Posts Tagged ‘subversion’

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After an uncharacteristically swift (and passionate) response to the bad Lone Ranger reviews I posted here yesterday, I figured I’d look a little more into this masked man and his crow-accessorized companion.

Some critics are calling it genuinely subversive, misunderstood and other sorts of praises.

Luke Thompson:

“This will not likely come as a shock to anyone, but lest there was any doubt, yes, it adds fantasy elements and makes many of the major characters insane, while not being remotely accurate to real history. What may surprise you is that there is a legitimate in-story reason for this, one that also accounts for its mood-swings, tonal shifts, and occasional plot holes that the story quite deliberately calls your attention to.”

More:

The Lone Ranger’s Lonely Defenders: Critics Ride to the Maligned Blockbuster’s Rescue

With  the Tomatometer in freefall at 23% and with audiences at 68%, quite the split, we have something to think about here.

I’m inclined to listen to what Native Americans think of it before taking the word of middle aged white guys.

Native Appropriations:

“It’s 2.5 hours of a film with an identity crisis, not knowing if it’s supposed to be funny, campy, dramatic, “authentic,” or what. At points it was very hard to separate the stereotypical and hurtful from the bad script, bad editing, and bad character development of the movie itself.”

Apparently its defenders are pulling a Pee Wee Herman:

“I meant to do that!”pee-wee-herman-20090810-174119

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CIA Manipulation: The Painful Truths Told by Phil Agee

 

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Sibel Edmonds knows what’s going on.  Sibel is an American hero and should be on TV networks 5 nights a week.  Instead she uses Alex Jones show to get the truth out there (and even gets him to shut up for a while).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbxFM9X6IC0&feature=player_embedded

Sibel brings up the CIA connections to the Tsarnaev brothers, with much background on the situation in Chechnya and the region.  Plus, America’s sights are set on invading or bombing Syria.  Making deals with Russia can get a green light to do so and remove Bashar Assad.

Russian news reports now say that Tamerlan Tsarnaev trained at a US NGO called JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION on his trip to Russia in 2012.  This would mean that he had false passports and got into Georgia under the radar.

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Former NSA Officer Wayne Madsen picks up the ball on Jamestoan Foundation and CIA malfeasance in the Caucasus.

Washington’s «Civil Society» and CIA Financing of Chechen and Other Caucasus Regional Terrorists

And Sibel with another lesson on what’s really going on and where your tax money goes.

Boston Terror, CIA’s Graham Fuller & NATO-CIA Operation Gladio B-Caucasus & Central Asia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2RCN1w5J80E

Screw Hollywood.  Take some time to read up on how the world actually works and if this is moral behavior, or if it in fact makes us all both culpable and more insecure generally.  We live in a propaganda state where the facts aren’t allowed to be aired, and real analysis of policy is nonexistent on public airwaves for mass consumption.  If you want to know the truth (very few do), you will need to work tirelessly at it.