- “I hated the damn savages I’d been fighting,” said Kyle. “Savage, despicable, evil — that’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was really no other way to describe what we encountered there.”
- Part 1: Chris Hedges | Killing Ragheads for Jesus
- Part 2: Noam Chomsky Destroys ‘American Sniper’ As State Propaganda, Calls Out Obama As Terrorist
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Part 1: Chris Hedges | Killing Ragheads for Jesus
$200 million in box office receipts is a measure of how messed up this country is.
January 25, 2015 | “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds” of the earth, a grotesque hypermasculinity that banishes compassion and pity, a denial of inconvenient facts and historical truth, and a belittling of critical thinking and artistic expression. Many Americans, especially white Americans trapped in a stagnant economy and a dysfunctional political system, yearn for the supposed moral renewal and rigid, militarized control the movie venerates. These passions, if realized, will extinguish what is left of our now-anemic open society.
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“The movie never asks the seminal question as to why the people of Iraq are fighting back against us in the very first place,” said Mikey Weinstein, whom I reached by phone in New Mexico. Weinstein, who worked in the Reagan White House and is a former Air Force officer, is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which challenges the growing Christian fundamentalism within the U.S. military. “It made me physically ill with its twisted, totally one-sided distortions of wartime combat ethics and justice woven into the fabric of Chris Kyle’s personal and primal justification mantra of ‘God-Country-Family.’ It is nothing less than an odious homage, indeed a literal horrific hagiography to wholesale slaughter.”
Chris Hedges, a weekly columnist for Truthdig, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has reported from more than 50 countries, specializing in American politics and society.
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Part 2: Noam Chomsky Destroys ‘American Sniper’ As State Propaganda, Calls Out Obama As Terrorist
Chomsky unloaded on the U.S. drone campaign and how the president’s “kill list” is made up, based upon suspicions of who “might” become a terrorist.
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January 26, 2015 | Noam Chomsky isn’t a fan of the new hit movie American Sniper. In fact, he had some words for those such as the New York Times, who gave the film shining reviews.
During a talk given at a Cambridge, Massachusetts event, Chomsky characterized the most lethal sniper in American history, Chris Kyle, as a cold-blooded killer.
Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. He is perhaps best known as a critic of all forms of social control and a relentless advocate for community-centered approaches to democracy and freedom. Over the last several decades, Chomsky has championed a wide range of dissident actions, organizations and social movements.
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