Monday, December 19, 2016

Politicizing 'The Sound of Music'

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:

Really? Are you kidding me?

We aren't Nazis!

Good grief.

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.

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