Very few movies have me sitting on the edge of my seat. I thought I had seen it all, I have not. 13 Hours is a must see for anyone who thinks they might vote in this year's Presidential election. It is not a movie about politics though. It is just a real life story of men who died protecting American citizens. Men who made the ultimate decision to be who they are, warriors. Not all of us can do that. Certainly, not me. This movie reminded me that there are still true heroes in our country. Regardless of politics, there are still these unsung individuals who protect us. It is these individuals who choose this path to protect our nation, here on the homeland and abroad. Every day we take our lives for granted. We wake up, have a cup of coffee, get in the car, and go to work. We take our families out to dinner, on vacations, and by in large, enjoy everything America has to offer. We drive by the "homeless" vets at Walmart, we complain about illegal aliens, we accept the pandering from the politicians, and we continue to ignore the media bias. "It's all good!" Wow. Sometimes, rarely, something comes out of the shadows to awaken our soul. A new perspective, fresh eyes, and the rose colored glasses comes off. We awaken and start asking ourselves questions, questions that need to be asked. Questions that will make the country strong again. Questions of love, family, and patriotism. If you want to stay ignorant, don't go see 13 Hours. Stay at home. However, if you have a longing for the truth, the truth as it really is, go down to the theater and buy a ticket. You will not regret it. There is only one caveat, after the movie you might be "thinking" again. That's the way I see it, today, February 1st, 2016.
"The purpose of my writing is twofold. First, to get things out of my head. Second, to show it to you."
Daniel D Scroggin
A freelance writer, flight instructor, and world traveler. Sharing his ideas, opinions, and adventures for your consumption.