Apr 4, 2019
My friend has a strange secret hobby. He really likes watching videos of people punching Nazis, which, apparently, can be found on YouTube. His logic is that everyone should like punching Nazis.
I get the concept. There's the rush that comes with someone getting a faceful of punching that can't be matched. Captain America makes it look really cool. In the face of evil, we should - on paper - do anything we can to eradicate such evil. It is the tolerance of evil that makes it spread.
But we can't punch our way out of the divisions that our country faces. And maybe we shouldn't. A question must be raised: is fighting evil through non-violent and humanitarian means a form of tolerance, or is it the only hope we have in seeing real, lasting change?
"The Best of Enemies" is probably going to get completely buried this weekend. It is opening against big movies: "Shazam!" and "Pet Sematary." I am not going to hide it. I really want to see those movies. But "The Best of Enemies" is a movie that we, as a country, need right now.