I watched a movie the other day called “They Live”, starring Rowdy Roddy Piper. It has attained a bit of a cult status through the years. I have seen it before, but, this time it seemed different, in an appropriate way, given the recent election and the dangerous direction this country has taken.
The premise of the movie is as follows (Forgive me, I am not a good movie reviewer):
Aliens have secretly been living among us. So much so, they have taken over the world government, including the US, but no one knows. They all look like humans due to a device that controls our senses, so that we see them as humans.
Rowdy goes on a crusade against them. He finds special glasses, obtained from a rebel group aware of the alien dominance, which allow him to see things as they really are. Subliminal messages abound throughout society: billboards, magazines, newspapers, money, all have hidden messages in them, as a means of controlling the thought processes of the human population.
The controlling mechanism is a device which broadcasts a signal through television. There is only one channel, which serves as a distributor of the signal and acts as a propaganda tool for the aliens, urging us to “trust your leaders”, and that it’s going to be a “new day for America”.
Anyway, Roddy saves the day, destroying the device, allowing people to see who is really in control of things.
It’s a goofy movie, 2 stars at best, but, surprisingly, I found myself drawing some simple comparisons to the current situation with our country.
With the Democrats in control, it is as if aliens have taken over. They are successfully enacting a perverted way of controlling us, wanting us to rely solely on the government for our needs.
We really don’t know what is going on. Behind the scenes, people who have had long time visions of socialism have been planning this kind of takeover for years, waiting for the right moment to implement their plans.
They desire for us to be submissive to the government, making it easier for them to control our decisions, taking away our innovative spirit, our individual dreams, and will to work for what we want.
It may take a political crusade on our part to undo what is being done in this short period of time. It is not, however, something that can be done by one person.
We better wake up. Put on our glasses and and realize what the hell is going on in this country.
‘Cause, you know, They Live.
(I really just wrote this so I could talk about this movie and insert a couple of funny clips. The first one has to be one of the greatest lines ever spoken on film, ad-libbed by Roddy himself. The second is one of the best, funniest hand to hand fight scenes I’ve seen. It’s a little long, but it’s worth it. If you’ve ever seen this movie, let us know in the comments section. I can’t be the only one here who has watched this flick.)