Ottawa Life Magazine is pleased to announce that actor/pundit Michael Moriarty is now a regular columnist in our pages, offering his incisive, visionary and sometimes caustic observations of the passing political scene in Canada and the United States. Mr. Moriarty believes these two nations sharing a common border are headed in opposite political directions, which will be the subject of many of his future op-eds. Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies.
As most of my regular readers know from Enter Stage Right, Chicago Daily Observer and those of my previous engagements at Big Hollywood and Big Peace, I am a Canadian resident. This article is the beginning of a possible friendship between myself and Ottawa Life Magazine: a series entitled Looking Down From Canada.
One of the American Progressive’s most powerful weapons is the pretty person. Sandra Fluke is a Progressive pretty person.
My Austrian wife Irene said that. She also said that Rush Limbaugh should not have labeled Sandra Fluke as he did.
She found this in the Business Insider:
“According to a bio on Georgetown’s website, Fluke’s professional background is in domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy. At Georgetown law, she is the former president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, an editor for the Journal of Gender and the Law, and vice president of the Women’s Legal Alliance. She has a bachelor’s degree in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality studies from Cornell.”
Irene says this, “Sandra Fluke does not sleep around. Therefore Rush Limbaugh distracted us from the real issue. The debate is not about Rush Limbaugh’s misogyny.”
One must conclude, therefore, that “the real issue” is freedom of religion and the American belief that government not interfere with religious practice.
Tell that to Bill Clinton about Waco, Texas.
Irene also reminded me of another argument against Fluke’s revelations about her contraceptive needs: “The left always tells us that female sexuality is a private matter. Fluke completely annihilated this argument by dragging female sexuality into the public sphere.”
At the National Review Online‘s The Corner blog, Daniel Foster puts it this way (italics are mine):
“The irony is that a federal mandate for contraception coverage renders women’s personal sexual choices a matter for public debate. The folks plucking sex out of the private sphere in this situation are the mandate supporters, not its opponents.”
“Limbaugh,” as my wife points out, “fell into their trap.”
Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute”. Then again, Rush Limbaugh is not a pretty person. Limbaugh, however, was brutally honest. I can regularly rely upon him for that.
Occasionally, as this video link reveals,
I can depend upon Marxists and Progressive pretty people, young and old, to also be crudely funny, qualifying their “prettiness” for a laugh. That, of course, makes them “pretty witty”.
President Obama, another pretty person, and the President’s call to Fluke became the climax of a deliberate political strategy that may win him a second term, or, in the heat of the subsequent debates over pretty Sandra Fluke, blow up in his face.
We now know that Sandra Fluke is not the 23-year-old “co-ed” that the American MSM wishes to portray her as. She is a 30-year-old female “activist” whose credentials may well have justifiably disqualified her to testify before Congress on the issues of contraception.
Please keep talking, Sandra.
Limbaugh prides himself on his lack of “political correctness”.
Most conservative Americans admire Limbaugh for that sometimes crass but naked honesty.
The American Left has destroyed traditional American content with Progressive “style” and its pretty people. One of their most powerful weapons is the pretty person. Apparently none of them, because they’re so pretty, could or should be called a “slut”!
President Bill Clinton, another pretty person, began this whole transformation of mine from a Liberal “useful idiot” in love with pretty progressives to becoming an independent, pro-life but noticeably lapsed Catholic.
The Clinton Administration and its Attorney General Janet Reno are the initial reasons for why I’ve lived in Canada now for almost 17 years.
I know I’ve “linked” my new Ottawa Life readers to more information about me than they’d possibly want to know or read. On the other hand, I’d like to have already answered many of the questions that my new readers may have for me in the future.
My hero, Sir Winston Churchill, was decidedly not a pretty person. He was fat and fairly homely with the vocal indelibility of a Beethoven Symphony.
My other hero, Abraham Lincoln, a possibly striking yet equally un-pretty person, asked this still-stunning question, “Why did God make so many ordinary-looking people?” His answer was, “Because God prefers ordinary-looking people!”
I’m 71 years old now and about to enter my 72nd year on April 5th. I was briefly considered a pretty person for about 10 minutes of fame. Now I’m an old, retired character actor who, after years of jazz as an avocation, loves composing for classical musicians. My compositions are filled with dissonance and anger. No, I’m not a pretty person anymore.
I’ve seen my America, the one I grew up in, turn from the most breathtaking and nakedly honest nation in the world into the most superficially pretty, Hollywood- driven, obsessively narcissistic breeding ground for Progressively pretty hypocrites in the history of the world.
On the heels of Ms. Fluke’s indignation over America’s refusal to pay for her contraception, a recent commentator at Hot Air expressed this thought: “I’m wondering what some people would think if this were a man saying he and other men were having so much sex on campus that they couldn’t afford to buy all the condoms they needed. That they needed a government subsidy just to keep up?”
There are not-so-nice names for that kind of man as well.
Something, some boldly honest inspiration has entered America in the face of the decades-old, Progressive demand for political correctness. This, of course, conjures up my 1994 television encounter with the Senator of North Dakota, Kent Conrad.
His wife had been killed by a drug addict who needed money. Conrad blamed violence in television programming for the murder. I “called him” on his disgustingly opportunistic careerism, using his wife’s death as a political football for the Democrat Party’s assaults on television programming and freedom of speech.
He called my language “provocative”!
I said, “I intended it to be!”
It was not “politically correct” and I was subsequently kicked off of further television interviews.
Now, as a result, look what we have: the Obama Nation and Sandra Fluke.
The United States is south of us, however, and such insanity helps us justifiably look down on what has happened to a country that used to be the indisputable leader of a Once-Free World.
What does freedom demand to stay alive? Honesty. But you won’t find any of that among the pretty people of the Obama Nation.