Skip to comments.“PHILOMENA” IS PURE PROPAGANDA
Posted on 11/26/2013 3:25:09 PM PST by NYer
Bill Donohue comments on “Philomena,” a movie that opens today:
A half-century ago, an Irish woman gave birth to a son out-of-wedlock, and gave him up for adoption; he was born in an abbey, a venue that allowed the mother to avoid being stigmatized.
There is nothing particularly startling about this, other than the fact that film reviewers are now all aghast about the “horrors” these fallen women experienced; many are making reference to the Magdalene Laundries. As I detailed earlier this year, it’s bunk [click here]. Those who are neither scholars nor principled observers have swallowed this propaganda, so debased is their appetite for anti-Catholic fare.
There is one reviewer who is exceptionally fair, Kyle Smith of the New York Post. He is worth quoting at length:
“The film doesn’t mention that in 1952 Ireland, both mother and child’s life would have been utterly ruined by an out-of-wedlock birth and that the nuns are actually giving both a chance at a fresh start and that both, indeed, in real life, enjoyed. No, this is a diabolical-Catholic film, straight up.”
Smith’s closing remark says it all:
“A film that is half as harsh on Judaism or Islam, of course, wouldn’t be made in the first place, and would be universally reviled if it were. ‘Philomena’ is a sucker punch, or maybe a sugary slice of arsenic cake.”
Almost everything out of Hollyweird is propaganda, I guess this one is more blatant than most?
Haven’t been to a theater since Star Wars No. 3, the emergence of Darth Vader, and have not looked back.
Read Kyle Smith’s review in the NY Post. It’s excellent! I found it by searching on “Kyle Smith Philomena review” -definitely worth reading.
And even Star Wars 3 gave us the damn stupid line, from Obi-Wan, “Only a Sith deals in absolutes,” which was intended to be a slam at 43 but only made Lucas look like a big idiot as it was in and of itself...an absolute. Which would make Obi-Wan a Sith.
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Thank you so much for posting this! I had no idea what this movie was about and might have gone to see it. BTW... Judy Dench is playing someone who’s supposed to be SEVENTY???? She certainly isn’t a convincing 70 year old - she looks more like she’s 80 at least!!! Yikes. I hope don’t look that bad in 11 years!!!!!!