THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME. ANY OF THIS SOUNDING / LOOKING FAMILIAR?

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    Finger
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    Wild In The Streets

    An obscure movie from 1968…right about the time the issue of lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.

    A  teenage rock star / activist / revolutionary was enlisted to perform at a televised benefit for a Kennedy type Senator.  This Senator supports the lowered voting age.  During the performance, he hijacks the event and calls for the voting age to be made EVEN LOWER to…FOURTEEN.  Riots / protests / demonstrations break out all over the country.  “Fourteen or fight!” is the chant they use.  Rather than denounce the chaos, the Senator embraces the rock star – so long as he promises to dial it back a bit.  The Senator wants a softer sounding “Fifteen and ready” slogan / chant.

    Suddenly, many states bow to the pressure and start lowering voting ages.

    Now the Senator wins his reelection and wants the rock star and his supporters to just…go away.  Problem is…they don’t.  They get involved with politics.

    A Congressman from one of his bandmate’s district dies suddenly.  They put up the bandmate as a candidate in the special election and win.  As soon as she takes office, she proposes a Constitutional Amendment….lowering the voting age to…FOURTEEN.  Now “Fourteen or fight” is the chant…again.

    A joint session of Congress is called, and the Troopers (name of the band)– swing the vote their way by spiking the Washington, D.C. water supply with LSD, and providing all the Senators and Representatives with teenaged escorts.

    As teens either take over or threaten the reins of government, the “Old Guard” (those over 40) turn to Max to run for president, and assert his (their) control over the changing tide. Max again agrees, running as a Republican to his chagrin, but once in office, he turns the tide on his older supporters. Thirty becomes a mandatory retirement age, while those over 35 are rounded up, sent to “re-education camps”, and permanently dosed on LSD. Fergus unsuccessfully attempts to dissuade Max by contacting his estranged parents, then tries to assassinate him. Failing at this, he flees Washington, D.C. with his remaining family, but they are soon rounded up.

    With youth now in control of the United States, politically as well as economically, similar revolutions break out in all the world’s major countries. Max withdraws the military from around the world (turning them instead into de facto “age police”), puts computers and prodigies in charge of the GNP, ships surplus grain for free to the 3rd world nations, disbands the FBI and Secret Service, and becomes the leader of “the most truly hedonistic society the world has ever known”.

    Ultimately however, Max and his cohorts may face future intergenerational warfare from an unexpected source: pre-teen children. When a young girl finds out Max’s age (which is now 24), she sneers, “That’s old!” Later, after Max kills a crawdad that was a pet to several young kids, then mocks their youth and powerlessness, one of the kids resolves, “We’re gonna put everybody over 10 out of business.”

    We all know one or two people that will make an offensive or irrational statement thinking they’ve just spouted off the most brilliant thing (to them)…only to have it fall flat.  Record scratch, room goes dead.  They then try to recover with “Hahahahaha…just kidding!”.  Were they?  In many of those cases, they are just guaging the crowd and actually spoke their true mind.

    This movie was supposed to be a low budget comedy…but was it?  Look at what AOC and gang has done to the Democrats.  What comes after her?  Was this the plan all along?

    THINK ABOUT IT.

     

     

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Finger.
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