posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 02:56 PM
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Ahh, the "Network." That was a good and prophetic movie.
Not prophetic. It dealt with the issues at the time. It is NOT true that it is worse now than then. Every new generation thinks their problems are
worse and their times are worse, but they are not.
When that was made, Nixon was still on peoples minds, the Cold War was in full swing, we had just been through the gas shortage, Vietnam had just
ended, unemployment was higher than it is now, income was lower than it is now and the standard of living was lower than it is now. Race issues were
far more of a problem and Women were just starting to leave the home for the workplace. Day Care was becoming a controversial reality and the Good Old
Boys were in control of much of the country. Hollyweird was abandoning morality and crime was rising dramatically along with drug use and
Even though that movie is as relevant today as it was then, it was in fact about what was going on then. We as a society seem to have no memory beyond
the current generation.