For awhile, I’ve been pointing out a couple of trends. In one, America seems to be slowly drifting toward what might be called hypocritocracy or Rule by Actresses, in which whatever actresses happen to be complaining about at the moment dominates public life.
For example, the Democrats doing well in Tuesday’s election only seems to have made Democrats crazier. For example, here’s a tweet from actress Ellen Barkin:
Ellen, you were born in 1954. Your family then white-flighted from the Bronx to Flushing in Queens. I doubt that in the 1960s your parents were warning you about watching out for a gentile white man in the dark. How were you supposed to tell gentile from Jew in the dark? C’mon, admit it, they warned you to watch out for blacks & Latinos in the dark, like, say, the black sex killer who raped and murdered Kitty Genovese in 1964 in Kew Gardens next door to Flushing.
But, I bet, you just retconned your memory from black to white to be PC. Right?
The point about actresses is that whatever they feel is what they believe, at the moment. At the moment, Ellen Barkin feels hatred toward white gentiles, so she probably sincerely believes at this instant that her beloved parents warned her to be wary not of blacks when alone in the dark, but of white gentiles.
The other trend is that movie directors seem to be cautiously drifting in the opposite direction.
But perhaps that’s not too surprising, since who would know best what Rule by Actresses would really be like than movie directors?