• evelynfmorrison

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  • Mr B

    ‘Classic tune’? Maybe to Freepers.

    He’s claiming: the Internet, Reebok, sushi, liberty and books, as quintessential Americana?

    Suh an inane waste of time.

    • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

      Americana?

      The deets may be slightly hurr-durr… but in essence… he’s not un-wrong, is he?

      However, it is a classic tune to refer to when ironically sarcastically sardonically commenting on the state of Merica.

      But why would anyone ever need a cover version, let alone one that just apes the original? Sigh.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UynldpGEYyw

      • Mr B

        I actually had the misfortune of sitting through that far-Right jingo scam at the cinema, which glaringly touched neither Bush nor Blair.

        The song’s about as much a protest as Springsteen’s flag-wavers’ favourite ‘Born in The U.S.A’.

        • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

          If duh zombies think “Born In The U.S.A.” or “America! Fuck Yeah!” is patriotic, let them. The earnestness of their obliviousness is part of the appeal–lacking that, though, neither song is particularly listenable.

          It’s a shame duh Souf Rideshare guys are so committed to their ideological bait & switch: their brand of Americana holds some occasional humorous appeal.

          I’m also kind of strangely comforted by the idea that some future society may dig this shit up and judge us accordingly.

  • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

    Realistically, if sitting American president wanted a photo op with me, I don’t know that I would turn it down, for a number of reasons. Context obviously rules the decision, but for the moment…

    The system forces choice points among us, and Springsteen has been pretty clear about not letting his song be used purely for the vapid patriot lust you speak of. Did he sell out for Obama (and potentially others)? Maybe. I have very little skin in the game here so I don’t particularly care what he does. His particular brand of Americana has never really moved the needle. Access, to anything in the current human paradigm, is usually preceded or followed by compromise. Hence, the dangers of an ego-driven need for access become readily apparent. But even if you build a better mousetrap, at some point you still need access.

    Honestly, I try to take a holistic approach with these things. If we excise all the culture that is co-opted by the stupidity and shortsightedness of their creators (to say nothing of appropriation) as having no inherent value, what’s left? Not that I think that this is exclusively your approach, but first JK Rowling, now this–just curious.

    To err his human, and “artists” are a perhaps a little…freer…to explore their mistakes.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    I think ‘Team America’ was a little more ambivalent. I do think the auteurs are more-or-less flag-wavin’ good ol’ boys, but it’s so easy to read it the other way, when they destroy everything in their wake right from the opening scene.

    • Mr B

      Sure it begins seemingly as if it were part of the same protest movement as Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 (released 5 months earlier). The subtitle being ‘World Police’. But there’s a clear betrayal about halfway(?) through, when the targets become: Moore himself, Hans Blix, various prominent anti-war actors, peaceniks (wholesale), homosexuals, victims of child abuse, and a lengthy racist mockery of the then North Korean sovereign Kim Jong-il.

      This boorish propaganda also takes a pop at AIDS victims, Arabs and Muslims; depicting the U.S. armed forces in unrecognizable fatigues and vehicles.

      • Liam_McGonagle

        That’s the problem with comedy. Any media, really, but comedy especially. Even if the authors make transparent efforts to present an unambiguous agenda, the dramatic tension required to make an even moderately engaging story militates against it.

        In short, I’m 100% that everyone left that film with exactly the same opinion they had before they entered.

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