By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Seeing Hollywood side against America is nothing new. Whether the enemies are Islamists or Communists, Tinsel Town’s biggest and brightest stars are there on the front lines and always have been.
The active and passive support Hollywood stars are showing for the Palestinian Liberation Front in its war against Israel is not an aberration but rather what should be expected. People who parrot other people’s words often feel a need to show how independent they are which leads them to comment on the issues of the day.
Nevertheless, saying “America is the greatest country ever conceived,” does not draw the type of attention these egomaniacs crave. Attacking America to show “what independent thinking persons” they are suits their nature much better.
Richard Belzer comes to mind here. He once said he knew more about what was happening in the Iraq War than the soldiers fighting it because “I read twenty newspapers a day.” Apparently Mister Belzer never noticed that the twenty stories about the war he was reading had virtually the same text because they were re-writes of the same original piece. If he had tried a Google key word search he would have learned this is true, but that would have bruised his ego.
In the immediate post World War II years, Hollywood’s top parrots were “outraged” that their Communist colleagues were actually named as Communists.
“Slander!” “Hitler tactics” and other stupid phrases were thrown around as cover for the truth.
The recent death of Lauren Bacall reminds us that she and her husband Humphrey Bogart were the top stars in a group who were intent upon “righting” the “wrongful” labeling of their clearly Communists friends. They knew them to be good people so obviously the government was wrong. The couple helped form the lofty sounding “Committee For The First Amendment,” and went to Washington to “demand justice.” Don’t they always “demand” something?
Eventually all the Communists were proved to be Communists and the name “Bogart” was found on a list of attendees at a Communist cell meeting.
During a period when America was a Republican country, Bacall and Bogart were proud un-reconstructed Democrats. They were always out of step.
History has allowed the lie that people like them and a host of others were merely duped into supporting enemies of America. This is difficult to believe.
When the mask is ripped off of the dangerous Islamists who want to destroy Israel, Hollywood’s “independent thinkers” of today will also claim they were “duped,” which will also be difficult to believe.
The more things change; the more they remain the same.