[Marxism] Fwd: America's amnesia - Mekong Review

Brian McKenna mckennab at umich.edu
Sun Sep 17 17:48:51 MDT 2017


All they need to show is De Antonio's In the Year of the Pig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz8H_oi1ck0

Even Hearts and Minds would do:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGbC3gUlqz0

America is just a Vietnam Groundhog Day.

Brian


On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 7:33 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Everything wrong with the new ten-part PBS documentary on the Vietnam War
> is apparent in the first five minutes. A voice from nowhere intones about a
> war “begun in good faith” that somehow ran off the rails and killed
> millions of people. We see a firefight and a dead soldier in a body bag
> being winched into a helicopter, as the rotor goes thump, thump, thump,
> like a scene from Apocalypse Now. Then we cut to a funeral on Main Street
> and a coffin covered in Stars and Stripes, which multiply, as the camera
> zooms out, into dozens and then hundreds of flags, waving like a hex
> against warmongers who might be inclined to think that this film is
> insufficiently patriotic.
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