These Powerful Words Were First Heard Almost 40 Years Ago, But What They Say Could Be Right Now

I love this remake of a classic scene from the movie "Network." The words, slightly updated, are more powerful than ever.

While it's a teaser for a movie that they want to make based on economic inequality in Europe, the sentiment can definitely be echoed right here in the United States as we continue to slowly recover from a recession caused by the big banks. And the fact that "Network" was made in 1976 but we can still relate to opening the window and shouting "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!" speaks volumes.

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I don't need to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows they are so bad.

It's a depression. Everybody is out of work or scared of losing their job.

The dollar buys a nickel's worth.

Banks are going burst.

Shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter.

Punks are running wild in the street.

And there is no end to it.

We know the air is unfit to breath.

And our food is unfit to eat.

And we sit watching our TVs.

While some local newscaster tells us that we had 15 homicides today and 63 violent crimes.

As if that is the way it is supposed to be.

We know things are bad, worse than bad, they are crazy.

It's like everything everywhere is going crazy.

So we don't go out anymore.

We just sit at home.

We sit in a house and slowly the world that we are living in is getting smaller and all we say is...

Please, just leave us alone in our living rooms.

Leave us alone with our Facebook and our Twitter and our iPhones and we won't say anything.

I won't say anything just leave me alone, at least.

Well, I am not going to leave you alone.

I am not going to leave you alone.

I am not going to leave you alone, you better get mad.

I don't want you to riot.

I don't want you to protest.

I don't want you to write your Congressman because I won't know what to tell you to write.

I don't know what to do about the depression.

The inflation and the Russians.

The crying in the streets.

All I know is that first, you've got to get mad.

You have got to say to yourself, "I am a human being, Goddamn it. My life has value."

I am a human being, goddamn it and my life has value.

So I want you to get up now.

Get up right now.

You've got to get up out of your chairs.

And go to the window, open it.

Stick your head out and yell, "I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore."

Say it, "I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore. I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore."

I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore.

Things have got to change, my friend.

You've got to get mad. You've got to say, "I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore."

I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore.

I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore.

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About:

This clip is by folks wanting to make a movie called "Bailout 2." That's a link to their crowdfunding campaign if you're into that sorta thing. It'll be based on the first movie, which is about the United States, called "Bailout." If you want to see the original, here's the scene this was based on. And here's a simple, beautiful kinetic typography version.

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