Or what about the expensive and aesthetically pretentious Gladiator (2000), which I still contend is an allegory about George W Bush's candidacy for president, despite the fact that director and principal actor were not US citizens. Is it possible to think of a film such as Gladiator outside of its political subtext?Well, I think it is for most people who aren’t in thrall to hallucinatory conspiracy theories, but then I’m probably a cryptofascist, too, so what do I know? And then there’s this, in connection with the Occupods:
…OWS is focused primarily on income inequality, and thus mainly taken up with domestic politics, such that OWS doesn't really take a position on the "ruthless enemy" and doesn't need to.“Focused primarily on income inequality” – i.e., not concerned with foreign affairs. Oh, really?.
That’s quite a kaleidoscope through which Moody has chosen to look at the world.