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for the hundredth time and fondling myself last night, former Marine, you wouldn't understand.... any way back to my point. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman made a statement that I thought was pretty profound and relevant to the current times in America and the world. He stated (paraphrased) "the most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle, the rifle is only a tool, it takes a hard heart to make a killer".
That really struck home with me considering the events that we have experienced as a nation lately. I am just sharing this with y'all because I consider you my friends and I have been thinking about it off and on since, I think it ratifies that we have a sociological problem in this country that is curable if we reach out and stop ignoring people.... that's all.
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
You got me at Full Metal Jacket.
We may be able to cure this issue, but unfortunately we won't. There is a reason "Thou shall not murder" is one of the Ten Commandments. We have not figured it out in over two thousand years and unfortunately we most likely wont solve it in the near future. It is just part of human nature.
That was the scene?
How about when Private Pyle kills the Gunnery Sergeant and then kills himself?
You should watch it again. I'm not sure you're grasping what Kubrick was going for in that movie.
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No, I got it. There was a lot of scenes in that movie that depicted your thoughts on the direction. You missed what I was saying. "it takes a hard heart to be a killer"
Or insanity. Or fear. Or desperation. Or a paycheck.
Or a multitude of other things.
Those are the thing's that cause a Hard Heart !!! stop those and stop the Killing !! just saying !
I have 15 guns that never killed anybody.
...and kept under proper control they likely never will.
One can do A LOT worse than Gunny Hartman when picking a life coach.
My favorite movie.
Agree with your statement mostly.
As a former Marine and a veteran of war, this movie holds a special place for me.
The thing Gunney speaks of is undoing our natural inclination to respect life. Contrary to what many believe, killing someone is not an easy thing to do. It goes against many core values we are taught from an early age. Now I'm not talking about being in a blind rage and popping off a round into someone you see raping, molesting, robbing, etc. I'm talking about being calm and collected. And while perfectly calm lining a shot up down the end of your rifle knowing it is another human being who personally has done nothing to you and then pulling the trigger killing him with no more remorse than stepping on an ant.
Many can't. I'm not sure which one is right. Is it the one who is able to subjugate his emotional empathy for other human beings or the one who respects life too much to take it.
As to how it relates to whats happened recently? I don't think you can prevent it. People are going to committ violent acts no matter what you do. People are going to do horrible things. How many years ago has it been since that one lady killed her child by putting it in a microwave? How many parents murdered their own children this year? This is the human condition. You cannot control it or prevent it past the point of simply locking everyone up.
I applaud the idea of people becoming connected and getting involved in each others lives and thus helping each other out when they need it. Too much apathy today. But will it prevent horrific violent acts? No. Some people are just crazy and there is nothing you can do about it.
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