Episode 325 of The Urban Shooter Podcast
Old movies for the most part were based on classic themes. There was less raunchiness, graphic violence and sex displayed. Although sex and violence are a part of humanity it wasn’t shown to the degree that it is now. We watch hyperbole now and try to catch up.
The Western is a genre that revolves around stories primarily set in the late 19th century in the American Old West. American Western Film usually revolves around a stoic hero and emphasizes the importance of honor and sacrifice. This is one of my favorites. It is packed full of lessons.
In this classic Western from 1960′s there are some messages and things I want to see if you caught when you saw it. It’s the story of an oppressed Mexican peasant village that recruits seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. The concept originated from a Japanese film the Seven Samaurai (Shichinin no Samarai) and its been used ever since. I think, the A-Team and The Expendables today have borrowed from it.
Unknowingly, many pro-gun rights guys have fallen into the trap of allowing themselves to be promoted to the low ranks of a murderer. You have let the macho take over and have confused the facts. You carry a gun or choose to because you can, and have decided to for various reasons but you are not a killer. Gun ownership has moved into the realms of being a smoker. Less desirable. I am trying to bring you back.
This movie shows that some people romanticize being a killer when in fact it is ugly. Given the choice, now they have lived long enough to reflect and learn, they had rather be farmers. They all long to be a part of something and others. That is why they stayed.
I like the dialog about being in a fight. It was not glory. You get dry mouth and sweaty hands, “it should be the opposite”.
We get a glimpse of someone with PTSD. SOmeone haunted by their past.
The bandits or criminals in this case are starving. THough they are tough and dangerous, they are being led by a wolf and also don’t have what is good in life.
what is good in life, a reason to live, a purpose, connections, obligations, love.
And the gun control piece at the end of the story that even after being made free, some villagers would rather give in to the bandits. They can’t handle freedom nor responsibility.
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When Hoplophobes Teach Our Children – Barbara Baird, Womens Outdoor News.
Interview with African American Women Competitive Shooter, Rita.
Corazon Espinado (Abused Heart) Santana Cover by Bones Hooks.
Kenn Blanchard, PO Box 2, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773
Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders. http://blackmanwithagun.com