I watched The Sound of Music last night while wrapping Christmas presents.
It doesn't get better than that.
I saw #SoundOfMusic was trending on Twitter, and I thought I would read some nice comments about a wonderful film, free from politics and sniping.
What was I thinking? How naive of me!
Here are some tweets that speak to the tone of the comments:
If you voted for Trump and watching the #SoundOfMusic, I have something to tell you. Yes, you are Rolf.— Carl 🌈 (@carlinaz_) December 19, 2016
Really? Are you kidding me?
We aren't Nazis!
Never thought the whole Nazi subplot of #SoundOfMusic would feel a bit "too real" in my lifetime— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) December 19, 2016
Watching #SoundOfMusic is usually an evening of sweet nostalgia but now it feels like a case study and we all better be taking notes.— Robin Tressler White (@RobinWhitesNest) December 19, 2016
Trump supporters watching this... do they really not understand??Like really? REALLY??Great movie btw and fuck the alt right. #SoundOfMusic— theJazzyVillain (@patchouli_hippi) December 19, 2016
Yes, the rise of the Third Reich figures prominently into the story. Politics provides the backdrop.
However, to say that the film has new meaning now that Trump has been elected is ugly. To equate Trump voters with Rolf is ugly.
Not all Trump voters are fringe kooks.