Friday, January 20, 2012

From where to Eternity: Tony Soprano slams the Rockefellers and Morgans

The day after I see Thrive, I see this episode of the Sopranos, s2e9 From where to Eternity. In the episode the character Christopher also has a near death experience, he goes to hell, sees his father and is told by the "bouncer" this is where he will come when it's his time as well.

Tony Soprano: "Excuse me, let me tell you something, when America opened the floodgates and let all us Italians in. What do you think they were doing it for, cause they were trying to save us from poverty?! No, they did it because they needed us, they needed us to build their cities, their subways, and to make 'em richer. The Carnegies and the Rockefellers they needed worker bees and there we were. But some of us didn't wanna swarm around their hive and lose who we were, we wanted to stay Italian and preserve the things that meant something to us. Honor, and family, and loyalty. And some of us wanted a piece of the action, now we weren't educated like the Americans but we had the balls to take what we wanted. And those other fucks, those other, the the the JP Morgans, they were crooks and killers too but that was a business right, the American Way."

Dr. Jennifer Melfi : "That might all be true. But what do poor Italian immigrants have to do with you, and what happens every morning you step out of bed?"

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