Re: American Imperialism?

From: Robert Wasley (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 20:37:18 MST

 Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > > I beleive it. Considering how much hollywood changes things in the
> > > direction, I don't see it as a totally bad thing.

Robert Wasley wrote:
> > I think of it as a totally bad thing when the works of artists are
> > for
> > some political/social end. Anyway, what kind of a justification is that?
> > Does
> > going in any direction bring us any closer to the clearest perspective
> > should
> > be asking for?

Mike Lorrey responded:
> You are automatically assuming that the original works of the artist
> were a clear perspective. Orwell never spent any time in a communist
> nation, he only knew what he heard by hanging out with the Cambridge
> bred aristo-communists popular in Britain in the 30's. Ask Sasha
> Chislenko what he thinks...

You misunderstood what I wrote because I recognised that Hollywood can
be as narrow as anyone, but does it bring us any closer to the the truth by
just as narrow in the other direction? According to your arguement, yes. I
said no.

Look up George Orwell's "Homage to Catalonia" (1938) regarding
his experiences in the Spanish Civil War and feelings towards the
In addition read, if you have not already "Animal Farm" and "1984". Lastly,
many intellectuals were socialists, communists, and fascists in the 30's for
same reasons many people are capitalist in the 90's and 00's. Read some
history of the times it is a facinating story.

Robert Wasley

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