Never Forget: "The World is a Business"

No ideologies? He was an optimist.

Posted by Fat Man at August 5, 2015 12:37 PM

"IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon."

Of that list, only IBM, DuPont, and Dow survive. ITT was broken up. AT&T is only a couple of pieces of the company it was back then. Dow bought Union Carbide, and Exxon exploded into a billion little pieces.

Posted by Fat Man at August 5, 2015 12:44 PM

That's one of the few screenplays to which I would apply the word 'brilliant'. The others I can name offhand include those of Dr. Strangelove, the Fisher King, and Moonstruck.

Chayefsky was an all-too-rare rare genius. It's astonishing how prescient he was..

Posted by ahem at August 5, 2015 2:20 PM

"It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU... WILL... ATONE! "

It is said "Time is money", but I disagree really, because ...

"Money is Time"

Time spent in the name of .... work.

(Francisco d'Anconia's 'Money Speech')
www . youtube . com/watch?v=LTQqFGLDdJ0

With the default of Puerto Rico, the coming default of Greece, the Hyperinfaltion in Zimbabwe and Venezuela, it is obvious that the Socialists truly have 'meddled in the Primal Forces of nature' and THEY WILL ATONE.

Whether by Bill Whittles 'Hammer of Reality' or by ordinary people who work for a living (vs Vote for a living), a reckoning is coming and I would think these Socialist Grifters will the get hell out of our way as we are faaaar more kind and faaaaar more forgiving than is Reality is.

(Hammer of Reality)
www . youtube . com/watch?v=LGeWMPFlGlY

Though we 'stoopid' Flyover commonfolk may grumble and grouse and say things like, "I'm mad as hell and I won't take it anymore", we will not empty the food shelves nor let people actually starve.

(Socialists in Venezuela Forcing Farmers to hand over Crops)
www . telegraph . co . uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/venezuela/11754156/Venezuelan-farmers-ordered-to-hand-over-produce-to-state.html (via American Digest, of course)

Well... us Christian Commonfolk, at least...

(Socialist Joseph Stalin's forced Famine = and Genocide in Ukraine)
www . historyplace . com/worldhistory/genocide/stalin.htm

Posted by cond0011 at August 5, 2015 2:29 PM

That scene is the one they *should* run in his video obits when he dies instead of "Deliverance".

Posted by Rich Fader at August 5, 2015 3:52 PM

Mr. Beale and his real life counterparts are doing just what Arthur Jensen pointed out. Those talking heads on the now much larger 60" screens are selling a narrative. And the Low Information Voters are buying it. Proof? Obama elected twice. Yes, those talking heads yield great power. The only antidote is people who study, do some independent inquiry, and use some logic.

Posted by Jimmy J. at August 5, 2015 4:21 PM

Study, inquiry, and logic stand helpless in the face of the Left Triumphant. Voting isn't going to get us out of the fix we're in now.

Posted by Monty James at August 6, 2015 9:09 AM

"Voting isn't going to get us out of the fix we're in now."


"Voting got us into the fix we're in now."
--gs, 2099

Posted by ghostsniper at August 6, 2015 9:31 AM

"Voting got us into the fix we're in now."

I think we just drew a parallel to the act of reproductive sex, there, ghostsniper.

Posted by Monty James at August 6, 2015 10:15 AM

Pardon the double post. Me stupid.

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Posted by hello at August 8, 2015 6:01 PM