Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Are You Really that Stupid?

As each post-Obama-election day passes it becomes increasingly clear that the American "right" consists of nothing more than a bunch of whiners and sissies. Big Hollywood is probably the best example of what I'm talking about. How the right can drone on about a "free market" while crying about Hollywood making money on (allegedly) "leftist" movies is quite beyond me.

And really, it's ridiculous and pathetic at the same time to read something like this:
Nowhere is Hollywood bias more blatant than at awards shows. The nominations and prizes provide a remarkable window into the political leanings of the industry. The snub of Clint Eastwood for Best Actor in “Gran Torino” is symptomatic of that overwhelming bias.
Now, as anyone who's been watching movies since anytime before, say, yesterday, knows, Clint Eastwood has been nominated eleven times for Academy Awards (he's won best director and best picture twice, as well as a lifetime achievement award--that's five Academy Awards).

What really pisses me off, however, about the above-linked piece-of-shit-posing-as-political-commentary, is the attempt to whore-out, as it were, a true American icon like Clint Eastwood (and by "true" I mean real, not some bullshit facsimile).

I don't give two flying fucks what Clint Eastwood's actual political leanings are. In fact, since I only "know" Clint Eastwood through his movies, I have no idea how he votes. I have no idea what Eastwood thinks of abortion, of the stimulus package, and a whole bunch of other shit (well, OK, I'm pretty sure he likes jazz).

I'm a huge, and I mean fucking gigantic, fan of Clint Eastwood's body of work. Unforgiven is an existential masterpiece by my reckoning ("It ain't got nothin' to do with deservin'..." Damn!).

Apparently I'm the only guy on the planet who had no idea that Clint Eastwood was/is a political conservative. How can that be? I'll tell you how that can be, in case it isn't so obvious to you. I know Clint Eastwood through his art. He's a fucking artist, not some shill for a bunch of Christ-bothering, knuckle-dragging, racist, sexist, ultimately fucking stupid bunch of losers who wouldn't know a good movie if it came up and bit them on their sorry asses.


  1. Does somebody need a hug?

    Actually, in a more serious vein, I never thought one way or the other about Eastwood's politics before. Now that you mention it, he probably is a conservative, but I can only guess that from his body of work. He's never spit it into my face.

    And I can appreciate that.

  2. Glenn,
    Heh, who doesn't need a hug?
    Seriously, though, I really doubt that Eastwood is a fan of "Big Hollywood" and its ilk.
    None of those bozos could have made Bird, let alone Unforgiven (one of the few movies I will never tire of watching--I get something more from it on each viewing; I mentioned I consider it an existential masterpiece; consider this: at no point in that movie, which takes place in the American West, is any reference made to Morgan Freeman's character being a black man; this is a film made for the stage, buddy...).

  3. Hear, hear. And I know Clint Eastwood didn't write or direct it, but The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is one of the best movies ever made by anyone.

    Screw politics. If we couldn't watch movies starring people we disagreed with politically, I'd never be able to watch Planet of The Apes or The Omega Man ever again. And who wants to live like that?

  4. You could also take the point of view that...Oh, I wish all of the Far Right's attention could be taken up by stuff like this so they would have something to occupy themselves, as long as they keep their energies away from the larger issues which are actually going to affect us all.

  5. Dave,
    I know what you mean, and I agree. Planet of the Apes--now there was a movie!

    But I get so much enjoyment making fun of them... for any reason! [goes to room and pouts...]