When did Hollywood actors become the mouthpieces of politics? We no longer call upon ‘experts’ to analyze our economy, our environment, our foreign policy, our race relations, we ask an actor. We ask someone who makes a living pretending to be something and someone they are not.
And I know more than a few friends who lap it up like candy.
It isn’t a new phenomena, beginning in the 1930’s when newsreels of WWII speeled propaganda at the masses. But those were created by the government, not Hollywood, they simply complied. So, when did being a Liberal become the popular movement in Hollywood?
The dominant attitude of the 40’s and 50’s was quite conservative, with a mere spattering of liberal views. At the time, the liberals were considered the minority, just a few ‘misfits’. But then a dramatic shift began to take place. Liberals considered themselves to be the ‘intellectuals’ the thinkers, the true artists, while everyone else were sheep. That sense of arrogance and pride spilled into the director chairs and the producer pockets and an elite was created. And with that elite, sex and violence on the screen were the only things that titillated their intellect.
These once ‘celluloid heroes’, suddenly saw themselves as harnessing global reputations, the masses gushed over them, and demi-gods were born. Beyonce is a high school drop-out who – sings. Kim Kardashian ‘attended’ high school – her ‘career’ was created by a ‘leaked sex tape’. DiCaprio dropped out of high school and ultimately got his GED… These are the liberal ‘intellectuals’ of today that profess to teach us about our environment, our world, our foreign relations.
It’s one thing to become involved in a passionate belief, it is quite another to be given a podium or platform to spew from without any formal education. There are good intentions – Angelina Jolie, who works and financially supports her causes, does a film to raise more money to put back into her causes. That’s admirable. I don’t have to agree with her causes, it is more about putting your money where your mouth is.
So why is this relevant?
Because Hillary and Obama continue to use these Hollywood prop-dolls and toys to advance their agendas. Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Simon, Debra Messing, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Longoria, Dunham, Banks and etc… etc. My respect wanes.
The campaign attitude would seem to be, ‘if these Hollywooders like me, then you have to too’. One ego feeds the other. But both Obama and Hillary run on the platform that they are just like you and I. They are ordinary people who just happen to hobnob with celebrities, who live in compounds with a force of security detail that rivals the Pentagon, who have offshore accounts hiding millions, and who create fake foundations to give the masses the impression they are philanthropic.
And while Hillary claims she will take on climate change (whatever that means) she demands private, super-sonic, spiffy jets for her daily convenience, lobbies against guns while requiring her massive security detail to pack guns, lobbies against campaign fundraising after raising about $375 million to date, denounces nepotism while openly stating she will put her husband into office if she is elected, has said that corporations and businesses do NOT create jobs but wants to prop up the manufacturing sector so they will add more – jobs, and basically advocates that every one of her plans that will cost billions upon billions – will be paid for by higher taxes… which she won’t pay because she will have transferred most of her wealth to offshore accounts.
As her Hollywood friends would seem to have done as well.
Such is the game – do as I say, not as I do…
Of course, the bottom line is money – and Hollywood has more than enough to go around. The top fifteen actors net worth is over $17 billion – of course their true value is not calculable given they hide money in – offshore accounts! But a dollar goes a long way in buying a minute of the President’s time or the promise of an ambassadorship, (the UN seems to be the plaza hotel for celebrities). Those with the mostest are given the biggest.
Sadder still is the fact that these demi-gods believe they are so much smarter than the masses that we don’t know they are prostituting themselves – buying a position and power. I wish they were just celluloid heroes again…