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Henry A. Giroux | Hollywood Heroism in the Age of Empire: From “Citizenfour” and “Selma” to “American Sniper”
Giroux: The stories a society tells about itself are a measure of how it values itself, its children, the ideals of democracy and its future.
“From violence, only violence is born,” Primo Levi wrote, “following a pendular action that, as time goes by, rather than dying down, becomes more frenzied.”
Hedges: “The porn industry has hijacked the sexuality of an entire culture and is laying waste to a whole generation of boys,” she warned. “And when you lay waste to a generation of boys, you lay waste to a generation of girls.”
“When you fight porn you fight global capitalism,” she said. “The venture capitalists, the banks, the credit card companies are all in this feeding chain. This is why you never see anti-porn stories. The media is implicated. It is financially in bed with these companies. Porn is part of this.
“More veterans are killing themselves than are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Reppenhagen said in 2011. “You think they’re coming home because they’re proud of what they did? 3rd Brigade just came back to Fort Carson two weeks ago, and six of them killed themselves already.”
“American Sniper,” like the big-budget feature films pumped out in Germany during the Nazi era to exalt deformed values of militarism, racial self-glorification and state violence, is a piece of propaganda, a tawdry commercial for the crimes of empire. By Chris Hedges truthdig.com January 25, 2015 Fandango “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of […]
Chomsky also pointed out that The New Yorker loved the film, saying, “it was great, kept to the cinematic values, said it was well done.” On the other hand, Newsweek’s Jeff Stein, a former US intelligence officer, deferred, calling it appalling
What does the movie American Sniper reveal about this country? What lessons can we learn about how to better keep America safe? By Adam Kokesh MintPressNews.com January 24, 2015 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up […]
As is the US addicted to its wars, it is also addicted to lying about them and I know this because I have my own case about Casey for proof.