Here is some food for thought, in post number 4,001. It starts with a fascinating and revealing photo from Hollywood, followed by links to some of the most interesting articles I’ve seen recently — concluding with a call to action!
This publicity photo shows Hollywood values with exceptional clarity. It is for the 2008 film Get Smart, showing (left to right) Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, and Dwayne Johnson. The beautiful, graceful, and talented Hathaway carries the film. Johnson’s provides much-needed gravitas. Carrell’s talent is wasted by the moronic script, written by pros who appear attempting to update it for our pc age — ending up stripping out everything that made the TV show funny. See Season 1, vintage TV comedy.
I plan to post a review of this fascinating film. For now, ponder how this the publicity photo shows our modern gender and racial politics, as they often do. Reverse the roles to see this more clearly.
- Hathway painfully twisting Johnson’s ear, while caressing Carell — while they lean towards each other. Watch the Left scream about white supremacist staging!
- Johnson twisting Carrell’s ear while he caresses Hathaway. Watch the white supremacists burn in anger!
- Johnson twisting Hathaway’s ear. No comment from the feminist Left (much as they’re silent about overt misogyny in rap music).
- Carrell twisting Hathaway’s ear. Watch the feminists scream about Hollywood misogyny!
- Carrell twisting Johnson’s ear. Watch the Left scream about Hollywood racism!
The above configuration is the only acceptable one. It’s rom-com humor! The girl twisting the boy’s ear or arm, seeing him hunched over in pain, has become a commonplace in Hollywood romance. Pictures tell the tale. Such as this often-repeated behavior of Castle and Beckett in “Castle” (8 seasons). Hollywood stokes the fires of the revolution (but not the revolution they want).
The wider significance of this.
Women hitting men is a new hot trend from Hollywood. This is an example of how the Left has abandoned equality (equal treatment) as its guiding principle, which is the spark that ignited the cultural counter-revolution now beginning (which includes a rising tide of hatred). See more about this here.
Some interesting news
A reminder that America is exceptional! “American mothers die in childbirth at twice the rate they did in 2000” by Annalisa Merelli at Quartz, May 2015.
A reminder about total failure of the Tea Party Movement — born in opposition to banks, it ended supporting the most bank-friendly Congress in since the New Deal: “House backs legislation to undo most of Obama’s landmark banking reforms” in The Guardian. Activism by itself is not enough.
Long but filled with powerful insights: “Donald Trump, Empire, and Globalization: A Reassessment” by Maximilian Forte (Professor of Anthropology).
The most important post on the FM website: “Forecast: Death of the American Constitution“. I have been writing since 2003. Looking back, the most prophetic posts were unpopular (exceptionally hostile comments and/or below-average pageviews). This is at the top of that list.
Yet another study shows the blindingly obvious and essential insight that America ignores: Rigorous research: more primary education spending led to higher wages reduced poverty, especially for children in poor households. Republicans’ efforts to wreck US education is the most dangerous of their programs to weaken America (letting our public infrastructure rot and privatizing core government services are close competitors).
A stunning example of the New Left’s violence in action: “New footage reveals sheer violence of Andrew Bolt attack outside Melbourne restaurant” in the Sydney Morning Herald. The Left’s use of violence encourages the Right, already armed and eager for violence. This is one of the most stupid actions by a political movement in decades.
A closing note
Do something this week to help start the reform of American politics. Left or Right, it does not matter where you are. Pick something from this list. No matter how small, that first step is the most important one. Reformations can begin with the action of one person. Successful reformations result from the small steps of individuals.