Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Thursday, 17 July 2008 15:25:55 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
"WALL-E is an assault on modern civilization"

?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Frakking SERIOUSLY?!?!?

I think a greater threat to modern civilization is pretentious twits to whom capitalism is religious doctrine rather than merely a useful economic system.

Oops, was that a Commie thing to say? Is the ghost of Ayn Rand gonna git me now? Or do I have to wait until she finishes fellating Grover Norquist in his fantasies?

Sheesh.
Thursday, 17 July 2008 19:24:11 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Although I think his ultimate take on it is overblown, I think that is is fair to say that the situation in WALL-E never would actually develop. It's pretty clear that it's a distopian fantasy. *shrugs* I think that it's an overreaction to get all pissy about it.

I don't think that anyone expects WALL-E to depict reality. The essayist seemed to think that children would take in this message and reject capitolism and technology. I suspect that any such leanings would last until the next video game comes out or the next email is received. Again, *shrugs*
Thursday, 17 July 2008 20:11:27 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
I havnt seen the movie yet, but from what I heard, the message people are reading into it is more that it is satisfying to enjoy the fruits of your labor and adversity is an inviggorating stimulant to the vitality of mankind.

Of course! Those must be COMMUNIST values!
Teresa
Friday, 18 July 2008 07:11:04 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Hey, nice to see my name in print. Poor WALL-E, getting it from the right and left. BTW, somehow I knew you would pick up on that link that everyone else didn't notice. ;-)
Sunday, 20 July 2008 19:22:43 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
John,

That the von-meisis institute is an organisation promoting the ideas of the Austrian School of Economocs (headed by Lewellyn Rockwell, of the Lew Rockwell fame)?

Who would miss THAT?

:-)
Teresa
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