29 Nisan 2010 Perşembe
1976 yılında Sidney Lumet tarafından çekilmiş The Network adlı filmden bir alıntıyı paylaşıyorum.Filmi henüz izlememiş olmama rağmen okuduğum yorumlardan tokat gibi film olduğunu tahmin ediyorum.Maybeshewill'in "Not for Want of Trying" şarkısında duyduğumuz sözler de bu benim paylaştığım kısım. Zira ben de filmi böyle keşfettim.Aslında şarkıyı ilk dinleyişlerimde sadece müziğe odaklandım ama aslında ben eminim ki bu serzenişti beni şarkıya odaklayan.Sonraki dinleyişlerimde bu adamın cehennem kadar kızgın olduğunu belirtmesiyle sonlanan bu konuşmanın beni yerimden kaldırıp "ben cehennemlerden de kızgınım!" dedirtebildiğini farkettim..İşte burda;
"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 TV's 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 know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are 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 gonna 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 "terrorists" and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, "I'm a HUMAN BEING, goddamnit! My life has VALUE!" You've got to say, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!!"