For reasons unknown liberals in America just can’t seem to connect the dots between the institutions they cannot stand, or so they claim, and who it is that’s truly at the helm of said institutions. Cases in point:
Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, et al continue to rail about the high cost of a college education seemingly without recognizing that higher education in America is and has been run almost exclusively by liberals for decades. They are the creators and keepers of the beast they claim is out-of-control.
Liberal politicians, Black Lives Matter, the ACLU and others constantly decry the state of America’s urban/inner city neighborhoods. They’re upset about violent crime, drug trafficking, poor schools, lack of jobs and economic development, institutional racism and “unfairness”, etc. But again fail to mention the fact that they have been in charge of every single one of these areas since forever.
Which brings us to the most liberal of enclaves in America, Hollywood California and their annual rite-of-passage, the Academy Awards.
Like all awards shows the Oscars features Hollywood’s filthy rich getting all dolled up, walking the red carpet in font of paparazzi then sitting in a theatre to watch themselves give awards to themselves and applaud themselves as they accept awards from themselves. The Oscars also have another distinction – that of being one of the whitest gatherings on earth. Well some liberals have had enough.
Two of Hollywood’s stalwarts and proven money-makers, director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett-Smith have announced they are refusing to attend the 2016 Academy Awards as a protest of the Oscars again shutting out non-white actors.
Both Lee, 58, and Pinkett-Smith, 44, took to social media on Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to announce that they will not be attending the 88th annual Academy Awards because of the #OscarSoWhite controversy.
Lee penned an Instagram in which he revealed that because of the lack on diversity for the second consecutive year, he and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, will not be attending the 2016 ceremony. “#OscarsSoWhite… Again,” he wrote. “We cannot support it…how is it possible for the 2nd consecutive year all 20 contenders under the actor category are white?”
For her part Pinkett-Smith recorded a Facebook video to express her disappointment at the the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations, “Begging for acknowledgement or even asking [to be nominated] diminishes dignity. It diminishes power and we are a dignified people and we are powerful. And let’s not forget it. So let’s let the Academy do them with all grace and love and let’s do us differently,” she said.
So blatant is the black-snubbing that even two of the nation’s liberal newspapers chimed in with headlines. USA Today cried, “Where’s the Diversity? Lack of diversity award goes to….Oscars“, and the Los Angeles Times, headlined “WHITEOUT 2 – DIVERSITY A NO-SHOW AT THE OSCARS.”
So once again we have Hollywood limousine liberals doing what they do. Crying about gun violence but making movies glorifying it. Blubbering about carbon footprints but traveling in private jets and stretch Hummers. Screaming about the evils of racism but keeping blacks out of their own inner institutions. Perhaps one day, one day, these people will be able to see what the rest of the country has been observing for years — you are hypocrites.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]