Bat-Shit Crazy- Going Network

Howard Beale’s rant on the Movie “Network News” is apropos for the current bat-shit craziness we are seeing in the news coming out of Washington.  I’ve modified the rant to fit my own purpose:

“I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad…Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter….. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV‘s while some local newscaster tells us that today” [the Republican Party won’t budge in the interest of the American People], “as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be. We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms…Just leave us alone.’

Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot …All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, ‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!‘ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the”[Republican Party’s failure to protect the American PEOPLE.]  “But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

Ref:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074958/quotes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_qgVn-Op7Q

Network (1976) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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