Are You As “Mad As Hell” As ‘Network’ Was … Over 34 Years Ago?

[Disinformation note: This is a question worth asking again with the New Year coming up.]

Last week Disinformation’s Raymond Wiley asked on Facebook and this website the question of what are the best conspiracy movies of all time. Regular disinfo.com commenter honu brought up the film Network, which not only with this scene below, in my mind remains as relevant a film as it was over 30 years ago:

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  • Thenet

    .25 oz good red wine. 2 oz aromatic gin. Bombay won' t do. 1 oz Gran Marnier or similar. Shake with crushed ice serve in a brandy snifter. Rome wasn't built in a day.

    • http://disinfo.com Disinformation

      Glad you said that. There is no valence today to these comments … ?

  • 5by5

    Even better is this scene:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSj1yNZdY8

    It's corporatist arrogance on bold display, and this is before they REALLY got cooking. This is why they need to be taken down MULTIPLE pegs. They think themselves Gods, and they need a serious reminder that they most definitely AREN'T.

  • Bababoey

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  • rc

    Many people today may not realize just how over-the-top the depiction of the Howard Beale show seemed at the time, it seemed like farcical, really broad satire. Who could have guessed that mainstream journalism could have fallen so low, so fast.

    Too bad the contemporary reviews of this film are pre-digital….

  • Zoser23

    If you're gonna bring up “Network” then don't forget about “A Face in the Crowd”, and that was back in 1957.

  • scarsdontbleed

    I love this movie and this scene is awesome. What's going on today is nothing new….what a powerful movie scene.

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  • http://fokkawolfe.blogspot.com laurence

    heres a really good track that uses the speach!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEaUJyOL7Y&feature=related

  • http://fokkawolfe.blogspot.com laurence

    heres a really good track that uses the speach!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEaUJyOL7Y&feat

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I love that scene…and others from Network…but I’ve seen them on Disinfo kind of quarterly…so its a little overdone as a subject. Kind of like having a yearly update on familiar moments from basic addition and subtraction…been there, done that.

    Doesn’t make the movie less prophetic or relevant…but it was prophetic and relevant the last time its clips were posted…and the time before that…and the time before that.

    • reubenavery

      If anything, it just shows that this shit ain’t nothin’ new.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      True enough. But it’s a worthy subject, so let’s make the most of this: a ‘How-far-back-does-it-go?” contest. Here’s my entry.

      The corrupting influence of multinational financial networks goes muchhhhhhhhhhhhh farther back than this; I say at least to the first century B.C.E. with the ‘Pruzbul’ innovation:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruzbul

      The older Jewish law, apparently awash in some type of foolish youthful enthusiasm during its first millenium, mistakenly provided for the periodic cleansing of the economy’s financial arteries through an automatic cancellation of outstanding debts every 7th year–the so-called Jubilee Year. In time the need to correct this horrendously just practice became apparent.

      When the Greeks and Romans came into the picture, with their notoriously indolent and decadent elites, whose patronage network scorned actual economic productivity in favour of military adventure and plunder, the need for the traditional ruling case to perpetually fleece the masses uninterrupted became clear. How else were they to support such incredibly wicked, unproductive and self-centered lifestyles?

      Luckily the elites then were just as able to co-opt the system as they are today. They enlisted Rabbai Hillel to produce a complimicated legal contrivance called the Pruzbul to defeat the purpose of the law. The Pruzbul essentially transferred these private debts, which would otherwise expire and lead to the sad leakage of capital into the real economy, to a fictional non-corporeal entity exempt from the provisions of Jubilee.

      Sound familiar? Fictional beings exempt from our normal civil processes and with no moral obligation to the wider public being used to funnel graft into the flabby jowled maws of already over-satiated elite pigs? Well, the names may change, but the story is always the same.

      And maybe timely to the season, John Dominic Crossan, in his excellent book “Historical Jesus” posits that the social inequalities resulting from this Pruzbul ‘law’ directly led to the exile of Jewish people from those lands for nearly 2,000 years–and the rise of the social revolutionary, Jesus of Nazareth.

      So see, we all get something out of this. Some of us can trace a heritage of eternal religious persecution to it. Certainly a contributing factor to the shitstorm that is today’s Middle East. Others are inspired to find new ‘financial innovations’ to fleece the public in a similar manner. And a few, very few of us, see the faint echo of Jesus’ principled opposition to plutocratic bullshit in the speeches of Bernie Sanders and Pete DeFazio.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I love that scene…and others from Network…but I’ve seen them on Disinfo kind of quarterly…so its a little overdone as a subject. Kind of like having a yearly update on familiar moments from basic addition and subtraction…been there, done that.

    Doesn’t make the movie less prophetic or relevant…but it was prophetic and relevant the last time its clips were posted…and the time before that…and the time before that.

  • Alturn

    Procrastination is a crime it only leads to sorrow.
    I can stop it any time.
    I think I will tomorrow.
    - made to memorize in 8th grade

    “Many there are now who know this to be true, who desire to share, who long for brotherhood, yet act not. Nothing happens by itself. Man must
    act and implement his will.”
    - Messages from Maitreya the Christ

    “According to Maitreya, complacency is the root of all evil in the world. What can be summed up as the ‘I’m all right Jack’ mentality leads both individuals and institutions to become estranged from the realities of life, and therefore to ineffective solutions. Complacency is a form of corruption which is not ‘outside’ but inside. The mind itself is potentially constructive or destructive. . .The signs are there for those who need them, to strengthen our faith and to give us the necessary courage and conviction to emerge from a state of complacency in order to take on, together, the myriad necessary tasks of salvage in the world.”
    Maitreya through an associate and reported in Share International magazine 1989-1990

    • Ironaddict06

      Thoughtfull post.

  • Alturn

    Procrastination is a crime it only leads to sorrow.
    I can stop it any time.
    I think I will tomorrow.
    - made to memorize in 8th grade

    “Many there are now who know this to be true, who desire to share, who long for brotherhood, yet act not. Nothing happens by itself. Man must
    act and implement his will.”
    - Messages from Maitreya the Christ

    “According to Maitreya, complacency is the root of all evil in the world. What can be summed up as the ‘I’m all right Jack’ mentality leads both individuals and institutions to become estranged from the realities of life, and therefore to ineffective solutions. Complacency is a form of corruption which is not ‘outside’ but inside. The mind itself is potentially constructive or destructive. . .The signs are there for those who need them, to strengthen our faith and to give us the necessary courage and conviction to emerge from a state of complacency in order to take on, together, the myriad necessary tasks of salvage in the world.”
    Maitreya through an associate and reported in Share International magazine 1989-1990

  • Ironaddict06

    Thoughtfull post.

  • Anonymous

    If anything, it just shows that this shit ain’t nothin’ new.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H274SRKZXU3HQC7DHCF3ROLSYE Terry

    Myist on her cell phone.

    About a week or too later I was suspicious of my wife Joan Wagar, I suspected an affair, and I suspected my daughters knew of the affair.

    Why? because my daughters were being secretive ever since they went down to spend the night at Walmart, they would whisper to each other while we were all in the same room together, they were hiding something from me yet they did not care that I knew they were hiding something.

    My wife bat this point was not trying very hard to hide the fact that she didn’t love me anymore, but she did not want to admit to that, but I could tell by her mannerisms that bshe did not love me anymore.

    At this point all the classic signs of an affair were present, wearing sexier cloths, buying large bottles of perfume, her not wanting to be home and instead her getting excited when it’s close for her to leave for work.

    I started getting ill at this time, I suspected that it was a broken heart, at first, because I loved her so much at the time and I couldn’t deal with it emotionally, I found out later that I was being poisoned!

    About two and a half weeks later ny wife admitted to my daughters that she now has a nick name, I was not in the same room but I over heard it from the other room, Joan Wagar admitted her nick name was Dash, she admitted to my daughters “That’s what their calling me at work” to my daughters.

    At this point I suspected an affair but had no proof, and I suspected it was the person nick named Doubleclick that she was having an affair with, I suspected my daughters knew of the affair and were helping their mom Joan Wagar to hide it, and I find out everyone at Walmart was calling my wife Dash, and I was ill at that time.

    I had no idea what the nick names stood for at this point but I was suspicious of Joan Wagar’s nick name, considering my decline in health.

    I was not working at the time but I was a regular plasma donor donating twice a week for extra income, my wife was the only one working and from time to time she would donate too but mostly she didn’t bother.

    I wanted to believe my suspicions were wrong, we were married for almost twenty years, I loved her, and I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, I had no proof at the time, and I wanted to believe her.

    A month later I overheard a very unusual conversation while sitting on our balcony at our apartment, it came from the apartment below us, people inside that apartment were having what sounded like a argument, it sounded like a lady was arguing with her teenage son.

    Based on that weird conversation I got the impression that they were not mother and son at all, but instead investigators undercover.

    I smoked out on our balcony so I went out to it a lot to smoke, after hearing very unusual topics from the apartment below I became suspicious that they were investigating us!

    More suspicions to deal with, but I was not overly worried about it ether, just another thing that I uncovered.

    At this time I suspected my wife of an affair, suspected they nick named each other, and for some reason people down below us were investigators and they were trying to hide it, but not very hard, and yes I was still under the weather health wise and not sure at the time what was wrong.

    I was very depressed at this time, it felt like I was losing everything I cared about, and I did not understand why it was happening, my whole world was turned upside down, it felt like I was living in a apartment with strangers, my daughter Megan was never around anymore, my daughter Kayle spent most of her time in her room, both daughters were teenagers at the time, and my wife was like a stranger to me but she would claim to love me, but the feeling of love just wasn’t there!

    I was very very depressed, and I wanted to believe that it was depression that was making me sick, Joan was hiding poison in seasoning shaker at this time, I seen it in the fridge but ignored it at first because I was busy making dinner when I first spotted it.

    Afew days later I forgot about it, but it was still inside the fridge, my wife was on her day off and she made it known she was heading to Walmart to get listerene, me and my daughter Megan went with my wife Joan to the store.

    Once we were inside the store we started walking past the cashier aisle’s and there was a large group of Walmart employees at the other end, it looked like a employee meeting.

    Joan Wagar started walking faster than me and my daughter, a red headed man from the group saw her aproaching and walked up to her fast and said to her, “There making a new rule they don’t want girl employees wearing sexy shirts anymore!” me and my daughter were behind them by 25-30 feat, but it was late and the store was quiet at that time so I over heard what he said.

    My wife would not look at him she kept walking but I got the impression it was because she was whispering to him, I was thinking to myself this must be that Doubleclick she is having an affair with, and as I was thinking that he turned facing my wife and for the first time I saw his face, at least one side of it, with the exception of his hair color he was almost a twin to me.

    I was about to confront them when I saw that, when I realized what he looked like my first thought was “Oh my god, my wife’s messing with a twin of me!” my second thought was much much darker,” Oh my god this whole store was hiding this fact from me, and my daughters too!” my third thought scared me, “oh my god this is a conspiracy! why hide him!” at this point I pretended not to notice him and I acted like I was there just to shop!

    On the drive back home I was thinking my whole family is hiding a body double of me, the store was hiding him, then I remembered those people I suspected were investigators down below us!

    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, I was in shock over this, I didn’t know what to do or think, it just replayed in my head over and over again, then I remebered the seasoning shaker sitting in the fridge, I was very scared at this point, I was in shock over it and I was not sure what to do!

    Once we got home I waited for everyone to call it a night and I looked in the fridge and took out that seasoning shaker and opened it, it had a little bit of green liquid in it, the seasoning shaker was a garlic salt shaker!

    I thought to myself she is poisoning me with this, my whole world turned upside down about twenty times after this discovery!

    I put it back where it was thinking to myself “i can put our camcorder in the kitchen and catch her in the act!

    At this point I discover what those nick names stood for, I knew everyone was concealing a body double of me, and now strongly suspected those investigators were behind this somehow, I suspected I was being framed for something!

    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!

    Please keep in mind I was ill at this time, it felt like a weird head flu my head hurt all the time and I suffered lethargy, I had very little energy, and now I was suffering from shock of my discovery!

    I wanted to wake my wife up and confront her, but then thought better of it, I knew her well enough to know if she was poisoning me then she would simply deny it!

    Based on the talks those investigators were having before I now believed they were involved in this, my thinking was at least at the time that maybe they might have planted it there, I wanted to believe that because I did not want to believe my family could do such a thing, I have had confrontations with authority’s in the past and I know they don’t like me so I had good reason to believe such a thing posible!

    I decided from now on I will try to not eat anything my wife makes, I decided to not say anything to anyone yet because I had no proof, only a seasoning shaker with god knows what and authority’s down below trying to hide an investigation from me while everyone hides a body double from me!

    Yeah I didn’t have much in the way of trust at this point!

    I also had no where to turn for help, I lost contact with friends over the years being a stay at home dad while my wife Joan Wagar had many friends at Walmart!

    I was so ill that it was hard to walk anywhere and I knew no one that I could trust that I could call!

    The next day I got very ill again, after my wife went to work the seasoning shaker was gone, I thought to myself “Damnit I just fucked that up now I cant catch her, I decided I better stop donating until I kno3w for sure if I’m being poisoned!

    The next day the seasoningt shaker returned back where it was, ok, I thought to myself “just play it cool and get the camera in the kitchen while Joan’s asleep and hide it somewhere and turn it on before I wake her up to get ready for work” sounds easy, but it’s not, not when I had to hide it from my daughters as well, I was worried they might warn Joan and then I would never be3 able to catch her in the act!

    It’s around this time when I made the discovery that my wife was emailing Eric Carlson and I got to read the emails they sent each other!

    It’s at this point where I found proof of their affair and also discovered they had it out for their spouse’s!

    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!

    At this point I was angry, scared, very very very worried for the safety of my family, and once again in shock!

    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!

    I decided, stupidly I might add, to finally confront her about the affair, believe me when I say that was a bad idea on my part!

    I confronted her about the affair, but said nothing about Eric Carlson’s appearance, and nothing about me suspecting she is a poisoner!
    I only brought up the affair, and just as I thought she would she denied it, but she was scared while denying it, I know her enough to not confront her on anything like this without proof, I mentioned I found her emails with Eric Carlson and I know your lying about it!

    She lied some more even though she knew I read the emails, then after a minute of crying and bullshit coming out of her mouth it finally sunk in that she cant talk her way out of it so she admitted to her affair, but she quickly lied saying she was only with him once and that it ended the other night! yeah right!

    This became my way of having an outlet and at the same time getting her to discuss Eric Carlson, I gained much information about him, while she continues to hide his appearance from me, and I knew it!

    I learned Eric Carlson is from Idaho, that he is married, with two kids of his own!

    While she talks about this stuff I’m thinking “oh my god oh my god oh my god!” and wondering based on those emails if this is a multi murder conspiracy, Eric Carlson was not hiding from Joan Wagar that he hated his wife, according to Joan Eric Carlson was still with his wife!

    The way Joan Wagar, my wife, talked about Eric Carlson’s wife it gave me the impression Joan hated Eric Carlson’s wife too!

    Oh my god!

    From this point forward for I’m guessing two month’s Joan pretended much harder to act as though she was sorry and that she loved me, but it was still pretended, when you intimately know someone for almost twenty years you can tell it was pretended on her part!

    At this point I knew of the affair between Eric Carlson and my wife Joan Wagar, I knew they are still trying to hide Eric Carlson’s appearance from me, and my wife keeps removing and putting back a seasoning shaker into the fridge!

    And I knew of their nick names Doubleclick and Mrs Dash!

    I put the Mrs with the Dash because like I said Joan Wagar was hiding poison in a seasoning shaker! and I have every reason to believe that’s what it stood for, my wife for one stocked the isle at walmart where the seasoning’s are for one, there’s more but I wont get into that at this point!

    My daughters pretended to be bothered by their affair but I have reason to believe it was put on, I know they knew before hand, and they even loaned their mother their teenager type cloths so Joan could look more pretty,,,,for work!

    Around the end of July 2005 I knew of their affair, of their nick names Doubleclick and Mrs Dash, I knew my daughters and my wife as well as East Port Walmart was concealing a body double from me!

    I decided at this point to verbally just focuse on their affair and say nothing about the rest, why? so I could fucking prove it!

    I told Joan from now on I will drive her to work and also pick her up, I behaved as though I didn’t believe her affair was over but wanted to give her the chance to prove to me it’s over, she believed I was trying to spy on her at that point to see if I could catch her in her affair!

    That’s what I wanted her to believe, what I really wanted was video of Eric Carlson so I could prove he is a twin to me, and I didn’t want their guard up so I acted as though I didn’t know about his appearance!

    It wasn’t easy it took time on my part, remember I was ill, the type of pain that makes it hard to do anything type of pain!

    After this I realized that this is just too big, way way too big for me to handle! Too many people agreed to hide a body double! Too many!

    It’s at this point when I believe I proved what those fucking nick names stood for when I realized I need to warn people, I had reason to suspect they had it out for their spouse’s with their emails, but my wife also talks in her sleep, and everyone in the family knows that!

    In her sleep she would talk about Eric Carlson, other employees at work, she spoke of Eric Carlson’s wife, in her sleep she kept saying over and over again that she “Hated Her” referring to Eric Carlson’s wife!

    I decided that I should try to warn Eric Carlson’s wife, but I didn’t know how to find her, but I did know Eric Carlson’s cell phone number and I knew he worked graveyard so I decided to call Eric Carlson’s phone during the daytime hoping Eric Carlson’s wife would answer, and she did!

    It was a auk word call, how do you tell someone their spouse is having an affair my spouse, when I told her about the affair all she wanted to know was what was the name of my wife, I don’t blame her for that, but I wanted to meet with her in person, I could not tell her about the rest of it, she would need to see it for herself, she needed to see that I was almost a twin to her husband and that she needed to know how many people was hiding it!

    I told her that I have something she needs to see and asked if we could meet to discuss this, she agreed to meet with me at Fred Meyers on 145th and division in the evening, around 9 pm If I remember right, but she never showed up!

    I went back to the apartment and my wife had already left for work, I’m sitting in the living room and about a half hour goes by and then my wife comes home yelling and screaming at me because I told Eric Carlson’s wife about their affair!

    My daughter Megan was in the living room and my daughter Kayle was in her bedroom, everyone had to hear it, but I’m sure my daughters now will just pretend that didn’t happen, why? because my wife yelled for the next hour about it then she left to go back to work!

    The next day Joan Wagar poisoned the living shit out of me! and my family acted as though nothing’s wrong! Megan I believe was also poisoned! we both became deathly ill that next day, me first, then Megan!

    I know now my daughter Megan will lie about that, I got her on video now with Eric Carlson and Joan Wagar and they are asking my daughters to lie for them!

    But back them Joan Wagar wanted us all dead, and after this she even admitted in her sleep she wanted us dead!

    I was so badly poisoned I can barely remember what it was like, I remember the pain more than anything, and hard to think, and hard to talk, I could manage one or too words and that’s it, I felt like a zombie, and I had to somehow take care of Megan!

    Megan was laid out on the couch for a week and I had to help her to the bathroom and back to the couch and I had to make soups for her, and to help with her temperature to try to keep it down!

    The whole fucking time my daughter Kayle stayed in her room and never helped at all! and Joan, that bitch! came home from work and acted like she cared about Megan but I could see a slight smirk on Joan’s fucking face!

    The pain, was so disabling that I could do nothing but suffer, I couldn’t even scream!

    During this time Joan pretended to be a loving wife and mother but it was just a front, because she was concealing a slight smirk the hole time! and I couldn’t do a fucking thing about it!

    Megan started getting better 7 or 8 days later and she was up and about and slowly started becoming herself again, me on the other hand was not!

    I didn’t figure it out then but I figured it out later that she was either poisoning my coffee cup or she was poisoning the coffee pot itself! Joan herself had coffee through her espresso machine, not the coffee pot!

    For me my life would never be the same again, I was so badly fucked up by it then that I could not even make a call let alone go anywhere!

    To this day I cannot function normally because of that!

    After Megan got better Megan started hanging out with her friends a lot more while my daughter Kayle just stayed in her room!

    I greatly, greatly, feared for the safety of my family, I feared so badly for their safety that I believed if I tried to warn another person that my whole family may be killed!

    The whole time my family did not give a shit that I was a victim, and at the time I could not realize that!

    Back then I could not think, I had to endure never ending pain so acute that I could do almost nothing but suffer!

    I believe a month went by and all of a sudden something inside of me burst and I was bleeding internally, when I went to the bathroom I must have lost a pint or more of blood in the bole!

    This time Joan toke me to the OHSU hospital and the doctor said they didn’t know what was wrong but they suspect a hernia!

    Joan Wagar was not worried at all!

    I was treated badly at the hospital, they did not care how much pain I was in and they did not care about what I tried to describe to them!

    Looking back at it now I know damn well they know my wife was poisoning me and they just did not give a shit! it was not fucking easy to talk mother fuckers how could a hernia cause that! how you going to find poison with a x-ray doctor! that’s all you did OHSU and you were not even trying to hide the fact that you don’t give a shit!

    I was like an invalid back then, I could hardly do or say anything that’s how fucking bad it was! and my family acted as though nothing’s wrong!

    I was in severe shock over this because I realized there was no help at all, not even a hospital would give a shit! I uncovered a large murder conspiracy, tried to protect my family from it, tried to warn other possible victims, and they just cover the shit up by poisoning me and then they pretend nothing’s wrong!

    It put an end to me going anywhere, I couldn’t even drive, my vision was fucked up! I COULDN’T EVEN FUCKING TALK!

    I don’t remember how much time went by, less than a month, and we got a 24 hour notice that we need to leave the apartment for a 24 hour period because maintenance wanted to do some painting in our apartment!

    They were not our normal maintenance personnel, they were under cover officer’s and they were trying to hide it, but I already knew, long story, suffice it to say they put our apartment under video surveillance at that point, and Joan knew about it, and she is good good buddies with these folks!

    It was at this time I realized I am not going to survive this murder conspiracy no matter what I do! too much, it was just too much! too much against me, and no one cared! I knew I was being framed at this point, I suspected I was being framed for what Eric Carlson was doing, I knew I stumbled onto a very large conspiracy! an entire Walmart store agreed to hide a body double is that enough to know how large this was!

    I was a family man! I cooked our meals, washed our cloths, toke care of the kids, I donated plasma twice a week, I loved my family, I always believ4ed they loved me, I protected them from a conspiracy, I tried to warn people of this danger born out of Eric Carlson and Joan Wagar’s affair, I stopped donating when I suspected Joan was a poisoner, WHERE’S MY FUCKING MEDAL AMERICA!

    This was just the beginning of the hell I had to endure!

  • http://twitter.com/D351 D351

    Seriously, this is not news. It’s a great movie, but I’ve seen clips of Network posted on disinfo at least twice before. Post when you’ve got something interesting to post, kids.

  • Anonymous

    True enough. But it’s a worthy subject, so let’s make the most of this: a ‘How-far-back-does-it-go?” contest. Here’s my entry.

    The corrupting influence of multinational financial networks goes muchhhhhhhhhhhhh farther back than this; I say at least to the first century B.C.E. with the ‘Pruzbul’ innovation:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruzbul

    The older Jewish law, apparently awash in some type of foolish youthful enthusiasm during its first millenium, mistakenly provided for the periodic cleansing of the economy’s financial arteries through an automatic cancellation of outstanding debts every 7th year–the so-called Jubilee Year. In time the need to correct this horrendously just practice became apparent.

    When the Greeks and Romans came into the picture, with their notoriously indolent and decadent elites, whose patronage network scorned actual economic productivity in favour of military adventure and plunder, the need for the traditional ruling case to perpetually fleece the masses uninterrupted became clear. How else were they to support such incredibly wicked, unproductive and self-centered lifestyles?

    Luckily the elites then were just as able to co-opt the system as they are today. They enlisted Rabbai Hillel to produce a complimicated legal contrivance called the Pruzbul to defeat the purpose of the law. The Pruzbul essentially transferred these private debts, which would otherwise expire and lead to the sad leakage of capital into the real economy, to a fictional non-corporeal entity exempt from the provisions of Jubilee.

    Sound familiar? Fictional beings exempt from our normal civil processes and with no moral obligation to the wider public being used to funnel graft into the flabby jowled maws of already over-satiated elite pigs? Well, the names may change, but the story is always the same.

    And maybe timely to the season, John Dominic Crossan, in his excellent book “Historical Jesus” posits that the social inequalities resulting from this Pruzbul ‘law’ directly led to the exile of Jewish people from those lands for nearly 2,000 years–and the rise of the social revolutionary, Jesus of Nazareth.

    So see, we all get something out of this. Some of us can trace a heritage of eternal religious persecution to it. Certainly a contributing factor to the shitstorm that is today’s Middle East. Others are inspired to find new ‘financial innovations’ to fleece the public in a similar manner. And a few, very few of us, see the faint echo of Jesus’ principled opposition to plutocratic bullshit in the speeches of Bernie Sanders and Pete DeFazio.

  • Hotpecks

    It’s 4:20 in Los Angeles

  • Hotpecks

    It’s 4:20 in Los Angeles

  • Dillon

    umad bro?

  • Dillon

    umad bro?

  • R31dm

    Those who enjoy conspiracy films should also check out these:
    Winter Kills
    The Parallax View
    Cutter’s Way
    3 Days of the Condor
    Decoder
    Alternative 3
    The Formula
    The President’s Analyst
    Wrong is Right
    Tribulation 99
    From Hell
    V For Vendetta

    • http://www.disinfo.com Disinformation

      Thanks for the list, however with “Network” I think many of us agree … it’s no longer a conspiracy, it’s so obvious that many people will accept this point of view as “truth”?

      Thanks again for the movie list.

  • R31dm

    Those who enjoy conspiracy films should also check out these:
    Winter Kills
    The Parallax View
    Cutter’s Way
    3 Days of the Condor
    Decoder
    Alternative 3
    The Formula
    The President’s Analyst
    Wrong is Right
    Tribulation 99
    From Hell
    V For Vendetta

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    Thanks for the list, however with “Network” I think many of us agree … it’s no longer a conspiracy, it’s so obvious that many people will accept this point of view as “truth”?

    Thanks again for the movie list.

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