This fits with the delusional liberal mind.
posted on 12/24/2004 11:27:02 AM PST
(People are entitled to their opinion - no matter how wrong it is.)
I would agree that the Democrats are the ones that are suicidal, as was George Bailey.
posted on 12/24/2004 11:27:13 AM PST
(Merry CHRISTmas. (Member of Christians for inclusion in Christmas))
Mr. Potter is a step up from what liberals usually call us. Usually liberals just go directly to Hitler, who ironically was a socialists.
I wouldn't consider a movie about an ANGEL stopping a man from killing himself a liberal one.
Truth be told, liberals are more like the bank investigators who were looking for a reason to shut down George Bailey's Savings and Loan. In an effort to 'protect' all those savers, they put people like George, who is doing more to help the consumer more than the government possibly could, out of business with all their rules and regulations.
Ive got no problem with potter...
He was simply angling for the business. George won out this time, but that's what competition is all about. No reason to villify him.
posted on 12/24/2004 11:33:05 AM PST
(ride out and confront the evil!)
Whats regrettable is that there are fewer and fewer George Baileys speaking up for the little guy.
There's plenty of them on Free Republic.
posted on 12/24/2004 11:33:34 AM PST
(Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
Fear not, especially at this time of the year.
Leftists have proven that they totally suck at the art of analogy, allusion, and metaphor. The only thing that I've seen from them has been projection. They bitch piss & moan about all of their failings, only they claim that it is really us.
They are so into their feelings that they have lost the discipline to reason things out, and hence the ability to understand what they are feeling: "Oh, I feel bad. It must be a Republican's fault!"
I feel for them and their angst about the same that I do for the insects that visit my Zapper (OOH! Got another one!)
OK. Now that I'm done, I'll go and actually wade my way through their drivel ;'}
posted on 12/24/2004 1:11:54 PM PST
(Merry Freeper Christmas!)
OK, I went & looked (you can find my comment to Luna on his page under the name "Scrooge")
The Salon piece wasn't even as "clever" as Carl's. It wasn't even a POS, more like dribblings......
(why don't more of these people commit suicide)
posted on 12/24/2004 1:47:13 PM PST
(Merry Freeper Christmas!)
There's some interesting things about the movie.
It lost money on its release. It was not popular until decades later. It's actually a very dark film, both in atmosphere and because many scenes occur at night.
Potter, Scrooge, and the evil Duke and Duke from "Trading Places" were archetypal evil capitalist delusionary stock icons.
Of these, the Dukes were the most blatant archetypes. One had a photo of Ronald Reagan on his desk, and the other a photo of -- who was it? Charlton Heston? -- I can't quite recall.
In the case of Trading Places, the characterization was intential and political. In the case of the classics I don't recall seeing any political propoganda. And, certainly, in Scrooge's case, the universal roots of his bitterness and the universal hope of his repentencance are the message. Beautiful themes, even to a crass trader like me.
In "Ben Hur," the guy who burps calls himself a "crass businessman," but he is whimsical and knows how to bet on the right side.
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