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Recently I was watching the 1984 movie Protocol, which starred Goldie Hawn and was directed by Herbert Ross. If you do not remember the movie or you have not seen it, the movie is about government diplomacy or protocol.
Goldie Hawn plays Sunny Davis who becomes involved in government issues when she is hired by the government after she takes a gunshot for who she thought was the president, but who was apparently the Emir. Ambassador Marietta St. John and Hassler see Davis as an opportunity because she becomes loved by her heroism by the American public.
In the story, Davis was chosen to be a pawn for the government because they considered her slow-witted and the members of government thought they were more intelligent then the American public.
The ideas captured in this movie that was made twenty years ago are still held in the minds of many Americans today including some who serve in government. From the news broadcast by the 9/11 truth movement and other movements before this, to the news stories concerning government officials and their presumed payoffs. Those people believe that everything in the news is lies. Of course, they may not realize that the news they are reading has just as much of a spin on things as the news we see on television. Which is the conspiracy and which isn’t we may never truly know.
It is up to us to decide to who speaks for our country and that they are working in our behalf. It is also up to us to speak up when we do not agree with something. That is how the United States was founded. We are all responsible for what happens to us and in our country. Things happen when people decide to do something, not by just talking about it.