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Support the 2016 Academy Awards Boycott

Written By | Feb 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2016 — With much of the nation encountering winter, the stars came out for a thrilling Sunday event under the warm sun. The award for the very best was based purely on merit, and the competition was honest and clean, an accurate representation of the heart and soul of America. Republicans cheered as photographers snapped pictures.

We’re talking about last Sunday’s 2016 Daytona 500. This Sunday night, an event representing the bowels of America will be taking place.

While it may seem trendy for conservatives and Republicans to bash the Academy Awards, many on the right will still watch. This makes no sense. If the Daytona 500 shows the American spirit at its best, the Oscars show it at its very worst.

Do not boycott the Oscars because of racial controversies. Boycott the Oscars because they are boring

Since liberals obsess over choice, conservatives should take their advice to heart this evening and choose to watch something else beside the Oscar telecast. NFL Network has the “Scouting Combine.” Reruns of “Law & Order” seem to be running on about half of all cable channels. ESPN has “Sportscenter.” Fox News has election coverage. The Weather Channel has weather. For those who love pretty colors, a couple of channels have test patterns that would make Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition proud.

Republicans who complain about Hollywood while watching the Oscars only enable Hollywood. Instead, the best advice it to treat the Oscars like a 400-lb. transsexual wearing spandex. Do not be one of the few people who have to stop and look. Keep your head down, ignore it and walk right past it.

Does anybody think ISIS or al-Qaida fighters put aside their hostility to watch the Chabad Telethon?

Does the National Organization for Women (NOW) donate time and money to help college fraternities put on female Jell-O wrestling competitions as in “Old School?”

Does the NAACP gather around the table to watch the “Real Housewives of the OC”?

That said, conservatives and Republicans are the only people who feel the need to constantly subject themselves to ideological bigotry.

Republicans simply have to get over their Stockholm Syndrome desperation to be liked by people who do not matter and have never mattered. The Academy Awards is a ceremony that embodies everything conservatives preach against. The voting is subjective. Voters let ideological biases trump quality. Many Academy voters do not even the watch the movies they vote on. And merit plays little if any role in winning.

Republicans do not need to spend four hours watching pompous elitist liberal gasbags spout off about global warming or other predictable nonsense. One leftist president is bad enough. Listening to his clones drone on endlessly is simply not necessary. We all know that this evening’s jokes will fall into two categories: Republicans are either A. evil or B. stupid. What self-respecting Republican would watch this tripe?

Al Sharpton may be about as useful as an advanced case of colon cancer, but at least he is willing to boycott the Oscars. That’s because a bunch of lily-white liberals who preach diversity and multiculturalism to everyone else nominated only white people for this year’s top categories. Blacks were excluded.

So Sharpton organized what may be the only boycott of his career where he could actually be right. Blacks stand up when they see injustice. So do Muslims. Why not Republicans and conservatives? Why give money through ratings to an entity that hates your guts?

Hollywood has been losing money in recent years because it insists on insulting half of the country. If all of Red America would stop giving money to Blue America, then ratings for this colossal waste of time would plummet and Hollywood would be forced to change its behavior. Why prop up a failing entity that brings nothing positive to this troubled world?

Self-indulgent, narcissistic, spoiled brats who earn millions playing make-believe for a living have every right to look down on real Americans who work hard every day to feed their families. Hollywood celebrities have every right to do lines of cocaine off of the backsides of nubile young models. They have every right to insult everything we conservatives believe in.

But we conservatives are fools if we enable and support that right. So change the channel tonight. Take back normal, real America from these leftist one-percenter parasites.

The Washington Huskies are playing the Oregon Ducks in college basketball. Other ESPN channels have Coulee track and trail as well as kickboxing. Those contests will be decided based on merit. If the Academy Awards ever become a meritocracy, they can be viewed.

Until then, as rapper Big Daddy Kane once sang, “Burn, Hollywood, burn.”

Eric Golub

Brooklyn born, Long Island raised and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Read more from Eric at his TYGRRRR EXPRESS blog. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”