by Kandi hardin
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
It is commonly held as fact that artists lean heavily to the left. They are the dreamers of this world and many truly subscribe to the notion that Utopia is possible if everyone claps their hands and truly believes.
However, many talented actors, artist etc. have come to the realization that these dreams are nothing but castles in the air. They know that eventually the bill comes due and someone has to pay. Everything comes with a price. Will Rogers is known to have said, “there is no such thing as a free lunch.”
Given that the Hollywood scene is hysterically liberal, it is often hard for an artist that wants to work to step to the center and speak up.
Jon Voight and Clint Eastwood are bold in their convictions. They are seasoned and know they can make their own work, or not work at all, if needed.
Recently, some of the younger crowd has jumped on board. Ashton Kutcher gave an outstanding speech at the Teen’s Choice Awards about working, responsibility and intelligence.
Texas has to be proud of it’s blue eyed son, Matthew Mc Conaughey, when he showed his where his allegiance lies by thanking God first, his parents second and his own family third.
Scarlett Johannson renounced her alliance with Oxfam International when they pressured her to cut ties with Soda Stream, a company that is located on the West Bank in Israel. She cited a fundamental difference of opinion as the reason for her resignation. Soda Stream is one of the best examples of Israelis and Palestinians working together in harmony. It is amazing how quick so many are to jump on the “against Israel” bandwagon without really knowing the true facts.
However, that is a typical liberal trait, isn’t it? Don’t muddy the water with the facts, just scream loudly at the perceived injustice. Ignorance can be bliss when you don’t feel the need to do the footwork to learn if you have a point or not.
Of course, the greatest president of our generation, Ronald Reagan, was a conservative. Like most actors, he started out as a Democrat. When his values could no longer support the doctrine of his original alliance, he switched to the Republican Party.
As our current economy and moral attitudes continue to decay, those who have a sense of responsibility, and/or children who have to live in this world in the years to come, feel the need to stand up for the things that make the world a better place.
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Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on PolitiChicks.tv. and has a blog, kandisays.blogspot.com. Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.