Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Cone Of Silence Falls On the Oscars

The Oscars Award Ceremony is being broadcast tonight, and the show’s producers promise it will be a live, no Zooming allowed, spectacular.

The producers said that the show will also highlight the impact of COVID-19 and that masks will "play a very important role" in the story of the ceremony, though it is not yet clear what that means from a practical perspective. "If that's cryptic, it's meant to be," said Soderbergh. "But that topic is very central to the narrative."

Let’s face it, masks have always had an important role in Hollywood, where everything is allusion. Still tonight’s show sounds like it has a certain Calvinball vibe going: where you make up the rules as you go along and nobody’s allowed to question them.


Being a Hollywood culture outsider I haven’t even heard of any of the movies nominated by industry insiders let alone seen them. I’m unfamiliar with most of the actors/films nominated and that renders my opinion on the subject null and void. Oddly though, the know-nothing Hollywood insiders expect us to accept their ignorant notions on everything from global warming to Covid 19.

right to remain ignorant

Add to the above issues the fact that the Oscar Best Picture/Actress/Actor “election” is as crooked and rigged as last year’s Presidential election and you have the perfect excuse for why tonight’s show will experience the lowest ratings in their history. Nevertheless, the show must go on!

Just be aware that there are certain things that normally the enlightened glitterati of Hollywood would have spent hours opining on - had the election not been stolen from Donald J. Trump – that will fall within the Cone of Silence this year.

Specifically, Seven Causes You Won’t Hear Championed At the Oscars:

Kids in Cages

Celebrities railed against President Trump for four straight years. One of their loudest rallying cries against Trump? His immigration policies resulted in immigrant children being forced to stay in jail-like conditions. Or, to use their vernacular, “kids in cages.”


Chinese Censorship

Hollywood has one answer whenever Chinese officials tell the industry what to do, say or create. “Thank you, sir, may I have another?”

Concentration Camps

There’s another China-based problem lurking around this weekend’s Oscar ceremony. The Chinese government is currently operating concentration camps against a persecuted minority.


Big Tech Censorship

There’s no doubt that social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter discriminate against conservatives. Those fears went from conspiracy talk to cold, hard realities over the past six months, extending even into the comedy space.


Blacklist 2.0

It’s the worst kept secret in Hollywood … besides Scott Rudin’s anger management issues. The industry actively discriminates against conservative talent. It’s undeniable, and a frightening echo from the McCarthy Era.


Businesses Crushed by Riots

We’ve endured nearly a year of protests that destroyed countless businesses across the country. Coffee shops. Book stores. You name it, it’s been damaged beyond repair by “mostly peaceful” protests.


Businesses Crushed by COVID-19 Restrictions:

When everyday Americans revolted, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars mocked their complaints.

There’s little chance stars will use their Oscar bully pulpit to demand states reassess the science and open their cities up for business.

And thus the hammer of silence descends on the Oscars.