If you’ve read some news regarding the Hollywood actress (and I don’t blame you if you didn’t), you’ll know that she has decided to “take a break from acting” so that, in her words, she could “help fix our democracy”. Aside from the fact that we’re a constitutional republic, not a democracy, I’m somewhat interested in finding out just what she could mean by that.
But that’s for me to think about at another time. For now, let’s focus on one surprising thing she said during an interview with Vanity Fair.
“The Democrats made a huge mistake by chastising the Trump supporters, and that was disgusting to me.”
I’m surprised at the level of potential intelligence this girl possesses. If she were just like any other brainless Hollywood celebrity, she would’ve just relentlessly attacked Trump and those who voted for him. Essentially turning her acting career into a full-time CNN job without a show. But it looks like she’s not quite as braindead as her peers. There may be hope for her yet. After all, she’s only 27 years old. She could still grow out of a Leftist mindset.
Winston Churchill is, by most, attributed for saying: “if you’re not a liberal by 20, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by 40, you have no brain.” If that is true (fair enough, it’s not quite for every case. i.e.: me), then J-Law still has a chance to not be utterly brainwashed by the Left.
But that’s not all she said. She also said: “Of course they’re not going to vote for Hillary Clinton; they’re going to vote for Donald Trump. You laughed at them when their plight is very real.” Again, a smart observation… perhaps. I don’t know if, when she mentions our plight, she means it to be a plight of being swayed (or, in Leftist words, “conned” or “fooled”) by Trump or a plight of having the feeling that we’re losing our country. Because the latter was our plight. That’s what every single Trump supporter felt at the end of Obama’s tenure (and for most, throughout his 8 years in office).
I’m not sure which “plight” she’s referencing here, so I’ll simply let it be. I won’t give her too much credit by supposing the latter but I also won’t insult and discredit her by supposing the former.
She then mentioned that Trump was “a big powerful man in a nice suit, pointing at you going, ‘I’m going to make you rich’. It’s so appealing.”
And that’s really where I will contend with her. Not a single one of us for one second believe that he was “going to make us rich.” He’s not Santa Claus. If he were, he’d be a Democrat. That’s the sort of promise Democrats tend to make. They are always promising to give out free stuff that would usually cost a decent bit of money. Free stuff such as un-ending social programs that only make people poorer and keep them below the poverty line.
It’s the kind of promise that someone like Bernie Sanders would make. And if there’s one thing that everyone in America can agree on is that Trump is nothing like Bernie Sanders.
Not one of us believe he’s going to make us rich. What we believe is that he will make it easier for people to have better economic opportunities. These opportunities come in the form of more jobs coming to the country and overall better prospects for small businesses. He’s not going to make us rich. He’s going to Make America Great Again. And part of that is Making America Rich Again (well, richer).
J-Law then said: “I’ve always thought that it was a good idea to stay out of politics. 25% of America defines as liberal and I need more than 25% of America to go see my movies. It’s not wise, career-speaking, to talk about politics.”
I have mixed feelings about this one. For one, what she says makes sense. Politics, by definition, are always polarizing. If you want to have a big fan-base, it’s usually best to not be political and simply focus on your craft. Personally, I tend not to watch movies that star people I don’t like. I’ve stopped watching movies in theaters largely because of that. And it’s a real shame, as well. Some of my all-time favorite movies are by people who are ultra-Leftist and I dislike politically. Movies like Blades of Glory (Will Ferrell) and Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) just to name a couple. I still love the movies, but I don’t feel that way whatsoever about the stars.
Same principle applies to television. Shows like How I Met Your Mother (basically the entire cast), Full House (Bob Saget, but I understand that Candace Cameron (DJ Tanner) is a Christian) and The Big Bang Theory (Simon Helberg AKA Howard Wolowitz) I love and enjoy, but don’t feel the same way about the people themselves.
So I can understand her reasoning behind her words. The thing about that is it doesn’t seem to matter whatsoever to many other celebrities. People like Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio and even J-Law herself have all gotten themselves involved into politics. The very reason I’m even WRITING this article is because she’s getting political herself.
The people I’ve mentioned are HUGE names in Hollywood and they will tend to be fine in terms of popularity. Personally, I don’t like any of them (though J-Law is, as of this moment, better in my eyes than the others) and will likely never bother to see any of their movies. But that really doesn’t matter to them. Since they’re huge names in Hollywood, they’re part of an elite group (and sure as heck act like it) that only cares about what each other thinks. It’s all one massive group-think that they’ve got going on.
Conservative celebrities like James Woods get completely blacklisted and are attacked for their views, more so if they are outspoken about their conservative values. Just look at a tweet made by Chris Pratt about praying for a good friend of his and see the disgusting replies that he got due to it.
Granted, I haven’t seen any other celebrity attack him, but there’s really nothing to stop them from doing so and come out worse for the wear. Hollywood celebrities are more than allowed to voice a liberal opinion and will likely not suffer much due to it. Not that they should, they have the right to speak their minds. But there’s an ever-present bias in Hollywood and media. Conservatives are destroyed (or at least silenced) and liberals are celebrated.
So while what she says does make sense, it’s not something that actually applies to anyone. While I’d be willing to watch a movie that features people with no expressed political opinions, I’d also be more willing to watch a movie that features people (or at least one person) with a conservative point of view.
Some years ago, Vince Vaughn said that he was conservative. I’m more willing to watch his movies than someone like Jim Carrey, who’s a Leftist lunatic. Chris Pratt is open about his faith in Christ, so I’m more willing to watch his movies than someone who would insult Christ and His followers. Tom Selleck is a major leader in the NRA, so I’m more willing to watch shows he stars in. Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) is a Christian and I’m more willing to watch movies and shows she’s in.
And if 25% of America defines as liberal, it follows that people like them should all be massive stars; bigger than DeNiro, Streep and DiCaprio. But that’s not the case. For one, acting skills also have to be a big part. For as much as I dislike DiCaprio, I’d be a stubborn fool to say that he’s not a good actor. Same goes for Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell.
But it’s also the fact that Hollywood is a Leftist’s paradise and a conservative’s Sodom (objectively, Hollywood really is Sodom, but not to the Left).
Regardless, let’s return to J-Law. It’s honestly rather surprising to see her saying all of this. And it’s true. The Left have treated Trump supporters pretty terribly. While their focus lies mostly on Trump, they have also come out to attack his supporters. It wasn’t that long ago that CNN doxed a Trump supporter and harassed her, interrogating her about a pro-Trump event that was held by Russian trolls despite the fact that Michael Moore (yet another uber-Leftist who’s not even a good actor or director) attended and was a big part of an anti-Trump rally also held by these Russian trolls (as did CNN themselves).
And perhaps the biggest culprit in everyone’s minds when it comes to attacking Trump supporters has to be Hillary Clinton. After all, the reason we proudly call ourselves “deplorables” are due to her comments saying that she could put half of Trump’s supporters in a basket of deplorables.
So J-Law is absolutely right in mentioning just how badly the Democrats, and, by extension, the media, have treated Trump supporters. Not that we’re complaining, really. Other than the CNN dox, we’re more than ok with these idiots treating us badly. It just reflects more poorly on them than on us. And it solidifies our reason to not vote Democrat.
Calling us racists, sexists, homophobes, Islamophobes, hicks, religious nuts, gun nuts, Nazis and fascists only serves to make us chuckle. It’s all indicative that the Left cannot fight in the realm of ideas and opts to call us names like the 2nd graders they are at heart and at mind. It also doesn’t serve them well that Antifa thugs break things and vandalize things like small children throwing a tantrum every time things don’t go their way.
Remember the vandal girl from yesterday’s article? On whom do her actions reflect? The “Nazi” professor? The “fascist” guests? Trump? No, it reflects on the collective Left. She made herself out to be a spoiled little brat who breaks things when she’s mad. And yes, despite the fact that she’s likely no older than me (I’m assuming she’s attending the school and I’m the age of a college senior) even I can recognize her childish actions. Problem for her is that she will likely have to face adult consequences (aka paying for the damage she caused).
So despite the fact that what the media and the Left is disgusting in attacking us, we welcome it. It’s just more ammunition to use against the Left.
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