I hide Asians in my basement too.
There are way too many republicans on mubi.
A Republican? But I live in Australia! However, if you mean Republican in the sense that I don’t want the Queen to be our head of state anymore then I guess you’re right.
I feel to see the political connotations of a movie like this. I guess that makes me an Libertarian; )
Hey! I’m not one of the new young kids on the block… I’ve been on mubi for more than a year, I dont use the forums often. Anyway this is a great place to watch movies online.
Pulp Fiction is a Brilliant film,but calling it the best film ever is the biggest joke i have ever heard.
^ You havent heard of many jokes in your life then.
Quentin screams visionary. Anyone who disagrees deserves this fate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMtrPN6v6to
It was my understanding that devoted cinema enthusiasts like me are not registered to vote, and never will be.
In any case, most of the Republicans I know adore PULP FICTION.
In many respects, it is the ideal Republican movie.
Hope that’s not not true, Doc. I’m of the opinion that if you don’t vote, you have no right to bitch about what happens after.
I’m of the opinion that if you don’t vote, you have no right to bitch about what happens after.
Sometimes I wonder if the only people who have a right to bitch are the ones who don’t vote. They seem to be the smart ones who realize we’re all screwed.
Brad: Call me when we are allowed to vote up or down on specific issues. Selecting a “representative” doesn’t work for me.
Past and current careers have caused me to spend a good amount of time at various campaign HQs over the years at many levels, local to federal.
I never met a happy, successful, well-adjusted person among the various workers, certainly not among those in charge.
All the Dem or Rep party officials and flacks I know are alcoholics.
Anecdotal evidence is all I have, but still.
I think the key problem is that they don’t watch enough movies.
Not the right movies, I mean. ; )
If you don’t participate though, how can you institute real change? On some level, at the very least voting, (and that’s probably not enough), you’ve got to help change happen. Bitching about it from the sidelines can raise awareness but it’s useless to do that if it’s not followed by action to change the situation. Obviously that’s not easy, but you’ve got to at least start doing something about it, not just talking about it.
(and with that remark I’ll let anymore political comments from me cease)
I believe Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t vote.
Not sure if that’s true though.
I don’t disagree that voting is important. Every election I threaten not to vote but always end up doing it. Certainly if just a few more people had voted in 2000 and Gore won, this country would look vastly different (no Bush tax cuts = better economy, no war in Iraq = stronger country, no Alito and Roberts = no Citizens United).
“no tax cuts = better economy”
spoken like someone with no understanding of money, you know, cos he doesn’t have any
lol. I got plenty of money.
So does Warren Buffett.
I want to move to direct democracy as well… or at least I’m tired of my representatives. However. the creators of the US constitution feared direct democracy because they were afraid of the tyranny of the majority. (leftists think that meant that the founders were “afraid of democracy”… which I think is a cloying way to put it) I think if the US had direct vote on all issues, there would be hardly any wars, but all music would be declared “free” and musicians would be given a stipend of 3 cents a year.
>>Call me when we are allowed to vote up or down on specific issues.<<
Direct Democracy, huh? Do you really think it could work on a practical level? Would it really be desirable? California has a version of this with all their referendums on the ballots and they seem to be having more trouble than most states.
>>I never met a happy, successful, well-adjusted person among the various workers<<
Well, I spent ten years in the business and seem to have come out reasonably well adjusted. I guess that’s for others to decide or maybe I got out just in time.
>>All the Dem or Rep party officials and flacks I know are alcoholics.<<
There is certainly no shortage of booze at campaign functions. Some handle it well. Some do not.
>>I believe Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t vote.<<
Don’t know if this is true or not, but it rings false to me that a man who advocated for legislative change would then not vote. Of course, if he was prevented from voting by the Jim Crow laws of the time, that’s another story.
>>Certainly if just a few more people had voted in 2000 and Gore won, this country would look vastly different <<
That’s really all I’m saying. We aren’t born screwed. We get that way when don’t hold our politicians accountable for screwing us.
The only people who don’t have a right to complain are the people who voted for Bush but then lost their job and are living on unemployment. You can’t ask for something then complain when it happens.
“Direct Democracy, huh? Do you really think it could work on a practical level? Would it really be desirable? California has a version of this with all their referendums on the ballots and they seem to be having more trouble than most states.”
I was thinking the exact thing. Living in California, there are pluses and minuses to the proposition system. Obviously though, one minus is Prop 8 passing. Also, for instance in NJ, if you didn’t have referendums Christie wouldn’t have been able to deflect his responsibility as governor by saying “gay marriage should be decided by voters, not politicians” and used that as a way to veto that bill. So in his eyes, what exactly is the point of politicians then?
fuck warren buffet. he is a traitor to capitalism
the only people who don’t have a right to complain are the people who support democracy and then suffer at the hands of a democratically elected leader. you can’t ask for something then complain when it happens
but all music would be declared “free” and musicians would be given a stipend of 3 cents a year.
HA HA HA
Why direct democracy has an appeal (as a thought experiment only!) is because citizens would have to confront their own cognitive dissonance on budget issues. I am tired of people blaming Washington, when the real culprit is the contradictory impulses of the electorate. However, I think the tyranny of the majority would eventually come into play. So I just vote for some man/woman and call it a day.
“I want to move to direct democracy as well… or at least I’m tired of my representatives”
The problem is that most people are stupid. This is why we get those representatives. They vote for people who are diametrically opposed to them. And yet they continue to vote for them (watch that piece that Alexandra Pelosi did for Bill Maher a couple weeks ago – those people in Mississippi who would rather vote for people who would keep them in poverty just because they don’t like that “socialist black man”).
Putting issues more directly in the hands of the people might in theory make things better but the reality of the American people is that quite likely, it could make things worse. lol
I happen to abhor Democrats, but I find this film to be a masterpiece. Why mix too things that have nothing to do with one another.
The people who are posting in here that don’t realize it’s a joke must think Uli’s an idiot. ;)
>>Why mix too things that have nothing to do with one another.<<
There are many other Pulp Fictions threads that did not start out as a joke. Brilliant film BTW.