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Friday, January 3, 2014

I'm Mad As Hell!

I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, and shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be! We know things are bad - worse than bad, they’re crazy! It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone!' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone! I want you to get MAD! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad! You've got to say, "I'm a HUMAN BEING, DAMMIT! My LIFE has VALUE!!" So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now, and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!!" I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad! You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!!
The above is a quote from the 1976 movie, "Network". These lines and many others to follow are spoken by Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) as he is tired of working for Union Broadcasting System's Evening News. Perhaps you should re-watch it or watch it for the first time. Talk about similarities to today! But the thing is, in 1976, this movie was considered "satirical", now it is just reality. Check out these quotes:

You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here, you're beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal. You do. Why, whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs. In God's name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion.Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn't come out of this tube. This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation; this tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers; this tube is the most awesome damn propaganda force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people, and that's why woe is us that Edward George Ruddy died. Because this company is now in the hands of CCA, the Communications Corporation of America; there's a new chairman of the board, a man called Frank Hackett, sitting in Mr. Ruddy's office on the twentieth floor. And when the 12th largest company in the world controls the most awesome damn propaganda force in the whole godless world, who knows what shit will be peddled for truth on this network?

The plot of the entire movie could apply to today's MSM and people are doing the same thing that they always have. There is nothing new under the sun. They go about their lives and could really give a crap about what is really going on. We live in a time where information is abundant and it is at the tip of our fingertips at a moment’s notice, yet we have more un-informed people among us than ever before. The problem? People don't want to have to find the truth for themselves anymore. They are content with listening to the propaganda and believing the likes of Barbara Walters when she says Obama is the Messiah. But now, things are "getting bad" and a few more people are "waking up" but not nearly enough.

In the movie, Howard Beale said he wasn't telling people to riot or to protest. He simply called for them to go to their window and shout, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore." Today, our window is Facebook, twitter, blogger, word press, tumblr, and I could go on and on. There are VERY few people who are not on some sort of social media. USE IT! If WE THE PEOPLE do not stand against this tyranny and all the socialist/communist crap, then we will never be able to rise from our knees again. While we are still on our feet, now is the time to stand, dammit! Let government know that we are MAD AS HELL, AND WE AREN'T GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE! Write a letter to your Congressman...say what you want. Tell them we aren't going to take it. Put the GOP on notice that if they choose the way of the left, then they will be voted out! Say goodbye to the turncoats and stand with people who actually care about America and Americans. They are out there but they need our support. If you do not start doing something now, I promise we will be left with a Chris Christie/Hillary primary. And let me ask you this. Between those two...What the hell difference would it make? The (R) after Christies name isn't for Republican. More likely it's for ROTUND! And that (D) after Hillary? Damnation!

Get mad, dammit! If you don't, you have no right to gripe about it later as you are reminiscing about the "old days" to your kids and grandkids. Telling them about an America that used to be. They will have no idea and will hopefully wonder why you didn't do something to stop it. And you will have to bear that shame until they come to take you for your final shower.


  1. I understand how you feel, it's why I started blogging, but often I feel like it's all a hopeless lost cause. I gotta compliment you one more time on your site. It looks really professional. Good job.

  2. Thank you. I'm trying to figure out how to add tabs at the top now. I would like to add the constitution, bill of rights and federalist papers. Maybe somebody might read them.