We’ve come to expect Hollywood to embrace every left-wing cause that comes along, and castigate conservatives mercilessly. And there’s good reason for this expectation – Hollywood rarely disappoints. For an example, just struggle through “The View” for a few moments if you can stomach it. Or listen to raving lunatics like Michael Moore for a bit. These are not exceptions, and fortunately, while not every member of the Hollywood gang is as radical as Mr. Moore, their basic viewpoint on culture and politics are much the same.
In one sense, it’s a stupid thing for them to do as it can alienate potential fans or at least viewers of their pictures. Imagine going to your favorite restaurant only to have the managers and servers tell you what an idiot you are for holding to conservative views. You’d find somewhere else to eat. And many of us find other sources of entertainment than much of what Hollywood produces.
Hence, it is a happy event when we find someone from Hollywood who actually makes some sense on this matter. The idea is, perhaps it would be better for actors, singers, producers and others to leave their politics out of their work. Not that we expect this to happen, but it would be nice. Happily, we have found just such a person with a much more reasonable approach to his career.
The actor we’re referring to is Kurt Russell who is “also a businessman and a Libertarian. He firmly believes that actors should stay out of politics. That’s not what they are watched for… Americans love their entertainment and they hate if when an actor gets political, ticks them off and then they quit watching that actor.”
Mr. Russell makes a lot of sense. As a libertarian, he is likely to hold a few views on social issues that conservatives, especially social conservatives, would disagree with. But that hardly matters since he keeps his political views out of his work. The following is what Mr. Russell believes. Not much to disagree with here.
“This is a business that’s heavily promulgated by people who have a politically liberal bent . . . I don’t begrudge them that. I’m a libertarian; frankly, I think my liberalness goes far beyond theirs in a lot of ways. But yeah, we think differently, and maybe that’s cut me out of some things. I don’t care. People know I get along great with all kinds of directors, all kinds of actors. And I tell you, you hire me, I will show up, 24/7, and I will give you 100%. I will help you fix whatever problems come up. You hire me, I’m your boy. It’s just, it’s all about the work. And when that’s done, I am done.”
There are good actors in Hollywood who are also conservatives, but they suffer under a hardship that is similar to those college professors who are not proponents of the accepted dogma on global climate change: Their careers suffer.
Kurt Russell is prepared to take a stand that should serve as guidance to the rest of his colleagues. This is said, not because he reject many liberals beliefs, but because the man is not willing to use his platform as an actor to launch campaigns that result in his alienating potential fans and viewers.
Take a look at this video of Russell defending the 2nd Amendment among the liberal elite on The View, when pushed to do so last year:
The rest of Hollywood could adopt some of Russell’s humility and recognize that just because they have risen to fame in their profession, this does not imply that they have gained political or other sort of wisdom.
Source: Right Wing News