In the fictional, alternative world where our president seems to thrive, we have a few messages from that world T Rump needs to hear since they are eerily poignant to him and to those of us who live in the real world every day.
Marine Colonel and combat veteran Nathan R. Jessep (played by Jack Nicholson) dressed in his uniform and sitting in the witness chair, his blood gradually boiling until it reaches a breaking point causing him to erupt with a compelling indictment against T Rump and his dwindling number of unprincipled sycophants, “You can’t handle the truth!!”
Howard Beale, anchorman for UBS evening news, (played by Peter Finch), has seen all the moral corruption, social dysfunction and human depravity his soul can handle, so he leans out of the window in his downtown apartment and screams to the world; in particular, T Rump and the convicted felons in his administration, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.”
Forrest Gump, (aka Tom Hanks) sits on a bus bench talking to a stranger, summing up anyones’ (namely T Rump’s) lack of intellectual curiosity and aversion to reading, “Mama says, ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’”
Terry Malloy, ex prize-fighter turned longshoremen, (one of Marlon Brando’s best roles), is totally frustrated over the corrupt behavior of his union bosses, and articulates what could well become T Rumps epitaph: “You don’t understand! I could’ve had class. I could’ve been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, INSTEAD OF A BUM, which is what I am.”
You had me at, “Hello.” locked0 List