As a result of all of the uproar with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members not nominating any black actors for an academy award, Danny DeVito stated recently that Americans are “a bunch of racists”, thereby being honest to a fault, by admitting that he is a racist, but he makes no statement as to how he is going to correct this flaw in himself nor in AMPAS, he just accuses the entire nation, this being the racist nation that has twice elected a black man as president.
In reality, Mr. DeVito is only indicting Hollywood liberals, who are, along with himself, the politically correct, holier-than-thou, sanctimonious crowd who like to tell the nation how we should live our lives. It’s not we common folk who Danny says voted with racist intent, because no one in Florida or Wyoming votes for the Oscar nominees. At the same time he’s also including in his indictment of racism those AMPAS members who are gay and Hispanic, and he ignores the fact that probably many of the members actually did vote for black actors and actresses to receive an award, but not enough voted for the same candidates so as to establish a nomination for them.
At least one Hispanic member of AMPAS has written a letter to the president of the organization asking how he is a racist for voting for his honest choice of best actor and asks how his possibly not being allowed to cast a vote in the future is not racism being turned back at him, as a minority. One has to love the ridiculous spots these liberal Hollywood fools place themselves in with their pretentions of being so clean, honest, open and better than anyone else. One interesting and informative thing no one has mentioned, that somewhat offsets the racism charge, is the number of black, multi-millionaire actors who are prosperously employed in Hollywood and can afford to live in gated mansions in Beverly Hills. It would seem to most out-of-work (thanks to Obama’s non-recovery) Americans, that simply being employed and making extravagant salaries would be more valuable than a lump of metal (or are these Oscars plastic?) award.
Several remedies have been suggested as to how to cleanse Hollywood of their alleged racism and fix this awards problem: a trophy could be given to all movie stars, or maybe trophies should be given only to black actors, but perhaps only in proportion to their racial representation in the Hollywood movie scene. It’s also been suggested that the tried and true affirmative action program should be imposed on Hollywood just as this fiasco of an idea was originally imposed on corporate America. I’d like to be the one to set the standards for this affirmative movement and be the one to decide when fairness has been achieved, just as some liberal governmental agency at one time decided when AT&T and Ford had sufficiently cast off racism in their companies. Hollywood types cannot be allowed to decide when they themselves have cleared that hurdle, because, as Mr. DeVito has claimed, they are a “bunch of racists”, and he should know.
This entire Oscar nomination thing is idiocy and was brought up by people like Mr. DeVito so they would appear superior and better than everyone else for their sensitivity and compassion. The whole Hollywood scene is repulsive to real people with real jobs who must go to work every day and save their money in order to live in this once great, now socialist nation, a nation that too many people in Hollywood seem to hate.