Mr. Radish and I went to see American Sniper this weekend. I did not want to go because of the violence, but then I had seen Lone Surviver with Mark Wahlberg and lived to see the next day. The war scenes seem very documentary. For those who may not know, America Sniper is about Cris Kyle who had the most kills in the history of America, and this film is the most successful American War movie of all time. The family scenes that are of equal importance to the war scenes. Living in the Pacific Northwest, who had ever heard of this guy. But in Texas, he was known and honored.
Yesterday at lunch, we were sitting next to two couples our age. I heard one man say that he heard the American Sniper was a good movie. The two women said they could never go and see it because it was too violent for them. One said that she preferred something lighter.
After lunch I went up to their table and said what a good movie it was, and that Americans should see the sacrifice of these men and women. I did not want to go to the movie either. But I am glad I did. We need these young people to fight for us. I would not look good in a burka, and I am not inclined to give up my freedoms. Many thanks to these people . Good to be reminded.