As I gear up to be too high to care about the State of the Union this evening (I skipped to the last chapter and it said the United States is rightly fucked these days), I was looking for alternative entertainment which won’t make me want to crawl under my bed for the next few years. This film seems to tick most of those boxes and puts a weird little smile on my face. I might even have to read to book too.
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We live in such uncertain times, I don't know if it's the political rancor or too many superhero movies being made which has made me feel psychically sick and physically out of shape.
My first foray into science fiction was Star Wars followed by Flash Gordon and then this Woody Allen classic. So this was my first introduction to dystopian stories, but this happened to be a comedy about revolting against a tyrant and feature cameos by near future autonomous cars and right now future GMO farm.
So in a weird way, Woody nailed the future and is current now with some choice words about the Me Too Movement. Blaze one and soak in the irony of these days of future past.
It is a challenging 4th of July to be happy with our country so divided. Racism is rampant. Neighbors scowl at neighbors. Political divisiveness strains our relationships to other Americans in many ways. And the very political fabric of what our forefathers put together is being tested.
It is hard to remain optimistic, but on the other side of whatever is happening here in the United States lies a stronger union, a better world and some lessons learned about power, technology and what the American Dream now looks like.
We will get through this. We will persevere. We are Americans. We are America.
When my present self went back in time to tell my past self that Nazis would be wrestling for control of the country & smoking weed would be legal in nine states in the union, I would have declared myself high (which, subsequently, I am).
Spike Lee is a filmmaker unafraid to open the masses' eyes Clockwork Orange style which his evocative & controversial films. This looks like another wake-up call for the unwoke while also being a battle hymn for the resistance. Fight the power!