May 16th, 2008

Greed is goooooood.

Wall Street is a pwnage movie; if for no other reason then for this singular quote:

"The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind."

-Gordon Gekko-

Even so, at the end of the movie there's the expected morality lesson on how being unethical and greedy will result in your undoing. But then again, almost every bloody movie or book our there always has a stupid moralistic cop-out in the end. It's as if the masses cannot accept a movie if it violates their sense of morality.

"Oh noes! My delicate sense of morality!"

I say fuck that shit - let the goddamn bad guys win!!

Which is why I like No Country for Old Men. They didn't dispense with the moralistic crap - the bad guy just comes around and kicks the warm turd out of everyone else. Can you say Hallelujah??

Okay now back to basics...

Back to the topic. Watch Wall Street to see how human greed manifests. Oh but know at least a wee bit about stocks first before watching or you might get a little confused.

The End.