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At Independent Spirit Awards, Casey Affleck Vindicates Reason TV, Karl Marx With Victory Speech

Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:03
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What was it that Marx once said about history? Something about it repeating itself, “the first [time] as tragedy, then as farce.” When it comes to this season of Hollywood award shows, the stars are skipping right ahead to farce. Here’s Casey Affleck at the weekend’s pre-Oscar Independent Spirit Awards, accepting the best lead actor prize and predictably attacking President Donald Trump as only a celebrity can:

Around the 2:00 minute mark, Affleck notes that the “policies of this administration are abhorrent and they won’t last,” sentiments I don’t disagree with. “I know this sounds preachy and boring,” he continues, “and I’m preaching to the choir, but I’m just lending my little voice to chorus here…”

If that sounds familiar even hours before tonight’s Oscars, it’ because Reason TV’s Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton practically prophesied the exact sentiments the day before Affleck took to the stage. Watch “Best Political Speech by an Entertainment Celebrity: Who Will Win?”:

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Source: http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/26/at-independent-spirit-awards-casey-affle

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