By Shlomoh
September 9, 2011

I didn't see Footloose when it came out because the whole theme did not appeal to me. But I saw it on TV I think about a year ago and I am a big John Lithgow and Kevin Bacon fan. The theme and plot seemed silly to me but I liked the dancing.

I will probably not go to see the remake but I think that the remake is timely.

I believe the original came out during the time that Reagan was president and Reagan's election drastically changed the country.

Not only did he as president facilitate the greatest robbery of America's people assets but his administration marks the beginning of the Age of Constantine Par Excellence. We thought that we were seeing the end of the reign of Constantine but no, the so-called "culture war" only exacerbated it. Our country started out as a fairly secular-minded state but during the first few decades of the country's history, religious elements arrived on our shores that planted the seeds to make America the most religious country in the western world. This did not have positive affects on the country. Quite the contrary. The religiosity of America has never been positive; it re-enforced the South's conviction that God favored slavery. Why not? Both Judaism and Christianity are scripturally in favor of the peculiar institution. It resulted in Prohibition which caused untold damage to the country. It prevented medical abortion for year resulting in personal tragedy for families. It was behind the last administration's antipathy to stem cell research. It caused the hounding of all kinds of minorities. It brought about national bigotry resulting in the closing of our borders to people facing extermination in Europe. The Reagan Era and the Bush II Era brought it to new levels of medievalism.

We now look forward to electing the worst type of people to elective office - people who think that their religion is not only the best one but the ONLY one; people who claim that the earth is a few thousand years old; people who think that certain types of humans are deserving of death; people who passively encourage the killing of doctors; and people who hypocritically say that government should not interfere in the lives of citizens but who press for the government to persecute people for their lifestyle choices so long as those choices don't meet with their own pre-modern view of life.

In this atmosphere, the makers of the new version of FOOTLOOSE have done a service to us. Basically, the plot concerns a town that outlaws public dancing based upon a minister's personal antipathy to it. It brings to mind the Jewish and Baptist joke that having sex in a standing position should be outlawed because it would lead to mixed dancing.

It underscores the stupid belief that all kinds of things lead to immorality and crime. It has never been SCIENTIFICALLY proven that marijuana, comic books, sex and violence on TV, or pornography cause people to commit crime or become perversely dangerous.

I can see a day where in America a fascist government comes to power guided by religion and outlaws, not only dancing, but everything that makes our daily lives enjoyable.

FOOTLOOSE is more than a movie. It is a warning to America. Our liberties have already become compromised for the past ten years - but are in further danger as the Tea Baggers and other so-called champions of God move toward powerful political office.

What has been happening in Texas for the past decade might happen in your own neighborhood some day.

That's right, stupids. Go to a stadium and pray for rain. Social security is a ponsey scheme. Don't allow medicine to experiment in areas which might benefit all of us. Don't give condoms to teens. Let them become pregnant or contract AIDS. After all, Reagan said, "Anyone who becomes pregnant while having fun should pay for it."

Jesus is already president and congress of this country. I say vote him out of office.

I've been working so hard
I'm punching my card
Eight hours for what?
Oh, tell me what I got

Loose, footloose kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise pull me off a my knees
Jack, get back c'mon before we crack
Lose your blues everybody cut footloose

And you're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
I dig a way down in your heart
You're burning, yearning for songs

Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You can fly if you'd only cut

We got to turn me around
And put your feet on the ground
Now take a hold of the phone
Whoa, I'm turning it loose

Loose, footloose kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise pull me off a my knees
Jack, get back c'mon before we crack
Lose your blues now everybody cut footloose

Loose, footloose kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise pull me off a my knees
Jack, get back c'mon before we crack
Lose your blues

Everybody cut everybody cut
Everybody cut everybody cut
Everybody cut everybody cut
Everybody everybody cut footloose

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