Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hollywood Missed the Mark - No Oscar for the Invisible War

Sooo we watched the Oscars, having some hope that Hollywood would understand the seriousness of the Invisible War and give it the nod, thereby recognizing all the veterans who have been damaged by the culture of military sexual trauma that goes on in all branches of the service. To show support for the troops and to enlighten the clueless But noooo.. a movie about a forgotten musician got the Oscar.  Not us, not the movie about Israel and Palestine... not even the movie about AIDS.  

For so many years, they brag about the Oscars also making a good political statement, and making folks aware of social injustice. But in this case, Hollywood celebrated Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, both military films, and yet, turned its back on real veterans suffering.  Abandoned us when we could have used their influence to be able to shed light on the military cockroaches who make a career of damaging folks like myself and the other brethren survivors of this war.  It was like they spit on us and opened the doors for it to continue.  It sucked and enraged many of us.

Left me heartbroken and disgusted for sure. I will say that I was thrilled to see that the Jeff Probst Show did a whole hour on the movie on Mon and even had the directors and survivors on.  I hope lots of folks go to see it, they did an amazing job.

Oh well... the battle meanwhile for the STOP act to go into action rages on.

Over and out,

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