My weekly 'Principles trump Rights any day' thread
You deserve to have everything taken away, raped, crushed, devastated on "principle", because that trumps your "rights". What "principle"? The tyrant's principles.
I just got thru watching the remake of Total Recall, which I knew was wasted time. I wasn't surprised to see good guys blowing away bad guys, with one or two good guys going down every now and then.
What surprised me was how random people, whether it was in a workplace, shopping center, or street, were just being blown away.
One scene showed the good guys on an elevator crowded with people. When the doors opened, a hale of gunfire mowed everyone down (like 15 to 20?), except, of course, the good guys who ducked.
You understand that was a movie, right? I somewhat enjoyed the first Total Recall
, but not a film I would return to over and over.
I remember westerns when only a few guys deserving of it got killed.
By all means, watch those films. High Noon
, The Searchers
, heck, Shane
- those are some of the finest films ever made.
So what's next? When the opening scene of a movie shows a gunman lining up kindergartners, shooting them all execution style, or someone walking onto a school bus and all u see is an outside shot, but by the blood splatter on the windows, you know it's carnage on the inside, will you be ok with that, for the sake of freedom of speech? Would this scenario make u walk out of this movie?
I refuse to watch Avatar
, because I'm tired of US military personnel being made out to be the bad guy - all the time. And there will be at least 2 or 3 sequels. I don't watch the film out of principle, but I don't want to stop people from making them.
You see, Ethan, you can decline to arm yourself, out of principle, but allow others the right to do so, and those things do not have to come into conflict. I can choose to, say, never watch a JJ Abrams film ever again, WITHOUT stopping him from making movies. What am I missing here?
This post was edited on 2/2 at 11:48 am