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The 5 Most Destructive Political Ideas in Matt Damon’s Movies

Elysium is only the newest example of the cultural damage inflicted on America beyond the grave by Marxist historian Howard Zinn.

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John Boot

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August 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

3) We were the bad guys in Iraq.

Perhaps Damon’s most viciously America-hating film is the indefensible 2010 mega-bomb Green Zone, one of Universal’s biggest-ever money-losers.

The movie’s operating myth is that nefarious Pentagon forces who wanted to stir up war in Iraq simply lied about the WMDs (when every major intelligence service including that of France, which opposed the Iraq invasion, believed Saddam Hussein was hiding the weapons). During the Iraq war, an evil Rumsfeldian type (played by Greg Kinnear in the film) even sends out assassination teams of U.S. troops to murder Iraqis to hide what he’s doing, risking setting off a civil war within Iraq that could potentially be even more costly in terms of life than the actual invasion.

The movie is set up so that you’re supposed to root for the noble Iraqis when they do battle with American soldiers portrayed as murderous thugs.

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I'm surprised Elysium isn't up there. Damon's recent actions regarding school demonstrates this. He condemns the proletariat to the ghetto public schools while his daughters join the rest of the hoi polloi bourgeoisie's children in private schools. Wasn't that the entire meme of his new movie? The rich distance themselves from the striving poor? Hypocrisy never reeked so badly.
35 weeks ago
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i disagree with you, paying money to see a Mad Matt movie is not something I will do, just like I won't pay to see Shawn Chavez Penn or Harryl Dannah, for without money they lose their platform. For whatever Hollywoods social goals might be, they most of all want to make money.
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Seems Damon forgot he is a top member of the Elysium club. I wonder when he's going to give his spot to someone else.

If you're going to be an idealist, be an honest one: Austrian turned British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein gave up on his part a rich inheritance from his industrialist father, and moved to Norway for years where he lived in cabin he built by his own hands. Waiting for Damon to similarly give away for good causes all that big money he made for being a mediocre actor.
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If Matt Damon makes so many movies that lose money, how is he still rich enough to send his kids to private school. You'd think his money would run out after a while.
34 weeks ago
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When he stops playing himself in film after film, let me know. Ditto for Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, and most Hollyweird actors. They're so busy bringing political enlightenment to the rest of us that they can't be bothered to be actors as opposed to costumed script readers.
35 weeks ago
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Somebody once had a wonderful description for this sort of selling-out: "he has sold his birthright for a pot of message".

No doubt Hollywood will continue to make awful films with awful political messages, and earn awfully little money in return.
32 weeks ago
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have you noticed that all modern day liberal actors must at one time play the GAY role, if not they will be shunned by Hollywood, it appears many go with the flow to be POLITICALLY Correct while living in Liberal land of Kindergarten Bliss
35 weeks ago
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Just wanted to see a movie on the Big Screen. Not much out there. Eluysium just another stupid movie that makes no sense. But like I said, just wanted to get out of the house and watch a movie. Sad that we have lost the art of making good movies. Now LINCOLN.....that was a good movie.
35 weeks ago
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I saw it too and spotted it right away as a pro amnesty movie.
35 weeks ago
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No no no -- you don't get it. Neill Blomkamp came from South Africa *after the ANC takeover*. This coming to the USA is his escape to Elysium, leaving behind a place that has been taken over by a corrupt ANC and massive migration from the rest of Africa.

Blomkamp is merely projecting his own escape from the ANC's (and Nelson Mandela's) South Africa onto the immigration debate in the USA.

So the current metaphor is that Elysium=USA, Refugees from Earth=Undocumented workers -- but in reality it is really about his escape from South Africa so that (Elysium=USA, Earth=South Africa).

Just like District 9, in which Blomkamp gives an uncannily real description of what occurred in 1994 when the ANC men took over after they were enabled by the Western Left and Swedish money...
35 weeks ago
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HIS NAME SHOULD BE MATT DEMON: THE WHOLE PREMISE OF SYRIANA IS A LIE.
Unravel the complex plot of Syriana and you'll find this: Saudi Arabia and Iran would be best friends (and share oil pipelines) if only the United States wasn't trying to force them apart.
35 weeks ago
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Nothing new here. George Orwell described Matt Damon perfectly in his 1936 book "The Road to Wigan Pier":

Take the question of imperialism, for instance. Every left-wing 'intellectual' is, as a matter of course, an anti-imperialist. He claims to be outside the empire-racket as automatically and self-righteously as he claims to be outside the class-racket.
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That is the attitude of the typical left-winger towards imperialism, and a thoroughly flabby, boneless attitude it is. For in the last resort, the only important question is. Do you want the British Empire to hold together or do you want it to disintegrate? And at the bottom of his heart no Englishman ... does want it to disintegrate. For, apart from any other consideration, the high standard of life we enjoy in England depends upon our keeping a tight hold on the Empire, particularly the tropical portions of it such as India and Africa. Under the capitalist system, in order that England may live in comparative comfort, a hundred million Indians must live on the verge of starvation--an evil state of affairs, but you acquiesce in it every time you step into a taxi or eat a plate of strawberries and cream. The alternative is to throw the Empire overboard and reduce England to a cold and unimportant little island where we should all have to work very hard and live mainly on herrings and potatoes. That is the very last thing that any left-winger wants. Yet the left-winger continues to feel that he has no moral responsibility for imperialism. He is perfectly ready to accept the products of Empire and to save his soul by sneering at the people who hold the Empire together.
35 weeks ago
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I just saw it and I think ya all got it wrong.

Spoiler alert:

The liberals win and create a future society that makes the entire Earth into Detroit. Obamacare is in full effect and as a result -- shock -- there is a shortage of doctors, medicine and advanced medical equipment.

The conservatives leave the Earth (kinda aka Atlas Shrugged) and build this magnificent Space Station with all the trappings of a productive and prosperous people -- replete with advanced medical technology.

Since they cannot build and create a similarly advanced and prosperous society, the liberals decide that they will take what they did not earn and ultimately (through violence and magic of course) heal everyone in the world -- especially the babies.

In a nutshell.
35 weeks ago
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And of course they don't bother to tell you that in a few years after they have overrun Elysium it won't look any different from earth that they left.
35 weeks ago
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He is such a tool, it will be sweet when he finally grows up and realizes how badly he has been used by the Marxists.

Useful idiots are such a waste of intelligence and passion.

Jenny Hatch
35 weeks ago
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Did Moore ever Grow up, Bill Ayes, Barbra S or Walters, Ophra, Chris Mathews, S Donalson or the billionaires who support Obama? No liberalism must be a disease and if issued as such by the CDC it would be at epidemic levels in the USA
35 weeks ago
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Is there some reason that all those suffering masses on Earth can't build their own Elysium, or clean up their own planet. Why is the answer to all their problems is to steal from others? This whole movie revolves around them having machines on the space station that can cure any illness. In modern times, have you ever had anyone, who discovered any medical treatment, who ever kept it to themselves? Look at some of these Islamic countries - we're trying to cure people who are trying to kill the health care workers.
35 weeks ago
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It is a common belief among liberals/progressives that the common people are too stupid, lazy or incompetent to do those things. They need their masters in charge of the plantation to keep it running.
35 weeks ago
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I'm surprised Elysium isn't up there. Damon's recent actions regarding school demonstrates this. He condemns the proletariat to the ghetto public schools while his daughters join the rest of the hoi polloi bourgeoisie's children in private schools. Wasn't that the entire meme of his new movie? The rich distance themselves from the striving poor? Hypocrisy never reeked so badly.
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