Analyzing Political Undertones in Pop Culture Through Art


There is generally speaking a list of artistic works that, despite their aesthetic greatness, are either historically misrepresentative & inaccurate or merely biased in context and coverage.

Some do justice, some don’t. Perception all depends on which angle you look at the subject. I wish for justice for all, but we must recognize, expose & bring to justice those distinct forces which cause & instigate violent political crime.

Munich, Waltz with Bashir, & Exodus, viewed as biased & racist. Black & Arab culture, disenfranchised, used, exploited, hung & dried.

A more accurate depiction of reality in the Middle East in Palestinian film Paradise Now.

Another, more realistic representation of the ME in a scene from Syriana, which features George Clooney & Matt Damon.

How Hollywood & all of western media distorts reality through film & other mediums of mass mainstream expression.

This rather, light film depicts the similarities, and differences, between the Arab & Israeli people. But recognition of Israel implies two things: treachery to the Arab cause; abandoning the human rights of the Palestinian nation.

Is it unfair for the international community to suggest that the Jews are fine without a state called Israel? The difference between the need for an Armenian state, for example, versus a Jewish one, is that the former is completely ethnic-based while the latter is a hybrid of religion, culture and language. This makes it difficult to place importance on the need for a Jewish state while ignoring Palestinian self-determination.

Individuals like Helen Thomas get blacklisted for making comments such as those in the video below:

If there is a moral arc of the universe, it bends in favor of the Westerner & the lighter-skinned.

God Free Me

Sometimes we do things because society or our parents or our religion tells us to do it. Sometimes those things are stupid, like cutting off friends, or becoming paranoid about people and not trusting them. I’ve been a victim of it. It really sucks because you begin to become paranoid and stuff, about people around and you start to question whether or not you will regret this or that decision. I cut some of the closest friends to me out of my life for whatever reason, because I was afraid of getting caught in commitments, because of nonsense and lies that corrupt our minds and make us do stupid shit.

Even worse now I am stressed by low money. My last name is Krikorian and I think I am en elitist royalty and yet I am living in this democratic rags-to-riches nation called America where all men are treated and regarded equally expecting to achieve greatness.

This struggle. Everyday. My heart thumping. The subconscious worry of not doing the traditional right thing. The worry about speaking out and getting spurned for my curiosity.

I want to say things like Fuck Israel and Religion openly. I want to challenge all the lies we are fed everyday. I want to challenge all limits on all our desires. I want to challenge contemporary wisdom that tells us to fear “too much freedom”, as if something Hitler-resque will take over if we speak our minds and spread truth.

Fuck this nonsense about people being sensitive.

Ask questions. Even in hard times.

Question 9/11. Question the NRA. Question America. Question Obama. Question Morality.

Do not stand idle. Do not be afraid. Fear leads us to destroy the things we love. Don’t be a slave and a pawn in the modern world.

People are so damn sensitive these days. You can’t even ask questions like WHY IS SOCIALISM BAD without people thinking you are a communist, an extremist, and anti-american.

You can’t question anything these days without hurting somebody’s feelings, which is complete bullshit. This perpetuates ignorance and in fact stimulates it.

If there’s anything I like about Trinidad James it’s his philosophy of do you.

In his words, oh humanity, I say to you:


I need a cigarette and some green now.

P.S. Its like people are afraid we’ll lose ourselves as a human race, our innocence, our truth and compassion if we are too free. This is a lie. We will be free. Do not allow the ignorance of self-deprivation lead you to jealousy of those who have attained greatness. Instead, seek their greatness. Admire them. Love them. Applaud them. Pursue your destiny!