|Why is The Expendables 2 out on video so early? I think it has everything to do with the re-make of Red Dawn opening today. As a political statement about American free will to keep the rogues of the world in order, juxtaposing The Expendables 2 against the invasion of the US by a tiny, but aggressive, North Korea should make viewers consider the implications of the US not only being able to protect itself, but keep the order in the world that desperately wants to become chaos.|
Night At the Museum, wherein the inventor who couldn't invent (translate: was having problems competing in a free market economy) was treated to a world view of how "towering" the United States is above all other empires and eras throughout history (Stiller's giant stature compared to the "little Romans" and the "little cowboys," he is the king of the day in the annals of history, i.e., the museum, but the bad guys are threatening to steal that history, just as socialists today are re-writing American history to leave out our achievements, such as Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and Lawless).
|"I'm back!" Why does Trench (Schwarzenegger) say this? To remind us of the famous line uttered by General McArthur during World War II and how, again (you've read this many times this year) America was made into a superpower during World War II and that is now at stake because of Obama and Clinton. At one scene in the film, there has been a huge gun fight, and The Expendables have killed dozens of men; they think the fight is over then one enemy gunman stumbles out and all of them start firing on him at the same time and none of them stop, just pumping round after round into him. Why? The outnumbering and strength of The Expendables against the lone enemy offers us the visualization once more of America's power and endurance to remain standing and how we outnumber and outgun our enemies, or at least, we did once.|
But turning away is exactly what is happening.
Great film making has the aura of prophecy, and given the 2012 attacks on US embassies and diplomatic missions, and the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, the military strength being advocated by Expendables 2 is a deliberate undermining of President Obama's and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's foreign policy positions (or, as some of us would say, "lack of position" coining the phrase, "leading from behind"). Where does the narrative's threat come from?
Lawless & Brass Knuckle Tactics for more).
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