Re: The Patriot

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Posted by Clabert on June 30, 2000 at 08:33:37:

In Reply to: Re: The Patriot posted by Dr. Uncle Mark on June 30, 2000 at 07:36:56:

I just got this from a friend of mine on another list. Here are his thoughts.

I normally don't weigh in much on the list but I felt I would share my
comments which may be from a different perspective. Being a twenty one year
veteran of the US Army I liked the movie for one reason above it's
historical and story flaws, that reason is that it brings to the "history
challenged" public a story from the beginning of our Army and our country
that shows something about the struggle of what it took to breath life into
the revolution and what it took to carry it through. I find it hard to put
into words, but I was glad to see something just anything that showed how
our country came to be, too many have forgotten.

I know much of the movie was made up Hollywood storyland but to sit in the
theater and hear some of the comments was impressive. I heard people
talking about the Revolution who until they saw the movie, had probably
never thought about it. Sure the movie had problems, are we every going to
properly educate someone through Hollywood? NO. Shoot, we are having enough
problems educating people through our education system, given political
correctness and revisionist history lessons. If the movie has one positive,
it got people to think about a subject they probably never would have, that
I appreciate.

Jim Kindred
CW4, US Army

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