you know that if you passed on the opportunity to watch Susan Sarandon 's
latest movie for ideological reasons, you are a fascist?
That's what the Screen Actor's Guild, the most powerful screen actor's union
in America, apparently thinks. In a statement issued on March 3, 2003, the
Guild writes: "We deplore the idea that those in the public eye should suffer
professionally for having the courage to give voice to their views. Even
a hint of the blacklist must never again be tolerated in this nation." But
that is not all that the Glitterati has to say about you, as a consumer and
a person: In a 4/30/03 interview with "The Progressive" magazine, comic Janeane
Garofalo commented that "They (Americans) are against the first amendment."
Odd winds are blowing from the towers of the upper-echelon Left, whom up
till now have glorified boycotts as a progressive means of achieving social
good. They have, over the course of the past ten years, boycotted Esquire
magazine, Folger's Coffee (in opposition to the rightist regime of El Salvador),
Miller Beer (for contributing to Senator Jesse Helm's campaign), Saab (for
sponsoring Dr. Laura Schlessinger's talk show), Winn-Dixie stores (for their
firing of a transgender employee), Israel (for its security policies), Nepal
(for its child labor, although the struggling country couldn't afford schools),
and many others. Each boycott affected innocent employees and citizens, people
far more vulnerable than these limousine liberals who seem to think that
the Bill of Rights affords them alone protection from boycotts.
In the year 2000, radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger faced an ordeal.
After vocalizing her Judeo-Christian take on the issue of homosexuality,
Dr. Laura, an Orthodox Jew, found herself besieged. Hate mail piled up for
days, weeks; her sponsors reported a sharp drop in sales. And who organized
these boycotts? GLAAD, a leading gay organization, which itself is heavily
affiliated with the Hollywood Left (movie stars attend their award ceremonies
each year). When all was said and done, the popular host who had once boasted
an audience of over 20 million, was dumped by her syndicate -- all for expressing
a religious view. Movie stars, on the other hand, think their antiwar views,
which served to vindicate and encourage the bloodthirsty tyrant Saddam Hussein,
do not constitute as hate speech while biblical doctrine does.
We have all had failures and disappointments in life. But how many of us
badmouth employers who don't give us a better deal, throw darts at NBA posters
for not making us sports stars or insult our communities when business is
bad? Part of adult life is accepting failure and looking for solutions on
our own part. Never do we have the right to blame others for the consequences
of our own blunders, and never can we fault those we insult when they avoid
us. For Hollywood to blame America because the have made themselves so repulsive
that people won't watch their movies is unacceptable. America should not
But the Glitterati doesn't simply think that you are a fascist. In the book
of the Gucci crowd, you are a racist and a sexist, too! Literary Great (should
I have used quotation marks?) Norman Mailer recently quipped, "We went to
war just to boost the white male ego." So, if you're among the three quarters
of Americans who supported the war in Iraq, you are either a wife-beater
wannabe or a closet Klansman longing to join a lynch mob (if you are nonwhite
and/or female, like many war supporters, don't bother getting offended. Just
smile and nod). Then again, that is assuming that you actually had a say
in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Democratic Senator John Kerry doesn't think that
America is a democracy at all: "We need regime change in the United States,"
he famously quipped.
If these stooges, a small sample of whom were included in this column, had
insulted you or a loved one in public by name, you would probably not want
to have much to do with them. But such is what we are subjected to when the
rich and famous insult our country. And yet, we refrain from smashing the
TV screen when these Saddam-supporting offenders whine about "free speech."
How much can or will the public take? These stars think that we should cheer
for them when they get naked but show no vehemence or pride when they insult
us and our country. Let's teach them a lesson.
McCarthyists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but some Susan Sarandon movies.
multi-award winning poet, Esther has written a book, "Eros Wins The
Battle", about a U.S. immigrant fighting for regime change in her
native country. The book, filled with Greek myths and poetry, is available
at BN.com (Barnes and Nobel)
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