So another group of B-list celebrities has come out to indulge in their fantasies of heroism. According to Salon, the group of (second-rate) stars released a video calling on Congress to oppose Donald Trump’s “racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, anti-worker, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-environmental policies” and block nominees that “threaten the rights of women, the LGBT community, people of color, immigrants, and the poor.” Yawn. (Why is it that liberal propaganda is so boringly repetitive? Does the Left have no talented writers?) Of course, this is hardly the first time that liberal celebs have opted to become political activists and share their wisdom with the rest of America. Think of the puerile performance the Hamilton actors decided to give to the Pence family, or the ludicrously inept attempt to get Electoral College representatives to change their votes. It’s time to drain the swamp.
Not many Americans are stupid enough to believe that the place to look to for moral guidance is Hollywood. How many celebrities have come out to defend the slaughter of Christians, 90,000 of whom were killed in 2016 in places like the Middle East or Africa? Their contribution to society is of questionable value (and that may be putting it charitably), yet they look down upon normal Americans, disrespect our culture, and openly ridicule our values. It’s time we let them know that we do not respect them. I concur with the advice of Christian Toto, who suggests that Trump skip the celebrity performance at his inauguration. “Trump would do better to simply flip the script on celebrity cameos at presidential inaugurations. How? Don’t ask any stars to perform for him. Not one. No Beyoncé, Adele, or Cher. No progressive poets reciting celebratory verses or musicians offering paeans to power.” As a people, we ought to move beyond the worship of vain, morally desolate, and mostly plain-old idiotic people who happen to perform well.