Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

These people have got me watching old movies

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:54
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Like most of you, I watch movies and sporting events to be entertained not preached to. It’s a modern escape from reality, a healthy escape if you do it in moderation.
On Sunday night, a bunch of movie stars gave us unsolicited opinions about politics. Frankly, did anyone tune in to hear election analysis? My guess is no but they were still subjected to cheap shots on president-elect Trump.
It would have gone down better if President Obama got a few cheap shots, too. Why didn’t one of the stars say that the left voted for a guy who sends his daughters to rich private schools, said that marriage was between a man and a womanor who’s been lately sending troops to Iraq?    
This is a sample courtesy of  Meryl Streep:
That instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. 
 
When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.
First of all, Mr. Trump has addressed this several times. He was not mocking anyone. Can’t we not take someone at his word? There is no evidence in Mr. Trump’s life that he has a history of mocking disabled people or promoting racism or sexism or whatever other “ism” they want to tell us about. After all, this is a man who donated to Planned Parenthood and the Clinton Foundation.
Second, where was Ms. Streep on the recent incident when a disabled young man was tortured and humiliated live on Facebook? Why didn’t Meryl say that when we bully people and force them to make anti-Trump statements that we all lose?    
Third, who really cares what these people think anyway? I guess that the audience in the hall did. However, have any of these people considered how this comes across to millions who are interested in shows not their opinions?  
Maybe I’m not the only one. However, this modern cast of “Hollywood-ies” has made me into a huge fan of old movies. Isn’t it great to watch movies designed to entertain you? I watched Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood and there was nothing about global warming or racial quotas!   
P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

Tags: Hollywood vs Trump  To share or post to your site, click on “Post Link”. Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!


Source: http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2017/01/these-people-have-got-me-watching-old.html

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.