War made easy

There’s fuck-all on the tube. 1

My tendancy is to watch older films, many of them shot in black in white. Last night I couldn’t find one (I hadn’t watched so many times I could direct the remake) and so instead put on a relatively recent documentary I somehow missed when first released, War Made Easy.

It’s Sean Penn’s look at “a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq.” 2

It is worth your time, even if you’ve lived through it. If only as a stinging reminder of what road we’re willingly traveling.

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Show 2 footnotes

  1. Yeah, I know – surprise, surprise, surprise!, as Gomer was wont to exclaim.
  2. Yeah, he can be a little…earnest. But I’d take him over Bono any day. Plus, when you’re right, you’re right. (Which is even more irritating, but there you go.)

3 thoughts on “War made easy”

  1. Quit yer bitchin’ Yank!

    We in the West get cheap and plentiful oil, bananas, coffee and fresh out-of-season vegetables all year round. Do you think the third world grows/produces and sells these things to us willingly?
    Do y’all think the whole world wants/needs/loves a Market Economy?

    Cultural and Economic hegemony ain’t pretty, but I’ll be pissed if I can’t buy a fresh field-grown tomato in January – and for cheap too! I am willing to make enormous personal sacrifices to better the plight of the Third World as long as I don’t have to make any enormous personal sacrifices AND I want my Government to thoroughly rape them, but not tell me about it.

    Besides, that Penn guy was married to the Anti-Christ, ya can’t trust him.

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