Saturday, April 2, 2016

Amerika: Then and Now.

Finally, after nearly 30 years, I am watching the mini-series "Amerika" which aired on ABC in 1987. I am only about 2 1/2 hours into the 14 hour series. What has struck me so far is how the Progressives of today sounded like the Communists in the 1980s. This is one of the reasons why I think that it has only been broadcast once.

Growing up in the 1980s movies like "The Day After", "Testament", "Red Dawn" and "Threads" were standard fare for me, especially later on when they were available on such online formats as Youtube. But I had never seen "Amerika." I remember hearing about it and always thought of it as a logical extension to something like "Red Dawn."

I have found out very differently.

See if this sounds familiar:

"All those who oppose our vision will be crushed." Really? Where have we been hearing this lately?

Chilling is it not? Who would have thought in 1987, much less after the Iron Curtain fell in 1989 that we would be hearing similar thing coming out of the mouths of our fellow citizens in 2016?

Lenin stated that the goal of socialism is communism. Remember that when the Bernites start spouting their nonsense.

This is link that will take you to the entire series on youtube.

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