Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Prophetic Film

I've always considered Paddy Cheyevski's 1976 movie classic "Network" a prophetic work!

It's all there: broadcast news drifting into 'infotainment'

Reality TV

Corporate Corruption and greed on massive scales

The numbing of civic culture

This scene is particularly engaging! It is a near perfect explanation of what our country is trying to extricate itself from.

Watching this recently made me think: suppose the torrent of ideological blather we've been hearing as been a clever distraction from the real issue - the 'ownership' of our country and the devaluation of our individual significance and our communal existence?

I'm not a conspiracy theorist. But watch the clip and see what you think.

Either way, its a great movie!

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