Buckle up, because I'm about to spend entirely too much effort on this interesting-thanks-to-its-misguidedness piece of art.
To begin, let's explore this phrase that's been repeatedly tossed around with reference to Black Hawk Down:
"Black Hawk Down is anti-war but pro-military."
Right out the gate, I'm gonna go ahead and say I think this is a paradoxical statement and one that relies almost entirely on the conflation of people who are in the military with "the military" as an independent entity containing those people.
This is about as realistic or coherent as saying "anti-Holocaust but pro-Nazi," "anti-gasoline but pro-gasoline company," "anti-religion but pro-church," "anti-reading but pro-readers," etc. Plainly, it makes no sense.
If what people mean by this (and from…