Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Wheel Of Good Sense

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak has an interesting opinion on the Hush Over Hollywood pertaining to the terrorist murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. The salient points below.

"Picture this:

Somewhere in the world, a filmmaker creates a short documentary that chronicles what he perceives as the excesses of anti-abortion activists. An anti-abortion zealot reacts to the film by killing the filmmaker in broad daylight and stabbing anti-abortion tracts onto his body. How does the Hollywood community react to this atrocity? Would there be angry protests? Candlelight vigils? Outraged letters and columns and articles? Awards named in honor of their fallen comrade? Demands for justice? Calls for protection of artistic freedom? Itâ??s a pretty safe bet that there would be all of the above and much more. And all of the anger would be absolutely justified."

Sajak poses a possible (and I think very probable) explanation for the lack of outrage emanating from tinseltown:

"There's another possibility; one that seems crazy on the surface, but does provide an explanation for the silence, and is also in keeping with the political climate in Hollywood. Is it just possible that there are those who are reluctant to criticize an act of terror because that might somehow align them with President Bush, who stubbornly clings to the notion that these are evil people who need to be defeated? Could the level of hatred for this President be so great that some people are against anything he is for, and for anything he is against? "
Makes sense to me. Shame on them!

Another in the "Chill Wind" series. Or, more appropriately, the "Lack Of A Chill Wind" series.

UPDATE: Cranky Neocon has some great "quotes" from the left about the terrorist murder of Theo Van Gogh.