Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Prostituting Their Art

So, Barbra Streisand pontificates on the election, here:

On her blog, she writes:

"Maybe he was sick of the lack of media attention…maybe he had enough of the late night talk show hosts poking fun at his age…maybe he realized that belonging to a party that has been associated with rich, white men was not going to connect with voters in this historical election year."

No excuse.

"Whatever the reason, John McCain’s Hail Mary -- in the form of Vice Presidential pick Governor Sarah Palin -- sent a very clear message to America about how he views female voters. Women, he thinks, will vote another woman into office regardless of the candidate's values, experience and political positions."

She decries his choice, writing "The oldest Presidential nominee in history, chose a running mate -- a person that is just a heartbeat away from the Presidency -- that has no foreign policy experience, no national experience and limited state government experience…. a virtual unknown who has only been Governor for a less than 2 years of a state with a population of fewer than 680,000 people…a woman who condemns a woman’s right to choose."

The singer says McCain's ploy simply won't work. Keep reading to find out why...

"As someone who has spent over 40 years advocating on behalf of women both politically and philanthropically, as someone who was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton and as someone who cares deeply about the health and welfare of all women, hear me Senator McCain: This calculated, cynical ploy to pull away a small percentage of Hillary's women voters from Barack Obama will not work. We are not that stupid!”

Earth to Barbra: McCain wasn't talking to you. And yes, you are that stupid, since there are a whole lot of smart pro-life women who think that our right to choose has to do with choosing not to listen to your tired old screeds and your equally tired music (honestly, does anyone still like nasal droning set to indifferent tunes with insipid lyrics?). We just don't think we get to choose to kill our kids. Heck, we wouldn't want to, and since we happen to think our genetic material is worth passing on to a few more generations, the "Sterilize yourself into irrelevancy!" cry of old feminism hasn't ever really caught on with us.

And we're young. You, dear Barbra, are in your late sixties. Your brand of feminism is dying out, especially since people like you don't often have grandchildren to pass their ideas along to. My father's about your age, and he has eighteen grandchildren so far. And counting. His ideas about the world, and my mother's ideas, have a much better chance of enduring than yours do. So however much you prostitute your art by becoming a political shill for abortion on demand and every other ill your side has come up with, you'll ultimately never be anything but what you are now: an aging celebrity, slipping year by year into the dreadful hollow of irrelevance.

And then there's Brad Pitt, who has decided to give money to the cause of gay marriage; apparently his personal support of adultery wasn't enough:

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to fight California's November ballot initiative that would overturn the state Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

It's the first time voters will be asked to decide the issue in either California or Massachusetts _ the states where gays have won the right to wed.

"Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," Pitt said Wednesday.

Of course, Mr. Pitt doesn't have a problem with discriminating against people who are opposed to gay marriage on religious grounds, and will ignore the harm done to children by forcibly indoctrinating them in school to believe that two moms or two dads aren't any different from a mom and a dad, and that there's really no reason except bigotry to think otherwise. But the leftist lightweights in the media always believe in imposing their own values; they also impose their artistic nightmares and total lack of morality, decency, and taste.

Brad, you need to look into your mirror, smile that would-be charming smile, and repeat to yourself, a hundred times a day: "Nobody cares what I think. Nobody cares what I think. Nobody cares what I think..." Or else, you'll be prostituting your art before, long, too, and by the time you're as wrinkled as Barbra you'll be as nakedly partisan, and just as irrelevant. If you aren't already.


Daddio said...

Notice how the most vocal critics of "rich white people" are often the richest and whitest of us all?

Anonymous said...

I somehow came across your site while searching for something else. Thank you for becoming quite wise in your time. I myself turned 60 in may and I've received a lot of foolish attitudes because I believe exactly as you do and finally say so on forums and blogs. I never could do that in my younger days, but life is precious and there are children in my family that were not suppose to make it,but they did. I hope you say a lot more in your lifetime and I am very grateful for humans such as yourself. Take care and Thank you!!