An Actor’s Fraud

 

“I’m stupid. You’re smart. I was wrong. You were right. You’re the best. I’m the worst. You’re very good-looking. I’m not attractive.” — Happy Gilmore

Does anyone else find it ironic that an actor called out Donald Trump as a fraud?  All actors are frauds. It is literally their job description. Play a character that is not you.  Hence, I don’t understand the issue.

Frankly, I don’t understand the disdain that some people have of Happy Gilmore.  Sorry, I mean Donald Trump.

Do you remember the film?  Hockey player wins PGA tour while at some points exemplifying crazy behavior while the real golfers criminally plot against him.  That’s literally the storyline of how Trump became president.

I want to be as clear as possible about this, I neither like nor dislike Trump.  What I have for him is a huge amount of understanding and empathy for where he is and how he got there.  Trump is like all other spoiled rich kids who were never held responsible for their actions because the system was too afraid of the power wielded behind them, ie the parents.

So is it his fault that he has built this persona that is so easy to prod, poke and blame.

Let’s look at how the same behaviors manifested itself in the world of Star Wars.  The first Star Wars film is and was one of the best films of all time. Why was this?  My guess, George Lucas hired a good team of people and got out of their way and was willing to listen to their ideas when they veered away from his vision.  By the last film of the trilogy the audience knows something is missing but still buys in. The next 3 were the outcome of one person’s vision trumping all other ideas and the outcome is a film that sells technology through the voice of an annoying Jar Jar Binks. Awful.  Sorry George. The last 3, no idea and don’t care. The story and creativity was gone in exchange for tech tech that droned on and on.

Why is this important?  Where is the connection?  Trump has always been a Lucas.  He has never had to listen to the voice of reason or others so why is it such a surprise that he doesn’t now.  It’s like smokers, it has all these warnings on the box and people still don’t listen.

I agree that we have a problem in the USA  but I think the fault or blame lies elsewhere starting with those who vet politicians for election,  the politicians themselves and the people who call themselves citizen.  Somewhere the boat was missed a few times.

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