Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is an American writer and political commentator. He is the author, among other books, of Hollywood Party: Stalinist Adventures in the American Movie Industry, and Bill of Writes: Dispatches from the Political Correctness Battlefield.

  In Bulgaria, across Europe, and around the world, the victory last November of wealthy real-estate developer Donald Trump over America’s former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left many observers puzzled. So did the events in Washington DC on January 21, the day after President Trump’s inauguration, when thousands of protesters descended on Washington. As with the election, America’s old-line establishment media got it wrong, even though background information was readily available.   One of the keynote speakers was Angela Davis, an African American feminist with a long history of speeches before presidential elections. Few in the raucous crowd knew anything of Davis’ affection for all-white, all-male Communist dictatorships.   In 1980, Angela Davis was the vice-presidential candidate of the Communist Party USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of


  Vladimir Putin and Russia are trying to influence the American election, according to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “And believe me, they’re not doing it to get me elected,” the former First Lady said in the October 9 presidential debate. “They’re doing it to try to influence the election for Donald Trump.”   The Democratic candidate also said: “We have never in the history of our country been in a situation where an adversary, a foreign power, is working so hard to influence the outcome of the election.” America’s old-line establishment media has been slow to run a fact check on that proclamation but a few realities have emerged during the campaign.   “Foreign governments have regularly sought to shape our politics,” wrote Paul Musgrave, professor of government

Joy Page, an American actress best known for her role as the Bulgarian bride Annina Brandel in the film Casablanca (1942).

Why the movies avoid Communism   “We come from Bulgaria,” says Annina Brandel, a newlywed played by Joy Page. She is addressing Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart, in the 1942 film Casablanca.   “Things are very bad there, monsieur,” Annina explains. “The devil has the people by the throat. Jan and I do not want our children to grow up in such a country.” The trouble is, they have no money, and Annina contemplates sex with Captain Renault, played by Claude Rains, to gain a visa. Annina asks Rick if the captain is trustworthy and if her “bad thing” would be all right if she kept it locked in her heart.   “Go back to Bulgaria,” Rick says, but then he rigs the roulette table so Jan wins and


Special to Bulgariaanalyica.org   Adolph Hitler: “Who today, after all, speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?”   On June 2, the German Parliament ignored warnings from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and adopted a resolution declaring that the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks in 1915 was in fact a genocide. Germany’s vote carried considerable significance, for reasons that did not emerge from the old-line establishment media.   The New York Times, for example, cited what “historians say” was the murder of more than a million Armenians and other Christian minorities in 1915-16. On the other hand, “Ankara” has “argued that the estimates of the number of Armenian deaths have been exaggerated.” Things are not quite that complicated, and the reference to 1915-16 is also misleading. The killing