It is self-adulation season for those caring people in Hollywood and the entertainment industry. Those in the entertainment industry will treat the rest of us to visions of them walking a red carpet, partying with their friends, and sparing no extravagance. Meanwhile, they will give a shout out to the “true heroes” in their acceptance speeches. The only problem is most of them are using the real heroes as props.
The brave people who comprised the greatest generation thought more of others than they thought of their own needs. Police officers and fire fighters put their lives on the line every day. They are the real stars of life not some overpaid, pampered male or female diva whose only contribution to life is pretending to be someone else.
I find it strange we celebrate people that make us laugh or cry about imaginary people but ignore real people who risk their lives for us. Why not have award ceremonies for those professions? That way when they scroll through the “ones we lost in 2013” it will be for people who actually did something other than pretend.
Think about the excitement it will generate. “The award for best dispatcher goes to…..”, “Best firefighter of the year is…..:, “And the winner for best police officer goes to….” Most of you are rolling your eyes or making some unkind comment about my stability but how are award ceremonies for everyday people any different then award ceremonies for Hollywood elites?
If you ask any World War II veteran about his or her accomplishment, they will humbly deflect to another topic. Police officers or firefighters do not campaign for the Mayoral commendation after saving a life. But the Hollywood phonies campaign for a trophy so they can cry and thank a list of nobodies.
Rather than spend money on self-congratulation, maybe those in the entertainment industry should donate the money earmarked for them to their local towns. That could help local towns to afford more police officers or firefighters or give the existing force a raise. Isn’t that paying your fair share?
Liberals are happy to spend other people’s money under the guise of compassion but seldom want to endure the pain of their words. It is easier to accept another person’s view when that person believes and lives it in earnest.