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'Lone Survivor' and How Film Critics Smear Navy SEALs (critics saying movie is racist)
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Posted on 01/16/2014 9:02:05 PM PST by chessplayer

"Lone Survivor" is a true life story of a Navy SEAL raid in Afghanistan against a Taliban target that goes horribly wrong. Of the four man team, only one, Marcus Luttrell, survived to tell the tail.

By all accounts audiences are flocking to the movie, which depicts how the SEALs sacrificed themselves by refusing to execute a group of goat herders who had stumbled upon them, who then exposed them to the Taliban. The team subsequently was obliged to fight for their lives against an overwhelming force of the terrorists in a stand that might be compared to the Alamo, Thermopylae, or the epic of Flight 93.

"Lone Survivor" is being called a piece of "racist" and "jingoistic" war propaganda in certain quarters.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.yahoo.com ...


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Racist because brown people, the Taliban, are portrayed as the bad guys and the creepy ass crackers were killing them.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 9:02:05 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Now, only white people can be evil.....Hey, wait! Isn’t THAT racist?


2 posted on 01/16/2014 9:04:43 PM PST by cincinnati65
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To: chessplayer

I hope Peter Berg is paying attention. I hope his eyes are being opened as we speak. Because he’s the best damn filmmaker since Michael Mann.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 9:06:52 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: chessplayer

EVERY patriot in the United States ( and their entire families ) should go to see this movie . Twice ...Let our overwhelming numbers and attendance tell the story . Let us utterly shame & silence these a-holes that defame the SEALs and their mission .


4 posted on 01/16/2014 9:07:09 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: chessplayer

The white cracker, commie libs sound like they didn’t like the movie. That, or they just didn’t want to miss a chance to play with their new toy, the race card. The white, commie lib crackers love throwing that thing just as much as minority race baiters like Jackson and Sharpton do.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 9:09:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: chessplayer

that was a really good movie

So are we to believe that the Taliban are the good guys?


6 posted on 01/16/2014 9:09:33 PM PST by woofie
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To: LeoWindhorse

I usually don’t go to theaters but stood in line last Friday night for this one. Seriously thinking about going back this weekend. Outstanding movie. Ten times better than the crap that was nominated for the commie lib, liberal love fest trophies this morning.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 9:12:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

go again

i did


8 posted on 01/16/2014 9:14:06 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: chessplayer

Black Hawk Down

“In a review featured in The New York Times, film critic Elvis Mitchell expressed dissatisfaction with the film’s “lack of characterization”, and noted the film “reeks of glumly staged racism”.[22] Owen Gleiberman and Sean Burns, the film critics for the mainstream magazine Entertainment Weekly and the alternative newspaper Philadelphia Weekly, respectively, echoed the sentiment that the depiction was racist.”


9 posted on 01/16/2014 9:15:58 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

“I hope Peter Berg is paying attention. I hope his eyes are being opened as we speak. Because he’s the best damn filmmaker since Michael Mann.”

They pissed and moaned about 0 dark 30. Hope Catherine Bigelow woke up too.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 9:19:15 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: chessplayer
Here's your headline...

Race-baiting Progressive Racists Dump On Movie and America!

11 posted on 01/16/2014 9:20:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: chessplayer; Saoirise
Give it a rest flamin' Libs and go learn a thing or two about the sacrifices our finest and bravest regularly make to keep your lame behinds free. "Heroes" sung by Peter Gabriel
12 posted on 01/16/2014 9:23:28 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If you liked the movie, you will really like the book. It’s worth the read. The respect meter will peg for these people and their families. As far as the critics, my mom used to remind me about mean-spirited comments: consider the source.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 9:28:22 PM PST by uscga77 (the truth remains)
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To: chessplayer

Let’s see...hmmm, four white guy SEALS spared three brown guy Taliban goat herders and canceled their mission knowing it would mean a good chance of them being attacked.

Hmm...I wonder, would a similar group of Taliban fighters have done the same if they found four Christian/white sheep herders in the mountains?

And then later, a brown guy Muslim, not a Taliban, saved the last surviving white guy Navy SEAL. Took him in and risked his life and that of his family and village to help him.

Yep, some really racist messages put out by that movie. [/sarcasm]


14 posted on 01/16/2014 9:29:49 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: chessplayer

The libs are so uncomfortable witnessing virtue in action. They attack it

They’ll slink off


15 posted on 01/16/2014 9:30:36 PM PST by stanne
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To: uscga77

I did. I’ve read the book, twice, and then got “Service” which is also good.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 9:31:20 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
I hope Peter Berg is paying attention. I hope his eyes are being opened as we speak. Because he’s the best damn filmmaker since Michael Mann.

I didn't realize Peter Berg directed this movie. Glad to see he's recovered from his "Battleship" debacle (a film I'll admit I truly enjoyed despite it being a huge bomb).

17 posted on 01/16/2014 9:35:34 PM PST by Drew68
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To: chessplayer

The only movie that liberals would love to see are the Taliban portrayed as nice guys who kill those mean mean American Soldiers. The left despises our military, they cheer every time a marine dies..I am seeing Lone Survivor tomorrow and I can’t wait to see it


18 posted on 01/16/2014 9:41:37 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: LeoWindhorse

I agree with you 1000%!!!! Went to see this magnificent film yesterday afternoon. Normally the movie theater gets very light traffic at this time, mid-week. When the wife and I got to the movie theater to buy tickets, we were amazed that there were two lines with roughly fifty folks in each line waiting to buy tickets.

The theater was just about full except for the very close-up seats. The theater hold about two hundred people, I estimate at least 150 people were there. During the movie....there was not a sound, a cough, a sneeze!!! The movie is stunning and probably ranks among the best of war films...if not the best one!!!

There is no racism...period. This is a story of love, devotion, bravery and loyalty between a “band of brothers” caught in a fight that could only have ended in death through their mercy. There is unexpected kindness and mercy given out by the “Seals” that costs them their lives. There is also mercy and protection for the one survivor from the “Brown” Afghan village people.

We saw the movie “American Hustle” recently. It’s a terrific movie that is the one and only movie that deserves an “Academy Award” as best picture by far. Sandra bullock’s flick, “Gravity” is in the same league.....but IMHO “Lone Survivor” blows both those films away. You are absolutely right.....every American should see this maginificent, outstanding film, “Lone Survivor”. Peter Berg has produced a masterpiece that will live forever. And....actor, Mark Wahlberg and the entire cast of the movie gets five stars & more!!!

Since the Revolutionary War up to the present military struggles in Afghanistan.....we have always had common soldiers, sailors, etc., that have perfromed uncommon, extraordinary, brave service in defense of out nation. It’s is clearly time that...we the people, turnout by the millions to view this film in honor, love, respect and gratitude for their...and their families and loved ones service & sacrifice so that we can sleep safely and in peace tonight!!!

The nutcase rhetoric of the Obamabot left-wing America haters should be completely ignored, not listened to and flushed into the America hate cesspool they all came from!!! God bless our USA military, very single one of them!!! Thank you....troops, all!!!


19 posted on 01/16/2014 9:48:28 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: stanne

The conviction of what it feels to witness something that noble is just too much for their demented minds to handle. I pity them. They attack something far beyond their comprehension and ability to reason. They are cowards.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 9:48:45 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Well written and expressed!


21 posted on 01/16/2014 9:50:55 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: 444Flyer

Hard for them to watch it. I would guess it would be very uncomfortable or just incomprehensible or boring

They have to make sense out of its popularity. But some can go through their whole lives without striving for a virtue that doesn’t come to them naturally


22 posted on 01/16/2014 9:53:12 PM PST by stanne
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
You are absolutely right.....every American should see this maginificent, outstanding film

I'd like to take one of my daughters, but I don't know if she has the stomach for it. I don't think she could take "Private Ryan," for example. Do you think she could handle this?

23 posted on 01/16/2014 9:53:16 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: chessplayer

Marxists hate anything that makes America look good.

Pray America is Waking


24 posted on 01/16/2014 9:57:40 PM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I am seeing Lone Survivor tomorrow and I can’t wait to see it

Just don't text during the previews.

25 posted on 01/16/2014 9:58:58 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

I never do


26 posted on 01/16/2014 9:59:59 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"I'd like to take one of my daughters, but I don't know if she has the stomach for it. I don't think she could take "Private Ryan," for example. Do you think she could handle this?"

It is a brutal and bloody film. It captures the essence of war in a way I've never witnessed. And it is not entertaining or exploitive. It is educational in that it attempts to recreate and bring you into the lives of these SEALs so you can now picture their sacrifice and brotherhood like never before. Private Ryan does come close in matching the battle scene brutalities. But in many ways, this film was more difficult to watch. So close in history and fresh on the memory might make it harder to view as well. Just things to keep in mind for the more squeamish.

27 posted on 01/16/2014 10:04:34 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

excellent review !
Tell everyone you know to go see this movie

Thanks!


28 posted on 01/16/2014 10:06:39 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Perhaps. See it first

Private Ryan is not the same as this. Private Ryan, well, I’m the only one who despises it, is gratuitous and focuses on horror, and takes away from the important theme, virtue in action

Band of Brothers, we see regularly, and this movie is like that. The violence is just part of it. And it’s not about the sadness of death nor running away from it, but as part of their job, sad as it is

Just see it first

I’ve seen it twice, I’ll see it again tomorrow


29 posted on 01/16/2014 10:07:25 PM PST by stanne
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To: chessplayer

So them losers, numbering over 100, got jacked up by 4 Americans

Pretty much proves it sucks if you aren’t American.

FOAD


30 posted on 01/16/2014 10:17:13 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Drew68

“Battleship” was one of the supidest POC movies ever and I mustve watched it 10, 11 or 12 times

It sucked badly and I can’t figure why I like watching it.


31 posted on 01/16/2014 10:21:29 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: stanne

32 posted on 01/16/2014 10:22:02 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: cincinnati65

L.A. Weekly:

“These four men were heroes. But these heroes were also men. As the film portrays them, their attitudes to the incredibly complex War on Terror, fought hillside by bloody hillside in the Afghan frontier with both U.S. and Taliban forces contributing to an unconscionably high civilian body count, were simple: Brown people bad, American people good.”


33 posted on 01/16/2014 10:23:52 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Sadly, I tried watching it but, passed out.

This operation, which doesn’t seem like it would be a big deal, has sacked me hard.

I’m gonna try again this weekend.

I didn’t even the popcorn

Mu friend said I sat down and zonked.


34 posted on 01/16/2014 10:25:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Because of the USS Missouri, that’s why!


35 posted on 01/16/2014 10:32:21 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: chessplayer

“Lone Survivor” is being called a piece of “racist” and “jingoistic” war propaganda in certain quarters.

Of course it is. The question though is who gives a rats ass? I have never gone to see a movie or not gone to see a movie based on what “film critcs” said. There will always be a group that opposes any film that portrays the islamist as they really are......


36 posted on 01/16/2014 11:09:37 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: chessplayer

Who gives a flying flip what the zipper-heads incapable of making a movie that tells the Truth as Lone Survivor does say about a movie that has told the Truth.Jealousy is a green eyed whore.


37 posted on 01/17/2014 12:56:04 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Gene Eric

BOOM!!! SHAKA LAKA .... BOOM!!!

That thing is friggin awesome!!!

One day, when I have god money, I’m buy it, so I can play ....


38 posted on 01/17/2014 1:01:56 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: chessplayer

Regressives are idiots, blinded by skin color. “Sand People” are Caucasian. Yep. People adapt to their region. Indians (from India) are also Caucasian. Caucasians come in alabaster to deep cocoa. Our cultures and religions are varied, according to our ancestry, usually. Tell all that to a Regressive. They refuse to accept hard science, even though they claim it as their “god”. It is fun to watch their veins pop when you confront them with these facts.

Regressives have made up a bunch of “races” that are ancestries- Mexican (Asian), Native American (Asian), Spanish (Caucasian)... Maybe they think they are gods? They are arrogant enough.

Debbi


39 posted on 01/17/2014 2:53:25 AM PST by hearthwench (Mom, NaNa, always ornery)
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To: headstamp 2

Bigelow was given the oscar for The Hurt Locker, because it was a woman’s “ time.” Zero Dark Thirty was so good it deserved the oscar.


40 posted on 01/17/2014 3:00:34 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: chessplayer

“...(critics saying movie is racist)”

Makes complete sense from a liberal worldview. White guys shooting brown guys is racist, and they were indoctrinated to see American soldiers as imperialistic oppressors. Its all part of the “hate America” package.


41 posted on 01/17/2014 5:44:12 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

If you explain to your daughter, the essence of love, devotion, honor, service, loyalty, family, loved ones played out in this most magnifcent movie, she will better understand what the “real” American life experience is. I do believe that most women should see this movie, because when their loved ones are in harm’s way, get wounded or killed in the service of our country......they feel the hurt and pain of losing a loved one the most, or, taking care of them after serious wounding, etc.

Yes....the movie is violent, yes.....there is much cursing....but it is a story of the heart and soul of very special Americans, both men & women that serve our country with loyalty, dedication and love for their brothers and sisters in arms. Suggestion: Take your young lady to see what will be an epic movie for today’s time and for all eternity!!! As I have said in a previous post, all “Americans” should see this special film.

My wife....who is queasy, loved it, especially the rolling montage at the end of the movie, depicting “The Seals” in their private lives with family, children, loved ones, girlfriends and wives!!! You will cry in love and honor of these men and the women and families, and loved ones that supported and loved them dearly!!!


42 posted on 01/17/2014 5:59:10 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: chessplayer

The majority of reviews of Lone Survivor are positive. Check them out at Flixter or Metacritic.


43 posted on 01/17/2014 6:07:38 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: 444Flyer
The conviction of what it feels to witness something that noble is just too much for their demented minds to handle.

You are spot on. For the Libs, watching this movie will inspire pride in our country and military. But this is the antithesis of their core beliefs; that belief is that America is fundamentally flawed and the military is a manifested perversion of these flaws. Therefore the Libs must reject those "feelings" and dismiss the movie with their "go-to" rebuttal, racism. They are cowards indeed.

44 posted on 01/17/2014 6:12:31 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Gene Eric

Just watching Battleship agri. And comin up on the awesome ness if the Missouri doing her thang .

BOOM !!!! SHAKA LAKA .....BOOM !!!!


45 posted on 01/21/2014 1:40:25 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

LOL - I love it! A great tribute!


46 posted on 01/21/2014 1:53:25 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Watched the ending twice.

The boss came out of her lair to perform her occassional harpy routine.

I had disturbed her 1,000 year sleep and the awesome explosion from the Missouri guns must have pierced that pathetic coffin she was resting in.

800 watts of killer bass will do that.....I suppose.

I put on the wireless headphones for the rerun.

I told her I could call a Whawmbulance if she was. injured...

Pretty sure I’m gonna pay for that one til for a day or so.

Oops....

Sometimes I forget who rules the house (when she’s home)

LOL

Frickin dogs know who’s in charge (again, when she’s home)

I should go to bed or just grab a blanket and sleep restfully on the couch.


47 posted on 01/21/2014 2:31:20 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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