Monday, July 23, 2012

Sick Culture?

In light of the Aurora, Colorado shootings during the showing of the latest Batman movie, we need to question what kind of culture America is handing the world. Has it become too bleak and dark, providing no counter example to death and violence; no way out?

Curiously, instead of seeing “The Dark Knight” last week, I went instead to see a showing of the 1963 flick “Bye Bye Birdie” in a movie house. In pure joy and fun the classic satirical musical is the polar opposite of “The Dark Knight.” Darkness needs on occasion to be balanced by light.