Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Help! He's A Hollywood Republican

I am a Hollywood Refugee.....and Robert Avrech is a very successful Hollywood screenwriter, a Brooklyn conservative jew,and a Hollywood Republican.

His body of work includes a favorite of mine "The Devil's Arithmatic"

He recently penned a funny yet honest look at what its like to be a Hollywood Republican, an experience that seems...familiar...LOL!

I 'm A Hollywood Republican, appeared in the Jewish Pres and Frontpage Magazine. If you want to know more about Robert, check out his blog Seraphic Secret.

Let’s be clear about one thing. Hollywood people are glamorous. But that’s about it. They are ill informed about jihad. They are ill informed about Islam. They are ill informed about Israel, the PA, Iraq, Afghanistan. They are ill informed about U.S. history, the Constitution, etc. The truth is, the movie people I’ve met are ignorant about most everything — save the weekend grosses of the top ten films. That they know like human computers.

The weekend grosses are what everyone lives for and dies by in Tinseltown. They can reduce grown men and women to tears, send others running to their shrinks, or guarantee that you'll still be able to get a reservation at the latest uber hip restaurant, and that people will return your calls!

Hollywood, once upon a time, was one of the most patriotic colonies on the planet. During World War II, Frank Capra made a series of propaganda films titled “Why We Fight.” Marlene Dietrich put herself through a most grueling schedule visiting and entertaining our troops and selling war bonds. Jimmy Stewart joined the Air Force. Numerous movie stars put their careers on hold to help the war effort. These men and women loved America and understood who the enemy was and why the enemy had to be not only defeated but obliterated from the face of the earth.

Look at Hollywood now. Sean Penn goes to Iraq and apologizes for American war crimes. Hollywood’s patron saint is Michael Moore, its liturgy his package of lies, the movie “Fahrenheit 9/11.” When this film had its Hollywood premiere, the red carpet was choked with stars just dying to make an anti-Bush statement. We’re talking about movie stars who know basically nothing about politics. To call them fools would be generous. I have spent time with too many of these people, and believe me, if you’re not talking about how beautiful or how talented they are, the conversation sort of just dies.

ROFLMAO.....ain't that the truth! While there are some exceptions..for the most part...these are really vacuous people being paid too much money to do very little!

When I worked in the biz, I actually read the paper to glean knowledge about the world at large, while most people in Hollywood read the paper seeking out some story that could be turned into a movie of the week. Need I say more! And yet these same people feel oh so freaking qualified to discuss, comment on, and offer up their thoughts and unsolicited opinions on International Relations, World Politics, and The War on Terror!

These Hollywood liberals spend their lives negotiating. They believe that when the time comes they will sit down with Osama bin Laden and cut a deal.

I can just hear the Hollywood power brokers..."Hey Osama, have your people, call my people,and let's do lunch!

Hat Tip to Bad Bob for the link!