Oprah – fantastic delivery to those lost in fantasy


One can’t fault Oprah for delivery. Her Cecil B. De Mille award speech justifies her position as the highest paid performer in Hollywood. She’s eloquent! Despite her speech to an audience full of hypocrites who applauded every aspect of the victim culture that has not held 99% of them back. She is unsurprisingly lighting up liberal social media feeds. Hail the identity politics!

Oprah is the poster child of how America rewards talent no matter what background one comes from. She earns $140mn a year. While she can talk of the importance of the civil rights of the 1960s from a lino floor watching Sidney Poitier win the same award, the America today (and decades ago) hasn’t  held her back. She should be celebrating and acknowledging that change not rattling off how unjust the world still is. Sure it isn’t perfect but the injustices of the 1960s are virtually non existent by comparison. Show me a perfect society and we’d all move there.

After all a black president served two terms in America. Had he not won those elections would civil rights in America been immeasurably worse off since 2009?  Would parents of African-American descent have told their children to hold tight to their injustices had he lost? Or did they tell them to chuck them away when he won? Why wouldn’t Oprah cheer that? Afterall the virtue signallers in the audience would smile, cry and swoon on anything she said so out of touch with the world they are

While the washout from the Weinstein saga has yet to finally flood them out, here was Hollywood trying to sell themselves as paragons of virtue. Champagne socialism is alive and kicking.

It was so ironic that immediately after the Oprah speech Natalie Portman introduced the “all male nominees for best director” which only amplified how full of it Hollywood is. Could it be that most directors are male? The Golden Globes said that Barbara Streisand was the only female winner of a best director award in 1984. Could it be that Spielberg or Ron Howard pulls movie financing  more adeptly than others regardless of gender? Previous track record -> future sales expectations -> higher financing -> better cast -> more sales etc. it’s based on economics not gender.

Then Jennifer Chastain jumped in with the 23% gender pay gap quip in a room where they all get paid millions. Leading actors get paid more depending on movie, budget and a whole host of issues. I doubt Meryl Streep has suffered a 23% pay gap to her male actors in any of her movies since Sophie’s Choice or Kramer vs Kramer. Geena Davis added to the pay gap nonsense in her introduction. Yawn.

Yes, Oprah grew up in Jim Crow times. Indeed she witnessed first hand those injustices. Once again isn’t a night of virtue signaling better served by focusing on positives than nothing but negatives. Of course not. It’s terrible being a multi millionaire.

Frances McDormand talked of the time for a female president. Barbara Streisand banged on about gender inequality. By her own admission she won an award 33 years ago.

So the Golden Globes was all the same rubbish. 100s of Hollywood celebrities thinking their words carry any meaning or weight. Every social justice case was put to full effect. If they actually believed their own nonsense they’d do their utmost to repeal the very civil rights thy fight so vigorously to defend.

Disrespect invites disrespect indeed


There is an old Jewish proverb which goes along the lines of “Slander slays three people: the speaker, the spoken to, and the spoken of”  I won’t for a second defend Trump’s locker-room talk or whatever but the champagne socialist celebrity class are the kings/queens of ‘disrespect.’ From the ones that threatened to leave the country, to stitching up VP-elect Mike Pence at Hamilton, one thing we do know is that their love of country is utterly  “conditional.”

Liberals and celebrity SJWs have been playing the man not the ball since even before the election was lost. Their snide arrogance about the impossibility of a Trump presidency showed how out of touch they truly are in their multi million dollar gated mansions. I’m sure they’re not feeling the pain of Detroit which has seen its population shrink from a third or Atlantic City in half.

They happily sit by and watch the most disgraceful exit of any sitting President in history and say nothing. Obama’s complete land mining of the White House lawns are evidence of that. Michelle Obama’s speech about “what it feels like to have no hope” is no better yet liberals want to support her for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Excuse me but isn’t this “disrespect” of the highest order? What was that about when they go low, we go high?

I have always believed that your behaviour leaving a job is more important than starting it. It isn’t an image thing but about dignity. The Dems lost this election because they overlooked the very people they claim to support. In fact how terrible a candidate did Clinton have to be on the basis of Obama’s untouchable legacy to lose to a candidate who threw verbal punches. Like it or not he read the mood of the country better. He was visiting the afflicted areas not cozying up at $1,000 plate lunches of elites. Some may call him an idiot but if one is totally outplayed who are the real fools?

If you want to get a picture of respect, look how quickly corporate America is snapping to attention at his comments. Boeing, Lockheed, Ford, GM, Carrier etc are seeing their share prices hit on the basis of gouging the American people (whether business savvy decisions or not) and he hasn’t even got his shoes under the desk

Make  no mistake, I have less respect for people who bury their judgement and act in the most hypocritical manner and seek to create division by looking to sabotage the inauguration and refuse service to people who voted democratically because their opinions differ. I’m sure being buried under a rock financially while working two jobs is not the American dream. Trump is still yet to take office. He’ll make mistakes but if liberals keep up their misguided hatred while in office it will be they not him that create problems.

If celebrities were true to the country they’ve made their fortunes in at the very least they could encourage unity not division. I think Meryl Streep is a fine actress but she should pay respect to the Trump and Clinton voters who would love to live her comfortable  way of life.