Nothing But the Truth (2008)

In these days, most Iranians are angry at the US and know that the US is the number one enemy of the freedom and democracy in Iran. But in these days, even those who care about the truth are sad or angry, because the main issue is more important than Iran or USA. The main issue is “Truth”. Some ask us: “Do you only care about Iran?” We, the authors of this website, just care about the truth. We don’t care about Iran, USA, Europe or any other countries. Our criticisms of the US, the West, the Mullahs, the Iranian figures, and others don’t have any political, racial, or ideological reasons. We criticize them, because they betray the truth and tell big shameful lies. In the near future, we will publish some strong criticisms of the US and the West, because our motto in this website is: ‘Nothing But the Truth’. As you probably know, it’s an old motto. It’s the motto of the great men in the human history. We all should care about it. But in these years, many people have forgotten it, and many idiots betray the truth. They only care about mercenary money, and help the bad guys in creating tyranny, control, corruption, and other evil things. Unfortunately, the media, the journalists, and the intellects in the West get money and betray everything. They censor the news, distort the truth, and behave like the Mullahs. They are paid to betray the truth, and it’s one of the most important problems in today’s West. Those public figures that get money and betray the truth and the people, are definitely bad guys. They live like animals at the bottom of the Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid. They sell their souls, their pens, their friends, and everything, and create Anima Farm. They pretend that they are modern humans, while they are modern pig or modern sheep. But unfortunately, many people don’t know these bastards and other bad guys. In these days, the US election farce and the US foolishness and shamelessness and many other shameful events need severe criticism and mockery. But before publishing severe criticism and mockery of the US and the West, that can cause misunderstanding, lets write about a film that can show you our motto and part of our philosophy of life. Nothing But the Truth (2008) is one of the best political and philosophical films, and can show you whether you know the bad guys or not. Iran’s state TV showed this film in 95min, while its runtime is about 105min. I give this film 8/10. This film that shows the roots of many serious problems in USA, was a victim of “American Censorship”. As the media report: “This film never got a theatrical release“. But what is this film that became a victim of “American Censorship”? Its a drama about freedom of the press, the judicial system and the corrupt system in the US. The film is about the tragedy of the freedom in the most free country of this shitty world. This film can pose many important ethical questions. In this film, a journalist, Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale), discovers a fellow soccer mom Doren (Vera Farmiga) is working for the CIA and is part of a US plot against a foreign country. Rachel’s article becomes front-page news, but the US government accuses her of treason, and says that Rachel is a threat to national security! They try to punish a journalist for telling the truth and revealing the secrets of an evil plot! Like the Mullah regime and other dictatorships, the US authorities use “National Security” as an excuse for censorship and suffocation. A special Federal prosecutor Dubois (Matt Dillon) and a grand jury want to know who her source is. In this film, everything has a symbolic meaning. Rachel can be an American that tries to tell the truth about the 2009 coup or the secret relations between the US and the Mullahs. In this film, many things can remind you of the Mullah regime. Judge Hall behaves like Mullahs or stooges, and Rechel is jailed for contempt of court!. Days become weeks, and then months, but Rachel still is in prison. The US corrupt system tries to destroy her life, and everybody betrays her, but she doesn’t surrender to the bad guys. The CIA assassinates Doren. Rachel is hopeless. Her husband, the journalists, the mass media and everybody betray her. Even her lawyer, a high profile attorney (Alan Alda), asks her to give up, but she just cares about the truth. Alda argues her case before the Supreme Court, but even the Supreme Court is part of the corrupt system. They decide against her.

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I know that watching this film or seeing the true face of USA is really shocking and depressing for many Iranians. But in these days, Iranians are accepting the sad truths about the US, and Rachel’s story can show the roots of many problems in the West. Rachel spends one year in prison, because it’s what the CIA wants! Eventually, Judge Hall decides to release her after one year, but on the day she is released, they arrest her again! This kind of situation is all too familiar to Iranians & those who live under tyranny. Rachel loses her job, her family life, and everything. There is no hope. If she doesn’t make a deal with the CIA, she should spend 20 years in prison! And finally for the sake of her young son, Rachel gives up and stops fighting. It’s very tragic. This film has a very bad ending, but not because of this sad truth that Rachel finally gives up, but because the story of Rachel’s source is a stupid story. As film critics say: “The ending is absolute crap. Movie flows really well until the last 5 min! This movie was 90% really good and the remaining 10% killed it”. But this bad ending is not important. If you forget the last 5 min or the first 10 min, many parts of the film have serious thought-provoking messages. The film that is about the fundamental principles and the truth, is full of good dialog and good questions. In these years, many pseudo intellectuals talk about the relativism, and use it as an excuse for justifying the shameful behaviors. We have already written about this issue in “Alternative to Tribalism: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys” (check Archive). The bastards say: “The world and the people are not black and white. Everything is grey“. But it’s a big lie. Yah, many many things are grey, but it doesn’t mean that everything is grey. Yah, each person has his own whiteness and blackness, but those who have + 75% whiteness or blackness are not grey. Even those who are familiar with painting and mixing colors, are aware of this fact! In this film, Rachel and few others are good guys; Alda and many others are grey guys; but Dubois, Judge Hall, Ray (Rachel’s husband) and others belong to the spectrum of the bad guys. The badness of Dubois is not like the badness of Ray, but all of them belong to the tribe of the bad guys. They are those who create tyranny and corrupt system, or support it and strengthen it. They are like the Iranian baboons. Some say: “Though there have been numerous films made about truth and justice, only a few of them remain as good as ‘Nothing But the Truth’. This film is an important film”. It’s true, and maybe that’s why the American pigs censored and boycotted it. Even the title of the film, ‘Nothing But the Truth’, is very good. The title might sound clichéd but it fits. The title, as an old motto, is the most important thing for the real intellectuals. In fact, the most important difference between the real intellectuals and the pseudo intellectuals is that the real intellectuals only care about the truth. But the pseudo intellectuals care about power, politics, money, etc more than the truth. Most people don’t know why Noam Chomsky is a pseudo intellectual. Chomsky is not a real intellectual, because he cares about politics more than truth. Chomsky is a political activist that defends Chavez, Mullahs, and other dictators for political reasons. Chomsky and most lefty intellects are pseudo intellectuals because they care about many things but the truth. Chomsky and many lefties even are not good guys, because the real good guys care about the truth a lot. Anyway, Rachel is a reporter that risks everything to do the right thing, but unfortunately what she does is meaningless for many people in today’s West. I don’t know how many people in the US and the world see Rechel as an idiot, but their number is equal to the number of the Sheeple and the stupid bastards. The American idiots say: “Choices have consequences. Rachel had a choice. She fought, and they punished her!” Many Americans are really stupid. They are like Rachel’s husband (Roy). Rachel’s lawyer says to Roy: “If you think your wife felt like she had a choice in this, [you are a pig]”, and Rachel says to Roy: “You’re cheating on your wife, while she is fucking rotting in jail?”, but many Americans defend Roy, because they are like Roy. Some of them say: “I have sympathy for Roy. I feel she deserved every thing she got. She ruined her life and her husbands all for a stupid reason … I have sympathy for other characters who suffered the consequences of her stupid, selfish actions [!!]… They try to paint a picture of a martyr that you are to feel sorry for, but I can’t. She is willing to sacrifice her husband, her son and her freedom for what? for truth? she is idiot“. Can you believe it?! As the wise guys say: “It’s the true face of the American pigs, and that’s why the US has become the land of the pigs and the land of the bad guys. Many Americans are like their corrupt politicians”. In fact, Rachel’s husband is an idiot that becomes a stupid pig, but many Americans are like or worse than him, and it’s one of the greatest problems in USA and the West.

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Unfortunately, even many open-minded people can’t understand the true meaning of Relativism and Bigotry. Sometimes they claim that something is an important principle, while it’s not; and sometimes they claim there is no principle or no value, and say: “you can’t find any ‘absolutely wrong’ or ‘absolutely right’ thing”. Politicians and other bad guys love these bullshit that can help them a lot. But it’s obvious that it’s not the true meaning of relativism. For instance, the following things are absolutely wrong: killing the innocent people, torturing the people, embezzling people money, being part of a corrupt system and defending it, being mercenary and kissing dictators’ ass, etc. You can’t work for the bad guys, and make love with the brutal dictators and then say: ‘Oh, it’s not absolutely wrong. We all are grey !’. Those who think in this way are those who make or strengthen the tyranny. They defend the brutal dictators in the name of relativism! Mussolini that was a journalist became a brutal dictator, because he was one of these bastards that pretend everything is relative. These bastards can bring Fascism to USA. The US government doesn’t want the truth to leak, and reporters are jailed for defending the truth. It’s absolutely wrong, but charlatans and ass-kissers defend it or justify it. Rachel’s story is like the true story of Bradley Manning, Assange, and others. Alda, Rachel’s lawyer, gives the keynote speech of the film in the Supreme Court, and says: “In 1972 in Branzburg v. Hayes, this court ruled against the right of reporters to withhold the names of their sources before a grand jury, and it gave the power to the government to imprison the reporters… Stewart said: ‘As the years pass, the power of government becomes more and more pervasive. Those in power, whatever their politics, want only to perpetuate it and the people are the victims ‘. Well, the years have passed, and that power is pervasive … [if she revealed her source,] No source would ever speak to her and to her newspaper again, and then tomorrow when we lock up journalists from other newspapers, we’ll make those publications irrelevant as well, and thus we’ll make the First Amendment irrelevant. And then how will we know if a president has covered up crimes? Or if an army officer has condoned torture? We, as a nation, will no longer be able to hold those in power accountable to those whom they have power over. And what then is the nature of government when it has no fear of accountability? We should shudder at the thought. Imprisoning journalists? That’s for other countries. That’s for countries who fear their citizens. Some time ago, I told [Rachel] that I was there to represent her and not a principle. [But finally] I realized that with great people, there’s no difference between principle and the person“. It’s very important. Think about it. If you don’t know Alda, you think he is an Iranian that talks about Iran and the Mullah regime! It’s a very dangerous and meaningful similarity. Think about it, specially after the story of “Delisting the terrorist group (MEK) that is Marxist and Islamist”. This story that proved the US is the bad guy, is the most important non-secret story in the US history, as the Iranian 9/11 (2009 coup) is the most important secret story in the US history. As the wise Iranians say: “If the American people know the truth behind the Iranian 9/11, many things would change in USA, because the story of the Iranian 9/11 is the story of Control, cheating tactics and brainwashing tactics in the US. The story of the Iranian 9/11 is the story of Chomsky, the stupid lefts, and those wolves in sheep’s clothing that work for the CIA and the bad guys, and betray the American people in the name of defending them and helping them. They betray Americans in the name of alternative”. Some US film critics say: “this film was both exhilarating and frustrating, because so few films dare to tackle intelligent, provocative, socially relevant topics in a framework that doesnt condescend“. In fact, only a few Americans talk about the serious problems in the US, and it’s a great tragedy.

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“Nothing But the Truth” talks about the old excuse of all brutal dictators: National Security and National Interests. The film tries to show the idiots that the first victim of this old excuse is the freedom and democracy. And it’s really true. Some say: “Nothing But the Truth practically shows how cruel and bad the government is in countries of the west which like to use word ‘democracy’ in their description, when actually they have many secret mercenaries in their Animal Farms. They completely ruin the life of a journalist, because she defends the truth”. And some add: “This story is true, moving and cruel, exactly the reflection of our reality and the world we are living in. You don’t get fed with all the nationalistic propaganda like in so many other American movies. Here, you see the real problems”. Some also add: “It’s like a film about WikiLeaks, Bradely Manning, and Assange. The governments do the evil things in the name of ‘homeland security’, and it’s the base of the tyranny”. And some Iranians say: “A US judge says to a journalist: ‘I want you to understand that if I should order you to reveal your source, that if you don’t do so, I’m gonna hold you in contempt of court, and that you will be jailed until you obey my order‘. But it’s exactly like what the Mullahs do. It’s the act of tyranny”. In fact, Judge Hall behaves like Mullahs. He says to Rachel: “You are defying my order[!], and I hold you in contempt of court”. And it’s exactly the language of tyranny. As some wise Iranians say: “Is Judge a dictator in the US ?! What the American judges say is exactly like the language of Mullahs. Why the judges in USA behave like dictators? Do they think they are master, and others are their slave? The judge should not have any special power”. It’s very important, but unfortunately many Westerners don’t know that ‘Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely’. Anyway, on the beginning of the film, we are informed that the story is fictitious, but as some say: “the film is based on the stories of Valerie Plame and Judith Miller. In the real life, Miller that worked for the New York Times, was imprisoned for not revealing the source which reported Plame (wife of a former US Ambassador) as a secret agent from the CIA”. Nothing But the Truth is not a stupid film. Rachel is not a hero. When everybody betrays her, instead of spending 20 years in prison, she makes a deal. She gives up for the sake of her son, and who can blame her? She is really alone, and her loneliness is very tragic. Those around her, from her employers and her people to her lawyer, her husband and others betray her. In fact, this film shows why some Americans call USA ‘a Nation of Sheep’, and why most Americans are the stupid sheep, and why U.S. corrupt system is not Democracy, but it’s “Sheepocracy” or “Corruptocracy”. The US system loves the public ignorance. The scene in which Rachel’s lawyer is asking her to give up and informs her that the public is no longer behind her, and thinks she is being selfish and a bad mother, is very moving. And in one of the best scenes, Rachel is interviewed by a Barbara Walters like journalist that pretends to be interested in their professional bond, tries to help the bad guys and betrays her. As some wise guys say: “The good guys who watches this film will find respect for Rachel. If you have no sympathy for her, it means that you are not a good guy”. And it reminds me of the story of traitors. The normal humans hate traitors. A traitor is a bad guy, but not because he betrays a special country or group, but because he betrays the truth, and loves telling lie and selling his soul.

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It’s obvious that a well-informed guy is behind the film. As the media report: “The writer/ director Rod Lurie spent 13 years in the newspaper business. At age 18 he began attending U.S. Military Academy. Upon graduation in 1984, he spent 4 years serving in the army. He worked part-time as freelance journalist, writing film reviews. After fulfilling his obligation to the Army, he became a full-time film critic. Lurie’s best film, Nothing But the Truth, is a [victim of American censorship], and is currently in distribution hell, which means you might have to seek it out. But it’s worth the trouble. The film is important and shows part of the hidden facts in the US“. And some wise Americans add: “And that’s why they try to prevent the people from watching it. The truth is that both Republicans and Democrats are fucking the freedom and democracy in the US”. The film can show you many things about today’s USA. Rachel’s prison is like a Mullah prison. Some prisoners that are the government’s mercenaries, beat her to death. US system is badly corrupted. As some Americans say: “The US has less than 5% of the world’s population. But it has almost 25% of the world’s prison! They have turned the US into ‘a nation of jailers’! California now spends more on its prisons than it does on higher education!“. It’s obvious why ‘a nation of sheep’ becomes ‘a nation of jailers’. Lurie writes funny dialogue about US prisoners like this one: “That fat piece of shit over there keeps farting all night. About to turn my carjacking beef into a homicide if I stay over there“. And Lurie shows many serious problems in the US with simple dialogue. When a typical media whore tries to betray her, Rachel says: “Do you try to get a fellow journalist to betray her integrity? .. You’re never gonna have to worry about the government coming after you, because they don’t care how you found out where Paris had dinner last nigh”. As the wise Iranians say: “most American journalists are cheap and superficial idiots who get money and betray everything. Only a very few journalists are like Rachel. And that’s why the US has become the land of the bad guy”. As Rachel’s lawyer, Alda, says: “The weather has changed. In the old days, this would have been a lot easier to fight. The public would have called you a hero. [But now], no paper in this country has continued covering your story”. It’s the great tragedy of today’s USA. But it’s more than a mistake. As Alda says: “Sometimes a mistake is like invading Russia in winter”. In fact, sometimes a mistake is like returning to the dark ages and converting the US into a tyrannical, corrupt shithole. This film not only shows us the US corrupt system, but it shows us the US Sheeple and how they help the bad guys. At the beginning, the film can seem kinda dumb and pointless, but as the film goes forward and the story progresses you just like it more and more. The Mullahs changed some dialogue of the film, but seeing this film in Iran’s state TV was acceptable. The “bad guys” of this film are real bad guys, specially those stupid people that help the corrupt system and justify its evil acts in the name of national interests or personal interests. And It reminds me of the story of the Barbarians and “How the Barbarians Shaped Today’s World” and “How the former Barbarians are still barbarians”. We will write about this story, and also about the wise Iranians that talk about “the Western Barbarians” who still don’t allow us to have a better world. We should write about many things. For instance, about the old Persian poems, and why the wise Iranians read them and say to the stupid West: “In this ancient country, our Lions roared and passed – The barking of you, the little dogs, will pass too; The dust of those who had horses settled (passed) – The dust of your jackasses shall pass too; Your turn came to you, the barbarians, by way of noble men (Persians) – The time of your barbaric rule will pass too; The knight of annihilation who check mates the King – Will also capture you, the pawns , too”. We should write why Iranians say: “Are Americans Mongol ?!”, or why they talk about the British Barbarians and European Barbarians. In this website, we just care about the truth. And if you tell big lies and betray the truth and the humans, it’s not important that you are Iranian, American, European, Canadian, Asian, Arab, Jew, African, etc; we will tell the truth, and we will publish severe criticisms and mockery of you, your history and your pathetic pretence. In this website, our motto is: Nothing But the Truth. And I hope one day all humans care about the truth a lot.

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