Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Ayn Rand Helped the FBI Identify It's A Wonderful Life as Communist Propaganda

quote [ If you wanted to know what life was really like in the Cold War Soviet Union, you might take the word of an émigré Russian writer. ]
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[by lilmookieesquire@9:04amGMT]


HP Lovekraftwerk said[1] @ 10:10am GMT on 27th Dec
I was actually wondering about this kind of thing, since right-wingnuts have been calling for a HUAC II even before Trump was elected. I was envisioning not just a regimented demand for proper morals, Christian values, etc., but movies where the uber-rich are never villains and are often heroes, if not benevolent characters.

This came to mind when watching "Scrooged," thinking how much Trump and his cabinet would probably dismiss if not be hostile to the message of the film, assuming they were unaware of the original Dickens tale.

Edit: It's also fun for another source to drop on the Libertopians who profess freedom uber alles, except when it comes to things they don't like; art, markets that are hard to manipulate, charity, etc.
steele said @ 2:22pm GMT on 27th Dec
Mind removing the site info from the title, mookie. ;) Please and thank you's.
sanepride said @ 3:47pm GMT on 27th Dec
My wife loves 'It's a Wonderful Life' exactly because she considers it one of the most 'socialist' movies Hollywood ever made. Now whether this is the same as 'communist propaganda' is in the eye of the beholder, but Ayn might have been on to something.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 5:36pm GMT on 27th Dec
How does it differ at all from any story where generosity is portrayed?

It's getting to the point that the right wing will demand that Jesus be accurately portrayed as charging a copay for healing the sick in the Biblical Epics that they'll legislate into production after the New Year.
sanepride said @ 6:15pm GMT on 27th Dec
Well I think it's reasonable to assume that Ayn Rand would have considered Dickens to be a communist propagandist and certainly would have reported biblical Jesus to the FBI.
satanspenis666 said @ 5:28am GMT on 28th Dec

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