Well, Wafers, what can I say? The US is circling the drain in a race to the bottom. Absurdity is the touchstone of the final days of an empire. A country filled with horses’ asses can only generate horse’s-ass politics, and can only put horses’ asses in the White House. Where is Joe the Plumber when we need him?
I’ve been reading Fellini’s autobiography. He records several instances of meeting with American producers to obtain financing for various films. In most cases, they would have him come to their hotel rooms in Rome, greet him in their underwear, with a glass of Scotch in one hand and a telephone in the other (talking to Tokyo or whatever), wheeling and dealing. They had no interest in cinema or art; they were vulgar hustlers, nothing more. All of this dates from the 70s, or earlier. Fellini doesn’t comment on any of this, he just reports it. The difference from European producers couldn’t be starker.
I would ask: How did we manage to produce such a garbage culture?, but I think I’ve already answered that. Anyway, Onward Toward Self-Destruction!
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:0
But for Americans to place faith in Oprah as a would-be political leader is pathetically misplaced. Americans need to stop looking for individual “saviors” and to start organizing themselves as a mass movement for a socially just and peaceful government. That’s a tall order. Nevertheless, it needs to be done.
The flurry of media excitement this week over Oprah’s projected presidential ambitions shows how brain-dead American political culture is.
Oprah Winfrey, the American queen of TV talk shows, is reportedly set to run for the US presidency – and liberal Hollywood and media are ecstatic at the prospect.
“Oprah for president” has broken out like a delirium across social media after the TV star made an “electrifying” speech at the Hollywood Golden Globes ceremony last weekend in which she spoke eloquently in defense of women over sexual harassment and for racial minorities.
“A new day is on the horizon,” declared the 63-year-old African-American Winfrey, who is one of the most recognized celebrities in America after decades hosting a top-rated talk show.
CNN and other liberal media outlets who hate Republican President Donald Trump with a vengeance think that they have found their political savior in Oprah. She would be the “perfect anti-Trump candidate,” reported CNN on breaking the news from “close friends” that Oprah is considering a run for the White House at the next election in 2020.
“Winfrey has deep pockets, an even deeper well of charisma, and instant name recognition, thanks to decades on The Oprah Winfrey Show,” swooned a CNN comment.