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lol what kind of mental illness does it take to write that?
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"Abraham Riesman"
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Date: November 14th, 2014 1:12 AM
Author: Bateful Cobalt Casino Depressive

But what about the politics?

A 19th-century imperialist would have adored Interstellar. Christopher Nolan says his movies are apolitical, and I'm sure he genuinely thinks they are, but the unspoken racial and cultural metaphors in this movie were abhorrent. Ultimately, it's a story about manifest destiny, cultural chauvinism, and willful ignorance. Coop and his coterie make one assumption that the movie never questions: Humanity (which, for all we ever see, is white, English-speaking America with a couple of black friends and one British guy) deserves to go to the stars and will suffocate if it's confined to its current environs. That logic was, of course, one of the main justifications for most imperial expansions since the dawn of the 1800s. No one stops to ask whether this civilization (which, in the movie, appears to have murdered its home planet through human-caused climate change, though, for some reason nobody talks about that) needs to make some fundamental changes in its approach to social construction and resource use. Indeed, when we see the bright new future on Cooper Station, it's all baseball and manicured lawns. Perhaps more important, no one questions whether human expansion will kill off the new planets' current residents. Sure, we're told that the planets are uninhabited ... but uninhabited by what? Carbon-based humanoid lifeforms? What if we immediately kill off whatever fragile ecosystems we find once we take off our helmets and exhale our Earthly germs? Of course, I'm reading too much into a movie that isn't even implying any of the messages I'm inferring, but that's the problem right there: No one's even asking the questions, and for humans, that kind of attitude usually leads to bad answers. —Abraham Riesman

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Date: November 14th, 2014 10:53 AM
Author: comical cocky university

I remember thinking deep thoughts like this as a sophomore. Thank god there was no CLICKBAIT site that was ready to give me a forum.

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Date: November 14th, 2014 8:40 AM
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Date: November 14th, 2014 8:42 AM
Author: Emerald glittery step-uncle's house persian

This is flame right

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Date: November 14th, 2014 8:44 AM
Author: Umber Fanboi

lol what kind of mental illness does it take to write that?

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Date: November 14th, 2014 8:46 AM
Author: Emerald glittery step-uncle's house persian

Libs: we must exterminate humanity in order to save it

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Date: November 14th, 2014 8:51 AM
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Date: November 14th, 2014 8:55 AM
Author: Emerald glittery step-uncle's house persian

This extinction event calls for a fundamental change to our approach to social construction

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Date: November 14th, 2014 8:48 AM
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Date: November 14th, 2014 8:52 AM
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Date: November 14th, 2014 10:16 AM
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"Abraham Riesman"



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Date: November 14th, 2014 10:15 AM
Author: 180 menage dragon

@abrahamjoseph >> mention of other countries. and NASA are underdog heroes and love science BUT pick mcconaughey because... reasons?

I still can't get over the fact that Millennials actually talk like this. There is an entire generation incapable of independent thought. Fucking frightening.

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Date: November 14th, 2014 10:18 AM
Author: ultramarine scourge upon the earth lodge

"but what about the politics?"

good sign nothing important will follow

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Date: June 23rd, 2022 3:00 AM
Author: dashing den dysfunction

Great movie that explorers man's competing and most often irreconcilable drives to achieve greatness and to be a good present parent.

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