Re: Political thoughts, views, and standpoints here...
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:25 am
Please make "1984" fiction again. This is modern day book burning.
...A Taste of Paradise
Isn´t that what memorials to the victims are for?Back when my former president removed the bust of Tito, the communist leader, from the hallways of the presidential office, I was against it and still am. Furthermore, if it was up to me, i'd return that and put in the bust of Pavelić, the fascist leader, because history needs to be remembered, the good and the bad. Maybe if we had the faces of our sins staring us directly in the face, we wouldn't fall into the comfortable delusion that we are so much better, righteous and correct.
No, I´ve never been to America, sadly. I don´t watch CNN.Ghost have you ever been to America? Because if all your information about America comes from media and CNN then there is a lot you don't know.
Maybe, but those numbers are pretty weak Only thing that saves face for it is that the industry in a horrible state and most comics are barely selling.
If the German media is that bad, what should I be watching?MTVCCVC wrote: ↑Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:58 amJudging from the Croatian media outlets and some European news media I've watched on occasion, you might as well have watched CNN. They all tow and parrot each others lines.
FFS, a lot of their reports are reports of what CNN or whatever alphabet news corp is reporting.
Well, compared to how comics are selling these days the numbers aren´t that weak. And if you believe a certain group of people it was a complete failure.Maybe, but those numbers are pretty weak Only thing that saves face for it is that the industry in a horrible state and most comics are barely selling.
They used to cancel books that sold under 50000 issues. Now you've got books that don't even crack the 10k mark.
You should watch the media, but you should take everything they say with a grain of salt the size of a house. If for no other reason to see how they are bullshitting you so you can point it out to people who need to realize it.
A person who gets a 50% grade technically did better than a person who got a 40% grade. They still failed, though.
You mean "The Joe Rogan Experience"?Try Joe Rogan's podcasts. I think they are pretty good and Joe is a pretty good mirror into the mind of the average person.
Maybe, but the way it was presented was still wrong. Espacially because it allegedly sold badly because "womenz".A person who gets a 50% grade technically did better than a person who got a 40% grade. They still failed, though.
A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual – can be given jobs.
A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as 'more toxic than Chernobyl', with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist.
Oh no! Who could have possibly seen this coming?!Peele is more vocal than most about his hiring policy, but his outlook is increasingly widespread. Dozens of producers, writers and actors have spoken to The Mail on Sunday about the wave of 'reverse racism' pulsing through the industry.
speaking on condition of anonymity, the executive confirmed that the climate is now toxic for any 'white, middle-aged man in showbusiness'. Their careers, 'are pretty much over'.
They continued: 'We're only hiring people of colour, women or LGBT to write, star, produce, operate the cameras, work in craft services. If you are white, you can't speak out because you will instantly be branded 'racist' or condemned for 'white privilege'.
Well, tough tities. You just agreed to their moral values right there. You have no right to complain about anything. Guess you'll just have to learn to code or something.An actor in his 50s who has worked on some of the biggest shows of the past 20 years described how, during a recent audition, the casting director told him he was 'perfect for the part' but that they had been instructed to hire 'a person of colour' for the role. 'I get it, I really do,' the actor said.
'I understand Hollywood still has a long way to go before people of colour are properly represented on screen but how am I supposed to pay my mortgage, put food on the table? Everyone is terrified. And you can't say anything because then you set yourself up for public crucifixion.'
That sounds perfectly noble and not at all vengeful.Dismissing such complaints, however quietly expressed, Selma director Ava DuVernay, now one of the most powerful black women in Hollywood, wrote on Twitter: 'Everyone has a right to their opinion. And we – black producers with hiring power – have the right not to hire those who diminish us.
'So, to the white men in this thread… if you don't get that job you were up for, kindly remember… bias can go both ways. This is 2020 speaking.'
Imagine that, now that it's finally biting them in the ass, now it's problematic. Back when normal people were suffering the same and worse, it was just treatment for bigots.It might seem an irony, then, that Hollywood has long been seen as the heart of liberal America. Leading figures from the industry have a reputation for lecturing the world on issues of human rights, diversity and the environment, from George Clooney's campaign to end the genocide in Darfur to Leonardo DiCaprio's missives on global warming.
But 'wokeness' is not only increasingly pervasive, it seems impossible to navigate. Killing Eve's Jodie Comer – celebrated for playing a bisexual assassin – last week faced intense criticism on social media for dating US sportsman James Burke, said to be a card-carrying Trump supporter, solely on the basis that he supported the President.
And Halle Berry had to apologise for 'considering' taking on the role of a transgender man in a forthcoming film project (instead of leaving it to a real transgender man).
Such is the culture shift that one studio is now preparing to shoot a film with an all-black cast and crew – a project which should normally give cause for celebration.
But when a white woman, a highly respected executive, was tasked to 'oversee' the production on location, she was told she would receive no on-screen credit.
Oh, now meritocracy is a good thing? Now it's not just a code word for alt-right capitalism?'We're sending this woman, who is brilliant, to run things on the ground. But she won't get any title credit. People won't admit it, they can't admit it, but reverse racism is definitely going on. You could argue that it's a good thing, that this swinging of the pendulum so far the other way is only fair after years of white privilege. But at what cost? Surely it is best for everyone if people are hired on the basis of talent and ability? I can tell you, we are hiring people based purely on their ethnicity, gender and social-media profiles.