it's a series of tubes

This piece was created by cobbling together several speeches made by Howard Beale in the 1976 movie "Network". Network is famous for establishing the phrase "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore." It seems to me that Beale's weak-up appeal to the American public is just as applicable today as it was 30 years ago. Though the Internet does today provide an unparalleled alternate source of information that was not available 30 years ago, sadly it is still shockingly underused. Official black & white explanations for events such as 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombing are glibly accepted and seldom subjected to any type of reality check. Pieces such as "Loose Change" are valiant wake-up calls - no doubt - but the enchantment is deep and the subjects difficult to reach. Howard puts his finger on the crux of the matter almost better than almost anyone else.

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