Friday, December 26, 2008

Instant reaction to "Valkyrie"

Very, very, good movie. It shows you what the stakes are in history and why people today should not let themselves be distracted by television and bread and circuses. Although we don't live in as dramatic times, history still exists and all of us contribute to it one way or another by our inaction and our action, and the people who have mocked folks with political concerns will eventually find themselves on the wrong side of history as judged by the future.

1 comment:

Erik said...

Yeah, I agree with those sentiments, but the movie also ends up downplaying the very real racism of Stauffenberg and his colleagues. They wanted to save "sacred Germany," an attitude of many on the aristocratic right. These were not anarcho-communist revolutionaries. If anything, this story shows how palace intrigue is no way forward.