Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Why We Fight

First, we want to say sorry to the person that emailed us about not being able to get in to the "Why We Fight" screening because some sort of special pass was required and the event appeared to be sold out. Not sure what the deal on the "pass" thing was, but the theater did appear full. Guess we need to do a little more homework next time.

And you really shouldn't worry about it anyway because those that didn't see the movie tonight will surely get to in the weeks and months to come. We know this for sure because there is no way that Why We Fight will not be immensely popular. It was one of the absolute BEST political documentaries we have seen in YEARS, and we've pretty much seen em all. But JR, you're a loud mouth liberal pussy communist, aren't you? Yes, I am. But this is no Michael Moore movie.

Basically, the film revolves around Eisenhower's farewell address in which he discussed the (then) new formation of a "military-industrial complex" in the United States and its dangerous potential in a representative democracy. The film spends most of the time explaining in a level headed and clear way how Eisenhower's vision has rapidly become reality, culminating in the Bush presidency and the neoconservative philosophy that guides it, and seen most clearly in the lead up to and execution of the war in Iraq. If you don't have any clue what I'm talking about, then you should go see this movie ASAP. If you do, then you are probably excited because you know that there hasn't yet been a good documentary film covering this subject in a reasonable and informative manner. Until now.

And for all you republicans, conservative thinkers are featured just about as much as liberals in the film, and NO democratic politicians are interviewed at all while both John McCain and Richard Perle are featured throughout. Its a pretty balanced look, even though you will leave the film knowing that the filmmaker doesn't think much of George W. Bush. But that doesn't mean that he is a partisan, it just means that he has half a brain.

Go see this. You won't be disappointed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was at that screening. fabulous movie. i left feeling i had to do my part to fight poverty because all the government's money is going to buying fighter jets.


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