Friday, February 24, 2012

Free Sacha

Sacha Baron Cohen Oscars 2012 -- "I Applaud The Academy For Taking Away My Free Speech" In another example of repression of free speech the Acadamy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken away the right of serious actor Sacha Baron Cohen to attend the Academy Awards this weekend dressed in charactor as a repressive dictator. Since when in America do we trample on the legitimacy of free speech and the right of dictators to repress their subjects? You only have to look at Iran, Syria, Uganda to name a few places where so far it is perfectly fine in America's eyes to allow dictators to butcher their people. Perhaps the "Academy is worried that there would be some entertainment value on the "red carpet" that didn't involve discussing the latest couture and promotional plugs for the other actors with some possibility of humor and satire by Sacha. If Sacha is banned, look forward to a long night of award winners thanking a laundry list of of co-stars, directors, family members (who they love) and expressing exciting sentiments like "We did it", or "Oh, I'm so surprised, I didn't even prepare anything to say".

I say "Free Sacha". "Let Sacha be Sacha".