What is the difference between the media and “the” Hollywood? Not much. Both are at best C minus actors, with limited skills and even more limited cerebral charging. For example, the media has a herd of folks that pass everyday as “reporters,” “journalists,” “political analysts” or some supposedly (promoted as) razor-sharp professional pundits—take your pick: legal, historical, economic, etc. It doesn’t matter—at least to them. Like the Hollywood slobbering actors, the media slobbers with nonsense from commentators that sounds as if Ed Wood produces the world’s daily news and comment, and does it as well as he did with the ghost of Bela Legosi.
Ed Wood, R.I.P.
The two things they (Hollywood and media) always have in common is they have makeup splashed on them, and a camera held on them. However, there is a third commonality: They are, for the most part (and at best) mediocre in the various fields that they respectively claim to represent. As long as they are picturesque or pretty (or at least not ugly), they get the big screen presentation that is entertaining for whatever "fans" cheer for them.
In the past half of a century, contemporary Hollywood actors both (actors/actresses) have won multiple "Best" Acting awards when their skills are mostly an ability to deliver less-than-Shakespearian dramatics like F*** you! Or Holy S***! This is the "method" of the give-him-an-Oscar crowd. Poor writing brilliance, perhaps, but then writers have poor subjects in both Hollywood and the media from which to feed for feedback. Again, C minus at "best".
But all love themselves; so, honesty to the fan of fiction is much like honesty to the viewer of the news media.
And the pay ain’t bad. Not as good as drug cartel profits but about as useful. And both are addictive, that is, applause and getting high. Will Smith and Robert DeNiro race to the stage presentation to throw punches or curse—sophistication from the cheap seats. Joe Scarborough and Brian Kilmeade seem to identify as giggling schoolboys. And that Gal-Friday of Scarborough's reminds me of Buffalo Bob and Howdy Doody chatting.
And with a cast of dozens and dozens in both outlets, the imagination can run wild insofar as crudeness, classlessness, and often just plain stupidity.
The media also exercises the same arm of self-aggrandizement that Hollywood does, absent the Oscar awards. That is to say, the media’s rendition of the mutual admiration love-in. Often this is pointed at themselves while their dastard deliveries point to the South while claiming always, always, always to possess an all-knowing brilliance of mankind and their crème de la crème of love and happiness, that damn shining light on some Yankee hill.
This is the media's moment of OSCAR! Their news, their startling revelations (called news) about what they call fools of the past, are shorn up by today's PRESENTISM. They smile, oh so virtuously, through the T.V. make-up powder that reveals the clown look of the clown mind. But the phony smile, like the profanity used by Hollywood, is the media's metier. If these people had to reason or resolve for survival or analyze the past for understanding the present, they would drop like Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Their soul belongs not to any truth or virtuous truism, or certainly not to any roots of what they may have learned at the knee of any father (God forbid)-figure.
To them, study, or perhaps fortuitous knowledge of the Socratic Paradox means, they perceive, nothing more than that maybe a guy named Socrates chose the wrong fraternity at Harvard or some other bastion of bastardized waived literacy throughout the "university community."
In former days one could read a newspaper or print magazine with articles or essays written with at least appropriate and apposite chronicled topics assayed (whether correct or misplaced). Today the media and its various news outlets are like believing the barker at the state fair when I was a boy. The freak shows they barked for were fun but mostly untrue.
Hollywood? Once you could see movies with actors using dramatic or comedic dialogue that struck your imaginative emotions. Today they can't seem to deliver a line unless it sounds like my drill instructor's introduction on our first day at Parris Island, many many years ago.
Like Paul Harvey used to say on the radio: "Any fool can cuss." Well, that seems to fit, considering.
And Harvey was one of the few with media class.
Pence and the Men of the Bible.
Christ seemed to pick many of his followers, disciples, etc., from the “dustier’ side of the masculine highway. That is, the single, or biggest, “goody-two-shoes” seemed to be Judas who collected and squeezed the money while at the same time feinted concern for the poor.
Now, many of so-called “conservatives” like Mike Pence, do their Jesus walk—the one Judas tippy-toed around—because they know their voter. We have several of those in Texas. They’re as rancid as the one(s) from Indiana.
The Republicans have a bunch of those guys (Judas ones) who pretend to be conservatives but are about as much so as Bill or Hillary or Obama or Schumer or Shi… er, Schiff, and on and on. The list is much longer than the short list of the conservative efforts of Goldwater, Reagan and, well duh…, the list is short. Father Abraham bred not many good guys. And abortion was in short supply in his day, anyway. So, Lincoln simply was empty in more than one way.
The Democrats themselves are so filled with sodomy, pedophilia, ochlocracy (their DNA), and such other political feeble-mindedness that, like sewage, you simply hold your nose as they pass under the bridge.
These are the kinds of Democrats who don’t have to sell their nonsense these days.
LBJ and that sort of hard-core political hacking and selling have gradually faded into the unnecessary doings with the infamous political monster of the 1965 Voting Rights (so-called) Act. Of course, the seed was planted with the equally monstrous 15th Amendment a century and a half back. This is the first constitutional hint that somehow a “right” to vote had been endowed to us by God ( I wasn’t aware that God said we could vote on murder, sodomy, etc.). Anyway, with every Tom, Dick, and Harry who has warm blood voting, the mob rules. And the truth be known, the Republicans are as Democratic as the Democrats.
Nowhere is this voting concept even hinted at in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights (addendum of initial amendments).
The point, the message? Nothing that hasn’t been said by God, or through His disciples: Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
No way around that fact. Not in my case, for dang sure.
But then, clownish fellows like Mark Levin, et ilk, promote a child-like concept of political parties and their enterprise. The Democrats (nor any political party) were not responsible for the ill-perceived “racial-problem” histories of the United States or the Western world, or the world itself, for that matter, contrary to Levin’s historical silliness that the Democrat party was created to issue evil edicts toward blacks.
Not segregation nor wholesale lynchings nor venomous vocabulary vulgarities. Nor…AND ALL STAND NOW AND ROAR—DRUM ROLLLLLLLL: SLAVERY!!!
This has been the reach of the Republican party from its beginning-- sanctimony and lying.
The Republican Party? Hardly, though not through thoughtful deliberation. Remember these contemporary idiots and their ilk back to 1865 have been selling the lie that they freed the slaves. And by god, they did it with a great Civil War to prove that their "truth is marching on." Fools like Grant, psychopaths like Sherman, and liars like Lincoln led the march. Satan's own trinity.
And men like Levin or Linsey Graham or Mitt Romney seem to well-remember their party’s roots—illegal and dishonorable wars.
So, if there is scum covering the Democrat’s pond (and there is), there are cheap tawdry Republicans who have trot lines set in the same kind of waters. They are not fishermen, they are killers of fish.
Like Judas, little “Jesus Boys,” such as Mike Pence, who seems hardly Christ-like, pretending to NOT serve God and Mammon, but will surely serve the Deep State.
Pence, a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said in a statement on Tuesday (August, 1) that the indictment against Trump "serves as an important reminder: anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be president of the United States."
Now, I suspect Mike Pence has little knowledge of the U.S. Constitution despite his having a law degree (hell, even Joe and Hunter Biden each have one of those—I guess—maybe they share one) but good ol’ Mike will tell everyone how much he loves Jesus and America.
Listening to him spew inane comments about the Constitution leaves one (me) with the belief that he would fail a 10-question multiple choice exam necessary for certain ninth graders to pass on the Constitution, a few decades ago
His knowledge of Jesus may be better. But I’d bet a nickel that his concept (not knowledge) of Judas is more complete.
Mark Levin is another lawyer who demonstrates limited skills regarding history, political parties, etc. But he keeps a picture of Abraham Lincoln when spewing his pro-Republican anti-Democrat waffle.
Makes you wonder how many of these party types from either side really think the political trick pulled off was by Barrabas.
But then he had Pontius Pilate as his counsel.
Paul Yarbrough has written several pieces over the last few years for_ The Blue State Conservative, NOQ, The Daily Caller, Communities Digital News, American Thinker, The Abbeville Institute, Lew Rockwell _and perhaps two or three others. He is also the author of 4 published novels (all Southern stories , one a Kindle Bestseller), a few short stories and a handful of poems.