The Unholy Union of Politics and Entertainment
The unholy union of politics and entertainment is nothing new. Politicians have been using entertainers to add a little luster to their own stars for nearly as long as politics and entertainment have existed. But, over the last few decades, and especially the last ten years, there has been a change in the relationship between those two seemingly disparate worlds. Certainly, the attitude of the entertainers has evolved. Rather than being supportive of the nation and mirroring its people and their values, the tinsel town of recent decades is nothing less than a virus, a reoccurring herpes blister on the face of the body politic.
The Hollywood that once sent its best off to fight for the United States (Clark Gable, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Alan Ladd, Robert Taylor, John Ford, Frank Capra, William Wyler, George Stevens, and John Huston) has now mated with leftist ideology to spawn the likes of Michael Moore.
The Andrews Sisters, dubbed the “Sweethearts of Armed Forces Radio”, dedicated much of the 1940’s to supporting the troops and inspiring the folks back home to buy war bonds. Today we have Lady Gaga and her personal crusade to make the US military more gay friendly.
Sure, Conservatives do have something of a toehold in the entertainment world but nothing to match the bulkhead that has been built up by the Left. Why is that? Granted, the arts crowd does swing to the left but there is something about liberal politicians that lead them to glom onto celebrities like a teenager trying to get an autograph on a napkin or, even worse, a groupie trying to get backstage. read more »