The Academy Awards have been suffering a death spiral in the ratings in recent years, but they must’ve looked at the anti-American, leftist tilt of the pro sports leagues and decided that they could do more to destroy their own brand. And so, we get this news.
The “Best Picture” Oscar will no longer be given to the movie that the most members vote for because they think it’s the best picture. Instead, it will have to meet various criteria on a graph of “inclusion” and “diversity.” This is too stupid to even try to summarize, so I’ll quote it verbatim:
“To be eligible for best picture, a film must meet at least two standards across four categories: ‘Onscreen Representation, Themes and Narratives,’ ‘Creative Leadership and Project Team,’ ‘Industry Access and Opportunities’ and ‘Audience Development.’ Within each category are a variety of criteria involving the inclusion of people in underrepresented groups, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people and those with cognitive or physical disabilities.”
Can you tell this was written by a committee (I’m assuming one with members who have cognitive disabilities?) The article says that under these criteria, previous nominees that weren’t diverse enough, like the gangster film “The Irishman,” might not have qualified, no matter how good they were as movies (they should’ve cast a Puerto Rican lesbian as the Irishman.)
You might ask, “What does any of this have to do with whether a movie is good or not?” The answer, of course, is “nothing,” which means that an Oscar will now mean absolutely nothing, except that a movie’s makers managed to check off enough PC boxes on the victimhood flow chart to win a prize from the diversity committee.
This doesn’t actually take effect until 2024, which one hopes gives us enough time for the Academy to suffer flamethrower-like backlash and scrap the whole idiotic idea. They’ve made similar bad decisions recently and quickly rescinded them under pressure. The question is, is there anyone left in Hollywood anymore who has the courage to stand up against the PC thought police and tell them that the Oscars are supposed to be about rewarding quality filmmaking and they can put their racially-divisive victimhood propaganda where the projector doesn’t shine?
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN...
This is an excellent article by Dennis Prager on why there is so much hatred of America among the Democrats these days. It has to do with the replacement of Judeo-Christian values, which teach that we are all born of sin and must take responsibility for ourselves and work to be good and decent people, with secular values, which teach that our problems are the fault of outside “others” victimizing us, like sexism, racism, patriarchy, capitalism, homophobia, etc. etc. etc.
Prager makes a very interesting observation: that he can tell the political affiliation of a black caller to his radio show within one minute because if the callers are happy, they’re Republicans, and if they’re angry, they’re Democrats. This is the result of years of teaching people that they aren’t responsible for solving their problems and finding their own happiness, but that they should feel angry and resentful and blame America for their problems. The rioting and looting we see in the streets now is the poison fruit of all this. Those people are demanding the end of America as we know it.
If, God forbid, they actually got what they want, what do you think the chances are that they would be happy then? Zero. They’d still be angry and bitter and resentful, and have to find someone else to blame for it. I don’t think the Democrats, who see these riots as a way to put themselves back in charge, have thought this through.
DC COMICS BECOMES A FULL-TIME PROPAGANDA MACHINE
Along with Teen Vogue and other media outlets for young people that have become full-time leftist propaganda machines, we can now add DC Comics, home of once all-American heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman. DC is putting out a book called “Wonder Women of History.” They did this before, decades ago, and honored genuine female heroes, like Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Helen Keller, Clara Barton and Susan B. Anthony.
But guess who’s on the cover of the new book, depicted in Wonder Woman regalia? America-hating socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s joined by such heroic honorees as Elizabeth Warren, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, raging anti-Semite Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and various other leftwing activists for LGBTQ rights and gun control. Some of the women aren’t overtly political, but there are no examples of conservative female leaders. However, they do include gay activist Malcolm Michaels Jr., a man known by his drag queen name Marsha P. Johnson.
It actually gets worse. Click the link to read a more complete list of the alleged “Wonder Women” (or in some cases, Wonder “Women”) DC thinks your kids should be looking up to.
Say, apropos of nothing, did you hear that last month, DC Comics announced what was described as a “stunning number” of layoffs? I'm sure this will help boost sales. Or at least blue city looters will pick up a copy.
Joe Biden claims women, the poor put-up little dears, just can’t succeed in America without his help. You can imagine how women are reacting to that. About like the women in my family.
CLEAN UP ON AISLE 3
I keep hearing that we must elect Honest Joe Biden because Trump is such a lying liar. Meanwhile, I’ve watched Trump keep or try to keep every campaign promise he made, while I’ve seen Joe Biden tell us he would ban all fracking, then that he wouldn’t ban fracking…that he would mandate mask-wearing, then that it would probably be unconstitutional to mandate mask-wearing…then that he would absolutely defund the police, and then that of course he wouldn’t defund the police, and now (brace yourself) that Trump is the one who wants to defund the police. What?!
Joe may have to get an elastic mask because it’s going to have to stretch four feet to cover his growing Pinocchio nose.
NOT THE SAME
Another person is claiming that Joe Biden has obviously lost some mental acuity and is not the same person he was just a few years ago. What makes this especially concerning is that this isn’t a pundit or politician. It’s the former White House stenographer who was actually paid to listen to Biden talk from 2011 to 2017.
This is a very informative article by Scott Housell at RedState.com on how to really read a poll, and how to tell when a pollster is claiming that Biden has a 10-point lead when the poll actually shows Trump ahead by 3. For those who wonder how I predicted a Trump win in 2016 when we were being told that Hillary was up by 13 and heading for a landslide, this is partially why. Also, I don’t live in a cast iron media bubble and actually talk to Americans.
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