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Old 11-25-2020, 06:16 PM   #1841 (permalink)
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Washington intrigues me as one of the most successfully manufactured personas in history. Yes, I'm being slighty cheeky, but the man was apparently a very expertly controlled emotional holocaust. Check out the Freeman one volume distillation of his original 7 volume study if you're interested in exploring the depths of the general/statesman/farmer/president's character and the minutiae of pre and post-Revolutionary politics in America. No one's really topped it.
Tbh I think it's weird to call a slave owner a farmer. Like calling someone who owns a railroad a conductor. I'm sure some slave owners did legitimately farm but wasn't he the richest guy in America? I don't think people of his station help out in the fields.
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Tbh I think it's weird to call a slave owner a farmer. Like calling someone who owns a railroad a conductor. I'm sure some slave owners did legitimately farm but wasn't he the richest guy in America? I don't think people of his station help out in the fields.
Ok, how about gentleman farmer? The description meant to point out a distinguishing character trait, not the venal institution of servitude which was a given among most large plantation owners. Washington was apparently preoccupied with seeds, crops and all manner of plantation innovation during his generalship and Presidency and never made a secret of it. “Slavemaster” was less a distinguishing trait than a straight-up FACT.
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Considering that much of his motivation to rebel was wanting to expand into Native territory beyond the boundary set by the British and that he spent much of his presidency enforcing slave laws no I would not call him a gentleman farmer, I'd call him an exploitative invader.

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Considering that much of his motivation to rebel was wanting to expand into Native territory beyond the boundary set by the British and that he spent much of his presidency enforcing slave laws no I would not call him a gentleman farmer, I'd call him an exploitative invader.

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The specifics of his motivation to rebel against the crown are debatable but his role as human exploiter certainly is not. But there he is, nonetheless, everywhere you go in this country, informing everything it has done and continues to do to this day. You've gotta take Washington, like all American "History", in all its rotten and glorious entirety if you want to understand it.

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Well, I guess Marnie (1964) is no kookier or less neurotic a cinematic fabrication from Hitchcock than Vertigo or Rear Window but it fits my particular kink. And when I come across a great streamer I stop whatever and watch. Wonder if its in blu-ray. R.I.P. Sean Connery
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Sunday In New York (1963, Peter Tewksbury) Gotta admit, I didn't think Jane Fonda did anything before Barbarella ('68), so seeing this On Demand at WatchTCM looked intriguing. Plus Rod Taylor was doing Hitchcock's The Birds around this time and Cliff Robertson was in his stride as well. It's billed as a screwball/romantic comedy love triangle in the big city. The late 50s/early 60s seemed to be littered with 'em. But '63 is my favorite year for film. Finding an unwatched gem from that year is close to the best thing that could happen just this minute, though I suspect their Sunday won't resemble anything like mine. Nifty streamer.
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All Sean Connery (R.I.P.) as Agent 007 films are currently streaming free on YouTube (helps to have Premium/no ads).

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