It is typically mentioned that you could choose a person by his buddies, however you’ll be able to choose him much more by his enemies. And there is a number of reality to this. While you see a sure group of individuals united of their hatred in opposition to somebody, it prompts you to ask: Why do they understand this individual to be such a risk? Why do they hate him (or her) so passionately?
As we speak, the query begging to be requested is that this: Why accomplish that many Hollywood elites despise President Trump? Why the depth of the vitriol? Why the unbridled viciousness? Why the open loss of life needs? Why the extent of vulgarity?
Is it as a result of they’re morally superior human beings, enlightened of their understanding and conducting their lives on a better extra aircraft? Is it as a result of they discover the president’s persona to be offensive? Or is it as a result of they’re morally bankrupt?
Earlier than you say, “They discover the president’s persona to be offensive,” ask your self this query: If Ted Cruz was president or if Mike Pence was president, would these identical Hollywood elites be any much less hostile?
For my part, the reply is completely not. In truth, they could be even uglier of their vitriolic assaults.
That is as a result of the hostility in the end comes right down to ethical values. To the concept of the Christian roots of America. To the battle over abortion and LGBT “rights.” (I put “rights” in quotes not as a result of LGBT folks do not deserve equal safety underneath the legislation. They completely do. However the targets of LGBT activists go far past “equal safety” and “equal legislation.”)
Trump could step on extra toes, however he’s not the actual goal. The goal is those that maintain to conservative ethical values. It’s morality, greater than persona, that drives the hostility.
Why am I so certain?
Listed here are three sturdy causes.
First, these identical Hollywood elites had no actual drawback with Trump’s persona earlier than he ran for president.
When he was one in all them, they labored with him, joined him on his actuality TV present, and attended his gala affairs.
But he was actually the identical man again then, however solely extra so. (In different phrases, again then, he was recognized for his philandering and his strip membership on line casino, and nobody considered him as a paragon of ethical advantage.)
Why, then, do these identical stars vilify him right this moment? It is as a result of he has change into a conservative Republican. As a result of he has surrounded himself with godly Christians. As a result of he not promotes Hollywood (im)morality. Now all the things in regards to the man is fodder for his or her subsequent assault.
Second, Hollywood elites have a observe report of attacking conservative Republican leaders.
Simply this week, Jim Carrey likened Ted Cruz to a vampire, whereas an article on The Hill notes that, “A number of outstanding entertainers have donated to [Beto] O’Rourke’s Senate marketing campaign [running against Cruz], in accordance with Federal Election Fee filings, together with Sarah Jessica Parker, Jimmy Kimmel, Rosie O’Donnell and Chelsea Handler.” (In case you are questioning, none of them dwell in Texas.)
Talking of Jimmy Kimmel, what about his assault on Vice President Pence at this yr’s Academy Awards?
As reported by CBN Information, “Vice President Mike Pence has come underneath assault as soon as once more by media leftists for his conservative Christian beliefs – this time it occurred on the Oscars in entrance of tens of millions.
“Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel made a joke a couple of movie that contains a gay romance between a teen boy and a person – a narrative that some would possibly think about pedophilia. . . .
“Kimmel piled on to the assaults in opposition to Pence’s Christian beliefs saying, ‘We do not make movies like ‘Name Me By Your Title’ to earn money. We make them to upset Mike Pence.'”
The viewers laughed with delight.
Or we could return to August 25, 2004, when the Telegraph reported that, “Hollywood’s already fervent help for Senator John Kerry cranked up a gear final night time with the revealing of 10 new anti-Bush ads by award-winning administrators that includes A-list stars”?
Donald Trump is simply the newest goal of the Hollywood elite, and it’s largely due to his affiliation with conservative Christians and their values.
Third, normally, Hollywood is thought for its opposition to conservative values, as demonstrated by the films and reveals it produces, together with its hostility to conservative stars.
It has lengthy been demonstrated that the films that take advantage of cash are sometimes essentially the most household pleasant. But Hollywood pumps out a gradual stream of films glorifying immorality, celebrating homosexuality, and utilizing gratuitous violence to entertain.
And despite the fact that faith-based motion pictures have carried out very properly lately, there’s a regular, anti-Bible, anti-Christian undertone present in all too many motion pictures and TV reveals. (For verification of those factors, see right here and right here, and notice Michael Medved’s vital guide Hollywood vs. America: Widespread Tradition And The Conflict on Custom.)
As noted in this 2013 article, “Chris Hicks, a columnist and movie critic, attributes these trends to Hollywood filmmakers’ liberal thinking. The cultural values and acceptable norms have shifted over the years, which are reflected in the box office numbers. As with anyone and their peers, filmmakers want to be respected and admired. In the movie industry, to be viewed as a serious filmmaker it requires the production of edgier films.”
I believe he is right.
In addition, as reported by Fox News on Tuesday, “Hollywood conservatives say more stars stay quiet to avoid public backlash, being blacklisted.”
In the words of Pat Boone, now 84 years-old, “There used to be more of us. Tom Selleck, Jon Voight, Bruce Willis, who were outspoken, but they’ve been browbeaten and ridiculed, which is the main instrument on the left to shut us up.”
Fox also quoted former “Home Improvement” child star Zachery Ty Bryan who “told ‘Fox & Friends’ that many would be surprised to learn of the amount of anonymous conservative celebrities that don’t talk much about their stance.”
“Surprisingly, there are a lot more conservatives in Hollywood than you would expect,” he said. “They stay more anonymous.”
And they stay more anonymous because they want to keep their jobs.
What a sad commentary on the state of Hollywood.
I could also give you a fourth reason that the hatred against President Trump would be just as intense (if not more so) had Cruz or Pence been president, and that is this: Just look at the candidates who received the most zealous support from Hollywood. They were almost all far-left. Need I say more?
There are certainly many gifted, hard-working, visionary people in Hollywood, from actors to directors and from videographers to writers (and more). And none of them are totally bereft morally.
But it’s quite clear that the dominant, loud majority is dead set against conservative Christian values, proudly so. May the Lord give them a change of heart and mind.
(For a related poll on my Twitter feed, go here.)
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