That's it, I can't take it anymore. Amongst my fellow bloggers (you can see their sites to the right) I am going to take a brave stand. One that could bring scorn and ridicule to me. But here it is: I believe that art should not be publicly funded. THAT'S RIGHT.
Noise from the right-wing blogosphere: Ooooh Daniel, you're soooo brave. Let's all stand together and give each other awards. No, no, not from people outside of our group, just amongst ourselves. Let's give Daniel an award for his brave stance on public art. We'll all wear $10,000 dresses to our ceremony (in the case of the women... and possibly me... hmmmm) and then talk about starving children.
Such is the case of the Golden Globes, the Emmy's and whatever other ridiculous awards ceremonies that exist amongst the self-important "celebreties."
As you now know the film Bareback Mounting, errr, Brokeback Mountain has collected several awards for it's "brave" portrayal of gay cowboys. (something we have yet to see in real life as cowboys don't choose to be gay like interior decorators as a career move or college students do to get attention or to get back and mommy and daddy)
Actual quote from gay author of a film:
"I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are, and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are," Huffman said.
No doubt Mr. (or Miss?) Huffman is worried that he could be ostracized by his fellow "celebreties" or the NY Times editorial page. The Passion of The Christ gets shunned by Hollywood and the major media and Mel Gibson is called a Jew-baiter.
But someone makes a film about cowboys who screw each other and amongst the awards, fanfare and adulation they are hailed as "brave."
Let this be a lesson in the liberal definition of "bravery" which is also why we don't see many liberals in the military.