Hollywood is so saturated with leftist political ideology that its name could be considered synonymous with liberalism. That there are a few conservatives who might be residents of the entertainment industry is no doubt true. They’re just hard to find – or at least hard to hear with the constant left-wing blathering from blowhards like Michael Moore. That Hollywood is one place where people like Obama and the Clintons can go to find their political soulmates says it all.
The refusal of many in the entertainment industry to perform at Mr. Trump’s inauguration says a lot as well. It speaks of the pettiness of these people who live in their own little bubbles, blithely unaware that there is anything in the world more important than their careers, their opinions, and their inflated egos. Many seem to believe that their positions as celebrities validates whatever opinions they choose to offer on whatever topic is at hand.
In spite of their hubris, the truth remains. And there are those few in Hollywood who are willing to stand up for conservative causes even in the face of condemnation by their leftist colleagues. There are also those who, unlike Hollywood performers who have only played the roles of soldiers and police, are the real deal, and who are not afraid to tell things like they are. We just got an example of this as one brave man put Hollywood in its place.
The inauguration of Donald Trump draws near amidst threats of violent demonstrations, some funded by that menace to American liberty, George Soros. In addition, “Celebrities have been attacking the president-elect in full-force. Some have used their far-reaching platform to voice their disgust of Trump, while others have refused to perform at his inauguration.”
Kris Paronto is a Benghazi survivor and former Army Ranger. “The Hollywood film, ’13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,’ is based on his and his teammates’ harrowing experiences on the ground.”
Paronto is no fan of Obama or the left. During an interview he states that, “In the last eight years, the office of the president has turned into an office of celebrity. Obama was so concerned with how many times he could be on ‘The Jimmy Fallon Show’ and what he looked like on TV. He turned the position of Commander-in-Chief into a pop culture thing and pulled away from what the office of the president is all about — leadership.”
In one brief statement he defines not only Obama’s dereliction as president, but also his fascination with been seen as a celebrity at the expense of being a leader.
He then finishes the job with this fusillade:
“They’re all actors pretending to be someone else. Just because you played a police officer or military veteran, doesn’t mean you understand what it’s like to be in our shoes.
“So you know what, Meryl Streep, stop putting others down and go do something else. Be like Pat Tillman, drop everything you’re doing and put your life on the line. Robert De Niro, you played a cop in the movies, go be a cop on the streets.
“The same principle applies to these other celebrities. You wore a uniform as a costume. Try putting one on to serve your country.”
The Hollywood left offers precious few positive role models. Instead, we get pampered, arrogant, millionaires, the lives of whom have almost no intersection with the overwhelming majority of Americans. Mr. Paronto is correct – Hollywood celebrities need to check their egos at the door, and stop pontificating about matters as though the speak with authority just because they played those roles in make-believe.
Since this isn’t going to happen, just ignore them. Being treated as though they don’t exist is perhaps the most miserable thing celebrities can experience.
Source: Independent Journal Review