In My Opinion
Hollywood and Politics: Deep Pockets, But Not Deep Thinkers
Who influences your voting decisions? I recently saw an article that made national news on the subject, touting how Luke Skywalker was talking about his presidential choice. This made me chuckle considering “Luke Skywalker” is a fictional character.
It also made me think, whom do we look to for answers on the big issues in life? The implication of your vote is great. Why do people listen to a movie stars' opinion? The fact is, most of them will never be like you. Do you have a closet full of $1,000 shoes? Do you make $1 million dollars a year or more? Do you qualify their position based on their experiences? I mean, how can you understand the normal person’s plight when you aren’t normal? What do they know that we do not know?
I asked my fellow voters where they get their information about the candidate that they are selecting for local, state, and national elections. I was surprised by the silence that followed on my Facebook page. I waited for about 30 minutes, wondering if the post actually went out. Yes, it did. The issue was people didn’t have a response.
That got me thinking. Do people vote for the person that fits their needs, or is it peer pressure? As I was perusing the internet I did indeed find a list of who was supporting whom. It appears Sarah Silverman is willing to take one for her team. I also came across a very disturbing proposal that is in line with Hollywood. This shouldn’t be a production, or a campaign based on popularity, but should be based on facts.
The amount of money that is spent by private donors is absurd. Where is this money when we have poverty in our country? It is my hope that we realize that publicity can only go so far, and the implications of our votes are real and will resonate for years to come. I think we need to focus on the issues and not pay attention to the promotion.
The bigger issues are that both parties are backed by powerful investors. They will never objectify the common person’s plight.
What does a Hollywood star care about taxes? I am sure most of them have people that handle all of that. The Hollywood crowd so diligently relies on others for everything, from what to wear and how to ac, and their endorsements should be taken at face value. After all, this is a group of people that pretend for a living.
Their primary sources of income are driven from not thinking, but acting like they know something. They are in fact the people who they are paid to be. I guess that is the correlation between their job and politics in general.
I will take lunch with Thatcher, Clinton, Bush before the likes of Clooney, Gaga, or Kid Rock. I think we have had enough of a show. Lets get to the facts prior to voting.