[Marxism] The Confidence Men » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jan 3 16:10:38 MST 2014

On 1/3/14 5:34 PM, Sheldon Ranz wrote:
> Whoever said that American Hustle does not address the racism of the name
> 'Abscam' is incorrect.
> In one scene, the Mexican FBI agent impersonating the sheikh complains to
> the Christian Bale character about the name of the operation: "Abscam? Arab
> scam.  That's racist!"  Bale looks at him and says, "I don't believe this.
> What do you care?  You're Mexican!"  The scene is pitched in part as a
> laugh line, in part as a criticism of the Bale character that he doesn't
> see the big picture of what he's unleashing.

I prefer to take the word of a Palestinian to your own on this matter.

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