Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Clint Eastwood and "Invictus"

I am sitting in my favorite chair, watching "Cash Cab", and surfing the net. A commercial came on for the movie "Invictus".

Below is the plot summary from The Internet Movie Database:

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

I am a sucker for a good inspirational sports movie, but I fear "Invictus
" may be another vehicle for Hollywood to revise history and promote their socialist agenda.

I have NEVER been a fan of Nelson Mandela. He was a terrorist who fought against the established government in South Africa and was imprisoned for his actions.

Apartheid was horrid and unjust, but so was Mandela's socialism, and the atrocious act committed by himself and the African National Congress (ANC) should not be forgotten.

He is anti-American and until July 2, 2008, was listed on the United States' official list of terrorists. The ANC was also listed as a terrorist organization.

"Invictus" was directed by Clint Eastwood. History has shown that Eastwood was a long time conservative but recently has been described as a libertarian. He supported John McCain's bid for the White House, but was sympathetic towards Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency.

In 2006, Eastwood directed two films about the battle of Iwo Jima in World War 2. The first one, "Flags of Our Fathers", focused on the men who raised the American flag on top of Mount Suribachi. The second one, "Letters from Iwo Jima", dealt with the tactics of the Japanese soldiers on the island and the letters they wrote to family members.

Many felt he showed disrespect for the people who fought in World War 2 by humanizing the Japanese in the second film.

As I stated earlier, I hope "Invictus" is not an attempt to further the socialist agenda that is running amok in the United States since the last election.

I hope Eastwood is not going to the Dark Side, but things being the way they are, he could have been a RINO all along, citing his support of McCain and his sympathetic view of Hillary Clinton.

"Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands." - Clint Eastwood


alexpapa said...

Apartheid was horrid and unjust, but so was Mandela's socialism, and the atrocious act committed by himself and the African National Congress (ANC) should not be forgotten.

reall, please clarify - which "act" are you speaking of and HIS socialism?

South Africa has one of the most democratic and forward thinking constitutions in the world, I should know, I am born and raise.

You speak of things which you know nothing about.

Anonymous said...

You're truly an imbecile. Stop listening to the McCarthyist right wing corporate media. Obama is no socialist and you obviously have no idea what socialism is. Jack ass.

Texas Truth said...

alexpapa: So you say.

Texas Truth said...

Anonymous: Why don't you grow some balls aninstead of hiding behind an unknown moniker.

alexpapa said...

what do you mean "so you say"

I asked you a question and you didn't reply.

Texas Truth said...

alexpapa: You have been blogging since February, 2009 and have had (approximately) 5 profile views (of which 3 were mine). With that kind of credibility, I sure you must be kidding if you don't understand what I posted.

alexpapa said...

you're really joking right? my blogging credibility is in question here?

I am born and raised in South Africa, I grew up in the apartheid era, witnessed Mandela being released from prison and saw the very first democratic elections.

Texas Truth said...

alexpapa: So what are you saying? Mandela was a GREAT man?He was nothing but a terrorist and a socialist. The USA supported his release and he turns on them. Please correct me if I am wrong on that assessment.

alexpapa said...

I really do think you are wrong.

Mandela was support by the communist party in South Africa.

When he was elected into power in 1994, he did nothing but support the democratic constitution, there has never been any socialist, communist, marxist, etc.. regime in South Africa.

And yes, he called for arms to change the political landscape of South Africa. This resulted in violence, but was absolutely necessary to end Apartheid - and these acts are very well known around the rest of the world....the US of course was formed during conflict.

How did he turn on the US?

The man has given so much to charity around the world.

Not WAS a great man, IS a great man.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, since when does having a blog or profile views equate to credibility?

As an "educator", I would hope you have higher standards in your classroom than your comments reflect in this thread.

(n) credibility, credibleness, believability (the quality of being believable or trustworthy)

I don't see anywhere in the definition requiring a blog or profile views to have credibility.

In fact, anyone with a computer and a web connection can easily set up a blog and post on any topics that they so desire (as you so clearly demonstrate), that however does not mean they have credibility. Afterall, a blogs are not held to the same journalistic standards as news publications. Most often, blogs are merely a longer version of twitter posts.

Furthermore, a blogger can have thousands of readers, this too does not define credibility, it simply means their posts are entertaining.

Perhaps you should go back to school and understand what credibility is before you claim someone does not have it.

I do not suggest that alexpapa has credibilty as I don't know his credentials, but I think you are lacking credibility in your own responses.