I just saw “300” last night. I must confess, I’m still a little bit disoriented by it. It’s simply an awe-inspiringly great film. The acting, the dialogue, the plot, the ideology, and the action all mesh well together to form an ironclad encapsulation of what I hold dear. The Spartans represent the best in Western culture (unlike the homosexual, pedophile Athenians), and valiantly give their lives to defend it. The queen of the Spartan king Leonidas, in defending the Spartan presence at Thermopylae, says much that needs to be said for the American presence in Iraq. We are at war, here. We are defending the culture and heritage of our forefathers, a fine and unbroken chain of superior cultural values extending from the time of the Hebrews through the era of the Greeks through the rise of the Christian faith unto the rise of this noble Republic. Those who oppose our valiant defense of these ideals are no better than the unspeakably perverse and depraved Persians of the film (an enemy, ironically, that we still fight to this day and age).
My one objection to the film was that I felt I noticed an uncanny physical resemblance between the actor playing Leonidas and the ultimate enemy of our freedoms, Osama Bin Laden. Perhaps it’s only my imagination, though.
All in all, this is a wonderful film that represents the best in Western culture. I’d recommend it to you all, and I’d strongly recommend to President Bush that we enlist the Greeks in our coming battle with the new Persian Empire, Iran. They beat them once, I’m sure they can do it again.