The Trump phenomena if anything has demonstrated like never before the bridled mindset of progressive dogma that permeates the celebrity community, especially within Hollywood, the destructive cult-like conviction of those within the motion picture industry is ironic when one considers Hollywood’s fabled history of tolerance and acceptability, which no longer exists.
However if you’re lucky enough to be one of those few “critical thinking” independent marquee celebrities like Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck, Jon Voight or Kurt Russell then you’ve achieved something few within the entertainment industry achieve, the ability to be a free-thinker without fear of being “blacklisted” for your beliefs.
That rare commodity was recently on display in an interview by actor Kurt Russell about not being a liberal in la, la land.
“This is a business that’s heavily promulgated by people who have a politically liberal bent . . . I don’t begrudge them that. I’m a libertarian; frankly, I think my liberalness goes far beyond theirs in a lot of ways. But yeah, we think differently, and maybe that’s cut me out of some things. I don’t care. People know I get along great with all kinds of directors, all kinds of actors. And I tell you, you hire me, I will show up, 24/7, and I will give you 100%. I will help you fix whatever problems come up. You hire me, I’m your boy. It’s just; it’s all about the work. And when that’s done, I am done!”
However it isn’t always that simple even for someone like Russell, who was invited to appear on “The View”
Where he apparently took Whoopi and her liberal co-hosts to task saying: “The last thing I like to watch is entertainers or actors get political.” He then gave them a lesson on the Second Amendment, and how important it is to preserve those rights.
No doubt there are other perhaps less famous actors, that keep their political beliefs to themselves, for fear of being ostracized, however as long as there are brave individuals like Eastwood, Gibson, Selleck, and Voight willing to stand up regardless of the outcome, those of us in Middle America will continue supporting them at the box office!
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