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Thoughts on the Movie "Unthinkable"
The new movie on DVD has me in a whirl. I was ready for a good guy bad guy we win go get em movie. Nothing could be further than the truth
Unthinkable leaves you wondering if this is really like it are in big stone buildings in soundproof rooms in places no one looks or ventures. Unthinkable shows what is sanctioned by our government as acceptable torture to non-US citizens. I had to look it up but all I found was none is sanctioned. Interrogation, now is sanctioned but there are multiple papers that deal with this question and exactly what can and cannot be done to anyone.
In the movie the CIA, the FBI and the president are all involved in how far to allow Samuel Jackson, who plays "H" to go in order to get the information about three nuclear weapons placed in three different cities with less than 72 hours to find them. One is actually detonated by an FBI agent who sees a picture of the terrorist and rips it off the wall saying, "what’s this"?
In fact, the entire movie is designed to make you think. There is the question of course of what are we willing to do to extract information if there are millions of US citizens in harm’s way.
There is the question of if torture itself actually works, regardless of how long it has been used or how many sites have been done on the subject. Personally, I would hope to have the fortitude to make up anything to make the pain stop but never the truth, whatever the question. In face of I have your husband, your children, your grandchildren, and your family and if you lie, aIl will etc...Well that is another question itself, eh?
There is the question of how an American citizen could be persuaded so far to the extremes of killing millions f us citizens to make a point
There is the question of what makes a person see or experience that turns their mind into that direction in the first place.
There is the part we hate to look think about that we are as bad as the ones we feel are evil incarnate.
The Koran mimics the Bible. The Koran says love one another, the Koran just adds another word for I AM and all the Old Testament stories and parables and people are in the Koran as well as the Bible
So why and what are we fighting about? GAS? MONEY? POWER? Oh and now, with all the bombing, MINERAL DEPOSITS in Afghanistan.
We are not fighting to free an oppressed people, they are not oppressed, it is their choice, and their way of life, their religion that they follow that gets our blood up. Why? Guilt? Does the act of Sarai and Abraham haunt us in our ancestral memory and we keep trying to obliterate anyone who knows about their act? Is it as simple as that?
On the other hand, as simple as they are different. Their God is not our God. Well, God is God, regardless of what your decide He/She is. God is LOVE; people, that is all.
See Unthinkable and decide for yourself.
That is all.
God is love.
If it is true that any Higher Power that approves and instructs followers to kill and torture other human beings is indeed, a false God; where is God?
In our hearts.