A Movie review on the Internet Movie Database: Moon Point

I do not do a lot of movie reviews on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) because if I like a movie I think that’s great, and movies are supposed to be entertaining. If I don’t finish watching it, well, then I can’t review it because I don’t like to watch crappy movies.  When I do review, it is usually snarky, because I got through the whole thing and felt ripped off or offended by something.. If you have read my blog at all, you know that I have this snarky quality.. err.. from time to time. 

I am not offended by this film, just disappointed that Aristotle got slandered by getting the blame for Plato’s delusional rambling.

This review is not very mean at all. In fact, I am just trying to help with a script flaw and maybe help the writer be more careful on his scripts, because it as really not a terrible film.  Anyway, two days ago I did this blog post about Plato, and how he was the first sellout; the first “media whore” of his day. So..  I thought it is interesting that I saw this fairly cute film called Moon Point, where there is a reference to Plato’s “Forms”, but somehow the flawed and tragic concept is instead attributed to Aristotle by the Writer of the movie script. And yes, “0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.” I love that. LOL

You think it's wrong, I can tell you do. How can I explain, when you don't want me too?0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Script error: Plato, not Aristotle, 2 November 2012
5/10
Author: robertrun from United States

During the movie the main character is explaining Plato’s “Forms” to another character, and he misrepresents the theory as belonging to Aristotle. The actor described Plato’s Forms, Aristotle did not believe in Forms.

Aristotle was a student of Plato, and was radically opposed to, and argued against Plato on this. Aristotle had a completely different take on “forms” (small f) as in “hylomorphic” or derivative forms in substance, rather that Plato’s metaphysical “Ideals” in some non-seen realm, which is what the actor described.

So that’s too bad. But it was a cute movie, I could have given it a 6 instead of a 5 were it not for that really bad mistake. I mean, that is -such- a major mistake, it really is, and someone’s college professor should be embarrassed.

-End  of review-

Sorry for being so nerdy, LOL. If you are looking for substantiation, get offline and go read a book. Tongue Out

I am doing a blog post per day all month, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo. This will be a good motivation for me to format some more ebooks. This is post #3.

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Plato’s Republic: Treatise of paid-off phony intellectual bottom feeders

Plato is wrong about probably everything

What a bad meme to spread! Plato had a lot of things wrong. Who would cast a spell like this? What’s his interest in maintaining the ostracism of honest people?

How about this instead?:

“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture are honest, valuable people who lay the foundation for the New Civilization”

That makes more sense to me. Spread -that- meme around so it takes hold, what the hell were people thinking back then? how could they do this to us? 

That is a better meme to lay down for Western Civilization, instead of the “forms” and the “ideals” that Plato used to provide talentless bureaucracies the tools they use to control us to this day. Plato was the first paid-off phony intellectual.

In many cultures, before the West did this thing it is doing, people who see things more clearly are not cast-aways who are considered weirdos, they are special people who are heard in order to see things from different perspectives. They are Shaman, healers, and clarions. Sometimes they are even chosen to become Chiefs and leaders. At the very least, their input is integrated into the whole, and considered valuable.

Plato’s Republic is the foundation in the West for Bureaucratic Authoritarianism. It is the start of ostracizing realism and the root of discontent and alienation. The Republic separates people from themselves and their communities, and implores a dependence on external constructs that are usually foisted via violence by people who do not provide any work or innovation to the equation. 

Another option for this photo might be:The REpublic, By Plato

“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses. And don’t worry talentless bureaucrats who make your living fleecing hard-working, valuable people. I’m writing a book called “The Republic” and it will ensure easy living for your ilk for at least a couple of millenia.”

Plato knew who doled out the free tax dollars. So like the economists and pundits of today, writing treatises that justify that system is good job security. Never mind innovation or solutions, unless of course they are exploited to continue to support the talentless political class and their flack machine.  And writing them in a language that is understandable by the people who have a certain level of education, but who are not inclined to critical thinking or original thought is a special talent. That malleable majority of the population is crucial to the maintenance of easy living for the political class and its tentacles.

At some point you have to ask yourself for honesty with yourself. Just ask yourself three questions before you lie down to sleep. Don’t be scared. Just ask: “Can I be honest with myself? Then ask: Am I doing anything to change things, really?, or am I just maintaining a broken cart that is ultimately doing more damage and harm than good?” Then: “At this point wouldn’t it be a net gain if we just started over?”

Internet movie database review regarding Plato and Aristotle, where a scriptwriter got it backwards.

More on starting over: (Links)

Breakfast means “break-fast” and it is the most important meal of the day, because you wake up.  (Breaking the two-party stranglehold)

You’re going to have to sacrifice more and suffer; tighten your belt. Just don’t pay attention to our ever-expanding gut that you go into debt for you stupid sucker.  (Getting power into your own hands)

I am doing a blog post per day all month, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo.  This is post #1.