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Hollywood Blockbuster Demonizes "Anarchy"

by apache Saturday, Aug. 03, 2002 at 3:41 PM

The new Hollywood corporate product entitled "XXX," an action vehicle for African-American star Vin Diesel, demonizes the notion of anarchy with its plot and villains. The film is silly escapist entertainment, but indicative of the reactionary nature of contemporary popular culture in America.

As revealed in the pre-publicity currently saturating the Viacom owned and affiliated cable networks, the film stars Diesel as a "super-duper hero" who uses extreme measures to battle a crew of "sadistic" Russian (!??)

bad guys. The Russian villians are portrayed as a group of "anarchists" who wish to do away with all governments and order (that doesn't sound like a bad idea to me). Obviously, the film will be some silly

fodder for the youth market and other movie audiences, but one still wonders as to how it will add to

the stigmatization of the anarchist movement. And why are the Russians still considered the bad guys

when we have American and Israeli imperialists killing people all over the world.

Enough said. With America's fickle summer movie tastes this piece of corporate propaganda will go the way

of Spielberg's latest flop, "minority report."

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