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A few days ago I posted “Jeepers Creepers” detailing several unsettling events I had read about that day suggesting the development of a cult-of -Obama mentality among different sectors of our society, including an effort by some celebrities to get the country to pull together in the new President’s name by making video pledges.
Andrew Breitbart discusses this effort and gives a spanking to Hollywood’s sunshine patriots in his piece I Pledge to Ridicule Celebrities Who Refuse to Recognize We Are At War With People Who Want to Kill Them, Too
Many of the celebrities that were central to demonizing and making life impossible for President Bush for eight loathsome years NOW want to help with the heavy lifting of bringing America back together under President Barack Obama.
Witness Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s cavalcade of shiny, happy situational patriots appearing in a derivative public servitude announcement: A “Presidential Pledge” to President Barack Obama.
What are these luminaries pledging to do?
President Bush was not holding back Moore from “free[ing] one million people from slavery in the next five years.” Nor was he holding back the Obama-biquitous Will.I.Am from “chang[ing] how [he] live[s].” Ditto: Aaron Ekhart (”To be a better person,”) Marisa Tomei (”To integrate into my heart what I already know in my head which is that we are all in this together,”) Kutcher (”To the abolition to 21st century slavery,”) Anthony Kiedis (”To be of service to Barack Obama,”) P. Diddy (” pledge to turn the lights off, cause I used to leave the lights on but we want to conserve energy so I’ma turn the lights off, you turn the lights off,) and all-in-unison (”Because together we can, together we are, and together we will be the change that we seek.”)
Well. I’m impressed with the world-changing potential I see here. Not. And neither is Mr. Breitbart.
This video illustrates that the current celebrity class are not citizens but serfs. They need a leader to put their minds in the right place to do the right thing. They are not heroic individualists seeking to extend America’s promise but conformists who chose to sit out and complain during the tough years in order to ensure their guy got in the next go-around.
And it wasn’t courageous to make a movie about McCarthyism a few years ago, either. Just so you know.
Remember this video: It is a instructive relic of the era of celebrity decadence and boutique anti-Republican activism under President Bush. It is a sickening display that they want fast and easy absolution for having comported themselves like ill-behaved children for eight difficult and war-torn years.
Good luck, President Obama. The rest of you can go to hell.
H/T Hot Air
Andrew Breitbart debuted Big Hollywood Blog on January 6. His objective is “to change the entertainment industry. To make Hollywood something we can believe in – again. In order to give millions of Americans hope.”
But, you say, Hope and Change? Where have we heard that before? Read a few posts and see what you think. My verdict after reading a few days’ worth of posts is, I think he’s got it!
The blog shows a face of Hollywood that few have seen (except for a few like Jon Voight and Chuck Norris). This intervention comes not a moment too soon, because the old witch has gotten uglier by the year.
And boring, too. The same hobbyhorses get dragged out and ridden to death, time after time, in true catechismic form. Who’s the bad guy? The greedy businessman. The religious nut. The shallow, spoiled, selfish wealthy person. The entire human race. We’re all flawed. Oops! Doesn’t that sound a lot like being cursed with Original Sin? Hey, Hollywood, isn’t that just so, what’s the word, Christian?
And Hollywood celebrities: We know what you think. We’ve been treated to your expert opinions about everything for years. I tuned you out long ago. Either put your money where your mouth is, or shut up and act.
Hollywood was once a symbol of glamor, excitement, and possibility. Dorian-Gray- like, the real picture of Hollywood turned out to be dripping with cubic zirconia, dreary predictability, and dead ends, filled with people whose lives differ from those of the dysfunctional characters they portray only in the amount of wealth they possess. A sad epitaph for a once dream-inducing vision.
The Big Hollywood blog has the potential to change that. You’ll find that not everybody there thinks like Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand.
Thank you, Mr. Breitbart. You’ve made me say “Hooray for Hollywood!” again.
H/T Ace of Spades