Meryl Streep Golden Globes speech: How an actress with all the world’s eyes trained on her dared not focus on the real issues at stake.
Meryl Streep, 67, couldn’t help herself as she stood along her multimillionaire friends and celebrities du jour extolling the horrors of the
vapid Hollywood dystopian bonanza of modern day politics of America.
During an acceptance speech as the Cecil B. DeMille honoree at last night’s Golden Globe awards, Streep couldn’t resist taking umbrage at the upcoming president elect, Donald Trump, who to be sure she holds little in high esteem.
Standing on the podium, the highly lauded actress (and we must all remember at the end of the day, people like Streep and her savior handlers are merely entertainers and not social activists or provocateurs) took exception with Donald Trump.
Yes we can all agree that Trump is a boor and hardly retains the qualities that many would wish in a political leader (élan, poise, civility, not being a bully, a sexist or racist)- but what was the point Meryl Streep trying to make?
Instead of concentrating on the failed dictum of general politics in America across the board, both left and right and how the current paid and bought for way of doing business has served to undermine the greater population (except for all you rich folk who pull the strings or sold your talents as managers of the oligarch dictum)- Streep decided instead to go after Trump on the lowest shelf denominator.
Donald Trump making fun of a disabled reporter, Serge Kovaleski.
Told the actress: ‘But there was one performance that stunned me. It sank it hooks in my heart, not because it was good – there’s nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege and power and the capacity to fight back.’
Yes, it’s obvious Meryl. It’s déclassé, pathetic and we have an insensitive bully coming to the pulpit.
But surely with all your privilege and vantage and all the corporate media machines blaring in your direction you could have chosen real issues that most people desperately care about: social and economic mobility, health care (or the lack of it), education (or going broke and heavily indebted just to get one) along with fact that America as the industrial leader in the world sees nearly half of its residents living a third world existence.
But no. Not in America. And not on prime tv will we discuss these issues.
We will instead discuss how repulsed ‘I was by a billionaire’s impression’ of a New York Times privileged reporter.
Explained Meryl in front of her multimillionaire friends in the audience who many have longed stopped caring about the inequities of society and instead choose to use their wealth and privilege simply to propagate their own wealth and standing:
‘That instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same,’
Continuing: ‘Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.’
How audacious. Prime time, in front of millions of fans who idealize her, and all Streep, a three-time Academy Award winner and all she could think of was how to go after Trump on how he misbehaved.
Not one statement on the lopsided economic affairs in a society that sees the
fixed winner take all while many in society are relegated to the marshes of despair.
Instead the actress chooses to pander on the lowest hypocritical denominator while pretending to ignore that the very industry she works in also panders to the violence and bullying and ongoing stereotyping and marginalization of ‘deplorables’ in society.
Noted Piers Morgan in his Monday morning column: ‘You’d be hard-pushed to find an industry that encourages more disrespect and violence than Hollywood.
A place where rich powerful people make billions of dollars by regularly pandering to the lowest common denominators of sexism, racism, homophobia and misogyny.
And happily exploit ever more hideous, graphic violence to make a fast, easy buck.’
Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Was it really any wonder come Monday morning that our collective boor and bully of a president took to the social media battle fields when he posted on twitter: ‘Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes.’
And sadly, Trump is right. But not for the reasons he thinks and wants you to believe.
He’s right because Streep (an unabashed vocal Hillary Clinton supporter) like many of her celebrity multimillionaire comrades refuse to acknowledge (at least not publicly) the realities of modern day living in America and what counts for opportunity, advancement and living the American dream.
Instead they choose low hanging fruit and piss away their press and star power to once again neglect and ignore real issues that their adoring fans only wished they could have the courage to speak up on their behalf.
Yes Meryl, you are over rated, and yes your a brilliant actress. Both on and off the stage.
Please all you in the liberal media elite can we for once and all put down the mantra of identity politics and whether a transgender should be allowed to pee in the boys or girl’s toilet (both) or whether a gay person should marry or not (they should) and get to the brutal and uncomfortable business of discussing every identity in America and inclusion in the American dream that so many of you already take for granted.