I’ve never been a big fan of yellow, but I’m not sure why. Maybe it stems from growing up in west Texas, maybe it comes from watching too many “westerns” as a kid. The bad guy calls out the good guys by calling them a “yellow-belly lily-livered” coward. I never liked being called a coward. It seems back then name-calling was an art form. Today, it’s just ugly to the bone.
Rosie O’Donnell, Amy Schumer, Miley Cyrus and George Clooney are part of a group of celebrities calling for a total Hollywood strike “until Trump resigns.” Debra Messing, Ed Asner, and Michael Shannon are among the dozens of artists, entertainers, and activists who have attached their names to an effort calling for a month-long protest to stop President-elect Donald Trump. According to one article these celebrities state, “We’re calling for a general strike that would include every single person involved in making motion pictures in Hollywood, starting with the actors and celebrities themselves and encompassing companies in charge of making props, movie memorabilia and even souvenir shops,” a spokesperson for the Refuse Racism group told The New York Times. “It’s about time people understood that we’re the ones with the power and that the president is there to serve us, not the other way around.”
My question is: who cares? I suggest everyone go out and buy a good book, maybe two or three. Don’t spend your money at the movies, supporting those small-minded people who can’t think beyond what’s written in a script for them to say in front of a camera. Read the classics, read fiction, read spiritual material, read the latest science fiction, it doesn’t matter the genre, just read. I think if true Americans who are tired of the moaning and complaining regarding the election would act in this way, Hollywood would feel it instantly. Just stop going to the movies. At least until there is meaningful dialogue again among the celebrity populace. I personally want to call them “yellow-bellies.” They are acting cowardly, by refusing to do their part, which would be to use their influence to bring unity to our country instead of breeding hate and division.
It’s time the “deplorable’s” stood united and faced off with the Hollywood elitists. In 1967 singer/songwriter Donovan released “Mellow Yellow.” Google the lyrics and you’ll discover they make about as much sense as someone throwing a temper tantrum because their corrupt political candidate didn’t win. I’m not asking you to act like them, I’m asking you to take a stand and quit supporting them with your hard-earned dollars. Be yellow like the sun, shining into the darkness, and use your brain to make a difference. I’m not a fan of yellow, but I am a fan of the Sun.