Friday, October 30, 2009

Moral equivalency idiocy

posted Sun, 31 Oct 2004

Interesting that the local movie critic takes the producers of “Ray” to task for glossing over that Ray Charles had 12 children by seven mothers but doesn’t mention in his review of “The Motorcyle Diaries” that Che Guevara was one of the chief architects of the brutal Communist regime in Cuba.

All he says about Che is, “‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ may not please those who know Che as more than the proud, scruffy face in the Red beret that decorates a million posters, T-shirts and collectible wristwatches.”

Yet he notes in his review of “Ray” that “[t]he movie doesn't whitewash Ray's womanizing, but it does neglect to point out that Charles fathered 12 children by seven women.”

Even an article by Paul Berman in Slate, not known as a conservative journal, attacks “The Motorcycle Diaries” for its adoration of Che.

Listen up, y’all. I know this isn’t nuanced, but really, there is no need for nuance here. Che bad. Communism bad. OK? End of story.

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