[Marxism] Fahrenheit 911: Less From Moore (from The BlackCommentator)
davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Thu Jul 8 13:07:17 MDT 2004
According to WHO?
The criticism of the Saudis elite in the film was IMO fair. That
being said, I think the criticism below is valid as well as there are
factions within the U.S. political establishment, with the Zionists (or
individuals with close business or political ties to Israel) happening
to be one of the most (if not the most) powerful one.
If you can't understand the part this plays out in some of the policy
decisions taken by the U.S. government. in the middle east, then
you are blinding yourself to reality.
Date sent: Thu, 08 Jul 2004 14:20:42 -0400
From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
> DHE wrote:
> > Ultimately, the omission of the pro-Israeli rationale for war compromises
> > the film's artistic and political integrity. Are the Saudis singled out for
> > scrutiny because they are Arabs? Evidently it is more acceptable to make
> > Arabs in traditional dress the bad guys, especially if you throw in footage
> > of a beheading.
> This is exactly what was not needed. The real culprits--if you need to
> speak in such terms--are neither Zionists nor Saudi princes. They are
> instead the members of the permanent government in the USA who are
> responsible for long-term geopolitical thinking and whose white papers
> will only be revealed after working people take power and open up the
> secret files, just as they did in Russia in 1917 (and the students at
> Columbia did in 1968). When that day comes, you will I'm sure not find a
> single memo indicating that a Saudi prince or a member of Hadassah is
> giving a member of the US ruling class his marching orders.
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