Are you tired of soft balls? Or maybe that it is winter and….SNOWING!
I am weary of all the conversation about movies….they are NOT that important other than as a time killing device.
The endless hours of pundits going on and on about this movie or that………their opinions are noted but other than that they are worthless and a bit boring…….like a brain worm eating its way around your grey matter……
All this concern over a movie……first it was “Selma” and some pundits were upset at the way LBJ was portrayed…..why? Have you ever heard of literary license? A movie is entertainment. It is NOT an accurate depiction of history by any stretch of the imagination.
Now the big deal is over American Sniper….again the question…..Why? And again…it is a MOVIE you morons! It is entertainment…..not a accurate depiction of history.
We Americans love our wars……we need some strapping hero that we must pull for……American Sniper is just such a movie.
For some reason snipers are the new Kung Fu artist that we so loved back in the 70’s or some boxer in the 80’s or some cop that takes on terrorists in the 90’s……..
We see those famous shirts with the slogan….”One Shot, One Kill”…….youngsters dream of being that person with the power of life or death in their hands. Why?
What you seldom hear is what happens as a sniper……
You are looking in a person’s eyes when you pull the trigger and watch their head explode in a cloud of red. There is NOTHING glamorous or romantic about it….take my word for it.
Or that a sniper could spend hours even days lying in his own urine and/or feces….that’s right…..when on mission you cannot get up and go find a near by tree to relieve yourself.
There is NOTHING glamorous or cool about being a sniper.
Keep in mind these are MOVIES…..and seldom are an accurate depiction of the life of a sniper……again…it is meant to be entertainment and for the life of me I cannot find any entertainment quality in being a sniper…….and if one believes American Sniper is cool and worthy of emulation then they are a psychopath and in need of professional help.
Speaking of psychopaths……..
Psychopaths just don’t grasp punishment the way normal people do. So say researchers who used MRI scans to analyze the brains of 12 violent psychopathic criminals, 20 violent criminals who are not psychopaths, and 18 healthy controls who are not criminals. It turns out that the psychopath cohort had a much harder time changing their behaviors and choices when playing an image matching game, as well as adapting when the rules of the game changed, reports Time. Abnormalities were seen in brain regions that process things like moral reasoning, guilt, and embarrassment. This may explain why previous research has shown that rehabilitation using negative reinforcement like punishment rarely works on psychopaths.
“Psychopathic offenders are different from regular criminals in many ways,” one researcher tells LiveScience. “Regular criminals are hyper-responsive to threat, quick-tempered, and aggressive, while psychopaths have a very low response to threats, are cold, and their aggressive behavior is premeditated.” On the plus side, researchers hope that earlier behavioral interventions in young kids could potentially change actual brain structure and function, though not much is yet understood about how one’s genes and upbringing contribute to the making of cold-blooded, psychopathic killers. (Psychopaths also seem to have a terrible sense of smell.)
Could help explain what makes a good sniper…….
This will dis-please all those wannabes that look upon the duties of a sniper as somehow noble……NOTHING noble about the killing of another human…..a necessity possibly…..but noble…..NO WAY!