September 17, 2009

In Group - Out Group Morality

Submitted for your approval -- or disapproval: "Quentin Tarantino's new movie Inglorious Basterds features a squadron of mostly Jewish soldiers in World War II commiting a variety of what could only be called war atrocities on Nazis. This is okay, because the movie is both clearly a fantasy and the victims of the violence are Nazis."

1 comment:

DaveBuck said...

That's the rule, right? You can enjoy horrible violence so long as you know it's not true and against bad people. If you enjoy watching real violence against nice people, well, you're in the pantheon of all monsters.