Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A friend and I were discussing the liberal leanings of the entertainment industry, and guessing WHY so many celebrities and musicians are so adamantly left-wing, way farther left than pretty much any other subgroup in the general population.

“Hollywood is make-believe. They have no idea what the real world is like.” was his hypothesis. This probably has some validity, though most of these people spent at least SOME time as middle-class scrubs while they were trying to break into the glitz and glamour of celebrity.

I think it’s much more simplistic. They’re just plain stupid. They trumpet change from their limousines and their mansions in Bel Air. They spout liberal aphorisms about feeding the hungry and clothing the poor during their concerts with $400 front row seats and $1M gate receipts.


While they’re cashing their $10M check for their latest musical abomination in their Bahamian bank account (the better to avoid paying taxes), they’re complaining about John McCain and Sarah Palin using their songs during a commercial or considering coming to their concert.

Take all the money Barbra Streisand, Madonna, and the Dixie Chicks (and a whole bunch of anti-American rappers) pocket each year, and you could end starvation in this country by the end of the month. If you could pry it out of their hypocritically clenched little fists…

So, besides overt stupidity, why tout the Democratic party line? Is it noblesse oblige? [if you don’t know what it is, look it up] You might think so, if you attributed any sense of morals to any of these people. Clearly, Madonna doesn’t fall under this umbrella, since her morals are somewhere left of Sodom. Even Barbra decided to snuggle up to Bubba the Intern-Poker, so her moral compass is a little awry. No, it isn’t a moral obligation that motivates these people.

Part of me feels that some of it goes back to the Kennedy days, where Hollywood had a blatant position in the White House (that position was face down in the pillows). Even though the Kennedys likely killed Marilyn, they are still idolized as the ideal Democratic family, especially by the celebrity idiocracy. The counterculture and anti-establishment attitudes of the late sixties, popularized by the Beatles and Dylan, added to it. Even though the Democrats put us in Vietnam, if you ask the typical celebrity liberal, they’ll blame Nixon for the loss.

Now we have a brand new generation of brainless celebrity know-nothings, pumping out the ignorant vote for a completely vacant presidential candidate. Perhaps that’s it. They sense that the simplicity, idiocy, and inability to function productively in society is a trait they share with Obama, Kerry, Gore, and all the liberal candidates and concepts. Obama MUST be good, because he’s just like all of us in the entertainment industry: ignorant of national security, dishonest about relationships, undisciplined with money, ethically bankrupt, but Oprah likes us.

Yeah, that’s it.


At 7:29 PM, Blogger DuggleBogey said...

Yes, when YOU can't understand why some other people feel the way they do, even though there's OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY (for example, remarkable success in their chosen field,) it's best to simply assume they're STUPID.

Genius, sheer genius.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger ToddCommish said...

Dugs, are you telling me that you consider Madonna's opinion to be INFORMED or well-thought-out?

Face it, YOU might have read all the position papers for both candidates, you might understand the underlying fundamentals in the economy, you might even understand the military/political realities in the Middle East.

Do you really think all these Hollywood bozos understand any of it?

Nope, didn't think so.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger DuggleBogey said...

And you have zero evidence that anyone you talk about doesn't. You just prefer to think they're stupid based on the fact that you disagree with them.

As long as it makes you feel good about yourself, it's cool.


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