Wow. Could this writer be any scarier? Go Read. Come back.
The psychosis of blaming a shitty movie for the violent orgy we saw last week is a spreading infection. Posner is a well dressed asylum inmate who acts the part of an American law professor. He implies we might have the right to ban the movie because “all sides” agree it’s worthless. What sides? Who decided? When did the Bipartisan Committee to Ban Bad Films get set up? Did I miss the memo? I want on that committee.
In Posner’s world what creepy government agency is going to decide which crappy movies have “value” and which don’t? Seeing Connie Britton and Jessica Lange tortured by the horrible writing on American Horror Story offended me. BAN IT! I’ve long thought Gangsta Rap is valueless and destructive. BAN IT! The endless stream of Geico ad campaigns work my last nerve…give me a minute…wait…okay, I just massaged my annoyance into a grievance. Mocking ancient cavepeople is offensive because I just now joined the cavepeople religion. (It’s called Flintstoneonism.) BAN ALL THE GEICO ADS! If you don’t I might burn a KFC or knock over something at Spencer’s gifts with a large cartoon mutton-chop. My feelings are hurt. Therefore, let’s discuss how we might curtail your rights.
Also, I demand that intelligent people stop being subjected to the relentlessly stupid in this country. It’s offensive. I’m angry about it. So here are some things and people who are offensive to the reasonably intelligent and ought to be banned:
Carlos Mencia, that Akin guy running for Senate, TV shows which involve eating weird food, mid morning television in general, Mika Brzezinski and Honey Boo Boo (separated at birth?), anyone who thinks Sideways was a good movie, Keith Olbermann and his psychotherapists, Madonna (It’s time, sister.), UFO Abductees, Occupy Wall Street (They are too stupid to be given free speech rights. I could have gotten more done from a phone booth in Fresno.) Breatharians, parents who don’t shut their screaming kids up in restaurants, the Kardashians, Obama’s Chicago church, and the film version of Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil. Also Scientology. All these things are so intellectually vapid they could potentially trigger intelligent people to riot. Ban them all.
I wonder – should The Book of Mormon be taken off Broadway because it’s religiously offensive to some? If a crazed Mormon shoots up a mall in Provo and blames that play should it be banned? Is it the play’s fault? Why yes. Yes it is. Thanks for pointing that out Professor Posner!
A truly Ed Wood bad movie did not cause the eruption of blood lust in the Middle East. The Islamist cavemen murdered because they are murdering cavemen. Here’s a little news for Professor Posner: WE DON’T GIVE UP FREEDOM BECAUSE LUNATICS GET THEIR FEELINGS HURT. It’s a nonstarter. The conversation begins and ends with:
“Yep, it’s a bad movie, but he had the right to make it.”