A college student majoring in Journalism, looking for an outlet to express himself.
The American Folly
The American political climate is extremely volatile, and extremely close to an explosive, catastrophic meltdown. Our President can’t seem to take his thumbs off the screen of his smartphone, moving us ever closer to an all-out nuclear war with “The Hermit Kingdom.” Defending his actions the same way a child would after pushing a kid off the slide on the playground; not with an intellectual argument, but with denial and name calling. Our post-9/11 nation has become less safe than ever. We are a paranoid nation that is quite literally surrounded with artillery, with 112 guns for every 100 citizens. We, however, are not paranoid enough to question those in command of us; America was founded on the idea that we can freely speak up against whoever leads, but we’ve become too sheep-like to say something about the felonious nature of our government.
The Godfather is Francis Ford Coppola’s opus magnum. Praised by many critics to be one of the greatest films ever put to the screen, no film can create such an evocation of pure emotion, not just from the people in the seats of the audience, but the actors who were on the screen. The writing is true to the characters, the scenery and lighting is almost perfect in every scene, and the even the gore and grit are all masterfully put together to create what is seen as nothing less than a masterpiece of entertainment.