There are two sides to the coin, friends. The glass is both half-full and half-empty.
I urge everyone to slow down and not jump off the window ledge in despair after President Donald Trump launched missiles into Syria this week, which possibly set the U.S. on a course towards war in Syria, or even into a nuclear conflict with Russia.
I understand why you feel the way you do. For me, getting sucked into yet another ground war in Asia or into a nuclear holocaust are either bad, or extremely horrifyingly bad, options.
However, even if the worst eventually comes to pass, despair will not be a good friend to have. It will only paralyze you and make your misery worse. We can swallow the black pill and still take positive actions. Check out Good Morning White America for more on this note.
On the other hand…
Since misery does love company, I understand if some of us decide to indulge in some gloom and doom this week. If you do, take comfort in the fact that the threat of wholesale white genocide via nuclear annihilation has been with us for decades. Therefore, there’s plenty of books, music, and movies related to the topic available for your consumption while chowing down on ice cream or slamming back a few drinks.
Today I’d like to share some of the best movies related to TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It). Most but not all are nuclear war-based. Almost all these films center on white characters. As always, screen these for language, violence, and sensuality. Each movie on the Internet Movie Database has a parents guide section which gives you an idea of what to expect regarding these elements of each film.
Without further ado, here are my top ten movies for World War III and TEOTWAWKI.
10. How I Live Now. In a dark mood? Well, you’ll love this movie, which was based on a teen novel. It’s about an American teenager who goes to England to live with her distant relatives, gets stuck overseas when a terrorist-inspired war breaks out, and follows her and her cousins as they go through some pretty awful situations. Do not watch this with children. Very gritty, unromantic, and dark.
9. Thirteen Days. Depicting a scenario we possibly are heading towards, this movie is based on real events that took place during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis when the United States and the Soviet Union very nearly went to war with each other. It follows the Kennedy Administration as its members work through the proper response to the installation of Soviet missiles in Cuba which could launch a surprise attack on the Eastern seaboard.
8. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. This dark comedy follows a very ordinary man as he figures out how to spend the last few weeks of his life while an asteroid hurtles unstoppably towards Earth. Starring Steve Carrell from Despicable Me and The Office and Keira Knightley from Pride and Prejudice. Pretty entertaining, but dark.
7. Tomorrow, When the War Began. This film, set in Australia, deals with how a group of teenagers survive after their nation is invaded by Asians. Based on a teen novel. Pretty good but has some multiculturalism mixed in there. The film is basically Red Dawn Down Under.
6. War Games. The 1980s classic about nuclear brinksmanship triggered by a prank pulled by teenage computer hacker Matthew Broderick. Makes the case that there is no such thing as a winnable nuclear war between the United States and Russia.
5. Jericho. This mid-2000s TV series was excellent but unfortunately cancelled after one and a half seasons. Set in rural western Kansas, it follows several townspeople and some surprise visitors as they figure out how to live following two dozen nuclear blasts set off by terrorists across the United States. A mix of political intrigue with well-drawn characters living out their everyday relationships in a not-everyday situation.
4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Though the bulk of the film is about the struggle to protect a teenager who will one day become the leader of a human resistance movement against cyborg domination, the film’s premise of TEOTWAWKI and key scenes depicting nuclear war rank it among the top apocalyptic films of the twentieth century. It makes the case that we don’t have to rush headlong into white genocide or human extinction just because of “muh technology” or “muh progress.” It’s a great movie to boot.
3. Fail Safe. There are two versions of this movie centered on a rogue American bomber determined to nuke Moscow. Check out the 1964 version with Henry Fonda. It is excellent. Very tense, very human. Like Thirteen Days, it shows the psychological and emotional element of the issue of whether or not to get into a war that could end human civilization. It accurately shows some of the moral dilemmas involved in war.
2. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The premier dark comedy/satire about nuclear war. A cinematic classic and the key film to watch if you want to laugh about the prospect of human extinction. Dark, funny, political, and with a few references the Alt Right will definitely recognize. Englishman Peter Sellers played multiple roles in this film Stanley Kubrick directed. George C. Scott of Patton fame played a very jingoistic American general with over-the-top flair.
1. Red Dawn. Though this 1984 film isn’t about the end of all human life, this film is about TEOTWAWKI in the United States. The premise of the film is that in the 1980s, the United States loses ground in the Cold War, she becomes isolated from her allies, and Communism makes great strides around the globe. Then the Communists nuke key U.S. sites, prevent us from launching our nuclear missiles, and invade. Watch a tough group of high schoolers successfully battle the Commies in the mountains of Colorado. Always inspiring to watch. The 2012 remake of Red Dawn is so-so and way more multiculti than the 1984 version.
Well, that’s my top ten! Did I leave any out that you’d like to recommend? Disagree with some of my selections? Leave your comments below.