He’d most likely say it cathartic.
- John Carter of Mars
- Even a recent episode of South Park which compared the Exodus story to the South v. North
- Hunger Games
- Hell on Wheels
There are a few more, of course.
If you understand the basic of mimetic desire, that violence within a society rises to the point of explosion and then subsides… then…
Here’s the thing… there is a certain angst in the American public today. We are watching the angst play out on screen. This is Aristotle’s mimetic theatre at work. By that, I mean, that we are allowed to entertain the idea, sublimely, that we could rise up, but we might lose. Lots of stuff to unwind here.
But, over all, there is a certain pro-Confederate movement alive and well coming from Hollywood. A certain anti-government…
And, the ex-Confederates are always good guys.
Should be fun to watch.