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Celebrity Hypocrites
Creators Syndicate, by John Stossel

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Posted By:garnet, 12/11/2013 8:19:58 AM

I´m annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth." Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he says he believes in democracy but "not capitalist democracy." Actor Martin Sheen says, "That´s where the problem lies ... It´s corporate America." And so on. On my TV show, actor/author Kevin Sorbo pointed out that such sentiments make little sense coming from entertainers. "It´s a very entrepreneurial business.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jebediah, 12/11/2013 8:37:51 AM     (No. 9649229)

I am not sure if it is lack of education (Liza Manellie had never heard of the Holucost before "Cabaret") or a total focus on their careers to the exclusion of everything else---like reading the paper---or having nothing but yes men around them telling them how brilliant they are OR a certain amount of guilt from making so much $ while others are working just as hard, or harder, and making very little....but there is a big problem here. Harrison Ford sounds like the last of the Doo Doo birds, and he was a carpenter before he hit big! But they are also relatively stupid, as there are people I will not pay $ to see, no matter how talented, because of them mouthing off. (There are others, like Sean Penn, who are just so bone stupid coupled with talented I almost forgive them.) And I will go to every Vince Vaughn film from now on, no matter what it is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/11/2013 8:53:09 AM     (No. 9649259)

The Holly-Weirds are in the fantasy business.

But how do you explain the leftism of teachers and scientists and other ´educated´ people ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/11/2013 8:56:11 AM     (No. 9649267)

If they were serious about this, they would give all their money and holdings to the government and demand back a yearly stipend of, let´s say $35,000 a year. Wait about 4 years and ask them about their love affair with socialism then.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nosillod, 12/11/2013 8:57:29 AM     (No. 9649271)

When you think of it, celebrities are the ultimate example of capitalism. The product that they sell is themselves. I suspect most of them hire someone else to do it and aren´t smart enough to realize that it is capitalism that gives them the opportunities that they have. I wonder what goes through their heads when they do a commercial or promote a movie.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tnorling, 12/11/2013 9:32:25 AM     (No. 9649339)

Guilt perhaps, also fashion, also a certain hypocrisy, of course. Sure, I want to make the world a better place too, but not by redistribution.

Democratic capitalism is the worst system ever devised by man... except for the alternatives (another paraphrased Churchillism of course). He´s right.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snakeoil, 12/11/2013 9:38:52 AM     (No. 9649364)

As Jack Warner of Warner Brothers said: The only difference between an actor and Rin Tin Tin is Rin Tin Tin can lick his own private parts. Had to clean the last part of that up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/11/2013 9:42:56 AM     (No. 9649378)

They have theirs and are comfortable with their elite for life status. They couldn´t give a wit about others trying to make it to what was the American dream. Selfish twits. Of course that comfort is based on ignorance regarding what happens when the leftist dream fully materializes. Selfish spoiled and ignorant.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/11/2013 9:50:39 AM     (No. 9649395)

Truth is, they are just too stupid to know what they hate is what they get rich on.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ray_Stoddard, 12/11/2013 9:55:46 AM     (No. 9649409)

FTA: "He and his cameraman located Harrison Ford after the actor had himself filmed getting his chest hair waxed. Ford said the pain of ripping out his chest hair should make us think about the pain the earth feels when trees in a rainforest are cut down."

I´m sorry. I can´t top that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/11/2013 9:58:02 AM     (No. 9649416)

These celebrities also "think" that their buisness is a good business, not an evil one like gas/oil exploration, etc.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/11/2013 10:15:44 AM     (No. 9649466)

Hollywood, you can form socialist societies and associations and live as socialists. America is a free country. Just recognize that you do not have the right to force conservatives into your societies and associations.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 12/11/2013 10:17:11 AM     (No. 9649469)

This is why I have not been to see a movie in over 30 years. I refuse to finance these idiots who are blessed with acting skills. Acting is a form of living a phony life and convincing others that it is real.

Just like the Marxist democrats fake living in freedom for everyone when they really want total control to dictate how all those beneath them may live as subservient serfs.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh@aol.com, 12/11/2013 10:42:43 AM     (No. 9649528)

Quit buying their stuff I refuse to listen to Cher, Brbara Streisend, Clooney, Afleck, etc. they are all nitwits. Won´t waste my time or money.

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