Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Perplexing Absence of Self-control in Sports

An interesting article from about sports riots. This follows this post about Iraq, the country where ISIS is fighting. For a free magazine subscription or to get the books recommended for free click HERE! or call 1-888-886- 8632.
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The Perplexing Absence of Self-control in Sports

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Around the world in recent months sporting events have received considerable media attention over the lack of self-control displayed by players, coaches, and fans. One has to wonder, what is going on in the sports world?

Recently my wife and I watched a basketball game in a high school gymnasium. One of the players also participates in our church youth group. We wanted to see him play. We expected to enjoy a well contested game between rival high school teams. But sadly, our anticipated joy was overshadowed by the disappointing behavior of one of the coaches.
Soccer games have turned into riots, baseball players have been attacked by 'fans,' and a melee of fisticuffs and throwing chairs marred a NBA game. Even parents are now being banned from Little League baseball games in some areas for their lack of self-control.
One has to wonder, what is going on in the sports world? The answer might be: We now put up with a lack of self-control at games that we once took for granted as obviously unacceptable.
While the disappointing high school coach was not physically violent, he spent much of the game running up and down the sideline yelling at his players. Instead of letting them play their game and build confidence, he belittled them in front of everyone in the gym for any mistakes they made. The players on his team dropped their eyes to the floor and pretended to concentrate on the game, but their embarrassment was obvious. Their level of play declined as his yelling and criticism increased. Needless to say, his team lost the game.
An important rule of managing people is: Always praise in public; criticize, if you must, only in private. This advice reflects the Bible principle "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Romans:13:9). None of us wants to be corrected or humiliated in front of others, especially in front of family members or classmates.
If the basketball coach had understood this one rule his entire approach to coaching would have been different and his chances of winning games greatly improved. But despite having talented players, his team ended up the season with only one win.
If we want to be our best and bring out the best in others we need to follow the rules of treating others with the same respect that we would like to receive from them. Where do you find those rules? The simple answer: in the Word of God. The Bible is full of wisdom and sage admonitions concerning what we ought to say and how we ought to treat other people.
Increasingly, most of Western society now openly rejects advice from the Bible. The obvious result is an increase in violence and uncontrolled outbursts of anger at all levels. Also, many professional athletes no longer become positive role models for the youth who admire them.
Consider what would happen if the following principles were followed in the sports world:
  • "He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his own spirit than he who takes a city" (Proverbs:6:32).
  • "Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools" (Ecclesiastes:7:9).
  • "Let no corrupt words proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification" (Ephesians:4:29).
  • "Do not provoke your children to wrath …" (Ephesians:6:4).
These are just samples of the solid principles of courteous, respectful conduct taught in the pages of your Bible. Perhaps this is why President Theodore Roosevelt said that a thorough knowledge of the Bible was more valuable than any other education.
During this coming week, take a few moments each day to reflect upon this cardinal rule of good management relationships: Always praise in public; criticize, if you must, only in private. If you let this rule guide you in your workplace, in your family, and in your social life much more rewarding relationships will be the natural result.
Following the outstanding example of Jesus Christ is always rewarding. To do that successfully we need the foundational knowledge of good relationships revealed throughout God's word, the Bible. Most of us also need assistance in putting the various pieces of that knowledge together in our own minds in a truly meaningful way (Romans:10:14).

Ferguson Market Brown Robbed Laundered Money to Palestinian Terrorists

A very interesting post from about the store that was robbed in Ferguson, MO. This follows this post about Robin Williams' take on Islam. This follows this article about American energy independence and preventing money from going to hostile countries. For more about what you can do to get more involved click here and you can read two very interesting books HERE.
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Ferguson Market Brown Robbed Laundered Money to Palestinian Terrorists

By Debbie Schlussel
The Ferguson, Missouri store Michael Brown robbed likely financed Palestinian Islamic terrorism and was used as a front to illegally transfer funds to entities in the Palestinian Authority. The store sold stolen cigarettes (and other contraband), often a scheme by American Muslims to finance HAMAS and Hezbollah.


Ferguson Market & Liquor Was the Gateway to Palestinian Terrorism

When I learned that the market Michael Brown robbed was called “Ferguson Market & Liquor,” the name rang a bell. And one of my twitter followers (follow me on Twitter) reminded me that I’d written about its owners’ 2008 indictment for laundering money to and financing of Palestinian Islamic “entities” after an FBI Terrorism Task Force investigation, using the store as a front for that operation. They later pleaded guilty to the scheme. Here’s a flashback:
Fourteen people have been indicted on charges of using convenience stores to trade in stolen goods and contraband cigarettes, sending the profits to groups in the Palestinian territories. Five stores were raided Tuesday as part of an alleged racketeering organization and at least nine people were arrested, authorities said. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force was involved in the investigation.

The indictment . . . said that since 2000, the organization profited from bank and wire fraud, receipt of stolen property and sales of contraband cigarettes. The organization, led by 33-year-old Bassam Hamed, operated convenience stores that were used to sell stolen goods, Hanaway said. He and two of his brothers were among the 14 people charged.
The indictment . . . said members of the “Hamed Organization” transferred money to “entities” in the Palestinian territories. Officials would not disclose those entities but said they were not individuals.
As I noted then, the “entities” probably had names like HAMAS, Islamic Jihad, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, etc. Sadly, the men got very light sentences after pleading guilty to racketeering and money-laundering.
Since the current owners and managers of the store have repeatedly refused to give their names–and since they hired a lawyer who insists that the store did not “narc” to the cops about Brown’s robbery or release the video–I wondered who owns the “we didn’t snitch” market and whether it is still in the business of Islamic terrorism high finance.
I did a little research, and found that “Ferguson Market” is an alias used by a company called Roshan, LLC, founded in 2009, after eight of the 14 Palestinian-Americans pleaded guilty to using the store as a Palestinian money-laundering front. Roshan is organized by someone named Mahesh Patel, which is typically a Hindi Indian name. I don’t know if he is the only owner (an LLC can have several “members” with ownership interests). And while Roshan can be a Muslim name of Persian origin, it is also a Sanskrit/Hindi word for “light,” the apparent usage here.
So, it appears that once the Palestinians pleaded guilty Mr. Patel’s company acquired the store. His “we didn’t snitch” line is clearly something he felt he had to say, lest the violent Fergie protesters put him out of business permanently.
In any event, it’s good to know that Ferguson Market & Liquor no longer finances Islamic terrorism. But, sadly, now, it’s the victim of American terrorism by vandalous thugs on the streets of Ferguson.
Same difference. Or close enough.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Turkey, a U.S. Ally, Threatens to Widen War in Iraq

An interesting article from about Iraq, the country where ISIS is fighting. This follows this post about idolatrous worship.  For a free magazine subscription or to get the books recommended for free click HERE! or call 1-888-886- 8632.
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Turkey, a U.S. Ally, Threatens to Widen War in Iraq

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Kurdish rebels, seeking an autonomous Kurdistan, have been attacking Turkish troops from the sanctuary of northern Iraq. Turkey now threatens to send troops into the most peaceful region of Iraq. Complicating the problem was an attempt in the U.S. Congress to condemn Turkey for a massacre that took place almost a century ago.

The world seems unable to get away from the Ottoman Empire, almost a century after its demise.
Throughout the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire was "the sick man of Europe." Its decline brought independence to a number of nations in the Balkans and North Africa. One of the consequences of its dismemberment was World War I, triggered by a Serbian nationalist's assassination of an Austrian archduke. Serbia was one of those countries that came into existence as the Ottomans gradually fell back to their Turkish homeland.
In 1914 they allied themselves with Germany and Austria against Britain, France and Russia. After the war, the empire was carved up at the Treaty of Sèvres and a number of new nations entered the world scene, with complications and frictions that continue to this day:
• Saddam Hussein's claim on Kuwait, which led to the first Persian Gulf War, went back to the Ottoman Empire's regional divisions.
• Syria's incessant interference in Lebanon similarly goes back to that time.
• The pre-2003 Sunni domination of majority Shiite Iraq similarly went back to the Ottomans.
• The 30-year-old division of Cyprus owes its origin to the Ottomans, who settled on the island centuries ago.
• The demise of the Ottoman Empire set the stage for the current never-ending conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.
• And now the Kurds are the center of attention as they push for a unified autonomous state of their own.
Even the U.S. Congress seems unable to get away from the Ottoman Empire, which was finally replaced by the Republic of Turkey in 1923. After almost a century, Congress seemed set to condemn Turkey for the 1915 massacre of Armenians, until it realized that Turkey is the main supply route for American troops in Iraq. Additionally, the United States is trying to restrain the Turks from attacking the Kurds in northern Iraq, hitherto the only peaceful area of the country. Congressmen are now hesitant about upsetting Turkey, an old U.S. ally, any further.
The Ottoman Empire had many faults, but it did bring peace to the Middle East for four centuries. One hundred years ago, nobody alive could have foreseen the volatility that is today's Middle East.
However, two millennia ago, somebody did.
What Christ foretold
In a major prophetic section of the Bible, Jesus Christ tells His followers to "watch" what is happening in the world (Mark:13:33). In Luke's parallel account, in Luke:21:20, Jesus showed that the Middle East would be the center of tension in the end time, immediately prior to His second coming.
In the other parallel chapter, Matthew 24, Jesus said: "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom" (verse 7). A kingdom is a political entity that may contain many ethnic groups. B ut the word nation here is from the Greek word ethnos, which refers to ethnic groups or tribes. One of the signs of the end time is a marked increase in conflict between ethnic groups.
The assassination that ultimately led to the fall of the Ottoman Empire was rooted in ethnicity. The Serbs had been under the rule of the Ottoman Turks for centuries when they finally achieved independence in 1817. Some Serbs, however, remained under Austrian rule. The desire for a greater Serbia inspired a Serbian nationalist to fire the shots that triggered World War I.
Since that pivotal turning point in world history on June 28, 1914, a trend throughout the world has been the desire of different ethnic groups or tribes for their own independent homeland. Ethnic conflict has increased as tribes want to break away from the dominant political entity.
The Kurds are one of these ethnic groups.
The struggle for Kurdistan
Numbering about 20 million people, the Kurds are a non-Arab tribe of predominantly Sunni Muslims, roughly half of whom live in Turkey. The other half are mainly in the Kurdish province of northern Iraq, the most peaceful area of that war-torn country. Others are scattered throughout neighboring countries, and there is a significant Kurdish diaspora in Europe and North America.
The dream of many throughout the last century was of a unitary Kurdistan, which would have meant both Turkey and Iraq losing territory.
Today the Kurdish nationalist movement, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), has said it will settle for a Kurdish autonomous region. Now that this has effectively been achieved in Iraq, the PKK's primary efforts are directed against the Turkish government, with regular terrorist attacks in Turkey conducted from neighboring Iraq.
Turkey is threatening to send troops into Iraq, further exacerbating the conflict there. The United States and Britain are trying to restrain the Turks from taking this action.
A Turkish military invasion of northern Iraq with the intent of suppressing the Kurdish nationalist movement could provide Iran with the pretext to do the same in the south, annexing the Shiite area of Iraq, thereby dismembering the country.
It is important for people in the West to realize that many of the Middle Eastern borders are arbitrary. The boundaries often go back to old regional borders within the Ottoman Empire and have little to do with tribal loyalties. This means that many countries are unstable and there is little to hold them together, which is one reason why brute force is the norm in this region.
The majority of the people in Turkey, however, are ethnic Turks. The Kurds number about 20 percent of Turkey's population and are concentrated mostly in the east near the borders with Iran, Iraq and Armenia.
"Having been decimated by the Turks in the years between 1915 and 1918 and having struggled bitterly to free themselves from Ottoman rule, the Kurds were encouraged by the Turkish defeat in World War I and by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's plea for self-determination for non-Turkish nationalities in the empire. The Kurds brought their claims for independence to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
"The Treaty of Sèvres (1920), which liquidated the Ottoman Empire, provided for the creation of an autonomous Kurdish state. Because of Turkey's military revival under Kemal Atatürk, however, the Treaty of Lausanne (1923), which superseded Sèvres, failed to mention the creation of a Kurdish nation" (The Columbia Encyclopedia, sixth edition, 2001-05, "Kurds," ).
Frustrated, the Kurds rebelled in 1925 and 1930, rebellions that were crushed by Turkish troops. "Later (1937-38) aerial bombardment, poison gas, and artillery shelling of Kurdish strongholds by the government resulted in the slaughter of many thousands of Turkey's Kurds. The Kurds in Iran also rebelled during the 1920s, and at the end of World War II a Soviet-backed Kurdish 'republic' existed briefly" (ibid.).
The overthrow of the Iraqi monarchy in 1958 gave the Kurds hope in Iraq, but it didn't last. It wasn't until the first Persian Gulf War in 1991 that they had any realistic hope of autonomy. This came briefly with the coalition victory that year over Saddam Hussein. But the Kurds were badly let down by the United States and its allies and were soon crushed again by Saddam.
The second Gulf war, which began in 2003, changed things. The Kurds were quite happy to be liberated by coalition forces and have enjoyed autonomy since that time. They have been the most peaceful, stable and prosperous region of Iraq. All of this would be lost if Turkey chooses to send troops into the region to track down Kurdish rebels from Turkey who take refuge among fellow Kurds in Iraq.
"As Turkey moves troops toward the Iraqi border and officials scramble to prevent an invasion, the Kurdish separatists at the center of the storm are again proving their ability to use a well-oiled international support network to confound decades-old Turkish efforts to defeat them," writes Philip Shishkin and Yochi J. Dreazen in the Wall Street Journal ("Turkey's Rebel Kurds Still Elusive," Oct. 23, 2007).
Under international pressure, Turkey is going to try diplomacy first. The article quotes the Turkish foreign minister: "We will continue these diplomatic efforts with all good intentions to solve this problem caused by a terrorist organization…But in the end, if we do not reach any results, there are other means we might have to use" (ibid.).
While America and Britain try to restrain the Turks from attacking Iraq, a resolution in the U.S. Congress condemning the Turkish massacre of Armenians in 1915 could provoke them into immediate military action.
"The Turks are a proud, prickly people, easily offended by criticism. That much is clear from the row over a resolution, passed by a Committee of the United States House of Representatives on October 10th, calling the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 genocide. [The full House backed off from supporting the resolution.]
"But Turkey has reacted angrily, recalling its ambassador. It is talking of cutting military ties and even denying the Americans use of the Incirlik airbase that is vital for the supply of their troops in Iraq" ("A Resolution Too Far," The Economist, Oct. 20, 2007, p. 16).
It would be short-sighted to say that this problem must be resolved in the next few months. Whatever the outcome of these immediate concerns, the Kurdish issue is not going to go away at any time in the foreseeable future. The Turks are not likely to grant autonomy to the Kurds, so future conflict is certain.
The position the United States and its European allies take, however, could change things dramatically. Turkey, a modern secular Islamic country with democratic credentials, has long sought membership in the EU and remains the second biggest military force in NATO. It is these ties that are at stake every bit as much as the future of the Kurdish people. WNP

3 Major battles against illegal immigration this week!

An interesting article from about getting the Senate to take up HR 5230. This follows this post about NCLR and the GOP.  Remember, “Amnesty” means ANY non-enforcement of existing immigration laws! This follows this comment and this post about how to Report Illegal Immigrants! For more about what you can do click here and you can read two very interesting books HERE.
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3 Major battles against illegal immigration this week!

We need a strong American deployment against illegal immigration this week!

Push the Senate to vote on our bill from the House
Get ready to attend and organize more protests against illegal immigration
Senate Candidate Joe Miller opposes amnesty in Alaska's election tomorrow

1. We need you calling as many members of the US Senate as possible to back up our allies Senators Sessions and Vitter who are pushing hard to get the Senate to vote on HR 5230, which would provide more funding for border security while also ending Obama's DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) amnesty. This action currently violates numerous existing federal laws by providing aid and encouragement to illegal immigrants.

"I'm calling to ask Senator ________ to demand a vote on HR 5230 as Senators Sessions and Vitter are demanding. This bill would do a lot to stop the Obama inspired illegal alien invasion of our nation. Democrats are going to pay a heavy price in November for blocking this bill and protecting Obama's unpopular abuses of power like his amnesty decree!"

more info at...

Senate contact list at...

2. We need more protests and more people preparing for our next national wave. We made history on July 18-19 with protests in more than 300 locations nationwide. Now we are gearing up for Oct 24-25 and we need more protests and more people! Check our master list now to attend a protest near you or to have your protest details added by sending them to

Master list of protests against illegal immigration....

3. There is a primary election in Alaska tomorrow Aug. 19 and one of the candidates, Joe Miller, has received our endorsement in the past. Joe Miller is currently making an issue out of his opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens and every other candidate on the ballot for US Senate supports immigration reform amnesty!

If you are in Alaska or know someone that is, please support Joe Miller for US Senate in tomorrow's elections.

Let's fight hard against the illegal immigration invasion of America this week!

William Gheen and The ALIPAC Team

Monday, August 18, 2014

Editorial: Virginia Dare's Birthday!


Today is the birthday of Virginia Dare. For those of you who don't know, she was the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke.

You can read about her here

A key point is

This year, he latest example of “clearer” is what’s happening  in Ferguson, Missouri, and even more, the Minority Occupation Government response to it.
One of the complaints has been, apparently, that the last white family hasn’t left Ferguson–see  Steve Sailer’s White Flight Is Evil, But So Are Whites Not Fleeing.
With that in mind, please see some previous columns on this theme:

Six-Month Pregnant Woman is the Latest Victim of the “Knockout Game”

An interesting story from about the Knockout Game being used on a pregnant woman. This follows this post about pro-abortion groups. This follows this post about abortion in Texas. For more that you can do to get involved click HERE and you can also get two very interesting books HERE
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Six-Month Pregnant Woman is the Latest Victim of the “Knockout Game

by Steven Ertelt | New York, NY | |
By now, most Americans are familiar with the horrific Knockout Game, a creepy “sport” where people prey on random unsuspencting citizens and attempt to know them out with one sucker punch. The game has become an urban city phenomenon and people have died or been seriously injured in the attacks.
According to the New York Post, the latest victim of the Knockout Game is a woman who is six months pregnant with her unborn child.
The newspaper provides more details and a video is below. Fortunately, neither she nor her unborn baby were killed or inured in this random act of violence.
pregnantwoman12Jannatul Ferdous, a 34-year-old Brooklyn resident who is six months pregnant, was walking down a sidewalk in Bedford-Stuyvesant alongside her sister when Willie Stephens, 33, allegedly sneaked up behind her and socked her in the head around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, sources said.
Ferdous was knocked unconscious during the sudden attack, but neither she nor her child was critically injured.
Ferdous’ sister immediately called the cops and gave them a description of the attacker, who fled. Officers found Stephens three blocks away and arrested him. The alleged assailant, who does not have a criminal record, was charged with assault.
Cops believe the attack could be connected to the “knockout game,” in which criminals try to punch their victims unconscious with a single blow. The attack appeared to be random and officers believe Stephens did not know his victim, sources said.
Ferdous was taken to Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Weekend Box Office: The Expendables 3, The Giver

Here is an interesting article from reviewing some of the movies that came out over the past weekend. This follows this post about some of the movies from last week and THIS POST about some movies that have been released over the past few years that you might have missed! This all follows this post about guidelines to choosing good movies to watch yourself!

Weekend Box Office: The Expendables 3, The Giver

By Debbie Schlussel
One absolutely bloated dud plus one decent movie among the new releases at theaters this weekend. “Let’s Be Cops” was not screened for critics, probably because it’s a bomb.

* “The Expendables 3“: More like, “Dead Men Walking.” Don’t Expendable your money on this. I warned you when Sylvester Stallone made the first “The Expendables” (read my review), and I warned you again when he made “The Expendables 2″ (read my review). Now, consider this my warning on steroids: Don’t. Go. See. This. Horrible. “Movie.” By the way, it also stars Jew-hating racist Mel Gibson, another great reason not to buy a ticket. At least Gibson is playing an evil villain, so he’s not really acting–just playing himself.
This bloated movie stars several action heroes from ’80s and ’90s films, all of whom look every one of their 100 years, even though some of them are only in their 70s and 60s. Harrison Ford looks like someone just plucked him from the nursing home. Ditto for Arnold Schwarzenegger with a bad hair-dye job. But in this movie, Stallone also recruits a new gang of younger action wannabe stars to set the table for the movie you were dying to see next . . . “The Expendables 4.” The movie is packed with action and entirely boring. I could not wait for it to end and to leave the theater. And I say that as a fan of ’80s action hero movies. This is an insult to those.
The story (if you can call it that): Stallone and buddies break a friend of theirs, Wesley Snipes, out of jail (which is supposed to be funny because, you know, Snipes served time in prison recently). Then, the whole gang tries to capture or kill an evil arms-dealing criminal (Mel Gibson) who is wanted by the CIA (Harrison Ford is the CIA official who contracts with Stallone for the capture or kill), or at least to capture him to get him to the International Criminal Court at The Hague. Huh? Since when did America recognize this lawless, America-hating Third World court? Since Stallone stupidly wrote it into the script, apparently.
But Stallone’s gang of older action heroes is too old, and they can’t get Gibson. Instead, he manages to send at least one of them to the hospital and make them look like old fools. So, Stallone enlists Kelsey Grammer to help him recruit a whole new action hero gang of youngsters, including MMA fighter Ronda Rousey. But the youngsters can’t cut it either, so eventually, both the old and young crew go to get Gibson and they are trapped, where they are rescued by geezers Schwarzenegger and Ford. Yeah, like that would happen.
I was waiting for Schwarzenegger’s illegit son with the maid to come and rescue this sorry crowd and begin his action movie career. But, instead, tabloid news shows reported that Schwarzenegger left his son and the maid to stand out with the masses in the crowd of fans at the Hollywood premiere of this absolutely awful piece of schlock.
Lots of incredibly ridiculous, entirely non-credible stunts, lots of action, and lots of things being blown up. But the only thing that should have been blown up here is this crappy movie.
Skip it.

* “The Giver“: Although this stiff, stilted, highly-stylized movie borrows a lot from many other movies I’ve seen about totalitarianism and hyper-control by government, I still liked it, if only for the mockery it makes of political correctness and for the touching, pro-Christianity/religion ending, a rarity in Hollywood. I did not like the stark and prominent inclusion of scenes of Muslims praying and Islamic “joy” in telling us what is real joy. Really? Then, why are Muslims always angry, blowing up things, and killing people.
Set in the future, the movie takes place in a new world, in which everything is controlled by a government of “elders,” headed by Meryl Streep in a stringy grey wig. In this world, there is no color, no memory of the past or history, no music, no religion, no emotion, and everyone is equal. The elders made it this way because they felt that emotions and jealousy cause wars and pain. And, so, nobody has anything anyone else doesn’t have, and everyone takes daily medications to stifle all feeling and emotion. Even the mention of “love” or anything that isn’t sanctioned results in a scolding about the use of “precise language.” And there is no real family. Certain women are appointed to give birth, and babies are assigned to family “units.” Babies that aren’t up to snuff are murdered–put out of their and everyone else’s misery. The same thing happens to old people. Oh, and the elders decide what children will do for a living, once they reach a certain age.
Jonas is a teen who has been appointed to a special job: he will become the “Receiver.” That means that he will go to visit Jeff Bridges, “the Keeper of Memories,” the only man in the community who knows world history or anything of the past world, including wars, love, and pain. He communicates those visions to Jonas, who will become the next “Keeper of Memories” and will advise the community’s elders. But Jonas, in discovering these feelings and events in history sees that there is something more to life than what is decided by the elders in this black and white community. He begins to see color, feel joy, pain, love, and other emotions. And he wants more for himself. First, he tries to change the community and protest. Then, he tries to escape.
Taylor Swift is much ballyhooed as a “co-star” in this movie but she really (and thankfully) only sings a couple of lines in one quick scene.