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The Greatest Near-Monologue in the History of the Movies: Ned Beatty Articulates Half of the New World Order's Worldview

Gary North
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Dec. 31, 2009

Paddy Chayefsky was a great script writer. In Network, he gave us the story of a TV newsman, Howard Beale, who went crazy, and in doing so, spoke for common Americans. This movie is the source of the memorable phrase, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more." Chayevsky won the Oscar for best original screenplay. It would have been criminal if he hadn't.

As Beale spoke out against the system, his ratings soared. He then challenged a deal in which Arabs were going to buy the holding company of the network that broadcast him. He told Americans to write to Congress and stop it, which they did. This killed the deal.

The head of the holding company then pays Beale a visit.

In this scene -- the greatest in Ned Beatty's career -- he articulates the worldview of the New World Order. He presents only the corporate side. There is, of course, the bureaucratic side of the NWO's worldview: not political, but technical.

Beatty was on-screen in the movie for a little over five mimutes. He was nominated for best supporting actor. He lost. Beatrice Straight was on-screen for under six minutes, and won best supporting actress -- the shortest performance ever to win the Oscar. Chayevsky could write!

On December 1, 2009, Europe took the final step. The Lisbon Treaty became law. The New Europe is now a reality, nine decades after Jean Monnet began laying the groundwork.

Murray Rothbard was correct when he wrote that there can never be a one-world corporation. Planners would not know what anything costs -- the same argument Mises used against socialist economic planning. There must be free markets and privately owned, competing enterprises. There must be profit and loss.

This was not Beatty's message.

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