Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Lights, camera.... commies!"




Looking for another reason to never purchase a GM product again in your life? We've got you covered.

First, it was ABC, now General Motors is in full-fledged, unapologetic commie tongue-bathing mode. GM is sponsoring and cheerleading a film celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. No, really.




Made by China Film Group as a kind of prequel to last year’s "Birth of a Republic," the film bears a title that can be literally translated as "The Great Achievement of Founding the Party." It will tell the events leading to the birth of the CCP in 1921 after Russia’s October Revolution in 1917. Yet, what the audiences will see is not only politics, but a lot of stars; for instance, Tang, Wei, who played the leading female role in the award-winning "Lust, Caution," will play young Mao, Zedong’s lover in the film.

According to an announcement posted on Shanghai GM’s official web site yesterday, whose title reads "joining hands with China Film Group, Cadillac whole-heartedly supports the making of the Birth of a Party" (sorry if this makes you puke), the filming team and stars will be riding the Cadillac SLS, marketed as a luxury executive saloon. To show that Cadillac, whose sales in China have been rocketing, is a best friend of the rich, powerful, and famous here, what’s better than whoring it to the CCP?

As the CCP marries totalitarianism with capitalism and fools the people with entertainment, only the "politically correct" or stupid–or those who pretend to be so–can get rich. And GM seems to know this very well. While Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volvo have all rushed to please China’s rich and powerful through physical enlargement (offering models of extended wheelbases), Cadillac gratifies the party orally, singing praises through a film.

Considering the amount of U.S. debt held by the Chi-coms, Team O which still owns one-third of GM stock probably isn't in a real strong position to say anything. Then again, for a company that is partnered up with the federal government to the degree that GM is, their cheerleading of communism makes all the sense in the world.

8 comments:

Harrison said...

Hey only 40 million died in the Cultural Revolution.

Dean said...

Or was it The Great Leap Forward? Or maybe both. It's tough keeping track of the head counts on all those wonderous collectivist undertakings.

Howlsatmoon said...

Well, I guess the Cadirrac Espranade is out. Guess I'll go with the Ram.

drozz said...

in order to make a re-education omelette, you have to break a few eggs.

B-Daddy said...

Birth of a Party? Any correlation to "Birth of a Nation"?

Dean said...

B-Daddy, I was kind of thinking the same thing.

SarahB said...

Our bailout tax dollars are sponsoring what? (trying not to use a bad work here)

Harrison said...

There will be casualties in sacrifice to the Future.