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Larry Longstreth
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In an effort to promote understanding and to take a deeper look at America, a group of friends travels up to the Occupy Movement and across the Bible Belt, interviewing random folks on a number of volatile subjects from race to religion. Filmmaker Brings Attention to Prejudices 'Before the World ...
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Would you be so kind as to visit our film's FB page and give it a "like"?
https://www.facebook.com/brandywinemovie
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I know what anti-vaccers should NOT do. They should definitely NOT admit they might have been wrong and it might be causing serious damage abroad. No way. Buckle down. Dig deeper. Accuse people of conspiracies. Question the nature of reality and truth itself. Say you know what you know in your heart or something, and that no amount of science-schmience can change that. Try anything. Say that vaccinations are fascist. Call them the liberal agenda or Muslim or something. Blame Monsanto. Blame Obama. Say whatever you have to. Find every kooky website with the words "natural" and "organic" in it that tells you you're right and spam the hell out of that on social media. Screw peer review and the scientific method. To hell with logical fallacies. Just make noise and, whatever you do, DO NOT ADMIT YOU WERE WRONG. Seriously. It's un-American. Master this tactic, then rinse and repeat when climate change starts killing us all in plain sight. Just remember, above all else, that here in America, nobody likes a flip flopper. It's a sign of weakness. We hate weakness. Stupidity, however, is something we equate with "freedom". 
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Here's me. I was visiting Ohio and they interviewed me about our film stuff. I'm sick of my own face, but you might like it. If not, let me know and I'll consider plastic surgery.
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So, it appears every classroom now has a kid beating up the teacher on video because morals have just gone so downhill. Cops are out of control and pepper spraying/assaulting innocents or abusing their power more than ever before. The big countries are suddenly bullying smaller ones with their greater numbers and more sophisticated weaponry, and the stories our government tells us don't always align with what we're seeing them do on actual video footage. Bullies are making kids and even adults cry on school busses or public ones. Shouting matches between strangers are evolving into fistfights. The world has spiraled out of control like never before!!!
Or, maybe there's a more rational explanation.
Maybe we didn't used to have cameras in our pockets, hackers showing us military or police footage, and an Internet making all of it instantly accessible to billions of people. The world isn't getting more violent or insane. We just never had so much variety in front of our eyeballs every second of the day. We used to get our news at 6pm, then we went back into our bubbles. Those days are gone. Reality is easier to escape in many ways now, but also way harder to deny.
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I'm not making up some bullshit about how everyone in my day worked hard and how life was amazing when I'm old. I'm not telling my kids that stuff. It's not true, and it's usually just our view of the world through the eyes of children. Of course the 80's were a great place. We were kids! It was He-Man and Ninja Turtles. The adults were wrestling with cocaine, war, racism, and massive debt... just like us. Look at the 70's! Look at the 60's!!! We owe it to our kids to keep it honest and stop telling young people that they should be comparing themselves to a standard that doesn't exist. It's totally normal to develop a biased love of the past and to slowly forget all the bad stuff. It's kind of irresponsible, though. Mistakes are human, and if kids really want to follow their elders' leads... they have to make a billion of them just like we did.
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Sorry to preach here. Just thinking about "accountability" this morning. I've been seeing a lot of racist stuff the last two days online and it got me thinking...
We've proven that genetically, there are no real differences between people of different race's brains and decision making when starting at the same points. Why then do some skin colors act differently than others? Did the blacks all hold a meeting and decide to get arrested more for the same crimes? Of course not. Show some of the "accountability" we white guys who have never been harassed by cops for no reason like to yammer about and THINK. Accountability is about way more than just showing up every day to your air conditioned 9 to 5er. Thats a nice start but it doesn't make you a hero. It's about actual responsibility and integrity - about admitting something is rigged in your favor ever so slightly even if you don't want to. Fact check and lead by example. All genders and races can be great or terrible, racist or fair, no doubt. Still, if you don't think being a white male gives you tremendous advantages over others, you have chosen a narrative and no facts or information will change your mind, even though they really do prove you dead wrong. A white guy might complain about how blacks or minorities get away with things white guys never could, while also complaining that minorities are always complaining. The problem is that we have proven they are actually treated unfairly by court systems, police, teachers, etc. That white guy isn't, and he's still playing the victim card he claims to hate. That is NOT accountability and it is NOT "taking personal responsibility". It's totally avoiding both. Education, folks. The facts are in, like 'em or not. Human beings created this unfair mess and we have no right to preach about accountability if we can't own up to it. Compassion and integrity are where it's at. Let's lift women, gays, and minorities up to our level, THEN, when the pay is equal and nobody is arrested more than anyone else based solely on appearance, you will see the differences disappear. That would be a fine display of "accountability" on the white man's part. Let's do it.
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I hear a car honking outside and I'm like "Are one of my friends here for some reason?" and then I'm like "Oh, wait... this is LA. It's probably just some asshole venting his life's frustrations on a stranger."
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Oldschool. Check it out.
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For anyone who loves animation like I do. 

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I would be sincerely intrigued by a debate between two Christians - the first is defending "Thou Shall Not Kill" and Jesus's teachings of peace. The second is championing "American Sniper" and thinks anyone who questions American soldiers is a traitor. How would that debate go? I wonder how many times the phrase "out of context" would be used. Joking aside, I'm seriously interested in this.
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I'm not mad at people who never thought I'd amount to anything. I took note, and it kind of fuels me, but I'm not carrying it around too much. I saw that old Will Smith quote - "If you're not part of my struggle, don't expect to be part of my success". Seems kind of spiteful, honestly. People change. People make mistakes. Nobody deserves to be punished for them forever. I'm sure Will has scoffed at others, only to watch them prove him wrong. In the end, just don't be a dick. If you were, admit it and stop doing it. Don't root against people. It's a cruel waste of time and it makes you look small. I won't keep people away from my success one day because they laughed, whispered, or even rooted against me. I'll probably just do it because I'm selfish.
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  • Eddy Spaghetti Productions, LTD
    Owner, 2011 - present
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