There’s a lot of cogent criticism about the romantic comedy titled “Crazy Rich Asians” from those knowledgeable about Singaporean politics since the film is based there. It’s worth reading their reviews which are about the ethnic & racist conflicts in that society. I accidentally saw the film by happening into the wrong theater & thought it was a disaster of a film. It should be considered a cinematic monument to stereotypes of Asians. Not to mention a mockery of romance & comedy. Its depiction of the super rich made me want to leave the theater chanting “eat the rich.” Save yourself the money & don’t see it. Unless you want to study the rancid character of stereotyping.
Imagine a world without war, racism, misogyny, nationalism where our creativity would be unleashed to produce this kind of human beauty. It’s possible.
This important story in the LA Times addresses how NGOs raise millions of dollars for humanitarian aid to refugees & disaster zones & then pocket the dough for “administration costs” or steal it outright, as Bill Clinton’s foundation & thousands of NGOs did after the Haitian earthquake of 2010. Consider the criminality in stealing from Rohingya schoolchildren in refugee camps & not providing proper medical care, housing, counseling for those traumatized by the savageries of genocide.