by Scott Creighton
All across the country the debate is raging: gun “nuts” verses the rational, reasonable pragmatics who wish to enact gun “control” on our society in response to all the senseless violence of the past 6 months. The “liberal” left and the “moderate” right are coming together as they have in the past on issues like extending the FISA warrentless wiretapping, the Global Free Market Wars, the TARP banker bailouts plan, NDAA 2012, constant warmongering sanctions on the people of Iran, keeping Gitmo open and torture. The pragmatic center which houses the likes of Brennan and Panetta and Clinton and the Bush clan are teaming up with the Hollywood elites to push for gun “control” in order to make us a safer society. Now is the time they say to take action to end this senseless violence in America.
But while they do that, and I mean right in the middle of this push, out comes today’s Oscar nominees and what films do you think lead the pack in the category of Best Film? “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Argo” and “Django Unchained”
Two films of admitted CIA propaganda justifying horrific violence and one of gratuitous desensitizing gun violence taken too an unprecedented and even comedic level.
This is the best of the year that Hollywood has to offer a country that is sick of undeclared wars, random drone strikes killing children and mass shootings in theaters, malls and elementary schools?
All this while an early Oscar favorite, a film that received a 10 minute standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival, garnered not one single Oscar nomination. Not one. It’s message, perhaps it’s warning, was simple and completely ignored:
“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others past and present. And by each crime and every kindness we birth our future”
What are we becoming?
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