Films that Render or Distort Reality

Last week I saw two films, one that captures truth, and another that distorts it. The first is a new release “Heights” which shows how the spread of homosexuality is impacting heterosexuals as one woman struggles to save her marriage.

Movies like “Heights” inform and inspire us. But too often, movies are used as propaganda. “The Way We Were” (1973) depicts a love affair between Katie played by Barbara Streisand, an Emma Goldman-like Communist dupe, and an “all-American” gentile, Hubbell played by Robert Redford.

It treats US Communism as though it was a benign force, and eulogizes the traitorous behavior of misguided Jewish idealists. This weird cultural artifact exemplifies how Hollywood brainwashes America.


Featuring an ensemble cast, “Heights” focuses on an attractive young New York City couple, Isabel and Jonathan, who plan to marry in a month.

Isabel is torn between her career as a photographer and the demands of her impending marriage. An old boyfriend hopes to rekindle their affair by landing her a career-making assignment in Eastern Europe with The New York Times magazine.

A more serious danger to their marriage is a homosexual episode in Jonathan’s past. He is afraid that Isabel will reject him if it surfaces. Isabel’s mother, Dianna, a famous actress disappointed in love, eventually learns of it. Can the couple overcome this obstacle?

Jonathan, an assimilated Jew, is a sincere and likeable character but his sexual ambivalence is seen in his failure to take possession of his future wife. In post- Feminist America, men are afraid of women.

“Heights” offers a detached portrait of the contemporary NYC cultural scene. Career advancement seems to depend on putting out sexually. People are plagued by an emptiness they try to assuage with sex. The New York scene is seen as decadent and cutthroat.

Even in this urban cesspool, Isabel salvages her vision of marriage and finds the old-fashioned masculinity real women naturally require.

The fact that Isabel is not Jewish is a minor factor in the story. Jonathan’s rabbi, played by George Segal, asks him, “Why are you breaking your mother’s heart by marrying a shiksa?” But then he pretends he is only kidding. There is an amusing scene where Segal administers a quiz for inter-religious couples to Jonathan and Isabel. Clearly religion means nothing to either of them.

The Way We Were

In the perspective of time, it is painful to watch this propaganda, put over on unsuspecting Americans as a classic romance.

In the movie, the Redford and Streisand characters were classmates in Class of 1937. Streisand was a Jewish Communist activist and Redford an athlete with writing talent. Later during the war she finds her classmate, now a dashing naval officer, in a bar stone drunk. She takes him home for “coffee.” When he passes out in her bed, she strips and seduces/rapes him.

Don’t kid yourself; this was a deliberate assault on the sensibilities and values of Americans at the height of the elite media-induced sexual revolution. Movies define what is socially acceptable. What was it telling young women? What if a male did the same thing to a female in that condition?

The sponsorship of Communism by the Rockefellers and the Anglo American elite is exposed by the fact that it was treated as just another political party entitled to participation in the democratic system it sought to destroy.

There is a particularly creepy scene where Katie addresses a political rally and forces the mostly gentile student body to repeat in unison: “I will not go to war for my country.” Of course, five years later, the USA is saving Stalin’s bacon, and Katie is working for the war propaganda department.

The American Communist party was completely funded and controlled by Moscow. Yet the movie depicts American conservatives and patriots as witch hunters, anti-Semites and fascists. This has not abated. The movie “Mona Lisa Smile”(2004) starring Julia Roberts presents the family of a girl who upholds traditional marriage as anti-Semitic.

Stalin murdered 20 million people, mostly Christians. Yet Katie has a big poster of Uncle Joe in her apartment. Yes, the Soviets were U.S allies during World War Two. Nevertheless this benign attitude to Communism has been pushed by Hollywood ever since and is bearing fruit as totalitarianism in 2005.

Without mentioning the “J” word, the film depicts a cultural divide between Jews and Christians who are portrayed (Howard Dean-style) as well heeled rubes who gather around the piano to sing and tell inane jokes.

“Is everything a joke for you people?” Katie rails when Hubbell’s Republican friends fail to adequately mourn FDR’s death. Their sin is to enjoy life and not want to “change the world.”

To the movie’s credit, Hubbell calls her self-cantered, inconsiderate, too serious and yes “pushy.” Characteristically Katie doesn’t listen, learn or change.

“Behave,” he tells her.” I won’t,” she answers. Hubbell divorces her but inexplicably retains affection for her.

As Professor Kevin McDonald explains in his “Culture of Critique”, Liberal, Socialist and especially Communist Jews have been on the vanguard of the disintegration of Christian culture, family, race and nationhood.

These Jews have been dupes and pawns of central bankers intent on creating a one-world dictatorship. Their “secular humanism” is really Luciferianism, the deification of human “reason” and appetite; and the rejection of moral absolutes and natural order. In the NWO, man and not God defines reality. This means the central bankers who fund the Hollywood studios will continue to use the mass media to deceive and corrupt us.


There is a dire shortage of honest movies about our lives as if we are being deliberately denied the perspective and spiritual sustenance art provides.

As you know, most movies today are about crime, sex and catastrophe. Where once movies were based on novels, now they are based on comic books (“Spiderman,”etc.). Most would have been banned as obscene as recently as 30 years ago. Popular culture is seeking the lowest common denominator instead of the highest.

That is why increasingly rare movies like “Heights,” that accurately reflect our precarious world, must be seen and appreciated.


Henry Makow Ph.D. is the inventor of the game “Scruples” and author of “A Long Way to go for a Date.” His articles exposing fe-manism and the New World Order are archived on his web site He enjoys receiving your comments, some of which he posts on his site using first name only.