American Sniper... Truthfully, I hadn't paid much attention to this film until I saw a relative's glowing review post, which surprised me, given the movie's subject matter.
So, I checked out the background of both film and Mr. Kyle. Below are other views of both that DO NOT neatly fit into the now well-entrenched, standard "liberals-versus-conservatives" mind-set that most arguing about the film seem to have become ensnared by.
American Sniper and the uproar it has ignited seem to be yet another (and, apparently, hugely successful) effort to instigate maximum polarization of the population and demonization of 'the other.' IOW, it serves as an ideal tool to divide and conquer 'We the People,' regardless of the outright fabrications in the book and especially the film. (BTW, did you know Mr. Kyle's how-to-kill-more-efficiently training company--"Craft International" (see www.thecraft.com/Training.html )--has a motto that reads: "Despite what your momma told... violence does solve problems," which artfully encircles a blood-dripping skull logo. Cute, huh?)
Don't fall for the hype. Check out the facts of these three articles for yourself. The third link leads to "Truth, Justice, and the Curious Case of Chris Kyle," a jaw-dropping investigative essay penned by Michael McCaffrey--must-read material (including the insightful comments to that article); it's particularly 'must-read' if you were impressed by American Sniper.
And, if you like, spread the word....
link to www.theguardian.com
link to mpmacting.com