Have you ever noticed that there is nothing good on TV? Its cliche, but about 6 months ago I turned the television off and with my Netflix subscription I haven’t looked back. As a Libertarian blogger, its irritating to watch a good movie only to have the progressive author’s political views bleed through uncharacteristically into the main character. There’s nothing worse then watching a great movie with a main character that’s a genius, only to have them opine on the dangers of global warming or explain why its private citizens just aren’t responsible enough to own firearms. Here is some welcome respite from that trend.
Atlas Shrugged Part 1
The first of three movies that tackle Ayn Rand’s behemoth masterwork. This first movie takes Rand’s vision of a failing progressive state and places it in modern times. Its rather creepy how effortlessly the transition is made and the efforts of Dagny Taggart and Hank Reardon to restore sanity in a world gone mad are a bit like Libertarian porn. Don’t miss the movie and if you haven’t already, read the book.
Reverend C.L. Bryant has created an extremely important documentary that clearly shows how leaders in the Democrat party and other progressives have worked in the years since the Civil War to return African Americans to slavery using the welfare state. Its eye-opening, controversial, and highlights some of the brave individuals fighting to undo the damage such as Alveda King, Herman Cain, and Star Parker.
The Hunger Games
OK, perhaps this one isn’t really a hidden gem as the movie and the books that came before it have been critical and financial successes. However, when it gets down to it Hunger Games is about an individual standing up to an oppressive government in order to save her family. The main character, Katniss, is a teenage girl that can take care of herself and chooses to sacrifice her life to save her sister. I won’t spoil the plot, but in the end a tyrannical government’s propaganda tool of fear is turned against them quite dramatically.
The Walking Dead
Also not a ‘hidden’ gem, but a gem nonetheless. In a world where the undead have destroyed society, individuals must make hard decisions to stay alive. While its gory, it has great character development and shows that sometimes you just can’t count on the government to be there to fix things. I doubt we have the zombie apocalypse to look forward to in real life, but natural disasters and other recent crisis’s have shown us that its individuals and communities banding together that get things done.