April 08, 2006
"Pressure and threats do not resolve problems"
The movie was "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid," with James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan (!) and a bunch of relative unknowns. I am more the French and Italian subtitled-movie type (though I do confess to liking Westerns), but we thought we'd go see something different this time, and, boy, was it ever different! The violence was gratuitous and senseless (and the sex was prostitution and rape). It was like a microcosm or metaphor of American violence in Iraq. In the movie, everyone ended up dead. That seems to be America's plan for the world at large.
• My other posts on related topics:
The silver lining... Sweet fruits of deception
Myth and Myth-take (with Update)
The Poodle's UNcle
Pacifism vs Imperialism
"Democracy in Action"
Boundless Arrogance II
What do you care?
Unity, progress, and purpose
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