The message from Andrew Breitbart’s article about Hollywood’s elitists isn’t long on kumbayah. What it lacks in kumbayah, it makes up for in righteous annoyance:

The conservatives, Republicans and sundry non-lefties I know in show business have had nothing to say but positive and helpful things about the coming Obama presidency.

“We wish him well.” “He is our president now and he needs our help.”

These are the types of things I keep hearing.

And this is exactly the right attitude and exactly the right message.

God bless, President Obama. Even though I didn’t vote for him, and disagree with much of his agenda, he has my best wishes and all of my best efforts.

But that doesn’t mean I will forgive and forget an era of narcissism, petty complaining and conspiracy theory peddling from the majority celebrity class that began well before Iraq. [See “Hollywood, Interrupted “, my book co-written with Mark Ebner, which was written before and during the build-up to the Iraq war and before the WMDs weren’t found. The public behavior from Hollywood even then was almost uniformly deplorable.]

Conspiracy theories of America’s complicity in 9/11 dominated cocktail party discussions for eight tedious years. They couldn’t simply disagree with Bush. They had to ascribe evil to his motivations and make sure the whole world agreed on that flawed premise.

Yet, hating the president doesn’t mean one can’t still help out the country in a great time of need. But many went to foreign countries and demeaned it instead. Called those that disagreed with them rubes and hicks. The elitism of the celebrities against flyover country America could not have been more pronounced. They made a boat-load of movies that affirmed this narrow and patronizing world view.

And now they want us back.

We’re all Americans — NOW.

It’s a convenient lie the celebrity left peddles that they were with us during the initial Afghanistan phase of the war, and even after 9/11.

Conditional-Americanism is cheap Americanism. It’s worthless. I’ll-take-my-ball-and-go-home-if-you-don’t-play-by-rules-Americanism is equally worthless.

During the last eight years, we needed robust unconditional Americanism. Hollywood wasn’t interested in that type of Americanism. Hollywood’s habit of blaming America for all that’s wrong with the world is sickening. Michael Moore’s, Danny Glover’s and Sean Penn’s praise of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro is sickening. When they took shots at President Bush in the presence of those dictatorial tyrants, they showed how out of touch they were with America.

Twenty years ago AIDS was the number one cause for the Hollywood left. Remember the trendy red ribbons at all the self-aggrandizing awards shows? Hollywood has moved on (dot org) to better blame-your-fellow-American causes. But President Bush didn’t. And aside from Bob Geldof and Bono, they ignore this president’s demonstrable goodness.

Amazing that Geldof and Bono could valiantly fight their battles and serve humanity without being paralyzed by the Leader of the Free World 2000-2008’s all-encompassing awfulness.

Remember this video: It is a instructive relic of the era of celebrity decadence and boutique anti-Republican activism under President Bush. It is a sickening display that they want fast and easy absolution for having comported themselves like ill-behaved children for eight difficult and war-torn years.

President Clinton was hailed for being the first black president but President Bush implemented a plan that improved lives in AIDS-stricken Africa.

Mr. Breitbart sums things up perfectly:

Good luck, President Obama. The rest of you can go to hell.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

2 Responses to “Hollywood’s Half-Hearted Americanism Exposed”

  • eric z. says:


    It sounds insincere.

    It comes across as rhetoric without cause to give it any credibility.

    And it’s more praising Bush than facing the mess left behind him.

  • Gary Gross says:

    It’s unforgiveable that Mssrs. Moore, Glover & Penn praised dictators like Castro & Chavez, people who’ve supported terrorists.

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