Silence of the Lambs is nothing but another 3 1/2 star movie (one among thousands), and there's no necessity for anyone to have seen it, or know anything about it. Frankly, it doesn't have much significance on the grand scale of things as compared to really serious films like "Fitna" and "The Sum of All Fears", and the real-life political stories attached to them.
As for things cultural that have happened since 1982, well there was the "CONTRACT" (Dec. 1, 1982). Are you aware of that (and all its ramifications) ?
As for your question : "I'm the one with the misconception", Shoo-wee. Yup. You were the one in these words precisely > "..calling yourself an "independent" so as to claim some kind of objectivity is pretty lame when you post fringist drivel.", whereby you just got it wrong.
As I said before (and this is the last time I'm going to say it) I wasn't trying to "claim some kind of objectivity". The objectivity is something that comes with being an Independent seperate from party line
pressures, is established by sacrificing primary voting (not what youcall yourself), and in this case isn't "fringist" at all, since the majority of the American people agree with what I said (that there should not be tax cuts for the rich). Is this sinking in yet ? If not, too bad. I've wasted enough perfectly good time on this. Let's move on.