At the beggining of this VIDEO, General Patton ( in a biographical movie ) says that "America has never lost and will never lose a war"
Please, Listen to Chris Hedges appearing on a ( see video, minute 16 ) program on Aljazeera this week: “Empire – Hollywood and the war machine.” - In this video you hear a panel of critics including Michael Moore.
Empire examines the symbiotic relationship between the movie industry and the military-industrial complex.
Christopher Lynn Hedges (born 1956 ) is an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies.His most recent book is 'Death of the Liberal Class (2010).
Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. A quotation from the book was used as the opening title quotation in the critically-acclaimed and Academy Award-winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker. The quotation reads: "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug."
Chris Hedges says this in minute 16 of this video :
"The difference with a dream, as articulated by Martin Luther King, is that you strive towards it. You live within an illusion. And that illusion of who we are, where we’re going and what we can become is… there’s a wider and wider gap between that and the reality. And the problem with living within illusions is that it allows you to perpetuate a kind of eternal infantilism… childishness, where reality is never an impediment to what I want. But as the walls break down, when it’s your house that is foreclosed, when your job and your neighbor’s job are not coming back, when you go bankrupt for your medical bills, then you react as a child. Which is to call for a savior, a demagogue, someone who promises moral renewal, vengeance and new glory. And we are already seeing these proto-fascist movements leaping up around the fringes of American society. And this is because our empire is imploding. It, itself, is an illusion,. If we don’t face that illusion, we’re finished. ."
AlJazeeraEnglish | December 23, 2010
Empire - Hollywood and the war machine