Rambo III – FLNWO #37

by | Aug 23, 2016 | Film, Literature & The New World Order | 9 comments

Rambo III is silly popcorn entertainment. But it is silly popcorn entertainment that is set during the Soviet-Afghan war, and as such it reflects the standard propaganda narrative that was being fed to the American public at that time. So what do we make of this silly propaganda today, after 9/11 and the conquest of the “brave freedomfighters” of Afghanistan by NATO?

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Rare Sylvester Stallone Rambo 3 interview

Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist

NATO to maintain presence in Afghanistan

Original dedication (theatrical release)

Revised dedication

Last month’s episode and comments: The Poetry of F.R. Scott

Next month: The Purge: Election Year


  1. It looks like it might be a good video, but the video is missing. Without it, the thing is pretty difficult to follow.

    When will you post the final video?

  2. If Rambo is in Afghanistan, I hope somebody has been asked to pick up his Social Security Checks ! No video but I thought I heard Richard Crenna’s voice in the audio, probably not because he died in 2003 !

  3. The comparision of both movies (Rambo III and Charlie Wilson’s War) to me was very interesting and I remembered Adorno’s often quoted sentence: “There is no correct life in the wrong.”
    If you don’t know the whole history from the beginning you would tend to agree with Stallone and/or Wilson. But if you know how it started, you are able to unmask they both had a propagandistic function too, beside of being undertaining.

    I’m looking forward to your observations of “The purge”. Esthetically it may have something in common with “Suicide Squad”. Maybe I’m wrong. Just from the first glance, I find it particularly striking that they seem to have a similar look-and-feel. Aren’t they in some way a mirror to the abyss of the summer of rage?

    I’ll admit I haven’t seen either of them though. But I certainly will do “my homework”.

  4. Bless you, James, for slogging through this tripe Rambo 3. I thought my head was going to explode from the sheer stupidity of it. Hard to believe I used to enjoy stuff like that. It’s amazing how your tastes change in your choices of entertainments as you get older. Can’t wait for your Purge analysis. Keep up the good work.
    Congratulations on the arrival of your second child.
    Thanks for all you do

  5. The link “Rare Sylvester Stallone Rambo 3 interview” to guutube does not exist anymore. Can you upload that onto another platform, please?

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