KEN’S CORNER: The Phenomenal Dazzle of Leni Rienfenstahl & 2020 Parallels
Commentary by TLB Contributing Writer: Ken LaRive
Time is slipping through our fingers like dust in the wind, and truth is in short supply… without it, truth, we can have no future to call our own, no dreams can we achieve. With out it our past is rewritten, and soon forgotten… Life seems to go by on fast forward, like an out of control snowball, so, we should try to take a pause, every so often, to take stock… that is what I am presenting to you here, and when you finish the last paragraph, five minutes from now, you will see a true depiction of History. You will be able to name your enemy.
Just as what we thought as children, we may no longer see or even understand today. So too, the ideologies and convictions that men and countries once held sacred in history, philosophies and norms once revered as sincere and honorable, may someday fall to dust, and soon after, forgotten. Some are replaced by refinements, or variations of the same theme, but some simply disappear because history is written by the victor. And so, let me introduce to you Leni Rienfenstahl, who is found on the losing side of war…
Even those of us who still move among the games of men, but old enough to visualize that inevitable rocker in the shade, can still get an inkling of those dreams of our youthful past, if we try. They come to us, those dusty memories, in moments without reason, in situations not understood, and in the process are about the only thing strong enough to give us pause. Pause, to consider. If we could have known then, what we know now, would we have chosen a different path for our life? Or, would we have just tried harder. I mean, here we are, Trump supporters. We see hope.. We see an enemy that has the potential to crush America, and we are fighting back as best we know, using the system. What if the system is rigged? What if we fail? What if we are engulfed, and what if our children, taught in a Marxist university, betrayed our Constitution, and helped to destroy America? Would you fight for that in the final hour? Would you give your life?
At the time, so long ago, what we held to be so significant and true, now seems somewhat negligible in the wider standard. Age brings with it a softer, more subtle way of looking at life, and so the saying was formulated, “Youth is wasted on the Young.” This is true, but we forget what it took for that sweet bliss of youth to swing with trust from a rope over the water. What strength we had to let go? What faith we had in our natural ability? It was a wonderful harmony of mind and body as we twisted into the void, and we fell without fear, deep into the cool clear pond. The laughter when we surfaced was the knowledge that was part of us then, weather we can remember it now or not. That separation, between what we have earthbound, and what our free and flying spirits promise, is exactly what our children are learning in our Bolsheviki Zionist Marxist Communist Universities. They believe what they are taught, at a vulnerable and suggestive age, and we should push back on that with every nerve and volition we can muster. Without our children, we have no future, and those teachers have betrayed our trust.
It is these feelings I muse over when thinking of Leni, and I’ll tell you why.
Imagine Berlin, Germany in 1902, when Leni Riefenstahl was born.
She was blessed with a multitude of seemingly effortless and magical talents that sparked from her like a roman candle. Her charming and flamboyant wit, her wondrous creative visions and dreams, and a focused energy that would not be denied, let her blossom in everything she did.
I could never tell you everything in this short paper. I can only give you an inkling as to what she has given our humanity, and possibly love her for it, as I do.
For a flash in time, nearly everyone in the free world knew her name. More then just breathtakingly beautiful, as she still was at 102, she had a sparkling exuberance that silenced a room when she entered, and lines would form for days just to catch a glimpse of her arrival, from Europe to America.
It is worth taking a look at her remarkable life, as her last film, a first and last in over six decades, shows the true gravity of her talents as a filmmaker, and the loss as well… blackballed. Every filmmaker, to this very day, still studies her work… and her amazing life. You will hear that she is a dancer, and actress, an artist, a photographer, a filmmaker, and a Nazi collaborator. I think she was that and much more, with history manipulated to seem an original thought, perhaps the latter can be somewhat forgiven. Surely, such a talent being born in Hitler’s Germany would flourish. You must ask yourself, what would you do, because pre Nazi Germany and America in 2020, has some amazing parallels.
She started off as a dancer, but not just a dancer. At an early age she was renowned throughout the country and choreographed her own solo dance she performed in both German and European stages. As she grew into a beautiful woman she became the top actress of her time, staring in films that broke ground in a brand new artistic medium called “The Silver Screen.” She was a natural, a quick study, and rapidly went from leading lady alongside the great Louis Tucker, she simultaneously studied the filming techniques of Arnold Fanck, who saw in her a great directing promise.
In 1932 she became internationally famous as a woman producer, director, inventor of images, and also leading actress in her first feature film “The Blue Light”. It was an immediate success, and soon after “Triumph of the Will” was produced, her most controversial documentary about the Sixth Nazi Party Rally of 1934 in Nuremberg.
By her direction she transformed a murdering fascist’s regime into what appeared to be benign saviors. Her inventive timing and camera angles had never been seen before, and to this day are considered the greatest propaganda film ever made, setting the stage and influencing countless others throughout the world. This one singular work, so early in her career, would haunt her even to the day she died, not so very long ago.
Her next film called “Olympia” has been rated as one of the best top ten documentary films ever produced, and was the instant rave of America’s Hollywood. Much of what we see in our early cinema was copied from her techniques. She artistically depicted, before Hitler’s decline in favoritism, the beauty and grace of 1936 Berlin Olympic’s German athletes as the superior Aryan race, in which she so artistically compared to the ancient Greeks.
There should be no shame in being ambitious, especially when so talented. Her ability to create must have been a powerful force inside her, and though she never belonged to the Nazi party herself, she did know Hitler and his party leaders. She must have been involved in some grand balls and extravaganzas, being so beautiful and able to promote the ideals of the party so vividly. But remember that Hitler was not yet hated or despised by the west then, and everything Leni did was acclaimed worldwide. Hitler’s Germany and Leni’s pictures were even displayed in our National Geographic Magazine. Hitler was Time’s man of the year. But then, with WWII at a close, Riefenstahl was put on the black list, as were many of our own artists here in America. What a blow that must have been for her! Loudly she defended herself, saying she was no Nazi Pawn, but was unable, until most recently, to direct again…
She never quit trying to create, taking up still photography. Again, Leni got world wide acclaim for her travel pictures, especially with the North African Nubian tribes where she spent years photographing.
At 71 Riefenstahl took up scuba diving and underwater photography. She created with the same feel for the art that has been called, “…pure dazzling”.
So finally, as my time runs out, what is the conclusion? Well, you will have to be the judge. Her new films, including “Underwater Impressions,” is as amazing as everything else she has produced. Her place in history is cemented, and secure, and though her role with the Third Reich has follow her to the grave, I forgive her.
Hitler was fighting ANTIFA, a paramilitary arm of the German Government that infiltrated from Bolshevik Russia to Italy, and then to Europe and Germany, as Marxist Communists. Germany was fighting a powerful entity, the exact same political ideological oligarchy that is our ultra right and left today, Neocons on the right, Progressives on the left…. and they have us by the throat. Germany was a Catholic Country, as was Italy and Poland. The Zionist banks confiscated the Catholic Bank, and was in the process of killing 60 million people in Russia, nationalizing all companies, and all religion was abolished on pain of death. Antifa, took control, just like our progressives, owning all media, Pharmaceuticals, and was bringing in porn, abortions on demand, drugs, open borders to the African blacks who were raping their women, on the dole, and hated Christianity. The family was crushed, because their universities were full of Zionist Marxist Communists. Germany was so fearful for their future, they elected Hitler with 98 percent of the vote. He knew that they, The ROTHCHILD Central Bank, had unlimited resources, and that they were atheist, secular, just like today, and that to win he would have to use fire to fire… and he lost.
He lost because America became partners with the USSR, Bolshevik Zionist Communists who created Marxist Communism. It was Putin who finally expelled and arrested the last of that Oligarchy just three years ago, and Christianity is now flourishing again. In fact, Putin has gone on his news media to exclaim to the world that he is a reborn Christian, and that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior. We do not know that, because our media is Marxist… they own truth.
On a personal note… when I was drafted into service in 1969, I asked my Commanding Officer what we were fighting for in Vietnam. He said: The advancement of Communism… and here we are, Communists inside of the White house today. How does an Oath-keeper contain himself when he realizes the true gravity of our enslavement? What did the German people feel when nothing they tried worked?
Oh Leni, to have so much talent, so much passion for the art, and so much standing in the way is pitiful to behold. If she would have been born in America she would have gone down in history as one of the best propaganda and documentary filmmakers of the genera. Of course those films would be our own propaganda and documentary films.
Leni Riefenstahl, far ahead of her time, a creative genius, beautiful and dazzling, who rose to new heights to prominence, in a man’s world.
From the Author, Ken La Rive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
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