October 22, 2012
Is this you?
“The election is tight, and Democrats and Republicans are always desperate to raise more money on both sides,” noted Los Angeles culture reporter Jenn Hoffman. “Some people just hate Hollywood types and are going to find a way to be envious and cruel to anyone they perceive as rich, famous and liberal. Those people need to spend less time on the Internet and more time focusing on their own lives.”
Read the story in its entirety here at Fox.com.
This is not me and I don’t believe it’s you either. I’m not envious or cruel to anyone I perceive as rich, famous or liberal. I’m offended by them. They are rich and famous thanks to people like us but they pull no stops in calling us ignorant, stupid and hicks. They demonize the Tea Party, who’s only so-called extremism is following the Constitution but revere the Occupy criminals. They are the 1% that the Occupy squatters are supposedly fighting.
I love Barbra Streisand but I’ll never buy another of her CDs. I refuse to spend money in the theater for movies starring or made by George Clooney (who I never liked anyway) or Tom Hanks (who I used to like a lot.) If these movies come on HBO, I might watch them because I’m already paying for it. I won’t buy music by Stevie Wonder, anymore. It’s my own personal boycott of Hollywood-types.
But this is not out of envy or jealousy. It’s because of stars who think they have the right to tell me how to think. Or tell me that how I do think is wrong-headed. I helped make them rich and famous and I can and will stop doing it.
They aren’t special. They put their pants on, one leg at a time just like you and I do. They suffer disease and deaths just like we do.
They are no different than you and I. We need to not forget that.