Monday, March 06, 2006

Brecht Meets Oscar

Last nights Academy Awards was the liberal revenge of Hollywood. Ang Lee denouncing Homophobia and racism.

The later was ironic in light of the controversy around the Oscar for best song;

Oscar Winner Hits Angry Chord When Christine Smith heard the song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" announced as the Oscar winner for best original song on Sunday night's telecast, she almost fell off the sofa in her Arlington living room.

George Clooney predictably announced that it was the return of films with real social values not commercial value that counted.
Then he launched into an impassioned and supportive speech about the liberal mindset of Hollywood. This despite accusations, and Oscar host Jon Stewart’s jokes, that it means Hollywood is out of touch with George W. Bush’s mainstream America. “I’m proud to be part of this Academy,” Clooney said, “proud to be part of this community and proud to be out of touch.”

The morning after this proved all too true.
South Dakota gov. signs abortion ban into law

Best of all award for speeches goes to Canadian Writer/Director of Best Picture Crash, Paul Haggis quoting Berthold Brecht;
Art is not a mirror to hold up to society but a hammer with which to shape it.

Berthold Brecht the Marxist, well it took a Canadian. Guess despite the election of the Harper that proves we are a nation of Cultural Marxists up here much to the chagrin of the looney right.

And hey those wacky wonderful socialist Penguins won an Oscar too!

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