When is Kevin Costner’s “Yellowstone” going to do episodes on Mexican drug cartels taking over Montana?
“Save the show, save the country”
To read the actual grisly facts about Mex cartels in Montana, see my other article today here.
I was a big Yellowstone fan. But I ran out of steam when Kevin Costner became governor and put on that doofus black cowboy hat with big rabbit ears and started muttering like an old addled fart and his family fractured and the whole series reminded me of The Young and the Restless. Without the laughs.
They could still save it. They need a war against the Mex cartels, who have set up a major base in Big Sky Country.
A few terrible fentanyl deaths close to home, a meeting of hard-nosed ranchers, allied with the Indian tribe, a decision to hit the cartels, and we’d be off and running.
We’d watch the refusal of law enforcement to do ANYTHING substantial. Which happens to mirror reality.
I’d suggest YELLOWSTONE TOUGH GUYS TRAVEL TO THE US SOUTHERN BORDER. That would be electric. Revelations about cartel sex and drug trafficking, bribes, payoffs, murder of children, etc.
In my version of the current Season 5, it turns out none of the characters in Yellowstone Montana want the cartels there. Not the environmentalists, not the Indians, not the predatory land developers, not the home-grown random criminals. They all band together, and after one last plea to cops and the FBI falls on deaf ears, they take justice into their own hands.
Of course, a dismal hack character, the US Attorney General, brands them domestic terrorists and white supremacists—which builds further audience interest in the show.
Are you kidding? The usual (startling) 15 million people watching Yellowstone every week swells to 50 and then 75 million. This is John Wick, Death Wish, Taken, and a hundred other righteous revenge movies magnified to the max.
Start each new episode on Sunday night when CBS’ 60 Minutes airs. That pile of crap will draw 600 people; Yellowstone will collapse Sunday Night Football.
Grotesque little Lefty protestors and screamers on social media will only create more Yellowstone viewers.
This is my theory, and of course I’m always right: Kevin Costner wants to quit Yellowstone because he sees the real implications of the show—Americans fighting the government and all other enemies to keep their LAND—and he doesn’t have the principles or the balls to make that fight his own. He doesn’t want to be painted with that brush.
What does he want? He wants the pristine land without the people.
During the first four seasons, he realized fans were flocking to Yellowstone because they saw their own true feelings and ideas playing out on the screen. And that scared him. This wasn’t just another show biz project; it wasn’t just another parochial bullshit Western. It was going NATIONAL. It was going into real homes, and real people were talking back. Saying, THIS IS ME. THIS IS WHERE I STAND, TOO.
With the ranchers. Who take no prisoners.
With the character of Beth, who DESTROYS every woke man or woman she happens to encounter.
With the character of Rip, who embodies a simple and stark philosophy: If you want to survive, work; work hard; no lazy fat asses around here; earn your own way; if you don’t, don’t be around when I show up.
The pussified critics and reviewers who hail the success of Yellowstone don’t want to touch the real reasons for the show’s towering ratings. They don’t want to admit what’s actually going on, on the screen every Sunday.
Or what WAS going on, before the show started its descent into soap opera.
But the producers can still save it if they want to. WAR AGAINST THE CARTELS. Drive those scum from the land.
Dump Costner. Make Rip the king of the Dutton Ranch. On a tip, he and his boys travel to Chicago and capture the visiting chief of the Sinaloa Cartel, drag his ass back to Montana, and put him in a stall with a wild kicking horse. For a couple of weeks.
Rip and Beth talk to him. “You killed 80,000 Americans with fentanyl last year, and this year it’s worse. You killed little kids by disguising fentanyl so it looked like fucking CANDY. You really think we’re going to go light on you?”
They finally get him to confess all his crimes—in detail. Hell, his confession about decades of murder and torture and corruption and bribery is a whole Yellowstone episode of its own. He talks non-stop for the whole hour. He spills a VERY interesting account of working with major banks to launder his hundreds of billions of drug dollars.
“And you know what?” he says—his face a bloody mess, his teeth broken. He laughs. “We use American gangs to sell our drugs. They’re our sales force and distributors. Because your federal cops won’t go after them. A lot of those gangs are black. Black Lives Matter should be protesting those gangs, and protesting outside big banks if they really want to save black lives—the lives of black people who live in the inner cities and are terrorized by the gangs every fucking day and are killed by our cartel drugs. The drugs the gangs are selling them. Black Lives Matter should be standing outside those banks and calling out the executives, because they make our cartel business work. They handle our money. They wash it.”
Yes, I think that would make an impact on the Yellowstone audience.
In real life, Attorney General Merrick Garland would write an editorial in the New York Times. He would call the Yellowstone producers and writers insurrectionists. He would call them racists and terrorists and disinformation criminals. He could call them anything he wants to.
But he would be a day late and a dollar short.
Because, already, millions of Yellowstone viewers would be up in arms. And many independent journalists would be confirming the Yellowstone revelations ARE FACTS.
And a wind would be blowing across America.
I’d write that cartel king’s confession. I’d write that Yellowstone episode, for nothing.
I’d do it up real nice.
As I keep telling you, dear readers, fiction can have a bigger impact on life than straight journalism. In the right situation. When the cards in the deck are turned over in the right sequence. When the people doing the turning are frank and earnest. You know Frank and Earnest. They’re looking over your shoulder. They’re your conscience.
They know what’s happening to America, and they want to turn the tide.
They’re looking for a few good men.
-- Jon Rappoport
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