Tuesday, January 27, 2015

American Sniper isn't about Democrats or Republicans

When will people stop pushing the myth that American Sniper isn't about Democrats or Republicans? Do they have to turn everything into a political game? Supporting this movie, much like supporting the troops and veterans isn't political, this is more about people who get it and those who never will.

We could be spending time on the missing issues about this movie, like how a lot of PTSD won't go to see it. Most of the time, they can't go to movies because sitting in a huge, dark room with a bunch of strangers behind their backs is not pleasant or entertaining to them. The other thing is, some of them don't need to see a movie about war since they just watched their own last night.

They know what PTSD is and what it does. They are also grateful that what they have been living with has finally been exposed to the masses.

I haven't seen it and I probably won't. I stopped watching these movies a long time ago. I am glad they made it and think it will help people understand but when you live with it everyday, spending time to be emotionally pulled apart isn't a pleasant thought for me either.

If you are a veteran and want to understand PTSD, this could help. If you are a family member, it could help you understand it as well.

Oh, by the way, I adore Gary Sinise but not seeing it isn't about politics for everyone.!

Gary Sinise Criticizes Howard Dean Over 'Stupid Blanket Statements' On 'American Sniper'
The Huffington Post
By Christopher Rosen
Posted: 01/26/2015

On Friday's "Real Time With Bill Maher," Howard Dean said there was maybe "a lot of intersection" between people seeing Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" and members of the Tea Party.

"There's a lot of anger in this country. And the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry," Dean said about the film, which focuses on the life of Chris Kyle, a deceased Navy SEAL who has been called the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. "This guy basically says, 'I'm going to fight on your side.' They bite for it."

Dean's comments didn't sit well with many conservatives, including Gary Sinise. On Monday, the actor posted a rebuttal to Dean that called out the former governor for making "stupid blanket statements."

"I saw 'American Sniper' and would not consider myself to be an angry person. You certainly have a right to make stupid blanket statements, suggesting that all people who see this film are angry, but how is that helpful sir?" Sinise wrote on his WhoSay page.

"Do you also suggest that everyone at Warner Brothers is angry because they released the film? That Clint Eastwood, Jason Hall, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and the rest of the cast and crew are angry because they made the film? Chris Kyle's story deserved to be told. It tells a story of the stress that multiple deployments have on one military family, a family representative of thousands of military families.

It helps to communicate the toll that the war on terror has taken on our defenders.

Defenders and families who need our support. I will admit that perhaps somewhere among the masses of people who are going to see the film there may be a few that might have some anger or have been angry at some point in their lives, but, with all due respect, what the hell are you talking about?"
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