The movie satires a generation of people who have become lethargic, complacent and whose minds have become softened by the seduction of television. That is until the main character, a news anchorman, decides to break out of this complacent mold and stand up for change.
Well, I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!
I'm mad as hell that...
My friend had to go bankrupt to get a lifesaving operation.
We spend billions on the war in Iraq enriching corporations at the expense of our own blood.
We don't pay our teachers what they deserve.
We spend more money on prisons than on schools.
The richest 300.000 people in America today have more money than the rest of us combined.
OK that's good for starters. You can see that much of what I'm mad about are things that I feel I have no control over. Well, I'm tired of having no control, I'm tired of just being one of those TV mind softened sheep just watching the injustices of our society go unchecked. I'm tired of the Neocons and powerful corporations trying to control us with fear and "stimulus payments" from the IRS. I'm tired of being a "consumer".
I'm a person, I have feelings, and I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. I'm going to exercise my first amendment rights, and broadcast my perception of the deep injustice this once proud nation now inflicts on it's own peoples.
I think that's good for an opener.