REAL WORLD EVENT DISCUSSIONS

Waco on Paramount network - anyone watching?

POSTED BY: CAPTAINCRUNCH
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:36
SHORT URL:
VIEWED: 69
PAGE 1 of 1

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:45 PM

CAPTAINCRUNCH

... stay crunchy...


Paramount's Waco is on, mini series - I find it very compelling:

http://www.paramountnetwork.com/shows/waco

Taylor Kitsch is pretty great as Koresh, rest of the cast is also - like so many tv series these days - excellent.

@ SECOND: what are you recollections of this tragedy? I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but: what was the prevailing sentiment about the Branch Davidians at the time? Now?

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:28 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


What was the pretense Janet Reno used to kill them all? "Stockpiling weapons"
What was the average number of guns per every man, woman,child in the compound? 2.2
What was the average number of guns per every man, woman, child in the whole State if Texas at that time? 4.1

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:31 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I have it on my list of must-see TV. Thanks for the heads up.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by captaincrunch:
Paramount's Waco is on, mini series - I find it very compelling:

http://www.paramountnetwork.com/shows/waco

Taylor Kitsch is pretty great as Koresh, rest of the cast is also - like so many tv series these days - excellent.

@ SECOND: what are you recollections of this tragedy? I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but: what was the prevailing sentiment about the Branch Davidians at the time? Now?


NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:41 AM

CAPTAINCRUNCH

... stay crunchy...


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
What was the pretense Janet Reno used to kill them all? "Stockpiling weapons"
What was the average number of guns per every man, woman,child in the compound? 2.2
What was the average number of guns per every man, woman, child in the whole State if Texas at that time? 4.1



Well reasoned!

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:52 AM

CAPTAINCRUNCH

... stay crunchy...


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
I have it on my list of must-see TV. Thanks for the heads up.



Funny how it wasn't on my list at all, but recent current events *cough* keep bringing me back to the idea of "how do so many people follow one person so blindly?" At least that was my motivation to watch. The show does a remarkable job answering that question and in a way that isn't obvious or pandering or superficial or was expected by me. They also open up many interpretations to what drove the inevitable, ultimate, violent no-other-way-out confrontation: base hatred. It certainly drives much of what we humans do (have you seen this forum?) - I don't think RAW HATRED gets the respect it should.

Hope you enjoy it from that perspective as well as the top notch acting - I found myself drawn to Kitcsch's version of Koresh at least as much as understanding why so many people found peace and whatever they were missing elsewhere with the Branch. If you want more, Amazon Prime has 2 documentaries on the subject that are good bookends to the show - they also don't repeat a lot of the same details so each is worth it, especially the older one closer to the time of the event. There's some interesting, somewhat unflattering appearances by Chuck Schumer - the paths we've led, eh?

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:36 AM

THGRRI


I followed the link but had a problem. I'll try again at some point.


T

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

YOUR OPTIONS

NEW POSTS TODAY

USERPOST DATE

OTHER TOPICS

DISCUSSIONS
Dutch Spies Caught Russian Hacker
Sun, February 18, 2018 00:12 - 6 posts
13 Russian Nationals Indicted
Sun, February 18, 2018 00:04 - 58 posts
Countdown Clock to Trumps impeachment " STARTS"
Sat, February 17, 2018 23:56 - 832 posts
In the garden, and RAIN!!!!
Sat, February 17, 2018 23:11 - 420 posts
Another Putin Disaster
Sat, February 17, 2018 22:29 - 67 posts
Blood on their hands...?
Sat, February 17, 2018 21:31 - 31 posts
Congressman Matt Gaetz Issues Statement Demanding Intelligence Committee Release Classified Memo on DOJ and FBI to Public After Viewing Documen
Sat, February 17, 2018 21:02 - 252 posts
The absolute PoS that is Florida governor Rick Scott
Sat, February 17, 2018 20:59 - 18 posts
The risk of nuclear war under Trump
Sat, February 17, 2018 18:15 - 144 posts
6 String Tax Plan
Sat, February 17, 2018 11:18 - 73 posts
Evidence: So where are we now(II) ?
Sat, February 17, 2018 11:00 - 217 posts
Ajit the Eejit
Sat, February 17, 2018 08:55 - 13 posts

FFF.NET SOCIAL