Friday, July 09, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11

Last night I went to see this movie with some friends. There were some things presented in the movie that I didn't know before (like when Bush found out about the attacks, he sat there reading a book about a goat for 10 minutes instead of leaping to action as I previously assumed he did). This is a movie that my dad probably shouldn't see as he will get so angry and not stop talking about it for a week. To preserve my mom's sanity, they should avoid seeing it.

This may be a naive way of looking at the war in Iraq, and I don't want to make anyone mad enough to call and yell at me, but this is what I think is funny. I think it is interesting that people get so mad and say that the reason we went over there was for oil, like that isn't a valid reason. To me, going over to save our oil supply is a dang good reason. Our whole lifestyle is built on oil. I think it's ironic when the same people who are protesting the war complain about high gas prices. You can't complain about both. Either you don’t like the war, and you are willing to give up using plastic or driving your car, or you support the war and are grateful for the conveniences we have in this country. I fall into the latter category.


Anonymous said...

Did you leap into action on 9/11 or did you stare at the tv screen in a stupor? Personally, I stared at the screen in a stupor. I think Bush's reaction was totally normal. Your brain just takes time to process something so crazy and horrible. Then he leapt into action, once he'd digested how the world had totally changed.

Katie said...

I found out about it, and RUSHED to a TV to see what was happening. I called my family to make sure they knew what was going on. I had to find out as much information as I possibly could. I'm not the president, but I tried to find out what was going on. He didn't. Granted, all people are different and I didn't have a huge burden of responsibility like he just got hit with, but I still acted. I don't think this makes him a bad president, it was just an interesting FACT I just learned.

katezmom said...

I am concerned when one man's (director) view is contrued as fact. Looking back on some of the other films he has directed they are not exactly an acurate portrayal of events. All directors have that right but caution should be used when taking one point of view as the absolute truth in any situation.