#1LinerWeds from Robert Heinlein

Meant to post this after the recently-completed Academy Awards…


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Obviously influenced by the British Invasion…

21 thoughts on “#1LinerWeds from Robert Heinlein

  1. I so agree with that statement and you know I follow film stars and movies but it is ridiculous that I often hear them and, more often, sports people, called heroes. They act in front of a camera or catch a ball…nothing heroic about that and the people who call them heroes do a disservice to the true heroes who have fought in wars or fought for their basic rights as human beings. I found out about Hans Litten about a year ago…never heard of him before but he is a hero that no one knows. Look him up…amazing man.

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    1. Just from the brief transcript I found on Wikipedia, it was obvious Litten was a real bulldog with Hitler. No wonder he was one of the first sent to the camps.

      There have been heroes in Hollywood and on the playing fields, for certain (James Stewart and Ted Williams come immediately to mind), but why the thoughts of athletes and actors should matter anymore than one’s own mystifies me. As you said, they throw a ball or repeat some words someone else has written. They’re just doing their job.

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  2. Boy, if that isn’t true. I wonder, however, how much influence they really have with the vast majority of people.

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  3. Heinlein’s words are truer now than when he said it. “Celebrities” disgust me for the most part. So many of the people of the U.S. have become incredibly shallow and lacking in sound reasoning and this is partly due to them listening to celebrities and believing in them.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  4. John,
    These people are no more special than me. They are simply there for our entertainment. I do not look up to any of them. There’s nothing heroic about most if not all of them and I certainly do not wish to model myself after any of them. Unfortunately, kids are an easy target for these moronic boob-heads who believe themselves to be gods/goddesses. Protect your children’s future, teach them that the people they see on screen’s opinion is not always right (most of the time it’s wrong) and they are no better than anyone else. They are just people! Ok, enough ranting. You’re invited to check out my latest <a href=”http://curiousasacathy.com/2018/03/country-roads-botb-showdown/>BoTB when you get a minute. Have a good day, my friend!

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    1. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, and certainly everyone else’s opinion should be considered, but in the end the only opinion that matters is your own. My opinion is that we’re failing to teach kids how to think for themselves. They’re being told what to think instead of how to think.

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  5. The quote is spot on. You know entertainers and athletes are just regular people, IMO. Why would I listen to their opinion over and above anyone else? Lately, they’ve proven they are not even good role models, which is unfortunate.

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    1. The older I get, the more I realize that the only opinion that matters to me is my own. That’s the only one that should matter to anyone. People have gotten out of the habit of thinking for themselves.

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