Another 'documentary', produced by cranks, more or less like "Loose Change". It's no wonder these people, including their panjandrums Michael Moore, all the way up to chairman Howard Dean and beyond, are collectively referred to as the 'Nutroots'.
At least "Loose Change" has the more movie-ish construction, with the narrator 'outside' the visual narrative. This is a radical's "Shame on you" TV report. So if you're just interested in the intellectual train wreck of a thought process displayed by the modern radical Left, go with "Loose Change, Edit. whatever-they-extend-it-to".
I devoted most of my "Loose Change" comment to refocusing the attention to what is completely ignored in that work: the question of why They hate Us. Isolated from that inconvenient issue, in an alternate universe, actually, the conspiracy makes perfect sense. That's how movies work; there must be a viable postulation of an alternate reality.
What gives me great concern is that these 'movies' don't postulate a viable alternate reality; yet judging by the proliferation of websites, blogs and comments, large numbers of people seem to profess absolute belief in these contrarian views. The motivations include (but are not limited to), the following: hatred of President Bush, hatred of America, hatred of the West, ignorance, postmodern relativism, multiculturalism, love of Socialism, and combinations of all of the above...the central delusions include that all the Western powers are 'wrong' and ruled by friendly-fire despots, and all of the 'oppressed peoples' of the Earth should be vindicated.
So I urge the reader who invests time, as I do, in movies and the commentary surrounding movies, to remember the larger picture that's 'outside the movie':
"What happened on September 11, 2001, was a kind of barbarian raid. It is true that it was not driven by the desire for plunder, but by the desire for destruction and glory, yet it was a barbarian raid for all that. In style and perhaps also in its deep motivation, it was the old spectacle of the wild herders from steppe and desert irrupting into the settled, orderly, civilized places that they simultaneously hated and envied. It was a raid across the Great Wall...
"In our own age there is of course no Great Wall to mark the line between civilization and barbarism. In this world of easy travel and globalized commerce, it is not easy even to tell where the one thing ends and the other starts...
"...(still,)it is an extreme kind of moral obtuseness that refuses to notice the difference between a people who strive to minimize non-combatant casualties and a people who do their best to maximize them. I note also that when Arabs are injured in an Arab terrorist attack against Jews, they are cared for in Israeli hospitals, to which they have been transported by Israeli ambulances. Imagine the converse, if it were possible: Jewish inhabitants of an Arab country, injured in a Jewish-terrorist attack on Arabs. They would be torn to pieces by ululating mobs of Arabs, and the pieces would be paraded triumphantly through streets crowded with laughing revelers, the whole thing broadcast on Al-Jazeera to general rejoicing around the Arab world.
"There you have the difference between civilization and barbarism. If you can't see it, I can't help you: you are morally blind. The wars we are fighting now the war against Islamic terrorism, and also the war against the desperate, degraded, dangerous state of Middle Eastern political culture at large are wars of civilization against barbarism. There is no guarantee of victory, and it is possible that our people's will might waver and fail; but these are not contrived or unnecessary wars against equal cultures this is no "clash of civilizations."...We are not fighting against Islam, or against Arabs, or against Iraqis. We are fighting barbarism,...the most ancient enemy of all."
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