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Spielberg’s Lincoln is a Grand Tribute to a Masterful Leader

far2right Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:56 AM
Hanlon, you have neocon filtered glasses. There is NO justification for suspending and crushing self-evident human rights endowed by the Creator, ratified in the supreme law of the land as Lincoln did. Lincoln used the cause of the slaves to force with bloodshed the preservation of the union. He was far, far worse than King George. Freedom for slaves would have happened without Lincoln's unconstitutional acts of war. On what principle was Lincoln's mass killing of hundreds of thousands of American citizens any different than what Saddam Hussein did to his own people? Slavery? You have to be kidding. He was a war criminal, and on our own people no less.

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is a different film than one would expect from the brilliant filmmaker responsible for unforgettable films like “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Unlike those two features, “Lincoln” takes place on a much smaller scale.

When its trailer arrived in theaters several months ago, many viewers undoubtedly believed that the film would attempt to tell Abraham Lincoln’s complete story, focusing on a young Illinois lawyer who became president and saved the Union from self-destruction. But this movie isn’t about that, nor is it simply a noble and simplistic tribute to the 16th President. The film is, instead,...