I directed a small film called Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with Kevin Spacey and John Cusack. When we wrapped I was told, “You just made an advertisement telling murderers to move to South Carolina because we’ll keep them safe here.” Hollywood is a very strange machine. Movies are made for ulterior motives all the time, that’s why there’s so much sh_t coming out of Hollywood.
The longer I live the more I learn about human nature and how many organized religions and clubs and enclaves of humanity exist according to laws contrary to basic, common sense laws. For instance one of the laws of every land in the world is – murder is illegal. There are many groups who disagree with that. I have heard things like, “Murder is only murder if someone finds out about it. If a person is murdered and no one knows about it, it’s not murder.” Or the sentiment that murder is okay if someone is rich: and for everyone who told me that, there’s someone else who told me murder is a good thing if someone is poor. The list of reasons people believe murder is the solution is almost endless. Up until I took off in my RV 9 years ago I really believed everyone was basically against murder under any circumstances, I believed everyone had it built into our DNA that murder was never okay, but I could never understand those who were supporters of the death penalty.
What I have found is that our core values can be changed through our upbringing or the company we keep.
I was told the word Carolina was a Satanic word. See my book the Conversation for more about that.
Now North Carolina has made a law that transgender people have to use the restroom that corresponds to the gender listed on their birth certificate. Why? I know for a fact that there are churches and groups of people who have that listed as a reason for murder. I know there are people who would rape, murder or beat any woman who uses a men’s room. Transgender people are already targets and this law encourages violent behavior in those who would commit murder, rape or beat a woman for using a men’s room.