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Easily impressed

I am responding to Pat Butler’s piece regarding his meeting with Ed Asner. It feels sad when intelligent and community-minded people, or anyone for that matter, feels the buzz of the famous as being something profound.

Ed Asner role-played an editor. You are an editor. You are out there doing something that touches and effects people in a real way. Our society is more impressed with the ones that role play what we common folk actually get out there and do. Why is it more important for us to have our fantasies projected onto a big screen and then back to us? Why as a society are we willing to pay the big bucks, and “ah shuck” it, kicking the dirt when some actor yells, “Hey you, get over here” then pokes you in the chest, wanting to know why you are not more liberal.

I am a liberal and I found that insulting. No disrespect to you Mr. Butler or Ed Asner. I just question why we as a society go dumbfounded in the presence of these people? Why do we need to create an elite to feel better about ourselves? Just wondering.



Janet Vega

Nevada City


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