We often hear from Republicans and conservatives that Hollywood personalities are irresponsible and disruptive when they express their viewpoints and get involved in politics,Â referring to such figures as Barbra Streisand,Â Alec Baldwin,Â Susan Sarandon,Â Matt Damon,Â Michael J. Fox, Ben Affleck and many others.
Less time is paid to the fact that there are a substantial number of right wing Hollywood personalities who seem to have no limits to their irresponsibility in spreading propaganda and lies.Â Among these are Chuck Norris,Â Jon Voight, and Pat Boone.Â Â When I was young, I loved Pat Boone, but have lost all respect for him,Â as he now advocates lies similar to Sarah Palin,Â Newt Gingrich,Â John Boehner and other irresponsible GOP leaders,Â who talk about so called “death panels” affecting the elderly,Â a totally false and outrageous accusation.Â Â Boone is head of a 60 plus group promoting manipulation of senior citizens with an active series of commercials on radio, television and cable.Â Â He is no different than the whacko right wing talk show hosts present on radio and Fox News Channel with their promotion of hysteria, mob action,Â and fear.Â This will not add to his legacy of once being a great entertainer in the 1950s and 1960s,Â who has now allowed his reputation to be destroyed by promotion of what he has to know is a bunch of lies and deceit.
Even more alarming is the danger that right wing militia groups are being fueled to rapid growth because of the irresponsible actions and statements of these Hollywood personalities and the GOP leadership.Â Â The point that sticks out is that both groups are extremely wealthy,Â have great health care, and really don’t seem to give a damn that so many Americans either doÂ not have health care,Â or areÂ in danger of losing health care, or are in danger of going bankrupt because of a medical crisis which could occur at any time.
If the mob mentality being promoted by both Hollywood right wingers and the GOP leadership leads to bloodshed and violence by right wing militia groups or nutty individuals, such as the old man who killed someone at the National Holocaust Museum a couple of months ago over his hatred of our government,Â Â we will know who is responsible for this.Â There is such a thing as behavingÂ properly as a public figure,Â and these two groupsÂ have been disgraceful in their manipulation of the American people for their own selfish ends.Â Â They should be ashamed of themselves!