Tuesday, July 08, 2008

 

Carlin on the "American Dream" & Carpenter on "Our Masters"




The George Carlin bit above is self-explanatory but the montage below from John Carpenter's 1988 film, They Live, could stand a little explanation. The 'sermon' soundtrack is from the opening scenes which feature a Christian minister preaching in a Los Angeles park until the police stop him. Part of the text of his sermon is taken from Paul's epistle to the Romans (3:13-18), which, in turn, hearkens back to Isaiah 59. Here are some of the representative verses from Romans 3: "... they use their tongues to deceive. The venom of asps is under their lips. Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness. ... in their paths are ruin and misery ... There is no fear of God before their eyes."

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