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Talk:2016: Obama's America
I have an interesting story about this movie that I wanted to share, even though I don't think it'd be appropriate for the article. I work at a movie theater, and we've gotten a lot of people calling and asking about this one, even before it opened. At one point, when a woman called to ask when we'd be getting it and I told her it was already playing, she said she'd be coming in to see it as soon as she could, because she was "afraid they're going to pull it."
Now, I know it's somewhat inappropriate to speculate on what other people are thinking, but I couldn't help but wonder whether this woman believed that there would be some sort of government crackdown on a movie that criticizes Obama. Certainly my theater wouldn't pull it for financial reasons, as it's making us a lot of money. And it wouldn't be the first time right-wingers had this sort of fear; I seem to recall a number of conservative websites (I think WND was among them, and maybe Free Republic?) were afraid Obama would shut them down by force as soon as he took office. Do people really believe this sort of thing? I mean, I was no fan of Bush, but I don't recall any fear that he was going to forcibly remove Fahrenheit 9/11 from theaters. Wehpudicabok (talk) 05:37, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
- Speculation: wingnuts projecting on the government what they would do if they were in charge. Kleinzeit (talk) 05:44, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
- I'm sure the crazier Tea Party-esque people would believe such a thing. Unprecedented hatred for a president is likely going to be accompanied by such unprecedented, silly fears. I for one have never even heard of the movie until now and it doesn't appear to be playing where I am. Sam Tally-ho! 05:45, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
How is anti-colonialism a bad thing? Isn't it what lied at the core of the USA, what with the thirteen colonies declaring their independence from the empire? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 05:37, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
- That's actually a misconception. The thirteen colonies wanted independence, but for the most part they weren't rejecting colonialism or imperialism. The founding fathers quite liked the idea of creating their own "great empire" in America - and we went on to do so across the nineteenth century. Anti-colonialism would be the Native peoples' resistance to the colonies themselves, not necessarily the British colonies' resistance to the mother country. Blue Talk 05:48, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
A Silly Idea For RW
Fundraise via the higher ups making a RiffTrax-style thing for it! It's 2016, so it's topical again, and you can sell it since you're not selling the movie. --PosthumanHeresy (talk) 04:17, 23 January 2016 (UTC)