If I want to put my pollical view into song you don't have to listen. But if I turn my Grammy acceptance speech into a campaign rally I can see your point here. There's a time, and a place.
It doesn't bother me, but I could understand how some in the audience would feel uncomfortable or confronted when they expected a regular speech. Like I said, I am only saying I can understand his position more here. It's the confrontation thing. Not the music and movies.I don't mind if someone uses an acceptance speech to promote their views, even ones that may piss me off. I'm free to turn it off if I don't want to listen.
I don't worry too much about talking politics, simply because I know that my opinions have no effect. I think that the reason things get heated and uncomfortable is mostly because of the thinking that these discussions actually matter. I have friends that angrily debate politics online every day like they were leading the troops at Gettysburg. Since 1 guy from Australia can beam out 10,000 versions of his one view on air 365 days a year, I don't think my idle chatter on some forum with 10 people is making a dent anywhere.I know the phrase, don't talk Politics or Religion at a party/bar, sorry I just have been so curious and wanted to ask that one question.
Or would you rather have enjoyed their entertainment in bliss?
I've never seen any of his films. scrolled through IMDB and only title i even recognized was Million Dollar Baby.The best Mystery Science Theater 3000 I saw was when I was a kid, and it was a black and white Ronald Reagan movie, and they did the voiceovers as if he was pres it was hilarious.
Speaking of MST3k, have you have seen RiffTrax Birdemic?...Rob from Birdemic is an icon now! He is referenced in a LOT of other RiffTrax lolThe best Mystery Science Theater 3000 I saw was when I was a kid, and it was a black and white Ronald Regan movie, and they did the voiceovers as if he was pres it was hilarious.
It's not 100% clear, but I think we basically agree on viewpoint. I see these movements (all of them) as a very natural and recognizable pattern in human psychology, and therefore I never view any ideology as "magical". Without that magical significance, I just can't get too excited about persecuting anyone for anything. No self righteousness means no heretic hunting, no inquisition, no forced compliance, no need to threaten or harm anyone for refusing to think like I do. The core pattern is tribalism, and it just assumes the form of whatever issue is popular at the time. People think that whatever they latched onto in decade x is ultra significant, and ascribe x a level of importance which then acts as a blanket justification for all manner of evil behavior. So when a 7th day Adventist tells me that they are raising a holy army to combat the evil people who go to church on the "wrong" day of the week, I just laugh at their inability to recognize the dumb trap they fell into.What's new? Don't underestimate the power of cult, fanaticism, or conformity.