Thursday, July 28, 2011

One World One Revolution


We do not forget.... And we are not alone.


Howard Beale: "I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth; banks are going bust; shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter; punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it.
We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. And we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be!
We all know things are bad -- worse than bad -- they're crazy.
It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out any more. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, "Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials, and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone."
Well, I'm not going to leave you alone.
I want you to get mad!
I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot. I don't want you to write to your Congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street.
All I know is that first, you've got to get mad.
You've gotta say, "I'm a human being, goddammit! My life has value!"
So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell,
I'm as mad as hell,
and I'm not going to take this anymore!!"

Quote from the movie "Network" (1976)

40 comments:

  1. Thank you Dimi! What you say means a lot to me <3 <3

    please feel free to send FB request

    Leon

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  2. Thanks Leonid! Unfortunately, I'm not a big FB fan and I don't use an account! Have a lovely day!

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  3. This is a powerful post, Dimi and it's what we all need to do around the world. It's definitely time for us to stop being complacent and start taking positive actions to make a futures better!

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  4. This was a very empowering post!

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  5. Great scene from a great movie. I saw it when it came out and was blown away. Paddy knew how to write.

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  6. That post and video has really brought tears to my eyes... That can't be the country I'm living in... that can't be the world we're living in... They have destroyed everything good for us. They are such traitors!

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  7. @Kimmie - I agree my dear! Everybody has to understand, that we can't just sit back and let things like that happen... We can all contribute to a better future.

    @Sara - Thanks dear! I thought I should share this!

    @Shybiker - What a monologue! I was so surprised the movie came out in 1979 and yet it's still so up-to-date. Not a lot of progress in the last 30 years I guess...

    @Anzouya - I cried too Anzouya... You better believe it dear, cause things are gonna get so much worse in this country. These people have to pay.

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  8. Τι να πω; Πραγματικά...δεν υπάρχουν λόγια. Κι εγώ έκλαψα με το βιντεο, με πονεσε ρε γαμωτο. Η χωρα μας ειναι ρε πουστη μου. Η χωρα μας. Η Ελλαδαρα μας. Και την σκοτωσαμε. Ειμαι 17 χρονων και βλεπω οτι ζω σε μια χωρα χωρις μελλον. Εχω ελπιδα γιατι αν δεν εχουν και οι νεοι ελπιδα, θα εξαφανιστουμε εντελως. Αλλα ρε γαμωτο. Βλεπω οτι θα παρω ενα πτυχιο για να το κορνιζαρω στον τοιχο και να το βλεπω πριν φυγω για μια δουλεια σερβιτορας. Πως την καταντησαμε ετσι ρε γαμωτο; Κρεμασμα. Και στους 300. Να τους πιασεις και να τους ξεπατωσεις στο ξυλο. Να δωσουν πισω οσα εφαγαν οι παλιομα**κες. Αι στο διαολο πια. Σορρυ για τα γαλλικα μου, ρε Δημητρα, αλλα πραγματικα αυτο το βιντεακι με εκανε να ανατριχιασω.. Αντε.. καλημερα να εχουμε.

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  9. Ό,τι και να πεις έχεις δίκιο κοριτσάκι μου! Πιο πολύ λυπάμαι για τα παιδιά της ηλικίας σου παρά για εμάς, παρόλο που και η δική μας γενιά (30+), έχει πληρώσει λάθη του παρελθόντος. Τα πράγματα σίγουρα θα γίνουν χειρότερα. Πρέπει να αντιδράσουμε ΤΩΡΑ όπως μπορούμε ο καθένας. Κι εγώ ελπίζω για το μέλλον. Ελπίζω ότι θα ξυπνήσουμε, θα δούμε την αλήθεια και θα πολεμήσουμε. Δε μπορώ να δεχτώ ότι αυτός ο τόπος θα σβήσει έτσι... Είναι μεγάλη ελπίδα για μένα να ακούω ότι τα παιδιά της ηλικίας σου δεν έχουν φάει τα παραμύθια που σερβίρονται. Καλή σου μέρα γλυκιά μου!

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  10. πες τα καλο μου πες τα μια αποψη διαφορετικη παντα μετρα

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  11. Ευχαριστώ για την εύστοχη "παρατήρηση"! Να 'σαι καλά! Είμαι αισιόδοξη (κατά βάθος)!

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  12. This post is absolutely beautiful. I could seriously cry because it has such resonance within the world right now. I'm glad that you posted this. :)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  13. Thank you dear Bonnie! I was also very touched when I found this. Especially today, it has a bigger significance, because our government also decided to legally prosecute some protestors who have camped on Syntagma square (major square in Athens/were the Parliament is).

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  14. You know I have not seen that movie but I am going to now!!! Great post, btw!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  15. Καλημέρα. Είμαι Caroline και εγώ προέρχομαι από μια πολύ ωραία blog.Serdecznie Polski.Masz χαιρετήσουν και να έχουν μια ωραία μέρα.

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  16. Thanks Tanvi and Caroline!

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  17. Dimi! So profound, we really need to stop being complacent! I really like the saying that if you're not pissed off you must not be paying attention! Thanks for posting this!

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  18. I'm glad it reached so many people! Kisses

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  19. im so glad it has inspired you!!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.com/

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  20. Yes, it did! Have a nice week dear :)

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  21. Γεια σου dimi!!! Σ'ευχαριστώ για το σχόλειο, να έχεις μια τέλεια νύχτα!

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  22. good post! powerful one :)

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  23. This is a very good and powerful post, good job! Really enjoyed reading it.

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  24. inspiring post! and haha yeah I do believe everyone should get out there and enjoy life because it's way too short :)

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  25. I have always, always, always loved that quote. It's still totally relevant.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  26. I've seen that speech, and I love it!

    x. jill
    www.thoseghosts.blogspot.com

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    desde mis
    HORAS ROTAS
    Y AULA DE PAZ


    COMPARTIENDO ILUSION
    DIMI

    CON saludos de la luna al
    reflejarse en el mar de la
    poesía...




    ESPERO SEAN DE VUESTRO AGRADO EL POST POETIZADO DE ESTALLIDO MAMMA MIA, TOQUE DE CANELA ,STAR WARS, CARROS DE FUEGO, MEMORIAS DE AFRICA , CHAPLIN MONOCULO NOMBRE DE LA ROSA, ALBATROS GLADIATOR, ACEBO CUMBRES BORRASCOSAS, ENEMIGO A LAS PUERTAS, CACHORRO, FANTASMA DE LA OPERA, BLADE RUUNER ,CHOCOLATE Y CREPUSCULO 1 Y2.

    José
    Ramón...

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  28. Dimi mou! sefharisto gia tis episkepseis : ) elpizw na eisai kala glykia mou. filia apton vorra : )

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  29. Thank you all for your kind comments!!

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  30. it sucks that things are getting worse over here too... ho hum.

    A huge thanks for your kind words koukla! Moving countries and not knowing the language is so difficult, but i prevailed!
    I went to Nafplio for my b'day 2 years ago - it was soooooo lovely! I was lucky to have a sunny day in November!

    Must visit again soon!
    x.o.x.o

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  31. Hi, I really enjoyed your blog ...
    What do you think of following one another?
    Van Kisses ♥

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  32. Thanks for visiting!
    I'm following you, kisses Van.

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  33. Dimi-darling, I hope its only the good weather that is keeping you away! I hear the weather in Greece has been fabulous ... how is the jewellery creations going? I hope well and successful.
    Hugs sweetie

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