Greetings Me Droogs and Droogettes!
Man, been wild ’round here lately thanks to @WRSA at Western Rifle Shooters Association
Been the lead a couple times which I’m pleased with… “Can’t stop the signal, Mal.” Which is the way it NEEDS
to be. People at this point should be voting from the rooftops. Doing the Howard Beale “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!!!”
Now, for perspective…another Prophetic Movie… To give a thumbnail, because 90% of people –have not- seen this thing. EVERYONE knows the memes and the phrase, but the context is important. Beale is a drunken, about-to-lose-his-job newsman who’s in the dive to the bottom… promises to shoot hisself on air live. Also rants and raves ” a dark vision of America as a nation in decline as he speaks about the “depression” (i.e the recession caused by the Arab oil shock of 1973-74), OPEC, rising crime, the collapse in traditional values, and other contemporary issues” (h/t Wiki).
That’s all of us in the Based Blogosphere.
And let me tell ya… the ending is shaping up to be Prophetic as well.
The cops storm into the studio and shoot the bastard live on T.V. for exposing the corruption within.
Sounds like the future huh?
Did you know the movie is chock-a-block full of visionary truths? There’s a reason that they no longer show it? Like Vimeo and for rent on Amazon Prime is out there… I’ve never seen it on the boobus toobus, not that I watch that anymore outside of Star Trek. DVD can be had, but for the sake of things, lets just leave it that yes, you CAN find it… but there’s a reason the Powers That Be don’t like it. Quotes like this:
“At the bottom of all of our terrified souls, we know, that democracy is a dying giant, a sick, sick, dying, decaying political concept, riling in it’s final pain. I don’t mean that the United States is finished as a world power. The United States is the richest, the most powerful, the most advanced country in the world, light years ahead of any other country. And I don’t mean the Communist are gonna take over the world; because, the Communists are deader than we are. What is finished… is the idea that this great country is dedicated to the freedom and flourishing of every individual in it. It’s the individual that’s finished. It’s the single, solitary human being that’s finished. It’s every single one of you out there that’s finished, because this is no longer a nation of independent individuals. It’s a nation of some 200-odd million transistorized, deodorized, whiter-that-white, steel-belted bodies, totally unnecessary as human beings, and as replaceable as piston rods… Well, the time has come to say, is dehumanization such a bad word. Because good or bad, that’s what is so. The whole world is becoming humanoid – creatures that look human but aren’t. The whole world not just us. We’re just the most advanced country, so we’re getting there first. The whole world’s people are becoming mass-produced, programmed, numbered, insensate things…”
And that was written in 1976
76 was a weird time… I feel like it was the ‘last gasp’ of real America. I have some of the best memories of my life from that year. I remember we had a hometown “Spirit of ’76” pagent at the elementary school in New Hampshire. Everyone in town was there. Every Swinging Richard…
was “Daniel Boone”, down to the coonskin cap… DeadDad moved heaven and earth to find that dead fucking rodent hat… apparently they were hard to come by LOL.
44 Years… Seems like a lifetime AND a blink.
For some reason the memories there are sharper, more distinct.
Dunno… maybe the fact that it was THAT pleasant.
And, unfortunately, those days are long past.
It’s gonna be a shitshow.
And THEY have no fucking clue….
The police have revealed themselves as Regime Protection.
The Politician? The mask is off.
They’re ALL corrupt.
We knew it, they knew it.
There was a level of plausible deniability.
But no longer. Trump, by dint of being a genuinely decent man has exposed the corrupted pustule that our “elite” inbred/crossbred political families are. THATS why they really hate him. He ain’t them. He ain’t in the “club”. Just like us. Just -how- corrupt and mentally deranged, depraved and evil these people remains to be seen. However, at the rate things are going, we, the small folks, are never gonna see any resolution.
“When the elephants fight, the grass suffers.” African proverb.
Eventually they’re gonna come for guys like me. Sooner? Later? Tough call.
But, keep the powder dry, head on a swivel, no fear.
Until Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter