From the desk of: Alan Rosenberg
President, National Board of Directors
Screen Actors Guild
Once again we are being pushed to the precipice of disaster
by the scabberous fools of the AMPTP, who seek nothing
more than to dance naked intoxicated drinking in the last
drops of those few ounces of sweat and blood that remain
as ours from the wellspring of our souls still to own.
We will soon be requesting from you, those loyal to the cause
and the footsoldiers on the frontlines and from whom we
gain both our strength and spiritual sustanance; to come
back and vote your resolution to stop those who attack the
basis of our liveliehood which will lead to the total
destruction of a way of life that we all hold dear.
We are now approaching the final battlefield of that great
war. Testing wether this union, or any union, so concieve
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created
equal shall go forth or languish on this Earth.
As part of that vote, we are asking you, each of you, to
go out and explain to everyone, how important excellence
in acting and stagecraft is to the safety and daily life
of every single American. The statistics make it clear:
-after a hard day at work, you come home to watch a comedy
that does not exhibit the finely honed craft and deliverance
of a professional, UNION, SAG actor/actress. To put it
bluntly, IT FAILS TO AMUSE. This leads to an increase in
pent up frustration and a significant increase in domestic
violence and abuse. Children suffer from not being able to
talk about anything but “reality shows” the next day at
school and so school work suffers. Society descends into
a vortex of choleric sanguinity and civilization evaporates
like the mist in the morning.
-poorly lit or poorly crafted sets lead to people leaning
in farther to the television, increased eye strain and
resulting headaches. Insominic behavior affects work routine,
increased sick days, once again leading to the vortex of
melancholic sanguinity and civilization evaporating like the
mist in the morning.
-other professionals, like doctors and lawyers, have nowhere
to turn for stress relief. Alcohol and drugs become the norm
as the thrill of other illegal activities such as fraternizing
with protistutes grows stale, and once again, society
descends into the vortex of phlegmatic sanguinity and
civilization evaporates like the mist in the morning.
Please impress on all friends and loved ones the importance
of keeping only qualified, trained, professionals on the
“screen”. The places where society has not advanced to this
level yet, like China, the former Soviet Union, and repressive
regimes in the Middle East and former Yugoslavia; should be bell
weathers of what happens when, not organizations, but bastions
of freedom, liberty and democracy AS ARE WE are not allowed or
encouraged to grow and flourish.
For the sake of us all, please vote “strike” on the next ballot.
nov 22, 2008