[Marxism] Detropia

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Sep 8 13:36:29 MDT 2012


If you are under the impression that there’s nothing more to be said 
about the demise of the auto industry and its terrible impact on working 
people after Michael Moore, you owe it to yourself to see “Detropia”, a 
documentary that opened yesterday at the IFC Center in New York 
(screening information for other cities is here). Dispensing with 
Moore’s by now narcissistic intrusion into the narrative, “Detropia” 
allows Detroit’s African-Americans to tell their own stories. 
Thankfully, it is also free of Moore’s mawkish Capraesque pieties about 
“turning things around” by getting Obama elected. Among the lessons we 
learn from “Detropia” is that General Motors has used taxpayer money 
courtesy of Obama’s “rescue” of the auto industry to set up shop in 
China to build the Volt, their new electric car.

full: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/detropia/




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