Hannah and Her Sisters
written by Woody Allen
Frederick: You missed a very dull TV show about Auschwitz. More gruesome film clips... and more puzzled intellectuals declaring their mystification over the systematic murder of millions.The reason why they could never answer the question "How could it possibly happen?" is that it's the wrong question. Given what people are, the question is "Why doesn't it happen more often?" Of course it does, in subtler forms.
Lee: I have a little headache from this weather.
Frederick: It's been ages since I sat in front of the TV... just changing channels to find something. You see the whole culture... Nazis, deodorant salesman, wrestlers... beauty contests, the talk shows... Can you imagine the level of a mind that watches wrestling? Hmm? But the worst are the fundamentalist preachers -- third-rate con men, telling the poor suckers that watch them that they speak with Jesus...and to please send in money. Money, money, money! If Jesus came back, and saw what's going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up.
Kudos and much thanks go to Jonah for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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