Originally posted by Senta@Nov 26 2006, 03:05 AM
I watched this movie again yesterday evening and I\m sure have double feelings about it.
It is sure publisistic movie and very pathetic - all that beginning with familiar music tunes and question from the grave: How America stands?
And I\m sure like romantic line in the movie between Jim and Nancy. And parts with comic relief I'm sure enjoy.
But the part conserning communist can have my whole approvment after all.
I was never communist myself, but living some adult years in socialist country (it was never called communist) I can tell that it wasn't exacly as you can imagine or as it is pictured in Clancy books. The things were much more complicated.
Other thing about democracy. I'm belive that the state of any kind can't dictate how the citizen must feel or thing. If the democratic government began such thing and started the "witches hunt" it can't be called democratic. Because the same thing was here from the other point of view.
And all this blacklisting about which I have read sure ruined many peoples life, who wasn't communists only left winged in their thoughts.
I'm sorry, if I offended somebody.
Vera - there is no way that you would offend anyone here. It is refreshing to get a viewpoint of someone who has a point of reference from within as it were. Unfortunately, the "communist witch hunts" and racist elements in our history are a documented part of U.S. history which can't be discounted . As a human society, we can only strive to better ourselves toward our fellow man .
Now is the time to get off my soapbox and quit playing philosopher.
Cheers - Jay
Cheers - Jay:beer: