Tuesday, May 02, 2006

UNITED 93: Escape from denial

It's taken four and a half years, but America is finally emerging from its shock and denial over 9/11. At least, some of us are starting to. The rest still have their heads in the sand—and you know what part of the anatomy that exposes to the world.

I saw the movie last night. Or, I should say, I experienced it. Every American should. I would go so far as to say it's the reality test of our time. If you won't see it, you should examine yourself. You may be detached from reality.

There are some who just can't bear cinematic violence. Understood. This is, after all, an R movie.

But there are others who refuse because they can't bear reality. So, they prefer to live in unreality. I'm no psychoanalyst, but I believe at some level it's this denial that fuels Bush Delusional Disorder. That is, it's far less threatening to project animus on the President than to admit there are thousands—maybe millions—of people who would like to see us dead.

I don't care how uncomfortable it may make you feel: See this movie.

You have a choice. You can stay in your comfort zone and pretend someone will wave a magic wand and make the bad people go away. Or you can join the rest of us—and charge the cockpit.

It's up to you.


Blogger Robin said...

The movie made me angry, sad and proud all at once. It is a message to all of us - FIGHT BACK! We can't let the terrorists win. I highly recommend this movie!

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