Where’s Meryl? Hollywood and NFL hypocrisy reap a whirlwind

If almost everybody in Hollywood knew about Harvey Weinstein, why aren't they speaking out? Plus, an NFL fan protest is brewing.

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Meryl Streep offers another anti-Trump diatribe. (Image via YouTube video still)

CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 12, 2017 – At every awards ceremony Meryl Streep has attended over the past several months, the Oscar-winning actress has taken advantage of each and every opportunity to grab a free and available microphone to broadcast her paleo-liberal drivel to the world.

Meryl Streep is the Colin Kaepernick of Hollywood.

Instead of taking a knee, Streep and Kaepernick get down on both knees and give thanks for their good fortune to live in the United States of America. But that won’t happen. Nestled inside their ultra-plush cocoons of wealth, Streep and Kaepernick are too ignorant to realize just how idiotic their liberal gestures and proclamations sound to the average American.

But in light of the most recent Hollywood scandal, which deepens by the hour – namely, the disgraceful antics carried on for years by Harvey Weinstein and covered up by his complicit minions – one simply has to ask the question: “Where’s Meryl?”


Maybe she didn’t get the memo. Or perhaps she has been so wrapped up developing her next signature accent that she hasn’t had time to read the latest shocking revelations concerning her impossibly wealthy and heretofore untouchable Hollywood colleagues. Perhaps she has been unable to find a handy microphone to inform the rest of the world what they should think about Harvey Weinstein’s adventures.

More likely, we’re dealing with yet another gruesome example of Hollywood celebrity hypocrisy.

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On November 12th a grassroots protest against the NFL will take place. It’s aim: to boycott all the games played on that day. It’s about time a strong message was sent to the NFL’s “protesting” players who make a great, virtue-signaling gesture each week to condemn the country that pays many of them far more than a neurosurgeon makes.

The November 12 fan protest will resonate across the country as current (and former) NFL fans who are genuinely upset at these rich and famous athletes get a chance to stand up and be counted.

Empty football stadiums would be a great way to bring a quick and convincing end to ridiculous controversies like this one, while sending a strong message to those who insist on perpetuating this SJW garbage. The fans likely won’t change the players’s attitudes. But they might make the point at last that all America’s sports fans really want is watch teams of top-notch athletes perform on the gridiron and leave their personal opinions in the locker room.

As Americans, we prefer to think for ourselves and do not need someone else to do it for us, especially condescending rich liberals who really have nothing to say other than “Look at me! I’m famous and rich, so I must be smart.”

Here’s hoping the upcoming NFL fan boycott will capture the imagination of the country while demonstrating to arrogant players, owners and media propagandists that we are completely fed up with their neverending, hypocritical SJW BS. Just for once, it would be nice at last to see a flicker of light at the end of that long dark tunnel of liberal mindlessness.

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As for that ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal, it’s a perfect story for our times. It’s salacious. It’s easy to understand. It’s about personal and sexual abuse, money, fame and every other sordid pursuit one can imagine unfolding amidst the lifestyles of the rich and famous, who live in gated communities surrounded by security guards who protect them from predators like themselves.

On the other hand, the Weinstein story is also boring. Titillating, perhaps, but dull in the end. It’s not new or interesting, and in truth, each daily revelation is something we’ve seen many times in Hollywood before. The gory details just reinforce what most of us already suspected all along.

What is more intriguing is how far back in time an awareness of Weinstein’s behavior by the denizens of Hollywood can be traced. It’s increasingly clear that among the Hollywood elites, Weinstein’s habitual predation was common knowledge. Celebrities in the know often laughed about their dirty little inside joke.

So if almost everybody in Tinseltown knew it, then where’s Meryl in all this?

She’s nowhere to be found, that’s where, because when you are famous and wealthy you have automatic immunity and complete absolution from responsibility. The rules for Hollywood royalty – and for grossly overpaid athletes for that matter – are simply not the same as they are for the average American. Traditional morality is for deplorable commoners, not for them.

Since there are apparently no convenient award ceremonies on the near horizon, should Ms. Streep change her mind, step out of her plush multi-million dollar mansion and require a free microphone or bullhorn to make a righteous pronouncement about the depravity of Weinstein et. al., we should help out.

We should make sure she has the opportunity to speak. Since it might be a financial burden for her to rent her own mike, purchase her own time, and summon the press to her own press conference, the least we could do is provide the equipment on our own dime..

How about it Meryl? No cost to you. It’s a helluva deal.

About the Author: Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor was an award winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people and cultures around the globe.

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