Friday, January 13, 2006

Politics in Film - Munich

The Office of Homeland Security – MU Division welcomes you, our esteemed guests, to the third edition of our brand new topic series, politics in film, which offers comprehensive critiques of past and present motion pictures that deal with a wide variety of political issues.

Three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg truly took a turn for the worst with his partisan driven Oscar-bait picture, Munich. Thanks in part to screen-writer Thomas Kushner, the gay self-loathing Jew who also penned Angels in America, Spielberg argues that Munich was a ‘response to a response’ and by going after the terrorists behind the Munich massacre, or for that matter any terrorist activity, we are only fueling the cycle of violence and creating even worse terrorists. Where have I heard this before? Oh, right – the radical left in this country in regards to US military intervention in Iraq and, to a lesser extent, Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the facts and the logic in Steven Spielberg’s Munich do not add up.