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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by PF, Aug 20, 2013.
Please use this thread to discuss movies.
Anyone seen anything good lately?
I saw a movie in the IMAX theater in San Antonio last night. It was called "The Alamo", and it explained very accurately how the massacre happened. Pretty interesting, but this isn't a first run movie I'm sure you are referring to in this thread.
I haven't seen it, so I'm unsure which version it teaches.
We were raised with the basics, Heroes fought, heroes died. It wasn't till much later in my life the narrative took over and made it what most people know it as today.
There's a common misconception of Texas taught to school children. We didn't take over an unwanted underpopulated area that was owned by Mexico. We took over a populated frontier section of Mexico.
This is an interesting read.
I can understand how some may believe the Whites encroached on Mexican land to begin with.
It's an interesting dynamic. We did have permission from the Mexican government to be here, but not to start our own republic and declare the land ours.
History is written by the victors. That's one of the reasons I love the information age. That is no longer the case. History is written by all involved now.
And which Indians gave permission to the Mexicans to be there?
The wife and I just rented Identity Thief from Redbox. It did have some laughs but the fat, ultra gross woman main character, Melissa McCarthy, made us cringe in disgust more than laugh. I've usually enjoyed Jason Bateman movies so we thought we would take a chance on this one. It isn't terrible but I wouldn't recommend it, especially to those with families. There is brief shot of a naked male rear end but the raunchy sex stuff is so gross I didn't like it. I'm not being especially prudish, I simply do not enjoy the way McCarthy so often plays the disgusting horny fat chick role. She did that in Bridesmaids and on her SNL appearance.
I agree. McCarthy seems to always be typecast as the horny, fat gal. I guess the old saying, "if you got it, flaunt it" still applies.
And who gave the Indians permission? It keeps going down this path of human migration.
my point exactly. That's why I don't place much value in debates over territory historically belonging to any particular people, Mexicans, Palestinians, Germans, etc.
The concept of adverse possession of land, goes back to Roman times and evolved in northern Europe during the times of the Vikings when settlements could disappear as a result of a raid. There were no county court houses to record deeds, so the land belonged to the people who openly occupied and worked the land for a given number of years. That was supposed to prevent people displaced during a Viking raid from coming back years later to claim ownership in place of those that were currently working the land.
By that measure, Texas to California is US territory, the West Bank is Israeli territory, and the Sudetenland did not belong to Germany prior to WW2.
That's a simplistic break down, but with the same path, we can venture no property belongs to anyone for to long.
Moves, back to movies.
Anyone seen anything good?
With the Kelo decision, no one in the US owns property any longer. You just get to pay for it until the gov't decides to take it away.
As to movies, see my other thread