Hollywood leans left…no kidding. My issue with the most vocal Hollywood stars is not that they are liberals or even anti gun per se, it is the wanton hypocrisy in which they conduct themselves that really gets to me.
The latest example is from gun hater Matt Damon. Besides being a staunch supporter of President Obama and gun control in general, Damon goes so far as to say (in an interview with The Sunday Herald), “I actually hate guns, they freak me out”.
Hmmm…interesting, because when you were Jason Bourne making millions off the franchise you didn’t have a problem with the hero of the movie using firearms in order to protect his life and freedom.
But that was a few years ago…what about now. Well, with his new movie, “Elysium”, Matt Damon decides to dedicate an entire movie to shoving his face so full of cake it would be laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic.
The gist of Elysium: The quintessential story of haves and have nots. Majority of the Earth’s population live on the surface with disease running rampant, food shortages and abject poverty. The rich and powerful live in an orbiting space station (Elysium) that has no disease, poverty or want of anything. They also have an almost absolute ban on immigration.
You can see how this is set up for a social commentary heralding the good of socialism and collectivism and the evils of capitalism and exceptionalism. And of course Damon, the hero, is going to try and right these “injustices”.
If it was only that, there wouldn’t be much of an issue. Even though the message is as subtle and nuanced as a sledgehammer driving in a tack, liberals have been producing this schlock for years.
But it is HOW Damon’s character goes about doing it. To put it succinctly, he arms up like a walking battle tank. He manages to get his hands on the MILITARY exclusive exo-armor and the gambit of firearms from pistols to machine guns to rocket launchers.
And that is when the hypocrisy train comes roaring into the station without the brakes.
Now, I don’t know if Matt Damon is a shill who easily will sell out his own beliefs for a payday, is a complete idiot who doesn’t see his own hypocrisy, or if (and this is probably worse) he only believes that people WHO BELIEVE AS HE DOES should have access to guns.
You see…if he played a bad guy in a movie and used guns to do bad things, I could see that he is following his beliefs that guns are bad and only bad people have them. But Damon wants his cake and eat it too. He hates guns and doesn’t believe people should have them, yet he promotes in his politically drenched new movie that the only way to get equality is to arm up and fight.
I guess when it’s liberal socialism that is being fought for, it’s ok. To Damon, Socialists with guns are freedom fighters and anyone else are the bad guys.
It’s ironic really. I believe in the Second Amendment because it benefits the liberties and freedom of all Americans. Matt Damon and those like him only believe in the 2nd Amendment when it benefits themselves.
But this is just he most recent example.
Here are a couple of other hypocritical stars that made millions glorifying the gun all while believing that the 2nd Amendment should be abolished.
Side note: How many of these actors have private security? Talk about a haves and have nots mentality.
I’ve all ready did an article on Jim Carrey so we’ll move right by him.
Arnold Schwarzenegger. While being an action star and saying he was in favor of the 2nd Amendment showed his true colors when he became Governor of California. A supporter of both assault weapons bans and the Brady Bill, Arnold spoke plainly during a interview with Time magazine saying: “I’m for gun control. I’m a peace-loving guy.” I find that actually insulting, because he equates not being for gun control to being a warlike bloodthirsty thug.
Sylvester Stallone. Et tu Rambo? While living abroad in England, Stallone had no qualms throwing barbs not only at the 2nd Amendment but at Americans in general. In response to the death of Phil Hartman, Stallone had this to say: “Until America, door to door, takes every handgun, this is what you’re gonna have. It’s pathetic. It really is pathetic. It’s sad. We’re living in the Dark Ages over there.” Door to door folks…door to door.
Mark Wahlberg. On top of saying that Charlton Heston should win the Best Villain award at the 2000 MTV Awards: “I believe Charlton Heston is America’s best villain because he loves guns so much.” Marky Mark doesn’t stop there and gets funky by both admitting his hypocrisy and spinning it: “Certainly, I haven’t used a gun anywhere other than on a movie set and I’d like to see if we could take them all away. It would be a beautiful thing.”
That’s just a short list of actors who vocally hate guns yet get rich of their use and exploit them for their benefit.
If you hate guns so much stick to romantic comedies or physiological thrillers or play the bad guy, if you believe only bad people like guns.
Other than that, please stop shoving your hypocrisy down the throat of America.