Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

No ego problem, but a little moral relativism issue.

I don't like Steven Spielberg pictures -- I think they're simplistic shlock. Unsurprisingly, though, Spielberg thinks well of his work. So well, indeed, that he thinks his latest picture has the potential to save the whole Middle East:

“I don’t think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today,” director Steven Spielberg tells TIME in an exclusive cover-story interview. “But it’s certainly worth a try,” Spielberg says.
And showing Hollywood's omnipresent sensitivity to moral relativism, Spielberg has this to say:
The director tells TIMES he's very proud of the fact that MUNICH doesn't demonize either the Israeli or Palestinian side. "We don't demonize our targets," Spielberg said. "They're individuals. They have families."
Considering that the 11 Israelis were slaughtered because of Palestinian conduct (and German incompetence), I think a little demonization is appropriate here. After all, even Hitler, Himmler, Stalin, etc., had families. If that's the standard -- and I truly think it is -- there are no bad guys. Just ordinary joes with families who inadvertently kill tens, hundreds, thousands or millions.