Celebrities Who Must Comment on Events

I am truly amazed at the volume of celebrities that feel the overwhelming need to write open letters, spew verbal masturbation on talk shows and generally make their comments and opinions known about significant world events, and how THEY feel about it.

Bottom line: I personally don’t care what they think. I never have cared what they think. I never will care for what they think. Most people I know don’t care what they think. Their opinion just doesn’t matter. There are very few personalities in the entertainment industry, the sports realm or any other celebrity infested avenue that has verifiable credentials to substantiate their positions on anything…other than their ego.

Point: Quentin Tarantino recently jumped on the weary old bandwagon to ban the Confederate Flag from everywhere in the country and considered it to be the American swastika.  Really?!?  Quentin Tarantino?  Although Tennessee born, the guy was raised in Los Angeles. He’s a film maker. The guy just makes movies. So just because he has the opinion that the Confederate Flag represents racism in America, I should also. Pull the other one Quentin. There’s another whole segment of the population in this country that feels the Confederate Flag represents something totally different. Really, they do. But rest assured, when you become a nationally recognized expert on race relations in this country based on solid, verifiable research and analysis that you have conducted to support your view, I will actually take what you say into serious consideration. Until then, just continue to make films.  Oh, and by the way, there have been problems with race relations in this country since white men landed on the beaches, long before the Confederacy. Just go have a little chat with the Native Americans.

But I can’t just pounce on poor little Quentin.  Sean, Martin, Madonna, Penelope, Russell, Kanye, Donald, et alia,  have all seemed to come out of the woodwork when something really controversial arose, to promote themselves as a modern prophet who had to share their opinions to show all the rest of the unworthy, the true path to enlightenment. Apparently, the rest of us poor, naked apes do not have the mental capacity to get out of the middle of the road on a disputation unless we have their insight on which way to go. Got a news flash coming for you superstar. Almost every man, woman or child has the capability, and capacity, to make an informed opinion on an issue they are passionate about, without you. (Note the words passionate about).

You, as a celebrity, have a m

oral and ethical responsibility to be as positive a role model as you can, for all those people who admire you for your accomplishments and talents. Not your unsolicited opinions. If helping the less fortunate, promoting the safety and well-being of society and bringing something better to this world is not in your agenda, your’e a waste to any kind of true progress.

Try leading by example instead of opinion.

Touch’e.

 

The 2016 Presidential Race

Well, it’s time again for the Democrats and Republicans to put on the greatest dog and pony show on Earth. The supreme huckster P.T. Barnum couldn’t have gathered a more promising freak show of  candidates to parade in front of gullible viewers, as those that have been gathered for the 2016 Presidential race. It’s sad, bordering on pathetic.

Every 4 years we must endure this Snake Oil Medicine Show put on by the only two viable political parties that exist in this country. The media has a field day probing the very intimate details of the lives of the freaks making every skeleton in their closets rattle with fear. Then the high dollar spin doctors hired by the freaks scramble around like roaches putting their fingers in the dykes mumbling to themselves that nothing is real, bad is good, and trying to make us buy into the illusions they create. And in the end, it’s all bread and circuses.

This has happened before you know kiddies.  History does repeat itself. This carnival has most of it’s roots in the Roman Republic of antiquity. The use of bread and circuses to placate the masses, while the political aristocracy maneuver themselves into positions of power and wealth.  They have simply replaced the gladiators and chariot races of old, with football, baseball, basketball, movies, television, and on and on. Diversions renamed entertainment. Most people do not even understand the basic principles of their own governmental system, and live in the delusion that we are a hard-core democracy. We are actually a soft-core republic.

At it’s basics, true Athenian Democracy used the random selection of ordinary citizens to fill the offices of government, and the legislative assembly consisted of ALL citizens. This could work within a small city state in ancient Greece. However, it took the Romans to take that philosophy and apply it to a vast population forming the concept of republican government where power resided in elected individuals representing the citizens.  This worked for awhile for them, but soon degenerated into an aristocratic rule of the elite, and then into the monarchy of the Caesars which went on for centuries.  Our founding fathers tried to avoid this with checks and balances, but we are fast approaching the aristocratic rule stage. This is a very simplistic overview, but there is the outline of the great trap in which we live today in the United States.

We have degenerated ourselves into a 2 party republican governmental system in which, every 4 years, the Democratic Party and Republican Party crawl into the political boxing ring and go toe-to-toe in a slugging match to finagle the voters into placing them into overall domination of the most powerful nation in history.  The  have their eyes on the prize,  and continue to parade their thralls out into the arena for us to ogle while munching on the bread they throw at us. I am so tired of being put in the position of voting for the lesser of two evils.

Touché.

New Start for a New Year: 01/01/16

Who am I?  Nobody important.

Why am I starting a blog?  Because I can and it promises to be entertaining.

I have lived long enough, have seen enough and participated in enough to be an unqualified expert on the silliness of this world and the ridiculously, hysterical people who live in it; especially those who have chosen to be in the eye of the public to boost their fragile egos, or had it thrust upon them by events of their own devices. It is the purpose of this venue to look at what is happening in the world around us, and poke fun at the savages who take themselves too seriously. Let’s be honest, we are all just a few thousand years from living in caves.  Hopefully, anyone who will read these comments will have a chuckle, or two, as we explore what is happening.

I am sure I will be touching on events that are not so funny and need serious reflection as to the what, where and why, it was allowed to happen. Yes, kiddies, every evil thing that has happened in this world was ALLOWED to happen by someone, somebodies and/or some entity. We will be exploring those issues as well.

Let us rejoice in our recorded history which is replete with satire. From the graffiti left by the builders inside the great pyramids of Egypt, or on the pillars of Roman ruins, or even in the bathroom stalls in our modern public restrooms,  we are a most petty and vindictive specie of animal.  So why not embrace it, and grow from it.

So join me for observations, feel free to leave your comments and who knows, you may just learn something about life, or even yourself.  Or you may not. In the end, it will not matter 100 years from now what we say anyway unless we carve it into one of the great pyramids, at which time some enterprising archeologists in the future, desperately trying to support their thesis to continue their government funding, will argue as to whether it was original, or done by miscreants in our century, and surely by some conspiracist who will be sure that aliens did it, which will then be broadcast all over the History Channel, whose producers are desperate to boost their sagging ratings because history is just not interesting to a stoner population more interested in what fame whores are wearing as fashion in a global society that has lost it’s way due to media overload.

Touché.