Talk about nationalizing a corporation.
The above is an image from one of the more solid choices (number 15) in the recent
“National Review” list of the 25 Best Conservative Movies — John Milius’s “Red
Dawn” (1984), a paranoid Right Wing wet
dream about a Soviet-Cuban invasion of the
US that ends up in a vicious guerilla war fought by teenagers played by Patrick
Swayze, Charlie Sheen and Lea Thompson. See what trouble a little socialism can cost you?
Milius, a rabid NRA supporter with an arsenal and a bad
attitude, also wrote and directed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s "Conan the
Barbarian" (1982), in which that
sword-wielding, bloodthirsty conservative role model listed his favorite
hobbies as, "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you and to
hear the lamentations of their women."
In short, there’s no challenging Milius’s credentials as a
spokesman for the Republican Party. And so it can only be taken as a further
breakdown of GOP unity when Milius said this recently on CNN about the current ad hoc party
"I was watching Rush Limbaugh the other night, and I was
horrified. I would have Rush Limbaugh drawn and quartered. He was sticking up
for these Wall Street pigs. There should be public show trials, mass
denunciations and executions."
So, Rush, feel up to the challenge? Or, to quote another one of
Milius’s iconic lines, “You got to ask yourself, ‘do I feel lucky?’ Well, do