No. No, You Don’t.

So ‘Point Break’ is on and it’s mindless entertainment. Then the Patrick Swazey character utters these lines:

“This was never about money for us. lt was about us against the system. That system that kills the human spirit. We stand for something. To those dead souls inching along the freeways in their metal coffins, we show them that the human spirit is still alive.”

Now, I’m an ex-adrenaline junkie and I get the whole extreme sport thing. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is awesome. Climbing high things is awesome.

That quote irks me.


One response to “No. No, You Don’t.

  • James R. Rummel

    Every time an armed robbery occurs, the perp is making a promise. “I am going to kill you, unless you can convince me otherwise!”

    The surfer bank robbers held up a lot of banks, and they made a lot of promises like that every time they slipped on the masks and waved guns around. Innocent people, just trying to earn enough to make the rent every month, were told that they were going to be ended. Seems to fly in the face of an assertion that “…the human spirit is alive.”

    No wonder the quote irks you. I’m irked as well.

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