GREAT POLITICAL movies transcend that category and tell us something useful, often depressing, sometimes inspiring, about the human condition. The best of recent years was "The Lives of Others," the brilliant 2006 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film about an East German Stasi agent who spied on artists and intellectuals.
A powerful documentary now joins the list. It's . . .
If you have never before taken the advice of this blog and never take it again, please, for the sake of your heart, your mind, and your soul, order this film.
"Mugabe" did not win an Academy Award. It was not nominated.
Why? My guess is that it violates too many pieties of the progressive elite, principally those about the necessity of white guilt, about the immunity of barbarians who happen to be black from moral judgment or accounting, and about the strange discomfort modernists feel in the presence of Christians who speak openly about their faith and live accordingly.
If you share my views about faith and civilization and the rule of law, you will be inspired. If you hold other views about these matters, you will, or should, be unsettled. You will have the unhappy task of denying or accepting that the particular species of evil depicted in this documentary is or is not, in fact, evil. If you decide it is not, well, may heaven help you.
The contempt for the rule of law shown in "Mugabe" is far beyond what is happening in America. I don't mean to suggest otherwise.
But if there is anything to the notion of a slippery slope, we might reflect on the wisdom of standing mute in the face of lawlessness by our own government.
Watch "Mugabe and the White African."