“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Dustin Hoffman rides high in ‘Midnight Cowboy’ – NY Daily News http://m.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/hoffman-rides-high-midnight-cowboy-article-1.2053604
Back when big strong cowboys were selling their asses in New Yorks Times Square, no one seemed to care as much as today, when women collect tips for showing their flag-painted boobs.
Back when the movie Midnight Cowboy first appeared on screen, the New York Daily News gave it a three star rating, and said
“Midnight Cowboy” is a grim, raw, lewd drama of the people in this town from Times Square westward and other sections as thickly populated by those who have lost hope and a small minority who yearn for a better way of life. ”
So much has changed.
Today, men are locked in prisons at a rate of 750 per 100k Americans, where the prison guards enforce the politics of rape, isolation, and racism.
Some 270,000 rapes are reported every year in Americas prisons, while we debate whether or not breasts should be shown in public.
And Mayor Bill DeBlasio is concerned about naked breasts ruining New Yorks image, while Rykers Island is a poster child of corruption, and police unions boycott human rights.