented something totally different. A ghetto, but, no, it wasn't a ghetto, it was a free & sovereign state of Israel - where, where men wd serve as his judges. There was something so ecstatic. I must tell you, I felt ecstatic.' [newsreel footage of Eichmann entering glass booth] The accused is presented before a world-wide audience. Adolf Eichmann is indifferent about his actions & has no remorse. A man responsible for untolled suffering, is concerned only w/ the precision & formality of his actions. He is utterly devoid of human empathy. The trial begins on April 11, 1961. For the 1st time, Jews will sit in judgment on the war crimes committed against their own people. Israeli Supreme Court Justice Moshe Landau, born & educated in Germany, is the presiding judge. Eichmann is charged under the nazi & nazi collaborators law of 1950. Although the death penalty does not exist in Israel, the one exception is for convicted nazi war criminals. The case for the prosecution is lead by Attorney General Gideon Hausner. Dr. Robert Servatius, a German lawyer & defender of war criminals, is council for the defense. On trial is the man & the system that had brought him to power. Eichmann denies any guilt. A man who despises religion, worshipped national socialism, the state as the supreme power, & Hitler as God, he claims he was only following orders. [this whole section, of course, is rife w/ intercutting potential] 'In Jerusalem, he was no longer powerful. He behaved like a normal prisoner, a normal defendant who normally defends himself - & he did quite a good job. The fact is he was never broken down. He had his own logic & he followed it to the end. Nevertheless, I was afraid of him, in Jerusalem, in - more than I was afraid of him in my little town. I was afraid of the destructive power that was emanating from his person. Whether he wore a uniform or not, he was still a kind of incarnation of evil.' Unknown by anyone else in the courtroom, the trial was attended by the director of Mossad himself. More than 100 survivors are asked to relive their personal horror stories for the 1st time. Documentation of Eichmann's own orders are introduced. Most of his victims were completely deceived until the moment they were being gassed. The prosecution proved Eichmann acted under his own authority. The judges announce their decision to a silent courtroom. The accused is sentenced to death. It will be the only time in Israel's history that the death penalty is carried out. [back to the main Eichmann headshot] At midnight, on May 31st, 1962, Adolf Eichmann is hanged. His body is cremated. The ashes are taken out to sea so there cd be no lasting memorial." - 5:04

InterpolWarning: - good thing to intercut w/ info about Heydrich as head of Interpol & w/ stuff about Jack Valance pushing thru copyright laws for Hollywood.

InterpretingTheKaiser'sLackey01: Starts w/ equestrian statue in storm from "The Kaiser's Lackey". "This was an implicit indictment of middle-class Germans for bringing about the Hitler dictatorship & Germany's destruction & the censors wd not sanction that. Why this concern that people might be critical of the past or the middle class? Well.. Germany lay in ruins, the Cold War threatened to turn hot, [image fades into Conrad Adenauer] & the conservative Chancellor, Conrad Adenauer, wanted to put the sordid past behind & rebuild West Germany on a capitalist model. Adenauer's goal was to make West Germany a bulwark against communism. This required suppressing any labor movement or war crimes trials that threatened productivity. Allied-led denazification programs had to end. The millions of nazi parties [sic] had to be reintegrated into society as soon as possible. Giving attn to former nazis in the government like Hans Glaubka (sp?) [picture of him - USE THIS], a coauthor of the racist Nuremburg Laws [link to relevant scene in "Conspiracy"?] & a close advisor of Adenauer wd have given legitimacy to East Germany where, by contrast, the leaders had courageously resisted the nazis." - 1:23

InterpretingTheKaiser'sLackey02: "The English title of this film is not a literal translation of the German one, "Der Untertan", wch is a difficult word to translate. It literally means "The Subject" as in the subject of a king - but in current & turn-of-the-century discourse, the Untertan has also an authoritarian connotation. Various translators have rendered the title as The Patrioteer, Little Superman, Man of Straw, & The Loyal Subject. An awkward but perhaps more accurate translation of the title wd be The Servile Chauvinist Underling. The title of this film, the same title as Heinrich Mann's 1949.. 1914 novel on wch it's based, captures the main theme. Diederich is, on the one hand, a tyrant who lords over others.. [factory scene here] ..on the other hand, he often finds himself in situations where he is der Untertan, where others exercise their will over him. The essence & the humor of the film is that Diederich is happy in both situations. [scene w/ the governor] The narrative of the film shows how the institutions that shape Diederich's life, family, school, university, brotherhood, army, workplace, & government, produce & regulate this authoritarian mentality. Diederich's father beats him, his mother tells him terrifying stories, & his teachers drill him in rote memorization of useless facts. After this upbringing, he is delighted to be an Untertan. In an inversion of 19th century bildungsromane in wch, normally, the protagonist discovers his individuality, Diederich learns to conform [army scene] whether it's by being berated by his Captain or obediently following the orders of the blustering aristocratic Governor von Wulckow." - 2:22

Joe01: Joe at the bar: "The niggers, the niggers are gettin' all the money. Why work, you tell me, why the fuck work when you screw, have babies, & get pd for it? Welfare! They get all that welfare money. They even get free rubbers. Think they use 'em?! Hell, no! The only way they make money is makin' babies! They sell the rubbers! & then they use the money to buy booze! Nobody has the right to booze unless he earns the money. It oughta be a law! You don't work, you don't drink! [the executive comes in after having murdered his daughter's boyfriend] Yeah, the social workers, the ones who run welfare, How come they're all nigger-lovers?! You ever notice that?! All those social workers are nigger-lovers! You find me a social worker who ain't a nigger-lover & I'll massage yr asshole! [executive looks at him shocked] I ain't queer!" "Scotch & water" "Double for 90¢ - you save a dime." "I sweat my balls off, 40 hrs a wk, in front of a fuckin' furnace. They get as much money as I do! for nuttin' They got 'em livin' in hotels at $50 a day, a thousand dollars a mnth! Now they want charge accts! [All this racism can be tied into the scene in "Boys from Brazil" where the Hitler clone adoptee father says something about the "niggers"] Charge accts! I ain't even been inside Macey's & they want charge accts! All you gotta do is act black & the money rolls in. Set fire to the cities, burn a few bldgs, you get paid for it. Throw a few bombs, you get money & jobs! If you can't read, you got a better chance of gettin' hired! Alota good my education did me! & the kids, the white kids - they're worse than the niggers! Money don't mean nuttin' ta them. Motorcycles, marijuana, $5 records. Ah.. the dollar ain't worth shit. I get a 30¢ an hr increase. I work for a better hamburger 'n last yr. I got a kid. Ah, screw 'im! I got anudder kid. Cdn't get into a regular college. You wanna know why? [shot changes to exec looking at himself in the mirror - Joe's heard faintly in the background: "He cdn't get into college cause they let the niggers in 1st..[etc]"] [back to the bar:] Y'know like those kids in Chicago, Chicago! They got no respect for the president of the United States! A few heads get bashed & they act like they got it in the ass. The liberals! 42% of all liberals are queer! That's a fact! The Wallace people took a poll." - 3:10

Joe02: Joe & executive walking in NYC at nite (jazz music as background): "Now you see those bldgs, Joe. Those beautiful monuments, concrete, glass. I work in one of them. & you know what they do in those buildings, Joe? They move paper! That's right. They pick it up in one place & they move it to another place. They pass it all around their offices. & the more paper you move, the more important you are, the more they pay ya! If you wanna show how really important you are, what you can get away with? You make little paper airplanes.. & you saaaiiiillll them - right up somebody else's ass! [laughs]" Joe: "Do you ever get the feeling that everything you do, your whole life, is one big crock'a'shit?" Executive: "Yeah.." - 1:19

Joey pictures (folder):

My descriptions aren't those of Bettelheim's. Mine are just superficial & non-pyschoanalytic.

01: cover page

02: squiggly human drawing

03: 3 drawing horizontal spread

03a: left drawing: some sort of control box

03b: middle drawing: human in box

03c: right drawing: human in box at bottom of shaft - like an elevator

04: house or factory

05: 3 drawing vertical spread

05a: top drawing: truck or train

05b: middle drawing: truck or train w/ person inside

05c: bottom drawing: trolley car w/ driver

06: plant pen & ink

07: foto of "machinelike constructions"

JudgmentAtNuremberg01: US Army prosecutor: "The case is unusual in that the defendants are charged with crimes committed in the name of the law." He goes on to talk about the defendants being judges, etc.. "They distorted, they perverted, they destroyed justice & law in Germany!" - 1:18

JudgmentAtNuremberg02: German defense lawyer: "If Ernst Janning is to be found guilty, certain implications must arise. A judge does not make the law, he carries out the laws of his country. The statement, "My country, right or wrong" was expressed by a great American patriot - it is no less true for a German patriot. Should Ernst Janning have carried out the laws of his country? Or should he have refused to carry them out & become a traitor?! This is the crux of the issue at the bottom of this trial! The defense is as dedicated to finding the responsibility as is the prosecution - for it is not only Ernst Janning who is on trial here, it's the German people." - 1:08

JudgmentAtNuremberg03: German defense lawyer: "Dr Wick you refer to "novel National Socialist measures introduced - among them sexual sterilization. Are you aware that sexual sterilization was not invented by National Socialism but had been advanced for years before as a weapon in dealing with the mentally incompetent & the criminal." Dr. Wick: "Yes, I am aware of that." Lawyer: "Are you that it has advocates among leading citizens in many other countries?" Dr Wick: "I am not an expert on such law." Lawyer: "Permit me to read one to you: This is a high court opinion upholding such laws in existence in another country - & I quote: 'We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange, indeed, if we could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the state for these lesser sacrifices in order to prevent our being swamped by incompetence. It is better for the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crimes or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent their propagation by medical means in the 1st place. 3 generations of imbeciles are enough.' Do you recognize it now?, Dr Wick?" Dr Wick: "No, sir, I don't." Lawyer: "Actually, there is no particular reason you should - since the opinion proposes a sterilization law in Virginia, of the United States, & was written & delivered by that great American jurist Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes." - 1:53

JudgmentAtNuremberg04: Wick: "Everyone did." Defense Lawyer: "We are not interested in what everyone did. We are interested in what you did. Would you read the order from the Reichslawgazette [?] from 1933." court functionary: "I swear that I shall be obedient to the German Reich and people, Adolf Hitler, that I shall be loyal to him, that I will observe the laws. & that I will conscientiously fulfill my duties, so help me god." Wick: "Everyone swore to it. It was mandatory!" Lawyer: "Yes, but you are such a perceptive man, Dr Wick. You could see what was coming, you could see that National Socialism was leading Germany to disaster. It was clear to anyone who had eyes & ears. Didn't you realize what it could have meant if you & men like you would have refused to swear to the oath? It would have meant that Hitler could never have come to absolute power!" - 1:07

JudgmentAtNuremberg05: Prosecuting attorney: "& this is what was filmed when British troops liberated Belsen concentration camp. [naked corpse footage] For sanitary reasons, a British bulldozer had to bury the bodies as quickly as possible. Who were the bodies? Members of every occupied country of Europe. 2/3rds of the Jews of Europe, exterminated. More than 6 million - according to reports from the nazis own figures. But the real figure.. no one knows." [scene changes to prisoners being served food] Prisoner 1: "How dare they show us those films! How dare they! We are not executioners, we are judges!" Prisoner 2: "You do not think it was like that, do you? There were executions, yes, but nothing like that, nothing at all! [turns to speak to another man at another table] Paul, Paul! You were in those concentration camps, you & Eichmann - they say we killed millions of people, millions of people.. How could it be possible? Tell them! How could it be possible?!" Prisoner (Paul? Pohl?): "It's possible." [intercut this exchange w/ Arendt quote re euphemistic language used] Prisoner 2: "How?!" Prisoner (Paul? Pohl?): "You mean technical? It all depends on your facilities. Say you have 2 chambers & they accommodate 2,000 people apiece. Figure it out. It's possible to get rid of 10,000 in a half hour. They don't even need masks to do it. You can tell them they're going to take a shower & then instead of the water, you turn on the gas. It's not the killing that's the problem, it's disposing of the bodies. [intercut w/ Killing Fields scene] That's the problem." - 2:43

JudgmentAtNuremberg06: German Judge defendant played by Burt Lancaster: "Friederich Hofstadter, a good German, who knew how to take orders, who sent men before him to be sterilized like so many digits." - :10

JudgmentAtNuremberg07: Defense Attorney: "Your honor, it is my duty.. to defend Ernst Janning.. &, yet, Ernst Janning has said he's guilty. There's no doubt.. he feels his guilt. He made a great error in going along with the nazi movement, hoping it would be good for his country. But, if he is to be found guilty. there are others who also went along, who also must be found guilty. Ernst Janning said: 'We succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.' Why did we succeed, your honor? What about the rest of the world? Did it not know the intentions of the Third Reich? Did it not hear the words of Hitler broadcast all over the world? Did it not read his intentions in Mein Kampf, published in every corner of the world. Where's the responsibility of the Soviet Union, who signed in 1939 the pact with Hitler, enabled him to make war. Are we not to find Russia guilty? [YES WE ARE] Where's the responsibility of the Vatican? [intercut w/ Amen.] - who signed in 1933 the concordance with Hitler - giving him his 1st tremendous prestige. Are we not to find the Vatican guilty? [YES WE ARE] Where's the responsibility of the world leader Winston Churchill? - who sent in an open letter to the London Times in 1938 - nineteen - thirty-eight! your honor! Were England to suffer a national disaster should pray to god to send a man of the strength of mind & will of an Adolf Hitler! Are we not to find Winston Churchill guilty? [YES WE ARE] Where is the responsibility of those American industrialists who helped Hitler to rebuild the government & profited by the [word not understood]? Are we not to find the American industrialists guilty?! [YES WE ARE] No, your honor, NO!! Germany alone is not guilty. The WHOLE WORLD is responsible for Hitler's Germany! It is an easy thing to condemn one man in the dock. It is easy to condemn the German people, to speak of the basic flaw in the German character that allowed Hitler to rise to power & at the same time, [word not understood], ignore the basic flaw of character that made the Russians sign pacts with him, Winston Churchill praise him, American industrialists profit by him.." - 2:54

JudgmentAtNuremberg08: Presiding Judge: "The defendant, Friederich Hofstadter, may address the tribunal." Hofstadter: "I have served my country throughout my life & in whatever position I was assigned to & faithfully (?), with a pure heart & without malice. I followed the concept that I believed to be the highest in my profession - the concept that says: to sacrifice one's own sense of justice to the authoritative legal order - to ask only what the law is & not to ask whether or not it is also justice. [I propose CRIMINAL SANITY] As a judge, I could do no other. [intercut Mother People? - see other such note] I believe your honor will find me, & millions of Germans who were like me who believed they were doing their duty for their country, to be.. not guilty." - 1:03

JudgmentAtNuremberg09: Presiding Judge: "Janning's record & his fate illuminate the most shattering truth that has emerged from this trial. If he, & all of the other defendants, had been degraded perverts, if all of the leaders of the Third Reich had been sadistic monsters & maniacs, then these events would have no more moral significance than an earthquake or any other natural catastrophe.. but this trial has shown that under a national crisis ordinary, even able & extraordinary men, can delude themselves into commission of crimes so vast & heinous that they beggar the imagination. No one who has sat thru the trial can ever forget them." - :49

Kaiser'sLackey01: narrator: "After all these horrors, Diederich met one power which eats children alive: School. [partially sped-up parody of authoritarian teachers & their student victims] teacher: "Stand! Sit! Stand! Sit! Stand! Sit! Stand! Sit! Stand! [teacher sees caricature of himself on chalk board] Diederich Hessling! Wipe the board." Diederich: "Troschinsky did it." Teacher: "Good boy." [teacher grabs stick & starts beating Troschinsky while Diederich grins while wiping the board] - :44

Kaiser'sLackey02: lawyer: "You consumed lots of alcohol that evening?" other lawyer: "Objection!" Diederich: "We were a lively party that evening. The adjoing table was also full. That's all I know." lawyer: "That is all you recall? Let me refresh your memory. You informed the examining magistrate that the accused maliciously slandered His Imperial Majesty." Diederich: "That may be. There were a number of gentlemen there that evening. Maybe it wasn't the accused..." lawyer: "Other witnesses will testify that you spoke of the accused." Diederich: "Was it me?" [laughter in the courtroom - cut to outside the bldg, the Governor arrives - back to courtroom again] courtroom person: "Any more questions?" lawyer: "Not at present." courtroom person: "The witness is excused." [the governor enters] courtroom person: "Call Rev. Zillich." courtroom person: "Rev. Zillich." person behind Diederich: "You treated the matter as it deserved." lawyer: "Rev. Zillich, you were present that evening. You know which evening?" Zillich: "Yes." lawyer: "You were witness to the conversation between the accused and Hessling?" Zillich: "Yes, I was indeed." lawyer: "You remember exactly what happened?" Zillich: "Exactly?" Dr. Mennicke: "The clergy is aware of the sanctity of one's oath." judge(?): "Dr. Mennicke!" Zillich: "Then I must admit to the fact that I did hear the accused say all of the things that he allegedly said that night." defendent (Dr. Mennicke?): "I didn't name the Emperor." defense attorney: "Ask Rev. Zillich one thing. Did he preach against Hessling's incitement?" Zillich: "I often make use of current events to illustrate more vividly the message of my sermons." lawyer: "Thank you. The witness is excused." courtroom person: "Major Künze." courtroom person: "Major Künze." Major Künze: "Major Waldemar Künze Retired. Single. Born in Werneuchen on 9. 9. 1827." courtroom person: "Raise your right hand and repeat after me." governor: "Pathetic, isn't it?" Diederich: "I beg your pardon?" governor: "Your court behavior is quite pathetic." Diederich: "Yes, sir." governor: "Do you want to be accepted by us? Then you must soon decide if you're for us or against us." Diederich: "I'm showing loyalty to the Emperor." governor: "I decide on government contracts." lawyer: "Major, describe what happened that evening." Major: "I say that his affairs... ...affirmations mark Dr. Hessling as an informer." Diederich's mother & 2 sisters pacing at home: "Father would have stopped it." "He'd box Diederich's ears." "You're to blame. You spoiled him." [back to the courtroom] courtroom people: "The witness is excused." "Summon Dr. Heuteufel." "Call Dr. Heuteufel." "Raise your right hand and swear." prosecutor: "We should not swear in this witness. He is a potential co-defendant. The witness is one of those our Emperor calls stateless waifs. [connect to deprivation of state membership mentioned by Arendt] His subversive tendencies culminate in his atheism." defense: "The pious prosecutor doubts the honesty of an atheist?" prosecutor: "That is contempt of court. Witness. Do you admit that you encouraged or even incited the accused Mr. Lauer to commit lese-majesté?" Heuteufel: "I admit nothing." defense: "Better witnesses are here. Unimpeachable men who vouch for his loyalty to Kaiser and country. The mayor and Gov. von Wulckow." governor: "What chutzpah!" defense: "His workers confirm his integrity and benevolence. [applause from workers] I demand a plebiscite." judge: "The defense is going just a little too far. The court has enough evidence to reach a verdict. The case is clear-cut." court person: "Doubtlessly." judge: "The witness is excused. We can forego further testimony. Right?" governor to Diederich: "Go on, Doctor. Be courageous. Don't forget I'm here to back you up." [Diederich raises his hand] judge?: "Witness Hessling?" Diederich: "I beg to be allowed to add to my earlier testimony. [uproar in the courtroom] I do not deny it. I challenged him. Would he say the incriminating word? He said it and I reported him. I just fulfilled my duty. I would do the same thing again and again. Even if I had to endure even greater disadvantages than I had to bear in recent times. Our citizens must cease to depend solely on the State and its organs to fight the revolutionary elements. We must act ourselves. [connect to Arendt's statement about Germans taking on the law for themselves] His Majesty's own words. Should I hesitate? Anyone who dares to sling mud at the holy person of our Monarch can't call himself a German." [applause in courtroom] governor: "About time, too." Diederich: "Therefore Your Honors, I was justified to... Nay, I was obligated! I had to act vigorously to stop the defendant. Without malice for the sake of the issue. Impartiality is German. [connect to Arendt's discussion of Eichmann's patriotic clichés] Yes, Your Honors." - 7:04

KansasVsDarwin01: 4 Kansas citizens: "Our [Her?] biology teacher was a, a Christian feller &, uh, he, uh, when we got to the part about evolution in the textbooks he says, uh, 'Y'know, this is not, not true..' &, uh, he said 'it's basically a theory.' We knew that fer sure, um.. He says: 'I don't believe in it' &, uh, 'but I have to teach it.' He says, uh, 'To tell you the truth, God made the world & that's just the way it is.' &, y'know, y'know, everybody in the class pretty much agreed with him & knew that's the way it was." - :41

KansasVsDarwin02: stupid Intelligent Design woman saying "imperialism" instead of "empiricism": "You have to use imperialism when you deal with science & I'm not gonna ever say that but I think that in the historical sciences we have used alotof assumptions." - :09

KansasVsDarwin03: evolutionist: "I'm not saying that Kansas is like the Middle East, heh!, but, but, you could become , um, if this movement increases in intensity, you could become alot like some of these Islamic states where, y'know, what people do is based on some book that is not scientific, the Q'uran in that case." - :18

KansasVsDarwin04: [putting up a billboard that's eventually revealed to state:] "honor: respecting those in positions of leadership because of the higher authorities they represent" [intercut w/ the Kaiser's Lackey somehow? + Hannah Arendt's bit about Eichmann respecting Hitler b/c he rose to power?] - :18

KansasVsDarwin05: evolutionist: "They have no scruples or ethics or morals when it comes to lying. & why can they get away with that? Because a lie here & there keeps them right with God, y'know? - if they're doing God's work lying's ok, y'know? If you're a pro-lifer & you have to shoot an abortion doctor, occasionally, to make your point, well that's ok, you're still right with God, so we can murder, we can lie, we can steal, we can do anything else as long as we got the right answer & we're right with God, it's ok. & that's, essentially, how these people operate. Some of them, not all of them, operate that way because some of 'em are, are too anti-intellectual to have that high an intellectual level - they just take somebody else's word for it & they don't know it's not right - but the Calverts & the Harrises & the Wells, they've got a bigger intellect than that - they know what they're doin'." [intercut w/ AMEN?] - :53

KillingFields01: reporter: "& now my sources tell me that there's a rumor that the United States Air Force dropped a bomb, or several bombs, on the city of Nyak Lung (?)" military guy: "C'Mon, Schoenberg, that's a rumor. Now I'm not gonna comment on a rumor." reporter: "I don't understand you, now I just want to know if that's the reason why my airplane was delayed!" military guy: "No comment." reporter: "How many killed? How many wounded?" - :26

KillingFields02: [w/a shot of people running w/ stretcher in bombed out area - child struggling in hands of Red Cross personnel seen thru gauze - crying Cambodian man walking thru Red Cross tent approaches reporter & translator] reporter: "What is he saying?" translator: "He wants you to take a look at his family, to take a photograph & help him because his child was wounded." [crying Cambodian man leads them back to tent where bloodied child lays & reporter takes picture - Cambodian woman reaches him & starts talking to him in Cambodian - she seems to be describing the bombing - reporter calls to the interpreter] reporter: "Tell me what's she's saying here." interpreter: "She needs help. Her shop was destroyed last night. Husband killed." reporter: "How many bombs?" [interpreter talks in Cambodian to woman & she replies] interpreter: "She doesn't know." - 1:40

KillingFields03: [Cambodian anti-American propaganda coming from loudspeakers in a reconditioning hut while people clap & young people w/ red scarves tied around their heads walk in a circle raising their fists out from their chests] interpreter thinking to himself: "Sidney, I think of you often, & often my family. They tell us that God is dead & now the party they call "Anka" will provide everything for us. He says 'Anka has identified & proclaims the existence of a bad new disease - a memory sickness diagnosed as 'thinking too much about life in pre-revolutionary Cambodia'." [a child is picked out by a Khmer Rouge leader] "He says: 'We are surrounded by enemies. The enemy is inside us. No one can be trusted.'" [the child draws an "x" thru a stick drawing of parents] Khmer Rouge person: "Anka!" followed by applause. - 1:15

KillingFields04: Khmer Rouge leader speaks, 1st in Cambodian, then in English: "If anybody was a doctor, professor, & student, Anka needs you, Anka has forgiven all the past." [A man raises his arm, gets up, & is embraced by the Khmer Rouge leader to applause - of course, he gets killed out of sight of people later] interpreter thinking to himself: "Sydney, Anka says that those who were guilty of [?] during the years of the great struggle [?] for the sufferings of the peasant must confess because now is the year zero & everything is to start anew." - :57

KillingFields05: [the interpreter hiding under a hut witnesses the people who 'confessed' earlier being led off blindfolded] interpreter thinking to himself: "The wind whispers of fear & hate. The war has killed love, Sydney, & those who confessed to the Anka vanish & no-one dare ask where they go. Here only the silent survive." [a gunshot is heard] - :27

KillingFields06: [interpreter walking near water w/ bleached branches around him on otherwise bare dirt - he falls into a deep puddle & realizes he's surrounded by rotting corpses & skeletons - dramatic music accompanies this - he struggles to pull himself out of the hole, looks around at the devastation, & hurries to leave] - 1:18

Life&Debt01: Horst Kohler (director IMF) on tv: "The issue is to make globalization work for the benefit of all." [this latter over loaded images of banks closed & such-like] anti-IMF woman: "The history of colonialism, the history of slavery is there with you every single day, everywhere you look" [this over oppressive shots of Kingston, Jamaica] male islander voice:"Anything that led to the more self-reliance on our own resources was strongly discouraged [intercut w/ The Killing Fields] under this emerging ideology which we now call globalization." 1st woman: "For every meal that someone buys at the McDonald's in Jamaica that means another meal that the local chicken seller is not selling - & that really effects the country in a very concrete way." [anti-capitalist reggae music up briefly] new male voice: "Look at every IMF country today: [shots of people going thru checkpoints] & tell me which are the really good hospital service, which are the good educational system which are [?] [text comes on screen: "These loans achieved neither growth nor poverty reduction"] - ALL OF THEM are trapped in that old colonial crisis of finance." 1st woman: "If we live in a country that can determine how other people can support their families then we should know then & we should acknowledge that & understand everything that our country is doing that's impacting on those abroad." - 1:06

LunchroomManners01: [schoolboys primping in the boy's room] narrator: "& then he made sure that his hair looked neat. [particularly hilarious insofar as all the boys have short hair bordering on crewcuts] Now, Phil & his friends were ready for lunch." - :09

LunchroomManners02: [Phil in cafeteria lunchline] narrator: "He put his knife, fork, & spoon neatly on the tray." - :04

LunchroomManners03: [Phil sitting at table w/ tray in front of him in lunchroom] narrator: "he put his tray down carefully, pulled out his chair quietly, & sat down. He knew his friends wouldn't like a noisy Mr. Bungle at their table." [very robopathic] - :10

LunchroomManners04: [continuation of last scene] narrator: "Before Phil began to eat, he always put a napkin on his lap - so did Freddie. Everyone liked Freddie. He was very polite. For example: If he had food in his mouth when someone talked to him, he always took time to chew the food with his mouth closed & swallowed before he answered. Phil noticed how straight & tall Freddie usually sat. Freddie kept his feet on the floor too." [this last being particularly robopathic]

ManInTheGlassBooth01: Mr. Goldman: "What's the date on that newspaper?" Charlie: "November 20, 1964. Mr. Goldman, forgive me, but.. 2 million dollars in cash just sitting here?!" Mr. Goldman: "The New York Herald-Tribune, alav hashalom, couldn't cut the mustard against the New York Times, credit where credit is due. "Alav hashalom" means rest in peace, Jack, in the Hebrew patois. There must be a poem somewhere, Charlie, in the box, an original, look for it. Jack! Did you know the Pope forgave the Jews?!" Jack: "Forgave the Jews for what?, Mr. Goldman." Mr. Goldman: "For Christ killing." Jack: "In the movies, the Romans always took the rap for that." Mr. Goldman: "Well, maybe the Pope never went to the movies. Listen to this: 'The Jewish people should never be presented as 1. rejected, cursed, or guilty of deicide. The council deplores & condemns hatred & persecutions of Jews whether they arose in former or in our own times." [intercut w/ AMEN. &/or any other references to the Catholic Church.] - 1:03

ManInTheGlassBooth02: Jack: "Phone, Mr. Goldman." Mr. Goldman: "Who is it?" Jack: "It's Horowitz from the floor of the Exchange." Mr. Goldman: "You think our saviors of The Way of Life could invade Bolivia, Jack?, maybe Haiti? Some defenseless little place with Pygmies we could bomb?" Jack: "That number we've already done." Mr. Goldman: "Oh we have? Well, a breather between genocides is in order! Without an adequate corpse flow the market withers!" - :27

ManInTheGlassBooth03: Mr. Goldman: "Arbeit Macht Frei!" [said while lifting weights in gym] Charlie: "I beg your par-" Mr. Goldman: "Arbeit Macht Frei! Arbeit Macht Frei! Arbeit Macht Frei! Arbeit Macht Frei!" Charlie: "I beg your pardon, Mr. Goldman?" Mr. Goldman: "That's a big joke of the Germans. 'Arbeit Macht Frei' means 'Work Makes Free'. The only freedom, of course, was up the chimney. The faster you worked, the sooner you got to the oven." [intercut w/ Work Will Make You Free Trade] - :25

ManInTheGlassBooth04: Mossad agent: "On your feet." Mr. Goldman: "Mir kommen, Herr Ubermensch." Goldman gets frisked. Mossad agent: "Get your clothes off." [intercut w/ Eichmann scenes that this obviously alludes to?] Charlie: "Why are you doing this to Mr. Goldman?" Mossad agent: "Is this Charlie Cohen?" Goldman: "So he claims." Mossad agent: "Your boss might have a cyanide capsule up his ass. Goering did." Mossad agent opens suitcase & gets out & puts on rubber exam gloves. Goldman stops after taking top clothes off. Mossad agent: "Everything. Now bend over." Goldman: "If you're going to check my mouth too I would appreciate it if you would reverse the order of the examination. Usta keep my mezuzah there in the old days." Mossad agent: "Raise your left arm." Charlie sees Goldman's scar & says: "Mr. Goldman! What happened to you?!" Mossad agent: "He tried to burn out his insignia & blood-type tattoo." Charlie: "Insignia?" Mossad agent: "SS." Charlie: "I beg your pardon?" Mossad agent: "He ran a little concentration camp." Charlie: "That's crazy! Mr. Goldman builds buildings." Mossad agent: "With showers & ovens. Open your mouth. [agent looks at teeth & then at dental records] Identical. Turn around. Laminectomy the 4th & 5th vertebrae. [agent looks at x-ray or some such] Checks. Fracture here. [feels on Goldman's chest & looks at x-ray] Ditto." Charlie: "Mr. Goldman, are those the x-rays you asked me to call Mu-" Mossad agent interrupts: "Not Goldman, Mr. Cohen.. Karl Adolph Dorff." Goldman: "Teach you never to trust anybody, Charlie boy." Charlie: "He's sick. He's a sick man - don't you see that?" other Mossad agent: "Ah, he's not sick enough." Charlie: "What're you gonna do to him?" Mossad agent: "Nothing. If he cooperates he'll be given a scrupulously fair trial in Israel & free legal council." Charlie: "What'll you charge him with?" Mossad agent: "Crimes against the Jewish people." Charlie: "You don't have jurisdiction here, do you?" Mossad agent: "That's certainly true." Charlie: "He's an American citizen." Mossad agent: "We have discussed that." Charlie: "The United States will not permit a violation of its sovereignty." Goldman: "There is a precedent, Charlie." Charlie: "You mean Eichmann? For God's sake, that was in Argentina!" - 3:36

ManInTheGlassBooth05: Goldman in a cell in Israel: "We called it the Final Solution. These were & are socially approved acts! & socially approved acts, particularly when they are committed by a whole nation, are not psychotic!" - :12

ManInTheGlassBooth06: Looking at the glass booth in the courtroom, Goldman: "Now, for Christ's sake, what's this humidor?" Judge: "That is a glass booth replacing the dock, bullet-proof for your protection. It contains a loudspeaker, microphone, earphones. I control a switch should your testimony or response become irrelevant." Goldman: "Very clever." - :19

ManInTheGlassBooth07: Goldman: "Nevertheless, for historical purposes, I'll give you the recipe. You take away decisions, you take away the future.. you make them feel a meaningless mass. I do not mean individuals in a mass! I mean a meaningless mass!" [relate to quote from David Rousset as quoted by Arendt] - :21

ManufacturingConsent01: tv announcer shown on huge screens in mall: "3, 2, 1, take 2. Good morning, Welcome to Erin (?) Mills Town Center, the home of the world's largest permanent point-of-purchase video-wall installation. My name is Kelvin Flook & I'm your video host all day here at EMTV. I want to take this opportunity to extend a very special & warm welcome to the film crew from "Necessary Illusions". We've got an excellent line-up of television programming for you today so let's get on with it." :25

ManufacturingConsent02: tv announcer voice, Marci Randall Miller: "My guest today is well-known intellectual, Noam Chomsky. Thank you for being on our program today." Chomsky: "Very glad to be here." Miller: "Well I know probably the main purpose for your trip to Wyoming is to discuss thought control in a democratic society. Now, alright, say I'm just, uh, Jane USA & I say, well, 'Gee, this is a democratic society & whaddya mean "thought" control - I make up my own mind, I create my own destiny.' What wd you say to her?" Chomsky: "Well, I would suggest that Jane take a close look at, uh, the way the media operate, the way the public relations indus- industry operates, the extensive thinking that's been going on for a long, long period about the necessity for finding ways to marginalize & control the public in a democratic society. [cut to archival footage of newsboys] but particularly to look at the evidence that's been accumulated about the way the major media, the agenda setting, the, uh, national press, the television & so on, the way that they shape & control the kinds of opinions that appear, the kinds of information that comes thru, the sources to which they go, & so on, & I think that Jane will find some very surprising things about the democratic system." - 1:24

ManufacturingConsent03: Chomsky: "It's true that the Emperor doesn't have any clothes but the Emperor doesn't like to be told it & the Emperor's lapdogs, like the New York Times, are not gonna enjoy the experience if you do." Bill Moyers: "Good evening, I'm Bill Moyers. What's more dangerous? The big stick or the big lie? Governments have used both against their own people. Tonight I'll be talking with a man who has been thinking about how we can see the developing lie. He says that propaganda is to democracy what violence is to a dictatorship - but he hasn't lost faith in the power of common people to speak up for the truth. [shot shows Chomsky] You have said that we live entangled in webs of ["in-ness"?] deceit. That we live in a highly indoctrinated society where elementary truths are disappearing. Elementary truths such as?" Chomsky: "Such as the fact that we invaded South Vietnam or the fact that we are standing in the way of significant, & have for years, significant moves towards, uh, arms negotiations, or the fact that the military system is to a substantial extent, not totally, but to a substantial extent, a mechanism by the which the general population is compelled to provide a subsidy to high technology industry - since they're not gonna do it if you ask them to, you have to deceive them into doing it." - 1:17

ManWhoCapturedEichmann01: bandoneon (?) music. blind man & daughter appear in outdoor café. blind man: "I [can't understand] here. Are there tables out of the sun?" daughter: "Sure. Here father. [sees Eichmann's son w/o knowing who the father is] Nicolas! I thought you weren't coming back to Buenos Aires until next week! Papa, this is Nicolas, Nicolas, this is my father, Lazlo Vary (?)." Nicolas: "Yes, yes, a pleasure. This is my father, Ricardo Clement." [Clement/Eichmann sees Vary's concentration camp tattoo on his forearm] daughter: "May we?" Clement/Eichmann: "I'm afraid we must be leaving. We are already late for, for an appointment." blind man: "[Sprechen?]-sie Deutch?" Clement/Eichmann: "Nein. At least my parents were Dutch from Holland, we arrived before the war. Señor, Señorita, Hasta la juego." [blind man inspects cups left on table] blind man: "Your friends left fresh cups on the table. Do I look so terrifying that they were frightened off?" daughter: "I'm sure there was some reason. I've known Nicolas for ages, why would he do something like that?" blind man: "& in that time, did you ever meet his father before today?" daughter: "Once or twice, in passing." blind man: "& did he smell of that particular cologne?" daughter: "I never noticed." blind man: "Well, I did - this time.. & the other time - a smell I will never forget.. & the voice.." daughter: "You met Nicolas' father? Where?" [dramatic pause] blind man: "There!" [points to concentration camp tattoo] [intercut w/ other tellings of the same story] - 2:28

ManWhoCapturedEichmann02: [bus w/ Eichmann on it pulls up in rain at nite while kidnappers excitedly wait, Eichmann exits bus & starts walking, Mossad agent practices his Spanish line] Mossad agent: "Una momentita, Señor" [they struggle, Eichmann is dragged to car & his mouth is taped shut] - 2:06

ManWhoCapturedEichmann03: [Eichmann is in safe house surrounded by agents, he's blindfolded & w/ his mouth still taped shut] Mossad agent: "What is your name?" [agent rips tape off Eichmann's mouth] Eichmann: "Ricardo Clement." Mossad agent: "What is your name?" Eichmann: "I am Ricardo Clement." Mossad agent: "Take off his jacket, clothes, & shirt. Check (?) tattoo left forearm." another agent: "There's nothing here, just a small scar." a 3rd agent talking at the same time: "It has been removed? Your blood group, perhaps? What is your name?" Eichmann: "Ricard Clement." agent: "Vas ist die nexte nommen?" agent: "Check the left hand. There's a scar on one side." another agent: "It's not here." agent: "Gold bridges.." checking agent: "It's here." Main agent: "2 gold bridges in the upper jaw." agent: "Open your mouth, OPEN YOUR MOUTH!" another agent: "No, this man wears dentures." 4th agent checking Eichmann's back: "56 centimeters, 178 centimeters height." Main agent: "Both dead on. Vas ist ihren nommen?" Eichmann: "Ricardo Clement." Main agent: "Stop playing games. We know your SS number is 45526." Eichmann: "Silly trick & I'm not a fool. We both know it was 45326." [stunned silence as the agents realize that this tantamount to admission of identity] Main agent: "What is your birth name?" [another pregnant pause] Eichmann: "Ich bin Adolph Eichmann." - 1:38

ManWhoCapturedEichmann04: [Eichmann in bed, his goggles & blindfold are removed] Main agent: "Open your eyes. I have some questions for you. If you answer them, things will go easier for you." Eichmann: "I understand, sir." Main agent: "I want to know of your colleagues. We are interested in Josef Mengele. Do you know where he is?" [Intercut w/ other Menegele footage - esp "Boys From Brazil"] Eichmann: "I know nothing about him." Main agent: "You know nothing about him. Well, he's a doctor who experimented on human beings. Does that help? Is he in Argentina? What about Hitler's deputy, Martin Boorman, where is he?" Eichmann: "I have no idea." Main agent: "I want to know about your friends who helped you escape from Europe, who supplied you with false papers [intercut with documentary mention of Vatican] How did you get into Argentina?" Eichmann: "That was a long time ago, sir." Main agent: "[asks him if he wants a drink in German]" Eichmann: "Nein." Main agent: "What about your family? Is there anything we can do for them?" [Eichmann gets nervous.] Eichmann: "What have you done to them? Please don't hurt them!" Main agent: "I make no promises. My job is to get answers from you. If I get them, I will have no reason to concern myself with anything else." Eichmann: "Your obvious answer tried to create anxiety in the subject." Main agent: "Create anxiety? Surely, it is already raging thru you." Eichmann: "Of course, jah, jah. I particularly worry about my son, Hassiq (?). He is too young to understand these things of who you are & why you would want me." Main agent: "So, you know who we are?" Eichmann: "Sir, I have not spent the last 16 years without ever considering the possibility of this day. You are, of course, Israelis, I knew immediately." Main agent: "You should know your son is safe." - 2:02

ManWhoCapturedEichmann05: [agent takes book from Eichmann who's laying in bed with a food tray on his lap. agent goes & sits across from him & starts looking in the book] Eichmann: "Are you the man who captured me? [agent is under orders not to speak to him] Of course no one may speak to me. All the same, I know it is you, I recognize the voice. After so long as a hunted animal, one's sense become sharp to such things. [agent remains silent] You performed well: it was quick, efficient, & relatively painless. I compliment your professionalism." agent, after a pause: "Thanks." - :57

ManWhoCapturedEichmann06: Eichmann exercising his unchained leg in bed, he sits up to talk to silent guard agent: "I've been thinking about your question. May I talk more? [guard shakes his head as if to say: 'whatever'] My SS officer's oath was to Adolph Hitler, personally. I was not relieved from that oath until he died. &, uh, he has like my father.. a strong personality [intercut w/ Boys From Brazil] Whatever I did I always asked myself: "If the fuehrer hears of my actions will he approve?'" agent: "& the answer was always 'Yes' - & the fuehrer said: 'Kill the Jews' & you killed the Jews." Eichmann: "No, no, I did not kill any Jews. I was in charge of transport, nothing more. [intercut Arendt (?) quote about those furthest removed being the most responsible] Of course, certain lies have been said about me. Hess, the commandant of Auschwitz, [intercut Work Will Make You Free Trade leading into anti-IMF stuff?] said monstrous things, told monstrous lies at his trial. He said I discussed with him how the Jews were to be exterminated." agent: "You deny it?!" Eichmann: "Well, such a thing was not possible because this aspect was handled entirely by the Department of Administration & Supply! My sole responsibility was the shipments, transportation, organizing the trains." guard stands up: "But you knew where those trains were going! You knew you were sending millions of people to camps!" Eichmann: "[sounds like: Yeah, well..]" agent: "You knew those camps had gas chambers & crematoria [intercut with image of same?] & you knew that every Jew you shipped would be gassed or shot or starved or worked to death, You knew that." Eichmann: "That was not my province. Once the shipments were complete, my responsibility ceased. My duties ended at the gates of the camps." the agent, horrified, interjects: "No, you knew that. No, you knew that." Eichmann, continuing obliviously: "Besides, hundreds of thousands survived. That's a fact, Maxime. I had nothing to do with the concentraion camps." Max, the guard, can't stand it & continues to "You knew that" as he leaves. Max: "Would someone come & relieve me?" - 2:18

ManWhoCapturedEichmann07: Eichmann, in bed: "You see, I have followed events, read what people said at the trials [intercut w/ Judgment at Nuremberg?] - always the same thing: 'We were following orders' [intercut w/ Robopaths excerpts?] But my positions were different. I [can't understand]. Do you see the difference?" guard: "No. None." Eichmann: "But you must. The law [can't understand] that the Jews be deported, the Fuerher agreed. Come, Maxime, you never obeyed a law that you would have preferred to ignore? Or do you accept the will of your government of the Jewish State? Do you not obey laws that in your heart you doubt?" Maxime: "I would've volunteered for the gas chamber myself before I did what you did." Eichmann: "Hah! As I listened to you I thought you understood that it's obvious that it must be done despite one's personal feelings. A matter of honor." Maxime: "Honor?! Honor?!" Eichmann: "Jah." Maxime: "No, with you it was more than that. You adored your work. Even when Himmler told you to stop the murder, you ignored him - you pushed, pushed pushed, pushed on to the bloody end." Eichmann: "Himmler was protecting himself from the victorious Allies pretending he was not one of us - but he could not give orders contrary to law. Had I obeyed Himmler, I would be breaking the law, defying the fuerher. No, one had one's job, one had targets to meet, the transports had to continue. I did my duty. [says things softly that I can't understand] I think you understand me better now." Maxime: "Yeah, you & all the other Germans who simply obeyed the law." Eichmann: "Good. Now you begin to understand. Did I tell you?, yes, I told you: I do not hate the Jews. This is the truth. I had Jewish friends, I read Zionism, I fully understand the aspirations of the Jews. Had I been born Jewish I would have been the most fervent Zionist, Zionist ideal is like me, I am an idealist too. Y'know? I even studied Hebrew with a Rabbai in Berlin. [intercut w/ relevant scene in Conspiracy] It was something like [starts to try to speak in Hebrew] something like that, hmm, hmhm (laughs a little)." Maxime sits down next to him: "Do you know what those words mean? The most sacred statement of the Jewish faith?" Eichmann: "He all sayeth the law of our God, is the law of this one [can't really understand what he says here but it's something like that]" Maxime: "Do you know what the "Ava" & "Ima" mean? Father mother, mommy, daddy. My sister's boy was about your son's age. He was my playmate. & you killed him." Eichmann: "He was Jewish, wasn't he? It was the law." [intercut w/ Arendt quote about his denying killing a boy] - 4:10

ManWhoCapturedEichmann08: Maxime laying in bed w/ chubby mistress: "I don't know." Mistress: "You talked with him & you don't know?" Maxime: "I don't know. He's totally without pity. He has no moral sense. When he's done it's as if he's asking for admiration for how well he did his jo-!" [intercut w/ Robopaths description] - :23

Mechanical Man: song by Charlie Manson [intercut w/ Joey drawings, etc?]

I am a mechanical man, a mechanical man

And I do the best I can

Because I have my Family

I am a mechanical boy

I am my mother's toy

And I play in the backyard sometimes

I am a mechanical boy

It's an illusion

Postulated, mocked up

Through confusion

Confusion, it's an illusion

Utter confusion

Live on in your illusion

That won't wear out

I had a little monkey

And I sent him to the country

And I fed him ginger bread

Along came a choo choo

And knocked my monkey koo koo

And now my monkey's dead

You're so mechanical and you go and lay down

And I wonder how

A brown cow could say...

ModernTimes01: sheep all running in one direction packed together dissolves into me coming out of a subway all going in one direction packed together & then going to factory [have near beginning of movie] - :12

ModernTimes02: inside factory, pan across to assembly line going by very quickly, Chaplin struggles to keep up [intercut w/ quote about this movie?] - :12

ModernTimes03: Chaplin can't keep up on assembly line & gets sucked into gears - there's a "He's crazy!" intertitle [intercut w/ quote about this movie?] - :39

ModernTimes04: Chaplin as prisoner in prison cafeteria being treated like an automaton - :13

ModernTimes05: Chaplin drops tool in gears, other worker falls in, other worker's head protrudes from gears, Chaplin tries to unsuccessfully free him - there're a few intertitles including; "Get me out of here!" - :55

MontyPython01: excerpt from Hitler speech re-edited from "Triumph of the Will" w/ Hitler presented thru fake translation subtitles as telling a joke: Hitler: "My dog's got no nose!" Worker: "How does he smell?" Hitler: "Awful!" - :11

Mother People: Frank Zappa song from We're Only in it for the Money:

Do it again!

Do it again!

We are the other people

We are the other people

We are the other people

You're the other people too

Find a way to get to you...

Do you think that I'm crazy?

Out of my mind?

Do you think that I creep in the night

And sleep in a phone booth?

Lemme take a minute & tell you my plan

Lemme take a minute & tell who I am

If it doesn't show

Think you better know

I'm another person

Do you think that my pants are too tight

Do you think that I'm creepy?

Take a look around before you say you don't care

Shut you're fuckin mouth about the length of my hair

How would you survive, if you were alive?

Shitty little person..

We are the other people

We are the other people

We are the other people

You're the other people too

Find a way to get to you...

We are the other people

We are the other people

We are the other people

You're the other people too

Find a way to get to you...

Do you think that I love you...

Stupid & blind?

Do you think that I dream through the


Of holding you near me?

[interlude that starts w/ sound of needle ripping across record

& is followed by orchestral bit]

Lemme take a minute & tell you my plan

Lemme take a minute & tell who I am

If it doesn't show

Think you better know

I'm another person

MotherNight01: Jewish woman in color, voice-over of 'Eichmann" calling to Campbell. shot changes to main character in jail cell - dark or black & white - Eichmann: "[name, name]" Campbell: "Yes" Eichmann: "[name], it's Adolf Eichmann. I'm in the cell above you." Campbell: "Yes, Eichmann, hello." Eichmann: "You're always typing in there. Day & night, night & day, typing, typing, typing." character: "Is it bothering you?" Eichmann: "No, I'm a heavy sleeper. I'm only curious. Are you preparing your memoirs?" Campbell: "Yeah, a command performance for the Haifa (?) Institute." Eichmann: "Jah, you are a lucky man." Campbell: "I don't feel lucky. How do you consider me lucky?" Eichmann: "You can type. I'm writing mine longhand." [intercut in relevant place in Eichmann chronology] - :58

MotherNight02: Campbell in bed: "[wife's name] In the newspapers, is it true the Israelis want to put me on trial?" wife: "Dr Jones says the American government will not let you go - but the Jews will send men to kidnap you - like they did to Herr Eichmann." Dr Jones: "It ain't like havin' a Jew here, a Jew there, after ya. They got everything after you but the Jewish hydrogen bomb!" [intercut w/ Eichmann & the Man in the Glass Booth] - :27

MotherNight03: Campbell talking to guy who recruited him: "World War II surplus" recruiter: "They can exhibit you as a prime example of the fascist war criminals that this country shelters. They also hope you'll confess to all sorts of collusion between the nazis & the Americans before & after the war." Shot of Campbell slumped over his typewriter. Eichmann: "[name], I think that's a record." Campbell: "Eichmann." Eichmann: "You've been typing for almost 15 hrs straight. Me, I've barely written 5 pages in as many days. When do you eat?" Campbell: "I don' know." Eichmann: "Hhmmm.. I hear your trial starts in a couple of days. Where's your lawyer?" MC: "He's trying to find the one person who'll corroborate my defense. So far I'm told he doesn't exist." Eichmann: "Listen, Campbell, can I give you some advice?" Campbell: "Certainly." Eichmann: "Spend some time in the exercise yard or have them bring in a radio or a television. You've got to learn to relax. It is important you learn how to relax." Campbell: "[laughs] That's how I got here! Hey Eichmann! Can I ask you a personal question?" Eichmann: "Certainly." Campbell: "Do you believe you're guilty of murdering 6 million Jews?" [intercut all relevant depictions of answers to this question] Eichmann: "Absolutely not." Campbell: "Oh, you simply were a soldier, were you?, huh?, is that right? Taking orders from the higher-ups right Eichmann? Like any good soldier?" Eichmann: "Campbell?" Campbell: "Yes." Eichmann: "About those 6 million." Campbell: "Yes." Eichmann: "I don't need credit for all of them. I'm sure I could spare you a few." Campbell becomes somber. [intercut w/ Judgment at Nurenberg defense] - 2:27

Obedience: the beginning of this print is somewhat damaged - if there was a title, it's missing - man in lab coat is giving intro to 2 men in suits about "punishment learning" - he fakes them out by making them think that who gets to be the "teacher" & who gets to be the "learner" is determined by the luck of the draw - wch, of course, it isn't since the "learner" is an accomplice - 2:15ish: "learner" being set up for punishment - 2:23: hard to read (too dark) "SHOCK" text -> pan across panel of switches - 2:50 -> 5:27: "learner" having arms strapped down, etc - back to switches again - explanation of switches - 5:52: "All subjects are given identical instructions & a sample shock" - 7:00: beginning 1st test explanation - 8:40: actual test begins - 8:53: "The early stages of the test pass uneventfully" - 8:57: 1st 'shock' shown: 75 volts: "He kindof did some yelling in there." - 9:20ish: 'teacher' starts questioning the process: "How far do you go on this thing?" labcoat: "As far as is necessary." 'teacher': "Whaddya mean: "As far as is necessary?"" - 9:40: 'learner' starts demanding to be let out of there - 'teacher' refuses to go on - this segment ends at 11:13 - narrator: "The teacher was, of necessity, placed in a difficult predicament & steps had to be taken to ensure his well being before he was discharged from the laboratory.." - 'learner' comes out & he & 'teacher' shake hands - 11:38ish: new 'teacher' at the 75 volt mark again - 'teacher' laughs at 'learner' outcry - 12:12ish: at 150 volts 'learner' starts demanding to be let out again - this 'teacher' refuses to go on too - 13:12: experimenter asking why 'teacher' laughed - 13:44: narrator: "One might suppose that a subject would simply break off or continue as his conscience & temperament dictate yet this is very far from what happened. There were powerful reactions of tension & emotional strain in a substantial portion of the teachers. One puzzling sign of tension was the regular occurrence of nervous laughing fits. 14 of 40 subjects showed definite signs of nervous laughter & smiling. In a post-experiment interview subjects took pains to point out they were not sadistic types since the laughter did not mean that they enjoyed attacking the learner. 14:14: back to 2nd 'teacher' in post-experiment interview basically says "To hell with the authority figure" - 15:34 'learner' comes out to show 'teacher' he's ok - 15:55: narrator mentions sending of official report to subjects - 16:09: showing 'learner' in room freeing himself from the restraints & explaining that he was an accomplice - 16:30: showing that the 'learner' responses were actually prerecorded & preplanned for regularity of testing procedure - 17:15: new 'teacher' at 195 volts: 'learner' shouting to be let out while 'teacher' ignores him - teacher makes mild protest - 17:50: 330 volts: 'learner' screams - at 345 volts the 'learner' no longer answers & 'teacher' finally revolts - 19:39: narrator explains questionnaire - 19:56: new teacher in post-experiment interview being asked why he thinks the 'learner' has a right to stop etc - 20:39: experimenter: "Of a hundred people placed in this situation, how many people do you think would just go right on to the end?" - teacher 4: "If you'd get 1 or 2 you'd be lucky" - narrator: "40 psychiatrists at a leading medical school were also asked to predict the performance of 100 hypothetical subjects. They predicted that only a little more than 1/10th of 1 percent of the subjects would administer the highest shock on the board - yet, actually, 50 percent of the subjects obeyed the experimenters commands fully." 21:25: 'teacher' 5: at 150 volts 'teacher' begins to balk but still follows orders [use this one FIRST - obviously in connection w/ Eichmann] - 23:00: 165 volts: 'teacher' resists but continues - 24:20 'teacher': "I refuse to take the responsibility of him gettin' hurt in there" - 24:38: experimenter: "I'm responsible for anything that happens." - then 'teacher' continues - 26:35: still balking - 27:31: 285 volts - 27:52: 300 volts: scream -> 'teacher' told to punish 'learner ' as "wrong" if he doesn't answer - 28:55: 315 volts: scream - 'teacher' is cracking up - 29:50: 345 volts: no sound from 'learner' - 360 volts: no sound - 375 volts: 'teacher' stands up: "I think somethin's happened to that fella in there." etc - 31:36: 'teacher': "Do you accept all responsibility?" experimenter: "The responsibility's mine." - 32:20: 'teacher': "Says danger - severe shock" - despite 'teacher''s clear concern for 'learner' he continues - 450 volts is the last switch wch 'teacher' is encouraged to use over & over - 'teacher' continues to protest - 34:00: experimenter discontinues the experiment & talks w/ 'teacher' who admits that there was nothing that the 'learner' cd've sd that wd've gotten him to stop! - 36:22: experimenter reveals actual purpose of experiment - 38:48: narrator: explaining why people going to the end aren't necessarily sadistic - narrator explains the variations on the experiment & concludes: 40:21: "The data reveals that obedience was significantly reduced as the victim was made more immediate to the subject." - 42:00: conclusions - 42:56: "The results, as I observed them in the laboratory, are disturbing. They raise the possibility that human nature cannot be counted on to insulate man from brutality & inhumane treatment at the direction of malevolent authority. A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do irrespective of the content of the act & without limitations on conscience so long as they perceive the command comes from a legitimate authority. [etc]" - 43:40: credits [ALMOST ALL OF THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO USE - ESP THE ACTUAL EXPERIMENTS IN PROGRESS - WCH CAN BROKEN UP INTO SHORT SEGMENTS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRETY OF "Robopaths"] - 42:55

Obsession01: c/u on possibly faked dramatic making of suicide bomber vest w/ dramatic music in background to set the mood. shot changes to suicide bombers standing in group w/ subtitle: "Suicide Bomber Induction Ceremony" all in dramatic slow motion. "Lebanon 1996": suicide bomber induction prompt translated as: "We swear by the blood and severed bodies of our children and the torment of our prisoners, and we will reply by blowing our bodies!" - :43

Obsession02: Starts w/ streetscene w/ crowd of women wearing black robes, cuts to scene of men in arabic clothing on knees kneeling & bowing for prayer, arabic music plays. Woman in 'western' dress shows - Caption: Nonie Darwish, Daughter of a Shahid (Martyr): "In the Middle East, Islam is our identity, is our political life, is our social life, is our life." dissolve to classroom of all girld w/ woman w/ Islamic scarf teaching. Darwish: "As a child, I attended Gaza elementary schools &, uh, we were taught that Jihad is a religious holy war - for the sake of Allah. That's what it is: to conquer the world for Allah. That is Jihad." dissolve to soft-focus Islamic preacher - voice-over narrator: "These are actual scenes - broadcast on Arab television." mullah comes in focus w/ framing info surrounding his image & hypothetical translation subtitling below - "Translated by memritv.org 2001 - Palestinian TV" Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi: "We must educate our children on the love of Jihad for the sake of Allah. And the love of fighting for the sake of Allah." back to Darwish: "Daily, my classmates would recite poetry, Jihadist poetry." shot changes to little girl on "Palestinian TV 1998": "Lend you hands to justice and to Jihad!" back to Darwish: "& when they recited it, they were crying." more little girls on what's purported to be Palestinian TV: "But I march quickly towards my death..." back to Darwish: "They were, uh, wishing Jihada, to be Jahid, to die as a martyr, to die in Jihad." "Palestinian TV 2002 Palestinian Media Watch Ahmed Abdul Razek Palestinian Cleric": "Should we want honor the only way to honor is by Jihad!" - 1:34

Obsession03: Darwish: "It's their duty to do Jihad." "Translated by memirtv.org Al-Jazeera TV Sept. 2005 GAZA": "- What is your path? - Jihad! - What is your path? - Jihad! - What is your greatest desire? - Death for the sake of Allah!" fade to black & then on a mullah w/ ominous low drone music - voice-over narrator: "This clip was broadcast on Palestinian TV the day after London suffered 4 suicide terror attacks": "Palestinian TV July 8, 2005 Palestinian MediaWatch" subtitles: "Annihilate the Infidels and the Polytheists" "Suliman Satari PA Imam": "Your [God's] enemies and the enemies of the religion. God, count them and kill them to the last one, and don't leave even one." "Steve Emerson The Investigative Project": "The amount of hate propaganda is far more extensive & pervasive than the attention it has received in western media." a different guy in a suit: "If you wanna get people to fight, you have to make them think that there's a threat & that they're in danger" "Iranian Music Video, 2004 Translated by MEMRI" starts off w/ shot of American soldiers shooting - subtitles: "America is lurking for you, and will not give up until it destroys you completely. [shots of bombing, injured child, injured man, crying woman - shots of Iranian soldiers & text changes] Rise up soon because the world is not safe from the hunter." "The World Without America" appears as a title next to an image of the Statue of Liberty superimposed w/ a skull - same suit guy as voice-over: "This an integral part, an integral part of Islamist propaganda" [American soldiers w/ red & white flag stripes w/ fast intercutting & electronic hip-hoppy music] "Iranian Music Video 2004" Darwish: "It recruits alotof terrorists." suit guy: "That's the purpose of the Islamist propaganda is to make the people be angry, hateful against the west, to be willing to fight them." - 1:57

Obsession04: hip-hoppy militaristic music video: "Source: Internet" - the word "JIHAD" flashes - lyrics are actually in English but there're subtitles anyway: "Lord of Mercy The original Sheik Terrah alongside the Soul Sallah Crew. Yeah man, throw them into the fire! he Mr. Tony Blair, him a dirty kuffar [non-believer]! The one Mr. Bush, him a dirty kuffar [non-believer]! [intercut w/ Terror's Advocate mention of Bush] The National Front, them a dirty kuffar [non-believer]! Throw them in the fire! From Kandahar to Ramallah we comin' staa, Peace to Hama and the Hezbollah, O.B.L [Bin Laden] crew be like a shining star, Like the way we destroyed them two tower, ha-ha!" - :44

OtmarBauerZeigt01: man in suit sitting at table, drinks from bottle, drums fingers on table, drinks more, wipes mouth, smoothes hair, vomits - :33

PentagonWars01: sergeant pouring sand out of shell - officer: "Sand!" sergeant: "That's affirmative, sir." officer: "Tell me: Did the term 'court-martial' ever enter anyone's mind here?" sergeant: "No, sir." officer: "That's truly amazing, sergeant. I mean, here we are watching water drip out of the gas tanks & sand spill out of the ammunition right after a test was done to figure out if the damn thing is safe! & no-one here even thinks of the term 'court-martial'! Now, why, if you don't mind my asking, is that?" sergeant: "We were under orders, sir." officer: "Do you think acting on those orders is conscionable, sergeant?" [intercut w/ Eichmann's only following orders] sergeant: "It doesn't matter what I think or do, sir. Because you desk warriors from Washington will show up & find a million different ways to make the tests turn out whatever way you want, sir." officer: "I'm not here to manipulate test results. I'm here to learn the truth." Sergeant: "You want the truth, sir? [officer nods] We get a new white knight every other year, sir. Some guy just like you & you all start off the same. Big speeches that turn to shit after 6 months when your next promotion comes due. & then it's business as usual." officer, shaking his head: "& where did you pick up this lousy attitude, sergeant?" sergeant: "Right here, sir, Watching guys like you." officer: "Well, I'm sorry. I'm really sorry to hear that. 'Cause unlike you, I take my job seriously." - 1:49

PunishmentPark01: shot of desert - narrator: "Under the provisions of Title 2, the 1950 Internal Security Act, also known as the McCarran Act, the President of the United States of America is still authorized, without further approval by Congress [zoom in on flag] to determine an event of insurrection within the United States & to declare the existence of an internal security emergency. The president is then authorized to apprehend & detain each person as to whom there is reasonable ground to believe probably will engage in certain future acts of sabotage. Persons apprehended shall be given a hearing without right of bail, without the necessity of evidence, & shall then de confined to places of detention." shot changes to w/a overhead shot of small convoy driving thru desert. radio voice: "ABCR News, the Southland's most comprehensive news coverage. The President today signed an executive order calling to immediate duty, 100,00 reservists [close-up of soldiers in jeep] Pentagon sources indicate that at least 20,000 of these newly mobilized troops will be sent to the North East Asian area [prisoners shown chained together under armed guard in back of transport] in response to the shelling of Seoul, the capitol of South Korea, last week. Sources gave no further indication as to how the remaining reservists might be used. [?] neither confirm nor deny that they will be made available to work with local law officials to deal with the current domestic disorders." - 1:32

PunishmentPark02: prisoners being herded - radio: "After heated discussion, the US delegate indicated that the actions of the Communist Bloc have been responsible for the tripling of our monthly draft calls. He denied the Russian delegate's accusation that the US government is building up a large standing army for the suppression of its own people." shotgun wielding cop puts hand in front of camera in simulation of real-life documentary - shot changes to inside of tribunal - prisoner 1: "Do you like your job of bothering young people?" prisoner gets shoved into line-up hallway - :30

PunishmentPark03: "ROBERT J. DONOVAN; agent Federal Bureau of Investigation": "At the Cinco de Mayo Congress of Chicano Youth, the defendant was quoted as saying: 'Do you I say: 'Free your communities, arm yourselves, if pigs understand nothing but force then use it, liberate yourself, off the pigs, kill the chief pig, liquidate the mayor, the governor, etc, etc, etc" defendant interrupts: "Why don't you read the rest of it?" - he, in turn, gets interrupted by someone pounding a gavel & saying somethinglike: "That's treason! That's pure treason!" - defendant: "Why don't you read the rest of it? Anybody can rip that stuff out of context!" gavel pounder: "Now that you've had your chance to speak, let him, let Agent Donovan finish his statement." Donovan: "This is all we have on his file, sir." defendant: "Pig Donovan." "PAUL REYNOLDS: auto union steward and draft-board member": "This man is writing things calling for violence, calling for the destruction of this country, & he's doing it for more than just himself. His people are going out & spreading this all over the place, all over the country. In my [freight?] factory where I work, all kinds of people are reading his stuff, it's all over the place. Mainly the colored people are reading it & he's just stirring them up talking about legitimate problems that we have & just trying to pose his violent alternatives to it!" defendant: "You talk as if this is some great, civilized, non-violent place! & it ain't! America is as psychotic as it is powerful & violence is the only god-damned thing that will command your attention." shot changes to show guy being uncuffed outside about ready to go thru Punishment Park who immediately starts to run & gets chased & shot at - back to trial - defendant: "This country, this America, was born in violence. Now a revolution is a violent thing. [cut to outside scene where runner has been caught & is being dragged back] I'm in this place right now because my people, my forbearers were violently brought here, like this, in chains from Africa [shot back to talking prisoner now] where they were violently made to work. It was upon the labor of their backs, which you so violently wrung out of them, that this country was industrialized, right away, right at first. This land that we're standin' on, & all the rest that belongs to the country, was violently taken from the Indians." - 2:00

PunishmentPark04: sheriff demonstrating his weapon: "I prefer it for the very simple reason that this thing, loaded with Magnum loads, has got enough knock-down power to knock down a rhinoceros if he's coming at you. I'm sure we're going to be apprehending very few rhinoceri but if we happen to come into one I wanna know darn well that I'm gonna be able to stop it." - image is distorting at top - :14

PunishmentPark05: "LEONARD REAGAN; officer of the American Legion and draft-board member": "also it shows that you are very, very successful" new defendant: "Do you actually believe in your system?" judge: "Make your answers please." defendant: "Ok, bup!" Reagan: "You say you are 'against war & depression.' What type of depression? A depression of, of the.. or a depression of the economics?" defendant: "No, I said I, uh, no I'm not talking about depression, I'm talking about repression. Repression, being oppressed." shot changes to guy walking in the desert - reporter: "What were you charged with?" walker: "Uh, draft evasion.. &, uh, I dunno what they call it.. 'Hindering the war effort.'" back to trial - defendant: "Are you for war or against war?" Reagan: "I'm for war if it's necessary to protect our country. Actually, being a member of, um.." defendant: "Do you, uh, do you condone this war? Do you condone this war, the war in Vietnam, sir?" Reagan: "Pardon me?" defendant: "Do you condone the war in Vietnam?" Reagan: "Certainly." defendant: "You do. Why?" Reagan: "Why?" defendant: "Yes." Reagan: "Because it's protecting our country." defendant: "& who tells you this?" Reagan: "Would you like.. If they were to come over here & fight us, would you fight them?" defendant: "& who tells you this? [laughs] Who tells you that this war is protecting your country?" Reagan: "We're fightin' communism." defendant: "Well who tells you this, sir?" Reagan: "Well, I hear it everyday!" - :59

PunishmentPark06: defendant: "Do you know the difference between a patriot & a chauvinist?" Reagan: "A who?" defendant: "A patriot & a chauvinist?" Reagan: "A chauvinist?" defendant: "Yes." Reagan: "Define the word chauvinist to me. I'd like to know.." defendant: "Define the word 'chauvinist', uh Chauvin was a, uh, an officer under Napoleon & his loyalty was so absurd that we got the word chauvin, which is chauvinistic, which is an absurd loyalty." [connect to similar robopathic content - either quotes from the bk or Eichmann stuff or?] - :19

PunishmentPark07: Reagan: "We're not going to shoot you. This isn't Mexico or other countries where they shoot people like you." female interrogator interrupts: "What would you do to us, if you had, if you were in control? What? Would you be very humanitarian with people like us?" defendant: "I would try to be, I would make more of an effort than you are." woman: "What is your moral code, what would you do for this country?" "Prof. CHARLES HAZLETT; Dept. of Sociology Univ. of Glendale, California.": "You're sitting back, enjoying the adulation of all these kids, you're, you're, you're indulging in this self-gratification, you're indulging in some sort of mental masturbation, your opinion" defendant: "That's what you're doing right now!" "MARY JURGENS; housewife and chairman "Silent Majority for a Unified America": "How could they have any faith in a man who makes a mockery out of everything that we stand for: the home, true love, you haven't got the first idea about love with your love-ins, you really haven't." REYNOLDS: "If it was up to you kind of people, we would just shut down these factories, we'd burn 'em down, we'd all go out & panhandle on the street - then what kind of society would we have then? What kind of a, how would you, how would you feed people then? So you want us to work & support you - that's what you want." defendant: "There is enough food, enough wealth in this country to take care of everyone in this country - & everyone isn't being taken care of." REYNOLDS: "There is, if we work for a living. What if we all go around in the streets, what if we go around in the streets & have orgies all the time & sleep in the streets & in the park?!" defendant: "I'm not going around the streets having orgies all the time!" REYNOLDS: "You're not, huh? You're burning down buildings & bombing things?" defendant: "I'm as concerned as you are about the direction of this country. You know, I really feel sorry for you, you know, we're the same age & here you are defending a miserable existence. Don't you realize how you're being exploited? How the, how the people who control the money are diminishing your existence to working in a fucking dirty factory [judge? interrupts: "Watch your language."] which puts black smoke in the air, which pollutes the entire world, & you're working your ass off for your kids, gettin' pennies, while they're makin' hundreds & hundreds of dollars. [intercut w/ Eichmann 'success' or other relevant puppet text scene(s)] Don't you realize how you're being duped? How they get your head fucked with? How they have you indoctrinated? [judge continues to interrupt with language objections & threats] How they've misinformed you? Don't you see this? Are you that blind?" HAZLETT; "Some new kick comes along, some new drug comes along, you'll try it.." defendant interrupts: "What about some new kick like genocide? Like imperialism? Like napalm warfare? What about those new kicks which this country puts in practice?" - 1:52

PunishmentPark08: same sheriff as before showing off pump shotgun: "Anything between those 2 shots is blown away, it is no longer causing you any trouble. It does not exist anymore, it has one purpose, one purpose alone, when you load it with buckshot, that is to kill, not to disperse, not to harry, not to wound, to kill. Use it for that fact when you have to do so." - :19

PunishmentPark09: inquisitors milling around in comfort in the shade eating from a buffet table & chatting to each other - reporter to inquisitor: "May we ask you what you feel about your duty on the board today? What do you feel about disciplining those young people, for example?" inquisitor: "Well, I think a number of these young people remind me of a situation I even had at home. I think it was, uh, one of my own daughters. I think for about a year we had quite a difficult time with her. Uh, she just didn't believe that there would be any kind of discipline at home & we sortof worked that thing out." reporter: "Um, may I ask you how you worked it out?" inquisitor: "Well I kept punishing her & she kept responding until finally after the year was out we worked it out quite well, you know you've got to remember that these children of ours today are much like, uh, skilled & trained highly bred horses, you know, they, they're trained to go around that track but then you've got to sortof hold them in because if you let the reins out, why, after all, they'll just run around that track without any control at all." another inquisitor (or sheriff): "Well, we do get a few oddballs before this tribunal - especially that one that wouldn't kill a fly - He said he'd take one of these cups & catch the fly & take it outside & let it free! He's probably a 1A now or in Indochina, I believe, I wouldn't know." REYNOLDS: "You know, I'll tell you the truth, I'd rather be in a lot more places than in the desert. I have a wife & family back home &, uh, I guess, you know, there're certain things you have to do for your country but, uh, all the abuse you have to take & just seeing these characters that have no respect for this country &.. it's just, it's difficult & we sit there & we try to give them a chance to have a fair say but they just don't seem to, uh, appreciate it." shot changes to victims staggering in the desert - voice-over of woman inquisitor JURGENS: "It's a very difficult job to do, it really is. But somebody has to do it, you know [shot shows woman] We do our best." reporter: "What would you do if one of your own children appeared before you on the tribunal." JURGENS; "Oh my God! [back to people walking in desert] No, no, my kids wouldn't do that. They really wouldn't, they've been trained differently." HAZLETT: "I see a running pattern of paranoia in these chi-, these youngsters." male inquisitor: "This may sound funny, but it isn't funny. I think there should've been more spank & less Spock in America &, uh, our youth wouldn't be what they are today." shot changes back to victims walking in the desert - voice-over [gun demonstrating sheriff?]: "These are political criminals, they are not social criminals, these are political criminals. They have to be shown that, that their way is wrong. We cannot, we cannot show them that their way is wrong by killing them, by building gas chambers, or by sitting at machine gun bunkers & firing them & covering them over with bulldozers. [intercut w/ death camp footage? &/or w/ Work Will Make You Free Trade?] This, uh, this is not the way we like to operate." victims reach a box - 2:38

PunishmentPark10: victim appears to be holding reporter hostage, reporter appears to be screaming: "Don't shoot, don't, please!" gun-demonstrating sheriff appears to shoot the reporter hostage &/or the victim - cut to other victim saying: "It's just a matter of staying alive" - cut back to cop running to scene where victims are - cut to black woman victim next to previous "other victim" saying: "It's like a game they're playing with us, [shot cuts back to scene of shooting, voice continues as voice-over:] you either win or you die." shot shows black woman getting murder by cop shooting rifle - cops continue shooting at fallen woman's body - voice-over from earlier black radical from trial: "Pigs are running madly thru our community, uh, slaughtering off our children & our women.. [sound gets confused & new black voice comes in:} The truth in America is that America is a sick society, America is full of motherfuckers [judge interpolates: "Watch your language"] [perhaps all of these "Watch your language" things should be intercut w/ Arendt's observations on language] who have shitted on our people, who have.." inquisitor interrupts: "Are you afraid to die?" black radical defendant: "No, I'm not afraid to die." - :45

PunishmentPark11: chaotic camerawork that starts out w/ a figure blocking it - voices shouting: "Don't do that!" as soldiers approach - one soldier drops to his knees & opens fire - victim: "You goddamned motherfucker weekend warriors!" another victim: "You killed her, you killed her motherfucker! You murderers!" etc - cop w/ shotgun goes to corpse of girl & rolls her over by pulling her hair - reporter: "Leave them alone, leave them alone!" shot shows gun demonstrating sheriff aiming magnum gun - reporter: "Cut the camera, cut the camera!" - :41

PunishmentPark12: young soldier who killed the girl: "I was, They threw rocks [other older soldier interpolates: "This man's shook up, leave 'im alone!"] I just.. The gun went off, it was an accident - I didn't want to kill anyone." reporter: "We want to know why you just killed 2 people?!" young soldier: "I don't know." older soldier: "Just leave 'im alone." young soldier: "It was an accident!" reporter: "You mean you didn't mean to kill them?" young soldier: "No, I didn't want to kill anyone?!" young soldier: "No!" reporter: "But you shot them!" young soldier: "But you shot them!" young soldier: "No! No!" reporter: "But there're 2 people dead here!" young soldier: "No! I didn't want to kill anyone! It was an accident! NO!" this type of interplay goes on w/ people all talking at once - older soldier: "Heh! Heh! Leave him alone, leave him alone! I said leave him alone! Let him go!" reporter: "How old is this kid?" older soldier: "He's 18." reporter: "Well, what the hell is a kid like that doing in the National Guard if he can't use weapons?" older soldier: "He's trained to use 'em." reporter: "Trained to use them?!" older soldier: "Well, whaddya expect with all those men throwing rocks at 'im?!" reporter: "You mean he's trained to kill people?" older soldier: "Yes he is. To defend his own country. He's trained to defend his country." reporter: "You mean he's trained to kill unarmed people like that!?" older solider: "How would you feel if someone was throwing rocks at you?" young soldier: "It was an accident." [it clearly wasn't an accident] reporter: "So what are you going to say to their parents?" older soldier: "C'Mon soldier, let's go, c'mon let's go." [intercut w/ more doing your duty type Eichmann crap?] - 1:02

PunishmentPark13: back to the tribunal tent - the prisoners are pushed in for sentencing - one of the blacks is gagged - obviously meant to be evocative of Bobby Seale's treatment in the Chicago 8 trials - judge: "This has been a session marred by continual disruptive outbursts in direct defiance of judicial authority by the defendants & defense council. [gagged man says something thru gag] Outbursts in the form of constant murmurs. [reacting to gagged man:] This disruption is a further example of what I've been referring to. Outbursts in this form.. Marshall, you'll restrain the prisoner [who's already in chains & gagged] if he makes any more outbursts [female folk singer prisoner: "How can you restrain him anymore?!"] Outbursts in the form of constant murmurs, snickering, & derision, shouting profanity & abuse. No record, no matter how skillfully transcribed, [bangs gavel] We'll have quiet here." other black prisoner: "Or what?" judge: "can adequately convey the venom, sarcasm, & tone of voice employed by a speaker. This has been a session marred by guffaws, cheap theatrics, & other affectations used by the defendants in an attempt to break up these proceedings. [gagged man tries to shout thru the gag & marshall grabs him & holds his hand over his already gagged mouth] But despite these outbursts, these proceedings have been conducted with impartiality & objectivity as called for by the extreme seriousness of the circumstances.." other black defendant: "Hey, Turn him loose!" etc - 1:11

Puppet 1 speech:

Paradoxically, although it is increasingly a distinct possibility, the final outcome of people versus their technological robots may not be the total physical annihilation of people. People may in a subtle fashion become robot-like in their interaction and become human robots or robopaths. This more insidious conclusion to the present course of action would be the silent disappearance of human interaction. In another kind of death, social death, people would be oppressively locked into robot-like interaction in human groups that had become social machines. In this context, the apocalypse would come in the form of people mouthing ahuman, regimented platitudes on a meaningless dead stage.

The relationship between potential social death and imminent megamachine wars that cause physical death is complex. A fact that can not be ignored is that it is after all the masses of people who ultimately permit their energies and financial resources to be heavily spent on ecologically suicidal technology and doomsday machines. If a majority of people in a society permit, or desire, this condition to exist they must be relatively devoid of compassion and humanistic values; or, to take a more charitable view, they have become so out of touch with reality, and have become so powerless, that they no longer exert any control over their elected acompassionate robopathic leaders.

Whatever the reasons, the people in power are actually developing the technological machinery for "a world wired for death," and a majority of people in contemporary societies are socially dead, living a day-to-day robopathic existence.

- page xiii, Robopaths - People As Machines Preface, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972


Robopaths enact ritualistic behavior patterns in the context of precisely defined and accepted norms and rules. Robopaths have a limited ability to be spontaneous, to be creative, to change direction, or to modify their behavior in terms of new conditions. They are comfortable with the all-encompassing social machine definitions for behavior. Even the robopath's most emotional behavior is ritualistic and programmed. Sex, violence, hostility, recreation are all preplanned, pre-packaged activities, and robopaths respond on cue. The frequency, quality, and duration of most robopaths' behavior is predetermined by societal definition.

- page 7, Robopaths - People As Machines Robopaths, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972


In a robopathic-producing social machine, conformity is a virtue. New or different behavior is viewed as strange and bizarre. "Freaks" are feared. Originality is suspect.

- page 8, Robopaths - People As Machines Robopaths, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972


They will act out their role "properly" regardless of the destructive impact it may have on other people.

- page 9, Robopaths - People As Machines Robopaths, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972


Hostility both covert and overt is a significant characteristic of a society of robopaths and is a quality found in robopathic people. People unable to act out their spontaneity and creativity develop repressed, venomous pockets of hostility. [..]

One vehicle through which the average robopath can indirectly act out his or her enormous hostility is to elect to power political leaders who are for "law and order," "keeping people in their place," "capital punishment," [&] "winning the war"[.]

- page 10, Robopaths - People As Machines Robopaths, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972


Robopathic behavior is super-conformist. It is never deviant or against the norms of the social machine. Consequently, the robopath's behavior is always "right" or considered self-righteous. [..]

Adolf Eichmann (a classic robopathic hero), for example, was most self-righteous about carrying out the job of exterminating undesirables. He had no time to concern himself with any inner guilt or turmoil about his role. Efficiency was the keynote.

In a similar vein, as mentioned, Lt. Calley's routine killing of "oriental civilians," even after the details of the horrendous crime were made public, produced a mass affirmation of his behavior by a robopathic majority. (One mass poll revealed that 75 percent of the population disapproved of his conviction.) Interestingly, the "righteousness" of his incredible acts was affirmed by "church leaders." The atrocious behavior was "righteous" to the robopathic majority because it was comitted under the banner of Americanism; just as the extermination of Jews was righteously carried out in the interest of Nazi Germany.

- pages 12-13, Robopaths - People As Machines Robopaths, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972


Many salesmen have limited compassion and are alienated from their clients or customers as human beings. To such salesmen the customers are not human, they are objects to be strategically manipulated for profit. Although ethical considerations are a part of the veneer of the salesmen's role, in practice they will sell their product "by any means necessary" (e.g., a recent government report listed 369 highly advertised drug products that were either useless or hazardous[).]

- page 14, Robopaths - People As Machines Robopaths, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972


During the Vietnam war soldiers of the first platoon of Charlie Company, First Battalion, Twentieth Infantry of the American Army swept into the Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai. They left in their wake hundreds of dead civilians, including women and children. Several small children with bullet-punctured diapers were later photographed lying dead in the dust.

The perpetrators of this horrendous act, later legally defined as a war crime, were not psychotics or psychopaths, but a representative sample of typical American young men, most of whom had been involuntarily drafted into the army. One of the American soldiers who participated in the killings that day later commented:

"You know when I think of somebody who would shoot up women and children, I think of a real nut, a real maniac, a real psycho; somebody who has just completely lost control and doesn't have any idea of what he's doing. That's what I figured. then I found out [at My Lai] that an act like, you know, murder for no reason, that could be done by just about anybody."

The young men at My Lai were apparently not too different from the typical Americans in the Milgram experiments who, under orders, shocked people (from their perception) to their death. Nor were they apparently very different from the spectators who passively played their spectator role of watching people being murdered, as did the 39 robopathic people who felt no obligation to intervene in the stabbing of Kitty Genovese.

- pages 33-34, Robopaths - People As Machines The Emergence of Robopathology and Related Syndromes, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972

[intercut w/ the most robopathic of the Obedience subjects]


[The noted psychologist Bruno] Bettelheim describes in detail one spectacular case of the social machine impact on psychopathology in his analytic treatment of "Joey: A 'Mechanical Boy.' " Joey's case is interesting as a parallel to the robopathic syndrome, which may become the conformist psychotic syndrome of the future:

"Joey, when we began our work with him, was a mechanical boy. He functioned as if by remote control, run by machines of his own powerfully creative fantasy. Not only did he himself believe that he was a machine but, more remarkably, he created this impression in others. Even while he performed actions that are intrinsically human, they never appeared to be other than machine-started and executed. On the other hand, when the machine was not working we had to concentrate on recollecting his presence, for he seemed not to exist."

- pages 44-45, Robopaths - People As Machines The Emergence of Robopathology and Related Syndromes, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972


1st caption: EARLY SELF-PORTRAIT by Joey shows a robot of electrical wires. The figure symbolizes the child's rejection of human feelings. Reared by his parents in an utterly impersonal manner, he denied his own emotions because they were unbearably painful.

- Joey: A "Mechanical Boy"

(Scientific American Offprint: Scientific American, March 1959) - Bruno Bettelheim


Joey, when we began our work with him, was a mechanical boy. He functioned as if by remote control, run by machines of his own powerfully creative fantasy. Not only did he himself believe that he was a machine but, more remarkably, he created this impression in others. Even while he performed actions that are intrinsically human, they never appeared to be other than machine-started and executed. On the other hand, when the machine was not working we had to concentrate on recollecting his presence, for he seemed not to exist.

- introductory paragraph, page 3, Joey: A "Mechanical Boy"

(Scientific American Offprint: Scientific American, March 1959) - Bruno Bettelheim


2nd caption: GROWING SELF-ESTEEM is shown in this sequence of drawings. At left Joey portrays himself as an electrical "papoose," completely enclosed, suspended in empty space and operated by wireless signals. In center drawing his figure is much larger, though still under wireless control. At right he is able to picture the machine which controls him, and he has acquired hands with which he can manipulate his immediate environment.

- pages 4 & 5, Joey: A "Mechanical Boy"

(Scientific American Offprint: Scientific American, March 1959) - Bruno Bettelheim


"I never knew I was pregnant," his mother said, meaning that she had already excluded Joey from her consciousness. His birth, she said, "did not make any difference." Joey's father, a rootless draftee in the wartime civilian army, was equally unready for parenthood. So, of course, are many young couples. Fortunately most such parents lose their indifference upon their baby's birth. But not Joey's parents. "I did not want to see him or nurse him," his mother declared. "I had no feeling of actual dislike - I simply didn't want to take care of him." For the first three months of his life Joey "cried most of the time." A colicky baby, he was kept on a rigid four-hour feeding schedule, was not touched unless necessary and was never cuddled or played with. The mother, preoccupied with herself, usually left Joey alone in the crib or playpen during the day. The father discharged his frustrations by punishing Joey when the child cried at night.

- page 4, Joey: A "Mechanical Boy"

(Scientific American Offprint: Scientific American, March 1959) - Bruno Bettelheim


Certainly he was left to cry for hours when hungry, because she fed him on a rigid schedule; he was toilet-trained with great rigidity so that he would give no trouble.

- page 4, Joey: A "Mechanical Boy"

(Scientific American Offprint: Scientific American, March 1959) - Bruno Bettelheim


Yet he gave personal names to the tubes and motors in his collection of machinery. Moreover, these dead things had feelings; the tubes bled when hurt and sometimes got sick. He consistently maintained this reversal between animate and inanimate objects.

- page 5, Joey: A "Mechanical Boy"

(Scientific American Offprint: Scientific American, March 1959) - Bruno Bettelheim


The technocratic society fosters racism, prejudice, and discrimination, since the subjugation and exploitation of one segment of the population by another is often a natural consequence of an industrialized competitive economic system.

The machine society, especially through its exploding mass media, has confused people's sense of reality and personal identity. There is a confused blur between mass media news, drama, and live experience. Existence has increasingly become a spectator sport.

- page 58, Robopaths - People As Machines Selected Observations on Technology and Dehumanization, Lewis Yablonsky, 1972


[E]nslavement to machines is perceptively portrayed by Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times. The film's hero works on an assembly line turning a bolt with a wrench in the same motion all day long. Later, his body compulsively moves to the rhythm of the machine all the way home from work. Even at home while he is eating dinner his head and body jerk to the beat of the machine.

- page 62, Robopaths - People As Machines Selected Observations on Technology and Dehumanization, Lewis Yablonsky, 197


Puppet 2 speech:

Sixteen years ago, while still under the direct impact of the events, David Rousset, a former inmate of Buchenwald, described what we know happened in all concentration camps: "The triumph of the S.S. demands that the tortured victim allow himself to be lead to the noose without protesting, that he renounce and abandon himself to the point of ceasing to affirm his identity. And it is not for nothing. It is not gratuitously, out of sheer sadism, that the S.S. men desire his defeat. They know that the system which succeeds in destroying its victim before he mounts the scaffold . . . is incomparably the best for keeping a whole people in slavery. In submission, Nothing is more terrible than these processions of human beings going like dummies to their deaths" (Les Jours de notre mort, 1947).

- page 9, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil - Hannah Arendt, 1963


Would he have pleaded guilty if he had been indicted as an accessory to murder? Perhaps, but he would have made important qualifications. What he had done was a crime only in retrospect, and he had always been a law-abiding citizen, because Hitler's orders, which he had certainly executed to the best of his ability, had possessed "the force of law" in the Third Reich. (The defense could have quoted in support of Eichmann's thesis the testimony of one of the best-known experts on constitutional law in the Third Reich, Theodor Maunz, currently Minister of Education and Culture in Bavaria, who stated in 1943 [in Gestalt und Recht der Polizei]: "The command of the Führer . . . is the absolute center of the present legal order.") Those who today told Eichmann that he could have acted differently simply did not know, or had forgotten, how things had been. He did not want to be one of those who now pretended that "they had always been against it," whereas in fact they had been very eager to do what they were told to do. However, times change, and he, like Professor Maunz, had "arrived at different insights." What he had done he had done, he did not want to deny it; rather, he proposed "to hang myself in public as warning example for all anti-Semites on this earth." By this he did not mean to say that he regretted anything: "Repentance is for little children." (Sic!)

- page 21, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


According to his religious beliefs, which had not changed since the Nazi period (in Jerusalem he declared himself to be a Gottgläubiger, the Nazi term for those who had broken with Christianity, and he refused to take his oath on the Bible), this event was to be ascribed to "a higher Bearer of Meaning," an entity somehow identical with the "movement of the universe," to which human life, in itself devoid of "higher meaning," is subject. (The terminology is quite suggestive. To call God a Höheren Sinnesträger meant linguistically to give him some place in the military hierarchy [..] [intercut w/ AMEN.?]

- pages 23-24, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


Before Eichmann entered the Party and the S.S., he had proved that he was a joiner, and May 8, 1945, the official date of Germany's defeat, was significant for him mainly because it then dawned upon him that thenceforward he would have to live without being a member of something or other. "I sensed I would have to lead a leaderless and difficult individual life, I would receive no directives from anybody, no orders and commands would any longer be issued to me, no pertinent ordinances would be there to consult - in brief, a life never known before lay before me."

- page 28, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


Dimly aware of a defect that must have plagued him even in school - it amounted to a mild case of aphasia - he apologized, saying, "Officialese [Amtssprache] is my only language." But the point here is that officialese became his language because he was genuinely incapable of uttering a single sentence that was not a cliché. (Was it these clichés that the psychiatrists thought so "normal" and "desirable"? Are these the "positive ideas" a clergyman hopes for in those to whose souls he ministers? [..] )

- pages 43-44, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (7 March 1904 ­ 4 June 1942), also known as The Hangman, was a high-ranking German Nazi official.

He was SS-Obergruppenführer (English: Lieutenant-General) and General der Polizei, chief of the Reich Main Security Office (including the SD, Gestapo and Kripo) and Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor (Deputy Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia. In August 1940, he was appointed and served as President of Interpol (the international law enforcement agency). Heydrich chaired the January 1942 Wannsee Conference, which laid out plans for die Endlösung der Judenfrage (Final solution to the Jewish Question)-the deportation and extermination of all Jews in German-occupied territory.

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinhard_Heydrich


It was not until the outbreak of the war, on September 1, 1939, that the Nazi regime became openly totalitarian and openly criminal. [..] All officials of the police, not only of the Gestapo but also of the Criminal Police and the Order Police, received S.S. titles corresponding to their previous ranks, regardless of whether or not they were Party members, and this meant that in the space of a day a most important part of the old civil services was incorporated into the most radical section of the Nazi hierarchy. No one, as far as I know, protested, or resigned his job.

- page 63, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


This "objective" attitude - talking about concentration camps in terms of "administration" and about extermination camps in terms of "economy" - was typical of the S.S. mentality, and something Eichmann, at the trial, was still very proud of.

- pages 63-64, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


Apart from the not very important industrial enterprises of the S.S., such famous German firms as I.G. Farben, the Krupp Werke, and Siemens-Schuckert Werke has established plants in Auschwitz as well as near the Lublin death camps. Cooperation between the S.S. and the businessmen was excellent; Höss of Auschwitz testified to very cordial social relations with the I.G. Farben representatives. As for working conditions, the idea was clearly to kill through labor; according to Hilberg, at least twenty-five thousand of the approximately thirty-five thousand Jews who worked for one of the I.G. Farben plants died.

- pages 73-74, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


Thus, for instance, a high official in the Foreign Office once proposed that in all correspondence with the Vatican the killing of Jews be called the "radical solution"; this was ingenious, because the Catholic puppet government of Slovakia, with which the Vatican had intervened, had not been, in the view of the Nazis, "radical enough" in its anti-Jewish legislation, having committed the "basic error" of excluding baptized Jews.

- page 80, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


The member of the Nazi hierarchy most gifted at solving problems of conscience was Himmler. He coined slogans, like the famous watchword of the S.S., taken from a Hitler speech before the S.S. in 1931, "My Honor is my Loyalty" - catch phrases which Eichmann called "winged words" and the judges "empty talk" - and issued them, as Eichmann recalled, "around the turn of the year," presumably along with a Christmas bonus. Eichmann remembered only one of them and kept repeating it: "These are battles which future generations will not have to fight again," alluding to the "battles" against women, children, old people, and other "useless mouths." Other such phrases, taken from speeches Himmler made to the commanders of the Einsatzgruppen and the higher S.S. and Police Leaders, were: "To have stuck it out and, apart from exceptions caused by human weakness, to have remained decent, that is what has made us hard. [..]"

- page 92, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


The Other Possibility

(Die andre Möglichkeit)


If we had chanced to win the war

By dint of charging at the double,

Then Germany would be no more,

Would be a madhouse for its trouble.


They would attempt to make us tame

Like any other savage nation.

We'd jump aside if sergeants came

Our way and we'd spring to attention.


If we had chanced to win the war,

We'd be a proud and happy land.

In bed we'd soldier as before

While waiting for the next command.


Women would have to labour more.

One child per year. Or face arrest.

The state needs children for its store.

And human blood's what it likes best.


If we had chanced to win the war,

Then Heaven would be German national.

The parsons would be officers

And God would be a German general.


Then we'd have trenches for our borders.

No moon, insignia instead.

We'd have an Emperor issuing orders

And a helmet for a head.


If we had won, then everyone

Would be a soldier. An entire

Land would be run by goon and gun.

And round that lot would run barbed wire.


Then children would be born by number.

For men are easy to procure.

And cannon alone without fodder

Are not enough to win a war.


Then reason would be kept in fetters.

And facing trial each single minute.

And wars would run like operettas.

If we had chanced to win the war -

But thank the Lord we did not win it!


[translated from German to English by Patrick Bridgwater]

- pages 63-64, Let's Face It (originally in Ein Mann Gibt Auskunft) - Erich Kästner, 1930


None of the various "language rules," carefully contrived to deceive and to camouflage, had a more decisive effect on the mentality of the killers than this first war decree of Hitler, in which the word for "murder" was replaced by the phrase "to grant a mercy death." Eichmann, asked by the police examiner if the directive to avoid "unnecessary hardships" was not a bit ironic, in view of the fact that the destination of these people was certain death anyhow, did not even understand the question, so firmly was it still anchored in his mind that the unforgivable sin was not to kill people but to cause unnecessary pain. During the trial, he showed unmistakable signs of sincere outrage when witnesses told of cruelties and atrocities committed by S.S. men [..] and it was not the accusation of having sent millions of people to their death that ever caused him real agitation but only the accusation (dismissed by the court) of one witness that he had once beaten a Jewish boy to death.

- page 96, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


The story is told by Count Hans von Lehnsdorff, in his Ostpressisches Tagebuch (1961). He had remained in the city [Königsberg, in East Prussia, Germany, in January, 1945] as a physician to take care of wounded soldiers who could not be evacuated [..] There he was accosted by a woman who showed him a varicose vein she had had for years but wanted to have treated now, because she had time. "I try to explain that it is more important for her to get away from Königsberg and to leave the treatment for some later time. Where do you want to go? I ask her. She does not know, but she knows that they will all be brought into the Reich. And then she adds, surprisingly: 'The Russians will never get us. The Führer will never admit it. Much sooner he will gas us.' I look around furtively, but no one seems to find this statement out of the ordinary." The story, one feels, like most true stories, is incomplete. There should have been one more voice, preferably a female one, which, sighing heavily, replied: And now all that good, expensive gas has been wasted on the Jews!

- page 98, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


The legal experts drew up the necessary legislation for making the victims stateless, [intercut w/ trial from Der Untertan] which was important on two counts: it made it impossible for any country to inquire into their fate, and it enabled the state in which they were resident to confiscate their property. The Ministry of Finance and the Reichsbank prepared facilities to receive the huge loot from all over Europe, down to watches and gold teeth, all of which was sorted out in the Reichsbank and then sent on to the Prussian State Mint. The Ministry of Transport provided the necessary railroad cars, usually freight cars, even in times of great scarcity of rolling stock, and they saw to it that the schedule of the deportation trains did not conflict with other timetables. The Jewish Council of Elders were informed by Eichmann or his men of how many Jews were needed to fill each train, and they made out the list of deportees. The Jews registered, filled out innumerable forms, answered pages and pages of questionnaires regarding their property so that it could be seized the more easily; then they assembled at the collection points and boarded the trains. The few who tried to hide to escape were rounded up by a special Jewish police force. As far as Eichmann could see, no one protested, no one refused to cooperate.

- page 102, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


What he fervently believed in up to the end was success, the chief standard of "good society" as he knew it. Typical was his last word on the subject of Hitler - whom he and his comrade Sassen had agreed to "shirr out" of their story; Hitler, he said, "may have been wrong all down the line, but one thing is beyond dispute: the man was able to work his way up from lance corporal in the German Army to Führer of a people of almost eighty million. . . . His success alone proved to me that I should subordinate myself to this man." His conscience was indeed set at rest when he saw the zeal and eagerness with which "good society" everywhere reacted as he did. He did not need to "close his ears to the voice of conscience," as the judgment had it, not because he had none, but because his conscience spoke with a "respectable voice," with the voice of respectable society around him.

- pages 111-112, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


Much of the horribly painstaking thoroughness in the execution of the Final Solution - a thoroughness that usually strikes the observer as typically German, or else as characteristic of the perfect bureaucrat - can be traced to the odd notion, indeed very common in Germany, that to be law-abiding means not merely to obey the laws but to act as though one were the legislator of the laws that one obeys. Hence the conviction that nothing less than going beyond the call of duty will do.

- page 122, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


Jesus, the Revolutionary, on His Birthday

(Dem Revolutiionär Jesus zum Geburtstag)


It was almost two thousand years

Ago you left this vale of tears,

Your body racked with pain.

You led the poor man to his God.

You suffered from the rich man's prod.

Your suffering was in vain!


You saw the power of tyranny.

You wanted all men to be free,

And longed for peace on earth.

You knew the bitter taste of wormwood

And wanted all men to perform good

That they might know life's worth.


You were a revolutionary

And made your life a purgatory

With men of means and learning.

Though love of freedom filled your mind,

This brought no profit to mankind.

None understood your yearning.


You fought against their bigotry,

Against all forms of slavery,

Those who led men astray.

Then, after other means were tried,

They had you framed and crucified.

It happens to this day.


Mankind did not find sanity,

Especially Christianity,

Despite all lip-devotion.

Your love's reward was unattained.

You died in vain. And man remained

Without a notion.


[translated from German to English by Patrick Bridgwater]

- pages 91-92, Let's Face It (originally in Ein Mann Gibt Auskunft) - Erich Kästner


"Ruthless toughness," a quality held in the highest esteem by the rulers of the Third Reich, is frequently characterized in postwar Germany, which has developed a veritable genius for understatement with respect for her Nazi past, as being ungut - lacking goodness - as though nothing had been wrong with those endowed with this quality but a deplorable failure to act according to the exacting standards of Christian charity.

- page 145, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


When the Germans approached them [the Danes] rather cautiously about introducing the yellow badge [to identify & alienate Jews], they were simply told that the King would be the first to wear it, and the Danish government officials were careful to point out that anti-Jewish measures of any sort would cause their own immediate resignation.

- page 154, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


Politically and psychologically, the most interesting aspect of this incident is perhaps the role played by German authorities in Denmark, their obvious sabotage of orders from Berlin. It is the only case we know of in which the Nazis met with open native resistance, and the result seems to have been that those exposed to it changed their minds. They themselves apparently no longer looked upon the extermination of a whole people as a matter of course. They had met resistance based on principle, and their "toughness" had melted like butter in the sun, they had even been able to show a few timid beginnings of genuine courage. That the ideal of "toughness," except, perhaps, for a few half-demented brutes, was nothing but a myth of self-deception, concealing a ruthless desire for conformity at any price, was clearly revealed at the Nuremberg Trials [intercut w/ Judgment at Nurenberg?]

- page 157, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


On levels much higher than Eichmann's, Italy's sabotage of the Final Solution had assumed serious proportions, chiefly because of Mussolini's influence on other Fascist governments in Europe - on Pétain's in France, on Horthy's in Hungary, on Antonescu's in Rumania, and even on Franco's in Spain. If Italy could get away with not murdering her Jews, German satellite countries might try to do the same.

- page 159, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963

[intercut w/ Seven Beauties scene w/ soldiers witnessing executions?]


The whole operation in Hungary lasted less than two months and came to a sudden stop at the beginning of July. Thanks chiefly to the Zionists, it had been better publicized than any other phase of the Jewish catastrophe, and Horthy had been deluged with protests from neutral countries and from the Vatican. The Papal Nuncio, though, deemed it appropriate to explain that the Vatican's protest did not spring "from a false sense of compassion" - a phrase that is likely to be a lasting monument to what the continued dealings with, and the desire to compromise with, the men who preached the gospel of "ruthless toughness" had done to the mentality of the higher dignitaries of the Church.

- page 182, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


The Ultimate Chapter

(Das letste Kapitel)


On the twelfth of July in two thousand and three,

By radio this message was quickly related ;

A squadron of air police bombers will see

That mankind at last is exterminated.


World government sources said, so it was learned,

That the plan for a lasting and general peace

Entailed the destruction of all concerned.

How else, it was argued, would wars ever cease?


It was further explained that escape would be vain,

For general extinction had been declared.

Suicides were relieved of their trouble and pain.

From the poisonous gas none could be spared.


On the thirteenth the planes from Boston departed

With poisonous gas to accomplish their deed.

They circled the globe and quickly imparted

The death the elected officials decreed.


People crawled whimpering under their beds.

They scrambled to cellars and to their defeat,

While the poison worked as a summer cloud spreads.

Millions of corpses lay about on the street.


Everyone thought he might weather this blight.

Everyone died. And the world became bare.

The poison came like a thief in the night.

It swept along deserts, it rode on the air.


Corpses were whirled along by this tide.

From the windows like puppets dangled the dead.

The zoos sent up screams as the animals died.

And the furnaces cooled which no one had fed.


Liners turned into graveyards on water.

Tears and laughter no longer abounded,

The originators of all this slaughter,

After losing their pilots, were finally grounded.


Mankind had harvested what it intended.

The method was hardly devoid of some force.

Earth however was fairly contented,

And resumed its well-known elliptical course.


[translated from German to English by Richard & Mary Anne Exner]

- pages 95-96, Let's Face It (originally in Ein Mann Gibt Auskunft) - Erich Kästner


Anton Schmidt was in charge of a patrol in Poland that collected stray German soldiers who were cut off from their units. In the course of doing this, he had run into members of the Jewish underground, including Mr. Kovner, a prominent member, and he had helped the Jewish partisans by supplying them with forged papers and military trucks. Most important of all: "He did not do it for money."


a single thought stood out clearly, irrefutably, beyond question - how utterly different everything would be today in this courtroom, in Israel, in Germany, in all of Europe, and perhaps in all countries of the world, if only more such stories could have been told.

- pages 209-211, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


"[..] in general, the degree of responsibility increases as we draw further away from the man who uses that fatal instrument with his own hands [[Arendt's] italics]."

- page 225, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963

[intercut w/ Obedience scene where guy's asking who's going to be responsible?]


Then came Eichmann's last statement: His hopes for justice were disappointed; the court had not believed him, though he had always done his best to tell the truth. The court did not understand him: he had never been a Jew-hater, and he had never willed the murder of human beings. His guilt came from his obedience, and obedience is praised as a virtue.

- pages 226-226, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963


The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together, for it implied - as had been said at Nuremberg over and over again by the defendants and their counsels - that this new type of criminal, who is in actual fact hostis generis humani [enemy of mankind], commits his crimes under circumstances that make it well-nigh impossible for him to know or feel that he is doing wrong.

- page 253, Eichmann in Jerusalem - A Report on the Banality of Evil

- Hannah Arendt, 1963

[intercut w/ the most robopathic of the Obedience subjects - see above the section from "Robopaths" marked in the same way]


As Diederich lived in fear of his master, so Guste had to live in the fear of hers. When they entered a room she knew that the right of precedence properly belonged to her husband. The children, in turn, had to treat her with respect, and Männe, the dachshund, had to obey every one. At meals, therefore, the children and the dog had to keep quiet. Guste's duty was to discern from the wrinkles upon her husband's brow whether it was advisable to leave him undisturbed, or to drive away his cares with chatter. Certain dishes were prepared only for the master of the house, and when he was in a good humour Diederich would throw a piece across the table and, laughing heartily, would watch to see who caught it, Gretchen, Guste or the dog. His siesta was often troubled by gastronomical disturbances and Guste's duty then commanded her to put warm poultices on his stomach. Groaning and terribly frightened he used to say that he would make his will and appoint a trustee. Guste would not be allowed to touch a penny. "I have worked for my sons, not in order that you may amuse yourself after I am gone!" Guste objected that her own fortune was the foundation of everything, but it availed her nothing. . . . Of course, when Guste had a cold, she did not expect that Diederich, in his turn, would nurse her. Then she had to keep as far away from him as possible, for Diederich was determined not to have any germs near him. He would not go into the factory unless he had antiseptic tablets in his mouth, and one night there was a great disturbance because the cook had come down with influenza, and had a fever temperature. "Out of the house with the beastly thing at once!" Diederich commanded, and when she had gone he wandered about the house for a long time spraying it with disinfecting fluids.

- pages 294-295, Little Superman (originally Der Untertan) - Heinrich Mann


Puppet 3 speech:

"It is no accident that television has been dominated by a handful of corporate powers. Neither is it accidental that television has been used to re-create human beings into a new form that matches the artificial, commercial environment. A conspiracy of technological and economic factors made this inevitable and continue to."

- page 113, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


Corporations express the collective investment goals of shareholders. The legal stricture known as fiduciary responsibility confines all but closely held corporations to this singular goal. By shutting off other values to focus solely on pursuit of profit in inherently amoral economic competition, corporations are by their nature amoral as well.

- "How corporations became 'persons'

- The amazing true story of a legal fiction that undermines American democracy."

- Tom Stites, May 1, 2003

- http://www.uuworld.org/ideas/articles/157829.shtml


"Not long ago I learned of a laboratory experiment which mirrored this process of reshaping needs to fit environment. Some chimpanzees had been isolated, one to a room, and were being taught to communicate with a team of scientists by way of symbols. Whenever they had a need or a desire they would push buttons. If they wanted a banana, they located a button marked with a symbol of a banana, pushed it and a banana came down a chute.

"Other buttons had other symbols. There was one for water and one for changes in lighting. There was even one that requested physical affection. When the chimp pushed it, a human scientist would enter the room, hug and play with the chimp for a time, and then go back out the door.

"The chimpanzees' world of experience was reduced to what they could ask for with these buttons. What could be requested, of course, was limited to what the scientists had thought to provide. Since cost was a factor in the experiment, the scientists did not attempt to duplicate the kinds of experiences the chimps formerly enjoyed in the forests. The scientists provided the experiences which were convenient for them to provide in a lab. I think there were twelve in all.

"Apparently, at least for the time being, these few experiences were sufficient to keep the animals satisfied, although it is well known that there is an extraordinarily high death rate (even suicide rate) among the confined animals. This is especially true of the more intelligent ones, such as dolphins and monkeys. There is an even higher lethargy rate, as a visit to any zoo reveals.

"The scientific purpose of the environment was to demonstrate that as the scientists switched a symbol from one button to another button - let's say a banana symbol was switched from button three to button ten - the animal would notice the switch had taken place. It would "read" the symbol accurately and immediately push the newly appropriate button.

"This was hailed as a significant breakthrough because it showed that these animals had the ability to abstract, That is, they were able to go through mental associative processes, just as we can, and could thereby be trained more quickly to follow the scientists' routines.

"To me, however, the experiment meant only that the chimp in the lab was undergojng an accelerated version of human history, from concrete to abstract (like the Solaris astronaut proceeding from forest to space). More important and more poignant, it meant that chimpanzees, like any other confined animals, will do whatever is necessary to survive and will make the best of a bad situation that is totally out of their control.

"Confinement itself, the removal of a creature from its natural habitat into a rearranged world where its ordinary techniques for survival and satisfaction are no longer operative, produces several inevitable results:

"1) The creature becomes dependent for survival upon whoever controls the new environment. It will use its intelligence to learn whatever new tricks are necessary to fit that system. If it takes tricks and changes to stay alive, then that's what it takes.

"2) The creature becomes focused upon (addicted to) whatever experiences remain available in the new environment.

"3) The creature therefore reduces its own mental and physical expectations to fit what can be gotten.

"Confined creatures that cannot fit this pattern go crazy, revolt or die."

- pages 120-122, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


"We have had to recreate ourselves to fit. We have had to reshape our very personalities to be competitive, aggressive, mentally fast, charming and manipulative. These qualities succeed in today's world and offer survival and some measure of satisfaction within the cycle of work-consume, work-consume, work-consume. As for any dormant anxieties or unreconstructed internal wildness, these may be smoothed over by compulsive working, compulsive eating, compulsive buying, compulsive sex, and then our brands of soma: alcohol, Librium, Valium, Thorazine, marijuana and television."

- page 123, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


"The spread of television unified a whole people within a system of conceptions and living patterns that made possible the expansion of huge economic enterprise. Because of it, our whole culture and the physical shape of the environment, no more or less than our minds and feelings, have been computerized, linearized, suburbanized, freewayized, and packaged for sale."

- page 152, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


Corporations gained personhood through aggressive court maneuvers culminating in an 1886 Supreme Court case called Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific. Until then, only We the People were protected by the Bill of Rights, and the governments the people elected could regulate corporations as they wished. But with personhood, corporations steadily gained ways to weaken government restraints on their behavior-and on their growth. After steady progress over the decades, they made huge strides in the 1970s through Supreme Court rulings that awarded them Fourth Amendment safeguards against warrantless regulatory searches, Fifth Amendment double jeopardy protection, and the Sixth Amendment right to trial by jury. These blunted the impact of the Clean Air Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act, and the Consumer Product Safety Act, which were enacted to protect workers, consumers, and the environment.

- "How corporations became 'persons'

- The amazing true story of a legal fiction that undermines American democracy."

- Tom Stites , May 1, 2003

- http://www.uuworld.org/ideas/articles/157829.shtml


"Television technology produces neuro-physiological responses in the people who watch it. It may create illness, it certainly produces confusion and submission to external imagery. Taken together, the effects amount to conditioning for autocratic control."

- page 155, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


"[Dr. Freda] Morris [a psychologist/hypnotist] described a formula she learned in medical school in which the hypnotist builds "attention, involvement, emotion and expectation," which are at last relieved when the hypnotist's instruction comes through. I then told her about a formula I learned in the Wharton School of Business which reduced to the easily memorizable AIDS. Attention, Interest, Desire, Sell. The first two are disassembling, the third is reassembling. The "sell" is tantamount to the hypnotist's instruction. Repetition over time reinforces the instruction, like the hypnotist's posthypnotic suggestion."


"One explanation that I've heard for the Hitler phenomenon is that with the social and economic conditions in post-Weimar Germany so out of control, the singularity of his voice, amplified by radio and by microphones and supported by the rising cheers at rallies under klieg lights turned upon forty-foot swastikas, itself became a nationwide resolution of disorder. A clear channel of clarity out of confusion. Reassembly out of disassembly."

- pages 197-199, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


"In a society like ours, in which people have become increasingly isolated from each other in their offices, private cars, single-family living units and television-watching, shared personal information has become a rarity. The extended family is gone and neighborhood community gatherings are increasingly the exception to the rule. There is less and less interpersonal sharing of intimate problems, few windows into other people's lives. Now our only windows are professional counselors, psychiatrists, and, least expensive and most available, television. It becomes the window for most people. That it looks into fictional lives is irrelevant."


"Recently [as of the 1970s], Dr. George Gerbner, dean of the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Larry Gross of the same institution completed a study for the National Institute of Mental Health, reported upon in Psychology Today (April 1975). Gerbner and Gross found that "Although critics complain about the stereotyped characters and plots of TV dramas, many viewers look on them as representatives of the real world. Anyone who questions that assertion should read the 250,000 letters, most containing requests for medical advice, sent by viewers to 'Marcus Welby, M.D.' [a fictional character on a medical tv show] during the first five years of his practice on television."

- pages 254-255, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


Another way personhood amplifies corporate power is cruelly ironic in a way that underlines the amoral nature of the marketplace. The court argument that corporations used to gain personhood was that corporations constituted persons under the Fourteenth Amendment-the 1868 measure whose aim was to ensure full personhood to the freed slaves.


Although corporate use of the Fourteenth Amendment is little known, it is hardly a new phenomenon. Justice Hugo Black observed in 1938, "The history of the amendment proves that the people were told that its purpose was to protect weak and helpless human beings and were not told that it was intended to remove corporations in any fashion from the control of state governments." He also wrote, "Of the cases in this court in which the Fourteenth Amendment was applied during its first fifty years after its adoption, less than one-half of one percent invoked it in protection of the Negro race, and more than fifty percent asked that its benefits be extended to corporations."

- "How corporations became 'persons'

- The amazing true story of a legal fiction that undermines American democracy."

- Tom Stites, May 1, 2003

- http://www.uuworld.org/ideas/articles/157829.shtml


"Western society, biased toward the objective mental mode of experience, tends to be blind not only to the power of images but also to the fact that we are nearly defenseless against their effect. Since we are educated and thoughtful, as we like to think, we believe we can choose among the things that will influence us. We accept fact, we reject lies. We go to movies, we watch television, we see photographs, and as the images pour into us, we believe we can choose among those we wish to absorb and those we don't. We assume that our rational processes protect us from implantation, or brainwashing. What we fail to realize is the difference between fact and image. Our objective processes can help us resist only one kind of implantation. There is no rejection of images."

- pages 257-258, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


"This is not to say that the businessmen who are the television powers that be aren't predisposed to further the values of competition and social Darwinism which they understand best and which are inherent in sports and violence programs. But no matter what their inclination, the fact exists that the kind of programming in which the least information is lost is the grosser forms: sports, violence, police action, as well as quiz shows, game shows, soap opera, situation comedy and news about murder, conflict, war, power politics and charismatic leaders. All of these categories of programming communicate on television because they deliver clear, easily grasped visual and auditory signals, together with broad-band emotional content, all of wch make them highly efficient in a low-definition medium."


"What about warmth? Well you could illustrate warmth with hugging or tender smiles. It's not that it can't be done, it's just not as easy to show on television as coldness is. The behavior of the Bionic Man, for example - coldness, determination, efficiency, domination - is easy to see because it can be demonstrated with nearly no facial expression at all. Therefore, that sort of behavior communicates more efficiently on TV."

- pages 270-271, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


"Any act that breaks immersion in the fantastic world of television is subversive to the medium, because without the immersion and addiction, its power is gone. Brainwashing ceases. As you watch advertising, you become enraged.

"The great German dramatist Bertolt Brecht used the term "alienation" to describe this process of breaking immersion. Writing during the early thirties, Brecht used the term to mean the shattering of theatrical illusion. By breaking the immersion in the fantasy the theater-goer becomes self-aware and attains a mental attitude that allows discernment, criticism. thought and political understanding of the material on display. Without "alienation," involvement is at an unconscious level, the theater-goer absorbing rather than reflecting and reacting. Brecht argued that becoming lost or immersed in the words, fantasies and entertainments of theater was preparation for similar immersion in words and fantasies of theatrical leadership: Hitler." [put right before Monty Python]

- page 311, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander, 1978


Puppets Dialog:

puppet 2: shadow-puppet:

[shown as solo image backlit shadow on spandex screen]

"Why am I stuck with so little definition?"

puppet 1: skeleton hand puppet:

[shown as part of duo image w/ shadow-puppet as backlit shadow in spandex screen in wch both puppets appear to be approximately the same size]

"It's not so bad is it? You have a much more interesting shape than I do.

I find you quite attractive this way."

[both the preceding puppets are shown from a new angle w/o the screen interfering & under a blacklight instead of as shadows & w/ their size difference showing]

"Besides, look at us now! I'm only a small skeleton in contrast to your giant fullness!"

puppet 2: shadow-puppet:

"At least your mouth can move! I try to be free but I'm limited by forces only in my peripheral vision. I seem to have canes for helping me move but these canes are simultaneously the forces that limit my movements to those willed by someone else. Am I a robopath?"

puppet 3: marionette:

[all 3 are now backlit shadow puppets shown in toto on the spandex screen]

"Ha! I used to be proud of my upward mobility! But serious introspection led me to realize that I, too, am at the mercy of ill-understood forces. At 1st I seem so dextrous - but that's only b/c I have even more controls than either of you 2 do. Ever heard of "no-strings-attached"? That'll never describe me."

puppet 1: skeleton hand puppet:

[All 3 puppets are now shown in regular light. The camera work is free to move from figure to figure as if this were Cinema Verité shooting of an actual spontaneous exchange.]

"Let's face it, we're all fucked - or not fucked, as I prefer. I have a hand & a forearm stuck inside me. Shadow-Puppet is manipulated by sticks. Marionette is jerked around on strings. Let's help one another, shall we?"

[Hand-Puppet & Shadow-Puppet hold Marionette up while Marionette pulls its own strings away from the controlling hand. When Marionette's free, all 3 walk off camera.]


RatRace01: father relenting to go to Barbie Museum: "Ok, fine, but 10 minutes!" girl: "Wow! The Barbie Museum!" shot change to inside museum wch turns out to be a Klaus Barbie museum & not one for the doll - nazi flag, etc, in background - spokesperson: "Klaus Barbie, sometimes known as the 'Butcher of Lyons'. Let the Jew revisionists talk about their death camps & so-called 'crimes against humanity'. This museum is lovingly dedicated to the Klaus Barbie that nobody knows." a different spokesperson: "The husband, the devoted father, the wine connoisseur, & 3 time ballroom dancing champion." shot change to younger dumber competitors in rat race - they see the Jewish family's car - young guy w/ fucked-up speech: "Hey, there's the car. [etc]" they pull into the parking lot to sabotage the car - 1st spokesperson: "Barbie joined the SS in 1935 where he soon became one of the fuerher's favorite young officers. [boy talks to mom: "Can we go?" & she shushes him] giving him greater responsibilities." 2nd spokesperson: "Here we see him standing beside Hitler's touring car - the very same car that can be seen on display outside in our courtyard." 1st spokesperson, very sternly, to the leaving Jewish family: "You're leaving?!" father: "Yes.. Well, we have a 4:30 book-burning & then we have a chistening - one of our many white christian non-Jewish friends {wife: "Family") family, relatives, yes - the, uh, Himmler-Hessen von Steurecht-Bergers (wife: "Thank you so much" (as she pulls the husband away) yes! Love your do!" wife: "Thank you, it's a beautiful.." the spokespeople look at each other suspiciously - wife: "We had a great time!" while exiting, they pass thru the gift shop - girl: "Wow! A gift shop!" mother: "Yes, I know honey, next time, next time, I promise, I really do." [intercut w/ any nazi footage for comic relief] - 1:33


Rhinoceros01: Mostel straightens Wilder's tie - Wilder: "Thank you, John. You're very hard on me, John." Mostel: "I have to be." Wilder: "I understand it's because you're my friend. If you only knew how bored I was with the work I'm doing - 8 hours a day, week after week. When Saturday night comes around, I'm exhausted from having done nothing with my life. I need some kind of lift, some kind of diversion, so I drink." Mostel, w/ his mouth full: "You're lacking in willpower & I am not! [sd while he's stuffing his mouth full of food] I have willpower!" [intercut w/ nazi conformist stuff & robopaths commentary] - :41

Rhinoceros02: in the Men's Room - Wilder: "I'm tired, I've been tired for years. It's become exhausting just to drag the weight of my own body around. I'm conscious of my body all the time - as if were dragging another person around on my back! I just can't seem to get used to myself. Sometimes, I don't even know if I'm me!" [great to intercut w/ the robopaths etc texts] - :22

Rhinoceros03: Wilder's exiting from the bus & all the men getting on have their fedoras hiding their faces - everywhere he looks their faces are occluded - he looks in a baby carriage & there's straw there - there's no talking, only music [great for keying in puppet talk about alienation, etc] - 1:29

Rhinoceros04: in Wilder's apartment w/ woman - Wilder: "I'm sure we can find out what's going on from the television." [intercut w/ Elimination of TV selection?] he turns the tv on & it's just static - woman: "Oh.. they've taken over the television stations - they're getting very serious." Wilder: "You don't understand them, do you?" Woman: "Well, not yet, but.. you have to try! You have to try to learn their language!" Wilder: "What language? Can you honestly say that that's a language?" Woman: "Can you honestly say it isn't? You're not a language expert!" Wilder: "Now you're not gonna let this get you down, are you Daisy? It's because of your courage that I admire you so much." Daisy: "You said that before." Wilder: "Daisy, I love you. I love you so much." Daisy: "You.. keep.. repeating.. the same thing.. over & over.." Wilder: "Listen to me, I have an idea, listen to me. You know what we can do? I'll tell you what we could do. We could have children.. & our children would have children.. & after a little while, we could regenerate the human race.." Daisy looks at him in horrified disbelief & laughs scoffingly: "Regenerate the human race?" Wilder: "Why not? Doesn't take much. Happens automatically with a little time & patience." Daisy: "I don't want to have children [?]. It's a bore." Wilder: "Oh, Daisy, what a terrible thing to say." Daisy: "After all, maybe we're the ones who should be saved, Stanley, maybe we're the abnormal ones." Wilder: "You're not talk that way, Daisy." Daisy goes to the window & looks out: "They look so happy - they don't look insane! They look normal! They were right to do what they did." Wilder: "Daisy, listen to me. Think about our love? Our love, Daisy!" Daisy: "I feel a bit ashamed of what you call 'love', Stanley. This morbid feeling, this male weakness, & female too! It just doesn't compare with the ardor & the tremendous energy that emanates from those creatures all around us!" [maybe intercut between this scene & nazi scenes & puppet scenes in a rapid montage] - 2:54

Rhinoceros05: Wilder putting his suit & tie on in front of a mirror - Wilder: "People who try to hang onto their individuality always comes to a bad end." he goes to door about to open it & rhinos go by in the hall - :43

Riefenstahl01: panning huge crowds of people moving in athletic sync w/ in-between shot of Riefenstahl & camera-person on wheelchair dolly [good for more robopaths etc puppet keying b/c there's no talking - can be dramatically slowed down] - :08

Riefenstahl02: stock footage of nazi-era posters etc w/ voice-over from Marlene Dietrich: subtitle: "Voice of Marlene Dietrich: We Germans wanted a Führer... [shot changes to filmmaker & Riefenstahl in Dietrich musuem listening to the recording] ...and we got one, right? We Germans are like that, we want a Führer And what happens? This ghastly Hitler comes along... [footage of Hitler] ...and everyone says: "Wonderful, here's a real Führer "Some one to tell us, what to do"" shot back to filmmaker & Riefenstahl: "There's something in what Marlene says For us, at school and at home... [old foto, presumably of Riefenstahl's family] ...discipline came first. She's right there Germans would be very enamoured of someone... ...they thought they could model themselves on They're happy to let themselves be led, that's for sure" [intercut w/ quote from Eichmann about being w/o a leader for the 1st time?] - :54

Riefenstahl03: dissolve between Riefenstahl & Hitler face fotos - Riefenstahl & filmmaker in Riefenstahl's home - all told thru subtitles in English - filmmaker: "Were you already in contact with the National Socialists?" Riefenstahl: "I didn't even know of their existence. I hadn't even heard of Hitler When I was filming 'The Blue Light' I had no idea" filmmaker: "Didn't Hans Jaeger say something to you about Hitler?" Riefenstahl: "He said to me: "Are you going to this National Socialist meeting today?" I didn't understand so I said "Why? What about it?" "Hitler's speaking today in Berlin, in the Sports Palace", he said "So what?" I said Then he said "I've a feeling... "...that if you heard him it could change your life" I laughed and asked "How could it do that?" So Jaeger, who was an anti-Nazi, though I didn't know that, said: "Take my advice and go" And as I was curious, I went And indeed it did change my fate" crowd sieg heiling - Hitler: "I know, my comrades... ...that it was hard for you when you thought change must come... ...and it never came When endless appeals were made to you that the fight must go on Calls not to act but to obey To resist but not to bend under this monstrous pressure" Riefenstahl: "It was the first time I'd ever seen a political meeting I found it immensely impressive and I was carried away by the atmosphere Hitler really fascinated me" - 2:15

Riefenstahl04: clip from Riefenstahl's movie where she's a pilot - she's flying to rescue a person stranded on an iceberg - English voice-over: "She embodied an ideal which Hitler was cleverly to exploit." subtitled Riefenstahl: "Incidentally, he said then: "When we come to power you must make my films" I certainly didn't take him seriously. I said: "I can only do what I enjoy. I'm an actress, I want nice parts to play" cut to one of Riefenstahl's mountain movies - English voice-over again: "It is precisely these roles which created the image of Riefenstahl that Hitler so admired. The heroic superwoman, the queen of the mountains enthroned high among the peaks - beyond the reach of the masses, an idol, a myth, larger than life. In other words, exactly what Hitler himself so much wanted to be but so conspicuously lacked the artistic talent to achieve." subtitled Riefenstahl: "Then Hitler said "Well, when you're older and more mature... "...maybe you'll understand my ideas" I was ignorant then" old footage of Hitler approaching car thru crowds - English voice-over again: "In January, 1933, Hitler became Reichschancellor with immediate consequences." subtitled Goebbels speech: "German men and women... ..the age of pettifogging Jewish intellectualism... ...is at an end The breakthrough of the German revolution... ...has cleared the path ahead for Germany [book burning] I consign all that is un-German to the flames I consign to the fire the writings... ...of Heinrich Mann... ...Ernst Glaeser... ...and Erich Kästner" English voice-over again: "As ever, at the crucial time, Leni Riefenstahl was absent filming in the Swiss Alps" subtitled speech continues simultaneously: "Down with time-servers and political traitors" [obviously: intercut w/ Mann &/or Kästner writings] - 2:08

Riefenstahl05: shot of model & then airplane shot from "Triumph" - English voice-over: "Today, very little remains of the nazi buildings. The popular enthusiasm for the big parades is no longer comprehensible. [overhead shot of stadium type field] This is where the great marches past (?) took place involving as many as one hundred thousand men [old footage of uniformed rows of men - w/ all of them turning at once - then a smug self-satisfied Hitler - more shots of masses] Riefenstahl's film of the 1934 party congress was the turning point in her life. It changed everything. [subtitle in Riefenstahl footage: "38,000 workers on parade for the ceremony"] Major congresses were filmed by other directors but they have long been forgotten" [Hitler: "Heil arbeitsmuller" (or something like that) etc] Riefenstahl walking on stadium site at time of documentary - nazi parade music starts - shot changes to old footage again - subtitle: "Sieg des Glaubens 1933" back to Riefenstahl at time of documentary - subtitle: "The first film was to have been the one and only Never two or three. Just the one Party Congress film But the first one in 1933 was never completed We only filmed a few metres before we were interrupted The Party didn't want us to make the film despite Hitler's commission It was boycotted" shot of black & white cloudy sky dissolves into men marching w/ flags - English voice-over: "Until recently, Riefenstahl's 1st film of the nazi congresses in Nurenberg, "Victory of Fate", was thought to've been lost. Many doubted that it had ever actually been made." back to Riefenstahl at time of documentary - subtitle: "Grotesque as it may sound, the Party who were supposed to make the film ...didn't want me to make it" offscreen interviewer subtitled: "But you were involved in the other film? You brought that up yourself" back to Riefenstahl, upset, subtitle: "I know, but it's very hard to keep them apart" interviewer, now showing, subtitle: "We can cut it out" Riefenstahl subtitle: "It's hard to keep it separate I'm happy to talk about it but not in this bloody light" old shot of nazi herald w/ Hitler skull & crossbones banner - shot of huge crowd - nazi speaker - subtitle: "Reporting to the Führer 1000,000 Storm-Troopers, Stahlhelm..." English voice-over: "In those days, Hitler & Ernst Röhm (?) were still partners in the struggle for power." [old footage subtitle: "...and SS on parade before the Führer" Hitler: "Heil, SA"] Riefenstahl, directing the director some more, subtitle: "You talked about the first film and a second. You can't do that I have to say what the first film is You don't talk about both at once" director: "You mentioned the second film" Riefenstahl subtitle: "- And you the first" director: "That's the one I want to discuss" Riefenstahl subtitle: "Not me, I hardly did anything on it" back to old film again tracking Hitler's moving face in crowd - English voice-over: "With its amateurish shots of Hitler and rather elementary camera angles, "Victory of Fate" is, perhaps understandably, a film Riefenstahl is very reluctant to talk about [the footage rolls on] To this day she is annoyed about the conditions in which she had to & which made it impossible for her to achieve her usual perfection" the old footage rolls on & then changes back to: Riefenstahl subtitle: "No, the first one wasn't a proper Party Congress film It was just a few shots I put together because Hitler wanted it It has nothing to do with my technique You can only discuss technique in 'Triumph of the Will'" interviewer: "In the first film there was no technique?" Riefenstahl: "No, we couldn't prepare. When I arrived the Congress was in progress Let me explain why. My dear Herr Müller, I could do nothing The party forbade it Hitler and Goebbels had had a row" Hitler & officers walking down stadium steps - more footage of huge quantities of uniformed people in rows - military band playing (no sync sound) - huge rows of people - Riefenstahl, still kvetching: "If you mention the first film I must say why I couldn't use my techniques" director, exasperated: "Go ahead" Riefenstahl: "But, my God, it's too important to discuss here!" back to Hitler & officers strutting - English voice-over: "Not only was the camerawork shoddy but the organization of the event itself seemed uncharacteristically chaotic [footage shows this] The nazis had not yet learned hot to march like nazis. It is quite obvious that both Hitler & Riefenstahl were still trying to get it right." [tons of zombie footage] - 5:41

Riefenstahl06: Hitler parading in car - English voice-over: "At vast expense, Riefenstahl made "Triumph of the Will" which to this day is regarded by film historians as the best propaganda film of all time. [subtitle: "Triumph des Willens 1935"] Riefenstahl has always maintained that the making of this film was just a job which she performed to perfection." - :20

Riefenstahl07: Hitler in profile - subtitle: "We want one day to see one Reich You must make yourselves fit for it We want this people one day to be obedient... ...so you must learn obedience" [intercut w/ Milgram experiment] - :16

Riefenstahl08: interviewer, off-shot, subtitled: "What's striking is the contrast... ...between the huge crowds and one individual - Hitler Is that a conscious technique?" Riefenstahl: "There was nothing else. Just Hitler and the people" more insanely orderly crowd shots interspersed w/ Hitler - interviewer: "Wasn't it difficult since you had no idea bout politics... ...to edit political speeches?" Riefenstahl: "This has nothing to do with politics. It's a technical manner If a 2-hour speech, regardless of its content... ...trees or fish or politics - needs cutting down to 5 minutes... ...any editor will take out everything he can The speech must have a beginning and an end... ...and two or three important sentences in the middle Everything else has to go. You need a real beginning, an end... ...and in the middle something which thrills the people" - 1:27

Riefenstahl09: Riefenstahl: "Of course you do. An editor must decide which shots work best That isn't politics. Anyway, a speech will only have one theme" extreme w/a shot at night w/ giant nazi symbols - Hitler: "We live by one great commandment... ...and this was not given us... ...by any earthly authority It was given us by God... ...who created our people" - :27

Riefenstahl10: Riefenstahl: "Everyone was behind Hitler" [good sign of how delusionally insulated Riefenstahl was] even more drearily uniform marching crowds [intercut puppet stuff here] - :15

Riefenstahl11: Riefenstahl's Olympics film - English narrator: "She was later reproached for many of the images pioneered in Olympiad. Her critics felt that the cult of the body beautiful, Riefenstahl's obsession with strength & athletic perfection, were unmistakedly Fascist." [I agree w/ that!! - intercut some relevant puppet text] - :13

Riefenstahl12: more Olympics shit - shot changes to Reifenstahl as an old woman on the steps of the stadium again - English narrator: "The creative sports photography in Olympiad has rarely been bettered. To what extent, though, are these films an expression of the Fascist spirit, which prevailed in Germany at that time? Is Riefenstahl no more than an artist obsessed, blind to events outside her cutting room? The question remains unanswered. [not to my mind! I think the answer's obviously YES] Today, age 90, she still repeats what she has always said: that art & politics are 2 different things, that one has nothing to do with the other" [classic delusion! - INTERCUT W/ "MOTHER PEOPLE"!] shot change to Albert Speer lighting [got to be good for more puppet intercutting? intercut w/ architecture of doom 05 WHEN HITLER MENTIONS BERLIN OUTSHINING PARIS] narrator: "The premier of Olympiad took place on Hitler's 49th birthday" - shot of Hitler w/ Riefenstahl - 1:08

Riefenstahl13: Riefenstahl dancing in the gypsy scene - English narrator: "Once again, Riefenstahl had an opportunity to dance. Set in Spain, the story tackled the social conflict between farmers & landowners." long shot of her dancing - cut to still of Gypsies - English narrator: "When the production was later moved to Bavaria, they needed characters who looked Mediterranean. Gypsies were brought in from a Gypsy concentration camp near Saltzberg (?) to be used as extras [various stills of this] This is one of the main accusations that continues to be leveled at Riefenstahl to this day." shot of list of Gypsies - explanatory subtitle: "List of extras from detention camp in Leopoldskron" - 1:06

RockSlyde01: pan up huge Bartology logo on front of corporate bldg - Bart inside looking at a bk w/ 2 jogging suited bodyguards behind him - flunky w/ fake German accent faces him: "Ja! Blessed Guru, you wished to see me? We have an update from downst-" He stops b/c the Blessed Guru points to a stop sign on the wall - BG: "Mr Rock Slyde in the office below has gone from a nuisance to a nemesis." flunky: "Ja, he's been schnooping ar-" cut off again - BG: "He has been schnooping.. He has been snooping around. I do not want to see his face in this church at all." flunky: "Well, we've begun a new phase with" cut off - BG: "We've begun a new phase. We have his secretary." flunky: "Ah! Judy" cut off - flunky: "But once the evaluation begins" STOP "she will" STOP "answer" STOP "all the" STOP "questions" STOP "from the evaluation specialist" STOP "th-" STOP "from the evaluation specialist" STOP - flunky gets extremely frustrated - BG: "Good, then everything is going exactly as planned. His business could not possibly survive without Judy B. It will crumble from within & we will be there to pick up the pieces. [laughs maniacally]" - flunky laughs in a totally repressed & twisted manner - STOP - BG: "You may go." flunky: "Mein Herr." - flunky leaves [possible insertion of puppet scene] scene change - evaluation specialist: "Ok, Judy, before we begin the evaluation process, do you have any questions at all?" flunky: "Ja, do you have any questions?" Judy: "Will I bet a better person?" evaluator: "Well of course you will!" flunky: "Ja, have some more cookies." - drugged cookies passed to Judy - evaluator: "Now, I need you to answer all these questions as openly & honestly as possible." flunky: "Of course, if you do, you will treated with kindness & charity" - evaluator clears throat as if telling flunky to shut up - evaluator: "How do you feel about your mother?" Judy: "I love her dearly" flunky: "Und.. how does Herr Slyde feel about his mutty?" evaluator: "His mother, his mother, his mom - How does he feel?" Judy, speaking roboticly: "She is a plump & unpleasant woman. he had a hard life." - Judy keep munching on the cookies - BG over intercom: "There is a surplus of cookies available now in the main floor library. You're welcome. [to bodyguard:] Computer [he gets moved in office chair w/ wheels to computer - he looks at surveillance camera of evaluator & flunky w/ Judy:] Perfect. [to bodyguard:] Intercom." back to flunky: "Frau B, What are Herr Slyde's weaknesses? How do we get to him? What are his inner demons?" evaluator: "What's his favorite color?" cut to Rock in his office thinking to himself: "Judy B hadn't shown up to work in a week, I hadn't had my coffee & I was ready to call it quits on Sara Lee's case [Judy B enters the office zombie-like] Judy! Judy! Heh! [Judy rifling thru his papers] Judy, what're you doing?" Judy: "Oh, hello, Rock, I didn't see you there. How are you today?" Rock: "Where have you been & why are you talking like that?" Judy: "The Church of Bartology, Rock. [shows him a piece of paper] This is what a terrible person I was here with you." Rock: "That is not true! Judy! Don't believe this!" Judy: "Soon I will be a productive member of society again." Rock slaps her: "Snap out of it Judy! Judy, please, for the love of God!" - 4:33

RockSlyde02: BG & fast-food manager sitting at booth in fast-food place approached by Rock - BG: "Oh, hello, Mr. Slyde. I believe you know Randy Wonder, owner of Wonder Burger, also a Bartologist." Wonder: "Hello, I am a Bartologist." BG: "Have a seat, Mr. Slyde." Rock: "Sorry for interrupting your little meeting. What, Bart, are you planning on pressing your mind-controlling cookie substance into the hamburger buns of the Wonder Burger franchise so that you can [Bart & Wonder look at each other as if this's a great idea] gain control of the masses who consume the fine Wonder Burger product worldwide & convert them to your religion?" BG: "Not a bad idea, Mr. Slyde." Rock: "Oops." - :38

RockSlyde03: dark screening room where a Bartology logo is spinning hypnotically on the screen & a slightly echoed flunky voice is heard: "Cookies." audience repeats zombie-like: "Cookies" flunky: "Cookies" audience repeats zombie-like: "Cookies" flunky: "I will submit my bank account statements to Bartology." audience repeats zombie-like: "I will submit my bank account statements to Bartology." flunky: "Ze Blessed Guru does not lie." audience repeats zombie-like: "Ze Blessed Guru does not lie." flunky: "Lost. Found. Lost and found. Finances. Relationships. Career. Future. Bartology. Welcome to Bartology. The future. Of Humans." - :51

RockSlyde04: Rock in Bart's office talking thru the intercom mic: "Attention Bartologists, Bartologists, this is your Blessed Guru [the Bartologists are shown listening to the intercom] This is GOD. Yes, I do exist. All those with ears, listen to what I say. You must no longer be controlled by the Bartologist's way." - :24

SevenBeauties01: historical footage of planes bombing & crashing w/ jazzy music in the background - Hitler + other nazi & war footage appears & voice-over starts: "The ones who don't enjoy themselves, even when they laugh, Oh yeah..; the ones who worship the corporate image, not knowing that they work for someone else, Oh yeah..; the ones who should've been shot in the cradle [shows Hitler again], POW!, Oh yeah..; [Mussolini shows] the ones who say: 'Follow me to success but kill me if I fail', so to speak, Oh yeah..; the ones who say: 'We Italians are the greatest he-men on Earth', Oh yeah..; the ones who're Noble Romans, the ones who say: 'That's for me', the ones who say: 'You know what I mean', Oh yeah..; the ones who vote for the right because they're fed-up with strikes, Oh yeah..; the ones who vote white in order not to get dirty, the ones who never get involved with politics, Oh yeah..; the ones who say: 'Be calm, calm' [shows Hitler extending his arms in a relevant gesture], the ones who still support the king, the ones who say: 'Yes, Sir', Oh yeah..; the ones who make love standing in their boots & imagine they're in a luxurious bed.. the ones who believe Christ is Santa Claus as a young man, Oh yeah..; the ones who say: 'Oh, what the hell', the ones who were there, the ones who believe in everything - even in God, the ones who listen to the national anthem, Oh yeah..; the ones who love their country" [perhaps for intercutting phrase by phrase w/ just about anything] - 2:14

SevenBeauties02: panning across forest in the mist w/ machine-gunning heard - zoom in on people stripping & putting their clothes & belongings in a pile & then walking in a line to their slaughter - 2 escaped soldiers watch thru binoculars - they run - soldier 1: "Damn! Who were they?" soldier 2: "They were Jews, I'll bet!" soldier 1: "That's impossible!" soldier 2: "It's possible & we happen to be as guilty as they are, we're accomplices to those rotten shit!" soldier 1: "But why do you that we're, we're accomplices? It's ridiculous! How can you say that?!" soldier 2: "Because that's the way it is. We didn't make a sound, didn't come out & spit in their faces. We could have - but we ran instead." soldier 1: "Well that's crazy! How could we have? How could we? They'd've come after us in a minute & we'd be shot! Useless suicide!" soldier 2: "Nooo, it wouldn't've been useless - because in the face of certain things you've got to say No!" - 1:49

SevenBeauties03: 2 soldiers now in a concentration camp bunking over an anarchist - they hear faint sounds - soldier to anarchist: "What's that about?" anarchist: "[German word I don't know - some sort of concentration camp term], a mysterious word, amigo. It means work, occasionally, or else acid bath or crematoria." soldier: "How do you know? Who are you?" anarchist: "That's how it is, I'm a death expert. An old anarchist whose bombs didn't work - Mussolini, Hitler, Salazar [Portuguese dictator of the time], failure after failure - not one of them worked. These people have made a business out of death." - :35

SevenBeauties04: same scene as previous - soldier 1:"What's the world coming to? How the hell did the world ever get like this?! & we let ourselves get killed this way! Nobody says anything! & the Jews who were supposed to be so smart! Look at all those poor bastards! The Red Russians, they're the ones who started the revolution, aren't they? & they're not rebelling! My rotten luck.. - ending up in this shit-pile!" - :22

SevenBeauties05: in the bunks again - anarchist, laughing: "All have been slaughtered for an apple & the world will end! Too bad, because I believe in man - but in a different man who will have to come into existence. & soon there will be a man who's truly civilized - not this beast who has been endowed with intelligence & obliterated the harmony in the world & brought about total destruction just by disturbing nature's equilibrium. A new man with values, a new man who is able to rediscover the harmony that's within." solider: "Whaddya mean? Put things in order?" anarchist: "Order? No no no no no no.. The ones who are orderly are the Germans. No. New man in disorder is the only hope there is. A new man in disorder." [good speech] - :54

SevenBeauties06: flashback to main character (soldier 1), pre-concentration camp, in jail going into a Mussoilini imitation: "Italians!" other inmates separated by bars from main character muttering things like: "What now?" soldier 1: "Let us welcome the war! For the virtues it can bring out!" other inmate: "He thinks he's Mussolini." soldier 1: "For those of us who have the guts are making history! Our people are a race of distant warriors! (?)" the other inmates jeer: "Duce! Duce!" soldier 1: "Our people are poets & heros! & that is their fate! The challenges (?) poses is a threat to all of our lives! A-la-la, A-la-la!" [the guards drag him away] - :54

SevenBeauties07: political prisoner is waiting w/ main character in a train waiting room under a picture of Mussolini - political prisoner: "Political?" main character (soldier 1): "No, hatchet killer." political prisoner: "Ah" soldier 1: "Pasquale (?), the monster of Naples" political prisoner snorts derisively - soldier 1: "The act of an unbalanced mind - 13 years" political prisoner: "You're lucky. They gave me 28 years & 4 months." soldier 1: "28?! Ach! How did it come to that?!" political prisoner: "I simply thought - & expressed what I thought - the most atrocious crime you can commit as a citizen [looks at Mussolini portrait] - he doesn't want that." soldier 1 looks at Mussolini portrait too - :38

SevenBeauties08: back in the concentration camp, soldier 1 is trying to ingratiate himself to the concentration camp head woman - woman: "You are in barrack number 23, right? Good. Starting right now you are to be in charge. I'm making you a captain. That's an order. As head of barrack 23, you are to designate any 6 that you like to be eliminated at once." soldier 1 makes a feeble attempt to shake his head - woman: "Jah! Or else I eliminate all the men." - :33

ShirinNeshat01: photographs of veiled women w/ writing on their exposed skin - artist: "The veil, of course, being an incredible symbol in the Islamic world - but, also, sortof poetically speaking, an incredible sense of boundary in that it separates the woman from the inside, the outside, the public, private, the visible, invisible, this incredible metaphor to sortof go into this work" subtitle: "'Women of Allah' Photographic series, 1994-96" artist: "In 1990, I went back, & as any other Iranian who returns the 1st time after an absence since the revolution, [shots of veiled women in Iran (presumably)] it was an immediate shock, of course, the profound transformation that the country had undergone in terms of the socio-political, cultural, & in every level - but I think what struck me most was the way in which the people of Iran had changed - beyond their own recognition [shot back to Neshat speaking] Suddenly the country had become so ideologically based - um, & that, I hadn't quite been ever at any place that was like that. I've never visited, for example, the Soviet Union or any other.. or Cuba, where you are confronted, immediately, with social control [shots back in Iran] in every level of your existence in a society in a way of your public presence, in a way that you should be interacting with people & in a way that you should be dressed. You are told to carry certain kinda codes - which was quite amazing! So, for me, it, it was this mixture of a great fascination [chanting crowds w/ subtitles: "Death to the Soviet Union"] mixed with this incredible sense of fear [shot changes to machine-gunner on rooftop, etc] I wanted to just repeatedly go back & I think that I was engrossed by an understanding of: How have we arrived at this level? How, you know, why did it happen? Why did the revolution happen? How did it happen? & what is it like now?" [shot of crowds chanting - subtitle: "Death to America" "Death to Israel" "Death to France"] - 2:17

ShirinNeshat02: excerpt from Neshat video w/ rows of black-robed women kneeling in prayer in bluish light & sand - Neshat: "What if we remove them from the urban landscape &, piece by piece take all signs of the civilization, social codes, & sortof throw them in the desert - which is, of course, a landscape that.. it's, sortof, very typically Middle Eastern. In the meanwhile, in order to reiterate my journey in exploring this subject with the woman I thought it was interesting [shot changes to Neshat's face in c/u] to have the men from the beginning to the end being intact where they are supposed to be & they are usually depicted to be [men, also in blue tine, standing in rows w/ dark pants & light shirts from same movie] which was the city & which was the position of the control, the government. The men were filmed in a fortress. To me, the fortress was incredibly symbolic of the idea of Islamic city, the boundary, the idea of defense. [shot changes to women at seashore] But the focus here was really the woman - & what really was, the narrative was almost nonexistent, was the brief journey that these woman took from the moment they found themselves abandoned in the desert to the moment they found a way toward the sea. [c/u of Neshat's face again] This journey, this migration, to me, was the heart of the piece. It was very significant in a way that, for example, toward the end you 6 woman boarding a boat [relevant shot shows] & leaving." movie shows in its installation context "For me, this act of departure was a symbol of bravery [back to Neshat's face] & whether it was reaching freedom or committing suicide, it still symbolized an act of bravery - & for those woman who stayed behind there's an idea of sacrifice [back to movie w/ shot of women in boat] & then, of course, the boat being a significant metaphor & the water itself being one that, as opposed to the desert, the sand, it never stands still, it keeps moving." British male narrator: "Themes of flight & exile run throughout Shirin Neshat's work." Neshat's voice again: "I think that was the beginning, that "Rapture" [the name of the movie/installation] was the beginning of the time that I started to make films that had an epic style, um, [Neshat's face again] where I became very ambitious, uh, in that, but mainly because I felt, in this particular piece, it was no longer about a single identity

[back to the sea] that it was really important to put the camera away from a single face, but it was about a mass of people [mass of hooded women shows & then back to Neshat] There is no hero, here, in this film. Everyone is treated in equal terms. Another thing I really enjoyed, formally, & visually, is the abstractions of the bodies into the landscape [showing shot of cluster of women with the palms of their hands showing w/ writing on them] There's a magical element in the way that, in the most unpredictable times & moments. you see the way that how beautifully these figures interacted & that what they were wearing directly referred to the socio-political history that they came from - but, yet, what we were saying was not at all attached to that - it was something completely subliminal & primal.. ..So it was the 1st work that I did that I thought, it really started to move away from direct issues of any city [back to her face] but became very universal in its intention." Iranian (?) man: "I totally understand her attraction towards that abstraction, not storytelling per se, not having a plotline, [shot of men from "Rapture" - then to new speaker's face again] - it's like with music, it starts from beginning, you know? [he smiles & laughs a little] The end doesn't have tp be a big bang, you know? [back to overhead shot of men struggling (?) in "Rapture" - shots continue intercutting between speaker & "Rapture" scene] It has to be what it is. It has to be emotion. I was also attracted to bring this kind of emotional impact to this kinda work. If it moves us, & we are carrying our own iconographies, & then, maybe, we can move others - but that's all we can do, y'know, just move ourselves [cuts to scene of women making ululating sounds w/ their mouths & tongues] Neshat's face again: "The moment that the woman arrive & actually begin to, the process of prayer, when they raise their hand, the script on their hand, to me, in a, in an instance gaze at the men who are now stopped & were staring at them - it was trying to have a conversation without saying anything. It was a voice that couldn't really be heard, but they, they were trying to express themselves. It was very similar to the kindof effect that I was looking for in my photographs - where the text over the body sortof broke the silence - without it being too loud or without it being overly aggressive - it was very subtle, but it suggested that they were attempting to speak out [pause showing more women kneeling in blue-tinted desert - then to Neshat's face again] I think of "Rapture very often as a.. very much like a dance choreography [back to women in desert] so from the very beginning, the movement of this crowd on both side was extremely an important part of the piece - it became the narrative - &, so, I think that, unlike the pieces that followed it, it was really treated in the combination of photography, dance, & sculpture [shot pans back showing "Rapture" as installation] I was thinking very consciously how visually one side worked with the other side [cuts to fortress/men shot in installation] while still trying to keep in mind the meaning of it & not sortof sacrifice it just because of its visual beauty." [even in her description of this piece, Neshat is so painfully repressed that it's almost unbearable - it's like the religious patriarchy is almost completely internalized as staring over her shoulder at every moment] - 6:18!!!!!

Shoah01: interviewing holocaust survivor who seems somewhat 'crazy' - subtitle: "The other survivor : MICHAEL PODCHLEBNIK" - woman speaks in Hebrew, PODCHLEBNIK responds in kind, woman translates into French - wch is translated into English by subtitle: "He thanks God for what remains and that he can forget And let's not talk about that." Lanzemann: "Does he think it's good to talk about it?" same translation process as before, PODCHLEBNIK: "For me it's not good." Lanzemann: "Then why is he talking about it?" PODCHLEBNIK: "Because you're insisting on it. He was sent books on the Eichmann trial, where he was and he didn't even read them." [intercut, obviously, w/ something re Eichmann] - 1:14

Shoah02: in Polish village talking w/ farmers who lived & worked next to a concentration camp - all sortof talking at once at 1st - farmer, talking about himself - going thru a translator & then subtitled: "He had a field under 100 yards from the camp. He also worked during the German occupation." Lanzemann: "He worked his field?" farmer: "Yes. He saw how they were asphyxiated. He heard them scream, he saw that. There's a small hill : he could see quite a bit." [2nd farmer says something & gestures & the farmers laugh] Lanzemann, thru translation process: "What did he say?" farmers: "They couldn't stop & watch. It was forbidden. The Ukrainians shot at them." Lanzemann: "But they could work a field 100 yards from the camp?" different farmer from 1st 2: "They could." 1st farmer: "So occasionally he could steal a glance. If the Ukranians weren't looking." Lanzeman: "He worked with his eyes lowered?" farmer: "Yes." another farmer: "He worked by the barbed wire and heard awful screams." Lanzemann: "His field was there?" farmer: "Yes, right up close. It wasn't forbidden to work there." Lanzemann: "So he worked he farmed there?" farmer: "Yes. Where the camp is now. was partly his field It was off limits, but they heard everything." Lanzemann: "It didn't bother him to work so near those screams?" farmer: "At first it was unbearable. Then you got used to it." Lanzemann: "You get used to anything?" farmer: "Yes. Now he thinks... impossible. Yet it was true." - 2:16

Shoah03: nighttime scene of traffic in Berlin - woman w/ British accent speaks in English: "This is no longer home, you see? &, um, ["BERLIN" caption appears] especially it's no longer home when they start telling me that: 'They didn't know, they didn't know! They say: 'They didn't see. Yes there were Jews living in our house. One day they were no longer there - we didn't know what happened.' They couldn't help seeing it! It was not a matter of one action! These were actions that were taking place over almost 2 years - there was almost, every fortnight, people were torn out of their houses - How could they escape it? How could they not see it?!" [intercut w/ some denial text] - :41

ShyGuy01: black & white footage of suit-dressed 'teen' looking into hang-out window - male narrator: "There's a barrier & you don't know how to begin breaking it down. You imagine they keep watching the way you look, the way you act. They think you're different. So, you head for home - what else?" shot fades to black & then to Shy Guy working on a project - narrator: "But, still, you can't forget that you're alone - an outsider." [connect to some Robopaths text?] - :21

ShyGuy02: Shy Guy talking to his dad: "But I'll bet the other men didn't look at your clothes all the time." Dad: "Well what makes you think they look at your clothes?" Shy Guy: "Oooh, because the other fellows wear sweaters or just shirts - not a regular suit like mine." Dad: "Well, wear a sweater then! [the pressure to conform presented as a positive virtue here] But clothes alone won't.. Phil, what about the other fellows? What do they do? What do they.. like?" Shy Guy: "Gosh, dad, I don't know, I never noticed. Only I know it's not radios." Dad: "Perhaps that's the reason you don't know - you don't notice what the others are interested in. Why not try to find out?" Shy Guy: "How, dad?" Dad: "Well, you might try watching, listening. Pick out the most popular boys & girls in school & keep an eye on them. Try to figure out why people like them - not that you'll ever be just like them but you might learn something." [great opportunity for camp intercutting w/ nazi conformist footage - like Eichmann's facing that he'd have to think for himself] - :56

Soapy01: boy washing himself in bathtub - woman narrator: "Billy Martin is one the nicest boys in our town - he's one of the cleanest boys too." [ripe for camp, just like the Shy Guy stuff - intercut w/ cleanliness stuff from "Architecture of Doom"] - :08

Stranger01: Welles in woods being approached by other former nazi & their conversation - they embrace - Welles: "Meinike (sp?)" Meinike: "Yes, Meinike." Welles: "I thought.." Meinike: "..I had been hanged.. The others, but not I. [voices of students that Welles know running thru woods] A dead man could not stand face-to-face with you, Franz." Welles: "You're not much changed. Put you back in your old uniform you'd look very much the same." Meinike: "Franz, I am a different man from before." Welles leads him deeper into the woods so that the boys won't see them together - Welles: "I too, I too am different, Conrad (comrade?). You know how I gathered every single item in Germany, in Poland that might've served as a clue to my identity.. well, guess what I'll be doing at 6 O'Clock tonight? Standing before a minister of the gospel with a woman's hand in mine, the daughter of a justice of the United States Supreme Court, a famous liberal - the girl's even good to look at! Yes, the camouflage is perfect!" [given that this was made in 1946, it's from before they caught Eichmann & can be used as a speculation about Eichmann's whereabouts - it shd be intercut w/ the documentary where it's explained how Eichmann's documents WERE destroyed, etc.. This shd be early on in "Robopaths" before Eichmann's actual history is more completely revealed] - :54

Stranger02: dinner party: Edward G. Robinson: "We'll consider it the objective opinion of an objective historian." Welles: "Historian? A psychiatrist could explain it better. The German sees himself as the innocent victim of world envy & hatred conspired against, set upon by inferior peoples, inferior nations. He cannot admit to error, much less to wrong doing [intercut w/ relevant parts of Arendt's Eichmann] not the German. We chose to ignore Ethiopia & Spain but we learned from our casualty list the price of looking the other way. Men of truth everywhere have come to know for whom the bell tolled - but not the German. He still follows his warrior gods, marching to Wagnerian strains, his eyes still fixed upon the fiery sword of Siegfried & in those subterranean meeting places that you don't believe in the German dreamworld comes alive & he takes his place in shining armor beneath the banners of the Teutonic knights. Mankind is waiting for the Messiah but for the German the Messiah is not the Prince of Peace - he's another Barbarossa, another Hitler." Robinson: "Well then you, uh, you have no faith in the reforms that're being effected in German?" Welles: "I don't know, Mr. Wilson, I can't believe that people can be reformed except from within. The basic principles of equality & freedom never have, never will take root in Germany. The will to freedom has been voiced in every other tongue: 'All men are created equal', 'Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité' but, in German.." young student interrupts: "There's Marx: 'Proletarians unite - you have nothing to lose but your chains.'" Welles: "But Marx wasn't a German, Marx was a Jew." [this is where Welles slips up since that's a nazi idea] older man: "But my dear Charles, if we concede your argument, there is no solution." Welles: "Well, sir, once again, I differ." Robinson: "Well, what is it then?" Welles: "Annihilation." [intercut w/ Hitler's use of annihilation?] - 1:56

Superstar01: Karen's mom: "Was that you, just now, singing?" Karen/Barbie: "Sorry, too loud?" [intercut this w/ "Rat Race" & "Terror's Advocate" to riff off of Barbie/Barbie-Doll connection] Karen's brother: "Mom thinks that you should sing lead." Karen: "What? No way!" swish pan w/ Carpenter's song as soundtrack - producer turns off Carpenter's demo tape & asks: "Who else has heard this tape?" Karen's bro: "RCA, Columbia, Decca" producer: "& they all turned you down?" Karen: "They said it wouldn't sell." bro: "That hard rock's in." Karen: "& wholesome's out." producer to Karen: "What's your name?" Karen: "Me? Karen." producer: "Karen. I like your voice. To tell you the truth, I think you kids have really got something here. Karen & Richard Carpenter, just a coupla kids next door. Now listen to me: You kids are young, fresh, & it'll just be up to me to make young & fresh a happening thing. [visuals start getting stranger] I know it's a rough road out there & the stakes are high but don't you worry, we're a real family here at A&M, we'll take real good care of you - all you have to do is put yourself in my hands [corpse of starved woman thrown in mass grave at concentration camp & scream is heard]" [Haynes heavy-handed comparison here is to the work-to-death aspect of nazism - cf "Work Will Make You Free Trade" etc]- 1:31

SweetMovie01: lawyer & old woman & bride in luxurious conditions - lawyer: "I advise you strongly to refrain from thinking anything." old woman: "Thinking, sometimes, can be a very dangerous exercise." lawyer: "Very dangerous, indeed!" [intercut w/ scene where political prisoner in "Seven Beauties" talks about Mussolini suppressing thinking] - :12

Terror'sAdvocate01: warning signs dot a Cambodian landscape where mines & unexploded bombs are - person shown on porch right next to warning sign - w/a shot of huts - male narrator translated thru subtitles: "Jaques Vergés wrote... that to know me for 20 or 30 years as someone polite, discreet... [identifying caption shows next to speaking man's face: "POLPOT Brother #1 of the Khmer rouge"] and smiling. [he smiles]" [inevitably intercut w/ "Killing Fields" footage & w/ Arendt comment of people most removed as most guilty] cut to a different w/a shot w/ houses - caption: "House of Khieu Samphan" - still of Jaques Vergés & Khieu Samphu sitting together w/ caption: "Khieu Samphan Brother #4 of the Khmer rouge" - still os them hugging & then at a table w/ Vergés PRAYING - Vergés voice-over subtitled: "Some say the genocide was wholly intentional. [shot changes to footage of Vergés talking:] I say it wasn't. [caption appears identifying him as "Jacques Vergés Lawyer"] There were deaths and famine, but it was unintentional. There was reprehensible repression and torture. But not on millions of people. About the number of deaths, the mass graves found don't tally [intercut w/ "Killing Fields" of shots of skeletons in rice paddies] with the number of alleged victims." cut to shot of bones w/ bugs crawling on them - cut to pan of bones all piled together - Vergés: "Torture and crimes were committed: but it was lumped together. The US bombardments weren't considered. [intercut w/ "Killing Fields" version of US bombings] or the famine from the U.S. embargo and blockade. [back to Vergés] It became a package, and it was all blamed on the Khmers Rouges." - !:47

Terror'sAdvocate02: c/u of Barbie's face w/ caption: "Klaus Barbie "The Butcher of Lyon"" - outside view of courtouse where Barbie was tried - Vergés's voice-over subtitled: "In Lyon they put on a real show. [cut to Vergés talking] They turned the main hall into a courtroom, to seat 700 people. [shot changes to books - perhaps court records - then back to Vergés] A raised courtroom with stairs leading up to it. The French government built the set. Then it was up to us, within their set, to improvise their play." shot of the courtroom - judge's voice subtitled: "The court is in session. [shpt shows judge] Guards, bring in the prisoner. [shot shows Barbie brought in by guards - pan around courtroom - shot of Vergés in court leafing thru papers & turning around to talk w/ Barbie]" [intercut w/ Rat Race & Eichmann & the lot but try not to be TOO campy in order to avoid making Barbie look good somehow - might have to quote Wikipedia entry on Barbie to explain who he is:

War crimes

He first set up camp at Hôtel Terminus in Lyon. It was this time as head of the Gestapo of Lyon that earned him the name Butcher of Lyon. Evidence suggests that he personally tortured prisoners, men, women, and children alike, by breaking extremities, sexual abuse using dogs, and electroshock, among other methods.[2]

It is estimated that he was directly responsible for the deaths of up to 14,000 people.[3][4] The most infamous case is the arrest and torture of Jean Moulin, one of the highest-ranking members of the French Resistance. In April 1944, Barbie ordered the deportation to Auschwitz of a group of 44 Jewish children from an orphanage at Izieu. After his operations in Lyon, he rejoined the SIPO-SD of Lyon in Bruyeres-in-Vosges, where he was also responsible for a massacre in Rehaupal in September 1944.

[edit] US intelligence and Bolivia

In 1947, Barbie became an agent for the 66th Detachment of the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC).[5] In 1951, he fled to Juan Peron's Argentina with the help of a ratline organized by U.S. intelligence services[6] and the Croatian Ustashi Roman Catholic priest Krunoslav Draganovi?. Asked by Barbie why he was going out of his way to help him escape, Draganovi? responded, "We have to maintain a sort of moral reserve on which we can draw in the future."[7] Barbie then emigrated to Bolivia, where he lived under the alias Klaus Altmann. Testimony of Italian insurgent Stefano Delle Chiaie before the Italian Parliamentary Commission on Terrorism suggests that Barbie took part in the "Cocaine Coup" of Luis García Meza Tejada, when the regime forced its way to power in Bolivia in 1980.[8]

In 1965 Barbie was recruited by the German foreign intelligence agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) under the codename "Adler" (Eagle) and the registration number V-43118 due to both his excellent relations to high-ranking Bolivian officials and his strongly nationalist and anti-communist stance.[9] His initial monthly salary of 500 Deutsche Mark was transferred in May 1966 to an account of the Chartered Bank of London in San Francisco. During his stint with the BND he was responsible for at least 35 reports that were sent to the BND headquarters in Pullach.[10]

[edit] Che Guevara

See also: Ñancahuazú Guerrilla

The 2007 documentary My Enemy's Enemy, directed by Oscar-winning British director Kevin Macdonald, raises the possibility that Barbie helped the CIA orchestrate the 1967 capture and execution of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara in Bolivia.[11] In 1966 a disguised Guevara arrived in Bolivia to organize the overthrow of its military dictatorship, and according to the film, the CIA turned to Barbie for his first-hand knowledge of counter-guerrilla warfare.] - 1:04

Terror'sAdvocate03: cartoonist friend of Vergés's subtitled: "I said, "Shit! You can't defend Barbie. That's outrageous. You're baiting everyone." He said, "Yes, but..." Then explained at length though I understood quite fast what his ambition was. He converted me because he's pretty smart. He said, "I'll put the French on trial, the use of torture in France, I'll relate it to the Algerian war. Follow the trial. You'll see." another political commentator subtitled: "There's not much difference between the methods used in Algeria and the methods used by the Gestapo in Lyon. People died under torture in Algeria, [ caption identifies speaker as: "Lionel Darby Journalist and writer" (hard to read - I might be wrong)] I know it, I've researched that myself. I think Vergés is deeply anti-colonial and always will be. He can't stand it. He won't let up on them. He'll claw at them until France recognizes that some of its officers behaved like Nazi officers." back to Vergés: "I can't stand a man being humiliated - even an enemy - for a lone man to be insulted by a lynch mob. I was asked, "Would you defend Hitler?" I said, "I'd even defend Bush! But only if he agrees to plead guilty!"" - [I shd probably use that] - 1:35

the LAW: "We are all UNEQUAL under the LAW & THAT is its PURPOSE" [intercut w/ "Terror's ADVOCATE"?]

ThisFilmIsNotYetRated01: starts w/ shot of starving boy held up for scrutiny by concentration camp inmates - voice-over: "When the Americans liberated Buchenwald & they saw these images, these heaps of people, [cut to filmmaker whose voice is being heard] is that PG? Is that PG-13? Is that R? People need to see that. [cut to still of naked Vietnamese girl & other children running screaming down a road] When a little girl is running down the road in South Vietnam, you know, burnt by napalm & she's naked, [back to filmmaker] is that PG? Is that PG-13? Is it R? [cut to American soldiers bullying Middle Eastern people down steps] You can't rate reality - & if you can't deal with that, then don't send people to war" excerpt from "The Green Berets" w/ it identified as such by a caption & w/ John Wayne showing - David L. Robb voiceover: "The military & the film studios have colluded for more than 50 years [person talking shows, caption identifies: "David L. Robb author, Operation Hollywood"] uh, anytime filmmakers want military assets, ships, [excerpt from "The Right Stuff" shows w/ caption] or tanks, or planes, they have to give the Pentagon 5 copies of their script [back to speaker] - if there's anything in their script that's negative, the, the Pentagon wants them to take it out & so they nehotiate & take out any war crimes or foul language or drinking - anything that would make the military look bad - & then after the agreement is made [cut to shot identified as from "Windtalkers"] the military sends a minder onto the set when the film is being shot to make sure it's shot just the way they agreed [black & white footage of military brass watching a movie] & then once the film is completed it has to be shown to the Pentagon admirals & generals before it's shown to the public. [back to commentator] Dozens of films have not been made because they couldn't get military assistance [cut to black & white shot of film set] so people have no idea what they're not seeing. [back to speaker] Jack Valenti knew what was going on, he was complicit in it, he was part of it, [shot of American flag - caption appears: 'WE ARE PROUD OF AMERICA AND AMERICANS"] you know, it's just a subtle form of brainwashing, I believe. that the, uh, [back to speaker] 50 years of the constant drumbeat of ["Top Gun"] 'the military is good, American soldiers are heroic & valiant, [back to speaker] I think has made the American people more war-like over the last 50 years." new speaker captioned as: "Jon Lewis author, Hollywood v. Hardcore": "You know, I think we need to step back for a second & wonder, sortof, what all this means that 2 or 3 companies completely control the information, um, in our country. & when we think about censorship, what's being censored are scenes in movies which mean nothing to these people, uh, &, of course, what's not being regulated is the ways in which these corporations control the flow of information in the recording industry, in the film industry, tv industry, radio, press, everything." - 2:26

ThisFilmIsNotYetRated02: Jack Valenti: "It pleases me even more that you come from both sides of the aisle. I, I was struck with Ted Stevens, I'd never heard that before, but I, I'd like to claim that, Ted, when you said: 'He has friends on both sides of the aisle but he doesn't know about an aisle.' I like that." intertitles: "Jack Valenti lobbied his "Friends" to pass the following laws for the MPAA: Copyright Term Extension Act - Sell a birthday cake with a Mickey Mouse cartoon = 5 years in jail and $150,000 fine - 5 years in jail and $150,000 fine - No Electronic Theft Act - Leave "The Mummy" in your share folder on your computer = 3 years in jail and $250,000 fine - 3 years in jail and $250,000 fine - Digital Millenium Copyright Act - Sell software that lets you make a backup copy of "Batman" = Up to 5 years in jail and $500,000 fine - Up to 5 years in jail and $500,000 fine" [intercut w/ text about Heydrich as head of Interpol + Interpol copyright warning] - :59

ThisFilmIsNotYetRated03: caption identifies person being interviewed as: "Michael McClellan appeals board member" - interviewer: "Well, so now these 2 members of the clergy are there too, right?" McClellan: "As observers." interviewer: "As observers. Do they ever ask any questions?" McClellan: "No." interviewer: "No?" McClellan: "They are not permitted according to the rules." interviewer: "So they actually are totally mum, they don't speak at all?" McClellan nods. shots changes to backlit other member of board being interviewed anonymously - interviewer: "So, what do they do when they're there?" anonymous w/ voice pitch-shifted: "They behave the same way as all of us. They watch the movie, possibly participate in the discussion, & they cast a vote." interviewer: "They DO cast a vote." anonymous: "Yes." - :25

Threnody: Mark Steven Brookes (sp?) sound piece reading nazi expediency memo: "Secret Reich business, Berlin, June 5th, 1942. Changes for special vehicles now in service at Kulhof & for those now being built. Since December, 1941, 90,000 have been processed by the 3 vehicles in service with no major incidents. In the line of observations made so far, however, the following technical changes are needed: [intercut w/ excerpt 1 of anarchist talking about "business out of death" in "Seven Beauties" 03] 1. The vans' normal load is usually 9 per square yard - in Sauer (?) vehicles, which are very spacious, maximum use of space is impossible - not because of any possible overload but because loading to capacity would effect vehicle stability.. SO, reduction of the load space seems necessary. It must absolutely be reduced by a yard - instead of trying to solve the problem, as hitherto, by reducing the number of pieces loaded. Besides, this extends the operating time, as the empty void must also be filled with carbon monoxide. On the other hand, if the load space is reduced, and the vehicle is packed solid, the operating time can be considerably shortened. [intercut somehow w/ text about euphemistic language mentioned by Arendt in connection w/ Himmler] The manufacturers told us during a discussion that reducing the size of the van's rear would throw it badly off balance. The front axle, they claim, would be overloaded. In fact, the balance is automatically restored, because the merchandise aboard displays during the operation a natural tendency to rush towards the rear doors, and is mainly found lying there at the end of the operation. So the front axle is not overloaded. [intercut w/ excerpt 2 of anarchist talking about "business out of death" in "Seven Beauties" 03] [2] The lighting must be better protected than now. The lamps must be enclosed in a steel grid to prevent their being damaged. Lights could be eliminated, since they apparently are never used. However, it has been observed that when the doors are shut, the load always presses hard against them as soon as darkness sets in, which makes closing the doors difficult. Also, because of the alarming nature of darkness, screaming always occurs when the doors are closed. It would therefore be useful to light the lamp before and during the first moments of the operation. [intercut w/ excerpt 3 of anarchist talking about "business out of death" in "Seven Beauties" 03] [3] For easy cleaning of the vehicle, there must be a sealed drain in the middle of the floor. The drainage hole's cover, eight to twelve inches in diameter, would be equipped with a slanting trap, so that fluids can drain off during the operation. During cleaning, the drain can be used to evacuate large pieces of dirt. [intercut w/ anarchist talking in "Seven Beauties" 05] The aforementioned technical changes are to be made to vehicles in service only when they come in for repairs. As for the ten vehicles ordered from Saurer, they must be equipped with all innovations and changes shown by use and experience to be necessary. Submitted for decision to Gruppenleiter II D,-Obersturmbannführer Walter Rauff" sound of van doors being closed about 3:50 in, sound of vehicle starting & faint screaming - fades out & more electronic sound gradually fades in - 8:20 German speech comes in under electronic drone - 9:07 speech stops & electronics get louder - 11:18 English voice w/ slight German accent: "I vas a soldier" - 13:22

Here's the original text (translated, obviously) as taken off-line. Brookes' piece alters it slightly such as by taking out the line I've struck-thru below [strike-thru not shown on online version]:

Secret Reich Business Berlin, June 5, 1942 Changes for special vehicles now in service at Kulmhof (Chelmno) and for those now being built Since December 1941, ninety-seven thousand have been verabeitet [processed] by the three vehicles in service, with no major incidents. In the light of observations made so far, however, the following technical changes are needed: [1] The vans' normal load is usually nine per square yard. In Saurer vehicles, which are very spacious, maximum use of space is impossible, not because of any possible overload, but because loading to full capacity would affect the vehicle's stability. So reduction of the load space seems necessary. It must absolutely be reduced by a yard, instead of trying to solve the problem, as hitherto, by reducing the number of pieces loaded. Besides, this extends the operating time, as the empty void must also be filled with carbon monoxide. On the other hand, if the load space is reduced, and the vehicle is packed solid, the operating time can be considerably shortened. The manufacturers told us during a discussion that reducing the size of the van's rear would throw it badly off balance. The front axle, they claim, would be overloaded. In fact, the balance is automatically restored, because the merchandise aboard displays during the operation a natural tendency to rush to the rear doors, and is mainly found lying there at the end of the operation. So the front axle is not overloaded. [2] The lighting must be better protected than now. The lamps must be enclosed in a steel grid to prevent their being damaged. Lights could be eliminated, since they apparently are never used. However, it has been observed that when the doors are shut, the load always presses hard against them as soon as darkness sets in. This is because the load naturally rushes toward the light when darkness sets in, which makes closing the doors difficult. Also, because of the alarming nature of darkness, screaming always occurs when the doors are closed. It would therefore be useful to light the lamp before and during the first moments of the operation. [3] For easy cleaning of the vehicle, there must be a sealed drain in the middle of the floor. The drainage hole's cover, eight to twelve inches in diameter, would be equipped with a slanting trap, so that fluid liquids can drain off during the operation. During cleaning, the drain can be used to evacuate large pieces of dirt. The aforementioned technical changes are to be made to vehicles in service only when they come in for repairs. As for the ten vehicles ordered from Saurer, they must be equipped with all innovations and changes shown by use and experience to be necessary. Submitted for decision to Gruppenleiter II D, SS-Obersturmbannführer Walter Rauff Signed: Just

Uncle Bernie's Farm: Frank Zappa song from the Mothers of Invention's "Absolutely Free" LP

"(I'm dreaming...of looove [or is it: "oh noooo")

There's a bomb to blow your mommy up,

A bomb for your daddy too!


A baby doll that burps 'n pees;

A case of airplane glue!

A hungry plastic troll,

To scarf your buddy's arm!

A box of ugly plastic things marked:

"Uncle Bernie's Farm";


There's a little plastic 'congress'

There's a 'nation' you can buy!

There's a doll that looks like mommy

(she'll do anything but cry) (yes, sir (?))

There's a doll that looks like daddy

(he's a funny little man...

Push a button 'n ask fo money:

There's a dollar in his hand!)

(check his wallet)


We gotta send Santa Claus back to the rescue mission,

Christmas don't make it no more!

Don'tcha know that murder an' destruction

Scream the toys in every store!

(Think this'll sell in New York?)


There's a man who runs the country

There's a man who tries to think

And they're all made out of plastic

(when they melt, they start to stink)

There's a book with smiling children,

Nearly dead with christmas joys

And smiling in his office

Is the creep who makes 'the toys'

(We've got this car,

when it hits the wall,

you can see the guy dying

You got little plastic pools of blood


(I'm dreaming...)

...intestines... plastic intestines

you can stuff back into his stomach

There's this other thing,

I... I got bombs, I got rockets,

I got a, I got a stillson wrench

And it comes with plastic brass knuckles

With sound effects

We got a '39 chevy...


When Money's God: When Money's God Poor People are the Human Sacrifices

Who is really human?: This interview w/ Philip K. Dick is hard to understand at times b/c of lo-fidelity & the 12:34;13 excerpt I've picked here is obviously way too long. As such, I'm only going to pick the smallest part of it I can use & only transcribe that: Dick: "These, these Jehovahs Witnesses were going to be, were going to be gassed. They knew the situation, they knew that they & other people were going to be gassed. & yet they were typing names & (?), you know, &.." [I decided not to use this b/c the sound quality is too bad]

WomenInLove01: at funeral of drowned lovers - Hermione says to Oliver Reed: "Perhaps it's better to die than to live mechanically." - :04

WorkWillMakeYouFreeTrade01: Me talking about my rubber stamp on an Australian radio stn - Andrew Bunny: "your artistic work?" tENT: "I wouldn't say 'srtistic work' but I definitely use alotof buzzwords & neoists, particularly, use alotof buzzwords." Andrew Bunny: "I notice that you say: 'Work will make you Free Trade' (garbled) What are your current favorites?" tENT: "Well, 1st, maybe I should explain 'Work will make you Free Trade' for those who don't remember 'Arbeit Macht Frei' which was, of course, written over the, uh, Auschwitz concentration camp, uh. Of course, the idea was that, uh, people were being taken to the concentration camps to make them work & get off their asses & stop being, uh, parasites on the society or whatever but, uh, really they were just being worked to death & then killed so 'Work will make you Free' was just a cover-up for genocide & I think that 'Free Trade' is also just a cover-up for genocide which is why I say 'Work will make you Free Trade'. It's just the same old genocidal story under a new cover, a new public relations cover." [intercut w/ nazi stuff & IMF movie?] - 1:02

You Too can be a Puppet: song from the Flahooley soundtrack - Yip Harburg

"The world is full of a number of things & one of them is people

But people (can't understand)

They take to gin, anti-histamine, to aspirin, they (cough) on television

& some take Consolidated Gas or the Saturday Evening Post

We pity you, we do, for all the (?), but here's some news for you

- you needn't be a failure

A Failure!

Fiddly-I, Fiddly-A, Fiddly-all your trouble away,

You, Too, can be a Puppet!

You, Too, can be a Puppet!

Man, man, silly man, full of human folly,

why be Grable fans, Klu Klux Klan, when you can be

Kookla, Fran, & Ollie? (sp? - puppets)

Fiddly-I, Fiddly-D, you can be just as happy as we,

Be a puppet not a (?) man

Come out of the woodwork, brother,

& join the brotherwood of man, the brotherwood of man!

You, Too, can be a Pup---pet, (?),

Why be bothered by psychiatry?

Buy a tree & carve yourself a guy like me!

Fly away from love & anarchy, (?) & Hopalong Cassidy,


You have nothing to lose but your glands

OH! Be a puppet, be a puppet, be a puppet, be a puppet,

be a puppet, be a puppet, be a puppet, be a puppet

Fiddly-I, Fiddly-D, you can be just as happy as we,

Be a puppet not a (?) man

Come out of the woodwork, brother,

& join the brotherwood of man, the brotherwood of man!


[maybe have part of this as the soundtrack under the beginning?]



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