Remember back in the 70’s when Woody Allen was funny?
What a great portfolio:
Sleeper - So how would you feel if your name was Miles Monroe and you ran the Happy Carrot Health Food Store in Greenwich Village and you went into St. Vincent's Hospital for a minor operation one morning and woke up two hundred years in the future? And America had become a police state?
Ha Ha! As if that could ever happen! And like anyone would ever admit that butter, steak and chocolate were good for you!
Play it Again Sam - He's your average, ordinary movie freak, perfectly at home in the dark cave of a revival theater, watching the airport scene from "Casablanca." But get him away from the movies and he gets nervous. His friends try to take him to the beach. "I hate the beach! I hate the sun!" he cries. "I'm pale and I'm redheaded! I don't tan, I stroke!"
Ha Ha! Imagine a young man shutting himself up in his apartment in the middle of summer to watch movies and YouTube videos when he could go to the beach!
Annie Hall - We're all familiar by now with "Woody," the overanxious, underachieving intellectual with the inept social life.
Ha Ha! A neurotic self-absorbed narcissist who runs a constant commentary on his life instead of living it!
Oh wait…I get it! Woody Allen was a visionary futurist! We’re all neurotics now!
Butt perhaps Woody’s most prescient work was the 1971 Bananas, as it foreshadowed many realities of 2016 America. The set up: Fielding Mellish inadvertently becomes president of a banana republic and returns to the U.S. in disguise…
seeking foreign aid whereupon he is exposed as a fraud and put on trial. He chooses to represent himself:
Cuts from Bananas, on the American jurisprudence system:
Fielding Mellish: “I object, your honor! This trial is a travesty. It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham!”
On “inclusion” in the justice system:
Fielding Mellish: I move for a mistrial! Do you realize there's not a single homosexual on that jury?
Judge: Yes there is.
Fielding Mellish: Oh, really, which one? Is it the big guy at the end?
On how facts work their way through the justice system:
Witness: I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I've known Fielding Mellish for years and he's a warm, wonderful human being.
Fielding Mellish: Uh, would the clerk read that statement back please?
Court Clerk: "I've known Fielding Mellish for years and he's a rotten, conniving, dishonest little rat."
Fielding Mellish: Ok, I just wanted to make sure you were getting it.
Judge: You're out of order!
On the progressive nature of “guilt” as it applies to the law:
Rebel Leader: You are accused of killing over a thousand people in your term of office... of torturing hundreds of women and children. How do you plead?
Diaz: Guilty... with an explanation.
I believe the explanation was “there was no proof of intent.”
On tolerance in our very modern society:
Sharon Craig: I think Mr. Mellish is a traitor to this country because his views are different from the views of the President and others of his kind. Differences of opinion should be tolerated, but not when they're too different. Then he becomes a subversive mother.
That’s right, a “subversive mother” – and most likely a racist as well.
And on the parameters of the law itself:
Fielding Mellish: You cannot bash in the head of an American citizen without written permission from the State Department.
Wow! Woody sure nailed it! I always new he was more than just a comedian and incestuous child molester.
Butt getting back to Banana Republics and modern day America: it would appear that FBI Chief James Comey’s “baffling rescue of Hillary Clinton” may have inched us closer to that reality. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think he “intended” to butt the facts support the case that “Comey has done his best to move rule of law in this country one big step closer to that of a banana republic.”
My advice: beware of would-be dictators disguised as bananas.
Such fruits may be dangerous to your health and are in all cases rotten.
TODAY’S POST WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHIQUITA BANANAS, THE OFFICIAL FRUIT OF “BANANA” REPUBLIC DICTATORS
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network