How is it possible that so few have such a loud voice? Why do the very few who made it from high school drama student to Hollywood “personality” take up so much space in the media?
Of course I understand that they are primarily leftists and therefore fit into the paradigm espoused by the leftist media. But even the leftist media is bound by economics and would not spend so much time pursuing the “wisdom” of the actor/personality/singer if Americans didn’t pay attention.
So why do we pay attention???
Seriously, why do we care about the political views of people who have rarely gained any meaningful education; who live lives isolated from their “fans”; who lack even the slightest understanding of the complexity of evil in the world; and who believe and say stupid things only because they are not very bright? (e.g., Barbra Streisand, Rosie O’Donnell, Senator Al Franken, George Clooney, etc., etc., etc.).
Here is an example. In 2006, “actor” and “comic” Richard Belzer told Bill Maher’s audience that American military people are not well educated and don’t really know much about what they are doing in Iraq. While he reads twenty newspapers every day, Belzer said that the men and women of our military are mostly 19 and mostly don’t read 20 newspapers every day. Of course, Maher defended Belzer.
First of all, Belzer is neither a comic nor an actor. He is not funny and he can’t act.
However, Belzer is right in one way. Our American military men and women probably don’t read twenty newspapers every day. They are busy actually doing something important and not sitting around in porno-theater sunglasses reading newspapers and rehearsing how to pretend to be a REAL man in a television show.
Belzer and Maher deserve each other. Neither is funny and both demonstrate the sarcasm of the kid that everyone hated in high school and who has somehow gained the spotlight. They can derogate those who are really doing something important with their lives.
Both are pathetic. Americans should stop giving them the spotlight and begin seeing them for what they really are. If we stop listening they will have no audience and they will go away into the shadows where they belong.