Why Isn’t America “As Mad As Hell” and Unwilling to “Take It Anymore”?

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Howard Bloom, Yale literature professor and cultural critic, recently stated “I am 79 years old and I have never seen this country in such a bad state. It is madness. What we are seeing is the fall of the Roman Empire, only now it is the fall of America, the glory of our Empire.”

By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

Ebola threatens to sweep across America. The United States sits on the brink of World War III. The economy is teetering on collapse. The Chinese are on the verge of owning your possessions and you and this arrangement was agreed to by people who were elected to “protect and defend the Constitution”. The UN is poised to be in charge of the demise of this country when martial law is declared. The eternal “bail outs” have robbed this generation and future generations of any chance at financial solvency. America has more people on welfare than are working full time. Election fraud is rampant. American students continue to fall further behind our international cohorts. The average person cannot even name one thing that the Obama administration has done to improve the condition of the middle class, yet, he got re-elected. One visit, for one day to Steve Quayle’s website and one radio broadcast from Doug and Joe Hagmann, or from Sheila Zilinski should be enough to summon the spirits of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine and we should be witnessing the creation of a new Declaration of Independence and a re-creation of the pamphlet entitled Common Sense, for which my radio show and website are named.

Is There Any Life On This Planet?

As I look at America’s daunting and mounting dilemmas, I cannot help wondering, “Isn’t it time to get mad, mad as hell”? In response to my multi-part series on the unaddressed dangers posed by Ebola, many of you have written to me and expressed some very heartfelt consternation of the present set of affairs. Yet, nobody does anything!

There can be little doubt that America needs a rallying call to action if we are to reverse the destructive path we have embarked upon. The middle class is in desperate need of a spokesperson, somebody who could awaken the masses and spur an apathetic America to action. Who could provide this much needed clarion call? Will it be Glenn Beck? Or, maybe, Rush Limbaugh will heed the call and step forward. NOT LIKELY! Perhaps it will be Hannity. No way! Every one of these media figures are too mainstream and too entrenched in the existing system to effectively take the torch and lead America out of the abyss that it finds itself in. What if America did find its spokesperson? What would it sound like? What form would it take? Right now, the best America can do comes from a movie character and this character was introduced to movie goers over 35 years ago. I am speaking about Howard Beale.

Who could ever forget the classic move Network and the mythical broadcaster, Howard Beale, and his impassioned attempt to get America “as mad as hell” and not “to take it anymore!”

What if Howard Beale were to attempt to call America to action today? What would it sound like? It might go something like the following:

“I don’t have to tell you that things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. We are in the greatest depression of all time. Several hundred thousand Americans lost their jobs last month and several million more afraid of losing their jobs. Thanks to the FED, the dollar buys a penny’s worth; your local bank is only still open through the forced “generosity” of your hard-earned tax dollars in the form of bailouts in the biggest wealth distribution plan in all of recorded history”.

A modern day Beale would go on to say “We know the air is unfit to breathe, we are being sprayed by Chemtrails and our genetically modified food is unfit to eat. And we sit watching our TV’s as some local newscaster tells us that the Dow is approaching 6,000, the FDIC and Social Security are near insolvency. Because of the NDAA, the government can secretly snatch you off the street and nobody knows what to do about it. We know things are bad—worse than bad—they’re crazy! It’s like everything, everywhere is going crazy. So, we don’t go out anymore because we cannot afford the photo radar tickets and the toll road fees. We sit in our soon-to-be foreclosed homes and slowly the world we’re living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, “Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my satellite TV and  my MP3 players as well as my smartphone, and I won’t say anything. Well, I’m not going to leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest, the new DARPA weapons  of citizen subjugation that would render protest effort to be futile. I don’t want you to riot, NORTHCOM and DHS lie in wait. I don’t want you to write to your Congressman, because they are already bought and paid for by the forces that are already at work trying to enslave you. I don’t know what to do about the depression, the Russians and the Chinese and neither does Obama. I also don’t know what to do about inflation, your lost pension and the crime in the streets.” All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad. You’ve gotta say, “I’m a human being, (bleep)! My life has value!”

“So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!!


Fortunately, most Americans are angry, terribly angry as evidenced by Congress’ 7% approval rating. Unfortunately, most of America does not know where to direct their anger or who is responsible for our declining fortunes and we are quickly running out of time.

To the sheep of America, there is nothing more that anyone can tell you. My media colleagues have identified the great usurpers of the Constitution. Thanks to many in the media, the names of the robber barons are on display for all to see as well as their crimes against humanity. There is nothing more that I can write or that Doug and Joe Hagmann can broadcast. We, in the media have made the information known to anyone who takes the time to look. If you do not get it by now, it is not likely that you ever will as you have likely accepted your enslavement with a smile.

Where is Howard Beale when we need him the most? Look in the mirror, America, YOU are Howard Beale and it is time to get as mad as hell!


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Dave Hodges is the host of the popular radio talk show, which airs from 9 PM to Midnight (Central). The show can be heard by clicking the following icon in the upper right hand corner of The Common Sense Show.

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2 Comments on Why Isn’t America “As Mad As Hell” and Unwilling to “Take It Anymore”?

  1. Yes, I’m mad as Hell. It is unreal that the fat cat politicians that we voted in office are sitting on their rumps and doing nothing. They are either brain dead koolaid drinkers or they have been threatened with their life, worthless excuses for men. You would think the military could have mustered up a coup by now. I know Obama has purged the majority of good Officers and most of the men that refused to fire on their on people. We need to regroup those that were ousted and take our country back! The person that need to be purged is the imposter in the Whitehouse, all his cohorts and lap dogs and incarcerate them. What does he have to do to make people wake up? The majority of people are obvious as to what is going on in our country. All these false flags are so obvious it’s a joke. I thought General Dunford moved into the Whitehouse and I thought at last the Calvary has arrived but I have not seen any changes. It’s a sad time when the good God fearing people of America are afraid of their own government…

  2. In case this will help you to read it – may it bring at least a small modicum of peace of mind. Could go the other way too, but I hope that doesn’t happen.

    The answer to your rhetorical question….

    (this was originally an unformatted comment on a blog so I apologize for lack of paragraphs)

    Fluoride in the water, mainstream media affecting people’s value systems, and 3 generations of a nanny government that has taken most people’s abilities to think for themselves away, thus, a near compete abrogation of Personal Responsibility. Fluoride was used in the NAZI death camps at 2 parts per million as a VERY EFFECTIVE drug to prevent prisoners from wanting to escape and accepting their condition. Countries following guidelines as set forth by the USFDA fluoridate municipal water supplies with 1 part per million (1/2 the death camp dosage). However, during WWII, only the water was fluoridated – the food and everything else was not. Due to manufacturers of food and drink beverages nearly always use municipal water supplies in their processing plants, the water they use is therefore fluoridated. This means that, unlike 70 years ago, almost everything a human puts into their body today is fluoridated. When this is taken into consideration the 1 part per million dosage the average American gets is actual more equivalent to 8 parts per million. That is fully 4 times the dosage of fluoride on a daily basis that the prisoners in the NAZI death camps were given. If those prisoners didn’t want to escape due to being medicated it is highly unlikely that an individual with 4 times the drugs dosage being taken daily is going to want to do anything except go to work, come home, and attempt to have as much leisure time as they can get before they have to get up again in the morning the next day and do it all over again. It is estimated that only 15% of the population is actually immune to the mass hypnosis society is subjected to. Knowing this, it might be wiser to move on the other efforts where you know you will succeed rather than tear One’s soul apart “wishing” more people will wake up. They are not going to do a thing until the heat gets turned up VERY FAST, or more people set examples for them to follow which will then give them “PERMISSION” to do what they really do know in their heart is the right thing to do. People really do know something is wrong. It is their fear induced drug state that prevents them from engaging their minds, and hearts.

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