(Daniel Greenfield details the culture war against the first film in a long time that takes a non-postmodern view of America and the ethics of war. This is important as it was this type of attack on the culture via Hollywood and universities which has put us where we are now)
An Iraq War movie was supposed to be an anti-war movie. There was no other way to tell the story. Spielberg’s own interest in American Sniper was focused on “humanizing” the other side. When he left and Clint Eastwood, coming off a series of failed films, took the helm, it was assumed that American Sniper would briefly show up in theaters and then go off to die quietly in what was left of the DVD aisle. And then American Sniper broke box office records that had been set by blockbusters like Avatar, Passion and Hangover Part II by refusing to demonize American soldiers or to spin conspiracy tales about the war. Instead of pandering to coastal progressives, it aimed at the patriotic heartland.
Instead audiences chose to see a movie about how great Americans can be even in difficult times. There’s nothing that threatens the left as much as that.
2. Remember the article posted recently about media deception and in fact it was itself a piece of media deception about PEGIDA and its personalities?
16:20 hrs: The official number of participants according to police spokesman Thomas Geithner is 17,000! At the counterdemonstration of ‘Dresden Nazifrei’, ‘Kehraus’ and ‘Dresden für alle’ it is supposed to have been 5,000”
(So it appears that the counter demonstrators do not always outnumber the PEGIDA. In fact I bet they nearly never do)
3. Geert Wilders on today’s PEGIDA march
From Geert Wilders:
My dear friends in Dresden,
What is taking place here in Dresden is truly fabulous. Dresden is leading the way. All of Europe is watching you. You are not alone. You are part of something huge. In Germany, in Holland, in all of Europe. You are fulfilling the hope of many. You are the voice of the population against the elite. You are the people!
People in Germany have had enough.
People in Holland have had enough.
In all of Europe, people have had enough.
Enough of terror and hatred.
Enough of attacks, enough of bloodshed.
Enough of Islamization, which betrays our Judeo-Christian identity and our traditions, which destroys the future of our children and which is selling out our countries and our civilization.
In all of Europe people are saying: “We are the people!” And we are sick of it!
“Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria. Fierce fighting was reported on the outskirts. The military is carrying out air strikes, and a curfew is in place.
Maiduguri is home to tens of thousands of people who have fled Boko Haram attacks and was visited on Saturday by President Goodluck Jonathan. Another Boko Haram attack was reported in Monguno, north of Maiduguri.
Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden” in the Hausa language, launched guerrilla operations in 2009 to create an Islamic state…”
4. Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn, where a magistrate judge jailed him without bail on charges of conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists without ever leaving Canada.
Thank you Dan F., M., Wrath of Khan, ML., and all. More to come later.