Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What? The Oscars Were Sunday?

I just realized that the Oscars were Sunday. I don't know how I missed them...wait, yes I do. The irrelevance of the movies and people nominated for awards made Hollywood's exercise in self-congratulation a total no do for me. And I wasn't alone. The ratings for Sunday's award show were among the lowest, if not the lowest, in years. And that's just what Hollywood deserves.

Hollywood has emerged as America's staunchest enemy in the culture war. Formerly known for uplifting, quality movies celebrating America's traditional way of life, Hollywood today is controlled by leftist ideologues dedicated to destroying the values it once extolled. Chief among those values are faith and patriotism. The result is that movie attendance has steadily declined along with the quality and message of films.

Hollywood is increasingly making movies (and tv shows) for ideological rather than artistic or even monetary reasons. If you doubt that just recall the slew of "anti-war" films Tinseltown released this past fall. All of them were steeped in anti-American propaganda and they all flopped big time at the box office. But their creators were proud of those movies because they made a statement, Brian de Palma going so far as to say his vile "Redacted" would "stop the war". Yeah, right.

Hollywood's increasing preoccupation with producing left-wing propaganda, and its resulting slide into irrelevance, is a golden opportunity for talented conservative artists. They can and should seize the moment and fill the void with quality movies that speak our truth to the culture in the culture's language. It's time that we conservatives spoke for ourselves and stopped simply whining about how our enemies speak for and about us. As liberal Hollywood self-destructs we can pick up the pieces, then America will start watching the Oscars again.

6 comments:

Robert said...

you are so right. I didn't see the Oscars either...nor did I want too. Hollyweird is so out of touch with America and it's citizens, that they shouldn't be given the time of day....and no one should have watched the Oscars. And did you notice, that the movies and actors/actresses who were honored were mostly unknown to most Americans.

-Robert-

Seane-Anna said...

A lot of them were European, so I hear.

heidianne jackson said...

hollywood doesn't care about anything that is real in america. they have sunk to the lowest of the low and are hell bent on destroying everything that is patriotic and good in this country.

i didn't watch them out of principle. i stopped watching them years ago...

JMK said...

Hollywood has paid at the Box Office.

Most of those anti-American flicks failed at the Box Office, in fact, that's what this year's Academy Awards were about - trying to pitch a bunch of bad movies (by heaping awards on them) that nobody outside of Karbul and Baghdad wants to see.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

WoW! jmk stole my thunder. Perhaps that was the real wickedness behind those Anti films. They were, be design, created to enjoy extended runs in Damascus, Gaza and Pyongyang.
Good Post SA!

Tapline said...

SA, Good post. I was of the same opinion. I didn't wish to see them as the majority are anti-militayr, anti- American. and from what I hear many people did not tune them in either.......stay well...