March 6, 2006

The Oscars, Awards Built on Sand

by @ 2:25 pm. Filed under Nuts on Parade

Jesus told us what we should build upon, if we hope to have eternal life.

Matthew 7:24-29 (New King James Version)

24) ?Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
25) and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26) ?But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:
27) and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.?
28) And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching,
29) for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

So knowing this, I look at what Hollywood awards and I see certain death for much of what they exalt as being the best.

Select items from Oscar Night’s Winners List (commentary included in italics)

Achievement in Costume Design
Colleen Atwood
This movie is basically a Japanese version of prostitution on film. This is not something to exalt before the public.

Achievement in Art Direction
John Myhre (Art Direction); Gretchen Rau (Set Decoration)
Hollywood loves this trash so much they awarded it twice.

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Gustavo Santaolalla
Gay cowboys. Such mess! The purpose of this movie was to emasculate the most manly of occupations. To take away from the strength expressed in Western movies of years ago.

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
Music and Lyric by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard
This piece of trash will be addressed later in this post.

Achievement in Film Editing
Hughes Winborne
More on this piece of trash that is supposedly a work of racial tolerance later.

Achievement in Cinematography
Dion Beebe
So much love for this trash, they gave it a third.

Adapted Screenplay
Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
If you’re going to give multiple awards to one movie that is rooted in sexual immorality (GEISHA), I guess you’d want to be sure to give more than one to most reprobate cowboy film ever made!

Original Screenplay
Screenplay by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco; Story by Paul Haggis
More on this later.

Achievement in Directing
Ang Lee
So 2 films based in sexual immorality both took home 3 a piece.

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman
Commentary about this one is below.

About Crash

This film was the most profanity laden movie of them all. The names of God and Jesus were lowered to curse words. The film had more trash than one can easily shake a stick at. This film is given high honors and praised as a film to move America towards racial tolerance. There was a time when Hollywood was able to address issues of racism with some class and dignity. Of course I’m thinking of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and still recommend it for anyone who has not seen it yet. In films like that, Hollywood was able to address a REAL issue, without making a product that is full of filth. With the movie Crash, the final product bypasses and condones 100 sins, while supposedly exposing 1. Films like this ultimately do far more harm than good. I can show a group of any age and background Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and help them understand racial tolerance, but I can’t say the same for Crash. Because Crash is Trash!

About “Hustle and Flow” and its song “It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp”

The filth within Hip Hop has previously taken over music charts and awards. Now it has also made it’s way into getting honors when put into films. This is a terrible sign, that the cancer of “Gangsta Rap” has grown into a malignant tumor and engulfed much of American society. Not to mention this cancer has spread to other parts of the world. It is the same garbage that people like C. Delores Tucker fought against. When Bill Bennett would go with Mrs. Tucker, to speak with music industry executives about the product they were selling to the public, the executives would tell them that it was their “freedom” to sell the trash. The producers of this garbage have taken “freedom” as a rope, that they will hang themselves and others with. The garbage is written by Blacks, that work with industry executives to sell it to the masses. And the executives at the music labels today that they work with are often Black. The radio program directors that approve it for radio airplay are often Black. And the children most adversely affected by what they learn from the material are often Black. It’s lynching in the 21st century and now Blacks extend the rope for themselves. Yes there are people of other races involved, but now the people in key positions of approval are often Black. But regardless of race, the people who market this filth are selling what is proving to be the most profitable. At the expense of society maintaining a hold onto any form of moral compass. And consumers buy more of it than anything that is better. This is proven by the sales of “gangsta rap”. Both producer and consumer have created a growing cycle of death for our society.

The movie “Hustle and Flow” is about a pimp and dope dealer, who partly laundered his money in the music business, in an effort to become a rap star. This story is what many of today’s “gangsta rappers” actually did in order to get their break into the music business. So now they simply talk about what they once did and children use it as an instruction manual, thinking that it might help them become successful as well. And for trash rappers’ efforts, they get awards, money, fame and adoration.

The song “It?s Hard Out There for a Pimp” was made by a group that calls themselves “Three 6 Mafia”. They revel in the symbol of SATAN HIMSELF!!! Years ago, when this group first entered the Hip Hop scene, I hoped that they would be a “one hit” group that would quickly disappear. Even then I could not understand how Americans could buy their trash. Given we know the group is giving direct praise to Satan in their name. And now they have received a high honor from Hollywood. So sad.

There are other bloggers offering some strong words about this, as they should. Shay at Booker Rising says:

Coonery Wins At The Oscars

My mouth is still ajar in seeing Three 6 Mafia perform “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” at the Oscars last night, and then take home a trophy for best original song. Folks know that the song is from “Hustle & Flow”, which is about a Memphis pimp and drug dealer (played by Terrence Howard) who aspires to be a rapper. I usually root for the black folks in any endeavor, but this was one of the rare times that I was actually rooting for black folks not to win.

When my best friend ? who is a proud black leftist ? and I agree, you know it’s foul.

Yes, Terrence Howard was convincing as a pimp in the movie. Yes, Three 6 Mafia’s song accurately describes pimpdom. My issue is the glorification of pimpdom. That’s coonery. So Mr. Howard’s character goes from being a pimp to rapping about pimpin’ (after going to jail for beating down a rap star). No real transformation there, but coonery. And Three 6 Mafia’s song and performance last night was coonery. This is what we want black children around the world – and the Oscars is seen around the world – to see reflective of ourselves? Black folks win when we debase ourselves? No wonder I see so many black youth shamefully going around talkin’ “yeah, I pimped it” or “I’m a pimp”.

At least Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and other black movie stars successfully urged Mr. Howard to not perform the song during the Oscars. According to Eva Longoria (a Hispanic actress who is a good friend of Mr. Howard), Mr. Howard was going to accept the request, but Mr. Poitier said, “Do not get up there and represent the African American community singing about a pimp”. The intervention crew was concerned about the harm to the careers of black actors. I see that Taraji Henson (the actress who sings the hook in the movie) debased herself and joined last night’s performance.

She also found another great commentary by a blogger named XYBORG7 at THE AFRISTOCRAT. Be sure to watch the entire video on his blog. He is absolutely right. The cancerous trash in Hip Hop must be removed or the world (not just Black people) would be better off ostracizing it completely. Blacks fully realize how symbols like the Confederate Battle Flag have been turned from a symbol of good (St. Andrews Cross) to a symbol of pure evil (slavery and racism). Hip Hop has fast done the same. With something that once was a good art form, having become a perverted form of expression, dominated by and based on the promotion of sin, evil and death.

As a Christian, I must continue to speak the truth about this trash and I pray that other Christians are willing to speak out as well. Regardless of your race or class, we all must speak against this filth or it will destroy what good is left of this world. Many who are speaking against it along with me are not Christians themselves. Because even without Jesus many realize this trash is a problem. The destruction is obvious to anyone willing to view things objectively. Although I feel the message of Jesus is it’s best solution, everyone must speak out against it, for this world’s own good.

For we Christians, I see this effort as part of what Jesus sent his 12 Disciples to do.

Matthew 10:16-28 (New King James Version)

16) ?Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
17) But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues.
18) You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
19) But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;
20) for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
21) ?Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
22) And you will be hated by all for My name?s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
23) When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
24) ?A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
25) It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!
26) Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
27) ?Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.
28) And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

For the good of the Gospel, we should speak out against this trash and teach the fear of the Lord!

update (3/6/2006 5:29PM ET):
RightFaith has more thoughts on the Oscars from a Christian perspective. While I raise great concern about social entertainment matters in this post, JR at RightFaith also sees an area for concern. What your kids are being taught at school. I think we both see a problem that needs to be worked on and I think both education and entertainment are areas for concern.

update (3/7/2006 1:40PM ET):
Ambra Nykol has also weighed in.

3 Responses to “The Oscars, Awards Built on Sand”

  1. AirborneVet Says:

    My husband wanted to watch the Oscars last night. I don’t usually bother with watching no talented snobs pat themselves on the back, but whatever. Anyway, when that pimp song was performed and then won an award we both just sat there with our mouths wide open wondering what heppened to real music and real actors. It’s no wonder we tend to watch only Turner Classic Movies now and never go to the theatre. As a matter of fact, the only movie represented at the awards show last night that we had seen was March of the Penguins.
    And, as you said, gay cowboys?? Give me a break! From the previews of that movie, it appeared those two men (?) were married, so does anyone have anything to say about them cheating on their wives with each other? Disgusting!

  2. Says:

    A Black Man Speaks On The Pimpin’ Oscars

    Some men out there don’t believe that I have any right to hold an opinion on the movie “Hustle and Flow”, its song “It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp”, and it’s reflection on black men in general because: a) I’m white, and b) …

  3. Independent Conservative Says:

    Oscar Winners Three 6 Mafia’s Culture of Corruption

    Besides everything I’ve mentioned about them in a previous post. This group, like many other “gangsta rap” acts has a culture of corruption that goes beyond mere words.

    Former member of Oscar-winning rap group in jail


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