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Arcane Pudding
Sun 08/01/2004
Forget the Planes, Our Country's Being Hijacked
Mood:  cheeky
Topic: Anti-Bushification
Fun new book title. In teeeeeny letters "Forget the Planes" font up "Our Country's Being Hijacked!"
But I think something like that's been done.
I read a review of "Fahrenheit 9/11" by a Republican, and he makes a strong case for it being partisan, left-wing, cult bullshit. He compares it to "The Passion of the Christ" in that it's one person's interpretation of events and those who agree or have always claimed to be, in this case, Democratic (and in Gibson's case, Christian) back it fully and only those who don't can see its errors. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, except for one small section where Moore spent too much time going back and forth between random people quoting and I became engrossed by the ankle of the girl sitting in front of me. Not that they were bad or irrelevant quotes, but they were all bunched together as if he loved them and just shoved them in there. The ending may have been the funniest thing I've ever heard in my life. While I noticed there's definitely partisan bullshit (and as MAD magazine says, only a Democrat could believe that our partisan windbag is better than their partisan windbag), I actually burst into tears after the movie. I very recently read George Orwell's "1984" and was deeply disturbed by it. To see this interpretation of our reality when we all believe 1984 has come and gone but "1984" is still far in our future frightened me. I saw it coming only a few minutes before he presented his point with a gorgeous passage from the book. When he pointed out that the poor join our army to try to make a living or get an education, it reminded me of Al Franken's defense of a woman who on television accidentally said that the boys who went to Vietnam were not, in fact, our best and brightest, in his view only meaning that they were the poor and ignorant of our nation and not the sons of those in power or money. When I read that in "Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" I was instantly reminded of "1984" which I had just finished before that. Things clicked into place just in time to predict his reference and want to hide under my seat. I think "Cabin Fever" is the funniest movie I've ever seen and have a list of most ridiculous/amusing deaths in horror movies, but being told my reality is the reality of Orwell's horrific dreams of a distant future made me wish I'd brought a boyfriend to cling to.

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