Read the excellent review of “Captain America: Civil War”
Also see my previous blogs on the last Captain America Movie: https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/obama-winter-soldier/
Lots of homework. 🙂
The most effective lines in the movie are related to the simple, non-powered, ordinary guy who brought this about.
He knew he couldn’t take them on directly. So he took them down from the inside.
America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage–Felix Dennis
And there is nothing more corrupt, bureaucratic and convinced of its own righteousness than The Left.
But you can’t take on America directly. So you take it on slowly over several generations and you change the perspective.
You make them self-righteous. Amoral. and “entitled”. You flood it with a nation full of brainwashed Bucky’s who don’t have a Capt. America around to save them.
It’s not only a Hydra-Nation, it’s Civil War.
The Left Vs. Right
Black Vs White
Gay Vs Straight
Atheist Vs Religious
Illegal vs Legal
Rich Vs Poor
Climate “Scientists” vs “Deniers”
Even Republican Vs Conservative
Everyone must pick a side on absolutely everything and above all everyone must be 100% about everything 100% of the time.
The Tolerance of Intolerance
The Intolerance of Tolerance.
The Holy mission of The Second American Civil War.
But this time, more freedom is not the result.
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. Marcus Aurelius
The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us. Josiah Warren (d. 1874)
What has history said of eminence without honor, wealth without wisdom, power and possessions without principle? The answer is reiterated in the overthrow of the mightiest empires of ancient times. Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome! The four successive, universal powers of the past. What and where are they? Orson F. Whitney
Being a unique superpower undermines the military intelligence of strategy. To think strategically, one has to imagine oneself in the enemy’s place. If one cannot do this, it is impossible to foresee, to take by surprise, to outflank. Misinterpreting an enemy can lead to defeat. This is how empires fall. John Berger
Is that “transparent” enough about “hope & Change” and the “fundamental transformation of America”. 🙂