Talking Points Books, Mainstream Media and Hollywood
Talking Points: They say millennials and the young generation of today are reading less and less when it comes to a real book with a beginning and an end. Here in my city, I miss the Borders book store since it closed. There was a great coffee shop in the middle and this store was filled with books from top to bottom. Libraries are filled with lots of books. I worked in a Library during my college years. But most of all, I studied in that library. I think all the author’s spirits in that library were helping me to stay focused and maintain my GPA to pay for college with scholarships.
I wonder about the future of all libraries. Since we can Google and read about anything on the World Wide Web and now social media has a mind of its own; collectively, that is. Then again through social media, we all have become writers and we can post our writing at most social media sites that provide us with a great platform like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Natswritings.com. We have blogs and sites and so much more to share.
Then there’s our cell phones which have turned most people into videographers. That camera in our iPhones or Androids filming anything and everything. I wonder about the long term side effects for the movie industries and actors. I think that independent films from independent directors, cinematographers and producers will offer more roles to a wider ethnic pool of actors and actresses; other than just Caucasian actors. Just last year, the Academy Awards was boycotted by some actors, actresses and people from the movie industry. People were very disappointed that movies with other ethnic backgrounds weren’t selected for at least a nomination. Variety had a featured article on this fact. Chris Rock at last year’s Academy Awards made it his comedy theme throughout the entire show.
Netflix and Amazon have become great competitors to the film industry. Soon videographers and small independent films will have an opportunity to be on Netflix and Amazon and don’t have to have the Hollywood ties and standards of movie studios and moguls to support and produce an independent film covering a wider social demographic and ethnic background.
The real irony is Hollywood moguls, the movie industry and some rich celebrities gave their support to Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton and were those who contributed to the prejudice in the Hollywood movie industry. So you had people who were outraged about illegal immigration laws being enforced and yet these very same people in the movie industry wouldn’t consider an actor or actress that didn’t fit the prefabricated rules of being young, thin and white.
By the same token, mainstream media is now competing with social media writers and commentators. It is a fact that mainstream media was very biased and didn’t cover Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s premeditated pattern of illegal behavior. Who was involved in ‘pay-for-play’ schemes; raising money from United States adversary countries donating to the Clinton Foundation for influence and favors. As a matter of fact, the New York Attorney General has investigated President-elect Trump’s charity foundation and has never addressed the Clinton Foundation and those 1,100 foreign donations. Natswritings.com along with Judicial Watch, Project Veritas Action and a few others were among the small pool of writers that were willing to address and talk about this very significant pattern of behavior; where Hillary Clinton exposed SCI top secret national security documents through unsecured private e-mail servers. Now mainstream media is focusing on a charge from the White House against the Russian government for supposedly hacking and affecting this past election. But the White House says nothing about Mrs. Clinton and the Clinton Foundation criminal enterprise and 22 SCI top secret national security documents.
It’s an evolving, dramatically changing world. But the best part of it, we can communicate our thoughts, feelings, creativity and talent through social media and we can also inform ourselves, which is probably the most important.
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