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The “Precious Blind Side” | November 22, 2009

Seeing “The Blind Side” and “Precious” one day apart was a major juxaposition — a clash of what the world can be in two completely different ways.
“Precious” is a deeply dark and depressing world; a huge, young, black, underaged girl who finds herself pregnant for the second time (!) by her own father, living in a two-story, run-down Section 8 (government) housing project with an incredibly abusive “mother” (played beyond belief by actress Mo’nique who had better win an Academy Award for this indelible performance).  Precious’ mother is supported by (government) welfare programs; she is enrolled in an undisciplined (government) school in which it would be nothing short of a miracle if any child ended up escaping poverty; her Mongoloid child, a product of an incestuous rape by her father, provides additional (government) support to her mother; her (government) case worker (Mariah Carey) tries to help her as does her alternative (government) school teacher.  In the end, the most “uplifting” scene of the film is HIV-infected Precious walking away with her Mongoloid daughter and new-born son, again both products of incestuous rapes.  (Does anyone have Dr. Kervorkian’s cell number?)

“Blind Side,” on the other hand, is the story of a huge, young, black, underage boy taken in by a Southern white family (led by matriach Sandra Bullock), who offer him a home outside of his run-down Section 8 (government) housing in an upper-middle class/wealthy home when they find him homeless after he’s enrolled on a scholarship in a private (non-government) Christian (!) school where the teachers actually have control of the classes and the students actually learn things!  All the advantages given to him are a result of common-sense (non-government) environment where it is expected that individuals are responsible for improving not only themselves but also those of others without being directed to do so by an illustrious leader.

I anticipate a sequel to both, funded with the Stimulus Bill, called, the “Precious Blind Side.”   We will learn that Precious’ children grow up in Section 8 housing that has been granted more money by the federal government, her run-down school has been granted more money by the federal government for more school assistants, and social services has been granted more money to hire more assistants who are at least equally inept at finding out that Precious’ children are being brutualized by preverted school teachers who can’t be fired because they belong to the teachers’ union. 

Meanwhile, “Big Mike” in “The Blind Side” grows up to be a wealthy professional football player who has his taxes increased so much to pay for the above increases in government spending to support Precious’ world that it prevents him from adopting another unfortunate child from the projects. 
4 stars to “Precious” for acting alone; 4 stars to “Blind Side” for a dose of alternative reality and common-sense entertainment; and ZERO stars for the upcoming sequel — the “Precious Blind Side.”



  1. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

    Comment by Reseller Hosting — January 7, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

  2. Thank you — I appreciate your feedback. I hopefully will continue to improve…

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