Wednesday, September 19, 2007
If mothers ruled the world.
"And, let's face it, if the mothers ruled the war, there would be no g**d*** wars in the first place," exclaimed Sally Fields in her acceptance speed after winning an Emmy for whatever it is she's doing nowadays. She was of course referring to the current war in Iraq against Islamic terrorists. She is also a completely silly person. I would like to challenge Ms. Fields to explain that comment, which of course she can't, because it makes absolutely no sense. But rather than explain what her statement could possibly mean, let's examine why she said it. She said it because it sounds good. It doesn't matter if upon even the slightest further examination the thought turns out to be idiotic, it only matters that it sounds good and for Hollywood grand standers like Sally Field, that is the highest achievement. So in the same vein as Cameron Diaz suggesting that you would be raped if you didn't vote, "Women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies....If you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote." Sally Field has given us our newest nugget of elitist wisdom that unfortunately contains nothing wise. It is perfectly unchallengeable, an unprovable conclusion derived from a situation that will never exist. In other words, liberal nirvana. But it sounds darn good and it makes people applaud, even though they have no idea why they applaud.