Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Decline of the West

Meant to comment on these two trailers a couple of months ago--
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

British "Boomers" seeking to retire and live out their last years... in a foreign but exotic locale? No ties to family or friends at home? Although the hotel proves to be different than what was advertised, they learn some valuable "life lessons" there, all the while living a comfortable existence because of their relative wealth. Isn't that like Western stories nowadays -- eating one's cake and having it too, preserving a lifestyle of consumption and yet being able to strengthen their humanity nonetheless, even though it is our economics that has a detrimental impact on our well-being? Isn't that what SWPLs want, being able to enjoy their lives guilt-free?

The Intouchables: PC multiculturalism hits France? The French version of the "magical negro"?

In France, A Star Rises From An Oft-Neglected Place

Conveniently for the elite molders of culture and minds, the movie is based on a "true story." The movie did very well in France; people in the West love their sugar-coated fantasies when they are well-done.

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