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By Mike Solberg (posted by Louisa Mitchell): I have finally read a headline about “The Slap” that seems just right to me: “Will Smith’s ‘Bad Boys’ director says Oscars slap was ‘wrong,’ reminds Hollywood that Ukraine babies are dying”. The “Bad Boys” director is Michael Bay, of all people, who has spent much of his career telling stories that support "the myth of redemptive violence" (see this link). That is, a bit simply, stories in which violence solves a lot of problems.