Here, Stallone himself answered ten questions from his fans. One fan Dr. H from Los Angeles offers insight into the mind of an average American. He asks why Rambo doesn't fight a real enemy in the latest Rambo movie, "I always assumed that if Rambo returned he'd be taking on the real villain of this day: extreme, radical Islamist bastards hellbent on worldwide jihad...they are clearly the bad guys in the real world right now." But in this film, Rambo finds his enemy in "a hellhole beyond your wildest dreams."
The latest film takes place and was filmed in Burma. A place that "has had the longest civil war in global history." Stallone chose Burma after finding out that "Soldier of Fortune magazine said Burma was the foremost area of human abuse on the planet." But this American movie fan wonders where the "real enemy" is, like the blond haired blue eyed Al-Qaeda recruits they reported about on Fox News? Before closing Dr. H completes his ignorance with a cliche, and questions Rambo's intentions, "Has he become politically correct?"
Stallone gently puts things into perspective, "The phrase ‘politically correct’ is basically a euphemism for bold face lying because unfortunately, lies keep society functioning." That is what is going on in America today, and Stallone goes even further, "The day we have our politicians actually tell us the real truth, we’d have anarchy in the streets. So we’re told what they think will pacify the masses." That is a powerful statement from Stallone, loaded with truth about what is really going on, could all these years of playing John Rambo taught him about the military industrial complex and the plans of the New World Order?
Let's see, in Rambo he unveiled the plight of the soldier returning home from the war Vietnam War, to a country that didn't understand or care to understand the affects of the war. We are introduced to a man that the army turned into a fighting machine. Rambo II was filmed in Vietnam, where Rambo went back to find POW's, and the government purposefully leaves Rambo and the POW's behind. And of course there is Rambo III where he joins the mujahedeen who are fighting the Soviets, consistent with what was really going on in the world, "During most of the 1980’s, the CIA secretly sent billions of dollars of military aid to Afghanistan to support the mujahedeen–or holy warriors–against the Soviet Union, which had invaded in 1979."
Playing Rambo over the last twenty five years has clearly brought truth to Sylvester Stallone. He is awake to the lies that the politicians are telling us, and he believes that these hidden truths are powerful enough to cause chaos on the streets of America. I look forward to the next installment at Ain't It Cool News, perhaps Stallone will reveal some more truth.
h/t Johnnie Aysgarth