- May 5, 2004
- Reaction score
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=19899I?ve never been in therapy, but I can?t imagine anything could be more cathartic than watching King Leonidas and his mighty band of Spartans brutally massacre the thousands of jihadis that descended on them at the epic Battle of Thermopylae in the blockbuster hit 300.
Did I say jihadis? I meant Persians. Sorry, about that.
...300 apologists, those who enjoyed the film but seek to alleviate their guilt for taking pleasure in their patriotism, argue the film was never intended to have any modern-day applications, much less offend Iran. They say the film is merely an adaptation of the graphic novel published by Frank Miller in 1998 long before the war in Iraq had started.
After reading the novel and seeing the film though it’s certain that director Zack Snyder took some artistic freedoms to embellish pro-U.S. themes.
It doesn’t take a political junkie to notice the glaring similarities between Queen Gorgo’s impassioned plea to support the Spartan troops and the Bush administration’s statements asking Americans to support the war in Iraq.
Outside the theaters, liberals like Dana Stevens of Slate Magazine have sided with the Iranians. In his review of the film he wrote that if 300 “had been made in Germany in the mid-1930s, it would be studied today alongside ‘The Eternal Jew’ as a textbook example of how race-baiting fantasy and nationalist myth can serve as an incitement to total war.”
After losing more than 3,000 soldiers in the last four years to Iraq, maybe it’s time for a “nationalist myth” to combat the media’s half-truths about the war. Surely, 300’s blockbuster success is in no small part due to the anger and frustration our nation has fostered in losing these precious lives in this battle.
Regardless of what the Iranians or movie critics say, there’s no shame in vicariously cheering on the Spartans as they slay invading Iranians, or um, Persians. I consider it a cheap form of therapy.
what a good little convervative moral christian pov ..god has a special place for her in mind ..and it's not beyond the pearly gates
btw this is the same person that wrote:
How Hillary Played Politics With 9/11 The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton
I swear some of these unapologetic conservatives are borderline retarded ..no that would be an insult to the mentally handicapped ..they're more along the lines of the freshly lobotomized: drooling incoherents with short attention spans who had their conscience surgically removed along with most of their memories, specifically those of aiding the enemy and justifying false wars
btw for a dumbass she's kinda cute ..although cute doesnt trump dumbass ..not unless there's duct tape involved
predictable post of the day (I can see the near future):
<Nemesis creams jeans>
"Finally someone agrees with me that the islamademocraterrorists love slaughtering the jews ..errr spartans!"