Nicholas Powers, assistant professor of literature at State University of New York at Old Westbury, has an article out on Alternet which cheers on the box-office failure ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.’ He sees the film through a Marxist lense where Lincoln fights for the ’99 percent’ (which apparently does not include millions of White Southerners, against whom he made war). Notice this Yankee professor’s hatred of and yet fascination with us and our culture. He wants to watch this movie in the South to see if we will boo when Southerners are slaughtered by Abe and his freed-slave side-kick. From his perspective we are like alien creatures with which he has nothing in common – evil but fascinating. He writes:
I really wanted to see this movie in the South. How would scenes of Abraham Lincoln killing Confederate vampires go over in the red state land of Dixie flags and Jesus lovers? Would they boo where we cheered?
Yet, how many self-respecting Southerners would watch this garbage? Would professor Powers go to watch a movie which portrayed communist professors as evil, blood-sucking vampires who had to be eradicated by noble, righteous Southerners? I doubt it.