Skip to comments.Spielberg's Lincoln & Academia's Call To Worship
Posted on 09/20/2012 4:31:14 AM PDT by Davy Buck
. . . the truth is, academia and the educational establishment believe they are allowed to have their heroes - whether it's expressed by teacher's unions celebrating with an image of Che Guevera emblazoned on a t-shirt while marching in protest with communists, or whether it's expressed with giddiness over a Hollywood Lincoln movie that's not even been released yet, that kind of "celebratory" history is just fine and dandy. Am I the only one who sees the double-standards? Perhaps these folks view themselves as so intellectually and morally superior to the rest of us that they view their "celebratory" history on a whole different level and, therefore, acceptable. Elitism on parade.
But Southerners who have ancestors who fought for the Confederacy? No, no, no - those folks are emotional and immature in their admiration for the heroic qualities and bravery exhibited by everyone from the dirt-farmer private (my 3 great-great grandfathers) in the CSA, to men like Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson . . .
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” Perhaps these folks view themselves as so intellectually and morally superior to the rest of us”
Bingo! We have a winner!
I bet that they never mention Lincoln was a Republican!
But I admit that I found it amusing that his view of the perfect Civil War movie, Gods and Generals, was a movie that was very loosely based on a work of fiction.
I don’t intend to see it, because I am tired of Spielberg’s socialism.
I don't understand that from Spielberg. He's the guy who made Schindler's List and Amistad. How can someone make movies like those and then side with the people who caused that misery to occur?
Maybe because no matter how many clever ideas one has, sooner or later their basic instincts bleed through.
The grapes are particularly sour for this guy...
The southern plutocrats launched a war they couldn’t hope to win and their generals compounded that stupidity by engaging a numerically superior opponent all the while having no navy to speak of. One of the Norths first moves was to blockade Southern ports. From then on the South was just running the clock out.
One out of ten Southerners who fought in the Civil War loved ‘Old Glory’ and fought for the Union...something the neo-reb revisionists would be well advised to remember.
Tell me about it. This OV blogger clown reaches too quickly for his revolver.
I look forward to seeing any movie about the Civil War. Sometimes I'm disappointed, sometimes I'm not. There's nothing ideological about it and nothing regional.
A good, well done film can overcome people's prejudices. A bad one merely confirms them.
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