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THIS IS A BLOG THAT TRIES TO APPEAL TO THE AVERAGE CONSERVATIVE CITIZEN AND HAS NO AGENDA OTHER THAN TELLING THE TRUTH AS WE SEE IT.
The so called ' Beautiful People' the social media labeled for consumption to some of the wannabe nothings of the planet, whom they laughably try to emulate, are most unattractive. Many of these highly over compensated and of little talent and skills, whose mentality barely qualifies them for minimum wage, are useless narcissist, so full of themselves to feel what they think or do matters and is an asset to society.
This crop of post Woodstock celebrities and entertainers and pre-steroid athletes have diminished our moral values, decency and civility, marring the landscape and giving the gullible a distorted picture of the human condition. I don't recall who said it, "You know what God thinks of money when you see who He has given it to!"
The 'Golden Age of Hollywood' exuded glamour and macho heroes. It is lost in today's perception of what is glamour? Shocking behavior? See through clothes showing boobs? Tattoos? Promiscuity? Un-wed parenthood?
Who are the macho heroes? Effeminate men who think by walking around with chin stubble, shaven heads and duds designed by twinkle-toe coutures makes them look masculine?
The likes of actors and actresses like Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Hedy Lamar, Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, William Holden, John Wayne and a slew of others from that golden age are gone. The warped deviates and others of questionable gender who now control the film industry, have failed in quality casting, save for a few. That need is not dire, when a plot is not needed, because special effects and violence fills the one or two hours from reality.
The destruction of good taste and morals transcends into the music world. Beautiful melodies played on true instruments, not plugged in guitars, electronic key boards and poetic lyrics sung by performers without gimmicks, ink, gyrations or a chorus of back-ups seem to be lost and replaced with noise, identified as Rap, Hip Hop, Rock and whatever stupid name you want to call it. Noise is noise by any other name.
No head or falsetto voices here.....Frank Sinatra, Tony Martin, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Mills Bros., Ames Bros., Mario Lanza. And no gaudy, skimpy costumes to detract for lack of talent from these ladies..... Sarah Vaughn, Vikki Carr, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, Edie Gorme, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen O'Connell, Lena Horn, Andrew Sisters to name a few are gone, and the music media outlets deny our young exposure to more tasteful music, by never presenting them in any venue.
Less MTV and more Andre Rieu type of programing mixed with real oldies from the 30's, 40's and early 50's that bring back a gentler tone, not noise pollution by performers who look like they need a bath and a bail bondsman is in dire need to our culture.
Today we have hundreds of channels to choose from on TV. Far too many choices, causing complacency and lack of exciting anticipation stirred in the early days of television, when crowds gathered in front of an appliance store to watch Milton Berle on a demonstration TVset in the window. Our monthly statement from the television provider is enhanced with revenue from the channels you don't watch but having to pay for. Few are worth our attention.
In its infancy, this medium offered fewer channel choices; large urban areas like New York had seven VHF and two UHF stations.
Tiddlywinks competitions, humiliating reality and Idol shows and political pundits dominate the air waves, replacing the Sid Caesars, Ed Sullivans, Jackie Gleasons, Red Skeltons, Lucille Balls, live drama, etc. Programing like, Downton Abby, Flame Trees of Thika, As Times Go By and other fare of good plots and casting are rare.
With all the new gimmicks and technology, there seems to be something missing in our choices and tastes.
Conservative Commenary by George Giftos
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