Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Red White Witch

Having been to see the new Narnia film over the holidays and thus being intrigued by the White Witch character, I decided to scout around and learn a little more about the actress, Tilda Swinton. Thanks to IMDB, I not only learned about her career but also her mindset. Keep in mind that the Chronicles of Narnia were written by a noted Christian apologist, C.S. Lewis, who interjected Christian themes into what were ostensibly children's fantasy stories. Given that the majority of performing arts types tend to be socialistic, anti-religious left-wing fanatics, it's not surprising to learn that at least one of the Narnia actors lean that way:

I sometimes think I was always left-wing. I know that sounds completely crazy, but I do know that I asked questions when I was about four, and I remember noticing that I wasn't getting an answer, and I remember it annoying me. Like why when we went to church on Sunday were we sitting upstairs and the people we'd been playing with the day before were sitting downstairs. And I noticed that my brothers were not asking these questions. I was aware that I was being embarrassing.
Here she tells us bluntly that she is indeed a leftist. I'm not sure what this anecdote about going to church when she was four years old has to do with turning commie. Her family is an old aristocratic breed, so perhaps it has to do with British class-based strictures that I, as an American, can't relate to. Now for something more concrete, and more up to date:

True, there is all sorts of religious extremism all over the place, but the reason for this partly has to do with the fascist attitudes and language of absolutism coming from Washington.
Everything in that sentence makes perfect sense until you hit the last word. Are you sure you don't mean Teheran? Do you have any idea what it means to actually live in a fascist, absolutist society? I don't, because I live in the United States of America. Please, Tilda, keep talking like this. I want to hear you say something even stupider.

It's challenging for people outside of America that Bush was re-elected. It means we're all going to have to work a lot harder to understand what so many more Americans than we thought really want. It's an identity shift in our minds about America and maybe for many Americans as well.
So suddenly America isn't the country that you thought it was? Forgive us. Who do we have to elect in order to be the America that you want us to be, o queen of the reddened itch?

I've come to a couple of rather harsh conclusions about leftoids and why they have such difficulty dealing with normal people:
  1. They belong to a different species than we do; and
  2. They really don't get out much, do they?
Those critters see our world through the narrowest lens of all.

1 comment:

jipzeecab said...

Her family probably
owned that pew where she was sitting in the balcony..
Reminds me of the chattering classes that supported McGovern in 1972. Seems they couldn't understand his defeat..They didn't know ANYONE who would vote for Nixon.
People still risk their lives to leave somewhere else to come to this Country and they always will...because of what our Founders did 219 years ago.