WASHINGTON: Hollywood elite’s threats to leave the country for greener (maybe whiter) pastures seems to be de rigueur. If the election falls against them, then they’re out of here (the U.S.), they swear. Usually, “elites” refers to entertainers of one medium or another. However, why are their threats to leave the good ole’ U.S.A. considered threats? A threat against whom?
More important to ask is how many actors acted on their promise to leave? Moreover, in leaving, would they take their liberal Hollywood principles with them?
Beats me why the tag of “elite” means someone who, through body makeup and a lack of natural inhibition makes millions of dollars through performing for an audience.
These are people who don’t tell the truth for a living. They are actors. Performers.
TownHall.com lists 23 celebrities (Where Are They Now? These 23 Celebrities Said They’d Move If Trump Won) who said they would leave the U.S.A. if Donald Trump won in 2016. They did not leave. According to Barbara Streisand, she is at home, overeating and gaining weight in response to the Trump presidency.
Donald Trump is making me gain weight. I start the day with liquids, but after the morning news, I eat pancakes smothered in maple syrup!
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) March 5, 2017
She may need to seek medical intervention if the GOP keeps the House and the Senate tomorrow. (Barbra Streisand’s bizarre anti-Trump comments, from weight gain claim to threatening Canada move)
But they promised
Of the 23 who promise to leave over Trump and the GOP, half, at least to me, are unknown. However, then I am one of the few old-timers left who wonders if Simon and Garfunkle ever found out where Joe Dimaggio had gone. Most of the others don’t seem to be standing on their principles.
The strange thing is that coupled with their threats; they always offer the conviction that Donald Trump and most conservatives are racists; as well as sexist, LGBT-ist, fattish, or any other ish or ist.
Of course, racist and racism always top the list. Those ‘ists and isms’ are a significant charge as to their potential leaving when you consider where they plan to move.
Who wants our Hollywood cast-offs?
Of the 23 who specified an “on earth” place they would move, five chose Canada, two Spain, and one each: Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Mexico, Africa, and South Africa.
Now Eddie Griffin’s choice of Africa is a broad-brushed choice and is almost like not specifying; while Samuel L. Jackson specifies South Africa. Cleary, the corrupt government, would prevent Jackson from getting homesick for Hillary and the Democrats.
However, as liberals and progressives, they routinely castigate anyone who opposes illegal immigration. The same scolding erupts if someone suggests that there be a limit of legal immigrants into the U.S. from countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador or Nicaragua.
Hollywood Elites should be leaders
It would also seem “progressive” of them, as an example, to lead us in a global fight against racism. The 23 and more should protest by example, moving to those same countries who have joined in the caravan of so-called asylum seekers to the U.S. In other words, the caravan moves here, and those 23 elites run there. Alternatively, to demonstrate as true humanitarians they could at least leave or borders for Somalia or Ethiopia, or the jewel of South America, Venezuela.
Barbara Streisand’s choices were either Australia or Canada. Both of which are worlds of the white people. Goodness! A New York liberal racist. Who would have thought? During an event in New York in support of Hillary during the 2016 presidential campaign, Streisand delivered an impromptu poetic little tune:
“Something’s amiss; I don’t approve if he were running the free world, where would we move?”
Famously pudgy Lena Dunham now losing weight because of Trump
Fellow entertainer and Clinton devotee, Lena Dunham, who selected her “go to” place as Vancouver also said Trump has caused her to lose her appetite, and weight.
“Everyone’s been asking like, ‘What have you been doing?’ And I’m like, ‘Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.’”
Maybe Jenny Craig can figure out how to market that?
She’s hanging out with the wrong fellow-liberal. If she’d shadow Michael Moore, she will be around the finest of eating places. The temptation would overwhelm her, I’m sure. She could be fat and happy like Michael Moore and still complain from Vancouver. Moore’s Northern Michigan “apartment” is not that far from the Canadian-US border. (My home is open by Michael Moore)
News Alert: Liberal Hollywood is not leaving, unfortunately
However, the results are apparent. None of the “threats” of a Hollywood liberal star exodus have yet to happen. The collection of so-called elitists will remain where they are, happy and secure. None has left and none will.
Maybe they are wrong in their assumption that their country of choice is willing to take them. Do our Hollywood elite think they are so important that they may, as an illegal immigrant on the U.S. – Mexico border, choose to live in another country, prancing in because they want to?
There do not seem to be a spate of threats of any celebrities leaving after the results of Tuesday’s elections. These actors – imposters for a living cry wolf enough. They have yet to internalize that most Americans do not care what they do. Much less where they go.
However, many have a suggestion as to where they can go.
Lead Image: IHop pancakes publicity still with Barabara Streisand excerpt from her new album, Walls