Progressive death and debt V: The flyover
By Michael Moriarty
Air Force One, you know, the president's plane? Flying with a military jet escort? At such a low level it scared the hell out of a very, very premeditatedly uninformed New York City?
Larry Cohen and I -- well, I only as one of the stars in a Larry Cohen film called Q -- we received this headline in one of the morning's newspapers: "Hollywood Terrifies New York!"
Our production had a helicopter circling the Chrysler Building, dropping used machine gun shells down onto the streets of Manhattan.
Hmmm, is the White House helping to make a Hollywood movie?
Is that why they didn't warn New York about "The Flyover"? They wanted all those little human beings down there on earth, creatures which were also being filmed by hidden cameras on the ground -- they wanted reality! A real fear -- and, of course, a profound recollection of 9/11!!
Now that would be a Hollywood film!!!
No, they couldn't be that stupid, could they?
Well, Larry got away with it.
The film bombed, however, because … well … it was written, directed and produced by Larry Cohen, and, of course, I was starring in it.
This new film, however, would at least have President Barack Obama's administration as a co-producer and can Barack Obama do any wrong, except the few, small mistakes he's admitted to, enough to make him mildly human as versus unutterably divine?
He was reportedly very, very upset -- "outraged!" actually -- by "The Flyover".
So rumor has it that the White House is helping to make another Hollywood film … oh, gosh, wasn't that done before with Harrison Ford? Oh, well, this project could be the ultimate statement of an America-loathing Hollywood … yet the President, in this very Progressive case, is the Hero … as Harrison Ford was … and he takes control of the plane and purposely crashes it into the Statue of Liberty … instead of, say, its original target, the Empire State Building.
Now that is an ending to think about: The Full Metal Jacket Platoon's Suicidal Flyover … a kind of Progressive kamikaze film.
One of our foreign enemies who hate Progressive Americans as much as they hate Americans generally, one of the more erratic villains of Islamic extremism, Muammar Kaddafi of Libya said "9/11 happened to America because of its hypocrisy!!"
Well … "The Flyover" … and the White House's refusal to release the film or photos of Air Force One circling the Statue of Liberty? Isn't there something hypocritical about that, particularly when the Obama administration demands the full release of highly classified, CIA files?
Oh, the Obama administration has released them! Well one of them, kind of a $325,000 developing fee for one photo? Pharmacy bonuses.
This is going to be a really low-budget movie!
I once flew around the statue of Liberty as Wilbur Wright in a film about the Wright brothers, and the entire movie, except for the shots of Ms Liberty, was shot in California; and I must say that brief journey around the symbolic meaning of America -- it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it -- but, then again, rather like Glenn Beck, I cry rather easily these days.
Maybe it's just the blood shooting out of both sets of our eyes.
What does the White House have in store for us? A blockbuster movie?!
Nothing could bust the block of America more profoundly than Obama's instituting what amounts to American National Socialism.
All we need now is a Leni Riefenstahl.
Hollywood is filled with them … but so is New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Who or what do you think hired Air Force One -- at about $1,000 per mile -- the guy they just fired?
No wonder 60 % of Americans are buying Progressive death and debt as if it were "Change we can believe in".
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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