The Ghosts Of Empires Past

I re-watched Red Dawn the other day, a movie I tried to tape several times off HBO when I was a kid but somehow always messed it up. It’s a ridiculous film to be sure, but great in the way it glorified a culture in America that’s vanishing quickly. It’s like Johnny White Rabbit said, “we’re the pieces of the puzzle, but it seems we’re the spaces in between.”  Whether it’s Soviets parachuting into our schoolyards or hordes of Latin American refugees and feral blacks “diversifying” our towns and classrooms…Red Dawn provided a glimpse of a civilization that was and still is worth defending. What gives us the right? It’s because we live here!…for now anyways, until it gets too ghetto and we have to move.

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