September 13, 2006

Kids Reel

This column is dedicated to continued memory of the tragedy of 9/11. Five years ago our country was attacked. About 100 miles away, thousands of people were killed. Emergency responders are still dying today or suffering from illnesses they believe were incurred from exposure at the scene. People flying on planes were sacrificed. It is a horror.

I revisited Steven Spielberg's film Munich and I recommend it for a study of blind hatred — the terrorist kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. The movie is based on the true story of the September aftermath when five men were selected to take out those held accountable for that lethal day.

We watch on film from theaters and from our homes the results of revenge both on those seeking it and suffering from it and the "non-targeted" murders of the innocents who were, as they described during the Kosovo nightmare, collateral damage.

It doesn't seem like grown-ups through the ages have been able to figure things out, does it?

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