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Vanity: Is tonight's showing of Shindler's List a warning from Spielberg, or simply an observance?
USA network | February 23. 2013 | Righttackle44

Posted on 02/23/2013 6:37:39 PM PST by righttackle44

Is Spielberg, an ardent Democrat supporter, warning the American people by showing his outstanding film that bad things can happen to helpless populations? Or is he simply observing the 20-years since the making of a movie about the Nazi destruction of the Jewish people?

There is certainly a theme in the film about an unarmed population being overtaken by a military force unafraid to shoot civilians. And so today we have military commanders who have assured Obama that they are prepared to follow illegal orders and also do this very thing.

Or am I being paranoid?


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KEYWORDS: militarycollusion; obama; powergrab

1 posted on 02/23/2013 6:37:50 PM PST by righttackle44
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To: righttackle44

You’re reading too much into it.

20 years and it’s Oscar season.


2 posted on 02/23/2013 6:39:34 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: righttackle44; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 02/23/2013 6:41:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: righttackle44

It’s a wonderful dream, that a Liberal with the political and cultual heft of Spielberg would “GET IT”, is pure paranoia.. Sorry.. :(


4 posted on 02/23/2013 6:42:53 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber)
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To: righttackle44

Maybe it is a coincidence that they are showing Shindler’s List, but it is Oscar night too. Remember Spielberg is a staunch supporter of the Usurper. I guess he hasn’t learned a thing and you know what happens? History repeats itself.


5 posted on 02/23/2013 6:45:01 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: righttackle44

So, Spielberg decides where and when which of his movies is shown? Who knew?!


6 posted on 02/23/2013 6:45:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: righttackle44

It’s probably a preview of coming events, except this time people will be forced to wear a yellow Bill of Rights patch on their clothing....


7 posted on 02/23/2013 6:46:01 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized. It ain't about hunting)
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To: righttackle44

It’s Purim. See the book of Esther.


8 posted on 02/23/2013 6:46:21 PM PST by virgil
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To: virgil

BINGO


9 posted on 02/23/2013 6:48:32 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Revolting cat!
Yes. Directors of Spielberg's stature have, can, and do make such requests and arrangements. There is a term in the motion picture business: juice, meaning power.

Spielberg is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood.
10 posted on 02/23/2013 6:49:26 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: righttackle44

Do you know why the Nazis felt justified in destroying the Jewish population? They considered themselves the victims of the Jews, because Jews were too successful. It was another kind of class warfare, just like in communist nations. And just like what liberals today are attempting to inflame again, with their constant complaining about “greedy corportations”, and greedy conservatives who won’t share the wealth. So the Nazis took away what the Jews had and by way of it their lives as well.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 6:49:58 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: righttackle44

I worked with a Jewish woman who told me that Schindler armed the Jews who were working for him. They seemed to leave this out of the movie.


12 posted on 02/23/2013 6:50:26 PM PST by toothfairy86
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To: righttackle44

Show us links to credible information supporting your assertion. Spielberg would waste his “power” on requesting a TV network to show a film of his on this or that date.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 6:51:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: righttackle44
Or am I being paranoid?

Not paranoid, more like deluded to think a TV programmer has an ulterior motive in showing one of the generally avowed top ten films of all time. They are probably constantly looking for any excuse to show it.

14 posted on 02/23/2013 6:54:40 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: righttackle44

The best outcome - a “Who is John Galt” exercise, the actual reason - money.


15 posted on 02/23/2013 7:01:05 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: virgil

and who will be our Queen Esther to save us from a heartless king, a wicked advisor, and a corrupt government? Who will be the Mordecai to advise our Queen that she is alive for such a time as this?

I cling to the hope of God’s justice in all things...


16 posted on 02/23/2013 7:01:12 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: higgmeister
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988500,00.html

Have you watched tonight's presentation? It is a celebration complete with description of his Shoah Foundation at USC.

That's here: http://sfi.usc.edu/


17 posted on 02/23/2013 7:01:57 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: virgil

and who will be our Queen Esther to save us from a heartless king, a wicked advisor, and a corrupt government? Who will be the Mordecai to advise our Queen that she is alive for such a time as this?

I cling to the hope of God’s justice in all things...


18 posted on 02/23/2013 7:02:10 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: virgil

and who will be our Queen Esther to save us from a heartless king, a wicked advisor, and a corrupt government? Who will be the Mordecai to advise our Queen that she is alive for such a time as this?

I cling to the hope of God’s justice in all things...


19 posted on 02/23/2013 7:03:24 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: righttackle44

USA Network is owned by NBC Universal, Schindler’s List was distributed by Universal, so Spielberg isn’t showing anything. He’s nowhere in that decision tree.


20 posted on 02/23/2013 7:06:52 PM PST by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: righttackle44

Really?

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.


21 posted on 02/23/2013 7:09:11 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: righttackle44
Well, when my wife called me from the other room to tell me it was on, I wasn't really interested. I don't believe I have ever watched it all the way through.
22 posted on 02/23/2013 7:16:31 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: righttackle44
From my Arcadia High School yearbook 1963 He was a Leftie DORK then and is a Leftie DORK now Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

23 posted on 02/23/2013 7:31:20 PM PST by Chance Hart
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To: higgmeister

Too bad you have never seen it.

An excellent movie based on a true story.


24 posted on 02/23/2013 7:33:41 PM PST by berdie
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To: higgmeister
Swindler's List.
25 posted on 02/23/2013 7:39:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: berdie
 photo Shindlers_zps7c6d377c.jpg
26 posted on 02/23/2013 7:39:46 PM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Doofer

Something to remember.


27 posted on 02/23/2013 7:54:56 PM PST by berdie
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To: righttackle44

Interesting Idea:

Other spielberg films

Jaws-bad guy was the Mayor (who was screwing up by bowing to capitalism however)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Big govt. was secretive and liars)

Raiders of the Lost Ark - at the end of the movie the Ark of the Covenant got lost in a government warehouse.

E.T. The bad guys were the govt people in radiation suits coming to take ET away to the govt. labs.

Jurasic Park Runaway capitalism is bad.

Minority Report- Govt. makes mistakes in preemtive justice.

Those are the Spielberg movies I’ve seen and although it is a mixed bag, He does seem to be very wary of govt. and also wary of capitalism.


28 posted on 02/23/2013 8:47:53 PM PST by staytrue
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To: berdie
I didn't say I have never seen it. I just said I don't remember seeing it all the way through at one time. I have have many times seen parts of it in endless stretches. Three and a half hours is long enough for brain surgery.
29 posted on 02/23/2013 8:50:36 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: berdie

It’s a work of art.

So many scenes just give you goosebumps.


30 posted on 02/23/2013 10:51:34 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

It does give one goosebumps.

And it never fails to make me weep. (and I’m not one given to tears)


31 posted on 02/24/2013 1:28:22 PM PST by berdie
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