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If you ever need proof
of how socialist thinkers are sorry, humourless nerds with no life, check
movie reviews section of the World Socialist Website, written
by a group of reviewers who really need to get laid. Where else
would a film reviewer discuss Reaganism in a Mulholland Drive review?
There doesn't actually
seem to be much about the actual movies, but there's certainly an abundance
of painful agonized waffling about the the socialist spirit of humanity,
warped by evil corporate conspiracies, and glossed over by the evil cabal
of capitalist hollywood filmmakers. There is much outrage at every instance
of a movie refusing to show the USA as the most evil country on earth.
The attitude pervails
of a general hatred of anything resembling entertainment, which is of
course capitalist, corrupt and blinds us from those important "intellectual"
artistic works just waiting to bore everybody stupid but which are good
Needless to say, one
reviewer goes into a frothing
hissy-fit over Animal Farm. And the
essay on Lord of The Rings has to be the dullest piece of gibbering
po-faced misery I've read in the movie journalism universe.
Oh, and for some unintentional
laughs, check out the last paragraph in the
review of The Siege.
Aaron Oakley vs. The Greens
The Good Doctor has
surpassed himself here. (The permalink doesn't work so look for the
post titled "Tackling the greens")
No doc, there's nothing unnatural here
Dave Sims at Clubbeaux
has a wonderful before
and after pictorial.
More fun Europe-bashing
George Will pummels
European geopolitical hypocrisy. Superb.
Andrew Sullivan on anti-semitism in the "peace" movement
This is, quite simply
best essay I have read in a long time. You need to read the whole
thing, but here's a teaser..
To single Israel
out for condemnation and divestment, while ignoring all these others,
is so self-evidently bizarre that it begs an obvious question. What
are these anti-Israel fanatics really obsessed about? Where are the
divestment campaigns for China or Zimbabwe?
The answer, I think,
lies in the nature of part of today's left. It is fueled above all by
resentment - resentment of the West's success, resentment of the freedom
to trade, resentment of any person or country, like Israel or Britain
or the U.S., that has enriched itself by means of freedom and hard work.
Just look at Israel's amazing achievements in comparison with its neighbors:
its vibrant civil society, its economic growth, its technological skill,
its agricultural miracle. When you think about all Israel has achieved,
it is no surprise that the resentful left despises it. So, for obvious
reasons, do Israel's neighbors. If they had wanted, the Arab states
could have made peace with Israel decades ago, and enriched themselves
through trade and interaction. Instead, rather than emulate the Jewish
state, they spent decade after decade trying to destroy it.
you haven't read it yet.....
..check out Sasha
Castel's takedown of pious dweeb Richard Goldstein's inept criticism
of ex-leftie "neohawks".