Lost in cryptic catchphrases
By Michael Moriarty
Postmodern is a code word for Post-Karl Marx. Insofar as Postmodern is a self-destructing oxymoron, Post-Marxism will prove to be a self-fulfilling self-destruction.
Language, words… rather like the atom when split, also emit a radioactivity, a poison whenever a word is deliberately corrupted by Man, or in mythological terms, by the Prince of Lies himself: Lucifer.
I recently watched Sneakers, a curious film made in 1992, starring Robert Redford and an exceptional supporting cast, including Sidney Poitier, Ben Kingsley and James Earl Jones.
The Postmodern Good Guys pursue a Hitler-like madman – Hitler being the Pomo world's only acceptable bad guy. Stalin and Mao have escaped almost all pejoratives due to their Marxist provenance and inherent Postmodernism. Kingsley's Hitler-like character is a villainous projection of Postmodernism's evil designs; he has an information-tapping device that can penetrate computerized filing systems, including all highly guarded intelligence services. Odd that Sneakers is airing on the History Channel, which is proving to be a virtual propaganda arm of Pomo revisionism. In previews of upcoming shows, the History Channel promises to give us the "Truth" behind the stories in the New Testament.
It is not the quantity or timeliness of information that gives it power, but the depth of analysis brought to it. In Sneakers, Redford ends up holding the world's most vital code-breaker in the palm of his hand.
Sneakers ends with a TV news anchorman reporting the bankruptcy of the U.S. Republican Party and juxtaposes this development with the growing wealth of civil rights organizations.
If the Postmoderns haven't noticed, abortion clinic bombings echo John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry. In the 1850s, slavery started the American Civil War. In the Third Millennium, abortion will start a second civil war in the U.S.
Slavery, which had existed since prehistoric times, was accepted and flourished in America from 1776 until 1865 – almost 90 years. If we can overcome a millennia-spanning atrocity called slavery, we can certainly demolish a 50-year-old abomination called abortion, although such an effort may require massive social upheaval – and quite possibly a second civil war here.
My goal in 2012 will be to assure
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who has appeared in the landmark television series Law and Order, the mini-series Taken, and the TV-movie The 4400. He recently starred in Pick Me Up, an episode of the Showtime TV series Masters of Horror. Michael Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact
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