ACT OF PROPAGANDA / ACT OF GENOCIDE. PNN REVIEWSFORTHEREVOLUTION: COMMENTARY ON "ACTO OF VALOR"
“Let me tell how the world works”, one of the opening lies (lines) of the new film Act of Valor (which I am re-naming Act of Propaganda), is said by a square jawed man who we are told is a “real” Navy Seal and therefore somehow should be revered and respected solely because he is in fact a “real” Navy Seal, which of course means to me and anybody slightly awake, that he is a “real” murderer who has perpetrated acts of genocide against innocent wombyn, children and elders across the globe in indigenous communities with impunity.
There are so many reasons why this movie is not only an insult to our collective intelligence but an act of violence to our logic, our spirits, our children and our minds.
From Top Gun to The Green Berets, the US military Industrial Complex has been pumping millions of dollars into the hands of “Hollywood” producers to ensure the depiction and/or inclusion of military characters, scenes, story-lines, artillery, or plots for purely propaganda purposes. And similarly it has been common knowledge for years that if you show even a glimpse of some part of the military industrial complex in your film you will receive a phat pay-off to the tune of several hundred thousands of blood stained Amerikkkan dollaz.