Saturday, June 24, 2017

FED-UP WITH HOLLYWOOD

Now a letter to the editor from my muse Marie Therese Yordy:

I've had my fill of listening to Hollywood actors and entertainers who've got a chip on their shoulder and a belly full of hate toward America and our President.


Johnny Depp, that big-mouthed half-drunken fool who has scientifically-proven that money buys neither happiness nor intelligence, is the latest celebrity to not only publicly award us with his anti-Trump sentiments but to add a threat of assassination toward President Trump. (To which the crowd in England he was addressing roared in agreement. Yes, England, the same miserable country our veterans saved from Nazi Germany in World War II. Thanks so much.)


Hollywood has a seemingly boundless ocean of lemming disdain toward this country and especially against conservative and Republican people, doubtless because conservatism often calls for sacrifice and restraint while liberalism, their religion of choice, offers the fetid excesses of unbridled hedonism.


But the one thing you can count on from that bunch is that their word will be absolutely worthless. Those from the nether regions of Fantasy World Hollywood who either promised or threatened to leave if  Donald Trump were elected and yet still walk the safe shores of the United States: Jon Stewart, Chelsea Handler, Neve Campbell, Barry Diller, Lena Dunham, Keegan-Michael Key, Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Cher, George Lopez, Barbra Streisand, Raven-Symoné, Omari Hardwick, Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, and Whoopi Goldberg. They are the very caricature of resistance.


While there's little I can do to make my feelings known to them other than to not go to movies, I doubt if one person's protest would mean much to them. However, there is one thing that could and should be done here in New Mexico. And that is to quit subsidizing their movies with our tax dollars.


This is a capitalist country. They should raise their own money to make their movies. New Mexico, one of the poorest states of the union with enough problems to choke a herd of elephants, shouldn't be subsidizing them, no matter what. Especially when Hollywood's ungratefulness, stupidity, and hatred of this country is constantly on display (and in their cowardly way, most often when they're abroad).


I think it's high time New Mexico divested itself of this fly-by-night parasitic industry. They bring in little money in spite of the cooked books economics we are bombarded with. And certainly, they are the first to rail against 'corporate welfare'. In this instance, isn't that what our public monies have become?


Their movies mostly offer violence, despicable behavior, foul language, and immorality and spit in the face of religious belief. To FORCE us to aid these Hollywood panhandlers only reminds me of a Thomas Jefferson quote: "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." (Author Robert A. Heinlein would agree with his own "There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.")


The only message these pampered bigots will ever heed is the one that affects their pocketbook and if this is the way to do it, we should do it.


by © Marie Therese Yordy  - All Rights Reserved


from "Full Frontal Stupidity" - http://fullfrontalstupidity.blogspot.com/