Nov 21, 2008
Politicians, Propaganda, and 'Network'
This YouTube video of a rant from the 1976 film Network may seem old as the hills to whippersnappers of today's world, but its script has been lurking in my unconscious for years. Maybe it's part of the reason why I avoid the ridiculously named 'reality' shows now and why George Orwell is my main George.
You know the Digital TV gorge we'll cross on February 17, 2009 (in the US - it's already been done elswhere unless I'm mistaken), will make mind control and propaganda even more worrisome to those of us who mind very much if others manipulate our minds, subliminally or otherwise.
Wikipedia has details, cast, and plot of Paddy Chayefky's Network and do check out Jim Kirwan's article (with above video included) on the film, some of which has been helpfully transcribed for you, plus Kirwan's remarks on the prescience of the 1976 film the dialogue for which Big Brother must have been musing on while plopped upon Paddy Chayefky's shoulder.
Well, any article that combines Orwell with The Rise of the House of Rothschild is okay by me, especially since there've been ten trillion dollars' worth of wealth lost, and even Barack Obama may be hoping his new-president scripts are as well written as Chayefky wrote Network.