In today’s culture, very few stars shine brighter than the ones in Hollywood, but the light that shines from the stars is generally a sickly shade of liberal, and boy do they just love to radiate from their red carpeted soapbox.
Sean Penn can’t seem to open his mouth without spewing some sort of hatred about the right while praising dictators on the left. In fact, it’s almost safe to say that here in America; Hugo Chavez has had no greater friend. The left-most ring of the Hollywood circus also has “documentarian”/activist Michael Moore who tends to make millions off of capitalistic systems then completely denounces and attacks them to make even more money. Lastly, I’d be remiss to leave out our (annoyingly pretty) pal Olivia Wilde who teamed up with MoveOn.org to make a pro Obama video that told it’s viewers that if Republicans won, the future was doomed. Humorously doomed, but doomed nonetheless.
It’s no wonder that when a Hollywood actor does say something even remotely conservative that, we on the patriotic right cling to their words like it’s the last piece of floating flotsam from a sinking ship. We want Hollywood, a very powerful force in media, the economy, and our culture, to represent who we are as a nation, and not denounce it as it has since as a lot of us can remember.
Take for instance the latest statements made by nerd princess and all round Hollywood hottie, Mila Kunis, who said communism was “good in theory, in execution it fails.” She would know, her family experienced the epic failure that communism is firsthand. When those words hit print, an idea was lit within the conservative community that maybe, just maybe, there was hope somewhere in that vast, lib infested, disappointment.
Some would state that it was simply that; one actress’s opinion that just so happened to agree with our conservative beliefs, but it’s a tad more than that. The bigger picture is someone with a golden megaphone spoke our mind to millions that up until then, weren’t listening. See, messages are important but that’s simply the core of it, often times, it’s who delivers the message that really makes it effective.
Do you think Reagan’s speech at the Berlin wall would have been half as effective if it was delivered by Dane Cook? The defense rests.
But Mila, who may or may not have just merely stumbled into our good graces, isn’t the only one touting right wing ideology. Little known for his Conservative opinions is Iron Man himself, (and my favorite actor) Robert Downey Jr.
“I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t. I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics every since.”
His story is that of a Hollywood man that found out through trials, self imposed hardships, and bad mistakes that the liberal mentality just isn’t a valid working model. Will you hear this story on Entertainment Tonight? Probably not. In fact if I were to take a poll amongst conservatives, I’m sure most would likely assume that Downey was likely a liberal…
…and I have a problem with that.
What conservatives nowadays have done is write Hollywood off as a bastion of liberal ideology and a platform where leftist ideas can flourish and find light, and that is a huge mistake, because sadly, we’re right. We’ve given up the silver screen for lost, and somehow have become okay with complaining about it in the background, and we have to change our thinking on this.
As Andrew Breitbart said in his book, Righteous Indignation, “Hollywood is more important than Washington. It can’t be overstated how important this message is: pop culture matters”, and he’s right. Not everyone watches Fox News, CNN, CSPAN, and I think a couple people watch MSNBC, but nearly everyone watches non-news television, or goes to see movies. Messages like these are important and we need to show support for those in Hollywood who believe them.
People like Graham Beckel, who recently starred in the movie (I highly recommend) “Atlas Shrugged” should not be running the conservative fame train solely. Beckel touts his conservatism in spite of the leftist atmosphere he’s surrounded in, but his voice is still small. Sean Penn and Michael Moore are only loud because we’ve practically given them and their like, the stage.
Clinging to the scraps we get from the proverbial table isn’t going to be enough. We need a strong presence in Hollywood, because it’s in Hollywood that our message will flourish by leaps and bounds. Atlas Shrugged was in my opinion, a miracle movie, but that’s a sad fact, not a triumphant get. I say, these types of things need to be commonplace.
I mean honestly, if Penn, Baldwin, and Sarandon are the best that leftist Hollywood has to offer it shouldn’t be too hard to topple their tower anyway.