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.


Michael Parsons said...

It is all so scary.

The word verification was bidyn...hmmm

Luis Blasini said...

God, I love that film and I wait in restless listless numbing apathy for the remake. As you well know, it is in Keanu Reeves contract that he must glare into the camera and drone the word "Woah" in every picture he stars in. How they gonna work THAT? However, from the clips of the remake and having read the novella - it seems to be a mish mash of both. But, then again - I don't know shit from shinola, right?
And yes, it is the next day and am VERY pleased that my vote made a difference. It was getting quite pessemistic here in the land of the free...