Friday, December 23, 2005

Today's Cartoon: Steven Spielberg's "Munich"

Basically, the whole arguement for and against the movie is that the people who killed the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics are no different than the agents who were sent to kill them; thus forming a never ending circle of violence (or in movie terms, a never ending string of sequels).

Personally, I wish the "good guys" would just go back to wearing white cowboy hats, while the bad guys would wear black cowboy hats and be identified by their shifty eyes and sinister laugh. I think this would make it a lot easier for moviegoers to know who to root for. Not only would this have cleared up all the controversy surrounding "Munich", it would have DEFINITELY fixed all the problems in the Middle East to begin with :)

Now, All we have to do is figure out who the good guys are.


Blogger Gary Aminoff said...

The good guys were the innocent Israeli athletes who went to the Olympics to compete in athletics, not be massacred by Palestinian terrorists.

If one tries to equate the subsequent Israeli trackdown of the Palestinian murderers, one has lost his moral compass. If Israel didn't retaliate it would have encouraged many more such massacres of innocent civilians by Palestinian terrorists.

4:45 p.m.  
Blogger Kevin said...

True. However, the "circle of violence" didn't begin at the 1972 Olympics, nor (sadly)will it end with the release of this film.

The tragedy that "I" see in this is that neither the Palestinians nor Israelis are truly open to the idea of peace, because neither side truly believes it's possible.

6:15 p.m.  
Blogger Gary Aminoff said...

I disagree, Kevin. If the Palestinians would stop killing Israelis, peace would occur. That will never happen, of course, because the Arabs can't stand, nor can they accept, the fact that there is a Jewish state in their midst.

1:16 a.m.  
Blogger Kevin said...

Well... I honestly can't disagree with your opinion because it is one that is felt so strongly by so many.

This is really the point that I was trying to make. As long as there is such strong suspicion on EITHER side, I believe peace will never be achieved.

5:20 p.m.  
Blogger Gary Aminoff said...

Yes. You are right, unfortunately.

6:27 p.m.  

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