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Classic Novel "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" Foretold Ron Paul's Candidacy

Themes - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest By Ken Kesey

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, examines humanity and control. In this novel, characters within a mental institution struggle with achieving rights and freedoms. The mental institution and its staffs resemble totalitarian state of government which imposes laws and control. However, as demonstrated by one of the characters R.P. McMurphy, it takes a strong individual to stand up against a totalitarian system and speak for the rights and freedoms of the individual. This theme demonstrates through McMurphy's self-sacrifice the patients realize that they are able to obtain rights and freedoms by becoming self-reliant and independent of the laws of the combine, as McMurphy has demonstrated..."


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A little dab will do ya....

send the sample to nurse Rachet.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Kesey had another great novel, after Cuckoo's Nest

Sometimes a Great Notion.

You actually can see the film of it still, I think, on YouTube.

I won't link here because it is copyrighted.

Many literature critics and Kesey himself considered the latter book his best---for what it's worth (and I'm neither critic nor great novelist) Sometimes is the best novel I ever read, and I loved Cuckoo's Nest.

Paul Newman bought rights and made his first film as Director (starring in it too, along with Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin and Richard Jaeckel).

It's a story about a family against a whole town...a family of rugged individuals against a union. It was a great film and a better book.

Highly recommended read for anyone who likes stories about individualism.

What Cuckooo's Nest said about individuals trapped in the nuthouses Sometimes A Great Notion said about liberty in the woods of Oregon.

I had a friend who told me

I had a friend who told me that was a good book. If the movie is free to watch on Youtube, I'll check it out for sure. Kesey was supposedly strongly anti-abortion as well.

Kesey was alot of things

Mainly, of course, a great novelist.

I actually had the privilege of getting to know him in a professional and somewhat personal capacity as well (the emails between us are the only I've ever saved in a file marked "memorable"). He helped me and others on anti drug war campaign, donated highly valuable memorabilia to us for resale, to fundraise and he made time to chat with me, offer up advice, etc; it was shortly before his death.

HERE is where you can watch the movie http://www.veehd.com

I don't know how he stood on abortion. On Guns, he was resolutely FOR guns but against bullets, at least that is the position he took later in life, when some kids were shot senselessly near his home in Oregon.

Above all he was a champion of the individual.

You'll just need to wait for the search box to appear on the upper left, enter the title name and there more than one files to choose from.

If you haven't used that site before, I find I can't use it on Firefox BUT it works just fine on Chrome. I usually download the files to view, rather than stream. It's a really fast download from that site.

YouTube took it down, finally :)

There are a couple of clips up there now, I just checked...the 10 minute clip is considered by many film critics as a highly unique and interesting segment...

But watch the whole movie, it's a goodie.

I'm so glad you told me that.

I'm so glad you told me that. I used to work at a newspaper and worked with a guy who was a diehard Kesey fan. He actually lived in Oregon for a while and I always secretly thought he did that just to live like the author. He just sent me a facebook request the other week. I'll have to tell him about this exchange.

the only frontal lobotomy

this time will be on all the tyrants, stay tuned for more !!!!!!