Sunday, February 24, 2008

And the award for Most Ungrateful goes to...

The TV is on and I keep flipping the channels back and forth between the academy awards and HGTV.

I was watching Food Network a little while ago- some cooking contest. My husband said it was "riveting" with the same sarcasm you usually find here.

I have to say. The impeding results of the poultry burger contest were too suspenseful for my weak heart.

So I am back to watching the awards with quotes and clips of movies I have never seen.

Is it just me or do y'all feel like we haven't missed much this year? The quality of movies has gone downhill over the years, but hello, Hollywood. We are all pretty sick of the same ole themes....

"American does something abroad which causes the world to hate America."

"American does something at home which causes the world to hate America."

"American does something at home which causes other Americans to hate America."

"We hate America just... because we can."

Really, Hollywood. Do you honestly believe that this many people hate America?

If so, then tell me this. Which direction are the majority of people going? Are they leaving America or trying to get in?

When people are at war or in harm's way, whose flag are they glad to see waving in the midst of soldiers or relief workers arriving to rescue them?

Tell me, Hollywood. Why do you hate America so much?

The country where you are free to make films with minimum censorship, films which degrade and mock the principles and the people who provide your freedom.

The country where you are free to earn literally millions of dollars for one of these films.

Tell me, Hollywood. Why do you hate America so much?

I, for one, love my country. I think I'll turn off the television now...


Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Amen!! You know, I heard so many comments about "getting this country on the right track" I wanted to throw something at the tv. If it's so bad, why do they stay here?

Because it's still the place the world wants to be.

Yes, we have our flaws and we make mistakes. But most of those who hate us hate us for what makes us great - our strength, our freedoms, and our influence.

Great post!

Linda said...

You said that very well. Most people have never been out of this country. Once you go, you appreciate what we are and who we are a lot more.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

So true!

And that is the reason Hollywood is mostly irrelevant to me these days. The movie industry lives in a bubble of its own making -- and I say this with the knowledge of having lived in SoCal for years. Seriously. They don't comprehend reality, and they wouldn't acknowledge it if it were force-fed to them.

Pam said...

Great post! Now if the Hollywood people would only listen to you!

Susanne said...

A standing ovation to you! Now if you just make a 30 second tv spot out it.

Simple Journeys said...

AMEN!! 100% with you! And how many millions feel the same way, but they aren't in Hollywood, on TV for all the world to see!