Taken, and Hollywood Hypocrisy 

Just a quick post today. 

I have always been a big fan of the movie, Taken. Liam Neeson is the biggest badass of all time in that movie. His daughter gets taken, and then he proceeds to kick everybody’s ass getting her back. I love that movie so much I have refused to watch the sequels. I’m sure Taken 2 and Taken 3 are fine movies, but it’s not happening for me. 

So, the other day I was somehow watching regular TV,(NBC…I never watch regular TV. A vast wasteland of reality shows and horrible sitcoms.) and there was a commercial for Taken, a new show on NBC. Which I will never watch. 

But what amazed me was in the promo for the show, the Liam Neeson character grabs two handguns out of holsters that are stowed under what looks like a bathroom sink. And I’m thinking, how in the hell can a network like NBC, the parent company of MSNBC, have a character on one of their shows have two handguns and go around shooting bad guys?  Really?   

Isn’t this the network that as soon as there is anything that even looks like it might be some sort of mass shooting, starts screaming from the alter of gun control? A guy with ISIS fantasies shoots up a gay nightclub in Orlando, and all they can talk about is gun control. Two terrorists shoot a bunch of people in San Bernardino, and MSNBC is all over the “where did they get the guns?” angle. 

Look, I’m not really a gun guy. I don’t own one. Never have. So I am not that adamant about this whole issue. But the hypocrisy of Hollywood is just stunning sometimes. As the bullets fly and the blood flows all over Hollywood TV shows and movies, celebrities and news anchors wag their collective fingers at us and tell us to give up our gun rights and the 2nd amendment is old and outdated. 

Well, a lot of Americans wagged a finger at the movie and TV establishment. It was the middle finger. His name is Donald J. Trump. 

Welcome to day 1 of the revolution, Hollywood. 

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