Actor Jeff Bridges has a new project coming to theaters on August 15th, that relates directly to the direction America could be and quite likely is headed under the current regime and the socialist Democrat doctrine. It is a critical commentary on the world today for those who are willing to look see through a skeptical eye.
The film, based upon a book by the same name is titled â€œThe Giver.â€ It is set in a false utopian future in which the population does not realize the degree to which they are controlled and is totally unaware that it is possible for people to make their own choices and in the past people actually did.
The film exposes the price that is paid when we embrace total security in exchange for the elimination of risk and reward. Communities replace disorder and emotions with daily injections of harmony feeding our addiction to comfort.
Strict adherence to â€œthe rulesâ€ replaces choice. As the Meryl Streep character says, â€œWhen people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong.â€ Bridgesâ€™ character is an aware and wise historian who works to take down the structure by allowing the truth that â€œthe way things look and the way things are is very differentâ€ to leak out.
Bridges said in anÂ interviewÂ with Patheos.com â€œI think although the movie takes place in some future time that it is very reflective of our own and thereâ€™s a bit of a cautionary tale of how we humans roll and what weâ€™re capable of. And the brutality and the subtleties of our brutality toward each other and also the love and the strength thatâ€™s inherent in us. Those times [McCarthyism] that you mention were certainly dark times that we struggled with. Human beings are still capable of that kind of thing.
We need to be on guard for that and look for that. Not numb ourselves to it. Be engaged. One of the biggest challenges for us at this stage, I know for myself, is to not be cynical, you know, throw up our hands. We need to be engaged.â€
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