Rocketman bans are a step in the wrong direction
As Ryan Scott of MovieWeb has allowed us to see, along with many others, some places simply can’t stand a differing opinion or lifestyle. Being fair to Samoa though the response to the biopic, Rocketman, the life of famed singer Elton John hasn’t been widely accepted by everyone in any part of the world really. But to be equally fair and honest a lot of people happen to like his music, so they hypocrisy is going to flow like a river until people can get over it or possibly find an inroad that will allow them to stop cherry-picking what they do and don’t like in popular culture.
It’s true we all do this and we make our own reasons for it, but the act of Samoa actually banning Rocketman while no doubt enjoying Elton John’s music is still a head-scratching moment that we’ve all seen more than once in our lives. People like one part of a person, they enjoy what’s being produced, until something is shown or done that upsets their precious belief system.
At this point I could easily go into Christianity’s many faults and foibles throughout the generations since it was first brought to the world. Yes, it’s true, Christianity is not the be-all, end-all of the world as some would have us believe, but I won’t. It’s simply too easy and brings about too much added controversy and there’s simply not enough painkillers to deal with the headache to come. What I will say is that it is Samoa’s right to say ‘no’ to Rocketman, though it’s a bit saddening in a world where people want to get along and preach tolerance to one another.
The idea of tolerance is funny at this point since it’s talked about constantly and usually by those that can’t stand the supposedly intolerant thoughts of others they don’t agree with. But intolerance begets intolerance it would seem since religion is a big reason why some folks simply don’t ascribe to certain facets of life that they can’t reconcile with.