Mediocrity – Casino Jack

Film:  Casino Jack
Year:  2010
Author: Norman Snider
Role: Jack Abramoff
Actor:  Kevin Spacey
Length: approx. 1 minute 30 seconds minimum


Ya know, I do a shit load of reading, and studying and praying and I’ve come to a few conclusions I wanna share. People look at politicians and celebrities on TV and in the newspapers, glossy magazines… what do they see? I’m just like them. That’s what they say. I’m special, I’m different, I could be any one of them. Well, guess what… you can’t! You know why? Because in reality mediocrity is where most people live. Mediocrity is the elephant in the room. It’s ubiquitous, mediocrity in your schools, it’s in your dreams, it’s in your family. Those of us who know this.. those who understand the disease of the dull… we do something about it. We do more because we have to. The deck was always stacked against us. You’re either a big-leager or you’re a slave clawing your way onto the C train. Some people say Jack Abramoff moves too fast. Jack Abramoff cuts corners.. well I say to them.. if that’s the difference between me and my family having a good life and walking and using the subway every day then so be it. I will not allow my family to be slaves. I will not allow the world I touch to be vanilla. You say I’m selfish.. F**K YOU! I give back, I give back plenty. You say I.. I got a big ego.. F**K YOU TWICE! I’m humbly grateful for the wonderful gifts that I’ve received here in America, the greatest country on this planet. I’m Jack Abramoff… and oh yeah, I work out every day.