Actor Michael Shannon, in a recent interview with the Daily Beast, warned that President Trump is making political decisions “that are going to be unalterable.”
Shannon’s character in the film, Captain Beatty, believes that the way to keep a person from becoming unhappy is to not give them “two sides of a question to think about.” To restrict the flow of information in order to prevent the person from having to wrestle with moral issues which might produce angst, and torment.
“We keep trying to say, oh, we’re going to have a country where all these different people — you can have Noam Chomsky on one hand and Don Blankenship on the other hand and everybody in between and we’re all Americans and we should all get equal say or whatever.
You can’t have a place where Noam Chomsky and Don Blankenship have an equal say in an operational place.
I think half the time people just latch onto what they receive.