Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Have you ever thought of exactly how crooked our government and law enforcement can be and how those we'd least expect to be crooked actually are? This past Sunday, I watched a movie called The Departed with a number of well known actors. The movie involved a number of young men who graduate from the same police academy. One character, with a completely clean background, gets involved with an infamous mobster and murderer as a child. The mobster puts him through the academy so that he has an inside man if ever he needs to get out of trouble. Another man from the same academy and a broken family life was asked to go undercover, do prison time, and get into the mafia acting as a rat. It turned out that the one with the perfect record was working for the mobster, while the one with a bad record was a real cop. Movies like this show the audience that we shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Just because someone appears to be good on the outside, such as his/her lifestyle is seemly flawless, in actuality, the person could be doing bad things behind it all. People should not always give the benefit of the doubt when it comes to trusting someone they don't know too well. This was an important lesson of life taught from a single movie.


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