Meanwhile: The Latest Media & Celebrity Outrages in the USA

It is the end of January 2017 and the media continues to go on a rampage against President Donald Trump’s policies regarding immigration issues and his comment about the news media outlets releasing fake news to the public.

Celebrities speak out day after day against Mr.Trump, calling him all sorts of names in the book. The radical “women’s” marched last week, wearing pink kitty cat hats, protesting and declaring that Trump should not be “our” president because he is sexist and a misogynist while they claim to fame they are oppressed. But here we are in a Western country where everybody is allowed to freely express themselves and yet, they still don’t seem to grasp the idea into their thick skulls that we must be able to accept and disagree with people in a civilized manner; not tear them down and rip each other to shreds just because we don’t agree with their political ideology.

The last thing we want to hear from in this “advanced technological” world are the so-called know-it-all celebrities who know nothing about real world experiences. They pretend to care about average American citizens, but they don’t. They mainly care about money while living behind a secured, fancy house in a make-believe world. And not to mention, the “fake news” people are the ones we would last resort to when all else fails.

Here’s a solution for the latest media outrage in the USA:

  1. Do your job as a reporter and report the facts. Avoid your “emotions” at all cost.
  2. Think with logic. Leave out your opinions unless you are writing an opinion piece.
  3. Stop being biased! Look at both sides of a situation and write your story with fairness and balance.

And here’s a solution to the Hollywood “Infamous” Narcissistic Crowd with no experience in politics:

  • When you win an award at the Global or Academy Awards, be thankful you won and move on. Stay away from politics because you do not know how this country functions on a daily basis. You sit behind your mansion and think you know what you are talking about, but coming from a “peasant,” you don’t know squat! And that’s a fact!
  • The more you continue to play the “I am a victim” card but still make millions of dollars pretending to be someone you are not, it is time that we cut your pay entirely and boycott every movie you have been in. The less we go to the movies, the more it will hit you in your pocketbook, which you all deserve for the way you disrespect our beautiful nation.

Perspective of Older vs Younger Generations:

Each generation is different. They have their positive and negative aspects as far as morality, behavior and problems go. But what makes this topic interesting is how the older generations view the millennial generation as spineless and lazy while the millennial views the elderly group as rude and condescending.

Every culture has different perceptions regarding the younger generation taking care of their elders. In America, some families stay true to their roots and take care of them with love and gentleness whereas some family members become greedy and toss them into a nursing home, expecting to receive some financial gain.

The problem some of the older generations have with the millennial generation is that they are demanding respect without earning it. They expect “respect” by hand and foot. In other words, not working for it. They need to understand that respect is a two-way street. You have to earn it by showing respect first, not the other way around. Not only do they have issues with them disrespecting everybody else and expecting respect immediately, but disrespecting this beautiful nation with hateful comments and being ungrateful for the opportunities they would be struggling to receive in other countries.

On the other hand, the issues some of the millennial generation have with the older generation is that they are “too slow” to work for a company and should retire because of their age (Age Discrimination). Not to mention, but disagreeing in an uncivilized manner regarding their behavior and actions in public (protesting). They think rebelling against their elders will send a positive message to the younger generations.

All of these aspects from both sides are what is wrong with today’s world. Lack of respect from both sides and less pointing out the positive sides of being a millennial/elder. You can’t change your way of thinking unless you hear both sides and figure out how to balance out what they say is right/wrong and go from there. Respect both sides equally and disagree with their generations in a civilized manner.

In Cold Blood (1967) vs In Cold Blood (1996): Part 1

What’s different about these two movies? How are they similar? For starters, the films are about one story which shocked the nation in mid-November, 1959. Another similarity to these films is that they were filmed towards the end of the 20th century, only 29 years apart from each other. But how different can they be from one another? It was different in many ways, from physical and emotional features of the characters to the story itself.

In Cold Blood (1967):

  • Story took time to build itself
  • Went by the book
  • Black and White from start to finish 
  • Had a realistic tone to it (dark atmosphere)
  • Actors and Actresses put much time and effort into their characters
  • Stayed as one long film
  • Filmed at actual location where the murder took place & felt realistic

While In Cold Blood (1996):

  • Too fast-paced
  • Didn’t go by the book
  • Transitioned back and forth from color to black and white
  • Didn’t have any tone to it
  • Actors and Actresses didn’t put forth the effort into their characters
  • Split into two parts on TV
  • Filmed at different locations which didn’t make it realistic

Yearbook Staff Paperwork:

It has been six years since I was on the yearbook staff in high school and while it was a short ride, I have kept some paperwork to help enhance my writing style and photography skills for the future. Fast forward to 2017 and while I take a look at the paperwork and my yearbook staff work sometimes, it definitely helped me out quite a bit with both of these skills, as well as preparing me how to interview people and what journalism is all about.

The paperwork I was given while in high school consisted of how Online Design for Walsworth Co. works and terms that are used and misused commonly. For example, “accept” and “except.” The difference between them is that “accept” is meant as a way of gladly receiving a gift, whereas, “except” is something you are glad to be receiving something, “but” are refusing the gift because you don’t feel like you deserve the gift in the first place. In other words, you accept the gift, except you are refusing it because did your work out of kindness. That type of paper was given to the students so it would help strengthen our writing abilities.

Pictures of what was mentioned in this post has been updated to another post!

Character Development of Judd Travers:

From the three Shiloh films, we see how Judd Travers behaved as a human being, dog owner and how irresponsible/responsible he was. Character development takes time and the actor did fantastic to make sure he lived up to the expectations from the directors and audience members.

Shiloh (1996): 

  • Judd thinks he is above the law. He assumes he can get away with so much because the Preston family never snitches on him regarding shooting animals out of season and abusing his dogs. When Marty made a bargain with Judd to work with him for 4 hours in 5 days, Judd broke his promise on the last day and arrived at the Preston household to grab Shiloh and take him back. He then stops the truck and realizes how sad Shiloh is when he is not with Marty. Judd then accepts his name as Shiloh and realized that he is not the owner anymore. He opens the door and Shiloh runs to Marty. Judd recognizes who Shiloh considered family and he drove off immediately.

Shiloh 2-Shiloh Season (1999):

  • Judd still thinks he can get away with things. This time, though, he became a heavy drinker and more temperamental. After getting in a truck accident from drinking and driving, he changed his tune, especially when Marty noticed that no one sends him letters. Marty sends him letters about Shiloh and how they both saved his life. He then realized how much the Preston family cares about him and eventually invites them into his home. Despite accepting him, everyone else has doubts that Judd can change his behavior. All it takes is someone to acknowledge, forgive and show kindness to him. Not to mention, but keeping your promises to him.

Saving Shiloh (2006):

  • Judd became much nicer and approachable. Marty is able to walk inside his home more often and discuss with Judd how it is not good to chain dogs, but rather keep them inside a fence where they are free to have room and space. Judd brings up his childhood, expressing how his father said that the dogs should stay mean and disciplined. Marty disagreed and it gave Judd a thought that maybe his father was incorrect after all, especially the horrible abuse he endured as a child. When someone in town disappears, the entire community accuses Judd because he was at the bar one night where he and that one guy almost fought. Turns out, two robbers who escaped jail killed the man but the town still didn’t accept Judd until he saved Marty and Shiloh from drowning in the nearest river. Afterwards, he was called a “hero” and received a job offer from the Fire & Rescue Squad. From then onward, Shiloh walked across the bridge with Marty on the way to Judd’s house.

To conclude this post, these movies make you realize that you cannot change someone overnight. Instead, guide them along the way and realize that you must have patience with the person you are helping and show them the beauty and reason to live life to their fullest potential. Judd Travers changed from a nobody to somebody, thanks to Marty, along with his supportive family and friends.