Thursday, August 17, 2006

Regarding the World Trade Center Movie...

Well, it's Mrs. Meister's and my tenth wedding anniversary today, so we spent a lot of time together.

One of our activities was to go see World Trade Center, starring Nicolas Cage (see a good review here).

Seeing as how it was directed by Oliver Stone, I thought that there would have to have been a bash-Bush element or a kook conspiracy moment here, but I was happily mistaken. The movie was politically neutral, save for one aspect.

When the towers came down, and the movie was showing world reactions to the Islamo-fascist attack on our shores, one key element was missing: That being the reactions of the Islamo-fascists themselves.

Movies have the power to lift and rally a nation like no other medium. One only needs to look at works such as Mrs. Miniver or In Which We Served to see the power of Hollywood to call attention to the enemy and rally our nation around a noble purpose.

Oliver Stone had a golden opportunity to do that in this movie--it would have only taken around 10 seconds of footage, but its potential in rallying Americans to support our war against islamofascism would have been immeasurable.

But of course, Hollywood, being what it is, cannot bring itself to call our attention to just exactly who our enemies are. That would be politically incorrect.

All I can say is, thank G-d the likes of John Ford was around in WWII.