Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the Golden Sun dripped, blue skied, crisp, clean, comfortable island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Twenty-Eighth Day of April, 2016, Thursday according to Reuters. Always a pleasure sending this ‘message in a bottle’ out on these ’series of tubes’ (credit: late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens), called the Internet!
In 1976 a fine film came out that Hollywood would never put out in this early part of the 21st Century, as it goes against the whole point of that wretched, demonic business today. Hollywood, “once upon a time”, was a pure and dignified institution, now it is literal hor$e$hit that has clearly gone down the toilet! However, before it was completely taken over by ‘the men behind the curtain’, a little known film exploded in the nation’s consciousness, for a while at least… A great movie introducing the audience to “Mr. Beale” (played by the late, great Peter Finch), an anchor on a nationally broadcasted news station that begins WAKE UP! to the truth behind the lies on television (and everywhere in America today, and hence the world at large…), and the powerful, dark force it was then and certainly is today. The name of that film is “Network” and it might just be worth a look SEA!
Here is a quote from “Mr. Arthur Jensen”, (played by the great Ned Beatty), one of those men behind said curtain, a powerful plutocrat, who brought in “Mr. Beale” for a little talk regarding his recent snapping on TV and the blunt, raw truth screamed out over the airwaves he and his friends own; ‘commentary’ on the brainwashed, bleach blonde, propagandized, powerful weapon called “TV”…
“…you have meddled with the primal forces of nature Mr. Beale, and I won’t have it! Is that clear? You think you’ve merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars from this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only a “holistic” system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal force of nature, and YOU…WILL…ATONE! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on you twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about at their counsels of state? Karl Marx? They get out there linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business. The world is a a business Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that…perfect world…in which there’s no war or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you , Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.”
Mr. Beale: “Why Me?”
Mr. Jensen: “…because you’re on television dummy. Sixty million people watch you every night of the week, Monday through Friday.”
Mr. Beale: “I have seen the face of God…”
Mr. Jensen: “You just might be right Mr. Beale.”
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M