Infantile Mexican Film Directors Mouthing-Off in France
Well, Just Cause knew that we'd be back at the southern frontier before long, but we didn't predict it would extend to the south of France. In hindsight, we're not surprised.
Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu says from the south of France during the presentation of his film "Babel" at the Cannes film festival this week that "There is an obsession in the United States today... about, you know, showing the power but at the same time having the fear of the other." He added: "The government of the United States is pressuring other countries to capture terrorists and sometimes they make big mistakes," he said. "That is a very, very sad thing that is happening all around the world, using political pressure or econonomical pressure to make people act like that."
His film "Babel," which is, unsurprisingly, an exercise in America-bashing (tell me again why all of his countrymen want to come here if it's so awful), "was so well received at its screenings Tuesday that critics counted it among the frontrunners for the Cannes festival's Palme d'Or award to be given out on Sunday" according to the Breitbart news wire.
All you have to do to keep America-bashing phonies from abusing us like this is refuse to see their films, and discourage your friends from paying to see them.
President Bush used to know how to respond to people like Gonzalez Inarritu:
And for now, if I have to celebrate diversity, I'll be watching Shakira...
Hat-tip: The Dick List