||[Aug. 1st, 2005|08:17 am]
Mahar Mar played, and they had Red Dawn playing on the big screen. I remember enjoying this when it came out over 20 years ago, but this time it made me feel a little queasy.I went into the Yacht Club saturday night to give my ears a break from Gabes until |
Why? Because it showed American teenagers -- Patrick Swayzey and Charlie Sheen, no less -- doing exactly what Iraqi kids are doing to American soldiers in Iraq. The plot comes down to this: Russians Invade, High School Kids hijack a weapons train and mount an insurgency.
It even includes a Nicaraguan Officer musing about how you can never defeat an insurgency.
This movie is apparently a big thing among right-wing militias, as it outlined the dominant scenario fueling their paranoia before the fall of Communisim. Now they must worry about Michael Moore and Sean Penn leading a convoy of hybrid cars over the mountains to make them like Caramel Lattes, but they no doubt are every bit as well armed.