Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The "Presidential Pledge" - Nonsense

I watched the inauguration speech and was only offended a couple of places. The "childish things" part was the worst. The arrogance of Obama to assume that the country has been childish in any context is insulting. Not that this country hasn't had huge benefit to the world and its citizens in taking responsibility to fight tyranny and injustice in places that we had no interest in. Jerk.

Now we have Hollywood types pledging to put the seat down or play nice. Personally, I wonder why they weren't capable of doing that before Obama called for the Obama Youth movement. Another pledge with that slight whiff of fascism. Kutchner gives a perfect example of what I mean:
"We are honored to be working with MySpace to rally the entertainment industry to answer President-elect Barack Obama's call to service," Kutcher said in a statement. "The 'Presidential Pledge' is a platform for people across the nation and throughout the world to make a first-person commitment of service to our new president, articulating a specific intent or action to become an agent of positive change."
I'm waiting to see some evidence that any of these spoiled brats actually perform any "first-person commitment of service." I also find it a bit creepy that they make the pledge to the president and not the country.

I watched their video and it is mostly a fluff piece. (The video can be found at the link thing above.) They should have gotten the writer's guild to think something inspiring for them to say, because they definitely come across as the lightest of light weights.

Breitbart is giving them crap as well.
Many of the celebrities that were central to demonizing and making life impossible for President Bush for eight loathsome years NOW want to help with the heavy lifting of bringing America back together under President Barack Obama.

Witness Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s cavalcade of shiny, happy situational patriots appearing in a derivative public servitude announcement: A “Presidential Pledge” to President Barack Obama.

Forgive and forget? Right.

President Bush was not holding back Moore from “free[ing] one million people from slavery in the next five years.” Nor was he holding back the Obama-biquitous Will.I.Am from “chang[ing] how [he] live[s].” Ditto: Aaron Ekhart (”To be a better person,”) Marisa Tomei (”To integrate into my heart what I already know in my head which is that we are all in this together,”) Kutcher (”To the abolition to 21st century slavery,”) Anthony Kiedis (”To be of service to Barack Obama,”) P. Diddy (” pledge to turn the lights off, cause I used to leave the lights on but we want to conserve energy so I’ma turn the lights off, you turn the lights off,) and all-in-unison (”Because together we can, together we are, and together we will be the change that we seek.”)

Missing are pledges not to kiss the ring of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and other pledged enemies of America. Nor are there pledges not to make movies that glorify these tyrants. Nor are there pledges to take seriously that we are at war, will continue to be at war under President Obama and that our precious and under-appreciated military is fighting an avowed and evil enemy — so that, among other things, Hollywood can continue to make decadent crap that actually motivates our enemy to fight us harder!

Nicely done. The piece is much longer and worth the time just for the perspective.

No doubt many of the Obots will be taking the pledge in some strange and sanctimonious manner.

1 comment:

BobG said...

"No doubt many of the Obots will be taking the pledge in some strange and sanctimonious manner."

It sounded more like an oath of fealty to me.