Turns out, the film doesn't spend enough time trashing the royals for their Nazi sympathies. Despite the headline of the article, the primary source of anger appears to come from the man who lives in perpetual hatred and anger every day - Christopher Hitchens. Yeah, that Christopher Hitchens. The one whose approach to historical accuracy makes Glen Beck look reputable*. The one who, like most radical Leftists, sees everything in Western History as negatively as possible, thereby validating the need to burn every traditional foundation to the ground. From there, of course, a glorious new world will be raised, based on a militarily enforced secularism and rabid neo-Marxist Leftism that models itself loosely on how the Soviet Union should have been - had it not foolishly treated Communism as a religion which, in Hitchens' and many modern athists' demented minds, is the primary cause of evil in the world. Of course his own Nazi-like hatred for all religion and religious people is missed by him, as he chicken pecks those in history he can use to attack any root to the problem of religion. And even though such hatred and loathing would, in most cases, be shunned by the media, its own impotence and secular blindness allows Hitchens to continue to be the darling of the secular left, giving a brief glimpse into what the world may look like if they ever assume control.
Anyway, I hadn't planned on seeing The King's Speech. Just not the type of movie that appeals to me, where a historical person or moment is loosely used around which to build a story. It can be done, but is seldom done well (the movie Amadeus being a glaring example of being done well). Nonetheless, with anti-religious bigots and radical liberal publications like The New Republic trashing it, I'm almost to the point of signing up for a couple tickets.
*My favorite Hitchensism came in an interview on MSNBC, when he was asked about the Founding Fathers. He declared the ones who mattered were really atheists, but had to hide their true atheism because of the hordes of religious fanatics apparently prowling the countryside and burning such free thinkers at the stake. Of course it never happened. By the late 18th century such things were absent in the American Colonies, and there's absolutely no evidence at all that the Founding Fathers were atheists scared to death of dying for their unbelief. But anyone whose basic world view is based on the hatred of a group of people, a little thing like facts won't matter. I doubt he even invokes conspiracy theory. He's content with ignoring factual objections and continuing on with his sad, slow, decent into madness and whatever eternity awaits him. I pray that he pulls out in time.