This is why I love Boston Legal.
I rarely ever get chills when I listen to people talk. For whatever reason, the spoken word fails to trigger an emotional response from me, with the possible exception of Barack Obama's inauguration speech. But when Alan Shore stands up to deliver his closing arguments, I am captivated. It's all there; the shivers, the wonder, the admiration, and the profound appreciation for his ability to passionately declare what everyone else is afraid to say.
I am moved by the truth in his words.
Alan Shore's monologue here is a frighteningly accurate synopsis of what is wrong with our country today. Now, I'm not going to make a list or write an in-depth analysis of the flaws in America's policies, because let's face it; I'm 15. I don't understand everything. But what I do understand is that the problems that exist now are not going to get any better unless people start to rise up and get angry about it.
Why does nobody care? That's my question. Why does nobody care? I am appalled by the amount of apathy young people seem to showcase today. Clearly, people are more concerned about how Lindsay Lohan is doing in jail than the war in Iraq; or whether lady gaga is really a hermaphrodite than whether it's right for the government to strategically strip us of our Constitutional freedoms. It sickens me, and I'm tired of it.
I can only hope that one day I will find the courage to be like Alan Shore, and voice my opinions and argue for what is right. Thank you, David Kelley, for creating such an exceptional and intelligent character. I am moved and inspired.