[Marxism] Prometheus: the Tea Party in Space

Nick Fredman nick.fredman at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jun 18 19:48:50 MDT 2012


On 19/06/12 3:34 AM, "Louis Proyect" <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> Jeff's review didn't mention it but this is not the first time
> that Ridley Scott has put veiled Tea Party messages in a movie.
> 
> NY Times May 13, 2010
> Movie Review | 'Robin Hood'
> Rob the Rich? Give to the Poor? Oh, Puh-leeze!
> By A. O. SCOTT

Compelled as I am to watch lots of kids' movies and TV I recently noticed
that Disney's 1973 Robin Hood was also framed by anti-tax, rightist
libertarianism. 

Luckily one can translate things for kids in the correct way ("they're the
evil bosses; they're the good socialists"). More luckily Hollywood is a bit
more pluralistic in kids' movies these days and it's pretty hard to read the
Lorax for example as anything other than anti-capitalist.

BTW there's a literal Tea Party in space movie out: a Finnish-Australian
co-production that satirically argues that we need Sarah Palin in the White
House to defend us from an invasion of Nazis from the moon
http://www.ironsky.net/






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