- From the 1997 film of the same name
- Excerpts from a conversation between Al Pacino and Kevin
- "These people, it's no mystery where they come from!
You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with
its desire. You build egos the size of Cathedrals; fiber-optically connect
the world to every ego impulse; grease even the dullest dreams with these
dollar-green gold-plated fantasies until every human becomes an aspiring
Emperor that becomes his own God. And you go from there ~
- And as we're scrambling from one deal to the next; who's
got his eye on the planet! The air thickens, the water sours, even the
bee's honey takes on the sour taste of radio-activity. They just keep
come'n faster and faster; there's no chance to think, to prepare: its
Buy Futures; Sell Futures; when there is no Future! We got a runaway train
boy! We got a billion Eddie's all jogg'in into the future. Every one of
them getting ready to Fist-f-k God's ex-planet, lick their fingers clean
as they reach out toward their pristine cybernetic keyboard to tote up
their f---in bills-of-allowance!
- And then it hits home, you've got to pay your own way
Eddie, it's a little late in the game to 'buy out now' ~ Your belly's
too full, your dick is sore, your eyes are blood-shot and you're scream'n
for someone to 'help' But guess what there's no one there! You're
all alone Eddie, you're God's special little creature! Maybe it's true,
maybe God threw the dice once too often! Maybe he let us all down.
- Freedom baby is never have'n to say you're sorry. This
is 'revolution' "
- Kevin: "Why the Law: Cut the shit dad, why lawyers,
why the law!?"
- "Cause the law my boy puts us into everything. It's
the ultimate backstage pass it's the new priesthood baby. Did you know
there are more students in law school then there are lawyers on the earth
-we're comin out, guns blazin!"
- Does any of this sound familiar-it should, because we're
living it-and originally this was never our dream in the first place!
This is part of what was created for us to fit ourselves into so that
we could never escape from their plans to ensnare us all: This is our
own national Tar-Baby and until now it has all worked out pretty well-for
- But the world above is not the world that most people
dream about, it's not even viable unless you first sell your soul to the
darkest thoughts you're capable of-and never look back! We're better
than that-aren't we!
- That world 'we lost' it's still there you know, we just
deserted it to chase these impossibly vile dreams of personal wealth
on the fringes of an empire that doesn't give a damn about us. We have
ignored the fact that these people NEED us far more than we need anything
from them. Yet now we're screaming for someone-anyone-to HELP us. "But
guess what-there's no one there" because we have helped them to kill
what could save us from ourselves and from this collective madness! This
is the nightmare world that we are living second by second: but we can
end it: All we have to do are all those things that they've spent decades
trying to keep us from knowing!
- We are the people in "We the People" this is
our country-not theirs! But if we want it back then we must rediscover
that it belongs not to each of us as a solitary being, but to all of us!
That would mean that we must remember that we're all in this together;
which is ironic, because our owners have mortgaged our futures to prevent
us all from realizing that simple fact. We are united by sweat and by
fear, by blood and by sacrifice and especially by our dreams for a better
tomorrow: Yet we have let these bandits steal those dreams and crush that
hope, and now we are about to let them use our own troops against us,
in a final act, that could see the population surrender to these creatures
that are not human in any real sense of that term.
- We need to re-discover how to say "NO!" We
need to discover how to start over-completely. But most of all we need
to remember who we are by talking to other people about both these crimes
against us all and more importantly, we need to begin to try and figure
out where we go from here! This was our world and if we want it back;
then we have to be willing to take care of ourselves and each other first-in
order to deal with those that have plotted, almost from the beginning,
to steal our very existence!
- "Yesterday is Gone" in so many ways! Innocence,
pride, honor, law, all of it has gotten swept up with the illegal profits
and the invasions of other countries-invasions that number over 200 in
the 232 years of our official existence. That's a huge weight, something
that is far too heavy for any one nation to bear, and yet this administration
still hungers for more blood, more stolen counties, more collateral damage
and of course for still-more profits that we have not earned.
- Our owners do this they say, to protect us: to keep America
and Americans "safe" in a hostile world. Yet every day we murder
innocent people and call them terrorists. Everyday we pass more laws
to infringe upon the lives of American citizens-and now we are finally
being subjected to the ultimate shame-as our money and our reputation
as a nation are both made worthless-in the eyes of the rest of the human
race, as this shall come to be known to our children's children as Our
Great Refusal to defend ourselves!
- In the bogus campaigns the candidates want the public
to believe that their criticisms of each other are "not personal"!
Why NOT! When people lose their jobs, their homes, their savings and their
way of life and most of what they thought might be their future- how is
that not personal!
- From John Neihardt in The Twilight of the Sioux: listen
to Sitting Bull's wife; when the blue-coasts come to drag the Chief to
- "Whither do you go? There is a name that you have
carried far, my man! Have you forgotten who you are that cowards come
and drag you out of bed? It would be well if Sitting Bull were dead and
lying in his blood! It would be well! But now what story will be good
to tell in other winters?" The president, in Washington, was terrified
that Sitting Bull might lead a rebellion against the whites so like
today they came in secret to arrest him.
- In our case it appears that we have forgotten who we
were, so apparently we cannot know now, just who it is that we might be
today! Do we really want to change this for the better; or is it just
too much trouble! Maybe we might begin to talk about the things we never
talk about, instead of all the mindless slop we chose to fill our time
with now? If we don't begin to do this, then those rather stark words
from the film, back at the beginning of this;,might well come back to
haunt us all. What does the future hold for any one of us-especially now?
- Have we the individual courage to alter that, or are
we going to remain spectator's even as our death's are not just being
planned; but are eagerly being sought by the same people that have always
hated us, because to them, we are the major threat to all they chose to
do! It's up to us to change the subject now and to demand all our money
back, with interest! Now that would truly be a new beginning!