Will Ferrell’s New Movie ‘Talladega Nights’: Racist, Heterophobic, and Anti-Christian August 11, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Adam McKay, anti-Christian, Anti-Semitic, Anti-White, Bigoted, Card, Christian, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, Headrophobic, Heterophobic, Homosexual, Movie Talladega Nights, NASCAR, Nights, racing, Racism, Racist, Ricky Bobby, Sony, Sony Pictures, Talladega, Talladega Nights, The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Tom Snyder, White, Will Farell, Will Ferrell, Will Ferrell's New Movie.
Will Hollywood and the news media repudiate Will Ferrell’s ridicule
of Southern white Christian males as well as Mel Gibson’s Anti-Semitic comments?
Don’t hold your breath!
By Dr. Ted Baehr with Dr. Tom Snyder
This week, in the wake of the media storm over Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic comments during a drunk-driving arrest, one of the six major Hollywood studios will release a comedy starring self-described lefty Will Ferrell, called TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY. A satire of the NASCAR racing scene, the movie is a racist, bigoted work that ridicules the Bible Belt, Southern white men, Christianity, Jesus Christ, the family, and American masculinity.
Don’t count on Hollywood (or the news media, for that matter) to condemn and denounce Will Ferrell and his partner, writer and director Adam McKay. And, don’t expect any self-righteous liberals to get on their soapbox and say that they will never work with Ferrell or McKay, or see one of their movies.
Hollywood and the rest of the mainstream media are full of people, including many self-described liberals and socialists, who stood by silently while Dan Brown and Ron Howard mocked Christian beliefs and Roman Catholic leaders in THE DA VINCI CODE. They stood by silently when Martin Scorsese claimed in THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST that Jesus was a mixed-up wimp who was so weak-minded that the film opens with Jesus making crosses for the Roman pagans so they could brutally execute many thousands of people. And, they have stood by silently for many years while Hollywood gave up one negative stereotype (the shuffling black man) for another stereotype – the dumb Southern white male.
TALLADEGA NIGHTS is one of the most blasphemous, politically correct major movies ever released by a major Hollywood studio. Besides ridiculing Southern white men, the filmmakers sneeringly deride Southern Christians who say prayers to Jesus before dinner. The Southern Christians come off as ignorant buffoons, and the figure of Jesus is a symbol ripe for condescending mockery.
A recent article in the Los Angeles Times noted that both Will Ferrell and his writing partner, Adam McKay, the director of this movie, are pretty radical liberals who are angry at the Democratic Party for not being even more antagonistic toward its rivals in the Republican Party. Apparently, that also includes conservative evangelical Christians in the South who support conservative Republicans. To many such secular liberals, bigoted attacks on blacks, women, Latinos, and other so-called minorities are evil, but bigoted attacks on white Southern males, especially Christian ones, are fair game.
Of course, ridicule of the Bible Belt and white Southern Christian males wouldn’t be complete without a homosexual character who comes to challenge the movie’s stupid Southern protagonist. At the end of the movie, the protagonist reconciles with his homosexual rival by planting a big wet kiss on his mouth.
The message of the movie becomes even more clear after the credits, just in case viewers missed it. At the end, the movie shows the protagonist’s mother finishing reading a William Faulkner story to her two grandsons. The grandsons, who have been taught manners by their grandmother, discuss the meaning of the story with her. The grandmother says that the story is meant to generate both relief and sadness at the coming end of “the Old South.” “Ah,” replies one of the boys, “moral ambiguity, the hallmark of 20th Century American literature.”
In other words, this politically correct movie not only celebrates the ridicule of white Southern Christian males, it also ridicules Christianity’s belief in moral absolutes. Apparently, Will Ferrell, who co-wrote the movie, is saying that anyone who believes in such moral absolutes, such as the biblical admonitions against fornication and homosexuality, or the moral superiority of Christianity, is an idiot. No small wonder, then, that TALLADEGA NIGHTS is not only full of ridicule, but also full of sexual references and foul language.
As reprehensible as they are, Mel Gibson’s comments were said in private, during a drunken confrontation with a police officer. TALLADEGA NIGHTS, however, is a public work that will be shown in theaters throughout the United States and the whole world, to millions of moviegoers.
Mel Gibson can always claim that it was the booze talking through him the other night. The question arises, however, what is Will Ferrell’s and Hollywood’s excuse for making and distributing this awful Christophobic movie? And, does anybody in Hollywood care?
Of course, concerned moviegoers can make Hollywood care by refusing to go see a movie this weekend and doing something else with their family instead. How about attending a prayer meeting or a NASCAR race?
Source: Movie Guide