Finally, some good news from the theatre of the absurd, the west coast of this country of ours. According to an article in today's Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), actress Nicole Kidman and 83 other Hollywood folks have taken out a full page ad in the LA Times to speak out against terrorism.
"We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hizbollah and Hamas" is how the ad reads, according to the article.
It continues, "If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die. We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs."
The signers of the ad are described as a who's who of Hollywood such as : Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt. Representing directors are: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and Sam Raimi.
Sumner Redstone, chairman and majority owner of Paramount Pictures, and Haim Saban, creator of shows like "Power Rangers".
It is a huge step forward for people to come together, regardless of political philosophy or nationality, and say, enough all ready. It is time to stand up and acknowledge that terrorists want to kill us all, whether you are a Republican or Democrat or American or Aussie. You can bury your head and think if we just all stay put and don't do anything to offend anyone else, then we will be safe here at home. Who were we at war with on 9/11?
The anger towards President Bush is so twisted by some that some would have you believe that the danger in this world is over-hyped for political reasons. Some would have you believe that we are an imperialist nation. Some would have you believe it's all about oil. Some would have you believe our civil liberties are being eroded in a power grab by this administration.
I am cheering that the signers of the ad named the enemy as Hizbollah and Hamas. I am cheering that recently the president finally used the term "IslamoFacists" in a speech. As much as the media and academia want to blame America or Israel, it is not people living in democracy demanding everyone on the face of the earth to submit to their religious and political will. You can thank Jimmy Carter for the uprise of IslamoFacisism in Iran and the falling of the dominoes since his presidency. And to this day he is blaming Israel for such nonsense as "overreacting" to attacks. He is not a good man.
And now, the far left in this country is oh so happy that a judge, appointed by Jimmy Carter by the way, has claimed the warrantless wiretapping of overseas to domestic calls is unconstitutional. The decision is being appealed. Playing politics with this war on terror will be the end of us all.
Horray for Hollywood. These 84 anyway. You will notice the group includes liberal and conservative alike.
It's a start.