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In a country with withering civil liberties, increasingly astounding levels of corruption, police state mentality, insane levels of imprisonment, a foreign policy that makes the Nazi expansionist movement prior to World War 2 look clumsy by comparison, millions and millions in poverty, gun crime running unchecked and a vastly growing population of people who couldn’t even watch the Oscars, even if they wanted to because finding money for food is more important, could I just point out my personal view of some of the nominations.

Argo, a film about rescuing U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Highly noteworthy given Irans relationship with the US at this moment in time.

Zero Dark Thirty, a dramatization of the United States operation that found and ahem… ‘killed’ Osama bin Laden. I believe the scenes juxtapositioning bin Ladens death with the farcically Photoshopped birth certificate of Barrack Obama released at about the same time, unfortunately were cut from the final release.

Django Unchained, a film seemingly about the long suffering quest of a former slave to have the word Nigger be as widely used as possible in a grueling 2 hrs and 45 mins.

And ironically, Lincoln. A film about the 16th President of the United States covering the final four months of Lincoln’s life, focusing on the President’s efforts in January 1865 to have the thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. For those that don’t know what the Thirteenth Amendment is, and can control the urge to vomit when thinking about how subsequent US governments have tried their best and with differing levels of success to rape this piece of legislation and leave it bleeding in a pool of its own blood and bile.

It is

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The only thing I can say to that is Guantanamo bay!

My question is this.

Do the Americans really need a hug. And does the agenda-ridden US film industry think that despite all the problems that America faces today, (that’s real problems that for the most part, don’t effect the glamorous and wealthy minority) does Hollywood think a few half arsed films about how great America has been (in the past), is really going to make jack squat of a difference. Or is this simply patriotism gone banana’s. It stands to reason, and at least to the rest of the world, is an accepted fact, that the American media is simply a propaganda machine for the corporate and political powers in the US. So its not a giant leap to assume the same of Hollywood. So, to end this rant, what is the message from the above films?

In the order that I’ve noted them, it could be as follows.

‘We rescued US citizens from those Iranians and so we’re not afraid of them. We hunted down a terrorist and killed him, so we’re not afraid of terrorists either. Its OK to say the word Nigger. And we had a president once who was a great man, though obviously what he fought and died for is no longer relevant, because of things like terrorists…and Iranians in fact!’

 

 

 

 

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