[Marxism] Won't Back Down; Obama's America 2016

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Sep 28 15:02:26 MDT 2012

“Won’t Back Down” is a marriage made in hell between bad art and bad 
politics. Sitting through it at a press screening on Monday night was 
the most painful experience I have had since undergoing emergency laser 
surgery on both eyes to relieve the pressure that would have led to 
glaucoma and possible blindness. Halfway through the screening I began 
to wonder if laser surgery might be needed to relieve the pressure on my 
brain that this awful film was producing. With its treacly Lifetime 
cable TV clichés and its reckless disregard for the reality surrounding 
the charter school juggernaut backed by Democrats and Republicans alike, 
it might take months for me to get the bad taste out of my mouth, like 
the one that accompanies a hangover from really cheap wine. Maybe the 
answer is to lock myself in my bedroom and watch the collected works of 
Akira Kurosawa over the next week or so.


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