Thursday, May 25, 2006

Open Letter to George Clooney, et al.

Happened to be watching Miami Vice on late night TV. Saw Eddie Olmos and wished Battlestar Galactica was on. But then I recalled seeing Eddie on Bill Maher's show before Real Time got started and how Bill got under Eddie's skin. On purpose. I really felt for Eddie and was thoroughly disgusted with Bill's utter lack of humanity, which he still lacks btw.

Anyway, thinking about that reminded me of George Clooney being politically outspoken and all the other actors who have a sense of the injustices going on in our country and around the world.

This lead me to thinking about what really needs to happen for real change to start happening and for the status quo to actually get its just desserts. So, yeah, George Clooney speaks out, makes political statements with his movies, and is generally trying to do something good for the republic. I am thankful.

At the same time, I realized that what people lack most is a megaphone and an echo chamber. So, for all those who have lots of money that they don't know what to do with it all and rather than just speak up they could do like Al Franken and provide that megaphone and echo chamber. They could pool their money and buy a major cable station or create one of their own. Ted Turner did it and he still has a few stations.

So how about it? How about creating a people's station and putting out the real truth of things rather than relying on PBS to do it? Talk to Bill Moyers, he knows what's going on. You've got all that money. How about doing something really constructive with it? Please?