Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Burnt by the Sun

I needed to vent. I was going to post this on Facebook, but this is clearly a better place.

For some reason I've been on a Russian movie kick.  I just watched "Burnt by the Sun", which is a very sad movie set in the Stalin era.  It is difficult to communicate the violence of hate I feel for the monsters who spewed and continue to spew this evil, demonic creed, that trails death, despair, darkness, and utter depravity everywhere it goes.  It is difficult to communicate the hate I feel for Barack Obama for shaking a mass murderers hand. 

What do we do with people who lock others in closets for years because it amuses them?  What do we do with people who torture others for fun?  What do we do with people who put guns to people's heads and pull the trigger because they get a thrill out of it?  We despise them and we put them in jail.  But what do leftists do?  They lionize them. 

It is possible to build something close to utopia. I believe this.  But not on a demonic base.  Sean Penn is pushing the politics of Ted Bundy, openly, publicly.  He, too, wants to treat people like potted plants.  And most Americans are still too stupid to understand this.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps a small salve, within your current Russian film inclinations:


Utterly astounding and beautiful, and an antidote for the nihilism and despair that threaten to engulf all of us in this age.

Mountain Goat said...

My salve is in my Kum Nye practice. I had a very good session today.

I do appreciate the link, though, and will definitely check it out. I started the War and Peace with Henry Fonda, and couldn't get into it. This one looks much, much better.

I also ordered all the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, who is by far my favorite film maker, and by happy chance they arrived today. You can't call the movies happy--every one I've seen has had sadness and tragedy in it--but there is something in their beauty that lingers in a positive way.

I was going to do a post on them, but am trying to control myself. In a few weeks or months perhaps.