reply to post by dragonseeker
Here are the facts about you clowns in Hollywood that have an opinion because you've been in a movie.
Hollywood Political Activists
A vast majority of the celebrities have little if any education and if having earned a degree it is seldom other than arts studies for their craft. As
a result it is doubtful whether any of them have much of a background in history and certainly less in critical thinking. These parts of a normal
education are not required in their chosen field. The lack of education makes it easy for others to influence their opinions. As a result it is easy
to dupe them into positions that they are not intellectually capable of understanding or defending.
In addition, one must realize that these individuals have accumulated extraordinary wealth by emoting other people’s words. There has been little if
any independent thought in their careers. In fact, it is more likely that any effort on their part to inject an independent random thought into their
endeavors has been shut off by directors, writers and other handlers. In order to perform effectively they have been trained to feel not to think.
They have spent an entire lifetime being told where to go, how to dress, what to say and what to feel. As a result one can easily see why the
positions they espouse are not the result of a critical thinking of their own but at best the result of a highly emotional response to an issue or
likely the direct result of a “script” by a third party.
Of course, questioning of any position that is in the script they are provided will seldom occur. In the insulated society in which the celebrity
lives, he/she is surrounded by the identical ilk of uneducated, emotional, pliable individuals with the identical lack of education and critical
thinking skills. There will seldom be anyone to take an opposing position. Even if the celebrity activist takes a different view he lives in a world
of the “Emperor’s New Clothes”, where an opposing viewpoint is met with scorn much as the little boy who rightly observed the king’s
nakedness. In addition, if one takes another position outside of the accepted view he/she is often ostracized. Those who have opposed the status quo
often result in reduced work and income. Any public questioning by the media follows the accepted script and any adverse position discussion is
carefully avoided or the public could be informed as to the lack of knowledge of the celebrity activist.
Ultimately we should not be asking the opinion of the celebrity activists, but who gave him/her the script to read. The classic example of this
mindless prattle activism was the testimony before congress by Sissy Spacek and Jessica Lange about the farm crisis, because they had starred in
movies about a farm. Here were two actresses in essence testifying about the movies they were in, trying to affect farm policies as if the movies were
real. This is stark reality about celebrities reading scripts instead of thinking, but one must not miss the point that in reality that is what all
celebrity activists are doing although less obvious than this example. With Sissy and Jessica we can at least look up
the writer and director and read the rolling credits, with most celebrities we don’t know who is supplying the script.
The reason for concern is that the American public has also deteriorated in its ability to discern truth from agenda. Most Americans primary news
sources are visual. As a result celebrities’ opinions may have more and more influence on the public. If these opinions are acknowledged as being
directly from the US government, a particular political party, or activist group, I am sure at least some Americans would question the position. In
short, I think we need at least rolling credits at the conclusion of every public appearance of Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Janeane Garafalo, Tom Hanks,
George Clooney ad nauseum revealing who wrote the script and funded their presentation.