Letter: Republicans more to blame than Hollywood for nation's demise
On Jan. 11, letter writer Buck Weckman complained that Hollywood, producing movies like "Texas Chainsaw 3D," was the contributing factor to the demise, his term, "falling star" of America. Given Weckman's history of comments here, I suspect he really means America is heading for perdition.
He yearns for the old fashioned movies such as "Johnny Belinda," made in 1948. Yes, I saw the movie when it came out and it was a good flick. What he fails to keep in mind is that our country and the entire planet has changed dramatically since 1948; granted, not always for the better, but changed nevertheless.
If he really would like to lament the condition of our country, he would be more accurate to assess the do-nothing Congress of the past two years, and the Republican Party whose avowed agenda since the election of President Barack Obama in 2008 has been one thing and one thing only, the denial of Obama a second term.
They failed, and cannot accept that fact, so they continue to obstruct the government by any means possible. When that tactic fails, they resort, as Weckman has, to attacking Hollywood and movies that he does not care for. Come on, the decline of our country is in no way a product of Hollywood, but rather head-in-the-sand Republicans such as Weckman.
G. Michael Paine