By Paul McGuire
October 6, 2014
In 1979 a low budget film came out called Mad Max, starring Mel Gibson. Mad Max depicts an apocalyptic future where law and order have broken down due to energy shortages. In 1981 Mad Max 2, also known as Road Warrior, came out with a subtitle on the poster which read, “Just one man can make a difference.” In the film Mel Gibson plays a cynical and hardened man who rediscovers his humanity when he tries to help a group of settlers.
Although Mad Max and Road Warrior were science fiction-style “B movies” the theme, “Just one man can make a difference,” resonated with audiences around the world. These films where Gibson plays “the one man who makes a difference” catapulted Mel Gibson into movie superstar status. People connected to how an ordinary man went from being spiritually dead and soulless to a heroic figure whose compassion made him come alive. The film contained a core truth: when you choose to live in denial and ignore your responsibility to actually show up in life and help others, you die as a person. Unfortunately, this has become the collective reality of millions of Americans, from the upper echelons of corporate boardrooms on the top floor of skyscrapers in Manhattan to the walking zombies who excuse their personal responsibility for contributing to evil by glibly saying, “I am just doing my job.” I imagine that the long lines of people entering Hell will all say “I was just doing my job” as they are sentenced to the Abyss.
In 1986, I was the Executive Producer for a Hollywood “Road Warrior-style” B movie called Wired to Kill. Unfortunately, it was not as gripping as Road Warrior, and even though our low budget film managed to achieve the number 12 ranking of all Hollywood film releases for the first two weeks, it was in theatres when Director Oliver Stone’s film Platoon was released. Stone blew us out of the water. Despite the film’s inherent weaknesses, it depicted a future in America where our nation had been ravaged by a biological plague and violent, drug-fueled gangs ruled what had become the Third World streets of a dystopian America. The poster for Wired to Kill had a subtitle which read “If you want to make history you gotta make your own.” In the film, two unlikely heroes, a handsome young man and a beautiful girl, use all their brains, wits, and homemade robotic technology to defeat the gangs. They were not waiting for someone else to rescue them.
Ironically the themes in movies like Road Warrior and Wired to Kill have in some disturbing respects come true. Our nation is descending into anarchy and a biological plague, the Ebola virus, is spreading across America. Anarchy is rising as ISIS terrorists come across our border; food prices are set to soar due to the drought in California; and our government does not appear to be able to save us without declaring martial law and creating a totalitarian police state. The masses of people who have been in denial of reality for most of their lives have become disconnected from their own humanity, and, like Gibson’s character in Road Warrior, they are indifferent to the sufferings of others and paralyzed from even saving themselves.
Millions of Americans are ripe to accept The Big Lie, which has brought down the greatest of nations, and that is the lie that a political Messiah will come to save us, just as a political Messiah came to save Germany, a “Messiah” whose name was Adolph Hitler, and a political Messiah came to save Russia, whose name was Lenin. The reason people are so willing to reject all logic and reason is because they hope that their political Messiah will allow them to continue to shrug off their personal responsibility for what is happening. They can excuse themselves and look to someone else to save them.
Today, America is no longer merely in rapid decline; it is now in a state of total free fall which historically will lead to only one destination point, and that is total dictatorship. We have one final moment to change the direction of our nation. “It only takes one man to make a difference.” So I want to ask you a direct question: where are you in the flow of history? The sub-title for our feature film Wired to Kill read, “If you want history you gotta make your own.” This means that the fate of our nation is not determined by chance, luck or mystical forces. The fate of our nation is determined by what you personally choose to do about it, and if you choose to do nothing, than your choice is to insure our nation will move into a dictatorship. You and I together compose a collective will, and what we choose to do or not to do will determine our future. Nobody else, no matter how powerful they may appear to be externally, will determine our future. We will determine our future, and nobody else.
Most Christians in America like to pervert the truth of God’s Word and claim that it is God who determines the future. But that is a partial theological truth taken out of context. God determines the future on the basis of the will and choices of the people.
In other words, the people choose their future by their actions, behavior, and choices. God simply releases His judgment and power to create the future the people have chosen. Adam and Eve were given rulership of Planet Earth, but they chose to become slaves. Americans were originally given freedom, but they have chosen to become slaves.
In the final analysis, it is not a majority of the people who determine the future; it is always a dedicated minority. So the question must be asked of you, “What have you chosen?” Are you engaged, active, and taking responsibility for what is happening? The reality is that most of the people I meet who claim to have chosen to be active and engaged are not. They are playing games in their minds, and they are in for a brutal and rude awakening.
There is still time to change your mind. You can choose now at this very moment to stop pretending and living in denial. You can choose to become engaged and give it everything you have. If you make that choice you will enter a synergy with others, who although may be in the physical minority, will collectively have the power to change the future. Do not think for a moment that this cannot be done or that it is too late. It can be done and it is not too late. Give it all you have!
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Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, The Day the Dollar Died and Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying Altered States of Consciousness at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie Field of Dreams. Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.