Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Dec 31, 2009.
It's wet and cold so let's fan some flames to warm things up.
I don't necessarily disagree with the points the avenger makes though his condescending style voice gives me a headache.
I think for us to accomplish what he is attacking we would have to pull back completely from the world stage and adopt a isolationist / non-interventist type foriegn policy.
Once done I don't believe we eliminate the terrorist threat. I believe the terrorist attack us because of our power and presecence in the world and not for any alleged injustices. The iraq war may be a recruiting tool to exploit for terrorist leadership but it is not the driving force for that activity. If it was then can we now expect that a thriving democratic Iraq as it is now evolving would eliminate the terrorist threat or will the terrorist leadership find some other reason real or imagined to inflame their zealots.
True power comes from fighting a common enemy. The terrorist leadership will not gain that power by telling their brainwashed zealots that they should learn to love the west.
The southern avenger is excellent at lobbing grenades but unfortunately falls far short on coming up with real solutions.
Makes me think of an AmConMag piece in Oct. 2002' and then a recent piece on the future going forward.
the greatest crime may be that avatar did not win best picture here. The hurt locker was a good 3 star war movie nothing else while avatar took movie making to a whole new plateau.
As far as the condemnation of the iraqi war which was the avengers real transparent intent here the time to question our committment to a war against Iraq was during bush 1. Once we make that committment we are doomed to see it to its fruitition our of respect for those who lost their lives fighting these wars.
When Avatar passed the billion $$$ mark, Cameron already got the big prize! He doesn't need a statue.
I think he spent 600 mill to make, 400 mill was hardly worth it
I saw both films in the theater and while I would not have been surprised to see Avatar get the nod, I think Hurt Locker certainly deserved it. It wasn't as groundbreaking, but it was a better movie in a lot of ways.
Scott Horton interviews The Southern Avenger
Very good interview IMO
Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger interviews Bruce Fein, Reagan Deputy Attorney General in an interesting interview at The American Conservative website.
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