As Howard Beale said so brilliantly in 'Network,' 'God
damn it folks, wake up!'
If Cheyefsky were writing this speech today, he'd probably add something
like this about the constant terrorist threats posed to us by TV talking
heads and the Government.
'You god damned idiots out there. Wake up. Do you think bombed to cinders
countries like Iraq or Libya or Afghanistan have any military capability
whatsoever to invade America? If you believe that, you believe George
Bush can s peak English. They're lucky to have shoes, let alone rifles,
for God's sake. And if they're going to chop somebody's head off, do you
think they'd go to the trouble of sticking them in a f'ing, clean orange
jump suit. To get blood all over it? It's all fake. The producers
who make this fake shit up put them in these orange jump suits so you
idiots will know or think they're prisoners. Except it's obvious you aren't
thinking or you wouldn't be watching or believing this crap.'
'Now the government is telling us there'll be a f'ing terror attack on
Las Vegas. Horseshit! How do they know?. They knew about 9/11 for God's
sake and didn't say a f'ing word. So, why are they spreading this bullshit.
So, you idiots will let them take the few scraps of rights they haven't
finished stealing. And let them continue to turn our dwindling Treasury
over to the f'ing Pentagon!'
'If there were to be a terrorist attack, the terrorists wouldn't be announcing
it for Christ's sake. Or Mohammed's sake! They'd sneak over to Hoover
dam and a few other reservoirs around the country, with a couple of vials
of fucking ebola or some shit, and just drop it in the water. Then they'd
sit back and just watch half of us die. And considering how f'ing stupid
you've all been believing Presidential bullshit from the LBJ lies about
Viet Nam. Bushes lies about Iraq, and Obama's lies about not being Nigerian,
half of you gone would not be a f'ing loss to the country or the world.!
'Remember, if the f'ing emperors that sit in the White House are wearing
no clothes, and you can see for fifty f'ing years none of them have been
since they murdered Kennedy, then they should be arrested for indecent
exposure! As Hunter Thompson so eloquently said. 'fuck 'em!'
If you are brave enough to want to SEE John deliver this