January 09, 2017
On Sunday, January 8, 2017, while waiting for the 10PM local news, I surfed through some channels and landed on NBC as the actress Meryl Streep was speaking. It was during the Golden Globes and I caught the tail end of her speech after she won the Cecil B. DeMille Award. This once-in-a-lifetime award is an honor conferred by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”.
As Streep was speaking, she appeared to have had the entire room entranced, even moving some of the Hollywood stars in the audience to tears. As the cameras panned over the brigade of befuddled, bespectacled, bearded and bare-legged clowns, you could see them overcome by raw emotion before Streep’s heartfelt words. Paradoxically, her delivery was not meant to be comedic. As I watched the scene unfold in complete disbelief, I thought to myself: “This isn’t a parody. It is real. It isn’t an act. It is actually happening”.
Referring to President Elect Donald Trump, Streep said:
It was that moment, when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter; someone he out-ranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie; it was in real life.
Apparently, in the minds of movie mogul morons, the country has been taken over by extreme xenophobes, radical racists and blasphemous bigots who wish to deport all those of color as well as the foreign born. Meryl Streep and her fellow actors believe Trump to be a dictator in waiting who enjoys coldly mimicking the handicapped, and racially impure, for no other reason than the profusive and unrestrained hatred in his wicked heart.
The entire episode was a 2015 rerun from the presidential campaign when the mainstream media was attacking Trump for statements he made regarding Muslims celebrating on rooftops in New Jersey after the 911 attacks. While the press was labeling Trump as a xenophobic liar for making these remarks, Trump referred them to a September 18, 2001 article in the Washington Post that stated: “law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation”.
The Post’s 2001 report just happened to have been co-written by the journalist Serge Kovaleski, who coincidently, has a disease called Arthrogryposis, a congenital condition causing abnormally twisted joints. When Kovoaleski issued a qualifying statement in response to Trump’s mention of the article, Trump responded again and characterized Kovaleski’s response as a form of “groveling”, or back-peddling, complete with a Trumpian display of bent wrists and flailing arms.
Of course, this gave reason for the media, and certain Hollywood actresses, to mournfully denounce Trump’s lack of empathy for the handicapped as they marked another notch on their whiteboards as to why the Donald is unfit for the presidency.
To Meryl Streep, Trump is a miscarriage of justice that should be immediately rectified. This is why, in her Golden Globes speech, she pleaded support for an initiative designed to protect both healthy and handicapped journalists as they wage the war against fake news, imaginary Russian espionage, sandy-haired dictators and deplorable brownshirts:
We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage. That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our Constitution. So I only ask the famously well-heeled Hollywood foreign press and all of us in our community to join us in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists, and we’re going to need us going forward and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.
Yes, the mainstream media, Meryl Streep and all of Hollywood are now clearly advocating for truth, justice and the American Way under the Constitution. But only as long WikiLeaks revelations are overlooked as well as the corruption of the Clinton Foundation; Bill Clinton’s misogyny and perjury; Hillary Clinton’s political deception and incompetence; Obama’s treasonous policies, including illegal immigration; the Islamic rape of the West; the proliferation of ISIS and the complete creepiness of Anthony Wiener, John Podesta, spirit cooking and Pizzagate.
Streep also said in her peculiarly plaintive appeal to the better angels of our deplorable nature:
This instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.
Preach it, Meryl. You go, girl. Hopefully your good friend, Robert De Niro, is listening. You know, your fellow luminary and compadre of compassion who called Trump “blatantly stupid, a punk, a dog, a pig, a con and a mutt” who deserves to be punched in the face:
But why are these Hollywood types so offensive? What is it about them that makes me so angry?
I believe it is for the same reasons why I feel such revulsion upon seeing Matt Damon advocate for gun control while promoting his latest Jason Bourne flick. It is the hypocrisy and relative nature of their performances in combination with their political positioning. Or, it could be due to the fact they deceived me: They took my money and inspired me with their acting only to later disclose their complete fraudulence and foolishness.
Perhaps my disgust comes from the fact that I pay these actors to entertain and not to hear their political views. Again, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, as defined by the Hollywood Foreign Press, is an award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”. Not politics. For Meryl Streep to use her acceptance speech as a platform during the Golden Globes is an insult; a crude “bait and switch”, a high-tech lynching, a terrorist high-jacking.
OK, now I’m the one being overly dramatic.
Regardless, one cannot deny the Hollywood crowd performs to manipulate their fan base through ad hominem attacks on Trump while cynically misrepresenting his campaign platforms of illegal immigration and trade. This is why Trump won. Patriotic people voted so they might be able to afford to go to the movies again. Yet the Shining Stars of Hollywood, blinded by their own perceived radiating brilliance, don’t see how they are shitting on those who pay their ridiculously high movie salaries. Even worse, we have been judged by these Hollywood thespians as ignorant xenophobes and racists.
So FUCK YOU, Meryl. A gigantic middle-finger salute to you and all of your friends. Go ahead and shove every last vestige of the Hollywood glitter you can find right up your collective asses. There can be only three explanations for your complete idiocy:
First, you have become so mentally lazy in your success and have grown so lethargically effete that you can’t even think rationally anymore. In other words, you are easily deceived.
Or, it could be that most of you Hollywood actors are just plain dumb. On balance, unlike most professions other than, perhaps, professional dog walking, acting doesn’t require a lot of intelligence.
Or, lastly, it could be because you have an agenda and are simply reading from scripts that are provided to you by your corporate masters. After all, judging by your performances on screen, it does appear most of you will do anything for money. Am I right?
These must also be the reasons why Hollywood actors love both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton so much. After all, these two are of the greatest actors to have ever performed before the cameras.
Movies are an escape from the drama of real life. They can also serve as a reminder of values that are important. Rarely, however, do films today even remotely approach the level of high art. Furthermore, Hollywood awards ceremonies are simply orgies of self-adulation, hubris, movie magic and mutually manufactured masturbation:
They shine like glitter
Their beauty, sparkling bright
On the screen, through a transmitter
Nothing natural in their light
Of all the stars in Hollywood, none of them really matter. They are illusionary and, at times, entertaining. That’s all there is, folks. There isn’t any more.