31 Dec

HANSEL & GRETEL is a well known fairy tale recorded and published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. A young brother and sister are threatened by a child eating witch living deep in the forest in a gingerbread house made of cookies and candies. The children survive by outwitting the witch.

Christmas Day, HANSEL and GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS trailer debuted to family audiences, some with young children, who went to see LES MIS as part of their Chinese and movies Christmas Day tradition. HANSEL and GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS debuted on the big screen a few weeks after the Sandy Hook school slaughter.

America mourns. For the loss of innocence? And/or for the loss of decency and lack of direction for parents trying to teach young children STRANGER DANGER.

The Sandy Hook story is known. A young adult entered a school brandishing multiple weapons slaughtering hero adults protecting innocent lives. Surviving children parents pushed their tots towards media snarling like the Wolf little red riding encountered eager, too eager, to get a story at all cost. Strangers. What ever happened to Stranger Danger? A young mom in NYC vaguely knew the term. Her precocious tot was allowed to engage with me. Our conversation trended towards when is a person a stranger and when is familiarity overlooked for danger.

The Soham murders involved two young schoolgirls befriended by their teacher’s boyfriend they had met before. First was murdered. The second child had no chance for being left alive. She knew the murderer. She knew her teacher. The tots at Sandy Hook being pushed forward to cameras by their parents were taught loss and mourning are passed over for fifteen minutes of fame. We all know their parents called anyone who was their everyone to make sure the tots were caught on TV that night. The precocious tot’s mom asked me when then and how do we handle nice lady in Pizza shop strangers to educated our children. My thought, to be built on, is to control the conversation between the adults, maybe not push the child to speak to the adult and then follow with this message to the child “Mommy/Daddy are talking to the stranger. Mommy and Daddy are big and strong. Strangers are strangers. Let Mommy and Daddy talk NOT you. I love you.”

But how do parents handle STRANGER DANGER when the perpetrator is the nanny as in the woman who slaughtered the babies in NYC or is an uncle, a teacher. I don’t have any answer better than we cant be everywhere they are all the time. BUT we can limit what they see in the theatres. And when hit unexpectedly with an inappropriate trailer as was shown Christmas Day at LES MIS screenings, we then have the opportunity to refocus POTUS & CO that the NRA isn’t at fault but that children live what they learn. From Movies. Back the political talking points off of the NRA who teach gun responsibility. Focus the talking points on Hollywood, the liberal creative community pushing the envelope on decency for the Holy Grail- Box Office.

Is Tom Cruise a role model with JACK REACHER? Did Quenton Tarentino toe the line with DJango? And what about taking our childrens fables and myths, distorting them because, when Hollywood runs out of ideas, they go to the Bible, the myths, the fables but the fact remains- you want a boy to learn to pee, send him to the toilet to watch his dad hit the water below. You want to unviolent our society? Its not about guns, its about putting the visuals in front of innocents of all ages who see Hollywoods examples as being permission slips for emulating murders they see on line. Or did these young men learn their lessons well, scripted by Hollywood.

Going on a New York Times bender publishing names of gun owners defending their actions as a dissemination of public information under the guise of ‘Right To Know- neighbors should know who owns guns on their streets’ is wrong. Now every teenager, thief, demented and activist knows where gun owners live too. So what did that accomplish other than more breakins and murders and Sandy Hooks.

The official website HANSEL & GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS header hook reads “Revenge is Sweeter Than Candy.” Click the trailer, the message reads, “The following PREVIEW has been approved for APPROPRIATE AUDIENCES by the Motion Picture Association of America Inc.” www.filmratings.com and www.mpaa.org” PG-13? The Sandy Hook, Aurora and V Tech shooters were in their early 20’s. Any guess where these kids learned what they did? Really.      Synopsis: Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches….Synopsis: Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches. … 

Hansel & Gretel 2012 style directed by Tommy Wirkola, rated action/adventure/comedy film, is described as “dark spin on the fairy tale, siblings Hansel and Gretel are a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.” “…incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters….” The official website synopsis says “After getting a taste of blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) (Framke Janssen and Peter Stormare) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell  bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches… their past.”  http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1709876249/

So really, who is at fault… the NRA, the GOP or the movie industry, writers, producers, actors, investors, audience who blurr the line between fantasy and reality facilitating murders happening by gun, by hand, by pushing, by poisoning

and President Obama who jumped on the Murder By Gun Blame bandwagon using the slaughter of school babies as his opportunity to move an agenda forward to disarm Americans. Sir? Where is your couth? Apologize to the AMERICANS you ripped in to- citizens who make up the NRA, GOP and read the New York Times not forgetting your littlest gun slinging gun shooting supporter who told the late night show she chose you for President, the tot making redneck popular again- Little HONEY BOO BOO


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