Jeffrey Tambor won an Emmy last night for his role as Maura Pfefferman.
According to stats, apparently fewer people watched the Emmy's last night. I watched part of it, and caught director Jill Soloway's acceptance speech. Last night was very much about transgender. For years, most award shows, well at least a few - the Tony's, Golden Globes, and the Oscars - have been about lgbtq equality. Writers, actors, directors have pretty much gained equal footing in the entertainment industry. Nothing new there, except these days no one needs a closet anymore, and so it is right there in your face, demanding acceptance and approval.
Today - and especially last night - gender ideology has now entered front and center. How and why has transgender and queer acceptance gained such recognition? Duh. The entertainment media - which also includes network news, if you haven't noticed. Most news shows feature entertainment news and celebrity interviews as major news stories.
That said, Soloway's exuberant acceptance speech for Transparent, pretty much confirmed the power of entertainment media to influence and effect cultural change. How many times have we heard media moguls and theatrical critics insist it's just a movie, just a television show, just a video game, and so on. For how many decades have we all heard that music, film and television have little to no effect on how people think and act?
Be that as it may, I'll reprint Soloway's acceptance speech, which really contradicts the long held belief the entertainment industry doesn't influence behavior and attitudes - not to mention morality.
Tambor and Solloway
Topple the patriarchy!
"Wow, um. People asked me if it's hard to be a director and I tell them, 'No, life is very hard, being a good partner, being a good mother, being a good person is hard – being a director is so [bleeped] easy?' I just get to make my dreams come true. It's a privilege and it also creates privilege. When you take women, people of color, trans people, queer people, and you put them at the center of the story, the subjects instead of the objects, you change the world, we found out. We found out! Um, so I want to thank you, my sweet Jeff Bezos, because you changed the world, and you invited me to do this thing that these people call television, but I call a revolution. I always wanted to be part of a movement – the civil rights movement, the feminist movement – this TV show allows me to take my dreams about unlikeable Jewish people, queer folk, trans folk, and make them the heroes. Thank you to the trans community for your lived lives. We need to stop violence against transgender woman and topple the patriarchy! Topple the patriarchy!" - sourceWho knew?
I think most people know the power of media to change attitudes - or do they? I ask that because so many people wonder out loud, "What happened?" "How have we come to this - gay marriage, sex changes, gender dysphoria - all considered normal?" Looking for the root cause can lead to this or that, bad catechesis, apostacy, gnosticism - all stuff some kid in a barrio in Rio never heard of. Then we trace it back to Planned Parenthood, contraception, easy divorce, and so on - those evils accepted as lawful and good, rarely even questioned by ordinary secularized society.
So intellectually we can trace the origins of moral collapse - which is just fine - but it does nothing to counter the progressive revolution to change the world. There is no stopping it, as Soloway declared:
"We found out! Um, so I want to thank you, my sweet Jeff Bezos, because you changed the world, and you invited me to do this thing that these people call television, but I call a revolution. I always wanted to be part of a movement – the civil rights movement, the feminist movement – this TV show allows me to take my dreams about unlikeable Jewish people, queer folk, trans folk, and make them the heroes. Thank you to the trans community for your lived lives. We need to stop violence against transgender woman and topple the patriarchy! Topple the patriarchy!"
Louie Anderson won an Emmy last night for his role as Christine Baskets.
Just a couple of years ago many people in this country rejected the idea that it was even an ideology. Today it is all over the place. Pope Francis rightly calls it demonic - because it is a lie.
There is a transgender guy getting a lot of press these days. I want to share a few photos showing him as a girl, then as a man - I'm adding two other photos to show a similar 'man' along with a photo of a prosthesis a trans person probably wears. I will post it after the break, so readers who do not want to see such graphic images do not have to view the photos. The photos conclude the post.
Caution - graphic photos.
Caution - graphic photos.
Laith as a man, and a little girl.
Not born a woman,