New On Patreon: BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES As Metaphor For Trump’s America

As you may know there’s a Patreon for this site. Patreon is a service that allows you to become a ‘patron’ of artists and creators you like, helping to support their efforts to continue creating the work you enjoy. Folks who support this site at the $5 or higher level get a weekly recommendation from me; this week it’s a look at Beneath the Planet of the Apes through the lens of living in Trump’s America. It turns out the anger and frustration present at the end of the 60s is really similar to what we’re experiencing today.

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“The Gun Is Good”

Our lives get more surreal by the moment. Today, from AP News:

From Zardoz, 1974:

From Beneath the Planet of the Apes, 1970: