Howard Beale was a character in the movie Network. He was a news anchor who had a mental breakdown and . . . started telling the truth on the air. Here's some of what Mr. Chayefsky told everyone through Howard Beale over 30 years ago:
The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Screenplays, pgs. 173-174. At this point in the movie, the camera pans as people stick their heads outside their windows across the city and start screaming into the rain.
Here's my impression of Howard Beale:
You already know What's Wrong. You really don't need me, or anybody else, to tell you What Has Gone Wrong. Some of us might know a few more details about particular Things That Have Gone Wrong, but we all know the broad outlines of What's Wrong. You also don't need permission from me or anybody else to do something about it. Stop waiting for people to organize you, or mobilize you, to do something about What's Wrong.
I don't want you to get angry and vent. We've all been there, done that, got the t-shirt. It's long past time to move beyond empty venting. It's time for each of us to do something about What's Wrong. It doesn't have to be some heroic action. Just doing one little thing today about part of What's Wrong will make a difference.
That is all for now. Thank you for your attention.