"So I think the essence of my interest in this so-called fascism of Heinlein's, or pseudo-fascism, the real reason I wanted to transfer that to film was that at this moment there are voices in the United States that would actually embrace this form of policy. Which is another reason I wanted to do this film. To carry over the fascist framework from the book to the movie. It's a metaphor, you see - for that part of the American society which would like to have something like the government portrayed in Starship Troopers in power in the United States today.
It would also be interesting. I felt, to have the film of Starship Troopers make this statement: "This quasi-fascist society we're showing you works. On a certain level, anyway." (p. 138)I can still remember when I convinced a friend to see Starship Troopers with me in November 1997. We left football practice and went to see the movie at a theater long since torn down.
|Black dysfunction (and black people disrupting a peaceful setting) is now protected in America|
For reasons I couldn't quite explain, the movie spoke to me as few had before, and even fewer since.
It would be nearly 16 year later that I'd read Robert Heinlein's book to fully understand the full impact of not just the movie, but the vision for the world he'd articulated.
Heinlein's lesson of History and Moral Philosophy from the book is one of the most profound and insightful visions for a sane, rational, and just society you'll ever encounter, and the sad fact is Verhoeven failed to convey the importance and significance of this particular lesson in his film.
No bother. Here's one of the more important lessons:
"Corporal punishment in schools was forbidden by law," he had gone on.
"Flogging was lawful as sentence of court only in one small province, Delaware, and there only for a few crimes and was rarely invoked; it was regarded as 'cruel and unusual punishment.'" Dubois had mused aloud, "I do not understand objections to 'cruel and unusual' punishment. While a judge should be benevolent in purpose, his awards should cause the criminal to suffer, else there is no punishment -- and pain is the basic mechanism built into us by millions of years of evolution which safeguards us by warning when something threatens our survival. Why should society refuse to use such a highly perfected survival mechanism? However, that period was loaded with pre-scientific pseudo-psychological nonsense.
"As for 'unusual,' punishment must be unusual or it serves no purpose."We live in a world where punishment is doled out to those who dare believe law, discipline, and order should be upheld or preserved.
Those who break the law, flout those who would discipline, and sow the seeds of disorder are rewarded and championed as virtuous.
But, unlike in 1997 Starship Troopers (which Verhoeven lauded as "working) , our society is collapsing.
Courtesy of crippling black dysfunction and a debilitating state of white guilt directly leading to a paralysis of true progress and the onset of societal devolution. [Attorney defends actions of fired school officer as 'justified and lawful', CNN.com, Oct. 28, 2015]:
An attorney for the South Carolina officer fired for slamming a student to the ground and tossing her several feet says his client's actions were "justified and lawful."
Video of the arrest sparked widespread outrage and questions about what role police should play in schools.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott suspended Deputy Ben Fields after the incident, and fired him Wednesday.
"We believe that Mr. Fields' actions were justified and lawful throughout the circumstances of which he was confronted during this incident. To that extent we believe that Mr. Fields' actions were carried out professionally and that he was performing his job duties within the legal threshold," Fields' attorney, Scott Hayes, said in a statement.
Among the criticisms of Fields: his admitted use of "muscling techniques" to get the student out of her chair. But that's only one part of the story.
Federal investigators have gotten involved. Another student arrested from the same Spring Valley High School classroom has spoken out. And the sheriff is criticizing a South Carolina law that he says muddles the role of school resource officers.
Sheriff says student deserves part of blame
Richland County has 87 school resource officers, Lott said, and the "actions by Deputy Fields was not typical of the job I expect them to do."
Fields did wrong and was fired for his actions, Lott said.
But the student must shoulder responsibility for the disruptive behavior that escalated to the officer being called in, the sheriff said.
"When a classroom is disrupted by a student, that disrupts the education process and the students can't learn and the teachers can't teach," Lott said. "We have to have discipline in our schools."
What the student did does not justify the officer's actions, the sheriff said, but she must take responsibility for her role.
"We must not lose sight that this whole incident started by this student," he said. "She is responsible for initiating this action. Some responsibility falls on her."Our society doesn't work.
All that our ancestors built now crumbles before us, because we lack the will to confront black degeneracy and those white people who cover for the genetic limitations of blacks in a society they lack the intelligence to not only participate in, but maintain when left to their own collective devices.
Deputy Ben Fields should never have been fired.
But this white police officer is yet another sacrifice to a failed state, which continues to limp along and drag us all to the black mean.
Our society no longer works. Such is the state of a failed democracy.