Isn't it a trip that Stanley Kubrick made it to so many (THREE) of the "Top 12 War films" in this series?
I don't think that's an accident. Stanley Kubrick has not only reshaped our view of the world, but has thrown little tidbits our way for the bitch-slap that is our wakeup call.
I would humbly like to add a couple others to this list, and this is only IMHO:
Starship Troopers. Though it is science fiction at the most, at its basest level is an antiwar anti-propaganda film that uses GRAPHIC images to enhance the message.
The Hurt Locker: On the surface it appears to be a pro-US war effort film, though in actuality portrays both sides in a debilitating unending no answer can be found for the reasons kind of film. Though it is slow in some places, the message is still quite clear, to me anyway.
Red Cliff: This is a very long Chinese film by John Woo depicting a small historical Chinese war that took place at about 200 AD. But my take from this film leads me to believe that John Woo's message was quite clear - that normal non war-like people never wanted it - but had to rise to the occasion in order to survive.
Those are just a few off the top of my head, and I am sure there are those here who would be willing to throw in their own picks and choices.
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.....you gotta' love how straight forward john whitehead is...
Published on May 4, 2012 by RutherfordInstitute
With 56 government agencies now authorized to use drones within the borders of the United States, including 22 law enforcement agencies and 24 universities, drones—unmanned aerial vehicles—are here to stay. While drones will undoubtedly be put to a host of legitimate uses, their "beneficence" is a double-edged sword. In the name of efficiency and cost-effectiveness, law enforcement agencies will find a whole host of clever and innovative ways to use drones to invade our daily lives. In such a surveillance state, argues John Whitehead in this week's vodcast, we shall all be treated as suspects.
ever wondered why we were encouraged to breed so much during the baby boom years? surely someone in some thinktank could do the maths on population density? haga, no such thing as an accident in the universe.
@iron, your a gem here mon. got my respect.
Master Raphael wrote:what you call the law of attraction was missing a vital aspect to the theory that I call the law of repulsion ...it is clear I drove the two of you together...using my repulsion not attraction
Once looked to as the starting place for imparting principles of freedom and democracy to future generations, America's classrooms are becoming little more than breeding grounds for compliant citizens of the police state. In this week's vodcast, John Whitehead takes a hard look at zero tolerance policies and the criminalization of schoolchildren.