Watch. Learn. I've recently taken to (re)learning French and German. French because it's a really cool language and about as artistic and right brained as a language can get. And German because it is my ancestry and about as scientific and left brained as a language can be. But I'm trying something different this time. I'm trying to immerse myself as much as possible translating a couple newspapers, listening to streaming radio, and foreign films. We'll see how it goes. Subtitle of this top post should be How Bad Hollywood Is Pissing Me Off. I'm interested both in the truth about Europe (because the US may not be far behind--see video above) and what Europeans are thinking and talking about (see the references to newspapers--NOT a source of truth but more a source of national discussion--and films). Turns out there are some pretty damn good films made outside of Hollywood (Go fig!). Made in France is one of them. I'm not entirely convinced a film like this could be made in America. Sure, there have been movies about terrorism here but usually like The Hurt Locker it's done at arms length. This one brings it very close to home. . .if you're European. It's pretty damn uncompromising. I can imagine the jackass protests in Portland and Los Angeles if such a movie were made here and opened here. I'm also interested in how lefties in America counter this evidence--this "suicide of Europe" with perhaps America not far behind. How do they reconcile their buried and suffocating professed "love" for America and 1st Amendment freedoms with the incontrovertible evidence of lethal harm their policies and support are doing to the western world. So what say you, lefties? Nothing to worry about? Gotta force feed compassion to the masses? Or will you regurgitate the same old tired unthinking lines from your handlers? Christians are no better! What about the 500 year old Inquisition? Muslims are overwelmingly peaceful with just the teeny tiniest portion of them being mad killers! (I have a jar of 5000 M&Ms. Only one is laced with cyanide. If you don't eat a single one for fear of being killed you will be labeled a racist, bigot, Neo-Nazi, gun nut, thrown out of civil society and worse. Eat up.) Not very "pragmatic" of you if you ask me. What's it going to be?