Lessons in Morality From Hollywood

Following the 2018 Golden Globe celebrity virtue-signalling awards, we discovered that:

  • black is now quite literally the new black (I guess it was only a matter of time);
  • #metoo apparently means that, while behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner towards adult celebrity women is now definitely not ok, the issue of behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner towards girls under the age of 14 is still a bit of a grey area:

…and, for good measure:

  • the left is considering the merits of Oprah Winfrey running against Trump at the next US Presidential election, simply because she stood out among a bunch of self-indulgent, narcissistic idiots on the night. You know the type:

(PS: Does this mean that the left has given up on impeaching Trump because of ‘the Russians’? Or that they knew it never had legs in the first place?).

As for Oprah, unlike Hollywood and the left did with Trump, I’m not going to arrogantly dismiss the possibility her making a run out of hand:

That said, let’s all imagine for a minute what US economic policy under President Winfrey would look like:

 

Where do I sign up?

UPDATE:

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58 Responses to Lessons in Morality From Hollywood

  1. Rabz

    That scene from Team America is as relevant today as it was when that harrowing documentary was released.

    Good ol’ Hollyweird FAGs. LOL.

  2. Turtle of WA

    Black is the new orange.

  3. overburdened

    Speculative/ science fiction is a fickle thing. So many anachronisms (eg still using knobs and buttons in 1950’s SciFi movies). However there are many ideas that were fantasy at the time which have been shown to hold water. Jules Verne, Arthur C Clarke (I would recommend The Deep Range for a vision of what is now current technology that could be applied, but the story is riven with pot boiler romance etc) and others had notions that have proved feasible. Philip K Dick is prescient in some ways but he was supposedly mad.
    In terms of movies predicting the future, IMO Rollerball, The Running Man and Soylent Green all have a lot to offer in terms of today’s society. The detachment from moral weight (social media) that allows for a 14yo to be trolled to taking her own life- no direct cause and effect, where were the parents in her social media engagement?-, the blurring of reality and entertainment at direct cost to the participants, and the uselessness of the old are clearly described.
    There are things that are subtle that hit you suddenly, like how did Donald Trump capture enough of the public consciousness to become a President of the USA, and what currency is there that someone like Opra Winfry who I know nothing about even get to be talked about as a contender for the Presidency?
    In parts of the world where the culture is statist, or where people generally are engaged with their culture, this couldn’t happen. Whether this is a good or bad thing I’m not in a position to have an opinion.
    FWIW I think that the so-called Western Democracies are in crisis. Think globally, act locally as the saying used to go. Get off social media. Vote for local people that care about their communities. Adopt the mantra of the Left that tells us we must value the wisdom of the Elders (so long as they are of a primitive tribal culture) and apply it to the broader community.
    Resist the push that you are important beyond your station and believe nothing you are fed by the media. Of course, as Saddam Hussein observed, you will never find a strong warrior in a land of plenty. While Australia’s elite fighters are individually among the best, the population is a rabble with little to no moral compass left on which to depend, and a victimhood sense of entitlement that ‘THEY’, whoever the fuck they are, will sort things for them.
    The Hollywood stuff and the chattering in the media betrays the loss of respect for high office and presents a performer as having equivalence with those that hold power. A bit like that any fool with access and an opinion can tweet the President of the USA. It is insanity, a term I use with care.

  4. overburdened

    correction re Philip K Dick- should be was

  5. Merryl Streep is a creep. Her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher was absolutely brilliant, but still a cowardly assassination of the greatest female (or any?) politician Britain ever produced. She is living evidence that all feminists are arseholes.

  6. Baldrick

    There’s something wrong with the system when people start looking to celebrities for their moral cues.

  7. one old bruce

    Who would imagine that the Rocky Horror Show would be highly sexualised? Or that the star would give it 110% on stage to rev it up? Who gave him permission for spontaneity and actual acting?

    And ‘our ABC’ is now running non-stop character assassination of the star like a tabloid. This morning we hear as top story on ABC Radio that a girl was forcibly kissed.

    Wait, didn’t another actor recently have allegations made in News Ltd press who were silenced by his lawyers’ threats to sue? Of course the ABC has money to burn for lawyers…

  8. Entropy

    Overburdened. Don’t forget Demolition Man

  9. one old bruce

    But ‘our ABC’ also represents women I guess, half the audience (much more from what I hear, ‘Teh wimminz ABC’), and all those young women who went to university and just want the safe lifelong jobs they were promised.

    Imagine men, even an energetic male star, thinking they may initiate ramping up the sexuality in a performance. Only women have that right! It’s a workplace guys!

  10. Up The Workers!

    Its truly amazing what sins the Leftards can forgive.

    By the time the next U.S. Federal Erection rolls around,who knows – the Dimocrats could conceivably be supporting a run-off between creepy Kevin Spacey and horrible Harvey Wankstains.

    After all, they can see no evil with their favourite Polish cigar-fancier, Bonking Billy Clinton – the disbarred former Little Rock legal shyster and impeached former President; and Australia’s A.L.P. – the Party which convened the Star Chamber “Get Pell, Royal Commission”, has no problems whatsoever with Bonking Billy Short-One as its alternative Prime Molester and nation-wide lecturer on “respect for women”.

    I guess that’s one of the ‘advantages’ of having a double-digit I.Q. and an attention span shorter than that of a goldfish.

  11. Shy Ted

    You get a white slave and you get a white slave, you all get a white slave.

  12. Up The Workers!

    American comedian, George Burns, once said: “Sincerity; once you can fake that, you’ve got it made!”.

    The Hollywood Dimocrats, not content with the unprofessional standard of “fakery” currently being displayed by professional politicians but amateur actors, intend addressing the problem of transparent fakery, by promoting PROPER thespians to do the fakery professionally – as only actors can – and thereby leaving the Republicans in their wake.

    Better, they reason, to have somebody trained to ACT competent, intelligent and with leadership and sincerity, than to have anybody genuinely equipped with those qualities but whose acting skills wouldn’t pass muster with an audience of dull-wattage daytime “reality T.V.” chronics.

    Following the Hillary Clinton debacle, I can see why Oprah Winfrey is so attractive to them.

    And if she doesn’t work out, there’s always Homer Simpson for the next time around.

  13. Mother Lode

    I wouldn’t rule out Oprah vying for candidacy, or even winning it. There is a small chance of her winning the Presidency.

    Over decades conservatives in the US, due to a spell woven from MSM reports, movies and television, and political direction, had grown to see themselves as relics with no place really outside their own domain. Like fond teenage boys who might read King Arthur stories and try to act as a knight but who would realise that the rest of the world has left that all behind. It was a long, near imperceptible, but inexorable process. So conservatives were slowly beguiled into thinking that their time was passed and they had best resign themselves to it.

    Trump broke the spell.

    The Tea Party created a consciousness that they were not alone and were in fact far more numerous, and Trump gave them a champion.

    So long as conservatives are determined to stay involved and clamour for their beliefs then the old way with the establishment GOP and the Dumocrats will not work any more.

    The conservatives, out of a sense of fairness, ceded territory bit by bit to the progressives to have it turned against them. Free Speech guaranteed for the left was turned into a way to shout down conservatives. A desire to ensure no group suffered discrimination was turned into a means to discriminate against the the conservatives. And so on.

    They fell for it once. They now know what to look for.

    But, if the conservatives do indeed vacate the field, and the next contest is between a Mitt or a Jeb, and Oprah – then she may well get in.

    As to whether she would be a good President – America would likely never recover.

  14. Some History

    Follywood at its self-indulgent best: Massive egos – whose claim to fame is being good at pretending (actors) – jostling for the microphone/spotlight.
    God help us.

  15. vagabond

    Don’t underestimate the risk of Oprah becoming president. If she runs she will be a shoo-in. This dreadful woman, who has elevated populist gullible stupidity to a fine art, ticks all the boxes. Black, tick. Woman, tick. TV star, tick. Rich, tick. “Inspiring”, tick. Media support, many ticks. Voting for her will be a knee jerk reflex for the uninformed masses. The consequences will be too horrible to contemplate, for the US and for the rest of the world.

  16. Habib

    What about the other stupid bitch wearing a $400 pullover that had “poverty is sexist” emblazoned on her very ordinary tits? the lack of self-awareness among these vacuous imbeciles is stunning. It’s a pity pillocks still go to their offerings, I haven’t been to a movie in nearly a decade. Were it up to me they’d all be living in skips and smearing grubby marks on windscreens at traffic lights.

  17. struth

    Don’t know about that Vagabond.
    You are correct in everything you say about this black poseur.
    But this is where women are starting to believe their own bullshit to the point of failure.
    She is only a god to dumb females.
    That being the case, she is loathed by men, who see her as the joke she is, and as pure female indulgence.

    She would receive less of the left wing beta male vote than Hillary therefore combining that with most men knowing exactly what she is, opium for females, and something that if it doesn’t get too far out of hand, keeps their women folk occupied, won’t have a bar of her.

    Let us think clearly.
    Trump would call her out.
    Make her speak, because she won’t be able to help herself.
    I reckon it would be a train wreck for the dems.
    Let’s face it, it’s just a diversity pick.
    The reason she got her own show in the first place.

  18. Jo Smyth

    The left is now at war with itself. The hypocrites have taken over the asylum and we should just sit back and watch it all happen. That is what Donald Trump is doing and at the same time he is quietly, behind the scenes, rounding up all the bad guys and gals. Nobody is paying attention because the left are so full of their own self importance and worship of Hollywood. Trust Donald Trump, it’s all in the plan.

  19. Robbo

    Meryl Streep is a very good actress FULL STOP.

  20. Habib

    I think she’s vastly over-rated. “Ur deengo’s gert my baaabie!!!!

    Anyway, what is “a good actor/actress?” Some git who can memorise someone else’s ascribbling, and pretend to be someone else. Little better than politicians. Oh for the days when you could pelt the bastards with whiffy produce.

    Robert Downey Jr playing Russell Crowe playing a black man however was outstanding.

  21. Natwally

    Mother Lode,

    It wasn’t Trump that ‘broke the spell’, it was Obama. He was the first ‘celebrity President’.

  22. Oh come on

    The photo of Oprah smooching Weinstein is not even slightly a deal breaker for Hollywood – there are copious volumes of publicly available photos of him being smooched and/or schmoozed by pretty much all of the Hollywood power players (lord knows about the non-publicly available material – and it’s in no one’s interest for that to find its way into the public domain, so expect all concerned to do what they can to avoid that!).

    Whether middle America will stomach it is another question. The Clinton archipelago will, of course. We’ll see.

  23. Mother Lode

    Robert Downey Jr playing Russell Crowe playing a black man however was outstanding.

    And he delivered the most insightful line in the whole movie.

    “Never go full retard.”

    The Democrats really ought to heed that.

  24. struth

    Meryl Streep is a very good actress FULL STOP.

    Check out her portrayal of Lindy Chamberlain and get back to me.

  25. Oh come on

    I don’t think you could make the jokes they made in Tropic Thunder any more.

  26. Oh come on

    Streep is pretty flawless, technically. The issue I have with her is that I can never forget that she is Meryl Streep and not her character.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is all Reagan’s fault.

  28. Stimpson J. Cat

    I don’t think you could make the jokes they made in Tropic Thunder any more.

    I think we all know who Tom Cruise was supposed to be.
    It is still relevant today.

  29. Tel

    Meryl Streep is a very good actress FULL STOP.

    If you enjoy one of her performances, you will undoubtedly enjoy all of them.

  30. Habib

    She was shit as Thatcher as well. Insipid cow. Can’t think of too many current thespians who I’d micturate up their colon if their kidneys were aflame. Except of course for this enormous spherical gravity generator that produces enormous amounts of energy by fusion reaction.

  31. John Constantine

    Weinstein assaulted in public as he ate at a restaurant.

    Non persons after their show trials are open season for enraged lefty red guards.

  32. Roger

    Will any reporter ask Winfrey what she knew and when she knew it re Weinstein, Cosby, et. al.?

    If silence is complicity, she, like the hypocrite Streep, has surely been complicit.

  33. Habib

    President Oprah would see a resurgence in Detroit, as everyone would get a free car.

    BTW what manner of blithering window-licking spastic watches that frumpy halfwit, or that emaciated daphne who dances like an epileptic Peter Garrett? Intelligent species my arse.

  34. Mother Lode

    There’s something wrong with the system when people start looking to celebrities for their moral cues.

    Time was when celebrities embraced their wealth and charmed lives with gusto.

    They drove the best cars, wore the best clothes, effortlessly traveled where and when they wanted – it made sense to draw upon them for the less cerebrally demanding pastimes. And they did it with a clear conscience that added even more appeal.

    Then they became uneasy with what they received and started unconvincingly trying to be our moral superiors. I say unconvincing because without a script they had to make do with what they understood. And they discovered that, as long as they demand certain behaviour from Hoi Polloi they were allowed to remain thoroughly immersed in their own indulgences.

    They are allowed to to do what they want as long as we aren’t.

    It is amazing how many ordinary people don’t see this as a good thing.

  35. cynical1

    In terms of movies predicting the future, IMO Rollerball, The Running Man and Soylent Green all have a lot to offer in terms of today’s society.

    I’d add “The Time Machine” with Rod Taylor.

    From Today’s Hollywood, I would expect nothing and give nothing.

    Shit stories laden in CGI and usually glorifying unrealistic violence and its consequences made by a load of liberal SJW who abhor their audience.

    I’d like to see the fuckers begging on a street corners.

    I’d also like to see Don kick the fuck out of DeNiro.

  36. John Constantine

    Once India and China become the make or break markets for movie profits, we can relax as their Hollywood abandon human stars preaching and just keep churning out robot battle movies and masked superhero spectaculars.

    [ I quite like monster robot battle movies and superhero spectaculars. lectures not so much.]

  37. Habib

    I’d add “The Time Machine” with Rod Taylor. Why was he so down on the Morlocks? The only poor bastards who did any work, and eating hippies has a lot going for it.

  38. Mother Lode

    From Today’s Hollywood, I would expect nothing and give nothing.

    Oh, no.

    I fear a future dystopia where we are surrounded by people wearing great body suits with a few white dots on the head, elbows and knees run at you against a green background and throw you into the air where wires haul you up about 100 m and drop you on a mat.

    It will be essentially impossible to walk with a cup of coffee when that day dawns.

  39. mh

    Hollywood Quote

    As painful as it is to hear Donald Trump talk and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk, I think it’s good. We get to know who people are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.

    — Will Smith

  40. Blair

    With Ellen Lee DeGeneres as her running mate, Oprah would be a shoo-in.

  41. Peter

    Is it only me or is there anyone else out there who sees the unintended irony in “#metoo” becoming the defining hastag/meme/obsession de jour of the me too generation?

    And while we are on the subject of irony who else sees the irony in Hollywood – that cess pit of sexism, tastelessness, entitlement, privilege, undeserved wealth and talentless and unwarranted reward, lecturing us in such strident tones about why they are so wonderful and good. When in fact it is THEY as a group and in many cases as individuals, who have been complicit in the promoting the Harvey Weinsteins et al, in fact it has been going on ever since a shitty piece of dirt on the west coast became Hollywood Land. Of course they did it – because they themselves benefited from it.

    And further, still on the subject, who else sees the hypocrisy of these bananas placing themselves on a pedestal for attacking the likes of Weinstein and simultaneously paying homage to the likes of Woody Allen and Roman Polanski. The likes of Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep and all the rest make me want to puke with their high handed, self serving pontification. And that audience! Every time Winfrey’s soaring rhetoric hit another high note of condemnation, damnation or glowing imagery of a bright and beautiful tomorrow (overseen no doubt by President Oprah) the bobble heads would nod in agreement with a look of profound adoration on their idiotic pusses.

    All I could think was – yes these guys are actors and they know how to pretend emote. There should be an award for that.

  42. vagabond

    struth I think you’re an optimist although I’d like you to be right. The Americans voted that useless oxygen thief Obama in for a second term despite his dismal performance the first time around. The colour of his skin overrode the colour of his politics. You are correct that very few men would vote for Oprah but don’t forget voting in the US is not compulsory. Men with an IQ above room temperature might just not vote at all while there will be a huge turnout of starry eyed women lining up to vote for her. She’s the closest thing to a perfect identity politics candidate the dems could possibly find.

    The media are already on it.

    The prospect is extremely worrying.

  43. Phill

    Democrats? My name is Obamamandias, messiah of marxists. Look on my legacy ye wannabees, and despair.

  44. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “In her speech, Winfrey, who is a survivor of sexual abuse, went after predators, telling the star-studded crowd, “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power to those men, but their time is up. Their time is up!”

    Oh dear. Muh mama President Chubster Winfrey used that utterly stupid, meaningless term in her campaign opening speech.

    “Speak truth to power” was one of the magic negro’s few contributions to humanity, uttered early in his reign. People picked up on it and I have heard it used by otherwise intelligent people since, oblivious to the fact that it is a collection of words which means nothing.

  45. Terry

    Polish cigar-fancier, Bonking Billy Clinton

    It’s been a couple of decades but always remembered Slick Willie as more of a ‘Fancy cigar polisher’.

  46. Squirrel

    It’s all too much, I think I’ll just dust off the DVD of The World According to Garp and retreat into an alternate reality.

  47. She is only a god to dumb females.

    Emphasis on the dumb, Struth. The rest of us (sensible women living in the real world) won’t have a bar of the cow either.

  48. Confused Old Misfit

    Oh come on #2607181, posted on January 11, 2018 at 11:47 am
    Streep is pretty flawless, technically. The issue I have with her is that I can never forget that she is Meryl Streep and not her character.

    The trick as an actor is to convince you, without effort, that the character exists, not the actor. If you keep seeing the actor they have failed in their craft.

  49. candy

    These famous left activist actresses would support a rapist man today if he was of certain culture/ethnic/voting class and find reasons from his background for the violent behaviour etc. At the same time abhor D. Trump for a few words in a locker room.

    M. Streep and O. Winfrey are smart ladies but the bubble of elite leftism, very wealthy people away from the normal humdrum of life, is where they are at. They simply cannot see outside of the bubble.

  50. Jimf

    Kevin “not enough personal” Spacey.NEPS syndrome.Known to affect those who’ve overindulged on fame and also form a deep seated guilt resulting in a need to save (wo)mankind.

  51. jupes

    I wonder how Hillary feels about Oprah being nominated as “the next president”?

    The poor woman spent almost her entire life setting herself up to be president only to fall at the final hurdle. Now she has been thrown on the scrap heap because a vacuous bimbo with no political experience apparently is a superior candidate.

    Sad.

  52. Spring is coming

    ‘Help me Oprah-wan, you’re my only hope!’
    Hollyweird

  53. Reading all the posts above and all I can see in my mind’s eye is that shapely actress, posing for the cameras before some awards ceremony, almost naked.
    Backless, strapless, underpantless and a plunging neckline. The crowning glory was her long dress split all the way up to her waist, exposing so much.
    But the lecherous old movie producers are to blame for the current problems in Hollyweird.
    Yeah right.

  54. Black Ball

    Anyway, what is “a good actor/actress?” Some git who can memorise someone else’s ascribbling, and pretend to be someone else. Little better than politicians. Oh for the days when you could pelt the bastards with whiffy produce.

    Always reminded of Sir Ian Mackellan

  55. struth

    You are correct that very few men would vote for Oprah but don’t forget voting in the US is not compulsory. Men with an IQ above room temperature might just not vote at all while there will be a huge turnout of starry eyed women lining up to vote for her. She’s the closest thing to a perfect identity politics candidate the dems could possibly find.

    Good point.

    Emphasis on the dumb, Struth

    Seriously, it was meant to be emphasised.

  56. kae

    Everbody gets a car?

    Nah. That’s Oprah’s election campaign.

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