Finley wrote: kate h wrote:
I recall thinking that guy driving around with the megaphone on his car delivering that right wing rant was hilarious-pathetic!
With respect, that wasn't a right-wing rant at all.
The fella in question is Alex Jones, a journalist from Austin, TX
Thanks! I stand corrected and I have a terrible memory, so forgive me on that one. I recall it was a rant, and I thought I remembered it being on limited government/not trusting the government, not trusting social ordering, getting Uncle Sam off our backs, which is why I was calling it right-wing, (and thinking kinda old school conservative when I said right-wing) even though I guess i should know by now to carefully use the term-right wing in contemporary politics since meanings are so contraverted today. Though why I called it pathetic I don't know--maybe because he ended up exhausting himself with the force of his steam--but I don't think it is pathetic beyond that.
At any rate, hey, the whole script is online: http://www.american-buddha.com/waking.life.screen.htm
And here's Alex Jones's bit:
(Guy with a bullhorn is driving through the city streets yelling)
You can't fight city hall. Death and taxes. Don't talk about politics or religion. This is all the equivalent of enemy propaganda rolling across the picket line. Lay down GI, lay down GI. We saw it all through the 20th century. And now in the 21st century, it's time to stand up and realize that we should not allow ourselves to be crammed into this rat maze. We should not submit to dehumanization. I don't know about you, but I'm concerned about what's happening in this world. I'm concerned with the structure. I'm concerned with the systems of control, those that control my life and those that seek to control it even more. I want freedom. That's what I want. And that's what you should want. It's up to each and every one of us to turn loose and show them the greed, the hatred, the envy, and yes, the insecurities, because that's the central mode of control. Make us feel pathetic, small, so we'll willingly give up our sovereignty, our liberty, our destiny. We have got to realize that we're being conditioned on a mass scale. Start challenging this corporate slave state. The 21st century is going to be a new century. Not the century of slavery, not the century of lies and issues of no significance, of classism, of sadism, and all the rest of the modes of control. It's going to be the age of human kind standing up for something pure and something right. What a bunch of garbage: liberal, democrats, conservative, republican, it's all there to control us, it's two sides of the same coin. Two management teams bidding for control, the CEO job of Slavery, Incorporated! The truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of lies. I'm sick of it! And I'm not going to take a bite of it. Do you got me? Our existence is not futile. We're going to win this thing. Humankind is too, good. We're not a bunch of underachievers. We're going to stand up, and we're going to be human beings. We're going to get fired up about the real things, the things that matter, creativity and the dynamic human spirit that refuses to submit. Well that's it. That's all I got to say.