This movie has stuck in my brain for a looooooooong time. I’ve likely had dreams about it. It has picked at me off and on forever and I don’t completely understand why I am only now getting around to watching it again.
It seems like a very timely story and should be useful to people enduring America in the post-World War II fantasy we’ve propped up for ourselves to play in for a while until it’s time to grow up and get real. And by “real” I mean real ancient Greek civilization, because they knew what time it was. Then the idiot Christians (no offense, Jesus, because you were probably a cool guy yourself) kept pouring water on the Greeks until the entire Earth forgot everything important. But that’s another story!!!
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Maybe I should have used the word “visionary” instead of “genius” in this article’s title. That would have been much more sarcastic. 🙂
Excellent article! Well worth the read. Plus you get a history lesson.
We are killing the world, Citizens. We, our country, our corporations, our Wall Street, our holy capitalism. . . .
We certainly have no right to be free from the natural, predictable consequences of our actions, be they a cruel, inhumane economy, destruction of physical property, loss of life — certainly nothing we haven’t already inflicted upon the world many times in many ways with virtual impunity. Consequences are inevitable, as is justice. Eventually, and it may be after humans are long gone, all of this will go away, this pollution, this ruin, this disharmony, this ecological devastation. The tragedy is that we have had the power to make it go away all of our lives. All we have to do is choose a different path. We all have choices. We all choose our own path. We all decide what happens.
Wake up. Stand up. Do what’s right no matter what.