The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Spit in the Eye of the Revisionism Dragon

I decided to vote with my dollars today and take my father and his vetern friend ( they're over 80 ) to see "The Great Raid". They both had buddies and family in Japanese POW camps and I wanted to see their reaction to this movie's historical accuracy. I also want to support the brave souls who resist the assault of scandalous propaganda from 5th column revisionists to tell the truth about historical events which are damaging to the cultural Stalinism....a left wing movement which want's to rewrite history to paint western culture and the US as the great satan.

So,.... paying for theater tickets instead of waiting for DVD release of this movie is my way of flipping the middle finger to the forces of cultural deconstructing Stalinists who use every opportunity to demonize the free nation's democratic alliance and canonize political tyranny and despots by corrupting the historical record. I did the same with Gibson's movie and any other movie the Menshevik propagandist bund tries to the truth with your dollars!

A film review will follow if readers are interested.


Blogger Aizlynne said...

What a nice guy you are Bill. I hope your Dad and his buddy enjoyed their day out. My Dad is a vet too so it's no surprise we share the same ideology.

I would very much be interested in hearing your movie review.

August 16, 2005 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

Very interested in the review. I've made it a point to never pay top dollar for movies anymore, unless they come highly recommended. The Moonbat Scientologist fucks that make livings off of movie goers just disgust me too much. We have a theatre in Saskatoon that shows movies about a month after release and does so for $3.00 a pop... so I only pay full for the real gems. I go if your review gives the movie at least an 8 out of 10.

August 16, 2005 at 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Snowbunnie1 said...

I am reading Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides and I look forward to seeing The Great Raid at the theatres.
Our little town has a discount theatre , which somehow manages to get first run movies right out of the starting gate. I will be looking for The Great Raid in the next week or so. If not, we will go to the "big leech" and pay the gas prices to travel the distance to see this important film.
In a day and age when liberalism has deteriorated into a stifling and corrupt form of communism and politcal correctness, it will be refreshing and historical to see a film that tells it like it is and showcases the actual venal cruelty and barbarity the Japanese inflicted on their prisoners and occupied populations.

August 16, 2005 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

This film carried off the concepts of valor, loyalty and bravery without jingoistic patriotism...these men and women (there was a lot of info about the people in the Manilla underground) loved their country but loved what it and the US stood for more...freedom and liberty...their love of freedom and intense hated for what the Japanese regime stood for( shogunate tyranny)helped them conquer their own fear of death and fight for what is right.

It was a passion play of depicted the heroic things common people are capable of in the face of the unbridled barbarism of showed there was a common bond of human empathy in all peoples who were also showed there was a common evil in those who follow feudal ideologies which treat men like cattle...I saw this depicted the robot-like trance one must be in to accept the evils of tyranny (how could a Japanese soldier justify burning POWs and villagers alive in gasoline soaked trenches?) must surrender their humanity to some false idol (either political or Shogunate-deity servitude) to commit the attrocities the Japanese were capable of. Their "final solution" to the POW problem was the most chilling sort of inhumanity I have ever witnessed ( all documented and true). This is the reason the retreating Japanese did not want to leave evidence of their war crimes that they could be held to account for later.

I concluded there were some stark parallels between the enemy the US faced in 1944 ( raving Kamakazies inherently cruel, suicidal, brain washed) and the one we face in the global war on Islamic terror ( raving, suicidal, cruel, brain washed). It would make an interesting study to find out why a warring feudal culture tamed by Buddism ( the ultimate self help ideals) can devolve to produce aggressive imperialist tyranny in the modern era. I'l wager that "Shinto" religious beliefe had something to do with it. Shinto is a religion with no absolute good or trains it's practitioners that "evil" is simply bad things happening to them because they didn't make the right incantations to keep these spirits away...much like a sociopath seeing nothing wrong in murder except the victim surviving. I can see how Shinto and feudalism could dovetail and rationalize a lot of imperialist tyranny/crimes.

I see the same with Islam...a largely medievalreligion with feudalistic ideas of society...the jihad part can be twisted to justify a lot of inhumanity and cruelty.

August 17, 2005 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

All fears aside folks ..this is a top notch movie...realistic with accurate portrayal of events and absolutely riviting battle scenes....for those who have handled and shot the battle rifles and small arms of WWII vintage it is obvious even the soundtrack of the fire is accurate...those were acctual M1 Garrand, Thompson and M1A carbine rounds (blank of course) that were used in actual range conditions so the cover fire put down by the Rangers (and the retun fire of the Japanese Arisaka 7.7mm bolt guns,M99 Light SMG and the officer's 8MM Nambu pistols) sounded like the deafening din of a large, desparate rifle battle.

Both the vets with me said the rifle fire in the battle sequence was like being there.

There was a love plot if you can belive it, but overall the thing that drew my attention was how the directors made the bravery and valourous efforts of the Filipino partisan resistance fighter stand out front and center.

August 18, 2005 at 8:41 AM  

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