No Escape from the Zionist Pandemic?
Posted by Gerard on January 10, 2022, 11:02 am, in reply to "Re: Gaza "fence" footage at the 1:12 mark...."
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The wall, after all, turns out to be futile. The zombies form a giant human pyramid and spill into the sanitary areas, and the best-laid plans of an inventive Israeli government turn out to be for naught.
Instead, the message seems simpler: Building divides to keep out a threat, no matter how rooted in preservationist logic, doesn’t work.
On the other hand, the movie does seem to be going out of its way to cast rank-and-file members of the Israeli military in a positive light — Lane takes a young Israeli soldier with him on his further globe-hopping adventures, and she becomes a key ally in helping him fight the virus by addressing it at the source*.
And the policy that accompanies the wall is a benign, even favorable one. As the Mossad official tells Lane, the Israeli government is willing to take in healthy people from any religion or country, a kind of open-door policy that would incense Pat Buchanan or Steve King—or, for that matter, right-wing Israeli politicians.
It may well be that there’s no single message intended by the film which, as with Max Brooks’ novel (where the wall has a less salutary effect and in fact leads to an uprising among Israel’s ultra-Orthodox) leaves a lot open to interpretation. So open, in fact, that at least one commentator actually believes the film is an indictment of dovish thinking.
Still, when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and, for that matter, conflict in general—“World War Z” offers what seems like at least one clear takeaway. The most aggressive policy won’t be useful in the face of a serious threat. A long-term solution probably involves even the most creative form of reactive thinking--it requires a willingness to contemplate the root cause." https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-xpm-2013-jun-21-la-et-mn-world-war-z-israel-brad-pitt-theaters-east-20130621-story.html
The film also quotes a policy of immediate lockdown supposedly based on a decision taken (re: Judaic principle), by a group of "elders" (also re: Israel's almost unique status with regard to its administration). The "schmaltz" of the movie clearly lies here though (see italics marked*), whereby the female Israeli soldier loses a hand but saves the world, there's no escape from the pandemic of Zionism in Holywood!
Never liked the movie..