Last week British singer/songwriter Sam Smith won an Oscar for the theme song of the latest James Bond film Spectre. From what I understand of the ratings, not many (including me) saw it, so let me recap his acceptance speech, which I found on YouTube.
He said he read an article written by some other British guy that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar. Smith (no relation – I hope) said whether this was true or not, he’d still like to dedicate his award to the LGBT community all around the world. He continued by saying: “I stand here as a proud gay man and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day.”
After the merriment subsided, people took to Twitter and such to correct Smith that he wasn’t the first. Of course he said he may not be, but that didn’t matter to the low information crowd who watch these displays of self-aggrandizement.
Smith responded to the criticism by saying: “Second openly gay man to win an Oscar or third or fourth or 100th, it wasn’t my point. My point was to shine some light on the LGBT community who I love so dearly.”
The best director Oscar went to Alejandro somebody or other for the Revenant. His name is not as important as what he said during his acceptance. He exclaimed: “What a great opportunity for our generation to really liberate ourselves from all prejudice and – you know – this – tribal thinking and make sure once and forever that the color of skin become as irrelevant as the length of our hair.”
Okay – so we have some liberal movie-maker up there preaching equality, color-blindness and an end to “tribal thinking”. That is terrific. But what is tribal thinking? What is a tribe? Is it not a community of people who come from a common ancestry, have common values and common interests? Tribes willingly segregate due to these interests, do they not?
So I suppose then this director wishes for people to be more integrated, recognized as individuals, rather than a tribe. I guess this is what he meant by an end to “tribal thinking.”
Yet he began his acceptance by thanking the Native Americans and the English Americans who were in the film. So is he not guilty of tribal thinking – lumping all the Injuns into one “tribe” and all the limeys into another.
But this is what the hypocrites of the left do – they insist on having it both ways. They say we should be striving for a colorblind and all-inclusive society, which I agree is a laudable but wholly unachievable goal. They then blame the right for not giving just recognition to the black tribe, or the Latino tribe or the gender-bending tribe, etc.
Yet they are frankly the only ones to willfully, happily separate people into one group or another when it is to their benefit. How many thousands of times have we been lectured that the right must venture into the “black community” to win their monolithic “tribal” vote. The entire Black Lives Matter movement could be considered “tribal.” And they insist on it.
When a white insists that all lives matter, they are shouted down – not because all lives don’t matter, but because the left must maintain the “tribal” aspect to advance whatever is their cause is that day.
These pampered Hollywood weenies, as do all liberals, love to stand up and preach equality and inclusiveness, yet it is the left and only they who advance tribal thinking. The only conclusion any reasonable person could come to is that the left must be advocating for the return of the 1896 supreme Court decision, Plessy v. Ferguson, Separate but Equal doctrine.