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The ACLU campaign to advance communist goals - (Christian landmarks,heritage dismantled & more)
THE AMERICAN THINKER.COM ^ | MAY 15, 2005 | WILLIAM J. BECKER, JR.

Posted on 05/15/2005 3:23:55 PM PDT by CHARLITE

Shuffling out of the movie theater last weekend, I emitted a silent scream, frustrated by yet another example of Christianity under assault, the tumescent epic, “Kingdom of Heaven,” a film so utterly contemptuous of Christians and adoring of Muslims that a leading authority on the Crusades branded it “Osama Bin Laden's version of history.”

“What insane times we live in,” one film critic notes. “Here we are in the midst of the War on Terror, and all Hollywood can do is continually bash Christianity.”

In an industry historically known for coddling communists (the blacklist, Jane Fonda, Stone, Spielberg and others traipsing off to Cuba to glorify Castro) one tends to surrender to the unregenerate status quo. Only through the fortitude of pioneers like Jason Apuzzo and Govindini Murty, whose Liberty Film Festival departs from the script by promoting works of an emerging class of conservative filmmakers, can truthful depictions of history get told.

The opiate of Hollywood fare disguised as high-minded popular culture further dulls the minds of a culture already narcotized by a steady supply of anti-Christian rhetoric. The “mainstream” media remains complicit, as evidenced by Harper’s May issue, exposing “America’s Most Powerful Megachurch,” and the “hate” of “national religious broadcasters.”

“America,” said Joseph Stalin, “is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

Hollywood and the media certainly play major roles in the subtle campaign to subvert Judeo-Christian traditions, but they pose a lesser threat than the judiciary and activist organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education Fund, who represent its driving force.

In Southern California especially, these activists have targeted the Christian cross with glorious success. Examples abound:

Government Seal Cases: The ACLU Foundation of Southern California threatened to sue the County of Los Angeles and the City of Redlands unless depictions of the cross were removed from their official seals.

War Memorial Cases: The ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties succeeded in its legal effort to dismantle the 43-foot tall Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross, a landmark for more than 50 years in La Jolla. The ACLU Foundation of Southern California was equally successful in obtaining an order dismantling a cross that has been a World War I memorial fixture on Sunrise Rock in the Mojave Desert since 1932.

Though battles have been lost, the war rages on:

In Los Angeles, two lawsuits were filed against the County. The Thomas More Law Center, of which I am affiliated counsel but not in their action, sued the County under an Establishment Clause theory. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero sustained the ACLU’s demurrer. The case is now on appeal to the Ninth Circuit.

The Claremont Institute, the Individual Rights Foundation, the Orange County firm of Wagner Lautsch and I sued in Superior Court under state and federal constitutional theories as well as under a taxpayer waste theory pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 526a. This action has been stayed pending the outcome of the federal appeal. I am also vice-chair of the Committee to Save the Seal Ordinance petition drive, the purpose of which is to place a measure on a June 6, 2006, ballot putting the question whether the cross should remain on the seal to voters.

In Redlands, a similar measure will appear on a November ballot.

In San Diego, the City Council will hear argument on May 17 over whether to consider a transfer of the Mount Soledad property to private owners.

And on April 8, 2005, after an unsuccessful appeal to the Ninth Circuit, and without media fanfare, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Timlin signed an order requiring the immediate dismantling of the Sunrise Rock cross. That case, Buono v. Norton, has drawn the wrath of the American Legion, which is approaching the defeat with a novel solution.

The Legion passed a resolution calling on Congress to amend 42 U.S.C. Section 1988, to bar recovery of attorney fees to the prevailing party in cases filed for the purpose of removing and destroying religious symbols located on public property.

Rees Lloyd, a past commander of a Legion post in Banning, California, and himself a former ACLU attorney, drafted the resolution. This week, U.S. Representative John Hostettler (R-Indiana) is expected to introduce the Public Expression of Religion Act. Its goal is to drive out one incentive to file lawsuits where no one is complaining and no one is actually injured. The ACLU pockets the change even when delegating work to pro bono attorneys.

In a recent Daily Journal news item (5-6-05), attention was drawn to the measure, but in publicizing it, those attorneys who are expected to oppose the measure were classified as “civil rights” lawyers while those of us who would support it were not.

The report led by stating that supporters hope it will have a “chilling effect on civil rights attorneys.” Later in the piece, the reporter noted that “civil liberties lawyers warn the measure, if successful, would bode ill for anyone tackling an issue unpopular with a member of Congress.”

Identified as “an advocate for keeping the cross on the [County] seal,” I somehow failed to rate the civil rights lawyer tag.

But if I am not a civil rights lawyer, defending the rights of people whose traditions and heritage are under attack, then what? Who really believes that a cross in the desert, on a hilltop or on a seal establishes a government-endorsed religion? Who honestly believes their tax money is working to do any more than to honor war veterans or the community’s heritage?

Communicating the message of religious liberty certainly presents challenges, not the least of which is convincing the media, or Hollywood for that matter, that defending the cross is beneficial to our society and in fact crucial to preserving our civil rights and liberties.

When the ACLU cleverly named itself a “civil liberties” union in 1920, its idea of civil liberty was hardly consistent with what the U.S. Constitution’s framers had in mind.

“I am for socialism,” wrote ACLU founder Roger Baldwin in 1936. “I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”

Communism, a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society, remains the goal. Imagine a world without religion, the utopian song asks without imagining the tyranny of a classless society.

When U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry Matson Waite composed his analysis of the Establishment Clause in Reynolds v. United States, a Free Exercise case, he relied on Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury (Connecticut) Baptist Association and Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and State.”

Strange that he would examine the Establishment Clause at all since it was not in issue. Stranger still was his reliance on Jefferson’s letter and his attraction to the “wall of separation” phrase, parroted by judges and liberal activists ever since.

As Justice Waite even observed, Jefferson was in France when the language of the First Amendment was finalized and adopted. It was James Madison’s version that we venerate today. “It met the views of the advocates of religious freedom, and was adopted,” Waite wrote. Jefferson’s letter was a peevish response.

When Justice Hugo Black lifted the Reynolds analysis in Everson v. Board of Education (1945), he resisted the urge to compare what other founding fathers thought about the matter. “The wall of separation” was thus enshrined in our national consciousness and divides us still.

If the ACLU were to support the Hostettler bill, it would go a long way toward proving that they aren’t profiteers at the expense of people of faith and believers in the sanctity of tradition. But I suspect they will commit all their resources toward winning another tiny battle in their classless and unholy crusade. As Memorial Day approaches, keep it in mind.

[editor's note: normally, we do not reprint articles which appear elsewhere. However, we are making an exception for this one by our contributor William Becker, Jr. It is available only via subscription to readers of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. published for the legal community. We think our readers deserve a chance to see it. The article is copyrighted 2005 by the Daily Journal Corporation.]


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aclu; antitheist; assault; christianity; communism; cpusa; heritage; hollywood; homosexualagenda; kingdomofheaven; monuments; mtsoledad; muslims; secular
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“America,” said Joseph Stalin, “is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”
1 posted on 05/15/2005 3:23:56 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE
yet another example of Christianity under assault

But haven't you heard? It's the "right-wing Christians" who are trying to impose THEIR views on everyone. You must not have gotten the memo.

2 posted on 05/15/2005 3:31:03 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: CHARLITE

Steven Spielberg is a Communist? Please. No major filmmaker entertains conservative notions more often.


3 posted on 05/15/2005 3:32:37 PM PDT by Borges
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To: CHARLITE
Another older source for the communist agenda of the ACLU is HERE

"Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings," substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.

Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and television.

Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural and healthy."

Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."

Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of "the big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the communists took over. Obliterating the American past, with its antecedents in principles of freedom, liberty and private ownership is a major goal of the communists then and now.

Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc."

Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

How many of these are the ACLU fighting for every day? How easy is it to see the destruction of our society and what is at it's root? How many politicians with a (D) next to their name spout similar ideals?

4 posted on 05/15/2005 3:37:36 PM PDT by infidel29 ("It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world."- T. Roosevelt)
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To: CatQuilt

ping!


5 posted on 05/15/2005 3:40:06 PM PDT by CatQuilt (GLSEN is evil)
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To: infidel29

The ACLU needs to be more widely shown to be the Communist front that it is. It needs to be outlawed before it does more harm to the United States.


6 posted on 05/15/2005 3:40:18 PM PDT by palmetto65
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To: CHARLITE

on April 8, 2005, after an unsuccessful appeal to the Ninth Circuit, and without media fanfare, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Timlin signed an order requiring the immediate dismantling of the Sunrise Rock cross. That case, Buono v. Norton, has drawn the wrath of the American Legion, which is approaching the defeat with a novel solution.

The Legion passed a resolution calling on Congress to amend 42 U.S.C. Section 1988, to bar recovery of attorney fees to the prevailing party in cases filed for the purpose of removing and destroying religious symbols located on public property.

Rees Lloyd, a past commander of a Legion post in Banning, California, and himself a former ACLU attorney, drafted the resolution.


BUMP


7 posted on 05/15/2005 3:40:50 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: CHARLITE

Why did you go to that movie? All the critics called it crap . If you didnt like this movie go to see the one starring jane Fonda, Its crap too.


8 posted on 05/15/2005 3:41:52 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Borges
Steven Spielberg is a Communist? Please. No major filmmaker entertains conservative notions more often.

Pray, tell. Seriously.

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 05/15/2005 3:41:59 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Borges

He may be a social liberal, but Speilberg is a capitalist wunderkind.


10 posted on 05/15/2005 3:43:06 PM PDT by two134711 (If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.)
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To: CHARLITE

Bump for later read


11 posted on 05/15/2005 3:46:51 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Borges
...Steven Spielberg is a Communist? Please. No major filmmaker entertains conservative notions more often....

Where does the article describe Spielberg as a Communist?

12 posted on 05/15/2005 3:48:05 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: two134711
... Speilberg is a capitalist wunderkind...

Yeah. In the pantheon of 'capitalist wunderkinds' like Armand Hammer, and George Soros.

13 posted on 05/15/2005 3:49:40 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
In an industry historically known for coddling communists (the blacklist, Jane Fonda, Stone, Spielberg and others

This part but it's clear from re-reading it that he had SS as someone who 'coddles Communists'. Nonetheless Spielberg is a bad example to toss in with Jane Fonda and Oliver Stone not to mention Armand Hammer and Soros.
14 posted on 05/15/2005 3:52:54 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
"Yeah. In the pantheon of 'capitalist wunderkinds' like Armand Hammer, and George Soros."

Bingo. That's the point he's making. It's sarcastic.

Char :)

15 posted on 05/15/2005 3:59:43 PM PDT by CHARLITE (Not gonna be happy until the Hillster is sent packing.)
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To: Borges
..nonetheless Spielberg is a bad example to toss in with Jane Fonda and Oliver Stone not to mention Armand Hammer and Soros...

Why? He made his fortune in the free enterprise system but has consistently supported its polar opposite, the socialist/liberal agenda. Spielberg's in good company with the four you named.

16 posted on 05/15/2005 4:02:50 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: CHARLITE

“America,” said Joseph Stalin, “is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

I agree with you what you say against the ACLU, but did Stalin really say this? Where is the source for this quote?


17 posted on 05/15/2005 4:05:42 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
Yeah with socialist movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan. Come on. However if you're equating support for the the modern Democratic party with communism however then almost half the country is Communist. When I hear 'Communism' I think Lenin and Mao and their bnrethren. Not Adali Stevenson-stye liberals like Spielberg.
18 posted on 05/15/2005 4:06:44 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Steven Spirlberg never met a German he didn't want to kill or a Christian value he didn't want to destroy. He is an evil human being. The fact that his films have tanked is another indication of how out of touch this cretin is with mainstream American values.


19 posted on 05/15/2005 4:07:55 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
There was a certain irony in my words that I tried to avoid, but...

I don't think Speilberg is to be lumped with Soros et al. He is liberal, but not a hateful: "I know better than you ignorant peons, so you better do as I say" type. He is more of an: "I was once a little person, and in my heart empathize with the little people. I will depict to the world the misery of all the little people (while I live in my five different mansions and a yacht)" type.

20 posted on 05/15/2005 4:08:40 PM PDT by two134711 (If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.)
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To: CHARLITE
This seems like a good idea to me> "The Legion passed a resolution calling on Congress to amend 42 U.S.C. Section 1988, to bar recovery of attorney fees to the prevailing party in cases filed for the purpose of removing and destroying religious symbols located on public property."

In fact, the ACLU is a very small organization and could not afford all the litigation is does without a provision in the law that makes the loser pay their l;egal fees and court costs.

21 posted on 05/15/2005 4:09:56 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: two134711

So is George Soros.


22 posted on 05/15/2005 4:10:40 PM PDT by brivette
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To: brivette
Steven Spirlberg never met a German he didn't want to kill or a Christian value he didn't want to destroy. He is an evil human being. The fact that his films have tanked is another indication of how out of touch this cretin is with mainstream American values.

Actually his films are among the most popular ever made. But your hyperbolic invective is instructive along with your sorrow for the Nazis that die in his movies. Stormfront much?
23 posted on 05/15/2005 4:11:56 PM PDT by Borges
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To: brivette

But Soros never gave us ET or AI to warm over our collective hearts. ;)


24 posted on 05/15/2005 4:12:04 PM PDT by two134711 (If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.)
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To: Borges

Are you projecting?


25 posted on 05/15/2005 4:15:44 PM PDT by brivette
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To: brivette
Projecting my sorrow for the Nazis? Where? Your ideas about what constitutes an 'evil human being' (Spielberg apparently qualifying but not the Nazis...after all Spielberg isn't German or Christian) suggests much of your moral compass or lack thereof. Please explain how I misterintepreted what you said.
26 posted on 05/15/2005 4:18:45 PM PDT by Borges
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To: two134711

My point is this: Spielberg wants to keep alive the collective guilt trip Americans may have over events beyonf their control; he's a one trick pony when it comes themes. Can't wait for his diatribe against all 'dem bad white folks killing all 'dem innocent injuns, coming soon to a TV near you.


27 posted on 05/15/2005 4:19:16 PM PDT by brivette
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To: brivette

The Holocaust has nothing to do with America so we have no reason to feel guilty. Are you confusing him with Kevin Costner?


28 posted on 05/15/2005 4:20:42 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
..yeah with socialist movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan...

Huh? Spielberg uses conservative themes and the capitalist system to make money- money which is then spent on an agenda which is anathemic to conservatism and capitalism. Got it this time, Borges?

29 posted on 05/15/2005 4:25:16 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: Borges
He seems to engage in attacks against white Christians; I know he isn't German or Christian; he's a liberal Jewish secular humanist, I believe. Which means he believes in nothing and will attack those that who stand for anything; kinda like the Dems. He wraps himself in the flag but uses it to serve his own agenda. He's an evil SOB.

Other than that, he's not a bad guy.

30 posted on 05/15/2005 4:26:06 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Borges

Naw, Costner was rotten in Schindlers list.


31 posted on 05/15/2005 4:27:47 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
OK then so the criteria is supporting various liberal causes. Most of the time it's a sign of someone being misguided not a Communist fellow traveler. I maintain putting him in the group with Soros, Fonda and co. is ridiculous and diminishes the threat that people like Soros actually pose.
32 posted on 05/15/2005 4:29:52 PM PDT by Borges
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To: brivette
Costner wasn't in Schindler's List. Your mention of 'white folks killin injuns' made me think you were thinking of 'Dances With Wolves'. But we obviously have fundamental disagreements about what constitutes Evil. So let's just leave it at that.
33 posted on 05/15/2005 4:32:51 PM PDT by Borges
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To: brivette
[H}e's a one trick pony when it comes [to]themes.

I agree with you on that point. He treats the status quo (in his movies) with an intense disdain, sometimes quite deservedly so, but most times simply to beget cheap emotion from his audience (fear, sadness, etc.). He isn't a great film director like Scorcese, IMO, but he is a "people's" director. He's very good at tapping in to people's sympathies. Perhaps in the future he'll draw attention to current tragedies. Imagine what a movie like Hotel Rwanda could have acheived if it had had a director such as Speilberg at helm?

34 posted on 05/15/2005 4:36:28 PM PDT by two134711 (If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.)
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To: two134711
Hotel Rwanda was clearly inspired by Schindler's LIst. He is a great director. He's making a film about the 1972 Munich Olympics tragedy. Should be interesting.
35 posted on 05/15/2005 4:39:29 PM PDT by Borges
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To: infidel29

That sounds like Agenda 21's goal.


36 posted on 05/15/2005 4:40:51 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: infidel29
Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings," substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.

This is troublesome in this company. Turning a question of pure aesthetics into some form of Cryto-communism is misinformed. And it sounds too much like Stalin's description of Western Bourgeoisie art.
37 posted on 05/15/2005 4:46:48 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
.... so the criteria is supporting various liberal causes. Most of the time it's a sign of someone being misguided...

About 0.001%, of the time, and certainly not in Spielberg's case. Cheers, Byron

38 posted on 05/15/2005 4:48:00 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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ping to self for later pingout.


39 posted on 05/15/2005 4:48:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: Borges
"Costner wasn't in Schindler's List."

I know.

But Spielberg is about to launch a whiteman vs. indian diatribe in a soon to be released made for TV movie.

Sorry you weren't able to pick up on this. But that's what happens when you project.

Getting back to my previous point: Spielbergs movies have tanked.

40 posted on 05/15/2005 4:52:49 PM PDT by brivette
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To: brivette
Oh OK that. That just carries a 'SS presents' tag. It's not a film that he made. As for his films tanking, apart from A.I., which wasn't intended to have much mainstream appeal films like 'Minority Report' and 'Catch Me if you Can' did very well. 'The Terminal' was a cheaply made film that made a profit it didn't do better because it just wasn't very good compared to the others. 'War of the Worlds', later this year, looks like it will be huge.
41 posted on 05/15/2005 4:59:30 PM PDT by Borges
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To: CHARLITE
Even communist/socialist/progressives/neo-marxist need capitalism to get there, just don't expect them to throw their wealth into the collective pot at the end. Hollywood sees themselves as a major player in the collective change, either through the garbage they spew or the billions they make their goal to me is quite clear. Can you think of any other industry that is so prejudice against other beliefs, conservative beliefs specifically. Except for the occasional token Conservative you are just not welcomed. Thus IMO the whole industry wreaks of a much grander plan. Spielberg? well don't bet against it, film content isn't the whole story.
42 posted on 05/15/2005 5:01:41 PM PDT by Archon of the East ("universal executive power of the law of nature")
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To: CHARLITE

The Communist dialectic for Revolution relies upon "pressure from above,and pressure from below"
TO attack the morality they relied upon the transmission belt supplied by Hugh Hefner and his "playboy philosophy"
aided by ACLU trained attorneys and Judges and "progressive" Legislators to provide their pressure from above. That filthy man who it is reported made his own daughter dance naked before his reprobate and wicked guests followed the Playboy philosophy to the extreme and is noted by some in the press as some sort of hero for what
they call First Amendment Rights to debase women and enrich Hustler.


43 posted on 05/15/2005 5:01:56 PM PDT by StonyBurk
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To: Borges

Thanks for your response. The films you mentioned haven't done well, depite the fact that Spielberg used A list stars. Unless he puts his wife, Ms. Capshaw, in a an R rated heterosexual Christian movie, he's going the way of Goldman/Goldpuss (or whatever they were).


44 posted on 05/15/2005 5:05:07 PM PDT by brivette
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To: CHARLITE

The ACLU should be investigated as a criminal organization using the RICO laws. Michael Savage is right.


45 posted on 05/15/2005 5:05:32 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Lutheran, Conservative, Neo-Victorian/Edwardian, Michael Savage in '08! - DeCAFTA-nate CAFTA!)
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To: Borges
One of my favorite actors Eric Bana will be in it (I'm a woman BTW), so I'm excited to see the film.

Few commercial directors are willing to dedicate themselves to causes such as SS, but would it be wrong to say that he looks an awful lot at the evils of the past (The Color Purple, Schindler's List, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan--all great movies)? If he's going to do that, why not focus on the horrors of the here and now? As one of the most--if not the most--successful American directors, he could be making commentaries on the time that we live in (as well as reminding us of the past and what might be in the future).

46 posted on 05/15/2005 5:06:19 PM PDT by two134711 (If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.)
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To: brivette
The films you mentioned haven't done well, depite the fact that Spielberg used A list stars.

The two films I mentioned as having done well did do very well. Look at imdb.com

Unless he puts his wife, Ms. Capshaw, in a an R rated heterosexual Christian movie, he's going the way of Goldman/Goldpuss (or whatever they were).

As for this, I have no idea what you're talking about and don't really think I want to.
47 posted on 05/15/2005 5:08:46 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

You do know who Mr. Spielberg is married to, don't you? And what cable movies she starred in, don't you? If not, I'd be happy to enlighten you.


48 posted on 05/15/2005 5:11:14 PM PDT by brivette
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To: two134711
This upcoming film about the Munich Olympics is as contemporary as he has been.
49 posted on 05/15/2005 5:12:07 PM PDT by Borges
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To: two134711

What's the movie SS? Pardon my ignorance.


50 posted on 05/15/2005 5:12:50 PM PDT by brivette
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