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Wingnut dispatch “Death Wish” edition

Wingnut dispatch "Death Wish" edition

by digby

I'm sure you remember this:

Trump reminisced about Bronson’s Death Wish and got people in the crowd to shout out the title of the 1974 film in unison. In the movie, an affluent, liberal architect embarks on a vigilante mission after his life is shattered by thugs who kill his wife and rape his daughter.

“Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct,” Trump said.


Actually they did. And here's a "review" from a site that advertises itself as a Hollywood site with a right wing slant:

This gut punch of a remake will drive SJWs crazy. That's just one of many reasons to see Eli Roth's latest.

How can a remake of the 1974 vigilante classic be so bold? It’s simple. The remake doesn’t tinker with the vigilante formula beyond concessions to our digital age. No hand wringing, no attempts to bring social justice to the classic tale.

The very last word you’d use to describe the new “Death Wish” is “woke.”

The film goes much further, though. It gives a long, wet raspberry to the scourge that is political correctness.


That's just one more piece of evidence that Trumpism is just a club for shallow, childish little bully boys. There's really nothing more to it than that.

I don't think "toxic masculinity" is the problem in our culture. It's a problem with immaturity. What has happened that's made so many people fail to grow up?