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" Jensen: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr.
Beale, and I won't have it!! Is that clear?! You think you've
merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs
have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they
must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is
You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples.
There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians.
There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West.
There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane,
interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of
dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks,
rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels.
It is the international system of currency which determines the
totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of
things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic
structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal
forces of nature, and YOU WILL ATONE!
Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?
You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about
America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy.
There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union
Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.
What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of
state -- Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts,
statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the
price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments,
just like we do.
We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale.
The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by
the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr.
Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our
children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that perfect world in which
there's no war or famine, oppression or brutality -- one vast and
ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a
common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all
necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom
And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.
Beale: But why me?
Jensen: Because you're on television, dummy. Sixty million people
watch you every night of the week, Monday through Friday."