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Saturday, April 01, 2006
Humanizing the Unknown ! Salam, For so long the unknown has been the center of everybody's fear. If you don't know that thing,person, or culture your fear of the unknown will bread hate. And we choose to stay ignorant about those issues because it is a safe and easy character to take, at least everyone around me is doing it. Only few of us who are brave enough to cross that line and learn about the other side and try to find the human side of it. Hollywood is doing just that I think, I watched "King Kong" last night and I gotta tell ya, unlike the original King Kong we all fell in love with the big huge Abe. The whole movie was about his emotions, face expressions, his sacrifices and playful mood, we also saw his anger and his bravery, and the blonde actually fell in love with him. "V for Vendetta" falls into the same category, huminizing a man who go around blowing up buildings. "Paradise Now" also follows 2 best friends who are about to go blow themselves up in Israel. I guess we are living in a new time where we are not afraid of the big dark monster anymore, we are learning new things about him, we are brave enough to go beyond the ugly mask or the hairy face to see the roots of his anger and trying to understand what led him to act this way. In a way we are crossing the red line of our norms to take a peak at what other people go through out there in the far far land. I'm OK with that, actually I'm happy to see people are going out of their norms and exploring other things that are out there. Do you think the American people are ready for a new PARTY? Do you think that the American people are ready to vote for a new political party other than Democrats and Republicans? Ok I'm getting a head of myself here, maybe in 2012. By then more and more people would be brave enough to get out of the closet. Peace
Posted by PALFORCE at 4/01/2006 07:16:00 PM