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Postby Shane on Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:36 pm

This is one cartoon that always blew my mind.

If you don't know what I am talking about it is an older Max and |Dave Fleischer episode of |Superman. It was made during the war as Propaganda I believe. This Episode is extremely racist and makes Superman almost a mindless vandal. I believe this cartoon promoted hate. And helped the U.S. feel better about their actions during wartime.


you can find it online at this link if you have not seen it.

Did people at the time this came out see it anything like we see it today?
Has our perception changed that much in sixty years?
If so it is a great piece of Cinema to show a changing world.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:32 pm

That wasn't even that bad for the time.

Check out War Without Mercy John Dower's unflinching book about how BOTH sides...
precieved and dealt with the respective enemy, the "inferior other."

Fascinating look at the process of dehumanizing "the enemy", how propaganda is a harbinger for war atrocities.
Personally, I'm an atheist in the voting booth and a theist in the movie theatre. I separate the morality of religion with the spirituality and solace of it. There is something boring about atheism.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:36 pm

There's a Looney Tunes cartoon that was supposed to be "educational" about Nazi Germany during the war, but if you watch this thing... damn, talk about propaganda.
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Postby buster00 on Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:54 pm

One of my favorite Daffy Duck cartoons is the one where he's being chased around by the "Little Man from the Draft Board." It sailed right over my head when we were little, but the older we got...
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Postby Shane on Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:03 am

Have we changed from our perceptions?

Look at the television. We have the biggest looser, and many shows that show overweight people in a negative light. Is our perception of overweight people or Gays possibly a paralel here?

And just because it's not on television or the movies does it still reside in the nations concious?

Or perhaps the reverse racism holds true?

what do you all think?
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:48 pm

As an overweight person I hardly think something like the Biggest Loser is somehow akin to Popeye's "You're a sap Mr Jap"......or "Coal Black and the Seben Dwarves".....
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Postby Brocktune on Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:07 pm

Herr Meets Hare
classic stuff
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