Does Anyone in Hollywood Read the Full Script, or Just Their Own Lines?
I noted Chesterton's quote:
G.K. Chesterton: "The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog."
...and I immediately thought of the sixty-three bazillion Hollywood movies where a hero heroically says, "I would rather be vulture scavaging corpses in the driest desert than a pretty bird hand-fed in a cage." Don't ask for cites. They say this all the time.
And yet while they parrot this sentiment constantly, when a Bloomberg or Obama begins imposing the hand-fed caged-bird treatment, they're all enthusiastic fans.
Life without freedom is scarcely worth living. If you're not living your own life, you're living someone else's.
Hollywood drilled that idea into my head too many times to count. And yet they don't seem to believe a bloody word of it.