“The Avengers” — a conservative film

Did I ever tell you that I got to meet with David Swindle last year?  He’s an associate editor at PJ Media, which is kind enough periodically to publish my articles.  I’ve been corresponding with David for several years, and was delighted to get the chance to meet him.  He is, as you would expect, he’s very nice, not to mention intelligent, thoughtful, and well-informed.  He’s also a much deeper, more spiritual thinker than I am.  I’m not a person who is comfortable with philosophy and metaphysics.  I like playing with abstract ideas, as well as the nexus between fact and ideology, but my mind doesn’t usually travel much further than that.  David’s does.

You can see his deep thinking on display in his latest post about The Avengers, last year’s smash hit movie.  I saw the movie in a theater (something I rarely do), and enjoyed it very much.  It helped that the actors playing Thor and Captain America were very nice to look at.  I’m also a big fan of Robert Downey, Jr., and always have been.  I thought it was tragic when he destroyed his career with drugs, and I’ve been very pleased to see him achieve a normal life and deserved fame as an actor.  However, I’m sorry to say that I missed the larger dimensions that David sees in The Avengers.  There turns out to be a whole lot of interesting stuff going on in this movie.