Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Who is Hugo Chavez????

The same question was asked by my wife when I decided to bring home the documentary "the revolution will not be televised". I responded: He is the Venezuelan president. At the time, all I could think of is what I read through the media. He is the enemy of the new world democracy. A stupid "commy" as one of my fellow American co-worker decided to put it. A modern day dictator who idolizes Castro and believes in state nationalism and the overthrow of neo-liberalism and positive globalization. My wife responded "what an ass..!!". It's so easy casting judgment on individuals using second-hand sources. This drew me to think that the exact same shadow that undermines Blacks in America, Arabs in the western world, and even Jews in the Arab world is a product of the same prejudicial values and the common perception that "if someone else is saying it, then it's gotta be true". I actually came to this realization after seeing the documentary "The Revolution Will not be Televised".
I won't say much about Hugo Chavez except that I am reserving my moral and political judgment until I really filter through my brain "and only my brain" who Hugo Cavez is. So far, Chavez definitely does not strike me as a dictator or a socialist beast who thrives over power and blinding greed. I don't know what opinion to make of him but I suggest that you watch the clip before you make up yours.

Click on this text if you to be guided to the full length of the movie... Enjoy

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Love is not about Sex

This is my first try-out to post a movie link and I am intending to post a couple of clips a month for clips that I thought were amazing. This is just an attempt for me to keep this blog rolling when there's nothing to say and thoughts to share. I personally liked "40 yr old virgin" and thought it was THE comedy movie of its year.