No offense to the well-intentioned person who sent it to me, but I just don’t understand all the effort in trying to make sure that “The Passion of the Christ” wins a Golden Globe or People’s Choice or Oscar or some other award. Who cares what Hollywood thinks? In fact, we already know what they think; they hated it. In fact, they hate everything that smacks of God-fearing, red state, values-laden America, except our money. So why do we keep crawling back to the Hollywood elites seeking their approval? Why do we get so happy when they deign to toss an Oscar at a movie that doesn’t spit in our face when the same Oscar is given to Michael Moore and those like him who have nothing but contempt for us?
I say, “Feh,” and let them have their awards ceremonies, their ever-expanding roster of self-congratulatory, ego-expanding awards shows by they which they prop up their egos and try to convince themselves of how truly they important they are to the rest of us illiterate and culturally ignorant boobs. Their primary message to us is, “Pay your $10 for the ticket and then sit down, shut up, and receive our product uncritically.” Who needs them?