Monday, March 8, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow, War Criminal Lover

A friend (of Lew, that is) writes to Lew Rockwell: “I hope that you, or someone, is going to comment on the Motion Picture Academy awarding Best Picture to a movie that glorifies the US Military and the War in Iraq. It’s disgusting.”

I was wondering what the crazy "first woman to win Best Director Oscar" loon was going on about last night with her dedication of her piece of pro-military propaganda film The Hurt Locker to "the women and men in the military who risk their lives on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world..."

Although the Amazon review states: "Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal...align themselves with neither supporters nor opponents of the U.S. involvement. There's no politics here. War is just the job the characters in the movie do" that assertion is belied by Bigelow's "support the troops" pro-state blather.

I thought those Academy members were supposed to be a bunch of left-wing anti-military America-haters. Oh, that's right, I forgot; it's now the Messiah's war, so it has to be good.


  1. You know the left is in trouble when Hollywood even made a movie that "didn't" slam the military as a bunch of backward, southern, bible thumping baby killers, let alone winning a best picture & best director oscar.

    Someone in tinsel town has finally figured out that the propaganda crap being peddled by the Hollywood elites are losing alot of money and finally made a picture that Americans want to see (ala "The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson).

  2. Thanks for the comment, Rosey.

    I think, however, that Hollywood has always made films people want to see. Whether its movies are "right" or "left" however, most of them, when touching on politics, are pro-state.

    I'm a libertarian, so I don't fit well into either side of the left/right paradigm (which we need to break free of, in my opinion) and I don't see a great deal of pro-freedom movies from Hollywood. V for Vendetta a few years ago was one of my favorites, though.


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