Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"Field" Of Dreams

Don't you love award shows as political forums? At least the speakers are more attractive than our run of the mill politicians. They certainly dress better.

One would wish they could articulate their thoughts a bit better than our current President but then without a script that's hard for many of them.

Sally Field is the perfect example of a an actress without a script. It reminds me of some of our inexperienced local news people who don't know how to ad lib when the camera is rolling. The statement and point Ms. Field was trying to make, though, was important, if misguided.

"And, let's face it, if the mothers ruled the war, there would be no (expletive) wars in the first place," Field said. If you equate women with mothers the statement is blatantly untrue. Mother's rule. Not always well; but none of us would be without them.

We can go as far back in history as Cleopatra and her war with the Romans. More recently, Golda Meir had her Yom Kippur war in 1973. Margaret Thatcher waged war in the Falklands in 1982 and if Hillary Clinton wins the Presidency she is going to inherit a war. Mothers all.

It is true that women look at conflict a lot differently than their male counterparts. The question before us is how sound is their judgement in bridging this gap. Women, unto themselves, are not the answer to the issues that face us. It is how they view the divide, their strategy in crossing it and whether or not the strategy is sound. We have both a Secretary of State and a Speaker of the House who's partisan politics make me question if any one woman is a better choice than any one man to lead our country.

2 comments:

Big O said...

Sally Field is wrong. If ever elected and appointed official in Washington D.C. had a son or daughter ready to serve in the military on the front lines if a war broke out, then we would have no wars.

A very minute percentage of America is fighting a war, the rest are at the mall or home watching tv.

raymond pert said...

Your analysis is right on the mark.

May I take issue, though,with your assertion that these entertainers are better dressed?

I love Sally Field as a performer.

But, Sally, come on, dress your age. I love sixty year old women, especially when they dress like sixty year old women, which does not have to frumpy.

I do not think Sally looks good in the color or the style of dress she is wearing in this picture.

Her dress is a part of what I like least in our country's culture of never grow up.

Please, Sally, keep making good movies and TV shows and ads, but grow up and dress your age!!