The zero percents

America Movie Review

There are certain moments when the deep left nature of the media truly reveals itself and this is one such moment. America is a movie that no self-respecting person on the left and in the media can ever admit to liking. It is part of the bias that keeps incompetent idiots in government. Independent minds they are not, and they are ruining America in ways that will one day be written about in the same terms as the Fall of the Roman Empire, which itself may take the same 1500 years to appreciate what has been lost. If American falls, history will be written by the same zero percents who can never say a good word about the right.

(Lifted from Small Dead Animals.)

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26 Responses to The zero percents

  1. Disillusioned

    Obama is the messiah to the left in the same way the Islamists are seeking the return of the Mahdi. They can do no wrong, the end justifies the means and other such ideological crap. One thing is certain, as Terry Prattchet would surmise in his novels ‘we live in interesting times’. Personally I would rather live in boring times.

  2. JohnGC

    But seriously….
    This movie will Be buried and will have no exposure to the wider public. Good to see someone on the right to take on the Michael Moore mantle, but unless these ideas and messages can be incorporated into popular culture it will have no effect.

  3. TJW

    There is a problem with film reviewers reviewing documentaries. They may have skill in assessing the artistic merits of a work but their background makes them no better than others at assessing arguments, which is essentially was a documentary is – an audio-visual argument. It’s unlikely that there are sufficient resources in most media organisations to have specialist documentary reviewers, but it’s worth noting that deficiency when looking at Rotten Tomatoes scores.

  4. Clam Chowdah

    A documentary isn’t always an argument, though this one is. Many are just visual historical narratives.

  5. AP

    At least they admit there is no consensus yet! ;)

  6. MsDolittle

    I like it and will pay to see it

  7. Blogstrop

    Mark Steyn went so far as to title one of his recent books After America.
    Once a society elects to drink the PC kool aid, its future is uncertain. The media starts to have difficulty reporting and representing the real world truthfully. Election results are ultimately affected by the combination of low info voters and the divided house syndrome.
    Feminism and no-fault divorce were there at the beginning of the rotting process, very handy wedges with which to open fissures, later to lead on to the weakening of family structures.
    Introducing women into the defence forces has not made them better.
    Having children in day care from an early age is not progress.
    Encouraging more welfare dependency is not progress.
    Making gay marriage and open borders the main issues of their everyday news is now the way the ABC continues this work of dividing Australia.
    Just when we need a strong correction to our policy settings, along comes a gamed senate to make things look not just tricky, but silly. Clive is in part symptomatic of the confusion in the minds of the voters.
    Without a strong sense of purpose and adherence to a solid ideal of family, God and Country, the west is on a downward path. I know who to blame.

  8. Spider

    Clive is having fun and isn’t that what its all about.

  9. Spider

    Michael Moore more mockumentary than documentary.

  10. manalive

    What would the world look like if America did not exist?

    Cue.

  11. Yobbo

    Disappointed that it’s a doco. An actual alternate history fiction story of England winning the revolutionary war would be really interesting.

  12. Tim Neilson

    TJW,
    You’re right but it can be worse. Some supposed film critics are just ideological commissars. I remember David Stratton reviewing “Team America World Police” and saying that the first half which satirised Bush type interventionism was brilliant but the second half which satirised Hollywood leftist poseurs was terrible. He didn’t even try to claim that there was any difference in style, scriptwriting, editing, or anything else actually related to filmmaking.

  13. Dan

    Have seen. It’s one of the worst films ever made. That’s not even addressing the argument. That’s based on the standard of filmmaking.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Eastern Roman Empire was brought down by an ideological and tribal religion called Islam. The corrupt Byzantine administration, and the fed-up people, didn’t have the cultural strength to oppose it.

    The American Empire is being brought down by an ideological tribal religion called Green-Progressivism. The corrupt Washingtonian administration, and the fed-up people, don’t have the cultural strength to oppose it. Also they don’t want to lose their food stamps and free phones.

  15. Token

    You are aware that the tired opinions of lefties like Margaret & David from the Movie Show count in that critics score.

    I can not see any movie reviewer standing out from that crowd as the D’rat crony capitalists in Hollywood would sort them out quickly.

  16. old bloke

    What would the world look like if America did not exist?

    The answer is in the Bible. After “Mega-Babylon” falls, the “Beast Kingdom” begins. It won’t be pretty.

  17. old bloke

    The Eastern Roman Empire was brought down by an ideological and tribal religion called Islam.

    It was also seriously impacted by the Crusades, the Roman religion versus the Orthodox religion.

  18. Dan

    This film, like D’Souza’s previous film, was not shown advanced to critics. That’ why there are no reviews for it on release. If a critic is not interested in the material, it’s very rare for them to seek out a film in their spare time.

    Having seen the film I can tell you that it is garbage. That’s not addressing the argument – this is speaking on cinematic terms and the power of its storytelling. It’s one of the worst films ever made.

  19. Token

    The Eastern Roman Empire was brought down by an ideological and tribal religion called Islam.

    Do you have any idea about the way the Byzantine beraucracy and statist loving mobs destroyed the strength of the empire from within?

    The Eastern Empire withstood the arab storm through to the end of the caliphate, and would still be standing today if they had not consumed themselves with insanely high taxes and endless redistributions.

  20. Denise

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #1375769, posted on July 10, 2014 at 10:35 am

    The Eastern Roman Empire was brought down by an ideological and tribal religion called Islam. The corrupt Byzantine administration, and the fed-up people, didn’t have the cultural strength to oppose it.

    The American Empire is being brought down by an ideological tribal religion called Green-Progressivism. The corrupt Washingtonian administration, and the fed-up people, don’t have the cultural strength to oppose it. Also they don’t want to lose their food stamps and free phones.

    Agreed. They’re going to be in for a rude awakening when the invaders hang all the gays, put the women in burkas and let the deadbeats live or die on the street. The people working so assiduously to destroy us must have some insane idea that Centrelink offices are going to be maintained just for them. Ho ho ho….

    One thing I really, really like about Denmark is that the Danes are unashamedly proud of their culture and have absolutely no sense of guilt, though the left there is trying to change that too.

  21. Roger

    Yes, Steve, this does say something about the political leanings of cinema critics (whatever happened to Michael Medved, btw), but I’m a right of centre, social conservative Christian and even I think D’Souza is the right’s version of Michael Moore laughing all the way to the bank.

  22. Yobbo

    What would the world look like if America did not exist?

    Probably a lot more British is my guess. If the British Empire had been able to hold on to it’s biggest and most profitable colony, the world would be a very different place. Not sure if it would be worse or better.

    That’s why I’d love to hear about any alternative history fiction on this subject. I love that kind of stuff.

  23. Paridell

    If the Crown had defeated the American Revolution, the United States and Canada would probably have developed as British North America. In all probability, similar industrial development would have occurred as occurred in the United States. After all, the Industrial Revolution began in England. On the other hand, the suppression of the slave trade in British dominions in 1808 might have caused another American Revolution. Or the the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, which abolished slavery itself, might have led to an American Civil War thirty years early, with who knows what result. Another imponderable is, if the Crown had defeated the American Revolution, would Britain have been motivated to found Australia and the rest of the Victorian empire, sometimes called the second British Empire?

  24. Zatara

    I’ve just seen the documentary. I’d say the pros are that it introduces some facts that are largely unknown and provides depth to a few others. However, it seemed disjointed to me. D’Souza had difficulty developing the several interesting themes he introduces and seems to rely on a shotgun effect of using interviews to make his points and leaving out many of the pertinent facts which support his arguments. Thus many of his points are only partly made. My impression was that it was rushed into production without enough thought and development beforehand.

    On the other hand, call this movie what it is, an “Up Yours” to the Obama administration who, after D’Souza trashed them in his film “2016: Obama’s America”, singled him out for trial on a illegal campaign donation charge. To his credit D’Souza owned up to it and plead guilty, but IMO he also was in a hurry to continue his work so as to let the administration know he wouldn’t be intimidated.

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