20 September 2016

Going, Going, Gone

Watched 1986's "Salvador" on television on the weekend for the first time in close to 30 years. Reminded me of a few things it did.

Firstly, it reminded me how much I liked James Woods' work. He is suing some motherfucker on the internet with an axe to fucking grind for telling the world he is a coke addict. All I know is he sure was acting like a coke addict in 1986.

Secondly, I was reminded that James Belushi could act at one time too. If you call staggering around with a bottle of tequila and acting like a coke addict acting.

Thirdly, of course, I was reminded of the motherfucking fascists in El Salvador and else where at the time. I was very concerned for the fascists' victims, in El Salvador and elsewhere in those days. I was also concerned that if we ignored human rights in the rest of the world we would one day lose our own.

Like a baseball hit high into a good tailwind they are going, going, gone over the right field fence.


Lenin's Ghost said...

I remember the movie. It was very well done. Unfortunately, I saw a documentary recently about the abuse of women in el Salvador. The country seems as fucked up as it was then.
The culture of violence is endemic and the rape and torture of women is common and ignored by the authorities. Don't recall the name but it was on Vice TV.
Most of the central American puppet regimes of the Yanks are still under their thumbs and culture of brutality is common and engrained. It is hard to stop this cycle of insanity when a few generations know nothing else.
Fucking Yanks leave their legacy wherever they stick their noses in.

Death to the evil empire!

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

In the '80s it was places like El Salvador that mattered. We have bigger problems now. The world, it would seem, cannot solve shit: it just moves on.

Anonymous said...

1980s Central America was the CIA's money factory to finance overseas adventures.

Imagine what that movie would have looked like if Oliver Stone knew then about Oliver North.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Good old Ollie - we may yet see a movie like the one you are thinking of. Oliver North and Donald Trump were connected back in the crooked as fuck Reagan years.