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ARGO is a near deftly crafted thriller, jingoist agitprop, full-on Islamophobic mockumentary

This movie is rated AYFKM– Film critics are unanimous in their praise of ARGO, Ben Affleck’s retelling of an Iran Hostage Crisis era escape caper. Either these reviews also reflect media agencies uniformly shrugging off Argo’s obvious anti-Iranian jingoism or these authors are inured to crude Islamophobic propaganda. Whatever the film’s highly praised period piece accuracies, the Angry Arab and bearded terrorist stereotype are pure post-9/11 refinements. The ill-fitting eyeglass frames, face-obstructing Prell hair, and presumed fitness-less sloop-shouldered physiques pretend to lampoon everyone of that era, but the character assassination is precision targeted at Iranians, all of them.

“Mockumentary” is meant to describe a mock documentary. Argo is not a documentary, although it asserts to be historical, but most assuredly it mocks.

Borat couldn’t have made this film more offensive. If the Muslim world wasn’t in an uproar about a fictional Hollywood video disparaging to Islam, Argo would do it. What a mockery to pretend that real Zionist movie moguls aren’t laughing about a story that depicts Jewish movie industryists pranking Iran with a fake production they called Ar-Go Fuck Yourself.

Let’s dispel right away the pretense of historical accuracy. The painstaking period details, and mimicked video footage is meant to lend a scent of authenticity to a CIA personnel expatriation that did happen, but much of the villain-at-their-heels tension was fabricated. Poetic license might excuse drama, were it not for the added perk of vilifying, parodying and humiliating a people.

I counted no insult spared. Angry Arabs (the Persians aren’t Arab — do they filmmakers know or care?) never attenuating their cacophonous accusatory gibberish. Death squads circulating house to house, Muslim-garbed women hypocritically enjoying Western fast food, every dark face a humorless compassionless fanatic, their soldiers hirsute menacing mongrels who do everything by force.

I’m off to research Argo’s fabrications which so flavor the Iran-bashing. For the time being I can surmise two. The film assert that the White House pulled the operation at the last minute, prompting ballsy improvisation when our hero agent went rogue. Later he was awarded the CIA’ highest honor. How likely was it that they gave a medal to an agent who really defied every link of his chain of command? Unless he didn’t. And second, the movie plot has Iran’s Revolutionary Guards so hot on their heels that the guards shoot their way through airport doors and mount pickup trucks to brandish guns as they chase a departing jumbo jet along the runway, providing Argo that Black Hawk Down, post-apocalypse Iraq, Libyan rebel stereotype sent up so well in Team America. The tarmac scene is witnessed only by the movie audience and the CIA extraction specialist as he looks out the airplane window. None of his charges sees it because they are of course real people who could do interviews and swiftly confirm the exaggeration.

The Love it or Leave it crap again.

America has freedom still, or what little is left, because of the actions of Dissidents, not Conformists.
The Army didn’t give us these freedoms, save by surrendering their claims to any authority to do otherwise. Most certainly the wars in which the Army is engaged today, and has been steadily engaged in since the “cessation of hostilities” in 1945, have all been wars of Imperialism, to stamp out freedom wherever it rears its head. Nothing more or less than being Thug Enforcers for the Corporate Owners of the American Empire.
You can’t handle Freedom of Speech, YOU can get the hell out. There’s plenty of Banana Republics in the world being propped up for the profit of their American Masters, by American Military presence.
A long list from Abu Dabi to Zanzibar and all points in between.
Your corporate masters have bankrupted America on their way to Global Dominance. That’s not in any way related to freedom and you should stop lying about it.
Your Army is currently trying to lynch Spec. Bradley Manning for doing something you’ve never considered doing, too frightened I suppose. He MANNED THE HELL UP and told the truth and brought forth Proof to back it up.
And neither Your Pentagon nor Bush nor Obama have managed to do either one.

More people who do not muchly good speak the English tongue…

ren·e·gade ?/?r?n??ge?d/ [ren-i-geyd]
–noun
1. a person who deserts a party or cause for another.
2. an apostate from a religious faith.
–adjective
3. of or like a renegade; traitorous.
Synonyms: Traitor, Snake, Turncoat, Oath-breaker, Treaty Breaker.
 
John McCain on Press the Meat this morning, sponsored by a Wall Street Powerhouse, Edward Jones Investments. Lying his arse off about how he’s bipartisan on the Health Care bill when he joined every single one of his (R) Comrades in voting against it. Apparently in Renegade Republicanspeak, “Bipartisan” means the Democrats have to suck much Republican Ass.
Ran as a “Maverick” which doesn’t mean anything like “not one of the herd”, it means steers claimed by a notoriously lazy Texas free-range rancher named John Maverick. Who didn’t bother to brand or earmark any of his steers, just the lead cows. Any Steer or cow following them would be just a part of “His” herd. The Wall Street Bankers who sponsored today’s Lie-Fest, their advertisement “If you believe in the Renegade idea of face-to-face with your broker”

If you believe your Brokerage is “Renegade” and still deal with them, you really need to deal with the fact that they’re going to rob you blind given any chance.

McCain’s running mate was an idiot from Alaska who also didn’t speak English, and didn’t know the duties of the job, told a group of schoolkids that it was to “help the senate make laws”. Yeah, right.
People who don’t know the basis of American Law, the Constitution, shouldn’t presume to MAKE Law.
She also runs with a group of Straight Up Racist Pukes who insist that English be not only the official language of the United States (we don’t have an official language, by the way) but that it be the ONLY language spoken. They wish to bring the days back, when Immigrant kids, or Native American Kids, or Native-American-Kids-Whose-Names-And-Primary tongue are Spanish and whose families were not only here during the Spanish territorial days but Many Centuries Before an Italian Mapmaker who had never been to America, Amerigo Vespucci, put his name to two continents and a bunch of offshore islands (Actually the islands FIRST)… These kids, even in the 60s when I was first going to school, would be Punished for speaking their non-english languages on school grounds or even the school bus.
The more radical members of “English First” would have it that people not be allowed to speak their own languages even in their own homes. They say that not having English as your first tongue hinders your development in school. Where they get that tainted statistic is beyond my ken.
The largest population who don’t graduate High School and more importantly don’t graduate Primary School are people who don’t speak ANY language other than English, and that very poorly.

This kind of outright Jingoistic Stupid Racism would give that freak on the bus (and there’s always one at least) who demands that two Spanish speaking or Polish speaking or Navajo speaking kids (actually it’s a dialect of Athabascan, and a common second tongue to most of the tribes in the Southwest) “Talk English, you’re in America, Talk American”…

It would give those Freaks legal power to not only have you thrown off the bus but also arrested for “hindering public transportation”. Which is part of the so-called “Patriot” Act.

Which is another treaty (Constitution) breaking law the self-styled “Renegade” from Alaska and the “Maverick” from AZ support with all their Fascist Zeal.
Their supporters will no doubt insist that they’re not racists. They will at that point be once again LYING. It’s what they do the Very Best.

Maverick the Rancher at least wasn’t a rustler, so his Steers, (a bull with its Testicles removed at about the age of two weeks) were generally recognized as his.

Running with the pedigreed dogs of war

Prince Harry returns with triumphant retinuePrince Harry was ordered home to England after his cover was blown playing soldier in Afghanistan. Unmasked, it was decided the prince would be a bullet magnet for enemy fire. Here he is returning to a hero’s welcome, wearing a flak-jacket he might have done better to leave with the compatriots he left behind. Although -wot’s this- Harry Homebound appears to be accompanied by his compatriots! Were they all recalled too? Special forces assigned to bodyguard the prince would have been redeployed elsewhere. Was Heroic Harry soldiering with a royal retinue of school chums? Other spoiled upper-crust kids spoiling for hands-on Half Life blood?

Harry did serve his country’s propaganda machine by perpetuating the normalcy of Britain’s traditional militaristic adventurer. Said the prince of his soldiering:

“At the end of the day I like to sort of be a normal person, and for once I think this is about as normal as I’m ever going to get.”