“Holy Take-Over Batman!”
This is a fact and its getting weirder and more dangerous every day…This sounds like a movie idea doesn’t it?
Maybe it is!
How about this as a scenario for an action movie?
Tim Burlington is a young cadet. He is accepted into the Air Force and arrives full of patriotic pride in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In flashback scenes we see his father is an Air Force vet who served honorably flying transports in and out of Vietnam.
He hooks up with Allan Miller a Jewish cadet whose grandparents were Holocaust survivors and whose loving and protective parents were against him being in the military.
“Allan we wanted you should be a lawyer or at least a dentist, but all that flying and jetting around its gonna be very noisy!”
The two cadets become close buds immediately and almost as soon as they settle in they are confronted by about half a dozen squeaky clean cadets with a kind of blank staring look, like an older version of “Children of the Corn”.
“We’re here to ask you to take Jesus as your personal savior”
“If you want to make it in this man’s Air Force you’d be wise to think about this.”
Tim wants to tell them to fuck off and Allan sort of laughs and tells them Jewish people don’t have to do that because Jesus wasn’t into elitism and personal ego trips.
These very white guys and gals can’t see any humor in this. In fact they seem almost devoid of any depth of character.
As the process of their training gets underway, the two new recruits become acutely aware of the fact that there are any number of these blank staring religious fanatics in the ranks and even more disturbingly, in the officer’s ranks as well.
At mess, they’re asked to join hands in a prayer thanking the Lord Jesus for scrambled eggs. They stifle their laughter not wanting to disturb the atmosphere but at the same time this unexpected intrusion is creeping them out and this is only the first week there.
In a series of ever increasingly ominous encounters they realize they may be the only cadets in their wing that are not seemingly mindless robotic religious airmen and air-women figures.
One night there is a mandatory screening of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of Christ” during the screening Allan’s sensibilities are on edge. He gets up and leaves. Tim goes with him.
As they leave the other recruits accuse them of being “Christ Haters” and threaten them.
Later that night Allan is attacked by several men and women dressed in long white robes and big bad Tim rescues him from what might have been a fatal blow by smashing one of the robed figures with a rifle butt.
The next day at mess it’s easy to see the havoc that Tim caused amongst the Children of the Corn.
Lt. Gen. Mark Hendry the commander of the academy orders Tim and Allan to report to his office.
They can lay this shit on him.
To their amazement even he seems to be in this conspiracy.
“It would be better for the both of you to understand what’s going on in this great nation of ours, so you can conform with the new direction we’re planning to take this country.”
The two cadets remain silent as this is their superior officer and their careers are apparently on the line.
Hendry rants on: “These part-time Christians and damned Atheists are ripping the moral fiber of our Christian society apart and we, as the faithful, are not going to stand for it!
The guys are aghast!
“In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I plan to take back this country and I will create a new World order in the name of God Almighty!”
The recruits using every bit of their joint will power to tell Hendry they totally understand his wild-eyed arbitrary command for them to join the Christian military and fight for a return to moral values.
As the depth of Hendry’s lunacy starts to dawn on Tim and Allan they have to find out how far it’s gone, how far up it goes and what they can do to stop it. Can one crazy lunatic actually start a World War in the name of religion…again?
Just then there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
A female cadet, Sandy Crowley sends them a note wanting to meet secretly.
There are eyes everywhere even though the guys are now telling the fanatics that they’re on board. The three meet in an aircraft maintenance room late at night.
Sandy says she is like them. She’s as frightened as they are.
But is she a mole? Is she someone sent to find out if they’ve really turned? They’re not sure until she tells them the following facts.
“Some units of the United States Air Force are now being infiltrated by the Fundamentalist Dominionist Christians and they hold very violent and extreme views.
They are very well organized and powerful but not so strong that they could take over just yet.
But Hendry is impatient and he doesn’t want to wait. He’s planning to fly a stealth bomber to Russia and Peking and nuke the crap out of them starting a World War that will bring forth the second coming of Christ.
In his mind, in the total confusion that will follow, God will make him the leader of a Universal Christian government that will solve all the World’s problems. In his insanity he believes that through a World War, he will be solely responsible for paving the way for the return of Jesus.
Unfortunately while counting on the Lord, Hendry forgot about Tim, Allan and Sandy, who in a series of exciting action scenes burst out of the academy and make their way to a place where they can warn the still loyal military of the United States of the clear and present danger at hand.
Hendry meanwhile plans his flight of destiny.
Special Forces capture him as he kneels in front of his nuclear-armed Stealth Bomber for his final prayer.
The loyalist US government troops fight a spectacular pitch battle with Hendry’s fanatical followers and capture and intern them.
Government leaders talk to the captured Dominionists, telling them that no longer will any particular religious philosophy be touted over another, and that the constitutional guarantee of the separation of church and state will be strictly adhered to from here on out.
The President is briefed on the progress of these talks and he’s told the progress is good.
The President decorates Tim, Allan and Sandy.
Sandy quits the Air Force and goes into politics
In the last scene however we see the unrepentant Dominionist POW’s convincing some of the more receptive guards that if they allow them to escape, Jesus will anoint them when the rapture comes and He will bring them with Him to the kingdom of heaven.
There is one guard standing away from the crowd who looks directly into the camera and says: “Bullshit!”
The closing music strikes up a rousing rendition of “Onward Christian Soldiers” done as a rap anthem.