Here’s a question for you. At first the answer may seem obvious. But perhaps it’s not as clear-cut as you think.
The question is, why are so many celebrities liberals?
As you know, a vast majority of them support Democratic candidates, no matter which election it is. And they’re always using forums such as awards ceremonies to preach their liberal views, which very few people are interested in hearing.
A number of celebrities even vowed to leave America if Donald Trump were elected president. I guess they thought they were safe in making that announcement because they were certain he wouldn’t win.
I’m sure many of us would have offered to help these celebrities pack their bags if we actually thought they would go. But like most of what they say publicly, it was a bunch of hot air. They’re not going to leave a country where they can make far more money than they can anywhere else.
But speaking of money, these same celebrities are actually able to keep a higher percentage of the money they earn when Republicans are in control. Republicans typically try to reduce income taxes, while Democrats typically try to increase them.
So, if money is the driving force in the lives of celebrities, why are they so against Republican politicians in general and Donald Trump in particular?
I believe there are two answers to this question.
One is that a vast majority of them feel they need to keep up a certain image with the public. Movie and television actors, musicians and a variety of other celebrities like to portray a rebel persona, and that edgy attitude usually resonates better with supporters of Democratic politicians and liberal policies than with those who support Republican politicians and conservative policies.
Many of these celebrities may not be nearly as liberal at their core as they try to exhibit. Others are liberal through and through. Many are also wildly inconsistent. At one moment they’ll compare Trump to Adolf Hitler, but the next moment they’ll bar conservatives from posting comments on their social media sites. Gee, that sounds exactly like something Hitler would have done.
Two, many celebrities are liberals because they’ve become so completely engrossed in the lifestyles of the rich and famous that they’ve lost sight of the fundamental standards that made America great in the first place. Adhering to a set of moral guidelines no longer appeals to them. They seem to forget that for every one person who adores them and will follow whatever they say, there are probably 10 people who see them for the phonies that they are.
I think of NFL players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem prior to games because America doesn’t treat poor people the way they want them to be treated. But then I look at photos of their sprawling mansion and wonder how many of those downtrodden folks they’ve taken in to live with them.
And I think about rock stars who refuse to play at an arena because it’s located in a state that allows business owners to decide what types of cakes they will make. Don’t they see that they are doing the exact same thing by refusing to perform there?
And I think about a seemingly endless array of Hollywood actors and actresses who blast conservatives for their intolerance, and then see them repeatedly demonstrate intolerance to people who don’t agree with their views.
A majority of celebrities will continue to be liberals no matter what we do or say. But maybe over the next four to eight years they’ll start to understand how hypocritical they are… even if they never admit it.