Our friend Dr. Orly Taitz is asking folk to Tweet to Meryl Streep their disdain for “the most offensive and stupid speech” at Sunday’s Golden Globes.
But how to get a Twitter message through to someone whose head is already filled with a thousand and one chirps and tweets, not a single one of them reality reliant?
Like most Hollywood stars and assorted entertainment activists, Ms. Streep lives in her own head, Dr. Taitz. She’s Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke, better known by the pen name Isak Dinesen of ‘Out of Africa’, fame, even though Streep’s never written a novel, or lived on the Dark Continent, and any of the other characters she played on the silver screen.
Dinesen’s famous quote:”God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”
The final quote from Streep’s Golden Globe speech: “One more thing: Once, when I was standing around on the set one day, whining about something — you know we were gonna work through supper or the long hours or whatever, Tommy Lee Jones said to me, “Isn’t it such a privilege, Meryl, just to be an actor?” Yeah, it is, and we have to remind each other of the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathy. We should all be proud of the work Hollywood honors here tonight.”
The professionalism of acting pivots on pretending to be others. Pretending to be others can be a dangerous thing, particularly for the “others”.
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