Thursday, September 21, 2017

Re: Ken Burns' 'The Vietnam War' -- UPDATED with link to critical analysis

No. Just no.

Many who lived through the era are boycotting it. I'm one.

No apologies. No regrets.

Just. No.

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Here is a very rigorous and may I say righteous analysis of the series by the Trotsky-ites at WSWS:

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/10/02/viet-o02.html

Patrick Martin watched it so I didn't have to -- and his analysis is pretty much what I would have thought.

This is not the sort of documentary about the Vietnam War we need at this time.

4 comments:

  1. OK, and as someone who didn't live through it, I'd be grateful for reasons to boycott it.

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    1. Simple, really. Ken Burns creates comforting narratives for the ruling class. It's too soon for something like that wrt Vietnam. Maybe in a hundred years. Not now.

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    2. Thanks, I'm not plugged in to TV & movies and am not familiar with him. Now I know.

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