Sunday, September 28, 2014


Happy Birthday Brigitte Bardot. 
"I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals."- Be`Be`

She remains controversial because she is such a public commodity. Despite this, I prefer to think of her as a magnified, iconic version of a multifaceted human being, albeit one of jaw-droppingly astounding beauty. Her unfortunate National Front associations could stem from impatience with those cultures which have not evolved from kneejerk cruelty to animals and diminution of women as their social norm and who now want to impose same on her beloved France. Were my French at all fluent, I'd suggest education rather than excoriation as a better tactic to our 80-year-old birthday grrrrl...

1 comment:

Fast Film said...

ADDENDA: The National Front is a hair's width away from National Socialism (Nazism) which is indisputably execrable, but Bardot's critics should remind themselves that VERY FEW societies other than North American, European and Scandinavian ones really impart any import whatsoever to women, children and animals, their wellbeing or their rights. This is why I am not a cultural relativist, we really should cling to the evolved societal progress we have made. Bardot obviously feels the same way, but has been in the spotlight so long that she may not be used to pensive deconstruction of her ideas to explain them.

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