WASHINGTON: When it comes to Hollywood and Politicians, East and West both create their own fictional realities. Walt Disney built a tremendous business, making a fortune through animation, cartoons. He taught many a young, and old, person to dream. To wish upon a star.
All, the time he knew that fiction was fiction. It doesn’t appear today’s entertainers know this.
“I think there are a lot of people in the Midwest … that it might be enough for them [to vote him out]. We’re going to find out. If the big gamble is to go all the way to November 2020 … and lose, it’s the end of democracy.”So what? The world is going to end in 12 years. As there goes “democracy.”
Daniels probably knows as much about the political concept of democracy as AOC knows about science. It would be a shocking revelation to learn that Daniels had ever studied any Greek or Roman history.
Still, even a greater shock would be to find that AOC can count to 12. But I digress.
The Hollywood Actor (West) and the Bronx Bartender (East)
The equivalency statement of Daniels and AOC, if accurate, is a testament that politicians are entertainers, and entertainers are less than students of history, let alone students of civics. We have the West Coast and the East Coast and all those deplorables in the middle, they can be damned.
Robert De Niro, an entertainer,\was fortunate to have come along after a time in which profanity has become acceptable communications. Otherwise, he would stand mute for most of his movie lines or award-ceremony speeches.
However, clear-headed rational thought, absent four-letter words, would be worse than brain cancer to his mental structure. Imagine if he had to act in the character of most real-life people instead of the character of some aberrant MS-13 groupie.
“Duh? See Dick pet Spot. See Spot lift his leg.”
As to an overripe “D-minus” student with celluloid reflection, Hollywood Michael Moore tells the French that Americans have seen their last president because Donald Trump has no respect for democracy. Again, so what?
The world has only 12 years left (actually less). Didn’t Moore get the message? It doesn’t matter!
There is today, a blurred line between entertainers and politicians.
However, it is not a blurred line between two contrasting segments, e.g., black and white. It is a contrast between dumb and dumber.
Unfortunately, there is nothing to be done. A contemporary, pithy but accurate aphorism is: “You can’t fix stupid.”
Ignorance can be addressed with, at least, moderate teaching. However, stupidity is self-exploitation of one’s ignorance. Education is, the orderly presentation of selfless facts replacing blanks spots of the mind. Entertainers today seem to have no discernment between fiction and nonfiction. The blank spots of their minds full of fallacy and fiction. Moreover, they believe it to be nonfiction.
Entertainers live in a fantasy world. Moreover, they will remain there as long as great wealth accrues.
Sadly, AOC and her Politician ilk live in a corrupt world. So they too will remain for the same reason.