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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Patton

by folkbum

I'm not really sure what it says about the American right wing that, in fantasizing "A Christmas Carol" re-imagined for America, the Ghost of America Present is General George S. Patton (1885-1945).

There are a lot of other things I thought of writing about how this movie seems to sum up American conservatism (the idea that Michael Moore--whom they want to do bodily harm to--represents the American left, gay jokes everywhere, the paranoid fantasy that liberals want to eliminate Independence Day, and so on), but nothing, I think, captures the absurdity more than the notion that, in their minds, the world hasn't changed since 1945. That alone explains a lot.

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