Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Ok, are you finally getting tired of all this WINNING yet? – The NASDAQ closed at a record high level yet again on Tuesday, marking its 9th consecutive record high trading day. The Dow Jones Industrial average and S&P 500 were fractionally down, but all market indexes are pointing to a higher open in pre-trading this morning.
Yes, Virginia, “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie. – C’mon, how can we still be arguing about this? Of course, it’s a Christmas movie. In fact, other than “A Christmas Story,” “Die Hard” may be the greatest Christmas movie ever made.
Think about it: The entire plot of the film revolves around the Nakatomi company Christmas party. The party is being held on Christmas eve. Christmas music permeates the film from beginning to the very end. Christmas imagery is everywhere.
“Die Hard” is not just a great Christmas movie, but a truly great movie, period. Released in 1988, “Die Hard” was the first film of its genre. It was the first pure action film, and it remains the greatest pure action film ever made today, despite hundreds of attempts to replicate it, including five sequels. Its greatness includes:
Best Action Hero: Bruce Willis as John McClane
Best Action movie villain: The great Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber
Best Action movie cop: The great Reginald VelJohnson as Al Powell
Best Action movie wife: Bonnie Bedellia as Holly Gennaro McClane
Best Action movie FBI Guy: Robert Davi as FBI Special Agent Johnson
Best idiot cop: Paul Gleason as Deputy Chief Dwayne T. Robinson
Best corporate jackass: Hart Bochner as Harry Ellis
Best obnoxious TV reporter: William Atherton as Richard Thornburg
Pure greatness, all around.
The plot of the movie resolves itself exactly as any Christmas movie should: Truth triumphs over deception, honesty over thievery, justice over crime and good over evil.
So, “Die Hard” is indeed a Christmas movie, and a great one at that.
But here’s the other thing “Die Hard” is: It’s a totally relevant analogy to the three years of the Donald Trump presidency. Think about it:
- The Nakatomi party-goers are the American people;
- The terrorists are the globalist Deep State;
- The terrorists are there to deprive the people of their freedom and rob them of their wealth;
- The hero sort of stumbles into his role, almost by accident and fate;
- The hero spends the first half of the film fighting the Deep State alone, but about midway through the plot is joined by Al Powell, the defender of justice who is eerily analogous to William Barr;
- The FBI guys are utterly corrupt and inept. Perfect;
- You even have the corrupt fake news media personified in Richard Thornburg;
- The terrorist played by ballet dancer Alexander Godunov, who McLane dispatches after a long, brutal battle, is Robert Mueller;
- Harry Ellis, the self-absorbed jerk who tells Hans Gruber “I can give him to ya,” is James Comey;
- Deputy Chief Dwayne Robinson is former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe;
McLane even describes himself as Donald Trump perfectly in this exchange with Gruber:
Hans: Who are you, then?
McClane: A fly in the ointment, Hans. A monkey in the wrench. A pain in the ass.
And there is more to come:
- Hans Gruber falling from the 31st floor of Nakatomi Tower will come in 2020 with the indictment and public perp walk of John Brennan;
- The climactic scene, with John and Holly McLane riding off safe and sound in their limo will come on Election Night 2020 when Donald Trump gives his victory speech with Melania by his side, after which they will ride back to the White House in Air Force One.
The script for “Die Hard” was based on Roderick Thorp’s 1979 novel, “Nothing Lasts Forever.” It obviously wasn’t intentional, but it’s a little spooky how, 40 years ago, he so accurately depicted everything our nation has been put through over the last three years.
“Die Hard” isn’t just a Christmas movie, it’s a Trump movie, too.
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
and the fire is so delightful;
But since we’ve no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”
That is all.
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