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Thursday, 05 March 2009

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Fritz

My favorite comment:

Deb, HOLLYWOOD HAS NEVER GOTTEN IT NOR WILL THEY EVER GET IT UNTIL THE BIG ONE STRIKES UNDERNEATH L-A DESTROYING THE MOVIE/TV STUDIO AND HOPEFULLY SENDING THE ACTORS TO THE DEATHS IN HELL! [...snip...] Anyone who goes and sees this film with their kids--YOU MAY AS WELL BE COMMITTING CHILD ABUSE!
CP

My favorite part of the review is the reappearance of the "White single mother" who also brought her 10 year old child to Friday the 13th recently. Deb is preoccupied with this poor (totally real) woman. It's like a Mike Royko/Slats Grobnik thing.

tomemos

"It's like a Mike Royko/Slats Grobnik thing."

Great reference!

Uncle Al

The problem is not a child knowing about Lesbians, eusexuality, or a world in which a rapist cut off the forearms of his target and she survived... with a mild court rebuke to the man who was so obviously in need of help. The problem is a child rejecting Lesbians, embracing eusexuality, and walking mean streets armed for personal protection.

A world in which personal responsibility displaces Official protections is a managerial nightmare. Watchmen's Rorschach is a threat to State hegemony, every airport boarding area to the sweet nectar of vice regulation. Rorschach is by definition insane. Criminals are a State resource.

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Freedom is compliance.

JPool

Overall nice take down, and Debbie Schlussel is clearly a very horrible hateful person (the enraged shouts of "Slut!" throughout that review are revealing). My take on the debate over at EotAW (which is too thick for me to want to wade into at this point) is that she's not so much saying "Please think of the children!" as "You people are horrible!" and "Hollywood is leading our kids down a moral sewer, gotta go!" Her argument isn't that well-meaning parents might be misled, but that parents can't be trusted (becuase they're liberal and/or trash and they suck). This is where she differs from the violent hateful libertarian Rorschach lovers, like the fine commentator above. You don't mention that Schlussel herself thinks that Rorschch isn't conservative and that the film as a whole is part of the liberal conspiracy. Schlussel's form of hateful conservatism would seem to be more anit-vigalante and pro-iron fist.

Ahistoricality

What is it about right-wing "entertainers" and ALL CAPS?

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