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The 007 Villains Disconnect with Reality

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The 007 Villains Disconnect with Reality

  1. 1. THE VILLIANS DISCONNECT WITH REALITY A presentation by Dr. Peter Hammond
  2. 2. THE VILLIANS DISCONNECT WITH REALITY A presentation by Dr. Peter Hammond
  3. 3. In Dr. No, the villain was Dr. Julius No, a rogue scientist. The Villains of Fiction
  4. 4. From Russia with Love, the villain was Rosa Klebb, a KGB agent.
  5. 5. In Goldfinger, Aurick Goldfinger, a businessman, was the villain.
  6. 6. In Thunderball, Emilio Largo and Ernst Blofeld of SPECTRE (A fictitious crime syndicate).
  7. 7. In You Only Live Twice, again SPECTRE are the villains.
  8. 8. In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Ernst Stavro Blofeld is the eccentric villain.
  9. 9. In Diamonds Are Forever, the fictitious SPECTRE and Blofeld again appear as the villains.
  10. 10. In Live and Let Die, it is the Caribbean drug lord Mr Big and President Karanga who are the villains.
  11. 11. In The Man with the Golden Gun, Scaramanga, an assassin, is the villain.
  12. 12. In The Spy Who Loved Me, Carl Stromberg, a businessman is the villain (and the KGB are allies of 007).
  13. 13. In Moonraker, it is Sir Hugo Drax, a businessman, who is the villain.
  14. 14. In For Your Eyes Only, it is Aris Kristotos, a smuggler and a thief who is the villain. The KGB make a showing, but more as competitors, than the real enemy.
  15. 15. In Octopussy, it is Kamal Khan, an Indian businessman, and General Orlov, a rogue Russian general, who are the villains.
  16. 16. In The Living Daylights, it is General Georgi Koskov, a rogue KGB officer and Brad Whitaker (an American mercenary), who are the villains. (Here in The Living Daylights, the Muslim Mujahedeen appear, but as heroes and allies in the fight against the Soviets.)
  17. 17. In Licence to Kill the villain is Panama drug lord Franz Sanchez.
  18. 18. In Goldeneye it is an ex-MI6 agent Alec (006) and Xenia Onatopp (a rogue Russian agent), who are the villains.
  19. 19. In Tomorrow Never Dies, media mongol, Elliott Carvar and General Chang (a rogue Chinese officer), who are the villains.
  20. 20. In The World is Not Enough, it is Renard Zokas and Electra King (a businesswomen), who are the villains.
  21. 21. Die Another Day, it is a rogue North Korean Colonel Tan-Sun Moon and MI6 double agent Miranda Frost, who are the villains.
  22. 22. In Casino Royale, it is le Chiffre and the sinister Mr White, who are the villains.
  23. 23. In Quantum of Solace, it is Dominic Green and General Medrano of Bolivia who are the villains.
  24. 24. In Skyfall it is Raoul Silva, an ex-MI6 agent, who is the villain.
  25. 25. So, according to the British filmmakers, the real enemies of the Realm are not the IRA, Distorting Reality
  26. 26. the real enemies of the Realm are not the IRA,
  27. 27. Muslim Jihadists,
  28. 28. or even the KGB.
  29. 29. Only in From Russia with Love, are the KGB directly the enemy.
  30. 30. In most other 007 films where the KGB appears they are as much victims as the British and frequently uneasy allies
  31. 31. in combatting the real threat, which appears to be SPECTRE,
  32. 32. Drax Industries,
  33. 33. Drax Metals, Stromberg Shipping
  34. 34. and other assorted capitalists
  35. 35. and journalists!
  36. 36. Even when dealing with North Korea, it is not the North Korean dictatorship which is the enemy, but a rogue colonel.
  37. 37. During a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum in London,
  38. 38. as I examined the Secret Service exhibits, I could not help but notice the sharp contrast between the villains depicted in James Bond 007 films and the real enemies of the Realm.
  39. 39. Although MI5 and MI6 were riddled with high level KGB infiltrators, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt and Sir Roger Hollis, no 007 film has really tackled that reality. KGB Infiltrators
  40. 40. Dr Alan Nunn May the British physicist arrested in 1946 on the basis of Soviet defector Gouzenko's revelations
  41. 41. Soviet agent Harry Gold (left) under arrest
  42. 42. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
  43. 43. The revelation that two such highly placed members of the establishment could have been communist spies fascinated the public
  44. 44. Donald Maclean son of a cabinet minister one of the Cambridge spies.
  45. 45. Guy Burgess was a dedicated and effective Soviet agent
  46. 46. Guy Burgess in the Soviet Unions shortly before his death in 1963
  47. 47. Philby (second from left) was soon able to leave journalism for a career in MI6
  48. 48. Philby was a dedicated, totally ruthless professional spy
  49. 49. After his escape George Blake resurfaced in Moscow where he joined the growing band of British spies-in-exile
  50. 50. Philby in the Soviet Union. He made an adjustment to Soviet life and continued working for the KGB
  51. 51. George Blake the Soviet spy who worked for MI6 in Berlin
  52. 52. Blake was given 42 years in jail but escaped after serving only 5 years
  53. 53. A newspaper report of Prime's 38 year conviction for espionage
  54. 54. Atom spy Klaus Fuchs (standing, far left) with colleagues at the Harwell atomic research establishment
  55. 55. Blunt's close relationship with the Royal family was an embarrassment once he came under suspicion of being a Soviet agent
  56. 56. Anthony Blunt after the revelaiton of his espionage activities by Margaret Thatcher
  57. 57. Ex RN Harry Houghton was selling secrets on the Underwater Weapons Establishment, Portland to the Soviets.
  58. 58. John Cairncross another member of the Cambridge Apostles society who spied for the Soviet Union
  59. 59. Journalist Chapman Pincher whose book was based on information supplied by Peter Wright
  60. 60. Peter and Helen Kroger were released in a spy-swap in 1969
  61. 61. That M, at the time of the early Bond films, was a Soviet agent would make an explosive plot but is never dealt with.
  62. 62. John Profumo with his actress wife
  63. 63. The girls involved in the Profumo scandal Mandy Rice-Davies and Christine Keeler
  64. 64. PM Harold Wilson. Many MI5 officers were suspicious of his links with the Soviet bloc
  65. 65. Although MI5 and MI6 were riddled with high level KGB infiltrators, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt and Sir Roger Hollis, no 007 film has really tackled that reality. KGB Infiltrators
  66. 66. The Irish Republican Army (IRA) terrorists targeted members of the Royal family and the government of Great Britain repeatedly. IRA Bombers
  67. 67. Four bombs were placed around the courthouse in London, in 1973, but only two went off
  68. 68. Old Bailey bombed in central London in 1973
  69. 69. The IRA murdered the Queens' cousin, Lord Mountbatten, in 1979, and bombed the Conservative Party caucus in Brighton, narrowly missing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1984.
  70. 70. The IRA bombed London's Stock Exchange in 1990,
  71. 71. and Household Cavalry in Hyde Park in 1982.
  72. 72. and Household Cavalry in Hyde Park in 1982.
  73. 73. and Household Cavalry in Hyde Park in 1982.
  74. 74. The Baltic Exchange in the City of London after being destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1992
  75. 75. August 15th 1998, when an IRA bomb claimed 31 lives Omagh
  76. 76. Omagh bombing
  77. 77. However, I cannot recall even one of the twenty three 007 films that have ever tackled the IRA terrorist threat.
  78. 78. HMS Conqueror, a nuclear-powered attack submarine
  79. 79. HMS Sheffield Falklands War
  80. 80. The destroyer Sheffield damaged in the Falklands
  81. 81. Muslim Jihadists
  82. 82. Despite Muslim Jihadists targeting commuters in London in the co-ordinated 7/7/2005 bombings,
  83. 83. I am not aware of any James Bond film that has recognised Islamic Jihadists as a threat to the Realm worthy of the attention of MI6.
  84. 84. Muslim convert - Former BBC worker Rich Dart (pictured speaking into a loud hailer) at a rally
  85. 85. Why would this be?
  86. 86. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the filmmakers were afraid to alienate any potential audience and therefore shied away from the real enemies of the Realm, such as the IRA, Cowardice
  87. 87. so as to not offend the sensibilities of Roman Catholic sympathisers of the IRA;
  88. 88. and Muslim Jihadists,
  89. 89. so as not to upset potential Muslim investors and audience members.
  90. 90. "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! " Isaiah 5:20
  91. 91. Dr. Peter Hammond Reformation Society P.O. Box 74 Newlands, 7725 Cape Town, South Africa Tel: (021) 689-4480 Fax: (021) 685-5884 Email: info@ReformationSA.org Website: www.ReformationSA.org
  92. 92. Frontline Fellowship PO Box 74 Newlands 7725 Cape Town South Africa E-mail: admin@frontline.org.za Web: www.frontline.org.za

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