Monday, January 9, 2017
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
La Grande Streep inveighed against the evil Donald Trump at the Golden Globe's tonight. Of course, until he ran for President, nobody ever accused Donald Trump of being racist or misogynist at all.
If you can't make it through the video of Streep's diatribe, the transcript is lovingly reproduced in the New York Times.
Vince Vaughn, Mel Gibson, and Mel Gibson's date are not amused:
Apologies for my lack of technical expertise. If anybody can tell me how to upload the video into blogspot let me know. Otherwise, the video is here.
Vince doesn't blink for the entire four seconds, which is at least the time required to pull the bolt back, chamber the round, and click off the safety. Mel is typically affectatious for an old boozehound, channeling his anger into physical gestures. His date rolls and blinks her eyes, which is to say, Meryl Streep you are full of shit.
The video is, in a word, sublime.
It's actually naive to think that highly paid professionals competing tooth-and-nail for roles in a very capitalist industry are all these liberal tulips who unanimously agree that Donald Trump is Hitler.
Donald Trump creates space for cultural leaders like Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson, not to mention schleps like me. This demonstrates why "conservatives" who are horrified by Trump are actually nothing of the sort. "He is only a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of the Conservative." --G.K. Chesterton.
UPDATE: Chateau Heartiste applies the proper rhetorical treatment here.