The early- to mid-1990s was an interesting time for the United States. The world was moving on from the Cold War as the Soviet Union had collapsed. The economy began shifting from paper to digital. Globalization was becoming the chief economic policy, leaving behind factories in Middle America. The tenets of wokeology were being planted in public policy. A sequel to the forgotten man of the Great Depression and a precursor to the forgotten man in a MAGA world, one motion picture encapsulated the situation of many Americans at the time: 1993’s Falling Down, starring Michael Douglas.
Falling Down: A Summary
Falling Down - Michael Douglas
William Foster (Douglas), a divorced and unemployed defense engineer, is frustrated, perturbed, and fed up with the oppressive Los Angeles heat, his fellow man, and life's circumstances. Stuck in traffic and without an air conditioner, Foster abandons his vehicle in bumper-to-bumper traffic and travels across the city on foot.
As Foster attempts to attend his daughter's birthday party, he encounters a diverse array of characters: A Korean convenience store owner who refuses to give him change to make a phone call. Two Hispanic gang members who try to steal his briefcase. A white homeless man who hassles him for money. A fast-food restaurant that refuses to serve breakfast shortly after switching to the lunch menu. A neo-Nazi white supremacist who owns a military surplus store. A couple of rich old golfers. Foster also stops at a constru...