February 27, 2008
Hollywood's New Treason Chic
Brainless glitterati like Paul Haggis and Julie Christie "heart" terrorists. Why don't you?
Did you notice the orange ribbon pinned to Julie Christie's dress and Paul Haggis's lapel at the Oscars? It was a lovely little accessory to show their support for the closing of the Guantánamo Bay prison because of the U.S. government's controversial interrogation tactics there. The orange represents the jumpsuits worn by the prisoners and is also the color of a rubber bracelet worn by Haggis that reads "torture+silence=complicity" included in the Oscar swag bag. Organizations like the ACLU, which sponsors the Close Guantanamo campaign, ask stars to don these stamps of activism well in advance so that they have enough time to consult with their stylists."Included in the Oscar swag bag?" And these idiots wonder why nobody wants to watch their mutual backslapping extravaganza anymore?
Note that "haggis" is the national dish of Scotland. It's a bunch of guts cooked in a sheep's stomach. How appropriate.
Thanks to Atlas Shrugs.