Sunday, April 26, 2009

Right America - Feeling Wronged

On the day Barack Obama was elected the 44th President, more than 58 million voters cast their ballots for John McCain. In the months leading up to this historic election, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi took a road trip to meet some of the conservative Americans who waited in line for hours to support the GOP ticket, and saw their hopes and dreams evaporate in the wake of that Democratic victory. These voters share their feelings about the changing America in which they live.

For her fifth HBO project, Pelosi visited 28 states and spoke about the fight for the soul of the country with mostly conservative Americans, who feel underrepresented by the mainstream media. From the Pulpit Freedom Day in Bethlehem, Ga. to the NASCAR circuit, RIGHT AMERICA: FEELING WRONGED shows a country at war with itself over the religious and cultural identities that define America.

Many interviewees were particularly incensed by what they saw as a lack of any meaningful media attention given to their message during the election campaign - including their views on such hotly contested issues as gun control, abortion rights, religion and gay rights - and by a perceived media bias against McCain and running mate Sarah Palin.


Anonymous said...

I think this truly shows that the root of the evil in US is the link between religion and government.

and I am a socialist, well more of a Marxist communist. so i don't Obama goes far enough. He is still shying away from nationalization of banks. So for me, these people's fear of socialism is funny to me. Why throw out the idea of social justice. why are these dirt poor people, support more tax cuts to the rich. It just makes no sense.


Anonymous said...

the hell with the dirty americans!! crooked fucks

The Post Adolescence Fog blog said...

I am American and I am to the left well as left as I can be in America, meaning I support a free Market system but at the same time believe in social equality, a bit of a paradox, and I must say the Right in America seems stuck in an outdated cycle...I mean there is a very big clause of separation of church and state that seems to be blurred by the I am wondering if they know that we are the largest debtor nation and owe trillions of dollars to the Chinese and Saudis...guess they may have a different agenda if only knew what was really going on.

Anonymous said...

i find its funny that the most illinformed people are the hardest protesters. its sad. all the right conservative wings who pride themselves on being Christians... act in such unchristian ways...if they really believed what they preached, they would not talk the way they do about others that do not share their views.

Eric said...

I don't think any of this really has that much to do with right wing, left wing, capitalism, socialism, racism, religion, or any of that. The real problem here is that right has been taken over by authoritarianism.

Take the time to read Prof. Bob Altemeyer's book "The Authoritarians", it might clarify a few things for you.

Eric said...

I couldn't watch beyond 2 minutes of this 'documentary'. It's an obvious smear, but apparently the lefty's are enjoying it.

I hate to remind people we live in a capitalist country, founded on limited government and individual liberty. Oh but wait, the 'progressives' already no this and so much more. How naive of me.

I just can't figure out why people keep coming here? Oh yeah, cause America rules.

CabronRaton said...

This is so funny, people crying? Talking about losing their guns and the president not knowing who they are or having anything in common with them.
Did BUSH? Or the Others before him?
Im mexican and have served this country. So If i voted for Obama i dont love my country?
The farmer,. middle class American, and lets be honest the illegal worker working for scraps are also the backbone of this country! Always have been!!!
Get real! Stop crying, and there will be no terrorist attacks!
They are called scare tactics!
They want you to be like kids scared, and they will be your guardians! Please!!!