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BTW, do show me where i said every movie is trying to indoctrinate people....
Do you think most parents are going to have the time to talk to their children about this movie and tell them "Capitalism, and Imperialistic U.S.A. is not really that evil"?.... Movies at one time used to put the U.S..A. in a good light, and Americans as the good guys. This movie is doing the oposite....
Originally posted by Someone336
That said, I believe that it is a tad bit (read - very much) ridiculous for Cameron to bash capitalism when his whole career has been spent building up expensive film technology, widening the gap between the independent filmmaker and the Hollywood system.
Originally posted by redoubt
I mean, how many kids are going to come home from the movie and become political activists? You know 'Hey Dad, how do I start a grassroots movement to subdue capitalist imperialism and corporate hegemony that oppress the native peoples'?
Now, weigh that number to the younguns who come home and want either the video game or the large models at Toys R Us.
The Spaniards are the ones who taught the Natives a widely used language, which in turn allowed for us to translate and record their history. If it were not for the vast civilizations which spread about, and who subsequently taught their standardized alphabets, customs, and record keeping to those whom they met, then we would hardly even have a fraction of the Historic knowledge which we currently possess.
"The Pawnee : They were a well-disciplined people, maintaining public order under many trying circumstances. And yet they had none of the power mechanisms that we consider essential to a well-ordered life. No orders were ever issued...Time after time I tried to find a case of orders given and there were none. Gradually I began to realize that democracy is a very personal thing which like charity, begins at home. Basically it means not being coerced and having no need to coerce anyone else. The Pawnee learned this way of living in the earliest beginning of his life. In the detailed events of every day as a child, he began his development as a disciplined and free man or as a women who felt her dignity and her independence to be inviolate"
"The Creeks are just honest, liberal and hospitable to strangers; considerate, loving and affectionate to their wives and relations; fond of their children; industrious, frugal, temperate and persevering; charitable and forbearing. I have been weeks and months among them and in their towns, and never observed the least sign of contention or wrangling: never saw an instance of and Indian beating his wife, or even reproving her in anger. In this case they stand as examples of reproof to the most civilized nations . . . for indeed their wives merit their esteem and the most gentle treatment, they being industrious, frugal, loving and affectionate . . .Their internal police and family economy. . .incontrovertibly place those people in an illustrious point of view: their liberality, intimacy and friendly intercourse with one another, without any restraint of ceremonious formality; as if they were even insensible of the use of necessity of associating the passions of affections of avarice, ambition or covetousness. . . How are we to account for their excellent policy in civil government; it cannot derive its influence from coercive laws, for they have no such artificial system."
Machines can save labor, but only if they go idle when we possess enough of what they can produce. In other words, the machinery offers us an opportunity to work less, an opportunity that as a society we have chosen not to take. Instead, we have allowed the owners of those machines to define their purpose: not reduction of labor, but “higher productivity”—and with it the imperative to consume virtually everything that the machinery can possibly produce.
Why is it that James Cameron doesn't blame Communism for the destruction of the environment, which is 100 times worse than anything Capitalism has done?
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
Originally posted by jimmyx
c'mon sky...taking something by force is capitalism?? even you don't believe that.
I guess the Communist U.S.S.R. was Capitalistic, and Imperialistic when they set out to conquer the Middle East in the end of the 1970s, and 1980s...
Originally posted by SweetRevenge
Who really cares? Capitalism really doesn't seem to be doing the trick anymore, so why not?
Originally posted by sirnex
I view communism as a very powerful tool and political structure where everyone is equal in power and control of the government. Think of it as democracy on steroids. The only people I've seen having ill thoughts towards communism are greedy self righteous power hungry imbeciles who don't understand the core concepts of the political structure.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
He has embraced the Communist ideas that "Imperialism, and Capitalism are a problem", and he is blaming MAINLY the United States....
Imperialism - The policy of extending a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political hegemony over other nations.