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American Sniper

The movie creates hatred, and intolerance in the minds of people. The article by Chris Hedges shows how despicable is the movie. I have re-blogged part of the article. Read further at alternet.com

Chris Hedges: ‘American Sniper’ Caters to a Deep Sickness Rippling Through Society
$200 million in box office receipts is a measure of how messed up this country is.

“American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds” of the earth, a grotesque hypermasculinity that banishes compassion and pity, a denial of inconvenient facts and historical truth, and a belittling of critical thinking and artistic expression. Many Americans, especially white Americans trapped in a stagnant economy and a dysfunctional political system, yearn for the supposed moral renewal and rigid, militarized control the movie venerates. These passions, if realized, will extinguish what is left of our now-anemic open society.

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