Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Howard Beale Had It Right...!

Although he wasn't talking about people not seeing the need to get prepared, but it just could be that a speech like this is what we need to wake up those still asleep!

The movie was made in the 70's, but you'll notice that the bad tidings talked about are still the same! The problems only get worse and worse with each decade until finally...someone can reach out and touch the vast majority of the "non-believing" public.




I wish that we could spread the message with as much impact as this crazy newscaster managed to do! In the meantime...we will just keep doing what we can, when we can, with the tools we have on hand!

Want some fresh coffee, my friend?

19 comments:

Patricia said...

Hear hear, my friend. We'll keep warning. They're listening now, still maybe not doing much, but yes, beginning to see the writing on the wall...
HM

Ashley said...

Well, I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!!!

Hugs,
Ashley

Heather Dale said...

Hermit Jim,
Great video. I have to admit that it would be nice to see people "mad as hell". It would be much better than completely oblivious which is what the American people seem to be.

I'll take that cup of coffee now. :)

Heather said...

Hermit Jim,
Great video. I have to admit that it would be nice to see people "mad as hell". It would be much better than completely oblivious which is what the American people seem to be.

I'll take that cup of coffee now. :)

Heather said...

sorry I posted that twice, computer messed up.

HermitJim said...

Hey Patricia...thanks for coming by! I think that slowly, slowly people are starting to see the light a bit. I certainly hope so...

Good to see ya this morning!


Ashley...thanks for coming over this morning! Glad you are mad, now start prepping some...OK?


Hey Heather...I appreciate you dropping by this morning!

It would be nice to see them doing something, but we can't make them take action! All we can do is keep trying.

Stephanie in AR said...

What movie is that from? I think most people today are like the family in the living room just watching to see what everyone else is doing first.

Les and Jane said...

Yes, it's easy to get mad, but quite another matter altogether to take action.
And action is where change is developed.
Over 15 years ago our family took some action, moving off the grid to grow our own food and build our own home and renewable energy system.
Action is what matters
Living Off The Grid

HermitJim said...

Hey Stephanie...this clip is from the movie "Network" released in 1976. I think the basic message fits in very well with what's going on today!

Thanks for coming by!


Hey Les & Jane...I applaude you for making the move. I'll be moving myself before long, and it can't come soon enough!

Folks like me follow the lead of folks like you, so keep on sharing your knowledge.

Thanks for coming by!

Edain: said...

Great post Hermit! :)

The world is lowly but surely waking up.

HermitJim said...

Hey Edain...glad you came by this morning! Let's hope that they continue to see the light!

Glad yo enjoyed the post. Ya'll come back now, ya hear?

wendigo said...

Great post Hermit Jim! It's easy to get mad and say we're not going to take it, but we all have to stick together... Man I need some coffee.

HermitJim said...

Hey Wendigo...you're right and that's why it's so good to see the additional Preppers Networks being created.

Starting to feel like a lot of like minded people who may just be able to help each other get along by sharing of ideas and knowledge.

Thanks for coming by!

Lydia said...

Hey Jim, That was a good movie. But, like in the movie, the mad as hell part didn't come until it was late into the game, so it seems it will be in life also. Most people tend not to listen until they have no choice, until it's too late.

Gladly, this time around there is the internet available to many who would not otherwise have knowledge. Maybe this time a lot more will be prepared than in hardships of the past.

You're doing a great job in helping people to become aware and prepared!

lydia

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Wish all the idi.. uh, people in the D.C. streets had done that yesterday.

HermitJim said...

Hey Lydia...sure am glad you could drop by today. I think you're right about the Internet being a great source of information this time around...if folks know what to look for.

Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by!

HermitJim said...

Hey Cygnus...that would have made a BIG noise, huh?

Thanks for coming by!

Dragon said...

I loved the rant by Beal...

HermitJim said...

Hey Dragon...funny how you can take the speech and apply it to a great deal to our situation today!

It's a rant I never tire of watching...

Thanks for coming by!