Thursday, September 24, 2009

Loony or Lucid

In 1966, Alan Bates starred in a wonderful movie, King of Hearts. The movie takes place during WWI in a small French town. Through a series of events the doors to an insane asylum are accidentally left open. The town has been deserted and the inmates inhabit the town. At the end of the film, the question becomes who is more insane, those in the asylum or the soldiers on the battlefield.

Which brings us to today.

When the news is manipulated. When journalists are really actors. When the narrow-minded are considered intelligent. When lies are considered truths. When lunatics command a following. This is when I think of the movie the King of Hearts and wonder, whose really insane.


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