originally posted by: zosimov
a reply to: namelesss
Well, that is a very good point.
I would say that film is a powerful medium-- one that can dehumanize, which is why the news showing riots etc is able to generate such rage,
and why certain fascist regimes employ propagandists to make movies with certain themes.
I think it rather naive to think that only "certain fascist regimes" utilize propaganda.
In an 'us vs them' mentality, it is always common strategy to dehumanize the 'enemy'.
We all know the 'names' that make the named appear less than human.
Whether newspapers or films, all wars have their propaganda.
I have been watching the nature and direction of popular movies and am taking notice of the trends.
One large trend is "the end of life as we know it"; all the apocalypse/zombie/end of the world scenarios seem to be proliferating.
We are watching tomorrow in these films.
The silver lining seems to be that it HAS to get worse before it can get better!
"Life as we know it" will not be missed at all in a couple hundred years!
Here will be Universal unconditional Love/Enlightenment!
But first, the boil of our insanity must be painfully squeezed!
And the result, 'the end of life as we know it', is the beginning of life as we will Know it!
Part of the insanity is the dehumanization of those we consider enemies by any and all means. It's easy to torture and kill a 'thing'. A feature of
the insanity is perceiving people as 'enemies' in the first place. The latest political campaign was a shining example of this insanity, and the
insane with whom it resonated!!
I definitely agree that no one shall gain enlightenment through a movie.. but.. this documentary is singular in that it strips man down to his
bright and beautiful spirit. Gleason made it as a video record of himself and his struggles so that his unborn child would be able to know something
about him, as he had been diagnosed with a degenerative disease which usually kills its host within 3 years of disgnosis, but in the process he
revealed his luminous and courageous soul.
I do believe it would be hard to watch without having tremendous feelings of love toward fellow man (fraternity).
Check it out!
I agree that shining the light, any way that you can, is a light in the darkness of the insanity.
As Gandhi said; "Be the change that you want to see!"
Sounds like a real 4 tissue movie. Heh..
I'll watch it when I can. Thanks for the thumbs up. Always willing to see a flick that doesn't involve the slaughter of something.
There is a big difference between feelings and emotions, and unconditional Love.
True, unconditional Love is ALWAYS Known by It's unconditional Virtues; Compassion, Empathy, Sympathy, Gratitude, Humility, Charity (charity is never
taking more than your share of anything, ever!), Honesty, Happiness, Faith...
Mat the Light shine from within...
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