Apr 29th, 2023 | Tom Talks

TOM FINDS THE AUTHOR OF THE FOCUS LETTER and what a backstory George Peter Ryan had! Did you know that someone played him in a movie?



























Actor George P. Ryan became community activist on Lido Key

Watch Christine starring Michael C. Ryan (Dexter) as George Peter Ryan, author of the legendary Focus Letter

Christine Chubbuck (partially found on-air suicide footage of television news reporter; 1974)



Submitted by Tricky713me on

What a great story and lesson that: You never know the impact you can have. so SPEAK UP always. Put your shit out there. You never know who needs to hear it, at a particular time. That's why we're here- to ENGAGE and stimulate our fellow travelers.

Submitted by Tricky713me on

I watched Christine on Netflix yesterday... wow. Dexter played George! haha. I can kind of understand why the family isn't responding to you. They're probably suspicious that you're a salacious reporter. Christine was clearly mentally unstable (if the movie is at all accurate), combined with the fact that she was "coming of age" in the 70's and bought in to the feminist construct; which is well and fine for many women, but ALSO led women to DENY their authentic/biological impulse to "get married and have children" because it had become thoroughly demonized in the rush.
Isn't it funny how history repeats itself? Those who deny history, are doomed to repeat it. Hence- the current sexual misappropriation of the millennial generation.
What a wonderful time to be alive!

Submitted by victorjm on

GPR sounds as cool as you. He'd probably respond to you, as he did once, if he was still around. I'd love to be a fly on the wall for that conversation. Probably have things in common.