Monday, September 01, 2008

Say that again ?!!

Headline in Ha'aretz:

Actress Helen Mirren: I gave up cocaine when I heard Nazi war criminal profited from it

Should we that the Nazi's for saving Helen, or Helen for saving the world?


Anonymous Shmuel said...

Now now. Ms. Mirren was making a much broader and extremely valid point. I wish more people would think about where the stuff they use comes from, who profits thereby and who suffers thereby.

4:30 pm  
Blogger Sydney Nestel said...

Yes, but it shouldn't take Nazi's or cocaine to make you think about this stuff. How about starting with fair trade coffee and working your way up to ethical investing and reducing ones dependency on oil - which mostly benefits oil profiteers ala Chaney and Bush and is also known to cause wars and global warming.

Villains come in all sorts of flavours. Concentrating on stereo-typical Nazis only blinds us to the day to day villainy all around us.

And besides, the self righteous tone of Ms Mirren, and so many of the liberal entertainment world, annoys the hell out of me.

11:03 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you read Helen Mirren's biography there is a clear hint her father, a "Russian", might have been a Russian Jew hiding his identity upon arrival in England. Casts her reaction in a different light.

9:11 am  

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