Tuesday, March 28, 2006

V For Vendetta


This movie is extremely relevant not only today, but for all time. The acting performances are wonderful. The story is great. The cinematography is amazing. It is neither too long nor too short. It is just right and very satisfying. We really care about these characters. This motion picture is truly a wakeup call.
This movie is relevant not only for our current struggle for truth in government, but for all the battles fought in the past. The performances are powerful, the story timely, the cinematography is stunning.
Please DO NOT miss V For Vendetta.
The message is one we all must embrace.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Thank You George Clooney

I am a liberal. And I make no apologies for it. Hell, I'm proud of it.

Too many people run away from the label. They whisper it like you'd whisper "I'm a Nazi." Like it's a dirty word. But turn away from saying "I'm a liberal" and it's like you're turning away from saying that blacks should be allowed to sit in the front of the bus, that women should be able to vote and get paid the same as a man, that McCarthy was wrong, that Vietnam was a mistake, and that Saddam Hussein had no ties to al-Qaeda and had nothing to do with 9/11.

This is an incredibly polarized time (wonder how that happened?). But I find that, more and more, people are trying to find things we can agree on. And, for me, one of the things we absolutely need to agree on is the idea that we're all allowed to question authority. We have to agree that it's not unpatriotic to hold our leaders accountable and to speak out.

That's one of the things that drew me to making a film about Murrow. When you hear Murrow say, "We mustn't confuse dissent with disloyalty" and "We can't defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home," it's like he's commenting on today's headlines.

The fear of being criticized can be paralyzing. Just look at the way so many Democrats caved in the run up to the war. In 2003, a lot of us were saying, where is the link between Saddam and bin Laden? What does Iraq have to do with 9/11? We knew it was bullshit. Which is why it drives me crazy to hear all these Democrats saying, "We were misled." It makes me want to shout, "Fuck you, you weren't misled. You were afraid of being called unpatriotic."

Bottom line: it's not merely our right to question our government, it's our duty. Whatever the consequences. We can't demand freedom of speech then turn around and say, But please don't say bad things about us. You gotta be a grown up and take your hits.

I am a liberal. Fire away.

I'm a liberal too, George. Thank you for all you do. Peace.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Please don't shop at Wal-Mart

I will not shop at Wal-Mart.
I cannot shop at Wal-Mart. I urge you not to shop at Wal-Mart either. Please do not support what they do. It is shameful.

Thursday, March 02, 2006