Interesting conjunction of Daily Mail stories

Why can\’t we British make patriotic films like Spielberg\’s blockbuster? Lincoln is an unembarrassed hymn to America, says MAX HASTINGS

OK, if you say so Max.

The next story is:

Bond leads the way in UK box office bonanza: Skyfall and War Horse help make 2012 a bumper year for British cinema

It appears that we do make patriotic films Max. Bond certainly qualifies.

13 thoughts on “Interesting conjunction of Daily Mail stories”

  1. I’m not sure if Lincoln is really such a patriotic film. After all its entire two and half hours is about the fact that the Democratic Party, representing a substantial part of the American people, wouldn’t vote for the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery.

  2. are we allowed to remember that it was those evil Republicans who wanted to outlaw slavery? That surely goes against the Kennedy-Obama laws of history!

  3. Well, he was one of the biggest failures in history.
    Becoming President caused a chunk of the country to break away. Leading to the bloodiest war they ever had.
    He made a small speech after the greatest American orator at the creation of a cemetary at Gettysburg and spoke for a couple of minutes when the previous speaker spoke for 2 hours.
    And the speech Lincoln gave was not well received on the day.
    Despite all that he’s well loved now.

  4. Yes, the Bond film is tangentially patriotic.

    That said, it highlights and promotes the disgusting CCTV state that has become the UK.

    Message: if you want any freedom at all, never go to the big city and live in a dump in the Highlands.

    Kind of reminds every “expat” why they should never return and should inspire every red-blooded Briton to leave for any feasible destination.

  5. LJH: you’re being a bit cute with the facts there.

    Martin Luther King Sr was indeed a registered Republican up until 1960, when he publicly switched affiliation to Kennedy. He continued to endorse Democratic candidates until he died in 1984.

    Martin Luther King Jr, the son of the fellow about who had a dream and got shot by James Earl Ray, never endorsed or registered as a supporter of either party, but said in interviews that he’d always voted for Democrats in federal elections (and also said that he had planned to endorse Kennedy in 1964, before events intervened).

  6. The Democrats did have a brief period of being alright

    “Cleveland was the leader of the pro-business Bourbon Democrats who opposed high tariffs, Free Silver, inflation, imperialism and subsidies to business, farmers or veterans. His battles for political reform and fiscal conservatism made him an icon for American conservatives of the era.[1] Cleveland won praise for his honesty, independence, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism.[2] Cleveland relentlessly fought political corruption, patronage, and bossism. Indeed, as a reformer his prestige was so strong that the reform wing of the Republican Party, called “Mugwumps”, largely bolted the GOP ticket and swung to his support in 1884″

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland

    after that it all went pair shaped, shit Woodrow Fucking Wilson, FDR and LBJ have to be contenders for worst presidents!

  7. The word ‘mugwump’ was made most famous by gay wife-shooting drug-addled weirdo and poet William Burroughs, in the Naked Lunch. They were weird creatures who ejaculated hallucinogenic drugs, and for which the California band were named.

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