Trumbo Then And Now

If you haven’t seen the movie Trumbo yet, do make it a point to do so. It is essentially the story of Dalton Trumbo, one of America’s greatest screenwriters, who gave us Johnny Got p3036_d_v8_aaHis Gun, Spartacus, Exodus and much, much more. He was also a Communist. Trumbo spent some years in jail for not testifying against his friends during the McCarthy years, some of the blackest years in American history.

Trumbo did then, what many espouse today in that we stand up for the Constitution, freedom of speech and the Bill of Rights. Today, we face a similar black time in that the Progressives of today have become Fascists in the exact same mold of McCarthy, Hedda Hopper and all those who persecuted writers, teachers, and others by adding their names to a Black List or bullying them into ratting out their friends.

Today, with the help, guidance and example of those such as Obama and his Fascist henchmen the enemy is once again those who would speak out and/or not follow the “party line” of political correctness, a government who discards whatever parts of the Constitution it finds get’s in their way and tells us that government knows better than you how you should run your own life.

Do take the time to see Trumbo the movie, as it is a most useful film in that it reminds us of what history should not be repeated. Einstein once said, that “mental illness is doing the same thing over and over again yet each time expecting a different outcome”. We are not mentally ill and we do not need to repeat what was in fact, some of the darkest days of American history.

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About ira1942

An American concerned for our country and it's current direction.
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