Social media is all abuzz about Jenner being chosen for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award over Noah Galloway. ESPN, in an attempt to dodge the negative backlash, has stated that Galloway wasn’t even being considered. If that’s true, which I’m sure it is given ESPN’s liberal bent, admittance of such doesn’t put them in any better light, in my opinion. Guess the transgendered, gender-confused, and gender-fluid (seriously, what is that?) pool left no room for any straight, heroic athletes.
“What is unreasonable and irritating is to assume that all one’s tastes and preferences have to be conditioned by the class to which one belongs.” ~ Dorothy Sayers
Bruce Jenner is finding this out the hard way. As the Left castigates him for coming out as a Republican, the Right excoriates him for coming out as a woman.
Jenner isn’t conforming to either class. I guess you could say he’s ‘classless’.
I’d apologize for being so quick to assume Jenner was a member of the Democrat party, but the collective gasp that went across the ether last night when he said he was a Republican assured me I wasn’t the only narrow-minded bigot in the room.
What do Sean Penn and Dennis Rodman have in common (aside from breathtaking ignorance mixed with pathological hubris)? They both loves them a despot.
But, to be fair, despot-love, like suitcase-sized handbags and chihuahuas, are all the rage in Hollywood.
Rodman’s budding love affair with North Korea’s Kim Jung Un is nothing short of unsettling. Even Stephanopoulos couldn’t believe his ears:
RODMAN: He’s a great guy. He’s just a great guy. If you sit down and talk to him, you know, perception is perceiving how things work.
STEPHANOPOULOS: A great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camps?
RODMAN: Well, you know, guess what, it’s amazing how we do the same thing here.
STEPHANOPOULOS: We have prison camps here in the United States?
RODMAN: We don’t have prison camps. Guess what, this is all politics, right? This is all politics, right?
We have Alec Baldwin, the Left’s political go-to guy, to thank for summing up the Democrat Party’s take on the role of government.
When asked by reporters if he thought Obama has lived up to his expectations, this was Baldwin’s reply:
“Well, I mean, I think so because I think that when you come into office and you want to put your mark on things — this is just my opinion, when you want to put your mark on things, you want to be able to spend. And what’s crippled Obama’s administration, as far as I’m concerned, is the financial crisis and it’s prevented him from doing any new spending.
“He’s not able – if the country was as flush as it was under Bill Clinton and he had money — these things cost money — he could have made more of a mark,” said Baldwin. “I think right now he’s had to do a lot of counter-punching; a lot of back peddling. He inherited this crisis from Bush and Paulson. He had to extend the TARP. I think it’s been very difficult for him to spend his whole first term trying to, you know, correct our course financially. I think a second term of Obama, we’ll see a lot more of what we want to see from him.”
The mental giant and Kevin Spacey were in Washington pressing the government to continue spending the taxpayers’ money to fund the National Endowment for the Arts.
Using the liberal template of “Now that I have made my millions, I will decry the evils of capitalism and work tirelessly to deny others the opportunity to become as filthy rich as me”, Michael Moore has fashioned a new cinematic masterpiece entitled Capitalism: A Love Story. This has YouTube’s Award For Best Video By An Amateur written all over it.
So Moore hates capitalism. That’s rich. No, scratch that, he’s rich. And he got that way because of…wait for it…capitalism. The moral of his socialist propaganda flick is “Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil. You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy.” Not sure how lumpy plans to eliminate capitalism, but if he’s tracking like I think he is, revolution is the only way.
The most laughable part of all this is that Moore thinks he’s achieved Most Favored Radical status with the Democratic Party by making these little flicks. Little does he know he’s at the back of a line that is long and felonious.
I’d like to make a very important point here. Capitalism isn’t the problem in this country. The problem is greed. And, no, they aren’t one in the same. How the likes of Moore, Obama, Pelosi, Guitner, Reid, Frank, and the scads of Hollywood elitists, who live very extravegant lives, have the kahonas to vilify an ideology that clearly made them millions is beyond me. These very same people demand that the average American live with less while they accumulate more. How czarist. How communist. How unAmerican. I’ll say it again, greed is the problem in this country. And the greed lives and breathes most virulently among those who want to destroy capitalism and thus keep the rest of America from obtaining what the anti-capitalists so lavishly enjoy.
It’s important to understand that when Moore speaks of democracy, he means a Maoist democracy. But Moore, being the idiot that he is, doesn’t know what he means. I’d like to throw the lubber a bone and say he’s just ignorant, but I don’t believe he is…completely. Moore, for whatever reason, is an anti-American socialist who hates this capitalist country all the way to the bank. I’m pretty sure he knows that it is capitalism, and the freedoms that go along with it, that allowed him to make his anti-Bush movies free from the fear of becoming somebody’s special fat chick in prison. (Is there no justice?)
If Moore’s buddies in Hollywood have any smarts at all, they’ll shut this guy up, and quick. The end of capitalism would spell the end of the film industry as it exists today. Gone would be days of flying away, spur of the moment, in one’s private jet for some “down time” between films. Other than the carpet color, the days of lavish award ceremonies would be no more. Large Hollywood Hills homes? Nada. Accolades and praise? Think again. The individual is never to be praised above the state as a whole in Moore’s communist Utopia, a little fact of which he is obviously ignorant. Kind of puts a damper on that whole Oscar thing.
This reminds me of a period in Chinese history called the Cultural Revolution. I entertained, for the briefest moment, that Moore might feel a bit nostalgic for this era in Chinese history, but then I realized he probably couldn’t find China on a map. But I digress. During the Cultural Revolution, nifty little campaigns like the Thought Reform Movement and the Anti-Rightist Campaign were enacted by Mao Tse-tung’s regime. Each campaign stripped away more freedoms by manipulating, castigating, and incarcerating citizens who didn’t grab ankle for the Party line. The film industry, wasn’t immune. Actors and actresses became mere tools in Mao’s propaganda machine.
And while it seems, given the current climate in Hollywood, that there would be little, if any, resistance to being the official mouthpiece of a communist government (aren’t they already doing that?), we were made to be a free people. I’d bet Michelle Obama’s clothing allowance that the Hollywood leftists would be the first to try to exercise their outlawed First Amendment rights once they climbed out of the rabbit hole and realized that any attempt to keep their way of life would make them anethema to the very government they helped into power.
I know, I know, I sound like a paranoid extremist…but only to someone who knows nothing of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, or Chavez, to name a few.
Here’s a little glimpse of the Chinese cinema under Mao Tse-tung. (By the way, things in China haven’t changed much.)
“Conceived as an effective propaganda weapon of class struggle, socialist cinema was devoted to serving workers, peasants, and soldiers, who were to emulate Communist heroes and martyrs on screen.”
“Public space and collective spirit replaced private and personal matters, and all characters were fashioned into certain “types” (e.g., heroes and villains) so as to stage clear-cut ideological struggles mandated by socialist realism. However, considerations of “revolutionary romanticism” always superceded those of realism (socialist or otherwise), because the “real” or historical “truth” was something the Chinese Communist Part leadership defined from its Utopian perspective.”
“During the socialist period, politics reigned supreme over art, and party ideology penetrated everyday life. The planned economy eliminated all market functions. A single state corporation and its provincial branches distributed all films approved by the Film Bureau, theaters showed films as allocated to them, the audience had little effects on production policy, and studios no longer developed distinctive styles or competitive edges. In short, box-office revenues were rarely of concern to artists, cadres, and workers, all of them salaried state employees.”
Let me see if I got this straight; in a communist country, style and competition in the film industry go out the door as the government message takes over. Basically, the government controls what can and cannot be seen and how it will be presented. And on the subject of control, it looks as though the government also dictates how much the actors make. So, Tom Cruise would pull in as much as the local park ranger. Works for me, but it kind of sounds like Obama and his treatment of corporate CEO’s…but I’m probably just reaching.
And here’s a little bit of trivia for you. Mao’s wife, Jiang Qing, was an angry former actress who was put in charge of all the arts in China. Out of jealousy she had the actresses who had gotten better parts than her in the past put into labor camps.
Moving on from Moore’s Utopian dream, let’s look at the film industry in evil, capitalist America. First off, one can’t help but notice that there are no limits to what can be made and peddled to the masses…that is, as long as the film meets industry requirements of one homosexual, a minimum of 48 f-bombs, three references to the stupidity of Christians, and at least six scenes of premarital sex. But other than those stipulations, it’s pretty much anything goes. Oh, and in an evil capitalist country the actors often earn more than government officials, own private jets, and have lots of awards ceremonies where they go to hear how wonderful they are. Just try that in a communist country.
But Michael Moore knows full well all the perks of capitalism. Just look at him; you don’t become that size through rationing. That alone should cause him to be thankful that he lives in a country where even complete morons like himself are able to make a few million bucks.
Once again, a Hollywood “ecophile”, this one being Jessica Alba, has raised awareness of another injustice perpetrated against the animal kingdom: The rampant and unconscionable killing of sharks in Oklahoma. Seriously. You can’t make this *&#^ up.
Hoping to raise public awareness about the plight of Oklahoma’s sharks, Alba plastered shark posters around Oklahoma City. This action was met with mixed reviews by Oklahoma residents.
According to Oklahoma City Chief of Police, William City, “We have been trying for years to shut down the underground shark-fighting ring in this area, but until Ms. Alba raised awareness of the problem, we had gotten nowhere. Blowing the cover off this scandal makes the Michael Vick bust look like small potatoes.” (This was followed by a rather obvious eye roll.)
When asked about the charges against Alba for defacing public property, the chief replied, “Well, a little public defacement is a pretty small price to pay for the lives of Oklahoma’s shark population, don’t you think? As for that United Way sign, heck, they can always replace the billboard, but a shark’s life? Well, that can’t be replaced.”
Many Oklahomans are offended by Alba’s vandalism disguised as activism. “She’s just another Hollywood wing-nut trying to jam another stupid cause down our throats,” said one resident.
A local grocer added, “Shark advocacy? In Oklahoma? Does she even know her geography?”
And this from the man who has been tasked with scraping, not one, but three posters off a utility box in Bricktown, “What are the odds that that shark-loving mental giant will help scrape the posters off this utility box?”
But Alba has had support for her actions. The PETA representative for central Oklahoma commented, “Um, I wasn’t aware we had a shark abuse problem around here, but I’m not surprised.”
And Alba’s co-workers are standing by her as well. “I, for one, applaud her courage and tenacity. We need more people like Jessica to speak up for those who can’t speak up for themselves. These dumb Okies need to be held accountable for their part in the torture of sharks.”
Alba has apologized for her actions, a move that has reportedly left her in bad standing with shark advocates world wide.
“Its hard to balance my responsibilities to my fans, the animals we share this planet with, and the citizens of this global village. I am truly sorry I offended the people of Oklahoma.”
Alba’s agent has stated that the negative press in Oklahoma has forced her to cancel her Alligator Awareness rally in Omaha, Nebraska.
…Celebrate the Forming of a Socialist Union…
Inauguration? Woodstock? A really big SAG party?
Whatever you want to call the Obamapalooza in Washington, one thing is very clear: Hollywood is officially in the White House.
The most nauseating aspect of it all was Bono’s comment about America having been “counted out”.
Sure, I can take that from a guy who has made millions off of our greedy capitalist system. I’ve grown accustomed to rich Hollywood types complaining about the very country that gave them their wealth. But I draw the line at watching Mr. Hewson (aka, Bono) proselytize, via lyrics, for the tenants of socialism. And in front of the Lincoln Memorial? That’s just tacky.
And what about these two at the New Era of Service breakfast?
Side note: Moore could feed LA’s entire south side with the money she’s spent on implants for her cheeks, knees, chest…and anything else that might appear older than her boy-child husband.
If the inaugural bash is any indication, the average American can forget having a voice in our government for the next four years.
This is a must read if you call yourself a Conservative: Andrew Klavan: Why We Fight
I’ll admit it, I am one of those women at the checkout stand who buys US, OK!, and those other ridiculous Hollywood magazines with Jen or Brangelina on the cover (Did you know Brad was pregnant?) When asked why I waste my money on these rags, my reply goes something like this: “Aside from all the great fashion tips…
…I’m doing research.” No one believes me, but it’s true.
You see, I have been presciently echoing Andrew Klavan for years. The American people are not being influenced by men of intellect and integrity, as in the days of old. Americans, especially those in government, are being led, sheep style, by the power-hungry, over-indulged, morally-challenged, guilt-ridden, cause-starved narcissists in Hollywood. In short: America is being driven by popular culture. We would do well to pay attention to what these wing nuts are saying.
While Klavan rightly focuses on the highly culpable media, I would also stress that our country’s public education system, the decaying icon of the free world, which, by the way, is run by liberal Democrats (who are led by Hollywood’s immoral majority) is a dominant factor in the liberalizing, and dumbing down, of our culture.
And judging by these little darlings, it’s only going to get worse:
Spelling must be a non-issue in the Obama Youth.
But I digress…
The gist of all of this is that conservatives in this country better find their spines and start fighting for the minds of the people. When I say ‘people’, that includes children of conservatives who get dropped off at the local pub-ed. Talk about living a contradiction… This is a tall order considering that many of the so-called conservatives in our government and media have consumed more than their fair share of the Obama Kool-Aid.
For more on my thoughts on the liberalizing of our culture via the public schools and media:
Oprah should be worried. It looks as though the Chosen One has employed her tactic of buying a following. He might actually get a bigger fan base than the bigger “O” herself.
Make no mistake, this woman is a walking poster child for the Obama Entitlement Glee Club. In her mind, it is the government’s job, via the Messiah, to ensure she has gas in her tank, and that her mortgage is paid. I have no doubt that it will also be the government’s job, via my taxes, to make sure this giddy Obamite never has to worry about making her car or Dish Network payment.
Glad to help. Excuse me while I bend over.
Someone ought to inform this little groupie that her beloved Messiah’s Marxist promises smack of a little thing called…slavery. Obama has managed to dupe his followers into voting away their individual freedoms in exchange for a tank of gas.
For the record, [Disclaimer: Extreme violation of political correctness about to occur.] never again do I want to hear a person of color whine and say, “America still has a long way to go when it comes to equality in America”. This blessed country has come a long way. Problem is, a sizable portion of the black community continually thwarts any progress by willfully ingesting the maniacal we-are-oppressed-by-white-America wanking from the likes of Jessie Jackson, Louis Farrakahn, and now, Obama. And let’s not forget the priestess of the black empowerment movement, Grendel’s mother, Oprah. No doubt our little Obamite’s day isn’t complete without her weepy hour with O.
Am I being racist? Some would contend that I am. But I would argue that I am not the one voting for a wannabe Marxist slave holder.
Madonna, the reigning queen of the moral high ground, is the newest member of the The Mercy Police , that illustrious group of Hollywood do-gooders who work tirelessly to appear as if they are helping the down-trodden children of impoverished countries while they rake in millions trashing ours.
Her project? Teaming up with Gucci to end AIDS in Malawi. Actually, she’s throwing a fund-raiser in New York to help pay for the kid she has been trying to extradite from Malawi. Amazing. What cracks me up is that the agencies in these countries view Madonna as a suitable parent….well, maybe not. Which brings us back to the fund-raiser.
Caryl Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, thanked Madonna and Gucci and said AIDS remained one of the most devastating public health problems in recent history.
“Every day, 6,000 children lose a parent to AIDS, and 1,400 children die from AIDS,” Stern said in the statement.
Stern obviously hasn’t seen the Material Girl in action. (Did he say Madonna’s work remained one of the most devastating public health problems in recent history?) Having Madonna head up AIDS relief is like having Ted Kennedy head up the “Click it or Ticket” campaign for the Department of Motor Safety. In the words of another self-aggrandizing liberal, who would cat fight Madonna to reign supreme as America’s moral compass, it demands the “willful suppression of disbelief”.
The saddest part about all of this is not Malawi’s AIDS problem, which is tragic, but that UNICEF views Madonna, or Gucci for that matter, as a viable avenue for help. It’s obvious that money, not morality is in demand here.
Truth be told, Malawi isn’t so sure about America’s most chaste Catholic-quasi-Kabbalah girl and her ambitions to adopt one of their own. Hence the fund-raiser. Madonna is hoping her act of benevolence will convince the Malawian government that she has, indeed, traded in her pasties for an apron. Heck, it worked on Caryl Stern, although I think he’s just in it for the lap dance.
Madonna isn’t breaking new ground here. It has been the “in” thing in Hollywood for a while now. No, I’m not talking about the peddling of sex, but rather, the pretending to have a conscience. It’s good press to look benevolent and buy, I mean, adopt children from impoverished countries.
But honestly, what’s really behind the feigned altruism? I can sum it up in one word: Accessorizing. The current must-have bling in Hollywood is China dolls and African babies perched on the hip. Chihuahuas are out, ethnic babies are in.
So, contrary to what Hollywood believes about itself, adopting these kids really isn’t about educating, empowering, or saving the children of these third-world countries from things like hunger and AIDS. Its about looking like their savior. And how does the truly narcissistic manage that? By orchestrating photo-ops with starving, unkempt children and then throwing money at these countries while flying away with a little bundle of baby bling. (By the way, the money usually floats into the backyards of the fat, happy despots they had dinner with the night before.)
But maybe I’m being too critical of the Madonnas and Guccis of this world. I mean, doesn’t everyone deserve a little bling now and then? And if a child from Africa gets a better life, who am I to judge? I guess we should all be thankful that these lucky little tykes are being adopted by such compassionate and morally upstanding people.