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emilyrain BS: REVIEW Fahrenheit 9/11 (76* d) RE: BS: REVIEW Fahrenheit 9/11 28 Jun 04

i was most moved by the long sequences of gore, violence, and screaming. this is the kind of footage that turned the tide of american opinion during the vietnam war, and it's the kind of footage that we desperately need to see more of. people who support pre-emptive war for the purpose of "regime change" are people who don't know what war is about, what it looks and sounds and feels like, what it really costs. with mechanized warfare, even some of the soldiers (some of the luckier ones, i guess) can be shielded from full comprehension of the destruction they're leaving behind them. that sort of thing makes it hard for me to sleep at night.

i was also glad to see the interviews with active-duty soldiers, both the ones who were spouting the lines they'd been fed in training (g.i.joe, bad guys/good guys, burn baby burn, etc.), and the ones who were thinking a little harder about it ("i think every time you kill a person, you kill a piece of your own soul"). one of the worst cruelties of war is what it does to those who are made to do the killing. i wish we could be exposed to more of this, too.

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