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

Sheldon Ranz sranz18 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 18:35:20 MST 2014


I see that "you prefer to take the word of a (contemporary oppressed
group)..." seems to be your formulaic response whenever I correct
misstatements of facts in films I have actually seen.

Presumably because my perception of empirical reality is illusory because
of my being a white male?


On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 6:10 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

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> On 1/3/14 5:34 PM, Sheldon Ranz wrote:
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>> Whoever said that American Hustle does not address the racism of the name
>> 'Abscam' is incorrect.
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>> 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.
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> I prefer to take the word of a Palestinian to your own on this matter.
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