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Movie review: Children of Men -- they stole my plot!

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I was bored on Saturday night and went off to see the movie "Man of the Year". The plot revolved around Robin Williams running for President. It was a good movie, the popcorn was good and Williams told some really funny jokes -- far more funny than the Joke who is currently pretending to be our President.

That night, the UA Berkeley also showed a preview of the movie "Children of Men" -- a sci-fi thriller that takes place about a generation from now, when there are no more children and babies are no longer being born.

"OMG, they stole my plot! Stole it right off my blinking blog!" was the first thought that ran through my head. But then I calmed down. Probably they didn't. But even if they did, I could hardly blame them. It's a great plot. The freaking way that humans abuse children around here and pollute the air and cut aid to education and murder orphans in oil-rich regions and exploit child labor in third-world countries and chase pages around Congress, we're lucky that we have any children left at all!

Anyone with half a brain in their head could of thought of that plot. But just in case the producers of "Children of Men" want to share their royalties with me, here is the article off my blog:

By Jane Stillwater April 28, 2004

It was your typical peaceful day in Heaven. Babies were all lining up to get born.

"Say WHAT?" an unborn baby said to God. "You want ME to go down there and get beaten, bombed, starved, abused and amputated? Or get locked in overcrowded classrooms and babysitted by sit-coms while my mother works three jobs to keep the family afloat? I DON'T THINK SO!"

"But," replied God, "you gotta get born. It's in My Plan."

"Not this little pink duck. Until human beings stop doing everything they can to abuse, torture and murder children, I'm staying right here." Hell no! We won't go!

And no other child was ever born again. Trillions of dollars continued to be spent on weapons of mass destruction instead of healthcare and education. Testosterone-filled men happily bombed and polluted and irradiated the world to their hearts content. But not one baby was ever born again.

Are all the weapons in the world worth the price of NEVER knowing what it is like to hold a baby in our arms? It is time for the Hard-Right and the Hard-Left and the Soft-Middle to come together and work for the preservation of democracy before we all just become so much meat in the eyes of the heartless corporations who now rule our future.
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Stillwater is a freelance writer who hates injustice and corruption in any form but especially injustice and corruption paid for by American taxpayers. She has recently published a book entitled, "Bring Your Own Flak Jacket: Helpful Tips For Touring (more...)
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