By the Left Coast Rebel
This lazy yet highly caffeinated post-Thanksgiving Friday morning I happened upon an incredible, cognitively-dissonant, circullarly-reasoned pro-Occupoo, insane moonbat-leftist opinion piece at The Guardian wherein some Brit spells out what he sees as a vast Hollyweird "cryptofascist" right-wing conspiracy.
The author's premise is simple: There's-a brainwashing going on in Tinseltown! and them-thar fascist right-winger action movie types are-ah brainwashing yer yung'uns for the war against the poor!
I don't know about you but any time the wife and I have plunked down $30 + for a movie + popcorn + soda, I've always come away feeling proselytized with the far-left liberal worldview. Corporations... bad! Businessmen... ooh, evil! Government... ah, benevolent! The script for most Hollywood garbage these days fits perfectly within the left's frame of mind. It's nothing if not completely predictable.
There's too many insanities to excerpt everything from the article but the essay's opening gets the point across:
Steven Seagal the rugged-individualist crytpo-fascist propagandist?
Perhaps you have had this thought before. Perhaps you have had it often. I can remember politics dawning on me while watching a Steven Seagal vehicle, Under Siege, in 1992. I was in my early 30s. The film was without redeeming merit – there's no other way to put it – and it was about a "ruthless enemy" and the reimposition of the American social order through violence and rugged individualism. Why had I paid hard-earned money for it? Good question. Before Under Siege, I had a tendency to think action films were funny. I had a sort of Brechtian relationship to their awfulness. And I was amused when films themselves recognised the level to which they stooped, as Under Siege assuredly did.
Ok, you get the point. Read the rest. But who's this Frank Miller (pictured left) fella that has this socialist-Brit's panties in such a bunch?
Answer: Miller is the comic artist behind "Batman," "X-Men," "Sin City" and if you are old enough to have seen it: "Robocop." That's not all he's done, check out all of his previous comic works here.
Miller's unforgivable sin lies in a screed he published at his site wherein he rips the Occupoo (thanks for the brilliantly descriptive term, J0hn and Ken) movement to toilet-paper shreds:
Everybody’s been too damn polite about this nonsense.
The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment. “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.
“Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached - is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.
Good for you saying it like it is, Frank Miller.
Via Memeorandum. Image via. TheCompleteWorksofFrankMiller.com.