A Hollywood Republican

Hollywood screenwriter Robert J. Avrech has written a very interesting article here.  One of the few Republicans in Hollywood who stands up and tells it like it is.  Wow.
 
I’m a Republican. A heretofore secret Hollywood Republican. I know men and women who are heavy drug addicts and they have no problem finding employment in Hollywood. I know men and women who are gambling addicts and they work pretty regularly. There’s even a director who was arrested for child molestation and yet was hired by Disney – yes, Disney – to helm a picture, and people defended this decision by saying even child molesters have a right to work. I would bet my bottom dollar that all these people are on the correct side of the political spectrum. They are liberal democrats.
 
Let’s be clear about one thing. Hollywood people are glamorous. But that’s about it. They are ill informed about jihad. They are ill informed about Islam. They are ill informed about Israel, the PA, Iraq, Afghanistan. They are ill informed about U.S. history, the Constitution, etc. The truth is, the movie people I’ve met are ignorant about most everything – save the weekend grosses of the top ten films. That they know like human computers.
 
Hollywood, once upon a time, was one of the most patriotic colonies on the planet. During World War II, Frank Capra made a series of propaganda films titled “Why We Fight.” Marlene Dietrich put herself through a most grueling schedule visiting and entertaining our troops and selling war bonds. Jimmy Stewart joined the Air Force. Numerous movie stars put their careers on hold to help the war effort. These men and women loved America and understood who the enemy was and why the enemy had to be not only defeated but obliterated from the face of the earth.
 
Look at Hollywood now. Sean Penn goes to Iraq and apologizes for American war crimes. Hollywood’s patron saint is Michael Moore, its liturgy his package of lies, the movie “Fahrenheit 9/11.” When this film had its Hollywood premiere, the red carpet was choked with stars just dying to make an anti-Bush statement. We’re talking about movie stars who know basically nothing about politics. To call them fools would be generous. I have spent time with too many of these people, and believe me, if you’re not talking about how beautiful or how talented they are, the conversation sort of just dies.
 
Read the whole thing here.  Hat tip to Absinthe & Cookies.
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4 Responses to “A Hollywood Republican”

  1. Vox Says:

    I was just rereading that the other day!

    Sad part is that nothing seems to have changed in all the time since he wrote it.

  2. Martini Girl Says:

    shame isn’t it.

  3. 2008 Election Says:

    I feel that America is essentially against the artist, that the enemy of America is the artist, because he stands for individuality and creativeness, and that’s unAmerican somehow. I think that of all countries ? we have to overlook the communist countries of course ? America is the most mechanized, robotized of all.HenryMillerHenry Miller, The Paris Review

  4. Vox Says:

    I am such an optimist that I always think that one day they will wake up and see the world for what it is, and realize what a blessing the US is.

    The greatest country in the world, populated with the greatest people, defended by the best soldiers – a country and a people that are strong, generous, kind, hopeful & helpful….

    Unfortunately, those in Hollywood seem to have blinders on – in fact, their vision seems to get more and more skewed every day


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