A grimm review for sure and one that misses the point. In the xenophobic, jingoistic times we live in, Moores film reminds us what we have lost... as for the flag, that's just a symbolic visual image to refer back to where we need to resurrect these ideals -the good ol'
U S of A... before the neoconservative "greed is good" mindset replaced humanism in this country.
All he has to do is change the A to U
The US Border Patrol is a paramilitary organization that flaunts civilian law at every chance they get. I've watched them use the rural roads in Arizona for over 14 years as their own private drag strip and raceway. Four times I've been detained for over an hour for just this same exercising of my rights (I'm white, by the way)... they lie to justify their own positions (which is why I video EVERY encounter I have with this agency) They actively use bullying tactics whenever someone calls their policies in question ... this attitude eventually surfaces every time with a paramilitary organization... other paramilitary organizations of note: Hitler's SS, Mussolini's Brown Shirts and Mao's Red Guard... they all started as fairly benign organizations but as paranoia is enhanced by government agendas and tactics, they became the fanatical groups that killed millions of people... is this a precursor? These checkpoints are thirty to forty miles away from ANY border... welcome to the new Palestine!!!!
Yes, I agree with you for removing the movie times from your pages... it was only a minor public service to your readers and who needs those pesky little things in our lives that make life easier... it's just not the corporate way... and you are a corporation after all, right... As far as the editors reasoning that everyone has a data plan on their smart phone, or you can go on the internet...perhaps on your side of town. I must start carrying my laptop with me rather than the Tucson Weekly whenever I'm traveling around town and try to find a hot-spot that I can link up to... actually I tried that last night and after 15 minutes of trying to get connected I said screw it. I know, I know... it's just the movie times, no big deal, right?
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