As an actress, she is incredible and I have great respect for her.
As a person, I'm not a fan.
I hear this a lot and always wonder.... what's wrong with her person?
Surely, she's just as flawed as the rest of us....
Love ya Andrew.... ; )
Yes, but flawed billionaires with flawed ideologies can cause a lot of damage with that money.
A group of top "philanthropists" - some of the leading billionaires of America (including Oprah) - got together last year to decide where to 'direct' their 'charity', and decided it was to go to "population control." http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6350303.ece
Giving resurgence to the population control movement is not a good idea, but rich elitists have been obsessed with this issue for the past century, and have done a lot of damage as a result of it, as a post-World War II evolution of early 20th century eugenics, which wasn't a good idea either.
For a concise history of the population control movement, and its largely unknown crimes against humanity throughout the past century, see: Matthew Connelly's "Fatal misconception: the struggle to control world population": http://books.google.ca/books?id=CwImmRvyyiEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=matthew+connelly+population+control&hl=en&ei=M5HLTOmJGcO88gbOrs3AAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
Here are some reviews of the book:http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/non-fiction/article3938455.ecehttp://www.economist.com/node/11402576?story_id=11402576
This movement was driven by a highly centralized group of foundations, with names like Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie; which happen to be the same names and foundations that funded eugenics. For a concise history of the eugenics movement, see Edwin Black's, "War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race." Edwin Black is also author of the award-winning book, "IBM and the Holocaust," documenting how IBM literally organized the concentration camp system in Nazi Germany.
"War Against the Weak"http://www.waragainsttheweak.com/
Today, add to this list of population control obsessed foundations and individuals the names of Gates, Buffet, Turner, and apparently Winfrey.
When eugenics was the principle elite ideology (and some say "religion") of the early 20th century, there were voices speaking out against it, but they weren't backed by the big money, so their voices weren't heard, and eugenics went on to result in the Holocaust. At the time, popular intellectuals, artists, authors and the like supported it, those who were considered "progressive." Names like George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell, and on and on.
Population control, as one particular brand of modern eugenics, faces similar treatment. Highly supported and heavily financed among elites, it has become an ideology, a religion, a total world view. Many voices are heard in support of it, as that is where the money goes, and few are heard against it, so their views are sidelined, and everyone accepts one view point as reality; and thus, the social engineering project goes forward unabated. It has proven itself thus far to result in devastating consequences, but because those consequences have been mostly felt by poor women and men of colour in Third World countries, their voices go unheard. This movement, too, is supported by supposedly "progressive", popular, artistic and literary individuals. But I cannot support this movement, nor those who actively support it. I was sad to see Oprah among them, but that's reality.