Others have reflected upon this election with bewilderment. Many of us wonder when the “loose ends” will finally be tied. Reading some good comments and some bad ones also, I bring up lines in a movie called SHOOTER. It is your standard Hollywood fair starring Mark Wahlberg. I like Mark and I liked the movie. It is the normal conspiracy, con, set-up then cover up type of plot but that isn’t what makes the movie. It is the lines in the dialog that jump out at you. They can be used very appropriately for politics of today. With the discussions and issues that have been happening as of late, here are some of the lines that just stand out:
“Howard Purnell: Have you given your official statement yet, ‘cuz I would be VERY cautious about what went IN it.
Nick Memphis: Well, maybe I should wait for the report to come out, read it, and THEN remember.”
“Bob Lee Swagger: I don’t really like the President much. Didn’t like the one before that, much, either.
Colonel Isaac Johnson: You like the idea of the President, living in a free country. Do we allow America to be ruled by thugs?
Bob Lee Swagger: Sure, some years we do. ”
“Senator Charles F. Meachum: There’s always a confused soul that thinks that one man can make a difference. And you have to kill him to convince him otherwise. That’s the hassle with democracy. ”
“Senator Charles F. Meachum: You got any plans after this? You have a rather unique skill set. I’d be interested in offering you a job.
Bob Lee Swagger: Work? For you?
Senator Charles F. Meachum: It’s not really as bad as it seems. It’s all gonna be done in any case. You might as well be on the side that gets you well paid for your efforts.
Nick Memphis: And what side are you on?
Senator Charles F. Meachum: There are no sides. There’s no Sunnis and Shiites. There’s no Democrats and Republicans. There’s only HAVES and HAVE-NOTS.”
“Senator Charles F. Meachum: This is a country, where the Secretary of Defense can go on T.V., and tell the American public, oh, that “This is about freedom! It’s not about oil!” And nobody questions him, cuz they don’t wanna hear the answer, because it’s a lie! There are only so many places at the table, Gunnie. Now, are you on the INSIDE, or are you on the OUT?
And, of course, one of my favorites….
“Senator Charles F. Meachum: The truth is WHAT I SAY IT IS!”
The truth is what I say it is. And if it changes then the change will be the new truth. And so on…. This is what the informed citizen is up against…what is the truth? It is as elusive as a logical progressive. If this were about Bush, over zealous and contrived would be the outcome from every lefty with a soapbox 24/7 for months and even years on end. When it is one of their kind, it dies quickly and mercilessly. The truth is what they say it is. Live with that and just shut the hell up because you can’t win against stupid.