I do love investigating the relationship between the Arts and the Stupidparty.
The conclusions are often not only stunning but seemingly Mathematically impossible.
What I mean by this is how can I possibly make statements such as progressive movies are literally infinitely better than Stupidparty movies?
Or that Stupidparty music sucks (pending blog), or that relatively speaking Stupidparty humor is almost non-existent?
The concept of infinity is one of most powerful and misunderstood notions—since the human mind can just never wrap its head around it. But the number zero is also powerful, it is so nice and round, no beginning, no end, for ever, and that allows for a certain Mathematically sanctioned leeway. Below is a chart put together before a recent right wing propaganda movie onslaught:
It is within this context that we can comfortably review a review of a brand new and particularly Stupidparty movie—Hillary’s America.
This movie has achieved the seemingly impossible—stretching the notion of infinity all the way down into an inescapable black hole, the black heart that lies at the epicenter of the Stupidparty parallel universe.
Hillary’s America: The reviews from “Top Critics” are in, and they add up to one big Zero.
(Rotten tomatoes has categories for Top critics and then a more unreliable category for all reviews which allows sometimes riff-raff critics to share their reviews, hence this discussion of Ari Offers absurd review.) Not even the fact that News Corp has a massive media presence could entice a single professional movie critic on their payroll to sacrifice their soul, take one for the team, and help promote a truly rotten “artistic”product.
So while Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Sky News, The (London) Times, The Sun, have certainly towed the line in their coverage of purely political news, so far the rot has not gone beyond that part of its media empire.
But surely we can find a positive review—there is always one person who can slip through the net, their sycophantic allegiance to an agenda, used to promote a crap movie. Sure enough I found one review written by a non-Rotten Tomatoes accredited review site:
According to this one truly rotten tomato, Hillary’s America is “A searing, power and persuasive expose.”
The Citizen Kane of movie critics Avi Offer promotes his movie “NYC Movie guru” status via his 159 followers on Twitter. This social media heavy weight compares with the 803,000 twitter followers of the deceased critic, Roger Ebert.
I am not suggesting that any one movie critic can always be trusted—I still have a beef with Roger Ebert for his amateurish review of the the Fellowship of the Ring—I knew it was amateurish because it became clear that Ebert, having read the Hobbit as a child, did not understand the very large tonal difference between Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, and that was why Peter Jackson later tried to avoid directing the Hobbit because he knew that bridging the gap would be well nigh impossible.
But back to our polar opposite to Roger Ebert, our self imagined citizen movie critic Avi Offer…
I am going to post very single word of Avi Offer’s review and in doing so we are also going to get the scoop about both the director of this pathetic movie, Dinesh D’Souza, and its only critic fan, Avi Offer.
So here we are, the review by Avi Offer, my clarifications and observations will be provided after each of Avi’s little thoughts:
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party is a searing, powerful and persuasive exposé on the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton. Just like in America: Imagine the World Without Her, director Dinesh D’Souza…
Wow, another film by this same director with a Rotten Tomatoes score of Zero % and here again to the rescue came our loyal lap dog Avi Offer:
One has to wonder where this guy Dinesh Joseph D’Souza, the director gets his funding. Well that should hardly be difficult to figure out once you see the director’s, a convicted criminal, resume—As Salon Reports:
But in his public life he’s (Dinesh Joseph D’Souza) pathologically drawn to pushing the bounds of civil discourse, often with a disinterest in backing up his assertions with facts. While this approach has won him hundreds of thousands of fans of the Joe the Plumber variety, it has eaten away at his respectability in intellectual circles. Few members of the media elite, he complains, have been willing to publicly defend him…”Once a wunderkind of the conservative elite, Dinesh D’Souza has made a fortune with increasingly wild-eyed books and documentaries, including one about Obama’s “rage.” Now serving time for campaign-finance fraud, D’Souza says he is being punished for his beliefs.
The film’s producer Steve Bannon, chairman of Breitbart News, the right wing loony news site and described by the Bloomberg news as the “Most Dangerous Political Operative in America”, he runs the new vast right-wing conspiracy—and he wants to take down Hillary Clinton, and he is rabid in his efforts, even going so far as to write his own movie “Clinton’s Cash” based on a book by Peter Schweizer, makes numerous unproven charges, but these charges will still be repeated in the Murdoch media empire.
What they never point out is that the Clinton Charity received donations from a massive array of people and most world governments. Thus any prick can suggest that a certain Country was given preferential treatment, in return for charitable donation. When Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State, every one knew of potential conflicts of interests, and rules were set right form day one. How about simply accepting the bloody obvious, the Clinton Foundation is massive, it positively impacts a stunning number of lives, but like any massive organization if you want find procedural errors you will find such errors.
But then Charities get graded!!!
But people like Avi Offer could not give a damn about people lives, about how a Charity is graded—not if they can maliciously slander people to take a cheap shot. The whole speaking fee argument is also a non starter. You get what the market will bear. Hardly anyone would turn down a speaking fee, if such a fee was worth one’s time. This is just more red meat diversions to the wandering zombies.
Donald Trump: Trump reportedly earned $1.5 million per speech for a series of seminars in a private online learning company’s “real estate wealth expos,” Forbes reports. That was in 2006 and 2007, though. In light of recent news, his star power may be decreasing.” While I have contempt for Trump, I have never been stupid enough to harp on his speaking fees. But facts do not matter to this crowd. Bannon is trying to be the next world’s worst weasel Roger Ailes, who was the man most responsible for the vast amount of right wing conspiratorial claptrap that is proving deadly for America, for mankind. These are the people who without any integrity make people so mad they they just want to tear everything down—hence the massively irrational support for a megalomaniac who could not a shit about anything except for the size of his name. It just haunts me that as Ailes thankfully departs in shame, shame, shame—it is just like when we take down the leader of the Taliban, Al Qaeda or ISIL: another snake rapidly materializes. Steve Brannon fits that profile.
D’Souza is affiliated with a number of conservative organizations and publications, including the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Hoover Institution—i.e. D’Souza is a puppet of the far right propaganda machine, the Koch bothers and the others who have forged an America that is seriously entertaining a like-minded fascist in waiting: Donald Trump as President of the USA. These guys all had a wet dream a couple of years ago: let’s slander Hillary during her convention, and we can get Roger Ailes, Fox news, Breitbart News, Drudge and all of hate radio to market the hell out of it, at the time they came up with this plan they probably never considered that the very creature that they created would come back to eat them for lunch.
Undaunted Ari Offer continues his review of Hillary’s America:
…..re-examines American history and highlights the facts that should make you horrified and alarmed if you’re a critically-thinking individual. Yes, you might find yourself in denial at first, but denial is a crucial and natural step in the process of coming to terms with a harsh truth.
This is hardly what one would say if you were objectively reviewing a film. This is what a propagandist might say, this is what Lord Haw-Haw might have said during the second world war.
D’Souza includes some re-enactments and archival footage which help to enliven the film so that it’s not just a bunch of talking heads. The fact that D’Souza remains calm and collected, unlike Michael Moore, throughout the film, is a testament to his strengths as a documentarian and investigator.
Attacking Micheal Moore, whose highly entertaining, fact-checked movies have a Rotten Tomato average literally infinitely higher than D’Souza’s two Hillary movies on Rotten Tomatoes is not simply absurd but also culturally revealing.
We have a large segment of society that cannot handle facts, and who lie and distort in order to make their rather sick world view make any sense at all.
Have you ever debated a Trumpeteer?
If you have, then you would soon realize that they have literally nothing intelligent to say—never. Garbage in and garbage out, one big fat infinite Zero. That is why it becomes so important to figure out how these people gets so stupid and then we can figure out who to blame, who to cut off at the knees. Thus we really should pay attention when charlatans like Avi Offer successfully distort reality.
Avi Offer now embarks upon a disingenuous history lesson because Hillary Clinton was evidently born in 1760.
Did you know that it was actually the Democratic Party that was racist during the Civil War?
This is totally irrelevant to politics in 2016. Not a single living Democratic politician has anything to answer for on the issue of slavery. The GOP has moved from the party of Lincoln to the party of bigotry—a process that has been accelerated by the D’Souza employers, and their various media megaphones in the guise of people like Avi Offer.
Or that the “hood” or “ghettos” are essentially the modern versions of plantations? In other words, the Democratic Party is still just as racist now as it was back in the Civil War, but Democrats, will, of course, deny their racism.
At this point the critic has shed any last presence of objectivity, or intelligence. The Dems will likely capture 80-95% of the non-white vote—and they do this by being racist? Yet the GOP and Trump promoted the “Birther” theory—and if you are a birther you are a racist, because you choose to believe claptrap. This shows how ignorant and how bigoted the GOP base has become because of people like Avi Offer.
51% Are “birthers.”
57% Believe Obama is a Muslim.
24% Believe he may be the Antichrist.
If you want to ban Muslims, you are racist, if you choose to believe that “some” Mexican’s are good people, then you are a racist. Avi Offer, by promoting this junk like Trump, uses this this fodder for actual racists, proving he is either a racist himself, or something much worse—actively inciting racism, actively rationalizing racism
Did you know that the KKK originated from the Democratic Party and its members were Democrats themselves?
Here he goes again, repeating his repugnant racist enabling disingenuous bile.
Or how about that Planned Parenthood is mostly found in areas where minorities can be found is a form of eugenics started by Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood?
Here the critic plays the same far right wing trick. What Planned Parenthood said before the War is not relevant to today. Eugenics did not become debased as a theory till Hitler took it to an extreme and people to view it with disdain. But before the 1939-1945 war it was a notion discussed across the political spectrum as people debated its merits. Society evolves—eugenics just like slavery, rape, genocide, torture, sexual harassment, the woman’s right to vote, gay marriage are all subjects that have evolved. In thirty years time people who support the death penalty today, or who carried on driving fossil cars after 2025, or who ate inhumanely slaughtered meat, or any meat will be viewed as barbarians. The thing is, it is never the conservative brain that evolves from the barbaric troglodyte status quo culture, it is always the progressive brain than evolves.
Hillary Clinton just so happens to consider Margaret Sanger to be a role model.
And why not—just consider the millions lives saved by this women, Margaret Sanger: she was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term “birth control”, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She promoted sex education and birth control. Can you imaging a world without these things. Well I accept that an idiot could—but in fact the world would be far more misogynistic, have massively more poverty, more unwanted Children, more abortions, disease, death and war. You really have to be a very sick and ignorant pro-death person to complain about planned parenthood.But it is a red meat issue for Zombies and Avi Offer has no qualms in feeding the pitch fork mob.
D’Souza explains something that you ought to know about Hillary: her mentor was writer Saul Alinksy who began scamming people early on in his college days by ripping off his school’s cafeteria while convincing others to take part in the scams as well. That scam serves as a microcosm of what Hillary Clinton plans to do in our country.
He did come up with a system to get a free meal whilst at the University of Chicago, which lasted for few months (something that I had done in my youth, and it felt immensely satisfying to get a free three course meal at a certain Bank’s and various Insurance Company’s employee cafeteria’s, rightly or wrongly), Zalinski had no regrets, he was penniless and hungry. But linking this to Hillary is just stupid—perhaps one should figure out why Hillary found Zalinsky so interesting. Well let’s do a quick refresher course on Saul Alinsky:
Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his 1971 book Rules for Radicals. In the course of nearly four decades of political organizing, Alinsky received much criticism, but also gained praise from many public figures. His organizing skills were focused on improving the living conditions of poor communities across North America. In the 1950s, he began turning his attention to improving conditions in the African-American ghettos, beginning with Chicago’s and later traveling to other ghettos in California, Michigan, New York City, and a dozen other “trouble spots”. His ideas were adapted in the 1960’s by some U.S. college students and other young counterculture-era organizers, who used them as part of their strategies for organizing on campus and beyond. Time magazine wrote in 1970 that “It is not too much to argue that American democracy is being altered by Alinsky’s ideas.” Conservative author William F. Buckley, Jr. said in 1966 that Alinsky was “very close to being an organizational genius”.
Alinksy clearly had no empathy, and neither does Hillary Clinton for many reasons including that she, along with Bill Clinton, took money that other countries, such as Haiti, and put it into the charity known as the Clinton Foundation.
Now this tinpot quack film critic goes full conspiracy claptrap mode on the whole Clinton Foundation thing, taking advantage of peoples ignorance on the subject to fill that void with garbage. But luckily I can resolve that by the attached factual analysis of the Clinton foundation here and here.
However, she didn’t commit to her promise of making the necessary improvements in Haiti using that money other than building a factory there. She forgave her husband for his sexual affairs, i.e. with Monica Lewinsky, because she wanted to manipulate, control or use him as a stepping stone to pave the way to become President herself.
This is simply in the reviewers imagination—it does not belong in a film review, or even in professional journalism. This critic gets to pass judgment on Hillary’s family decisions, how she brings up their child—it really is disgustingly inappropriate.
Hopefully, that won’t happen. Her lack of accountability during the recent Email Scandal shows you just how unreliable, immature and narcissistic she is as a human being–
It shows no such thing. It was a manufactured political scandal, nothing else—here are than facts…
to be fair, though, Narcissistic Personality Disorder and corruption run rampant in American politics, so she’s a small part of a widespread problem that will probably never go away. She will become a big problem for America if she were to become President, but the same can be said about Donald Trump whom this doc ignores. You don’t have to vote for Hillary or Trump come election time.
Well if you do not vote for Hillary then we know what side you would have chosen in Germany 1928. Avi Offer has created caricature based upon his own imagination, fertilized by Koch brother, Roger Ailes, Rush Limbaugh etc inspired conspiracy theories and then he gets say “oh she is just like Trump.” Critical thinking and objective professional analysis just does not work like that.
Just because they have a lot of money for their political campaign and are good “actors”, that doesn’t mean they’ll be a good President. I’ve mentioned this before in my review of Vaxxed, but I’ll mention it again: there should be mandatory mental health assessments for every single politician. They receive a physical assessment, so why not a mental one as well? Pilots and soldiers need to be mentally fit for their jobs, so don’t politicians need to be mentally fit as well? What’s undeniable is that Hillary Clinton would surely fail that test.
I totally agree—in fact I have such test for all politicians, prospective voters and for Avi Offer and D’Souza. People can take it here—it should be easy-peezy.
Why would she perform worse than any other candidate? What is undeniable to anyone remotely interested in the facts of the matter that Hillary Clinton happens to be one of the most honest politicians around as can be factually proven by actually bothering to fact check something this moronic critic, director, producer have zero interest in doing.
You’ll never look at Hillary Clinton the same way again after watching this eye-opening doc. Consider it your patriotic duty to see Hillary’s America, a must-see for everyone who cares about the future of America. It would make for an interesting double feature with Free State of Jones.
I will never look at this critic or the Director of this film again, as they have both proven to be extraordinarily ignorant and puppets of the very people who have been seeking to steer America so that 158 families and a few alpha male billionaires can run the country for their singular benefit. Avi Offer has his final flourish, so must I. Patriotic duty? USA! USA! USA! You would think that Avi Offer, who sees himself as a historian would be somewhat sensitive to the conditions of Germany 1928, can you not hear the sound of jackboots on cobbled stones? Whose side would you be on Avi? You cannot spot the traits of a fascist?
You claim you are a patriot, but are you? Why not ask your self a simple question: what would Trump do in exchange to being able to plaster his name, under license, all over Moscow’s tallest buildings, their greenest Golf Courses, newfangled casinos? Give up Ukraine, nullify NATO, break up Europe, separate America from its allies? You are not a patriot, you are a racist fascist enabling Traitor, a pawn in the hands of the Oligarchs in waiting.