Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Hollywood's Great Wall and Great Gall
Such hypocrisy is shocking but not surprising. Most Hollywood heavyweights are democratic liberals in theory but aristocratic dictators in practice. Behind Damon's likeable screen persona is something less pleasant. Matt is the son of the boss of a teacher's union that is a distant descendant of Marxist thugs. However, his roots aren't the problem. Damon has branched out from his celebrity to help syndicate boss mom in haranging citizens on their moral responsibility to support public schools even if they're failing one's children.
So, perhaps it isn't unexpected that a great white hope should arise from Hollywood, the righteous moral center of an otherwise degenerate capitalist West, to save a superior collective Asian brotherhood in a brief moment of civilizational vulnerability. Thank God we sent them our best: our actors. If we'd only remembered to include Will Smith and Michelle Rodriguez, no dragon monsters would dare test the Great Wall but rather tremble before the brutal whooping their green asses would receive from black, brown, yellow, and great white asses in total solidarity. (Excuse me as I wipe a tear.) Hollywood is so above the tribalism that plagues us common rubes.
Nobody craves understanding of rich cultures like China more than I, but to receive such cross-cultural understanding from Hollywood bimbos who've constructed a bigoted cultural wall between California/New York and flyover country is truly rich. If you wish to be better programmed by your Hollywood and Chicom betters, enjoy all the trite contradictory pablum that passes for dialogue in this film. If you long for a civilization where folks march in lockstep with their dynastic rulers without annoying disagreement or discussion, enjoy the computer-generated compliant hordes. Otherwise, just get liquored up and enjoy vast landscapes, cool monsters, and epic battles no further from reality than Hollywood's self concept. When they classify this movie as a fantasy, they aint lyin'!