“Don’t Call Me Lawrence”

Movies / Thursday, July 6th, 2017


Currently hiding in the MUCH COOLER basement watching the movie Gettysburg with HWMMS after taking a quick dip in the pool. Note, this was upon my request.

Jeff Daniels as Chamberlain has to be one of my favorite movie performances of all time. And the soundtrack, oh, the soundtrack alone can move me to tears. (And the ‘stache!)

“What we’re fighting for, in the end, we’re fighting for each other.”

Since we took a trip to Gettysburg a few years ago this movie has been on constant rotation, we watch it several times a year, its definitely on the top 3 of my favorite places I’ve traveled.

As the movie has been playing I asked HWMMS if we’ve watched this since the election. I believe the last viewing was this winter, before, the new President.

I ask this because as I’m watching, I have that same feeling of dread I had about our country for the last year or two. Our country is so divided, so full of hate. I pray I’m wrong but I feel deep down, and have for a while, that violence is coming.

A new Civil War.

I stopped following politics and watching the debates because all I felt was pain and fear for our future. It scared the hell out of me watching our country spew more and more hate and divide into two.

(Disclaimer for those who don’t know, there was no way I would vote for either candidate. I chose 3rd party.)

Silly me, I was afraid the violence would be against Clinton once she was in office. Boy was I wrong. In a MILLION years I never thought the election would have turned out the way it did, but it did.

And here we are, only 6+ months later.

Watching this movie tonight, feels different. More familiar.

“I don’t know about other folk, but I ain’t fighting for no darkies one way or the other. I’m fightin’ for my rights. All of us here, that’s what we’re fighting for rights…The right to live my life like I see fit. Why can’t you just live the way you want to live, and let us live the way we do? Live and let live, I hear some folks say. Be lot less fuss and bother if more folks took it to heart.”

I pray I’m wrong.

Whatcha talkin' bout Willis?