Can All You Peons Shut-Up And Just Accept Oliver Stone’s Wisdom?
Uh-oh, Oliver Stone is angry at all of us peons out here who have the audacity to criticize their betters in Hollywood:
“Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has blasted media groups who “slander” celebrities for their political comments – because intelligent stars have every right to question their leaders….The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director says, “We’re Hollywood wackos and all that stuff, left-wing… (It’s) an easy and facile dismissal. “I’m still a citizen, I’ve served my country as a veteran, I’ve had many jobs before the film business. I know something of life, having lived to this age. “We have a right to speak and every time we speak: ‘You’re an actor, a showbusiness director,’ we’re making it up! “This is not a way of dealing with people. This is slander.”
Of course, Oliver Stone has the right to speak his mind. Just as the rest of us have the right to point out that he’s an ultra-left-wing moonbat who makes conspiracy movies and who has this to say about Fidel Castro of all people:
“We should look to [Castro] as one of the earth’s wisest people, one of the people we should consult.”
The real problem that Oliver Stone and other people in Hollywood have is that they’ve been catered to and lionized for so long that they actually believe that they’re smarter, better, and more enlightened than the rest of America — and they are — when it comes to things like knowing where to place stage lighting or how to look super sad because the script says that their puppy just died.
However, when it comes to the political arena, their celebrity status doesn’t make them any more credible on political issues than Joe the plumber, Mike the mechanic, or Tina the secretary and that’s what really just kills them.
Worse yet, they hate the idea that they might pay a price for their political views, again, just like ordinary people do. Imagine this scenario: Oliver Stone hires an electrician and as the guy works on Stone’s mansion, he spends the whole time talking about how much he loves Rush Limbaugh and Bush, hates Commies, and hopes the Republicans beat those lousy Democrats in December. You think Stone would hire that guy again? Probably not and incidentally, back in the real world, a lot of people keep their mouths shut about politics while they’re at work for exactly that reason; they’re worried their politics may hurt them professionally.
But, those are rules for the “little people.” In Hollywood, they act as if their constitutional rights are being threatened if someone says they’re not going to rent Alexander because they don’t like Stone, when actually they should skip the film because it’s just awful — oh, and Alexander kisses his mother on the mouth. Blech!
So, Oliver, you and your Hollywood buddies? Enjoy your right to free speech and the rest of us will enjoy ours! That’s how it’s supposed to be.