Sunday, November 27, 2016

But his honesty is terrifying

ALL Celebrities are ... almost without exception ... liars, egotists, over-achievers and often insecure.  This category includes specifically Entertainers and Politicians.

If this sounds like an overly broad castigation of people whose names we all know, it's not.

In order to present themselves in front of an audience, these people NEED to be driven to success in their chosen fields.   I couldn't do that, and perhaps you couldn't either.

There's a story about James Dean in the movie GIANT:  he needed to go on camera for a major scene in the movie, and there was a huge crowd of 'civilians' watching the filming at the outdoor location.

When called for the next scene, Dean got out of his chair,walked over to the corral, unzipped his trousers and urinated all over the fence posts.  When he finished, he zipped up and told the Director (George Stevens)"   "Well, if I can piss in front of a hundred strangers, I guess I can do this scene."

That's why Entertainers and Politicians need to be so extroverted:   they have to do the things that not everyone can do.

And that's why politicians need to be Bigger Than Life.  (Ronald Reagan was the perfect exemplar of both, by the way.)

Which leads us to the main point: Joe Huffman

'House Of Cards' Star Neve Campbell Admits She's 'Terrified Of Donald Trump White House Victory' | The Huffington Post:
(01/03/2016 14:52 | Updated 01 March 2016)
“He’s an ideologue, he’s got extreme ideas, and people are looking for a big change at the moment, at the opposite end from Bernie Sanders. “And there is a good amount of ignorance in America, of people who are angry and disappointed but don’t educate themselves in why, and how it can be fixed. “They see someone off the cuff and broad, and they think ‘ok, that’s the voice we need, just someone honest. “But his honesty is terrifying.

"Off The Cuff and Broad ... Honest .. Terrrifying"

Well, yes.   That's the way it should be.  An American President should be all these things.  If the President Elect of the United States of America can't inspire awe in a television actress, how can he be expected to inspire respect and awe in the contentious diplomacy needed to maintain America's image of the Big Dog on the international political scene?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Hillary. She is dragging victory from the jaws of defeat with this recount ploy. She is going to prove the impossible, that there is massive voter fraud among the republicans. She is going to win the election after all. What a massive ego she has. It's kind of scary really.