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Ayman Hossam Fadel @aymanfadel
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A few thoughts on the 2000 movie "American Psycho" based on the 1991 book of the same title by Bret Easton Ellis. I haven't read the book.…
Here's the movie on IMDB…
How ‘American ‘Psycho’ Serves As The White Man’s Code for Behavioral Dysfunction by @nilegirl…
‘FEED ME A STRAY CAT’: MEME MAGIC AND WORSHIPPING DONALD TRUMP… The movie's protagonist, Patrick Bateman, sees "Feed me a stray cat" in the display of an ATM.
"The filmmakers want us to focus on how fake he and everyone around him is, but the fact that they think he wouldn't go through with all of this is irrelevant--if he feels it desires it thinks it he's dangerous." by @glazomaniac…
A thesis submitted to Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the degree of Master of Arts in English Literature Victoria University of Wellington

I haven't read this
ANNA QUINDLEN wrote an editorial in @Nytimes @nytopinion Nov 18, 1990 criticizing the original publisher's decision to cease publication of the novel…
The Intercepted Podcast @intercepted adapted the opening monologue of the movie, in which Bateman describes his skin care regime, for #45Regime…
I could probably continue through the google search results pulling out materials, but here's my $0.02. Even though #DarthOrange's election victory has given people a new way to look at this movie, I think it's basic message of impunity for American capitalism's crimes has
& continues to be valid. Bateman continuously tells people about his past crimes & his intention to commit crimes. His secretary discovers his journal where he doodles his murders. The investigator interviews him several times & cannot realize that Bateman is the murderer.
Bateman murders co-worker Paul Allen & then uses his apartment to kill his victims. Their corpses are strewn in closets & bathrooms. Paul Allen's family cleans up the crime scene to make sure the murders aren't tied to him. In an over the top sequence beginning with the ATM
message, Bateman transverses the city killing police, building security personnel & janitors, and somehow it doesn't result in his capture.

Just like Bateman, the USA can exterminate the First Peoples of North America, enslave millions of Africans, mistreat workers, especially
those whom it classifies as "illegal" primarily due to their non-European origins, imprison millions in harsh conditions, undertake wars of aggression & colonialism in which millions die & flee their homes & trillions of dollars are transferred to crony capitalist weapons
manufacturers & military suppliers, support dictatorial regimes in exchange for protection of crony capitalists' overseas interests, ignore & accelerate pollution threatening to make human life on the planet impossible, stockpile nuclear weapons, etc. & face no consequences.
Whether USA confesses its sins or not, nobody with any power to stop it listens. In this sense, Bateman is truly the _American_ Psycho.
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