‘White, elitist wokeness’ is a direct affront to Black conservatism.
Several Oscar winners took the opportunity to inject politics into Sunday night’s festivities, starting with the telecast’s first famous victor, Brad Pitt, who took a shot at Republican senators who voted against calling witnesses at President Trump’s impeachment trial.
The four-time Academy Award nominee won the award for best-supporting actor for his role as a stuntman (note: just one who does “stunts”) in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” The win marked his first-ever Academy Award win for acting. He immediately took the stage and got political by taking a his “45 seconds” to attack senators who voted against Democrats’ requests to call new witnesses in the impeachment trial, specifically former National Security Adviser John Bolton, who claimed he was willing to testify and according to leaked reports had new “revelations”.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”
No new witnesses were called in Trump’s impeachment trial, for which he was ultimately acquitted by the Senate in a vote across party lines, with the exception of a lone Republican vote to convict coming from Sen. Mitt Romney.
Even socialist revolutionary Karl Marx was mentioned in a speech by Julia Reichert, the co-director of the Barack and Michelle Obama-produced Best Documentary winner “American Factory.”
Reichert concluded her speech with a paraphrase of the “Communist Manifesto,” written by Marx and Frederich Engels, stating “[W]e believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite.”
Liberalism is on steroids, abounding and overflowing this year at the #Oscars. The tragic part is that these so called “leaders” are attempting to speak for the American people. In their ivory towers of bliss and resource are they truly attuned to the voices of everyday hardworking Americans? Are we really suggesting those like Pitt and Reichert speak for “us”?
This wokeness, this white elitist wokeness is usurping popular opinion. In so many ways it is tyranny of the minority in a new form. What has happened to entertainment? Just good and neutral fun without attack or alienation of a specific group? Being woke is weakening our taste for creativity. In this new standard Trump has trumped all else.
In the microcosm of monolithic thought these elites indirectly suggest that we all think the way they do and to be outside of their reality is to be wrong, racist, sexist and even a homophobe. The case is quite contradictory considering the fact that their liberal alternate reality is not the consensus but the exception. We (conservative, American loving citizens) aren’t the misfit, though we like to think that we are (and at times that term has its place) they are. As stated; it is tyranny of the minority in a new form.