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Am I overreacting?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by willymc, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

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    Perfectly reasonable and justified reaction.

    I hold a standard of zero tolerance for these jokers.

    I even refuse to give up my few dollars in a theater or allow cable records of viewings in the case of one of them being a mere co-star while appearing with one of my favorite actors or in one of my favored director's films.

    In short, I will actively go out of my way to not lend to the careers of these tools even if it means missing out on a favorite.

    And here's why:

    Whenever one of these clowns spouts off about social stances about which I fervently disagree, I'm fully aware that their voice and opinions are solicited, recorded and rebroadcast solely because of their celebrity and I choose not to contribute in any way - regardless of how small - in the support of the very celebrity being used as a tool against me.

    So it goes for me with music, literature, film and television.

    People who hold looser standards for the conduct of these weirdos flat wear me out with their sad arguments as to what difference does it make? Just keep supporting them commercially - it is literally like sending your check to The Brady Campaign or any other voice for gun control.
     
  2. WVsig

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    Well stated!!!!
     
  3. bikerdoc

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    I an not Fonda Jane. :)
    And yes I do refuse to watch anti actors, and my dentist and MD are not anti's.
    I am not a TV or movie person, I take the news with a grain of salt. Books are my leisure and I highly recommend reading as a source of knowledge and entertainment.
     
  4. cluck

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    Focus on the hypocrites

    I would expend my effort on boycotting the hypocrites. Focus on the actors that simultaneously attack firearms rights yet seem to think its ok to take that action "shoot-em-up" role. Or the ones who have armed bodyguards. They feel they have no culpability in a "culture of violence"?
     
  5. dogrunner

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    Sister Jane should've been hung with piano wire and a very short drop!
     
  6. beatledog7

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    You can't get through a day in life without somehow inadvertently supporting or at least failing to openly not support some anti-gun something or somebody.

    You might as well boycott anything and everything made using petroleum.
     
  7. Krogen

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    TV? I suppose I'll compromise my position. :barf:

    Buy a DVD or a movie ticket with an anti- on the roster that I can ID? NO WAY.
     
  8. Hokkmike

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    My revelation was with Stallone. I liked the Rocky and Rambo films.

    He is the worst anti I have read about. He has repeated that authorities should just enter homes and take the guns.

    I will not pay money to see his new movie.

    But on TV, I don't know. He "uses" gun props and violence to attract movie goers. So, maybe I can "use" him a little and enjoy some stupid mindless escapism and violence in the privacy of my own home.

    Your wife is probably right about the limiting of your viewing. I dare say that we do not want to see the whole list of anti Hollywood types.

    And a difference is, they are entitled to have their opinions. Heck, I have friends who are antis. But, should they used heir position of fame against us then I really think we need to back away from them.
     
  9. OpelBlitz

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    Didn't know that about Stallone.

    I struggle with this topic, and is something I've recently discussed with friends. I'm sort of a cinophile myself. I find myself no longer interested in "Parks and Recreation" (Then again, I am trying to figure out what I liked about it to begin with, having nothing to do with the cast).

    I think it varies. Some of these folks are incredible actors, no denying it. Tough question -- I say, no, you're not overreacting.
     
  10. psyopspec

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    I don't feel they have any culpability either, given that there is zero scientific correlation between that culture of violence you mentioned and mass murder.
     
  11. mljdeckard

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    There's anti and then there's anti. Most of them are just ignorant, like much of the general population. Guns aren't their thing. They don't know what gun laws already exist, or what kinds of guns are already illegal. Most of them don't want to bother with guns or laws at all.

    Some of them do go out of their way to make trouble. Richard Belzer was rumored to be hanging out at political events, alluding that lawmakers who refuse to support renewing the '94 AWB would be mentioned on 'his' show. I haven't watched 'his' show, SVU since then.
     
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    I once heard a cleric explain, that if you give your money to someone, what they do with it, has your blessing.
    That TREASONOUS (w)itch Hanoi Jane Fonda gets none of mine, nor time spent watching on cable.
    For movies, I do watch a lot of Film Noir and Westerns, and Cold War movies. My choices in books receive the same scrutiny.

    Overreacting? FRED, No!
     
  13. ApacheCoTodd

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    I think there's also an important distinction between coincidentally finding out that a celebritool which you financially support has an opposing view on a subject (everyone has a right to an opinion) and another celebrity using their status (garnered through our patronage) to aggressively advance an opposing view.

    I couldn't care less if a fame-monger disagrees with me but if he or she uses that same fame in an exaggerated voice to push an agenda - then there's an issue.

    Another way to look at it is if one of them votes opposite of me - so be it. If one of them campaigns against me and mine and uses the weight of their fame to support one of their weirdos... game on - that's a whole different issue.

    Or... "Shut up and sing!"
     
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    I don't really care what actors say or think outside of their screen roles because their only inherent utility and relevance is their ability to recite memorized lines convincingly. That, in and of itself, does not make an actor or a parrot intellectually significant or guarantee them a seat at the grown ups table when it's time to talk about important things.
     
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    I will never forget what Jane did and I'm stilled a little ticked at Ono. I guess that makes me cold and unforgiving, sniff sniff. I went this past summer to Washington, D.C. I walked through all the various memorials for seven days. It was good to see that others there were just as affected as myself. The Korean War memorial struck me even more than "The Wall." I watch movies so rarely, but when I do, I go for pure escapism. I and millions of others served so that freedom of expression is possible in our country. Personal views by Actors are part of the cost of meeting the ideal of the First Amendment.
     
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    Awesome post. Thank you for your service. I hope you made it Arlington National Cemetery for a visit while you were in the District. While granite and marble can be impressive, no memorial can convey the cost in the way that the cemetery does.
     
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    It depends... I will not PAY to go see a movie in the theaters or buy any materials supporting the movie/song/sports cast...

    Like Sunday Night Football with Bob Costas... I will never watch it again. I do tune in though to ESPN radio instead, and I will watch other sports cast on that network.

    I will watch a movie on cable or netflix as there is nothing I can do about the royalty fees, etc...
     
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