How Many Good “Guys” Are There In Big Government Or In Big Bureaucracy?
$1.3-TRILLION DEMOCRAT-DRIVEN SPENDING BILL . . . IS REPUBLICAN TREACHERY:
Has President Donald Trump Bitten More Off Than He Can Chew? Has The President Made More Promises Than He Can Keep? Is The President Dazzled By His Own Perceived Brilliance?
NO ONE IS SUPERMAN . . . If Donald Trump Thinks He’s Superman; Someone Should Tell Him That An Inflated Ego Is A Narcissist’s Kryptonite.
Do you think the people are getting the REAL TRUTH, from the Vast Majority of Politicians, LEFT or RIGHT? Or from the UPPER-UPS at the Justice Department, CIA, FBI, NSA, ATF and/or whatever else Alphabet Security Agencies are out there?
What Role Do You Think Big Media Has to Play In All Of This?
And do you Really Believe for a Second, that all the People aren’t Being Played like Fools, Believing that we know what’s happening, because every now and then the People are Thrown a Bone, while the Noise of Politics Blares in our Heads?
Do You Really Think Most Of Them Give a Rat’s Ass About Anyone But Themselves?
We’re Living In A Never Ending Episode Of Kabuki Theater . . . Where what you see, has nothing to do with what you get.
IT WAS MORE THAN 400 YEARS AGO . . . When Shakespeare Famously Wrote In His Play “As You Like It . . .”
“All The World’s A Stage & All the Men & Women Merely Players . . .”
That’s Who We Are . . . The Governed – MERE PLAYERS with a Limited Lifespan upon the Stage of Government & Special Interests, to Fulfill our Role at the Whim of the Producers & Directors, all of us, who are Caught in a Never-Ending Drama.
And whether we Participate or Not in this Drama, or think we DON’T Participate . . . We Do, since like it or not . . . We All Have Our Role To Play.
A Friend Recently Said To Me . . . “It’s No Use – Just Enjoy Life”.
He Was Worried About Me . . . Because during our Long Walks together with our Dogs, or the times we visit Home Depot, or BBQ Smokers, or Chinese Buffets – He’s Worried For My Health, Because of my Passionate Stand against Government & LEFTIST Abuse. His Fear for me, is that I will have another Stroke, so in his Words . . . I Should “Chill” – And Let Somebody Else Do The Fighting, because, as he sees it . . . I can Fight all I want, but like Don Quixote who Tilted at Windmills . . . It Won’t Make A Hill Of Beans In The End.
BUT MY FRIEND IS WRONG . . . Because – whether we become Engaged or not, we all have our Part to Play, much like a Parade of Life, where there are People who Orchestrate the Parade, others who Lead the Parade, others who March in the Parade, others who Line the Streets to Watch the Parade pass by, and others who stay away, pretending the Parade isn’t Happening.
But The Parade Happens . . . & Whether We’re In It Or Not . . . We’re All In It.
43-YEARS AGO – IN 1975 . . . Anne and I were already Married for 2-Years. I was 25-Years Old, Anne was Twenty-Four, and our Biggest Concern was making a Living and Establishing a Life for the Two of Us.
In those Days, for me especially, it wasn’t all about Politics, Social Issues & History. It was more about trying to Figure-Out how Anne and I would be able to make our way in Life as a Married Couple, dealing with Extraordinary Personal & Financial Challenges . . . Far more than a Young Couple just starting-out should have had to deal with . . . but that’s a different Story – One that made us Stronger rather than Weaker . . . WHICH SEALED OUR INSEPARABLE BOND.
Nonetheless Those Were The Circumstances That Brought Us Where We’re At.
RELEASED IN 1975 . . . SET IN THE FUTURE OF 2018:
EVEN THOUGH OUR WORRIES . . . were Far Greater than who was going to be Sitting in Government, or what was the Number-One Show on Television, or what was the Latest Fad, which Song was Topping the Charts, or what was the Hottest New Movie . . .
Hollywood Produced an Action Movie titled ROLLERBALL, Starring James Caan, which was not a Social Classic in the sense of Orwell’s 1984 or Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.
ROLLERBALL did pretty well at the Box Office, earning some $30-Million, which at that time was more Respectable than just somewhat . . . But it was far from being Iconic. Yet, In 20/20 Hindsight, ROLLERBALL had an Incredible & Troubling Effect On Me.
EVEN THOUGH . . . ROLLERBALL wasn’t Top of my Mind for the last 43-Years, every now and then, something would Happen, or be said, which would make me think back to the Movie.
AND NOW, MORE THAN EVER – A Movie Produced 43-Years Ago, Seemingly Without A Serious Social Message, Which Was Created To Represent Life In 2018, has become Far More than just Prescient.
1984 By Orwell, delivered an extremely Prophetic Social Message about a Dystopic Society, where in Orwell’s Vision, the People of the Future would Serve The Government . . . Known As Big Brother.
In Anne Rand’s Atlas Shrugged . . . Rand Prophesied a Period of Time in the Future, where the Government would Pick & Choose Winners & Losers, making a Society of Individualism with Rewards Based on Meritocracy a Crime.
And Even More Recently (2008) . . . Suzanne Collins, Published the Classic Hunger Games, where in her Book, a Tyrant Controlled Society in the Same Manner The Roman Emperors Controlled Rome and the People . . . Through Entertainment in The Coliseum, with Gladiator & Animal Fights to the Death.
IN ROLLERBALL . . . The Premise was that Corporations Ruled the World, and to keep the People in Line Competitively, through Entertainment (Corporate Nationalism), but not Politically Engaged . . . the Corporations created Teams, Representing each Corporation, which Roller-Skated around an Oblong Track (BROADCAST WORLDWIDE), where the Players on each Team tried to Score the most Amount of Points to Win for the Glory of the Corporation.
THE ENTIRE SCRIPT CREATED BY THE CORPORATIONS . . . was for the “Game” to be as Bloodthirsty as Possible, where Champions would Emerge who Skated Faster, Harder and Most Ruthlessly to Victory . . . which in essence became a Social Drug for the People, whose Entire Raison D’être was all about their Team in ROLLERBALL.
AND THEN ONE DAY . . . The Star of ROLLERBALL, who was the People’s Champion, Figured It All Out, That ROLLERBALL Wasn’t A Game At All.
THE HERO DIDN’T SURVIVE:
ROLLERBALL WAS A DISTRACTION, a way for the Corporations to Amuse the People, to the Point, where the People would Ignore the FACT, that they were being Controlled by the Corporations, while Thinking their Lives were Fulfilled, when in all Truth, they were Nothing More & Nothing Less . . . Than Addicted, Pampered & Entertained Slaves.
AS THE US CONGRESS DEBATES A $1.3 TRILLION SPENDING PACKAGE . . .
Think about all the Noise & Distractions. Think about all the BS Breaking News. Think about Comey, Mueller, Clinton-Foundation, Leaked Documents, Destroyed Emails, Russia, Russia, Russia . . . AND ALL THE TALKING-HEADS.
And Think About How many People Are in Jail Or Will Really Go To Jail?
Think About Shakespeare . . . “And All The World’s A Stage . . .” And think about your Part, and what Part you’re willing to Play in a Script Written by Others, for the Interests of Others . . . Opposed To Yours.
And Then Think Of Lincoln At The Gettysburg Address . . . “Of The People, By The People & For The People”.
The Framers Of The Constitution Gave You The Tools . . . Great Writers & Philosophers, Ancient and Current, Peeked into the Future, and through their Words and Books gave all of us a Glimpse of what’s to come . . . And How We Will Decide To Use What They Gave . . . Is Entirely Up To Us.
Personally . . . The Parade Doesn’t March Without Me.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov