The movie's director, Mira Nair, knows the liberal lingo when she sells her film as a "dialogue between America and Pakistan." Liberals love to call it a "dialogue" when they're shoving their views down your throat. If you choose not to accept these views -- why, you're intolerant. In Nair's case, she added, "We are riddled with Islamophobia, we are riddled with xenophobia in many, many ways." She claimed the film is "a bridge between two worlds that I know and I love, and desperately need to understand each other."
The heroes in "Zero Dark Thirty" didn't have a "dialogue" with Osama bin Laden, but they did display great knowledge of the country's traditions and culture. Our warriors on terrorism know Islam and Arabic and the Islamist agenda. They do not need any Hollywood lectures.
On The New York Times website, interviewer Shivani Vora asked Mira Nair about Boston.
"Several people were wrongly suspected of being the bombers, including the Indian-American student Sunil Tripathi, who was born in the U.S., but his parents were from India. Is this kind of false suspicion, a theme in the movie, still common more than a decade after 9/11?"
Well, of course! "We have not learned the lessons of 9/11. This wrongful suspicion, racial hatred and profiling is what I keep seeing," Nair harrumphed. "In the three days before the bombers were found, there was so much rampant rumor-mongering. The more this kind of knee-jerk profiling happens, the more America will be fragmented into an 'us and them' kind of a situation. We are seeing that the path that was taken post-9/11 has not contributed to any kind of understanding."
All that matters to Hollywood people is that they can parade their moral superiority over the country that makes them wealthy at the box office. Don't be reluctant to overlook "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," just as I am not reluctant to predict this movie is going to bomb.
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