wow, I can not get to NY to see it, but where can I get a script
Lyrical and almost poetic, this article really hits the nail on the head of the problem as I’ve been seeing and harping on it.
Over the last few evenings, the wife and I have gone out to dinner and always managed to overhear conversations about Republicans or Obamacare or the elections in general. Some discussions are rabidly left, some are moderate, some are “right-wing,” as it were. The one common thread I found, however, is that its older folks having the conversations, my apologies to anyone older than 32 reading this.
When I read about or talk about the “split” in this country, I point directly at the Boomers as the subjects of that discussion. I look at people like my mother and mother-in-law, both conservative American women who didn’t deign to participate in the bra-burning of the 60s. They grew up in households espousing hard work.
Then there are the old leftists who are so vocal in their vitriol against what the perceive as racist right-wingers that they seem older than their years. They seem tired and hoarse from complaining so much. Yet they’re consistently getting what they want and turning this country into some sort of socialist utopia that’s anything but. What did they expect? Did they think that if Carter won against Reagan in 1980 that it would be all sunshine and lollipops? Did they think that if Dukakis won it would be good times and everyone would be rolling in cash?
Quite frankly, as a young man in my early 30s, I’m incensed by these leftist elders who still hold on to this idea that free love, getting high, and partitioning the American electorate into haves and have-nots are the best way to move this country forward. They’re willing to take all the credit for the good times but blame every negative on the other party or “racist whitey.”
It’s over ladies and gents. The leftist ideology failed miserably, and in the next 4 years, we’re going to see and experience what it’s really like to live under the jackboot of socialism and communism. We’re going to see difficulty and hardship unlike anything seen by our elders. I find it amusing, however, that the very lefties from the 60s and 70s who preached for free healthcare and free everything are now going to be the enfeebled victims of those very things, yet I’d bet my paycheck that they’ll be the first to say, “If Republicans weren’t in power it would be different...”
Obstinate to their deaths, the lot of them.
Bttt for later passing around.
Mamet is positively brilliant when it comes to expositional dialogue. I would love to see what he has done here. I’m also curious as to how the reviewers will receive or even comprehend his messages, given Mamet’s “coming out” as a conservative.
Nice that so many people 'get it' ... funny the press will be the last to know... The New York Times sucks more...
Took a while for Mamet to connect the dots and become a political conservative. He was already conservative in other areas of his life. Plus he never wrote wimpy stuff. He wrote the screenplay for “The Edge”
Was David Mamet Ever Really A Liberal Anyway? | The Awl
Jun 20, 2011 Start with Glengarry Glen Ross, Mamet’s best play and film script. .... Indeed, in February 2002, Mamet wrote an essay for the prominent New York-based ..... Meanwhile, The Edge is basically survival nut porn in the superior ...
Where did they go? The bomb-throwers and the sit-in heroes? Sure, we know Ayers and Dohrn are in Chicago, still peddling nonsense, and the Port Huron gang is spread far and wide, some of them via ash scatterings.
But where did their "ideas" go? No one in the MSM espouses that claptrap anymore, or uses the hackneyed phrases of "the movement," but very, very few people in the Manhattan-Beltway media elite talk about anything serious at all.
Here's a clue. The idiot wind of the 60s blew and blew and blew and ended up bottled in newsrooms and green rooms all across the land. It ended up tenured and stupid, credentialed and wholly incapable of basic economic analysis though it is very good at regression analysis applied to polling data and Twitter quips.
Typical Hewitt, can’t decide if I liked or hated (a) the subject (b) the author...