Saturday, 19 January 2013

Rated R for Retarded*

Stupid Ben Afflicted
The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened — that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death? George Orwell 1984
Ben Afflect stars in this made up version of history 'documentary' film Special Needs directed by lying fuckwit Kathryn Bigelow which has lots of action and no fucking facts whatsoever - although they will claim it was based on a true story, just not the one they are filming.
Argo, has understandably enraged the British ambassador in Tehran at the time, Sir John Graham, by stating that the Brits "turned away" the fugitive American diplomats. It left him "very distressed that the film-makers got it so wrong". He says the British embassy took in the fugitives and they moved to the Canadian embassy only when the British one became exposed to attack. One of the Americans, Robert Anders, has fully corroborated Graham's comments, saying the film "is absolutely untrue. The British made us very comfortable and were very helpful … We are forever grateful."Meanwhile Zero Dark Thirty depicts gruesome scenes of CIA waterboarding as contributing to the hunt for Bin Laden. Those involved claim this allegation is untrue and, worse, justifies "good cause" torture. Simon Jenkins Should 'true story' films such as Zero Dark Thirty and Argo be rated L for lie? 
This is what one review had to say after seeing Bigelow's enormous turdfest of a film:
Bomb. Bomb. Bomb. [Insert country]
Senator John McCain - who reportedly wears a Nazi uniform when he is not siding with Israel to bomb the holy fuck out of Iran, Syria or Iraq and indeed the whole Middle East. In his spare time he also likes to be paid to pick fights with big bad Russia bears. It is quite possible he rules out torture as a weapon due to the lack of explosion(s) and would prefer to masturbate profusely to images of "the kind of disgusting, repulsive scenes like the killing of Gadhafi";
three influential US senators - Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John McCain (R-AZ) and Carl Levin (D-MI) - condemned the film in a letter to its distributor, Sony Pictures, calling it "grossly inaccurate and misleading in its suggestion that torture resulted in information that led to the location of Osama bin Laden". In support, they cite a still-classified 6,000 page Senate Intelligence Committee report produced from six million pages of CIA documents - a report that should be released as soon as possible to the public.
But there are many others who find discomfort in the portrayal of torture, who don't have such a fixation with causing mass death;  
For this sorry state of affairs, I do not primarily blame Bigelow, who has no expertise in investigative journalism and clearly will go with whatever account seems most riveting cinematically. “What we are attempting,” she has said in defense of her work, “is almost a journalistic approach to film.” “Almost journalism” is a polite way of justifying propaganda.  Robert Scheer, The Nation Another Word For Propaganda: On 'Zero Dark Thirty'
I would go further and state that Hollywood is just a purer form of the same propaganda puked out by the press on a daily basis. This is nothing new as Hollywood has been trying to rewrite history with - it has to be said - more success than the fucking Nazi's;
"The trouble is that the interests of Hollywood and the interests of history are diametrically opposed, and you can't turn every hero in the world into an American...[t]he way that Hollywood plays with national identity is completely shameless and totally irresponsible - it is a grotesque distortion of history. The irony is that Hollywood feels compelled to claim these films are based on a true story. They're not interested in truth, but at the same time, they're obsessed with attaching 'truth' to these films, because they think it's a better way to sell them." Heritage chief accuses Hollywood of rewriting history to suit American tastes
I think this is being generous as it has nothing to do with selling and more to do with a level of arrogance rarely seen outside the boardrooms of JP Morgan and the other bollock shufflers pissing on us from the windows of their 4x4 Porsches[i]. Sadly we do not just repeat the mistakes of the past, we just perfect them.
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell
* If you take offence at the use of the word I'd suggest you take your bigoted pathetic opinions and fuck off and do something useful like protest about how our retarded governments are pulling the support away from the sick and needy rather than engaging in the kind of language Ingsoc would be proud of. Indeed I find you offensive, as communist rats like you have enabled governments to get away such delights as 'collateral damage' and 'insurgents' (to name but two) in your quest for language fascist supremacy. You are the kind of person who would have endorsed the Nazis until they came for you. Now fuck off before I sue you, you offensive fuckwit. You may also want to check this in the hope your head explodes with rage.
[ii] yes I remain mightily miffed - still - that they are refusing to pay to the Kraken leaving us with little hope of the promised trickle down of thy glorious golden avid readers of my missives will no doubt know. 

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