In America we are addicted to fossil fuel use. We feel we can use more than most other nations can in the world. Why, I don’t know. Perhaps the vast terrain gives us this feeling. Fossil fuel is our big addiction.
If a leader of The West Wing show doesn’t provide it for their people – they’re out of office. It’s that simple.
A US President therefore is a fuel wrangler. They’re cast in that role, before they even step into the box of Presidential office. It’s sad really.
Anyway, in Hollywood entertainment news, the Sheen-Estevez family are doing the Apocalypse Addiction aka War of The Worlds show. While promoting his new movie with son Emilio Estevez, in a recent interview to the London Telegraph, Martin’s mouth was caught saying about his younger son, Charlie (aka Carlos),
“I know what hell he’s living in. I’ve had psychotic episodes in public. One of them was on camera — the opening scene of Apocalypse Now. So I know what Charlie is going through. And when you do something like that, that is out of control, that’s the most difficult thing. You have to have courage.”
Estevez shared some painful memories from the making of that historically difficult production — in which his father drank heavily and suffered a heart attack.
Then only 14 years old, Estevez was practically ignored by his parents during the shoot in the Philippines, running around the dangerous streets of Manila with fellow teenager Laurence Fishburne. “What were they thinking?” Estevez asked his parents after he got older. “We had four of you,” Estevez recalled them saying. “If we had to lose one, we would. We were just trying to survive.”
Sheen the elder believes Charlie is being strangled by addiction, something he can relate to, but he seems resigned that his paternal guidance isn’t always welcome anymore.
“Every now and then [it is],” Sheen says. “Depends on whether it’s a moment of clarity for him. I can’t determine that for him. You know, Charlie’s 45 years old. He’s not a kid. Emotionally he still is. Because when you’re addicted, you don’t grow emotionally. So when you get clean and sober you’re starting at the moment you started using drugs or alcohol. You’re emotionally crippled.”
This report in the main via Pop Watch.
If we are addicted to fossil fuel and we’ll do anything to get our hands on it, to remain no.1 or no.2 in the world (America and China) does that mean we’re not growing emotionally, like other nations if we’re that addicted to it? Perhaps the carbon credit system will help wake our emotions up.
Now there’s a thought. I think drugs, ‘free’ lifestyles that Charlie Sheen is allegedly addicted to are totally overrated in the USA. I think fuel addiction is way more mature to discuss, don’t you? It goes without saying that fossil fuels addicted nations, are always on the human rights awareness radar. Something for us all to be aware of, perhaps the best gage of our emotional growth as a national narrative we all co-author and contribute to. Peace!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.21.11~