by David Todd McCarty | Monday, November 16, 2015
I love violence in movies. I love a good fight scene. I love watching kick-ass military elites take out a platoon of enemy combatants. I cheer for the good guys and curse the bad guys. And there’s nothing like a scene where the good guy knows karate and just goes through six bad guys like they’re mentally challenged puppies.
But it’s a fiction; a fantasy. None of it’s real.
The problem is we’ve allowed that fantasy to creep over into reality for decades and now we’re paying the price for our entertainment.
The sheer amount of police abuse that was romanticized by Hollywood when I was a kid is directly related to actual police abuse today. I absolutely believe that.