Water. Some rich celebrities go speeding across it to make a grand entrance by speedboat to kick off a Venice film festival; some (Barack Hussein Obama) are said to be able to walk on it. Water. Some people lost everything they had and even their lives to it as Hurricane Harvey pummelled Texas.
In the immediate aftermath of the storm, actor George Clooney made a grand entrance, with wife Amal, as he kicked off the 74th Venice Film Festival at the “Suburbicon” premiere, which he so inelegantly describes as “an angry movie for an angry country”.
Clooney, who made, and is still making millions off of American theatre goers, has of course no valid reason to be so virulently angry with America.
But when you can use the Venice Film Festival as a soapbox from which to attack President Donald Trump, what difference would a hurricane make?
At about the same time Clooney was blaming President Trump for “an angry movie for an angry country”, Senator John McCain also happened to be in Italy on the attack against Trump.
“Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said that America is still committed to traditional alliances and values, despite doubts that have emerged due to the “actions and statements of our president.” (Washington Examiner, Sept. 2, 2017)
“McCain said in remarks Saturday at the Ambrosetti Forum, a major economic and policy conference, that he realizes that he comes to Italy “at a time when many are questioning whether America is still committed to remaining engaged in the world, to upholding our traditional alliances and standing up for the values we share.”
“It is true that there is a real debate underway now in my country about what kind of role America should play in the world,” McCain said. “And frankly, I do not know how this debate will play out.”
Neither Clooney nor McCain stopped to ask for a moment of silence for the 45 Texans who have thus far lost their lives to Hurricane Harvey. Neither asked for help from well-heeled, captive audiences for the hundreds of thousands who lost their homes.
McCain’s words about the need for Americans to “come together” in a Washington Post op-ed are particularly ironic.
“[Our system of government] requires pragmatic problem-solving from even the most passionate partisans,” McCain said in a Washington Post op-ed. “It relies on compromise between opposing sides to protect the interests we share. We can fight like hell for our ideas to prevail. But we have to respect each other or at least respect the fact that we need each other.” (Washington Examiner)
Actor/director George Clooney says his latest film “Suburbicon” is a movie for an “angry” America, inspired by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
“Suburbicon” was more truthfully “inspired” by angry progressive leftists who just can’t deal with the reality that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential race and that the party she represents remains in humiliating exile.
“A lot of us are angry — angry at ourselves, angry at the way that the country is going, angry at the way the world is going,” he told reporters Saturday in Venice, where “Suburbicon” is competing for the festival’s Golden Lion prize. (FoxNews, Sept. 2, 2017)
“It’s probably the angriest I have ever seen the country, and I lived through the Watergate period of time,” Clooney added. “There is a dark cloud hanging over our country right now.”
“Clooney said the movie is a comedy that started to get more and more furious as shooting went on.
“We wanted it to be funny, we wanted it to be mean,” he said. “But it is certainly angry, and it got angrier as we were shooting.”
“The film, which stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, revolves around a couple who live in a seemingly idyllic – and all-white – 1950s suburban community that erupts in anger when a black family moves in.
“It fused a script by the Coen brothers with a narrative about racial divisions inspired — in a negative way — by Trump’s presidential campaign.”
“The genesis of the screenplay [came when] I was watching a lot of [Trump] speeches on the campaign trail about building fences and scapegoating minorities, and I started looking around at other times in our history when we’ve unfortunately fallen back into these things, and I found this story that happened in Levittown, Pennsylvania,” Clooney said.”
In other words Clooney, in his visceral anger, shoehorned President Trump into a narrative he found going back through time.
Let’s hope he’s as much a waffler about “Suburbicon” as he was in facing off Bernie Sander supporters who confronted him for the money he raised for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
“Clooney was an avid supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Clooney and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, hosted a fundraiser for Clinton in San Francisco and Los Angeles in April 2016, according to The Guardian. (FoxNews)
“A pair of tickets for the event were sold from $33,400 to $353,400. Clooney admitted the money he raised for Clinton was “obscene” after some 200 supporters for Clinton’s opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, showed up to the event to protest it.
“Yes,” Clooney told Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press, “I think it’s an obscene amount of money. “I think, you know, that we had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they’re right to protest. They’re absolutely right. It is an obscene amount of money.”
“The Sanders campaign when they talk about it is absolutely right. It’s ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree, completely.”
“Clooney based a lot of “Suburbicon” on the true story of William and Daisy Myers, a black couple who moved to Levittown, Pa., in 1957 and were taunted by the town’s residents, according to the Daily Beast. The couple had rocks thrown at their windows and received threats over the phone.
“When you talk about ‘Making America Great Again,’ America being great everyone assumed was the Eisenhower ‘50s, and it was great if you were a white, straight male, but other than that it probably wasn’t so great,” Clooney said.
“It’s fun to lift up that curtain and look underneath that thin veneer and see some of the real problems that this country has yet to completely come to terms with.”
“Fun”? Some would call it deliberately stoking racial division in a stupidly provocative movie.
Human tragedy through natural disasters bring out the worst in the lib-left.
Charlie Hebdo magazine’s latest cover praises the drowning of “Neo Nazis of Texas”. (HuffPo, Aug. 31, 2017)
As CFP reader Paul Bush so aptly points out: “This might be a good time to remind Charlie Hebdo staffers that the only reason they aren’t goose-stepping today is thanks to a ton of Americans who risked everything – including some who gave their lives – to liberate France from the Nazis in World War II. Many of these heroes came from Texas, including one of the most-decorated American soldiers of World War II, Audie Murphy.”
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