And the assault on our Constitution continues. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was invited to give a speech at the University of Florida. During his appearance, several students rushed the stage in "protest", while many others shouted from the audience. Several people had to be removed.
And this is how the far Left defines freedom of speech.
I've posted about the movie "Redacted" in the past, and tonight I have an update. For those who don't know, the movie is directed by Brian DePalma, an ardent anti-military nut, and it depicts US soldiers storming an Iraqi home and raping and murdering a 14 year old girl. DePalma describes his film as "the truth about what's happening in Iraq", even though DePalma has never visited the war-torn nation. This movie also follows a certain trend. He directed the film "Casualties of War" which is about a group of US GIs in Vietnam that (surprise) kidnap and rape a Vietnamese woman.
The difference in these films is that the Vietnam movie was made many years after the war was over. Although it did very little for America's image, at least it didn't put US soldiers in harm's way. "Redacted", however, has been released in the midst of an ongoing struggle. This means that DePalma has just created a propaganda film that will certainly be used by our enemies as a recruiting tool and motivation to attack US soldiers. In short, DePalma officially has the blood of US troops on his hands. The is the difference between free speech and responsible speech. Interesting enough, the loons will fiercely defend DePalma's right of free speech while in the same breath condone the suppression of Alberto Gonzales' same right.
It's also important to note that this film wouldn't have been possible without the contribution of Mark Cuban, the Texas billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Cuban financed the film himself, and has not been apologetic about it. It is my sincere hope that this comes back to haunt Cuban. The film is sure to bomb, which won't matter to him, it's a drop in the bucket. But what I hope is that his beloved basketball franchise takes a hit because of this. If there are any Dallas Maverick fans out there, it's time to find a new team. Cheer for the Spurs or the Suns. Go to Houston for a game instead of Dallas. Do whatever you can to ensure your money doesn't end up in Cuban's pocket. Cuban has a right to slander our troops. And we have a right to deny him our business. That's the beauty of America.
And this is from a long-time Mavericks fan. But no more. Go Spurs!
As an aside, this horrendous film only grossed $26,000 in its opening weekend. That's thousand, with three zeros. That's also the beauty of America. Cuban is poised to take a bath on this film, now wouldn't it be nice for him to feel a similar pinch at the ticket office?