dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

What does Michael actually know about the war anyway?

Since tomorrow, we remember those who died to preserve our freedoms from enemies without, it behooves us to have to remember that Michael has always had a rather poor grasp of what Jim had to go through. As we'll see next year, Mike looks at footage of men dying in the Battle of Britain or carrier warfare or some other example of the crimson results of the failure of the politicians to keep the peace and wishes it were in colour. While it's clear that Elly thinks he's a ghoul who's a fan of violent death and as well as being actively indifferent to the plight of widows and orphans, this might not be the case.

This is becase it seems to me that Michael is unable to quite understand that World War Two wasn't some sort of movie. In his experience as a passive box-watcher, the man who got gunned down like a dog on last week's police procedural is a comic hindrance on this week's office comedy and a bit player in something else the week after that. This means that we're dealing with something of an immature mind that can't really understand how death works. He doesn't quite manage to see the suffering as real because the maniac thinks that life is a drama put on for his amusement....which makes him a far worse person than the ghoul Elly thinks he is.
Tags: cathode ray poisoning., mike patterson: universal idiot

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