February 12, 2003

Message to Hollywood

Citizens Against Celebrity "Pundits" has a petition you can sign. This is all very well and good, but I have one criticism: it's too wordy. Well, I fancy myself a writer; here is what it would say if I had written it:

Dear Celebrities:


(Via Sharon Ferguson and Chris in my comments.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at February 12, 2003 07:57 PM

i probably won't sign it. i think her whole rationalization behind why she's against the celebrity voice is rather lame. pro-life or pro-choice is an entirely different issue, and i happen to be on the side of the Dems wrt it.

and i don't particularly like Dubya. i just really think we have to do something about the Middle East - after supplying this guy with weapons to fight that guy, then supplying the next guy to fight the other one - we kinda created half the problem. and yeah, it's been about oil.

now, can we make it about freedom and prosperity? can we toss Saddam onto the fire and help Iraq build something better? if we can help Afghanistan and Iraq get it reasonably right, no matter how arrogant it seems, isn't it a good thing? and in the end, won't it give terrorist groups less places to recruit and less places to solicit money?

i may be incredibly naive (arrogant, Mike Farrel says) to think the US can help "fix" places around the world, but we did manage to save most of Europe once upon a time.

(oops. i think France wants us to forget about that. i KNOW Germany does.)

Posted by: chris at February 12, 2003 at 08:28 PM

I'm beginning to think that we need to invade countries every once in a while. They always seem to like us better after we finish smashing them to a pulp. War: it's just our little way of making friends.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 12, 2003 at 08:49 PM

I don't see why celebrites shouldn't speak up, as long as they use reasoned arguments. If they say something stupid, we can chastise them for it, but if they say something that actual resembles coherence, what's wrong with that?

Posted by: Alex Knapp at February 12, 2003 at 09:06 PM

Not a darned thing. Reasoned arguments are fine with me. Dumb arguments need the vaudeville hook.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 12, 2003 at 09:24 PM

I'm waiting for Clint Eastwood to speak - "Go on anti-war idiots, make my day"

Posted by: Tom at February 13, 2003 at 11:12 AM

They like us better after we smash them to a pulp and give them lots of money afterwards! After all, WWII started because we didn't give Germany any moolah after WWI! We need a Marshall Plan for Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted by: Horatio at February 13, 2003 at 07:13 PM