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Chances are that by now you've seen trailers for a right-wing snuff film called 'The Purge'. The premise behind this film is that America managed to turn itself around by creating an annual holiday where all emergency services are suspended during the night for a twelve hour period, making all crime legal. Yes, this includes murder.

It gets worse, because the main protagonist of the film, a profiteering son of a bitch who made his fortune selling anti-Purge security systems. He supports this rationing of the poor, sick and suffering, until of course, he is affected by it when his wife invites a stranger into his house. Why? Because this stranger has people running after him who will stop at nothing to see him dead.

I realize I'm talking about a movie that hasn't even been released to theaters yet, but I couldn't let this one go. Even if the movie does see the predictable 'good' ending where the profiteer does a 180 on his views, the fact that this is right-wing reactionary propaganda remains.

I know, I know, you're probably tempted to give me the whole 'It's just a movie' speech, but the subject matter is just too damned blatant to ignore. This is a movie that will make Left Behind look like the Veggie Tales.

This movie reeks of 1930s Germany and 'Night of the Broken Glass'.

Seriously, this is low, even for a director like Michael Bay.

See you around,

Homer

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4:19 PM PT: Well, well, look at this: A website designed around this tripe they call a movie.

Most of it doesn't surprise me too much, but there's a poll right there in the index page. Take a look at the results and you'll understand why I consider this movie little more than a snuff film.

Garbage like this does not warrant a dot org domain name.

I'd like to thank Mannie for sending this my way.


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