Good gracious… American capitalism is set to invade Baghdad, Disneyland-Style:
Satire becomes reality. In the preview for “War, Inc.” that Bruce posted below, private contractor John Cusack executes a war for the American government and then watches bewilderedly as a hip-hop star and her entourage invade the country right behind him. Soon English-language billboards and bumper stickers are everywhere.
That’s ridiculous, right? An over-the-top display of how the encroachment of American culture and capitalism works. Leftist Hollywood hysteria.
[Llewellyn] Werner, chairman of C3, a Los Angeles-based holding company for private equity firms, is pouring millions of dollars into developing the Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience, a massive American-style amusement park that will feature a skateboard park, rides, a concert theatre and a museum. It is being designed by the firm that developed Disneyland. “The people need this kind of positive influence. It’s going to have a huge psychological impact,” Mr Werner said.
The 50-acre (20 hectare) swath of land sits adjacent to the Green Zone and encompasses Baghdad’s existing zoo, which was looted, left without power and abandoned after the American-led invasion in 2003…
Success seems improbable at best. Resentment is sure to be created.
Fox News has a video interview with one of the developers here. I think I’ve seen everything now.
As of today, April 24, 2008, “at least 4,050 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003,” and some putz wants to a “Disneyland-Style Theme Park” in Baghdad.