As the struggle to make ends meet, feed our families, keep a roof over our heads, pay for a rising cost of living, with stagnant or falling income, forces and pressures are building that are making more and more people feel like Mr. Beale, “I’m as mad as Hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore” from the 1976 movie ‘Network.’
The words Mr. Beal spoke in 1976 were prophetic and Timeless, and are just as True for the realities of Today
Powerful and rich Mr. Jensen delivers his ‘corporate cosmology’ to the Mad Prophet of the Airways in the link below. Only with the benefit of hindsight can we see the 1976 movie was prophetic and current for our Time 36 years later as the world wakes up to see and realize the Global Corporatocracy that has consolidated power and control over every material aspect in the lives of the people-consumers of this world.
Unawares to me, earlier that Saturday, March 5, before I uploaded this report later that night, Michael Moore spoke to the Protesters in Madison, Wisconsin.
His speech contained similar themes to those in this 1976 movie ‘Network.” At the 19 minute mark he had the crowd chanting, “We have had it” a thought very similar to “I’m as mad as Hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
I was happy to discover the Michael More video the next day, as in the Spirit transcending National boundaries, Space and Time.
This article was the lead paragraphs in the article ‘TV & POPULAR CULTURE: IDOLS, ADVERTISING AND UNREAL REALITY’ posted on March 5.
This Blog, being a work in progress, I thought it better to separate that article which was much too long for a Society accustomed to 30 second sound bytes, with attention deficit disorder to greater or lessor degrees, and give it a new current title.
The following video from the 70’s is strong evidence the more things change, the more they remain the same.