Ben Shapiro

Steven Spielberg's new movie, "Munich," is all set to premiere on Dec. 23. No one has seen the movie yet except for Time Magazine, which sycophantically granted its Dec. 12 cover to "Spielberg's Secret Masterpiece."

Spielberg reportedly wants to keep this $70 million movie under wraps until audiences finally get to see it.
 
I can't criticize the movie itself until I've seen it, but this film has all the hallmarks of a high-handed, elitist, Hollywood view of foreign policy. Tony Kushner, the virulently socialist playwright and author of the homosexual propaganda piece "Angels in America," penned the screenplay to "Munich."  Kushner, who laughably stated in the Time piece that he "never like[s] to draw lessons for people," calls the establishment of the State of Israel "for the Jewish people a historical, moral, political calamity … I wish the modern Israel hadn't been born." He slanders the Israeli Defense Forces, snootily declaring, "I deplore the brutal and illegal tactics of the Israeli Defense Forces in the occupied territories … Jews, of all people, with our history of suffering, should refuse to treat our fellow human beings like that." Allowing Kushner to write what will probably be seen as the definitive movie on the slaughter of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics is somewhat like allowing Ramsey Clark to write the definitive account of United States foreign policy in the Middle East.

 Kushner's mindset -- and presumably Spielberg's, since the latter hired the former -- denotes a marked foolishness with regard to good and evil. Spielberg told Time that "Tony Kushner and I and the actors did not demonize anyone in the film. We don't demonize our targets. They're individuals. They have families." This is the problem: Today's left, and the Hollywood left in particular, sees everyone as human. Hitler was an individual; Hitler had a family. Presumably, Hitler's mother was fond of him as a child. Hitler had a woman who loved him. He liked animals. Does this make Hitler less of a demon?

Does it make him more worthy of sympathy? It does not. Certain people deserve to be demonized, because demonization is simply an accurate portrayal of their evil. The terrorists who slaughtered 11 Israeli Olympic athletes deserve no sympathy -- they deserve the hatred of moral people the world over.


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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