Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The 79th Academy Awards - Politics

"Al Gore has won twice in America and gotten nothing," said Jimmy Kimmell on his show following the Academy Awards. An excellent observation.

I believe the nods to Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" are a statement by the members' of the Academy that Hollywood's move to the right over the past twenty-five years is no longer acceptable.

Although the right-wing says that global warming is not an issue of left vs right, it is clear that policies of the right-wing have had a devastating impact on the world. It is the job of everyone on the left to ignore the right-wing's apologism, and push, push, push for changes.

Global warming IS a political issue and it is the job of the left-wing to force the issue.

If we let the right-wing say it is not a left vs right issue, then nothing will be done. The left must continue to force the issue. It is a life-long trick of the right-wing to say "this isn't a battle that needs to be fought" and then they promptly sweep everything under the carpet. Ignore the right-wing.

Hollywood can force the right-wing to take action.

I am proud of Al Gore, Melissa Etheridge, and all who made "An Inconvenient Truth."

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