Perspective

This blog is eighteen years old and counting. Granted, it’s been a hobby the whole time – other than my annual fund drive and the occasional Google Ads check, it’s never been a money-making proposition. There’s aways been something else to keep me much, much busier from 8-5 – initially a couple of kids, plus a career; these days, the career covers most of it.

But the goals have always been the same: talk about the things in this world where not talking about them would drive me completely crazy, and try to convince the “other side” that there’s another way.

Christian Toto – longtime journo, and conservative film critic – has been at it longer, with different priorities, and a story that resonates with me; a conservative in Saint Paul is a fish at least as far out of water as one in Hollywood.

The whole thing is worth a read, but here’s my pullquote:

What’s different now about me?

I’ve embraced more of Andrew Breitbart’s spirit, his vision. It IS a culture war, and one side has far more ammunition. I’m not looking for domination, though. Given the chilling clampdown on free speech I simply want all sides to be heard without, as Dave Rubin would say, being called a Nazi … and then punched.

Once upon a time that was the liberal’s default position. No longer. It’s time to act accordingly. Taking that basic stance makes me both an outlier and a culture warrior. Guilty as charged on both fronts.

If you’re a left-of-center movie buff, I hope you’ll stand by me, too. Let’s argue about the best, and worst, content streaming into our homes.

We can agree to disagree, assuming you acknowledge “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” got stiffed by the Academy in 1948.

Worth a read.

2 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. Translation:

    “Well, yeah sure, you think tearing an unborn child from the womb, limb from limb is an acceptable choice, and yeah OK, you taught your kids that America is a cesspool founded on slavery by a bunch of evil white men, and yeah, you also taught them that a man in a dress is a woman, and yeah, you believe it’s time for wypipul to die off and turn the levers over to low IQ, uneducated dirt scratchers from GuataMexidor, and yeah, you believe Socialism is an idea who’s time has come…I probably can’t agree with any of that but hey, let’s have a beer and talk about movies!”

    Gotta go get me some of that objective thinking…or nah.

  2. Translation:

    “Well, yeah sure, you think tearing an unborn child from the womb, limb from limb is an acceptable choice, and yeah OK, you taught your kids that America is a cesspool founded on slavery by a bunch of evil white men, and yeah, you also taught them that a man in a dress is a woman, and yeah, you believe it’s time for wypipul to die off and turn the levers over to low IQ, uneducated dirt scratchers from GuataMexidor, and yeah, you believe Soci@lism is an idea who’s time has come…I probably can’t agree with any of that but hey, let’s have a beer and talk about movies!”

    Gotta go get me some of that objective thinking…or nah.

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