Lars Larson: James Cameron, the simple life “hypocrite”

I have a simple little message about the simple life for the not-so-simple Hollywood director James Cameron.

I got the chance to talk to my friend Phelim McAleer, who is making political activist documentaries and films. He has a new one called “James Cameron the Hypocrite”. You know Cameron, the big Hollywood film director. He’s made tons and tons of money on the basis of his talent and skill as Phelim McAleer points out.

But, what he’s also done is given a million dollars to oppose a ballot measure in California. The measure would overturn California’s ridiculous anti-global warming law that will wipe out a lot of jobs and a lot of people wealth. James Cameron wants to stop that ballot measure.

He says all of us should live more simply, that we should live on less, that we should reduce our life style. But, he’s not reducing his lifestyle, and he lives like a big time Hollywood movie director.

If you want us to do it James, you should do it too.

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  • Founding Fathers

    Lars, as soon as you hold yourself to the same standards you hold others in terms of honesty, then you have standing to talk about others being hypocrites. Until then you’re just flapping your gums and fingers.

    • “”

      Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

      The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

      1 . Liberals, and
      2. Conservatives.

      Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how villages were formed.

      Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement…

      Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ’s and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

      Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided.

      Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.

      Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn’t fair to make the pitcher also bat.

      Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Bud or Coors. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

      Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America . They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

      Here ends today’s lesson in world history:

      It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

      A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off.

      And there you have it period. Let your next action reveal your true self, I’m going to have another beer , but it won’t be a Sam Adams, pilgrim.

    • Rick

      I can address 3 or your misconceptions off the top of my head.

      1. The Environmental Protection Agency was created by an Executive Order issued by President Nixon. Nixon was not a liberal.

      2. A higher percentage of the republicans in congress voted for the Civil Rights Act than did democrats.

      3. South Africa imposed the 1st minimum wages laws in order to keep unskilled blacks out of the workforce. The groups most harmed by minimum wage laws in America are the unskilled, a majority of whom are minorities.

      4. I would imagine since Cameron owns several homes his carbon footprint, just like Al Gore’s, is much greater than the majority of us. In case you don’t know, according to utility records Gore’s home uses more energy in one month than the average American uses in one year. Also, at one time an environmental organizations listed Gore’s zine mine as the most toxic mine site in America. Gore is also making millions of dollars off his global warming fraud.

  • Founding Fathers

    “They eat red meat and still provide for their women. ”

    Except, of course, when they serve their women with divorce papers while their women are in the hospital with cancer.

    Oh, and when they’re having “youthful indiscretions” while in their 40s.

    Oh, and when they’re having sex with hookers.

    Oh, and when they’re having sex with men.

    Oh, and when they’re confusing loofahs and falafel.

  • Founding Fathers

    Ending slavery: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    Child labor laws: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    Women’s suffrage: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    The Civil Rights movement: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    The gay rights movement: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    The 40-hour work week: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    Minimum-wage laws: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    Work saftety laws: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    Clear air laws: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    Clean water laws: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    Product safety laws: Supported by liberals, opposed by conservatives.

    Liberals have been on the right side of history, conservatives on the wrong side.

    They’ve even been on the wrong side of causes they claim to support, supporting the national-debt tripling Presidency of Ronald Reagan and the national=debt doubling Presidency of George W. Bush.

    • “”

      You lie with what remains left of U.S. monSEWER. Nuts, you don’t have any surlyMOn!

    • Anonymous

      slavery was actually SUPPORTED by LIBERALS, and abolished by CONSERVATIVES.

      • Founding Fathers

        Step away from the Kool-Aid.

        It’s true that Democrats fought to keep slavery. At that time, the Democratic Party was the conservative party, and the Republican Party was the liberal party.

        Abraham Lincoln would be called a RINO by today’s conservatives, as would those who voted for the Civil Rights Acts — believe me, my conservative Republican father was no fan of liberal Republicans like Everett Dirksen.

    • Rupert in Springfield

      If you guys are always so right – then how come you have to lie to get elected (Obama had to downplay his liberalism, even Dean was fooled during the campaign)?

      If your policies are so great, then how come so many Democrats are distancing themselves from them during this election?

      In short – if what you say is true, then shouldn’t people be loving you right now and shouldnt every Democrat be standing on how great Obama care is instead of running away from it?

      • surefoot

        You poor old man Rupert, some of what you say is true, that liberals have disagreement with Obama and each other for that fact; because we are free thinkers and not a heard of cows eating hay outside of the slaughter house. We are not easily manipulated by some loony ex-governor or drunkard shock-talk radio host like your simple minded morons, who education in history ended in the seventh grade with George cutting down a cherry tree.

      • surefoot

        Sorry about the poor syntax, I must be channeling Lars.

      • Anonymous

        Right-wing dogma survives in spite of the experience of history because multimillionaires and billionaires invest billions of dollars in generating and disseminating propaganda to support it, including “think tanks,” phony “grassroots” political organizations, radio and TV blabbers like Limbaugh, Savage, Hannity and Beck (and Larson) and even their own 24-hour cable “news” network.

  • Founding Fathers

    Hey Blank,

    Can you provide any EVIDENCE that any of what I wrote is false? Or are you only capable of name calling?

  • Bob Clark

    Even if man made global warming were significantly real, I’d should rather adapt to it then live under more government control. One especially good government control, though, is to continue limiting folks like Founding Father to one vote. He or she knows a lot of wrong things like for instance slavery… not ended by liberals but rather the GOP (Abraham Lincolm).

    • valley p

      “Even if man made global warming were significantly real, I’d should rather adapt to it then live under more government control. ”

      There is no scientific if. Every major scientific organization on the planet has said so. It is real, it has been well documented, and it is potentially significant. Limiting the degree of significance is probably a lot less government control than dealing with the consequences, which could include abandoning low lying coastal cities and resettling hundreds of millions of people.

      New Orleans squared. That is the future unless we get wise.

    • Founding Fathers


      You’ll notice I said nothing about Democrats and Republicans. That’s because in the 1860s, the Democrats were the conservatives, and even until the 1980s there were the phenomena known as “liberal Republicans” and “conservative Democrats”, and it’s true that many Democrats opposed the Civil Rights movement, and many Republicans supported it.

      Those Democrats started moving to the Republican Party in the 1960s, like Strom Thurmond, and liberal Republicans, like Wayne Morse, started moving to the Democratic Party. African Americans had been supporters of the G.O.P., but with Barry Goldwater’s opposition to Civil Rights bills, they started voting overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party.

      The Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln was not conservative — by definition, conservatives oppose change, and the G.O.P. brought sweeping change to the country.

  • Rupert in Springfield

    I always love it when liberals try to claim responsibility for everything good. It’s so lame. Take ending slavery. What a load. Slavery was brought to the fore by abolitionists, not liberals. Who were the abolitionists? Largely Quakers and others who generally had big problems with slavery on religious grounds. Few were those who did not oppose slavery because it was anaffront to God. Do the abortionists sound like today’s liberals? Not on your life.
    How about civil rights? I love when liberals try to claim credit for this one. Who was the first to organize groups to go down to the South? Largely church groups. What were they trying to do? End segregation. Do liberals generally support the church trying to affect public policy? Nope. Who was Dr. King? A baptist minister. Baptists are hardly liberals. Take a look at the photos of the I Have a Dream speech. Who is standing with him? Looks like a lot of Nation of Islam right? Not exactly a liberal group.
    And who’s FBI was doing all the wiretapping of King? Bobby Kennedy
    And who actually set the famous “goals and timetables” that actually put teeth into affirmative action? Nixon

    I think the bottom line is when your hear the litany of nonsense about liberals being responsible for all this great stuff realize you are dealing with a liberal – a person who by definition seeks tomprofit from the fruits of smothers labour.

    • Valley p

      The abolitionists were the progressives of their era. Black Baptists and mostly secular Jews were the ones who took on the civil rights fight, later joined by multiple conventional liberals.

      You keep trying to re-write history Rupert, but progressives have brought and continue to bring progress. To argue otherwise is to try and convince us, as you have convinced yourself, that up is down.

    • Founding Fathers

      First off, Rupert, Quakers tend to be pretty liberal — it’s that social justice and anti-war thing, you know. The kinds of things conservatives sneer at.

      Second, I’m not aware of any Nation of Islam folks standing with Dr. King at the I Have a Dream speech. In fact, they weren’t permitted to attend to march.

      I guess to you if they have black skin and are wearing suits they “look like a lot of Nation of Islam”. Ah, yes, a little racial profiling, right here on Oregon Catalyst.

      Name one prominent conservative who was active in the Civil Rights movement. I’ll name several who actively opposed it: James J. Kilpatrick, Barry Goldwater, Strom Thurmond, and Jesse Helms.

  • Founding Fathers

    And, speaking of hypocrites, here’s a “law and order” G.O.P. candidate:

  • Founding Fathers
    • “”

      Huh! Tell that to Linda Hamilton and Katherine Bigelow, MONSEWER!

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