Friday, July 30, 2004

Tell the mob who sing your song that they are fools and they are wrong

Celebs at the DNC speak: [...] Amber Tamblyn of Joan of Arcadia, talking to CBS News, ties it all together by explaining why celebrities incline to the Democratic Party: "It's just that we're artists, we're progressive and nothing's going to change that. Therefore you can never stick with someone who is going to keep their mind with security, because security of the mind is decay, you're not advancing." Yes, I suppose it does show a real lack of imagination to be concerned with preventing terrorists from killing as many of us as they can. You say you're concerned about decay of the mind? Help prevent the spread of fundamentalist Islamofascism. Condemn an ideology that demands unthinking, unwavering and above all unchanging adherence to a violent and misogynistic 6th-century social contract. Condemn an ideology that considers art an abomination and heresy, and destroys priceless historical works because of it. Condemn an ideology that would, given the chance, be that boot that's stamping on a human face forever. But, no; it's a sign of a decaying mind to worry about any of those things. I'm reluctant to automatically think, lacking any compelling evidence to the contrary, that any particular class or occupation of people have mostly-worthless and genuinely idiotic opinions; I really want to think that most people, no matter what their job or social status, are basically reasonable. But Hollywood glitterati like Ms. Tamblyn make me wonder if that judgment was a bit hasty.


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