The Twist: Oscar row ‘racist to white people’

Posted: January 22, 2016 in -
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Oh no she didn’t!

“One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list,” added Rampling.

 

I don’t have a problem with that.

In America, African Americans make up 13% of the population.  Latinos are 17%. Whites are 77% (Census). Obviously most movies will feature whites as a natural reflection of the population, the ticket-purchasing public. So more opportunities for being noticed and getting awards. It’s not a crime. It’s not a conspiracy. That’s just basic reality.

So: Is the Motion Picture Academy supposed to judge performances or to install a quota system, tokenism? Will that change the underlying demographics?  It’s a juvenile argument, frankly, and I didn’t want to bother posting about it.

Hollywood’s despicable content is far more interesting and relevant, its militarism, imperial hubris, capitalist/materialist worldview. It pushes a malignant, specious narcissism onto children and childlike adults every day of the year. It pushes this greedy, self-obsessed, materially obsessed, neo-fascist, violent, unaccountable, vigilante mindset. We are all forced to endure its influence on our society.

Which meat puppets received a statue is the least of it. It’s just noise.

The Latinos should be whining louder about this if it was a real issue. Do your thing. Spare us the persecution complex.

Jesus, I’m white. Nobody’s hired me to direct a fucking movie, nor to write one. Reverse racism!

 

Oscars 2016: Charlotte Rampling says diversity row is ‘racist to white people’

PS

And a very special PS to Will Smith…

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You should be a lot less worried about the statues on your mantle and a lot more worried that your son is IN A FUCKING CULT!!!

 

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