Thursday, March 10, 2005

The Oscars Dissected (Well, Chopped into Tiny Pieces, Really)


Cheryl Felicia Rhoads

Thanks to Steve Finefrock of the Hollywood Conservative Forum, I saw this article in Human Events by Cheryl Felicia Rhoads: "Beyond Beyonce: Why I Boycotted The Oscars." My favorite paragraphs:

Their artistic and political impulses could be explained by the fact that many in the entertainment community believe life must be perfect or at least convenient, or otherwise it just isn't acceptable. (Does too much time spent in limos foster that dubious reality?) Yet, it is also a view that sadly has been embraced by many in my baby boomer generation. We have indulged in the world's longest adolescence with a stubborn refusal to grow up...or God forbid...grow old. Yet, ultimately, God does in fact, forbid it... and it is He who just naturally "pulls the plug" as it were. But, in His ending credits, there is good news for those who have faith.

But, like the frightened children in the dark that some of them are, Hollywood doesn't accept that premise at all! Why else do you think there is much passion about the evils of second hand smoke, while The Passion of the Christ is treated with disdain?

Ms. Rhoads is an actress, by the way. Read more about her and her work here. Contact the Hollywood Conservative Forum at


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