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Steven Spielberg does ‘em one better. He avoids the terrorists altogether, and not-so-subtly blames Israel for 9/11 — and, by extension, our soldiers for terrorism.
The closing shot of his Munich is a longing one of the newly built Twin Towers. “Had to show them,” Spielberg told Time magazine, explaining that the Middle East’s “cycle of violence” had reached our shores. He conveys his message that responding to terrorism is futile, by having his terrorists conduct a bombing campaign in response to their peers being put out of commission.
Indeed, the movie’s Israeli protagonist, Avner, comes to realize “we have to do this not as a war, but within the legal system.” To top it off, Avner fulfills the dream of Iran’s president and other anti-Semites by abandoning Israel to find his home in Brooklyn.
To add insult to injury, we are barely shown the slaughter of the Israeli Olympians — only at the end, glancingly, and interspersed with shots of Avner having rough sex — and it’s the movie’s Jews who viciously gun down a kind Palestinian poetry translator, a doting father, a philosopher, and a beautiful Dutch prostitute. I told you we’d get a Judah. Actually, methinks we have a Judas, in our midst.
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. The winner of this year’s Golden Globe for best foreign film, Paradise Now, portrays Palestinian suicide bombers as Jesus-like and sanitizes their bombings. So, you see — the Arab terrorists aren’t our enemies, they’re our saviors. In Syriana, too, the man who becomes a suicide bomber is the movie’s most noble character. The newest entrant, V for Vendetta, puts it all together. The terrorists, called freedom fighters, blow up buildings to topple a fascist Christian tyranny that suppresses — are you ready for this — Islam.
Hold onto your hats, though. The first big movie in the works about 9/11 — purportedly hailing that day’s heroes — is being directed by Oliver Stone, who called the 9/11 attacks a justified “revolt” against the established order and the six companies that control the world, compared Palestinians cheering 9/11 to celebrants of the French and Russian revolutions, and said 9/11 may have unleashed as much creative energy as the birth of Einstein.
“Hooray for Hollywood!”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
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