what I love about ’80s movies is that special effects were just beginning to really take off with computer technology, so it definitely gives the films a very unique look. when you combine this with the synthesized ’80s music and the out-of-this-world fashion, the movies truly look like something from out-of-this-world, and feel like it too. never before did anything look like what we see in ’80s films, and nothing since has resembled it.
granted, some of it looks cheesy and obviously fake. but what I love about the films is how they are a true reflection of the time period in which they were created in. the atmospheres created in numerous ’80s films seems weirder and more futuristic than anything we see now. and nothing can ever come close to resembling or imitating ’80s films because the technology that was used to create them was either A. never around before or B. the technology has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.
I appreciate the vision and creativity that so many ’80s films have. they have such a unique feel that can never be re-created. they are truly a reflection of the era in which they were created in.
What I would say to any Republican that blames Obama:
Most of the policies that are still accumulating debt under Obama’s administration BEGAN under Bush (tax cuts for the rich, war, etc.). How can you blame Obama for policies that were implemented before Obama even took office? What was Obama supposed to do, leave Iraq right when he took the oath of office? Obviously Obama was going to finish the Iraq War responsibly, even though war costs would be included under his Administration’s debt total. But the point is, a large majority of Obama’s debt is either from policies that began under Bush (war, tax cuts for the rich, etc.) -OR- it is from trying to prevent an even worse recession that BEGAN under Bush. A fairer way would be to see which policies have added to our debt, and then look at which President implemented those policies. The point is, polices can begin under one administration, and then carry over into another administration (ie: two wars, tax cuts for the wealthy, etc.) Oh and Obama is spending money on stimulus packages meant to prevent our country from going into an even deeper recession. I’m all for Obama spending money on stimulus packages and other policies to prevent an even worse recession. What’s funny is that Bush’s debt causing policies were of war and tax cuts for the rich, while Obama is spending money trying to clean up the economic mess Bush left us with. See the difference in priorities?
Furthermore, Republicans won’t let Obama pay for his policies because they actually believe cutting taxes for the rich helps us (even though all the rich do is either create jobs overseas, or they hire American citizens at low wages with little to no benefits). Trickle down economics is a scam, and it sucks you’ve bought into voting against your own best interests and defending the rich. But thanks for launching class warfare against the American middle class and destroying it. The top 1% is laughing all the way to the bank with all the subsidies, loop holes, tax breaks, and other GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS we give them, while the rest of us struggle and are called a culture of “dependency” (even though corporations receive more government welfare, assistance and, money than the poor). Ironically, it is the poor who actually need the help considering how much the top 1% has legally stolen from us by buying our political system and changing the laws to benefit their interests.
“Why are you guys so anti-dictators? Imagine if America was a dictatorship. You could let 1 percent of the people have all the nation’s wealth. You could help your rich friends get richer by cutting their taxes and bailing them out when they gamble and lose. You could ignore the needs of the poor for health care and education. Your media would appear free, but would secretly be controlled by one person and his family. You could wiretap phones. You could torture foreign prisoners. You could have rigged elections. You could lie about why you go to war. You could fill your prisons with one particular racial group and no one would complain. You could use the media to scare the people into supporting policies that are against their interests.”—Sacha Cohen, The Dictator