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2018-02-06 10:41:09 PM  
I guess it is a music site, but, to say just "Cochella" did this is selling  Philip Anschutz way short...

"Co-founded Major League Soccer as well as multiple teams, including the Los Angeles GalaxyChicago FireHouston DynamoSan Jose Earthquakes, and the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. Anschutz owns stakes in the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Kings, and venues including the Staples CenterThe O2, London, and the StubHub Center.  Through Walden Media, Anschutz has also invested in films such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Ray, and Joshua."

But, yeah, this is totally just about Cochella.
 
2018-02-06 10:46:00 PM  
Cochella has been doing rather well for itself.

It's time to divest Anschutz. As in under the bus.
 
2018-02-07 01:23:21 AM  
Anschutz, the 'A' in Coachella co-owner Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)

Really! The 'A', huh?
 
2018-02-07 01:27:57 AM  
I give to a militant anti-gay group as well, but their chicken sandwiches are delicious.
 
2018-02-07 01:35:26 AM  
Lisa Lampanelli did something like this to torque off the Westboro Baptist Church.link.
I have to say, good on them both. Nothing against them.
 
2018-02-07 01:46:36 AM  
Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.
 
2018-02-07 01:51:35 AM  
Sounds kind of gay to me.
 
2018-02-07 01:58:32 AM  
Oh man, how did I not know that this scumbucket owns Coachella? I assume they're screening the new 50 Shades move this year. 50 Shades of Green on ma dick.
 
2018-02-07 02:01:10 AM  

whidbey: Cochella has been doing rather well for itself.

It's time to divest Anschutz. As in under the bus.


Good luck. He's related to my ex. He owns the Denver Avalanche, Walden Media, Anaconda Towers, AT&T, Burlington Northern and two other railroads (I forget which ones) and has controlling shares in several soccer teams in addition to founding Major League Soccer, a uranium mine, a couple of oil companies and I don't know what all else. That's to the best of my recollection, although it's been more than 20 years since I've seen him so that's likely an outdated list.

In '89, the year we got married, Phil and Nancy sent my ex and I a Christmas card. She'd mentioned him to me but I'd never met him. When we got married he sent us a gift and I wisecracked that maybe it was a house or a yacht or something (it was a place setting of our china, which the ex informed me one of his assistants had no doubt arranged).

Anyway, the Christmas card was a photo of Phil and Nancy standing next to George and Barbara Bush (the Bush who was president at the time).

I said "Wow; they got to visit the White House for Christmas?"

My ex looked at the photo and said "No, that's Phil's house outside Denver. Phil doesn't visit the White House when there's a Republican in office; they come visit HIM."

I met him only once, in 1995, the year my ex's mom died. He came to the funeral just outside of Dighton Kansas and then bought everyone lunch at the Holiday Inn in Larned. Left early to go catch his Lear jet to go do something. Pleasant enough guy for the two or three minutes I chatted with him in line and then later when I said thanks for lunch.

Anyway, no one's gonna throw him under a bus. If Coachella gets to be too much trouble he'll just sell it to someone and buy another phone company or baseball team or something.

Anyone concerned is of course free to vote with your wallet. But guys like Anschutz are so deeply invested in so many different things, the only way to keep any of your money from ever finding its way to him would be to eschew all sporting events; not use a phone or the Internet at all; consume no media of any kind; completely erase your carbon footprint by using no power or petroleum products of any kind and never buying anything that ever had to be shipped anywhere.

And then you'd need to get probably a fourth of everyone in the country to do the same thing before he even noticed.
 
2018-02-07 02:05:45 AM  

NephilimNexus: Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.


Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.
 
2018-02-07 02:08:58 AM  
FTA: Anshcutz also added that he has immediately stopped giving to certain groups upon learning of their support for anti-gay causes.

I could see if it was the Boy Scouts, or something that was generally harmless but a little behind the times. But for many of the organizations listed anti-LGBT isn't just a footnote, it's their primary purpose.
 
2018-02-07 02:10:16 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: NephilimNexus: Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.

Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.


The villain in the book and the movie was, after all, the White Witch. And the hero was a lion as a very thin disguise for a Jewish guy.

Not catching the white supremacist part anywhere.
 
2018-02-07 02:10:34 AM  

NephilimNexus: Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.


Maybe more religious, if anything...
 
2018-02-07 02:15:00 AM  
HA! Just wait till they get a load of us Bi-sexual Zoroastrians.
 
2018-02-07 02:24:32 AM  

Sensei Can You See: No Catchy Nickname: NephilimNexus: Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.

Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.

The villain in the book and the movie was, after all, the White Witch. And the hero was a lion as a very thin disguise for a Jewish guy.

Not catching the white supremacist part anywhere.


Some people are so convinced that white supremests are everywhere, that they convince themselves they are seeing it.  It may be the onset of a mental disorder.  Even practicing yoga contributes to white supremacy.  OMG, they're everywhere!
 
2018-02-07 02:48:36 AM  

Sensei Can You See: No Catchy Nickname: NephilimNexus: Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.

Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.

The villain in the book and the movie was, after all, the White Witch. And the hero was a lion as a very thin disguise for a Jewish guy.

Not catching the white supremacist part anywhere.


I actually thought the first movie was one of the most faithful (no pun intended) adaptations I have ever seen. Enjoyed it.
 
2018-02-07 02:49:24 AM  

OgreMagi: Sensei Can You See: No Catchy Nickname: NephilimNexus: Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.

Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.

The villain in the book and the movie was, after all, the White Witch. And the hero was a lion as a very thin disguise for a Jewish guy.

Not catching the white supremacist part anywhere.

Some people are so convinced that white supremests are everywhere, that they convince themselves they are seeing it.  It may be the onset of a mental disorder.  Even practicing yoga contributes to white supremacy.  OMG, they're everywhere!


It's those damn Turks and their delights.
 
2018-02-07 02:53:28 AM  

KodosZardoz: OgreMagi: Sensei Can You See: No Catchy Nickname: NephilimNexus: Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.

Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.

The villain in the book and the movie was, after all, the White Witch. And the hero was a lion as a very thin disguise for a Jewish guy.

Not catching the white supremacist part anywhere.

Some people are so convinced that white supremests are everywhere, that they convince themselves they are seeing it.  It may be the onset of a mental disorder.  Even practicing yoga contributes to white supremacy.  OMG, they're everywhere!

It's those damn Turks and their delights.


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2018-02-07 03:08:32 AM  

NephilimNexus: Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.


Books and they weren't much better.

The Horse and His Boy in particular.
 
2018-02-07 03:10:28 AM  
It is on a Polo Court, asswipes.  What did you expect?
 
2018-02-07 04:01:14 AM  
LGBTQ is a strange acronym. What's next, the NAACPN?
 
2018-02-07 06:11:55 AM  

OgreMagi: Sensei Can You See: No Catchy Nickname: NephilimNexus: Narnia the book was good.  Narnia the movie was thinly veiled white-supremacist bullcrap.

Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.

The villain in the book and the movie was, after all, the White Witch. And the hero was a lion as a very thin disguise for a Jewish guy.

Not catching the white supremacist part anywhere.

Some people are so convinced that white supremests are everywhere, that they convince themselves they are seeing it.  It may be the onset of a mental disorder.  Even practicing yoga contributes to white supremacy.  OMG, they're everywhere!


It's not just with white supremacy. People see whatever their boogie man is everywhere such as things being pro-gay, or thinly veiled Christian, or racist.
 
2018-02-07 06:21:38 AM  
Music festivals just seem like hell on earth to me, even if the line up is nothing but my favorite bands playing from start to finish.
 
2018-02-07 06:42:23 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.


As well as being Christian propaganda, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is a defense of empire and has a strong racial theme. Narnia was created (this is made clear in "The Magician's Nephew") to be ruled over by "sons of Adam" and other races know their places. Talking animals are cute but clearly subservient to humans, which is more or less how the right -wing British saw black Africans at the time.

By "The Last Battle" the racism against arabs ("Calormenes") is both explicit and ugly. The whole world of Narnia, though, is a right-wing white supremacist fantasist's dream, with decent English speaking white men holding dominion over the morally inferior and the talking animals.
 
2018-02-07 07:03:51 AM  

orbister: No Catchy Nickname: Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.

As well as being Christian propaganda, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is a defense of empire and has a strong racial theme. Narnia was created (this is made clear in "The Magician's Nephew") to be ruled over by "sons of Adam" and other races know their places. Talking animals are cute but clearly subservient to humans, which is more or less how the right -wing British saw black Africans at the time.

By "The Last Battle" the racism against arabs ("Calormenes") is both explicit and ugly. The whole world of Narnia, though, is a right-wing white supremacist fantasist's dream, with decent English speaking white men holding dominion over the morally inferior and the talking animals.


the thing about a good movie, like a great song, it will keep people guessing about true meaning. Even a couple hippies have been known to get into a slightly heated conversation over the meaning of a lyric Jerry sang in Sugar Magnolia.
 
2018-02-07 07:59:59 AM  

whidbey: Cochella has been doing rather well for itself.

It's time to divest Anschutz. As in under the bus.


Not sure what you mean.

Perhaps you could demonstrate.
 
2018-02-07 08:01:39 AM  

Sensei Can You See: whidbey: Cochella has been doing rather well for itself.

It's time to divest Anschutz. As in under the bus.

Good luck. He's related to my ex. He owns the Denver Avalanche, Walden Media, Anaconda Towers, AT&T, Burlington Northern and two other railroads (I forget which ones) and has controlling shares in several soccer teams in addition to founding Major League Soccer, a uranium mine, a couple of oil companies and I don't know what all else. That's to the best of my recollection, although it's been more than 20 years since I've seen him so that's likely an outdated list.

In '89, the year we got married, Phil and Nancy sent my ex and I a Christmas card. She'd mentioned him to me but I'd never met him. When we got married he sent us a gift and I wisecracked that maybe it was a house or a yacht or something (it was a place setting of our china, which the ex informed me one of his assistants had no doubt arranged).

Anyway, the Christmas card was a photo of Phil and Nancy standing next to George and Barbara Bush (the Bush who was president at the time).

I said "Wow; they got to visit the White House for Christmas?"

My ex looked at the photo and said "No, that's Phil's house outside Denver. Phil doesn't visit the White House when there's a Republican in office; they come visit HIM."

I met him only once, in 1995, the year my ex's mom died. He came to the funeral just outside of Dighton Kansas and then bought everyone lunch at the Holiday Inn in Larned. Left early to go catch his Lear jet to go do something. Pleasant enough guy for the two or three minutes I chatted with him in line and then later when I said thanks for lunch.

Anyway, no one's gonna throw him under a bus. If Coachella gets to be too much trouble he'll just sell it to someone and buy another phone company or baseball team or something.

Anyone concerned is of course free to vote with your wallet. But guys like Anschutz are so deeply invested in so many different things, the only way to keep any of your money from ever finding its way to him would be to eschew all sporting events; not use a phone or the Internet at all; consume no media of any kind; completely erase your carbon footprint by using no power or petroleum products of any kind and never buying anything that ever had to be shipped anywhere.

And then you'd need to get probably a fourth of everyone in the country to do the same thing before he even noticed.


Awesome.

Everyone here should get right on that.
 
2018-02-07 08:15:33 AM  
"At this stage, it's hard to tell if Coachella - one of the most popular festivals in the world - will suffer as a result of a clearly hostile agenda towards the LGBTQ communities."

When the music acts themselves take a pass, then it will make a difference.
 
2018-02-07 08:51:52 AM  

havocmike: Music festivals just seem like hell on earth to me, even if the line up is nothing but my favorite bands playing from start to finish.


Music festivals are great.  Just be prepared for the body odor to be even more diverse than the entertainment
 
2018-02-07 08:55:47 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.


All of the "good" kids were blue eyed and less than 5% body fat, led by the blondest & eldest male.  The one "bad" kid just happened to be runt with brown hair and brown eyes (never mind that this is genetically impossible).  All of the problems in the entire movie all happen because the one non-Aryan kid was weak - morally, physically and/or mentally, unlike his older & utterly perfect in every way siblings who are completely flawless in every way.  Only at the end when he learns to accept his lot as an untermenschen and become completely subservient to his glorious and beautiful siblings is "goodness" restored.

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True, it's not as blatantly obvious with it's racism as, say, Buck Rogers was... but it's in there, all right.

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Blond & white?  Good.

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Every other ethnic group in the world?  Bad.
 
2018-02-07 09:03:30 AM  

NephilimNexus: No Catchy Nickname: Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.

All of the "good" kids were blue eyed and less than 5% body fat, led by the blondest & eldest male.  The one "bad" kid just happened to be runt with brown hair and brown eyes (never mind that this is genetically impossible).  All of the problems in the entire movie all happen because the one non-Aryan kid was weak ...



That's because they're British children, dumbass
 
2018-02-07 09:13:11 AM  
: No Catchy Nickname: Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.

As well as being Christian propaganda, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is a defense of empire and has a strong racial theme. Narnia was created (this is made clear in "The Magician's Nephew") to be ruled over by "sons of Adam" and other races know their places. Talking animals are cute but clearly subservient to humans, which is more or less how the right -wing British saw black Africans at the time.

By "The Last Battle" the racism against arabs ("Calormenes") is both explicit and ugly. The whole world of Narnia, though, is a right-wing white supremacist fantasist's dream, with decent English speaking white men holding dominion over the morally inferior and the talking animals.


I'll agree with you that the last book was explicitly racist with the Calormenes, but I was responding to a post about the film about the first.
I would be inclined to agree with the supposition that the books argue for Western supremacy, which for C.S. Lewis would surely be pretty White in its image. I just think that the religious tone overweighs the racial tones, even though they are most certainly intertwined. Isn't there a Calormene who's saved at the end? The idea being that *anyone* can be saved?

I want to add that I don't particularly like the series. I just don't see it as a White Supremacist screed so much as heavy-handed Christian literature. Obviously, overlaps can be found between the two, but one does not equal the other.
 
2018-02-07 09:27:01 AM  
How much proof do these guys need that your group is militant, or anti-gay, or exists? Cause, that money could buy a nice pile of hookers, cocaine, and I suppose I could lose the rest playing blackjack.
 
2018-02-07 09:45:31 AM  

Begoggle: I give to a militant anti-gay group as well, but their chicken sandwiches are delicious.


Is it true that the ingredients include ground up gay people?
 
2018-02-07 10:06:11 AM  
As a romosexual AND a Robosatanist I find this highly amusing.
 
Oak
2018-02-07 10:49:54 AM  
Homosexuality and devil worship are similar in that no one associated with either practice has violated my rights or harmed me in any way.  Both groups have left me strictly the fark alone, and I am grateful.
 
2018-02-07 11:12:09 AM  

Begoggle: I give to a militant anti-gay group as well, but their chicken sandwiches are delicious.


Mmmm.... hatred and bigotry never tasted so good

Seriously, I've never had a Hate-Fil-A, and most likely never will. Mike Pence and his Westboro Baptist fans probably are VIP customers, though... which is reason enough to stay away
 
2018-02-07 11:15:51 AM  

gar1013: whidbey: Cochella has been doing rather well for itself.

It's time to divest Anschutz. As in under the bus.

Not sure what you mean.

Perhaps you could demonstrate.


Mad?
 
2018-02-07 11:35:57 AM  

NephilimNexus: No Catchy Nickname: Really? I don't remember it that clearly, but I didn't get a White Supremacy vibe from it, just the very thinly veiled Christian message. Or, to put it another way, its tone didn't seem very different from the book.

All of the "good" kids were blue eyed and less than 5% body fat, led by the blondest & eldest male.  The one "bad" kid just happened to be runt with brown hair and brown eyes (never mind that this is genetically impossible).  All of the problems in the entire movie all happen because the one non-Aryan kid was weak - morally, physically and/or mentally, unlike his older & utterly perfect in every way siblings who are completely flawless in every way.  Only at the end when he learns to accept his lot as an untermenschen and become completely subservient to his glorious and beautiful siblings is "goodness" restored.

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True, it's not as blatantly obvious with it's racism as, say, Buck Rogers was... but it's in there, all right.

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Blond & white?  Good.

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Every other ethnic group in the world?  Bad.


Wait. Which of the Narnia kids are the Aryans?
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The one with brown hair, the other one with brown hair, the other one with brown hair, or the other one with brown hair?
 
2018-02-07 12:51:36 PM  

Ex-Texan: Lisa Lampanelli did something like this to torque off the Westboro Baptist Church.link.
I have to say, good on them both. Nothing against them.


Okay, that is awesome.
 
2018-02-07 01:24:34 PM  

NephilimNexus: All of the "good" kids were blue eyed and less than 5% body fat, led by the blondest & eldest male.  The one "bad" kid just happened to be runt with brown hair and brown eyes (never mind that this is genetically impossible).  All of the problems in the entire movie all happen because the one non-Aryan kid was weak - morally, physically and/or mentally, unlike his older & utterly perfect in every way siblings who are completely flawless in every way.  Only at the end when he learns to accept his lot as an untermenschen and become completely subservient to his glorious and beautiful siblings is "goodness" restored.


Your information is faulty. Both brown hair and brown eyes are dominant. Two heterozygous (that is, Bb instead of BB or bb) parents have a 75% chance of producing a brown haired/brown eyed child and a 25% chance of producing a blonde haired/blue eyed child. While it's statistically unlikely, it's well within the realm of the possible for two brown haired/brown eyed parents to have three blonde/blue eyed kids and only one brunet/brown eyed kid. It's the blonde/blue-eyed parents having a brunet/brown eyed kid that's far less likely, though still possible.
 
2018-02-07 02:00:17 PM  

Calamity Gin: That's because they're British children, dumbass

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2018-02-07 03:11:17 PM  
First thing I had to do was look up what Cochella was.
 
2018-02-07 06:53:43 PM  
Time to smack some biatches up
 
2018-02-07 07:11:45 PM  

NephilimNexus: The one "bad" kid just happened to be runt with brown hair and brown eyes (never mind that this is genetically impossible).


I have brown hair and brown eyes. Or are you trying to suggest that brown and blue-eyed children can't be siblings?
 
2018-02-07 07:16:20 PM  

No Catchy Nickname: I'll agree with you that the last book was explicitly racist with the Calormenes, but I was responding to a post about the film about the first.


I haven't seen the film - should have made that clear. Sorry.

I would be inclined to agree with the supposition that the books argue for Western supremacy, which for C.S. Lewis would surely be pretty White in its image. I just think that the religious tone overweighs the racial tones, even though they are most certainly intertwined.

I think the religion is more overt but the racism is more pernicious because it's not as obvious. It took me ages to realise that "talking animals" were basically British colonial subjects.

Isn't there a Calormene who's saved at the end? The idea being that *anyone* can be saved?

Anything good done in the name of Tash was done for Aslan; anything bad done in the name of Aslan was done for Tash. He's basically saying that Mohamet is Satan.
 
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