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Bluejay
Bluejay
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 10:46pm
LaSargenta
LaSargenta
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:43pm

We should cancel the Oscars. There are people here who now cannot leave for fear they can’t get back in and there are people who were going to be here and can’t.

bronxbee
bronxbee
reply to  LaSargenta
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 9:49pm

but what will that actually accomplish?

LaSargenta
LaSargenta
reply to  bronxbee
Wed, Feb 01, 2017 7:02pm

That would depend on the alternative activity that those who would have been at the Oscars take up. It could be made into something like an Artistic General Strike … no red carpet and lots of disciplined, on-message people *still* making speeches, this time in support of their artistic colleagues around the world and across class lines.

A fantasy.

But, what does any gesture accomplish? Right now they all serve to remind that this is not a ‘normal’ time.

Danielm80
Danielm80
reply to  LaSargenta
Wed, Feb 01, 2017 8:22pm

It could be made into something like an Artistic General Strike …

Wasn’t that an Ayn Rand novel?

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  LaSargenta
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 10:20pm

I fear that the right-wing idiots would claim that as a win.

It might be a nice fuck-you to them, though, if the Oscars had people appear by Skype or satellite, or made some other gesture to demonstrate that artists will not be stopped from speaking.