Sunday, January 20, 2008

Politically Correct "Art"

(The dictionary of "correct" PC propaganda terms)

"Art" Films Pack
Ideological Sucker Punch

By Henry Makow Ph.D.

In the old Soviet Union, art was considered a branch
of propaganda. If a novel or movie wasn't "politically
correct," it wouldn't be seen. The idea that art should
reveal transcendent truths was out-of-the-question.

I am noticing the same trend in the West where the
Communist era term "politically correct" is now in
common usage. Last week, I saw "The Kite Runner"
a story set mainly in Afghanistan about a friendship
between two boys and how, in the course of a
lifetime, one learns moral courage.

The film upheld human values and moved me to tears
in a couple of places. I found myself wondering, "How
did this movie get wide-release?"

The answer wasn't long in coming. The hero returns
to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan to rescue his friend's
son from an orphanage. The Taliban are portrayed in
the worst possible light, as religious fanatics who stone
women and sodomize children. Without realizing it, the
theater audience will assume that Muslim fundamentalism
is a scourge, and the "war of civilizations" is justified.
No mention here of how, with US aid, the Taliban
actually liberated Afghanistan from Soviet oppression
and stamped out the heroin trade. No, yesterday's
"freedom fighters" are today's "terrorists." See "The
Taliban are Terrorists"

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