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about serious topics (how religion and politics ruins the world) is not allowed here. So we are stuck with pop culture and hobbies that promote it.

You can learn a lot from pop culture - Dickens and Shakespeare and Mozart were pop culture in their day. A lot of social satire exists in Pop Culture as well as other forms of commentary on the plight of man.

But once any topic goes down the politics or religious path it gets deleted. Which is fair enough this is an audio board. Although it strikes me that words are still just words and so personally I'd let it go. Lots of people disagree with my various stances and I get pounded more than most on most forums - but a hobby dedicated to music - much of which is devoted to social commentary (anti-war, religion, politics etc) often gets shut down.

I could spend a week on John Lennon's "Imagine."

James Bond movies I maintain are simply a form of escapism - But I do not believe they make people violent - people who are violent don't need an excuse. I'd like to say something about holy books at this point but I can't so I shan't. I would prefer to discuss the following "Christopher Hitchens 10 minutes" (typed into google 10:36) over James Bond. But there you are. PS: For Your Eyes Only


These kinds of movies are bubble gum or Romance novels - even literature professors will read Romance Novels - not because they're great literature but because they are diversion.

I think you could have a good discussion about what effect Bond has on the psyche of those watching - does it sexualize killing. Or is it about promoting imperialist propaganda that the west is the good guy and everyone else is evil. Be like Bond. Or is it pro military - James Bond the elite special forces who can take out the bad guy, sleep with the bad guy's woman, kill the bad guy, stop the evil plan, keep the bad guy's woman. Oh James - and Oh British awesomeness.

After awhile - amp X is better than amp Y is mind numbing.

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