american sniper: second look

american sniper

one question is dominant after watching american sniper:

how can someone kill so much, document it, promote it, and yet go unpunished?

american sniper movie is excellent because it reminds us of definition of murder.

if murder is done in the interest of state, then it is not a crime, but a kill.

if murder is done against the interest of state, then it is a crime, and is a murder.

and state interest is interest of specific individuals always.

therefore,

if murder is done in the interest of specific individuals, then it is not a crime.

if murder is done against the interest of specific individuals, then it is a crime.

american sniper also reminds us of the monopoly on murder by the state, meaning specific individuals.

the license to murder, or the right to murder, is granted by specific individuals to other specific individuals.

i can not imagine a better example of this basic state function than american sniper.

usa, as one of the more controversial and powerful states.

and snipers, as state employees who do not combat, but only execute.

there you go, i ideologized a movie again.



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