I have been on a Twilight Zone binge. Ain’t all those channels we now have grand! So, instead of watching all ten thousand I found one of my favs on Netflix, Rod Serling’s original The Twilight Zone. At this point, some might be saying what does The Twilight Zone have to do with Escape from New York? I’m getting there. One of my favorite actors of all time, the quirky Donald Pleasense was in perhaps one of the more poignant Twilight Zones, and he also played the kidnapped President in perhaps the greatest “B” movie of all time – Escape From New York. Where is this all going? Well, if you notice for a second what’s going on in New York and most American inner cities controlled by Democrats, there is anarchy and chaos. I’m drawing a parallel that even folks who watch CNN and MSNBC might understand.
In the movie, the establishment finally gives up on trying to control the crime in New York, and they turn the entire island of Manhattan into a maximum-security prison. As I recall, the President’s plane somehow crash lands in Manhattan and the security police led by Lee Van Cleef gives Snake Pliskin, played by Kurt Russell doing a respectable Clint Eastwood in a tight leather garb and an eye patch, 24 hours to find and retrieve the President. Van Cleef gives Snake a drug that will kill him in 24 hours if he doesn’t succeed in retrieving the President. You have the great Isaac Hayes playing the Duke of New York and Ernest Borgnine playing the jovial cabbie taking Snake to the Duke to barter for the kidnapped President and most of all recover the briefcase with the codes for the nukes. You’ve got voluptuous Adrianne Barbeau and Harry Dean Stanton, and well a cast of degenerates that only Antifa or BLM could equal.
And that’s the point. Are we really so far from seeing cities like New York so crime ridden, that we as a society just give up and turn the entire island into a maximum-security prison? Is this our future with Biden and the Democrats? Sounds far fetched? Not to some of us with an imagination, a sense of historical precedent, and an extensive knowledge of Movie trivia.