Saturday, September 09, 2006

Brad Pitt’s Altruism Needs More Oomph!

By John W. Lillpop

Social activist and Hollywood icon Brad Pitt has decided to make an enormous personal sacrifice in order to bring national attention to a major injustice in the manner by which marriage is sanctioned in American law and culture.

Regarding his plans to marry Angelina Jolie, Pitt said, "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able." Go Here

While Pitt undoubtedly deserves some sort of an award for altruistic good intent, his actual deeds need more Oomph. To really make a difference, Pitt should declare himself totally celibate until men can marry men, women can wed women, and snakes can marry squirrels.

By eschewing intimacy until all living things are able to marry whomever and whatever they choose, Pitt will make a statement much more profound than if he were to douse himself in gasoline and light a match.

And with gasoline selling for more than $3 dollar a gallon, Pitt should do the prudent thing by telling Angelina “No Thanks” the next time she gets that bedroom look in her beautiful brown eyes!

John W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal.