Sunday, October 28, 2007


Posted by Teresa at 4:40 PM

I just finished reading an excellent piece by Mark Steyn (h/t Hotair).
In much of the article Steyn argues film makers love to make movie
with U.S. government conspiracy plot lines. Here is the killer line in the

"There’s a kind of decadence about all this: If 9/11 was really an
inside job, you wouldn’t be driving around with a bumper sticker
bragging that you were on to it. Fantasy is a by-product of security."

And just look at recent movie releases such as, "Rendition," and
"The Kingdom" where, according to this article, the United States
government is ultimately the bad guys. I think that Steyn has a point
here. If our government was the oppressive entity that Hollywood
wants you to believe then wouldn't they try to censor these movies
since they hit a little too close to the truth. So why isn't our government
doing that? Because it is total nonsense!

I also found this poll done last year that showed that young adults and
people who regularly use the internet are more likely to believe in 9/11
conspiracy theories. This is not a coincidence. Young adults are saturated
with media (films, television, and internet), thus, more likely to believe
the whole "our government conspires against us" messages sent from
these films. Also, since young people are so media saturated and since
most Americans viewed 9/11 from our television sets, they were not able
to separate the real life and tragic events from that day from other media
events. I recently listened to this interview with a 9/11 truther and when
the interviewer asked him what made him change his mind about 9/11 he
didn't give any secretive, yet, tangible evidence only he had like in in the
movies. What was his whole for reason for believing 9/11 was an inside job?
A movie he saw, Loose Change. Yes, a movie! But movies are just movies,
right? They have no influence on people whatsoever.

Instead, of trying to unite Americans in undertaking such a massive
endeavor that is fighting terrorism what are movie studios giving us?
Paranoid and negative images of our government. This from the guys that
often tell us that things are not black and white or good or evil. There's
shades of gray. Well, not when it comes to America. The United States
government is always bad and is always trying to cover up something.
Enough of the anti-establishment rhetoric, Hollywood, we ain't buying it.


Anonymous said...

mrs. branch was here ;)


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