American Sniper the movie
I just read an account of why a woman would not go and see this movie. and I agree that it is not for me either. Some of my friends who are past the age of ignorant teen hood said that in the showing of this movie that everyone in the theater stood up and cheered. Some wanted to go see it again. I pity their thought processes.
The woman who refused to see it was a Gold Star daughter, in that her father was killed in Vietnam.
I used to argue for the government side in that conflict, and my husband who had served four years in the Navy during the Vietnamese war, argued against our involvement.
Later I realized that he had the truth of the matter, so turned my thinking around and signed every petition against the war in Iraq that I could find.
The Japanese thought that using guns to fight was dishonorable, as it created a distance between factions, and the only way to fight was up close and personal with a sword.
Sadly even that Samurai thinking is wrong also. We should not be killing people with swords, guns, or stand off drones.
Making movies that get people to applaud shows off our inhumanity in so many ways.
The only good thing that came out of our country’s involvement in Vietnam is that it brought so many fine people to this country in search of a better life, and gave me an awesome daughter in law and grandson.
After I came to my senses about the whole Vietnam war, I told my husband that there would be unforeseen consequences on the karmic level of our involvement. I was right.