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Old 9th July 2017, 09:25 AM   #404
BobTheCoward
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Originally Posted by mumblethrax View Post
No, it doesn't. "About" does not mean "ultimately caused by". It means "concerned with."

If I say "What is this movie about?" I'm not asking what the directors influences were. I'm not asking for shop talk about the movie industry. I don't care about ultimate causes.

You have concocted an absurdly idiosyncratic definition for a well understood preposition for no other reason than to claim that the Civil War isn't about slavery. Which is why you're coming across as an apologist.
I fully do expect a conversation of what a movie is about to be themes and not plot. "Slavery" is plot. "Greed" is theme.
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