A rare day passes when our screens are not filled with the self-righteous whining of Hollywood A-listers espousing their particular take on a current event. From award ceremonies and chat shows, they daily harangue us with a diatribe of left-leaning scolding and “enlightened progressivism.” But why does no one ever ask the most important question?
When celebrities talk their talk, they are never asked why they do not walk the walk. The fabulous creatures of L.A. say that they use their fame as a platform, often suggesting that they are speaking for those not fortunate enough to have such a voice. Yet we ignore that they do not use their main platform for their activism.
Make Movies If You Dare
It is all well and good to use their downtime and promo shots to espouse anti-Trump, pro-Socialist positions, but why not put their money where their mouths are? Make a movie that praises socialism. Fund a TV show that demonstrates what really happens when small towns and cities are affected by mass immigration. Release an album singing the praises of social justice. Dare they?
If we take them at face value, it seems strange that they would not use their privileged platform and “louder social voices” to stop the looming disaster
. The answer is no. Of course, they will not risk their real jobs to promote the beliefs they wish to spread. They will not endanger those healthy paychecks to espouse the ideology of the week, in case some in their audience may not want to spend their hard-earned cash to be lectured.
Pure Virtue Signaling
If these darling stars and starlets really believe that President Trump will destroy America, or that Justice Brett Kavanaugh will be responsible for the deaths of millions, would they not do everything in their power to put a stop to it? Ask yourself, if you could do something to stop an oncoming tragedy, would you do it?
If we take them at face value, it seems strange that they would not use their privileged platform and “louder social voices” to stop the looming disaster. Make a film about it if you are a filmmaker. Create an album about it if you are a pop sensation. Fund a film if you are a well-paid actor.
They could do this. But they won’t.
Could it be that they really don’t believe a single word they are saying? Let’s look at an example. Robert De Niro is an out and proud Trump critic. He said in 2017, “At this point, we’re at a crisis in this country with this fool.” If the country is truly in danger, surely it makes sense for a man of wealth, prestige, and talent to devote at least one movie to try to save the nation from the non-specific crisis.
With a net worth of more than $300 million and his own production company, Bobby De Niro could make a movie or two about the threat of the impending Trump-created catastrophe; it would be a piece of cake. But that would involve more than just words; it would take money, time, and, more importantly, risk, upsetting fans who do not take kindly to being preached at from a lofty pulpit.
So take heart in the fact that all their dire warnings, wailing pleas, and teary exhortations are nothing but theatrics. These performers are merely here to entertain you, not to sway your opinion. If they really held a belief deep in their oh-so-generous hearts that the future of America was in jeopardy, they would not be sipping champagne cocktails and tweeting sage words. They would actually be doing something of value. Wouldn’t they?