Film executive and producer Harvy Weinstein, has plans to make an anti-gun movie and take aim at the NRA. This is the same Harvy Weinstein that has produced a number of violent movies featuring the very guns that he believes “we don’t need in this country.”
This shouldn’t surprise anyone. The vast majority of Hollywood is liberal. Rather than focus on what they do best, making movies, many in Hollywood use their unique position to promote the democrats’ political agenda.
Matt Damon is known for being a huge supporter of the public school system, yet sends his kids to private school. “Ultimately we don’t have a choice,” he said. I think Mr. Damon lacks understanding of the word choice. He has the ultimate choice. He can send his kids wherever he wants, private or public. On the other hand, parents who are not fortunate enough to have Matt Damon’s income, really don’t have a choice because Damon and the unions he supports, oppose vouchers, which would actually allow those parents to pick where their kids go to school.
It’s ironic isn’t it, that the party that loves to portray the rich as evil, is supported by the majority of Hollywood millionaires? Walmart, that provides jobs for over two million people, and provides affordable products to millions more, is evil, but an actor who entertains and gets paid millions of dollars to act, is somehow someone that we should look up to.
I’ve analyzed what it is that makes Hollywood liberal and it really isn’t hard to figure out. Not to offend those who enjoy acting, but the truth is that the entertainment industry is one that attracts way more right-brain individuals than it does left-brain. The right part of the brain is the one responsible for our feelings, emotions and fantasy, whereas the left part of the brain deals more with logic and reality.
Some people are right-brain dominant and others are left-brain dominant, and there isn’t anything wrong with either. We need both kinds of people in society. Scientists and engineers, for example, tend to be left-brain dominant as they deal with computations, problem solving, and logic. Actors, as much as they love to publicly express their opinions, are not really the best people to comment on matters of economics, for example. Right-brain dominant people are more likely to let their emotions get in the way when making decisions.
This is one of the reasons why most in Hollywood, and many who vote democrat, take the positions that may appear to be the most compassionate. The problem is that many of these “compassionate” positions actually are not compassionate at all and end up hurting the very people they are intended to help.
I don’t consider those in Hollywood to be bad people, even if I strongly disagree with them. I actually think that many of them mean well and are very charitable people. And because they aren’t bad people, I think many of them do have a sense of guilt. They realize just how lucky they are, and deep inside, feel that perhaps it isn’t fair that while so many go hungry, they get paid millions to make a movie.
I believe they deal with this guilt by supporting the positions that make them look less like what they are; lucky millionaires who live in a different world, and that really have no way of truly understanding the problems the rest of the working public has to deal with. A conservative or libertarian millionaire actor would have a much harder time explaining that he is against big government not because he doesn’t care about those less fortunate than himself, but because he believes big government actually hurts the poor. Just look at how economic issues like the Minimum Wage are demagogued in order to portray anyone who is opposed, as heartless.
The easiest thing for an actor to be is a liberal. That is why it is so great to see actors like Vince Vaughn come out and show that there are some independent minds in Hollywood who are not afraid to be different than the rest, and who truly understand that political issues are not as black and white as the media makes them out to be.
It is unfortunate that having such a huge audience, so many in Hollywood choose to get involved in political issues; issues that require much more thought and analysis than they are willing to contribute.
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