Naw, I think you might mean Capitalism. We're all obedient, servile workers. The difference is, in a Communist society at least you know you are.
And to control the curriculum and message. Mind control starts with one message at a time. Ask Joseph Goebbels.
Ah, Legend. As a pagan, I found it beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. If the scriptwriter had just done a little more digging, that could have been the greatest pagan film of all. As it is, I think of it as an orgy of missed opportunities. When Tom Cruise dropped out of that tree and began to scrabble in the dirt, looking up at Lily like an animal, I held my breath and thought, "Holy shit, is he really going to play Jack right?" And... then he opened his mouth. * sigh *
I found out later he really had no idea who he was playing at all. The only actor in the thing who seemed to have an inkling was Tim Curry, and his character of Night just got tiresomely conflated with the Christian devil. A real pity all around, but still a lovely film. Especially if you hear it with the proper classical soundtrack.
Don't be a "YaButt". "Yabutt's" get nothing done. Doers get 'er done.
Glad for your thoughts and posting.I'm a true @$$hat and would have cut directly to the chase. I would have said to her once she started in on the homeless guy on the bench, You've got a lot of money, what with you owning this nice downtown office building, why don't you give him a good paying job so he can earn enough money to live in an apartment and not on a park bench in front of your building? If she tried to BS you, just ask her what Jesus would do for the homeless poor and what was SHE going to do about it.