Where Have all the “Pretty People” Gone?
Where Have all the “Pretty People” Gone? They all opposed war every one….
The war is on, then it is off. We go one direction and then another. There is a “red line” and then the red line disappears or someone else drew it. I have not thought about it today, much…… What I have thought about are the “missing voices”. The fervent celebrity “peace-niks” who pounced, parodied and preached their “kumbaya”, evoking newer versions of peace protests songs and happy as they pronounced that they found their liberal “Prince of Peace”.
They were sarcastic, this group, piously sure of their own righteousness; moralistically appearing on one talk show after another showing their disdain for what they termed “Bush’s Wars”. Extolling in their superior ways as to how “ignorant” he was, how hapless, Bush was their version of the “anti-christ”. They “high-jacked” award’s shows with their high handed monologues. They showed up at “peace marches” forgetting their usual “war paint” and even allowing the gray roots of their expensive hair cuts to emphasize their weary disdain for conservatives, Republicans and everyone or everything on the “right”. They even referred to the right as “Nazis” , “Teabaggers” and other vile names —— unchecked by the sympathetic media.
Soon, they had their “Black Prince” and they were at peace within themselves……..But now, facing the guns and bombs of a possible war……we hear crickets from them. Silence…… So….whatever happened to:
“I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.”
— Sheryl Crow
>She might be too busy working on the CMA awards, war will be on her mind again if there is another Republican president.
“Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each bearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar, but of God.”
—- Susan Sarandon
>She was “unavailable for comment.” —– She could not even get in the biblical form.
“Thank you so much for the courage to stand up to this mean-spirited and vengeful administration.”
>Busy also, no comment and more interested in her VERY ,VERY small appearance in Oprah’s latest film. In fact this lady had sage advice for young people, “women should rather choose the porn films their husbands watch instead of worry about them “. She should know.
She made very crude jokes about Bush’s surname while talking about his war policies and discussing her frequent habit of being unable to control her urination without some sort of help. And when she was fired as a spokeswoman for Slim Fast, she cried censorship.
She still hasn’t mocked Obama in any way…
So….. what gives? No big concerts by “The Boss”, no melodramatic speeches by Barbara Streisand….. nothing.
Well, catching up with Ed Asner who spoke with the Hollywood Reporter, he said “celebrities are scared of being labeled “anti-black” by opposing the war. Now it is racist to disagree with the Black Man in the White House……. I suppose the so-called “progressives” have made no “progress” at all — especially in their thinking…. about race that is…
And as for President Barack Obama , as he considers a military response against Syria, he won’t have to put up with those pesky old protest marches and pointed vocal protestations from the Hollywood set. Especially if they want to be on the next White House invitation list….