Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Goodfellas film

Based upon a true story.

Not that the truth matters anymore, but I thought I'd relate something that I remember about the film.  Karen Hill, the wife of Henry Hill is quoted from the film:

Karen: [narrating] After awhile, it got to be all normal. None of it seemed like crime. It was more like Henry was enterprising, and that he and the guys were making a few bucks hustling, while all the other guys were sitting on their asses, waiting for handouts. Our husbands weren't brain surgeons, they were blue-collar guys. The only way they could make extra money, real extra money, was to go out and cut a few corners.
[Cuts to Henry and Tommy hijacking a truck]

A corrupt practice can seem "normal" and a person becomes accustomed.  Karen Hill was introduced as a nice Jewish girl from a good family.  How did she get mixed up in organized crime?

It's like Yoga said in Star Wars, once you take the easy and seductive path, it will forever determine your destiny.

I know these are "only" movies, but what else have I got to try to persuade?

I also know that it is probably hopeless for almost everyone.  They'll just laugh at this.  But if you were wondering why things are on the wrong track, as many of you say, you may want to consider things like this.

Like homosexual marriage.

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