Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The Election Day the Earth Stood Still.
[Regarding the landing of a space ship in Washington D.C]
Mr. Harley (Frank Conroy): "Why doesn't the government do something, that's what I'd like to know".
Mr. Krull (Olan Soule): "What can they do? They're only people, just like us."
Mr. Harley: "People my foot, they're Democrats!".
Watching "The Day the Earth Stood Still" I couldn't help but notice how some of its themes remain relevant to this very day. Forget the thinly disguised allegory about Communism, it's more about how humans are harming the planet and how even in the 50's there was more hope in the Democrat party. Today we pretty much stand in the same place.
On a day which could be a turning point in modern history I encourage American citizens to go out, vote and make a difference. The rest of the world is relying on this choice as well.
"Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer, the decision rests with you"
Klaatu's (Michael Rennie) final words before leaving Earth.