Hollywood: The Sociopaths and The Clueless

Growing up in the late 60’s and the 70’s I can remember having true respect for the stars I got to watch on TV and at the drive-in the few times I got to go. It was a joyous experience and the stars I was allowed to watch showed me what people bigger than me could do positive for the world.

Eventually, that complete naivety left me and I came to realize that those stars were certainly human; too complicit in mistakes of the real world just like everybody else. But, never, not one time until the popular stars of today became these huge over-paid, pampered, spoiled and hypocritical individuals did I ever think I would detest the entertainment venue as much as I do now. Not one time did I ever think I’d have to worry about whether a celebrity wasn’t proud to be an American nor did I think that even one would work towards the destruction of the country that allowed them the privilege of success. And, it is an exceptional privilege that I thought not even the most talented individual could usurp. I was wrong.

I was so wrong, because most of Hollywood does exactly that. When most of Hollywood does it they do with so much arrogance and self-devotion that it’s embarrassing, so I haven’t given it my money in years. Not one show at the theater. Not one concert. Not one pay-per-view event.

That decision I made a few years ago because of the excess and bad attitude of the industry as a whole. But the anger I feel today is nothing compared to how angry I was when I stopped giving them my money. Now, I am livid.

And, fortunately, there are more and more like me. Revenues in Hollywood (for a variety of reasons) are starting to fall. I read the music industry has taken financial a hit here and there. It’s just not happening fast enough. So many obtuse and obsequious minions (fans) are still doling out their tithes to the clueless elite that is celebrity. While the same clueless elite close their doors at night waving their riches scorning the very sycophants who adore them all the while attempting to raise awareness for all the issues that make them clueless: global warming, diversity issues (in the name of religion or atheism), Gay and Lesbian Rights, Common Core, and lest I say, Racism. Mind you now, I never mentioned Islam. But, I will.

Except for a few Hollywood Patriots, Hollywood isn’t standing up having benefits or raising awareness over people losing their heads in the name of religion. They’re not raising funds to help the less fortunate pay the exorbitant electric and water bills they’re having to face due to the arbitrary EPA rules nor are they collecting any funds for the military who are so terribly abused in this country. Finally, they’re not putting average Johns and Janes to work-many who are losing their jobs due to illegal immigration. What they are doing is expecting and sadly collecting the false accolades of adoration bequeathed on them by the aforementioned…well you get my drift.

I am neither against gay rights, nor racist. I have gay family members, veterans, atheist, Hispanic and black relatives. I love them all and I like them all too. I’m not anti-Islam. I don’t think much of Islam as a choice for religion one way or the other except for all the violent killing and terrorism stuff. Finally, all the climate science has mostly been debunked so I am one of those…a skeptic.

And, shame on them. I can only hope and pray (daily) that their fortunes wan quickly, their faces wrinkle hardened with the marks of scorn and disdain they have for the rest of us and that an affected misery of despair and emotion finally squeezes through the cracks of their narcissistic, sociopathic souls before it’s too late. I also hope a whole bunch of their idol worshippers suddenly lose their wallets.

Hey, who knows, maybe then the floundering news organizations will get a clue too. They’re not doing any better.

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And Then, God Made a Blog

tumblr_ltwnjyRzpH1r55d2io1_500Many American citizens feel voiceless. They feel voiceless because they know that all those “great” men and women they sent to represent them in our nation’s capital don’t. Now, I, being thoroughly disgusted with our senators and congressmen imagine them laughing and fist-pumping whenever a petition garners the requisite 100,000 signatures because they intend to do nothing more than twist and turn the issue to make It seem to appear in a better light. “Seem” is the important word here. Why? Look at the example of amnesty that has been tabled until after the November primary. That little petition only arms them so they can go around it muddling up the issue. I truly believe that or our marine in Mexico would’ve home a long time ago.

Look how speeches are given with confused agendas made only to seem like a positive action is coming. Take the speech promising a fight against ISIS. If you cannot admit what the enemy actually is you cannot fight it. Air strikes are fine but when we can send 3,000 troops to fight Ebola, a horrific disease, but not radical Islamic terrorists, also a horrific disease; then your priorities are messed up. Whether one thinks this is intentional (many do) or not; the sad fact is that our government is doing its country a grave disservice.

Fortunately, we have ways to not be voiceless. Most of these ways can be found on the internet in the form of news sites and blogs. If you think about it, you’ll realize prior to the net we had a house phone, or a post office from where we could send a handwritten letter, and we got more done. We used to march on Washington or Selma or anywhere we had to in order to get our voices heard. (Back then we had hard-fought-for respect.)

Did I mention the petitions? Yes, we had petitions; things so over-used now they’re pretty powerless.

I just want people to find their voices. Get off Farmville, Candy Crush or Facebook once in a while and start a blog. Write an editorial to your local or national newspaper. Reach out to your representatives in a letter. There is power in the written word; far more than in the speech manipulated by a media with little to no integrity.

Many people are coming across our borders because they know they will gain what they are seeking. While you are playing your games or saying “I don’t follow politics” you, the American citizen, have the most to lose. And, you are losing it. Find your voice with, pen, pencil, typewriter or computer or you will finally realize what people like me have been saying and find you have no voice at all.