April 27, 2012, - 2:14 pm
Next week, the summer movie season kicks off with the first blockbuster film, “The Avengers.” And a week or so later, Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator” arrives in theaters. The movie stars Cohen as an Arab Muslim dictator of the fictional Republic of Wadiya. To plug the movie, last week the studio behind the movie sent me an “OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM HIS EXCELLENCY ADMIRAL GENERAL ALADEEN – SUPREME LEADER, ALL TRIUMPHANT GENERAL, BELOVED OPPRESSOR, AND CHIEF OPHTHALMOLOGIST OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF WADIYA” about the dictator’s promotion of solid gold armored vehicles for sale. I’m sure you get the point: Cohen and his movie are mocking Arab Muslim dictators (such as another opthalmologist, Syrian dictator Bashir El-Assad and the late Muammar Qaddafi, after whom Cohen also seems to have modeled his General Aladeen). And the movie’s “plot” is how the dictator in the movie works his darnedest to keep democracy from his people. But, as we’ve seen with Gaza, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, and everywhere else where we’ve intervened to remove dictators like this, the dictators are the far lesser of two evils and much preferred to Islamic democracy.
Not that this should have been a secret to anyone. And yet it was. During eight years of President Bush crowing about democracy in the Muslim world (and so many mindless “conservatives” gushing over that BS), I repeatedly warned that it would elect Muslim extremists and be a disaster, further destabilizing the Middle East. And every single step of the way, I was right. It’s the undeniable truth of the Muslim world that their dictators are noxious and live free of criticism for doing what Israel can never do. And yet, the larger undeniable truth is that the people the dictators rule are barbarians and savages, who–in Egypt, for instance–are now legalizing necrophilia.
And so, the obvious message against and mocking of these dictators by Hollywood and Cohen in “The Dictator” is already a disproven thesis. It’s already out of style like neon leg warmers and women’s shoulder pads of ’80s women’s fashion. I’ll see this movie and review it here, but now you already know my take. And I expect I’ll be laughing a lot less than I did at previous Cohen silver screen material. The only ones who’ll be laughing are the Islamo-barbarians now running the countries we’ve freed up for them.
Below is the silly press release the studio sent me, promoting the movie. It shows me my prediction about few laughs is probably spot on. This ain’t funny . . .
Date: April 18, 2012
From: Office of Propaganda
RE: Dartz Motorz PROMBRON (ex.RussoBaltique) Aladeen Edition
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM HIS EXCELLENCY ADMIRAL GENERAL ALADEEN – SUPREME LEADER, ALL TRIUMPHANT GENERAL, BELOVED OPPRESSOR, AND CHIEF OPHTHALMOLOGIST OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF WADIYA
His Excellency Admiral General Aladeen has graciously granted his express permission for Dartz Motorz, manufacturer of ultra-luxury armored vehicles and exclusive provider to the Wadiyan government motor pool, to offer limited edition commemorative vehicles honoring the Ruthless Protector of the Precious and Expendable People of Wadiya. Like civil rights in Wadiya, this offer will not be around for long.
Named for the undemocratically and forcibly elected Leader of Wadiya, the gold Aladeen Edition armored vehicles will be revealed to the people of the world at the Top Marques Monaco show under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. Top Marques Monaco, held at the Grimaldi Forum April 19 – 22, is revered as the world’s most exclusive supercar show where drivers experience firsthand the latest state-of-the-art machines on the prestigious Formula One racetrack, the Circuit de Monaco, mere weeks before the famous race takes place. A race that Aladeen has already won.
The Dartz Motorz PROMBRON (ex.RussoBaltique) vehicle comes from a long line of armored vehicles more than a hundred years in the making; it was originally built in 1912 for Russian Tzar Nikolai II. The PROMBROM was also NOT used in the accidental hit-and-run death of Wadiyan political opposition leader Maran Harouri, nor in the accidental repeated running over of the six witnesses to the hit-and-run.
Labeled the “World’s Most Expensive Armored Car,” the PROMBRON is the fastest and most maneuverable luxury armored all-road vehicle in the world. With supercar power and the technology of a spaceship, it boasts very unique protection capabilities from level B2 to B7+, providing occupants with resistance to RPGs and .50 caliber high velocity armor piercing rounds (or as Aladeen calls them, “love letters from his people.”)
Furthermore, all Dartz vehicles come equipped with patented 3” ionized glass, also RPG resistant. Each vehicle is handmade with great attention to sumptuous detail, exemplified in the exotic hand-stitched leathers and wood used in the interior, reclining massage seats, champagne bottle chillers and wine racks. And there’s room in back for up to six kidnapped actresses or faded supermodels.
Ten Aladeen Edition vehicles will be made available as part of this limited offer. MSRP ranges from $500,000 to $750,000 (USD). Actual price will vary depending on equipment and package options. (Price excludes title, taxes, registration, license fees, insurance, dealer prep and additional options.) By purchasing one of these vehicles you are also legally agreeing to have sex with Aladeen.
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Office of Propaganda
See attached photo.
Yup, like I said, not funny. And don’t expect the movie to be any better. I don’t.
Watch the trailer . . .
Tags: Arab dictators, General Aladeen, Islamic democracy, Movie Reviews, Muslim democracy, Muslim Dictators, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sasha Baron Cohen, The Dictator, The Republic of Wadiya, Wadiya