Written and directed by Jan Hrebejk, Divided We Fall is the brilliant 2000 film about a war-torn, Nazi occupied Czech village in which one couple makes the ultimate sacrifice to save another by hiding a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution. Ironies and plot twists abound, much life life itself, and the message is clear: Divided We Fall.
Present day America, and indeed, the world, should see this film, heed this message, and take it to heart. Today’s Logistics Monster, apparently resonating my thoughts, posts a short, powerful statement, replete with David Johnson video–another ‘Must See’ for all.
Today’s current climate, both in America and throughout the world, is tenuous, fraught with fear and teetering at a tipping point few of us ever dreamed of seeing. We face issues that we, as Americans, had grown up believing long since resolved, only to wake up, like so many stunned attendees at the Tea Party down the rabbit hole, to find that little, if anything has been resolved. We stand at the edge of an abyss in a combined Perfect Storm culture medium of Constitutional abuse, unresponsive government, and economic downfall at the hands of entities such as Henry Paulson’s Goldman Sachs etal.
Like the men who fought to win the Island of Iwo Jima so our planes could land for refueling, we, too must ALL hang together, despite any perceived differences. We must remember that we are ALL Americans, and as such, must refrain from dissension and disunity in order to fight the Beast at our door who encourages and foments factional fights. Look at Ernie Pyle’s famed picture of the Marines as they hove our flag atop Mt. Suribachi, which epitomizes loyalty and teamwork, and remember it well. All of us need to heed its image and its message and stop criticizing one another as we unite to once again raise our flag atop the newest mountain of challenge, that of our Constitution, our Liberty and our Country, and remember, the Marine Corps adage, “First the Mission.” There is little to be accomplished and a great deal to be lost by indulging in disagreements of any kind now, be they between parties, genders or attorneys filing suit to ensure our Constitution’s safety.
Join drkate and me on Constitutional Radio tonight at 10 PM EDT as we welcome Mario Apuzzo and Charles Kerchner, updating their case, followed by Philip Berg at 11 PM EDT.