[Marxism] blood diamonds

DCQ deeseekyou at comcast.net
Sun Dec 10 11:28:36 MST 2006

Like I said, I reject the "HoD" interpretation. I would have liked the 
scene even if the audience didn't erupt in laughter. The implications 
are still there. Maybe it's wish fulfillment to think that most people 
drew the conclusions about the relationship between Iraq and SL. But 
the fact that the audience did go nuts over this scene made me think 
that most people "get it."

On Dec 10, 2006, at 10:26 AM, gregory meyerson wrote:

> one more comment:  yes, this was good, sort of.  the interesting 
> question is to wonder if this scene stays with people, or the "heart 
> of darkness" scenes or the nice system stabilizing end.
> even in this scene, while the comment blames "they," the west, it is 
> the conscience of that same west that wins out, no? and in this 
> particular scene, it is the RUF that lays waste to the village, and 
> the RUF is viewed as pretty autonomous, the main agent of the 
> destruction.  so I guess I didn't think this choral commentary was 
> nearly as powerful as you did--some synecdochic condemnation of 
> imperialism.  I think you were engaging in a bit of wish fulfillment.

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