Skip to comments."River Kwai" Symbolism
Posted on 10/17/2013 6:26:38 AM PDT by Gort_Klaatu
Hollywood has lately tried to use symbolism to attack conservatives and trash Tea Party members to sway the low information voters toward the liberal point of view in order to create a socialist nation.
For those familiar with "The Bridge on the River Kwai" we can imagine Obama as Colonel Saito the clueless Japanese leader, McConnell/Boener as Lt. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) and Palin/Cruz as Navy Lieutenant Commander Shears (William Holden).
Nicholson holds out to torture for quite a time until he realizes he could build a bridge that could last 600 years. He's blinded to his goal of defeating the Japanese with the notoriety of building such a bridge and becoming famous just as McConnell/Boener have done with capitulation to the Dems.
Shears (Palin/Cruz) is bound and determined to blow up the bridge to keep Japanese troop trains (Socialism) from advancing and taking over. Shears struggles to complete his goal despite obstacles that are thrown in his way.
Finally reaching the bridge, Shears sets the charges that will destroy the bridge and the oncoming train as well. Nicholson discovers the explosives and is confronted by Shears who tells him of his mission. Nicholson, realizing his legacy will soon be gone, screams to Saito (Obama) for help. In the ensuing struggle Saito and Shears are killed. Nicholson, now mortally wounded has an epiphany on what he has done to aid the enemy and collapses on the plunger, detonating the charges and blowing the bridge sending the troop train (Socialism) into the river.
Unfortunately, the movie version has an ending that defeats the Japanese. In the book however, the bridge does not get blown up.
I would like to see a happy ending to halt this advancing train of Socialism but with traitors like McConnell and Boener looking out for their legacy the mountain gets harder to climb every day.
It's a shame they don't realize that their legacy will be the same as the Saddam statues in Iraq. Their images will be torn down and destroyed by true patriots, people that believe in what the USA was meant to be by our brilliant founding fathers.
+1 to that.
I'd add John Roberts to list of the greatest current dangerous "legacy" builders.
My view is that the actions of McConnell and Boner will prevent any Republican gains in the Senate and will likely cause the Republicans to lose the House in 2014.
People (i.e., conservatives) don’t like to be trashed, and they especially don’t like to be trashed by those who supposedly work for them.
I will work to primary my RINO congress critter, who ran on a promise to defund/repeal Obamacare. Should he survive that, I will vote for his Democrat opponent in the general election.
Bonehead and McCommie will certainly have a legacy--as did Alger Hiss, Aldrich Ames and the Rosenbergs.
Fascinating comparison. Nice piece of work.
I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands.
Wow, that’s it.
Boner and McConnell apparently think their capitulating will raise the approval ratings of the repub party.
It won’t. The folks that disapprove will still disapprove, plus now they’ve lost much of their base.
A lose, lose.
They could have won the PR campaign, but alas, they snatched defeat from the hands of victory. As usual.
I will tell you the single biggest surprise in arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here. I mean, we don't even talk about how to win a fight. There's no discussion. We talk about, "Hey, let's get a show vote so we can go tell our constituents we're doing something." But I promise you, Rush, if you had to sit through one Senate lunch, you'd be in therapy for a month ... but they've been here a long time, and they're beaten down, and they don't believe we can win. They don't believe it can happen, and the answer they say on every issue is, "No, we can't do it. We can't do it."
The amount of work to do is truly massive as evidenced by the cloture vote in the Senate on the House passed spending bill - only 19 of the 45 GOP (I don't count murKOWski) senators stood athwart history and shouted "Stop".
A defeat in the this one (first?) battle but the war still continues. Out of the core of each of these courageous voting blocks a winning coalition can be built with new recruits to come in 2014. The 2014 House and Senate races should focus on the conservative states and running conservative candidates in the primaries to replace the feckless ones who voted like Lt. Colonel Nicholson at this crucial time for righting our country.
ping to a great discussion ...
I fully agree that McCain and Boehner are legacy obsessed - not to mention - totally WRONG about what their legacy will be. They really do live in that Bob Dole world where we “must pass a bill” - and doing whatever to make that happen is their scoreboard.
Out here in reality - we don’t think that way, and history won’t either.....
One thing for sure, to regain the America we KNOW was a good thing will take more than just electing conservatives in 2014 and 2016, it's far more complex than that. Frankly, it's daunting (and somewhat depressing) to stare at the belly of this beast that has taken us over. Frankly, I think the opportunity to easily blow up the bridge has passed, when we had the opportunity to push the plunger we gave it back to the Japanese commandant and the bridge now stands while they are running trains over it daily.
We have a huge series of problems to overcome:
1. A slavish, democrat controlled, unthinking, self unaware mainstream media and entertainment complex that fills the country with disinformation, bad ideas masked as good, destructive impulses pretending to be what we need, ad nauseum. This is a huge cultural problem, one that is institutionalized by our j schools, and our newly minted cultural illuminati. Without a major change in these institutions we will continue our downward spiral.
2. We have a dumbed down population that knows very little, yet is prey to the problem pointed out in point #1. This group gives us almost 50% (dare I say 47%?) of voters who give us the political monsters that are destroying us. This group allows the cultural rot surrounding us and calls it good. This group heads our education indoctrination centers for the young kindergarten - PHD
3. We have unprecedented wealth, yet as a culture we have chosen to use this creativity in a fashion to destroy our way of life, to downgrade our expectations, to defeat all in our past that gave us so much.
4. We have lost a series of battles that have brought us perilously close to losing the war against a conniving, evil, and cunning opponent. Our country, if not entirely transformed by the progressives to the point of no return, is perilously close to the precipice from which it WILL NOT return.
Without a spearheaded, focused, long term effort to take these problems on we will simply fail. We need a group of dedicated, smart, active, connected, Spirit filled people who set out to undermine and transform what I mentioned above, or we will simply be swept away as a country along with those things we hold dear. We need an American renewal, filled with God's purpose, filled with character, filled with resourcefulness and energy.
I have some small hope that the American people are finally waking up and will take out their wrath in the next elections. However, I also have fear that Obama emboldened by the GOP capitulation will expand his unconstitutional power grab by executive orders and regulatory fiats and could use some future crisis to declare himself president for life, suspend the Bill of Rights and declare martial law.
We need an American renewal, filled with God's purpose, filled with character, filled with resourcefulness and energy.
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