Sunday, May 21, 2017

"The 50th Anniversary of the Graduate"

I firmly believe we had it right when this picture premiered 50 years ago. It is about the choices we make and the happiness we find, without an imposed standard. Isn't that right, Bernie?

April 3, 2017
By Daniel Kreps

4K restoration (ciick here) to debut at TCM Classic Film Festival before hitting multiplexes in late April....

...A new 4K restoration of The Graduate will first premiere April 8that Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival. Two weeks later, from April 23rd to April 26th, the restoration will expand to 700 multiplexes nationwide for TCM and Fathom Events' monthly TCM Big Screen Classics series....

The conservative party has destroyed the USA and if that isn't evident now I don't know what is. The USA was never about vast wealth and oppression through class struggle. The USA was about equality, freedom of choice and inheritant happiness in a country with laws that required justice, not victims under the oppression of laws.

We lost it. We lost the country through political promises that were never possible and presidents, including Reagan, that never could stand up to Wall Street. 

Morally, one can always buy happiness, but, it is those that find it that are truly moral.

Did our forefathers not reject the king in composition and reality? They worried about the "Imperial President," did they not? They put checks and balances in place to protect the sovereignty of a country that loved it's people. It is highly immoral to seek to legislate against the embodiment of 'the human' over that of the inanimate, such as a US dollar bill.

"The Declaration of Independence" is the moral tone of the USA while the "US Constitution' and "Bill of Rights" are the legal tone and laws. A human being has many aspects to their life, including spiritual (whichever way it is manifested). The idea a person could be legislated in the laws of a country is an affront to the very essence of "human." Immoral acts against the "human" is possible to be legislated and what is an immoral act regards conscience and the value of human life.

Environmental laws are not only moral, but, required. The idea of the ESA (Endangered Species Act) is based on the scientific understanding as to what is human values and protections of a food web, including, tiny fish that conservatives don't mind stamping out of existence.

Peace is imperative to human life and the values that life holds dear.

The words of the "Declaration of Independence", the "US Constitution" and the "Bill of Rights" are dated to their authors. The constraints of 'the words" in regard to gender, ethnicity, sexual identity and expression of love among other values, are inelastic legally and morally and are open to interpretation through the composition of 'the entire body of understanding.' To stand in the face of EQUALITY to say 'the words' simply aren't there is completely opposed to the meaning of the 'entire' of the documents. It is the definition of the documents and not single words or phrases that define the beloved people of the USA.

In in the Course of human events (click here) it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,...