Just coincidentally, I watched a Bollywood movie last night titled “Wazir.” It was cinematically dreadful & politically detestable. The bad guy in the film was a Kashmiri politician who, according to the improbable plot, had been a member of a terrorist gang that massacred everyone in a Kashmiri village, kidnapped a surviving little girl & forced her to pose as his daughter so that when Indian troops moved in to save the day, he could escape. That’s a dystopian tale without a shred of reality. But see how magically it serves nationalist propaganda? It reminded me the entire time of the John Wayne movies I grew up with which glorified WWII & the role of US militarism. Only worse.