Stirred by a scathing article in the New Republic by Dennis Jett who admits he has not seen the movie, several members of the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences are speaking out against the film “American Sniper” for celebrating a man who they say “seems like he may be a sociopath”.
Lindy West in The Guardian says: “The real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer. Why are simplistic patriots treating him as a hero?” The idea of “simplistic patriots” (who don’t understand the “nuance” of patriotism as liberals do) does not jive with Dennis Jett’s complaint that the film’s trailer (remember, he hasn’t seen the film) “tries to make a straightforward situation more complex than it is”. The hypocrisy, however, is the same.
Those wearing T-shirts sporting the likeness of Che Guevera should not be complaining about treating a killer as a hero. Those wanting convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal released should not be upset about someone in the military killing terrorists. Those too politically correct to call terrorists “radical Islamists” should not be calling a US military sniper a “sociopath”.
In case you somehow missed the left’s hatred of the military in this, the media made sure to publish Michael Moore’s unbiased opinion. He informs us that snipers are cowards, and invaders are worse – the invaders being the evil US military of course. Multi-millionaire Moore is at his liberal best when complaining about millionaires or the country that made it possible for him to become a millionaire. He even qualified his statement to make sure we knew it was only US snipers he was calling cowards.
Many of the same complainers are also upset that “Selma” didn’t receive the Oscar nominations they felt it deserved. Dealing with racism, “Selma” automatically deserved Oscars regardless of whether or not they saw the movie. Some things are a given – just like Hollywood hypocrisy.
David J. Hentosh
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