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The Light Down Below: An Idea For A Movie

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I have an idea for a movie.

Everything goes well  for a powerful  US politician.  He had made a name on the relentless pursuit of terrorists.  He sits on  the Homeland Security Committee and other places where he vehemently fights for  more and more security measures.  He  promotes a Bill to legalize torture. He also works with CIA and other organizations to infiltrate the  US police in order to profile domestic terrorism. Domestic surveillance enjoys his  unwavering support.  He is on top of the game and enjoys an immense popularity. His party bosses want him to run for President. His wife gives him great sex. His children call him their hero. His dog   goes with him to the office. His secretary loves him for nothing.  His  constituents had decided to erect a statue in his honor.  With the bi-partisan support  he promotes a new Bill to install mini- nuclear missiles on the drones.  Also he wants to include  into the Bill a provision of using drones against the OWS and  other similar  disturbances. That provision will be called 'crop dusting'. Congress loves him and he counts on the President's backing.

Still he feels something is wrong. Terrorists abroad mutiply and become more vicious.  US citizens, the expats have to come back-they are all targeted, even kids. In the US itself  many  places had become  practically  off limits- they kill any law enforcement officer entering. Mexican cartels are flourishing and  had established a union with the Arab extremists. Something is wrong, something  is fueling all that and he  is  the one who has to uncover it.  He allocates time, assembles the team and goes to work.  He works diligently and  meticulously  until he finds out the shocking truth: It is him.

He is the root cause of  all the mayhem. His  cruelty, his idiocy, his  stupidity, his hubris,  his criminal mind resulted in  the wave of hate. Everyone now hates his country and its citizens- the whole Humanity wants  them dead.  Nobody cares for  American people, nobody is an ally. The real friends had abandoned  it as  a losing cause and the false friends just use its might for their  own malicious means.  He himself, his dedication  had been used many times  for private purposes and those who used him laughed and joked about it. He has a nickname 'Stupid drone' among them- the drone with
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no head, just with  the fangs, the one who kills like a dog, whenever the master  unleashes it.

After that revelation, very carefully he starts to discuss it with others. The results are overwhelmingly negative. His party bosses scold him and call him mad. His wife turns out to be a closet lesbian. His kids  tell him to get help. His elderly father says that he is ashamed of him. His secretary   breaks up with him and goes for  his assistant. His constituents erect a public toilet around his statue.  They decide not to put him on the ballot for reelection. The Bills he promoted are still there but not under his name. He  had become an outcast. In  a fit of desperation he wants to commit suicide by jumping out of the window. After completing the suicide note  he opens the window  and looks down below.


Down there, under the street light a solitary  protester stands with a handmade slogan. Our protagonist remembers now that man standing there forever. He stood there in rain and shine, in storm and calm, day and night. Seems he never left. Our man looks down below and  then looks around his office. What's there is really his? He remembers that he has a law degree and  also  studied  hard on some math courses. He  figured out that such man, a man with his kind of determination  and skills could be useful  on the side of real peace and real goodness. He then collects his belongings and takes an elevator down. On the street he approaches the lonely protester. They both  pull out that big electronic screen he was presented by his former cronies. On the screen they  draw an enormous middle finger pointing at his former building.

The End.

I would advise that the OEN readers suggest the actors  and directors for the movie. I think Oliver Stone would be  a wonderful  directorial choice. As for playing the  protagonist I suggest Harrison Ford.

I really think we have a chance to get an Oscar here.

 

The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.


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to make a good movie for a change.... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:11:29 AM